Welcome to the Terms and Conditions for PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk and MastersCompare.co.uk.
‘Think Postgrad Ltd’ – the provider of the websites PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk and MastersCompare.co.uk
‘Universities’ and other ‘Funding Providers’ refers to all advertisers on PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk or MastersCompare.co.uk that have specific or general postgraduate funding or study opportunities that can be advertised on the sites.
The ‘public area’ of PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk and MastersCompare.co.uk refers to the area of the sites that are visible to all users of the sites.
The services provided at https://www.postgraduatestudentships.co.uk and https://www.masterscompare.co.uk are provided by Think Postgrad Ltd (formerly Online Resource Pages Ltd) VAT Registration Number: 933 7699 76
Think Postgrad Ltd is registered in England and Wales, Company No 6630198 Registered Office Address: Malvern View Business Park, Stella Way, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, GL52 7DQ.
PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk was launched in November 2006, originally trading as PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk, and became a trading division of Online Resource Pages Ltd on 1 November 2008. MastersCompare.co.uk was launched in October 2009. The company was renamed Think Postgrad Ltd at Companies House on 1 August 2014.
The terms and conditions set out below apply to your use of our services at PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk and MastersCompare.co.uk and to all products and services provided by Think Postgrad Ltd other than via the website. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, you may not use our services.
PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk accepts studentship postings through the purchase of advertising ‘slots’, and other advertising from both Funding Providers and other advertisers. MastersCompare.co.uk accepts course listings through free or paid for listings from Universities and other advertisers.
Publication of Advertisements
All advertisements, including all studentships and course listings will only be published on the public area of the sites when the funding provider has been fully approved by Think Postgrad Ltd or by the registered organisational Administrator for the Provider’s or Advertiser’s organisation, if the organisation is already registered and approved on PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk or MastersCompare.co.uk.
All advertisements, including all studentships and course listings will be published on the public area of either or both sites for the duration of the advertisement agreed when the advertisement is booked on either or both sites, which will be a maximum of 1 year. After this date they will be removed from the Public Area of the sites.
The publication date is deemed to be the date the advertisement is first published on either site, even if the advertisement is subsequently withdrawn for editing purposes and republished at a later date.
All advertisement slots and course listings bought on PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk and MastersCompare.co.uk are available for immediate use and remain valid for use for 6 months from the purchase date. Slots remaining unused after 6 months will be deleted from the purchasers account unless otherwise agreed with Think Postgrad Ltd at least 1 month before the full 6 months has elapsed.
No refunds are given at any time for slots purchased as part of any advertising package which are not subsequently used by the Provider before they expire. Providers will be notified one month before any remaining slots are due to expire.
Providers may edit and resave published advertisements but may not make changes such that a different advert for a different funding or study opportunity is deemed to have been created, in the opinion of Think Postgrad Ltd. It is the responsibility of the Funding Provider to purchase new advertisement slots in these circumstances and/or to clarify with Think Postgrad Ltd whether a new advertisement slot is required, before editing takes place.
Think Postgrad Ltd reserves the right to invoice Providers for any new advertisements that have been created in this way, and/or to suspend the advertisement in question on either or both websites.
Prices quoted are valid for 30 days and advertising slots are subject to availability.
All PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk and/or MastersCompare.co.uk invoices issued by Think Postgrad Ltd are payable within 30 days of the invoice date unless otherwise agreed in writing with Think Postgrad Ltd at the time when the advertisement is booked.
If payment is not received by the due date, Think Postgrad Ltd reserves the right to remove the advertisement(s) in question from the public side of the sites and to suspend the account, and if necessary all accounts registered with Think Postgrad Ltd attached to the organisation in question, so that no new advertisements or postings of any kind can be made until such time as payment is received by Think Postgrad Ltd.
Think Postgrad Ltd reserves the right to require payment in advance from Providers and other Advertisers before any advertisement is published.
Information Provided by Funding Providers and Advertisers
All information given by advertisers on any part of the sites, including advert content, must be accurate and up to date. It is the advertiser’s responsibility to ensure that content is not misleading, inaccurate, and does not make false claims, or claims that could be construed as false or misleading about their own or any other organisation, or students that have attended their organisation.
Think Postgrad Ltd does not accept liability for any actions taken or not taken by any site user as a result of Advertiser or Funding Provider information being incorrect on the sites. It is the advertiser’s responsibility to ensure that the appropriate rights have been obtained for use of any images or logos supplied by the Advertiser or Funding Provider used in any advertising.
Think Postgrad Ltd reserves the right to withdraw without notice, advertisements of any type, or written contributions to any part of the public side of the sites, by Funding Providers and other Advertisers, should any of the advertisements or contributions contravene any of the terms and conditions in this document, or should they be, in the opinion of Think Postgrad Ltd, inappropriate or offensive in such a way as to be likely to bring Think Postgrad Ltd or PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk or MastersCompare.co.uk into disrepute. In such circumstances, no refunds will be given.
Think Postgrad Ltd Services
We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our services, and by using our websites, you accept that we do not. We do not accept liability for any loss or damage to persons or property caused by the interruption of any part or all of our services.
Think Postgrad Ltd does not and cannot check or confirm the claimed identify of users or the accuracy or honesty of the information provided by users on our websites. We do not control the information posted by other users, including students seeking funding, on our sites, or that they make available to you as a result of using our websites. We cannot guarantee its accuracy, content, character or tone.
Your general activities on our websites
Your activities’ includes any and every posting you make on PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk and/or MastersCompare.co.uk, whether directly related to an advertisement or other listing, or not. It also includes all information you may provide to us, or to any third party, including other users or the sites, that is in any way related to activity in which you engage on our websites. It also includes any activity you may engage in in any way related to your use of our websites.
Your activities on our websites must not:
a) Be false, inaccurate, misleading, dishonest or fraudulent
b) Be offensive, menacing, abusive, defamatory, obscene or indecent, or in breach of copyright, confidence, privacy or any other rights
c) Infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark or any other legal rights
d) Be in breach of any applicable laws
f) Create liability for us or cause us to lose (in whole or part) the services of our ISP or any other suppliers.
g) Link directly or indirectly to, or otherwise promote, mention, include or imply, descriptions of goods or services that are prohibited under these Terms and Conditions, or that you do not have a right to link to or include.
h) Contain any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software of any sort designed to disrupt the normal operations of any computer or website, or designed to remove, copy, or otherwise gain unauthorised access to the information contained on our website or on the computers of any other PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk and/or MastersCompare.co.uk user.
i) Cause any disruption of any sort to the normal functioning of our websites, or any risk of disruption at any point in the future.
You agree to indemnify and hold us and (as applicable) our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms and Conditions or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
Unless otherwise explicitly stated, notices to Think Postgrad Ltd must be sent by registered mail to Think Postgrad Ltd, Jimuir House, Bath Road, Leonard Stanley, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 3LU.
Notices to you will be sent to the email address you provide us with during the registration process (receipt is deemed 24 hours after an email is sent, unless notice is received that the email address is invalid), or by registered mail.