Terms & Conditions

 

Please read these Terms & Conditions carefully before using our site.

Introduction

 

Welcome to the Context Checks website. By continuing to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following Terms & Conditions, which together with our Privacy Policy govern Context Check's relationship with you regarding this website and use thereof. If you disagree with any part of these Terms & Conditions, please do not use our website.

 

The term 'Context Checks' or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website, Kiris Group Ltd Trading as Context Checks, we are registered in England and Wales under company number 10717208 and have our registered office at 166 College Road, Harrow on the Hill, HA1 1BH. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.

To get in touch, Contact us.

By using our site you accept these terms

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.

There are other terms that may apply to you

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our Privacy Policy.

  • Our consent section and tick boxes includes on application forms.

  • Our Cookies & Analytics Policy, included below. 

 

We may make changes to these terms & to our site

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our products, our users' needs and our business priorities.

We may suspend or withdraw our site

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Terms of Use

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

 

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

  • The member, guest login and form application areas are reserved solely for subjects of background checks, identity validation or due diligence requests, providing an area for those subjects to provide Personal Data to enable the process (see further detail below).

  • This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences. If you do allow cookies to be used, personal information may be stored by us for use by third parties, see Cookies & Analytics Policy below.

  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

  • All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.

  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

How you may use material on our site

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

By continuing to use this website you acknowledge that all intellectual property rights both on the website and providing during the service are the sole property of Context Checks. Neither this agreement or use of the website conveys or grants you to any right or licence to such intellectual property rights.

Do not rely on information on this site

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

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 or up to date.

We are not responsible for websites we link to

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

We cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by our privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

You must keep your account details safe

 

You right to access and use the website and login areas is personal to you and not transferable by you to any other person or entity. You are only entitled to access and use the website for lawful purposes. By continuing to use the website and proceed with an application, you confirm that you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts, that you are not using the service on behalf of anyone else and you agree to provide us with information which is accurate, up-to-date and not used to misrepresent or falsify your identity or user information. 

If you enter login areas, are provided with a password or create a member account, you are responsible for this account and for protecting the security of login credentials. If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party, you must keep these confidential and not disclose them to any other person. If you become aware of or suspect any unauthorised use of your user information you agree to notify us immediately either via email or our Contact page.

We have the right to disable any user account, identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time.

 

The application or form process / member login area

 

We provide background checks, identity validation and due diligence - submitted to us by a customer or requestor, usually an employer. The requestor asks for identity validation or background information, screening, references on another party or subject.

 

To enable identity validation, due diligence and background checks, we use third party data sources and platforms. Searches are conducted with the Subject’s consent and awareness, when the Subject is required to input Personal Data into or use a third party provider’s platform this is clearly stated and indicated and the Subject acknowledges being under the third party provider’s Terms & Conditions and Data / Privacy Policies. Your data is not sold on or transferred for any marketing or advertising purposes. 

 

Please read these Terms & Conditions in conjunction with the Privacy Policy. Personal Data is as defined by the UK Data Protection Act (1998) and may be included in the information that we collect from you. All personal data supplied to us by users is treated confidentially and stored in accordance with good industry security practice for as long as it is stored by us. 

 

By providing us with Personal Data you warrant that you have all the necessary rights and consents to do so. You acknowledge that solely you are responsible for the information that you provide and make available for the purpose of Context Checks providing a service, and that the information is provided legally. You agree that Context Checks may access, store and use any information that you provide in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy. 

 

By entering your Personal Data or required details into the form in our member area or via our website and by ticking the content box, you acknowledge and consent to Context Checks using the details provided by you to conduct background checks and identity validation. The information we will process about you might include the following: 

Name, date of birth, telephone number, email address, address, age, gender, nationality, social sign in profile information, digital images of face and government issued identity document, proof of address document, CV, basic financial check, location data, online presence, directorships, employment history / references, proof of qualification.

You consent to us submitting your Personal Data via identity validation or official compliance databases. You consent to the background checks, identity validation or due diligence results to be shared with the requestor. 

 

You acknowledge that once the process has been conducted and finalised, whilst Context Checks will not retain your Personal Data, we will keep a basic record of your information solely for audit purposes (i.e. full name and date check conducted). We may retain anonymised data for improvement of our products and services or to inform trends and analysis. 

You may email us or Contact us at any time during the process to cancel and request to have your data removed. If you have any special requests or limitations to the data you would like to provide please contact us in writing at the email above, please note this may result in an inability for us to complete a background check or identity validation. You may request to access your data at any time during the process with us but we do not retain complete reports or your Personal Data 72 hours after the report has been submitted to the requestor, please consult directly with them for their Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy or contract(s) with you.  

Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

Whether you are a consumer or a business user:

  • We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

  • Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any products to you, which will be set out in our Terms and Conditions of supply / Service Agreement with you.

If you are a business user:

We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.

We will not be liable to you 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.

  • In particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;

  • business interruption;

  • loss of anticipated savings;

  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or

  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user:

Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

How we may use your personal information

We will only use your personal information as set out in our Privacy Policy.

We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt 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 not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

Rules about 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. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you. Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out herein. If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please Contact us.

Which country's laws apply to any disputes?

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

If you are a business, these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

 

Cookies & Analytics Policy

Cookies

 

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

 

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

 

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

 

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

 

Visitor Analytics

 

Visitor Analytics is a simple website analytics service which measures the traffic and visitors' general details of the customers' websites. Collecting these statistics, a website can make their visitors' experience better (e.g. which pages they visit and when, where they are approximately located, where does a user land first or if they are coming from a specific referral).

 

Basically, as a website owner using Visitor Analytics, we are using cookies to collect data about visitors' device type and screen size, approximate location, browser, OS, IPs, page visits, bounce rate, conversions and popular content on the website. All this data is pseudonymised and Visitor Analytics will never use the collected data to identify individual users or to match it with additional information on an individual user. Each visitor has control over the cookies placement.

 

How to control cookies

 

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish by checking your browser settings on each device - for details, see aboutcookies.org. For further information, please check Visitor Analytics’ Terms Of UseCookie Information and Opt-Out / Do Not Track.