Terms and Conditions
In these terms and conditions:
a. ‘Individual Member’ means Service personnel, Service leavers, Forces Family members, Former members of the Armed Forces, who join the site for the purposes of job seeking, access to transitional services advertised on this site and/or networking services.
b. ‘Corporate Partner’ means any person, company, organisation or firm which purchases Services from us;
c. ‘Contract’ means an order for Services on a form provided by us (in any format) and signed by a Corporate Partner;
d. 'Services' means all facilities, products and services made available by us from time to time;
e. 'Contract Term' means the full term specified in the Order Form.
f. ‘Package’ means a facility, product and/or service or a combination of services negotiated and agreed between BFRS and the Corporate Partner.
This web site is owned and operated by Forces Resettlement Services CIC trading as BFRS and is made available to you on the following terms and conditions. By using the site and the services available on it you are deemed to accept these terms and conditions and any additional terms and conditions which expressly apply to services and information provided by third parties.
Use of the site
The information and services available on the site are provided for the purpose of individuals looking for employment opportunities, career information, training services, other transitional services and networking and for corporate members seeking to recruit staff and/or present access to their services. You may use, print and download information from the site for these purposes only and for no other personal or commercial purpose. You may not otherwise copy, display, transmit or distribute any material from the site without express written permission.
All copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights in the site and the material available on the site belongs to BFRS or its third party suppliers. Use of the site does not give you any proprietary rights in such materials.
In using the site, you are not to post any material of an offensive or illegal nature, any breach of this could result in termination of membership without refund of any fees paid.
Terms and conditions of business for Corporate Partners
Commencement of Services
BFRS will not commence the provision of Services pursuant to any Order until the signed contract has been returned to us.
Package prices are guaranteed for the period stated on the Contract. Prices are confidential and may not be disclosed by the Customer to any third party.
Job Posting - A job posted on BFRS will remain live for 30 days. Any extension of this time will be charged to the Customer as a new posting. Any jobs posted in addition to the agreed number of jobs per month will be charged at a price per job agreed with the customer at the time of the contract negotiation. If no price has been negotiated, a flat fee of £250 per job will be charged for each job over the agreed number.
Candidate Profile Search – A candidate profile search provision will be activated in accordance with your specific Contract and will remain live for the agreed term. Additional searches will be authorised and charged at an agreed price negotiated at the time of the contract negotiation. If no price has been negotiated and agreed, a flat fee of £250 per search will be charged.
If any Services to be used within any time period specified on the Contract are not used within that period of time they may not be carried over into any subsequent period without our prior written consent. The Customer will be responsible for payment for any unused Services.
Advertising – A number of advertising opportunities exist on this site and these are available to Corporate Partners as part of a ‘Package’ and could include a Banner ad logo, a bulletin article, a sponsor logo and/or a partner page, you will be required to provide all artwork and written material. Your ad will not be made live on the site until a signed contract has been received. Details and prices will be agreed in a written contract.
All prices exclude VAT. All invoices are payable within 28 days from invoice date. Late payment will entitle us to suspend provision of Services. Interest will be payable on late payments at the rate of 3% above Barclays Bank plc's base rate from time to time.
The corporate partner may terminate the contract:
1. In writing to BFRS CIC, Centenary Business Centre, Hammond Close, Nuneaton,
CV11 6RY by giving 60 days notice.
2. If we are in material breach of these terms and conditions and have not remedied such breach within ten days of notice specifying the breach and requiring that it be remedied, or:
3. If we become insolvent, cease to trade or go into liquidation
4. Termination by the Corporate Partner before the end of the Contract Term may, at our discretion, result in loss of discounts agreed for the entire Contract Term.
5. We may terminate the provision of Services if:
6. The Corporate Partner is in material breach of these terms and conditions and has not remedied such breach within ten days of notice specifying the breach and requiring that it be remedied, or:
7. The Corporate Partner becomes insolvent, ceases to trade or goes into liquidation.
Limitation of liability
Our total liability to the Corporate Partner 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 or £10,000, whichever is the greater.
Job Advertising Site rules
We have rules regarding the content and format of jobs posted on BFRS. Their purpose is to ensure that users who search the site or the BFRS database get results which are presented as clearly and informatively as possible. You agree that we may, at our discretion and without liability to you, remove from BFRS any advertisement which is posted in breach of these rules. The rules may change from time to time and you are advised to refer to them regularly.
The Rules are:
1. No jobs are to be posted for third party organisations.
2. No gratuitous use of keywords in job descriptions or job titles. Gratuitous means deliberately inserting words, strings of words, or repeating job titles, with the intention of influencing position in the results listing, or increasing the number of page views.
3. Job advertisements placed on BFRS must be for genuine vacancies only, and not for other products or services, either relating to or unrelated to recruitment including, but not limited to, affiliate schemes, pyramid selling schemes or any other so called 'business opportunity'.
4. URLs or email links (live or text only) are not permitted in the body copy of the job description page. Email links are permitted from the 'send an email' link and url linking is permitted from the 'apply online' link
Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003
Jobseekers, employers and recruiters need to be aware that the job board operates as a venue only and does not introduce or supply work-seekers to recruiters (or vice versa). This means that we do not:
1. obtain sufficient information for potential recruiters to select a suitable work-seeker for the position which the recruiter seeks to fill;
2. obtain confirmation of the identity of a work-seeker or that they have the experience, training, qualifications or authorisation to work in the position to be filled or that they wish to undertake the role to be filled;
3. take any steps to ensure the work-seeker and recruiter are each aware of any requirement imposed by law or otherwise which must be satisfied by either of them to permit the work-seeker to fulfil the position to be filled;
4. take any steps to ensure that it would not be detrimental to the interests of the work-seeker or the recruiter for the work-seeker to fulfil the position to be fulfilled;
5. give any indication to recruiters whether work-seekers are unsuitable (or suitable) for any position to be filled in any circumstances;
6. propose work-seekers to recruiters or provide any information about them.
7. take up any references in relation to a work-seeker; or
8. make any arrangements for accommodation of work-seekers.
The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003 (the "Regulations") seek to ensure that work-seekers are only proposed by employment agencies for roles for which they are properly qualified and that recruiters are only offered work-seekers who have the appropriate levels of experience, training, qualifications and authorisation for the position to be filled. Since we are only a venue and do not propose or introduce work-seekers to recruiters or vice versa, it is recommended that, if you are a work-seeker you undertake the steps set out in the Regulations to ensure your suitability for the role advertised or, if you are a recruiter or employer, to ensure a work-seekers suitability for the role.
These could include:
1. If you are a work-seeker; checking the identity of the recruiter/employer and the nature of its business, the commencement date and duration of the position, the position to be filled including type of work, location, hours and risks to health and safety, experience, training, qualifications and authorisation which the recruiter considers necessary or are required by law or otherwise to undertake the position, whether any expenses are payable by you as a work-seeker or whether there are any requirements imposed by law or otherwise for you to satisfy before taking up a position.
2. If you are a recruiter; checking the identity of the work-seeker and that the work-seeker has the experience, training, qualifications and authorisation required by law or otherwise for the position and whether there are any requirements imposed by law or otherwise for you, as the recruiter, to meet to enable a work-seeker to take up a position.
3. In addition, where professional qualifications are required or where work-seekers are to work with vulnerable persons or children, you should obtain copies of the relevant qualifications or authorisation, obtain at least two references from people who are not relatives of the work-seeker and undertake a criminal records bureau check of the work-seeker.
4. Any searching or screening tools provided by us for use in your assessment of the suitability or otherwise of any particular candidate or advertised vacancy are to assist you in taking these steps, but are not intended as a substitute.
Advertisements which appear to discriminate on grounds of sex, race or disability are illegal and may result in proceedings being taken against both the advertiser and the publisher. Advertisements are accepted by BFRS on the basis that the advertiser confirms that any requirement or qualification which may appear to discriminate illegally is in compliance with any exemption available under the relevant legislation. Notwithstanding this confirmation, if we nonetheless believe that an advertisement may be discriminatory we may at our discretion either amend the advertisement or remove it from BFRS without liability to you to make any refund of amounts paid or due to be paid in respect of the posting or otherwise and will inform you accordingly.
Responses to advertisements
You agree to deal fairly and professionally with individuals who may respond to an advertisement you have posted and not do anything which may bring BFRS into disrepute. You will indemnify us from and against any claim brought by an individual against BFRS arising from your breach of this obligation or any other of these terms and conditions.
We do not guarantee any response to your advertisement or that responses will be from individuals suitable for the job advertised. It is your responsibility to carry out such checks and procedures as are necessary to ensure that candidates are suitable for the job advertised and have the required qualifications and personal characteristics.
Content and links
If your advertisement links to another site via our external apply online option, you are responsible for maintaining the links and for the content of your advertisement and the linked site. We may remove from BFRS any advertisement which contains content or links to a site which, in our opinion, is defamatory, illegal or objectionable or will bring BFRS into disrepute. You will indemnify us from and against any claims or liability arising from content or links contained in your advertisements.
Third party sites
Vacancies you post on BFRS may also appear on third party recruitment web sites.
Candidate Profile Search
Rights in the database
Database rights and all other applicable copyright and intellectual property rights in the candidate database belong to BFRS. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any rights in the database or its content and that your retention and use of the database and its content is governed by these terms and conditions.
Use of the database
The material you are entitled to receive from the candidate profile search facility is determined by the package you have purchased from us. On receipt of this material you may:
1. Use the information about the individuals contained in the database for the purpose of contacting them (either directly or through BFRS depending on the product you have purchased) in relation to a specific job vacancy.
2. Use the information only in connection with your own recruitment-related activities.
You may NOT:
1. Supply, sell or license material from the candidate database, or a copy of it, to any other person, including another member of your group of companies.
2. Download the database through any automated (e.g. "scraping") process.
3. Contact the individuals on the database or make or allow any use of the information about those individuals, other than for the purpose of finding suitable candidates for specific job vacancies. You must, at all times, comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and all subsequent legislation and regulations.
Deletion of database material
You agree to delete all material from the candidate database upon its replacement with up-to-date material or the satisfactory conclusion of your search for a suitable candidate, whichever occurs first.
Dealings with candidates
You agree to deal fairly and professionally with individuals you may contact using information from the candidate database and not do anything which may bring BFRS into disrepute. You will indemnify BFRS from and against any claim brought by an individual against BFRS arising from your breach of this obligation or any other of these terms and conditions.
Passwords are for the sole use of the person to whom they are issued. We may deny access to a password if we reasonably believe that it is being used by an unauthorised person or that the user is breaching these terms and conditions.
Customer supplied content
1. These terms and conditions apply to all advertising campaigns ('Campaigns') and other material accepted by BFRS for display on our web sites. By placing any such material you accept these terms and conditions as principal, even if you are acting as agent or buyer for the third party advertiser.
2. We must receive the complete creative content for a Campaign in acceptable format at least two working days before the go-live date specified in your order. Otherwise, we may not be able to achieve the specified go-live date but you may still be required to pay the full amount set out in the order irrespective of whether any delivery target for impressions have been met.
3. To cancel or alter an order for a Campaign you must inform us, by fax or email at the number or address on the order, at least two working days before 9 am on the go-live date specified in your order. Otherwise you must pay the full amount set out in the order, irrespective of whether any delivery targets for impressions have been met.
4. You are responsible for the content of material supplied by you and for ensuring that you have the right to supply it to us and that it complies with all relevant legislation and codes of practice. If we receive complaints about any material or its content we may, at our discretion, remove the material from display without reference or liability to you. You will indemnify us against any claim that the material infringes the intellectual property rights or other rights of others or is defamatory or otherwise offensive.
5. If you are an employment agency or an employment business (as defined by the Employment Agencies Act 1973) it is your responsibility to ensure the advertisements you place on BFRS comply with the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.
6. You are also responsible for fulfilling and dealing with any orders or enquiries relating to the goods or services to which a Campaign relates and you will indemnify and hold us harmless accordingly.
7. Your sole remedy if we, or our third party subcontractors who may host and serve Campaigns from time to time, make an error in displaying any Campaign is the cost of re-running the relevant Campaign. Neither we nor our subcontractors shall be liable in any circumstances for any loss of profit or business. We shall, additionally, have no liability for failure to display the Campaign caused by circumstances outside our control.