Terms and Conditions

1     These terms

These terms (the "terms") are the terms of use relating to our website located at
www.becomeaca.org.uk ("our website").

Please read them carefully as they create binding obligations upon you. By using our website you
accept these terms.

If you do not understand any part of these terms please contact us at becomeaca@icas.com to clarify
their meaning, before you use our website.

2     Registration

To enjoy our website you must register with us. You are only eligible to register with us if you are over
18 years old, and all information that you use to register is accurate and current.

It is your responsibility to keep all your information up to date, whether this is submitted at registration,
or after. If any of your information changes, please update it immediately via our website, or if this is
not possible, by emailing us at becomeaca@icas.com.

On registering with us you will be issued with a user name and password which must be used in order
to access our website. The user name and password are personal to you and are not transferable.
Please keep them confidential, and do not pass these details to any other person. If they are lost, or
become disclosed, then please reset your password via the facility upon our website, and if this is not
possible please email us at becomeaca@icas.com

You may not adapt or circumvent the systems in place enabling access to, and registration at, our
website, nor access our website other than through normal operations.

3     Who we are

We are the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. We are a member body representing and
regulating chartered accountants. We are an organisation established by Royal Charter under number
RC000247. Our office address is CA House, 21 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH, our email
address is enquiries@icas.com and our telephone number is +44 (0) 131 347 0100. We are
registered for VAT in Scotland under number GB 270776048.

4     What this site is

Our website is a place for employers to advertise jobs for Chartered Accountants, and make available
other relevant information. It is also a place for candidates to make available their CVs, and other
relevant information, to potential employers. In essence, our website is a platform for interaction
between employers and potential employees – it aims to facilitate linking up employers with potential

Employers and employees submit and manage the information they make available. We do not do
this, rather we just make available the facilities to allow this to happen.

Whilst we will do our best to make sure the information set out upon our website is accurate or
correct, we do not guarantee this, as we do not monitor it. We recommend that you verify any
information you access with the person making it available to ensure it remains current and correct.

For the purposes of the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and/or The Conduct of Employment
Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (as amended) we are not an employment
business. We do not charge a fee for using our website or the services it provides.

5     Personal data

Where you submit personal data through our website, we will process this personal data as a data controller, in order to provide the services provided to you by our website. We do
this upon the basis of your consent (which we ask for when you register to use our website).

We will also process your personal data as is required to allow us to operate our website, which will mean that your application data will be passed to ICAS registered employer partners when you apply for a vacancy through this website. We may also provide information to you, which we think may be of interest to you, based upon your engagement with our website. Our basis for carrying out this processing is legitimate interest. This information may include but is not limited to event promotion, job opportunities, information from our partner employers and information about the CA qualification. 

You have a right to be provided with a copy of the personal data we hold concerning you. To exercise
this right, please contact us at enquiries@icas.com, or via letter at the address set out above.
You have a right to have your personal data corrected, or erased. To exercise this right, please
contact us at enquiries@icas.com, or via letter at the address above.

In enabling the operation of our website we may disclose your personal data to third parties, who
provide us with services such as hosting, support and other information technology services. We, and
these parties, may transfer and process your personal data outwith the UK, including to facilities in
countries which provide a lesser standard of protection for personal data under law. Where we
engage such parties, we will do so on the basis of appropriate written terms.

We may also disclose your personal data in order to protect the rights, property and safety of others,
and to assist in the detection and prevention of criminal acts.

If you submit personal data concerning any other person through our website, please ensure (i) you
have their written consent to do this, (ii) you retain copy of this consent and make it available to us
when we ask, and (iii) you bring these terms to their attention.

We will retain personal data for as long as you authorise us to retain it upon our website, and
thereafter for a reasonable period. Our website provides facilities to delete information. Please delete
as soon as possible any information you have submitted which is out of date, or which you no longer
wish to remain accessible upon our website. We will also retain personal data as long as is required
to meet our legal obligations.

Further information on ICAS’ approach to personal data is available in our privacy notice:

6     Security of the internet

Our website operates upon the internet. The internet is inherently insecure. It is possible for
information sent and received via websites to be intercepted. In addition, fraudulent contact via email
is prevalent.

We will do our best to ensure that our website is not used for fraudulent purposes, and that your
information is not accessible by those not authorised to access it, however, we cannot guarantee this.
Please exercise care in relation to the information you make available via our website. Do not include
information such as bank details and such like. Do not click on unexpected links in emails. Remember
that our website is a place to initially link up employers and potential employees, but that the particular
formalities of employment engagement should normally be conducted offline.

If you consider anything suspicious, please let us know immediately at becomeaca@icas.com, and
we will investigate the matter.

Please make sure the systems you use to access our website are up to date, have all security
patches and other updates applied, and use up to date generally available antivirus services.

7     Content standards

We reserve the right to remove or disable any content we consider to be contrary to these terms, or
otherwise undesirable, or not in keeping with our values or aims.

Please behave in a proper manner when engaging with our website, and with persons whom you
meet through our website.

In addition to the content standards and requirements set out below, we are also the regulator of the
chartered accountancy profession in Scotland. As such, if you behave unacceptably, you may
encounter regulatory sanction in addition for sanction for breach of these terms.

Please do not use our website:

  • to impersonate any person;
  • to harass, abuse, or threaten any person;
  • to incite or perpetrate acts of racial hatred, other forms of discrimination, or the commission
  • of terrorist acts;
  • for the purposes of fraud or the commission of any other criminal act; or
  • to infringe other people's rights (including intellectual property and personal data rights)

Please ensure:

  • that any information you submit through or in relation to our website is correct, accurate and complete;         and
  • that you comply with all applicable laws in relation to our website and its use.

8     Terms specific to those looking for work

Those that use our website to look for work must:

  • hold all necessary consents and permissions to allow them to work in any roles they express                          interest in, including any immigration consents, leave to remain, and such like;
  • not be participating in industrial action;
  • not be subject to any restrictive covenant or such like, which may prevent them from                                        carrying out any role they express an interest in;
  • provide complete and correct information and responses to any employers they contact;
  • always respect their confidentiality duties owed to previous employers;
  • always provide complete and correct information regarding their experience, skills and                                    qualifications;
  • only contact those employers whose roles they are willing to take; and
  • not utilise our website where they have an exclusive arrangement with another employment agent or              similar professional.

9     Terms specific to employers

Employers that use our website must:

  • provide complete and correct information to any potential employees they interact with;
  • always provide complete and correct information concerning any skills, experience, qualifications roles          require, work locations, pay and such like;
  • pay their employees for all the work they do;
  • pay their employees for holidays;
  • not force employees to work longer than 48 hours a week;
  • pay employees at least the National Minimum Wage;
  • ensure they adhere to all workplace related legislation, including under health and safety laws; and
  • give employees written terms of employment.

10     Compliance

We do not tolerate bribery, slavery, discrimination or the commission of tax offences in any forms.
You undertake to comply with all applicable laws in relation to the prevention of bribery, slavery,
discrimination and/or tax evasion and avoidance, and not engage in any conduct which breaches UK
or foreign laws in this respect, or which would breach UK laws if conducted in the UK.

11     Intellectual property

The content of our website and the code that makes it operate is protected by copyright and other
intellectual property laws. We, and our licensors, grant you a right to access our website, to bring the
attention of others to our website by linking to content upon our website, and to print out copies of
material provided upon our website for your own employment purposes. We do not grant any other
rights further than these. Please do not use our website and its content for any other purpose, or in
any other manner. In particular, please do not frame our website on another website, extract content
from our website to display elsewhere, or replicate our website in whole or in part.

Please submit to our website, only the material you have the right to submit. If this is material created
by someone else, you must obtain their written permission to submit this, and make available a copy
of this permission if we ask.

Please note that our name and various marks relating to our business (including the marks "CA" and
"The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland", and our various logos are registered as trade
marks, and you require our explicit written consent if you wish to make any use of these.

With respect to the data and information made available via our website, you must not:

  • gather, collate or harvest the data or information;
  • create any derivative database based on the data or information;
  • use the data or information to assist with or populate any other jobs vacancies service;
  • use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering or extraction methods;
  • use the data or information for any direct marketing purpose, or marketing purpose other than the                  specific vacancy advertised, and only then in the manner allowed by our website; or
  • sell any such data or information.

12     Availability of the website

We do not guarantee our website will be available at any time. We do not guarantee, and make no
representations to the effect, that we will retain any information submitted through our website. We
recommend you retain a copy of all such information, for backup and retrieval purposes.

13     Liability

Nothing in these terms shall mean that any person becomes our employee. Arrangements concerning
employment shall be constituted directly between employers and potential employees.

We shall not be liable to you for any indirect, secondary, or consequential loss, cost, expense, claim
or damage, loss of or damage to data, costs of data replacement, loss of profit or revenue, or damage
to goodwill.

We shall not be liable for any matter beyond our reasonable control. You acknowledge that we do not
manage or control visitors to our website, including employers and potential employees.

Given the nature of our website, as a user populated platform for linking potential employees with
employers where we do not moderate content, we do not accept any liability for, and make no
representations in respect of, the standard of skill, integrity and reliability of employees sourced
through our website. Neither do we make any representations about employers. As such we shall not
be liable under or in relation to any employment relationships established with the assistance of our

All warranties, conditions, guarantees and/or representations other than those set out hereunder are
excluded from these terms. These terms contain the entire agreement between you and us in relation
to our website.

14     Breach of our terms

If you breach these terms we may:

  • disable your access to our website, temporarily or permanently;
  • disclose the nature of your breach, and any relevant related information, to any relevant person, for                example those harmed by your breach, law enforcement authorities and such like; and or
  • take action against you in respect of that breach, including disciplinary action unde applicable regulation.

You shall be liable to us for the consequences of that breach, including for any loss, costs or
expenses we, or any other person, incurs in relation to that breach.

15     General

For the purposes of these terms: A person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated
body (whether or not having separate legal personality). A reference to a party includes its personal
representatives, successors or permitted assignees. A reference to a statute or statutory provision is
a reference to such statute or provision as amended or re-enacted and a reference to a statute or
statutory provision includes any subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision,
as amended or re-enacted. Any phrase introduced by the terms “including”, “include”, “in particular” or
any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words
preceding those terms. A reference to writing or written includes faxes and e-mails. All references to
times are to the local time in Scotland.

If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of these terms (or part of any provision) is
invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be
deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of these terms shall not be affected. If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision of these terms would be valid,
enforceable and legal if some part of it were modified, the provision shall apply with the minimum
modification necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable. A waiver of any right or remedy under
or in relation to these terms is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of
any subsequent breach or default. No failure or delay to exercise any right or remedy provided under
these terms or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it
preclude or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial
exercise of such right or remedy shall preclude or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right
or remedy. A person who is not a party to these terms shall not have any rights under or in connection
with them. These terms are personal to you, and you may not assign, novate, transfer, subcontract or
otherwise deal in or with these terms or your obligations under them. Any variation to these, including
the introduction of any additional terms and conditions, shall be binding when posted upon our
website. Please check this page regularly to remain acquainted with the terms that are in force at any
particular time.

These terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter
or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in
accordance with Scots law, and in respect of the determination of which you submit to the exclusive
jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland. Notwithstanding the foregoing we shall be entitled to seek
enforcement of any judgement of the courts of Scotland in such jurisdiction(s) as we may in our sole discretion determine.