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This Website is controlled and operated by the Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge acting through its department, the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (“UCLES”) of The Triangle Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 8EA, United Kingdom. Cambridge Assessment English (“Cambridge English”) is a division of UCLES.
For the avoidance of doubt, if you are a recognized Centre holding a Centre Agreement between you and Cambridge English, the terms of your Centre Agreement will take precedence over the above. In all further circumstances the below terms will apply.
International Trade Compliance
Content downloaded from the Website is intended solely for use during the administration of Cambridge English tests.
a) Content may be copied to physical media (e.g. encrypted USB drive) in order to facilitate test administration
b) Content may be distributed via physical media to test venues controlled by your registered Cambridge English Centre to facilitate test administration at a venue remote from the Centre
c) All physical and electronic copies of the content must be stored securely in advance of the test and permanently erased immediately following the test.
Further information regarding permitted use of this content is published in the Security of audio files support site article, which forms part of our agreement with you.
You must not:
a) misuse the Website and the licences granted or Your use of the website may be terminated or suspended;
b) engage in systematic copying or downloading of the Content, Test or Services or transmit any part of the Content or Test or by any means to any unauthorised Candidate or third party;
a) allow copies of the Content to be stored or accessed by any unauthorised Candidate , person or organisation and shall ensure the Content is kept secure at all times;
b) make the Website Content available in any other form or medium or create derivative works, in whole or in part, without the written permission of Cambridge English;
c) alter, amend, modify or change the Contentor Services;
d) copy, download, duplicate, reproduce or exploit the Website Content, Service, or Licensed product in whole or in part, for sale, resale or commercial use without our express agreement;
e) upload, display or transmit any materials through the Website which are false, offensive, defamatory, threatening, obscene, and unlawful or which infringe the rights of any other person anywhere in the world;
f) reverse engineer, decompile, copy, adapt, frame or use framing techniques any software or other code or scripts forming part of the Website or attempt to transmit to or via the Website any information that contains a Virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful or disruptive component;
g) use data mining, robots, or similar extraction and data gathering tools;
h) use any Meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilising Cambridge English’s names or trademarks without our express written agreement;
i) change, modify, delete, interfere with or misuse data contained on the Website and entered by or relating to any third party Candidate of the Website;
j) breach or fail to comply with any specific instructions or limitations on the Use of Website Content as notified by Us to You; and
k) use the audio files for any other purpose other than the exam they are created for and must not be used for teaching purposes in any event.
Privacy and Personal Data
We will use your personal data for the purpose of Us providing the Service and You being able to access the Service on this Website.
A digital signature will be added to all downloaded audio files. The signature will include encrypted data including the downloader’s name and email address. The purpose of the signature is to maintain the integrity of the assessment and security of the materials and to allow Cambridge Assessment to perform any necessary investigations. A record of the digital signature will be retained for a period of 1 year from the download date.
Right of withdrawal of access of Website content
Exclusions and limitations of liability
We will use reasonable commercial measures to ensure the availability of the Website will be uninterrupted and that transmissions will be error-free. However, due to the nature of the internet, this cannot be guaranteed. Also, Your access to the Services may also be occasionally suspended or restricted or restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance, or the introduction of new facilities or services.
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If the limitation on the Cambridge English’s liability set out in the preceding paragraph is adjudged to be unreasonable in the circumstances, the limit of Cambridge English’s liability shall be increased to the amount that Cambridge English can recover from its insurer for the loss in question.
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Other important terms
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Definitions and Interpretation
Under these terms and conditions unless the context otherwise requires, the following words have the following meanings:
‘Business Day’ means any day which is not a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in the United Kingdom.
‘Cambridge’ / 'We' / 'Us' / 'Our' means the Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge acting collectively through its departments: University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (‘UCLES’ or ‘Cambridge Assessment’), Cambridge Assessment English, non-teaching departments of the University of Cambridge.
‘Centre / Institution’ shall mean a recognised exam centre which can provide test taking facilities as provided in accordance with the relevant Centre Agreement.
‘Confidential Information’ means information that is proprietary or confidential and is either clearly labelled as such or identified as confidential information.
‘Content’ means Website content and candidate content whether provided by Cambridge Assessment English or a third-party.
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‘Policies’ shall mean the data protection, privacy and confidentiality policies notified to you from time to time.
‘Service’ or ‘Services’ shall mean the service(s) to be delivered by Cambridge Assessment English through this website.
‘Third Party’ or ‘Third Party Services’ shall mean the services to be delivered by a centre, institution or employer or other entities and not Cambridge Assessment English.
‘Virus(es)’ means anything or a device (including any software, code, file or program) which may: prevent, impair or otherwise adversely affect the operation of any computer software, hardware or network, any telecommunications service, equipment or network or any other service or device; prevent, impair or otherwise adversely affect access to or the operation of any program or data, including the reliability of any program or data (whether by re-arranging, altering or erasing the program or data in whole or part or otherwise); or adversely affect the candidate experience, including worms, trojan horses, viruses and other similar things or devices.
'Website' means this website and any other website notified to you as part of your registration, access or use of the services from time to time.
'Website Content' means all material contained in the website including without limitation all articles, content, discussion content, tests, answer keys, text, images, scripts, , sounds and audio files added to the website by Cambridge English.