Terms & Conditions
Please read these terms and conditions carefully. They contain important information about your rights and obligations. You can print out these Terms and Conditions by clicking on the print icon on your browser.
1.1 Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using this website.
1.2 This website is operated by Pickastudentsbrain Limited, a company incorporated in England under number 06885209 with registered office at Hathaway House, Popes Drive, Finchley, London N3 1QF, UK (‘the Company, ‘GradDiary’, ‘our’, ‘we’ or ‘us’).
1.3 We particularly draw your attention to clauses 7 (Information you provide to us), 10 (Applicability of online materials) and 13 (Liability).
1.4 By clicking on the ‘I Accept’ button at the bottom of these Terms and Conditions and accessing or using this website (‘our website’) you agree to be legally bound by these Terms and Conditions, as they may be modified and posted on our website from time to time.
1.5 If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, then you may not use our website.
2. Nature of our website
2.1 Our website aims to provide students with unbiased information on what it is like to work for some of the world’s top companies. We list the deadlines for making applications for the biggest companies, we publish interviews with people who have actually worked in these companies, and we did interview tips and other information to help the student get the right job with the right company in the right profession. We will continue to add information and features to our website.
2.2 Whilst much of the content on this website is available free of charge, we may from time to time offer some premium content for which there will be a charge.
3. Use of our website
3.1 Our website is maintained by Pickastudentsbrain Limted and is hosted in the European Union. All data and information related to our website will be held in the European Union, unless and until otherwise notified on this website.
3.2 You may access and use our website only upon and subject to these Terms and Conditions for your private, personal and non-commercial use. Any use other than as stated in these Terms and Conditions is strictly prohibited.
4. Prohibited use of our website
When using our website, you must not do any of the following:
4.1 use spiders, robots or other automated data mining techniques to catalogue, download, store or otherwise reproduce or distribute content available on our website or to manipulate the results of any activity on the website including, but not limited to, surveys and prize draws;
4.2 do anything to interfere with our website or with any other person's use of our website, including (but not limited to) anything that is intended to or could result in our website crashing;
4.3 use our website to send unsolicited e-mail;
4.4 forge or mask your true identity in any material that you submit to our website;
4.5 frame portions of our website within any other website, alter the appearance of our website or establish links from any other website to any page of our website, other than the home page;
4.6 post or transmit any threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, abusive, illegal or inflammatory material.
5. Modifications to website
5.1 We reserve the right to make changes or corrections, alter, suspend or discontinue any aspect of our website or the content or services available through it, including your access to it. Unless explicitly stated to the contrary, any new features, including new content and/or the release of new software tools or resources shall be subject to these Terms and Conditions.
5.2 Please note that although we try to ensure that the content of our website is accurate, our website may contain typographical errors or other inaccuracies.
6. Accuracy of Information and Disclaimer
6.1 We do our best to ensure all information on our website is accurate. If you find any inaccurate information on our website, please let us know and we will correct it, where we agree, as soon as practicable.
6.2 You should independently verify any information on our website before relying upon it.
6.3 We make no representations that information on our website is accurate and up to date or complete, and we accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by inaccurate information. Our website gives a large amount of information and it is possible that there may be errors in it.
6.4 Although we hope our website will be of interest to users, we accept no liability and offer no warranties in relation to it and its content, to the fullest extent such liability can be excluded by all applicable laws.
6.5 Views expressed on our website are not necessarily those of GradDiary or anyone connected with us.
7. Information you provide to us
7.1 The following applies to any information you provide to us, whether during the registration process or otherwise.
(a) You authorise us to use, store or otherwise process any personal information which relates to and identifies you, including but not limited to your name, address, date of birth, details of your further education, nationality and employment to the extent reasonably necessary to enable us to provide the services which are available through this website and any other website owned and/or operated by us, our partners, successors (including any future purchaser of the whole or part of our business), associates, sub-contractors or other third parties (together our ‘Partner Companies’). These Partner Companies may be located in countries outside the EEA that do not have laws to protect your information. Details of the companies and countries involved in your case will be provided on request. If you would like to request such information or review or modify any part of your personal information then you should email us at email@example.com.
7.2 By accepting these Terms and Conditions, you agree to the processing and disclosure of the Personal Information for the Purposes. If you would like to review or modify any part of your Personal Information then you should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
7.3 In addition, the following also applies to all messages, emails, bulletin board postings, ideas, suggestions, concepts or other material submitted by you to us (‘Content’):
(a) you must own or have the right to submit Content for publication on our website and all Content submitted by you must be legal, honest, decent and truthful and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, standards and/or codes of practice;
(b) you must ensure that all Content submitted to us does not infringe the copyright, design, privacy, publicity, data protection, trade mark or any other rights of any third party, nor be obscene, abusive, threatening, libellous or defamatory of any person or be otherwise unlawful;
(c) you may not submit Content anonymously -- anonymous submissions will not be accepted;
(d) you must ensure that the Content does not advertise or otherwise solicit for funds or is a solicitation for goods or services; and
(e) we have the right to monitor Content and may edit, reject or remove Content if we believe it does not comply with the above and, in particular, we reserve the right to block incoming emails and other Content if we believe that their content is or may be inappropriate or otherwise does not comply with the above.
7.4 The following applies in respect of copyright and other Intellectual Property Rights:
(a) Our entire website, and all of the material within it, including (but not limited to) text, graphics, audio, video, photographs, surveys, logos or other materials, and including all trade marks, service marks, copyrights and trade secrets contained in our website are the intellectual property of GradDiary and our licensors, business partners and affiliates (if any). You may not modify, copy, reproduce, create derivative works from, republish, display, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any of the material available on our website without our prior written consent.
(b) You grant us a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide licence to publish on our website and elsewhere all Content that you submit to us, except any portion of the Content that is Personal Information.
(c) You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waive all moral rights to be identified as the author of the Content that you submit to us, to which you may now or at any time in the future be entitled under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) and under any similar legislation outside the UK.
(d) You specifically acknowledge that we have the unconditional and perpetual right to:
(i) edit, alter, add to, subtract from and combine the Content with any other material (except any portion of the Content that is Personal Information);
(ii) reproduce, publish, distribute, communicate to the public and generally disseminate the Content in any media and by any means, whether now known or subsequently invented;
(iii) in our absolute discretion, refrain from doing any of the matters referred to in 7.4 (d) (ii);
(e) You have sole responsibility for the Content which you submit to us and you shall indemnify and shall keep us fully and effectively indemnified on demand from and against all actions, claims, losses, liability, proceedings, damages, costs, expenses, loss of business, loss of profits, business interruption and other pecuniary or consequential loss (including legal costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by us and arising directly or indirectly out of the publication of Content submitted by you to us.
7.5 You warrant and undertake that you will not use our website for any purpose that is illegal or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions, including without limitation the posting or transmitting of any libellous, defamatory, inflammatory or obscene material. If you breach these Terms and Conditions, then your permission to use this website terminates immediately without the necessity of any notice being given to you. We retain the right to deny access to any person who fails to comply with these Terms and Conditions.
7.6 You may download information from our website for your own private, personal and non-commercial use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without our prior express written permission and that of the copyright owner (if different) . In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyright material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trade mark legend or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyright material from our website.
7.7 GradDiary™ and our logos on this site are trade names of Pickastudentsbrain Limited. You may not use those names without our consent.
8. Bulletin Boards
8.1 We encourage users of our website to contribute to our bulletin boards. You must follow our Bulletin Board Rules of Posting and use is only authorised on that basis.
8.2 We expect many of those contributing to our message boards to have strong views about the matters discussed, but our website is subject to the laws of libel and you and we could be sued if you are not careful in what you say. You should not make libellous postings or any postings which are illegal or infringe copyright, database right or other related rights. It is your responsibility to check this out and we do not accept any liability in this respect.
8.3 If you see any information on our bulletin boards which breaches your or anyone else’s rights or which may be illegal, defamatory or otherwise should be removed, let us know immediately and, where we agree, we shall do our best to remove it as soon as possible.
8.4 You must indemnify (pay) us for any losses we suffer if you breach this provision or any other provision of these Terms and Conditions or the Bulletin Board Rules of Posting.
8.5 Although we listen to users’ suggestions for new message boards, we cannot guarantee to include every topic everyone requests.
8.6 We reserve the right to remove postings to message boards or edit them at our discretion, but we have no obligation to do so.
8.7 If you use our message boards, you must ensure that only you use those message boards and that you do not allow non-subscribers to use them using your password.
8.8 You must keep your passwords confidential.
You are solely responsible in all respects for all use of and for protecting the confidentiality of any username, email verification and password that may be given to you or selected by you for use on our website. You may not share these with or transfer them to any third parties. You must notify GradDiary immediately of any unauthorised use of them or any other breach of security regarding our website that comes to your attention.
10. Applicability of online materials
10.1 Unless otherwise specified all content and materials published on our website are presented solely for your private, personal and non-commercial use.
10.2 Our website is controlled and operated by us from our offices in England. Where any of the content published on our website is supplied by third parties, we act as a distributor (and not a publisher) of such third party content. We do not control or endorse such content in any way. All (if any) content which is offered by third parties is made available in good faith but we do not (to the extent permitted by applicable law) accept responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of such content (whether published on or offline) and the use of such content. You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of our website and use of all information contained within it.
10.3 Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, or users, are those of the authors or distributors and not of us. We do not necessarily endorse nor are we responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on our website.
10.4 The information on our website is not intended to address your particular individual requirements. It is for general information only. Such information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us and is not intended to be relied upon by you in making (or refraining from making) any specific decisions. You should take your own advice.
10.5 We have used our best endeavours to ensure that our website complies with UK laws. We make no representations that the materials on our website are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the UK. Those who visit our website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws. If use of our website and/or viewing of it, or use of any material or content on our website or services, are contrary to or infringe any applicable law in your jurisdiction(s), you are not authorised to view or use our website and you must exit immediately.
11. Linked sites GradDiary makes no representations whatsoever about any other websites which you may access through our website or which may link to our website. When you access any other website through a link on our website, you understand that it is independent from GradDiary and that we have no control over the content or availability of that website. In addition, a link to any other website does not mean that GradDiary endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such a website and GradDiary shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on or through any other website or resource. Any concerns regarding any external link should be directed to its website administrator or web master.
12. Availability of our website We will try to make our website available but cannot guarantee that our website will operate continuously or without interruptions or be error free and can accept no liability for its unavailability. You must not attempt to interfere with the proper working of our website and, in particular, you must not attempt to circumvent security, tamper with, hack into, or otherwise disrupt any computer system, server, website, router or any other Internet connected device.
13.1 To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all express or implied terms, conditions, warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever with regard to our website and to any information, service or goods provided through our website.
13.2 We will do our best to ensure that all materials and information published on our website are accurate, but please note that all content, materials and information on our website are provided on an ‘as is’ basis and you assume total responsibility and risk for your use of our website and use of all information contained within it.
13.3 We provide much of the information on our website free of any access charge. Where not charged for, the information provided on our website is provided on the basis that we accept no liability whatsoever for the information given. Where we provide a chargeable service to you, we accept liability for direct loss arising from our not having used reasonable skill and care in the provision of such services up to a limit of, but in no circumstances any more than, the price you have paid us in any year, in the year of claim.
13.3 In no event shall we be liable to you for, in the case of non-chargeable services any direct, and for both chargeable and non-chargeable services any indirect or consequential loss, loss of profit, revenue, business or goodwill, however caused, even if foreseeable, arising from your use of our website or information on our website.
13.4 We accept liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence and responsibility for any fraudulent misrepresentation on our part that cannot, under English law, be excluded.
13.5 The limitations and exclusions in this clause do not affect your non-excludable statutory rights and only apply to the extent permitted by applicable law.
14. Barring from our website we reserve the right to bar users from our website, on a permanent or temporary basis, at our discretion. Any such user shall be notified and must not then attempt to use our website under any other name or through any other user.
15. Chargeable Services
15.1 When you click to signify you wish to take out a chargeable service with us, you enter into a contract with us to take such service.
15.2 All chargeable services are clearly marked as chargeable on our website and the price is shown. The price of any chargeable service on our website is the price in force at the date and time of your order. We may change the price of any chargeable service before you place an order. We try to ensure that our prices displayed on our website are accurate, but the price on your order will need to be validated by us as part of the acceptance procedure. You provide your debit or credit card details as payment, in advance.
15.3 You may only use your own card and not someone else’s card and you may only order for yourself for your own private, personal and non-commercial purposes.
15.4 You must be 18 years (or older, if the age of majority is older in your country) in order to purchase any service from our website.
15.5 We reserve the right to reject any order at our discretion without giving any reason to you.
15.6 Our liability for our services ordered by you is set out in paragraph 13 and otherwise in these Terms and Conditions.
15.7 You may terminate any chargeable service from us by giving us one month’s notice at any time.
15.8 Where you purchase any goods or services having been directed from our website through a link to any third party, any contract you may choose to form with them, and any use of their website, is strictly a matter between you and them alone. We do not accept any liability for the quality or type of services or goods provided by those whom we mention on our website or to whom we have linked our website. It is for you to make your own judgment about the quality of such providers. We exclude all liability, both under contract and under the law of tort, including (without limitation) liability for misrepresentation to the fullest extent permitted by law in this respect.
16. Buying Products on our website
We may from time to time offer publications or any other product ('Products') for purchase from our website. If we do so, then the following terms and conditions will apply to all such purchases:
16.1 You must be 18 years (or older, if the age of majority is older in your country) in order to purchase any Product from our website.
16.2 To order a product you will need to follow the ordering procedures set out on our order page. Details of our prices for the Products, and the procedures for payment and delivery, are displayed on our website.
16.3 Any times or dates stated on our website for delivery are estimates only. GradDiary will make all reasonable effort to deliver goods within the time specified, but does not accept liability for any failure to deliver within that time.
16.4 You must pay by credit or debit card at the time of order. The price of any Product is the price in force at the date and time of your order. We may change the price of any Product before you place an order. We try to ensure that our prices displayed on our website are accurate, but the price on your order will need to be validated by us as part of the acceptance procedure (see clause 16.4 below). We will inform you if a Product’s correct price is higher than that stated in your order and you may cancel the order and decide whether or not to order the Product at the correct price. The prices shown on our website for Products are exclusive of delivery costs but inclusive of applicable taxes.
16.5 GradDiary is entitled to refuse any order placed by you. If your order is accepted, we will confirm acceptance to you by online electronic means (‘Confirmation’) to the email address you have given us on registration or on ordering. The order will then be fulfilled by the date set out in the Confirmation or, if the Confirmation does not contain such a date, within thirty (30) days.
16.6 If the Product you ordered is unavailable, we will notify you and cancel your order.
16.7 You undertake that all details you provide to us for the purpose of purchasing goods or services which may be offered by us on our website will be correct, that the credit or debit card, or any electronic cash, which you use is your own and that there are sufficient funds or credit facilities to cover the cost of any goods or services. We reserve the right to obtain validation of your credit or debit card details before providing you with any goods or services.
17. Cancellation and Returns
17.1 In accordance with the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 (as amended from time to time), you have the right to cancel any order for any chargeable service made through our website within the applicable cancellation period specified in such Regulations. The cancellation period is seven working days beginning with the day after the day on which the purchase is concluded on this website, unless you commence using the service before that time, in which case the cancellation period ends when you start to use the service.
17.2 Cancellation must be in writing or other durable medium and may be given in either of the following ways:
(a) by sending an e-mail to email@example.com; or
(b) by writing to Customer Services, GradDiary, Hathaway House, Popes Drive, Finchley, London N3 1QF, UK
17.3 Cancellation will only be effective if your notice of cancellation is received by us within the cancellation period.
17.4 You may return any Product you have purchased from our website within seven (7) working days of the day following delivery for any reason (including if you simply change your mind). To do so you must notify us in writing or other durable medium (including email) within those seven (7) working days. You will then be entitled to a refund from GradDiary, which will be paid as soon as possible, but in any event within thirty (30) days. You must arrange for and pay the costs of returning the Products to GradDiary – on request, we will collect the Products from you, but the cost of this will be charged to you and we may deduct this from the refund. While in your possession, you must keep any Products you intend to return to us in good condition.
(a) the Product delivered is not what you ordered or does not correspond with its description; or
(b) the Product delivered is not of a satisfactory quality; or
(c) the Product is not fit for any other purpose for which you have bought it and you notified GradDiary of this purpose before purchase, and GradDiary has not informed you that the Product is not fit for that purpose;
then GradDiary will, at its option, deliver to you a replacement Product or refund to you the price paid and your reasonable costs of returning the Product.
17.6 If you have any complaints, you should direct them to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post at:
Hathaway House, Popes Drive, Finchley, London N3 1QF, UK
18.1 We may, but you may not, assign any rights and/or transfer, sub-contract or delegate any obligations under these Terms and Conditions, and/or charge or deal in any other manner with these Terms and Conditions or any of our respective rights or obligations. Any purported assignment, transfer, sub-contracting, delegation, charging or dealing in contravention of this clause 18.1 shall be ineffective. These Terms and Conditions are personal to you and are entered into by you for your own benefit and not for the benefit of any third party.
18.2 We may alter these Terms and Conditions from time to time and post the new version on our website, following which all use of our website will be governed by that version. The new version will not apply retrospectively. You must check the Terms and Conditions on the website regularly.
18.4 If any provision or term of these Terms and Conditions shall become or be declared illegal, invalid or unenforceable for any reason whatsoever, such term or provision shall be divisible from the other Terms and Conditions and shall be deemed to be deleted from them.
18.5 These Terms and Conditions and your use of our website are governed by English law and you irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
18.6 Except in respect of a payment obligation, neither you nor GradDiary will be held liable for any failure to perform any obligation to the other due to causes beyond your or GradDiary’s respective reasonable control.
18.7 Failure or delay by either party enforcing an obligation or exercising a right under these Terms and Conditions does not constitute a waiver of that obligation or right.
18.9 These terms and conditions do not confer any rights on any person or party (other than you and/or us) pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
19.1 All notices shall be given:
(a) to us via email at email@example.com or by post at:
Hathaway House, Popes Drive, Finchley, London N3 1QF, UK
(b) to you at either the email or postal address you provide during the registration process.
19.2 Notice will be deemed received when an email is received in full (or else on the next business day if it is received on a weekend or a public holiday in the place of receipt) provided that the sender receives a receipt for or an acknowledgement of the email from the recipient or three (3) days after the date of posting, as the case may be.
These Terms and Conditions replace all other terms and conditions previously applicable to the use of our website.