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Terms of use

We are The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge of The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TN. Our VAT number is GB 823 8476 09.

The purpose of the this website is to provide you with information about the content, products and services we provide and the activities we are involved in. References to “we”, “us”, “our” and “Cambridge” should be construed as references to the University of Cambridge.

Agreement to use our site

These Terms of Use (the “Terms”) together with our Privacy Notice, and any additional terms which might apply to certain products or services, govern your use of and explain the terms on which we provide you with access to our website at https://www.advanceonline.cam.ac.uk/ and any other microsites, web pages or platforms maintained by us or on our behalf (collectively our “Site”).

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using or registering to use our Site.

By accessing or using our Site you confirm that you have read, understood and accept these Terms and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Site. You are responsible for bringing these Terms to the attention of anyone who may read material on this Site as a result of your access to it.

Accessing our services and our content

Parts of our Site are available to browse free of charge, whilst some content is only available to those who have paid for, or have otherwise been permitted, access to it.

Please note that the usage terms, purchase terms, and privacy notices of various Cambridge products and services within this Site or linked to this Site may be subject to more specific terms and policies. Please check those terms and policies frequently to determine the terms applicable to such products and services. If there is a conflict between those more specific terms and conditions and these Terms, then the more specific terms and conditions will apply.

Changes to these Terms

We may revise these Terms at any time by amending this page.

Please check this page from time to time as any such changes are binding on you. Your continued use of our Site shall be deemed to constitute your agreement to any such changes.

General disclaimer

We may update our Site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. All content on our Site is provided for general information only.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Site is accurate, complete, up-to-date or free from errors or omissions. We do not guarantee that our Site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

We do not guarantee that our Site, or any part of it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our Site is permitted on a temporary and as is basis. We may suspend or change all or any part of our Site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or licensee of the intellectual property rights on our Site and in the content, materials and logos published on it. The content is protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

All content in the form published on our Site is copyright © University of Cambridge or published by us under licence from the copyright holder.

Except where it is otherwise indicated as acceptable on the Site, you may not reproduce, modify, extract, adapt, post, transmit, copy, make available or distribute or otherwise use any of the content on this Site without our prior written permission. Any use made of such content may be an infringement of rights in that content and we reserve all rights to enforce such rights.

You may read, view, print and (where permitted) listen to and download the contents of an individual page for private and personal non-commercial use only provided that all copyright, trade mark and other proprietary notices contained in the materials on any copy of these materials is retained, but you may not make more than one copy electronically or otherwise of any of the contents and you may not extract, copy or further distribute, sell, publish or transmit any part of the material by electronic or any other means. You agree not to sell, resell, supply or otherwise make the content contained on the Site or extracts or other information derived therefrom available in any manner or on any media to any third party without our prior written consent. You may not download or embed on to Your machine, server or institutional system any third party content (including without limitation video clips and photographs) from our Site under any circumstances and, by agreeing to these Terms, You understand and acknowledge that You are prohibited from so extracting any third party content from the Site and that to do so would be a material breach of these Terms by You.

Use of your personal information

If you supply personal information to us through this Site we will maintain, record and use such personal information in accordance with our Privacy Notice.

Your account

Where you have registered on our Site and have been provided with a username and password, you agree to keep confidential your logins, username and/or password, and to be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from use of your password by a third party.

If there has been a disclosure of your username and/or password, you agree to notify us promptly of such disclosure, so that we can take appropriate security measures and provide you with a new username and password.

We have the right to suspend or terminate access to our Site at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with, or are in breach of, any of the provisions of these Terms.


Any purchases you make from our Site are subject to our Terms of Purchase. You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older to make a purchase on our Site.

Permitted uses

You may use the Site only for lawful purposes.

If you access any part of our Site you agree that you will not use the Site:

  1. in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;

  2. in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;

  3. for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;

  4. in such a way that disrupts, interferes with or restricts the use of the Site by other users;

  5. to transmit or procure the sending of any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (‘spam’);

  6. to transmit knowingly any data, or send or upload any material, that contains viruses, trojans, worms or any other computer code, programs or files designed to destroy, interrupt or limit the functionality of any computer, computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

  7. to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site.

You must ensure that any materials uploaded, displayed or transmitted by you through or to the Site are not false, offensive, defamatory, threatening, obscene or unlawful and do not breach or infringe the rights of any person anywhere in the world.

Uploading content to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our Site, or to make contact with other users of our Site, you must comply with the ‘Permitted Uses’ set out above.

Any content you upload to our Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, assignable, royalty free and global licence to use, operate, store, copy, modify and sub-licence that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. You waive any moral rights in respect of any such content unless stated otherwise in these Terms or any other Cambridge site specific terms of use.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our Site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with these Terms.

Message boards

Some of the pages of the Site may contain message boards, bulletin boards, chat pages or other forums in which users are able to post messages for viewing by others. Cambridge does not edit or monitor the content of any such pages and, with the exception of those items listed below, do not have any knowledge of any of the activities or information carried on in, or contained within, such pages.

Such exceptions are that:

  • course tutors may oversee and monitor message boards specific to their Course in order to answer questions posted by students and ensure appropriate use of the forum; and

  • some members of Cambridge staff may view private messages exchanged on the

    121 chat platform for the purposes of investigating complaints of abusive or inappropriate behaviour.

If you become aware that any posted material on those pages or any activities carried out on those pages are offensive, unlawful or infringe any third party rights in any way please contact: uoc.online@cambridge.org. We shall then act expeditiously to remove any such material or to disable access to the information.

Limitation of our liability

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with use of, or inability to use our Site or use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Site.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our Site or any content on it, whether express or implied.

However, nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

Linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. If you wish to make any use of Content on our site other than that set out above, please contact rights@cambridge.org.

Third party links

Where our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.

We have no control over and do not endorse the contents of those sites or resources.

Trade Marks

“Cambridge” and other names of products or services are trade marks. No use of these or any of our other trade marks may be made except for the purpose of referring to Cambridge or its associated brands lawfully and in good faith only.

Applicable Law

These Terms, any contract that incorporates them, and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with them or their formation are governed by English law. We both agree that the courts of England will have exclusive jurisdiction.

Contact us

In the event of any comments or questions concerning these Terms, please contact us by e-mail at uoc.online@cambridge.org.

Last updated: 10th November 2022