Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the www.ctfambassadors.org.uk website. The ctf ambassadors project and this website is owned and managed by The Share Foundation [UK Charity, no. 1108068, Company no. 4500923 registered in England and Wales)

The term ‘ctf ambassadors’, ‘The Share Foundation’ or ‘TSF’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

If you use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern our relationship with you in relation to the website.

Use of site

The website is provided only to support the specific activities of the ctf ambassadors project, it is not provided as an information source for any other purpose.

You agree to use the website to support the ctf ambassadors project only. You agree at all times to use the website lawfully and not to act in a way which restricts or inhibits the use and enjoyment of the site by any other party.

While we make every effort to ensure that the website includes the most up to date information, we provide no warranty or guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any information available through this website meets your specific requirements. We expressly exclude liability for any inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

We reserve the right to end the ctf ambassadors project and/or access to this website at any time without notice.

Copyright

This website contains material which is owned by us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction with express written permission is prohibited.

Third party sites

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).

General

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

Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

Registering as a Volunteer

If you register as a volunteer, you must use your actual name and contact details to register interest in the project. Use of fake names or pseudonyms will invalidate any participation in the project. See our privacy policy for how we use this information.

In registering, prospective volunteers are confirming that they

i)             are ordinarily resident in the UK

ii)            are over the age of 18

iii)          are not barred in any way from working with schools or young people

iv)           are able and willing to participate as a ctf ambassador on a minimum of one occasion

You may be asked to supply a DBS certificate either to us or to the schools or groups you work with before you start work

If you do not already have contact with a school, you agree to us identifying and matching you with suitable groups and schools based on your geographical and experience profile. However you accept that there is no guarantee that a suitable match will be found.

Acting as a volunteer

Your role as a ctf ambassador is to promote understanding of the Child Trust Fund accounts and related issues of financial capability

You agree, at all times while you are undertaking your role as a ctf ambassador, to conduct yourself in a professional and appropriate manner, and as well as complying with all relevant laws and regulations you agree to comply with any requirements and policies set out by the schools or other groups you are working with

Any behaviour that is deemed unprofessional or inappropriate will result the immediate termination of your role as an ambassador. It may further result in criminal or other litigation

Failure to comply with the rules or policies of an individual school or other party will result in an immediate termination of your role with that party and may also result in termination of your role as an ambassador   

You are not, at any time during your activities as an ambassador, an agent of The Share Foundation, nor of any financial services organisation or other third party; you are not authorised to conduct business or enter into any contracts on our behalf or that of any other such organisation

You agree that you will not conduct sales or marketing activity in relation to any specific financial product or products while interacting with schools or other parties in your role as a ctf ambassador. You are permitted to mention a company (or brand) that employs you or with which you have a business relationship but reference to such company or brand should not dominate any interaction or detract from the overall objectivity of the information you are providing.

Any financial advice that you give should be in the form of “guidance”. Further information on the difference between guidance and regulated financial advice can be found on the FCA website: https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/corporate/famr-final-report.pdf

You do not have the right to be reimbursed for any travel , administration or other costs related to your activity as a volunteer under the ctf ambassadors project unless this has been specifically agreed by us with you in advance in writing

You agree to provide feedback on each interaction or meeting you have with schools, groups or individuals . The nature of this feedback may vary in detail during the project and may be direct (i.e. email/telephone etc) initially but later on the feedback may be provided via the website. You will be informed of what is required once you start your activities. See our privacy policy for how this feedback will be used.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

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 web page 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.

What we collect

Your personal information

At registration, we collect the following information which is the minimum personal information we require to operate the ctf ambassadors project:

    • Full name

    •  email address

    • Postal address

    • Telephone number

We may also store your DBS reference number and other associated information.

Furthermore, we ask you provide other information on your qualifications, experience and the level of your “financial awareness” that may be relevant to your role. The extent of the detail that you provide at this point is up to you. However, it is important that you appreciate that more extensive  disclosure better enables us to match you with schools and other interested parties and improves the overall ctf ambassador experience for all parties.

Once your work as an ambassador commences we will collect information about the schools and groups you work with, the dates of that activity and the outcomes and feedback you provide.

What we do with the information we gather

We will use your personal information solely for the ctf ambassadors, unless you expressly agree to it being used for another purpose, this may include:

  • in relation to any correspondence you have entered into with us about your role as a ctf ambassador, (whether by post, telephone or electronic means);

  • for internal record keeping;

  • to put you in contact with suitable schools and other groups to enable to you to fulfil your role as a ctf ambassador, based on your experience and geographical location in the UK;

  • to contact you about the feedback you provide on your activities as a ctf ambassador;

  • to invite you to participate in surveys or research about our work;

  • to provide you with information about the ctf ambassadors project which is relevant to your role, and information about other activities of The Share Foundation and its services which may complement that role;

  • to block website use which is contrary to our terms and conditions;

  • to analyse and improve the operation of the website;

  • to analyse and improve the work of the ctf ambassadors project;

  • We may also use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individuals are identified) for marketing and strategic development purposes.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

Sometimes we contract third parties to process your information on our behalf.  We require these third parties to comply strictly with our instructions and data protection laws.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act.  (A small fee will be payable and you will be required to prove your identity with two pieces of approved identification). If you would like a copy of the information that we hold about you, please email us.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect or outdated.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, 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 this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.