Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Website Terms and Conditions

These Terms and conditions tell you the terms and conditions on which you make use of our website www.essa-africa.org (the “Site”), whether as a guest or registered user.  Use of our Site includes accessing, browsing or registering to use our Site. 

1.  Who we are and how to contact us

The Site is operated by Education Sub Saharan Africa (ESSA).  A registered charity in England and Wales (registered charity number 1166958) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England (company registration number 10101086) at 3rd Floor Chancery House, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey SM1 1JB, United Kingdom.
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2.  By using our Site you accept these terms 

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before you start to use our Site. By using the Site, you agree to abide by the following terms.
If you do not accept these terms e, please do not use the Site.  
We recommend you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

3. Other applicable terms

These terms and conditions also refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our Site:
(a) Our Privacy Notice: This sets out the way in which we process any personal information collected from you or provided to us by you.
(b) Our Cookie Notice: This sets out information about the cookies on our Site.
(c) Our Reasonable Use Policy: This sets out permitted uses and prohibited uses of our Site.  When using our Site, you must comply with this policy.

4.  Changes to our Site and these terms

We may update our Site from time to time and change the content from time to time to reflect changes in our offering and our organisation’s priorities.  We will take reasonable steps to notify you of any major changes.   
We may 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.  We will take reasonable steps to notify you of any major changes, for example by placing a notice on the Site.  These terms were most recently updated on 22nd March 2018.

5. Accessing our Site

You may only use the Site in accordance with these terms and conditions and for lawful and proper purposes.
We do not guarantee that our Site, or any content on it, will always be available.  We may suspend, withdraw, change or discontinue any part of our Site for business and operational reasons without notice.
You are responsible for ensuring that any persons who access our Site through your internet connection are aware of our terms and that they comply with them.
The downloading or other use of the material on the Site is done at your own discretion and risk, and with your agreement that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system, loss of data or other harm that may result from such activities.  ESSA will not be liable to you for any such damage or loss that may arise in connection with or as a result of your use of the Site, or in connection with your use of other websites linked to the Site.
Your access to the Site may be suspended, blocked or terminated at any time without prior written notice thereof if you fail to comply with these terms or the Reasonable Use Policy.
Whilst we welcome all visitors to this Site, we cannot guarantee that the Site are appropriate or available for use in any territory. Those who visit the Site from outside the UK are responsible for complying with all applicable laws. If use of the Site breaches any law in your jurisdiction(s), you may not use the Site and you must exit immediately.
Our Site is directed at those over the age of 18.  By accessing our Site, you confirm that you are over the age of 18.  If you are not over the age of 18, please do not use our Site.

6. Your account and password

If you choose or are provided with a user identification code, password or any other information as part of our security procedures or for any of our services, you must treat this information as confidential.  You must not disclose it to any third party.
We have the right to disable any user identification code, password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of our terms (including the Reasonable Use Policy).
If you know or suspect that anyone, other than you, knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at


7. How you may use material on our Site

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
No content from the Site may be copied, used or reproduced without our prior written consent, except:
(a) where extracts are downloaded or printed for personal and non-commercial use; or
(b) where text is reproduced for the purpose of reporting in news publications provided that the text is reproduced accurately and fairly and not in a manner that could confuse or mislead others or cause damage to ESSA or its reputation and provided that the Site is acknowledged as the source of the information.
However, in no circumstances may you use graphics, trademarks, logos, designs, images or photographs from the Site except with our prior written consent. Please send your written requests to use such content to:


You must always retain the dateline or credit to ESSA at the end of the article and acknowledge us (and any identified contributors) as the authors of the content.  If you publish the content online, you must include a link to our site essa-africa.org

8. Linking to our Site

You may link to our Site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not create a link to our Site in such a way that it suggests any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part without prior written consent.


9. Third party links and resources on our site

Where our Site contains links to other sites, these links are provided for your information only.  We have no control over the contents of those sites.
This Site may include information and materials uploaded by third parties. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by others on our site do not necessarily represent our views or values.
If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us on



10.  No reliance on information

Content on our Site is provided for general information only, it is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely.  Before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of content on our Site you should obtain professional advice.
We make every reasonable effort to update information on our Site, we make no warranties or guarantees that the content on our Site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.  We also make no warranties or guarantees that the content on our Site published in languages other than English are free from errors of translation.
All opinions expressed in any articles or other authored material on our Site are those of the respective authors themselves and do not necessarily represent the views of ESSA.


11. Uploading content to our Site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our Site, or make contact with other users of our Site, you must comply with the content standards as set out in our Reasonable Use Policy.
You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
Any content you upload to our Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such content for any purpose, provided such purpose in aligned with our charitable objects.
We have the right to disclosure your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you onto our Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
You are responsible for the content you post on the Site.  We will not be responsible or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our Site.
We have the right to remove any posting you make on our Site if we feel your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Reasonable Use Policy.
You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.


12. Newsletters

ESSA has used reasonable attempts to ensure that the information provided by ESSA in its newsletter is accurate and up-to-date as at the time of issue, it reserves the right to make corrections and does not guarantee that is it accurate or complete.
This is a free service and therefore you agree by receiving any ESSA newsletter that this disclaimer is reasonable.  Any copying, redistribution or republication of ESSA newsletter or the content for commercial gain is strictly prohibited.
Computer viruses can be transmitted by email, recipients of any ESSA newsletter should check the newsletter and any attachments for the presence of viruses.  ESSA accepts no responsibility for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by an ESSA newsletter.  Email transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses.  Therefore, ESSA does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of this message which arises as a result of email transmission.


13. Responsibility for use of the Site

We cannot guarantee that the Site will be uninterrupted or error free, or that your use of them (or any material you download from it) will be free of viruses or harmful material. You are responsible for ensuring that your computer, mobile device and operating system are suitable to use, and compatible with, the Site.
It is your responsibility to ensure that (as applicable) your computer or mobile operating system (including, but not limited to, your hardware, software and data) is not damaged by your use of the Site.
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.

You will be assumed to have obtained permission from the owners of any mobile device that are controlled, by not owned, by you and are used by you to view or access the Site, or download anything from them. You and they may be charged by your and their service provider for internet access on that device, and you accept responsibility in accordance with these terms and conditions for the use of the Site on or in relation to any device, whether or not it is owned by you.
We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any content that you or any other user or third-party posts or sends using the Site (whether or not such action is permitted or supported via the Site).
In circumstances where you suffer loss or damage arising out of or in connection with your use or viewing of the Site, we accept no liability.
The limitations and exclusions above only apply to the extent permitted by law.

14. How we may use your personal information

We will only use your personal information as set out in our Privacy Notice.


15. Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?

English law and the jurisdiction of the English Courts will apply to these terms and conditions, save where you live in any other part of the United Kingdom, in which case the law and courts of that place shall apply.