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1. GTI Websites and Content

1.1 The following are owned and operated by GTI ("the Sites"):;;;;;;;; (Ireland); (Ireland); (Ireland); (Ireland)

This list is not exclusive and may from time to time include other sites owned and operated by GTI as well as any content from these sites that are made available to other GTI systems or services.

1.2 Further information about GTI's websites here.

1.3 The Sites are owned and operated by GTI Media Ltd or other members of the GTI group and made available on the following terms and conditions. By accessing and using the Sites you accept these terms and conditions which shall be interpreted according to the laws of England

1.4 If you have any comments about the Sites please contact for the UK, or for Ireland or call +44 (0)1491 826262

1.5 GTI's websites contain Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2010, and Royal Mail data © Royal Mail copyright and database right 2010. Town and location names used on GTI's websites are made available under a Creative Commons by-sa 2.5 licence.

2. Changes to GTI's Sites

2.1 GTI may at any time make alterations to or withdraw any part of its Sites

2.2 GTI may revise these terms of use/privacy policy at any time. You are expected to check this page from time to time and take notice of any changes made which will bind you as from the date of such change

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3. Intellectual Property

3.1 GTI is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Sites and in the material published on the Sites. All such works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved

3.2 Copyright of content produced in association with AGCAS is jointly owned by AGCAS and GTI Media. To seek permission to use this content in any other way than that specified in point 4.1 please email AGCAS

4. Licence

4.1 GTI grants you a non-exclusive licence to access and use the content in any of GTI's Sites for your personal purposes. You may not reproduce or distribute any part of the content for commercial purposes

4.2 You acknowledge that the copyright, database rights and all other intellectual property rights comprised in or relating to this Site and in the data it contains belong to GTI

5. Access

Access to GTI's Sites is permitted on a temporary basis. GTI reserves the right to withdraw or amend the services or facilities provided on the Sites without notice. GTI will not be liable if for any reason any Site is unavailable at any time for any period

6. Acceptable Use

6.1 You agree not to submit to any of GTI's Sites any material which:

6.1.1 is libellous, defamatory, fraudulent, invasive of privacy, obscene, pornographic or harassing;

6.1.2 infringes any intellectual property rights (including copyrights) of any third party;

6.1.3 violates any law or regulation;

6.1.4 advocates illegal activity;

6.1.5 advertises or solicits funds for goods or services;

6.1.6 contains viruses

6.2 You agree not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:

6.2.1 any part of our Sites;

6.2.2 any equipment or network on our Sites;

6.2.3 any software used in our Sites;

6.2.4 any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party accessed via our Sites

6.3 Failure to comply with these terms of use will be regarded as a material breach and may result in GTI taking all or any of the following actions:

6.3.1 Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use GTI Sites;

6.3.2 Legal action;

6.3.3 Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as GTI reasonably feels necessary

7. Limitation of Liability

7.1 GTI excludes all warranties, express or implied relating to any of GTI's Sites. This includes, but is not limited to, any implied warranty that the information it contains is accurate or up-to-date or is suitable for any particular purpose. GTI shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered as the result of the use of any of GTI's Sites

7.2 In relation to content produced in association with AGCAS the views are those of authors and not necessarily those of AGCAS or GTI Media. The information is as accurate as can be at time of publishing but we give no warranties as to the validity or completeness of information and we’re under no obligation to notify anyone of any errors. We accept no responsibility for any use of the advice or information in our material and won’t be liable to anyone for any loss or damage which may arise from use of the material

7.3 Assistance given by means of any Help Desk facility shall be solely at your risk

7.4 GTI does not control the material posted by any third party and can accept no liability for any material which is inaccurate, misleading, offensive, defamatory, obscene or otherwise incorrect

7.5 GTI's Sites may, from time to time, contain links to and from third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that they have their own terms of use and privacy policies and that GTI does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites

7.6 You agree to indemnify and hold GTI and its employees and agents harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands including without limitation reasonable legal fees arising from your use of any of GTI's Sites or your breach of these terms

8. Use of Data

Information that GTI collects from users of any Sites will be stored by GTI on computers in the UK and may be used in the following ways:

8.1 Subscription Services
Personal information provided by you as part of the registration process for any service is used to manage your subscription and to enable us to provide a better service

8.2 Payment Details
GTI use WorldPay for the fulfilment of transactions to GTI for services rendered. Payment details including your credit or debit card numbers, expiry date and billing address will be used by us to process the transaction. These details will not be stored by GTI as use of the information is for the purpose of the transaction only

8.3 Security
Your personal data will be held on GTI's secure servers located in our datacentre. These servers are managed by GTI and built to comply with the best practice in internet security. GTI use two types of cookies on our websites to make the user experience as fast and convenient as possible. You have the ability to accept or decline these cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. For more information about cookies, please visit

8.4 Anonymous Data Collection
From time to time GTI collects anonymous data about website traffic analytics and user behaviour patterns. This data cannot be connected to specific named users, and is used only for our internal research purposes and is never disclosed to third parties.

TARGETcareers School Leavers' Challenge Terms & conditions

1. Eligibility

1.1 The TARGETcareers School Leavers’ Challenge hereinafter referred to as “Competition” is open to all students currently studying for A Levels or equivalent at a UK school or Sixth Form College.

1.2 The Competition has two parts.

1.2.1 Part 1 is all online and requires students, hereinafter referred to as "Participants", to register their details and then immediately proceed with the online test and exercises. Participants are only permitted one attempt at the online section of the Competition and are unable to save their attempt once they have started. This means Participants must register and complete the online section of the Competition in one session. Participants that register more than once will be disqualified as will entries that TARGETjobs Events, hereinafter referred to as the “Competition Organiser”, suspects to be one of multiple attempts or against the spirit of the terms and conditions. There are 2 exercises to complete in order for a Participant to get a score and appear on the Competition’s Leaderboard. Once an individual has started the exercises they need to go on and complete them both in a single session, as they only get one chance to provide their answers. Each test is preceded by clear on-screen instruction of what is required and how the individual is to give their answers. Once a Participant has completed the two online exercises the candidate will then be able to view their position on the leaderboard, and will receive an email containing further information around work readiness. If a Participant’s score remains one of the top 100 scores on the Leaderboard during the period that the online exercises are open then they will be invited by mobile phone or email by a member of TARGETjobs Events to the Grand Final. Successful Participants will be notified by within 3 working days after the closing date and invited to the Grand Final. In the event that a Participant in the top 100 is unable to attend the Grand Final, TARGETjobs Events reserves the right to replace he/she with the next best placed Participant from Part 1 of the Competition.

1.2.2 Part 2 of the Competition is an event hereinafter referred to as the “Grand Final”, which will be held in London on a date to be confirmed. During registration on the day of the Grand Final, each Participant must produce appropriate identification to confirm that they are currently studying at a UK school or Sixth Form College. The identification produced must also match the name registered at the start of the Competition online. If it doesn’t match or appropriate identification cannot be produced then the Participant may still be allowed to take part in the final but their score will not be eligible for any prizes or a placing. A library card is considered to be an appropriate form of identification. Lunch and refreshments throughout the day will be provided for Participants. It is the Participant’s responsibility to notify the Competition Organisers of any special dietary needs. Participants at the final are expected to cover the cost of their own transportation. Winners on the day will have their travel expenses reimbursed. Each Participant at the Grand Final will be ranked and scored after each exercise they take part in throughout the day. The person with the highest overall score will win the TARGETcareers School Leavers’ Challenge and the prizes will be presented.

2. Prizes

Prizes won at Part 1 of the Competition will be settled within 15 working days of the closing dates and for Part 2, or Grand Final, they will be settled with the winners within 15 working days of the Grand Final event concluding.

3. Participation and format

3.1 Each Participant acknowledges that in the Grand Final there may be elements that are potentially physically strenuous. For disabled Participants or those with medical conditions provisions will be made to ensure equality.

3.2 The Competition Organisers, its officers, employees, affiliates, associated companies, sponsors, supporters or medical advisers are not responsible for any injury or illness that Participants may suffer as a result of his/her participation in the Competition. The Participant accepts that should any medical or physical condition arise prior to the event which is likely to affect a Participant's ability to take part; the Participant will withdraw in accordance with these conditions.

3.3 The Competition Organiser may introduce cut off times for Part 1 and Part 2 of the Competition to ensure the fair and proper running of the Competition. This will be initiated by the Competition Organiser at its discretion and Participants will be notified as is necessary.

3.4 The Competition Organiser reserves the right at any time to remove Participants from the Competition or prevent Participants participating in the Competition. This is at the Competition Organiser’s sole discretion and considers such action necessary for safety reasons or the proper enjoyment of the Competition and Grand Final event by other Participants or for any other reasonable reason.

3.5 While the Competition Organiser takes every care with the staging of the Competition and Grand Final event, Participants acknowledge that personal accident and personal items insurance is his or her sole responsibility.

3.6 All decisions and rulings by the Competition Organiser and its employees are considered final. Accordingly, the Participants will comply with all Competition rules and all instructions and guidelines given by the Competition Organisers. The Participant acknowledges and agrees that the Competition Organiser will organise and run the Competition and will have sole authority and be the final arbiter on all decisions relating to the safety, running and organisation of the Competition, the rules of the Competition, the timings of the Competition, placings and prizes.

3.7 Participants acknowledge and accept that circumstances concerning the Competition may change from time to time for reasons out of the Competition Organiser’s reasonable control or otherwise, without the Competition Organiser incurring any liability and without any rights to withdrawal being accrued by the Participant.

3.8 Chaperone attendance at the Grand Final is at the discretion of the Competition Organisers.

4. Withdrawals, cancellations, alterations and refunds

4.1 The Competition Organisers can be contacted by either the Contact Us section of the National Schools’ Challenge website or in writing. The Competition Organisers address is TARGETjobs Events, The Fountain Building, Howbery Park, Benson Lane, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8BA.

4.2 The Competition Organiser reserves the right to alter the closing date for Part 1 of the Competition from that currently publicised.

4.3 The Competition Organiser reserves the right to change the date of the Grand Final from that currently organised. In the event of such a change of date of the Grand Final, and the Participant is unable to attend on the revised date, he/she will regretfully be replaced in the Grand Final by the next best placed Participant from Part 1 of the Competition.

4.4 The Competition Organiser reserves the right to amend the Competition format due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control or for any safety related reason. The Competition Organiser or the Competitions sponsors will have no liability whatsoever in the event of the Competition being cancelled.

5. Competition Organiser’s responsibilities/liability

5.1 Notwithstanding anything in these Terms & Conditions the Competition Organiser shall not be liable to any of the Participants for any liability in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise for any loss of business, revenue or profits, anticipated savings or wasted expenditure, loss or damage of or to personal equipment belonging to the Participants or any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever (notwithstanding that such loss was within the contemplation of the parties at the date of submitting the entry form) arising out of Participants taking part in the Competition or any other matter arising under these Conditions. Without limiting the foregoing, the Competition Organiser will not be liable for any actions of any spectators or other third parties unless otherwise set out herein.

5.2 Accordingly Participants by completing the registration form and submitting their details for the Competition expressly and irrevocably renounce, for themselves, heirs and successors in title the right to any recourse or claims whatsoever against the Competition Organiser, its officers, employees, suppliers and/or sponsors and/or persons for whom it is answerable (“Associated Parties”) as a result of any kind of physical, mental or other loss or damage of whatsoever nature (including any loss of earnings, profits, or pain and suffering) suffered by Participants, directly or indirectly, or by Participants’ families or by any dependents and caused by an event in any way relating to the Participant’s participation in the Competition, and the Participant hereby undertakes, for him/herself, heirs and successors in title to indemnify and hold harmless the Competition Organiser, and the Associated Parties for any costs and/or amount which they or any of them may be required to pay as a result of any recourse or claim aforesaid by whomsoever made. Participants also agree to indemnify the Competition Organiser and the Associated Parties for any claim, actions, liabilities or losses resulting from any breach of the Participant’s declarations above and/or the Participant’s negligent acts or omissions and/or wilful misconduct.

5.3 Nothing in these Conditions shall exclude or limit the liability of the Competition Organiser:

5.3.1 for death or personal injury caused by the Competition Organiser's negligence;

5.3.2 for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or

5.3.3 for any matter which it would be illegal for the Competition Organiser to exclude or attempt to exclude liability.

5.4 This clause shall be read and construed and shall have effect subject to any limitation imposed by any applicable law.

6. Publicity, data and results

6.1 Participants consent to their/his/her appearance in the competition filmed, recorded, incorporated and exploited in whole or in part in any, film, video or broadcast of whatever nature by all means and in all media and formats now or invented after the date of these terms and conditions.

6.2 Participants consent to the use and reproduction of their name, likeness, appearance and photographs, films and recordings by all means and in all media for the purpose of advertising, publicity and otherwise in relation to the exploitation of the Competition (and future events or competitions) and/or the promotion of the Competition (and future events) and the commercial rights relating to the Competition (and future events) provided that such use does not imply direct endorsement by the Participants of any official sponsor or supplier of the Competition.

6.3 Each Participant in the Competition agrees and understands that the information contained in their registration may be used by the Competition Organiser. Participants accept that their personal details and their exercise scores may be held, processed and disclosed to the Competition’s sponsors both electronically and manually in compliance with applicable procedures, laws and regulations to which the Competition Organiser is subject. Participants accept that they may be contacted post-event by the Competition's sponsors as well as the Competition Organiser. The Competition Organiser may hold each team's registration and the information contained within it for the period of one year from close of event regardless of their success in the Competition or them participating in the Competition.

6.3.1 The Data Protection Act of 1988 entitles each Participant to a copy of certain personal data held by the Event Organiser whether in manual records or on computer on submission of a written request.

6.4 The Competition Organiser will use best endeavors to provide Competition feedback however it cannot be held responsible for any computer result anomalies or any technical malfunctions.

6.5 These Terms & Conditions shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and any dispute arising hereunder shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.