Terms and conditions

Last updated 1st September 2022

By using our websites or engaging with STEM Learning activities you agree to accept these terms and conditions.

Clause Summary
1. STEM Ambassadors
2. CPD terms
3. Website content
4. Intellectual Property
5. User content
6. Resources
7. STEM Directory
8. Health and Safety
9. User accounts and content standards
10. Take down policy
11. Warranty disclaimer and liability
12. General

1. STEM Ambassadors

STEM Learning cannot guarantee that all applicants will be accepted onto the STEM Ambassadors Programme. We reserve the right to reject any application to become a STEM Ambassador for any reason. Furthermore, we reserve the right to withhold the reason(s) for such a rejection.

STEM Learning will not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, religion, belief, disability, nationality, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation or age.

STEM Ambassadors Induction

It is compulsory for all STEM Ambassadors to complete an induction. Once you have registered to become a STEM Ambassador, the STEM Ambassador Hub in your local area will be in touch to schedule an induction. You are also able to complete this online and indicate that you have done so on your account profile.

DBS Disclosure and PVG Scheme (Scotland)*

It is compulsory for all STEM Ambassadors to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or PVG Scheme check through Disclosure Scotland as you will be working with children. The DBS/PVG Disclosure is provided free of charge to volunteers registering on the STEM Ambassadors Programme

More information about DBS can be found at http://www.gov.uk/dbs

* Includes any other statutory requirements deemed appropriate by STEM Learning to ensure the protection of young people and vulnerable adults.

2. CPD terms

The CPD terms apply when you are booking onto a CPD activity, whether booked online, on the phone, in person or by any other method. 

Full CPD terms and conditions can be found here.

3. Website content

The Content on the website may be out of date or may include omissions, inaccuracies or other errors.  All Content is provided without warranty and is not subject to any checks of assurance of quality.  We do not guarantee the availability of any Content.

The website may provide access via hypertext links to third party websites.  By providing these links we are neither endorsing entities nor authorising any act which may be in breach of the intellectual property or any third party rights which are protected in law or by international treaties worldwide.  We do not accept liability for any materials contained on a third-party website. 

All online resources available through the website and the physical resources available at the National STEM Learning Centre are available on a non-commercial basis. STEM Learning Ltd is non-exclusive in the organisations it showcases and is free of commercial bias in its selection of physical and online resources available on the website.

4. Intellectual Property

The Content featured on this website is subject to copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The intellectual property rights in the Content belongs wholly to the original author or publisher of the Content. You agree to be bound by licensing arrangements associated with use of such Content.

You must not reproduce, distribute or communicate the Content of this website, unless and to the extent that the same is specifically permitted under any license to which it is subject. If you wish to use any material which is not subject to a license, you must obtain prior written consent from the author or publisher.  If reference to a copyright license is provided by us on this website then such license information should be used as a guide only; please contact the owner if you wish to reuse the Content.

You are permitted to download Content from this website, except where it is expressly stated that you are not permitted to do so. Systematic downloading of files is strictly prohibited.  You must not use such downloaded files on any other website, network, repository or virtual learning environment without our prior written consent. If you wish to include material from this website on another website you may link to this website. In all cases, you must fully credit the author, this website, and the copyright status of the Content.

In relation to Content which is subject to copyright but where the rights holder cannot be traced (Orphan Works) we will take the appropriate steps to trace the rights holder before uploading such Content to our website. If you have found Content which you consider is illegally held or published on this website, please contact us in accordance with our take down policy, see section 12.

5. User content

The intellectual property rights in User Content will remain with you.  To enable us to provide this website service, by adding User Content to this website you grant to us a non-exclusive, worldwide, free license to use, reproduce, publish and distribute your User Content in whole or in part on the website and confirm that such content does not infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties. The license granted will not be used by us for any purpose directed towards private monetary compensation or commercial advantage. Please be aware that the website includes groups where your User Content may be viewed by all Users whether or not they have a user account for the website.

If you wish to remove any User Content from the website please contact us. Should you remove your User Content from the website any licenses granted prior to removal shall survive.

6. Resources

All Resources accessed via or uploaded to the website will be categorised by one of the descriptions below.  You must ensure that you review the terms of the relevant license before using or uploading Resources; by using or uploading Resources you agree to comply with any license terms and these terms and conditions.  Please note that any Resources that you upload are subject to the granting of a Category Five Materials license.

Category one materials

Subject to the terms of the Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike Creative Commons license, you are free to download individual copies of this material for personal use.  You may also reproduce this material, providing you credit the source and subject appropriately. The full text of this license is available here.

Category two materials

Subject to the terms of the Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives Creative Commons license, you are free to download individual copies of this material for personal use. You may reproduce this material in limited circumstances, provided this would not constitute a Derivative Work. The full text of this license is available here.

Category three materials

You can download individual copies of this content for personal or non-commercial educational use. You may not reproduce this material or store it on other websites, shared networks, virtual learning environments (VLEs) or any other repository. Use of this material is subject to the STEM Learning Limited terms and conditions, which apply to all materials on this website. By accessing any materials on this website you agree to comply with and adhere to the STEM Learning Limited terms and conditions of use. However, where category three material is stated to be subject to a Creative Commons licence, the applicable Creative Commons licence shall take precedence.

Category four materials

This material may be used directly from this website by teachers for personal use in their school or college. The material may not be downloaded.

Category five materials - community resources

These materials are uploaded by users of the website, for example teachers, who wish to share their resources.  The license which applies is the same as Category One Materials in that you are free to download individual copies of this material for personal use and may reproduce the material in limited circumstances.  The full text of the Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike Creative Commons license is available here.  As with all materials on the website we provide no warranties regarding the accuracy or quality of Category Five materials. Use of this material is also subject to the STEM Learning Limited terms and conditions of use, which apply to all materials on this website. By accessing any materials on this website you agree to comply with and adhere to the terms and conditions set out in the Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike Creative Commons license and the STEM Learning Limited terms and conditions of use. For the avoidance of doubt, and in accordance with the STEM Learning Limited terms and conditions of use, please note that Category Five Materials are uploaded by independent contributors and such materials are not subject to any checks or assurance of quality of any kind from STEM Learning Limited. STEM Learning Limited does not accept any liability to the individual or any third party for any losses, damages, claims, expenses or outcomes whatsoever resulting from the use of such materials.

Category six materials 

These materials are subject to the Open Government Licence for public sector information. By accessing any of these materials you agree to comply with and adhere to the terms and conditions set out in the Open Government Licence. The full text of this licence is available here.

7. STEM Directory

The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.

8. Health and Safety

Use of a Resource or other website content that includes a practical activity requires the user to carry out a full risk assessment. Resources have been published in the form that they were originally submitted by the contributor. This means that any health and safety risk assessment measures detailed within the Resources reflect general practice and standards at the time that the Resources were published and cannot be assumed to be acceptable today or that inclusion of such assessments within the resources should negate your obligation to perform appropriate risk assessments before use of such resources.

Before using any resource that includes a practical activity, users should consult, and if necessary adapt, an appropriate employer’s risk assessment. Such risk assessment is the responsibility of the user, and STEM Learning does not accept any responsibility and shall not be liable to you or any third party for any losses, damages, claims, expenses or outcomes resulting from the use of material included or referred to on this website. Users should check against current health and safety guidance that has been produced by organisations such as CLEAPSS and SSERC.

9. User accounts and content standards

This website may ask you to set up a user account to access certain areas or to enable you to add User Content.  You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. 

Content Standards

You must comply with the spirit of these standards as well as the letter. You agree:

  • not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of this website or materials except as expressly allowed
  • not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt: any part of this website; any equipment or network on which this website is stored; any software used in the provision of this website; or any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party
  • not to upload, post, email or otherwise message which contains software viruses or any other computer code that (i) either negatively impacts or damages software or hardware functionality or (ii) negatively affects a user’s access
  • not to remove copyright notices from Content
  • to ensure that content:
    • is accurate (where it states facts) and does not contain information which is false or misleading
    • must be genuinely held (where it states opinions)
    • complies with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which it is posted
    • does not contain information which is: harassing or invades another's privacy, harms minors in any way, promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or which is obscene
    • does not infringe another's rights, including but not limited to intellectual property or data protection rights (including the transmittance of personally identifiable information)
    • does not constitute spam (such as unsolicited advertising)

We reserve the right to exercise our discretion in the removal and/or editing of any User Content which contravenes these standards without notice. We shall use reasonable endeavours to remove such User Content from the site as soon as reasonably practicable upon us becoming aware of it. We may at our discretion suspend or terminate your account at any time should you be in breach of these standards.

We will assess the risks for users when using any interactive service (for example forums and community groups), and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation (including what type of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on this website. 

10. Take down policy

We reserve an absolute right to exercise our discretion in the removal of any Content from the website.

Should you have any concerns or have a complaint in relation to the Content or should you consider such Content is in breach of your intellectual property rights then please contact us.

Upon becoming aware of any issues related to the Content we will promptly and amicably resolve such matters (to the satisfaction of both parties should there be a complainant), with the following possible outcomes:

  1. The material remains on the website unchanged.
  2. The material is replaced on the website with changes.
  3. The material is permanently removed from the website.

Where we and a complainant are unable to settle such a matter, the Content will remain unavailable through this website until a time when a resolution has been reached.

11. Warranty disclaimer and liability

Your use of this website is at your own risk and to the fullest extent permitted by law we hereby exclude all warranties, express or implied, and make no representation in relation to the Content of the website.  We do not accept responsibility and shall not be liable to you or any third party for any losses, damages, claims, expenses or outcomes resulting from your use of this website or any third party website which may be linked to this website. 

Nothing in these terms and conditions shall operate to exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited by the applicable law. 

You acknowledge that any breach by you of these terms and conditions may cause us significant and irreparable damage and, accordingly, you agree that you will indemnify and hold us and our officers, employees and agents harmless against all and any losses, damages, claims and/or expenses suffered as a result of a breach of these terms and conditions.  Without prejudice to the foregoing, in the event of any breach by you of these terms and conditions, we shall be entitled to immediately suspend or terminate your access to the website and shall further be entitled to injunctive or other equitable relief. 

12. General

We may need to change the terms and conditions. If we do so we will post an updated copy with the date of revision included within the title of the terms.  If we consider the change is material we will post a notice on the website.  Your continued use of the website indicates your acceptance of the current terms.

The validity or enforceability of the remaining terms shall not be affected by the holding of any provision of part of the terms and conditions to be invalid or enforceable.

These T&Cs shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the Courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

The website aims to achieve W3C/WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0Conformance Level "A-A" Users with accessibility issues should contact us and we will be pleased to discuss any requirements. 

We follow good business practice and have robust controls in place to prevent fraud, corruption and bribery.  We are committed to the highest standards of openness, integrity and accountability.

STEM Learning Limited is a company registered in England and Wales, company number 05081097. Registered Office: National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, Heslington, York, North Yorkshire YO10 5DD.  VAT number: 847388772.