Terms of Use - Speakers for Schools: Guiding Policies

Term of use

This webpage (together with the webpages and documents referred to in it) sets out the terms and conditions (the Terms) on which you may use our websites (including www.Speakersforschools.org (our site)), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these Terms carefully before you start to use our sites. By using our sites, you accept these Terms and agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to or breach these Terms, please refrain from using our sites.


Our site is operated by Speakers for Schools, registered charity number 1150411. We are also a registered charity in Scotland (SC046586). We are registered for operation in the United Kingdom and have registered offices at 40 Berkley Square, London, W1J 5AL. Our VAT Registration Number is 338 3937 69.


From time to time, we may enter into a separate agreement with you. In the event of any inconsistency between the terms of that agreement and these Terms, the terms of that separate agreement shall apply.


Access to our sites is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our sites without notice. We shall not be liable if for any reason our sites are unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our sites, or our entire sites, to users who have registered with us.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a username or user identification code, password or any other information as part of our security procedures, you must treat that information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any username or user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of these Terms.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our sites. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our sites through your internet connection are aware of these Terms, and that they comply with them.


In respect of any and all material (including data, photographs, images, sound and text) that you send to us or otherwise contribute to our sites (the User Content), you represent and warrant that:

  • (a) you are entitled to grant the licence granted to us under these Terms;
  • (b) the User Content does not, and our use of it (including as contemplated by the licence below) will not, infringe any third party’s intellectual property rights (including trade marks, copyright, moral rights, database rights, design rights, confidentiality rights and all other rights having equivalent or similar effect), or other proprietary rights, or personality rights or rights of privacy;
  • (c) the User Content does not, and our use of it (including as contemplated by the licence below) will not, violate any law regarding unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising; and
  • (d) all information that you disclose to us is complete and accurate;
  • (e) the User Content is not defamatory, trade libellous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing and does not otherwise breach any applicable law or regulation;
  • (f) the User Content does not contain any advertising, or any political or religious message, and is not obscene, indecent, blasphemous, offensive or sexually explicit; and
  • (g) the User Content does not contain viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.

We have the right to remove any User Content from our sites if, in our opinion, that User Content does not comply with these Terms or for any other reason. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who claims that any User Content on our sites violates a third party’s rights or is otherwise unlawful.


Subject to our obligations under applicable data protection laws, you grant to us a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable licence to use the User Content.

The licence granted under these Terms includes the right for us (and our sub-licensees) to modify, reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, communicate, make available and display the User Content (including by reproducing and distributing the User Content (including as modified) in marketing and promotional media relating to us and/or our sites). We are under no obligation to use the User Content.

As between you and us, you irrevocably waive all moral rights (including under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988) in relation to the User Content. These Terms do not affect your ownership of any copyright (other than moral rights) in the User Content.


Unless otherwise stated on our sites (including in these Terms), we are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights (including trade marks, copyright, database rights, design rights, confidentiality rights and all other rights having equivalent or similar effect) in our sites (including the material published on it). All such rights are reserved.

You acknowledge and agree that SPEAKERS FOR SCHOOLS, the Speakers for Schools logo on our sites are our exclusive property and that you shall not make use of them without prior written consent from us. You shall not acquire, nor claim, any right, title or interest in or to any of them (or the goodwill attaching to them). All goodwill arising from the use of them shall at all times accrue to us.

Except to the extent that you are obliged by a court order or regulatory body to disclose it, you shall keep confidential all confidential information belonging to us that we may disclose to you.

Please contact us if you would like to refer to our sites or any material on it. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our sites must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on our sites for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.


The material on our sites is not intended to be advice and you should not rely on it. That material and our sites are provided without any guarantees, representations or warranties as to their accuracy or freedom from harmful material. To the extent permitted by law, we hereby expressly exclude:

  • (a) all representations, warranties and other terms that might otherwise be implied; and
  • (b) any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our sites or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our sites, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including any liability for loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted management or office time, and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence and negligent misrepresentation), breach of contract or otherwise.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.


You indemnify us against each and any loss, liability and cost (including reasonable legal expenses) that we may suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with any claim against us that results (in whole or in part) from a breach by you of your obligations under these Terms.


We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy, which is available below. By using our sites, you consent to that processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.


You must not misuse our sites by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our sites, the server on which our sites is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our sites. You must not attack our sites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. We may co-operate with law enforcement authorities in relation to any such misuse, including by disclosing your identity to them.


You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is – in our opinion – fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The websites from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the representations and warranties above relating to User Content (as if that websites and its contents were User Content).

You must not establish a link from any websites that is not owned by you. Our sites must not be framed on any other sites, nor may you create a link to any part of our sites other than the home page.

If you wish to make any use of material on our sites other than as set out above, please contact us using the details available at www.speakersforschools.org/contact-us/.


Where our sites contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.


We may revise these Terms at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we have made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these Terms may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our sites.


The English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to all disputes arising out of or in connection with these Terms (including claims for set-off and counterclaims), including disputes arising out of or in connection with: (i) the creation, validity, effect, interpretation, performance or non-performance of, or the legal relationships established by, these Terms; and (ii) any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with these Terms. For such purposes you irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

These Terms and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with these Terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with, English law.


If you have any questions or concerns about our sites, please contact us using the details available at www.speakersforschools.org/contact-us/.

We are committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to the widest possible range of people. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this sites, or if you have difficulty using any part of it, please contact us.


Please confirm before you apply on behalf of your school:

  • As a free service, your institution must be a state secondary schools or college in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate any further types of schools or organisations under any circumstance. To see more about how eligibility and filling applications be sure to see the Frequently Asked Questions.
  • You are applying for a school or college assembly talk with one of our speakers– unfortunately we are not able to provide speakers specifically for special events or on short notice (i.e. Award Ceremonies). Please note speakers commit to an assembly talk aimed at students once per annum during the school day– however once your application is filled the school can ask the speaker directly if they are interested or able to speak at these events.
  • The Headteacher or Principal is aware of your application. Although teachers are welcome to apply and plan the talk, having the support of Senior Management is important as we may contact their office. Since we ask that senior management is available for the event, and the school might need to accommodate speaker availability outside of the normal school timetable, it is important they are fully aware the school/college is making the request.
  • All of our speaker visits are chaperoned events – speakers are not DBS checked by Speakers for Schools and so should therefore be accompanied by teachers at all times. Visits should be treated within school guidelines for visitors to the school or college.
  • Your contact details are correct and kept up to date, as we will be in touch with you when we are able to fill your application in the coming year. Due to demand and capacity this can take some time, but we will keep your application in the system until filled.
  • You are happy to provide feedback after your talk. As a free service we rely on schools and colleges to let us know how their event went and more about what was covered. This is a required part of participating.