Terms and Conditions

Welcome to voluntees.co.uk

This is the official site for Teesside University's volunteering service. 




Any information you provide to us through the Website will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy below:


Privacy Policy

The Teesside University volunteering service (Volun-tees) is digitally hosted on the OpenCampus technology (owned and operated by OpenCampus UK Ltd). OpenCampus takes pride in providing excellent customer care and is committed to protecting our users’ information.  In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We also take appropriate measures to ensure that the information disclosed to us is kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used. However, we may need to disclose your information to lawful authorities if required to do so by law.

Information we collect about you:

Submitted information: We collect data that you submit to us through using the Website. This includes information that you provide to us when you register. We also collect data that you submit to us through other communication with us (for example, by e-mail or chat). Much of the information that we hold about you is collected to help us provide more effective services to you, however it’s your choice whether or not to include sensitive information on your profile or in your communication. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available.


The information that you provide to us may include, but is not limited to:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Occupation type (Employed, Student or Alumni)
  • City and country you live in
  • Company or university that you work or study at
  • Information about your specific area of work or study
  • Department you work or study in
  • Information about your personal preferences
  • Skills you have and skills you want to develop
  • Career Interests
  • CV and LinkedIn profile
  • Photos and videos you submit
  • Reflective notes and information that you upload
  • DBS Number (Disclosure and Barring Service)
  • Disability Information


OpenCampus UK Ltd and Teesside University may also use this information along with other submitted information for research purposes, to improve the services we provide to you and to contact you about opportunities. The inclusion of this information is optional and you can remove/update this information at any time in your profile.

Website use information: Each time you use our website we may automatically collect information about you, including, but not limited to:

  • Information about which pages you visit, the organisations that you connect with, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data;
  • Technical information, including the type and ID of the device you use;
  • Information we receive from other sources (Third Party Information).

Cookie use information: We use cookies to analyse user activity in order to improve the site and provide an improved user experience for you. We also use cookies to gather certain information about users, such as browser type, server, language preference, and country setting, in order to store user preferences on our site to make your user experience more consistent and convenient. For example, we may store the recent searches you have performed in a cookie so that we can allow you to easily repeat those searches when you return to our Site. In addition, we use cookies to maintain your logged in state when you visit our Site repeatedly. We may also use your IP address to determine your geographic location in order to provide you with the most relevant search results. We also use Google Analytics to track user activity over different browsing sessions. 



How we use information collected about you:

  • The personal information we collect about you will be used to help recommend relevant opportunities and content to help you advance your career.
  • Your information is accessible by OpenCampus UK Ltd for research and reporting purposes and to contact you. We will contact you through email, notices posted on our websites or apps and other ways through our Services, including text messages and push notifications. We will send you messages about the availability of our Services, security, or other service-related issues. We also send messages about how to use the Services, network updates, reminders, job suggestions and promotional messages from us and our partners. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from us, including security and legal notices.
    We also enable communications between you and others through our Services, including for example invitations and messages between connections.
  • When you connect with an organisation through the website, your profile is visible to that organisation’s administrators. We provide your public profile information to the administrators of the organisations that you connect to, as well as aggregated information about Users of which your data may be included. When you are connected to an organisation, their administrators can contact you and view your public profile information. 
  • By registering for Volun-tees through this Website your information will be accessible to Teesside University for research and reporting purposes and to contact you. Upon registering, you grant Teesside University the ability to view, download and keep a copy of your public profile data. You also permit Teesside University the following additional permissions:
    • The Volun-tees Team can view your registrations that take place through the System. This is in order to help support your development and to assist you in successfully connecting to their partner organisations for opportunities for which you have registered.
    • The Volun-tees Team can view your activity on their portal including communication that is sent through their portal. This is in order to monitor the safety and security of their Users and to ensure a positive User experience.
    • The Volun-tees Team can view and update your profile information as necessary.
    • If you are registering as a Provider, the Volun-tees Team will automatically have administrator access to your account to help support you in connecting with their Users.


Security and Investigations:

We use your data (including your communications) if we think it’s necessary for security purposes or to investigate possible fraud or other violations of our User Agreement or this Privacy Policy and/or attempts to harm our Members or Visitors.


Disclosure of information about you:

When you connect with an organisation through the Website, you provide them access to your profile information. This information may be used to help assess your suitability for a role for which you applied or to contact you about upcoming events or activities. This information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Gender
  • Occupation type (Employed, Student or Other)
  • City and country you live in
  • Company or university that you work or study at
  • Information about your specific area of work or study
  • Department you work or study in
  • Skills you have and skills you want to develop
  • Career Interests
  • CV and LinkedIn profile
  • Photos and videos you submit
  • Reflective notes and information that you upload
  • DBS Number (Disclosure and Barring Service)



There are multiple ways in which you can connect to an organisation, these include, but are not limited to:

  • Applying for an opportunity with an organisation
  • Reporting that you are working or studying with an organisation
  • Uploading hours completed with an organisation
  • Following an organisation from their profile


Additionally, we may disclose your Submitted Information to third parties:

  • When you register on this website and when you register for opportunities through this website, we send your basic contact information (name, email address, phone number, occupation and organisation) to the organisation with which you are registering;
  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If OpenCampus UK Ltd or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its users will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation or request.
  • In order to:
    • enforce our policies or agreements or to investigate potential breaches; or
    • protect the rights, property or safety of OpenCampus UK Ltd, our customers, or partners. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


Where we store your personal data:

The data that we collect from you is processed and stored by Google Cloud services within the European Economic Area (EEA). These services include, but are not limited to: Amazon Cloud Services, Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud SQL, Google Cloud App Engine and Google Cloud Stackdriver. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. These staff may be engaged in the fulfilment of your request, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.


You are responsible for keeping your User password confidential and keeping your User profile up to date and free of erroneous information. When you create a User profile you agree not to share your password with anyone and you agree to take safety precautions when accessing your User account.


Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


We may collect and store personal data on your Device using application data caches and browser web storage.


Storage of IP addresses; use of JavaScript and cookies:

In order to access our website the short term registration of your IP address is required. An IP address is a unique, globally valid identifier of your computer. As a private user, in most cases you will not use a constanIP address because an IP address is only assigned to you temporarily by your provider. However, the connection of user data to particular individuals is in principle possible with static IP addresses. Our server stores IP addresses for up to 24 hours. After this the access data is automatically anonymised. We use cookies (small text files containing visitor information that are temporarily stored on your computer's hard drive) in order to track frequency of use, repeated use and number of users of our website. The cookies used by us are anonymised and are used exclusively for the above purposes. We do not use them to learn about your personal user behaviour or to adapt the content of our website to your personal browsing habits. The data relating to your visit is collected via a JavaScript program embedded in the source code of our website and forwarded to our web server. If JavaScript is disabled in your browser settings only some of the information will be recorded and the number of page views counted.


During your visit to our website the following information may automatically be logged in our user statistics

  • Your IP address - abbreviated after a maximum of 24 hours and thereby anonymised *
  • A unique number to distinguish visitors (if cookies are enabled) URLs visited within our website Timing of page views Type of HTML queries Previously visited URL (if transmitted by browser) *
  • Name and version of your operating system *
  • Name, version and language preference of your browser *
  • Screen resolution and colour depth Technologies and formats supported by browser (cookies, Java, Flash, PDF, WindowsMedia, QuickTime, Realplayer, Director, SilverLight, Google Gears).


If JavaScript is disabled only the information marked with an asterisk (*) will be collected.

Our website can generally be used without you having to disclose your identity. It is possible to configure your browser by modifying the browser settings so that cookies are rejected and the execution of JavaScript programs is disabled. If you want to do this, we recommend that you consult the information provided by your browser maker (for example, in the Help menu of your internet browser or on the relevant website), or contact your browser supplier for further assistance and information. In addition, you can delete already enabled cookies yourself at any time by selecting the appropriate menu item in your internet browser or by deleting the cookies from the relevant directory on your hard drive.

The legal basis for the temporary saving of data and log files is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Storage occurs in log files in order to ensure the website's functionality. The data also help us optimize the websites, eliminate malfunctions and ensure our IT system security. Our justified interest in data processing pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR also lies in such purposes.

The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were gathered. If data are gathered for the provision of the website, this is the case if the respective visit is ended. In the instance that data are stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage above and beyond this period is possible. In this case, the users' IP addresses are deleted or removed so they can no longer be allocated to the visiting client.

The recording of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is essential to operate the website. As a consequence, users do not have an option to revoke such data recording.


Terms of use: 

As an individual using this website for personal use or as an individual using this website on behalf of an organisation, you are bound by the Terms and Conditions listed below.  If you are using the website on behalf of an organisation you are classified as “Provider Staff” and the opportunity posting organisation you work for/with (referred to in these Terms and Conditions as “the Provider”) has entered into an agreement with OpenCampus UK Ltd and Teesside University under which it agrees to carry out certain obligations. Below are listed some of the key Provider obligations that you also agree to comply with as a member of Provider Staff. If there are any additional obligations that you need to comply with that are not mentioned in these Terms and Conditions, it is the responsibility of the Provider to tell you about these.

1. Introduction
If you use the Website, you must comply with the following Terms and Conditions. You should read all the Terms and Conditions prior to using the Website. If You do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, You should not use the Website.

Although you must read these Terms and Conditions in full, we think the most important points for you are:

  • (a) You agree not to do anything that would bring OpenCampus UK Ltd, Teesside University, Volun-tees, the OpenCampus brand, the Teesside University brand or the Volun-tees brand and their public image into disrepute
  • (b) You agree that you will allow individuals from ages 18 and upwards to join your programmes and provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment in which they can complete the activities for your programmes.
  • (c) If you have any concerns about an individual’s mental capacity or suitability to consent to participate in or join the Programme, or participate in an Opportunity, you agree to take all necessary steps to ensure the individual only participates in opportunities that are suitable, and that do not put him/her at risk; and
  • (d) You agree to comply promptly with all reasonable requests from OpenCampus UK Ltd, Teesside University or the Volun-tees Team to provide data, information, documents and materials relating to these Terms and Conditions or the Programme.
  • (e) You must comply with our terms when you contribute Content to the Website.
  • (f) We will only share the information you provide to us with other people or organisations in accordance with our Privacy Policy. We will share your information with third parties in the situations listed in the Privacy Policy.
  • (g) You agree that OpenCampus UK Ltd may at any time and without prior notice to you replace or amend these Terms and Conditions. Your continued use of this website after amendments are made means you accept the Terms and Conditions as updated. You should therefore visit this page regularly to review the Terms and Conditions.

2. Website Use

  • (a) Except as permitted in these Terms and Conditions, you can not alter the Website in any way or do anything that might or will damage or disrupt the good working order of the website or our equipment or software.
  • (b) You must keep secret any password you have and not let any other person or organisation use it. You must notify us immediately of any suspected misuse of your password.
  • (c) You may link to any page of the Website for non-commercial purposes provided that You do so in a way that is fair and legal and which does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. For the avoidance of doubt, the linking site must not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable in our opinion. If there is any doubt about the content of linked pages, we reserve the right to cancel your access to the website with immediate effect and without notice.
  • (d) You must not link to our Website in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
  • (e) If You would like to link to our site for commercial purposes or any purpose not included above, please contact us.
  • (f) We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission at any time and without notice.
  • (g) Access to our Website is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Website and its content and functions without notice. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary to access this Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons accessing our Website through Your internet connection or at Your Organisation are aware of these Terms and Conditions.
  • (h) We reserve the right to terminate an account on the site and/or refuse access to the user dashboard at any time. We shall not be liable for any loss or damages whatsoever arising from a Registered User's inability to access any pages or content on the site.

3. Accuracy

  • (a) OpenCampus UK Ltd does not guarantee that the information contained in the Website, particularly with regard to your organisation is accurate, verified or complete. OpenCampus UK Ltd accepts no liability if you or any person or organisation relies on or uses the information.
  • (b) OpenCampus UK Ltd does not guarantee that the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, or that the Website or your use of it will be free of viruses or harmful material. You are responsible for ensuring that your computer is suitable to use the Website.
  • (c) Information, images, comments, features, blogs, jobs, opportunities and other content displayed on the Website, (the “Materials”), are not intended as advice and should not be relied upon as such. We disclaim all liability howsoever arising whether in contract, tort or otherwise (including, but not limited to, liability for any negligent act or omissions) to You or any person in respect of any claims or losses of any nature, arising directly or indirectly from:
    • 1. Anything done or the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done wholly or partly in reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this Website; and
    • 2. The use of any Materials on this Website or unauthorised access to this Website or otherwise. We will not be responsible for any breach of these Terms and Conditions caused by circumstances beyond Our reasonable control.
    • 3. Although we have no obligation to moderate content on this Website, we reserve the right to monitor any information transmitted or received through our Website. We reserve the right to reject, block, suspend or remove Your Content at any time and at our sole discretion, including in response to any complaints or objections received by Users or any other party in respect of Your Content. We in no way guarantee that Your Content or any part of it will be displayed on the Website.

4. Information you provide to us

  • (a) You agree that any information you provide to us is true.
  • (b) Any information you provide to us through the Website will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
  • (c) You agree that any information you provide to us; logos, information, images and data can be used at our discretion for marketing and reporting purposes at any time.

5. Your Content
You agree to use the Website in accordance with the following rules:

  • (a) All content submitted by You, including, but not limited to, Your name, biographical information and all other names, likenesses, graphics, logos, marks, text, images, photographs, and all other information and material shall be called "Your Content" for short.
  • (b) Your Content posted on the Website remains Your property. However, by posting Your Content onto the Website, You grant to OpenCampus UK Ltd a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, royalty-free licence (including full rights to sub-licence) to use Your Content (including, without limit, the right to adapt, alter, amend or change Your content) in any media throughout the world without restriction, and You warrant that any material You submit is Your own work or that You have obtained all necessary rights and permissions of the relevant owner and that You have all relevant rights in Your Content to enable You to grant the rights in this clause.
    • 1. You hereby unconditionally and irrevocably waive and agree not to assert any and all moral rights and any other similar rights and all right of publicity and privacy in any country in the world in connection with our exploitation of the rights in Your Content granted here to the maximum extent permissible by law.
    • 2. Publication of Your Content will be at our sole discretion and we are entitled to make additions or deletions to any such material prior to publication, after publication or to refuse publication.
    • 3. Whenever You submit Your Content to the Website, Your Content must comply with our Content Standards below. If You do not comply with our Content Standards, we reserve the right to suspend You from using the Website and/or accessing the My Account members' areas without notice
    • 4. If you are posting content on behalf of an organisation, by uploading Your Content you confirm and agree that you have permission to post the content to the System on behalf of the organisation and take full responsibility for agreeing to these Terms and Conditions on behalf of the Provider for which you are posting the content.
    • 5. You undertake to us that Your Content or its use in accordance with these Terms and Conditions shall not:
      • i. infringe copyrights or database rights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person or entity;
      • ii. contain any personal information relating to any persons under 18 unless You are either their parent or legal guardian or have obtained the signature and authority of a parent or legal guardian of any such person permitting You to submit such person’s name or other content related to such person;
      • iii. contain any content that does not meet our Content Standards (see below);
      • iv. contain any malicious code, such as viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other potentially harmful programs or material; or
      • v. violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, rule or regulation.
      • vi. if Your Content contains any material that is not owned by or licensed to You and/or which is subject to third party rights, You are responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of Your Content, all releases, consents and/or licenses necessary to permit use and exploitation of Your Content by us in accordance with these Terms and Conditions without additional compensation.
      • vii. we reserve the right to remove, without notice or explanation, any content that overtly promotes links to external sites or materials without contributing anything of substance to the Volun-tees community.

6. Promoting opportunities

  • (a) In addition to the above regarding Your Content, if Your Content is a volunteer opportunity, then it must:
    • 1. Be voluntary – an activity that anyone can do by choice without coercion or payment;
    • 2. Be non discriminatory - anyone with the required skills and availability can apply to do it;
    • 3. Be good – something that, in the opinion of the Volun-tees Team, clearly benefits the community as well as the volunteer;
    • 4. Be not for profit – Volun-tees welcomes volunteer opportunity listings from charities, voluntary and community groups, social enterprises and public bodies;
    • 5. Be a genuine opportunity that Your Organisation is actively recruiting for;
    • 6. Only relate to an offer for a voluntary position within Your Organisation;
    • 7. Be listed only against appropriate categorisation;
    • 8. Be listed only against locations that are appropriate to where it takes place;
    • 9. Be removed promptly when it becomes unavailable;
  • (b) Should you receive an expression of interest as a result of a listed volunteer opportunity on the Website, You must:
    • 1. Respond to each applicant in a prompt manner (within 7 days), even when the opportunity is no longer available;
  • (c) Should you receive a request from a volunteer to endorse their work, You must:
    • 1. Consider giving endorsements, where you have the capacity, to recognise someone has volunteered for You or Your Organisation
    • 2. Only endorse work that is genuine and has been completed by the volunteer for You or Your Organisation to the best of your knowledge;
  • (d) In addition to the above regarding Your Content, if Your Content is an employment opportunity, then it must:
    • 1. Be for a valid offer of employment;
    • 2. Be non discriminatory - anyone with the required skills and availability can apply to do it;
    • 3. Be compensated in line with the employment law in the country and jurisdiction in which it is being offered;
    • 4. Be listed only against appropriate categorisation;
    • 5. Be removed promptly when it becomes unavailable;

7. Information On The Website

  • (a) Views and opinions expressed in the Materials and content submitted by Registered Users are those of the individual submitting the material, not those of OpenCampus UK Ltd, Teesside University or the Volun-tees Team and we accept no responsibility for the content of such posts.
  • (b) If You find any content on the Website to be in any way offensive, obscene, defamatory, racist, harmful, inaccurate, unlawful, illegal or deceptive in any way, please or contact us at volunteering@tees.ac.uk
  • (c) On receipt of Your complaint we may remove or block access to the content complained of and will investigate whether the content breaches our Content Standards (described in the section below).
  • Content Standards
    • 1. Your Content must:
      • be accurate where it states facts;
      • contain genuinely held views where it states opinions; clearly disclose any trade or professional relationship between You and the goods or services which are the subject of Your Content; and
      • comply with applicable laws in any country in which it is posted.
    • 2. Your Content must not:
      • i. contain any material which is defamatory of any other person;
      • ii. contain any material which is obscene or offensive in the opinion of the Volun-tees Team or OpenCampus UK Ltd;
      • iii. promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
      • iv. promote religious or political beliefs;
      • v. infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
      • vi. contain misleading or deceptive statements or omissions or misrepresent Your identity or affiliation with any person;
      • vii. falsely represent that You are a consumer;
      • viii. contain any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or other forms of solicitation or advertisement commercial or otherwise, including but not limited to the promotion of religious beliefs in an unsolicited manner;
      • ix. be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
      • x. be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
      • xi. be likely to disrupt our service in any way;
      • xii. duplicate content that you have previously posted on your profile and which is still available for public consumption - for example repeating previously posted volunteering opportunities is not allowable and such posts will be removed without warning;
      • xiii. advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

8. Copyright and monitoring

  • (a) The content of the Website is owned by OpenCampus UK Ltd, except where otherwise stated.
  • (b) Intellectual Property
    • 1. Unless otherwise authorised by us You may access, view and print out one copy of this Website and all Materials on a single device strictly in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
    • 2. You may only view, print out and use the Website and the Materials for Your own personal, non-commercial use. We expressly reserve all intellectual property rights in and to the Website and the Materials and Your use of the Website and Materials is subject to the following restrictions. You must not:
      • i. remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the Materials;
      • ii. use any Materials from the Website in any manner that may infringe any of our copyright, intellectual property right or proprietary right or of any third parties; or
      • iii. reproduce, modify, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast, communicate to the public or circulate to any third party or exploit this Website and/or the Materials in any way including for any commercial purpose, without our prior written consent.
      • iv. if found otherwise, we reserve the right to hold you liable for violating our terms

9. Linked sites and Providers

  • (a) When you access any other website through the Website you understand that it is independent from the Volun-tees service and that we have no control over that website, or the services offered through it.
  • (b) Where content on the Website is supplied by others we do not control or endorse such content in any way. This refers in particular to images, videos and links that you have uploaded to your organisational profile.
  • (c) Third Party Sites And Content
    • 1. Our Website and/or the Materials may contain links to third party websites. If You decide to visit any third party site, You do so at Your own risk. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed in such websites. Links do not imply that we are, or our Website is, affiliated to or associated with such sites.
    • 2. Your browsing and interaction on another website, including websites which have a link to our Website, is subject to that website's own rules and policies. Please read those rules and policies before proceeding.
    • 3. Our communications with You may contain information sourced from third party websites. Material from a third party site will be clearly marked and a link to the source website will be provided. We accept no responsibility or liability for any material supplied by or contained on any third party website which is linked from our communications with You, or any use of personal data by such a third party.
    • 4. The inclusion of any link in our communications with You does not imply endorsement by us of the linked site. If You decide to access linked third party websites, You do so at Your own risk.

10. Liability

  • (a) In circumstances where you suffer loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website, we accept no liability.
  • (b) OpenCampus UK Ltd shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused by your use of another website or resource. Any concerns regarding any external link should be directed to volunteering@tees.ac.uk immediately.
  • (c) 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).
    • 1. Indemnity
      • i. You agree to compensate us and our respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers and applicable third parties in full from and against all third party claims, liabilities, losses and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) suffered by such persons arising out of, or related to or which may arise from Your Content and/or any breach by You of any term of these Terms and Conditions.
    • 1. Our Liability
      • i. To the fullest extent permissible by law, we exclude and disclaim all warranties, terms, conditions and representations that might otherwise be implied by law in relation to this Website. In particular we do not represent or warrant that the Website will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected. You must take Your own precautions in this respect.
      • ii. We do not accept liability for any failure to maintain the Website and/or late or failed delivery of any Materials.
      • iii. We shall not be liable, under these Terms and Conditions for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
      • iv. The Materials may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. We do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the Materials.
      • v. The Materials may contain inaccurate information about jobs, volunteering events and opportunities and may include inaccurate information about organisations posting such jobs and opportunities. We do not accept any liability for such inaccuracies and we do not warrant that all such Materials are either genuine and we do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of such Materials.
      • vi. We shall not be liable for any loss caused as a result of Your actions or inactions based on the Materials available on this Website. However, nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect Your statutory rights, and nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude our liability for:
        • 1. death or personal injury arising through negligence;
        • 2. fraudulent misrepresentation; and/or
        • 3. anything else that cannot be excluded or limited by us under English law.

11. General

  • (a) We may assign, transfer, replace OpenCampus UK Ltd or subcontract any or all of our rights and obligations under these Terms and Conditions at any time.
  • (b) If any term of these Terms and Conditions is illegal, invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining terms shall continue to be valid.
  • (c) These Terms and Conditions and your use of the Website are governed by English law and you are subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
  • (d) Except in respect of a payment obligation to OpenCampus UK Ltd
  • (e) 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.
  • (f) Except where the Provider you work for/with is 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.

12. Notices
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 the Volun-teesTeam via email to volunteering@tees.ac.uk or
  • (b) to you, via these Terms and Conditions or at the email address you provide when creating your Profile (or later update).
  • (c) Notice will be deemed received when an email is received and acknowledged by us in full.

13. Privacy And Your Personal Data
The privacy of Your personal data is important to us. Please see our Privacy Policy for details of how we will process Your personal data.

14. Eligibility
The website is intended solely for users who are sixteen (16) years of age or older. To use or register for the website you must either be 18 years old or over 16 but under 18 years old and possess parental or legal guardian consent.
If we discover or have any reason to suspect that you are under 18 years of age or that you do not have parental or legal guardian consent, then we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account immediately and without notice. Any registration by, use of or access to the Website by anyone under 16 is a violation of these Terms Conditions.

By using the website, you affirm and warrant that you are either 18 or older, or else are 16 or older and have parental or legal guardian consent, and that you agree to and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

15. Jurisdiction and Applicable Law
The Courts of England & Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from or related to a visit to this Website. English Law will apply to these Terms and Conditions.


  • 1. “Connection” refers to an organisation with which you have shared your profile information
  • 2. “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.
  • 3. “Opportunity” or “Opportunities” refer to any volunteering, training or job related activities (including but not limited to projects and events) offered to users on the Website through a Provider.
  • 4. “Provider(s)” refers to organisations offering activities to users through the Website.
  • 5. “Privacy Policy” refers to the privacy policy that forms part of the Terms and Conditions.
  • 6. “the Volun-teesTeam“ refers to the individuals responsible for managing the Website as well as any administrators that they appoint to manage the Website.
  • 7. “Programme” refers to the opportunities offered.
  • 8. “Profile” refers to any profile you create during your use of the Website.
  • 9. “System” refers to the OpenCampus technology.
  • 10. “Terms and Conditions” refers to these Terms and Conditions, including the Safeguarding Policy and Privacy Policy as updated or amended from time to time.
  • 11. “User(s)” refers to anyone using the Website.
  • 12. “OpenCampus”, “OpenCampus UK Ltd", “our”, “we” or “us” refer to OpenCampus UK Ltd, the Website owner
  • 13. “Website” refers to the website hosted at https://voluntees.co.uk