somos - our terms of use

last updated: 25 july 2023

  • 1) who we are and how to contact us (all of its associated sub-domains and sites, explicitly including and are sites and/or webapps operated by somos education limited (”we” or "somos").

    somos is a registered company in england & wales limited by shares (company No. 13657044).

    registered office: 86-90 paul street, london, ec2a 4ne.

  • 2) by using our site you accept these terms

    by using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

    if you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.

    we amend these terms from time to time. every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

  • 3) there are other terms that may apply to you

    these terms of use expressly incorporate the following policies:

    1) our privacy policy: this policy outlines the terms under which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. by using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

    2) our cookies policy: this policy provides information about the cookies on our site.

    3) our community guidelines: these guidelines establish the terms and conditions for teachers, partners, and students who sign up to our webapps, participate in our community, or engage with any teacher community.

    4) our platform terms: these terms govern the relationship between somos and the teachers who use our webapp.

    by using our site, you agree to abide by all these policies.

  • 4) suspension or withdrawal of our site

    aspects of our site are made available free of charge.

    we do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. we may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons.

    you are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

    our site is directed primarily to people residing in the united kingdom. we do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate for use or available in other locations.

  • 5) using material on our site

    the content on this website is the copyright of somos or third parties.

    the trademarks and logos displayed on the website are the intellectual property of somos and/or of other third parties.

    you may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

    you must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

    our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

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

    if you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

  • 6) reliance on information

    the content on our site is provided for general information only. it is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. you must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

    we may update and change our site from time to time. although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.

  • 7) third party websites

    where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

    we have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

  • 8) posting content

    when you post content to our site, you grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide.

    we also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

    we have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with standards of civility and reasonableness.

    you are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

  • 9) our responsibility

    we do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. this includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

    we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising in connection with the use of the website.

  • 10) viruses

    we do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

    you are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

    you must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. you must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. you must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. by breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the computer misuse act 1990. we will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

  • 11) linking to our site

    you may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair, legal, in keeping with and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

    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.

    you must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

    our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.

    we reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

    if you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact us at [email protected].  

  • 12) which country's laws apply to any disputes?

    these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims), are governed by english law. you and we both agree that the courts of england and wales will have exclusive jurisdiction although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these terms in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

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