Terms of use

On this webpage, you can find the terms and conditions of using the Alderwood website. Alderwood.com is the website for Alderwood Education Limited.

References in this website ("Site") to "us" or "we" means Gattaca plc and its group companies, including Alderwood Education Limited.

By using our Site you accept these terms

By using our Site, you confirm that you accept these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with these terms, do not use this Site.

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to the use of our Site.

  • Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our Site, you consent to such processing.
  • Our Cookies Policy, which provides information about the cookies on our Site.

We may make changes to these terms

We amend these terms of use from time to time. Every time you wish to use our Site, please check these terms to ensure that you are aware of the terms that apply at that time. You will be deemed to have agreed to the terms of use when you next use this Site following any amendment.

Member account, password and security

To access certain areas of our Site you may be required to register your details with us. In completing the registration process you must provide us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form. You may also be required to choose a password and a user name. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account and for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your account or any other breach of security. We will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by us or another party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use anyone else’s account at any time, without the permission of the account holder.

Use of our Site and content

You are only permitted to use our Site as expressly set out in these terms of use. You must not use our Site :

  • in any unlawful manner or for any unlawful purpose or in any manner that would damage our reputation or that defames, harasses or threatens others
  • to circumvent user authentication or security or any network, account or host
  • in any way that damages, disables or impairs the operation of our Site
  • to copy, reformat, modify, distribute, license, transmit, sell or publish any content or any information obtained by you whilst using or accessing our Site except as expressly allowed by these Terms
  • to post any defamatory, abusive, threatening, discriminatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable material;
  • to recklessly or knowingly transmit any electronic content containing viruses or electronically defective or harmful through our Site;
  • to display, distribute, modify, and/or publish any content obtained by you whilst using or accessing our Site.

We are not responsible for websites that we link to

Where our Site contains links to other site(s) and other resources provided by third parties, we have not reviewed or approved such sites and we are not responsible for such site(s) or their content. We do not accept responsibility for and/or liability in respect of the content of those sites arising from any inaccuracy or omission in any of the information on such site(s) or any liability in respect of information on such site(s) supplied by you, any or site user or any other person.

The owners of such site(s) do not necessarily have any connection, commercial or otherwise, with us. Using the links to gain access to such site(s) is done entirely at your own risk.

Changes to or temporary unavailability of this Site

Every reasonable effort is made to keep our Site running smoothly and fault-free. However, we take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, our Site being temporarily unavailable for reasons of maintenance/improvement or due to technical issues beyond our control. We may amend, suspend or discontinue any aspect of our Site at any time including the availability of any of our Site’s features, databases or content.

How you may use material on our Site and Intellectual Property Rights

Unless otherwise stated in writing, the copyright and  intellectual property rights on this Site (including photographs and graphical images) are owned  by us or the relevant licensor(s). The logos and/or designs used on this Site are registered trademarks belonging to us and you do not have the right to use such trademarks without our written  permission.

You may make a print copy of such parts of our Site as you may reasonably require for your own personal use, provided that any copy has attached to it any relevant proprietary notices and/or disclaimer.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our Site must always be acknowledged.

Copying for any commercial or business use is not permitted.


We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability for fraud or for death or personal injury caused by negligence, or to the extent otherwise not permitted by law.

We will not be liable to you 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 Site; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Site

In particular we will not be liable for any loss of profit, loss of revenue, loss of sales or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of or damage to goodwill, loss of or corruption to data, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with this agreement.

You agree to indemnify us and keep us fully indemnified against all losses, costs, actions, proceedings, claims, damages, expenses or liabilities arising from you  use or misuse by you of this Site and/or your breach of these Terms of Use.


We may terminate your registration and/or deny you access to our Site or any part of it (including services or information available on or through our Site) at any time in our absolute discretion and without any explanation or notification.


If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions, which shall remain in full force and effect.

Which country’s laws apply to any dispute?

These terms of use are governed and construed in accordance with English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

Last updated: July 2017

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