Terms and conditions

Updated

If you continue to browse or use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use.

The terms “Oak”, “us” and “we” refer to the owner of the website, Oak National Academy Limited. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions, which we can update at any time without notice:

Using our website

We are continually striving to improve our website and it is being updated all the time. We can change or remove content at any time without notice.

You agree to use our website for lawful purposes only and in a way which does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of it by anyone else.

Using lesson content from our website

Within its website Oak provides two collections of lesson content, which are made available on different licences.

Lesson content consists of digital materials provided on this website including, but not limited to:

(a) quizzes and assessment questions;

(b) presentation slides;

(c) worksheets; and

(d) audio and video content and any transcripts thereof and any transcripts materials or tools utilised therein (including any subtitling, captioning, sign language or other methods adopted to enable access).

For support in identifying which collection lesson content belongs to and how to use it please see "How to Guide".

Collection 1: Lesson content which was published before September 2022

Lesson content originally published before 1st September 2022 (as part of Oak’s work pre-dating its establishment as an Arm’s Length Body), which is hosted on the thenational.academy.

This is made available to you on a revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited licence to use for non-commercial educational purposes. Where Oak allows, lessons (consisting of slides, quizzes, and worksheets) may be downloaded by the user for the aforementioned purposes; however, no licence is granted for the download, recording or reproduction of lesson videos for any reason.

Collection 2: Lesson content which has been published after September 2022

Lesson content published after 1st September 2022 is made available to use under an Open Government Licence (OGL) v3.0, except where otherwise stated. This means that you are free to use it in the following ways (referred to as “use” below):

  • copy, publish, distribute and transmit the content;
  • adapt the content;
  • exploit the content commercially and non-commercially for example, by combining it with other information, or by including it in your own product or application.

When using content on an Open Government Licence you must:

  • Attribute Oak National Academy using the following statement: “A [subject - English etc] lesson by licensed under Open Government Licence (OGL);
  • Provide a link to the terms of the OGL licence: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/
  • Respect the rights of third parties for content which contains third party copyright or other licensing restrictions. This is marked and is not covered by this licence

In all cases, however, lesson content (including third party content) is available for teachers to use for non-commercial educational purposes in the UK. For all other uses, users must comply with the terms of the licence marked, or contact the rightsholder directly.

Copyright

We are committed to respecting copyright, intellectual property and other rights of third parties.

All intellectual property right in all content compromising or contained within our website is owned by us and other copyright owners as specified.

Where we use materials which are subject to third party copyright, we make all reasonable efforts to ensure that these are reproduced (and attributed) to the respective rights holders, where appropriate.

If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material on this website for which you have not granted permission (or is not covered by a copyright exception under the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988) please contact Oak by emailing [email protected] stating the following:

  • Your name, e-mail address and phone number
  • The web page address where you found the work
  • The nature of the complaint
  • A statement that you are the copyright holder or are authorised to act on behalf of the rights holder. You may be asked to provide proof of this ownership.

Your objection will be acknowledged within five working days of receipt. We will investigate the matter and aim to take down the content from our website within 30 working days, if your objection is legitimate and an agreement cannot be reached.

Links from our website

From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites, as well as links to blogs and social media platforms (“linked platforms”). We provide these links for your convenience. They do not signify that we endorse these linked platforms and we accept no responsibility for

  • the content of the linked platforms;
  • the protection of any information you give to the linked platforms;
  • any loss or damage that may arise from your use of these linked platforms, or any additional platforms they link to.

You should read all terms and conditions, privacy policies and end user licences which relate to these linked platforms before you use them.

Links to our website

Whilst we welcome you linking your own website or organisation to this website (or providing a link to this website in your documentation), you must NOT:

  • say your organisation or website is associated with or endorsed by us;
  • unless the content is available under OGL and no further restrictions apply, license, sell, rent, lease, assign, charge for access or use of or otherwise commercially exploit any lessons or other products which appear on our website.

Disclaimer

  • The contents of the pages of this website are for your general information and use only.
  • The information is licenced “as is” and we exclude all representations, warranties, obligations and liabilities in relation to the information to the maximum extent permitted by law.
  • Whilst we make every effort to ensure the content of our website is:
  1. current
  2. secure
  3. accurate
  4. complete
  5. free from bugs or viruses;

neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors and we shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damage of any kind caused by its use.

  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information made available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may lead to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

Requests to remove content

You can ask for content to be removed from our website, which we will do:

  • In order to comply with data protection legislation, covering the rights and freedoms of individuals;
  • If it breaches copyright laws, contains sensitive personal data or material which may be considered obscene, defamatory or otherwise inappropriate content for our website.

Contact us using the details below with details of the content you are asking to have removed and the reason(s) why. We will reply to you to let you know whether we’ll remove it.

Information about you and your visits to our website

We collect information about you in accordance with our privacy policy and our cookie policy.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test our website for viruses at every stage of production.

You must ensure that the way you use our website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your computer system.

We are not responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system which might happen when you use our website.

You must not introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other material which is malicious or technologically harmful to our website.

You must not attack or try to gain unauthorised access to our website or any server, computer or database connected to it. We will report any attacks or attempts to the relevant law enforcement authorities.

We welcome investigative work into security vulnerabilities in accordance with our Security Disclosure Policy.

Open Source Code licence

We aim to make the code of Oak's applications open source where possible. You are able to find this in Oak National Academy’s GitHub. Where our code is open source, it is licensed under the MIT Licence.

This allows you to use the code in a variety of ways, including copying, modifying, merging, publishing and distributing.

Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the code. You acknowledge that it may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors and we shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damage of any kind caused by its use.

Your use of the code is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that the code meets your specific requirements. Unauthorised use of it may lead to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

Our branding

Our branding and trademarks include, but are not limited to:

  • Illustrations
  • Logo and trademarks
  • Brand imagery
  • Design assets

These are owned by or licensed to us.

Reproduction is strictly prohibited, other than in accordance with these terms and conditions.

Governing law and disputes

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Any dispute relating to these terms and conditions, or your use of our website (whether it be contractual or non-contractual) will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

These terms and conditions

We are not liable if we fail to comply with these terms and conditions because of circumstances beyond our control.

We may decide not to exercise or enforce any right available to us under these terms and conditions. We may decide to exercise or enforce that right at a later date. Doing this once does not mean that we automatically waive the right on any other occasion.

If any of these terms and conditions is held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions will still apply.

Changes to these terms and conditions may be made at any time, so please check them regularly.

By continuing to use our website after the terms and conditions have been updated, you agree to any changes.

Contact us

If you have any questions, comments or requests, require further information or are not sure if content you wish to use is covered by OGL, please contact [email protected].