Terms and Conditions for Volunteers
Welcome to vInspired.com, a digital platform that connects young people with local volunteering opportunities they care about.
By using this website you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
If you use the Website, you must comply with these Terms and Conditions.
We’ve used a few different terms in these Terms and Conditions – we’ve let you know what they mean in the glossary at the bottom of this page.
You should read the Terms and Conditions in full, but here are some important points we want you to know about:
1.1 You must be 16 years old or over to use the website. If you’re under 16, you need to have permission from your parent or guardian to sign up to the website.
1.2 You can only sign up to the website and apply for Roles if you are aged 14-30 (inclusive). The only exception to this is if you are signing up via a school’s website.
1.3 Our Providers are independent from us. We make every effort to make sure that the opportunities they provide are high quality and appropriate to the relevant age group.
1.4 We also make every effort to make sure that our Providers comply with all relevant policies and legislation, particularly on data protection and safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All organisations have to confirm that they meet these standards before they can use our website or services, and we do random checks on our Providers to make sure they’re compliant.
1.5 We can’t guarantee that the Roles shown on the website are available.
1.7 If you do not want the content you put on the website to be made publicly available, you can choose to have a private profile.
2. Website Use
2.1 You can’t change the website, or do anything that might damage or disrupt the good working order of the website, our equipment or software. The only exceptions are here in these Terms and Conditions.
2.2 You agree that vInspired can – at any time and without prior notice – replace or change these Terms and Conditions. If you keep using this website after changes are made, this means that you have accepted the updated Terms and Conditions. You should visit this page often to check any changes.
2.3 You must keep your passwords secret. If you think another person or organisation is misusing your password, get in touch with us straightaway.
3.1 vInspired can’t guarantee that information on the website is accurate, verified or complete. vInspired accepts no liability if you or any person or organisation relies on or uses the information.
3.2 vInspired can’t guarantee that the website or your use of it will be uninterrupted, or free from errors, viruses or harmful material. It’s your job to make sure that your computer is suitable to use the website.
3.3 Information that you give to us:
a) You agree that any information you give to us is true.
3.4 Copyright and monitoring:
a) The content of the website is owned by vInspired. No content from the website may be copied, used or reproduced without our written consent, except where it is used for research and non-commercial use where no consent is required. Please send your written requests to use content from the website to email@example.com.
3.5 Linked sites and Providers:
a) When you access another website (including Provider websites) using links on the website, you understand that it is independent from vInspired and that we have no control over that website, or the services it offers.
4.1 We can accept no liability if you suffer losses or damages from using or in connection with the use of the website.
4.2 vInspired accepts no responsibility for any losses or damages caused or alleged to be caused by your participation in a Role. Any concerns or complaints regarding any Role should be directed to the Provider.
4.3 vInspired is not liable for any losses or damages caused or alleged to be caused by your use of another website or resource. Any concerns regarding any external link should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
4.4 If we are liable to you for any reason, our liability will be limited to £200. (This limit does not apply to any liability we may have for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or fraudulent misrepresentation).
5.1 We can assign, transfer or replace vInspired or subcontract any or all of our rights and obligations under these Terms and Conditions at any time.
5.2 If any term of these Terms and Conditions is illegal, invalid, or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining terms will still be valid.
5.3 Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to English Laws.
5.4 Except in respect of a payment obligation to vInspired, neither you nor vInspired will be held liable for any failure to perform any obligation to the other due to causes beyond your reasonable control.
5.5 Failure or delay by either party to enforce an obligation or exercise a right under these Terms and Conditions shall not be a waiver of that obligation or right.
5.6 Except where Providers are provided with rights under these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions do not confer any rights on any person or party (other than you and/or us) pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
All contact or notices to be given in relation to these Terms and Conditions or your use of the website shall be given:
a) To us via email to email@example.com or
b) To you, via these Terms and Conditions or at the email address you provide when creating your profile (or later updated).
6. Website use
6.1 You mustn’t use the website in a way that is offensive, threatening, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, harassing, false, misleading or unreliable, or is likely to bring vInspired or its website into disrepute.
6.2 You agree to not share content that will infringe on anyone’s rights – person or organisation. This includes privacy or publicity rights.
6.3 vInspired accepts no responsibility for any content posted by Providers or volunteers, but we do reserve the right to remove or edit content.
6.4 If you have any concerns about material on the website, you can get in touch with us by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
6.5 We and our Providers reserve the right to suspend or end your access to the website immediately at any time.
6.6 We and our Providers reserve the right to edit, or ask you to edit, content posted on the website at any time.
6.8 If the way you use the website, the content you upload, or any breach of these Terms and Conditions creates losses for vInspired, you will compensate us for all losses. This includes direct and indirect losses, all costs and damages.
6.9 If your access to the website is terminated or suspended for any reason, you must not access the website or any other vInspired website. You also mustn’t create a new profile without our permission.
Content – refers to any user generated content posted, attached or added to the website including but not limited to any commentary, emails, information, screenshots, photographs, pictures, videos, text and artwork.
House Rules – refers to the house rules that form part of these Terms and Conditions
Profile – refers to any profile you create during your use of the website
Service, services – refers to vInspired service, a volunteering programme run by vInspired and facilitated through the website (through which Providers can offer and arrange volunteering roles for you).
Providers – refers to organisations who make volunteering roles available to users through the website
Role or Roles – refer to any volunteering activities (including but not limited to opportunities, roles, projects and events) offered to users on the website through a Provider
vInspired – a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under number 05639682 and registered charity number 1113255. If you would like to contact vInspired please email email@example.com.
Website – refers to this website vinspired.com
We, us, our – refer to vInspired, a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under number 05639682 and registered charity number 1113255.
You, your – refer to the person using the website.