Terms and conditions

1 Use of our websites

1.1 These website terms of use (terms) apply to your use of UCAS Media Limited websites, including Student: www.acccommodation.ucas.com and www.accommodation.ucasmedia.com (the ‘Websites’). By using the Websites, the user (‘you, your‘) is deemed to accept all of the terms and conditions set out below. If you have any questions regarding the terms and conditions, you should contact the Company Secretary at UCAS Media Limited. 1.2 The Websites are operated by UCAS Media Limited. We are registered in England and Wales under company number 02737300 and have our registered office at Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, GL52 3LZ. Our VAT number is 618 0180 63. 1.3 The services and the Websites of UCAS Media Limited are provided to support the work of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). UCAS, a company limited by guarantee registered in England and a registered charity is the ultimate parent of UCAS Media Limited. UCAS also owns and manages the websites http://www.ucas.ac.uk/, http://www.ucas.co.uk/ careerfinder.ucas.com and http://www.ucas.com/. 1.4 References to ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’ or ‘UCAS” in these terms, shall be a reference to both UCAS Media Limited and UCAS, as the context permits. ‘UCAS’ is a registered trademark of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. 1.5 UCAS reserves the right at all times to vary, change, alter, amend, add to or remove any of these terms and conditions. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions regularly as your acceptance of any variations is deemed if you continue to use either of the Websites after the variation has been posted. 1.6 These terms were reviewed and published on 29 May 2020. 1.7 If you are a business user of the Websites and we have a commercial relationship with you, our agreement with you governing that relationship will take precedence over any conflicting paragraphs set out in these terms.

2 Copyright

2.1 Copyright and other intellectual property rights in any content on the Websites is owned by us or has been licensed to us by the owner. You must not exert any rights over any content or material on the Websites which includes making any copy, displaying, republishing or in any way sharing any part of it without the prior written permission of the owner. 2.2 You may make use of any part of the content on the Websites for personal non-commercial purposes only. You may not download or relocate content or copies of content on to any server or other device connected to a network without prior written permission from us. Making use of the content or materials on the Websites for any commercial purpose is prohibited unless we have explicitly allowed you to do so. 2.3 Links to the Websites are not permitted other than to the Home Pages for personal use except with prior written permission. Links to the Websites from within a frameset definition are not permitted except with prior written permission. 2.4 You must reproduce any copyright, trademark or intellectual property notices contained in, or referring to any original content you download or copy from the Websites. 2.5 You may not create a database by systematically downloading substantial parts of the Websites.

3 Disclaimer

3.1 The information on our Websites is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our Websites. 3.2 Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Websites, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Websites is accurate, complete or up to date. For example only, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied that:
  • 3.2.1 the pricing of accommodation listings is accurate;
  • 3.2.2 the information contained within the listing is complete;
  • 3.2.3 the photographs depicting the listing are accurate; and
  • 3.2.4 the quality of the accommodation that is subject to the listing is of a good or reasonable standard.
3.3 Where our Websites contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources. 3.4 We do not represent that content available on or through our Websites is appropriate for use or available in locations other than the UK.

4 Personal Information

4.1 We will only use your personal information as set out in our privacy policy, accessible via the Websites.

5 Viruses, hacking and other offences

5.1 You must not knowingly introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs, other forms of malware or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful to the Websites. You must not in any way attempt to interrupt, corrupt or otherwise tamper with the regular operation and availability of the Websites and/or its users. 5.2 Any breach of 5.1 may amount to a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and assist those authorities in apprehending and prosecuting you and anyone engaged with you in such activities. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Websites will cease immediately. 5.3 We do not guarantee that our Websites will be free from viruses or bugs. 5.4 If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms. 5.5 If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us.

6 Our liability to you

6.1 Whether you are a business user or a consumer user We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation. Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any products or services to you, which will be set out in the agreement between us which governs that supply. 6.2 If you are a business user We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our Websites or any content on it. We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
  • use of, or inability to use, our Websites; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Websites.
In particular, we will not be liable for:
  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
6.3 If you are a consumer user (for example, a student or future student) Please note that we only provide our Websites for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our Websites for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

7 General

7.1 These terms are not intended to confer any benefit on a third party under the provision of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999. 7.2 We do not guarantee that our Websites, or any content on them, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Websites for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal. 7.3 We will take action against any individual who or organisation which seeks to use UCAS' or UCAS Media's name(s), material, logos or trademarks for unauthorised or unlawful purposes. 7.4 If you are a consumer, please note that these terms, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland. 7.5 If you are a business, these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. 7.6 If any of these terms and conditions is found to be invalid by any Court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these terms which shall continue to have full force and effect. To the extent that any term is found to be invalid you and we agree that such a term is deemed amended to the minimum extent necessary to render it valid without affecting the validity of any other term.