WEXO Terms and Conditions

9th October 2012 - UPDATE: We edited Section 5 to reflect changes to the business model where a membership fee of £10 is no longer required for users to identify the exact roles, and apply for them. We edited Section 6 to reflect the changes to the new Company Premium Options.

25th June 2012 - UPDATE: We removed section 6: "Company Deposits", to reflect that companies no longer need to pay deposits for full access to candidates and updated Section 7 (now Section 6 with all subsequent section numbers edited accordingly): "Company Premium Options" to reflect a change in the pricing structure.

15th September 2011 – UPDATE: We updated section "6. Company Premium Options", to reflect a change to our fee structure where those using the site to find candidates (WEXO DIRECT) pay a 9% Success Fee and those using our services (ASK WEXO) pay 15% standard.

4th August 2010 - UPDATE: We inserted a new section "6. Company Deposits", to reflect the requirement for companies to pay deposits for full access to candidates.

19th May 2010 - UPDATE: We amended the section "6. Company Premium Options", to reflect a tiered percentage fee for permanent jobs.

8th December 2009 - UPDATE: We amended the opening ‘Welcome to WEXO’ section to reflect the core services offered by WEXO. We further amended the “6. Company Premium Options” section of the agreement to reflect the new company options.

29th September 2009 - UPDATE: We amended the “5. Fees” section of the agreement and renamed it as “5. Membership” to distinguish it from the NEW ‘Company’ options.  Further to this, we inserted  a new section “6. Company Premium Options” to reflect the new company options.

26th April 2009 - UPDATE: We amended the “Job Posting Service” section of the agreement and renamed it as “Fees” to reflect the launch of the paid membership fee option for new members and the optional forthcoming Company Advertising and Database Access fees.

28th January 2008: Original version.

Welcome to WEXO

Please read the following terms and conditions ("Terms") carefully before you use the WEXO website ("Site"), which is owned and/or operated by the WEXO Limited ("WEXO"), and/or the services and content provided through the Site including but not limited to the Company Service and the Member Service (collectively, the "Service"). You acknowledge that by accessing the Service you are agreeing to abide and be bound by these Terms and that these Terms form the basis of the contract between you and WEXO relating to your use of the Service. You should review these Terms periodically for changes. WEXO may also offer services from time to time that are governed by other terms and conditions. In such cases the other terms and conditions will be posted on the relevant service to which they apply. NOTE: WEXO does not provide any warranties relating to the Service. These Terms contain provisions which limit WEXO's liability and you should consider these carefully before you use the Service (in particular, see paragraphs 15.1 (Liability) and 16 (Indemnity)). If you have any questions relating to these Terms or your use of the Service, please contact: info@wexo.co.uk

1. Privacy

WEXO cares about its network of users. For an explanation of WEXO's practices and policies related to the collection, use and storage of your personally identifiable information, please read our Privacy Policy

2. Eligibility and Registration

You must be fourteen years or older to use the Site and/or Service but you must be eighteen years or older, or the age of majority as defined in your jurisdiction, whichever is older, to use our Job Posting Service. Use of the Service is void where prohibited. By registering for the Service and/or using this Site, you represent and warrant that you are fourteen or older and that you have the capacity to understand, agree to and comply with these Terms of the Service. You should provide true, accurate and complete registration information to be a WEXO User ("User"). As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select a username and password and you will be responsible for all activities occurring under your username and for keeping your password secure. We may refuse to grant you a username that impersonates someone else, is or may be protected by trademark or proprietary rights law, or is vulgar, offensive or otherwise inappropriate, as determined by us in our sole discretion.

3. Your Use of the Service

3.1 In order to use the Service, you must obtain access to the world wide web, either directly or through devices that access web-based content, and pay any service and/or telephony fees associated with such access. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such connection to the world wide web, including a computer and modem or other access device.

3.2 Where you are required to provide personal details, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted at the point of such registration and to (b) maintain and promptly update such data to ensure it is up-to-date, complete and accurate. WEXO shall process such personal data in accordance with WEXO's obligations under applicable data protection legislation and WEXO's Privacy Policy. You shall not impersonate another person, use a false name or a name you are unauthorised to use, create a false identity or e-mail address, or otherwise attempt to mislead others as to the identity or origin of any correspondence or communications relating to the Service.

3.3 Your use of the materials included on this Site is for informational purposes only. Unless you have received prior written consent from WEXO, you agree you will not distribute, publish, transmit, modify, display or create derivative works from, exploit, or profit from the contents of this Site or the Service in any way other than for the purpose of seeking employment or seeking and managing job prospects, career contacts or career networking on the Site or through the Service.

4. Content

4.1 You understand and agree that WEXO may review and delete any content, including but not limited to jobs, messages, photos or profiles, (collectively, "Content") that in the sole judgment of WEXO violate these Terms, or that might be offensive or illegal, or that might violate the rights of, harm, or threaten the safety of users.

4.2 By posting your Content to any part of the Site or through any Service, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to us an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, perform, display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. You may remove your Content from the Site at any time. However, WEXO cannot guarantee that your Content will be removed from the Internet as search agents and other indexing services may retain and display a copy of a web page that WEXO has removed. Furthermore, Content that we have removed from the Site may persist in backup or cached copies on WEXO's servers for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to users of the Site.

4.3 All job advertisements must be for legitimate, lawful, current or future opportunities in the UK that you intend to fill within (1) year. You agree not to use our job posting Service to post non-compliant jobs including jobs that involve illegal activities (including but not limited to money laundering), jobs that involve nudity, independent sales positions, mystery shoppers, work-from-home opportunities, business opportunities, or any position or business opportunity which requires payment from the applicant or requires recruitment of other individuals, sub-distributors or sub-agents such as a multilevel marketing scheme, pyramid scheme, franchise or distributorship arrangement, as well as any jobs that WEXO deems inappropriate. In addition, you may not create duplicate or derivative jobs in order to circumvent the posting limits of the WEXO job posting service. WEXO reserves the right to permanently disable the job posting functionality of any user found to be in violation of these Terms.

4.4 Users of the Site or Service agree to allow companies to send them opportunities through the Service, including content such as job alerts, news alerts, newsletters, product launch notices, and other general company information. You can opt out of any and all contact from WEXO or companies using the Service at any time. Users of the Site may be contacted by people seeking referrals to specific companies, which you can accept or decline. By accepting, an email will be automatically sent to you with notice of acceptance. By declining, no email will be sent to you.

4.5 Employees of companies using the Service may also receive requests from people seeking referrals. By accepting, an email will automatically be sent to the jobseeker with notice of acceptance. By declining, no email will be sent by that company to any person, their employer, or any third party.

4.6 Users of the Site may send you notes that will be stored in your profile. You will have the right to delete and block further contact from any user with whom you do not wish to communicate. WEXO will send you a notice that a note has been left. You will also receive email notifications when users of the Site request that you become their Contact and leave you a reference. In addition to the ability to leave you a note, your contacts will be able to email you. You have the right to choose who can contact you, and who can see your email address. You have the right to report any user, note or reference that you find inappropriate by e-mailing us at info@wexo.co.uk. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Site or Service. WEXO reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.

4.7 Your profile must truthfully describe you, an individual person. Examples of inappropriate profiles include, but are not limited to, profiles that purport to represent a place, inanimate object, fictional character, animal or real individual who is not you.

4.8 You are solely responsible for the Content that you communicate, publish, display, or post on the Service, or transmit to other users (collectively, "Post"). WEXO reserves the right to remove any content, including the Content, from the Site that hinders the intended use and/or user experience (e.g., contact information that is entered in a title field). You agree that you will not take any action or Post any Content that is prohibited by this Agreement.

4.9 You may not Post inappropriate Content on the Site. The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is inappropriate and prohibited on the Site. WEXO reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action, in its sole discretion, against you if you violate these provisions, including without limitation, removing the offending Content from the Site and Service and terminating your account and/or access. Content that is prohibited includes any acts or Content that:

1. is patently offensive to the online community, such as Content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual
2. harasses or advocates harassment of another person or entity
3. involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing ("spam" or "spamming")
4. transmits files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage or adversely affect the operation of a computer, our Site, any software or hardware, or telecommunications equipment
5. promotes information that is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libellous
6. impersonates any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a WEXO representative, or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity
7. promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files
8. contains restricted or password-only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible web page)
9. displays pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind
10. provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18
11. provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses
12. solicits passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users
13. engages in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent, including, but not limited to contests, sweepstakes, barter deals, advertising, and pyramid schemes, or other uses of the Site that WEXO deems inappropriate
14. forges or manipulates headers, identifiers or other data in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through our Site, or to manipulate your presence on our Site
15. takes any action that imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure
16. engages in any illegal activities
17. uses spiders, bots or avatars to navigate this Site
18. circumvents stated policies or misuses the Site or Service for purposes it was not intended, or WEXO deems inappropriate.

4.10 Even though all of this is strictly prohibited, you should be aware that there is a chance that in using this Site, you might be exposed to such items or behaviour and, to the maximum extent allowed by law, you further waive your right to any damages (from any party) related to such exposure. You agree to use this Site and the Service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

4.11 You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, your use of any content posted, emailed or otherwise made available via the Site or Service. You may not rely on such content. You acknowledge and understand that WEXO does not pre-screen or approve content (including but not limited to the Content), but that WEXO shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse, delete or move any content that is available via the Site or Service for violating the terms of this Agreement or for any other reason. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WEXO BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY CONTENT ON THE SITE OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY SUCH CONTENT.

4.12 WEXO, or its licensors, own the copyright and all other intellectual property rights associated with the Content, save where otherwise stated. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, modify, redistribute, retransmit, aggregate, sell, resell, syndicate or exploit for any commercial purposes any part of the Service (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the Content), nor seek to make any form of commercial gain from the use of the same by you or any third party. You warrant that it is legal for you to access, view and/or use the Content in the jurisdiction to which you are subject. You are responsible for compliance with all laws of that jurisdiction, in accessing, viewing and/or using the Content.

4.13 Notwithstanding the foregoing, you shall not:

• remove the copyright or trade mark notice(s) from any copies of Content made in accordance with these Terms;

• create a database in electronic or structured manual form by systematically downloading and storing all and any of the Content. Requests to republish, redistribute or syndicate any of the Content should be addressed to: info@wexo.co.uk

• modify, access or make available any Content stored on a computer device which you have accessed through our network (unless otherwise permitted by the Service and/or these Terms).

5. Candidate Registration

5.1 WEXO is free for job seekers to register and search for opportunities which include but are not limited to work experience, internships and jobs.

5.2 A membership fee of £10 is no longer required for users to identify the exact roles, and apply for them. There is now an option to pay £50 to become a WEXO Member and qualify for membership benefites (an introductory careers mentoring session, promotions, events, etc.)

5.3 If you use these WEXO Services, you agree to comply with our current rules and processes and pay us the applicable amount(s), which may be non-refundable. All fees are payable upon demand on your bank card. You may terminate your use of these Services at any stage. We will remove your credit or debit card information from our system upon your request by email (info@wexo.co.uk), and you understand that you will not be able to use these Services without having a valid debit or credit card on file with us. We may terminate your use of these Services at any time.

6. Company Premium Options

6.1 WEXO is FREE for Companies to register and create profiles.

6.2 Companies can choose to advertise opportunities on the website (WEXO DIRECT) or engage WEXO as a fully bespoke Recruitment Service to manage the recruitment process for them (ASK WEXO) by selecting from a menu of options which are presented upon registration.

6.3 WORK EXPERIENCE: WEXO views work experience as short term (typically 1-2 weeks) placements for younger people which are generally unpaid although we encourage companies to pay travel and lunch costs.

6.4 INTERNSHIPS: WEXO views internships as medium term (typically 1-3 months) opportunities for more qualified graduates and undergraduates which should be paid on both legal and moral grounds.

6.5 WEXO is an associate partner of STEP - the UK's leading placement programme for students and recent graduates (originally set up and sponsored by Shell UK). We deliver the full suite of STEP placement programmes and administer the student/graduate training allowance, saving host businesses the burden of time and paperwork. For more information, contact us direct by emailing info@wexo.co.uk or calling us on +44 (0) 20 7554 1454 to discuss this.

6.6 If you use these WEXO Services, you agree to comply with our current rules and processes and pay us the applicable amount(s), which may be non-refundable. All fees are payable upon demand within 7 days by invoice or on your credit or debit card. You may terminate your use these Services at any stage. We will remove your credit or debit card information from our system upon your request by email (info@wexo.co.uk). We may terminate your use of these Services at any time.

7. Work Experience Opportunities

All work experience opportunities should be posted in accordance with paragraph 4 (Content) and paragraph 7 (Job Posting Service) with particular regard to paragraph 4.3 which stipulates that all job advertisements must be for legitimate, lawful, current or future opportunities in the UK that you intend to fill within (1) year. WEXO takes no responsibility for the suitability of work experience opportunities and only facilitates their promotion. Students and trainees, including children, on work experience are regarded in health and safety law as employees. Students on work experience placements must be provided with the same health, safety and welfare protection given to other employees. Restrictions may apply to the types of work which young people, including pupils below the Minimum School Leaving Age (MSLA) on work experience, are allowed to do. In accordance with this, WEXO actively encourages companies to organise work experience opportunities so as to make them both engaging and rewarding and in full compliance with the government's suggestions on Work Experience and UK Employment Law on Restrictions and Health and Safety. Further information of these can be found in the Useful Resources and FAQs section of the website.

8. Trade Marks

8.1 You acknowledge that WEXO own the WEXO logo and word trademarks displayed on the Service and that you may not use any of them without our prior written permission. Other product and company names and logos mentioned or displayed on the Service may be the trademarks or trading names of WEXO or third parties.

8.2 To check whether any such trade mark or trading name is a registered trade mark which belongs to WEXO, please contact: info@wexo.co.uk

9. Other Restrictions

9.1 You shall not:

• do anything which may in any way damage, interfere with or disrupt access to the Service or do anything which may interrupt or impair its functionality (including, without limitation transmitting or distributing by any means any material or files that contain any viruses, bugs, corrupt data, "Trojan horses", "worms" or any other harmful software);

• falsify the true ownership of any software or other material or information contained in files made available via or underlying the Service;

• obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorised access, through whatever means, to the Service, other services or computer systems or areas of WEXO's or any of its partners' networks;

• set up links from any website controlled by you to any micro-site, webpage or other location forming part of the Service, except to the home page of the Service, without our express written permission.

9.2 Without prejudice to WEXO 's accrued rights, WEXO retains the absolute right to take such steps as WEXO considers appropriate to prevent you from accessing the Service where WEXO in its reasonable discretion considers that you are contravening these Terms and/or are otherwise acting in a manner which is contrary to any guidelines or policies WEXO may implement and notify you of from time to time.

10. Commercial Promotions on or via the Service

10.1 You may as part of your use of the Service enter into correspondence or dealings with, or participation in promotions of, third party advertisers and merchants whose goods or services are promoted on or via the Service

10.2 The terms and conditions (including, without limitation, any terms or conditions relating to the payment for and delivery of products ordered from such third parties, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings) upon which you do so shall be determined by and be entered into solely between you and such third party advertisers and merchants.

10.3 To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that: (a) WEXO shall not be responsible or in any way liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such third party advertisers and merchants on the Service, and (b) any orders placed by you, and any product specifications and WEXO shall not be held responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources.

11. Links to Third Party Websites

11.1 The Service may provide links to other web sites or resources available on the world wide web. In recognition of the fact that WEXO has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that WEXO shall not be held responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources.

11.2 WEXO does not endorse and will not be held responsible or liable (whether directly or indirectly) for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of you accessing or otherwise using such content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.

12. Advertising and Sponsorship

The Service contains advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Websites complies with applicable laws, codes and regulations. WEXO exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law any responsibility for any error or inaccuracy appearing in any advertising or sponsorship material.

13. Competitions, Prize Draws, and Other Promotions

WEXO may from time to time run competitions, free prize draws and/or other promotions on the Service and may offer content the access to and use of which, incurs a charge. These will be subject to additional terms and conditions that will be made known to you at the relevant time. For the avoidance of doubt, the competitions, free prize draws and/or other promotions shall be for UK users only (unless expressly stated to the contrary on a case-by-case basis in the applicable additional terms and conditions).

14. Additional Services

From time to time WEXO may provide games or other commercial content for you to download. However, the download time may vary considerably between the types of content and you agree that you are wholly liable and responsible for any network and/or other communication charges incurred in downloading the same. WEXO will, notwithstanding the foregoing, use its reasonable endeavours to notify you of the size/amount of the file/data and the likely download time for your information.

15. Liability

15.1 Except for death or personal injury caused by negligent acts or omissions and fraud (including fraudulent misrepresentation),WEXO shall only be liable to you for any loss or damage arising from your use of the Service which is a reasonably foreseeable consequence of a breach by WEXO of its obligations under these Terms.

15.2 WEXO will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by us, our employees or agents in circumstances where:

• WEXO is not at fault for the errors or inaccuracies; or

• the loss or damage is not foreseeable at the time of your initial acceptance of these Terms; or

• the loss or damage occurs in the course of business, including losses relating to lost data, lost profits or business interruption.

15.3 WEXO and its affiliates, licensors, partners, members, suppliers, employees, consultants and agents disclaim any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, completeness, legality, reliability, or operability or availability of Content displayed on the Service.

15.4 WEXO provides no representation or warranty and further expressly disclaims: (a) that the Service will meet your requirements and will be uninterrupted, error-free, timely, or secure, (b) that defects or errors will be corrected, (c) that the Service or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components, and (d) that the use of or the results of the use of the Service and/or the Content made available as part of the Service will be correct, accurate, timely, or otherwise reliable.

15.5 WEXO will not be held responsible for the computer equipment and/or network services which you use to access the Service, or for the security of the same. WEXO will not be held responsible for any technical or other issues that may arise if you download software from an external third party website (e.g. Acrobat Reader) or upgrade your browser software to enhance your usage of the Service. You will be responsible for the security of your own computer equipment, the transfer of any information from your computer system using any third party network services and for any and all other equipment, products, services or facilities that you use to enable you to access and use the Service or which are otherwise outside of WEXO 's control.

15.6 You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Service is entirely at your own risk.

15.7 Where WEXO is liable to you for any loss or damage, WEXO will not be liable to you for any loss or damage in excess of £50.

15.8 WEXO reserve the right to remove any information and/or material WEXO suspect may be in breach of these Terms without notice to you, and without prejudice to any other accrued rights, WEXO reserve the right to make available such information and/or material when required to do so pursuant to any applicable law or by regulatory bodies or law enforcement organisations.

15.9 The Service is provided to you on an "as is" basis and WEXO make no representations or warranties of any kind as to the Service or any of the Content. WEXO make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the Content published on the Service. Any liability, however it occurs, for any such inaccuracies or errors in the Content or on the Service is expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

16. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold WEXO and any of its officers, employees and agents harmless from and against any and all expenses, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses incurred or suffered, and claims or legal proceedings which are brought or threatened, in each case arising from your use of, or conduct in relation to, the Service and/or these Terms.

17. Modifications to the Service / these Terms

17.1 WEXO reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue any part of the Service and/or suspend the Services or any part thereof with or without notice. You agree that WEXO will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance.

17.2 Due to WEXO's policy of updating and improving the Service, it may therefore be necessary to change these Terms. If WEXO do change the terms of these Terms, WEXO will update the date at the top of this page. If you use any of the Service after WEXO have published such changes, you will be agreeing to be bound by those changes. If you do not agree to be bound by them, you should not use the Service.

18. Termination

Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 16 above, WEXO may terminate these Terms (i.e. the contract between you and WEXO) by providing you with notice with respect to the same where, for example (but without limitation): (a) there is a regulatory or statutory change limiting our ability to provide the Service in a particular territory; (b) any event beyond the reasonable control of WEXO, its contractors and/or licensors prevents WEXO from continuing to provide the Service (such as, but without limitation, technical difficulties, capacity problems and communications failures); or (c) WEXO consider in its reasonable discretion that you are misusing or abusing the facilities and functionality provided by the Service or are otherwise acting in breach of these Terms and WEXO have notified you of such misuse, abuse or breach.

19. Law and Jurisdiction

19.1 These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and you irrevocably agree that the courts of England shall (subject to paragraph 15.2 above) have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with, these Terms.

19.2 WEXO shall retain the right to bring proceedings as to the substance of the matter in any court or tribunal including, if appropriate, in the courts or tribunals of your country of residence or, the country in which these Terms are entered into.

20. General

You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these Terms without WEXO's prior written consent. If any part of these Terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction the validity of the remaining terms will be unaffected. If either party does not exercise any right or remedy under these Terms, this will not be taken to mean that they have been waived.

21. Contact

If you have any queries concerning any part of these Terms and Conditions please contact WEXO at the following addresses:

By Post:

52A Sinclair Road
W14 0NH
United Kingdom.

By email:info@wexo.co.uk