Terms and Conditions
In using this website you are deemed to have read and agreed to the following terms and conditions:
Glossary of Terms
The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: "Client", “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. "The Company", “Ourselves”, “We” and "Us", refers to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation of which the Institute of Recruitment Professionals is a trading name. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the You and ourselves, or either You or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, by whatever means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing English Law. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. Only authorised employees within the Company, have access to on a need to know basis, any information collected from individual customers. We constantly review our systems and data to ensure the best possible service to our customers. We will investigate any unauthorised actions with a view to prosecuting and/or taking civil proceedings to recover damages against those responsible where necessary.
We are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and as such, will comply with the Act as the data controller of the information provided to Us. Any information concerning the Client and their respective Client Records may be passed to third parties where express or implied consent has been given. However, Client records are regarded as confidential and therefore will not be divulged to any third party, unless legally required to do so to the appropriate authorities. Clients have the right to request sight of, and obtain copies of any and all Client Records we keep, upon making a subject access request. Clients are requested to retain copies of any literature issued in relation to the provision of our services. Where appropriate, we shall issue Client’s with appropriate written information, handouts or copies of records as part of an agreed contract, for the benefit of both parties.
We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party or use your e-mail address for unsolicited mail without your consent. Any emails sent by this Company or any authorised third parties will only be in connection with the provision of agreed services and products.
Exclusions and Limitations
The information on this web site is provided on an "as is" basis. To the fullest extent permitted by law, this Company:
1) excludes all representations and warranties relating to this website and its contents or which is or may be provided by any affiliates or any other third party, including in relation to any inaccuracies or omissions in this website and/or the Company’s literature; and
2) excludes all liability for damages arising out of or in connection with your use of this website. This includes, without limitation, direct loss, loss of business or profits (whether or not the loss of such profits was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you have advised this Company of the possibility of such potential loss), damage caused to your computer, computer software, systems and programs and the data thereon or any other direct or indirect, consequential and incidental damages.
This Company does not however exclude liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence. The above exclusions and limitations apply only to the extent permitted by law. None of your statutory rights as a consumer are affected.
Where payment is required for any of the Company’s products and/or services Cash or Personal Cheque with Bankers Card, all major Credit/Debit Cards, Bankers Draft or BACS Transfer are all acceptable methods of payment. Our Terms are payment in full within thirty days. All goods remain the property of the Company until paid for in full. Monies that remain outstanding by the due date will incur late payment interest at the rate of 8% above the prevailing Bank of England's base rate on the outstanding balance until such time as the balance is paid in full and final settlement. We reserve the right to seek recovery of any monies remaining unpaid sixty days from the date of invoice via collection agencies and/or through the Small Claims Court in the event that the outstanding balance does not exceed £3000. In such circumstances, you shall be liable for any and all additional administrative and/or court costs.
Returned cheques will incur a £25 charge to cover banking fees and administrative costs. In an instance of a second returned cheque, we reserve the right to terminate the arrangement and, if agreed to, we shall insist on future cash transactions only. Consequently, all bookings and/or transactions and agreements entered into will cease with immediate effect until such time as any and all outstanding monies are recovered in full.
For services booked in advance we require a minimum 24 hours’ notice of cancellation except where a longer period is required by terms and conditions specifically relating to any service provided by the Company or a third party. Notification for instance, in person, via email, mobile phone ‘text message’ and/or fax, or any other means will be accepted subject to confirmation in writing. We reserve the right to levy a £30 charge to cover any subsequent administrative expenses.
Termination of Agreements and Refunds Policy
Both the Client and ourselves have the right to terminate any Services Agreement for any reason, including the ending of services that are already underway subject to any terms that relate specifically to any of the services provided by the Company or by any Third Party. No refunds shall be offered, where a Service is deemed to have begun and is, for all intents and purposes, underway. Any monies that have been paid to us which constitute payment in respect of the provision of unused Services, shall be refunded.
Unless otherwise stated, the services featured on this website are only available within the United Kingdom, or in relation to postings from the United Kingdom. All advertising is intended solely for the United Kingdom market. You are solely responsible for evaluating the fitness for a particular purpose of any downloads, programmes and text available through this site. Redistribution or republication of any part of this site or its content is prohibited, including such by framing or other similar or any other means, without the express written consent of the Company. The Company does not warrant that the service from this site will be uninterrupted, timely or error free, although it is provided to the best ability. By using this service you thereby indemnify this Company, its employees, agents and affiliates against any loss or damage, in whatever manner, howsoever caused.
We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns and troubleshooting purposes, our web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times/open mail, URL requested, and referral URL. This information is not shared with third parties and is used only within this Company on a need-to-know basis. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above without your explicit permission.
Links to this website
You may not create a link to any page of this website without our prior written consent. If you do create a link to a page of this website you do so at your own risk and the exclusions and limitations set out above will apply to your use of this website by linking to it.
Links from this website
We do not monitor or review the content of other websites which are linked to from this website. Opinions expressed or material appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us and We should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or material. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of any other site. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of these sites. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. This Company will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.
Copyright and other relevant intellectual property rights exist on all text relating to the Company’s services and the full content of this website.
This Company’s logo is a registered trademark owned and protected by this Company in the United Kingdom.
We have several different e-mail addresses for different queries. These, and other contact information, can be found on our Contact Us link on our website or via Company literature or via the Company’s stated telephone, facsimile or mobile telephone numbers.
Etiquette for REC’s IRP LinkedIn Group and other REC’s IRP Group in Online Social Networks
• This community is to help members of the REC's Institute of Recruitment Professionals communicate and engage in discussions on the topic of recruitment. Views expressed on this forum are not necessarily the views of the REC's Institute of Recruitment Professionals and we assume no responsibility for such content.
• This group is a professional network. We want to hear from group members and encourage on topic comments, constructive critiques, questions, and suggestions. However, we reserve the right to remove any content not deemed appropriate. We ask that you be respectful of all community members and their opinions, avoid offensive statements and anything else that might otherwise violate our standard terms and conditions of membership. Bullying, intimidating and directly criticising other group members is not tolerated.
• The purpose of this group is to promote and enhance the recruitment profession and its image; therefore whilst constructive comments and critique are welcome, comments that belittle or diminish the IRP are in breach of this group’s etiquette. If a group member has comments which they feel may breach the terms stated in this group etiquette, they have the opportunity to voice them outside this LinkedIn forum by contacting the REC directly as usual.
• When posting discussions, news and events kindly do not post duplicate items. Our aim is to provide group members with an efficient online forum that does not facilitate 'spam'. Re-posts will be deleted by the group moderators.
• We request Members not to refer other members of the IRP Group to other Groups on LinkedIn without obtaining our permission first. This is to ensure that the integrity of the IRP Group and the guidelines for participation are maintained.
• Job postings are strictly not allowed. Business opportunities such as candidate splits or referrals, are subject to group moderator approval prior to posting. Any posts inviting any users to openly 'connect' or 'accept all invitations' without reason will be deleted.
• We welcome the feedback from our members about our LinkedIn group and other services. Should you wish to contact us with feedback please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Neither party shall be liable to the other for any failure to perform any obligation under any Agreement which is due to an event beyond the control of such party including but not limited to any Act of God, terrorism, war, Political insurgence, insurrection, riot, civil unrest, act of civil or military authority, uprising, earthquake, flood or any other natural or manmade eventuality outside of our control, which causes the termination of an agreement or contract entered into, nor which could have been reasonably foreseen. Any Party affected by such event shall forthwith inform the other Party of the same and shall use all reasonable endeavours to comply with the terms and conditions of any Agreement contained herein.
Failure of either Party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this or any Agreement or the failure of either Party to exercise any right or remedy to which it, he or they are entitled hereunder shall not constitute a waiver thereof and shall not cause a diminution of the obligations under this or any Agreement. No waiver of any of the provisions of this or any Agreement shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be such and signed by both Parties.
The laws of England and Wales govern these terms and conditions. By accessing this website and/or using our services/buying our products you consent to these terms and conditions and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in all disputes arising out of such access. If any of these terms are deemed invalid or unenforceable for any reason (including, but not limited to the exclusions and limitations set out above), then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be severed from these terms and the remaining terms will continue to apply. Failure of the Company to enforce any of the provisions set out in these Terms and Conditions and any Agreement, or failure to exercise any option to terminate, shall not be construed as waiver of such provisions and shall not affect the validity of these Terms and Conditions or of any Agreement or any part thereof, or the right thereafter to enforce each and every provision. These Terms and Conditions shall not be amended, modified, varied or supplemented except in writing and signed by duly authorised representatives of the Company.
Notification of Changes
Where these terms conflict with any terms and conditions issued by the Company or any third party in respect of a specific product or service provided by or accessed through the Company the terms relating to the specific product or service shall take precedence over these terms.
These terms and conditions form part of the Agreement between the Client and ourselves. Your accessing of this website and/or undertaking of a booking or Agreement indicates your understanding, agreement to and acceptance, of the Disclaimer Notice and the full Terms and Conditions contained herein. Your statutory Consumer Rights are unaffected.
Terms & Conditions – Offers and Promotions
From time to time the REC and IRP may offer discounts and special promotions. These may be fixed to existing purchasers, new purchasers or both. However where an existing agreement to purchase a service or product is in place, any offer or promotion will not replace the existing agreement. Where IRP membership is concerned, an existing IRP member is not permitted to use an offer to renew their IRP membership unless it is specifically permitted by that offer. IRP membership is only considered to be a new membership if the existing renewal due date is greater than 3 months prior to the date of offer or promotion.
Terms & Conditions - Training Courses, Events & Qualifications
We must receive your payment upon booking in order to secure your place on a course or event. We will then send you a receipted invoice. Whilst we don’t want to we may be forced to refuse admission or enrolment into or onto and event or course if we haven’t received payment.
If circumstances change and the original delegate can no longer attend, we are very happy for you to send someone else – please phone us to let us know and we will amend our records.
We realise that sometimes situations arise that mean you will have to cancel your place. We have some simple criteria we apply in these circumstances – 10-15 working days before event commencement we will charge you a 25% fee to cover our costs. Unfortunately if you are canceling or transferring in the 9 working days prior to the event date we will need to charge you the full fee. If you do need to cancel or transfer then make sure you put it in writing to us – either by fax, email or letter however the date we receive your communication is the date we use as the notification date.
Force Majeure (unforeseeable events)
We make every possible attempt to run courses and events, however we do reserve the right to cancel any course/event at any time. Unfortunately we cannot be held liable for any costs incurred by delegates.
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The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) is a company registered in England and Wales, Number 03895053, registered office Dorset House, First Floor, 27-45 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NT, United Kingdom.