Terms & Conditions - General Teaching Council NI

Terms & Conditions

Use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions.

This website and the user

This is a GTCNI website. In entering our site you, the user, are accepting our Terms and Conditions.

Using our website

This page sets out the Terms and Conditions on which you may use MyGTCNI, GTCNI websites and the content/services available on them (GTCNI content) irrespective of the delivery platform or device you use to access them. By accessing any GTCNI content, you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions. If you have any questions about them please contact us.

Intellectual property

All GTCNI content belongs to GTCNI or its licensors who own all intellectual property rights in the GTCNI content. No intellectual property rights in relation to any GTCNI content are transferred to you. Third Party content will be subject to the copyright policy specified by the relevant owner and you should refer to them for information about this. You are permitted to use and reproduce GTCNI content provided that you do so fairly, non–commercially and acknowledge us as the source where you supply the information to others.

The names, images and logos identifying GTCNI, government departments, third parties and their information, products and services are proprietary marks of the Crown, GTCNI and/or third parties.

Copying or use of our logos and/or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner.

For permission to use our logo(s) contact us.


Linking to us at this website

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. This website’s pages must load into the user’s entire window.

Links to external websites

Links on this website will lead to other websites which are not under our control. We are not responsible for the content of any linked site. Listing and linking should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind and we accept no liability in respect of the content. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

User–generated content

GTCNI content may include comments sections, blogs and other interactive features (e.g. Forums) within this website – such information is called ‘User Generated Content’ (UGC).

You will retain ownership of the copyright in any of your UGC that you or we publish so you are free to re–use it as you wish. You agree that if you post UGC to a Forum then you are granting us a right (but not an obligation) unlimited in time to publish, re–use, archive, modify or delete in whole or in part as we see fit, whether on GTCNI websites or otherwise, without any requirement to pay you for this and with or without attribution to you. This means that you grant us a worldwide, non–exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty–free licence to use any UGC you publish in whole or in part in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever and without further obligation to you. You also waive any moral rights that you may have in regard to the UGC.

We welcome your contributions to our website. By providing you are agreeing that you are responsible for the content of your UGC and that you will:

  • Only publish UGC that is yours and that does not infringe the copyright or other rights of a third party.
  • Not post, link to or otherwise publish UGC containing advertising/promotion for goods and services or any spam or other form of unsolicited communication.
  • Not post, link to or otherwise publish UGC that is threatening, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful.
  • Not post comments that are discriminatory (e.g. which make attacks on the grounds of race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age).
  • Not post or transmit UGC that contains software viruses, files or code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of GTCS websites or similar.

You are financially responsible to GTCNI for any claim made against us by a third party related to your UGC.

The views expressed in UGC will not necessarily reflect those of GTCNI and we have no control over UGC submitted by users so we cannot take responsibility for what they post. Some users may post UGC that is inaccurate or offensive. While we cannot monitor all UGC published on our website – where we have received notice of any UGC that is potentially in breach of these Terms and Conditions, we will review that UGC and act accordingly. If you believe that any UGC published on our website infringes any legal rights that you may have or breaches these Terms and Conditions, please contact us.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti–virus programme on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.


This website and material relating to the information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided “as is”, without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non–infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Northern Ireland. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Northern Ireland.

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