Terms and Conditions

Company Information

The website under www.gradtouch.com and the services on these pages are being offered to you by:
GradTouch Limited
Fourways House
57 Hilton Street
M1 2EJ
Directors: Zac Williams, Joseph Twigg

The company GradTouch Limited has been incorporated under the Companies Act 2006 as a private company and the situation of its registered office is in England and Wales.

Registration number: 7718853, Companies House, Cardiff.

Website Terms and Conditions

By using or accessing GradTouch, you agree to the following.

1. Definitions

For the purpose of this statement the following definitions apply:

1.1. “GradTouch” means the features and services that are made available, including through (a) the website (www.gradtouch.com) and any other GradTouch branded or co-branded web-sites (including sub-domains, international versions, widgets, and mobile versions); and (b) other media, software, devices, or networks now existing or later developed.

1.2. “Website” means the set of related web pages containing content (media), including but not limited to text, video, music, audio, images, etc under the domain www.gradtouch.com and any other GradTouch branded or co-branded domains.

1.3. “You” means the person, firm or corporate body together with any subsidiary or associated Company as defined by the Companies Act 1985 that is accessing GradTouch.

1.4. “We” means GradTouch.

2. Use of this Website

2.1. You may only use the website for lawful purposes when seeking employment opportunities or help with your career or when recruiting staff.

2.2. You must not under any circumstances seek to undermine the security of the website or any information submitted to or available through the website. In particular, but not without limitation:

2.2.1. You must not seek to access, alter or delete any information to which you do not have authorised access to;

2.2.2. You must not seek to overload the system through spamming or flooding means,

2.2.3. You must not take any action or use any device routine of software to crash, delay, damage or otherwise interface with the operation of the website;

2.2.4. You must not attempt to decipher, disassemble or modify any of the software, coding or information contained in the website.

2.3. You are solely responsible for any information submitted by you to the website.

2.3.1. 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 practise or the copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property rights of any person in any jurisdiction.

2.3.2. You are responsible for ensuring 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.

2.4. We reserve the right at any time to remove any information supplied by you from the website at our sole discretion for any reason without being required to give any explanation.

3. Service Level Agreement

Whilst we try at our utmost best to ensure that the standard of this website remains high and to maintain continuity of it, the internet is not an inherently stable medium and errors, omissions, interruptions and delays may occur at any time.

3.1. We do not accept any liability arising from any such errors, omissions, interruptions or delays or any on-going obligation or responsibility to operate the website (or any particular part of it) or to provide the service offered on this website.

3.2. We may vary the specification and features of the website at any time without notice.

4. External Content

On this website you will be offered automatic links to other sites which we hope will be of interest to you.

4.1. 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.

4.2. Using automatic links to gain access to such sites is entirely at your own risk.

4.3. Links to a third party website should not be interpreted as a form of endorsement or recommendation for the products or services offered on the third party’s site in question.

5. Information on the Website

5.1.1. Whilst we make every effort to ensure that the information on this 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.

5.1.2. We do not accept any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission in any of the information on this website or any liability in respect of information on this website supplied by you, any other website user or any other person.

6. Terms of Business

6.1. Each employment assignment or placement arising as a result of an introduction made by GradTouch 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.

7. Registration

If you register on the Website, you will be required to provide your email address, password and other data which we will store in order to create an individual user account for you. Access to your account on the Website is via your email address and password, so please keep your password safe and do not disclose it to anyone else. 

7.1 When you register with the Website we will use your personal information (depending on how you set your preferences) to: 

7.1.1. Provide you with an individual account which you can use to submit job applications from. 

7.1.2. Provide you with email alerts from us about jobs which may be of interest to you via our Newsletters (where you have not opted out). 

7.1.3. Notify you of changes to the Website or service 

7.2. We will use information supplied by you (including, without limitation, sensitive personal data) to aid the recruitment process and associated administrative functions.

7.2.1. This involves us, amongst other things, processing and storing information and passing or making available such information to prospective employers and clients via electronic means in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

7.2.2. We may collect and aggregate data from the information supplied by you to help us to understand our users as a group so that we can provide you with a better service. You consent to us using information provided by you in each of these ways. We will process any data which you provide in completing the online registration or application forms and any further forms, assessments or personal details which you complete or provide to us when using this site in accordance with UK data protection legislation. We explain more about your personal data in our Privacy Policy.

7.3.2. We may collect and aggregate data from the information supplied by you to send you useful information such as but not limited to new job vacancies and updates. You consent to this and we will never use the information for any other purposes.

7.4. You are responsible for ensuring that any information you provide to GradTouch, including your CV and/or Job Application, is accurate, complete and your own.

7.5. If GradTouch has any reason to believe that any information you have supplied is false, inaccurate or not your own, we may prohibit you from accessing and utilising GradTouch. We are entitled, forthwith and without notice, to remove from the website any such information found to be false, inaccurate, incomplete or not your own.

8. Job Application Service

8.1. For more information please see our Job Application terms and conditions.

9. Copyright

9.1. Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and similar rights in this website and in all the material contained on this web site belong to GradTouch.

9.2. All other trademarks and content, such as but not limited to company logos, belongs to their respective owners and have been used with permission from our licensors.

9.3. You are only permitted to copy or print extracts of the material for your own personal use. You may not use any of this material for commercial or public purposes.

9.4. Without GradTouch’s explicit written permission, you may not (whether directly or indirectly including through the use of any software application) create a database in an electronic or other form by downloading and storing all or any part of the pages from this website. Without the permission of GradTouch, no part of this website may be reproduced, transmitted to or stored on any other website, disseminated in any electronic or non-electronic form, or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system. Any request for such permission may be sent to GradTouch by e-mail info@gradtouch.com

10. Liability

10.1. 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 this website and your use of it to the maximum extent permitted by law.

10.2. 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 this website.

10.3. You must notify us immediately if anyone makes or threatens to make any claim against you relating to your use of this website.

11. Account Deactivation/Termination

Deactivating your account offers you flexibility to leave and come back whenever you want. If you deactivate your account:

11.1. Where you choose to deactivate your account, your user and personal information immediately will no longer be used in any recruitment and job hunting related activity. We save your user and personal information in case you want to come back to GradTouch at some point. 

11.2. If you choose to reactivate your account, the information will be restored and your account will be available to be used in recruitment and job hunting related activities.

11.3. If you wish to close/terminate your individual account with us or remove your details then please contact our team.

11.4. We may terminate your user account 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.

12. Law & Jurisdiction

12.1. The use of this website and any agreements entered into through this website are to be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. The courts of England are to have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or any agreement made through this website.

12.2. Some of the goods or services offered through this 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 this website which you would not have suffered had you been accessing this 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).

13. Amendments

13.1. We reserve the right at any time to change the Website terms and conditions without prior notice.

13.2. You will be deemed to accept the terms and conditions (as amended) when you next use the website following any amendment.

13.3. 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.

14. Electronic Communication Disclaimer

Emails sent from the domain gradtouch.com are issued by GradTouch Limited registered in England and Wales under company number 07718853.

Emails are confidential and may be protected by legal privilege and may be read, copied and used only by the intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient(s), do not copy it, forward it or disclose its contents to any other person, as this is strictly prohibited, and if you have received it in error please delete. An email is made available in the United Kingdom to Professional Clients and Eligible Counterparties as defined by the FCA.

Persons who have received a communication should not rely upon it alone, and should seek professional advice if necessary. Any attachments are in accordance with COBS 2.4 in the FCA Handbook on www.fca.org.uk (reliance on others).GradTouch Limited is taking a proportionate approach and has verified all documents to the best of its ability. If you consider the contents (including attachments) are material to the formation of a contract, or you are otherwise relying upon its accuracy, you may wish to request a copy to be sent by normal mail.

GradTouch Limited can not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of an email as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed and incomplete or arrive late, or contain viruses when transmitted over the public networks. If you suspect that an email may have been intercepted or amended, please contact the sender. When addressed to GradTouch Limited’s clients, any opinion or advice contained in an e-mail is subject to GradTouch’s terms of business. This e-mail is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation or offer to buy or sell securities or related financial instruments.

Visiting and Mailing address is: GradTouch Limited, Fourways House, 57 Hilton Street, Manchester, M1 2EJ.

Our administration department can be reached on: +44 (0)161 236 2932 or info@gradtouch.com

We are not liable for any damage that an email or its content may cause to your computer system.

15. Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy

GradTouch Limited values its reputation for ethical behaviour and for financial probity and reliability. It recognises that over and above the commission of any crime, any involvement in bribery will also reflect adversely on its image and reputation. Its aim therefore is to limit its exposure to bribery by:

  • Setting out a clear anti-bribery policy;
  • Training all consultants and clients, so that they can recognise and avoid the use of bribery by themselves and others;
  • Encouraging its consultants and clients to be vigilant and to report any suspicion of bribery, providing them with suitable channels of communication and ensuring sensitive information is treated appropriately;
  • Notifying all third parties that the Board of Directors engage with of its policy and zero tolerance of bribery and/or corruption.
  • Rigorously investigating instances of alleged bribery and assisting the police and other appropriate authorities in any resultant prosecution;
  • Taking firm and vigorous action against any individual(s) involved in bribery.

The Policy
GradTouch Limited prohibits the Board of Directors in:
the offering, the giving, the solicitation or the acceptance of any bribe, whether cash or other inducement to or from any person or company, wherever they are situated and whether they are a public official or body or private person or company by any individual consultant, agent or other person or body acting on the Board of Directors' behalf in order to gain any commercial, contractual or regulatory advantage for the Board of Directors in a way which is unethical or in order to gain any personal advantage, pecuniary or otherwise, for the individual or anyone connected with the individual.

Further Clarification
The Board of Directors recognises that market practice varies across the territories in which it does business and what is normal and acceptable in one place may not be in another. This policy prohibits any inducement which results in a personal gain or advantage to the recipient or any person or body associated with them, and which is intended to influence them to take action which may not be solely in the interests of the Board of Directors or of the person or body employing or contracting with them or whom they represent.

This policy is not meant to prohibit the following practices providing they are customary in a particular market, are proportionate and are properly recorded:
  • normal and appropriate hospitality
  • the giving of a gift for a corporate reason or at another special time, as long as reported in the proper manner within the firm on the gifts register

Inevitably, decisions as to what is acceptable may not always be easy. If anyone is in doubt as to whether a potential act constitutes bribery, the matter should be referred to the local senior manager with responsibility for this policy before proceeding. If necessary, guidance should also be sought from the Compliance Officer.

Consultants and Principles Responsibility within GradTouch Limited

The prevention, detection and reporting of bribery is the responsibility of all consultants throughout the Board of Directors. Suitable channels of communication by which consultants or others can report confidentially any suspicion of bribery will be maintained via the Anti-Corruption Reporting procedures.

Useful resource: www.transparency.org.uk for the Transparency Index.

These terms and conditions were last updated on 22nd August 2017.