Terms and conditions

In this section:

1. Terms and conditions of business for recruiters
2. Acceptable use policy
3. Browser and cookies policy

Terms and conditions of business for recruiters

1. The Services

The Website is run by:

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”), a company incorporated by Royal Charter (number RC000732) of 29 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3EE, UK

The services to which these Terms and Conditions relate are those which allow recruiters and employers to place advertisements on the ACCA careers website.

2. Commencement of Services

We will not commerce the provision of Services pursuant to any Order Form until the Order Form has been returned to us, in one of our approved formats and confirmed by the Customer by way of signature, e-mail confirmation or provision of purchase order number. Where Customers purchase Services on terms requiring pre-payment, Services will not commence until payment has been received and cleared.

3. Rates

3.1. Contract Prices are fixed for the period specified on the Order Form.

These prices are confidential and the Customer agrees not to divulge them to third parties under any circumstances. 

3.2. A vacancy posted on the Website will remain live for 30 days or such shorter period as previously agreed with the Customer. Any extension of this period will be considered as a new posting, and will be charged to the Customer accordingly. Any jobs posted over and above the agreed number per month will be charged at a price per job agreed with the customer during the contract negotiation. In cases where no price has been negotiated, a flat fee of GBP £300 per job will be charged for each job over the agreed number. An individual job is identified by its unique ID number. If a customer deletes a job and subsequently reposts it or posts another, it will be deemed that two jobs have been posted. 

3.3. Any Services not used within the time period specified on the Order Form may not be carried over into any subsequent period without our prior consent in writing. The Customer will be liable for payment for any unused Services.

4. Payments

All rates are exclusive of VAT. Invoices are payable within 30 days of the invoice date. Late payment may lead us to suspend provision of Services. Late payments will incur interest at a rate of 3% above National Westminster Bank plc's base rate.

5. Termination

5.1. The following notice period shall apply in the event that the Customer terminates the provision of Services in writing:

5.1.1. For a contract lasting up to one year, a notice period of 30 calendar days shall be given. For a contract lasting more than one year, a notice period of 60 calendar days shall be given.  .

5.1.2. Termination will come into effect at the end of a Contract Month.

5.1.3. The Customer may terminate if we are in material breach of the stated terms and have not remedied such breach within ten days of receiving notice from the Customer specifying the breach and requesting that it be resolved.

5.1.4. Termination by the Customer before the end of the Contract Term may, at our discretion, result in loss of any discounts negotiated for the entire Contract Term.

5.1.5. The Customer may terminate if we become insolvent, cease to trade or go into liquidation.

5.2. Provision of Services may be terminated by us if:

5.2.1. The Customer is in material breach of these terms and has not resolved such breach within ten (10) days’ of notice from us specifying the breach and requesting that it be resolved, or:

5.2.2. The Customer becomes insolvent, ceases to trade or goes into liquidation; or

5.2.3. The Customer does anything deemed by ACCA to be prejudicial to the image or reputation of ACCA, the Website or any other recruiters which use the Website.

6. Limitation of liability

6.1. Our total liability to the Customer in respect of any Services, except for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, is limited to the total amount paid to us during the Contract Term for such Services.

7. License to use Customer’s name, trademarks and logos

7.1. The Customer agrees that ACCA may use the Customer’s name, trademarks and logos (“IP Rights”) for the purposes of providing the Services. Additionally Customer agrees that ACCA may mention Customer as a reference customer in ACCA’s marketing materials (such as e.g. but not limited to websites and brochures), that ACCA may use the Customer’s IP Rights in this context and may present examples of the services provided to and the materials published on behalf of Customer.

8. Confidentiality

8.1. The content and terms of this contract shall be confidential as between the parties and there shall be no breach of that confidence by either party.

8.2. Save as provided in clause 8.1 each party agrees and undertakes that it will keep confidential and will not use for its own purposes nor without the prior written consent of the other party disclose to any third party all information of a confidential nature, (including but not limited to trade secrets and information of commercial value) which may become known to such party from the other unless such information is public knowledge (other than by breach of this clause 8) or is required to be disclosed by a court of competent jurisdiction. 

9. Data protection

9.1. Both parties shall comply with all data protection or data privacy applicable laws and regulations relating to the processing of personal data and privacy, including where applicable to guidance and codes of practice issued by applicable supervisory authority and the equivalent of any foregoing in any relevant jurisdiction.

10. Data controller

For the purpose of the Act, the data controller is:

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”), a company incorporated by Royal Charter (number RC000732) of 29 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3EE, UK

11. Privacy policy

For further information on Data Protection please refer to the ACCA Careers Privacy policy

12. Anti-bribery measures

12.1. The Customer shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations in relation to anti-bribery and anti-corruption including but not limited to the Bribery Act 2010.

12.2. The Customer shall promptly report any request or demand for any undue inducement of any kind in connection with the performance of the Agreement.

12.3. Breach of this clause 10 shall be deemed a material breach.

13. Rules governing job advertisements

13.1.Jobs posted on the Website must conform to the format and rules specified by us in the Order Form in order to ensure the clarity of search results presented on the Website or from the database. Any advertisement posted and deemed to be in breach of these rules may be removed from the Website, at our discretion and without liability to you. These rules may be updated periodically and Customers are advised to refer to them regularly.

13.2. The Rules state:

13.2.1. Job advertisements placed on the Website must be for vacancies which are currently available. Details of the vacancy are to be verifiably accurate.

13.2.2. Jobs shall not be duplicated at the expense of those of other clients.

13.2.3. Job descriptions and titles shall not feature gratuitous use of keywords. Willfully inserting words, strings of words, or repeating job titles, with the purpose of influencing position in the results listing, or increasing the number of page views shall constitute a breach of these rules.

13.2.4. Email links are permitted only from the designated 'send an email' link and URL linking is permitted from the 'apply online' link only. No URLs or email links (whether live or text only) shall be included in the body copy of the job description page unless previously agreed by ACCA.

14. Illegal Advertisements

Vacancy advertisements must not discriminate on grounds of age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, disability, marital status or trade union membership or any other regional consideration (except to the extent specifically permitted in law). Advertisements in breach of the Equality Act 2010 may result in proceedings being taken against both the advertiser and the publisher. 

15. Content and links

Where an advertisement links to another site via our external apply online option, the Customer is liable for maintenance of the links and for the content of both their advertisement and that of the linked site. Any advertisement deemed to include content or links to a site which, in our opinion, is defamatory, illegal or objectionable or will bring the Website into disrepute will be removed from the Website at our discretion. You will indemnify us from and against any claims or liability arising from the content or links of your advertisements.

16. Responses to advertisements

The Customer agrees to deal fairly and professionally with any candidate who may respond to an advertisement by them and not act in any way which may bring the Website into disrepute. You will indemnify us from and against any claim brought against the Website by an individual arising from your breach of this obligation or any other of these terms. Responses to advertisements are not guaranteed. Nor is the quality or suitability of those candidates who do respond guaranteed by us. Checks and procedures to ensure that candidates are suitable for the advertised role and possess the requisite qualifications and personal characteristics are the responsibility of the Customer.

17. Third party sites

Any vacancies posted on the Website may also appear on third party recruitment web sites in accordance with periodic agreements between the Website and the owners of such web sites.

18.Rights to the candidate database

Database rights and all other applicable copyright and intellectual property rights in the candidate database belong to ACCA. The Customer acknowledges that they acquire no rights to the database or its content, and that their retention and use of the database and its content is regulated by these terms and conditions.

19. Passwords

Passwords issued to individuals are for their sole use. If we have cause to suspect that a password is a) being used by an unauthorised person or b) that the user is breaching these terms and conditions, access to that password may be denied. 

20. Use of the candidate database

20.1. The type of product purchased determines the material the Customer receives from the candidate database:

20.1.1. You may use, search or download this material to your database using the Candidate Search back office interface and its associated functions for the purpose of sourcing appropriate candidates for particular vacancies that you or (in the case of employment agencies or employment businesses) your client seek to fill.

20.1.2.Information from the database may be used to contact applicants (either directly or through the Website, as determined by the type of product purchased) with regards to a specific job vacancy.

20.1.3.Such information may be used solely in relation to your own recruitment activities.

20.2. Customers may NOT:

20.2.1. Supply, sell or license material from the candidate database, or a copy of it, to anyone else, including other members of your group of companies;

20.2.2. Create a marketing list (other than for jobs) for either the Customer’s own use or to sell to a third party;

20.2.3. Download the database through any automated process;

20.2.4. Contact individuals on the database, use or permit the use of details about those individuals, for any purpose other than sourcing appropriate candidates for particular job vacancies. Customers must act in compliance with the Act and all subsequent legislation and regulations at all times.

21. Jurisdiction

This Contract and all obligations under the same shall be governed by the laws of England and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

22. Definitions

22.1. 'Customer' refers to any person, company, or organisation which purchases Services from us;

22.2. 'Order Form' denotes an order for Services on a form provided by us (in any format) and signed by a Customer;

22.3. 'Services' means all recruitment products and services made available by us which allows recruiters and employers (or advertising agency or media buyer) to place and access its advertisements on the Website and upload recruitment advertisements to the Website;

22.4. The 'Contract Month' means, the calendar month commencing on the specified start date as stated on the Order Form, and ending on the preceding date of the next calendar month. E.g., the calendar month commencing on 4 July and ending 3 August;

22.5. 'Contract Term' denotes the full term as stated on the Order Form;

22.6. Website’ means the web portal, https://jobs.accaglobal.com, https://careers.accaglobal.com or https://www.accacareers.com, owned and operated by ACCA.

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Acceptable use policy

1.1. This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website https://jobs.accaglobal.com or https://www.accacareers.com (the Site). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, the Site.

1.2. Your use of the Site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of website use.

2. Prohibited uses

2.1. You may use the Site only for lawful purposes.  You may not use the Site:

2.1.1. In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.

2.1.2. In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.

2.1.3. For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.

2.1.4. To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards 

2.1.5. To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).

2.1.6. To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

2.2. You also agree:

2.2.1. Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Site in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use.

2.2.2. Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:

a) any part of the Site;
b) any equipment or network on which the Site is stored; 
c) any software used in the provision of the Site; or 
d) any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

3. Interactive services

3.1. We may from time to time provide interactive services on the Site, including, without limitation:

3.1.1. Chat rooms.
3.1.2. Bulletin boards.
3.1.3. Webinars.
3.1.4. Forums.
3.1.5. Web chat.
3.1.6. Q & As.

4. Interactive services

4.1. Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

4.2. We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on the Site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on the Site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not. 

4.3. Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

5. Content standards

5.1. These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to the Site (Contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it. 

5.2. You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.

5.3. Contributions must:

5.3.1. Be accurate (where they state facts).

5.3.2. Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).

5.3.3. Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

5.4. Contributions must not:

5.4.1. Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.

5.4.2. Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.

5.4.3. Promote sexually explicit material.

5.4.4. Promote violence.

5.4.5. Promote discrimination based on race, sex, gender reassignment, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

5.4.6. Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.

5.4.7. Be likely to deceive any person.

5.4.8. Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.

5.4.9. Promote any illegal activity.

5.4.10. Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.

5.4.11. Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.

5.4.12. Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.

5.4.13. Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.

5.4.14. Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

6. Suspension and termination

6.1.We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of the Site.  When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate. 

6.2.Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the terms of website use upon which you are permitted to use the Site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

6.2.1. Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Site.

6.2.2. Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to the Site.

6.2.3. Issue of a warning to you.

6.2.4. Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.

6.2.5. Further legal action against you.

6.2.6. Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

6.3. We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy.  The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

7. Changes to the acceptable use policy

We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Site.

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Browser and cookies policy

ACCA Careers takes the privacy of our subscribers and visitors very seriously.

1. Any information that we store on our visitors is only for the purpose of improving our services.

2. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is sent to your computer or mobile phone from a website and stored on your device. If you wish to see more information on cookies, please visit the About Cookies website.

3. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a better experience when you browse our website (it also allows us to improve ACCA Careers (https://jobs.accaglobal.com or https://www.accacareers.com)).

4. By continuing to browse the Site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

5. ACCA Careers uses three main types of cookies:

a. Session cookies: these allow us to optimise your experience during a browser session. We use these types of cookies to optimise your visit and are used for things such as remembering what is in your shopping basket.

b. Persistent cookies: these cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions and are important because it enables us to remember your preferences for your ACCA Careers visit for example.

c. Third party cookies: As well as us using our own cookies (first party cookies – in basic terms these are cookies set by a website visited by the user and is the website in the URL), ACCA Careers also set third party cookies. These are cookies used by our technology partners and are there to help optimise your user experience further. These cookies will not take any of your personal login information but they are used to be able to serve you the most relevant and targeted advertising and information.

Find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them

6. It is possible to change your device settings so your browser either allows, asks or denies cookies. Each browser is different so to do this you will need to check the Help section in your relevant browser. Find further information on managing cookies and device settings at Your Online Choices

7. ACCA Careers recommends that to ensure the optimum user experience and to get the most out of our website and services, cookies should be enabled.

8. Our email and newsletter communications (for example 'Jobseekers Insight', 'Recruiter Solutions' and 'Pick of the Bunch') rely on pixels rather than cookies however it is possible to unsubscribe from our email communications either by logging in to your account or clicking unsubscribe on the email footer. 

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