Terms of service

What some words mean
  • "Account Holder" means the organisation under whose name the Pathways account was set up (generally this will be your college);
  • "Pathways account" means a current subscription to The Service;
  • "The Service" means our Pathways tool, administration area and any embedded Pathways instance
  • "us" "we" and "our" refers to Float New Media Design Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales with registered number 05361371 and having its registered office at 5 Princes Buildings, Bath BA1 2ED;
  • "you" means you, the person who accesses and uses this website and/or The Service; and
  • "your Data" means any data entered or uploaded by you while using The Service.
Creating and accessing a Pathways account

In order to access and use The Service, a Pathways account must first be created. You register for a Pathways account by submitting your details on our landing page or by contacting us directly.

If you are opening a Pathways account because you have been referred to us by someone else, the account sign up process will depend on the specific arrangements we have in place with that third party.

Formation of a contract

If we accept an application for the creation of a Pathways account, we will confirm this by email and at that point a legally binding contract will be created between the Account Holder and us. If you apply for a Pathways account to be created, you must therefore ensure that you are authorised to enter into this contract for and on behalf of the Account Holder. The contract will be concluded in the English language and the provisions of these Terms of Service shall govern our agreement with the Account Holder and you.

If you become a Pathways Account Holder because you have been referred to us by someone else, your contract for the use of the Service will be with us direct.

Errors in information you gave us

If you made any mistakes in the details you gave to us when registering for a Pathways account (or that you gave to the third party who passed these details to us as part of a specific arrangement we have with them), these errors can be corrected by accessing The Service and using the "edit" function on the "Company Details" or "People" pages. Or you may contact us directly on pathways@floatdesign.net to correct such errors.

Refusal to create an account

We reserve the right, at our discretion, not to accept and/or process registrations for a Pathways account. This may be due to technical constraints, because you or your organisation has been banned by us from using The Service or for any other reason. No charge will be made by us fin such instances.

How to access the account

You will not be able to access and use The Service without a username and password for a Pathways account. There are two ways you can obtain these:

Your rights
Your rights

If the organisation you represent is an Account Holder and you are authorised by it to use The Service, we grant you a non-transferable, non-exclusive licence to use The Service in accordance with these Terms of Service.

Conditions

The above licence is strictly subject to compliance with these Terms of Service by you (and by the Account Holder whose Pathways account you are accessing and by all other users of that Pathways account.)

Your obligations
You must
You must not
Security

The Account Holder is ultimately responsible for administering and safeguarding any passwords created to control access to its Pathways account: please keep any password issued to you secure.

Paying for The Service
Subscription fee amount

A subscription fee for use of The Service is payable annually in advance by the Account Holder. The subscription rates are posted on our website and we may vary these from time to time: please see our Pricing Page for the rates in force for the current year. Prices on our website are quoted in UK pounds Sterling and exclude VAT, which is also payable.

Free trials and beta trials

No charge for use of The Service will be made during any 'free trial' period or any 'beta trial' period. The Account Holder is not however entitled to benefit from more than one 'free trial' - if we discover that more than one 'free trial' has been requested, the Account Holder will become liable for payment of the subscription fee for all use of The Service made after the first ‘free trial' period.

Automatic renewal

Once any 'free trial' or 'beta trial' period is over, we will automatically renew the Account Holder's subscription and bill them as instructed at setup and issue a relevant invoice.

Non-payment

We shall be under no obligation to provide The Service if the subscription fee (plus VAT) is not paid to us on time. The Account Holder must ensure that we have complete and accurate billing and contact information throughout the subscription period, including the full name of the Account Holder, its business address, and a billing contact email address. If subscription fees become overdue, we reserve the right to suspend your access to The Service until the balance is paid and we may close the Account Holder's Pathways account permanently.

Who owns what
Rights in your data

The Account Holder has sole responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of your Data. The Account Holder retains ownership of any copyright, trade marks, database rights and any other intellectual property rights it has in your Data. Intellectual property rights in your Data will not be transferred to us. We reserve the right to disclose your Data to law enforcement officials in the investigation of fraud or other alleged unlawful activities but otherwise we will only use your Data to provide The Service.

Rights in our software and our website

All copyright, database rights, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in The Service (including any such rights in our website) are either owned by or licensed to us and nothing in these Terms of Service shall transfer any ownership rights to you or to the Account Holder.

Closing a Pathways account
Cancellation by you

You can close the Account Holder's Pathways account at any time by contacting pathways@floatdesign.net. No further subscription fees will be billed and no refund will be made of any subscription fees already billed and paid.

Suspension and closure by us

If you (or any other user of the Account Holder's Pathways account) fails to abide by these Terms of Service, or if payment of the subscription fees is not paid on time, we reserve the right to suspend your access to The Service or permanently cancel the Account Holder's Pathways account. If we withdraw access to The Service because these Terms of Service have been breached, no refund will be payable by us. We also reserve the right to close any Pathways account (including during any ‘free trial' or ‘beta trial' period) for any reason, by giving one month's notice.

Disclaimer
IMPORTANT

This section restricts the extent to which we are liable for any losses which may be suffered in connection with your use of The Service. It also requires the Account Holder to compensate us for any loss we suffer as a result of your failure to comply with these Terms of Service.

No guarantees

We make no guarantee that The Service will be suitable for your intended use, neither do we guarantee that it will be error-free, timely, reliable, entirely secure, virus-free or available, especially since we are dependent on the reliability of the Internet and your use of your own computer to access The Service. We will try to keep disruptions to a minimum but we may suspend The Service from time to time to carry out maintenance and support work and to investigate unauthorised use.

Exclusion of our liability

You use The Service entirely at your own risk. We do not restrict our liability (if any) for personal injury or death resulting from our negligence, for fraud committed by us or for any matter which it would be illegal to limit or to attempt to restrict. We exclude all other liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage arising in connection with The Service (even if we have been advised of their possibility.)

Limitation of our liability

Where we are not legally entitled to exclude our liability, our total liability for any loss or damage relating to The Service (or to our website generally) shall not exceed an amount equal to the subscription fees which the Account Holder has paid to us in the previous year.

Liability to us

If you access The Service using a password created to control access to the Account Holder's Pathways account, then the Account Holder shall be held liable for any reasonable costs and expenses incurred by us as a result of breach of these Terms of Service by you. Otherwise, you shall be personally be held liable for any reasonable costs and expenses incurred by us as a result of breach of these Terms of Service by you.

General legal matters
Entire agreement

These Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy describe the entire agreement between you, the Account Holder and us regarding The Service, and supersede any prior understandings or agreements. The headings are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction or interpretation of these Terms of Service.

Changes to this contract

We reserve the right to change these Terms of Service from time to time and therefore we may impose new or different terms and conditions on your use of The Service. These additional terms will be posted here on our website and will be effective from the Account Holder's next annual subscription. Therefore you should regularly review this page to check for changes to these Terms of Service. Your continued use of The Service will be deemed to constitute acceptance by the Account Holder of all of the new terms. These Terms of Service may not otherwise be changed without our written consent.

Transfer of rights & obligations

We shall be entitled to transfer our rights and/or obligations under these Terms of Service to another party. Neither you nor the Account Holder may transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms of Service without our written consent.

Waiver and severability

If either you or we ignore any breach of these Terms of Service, it doesn't mean that any further breach cannot be enforced. Similarly, if any part of these Terms turn out to be invalid or unenforceable for some reason, then it will be replaced with a provision which, as far as possible, achieves the same purpose as the original, and the remainder of the agreement will still be binding.

Resolving disputes

These Terms of Service shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law. If any party wants to take court proceedings in relation to The Service, it must do so in England. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you use or otherwise access The Service.