These Terms and Conditions refer to The Blue Coat School Birmingham Limited (Registered in England No. 8502615. Charity No. 1152244), hereafter referred to as The Blue Coat School.

The Blue Coat School’s website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions which take effect from the date of first use.

Throughout this document the terms ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ refer to The Blue Coat School and the terms ‘you’ and ‘your’ refer to you the user.

The Blue Coat School’s website refers to its primary domain (thebluecoatschool.com), any subdomains associated with it, and any re-directed domains (bluecoat.bham.sch.uk, thebluecoatschool.co.uk, bcslearning.net).

Privacy Statement and Cookie Policy

The Blue Coat School may collect personal information from visitors to this site.

This information is used only to respond to enquiries and to monitor site usage. Personal information received as part of an enquiry is held on a secure database. Cookies and logging of IP addresses are used to enable The Blue Coat School to monitor site traffic and repeat visitor statistics. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual. Such information is anonymous and is held on a temporary basis.

By submitting your data you consent to the use of that information as set out above.

Where personal data is requested through forms or emails, such data is only used for the purpose stated and will not be given or sold to any third parties.

This privacy policy covers The Blue Coat School’s website at thebluecoatschool.com, its Learning Zone websites at bcslearning.net, its mobile app at app.thebluecoatschool.com and the BCS School App published on the AppStore and Google Play. Websites linked to from this site are not covered by this policy.

The Blue Coat School will at all times comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Intellectual property

The logos identifying The Blue Coat School are proprietary marks of The Blue Coat School Birmingham Limited.

Requests for permission to use the logo(s) should be directed to webmaster@thebluecoatschool.com telling us how and why you wish to use our logo(s). Please include your contact details: name, web address and e-mail address.

Copyright

All rights in the design, text, graphics and other material on the site and the selection or arrangement thereof are copyright of The Blue Coat School Birmingham Limited.

Permission is granted to copy electronically and print in hard copy portions of the site solely for private or educational use (within the classroom), provided that no changes are made to the material and that The Blue Coat School is acknowledged as the source.

Any other use of the materials on the site (including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, and alteration, modification, distribution or republication) without prior written permission from us is strictly prohibited.

No part of the website should be copied and placed on other websites.

Requests for permission for any of the above should be directed to webmaster@thebluecoatschool.com.

Hyperlinking to thebluecoatschool.com

Permission to link to pages hosted on this site is not required.

However we do not permit our pages to be loaded into Frames/iFrames on other sites. The pages of thebluecoatsschool.com must load into the user’s entire window.

Hyperlinking from thebluecoatschool.com

We are not responsible for the content or reliability of websites to which we link. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

Disclaimer

All the links to external sites from pages on tbcssites.wpengine.com have been placed in good faith. Due to the constantly changing nature of the Internet, it is possible that the content of those sites may have changed since they were last checked. This is also true for any links from pages on those sites. Whilst The Blue Coat School has made every effort to ensure the links it recommends are suitable for children, it cannot be held responsible for the content of external sites.

The Blue Coat School’s website and material relating to third party information, products and services, are provided ‘as is’, without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We do not warrant that the functions contained and the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of The Blue Coat School’s website.

General

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. Please direct any queries to webmaster@thebluecoatschool.com.

Acceptable Use Policy & Use of this website

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by, any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption of normal flow of dialogue within this site.

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive or scandalous material, or any material that constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, likely to give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violates any law. We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials on The Blue Coat School’s website.