Website Terms and Conditions
Each time you access or use www.poststudy.org and/or our mobile device application (collectively the "Website"), you are deemed to accept these terms and conditions.
"we" means Poststudy, and "our" shall be construed accordingly. "you" means the person firm company or organisation browsing and/or using the Website, and "your" shall be construed accordingly. "InterGreat Education Group Ltd" means all companies connected with us. A company is connected with us if it is: (i) a subsidiary or holding company of us; (ii) controlled by the same person(s) who control us or our holding company; (iii) a subsidiary or holding company of any company in (i) or (ii) above; or (iv) in the same group as any company under (i), (ii) or (iii) above. "subsidiary" and "holding company" shall be as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006. The term "control" shall have the same meaning as defined in Section 416 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988. Two companies are in the same group if they share the same ultimate holding company.
Interruptions and Omissions in Service
Whilst we try to ensure that the standard of the Website remains high and to maintain the continuity of it, the internet is not an inherently stable medium, and errors, omissions, interruptions of service and delays may occur at any time. We do not accept any liability arising from any such errors, omissions, interruptions or delays or any ongoing obligation or responsibility to operate the Website (or any particular part of it) or to provide the service offered on the Website. We may vary the specification of this site from time to time without notice.
Links to other Sites
On this site you will be offered automatic links to other sites which we hope will be of interest to you. We do not accept any responsibility for or liability in respect of the content of those sites, the owners of which do not necessarily have any connection, commercial or otherwise, with us. Using automatic links to gain access to such sites is entirely at your own risk.
Information on this Site
Whilst we make every effort to ensure that the information on our Website is accurate and complete, some of the information is supplied to us by third parties and we are not able to check the accuracy or completeness of that information. We do not accept any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission in any of the information on our Website or any liability in respect of information on the Website supplied by you, any other website user or any other person.
Your Use of this Site
You may only use the Website for lawful purposes when seeking employment or help with your career, when purchasing training courses or when recruiting staff. You must not under any circumstances seek to undermine the security of the Website or any information submitted to or available through it. In particular, but without limitation, you must not seek to access, alter or delete any information to which you do not have authorised access, seek to overload the system via spamming or flooding, take any action or use any device, routine or software to crash, delay, damage or otherwise interfere with the operation of the Website or attempt to decipher, disassemble or modify any of the software, coding or information comprised in the Website.
You are solely responsible for any information submitted by you to the Website. You are responsible for ensuring that all information supplied by you is true, accurate, up-to-date and not misleading or likely to mislead or deceive and that it is not discriminatory, obscene, offensive, defamatory or otherwise illegal, unlawful or in breach of any applicable legislation, regulations, guidelines or codes of practice or the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of any person in any jurisdiction. You are also responsible for ensuring that all information, data and files are free of viruses or other routines or engines that may damage or interfere with any system or data prior to being submitted to the Website. We reserve the right to remove any information supplied by you from the Website at our sole discretion, at any time and for any reason without being required to give any explanation.
Information Submitted by You
Please note that all Third Party recruitment agencies have agpoststudy to our Terms and Conditions and should they be found to be in breach of the Terms and Conditions, they will be prevented from using our services.
Transfer outside the EEA: Personal information comprising your CV may be accessed through the poststudy.org database by third parties outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). This could happen for instance if you apply for a vacancy where the employer is based outside the EEA.
Terms of Business
Recruitment: Each employment assignment or placement arising as a result of an introduction made by poststudy will be subject to our standard Terms of Business as they are applicable in the circumstances. All prospective employers and clients for whom we arrange assignments or placements will be provided with a copy of the Terms of Business applicable to them at or following registration. Separate terms and conditions also apply to the use of our Recruiter site.
The rights in material on the Website are protected by international copyright, software and trademark laws and you agree to use the Website in a way which does not infringe these rights. You may copy material on the Website for your own private or domestic purposes, but no copying for any commercial or business use is permitted.
Security and Passwords
In order to register with the Website and to sign in when you visit the Website, you will need to use a username and password. You are solely responsible for the security and proper use of your password, which should be kept confidential at all times and not disclosed to any other person. You must notify us immediately if you believe that your password is known to someone else or if it may be used in an unauthorised way. We accept no liability for any unauthorised or improper use or disclosure of any password.
We may terminate your registration and/or deny you access to the Website or any part of it (including any services, goods or information available on or through the Website) at any time in our absolute discretion and without any explanation or notification.
We accept no liability for any loss (whether direct or indirect, for loss of business, revenue or profits, wasted expenditure, corruption or destruction of data or for any other indirect or consequential loss whatsoever) arising from your use of the Website and we hereby exclude any such liability, whether in contract, tort (including for negligence) or otherwise. We hereby exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to the Website and your use of it to the maximum extent permitted by law.
You agree to indemnify us and keep us indemnified against all costs, expenses, claims, losses, liabilities or proceedings arising from use or misuse by you of the Website.
You must notify us immediately if anyone makes or threatens to make any claim against you relating to your use of the Website.
Choice of Law and Jurisdiction
The use of the Website and any agreements entered into through the Website are to be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. The courts of England and Wales are to have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website or any agreement made through the Website.
Some of the goods or services offered through the Website may not be lawful or may otherwise not be permitted in certain countries outside the United Kingdom. If you attempt to order, receive, purchase or otherwise benefit from any such goods or services, we do not accept any liability for any losses suffered by you in using the Website which you would not have suffered had you been accessing the Website as a United Kingdom resident (including as a result of us being prevented from dealing with any application or enquiry by any law, regulation or other ruling applicable in any country).
Modern Slavery Act statement
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
Changes to Terms and Conditions and Invalidity
These terms and conditions may be changed by us at any time. You will be deemed to accept the terms and conditions (as amended) when you next use the Website following any amendment.
If any provision of these terms and conditions 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.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user's computer. It is generated by a web page server (which is basically the computer that operates the web site) and can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tells a website when the user has returned.
Cookies can't harm your computer and we don't store any personally identifiable information about you on any of our cookies.
poststudy.org uses two types of cookies: cookies set by poststudy.org and cookies set by third parties (i.e. other websites or services).
poststudy.org cookies enable us to keep you signed in to your account throughout your visit and to tailor the information displayed on the site to your preferences, such as recommending jobs.
We also use third party cookies to help deliver relevant jobs, courses and advertising both on poststudy.org and on other websites, to integrate content with social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, and to better understand how the features and functions of the site are used in order that we can improve our service.
Cookies on third party sites
How can I manage my cookies on poststudy.org?
Please be aware that by not accepting cookies you will not be able to use some of the key functions of poststudy.org, including:
Registering with poststudy.org
Signing in to poststudy.org
Applying for jobs on poststudy.org
If you would like more information about the cookies we use, as well as details on how to opt-out, please contact email@example.com.
If you register on the Website as a recruiter or course provider and provide us with personal data, we will process such personal data on the basis that it is necessary to do so in order to perform the contract you enter into with us.
Registration with and use of the Website for job seekers and those looking to purchase courses or receive career advice is free. We will process your personal data on the basis set out below as it is in our legitimate interests to do so following your registration.
What Information do we collect about you?
We collect personal data about you when you register with the Website. We do so in order to provide you with the recruitment services that are available through the Website as well as for administrative purposes when you purchase training courses through the Website.
The personal data that we collect includes your name, email address and telephone number. If you are a work seeker we will also ask for details of the kind of work you are looking for and your preferred work location. If you decide to upload a CV, cover letter, personal statement or other similar document or information we will keep that information for as long you want to keep your account with the Website.
If you decide to purchase any courses through the Website we may ask you for the details needed to process any payment that is required by the relevant third party course provider.
If you choose to take any assessments available through the Website we will also maintain a record of your responses to and results of those assessments.
If you register for career advice we only require your email address.
What do we do with your personal data?
By registering with the Website it is understood that work seekers are actively soliciting contact from prospective employers and recruiters about opportunities which match the work seekers’ fields of interest. If you are a work seeker we will therefore make your personal data available to recruiters and employers who use the Website to find suitable employees for specific roles that they are seeking to fill.
We will also share your personal data, if you are a work seeker, with our sister company poststudy Specialist Recruitment Limited, to facilitate your search for work.
Although the primary purpose of the Website is to allow work seekers, prospective employers and recruiters to find each other, work seekers have the ability to control the extent to which your personal data is shared with other recruiters and prospective employers through the contact preferences section of the “your account” section on the Website.
For job seekers, we will use your personal data to provide you with the recruitment services that we provide, to manage your account and to email you about recruitment services which, for job seekers, includes job alerts and emails about courses that are relevant to your fields of interest.
If you are registering with the Website because you have an interest in the courses advertised through it, your details will only be used to communicate with you about courses that are relevant to your fields of interest, to manage your account and to put you in touch with the relevant third party course providers.
If you register for career advice we will only communicate with you to provide career advice, access to career advice and in connection with related services.
In the event that you register on the Website as a work seeker we will only send you information which relates to our recruitment services unless you specifically opt in to receiving marketing material about other products and services through the contact preferences section of your account.
In the event that you register on the Website to purchase courses, we will only send you information related to courses in your fields of interest unless you specifically opt in to receiving marketing material through the contact preferences section of your account.
In the event that you register on the Website solely for career advice, we will only send you information related to career advice and and on how to access our other services if you want to make use of that advice.
If you consent to receive marketing material using your contact preferences you may change your mind at any time.
You can also amend the contact preferences in your account to stop us from contacting you in connection with the recruitment services or courses available through the Website for which you register when you set up your account.
Data Sharing and Transfers
Save where it is necessary to do so in order to provide you with the Website's recruitment services or to put you in touch with a third party course provider selected by you as set out in this policy, we do not share your personal data with third parties.
Your personal data is stored on our servers which are in the European Economic Area. If we share your personal data with any third party service provider in the course of providing you with our services, those third parties are required to process your data in accordance with contracts which comply with data protection legislation.
Access to your information and correction
We want to make sure that your information is accurate and up-to-date and will delete or amend any information that you think is inaccurate. Should you wish to delete or amend your account please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We aim to provide you with useful work-related services for the whole of your career. However, you have the right to close your account at any time and have us delete all of your personal information unless we are in the process of responding to any complaint that you make.
How to contact us
How do you remove your name from the database?
You can contact us by emailing email@example.com to request for your account to be closed at any time, which will be confirmed by poststudy.
How do you unsubscribe from future mailings?
If you have a poststudy.org jobseeker account, you can stop receiving emails by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
How can you obtain information held about you?
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information please email us at email@example.com.
At poststudy.org, we're committed to helping you find the right job in a safe and secure environment.
On these pages, you can learn more about some of the most common internet security threats, what you can do to protect yourself, and what we do to ensure your details remain secure.
Common security threats
Jobseekers are an increasingly common target for money laundering scam emails. Typically, these emails concern a job offer and the sender may claim to have found your details on a job site such as poststudy.org. They often offer job titles such as 'transaction manager' or 'accounts assistant'.
Money laundering scams usually have five key stages:
A jobseeker responds to a fake email job offer
The jobseeker is asked for their bank details
A cheque is paid into the jobseeker's bank account
The jobseeker is instructed to transfer a portion of the funds into another account (often via a money transfer service, such as Western Union or Moneygram) and keep the remainder as their payment
Once the jobseeker has transferred the money, the cheque bounces and the victim is left with the debt
Falling victim to a money laundering scam is not only distressing, it can also affect credit ratings and bring victims under suspicion of criminal activity.
However, there are a number of tell-tale signs to look out for to help you spot a potential money laundering scam:
Are you being offered an opportunity to work from home? Usually, this type of scam email includes the offer of a great opportunity to work from home as a transaction processor or similar.
Is the salary offered realistic? Usually, the fake jobs being offered in this type of scam offer an unrealistically high salary.
Are you being asked for bank details? Money laundering scammers will ask you for your bank details. You should never give these out to a company you don't completely trust.
Do you have a personal contact? In most money laundering scams, communication will be carried out entirely over email and/or instant messaging, with no telephone or face to face contact.
Are there spelling and grammar mistakes in the email? Money laundering scam emails often originate from outside the UK and spelling and grammar mistakes are common.
If you're suspicious of any email you receive, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org including the subject line of the email you received, and the email address it was sent from.
Phishing emails are an increasingly common method used to try and gain access to personal details in order to carry out fraud or identity theft.
Typically, a phishing email will claim to have been sent by a reputable organisation and ask that you respond to the email with your username and/or password or that you enter your sign in details over a 'secure' connection.
Whilst phishing emails can seem very professional, there are usually a number of clues to alert you to the fraudulent nature of the emails. When reading an email claiming to be sent from poststudy.org, you should always keep the following questions in mind:
Are you being asked to provide your password? poststudy.org will never ask you to provide your password in response to an email or phone call.
Are there spelling and grammar mistakes in the email? Phishing emails often originate from outside the UK and spelling and grammar mistakes are common.
Are you being asked to download something? If you don't recognise a file, don't download it. All poststudy.org account details are stored online, so we'll never ask you to download anything to use the service.
Are you being threatened with losing access to your account? Phishing emails sometimes make it seem like you'll lose access to your account unless you download something or provide your sign in details. poststudy.org will never ask you to do anything like this in order to keep your account open.
If you're suspicious of any email you receive from poststudy.org, please contact email@example.com with the subject line of the email, and the email address it was sent from.
Spoofing occurs when a criminal creates an exact copy of a website in order to make a fraudulent company look legitimate. A spoofed website will usually look exactly the same as the website of a legitimate company, but with a slightly different web address (e.g., '.biz' instead of '.org'). If you're suspicious of any website you're directed to as a result of your dealings with poststudy.org, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll investigate.
Identity theft occurs when an individual steals personal details from someone else, and uses the information to fraudulently impersonate that individual. Victims of ID theft often find that their details are used to open bank accounts and obtain credit in their name.
Identity theft can only take place where a criminal has been able to gain access to enough personal details to create false documents in another person's name. In order to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft:
Never give out sensitive personal information such as your bank details, date of birth, National Insurance number or a copy of your passport in relation to an email
Look out for spelling and grammar mistakes in emails you receive
Never give out your sign in details in response to an email
If you suspect that you've been a victim of identity theft, you should contact the police as soon as possible.
Stay safe with SAFERjobs
To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.
What you can do to protect yourself
Online security risks can be minimised simply by ensuring that your password is always kept secure. We recommend you follow the password security advice below:
Always use a password which is personal and does not contain your name, email address or the word 'password'
Ensure your password contains both letters and numbers
Never give your password out to anyone - we will never ask you for your password
Change your password at least once every three months
Take a moment to memorise your password so you don't need to write it down
Try and use a different password for each different website you use
Uploading your CV to poststudy.org is an important part of the jobseeking process, and could help you to be headhunted for great roles. It's important you provide enough information on your CV for recruiters to contact you
However, in order to ensure your security online, you should never include any of the following in your CV:
National Insurance number
Driving license number
Credit card details
Date of birth
It's always important to be mindful of your security and safety online. Look at our top 10 tips to staying safe online to make sure you're not putting yourself at risk.
If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Be wary of offers for jobs paying a high salary for working from home.
Never provide personal details when looking for a job. There's no need for a recruiter to request your bank details before you've been through the interview process and been offered a role.
Never agree to process funds through your personal bank account on behalf of a company. Any legitimate company will have corporate accounts, so would never ask you to do this.
Never provide your personal details over a non-secure connection. If you're being asked to enter sign in details, look for the “https://” at the beginning of the website address.
Don't put personal information on your CV. Recruiters don't need to see your date of birth or NI number on your CV.
Look out for bad spelling and grammar. Email scams often originate from outside the UK so may not contain perfect English.
Never provide your username and password in an email purporting to be from poststudy.org. We'll never ask you to provide this information in an email.
Be wary of recruiters with no personal contact. It's very unlikely that a recruiter would offer you a job without a telephone and/or face to face interview.
Keep your password secure and up-to-date. Passwords should be changed at least once every three months and shouldn't contain your name, email address or the word 'password'.
If in doubt, report it. If you're suspicious about any contact you receive related to poststudy.org, contact email@example.com and our Customer Support Team will investigate.
If you think you have been the victim of online fraud, we recommend you report it to Action Fraud, the national fraud and internet crime reporting centre, who will be able to advise you further.
You can contact Action Fraud in the UK on 0300 123 2040, or visit their website for advice http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/