Our Code of Practice outlines our approach to assessment and provides a set of standards which we use as a benchmark for our own performance.
Code of Practice (175Kb)
Cambridge International Examinations is a part of Cambridge Assessment, the brand name of University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate ('UCLES'), a department of the University of Cambridge (formally known as the Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge).
If you do not agree with any of the terms and conditions in these Terms you must cease use of the Site immediately.
1 Accuracy of Information and Disclaimer
1.1 Cambridge International Examinations aims to ensure that all information on the Site is accurate. However, the Site and material available on the Site is provided for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide comprehensive information or guidance on the subjects covered. Before entering into any contract based on or relating to information on this site, you should obtain full information from the organisation or individual with whom you are establishing the contract. Cambridge International Examinations is not responsible for information provided by any third party in relation to such a contract.
1.2 You acknowledge that any reliance on any information or other material contained on this Site is entirely at your own risk and all other warranties, undertakings, conditions and terms, express or implied, whether by common law, statute, custom, trade usage, course of dealings or otherwise (including without limitation as to quality, fitness for purpose, performance or suitability for purpose) in respect of the Site are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
1.4 SUBJECT TO THE ABOVE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR DIRECT LOSS UNDER ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE SHALL BE LIMITED TO £1,000 (ONE THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING) FOR ANY ONE INCIDENT OR SERIES OF INCIDENTS. WE SHALL, HOWEVER, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE TO YOU BY REASON OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE FOR ANY INDIRECT, ECONOMIC OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS WHATSOEVER; LOSS OF REVENUE; LOSS OF PROFITS; LOSS OF BUSINESS; LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATION; LOSS OF USE; ANY DELETION, CORRUPTION, DESTRUCTION, LOSS OR REMOVAL OF DATA OR ANY PROFESSIONAL CHARGES.
1.5 You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee that the Site will always be available to you, owing to the nature of the internet. In addition, you acknowledge that the Site may be unavailable owing to maintenance, but where possible we will carry out such maintenance outside core operating hours, and we will try to minimise the period of any disruption.
2 Code of conduct
2.1 You agree to ensure that any details with which you supply to us through the Site are accurate and to let us know promptly if any of the details which you have supplied to us about you change.
2.2 If accessing any part of the Site that requires you to enter a password you agree to keep any personal login name and password for use on the Site confidential, and to be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from use of your password by any third party.
2.3 We reserve the right to terminate your access to password protected areas of the Site should we consider that your use of the Site is detrimental to the Site or to other users.
2.4 If accessing any part of the Site you agree:
2.4.1 not to use the Site in such a way that disrupts, interferes with or restricts the use of the Site by other third party users;
2.4.2 to ensure that any materials uploaded, displayed or transmitted by you through or to the Site are not false, offensive, defamatory, threatening, obscene, unlawful and do not breach or infringe the rights of any person anywhere in the world and you waive any moral rights in respect of any such materials;
2.4.3 not to reverse engineer, decompile, copy or adapt any software or other code or scripts forming part of the Site nor attempt to transmit to or via the Site any information that contains a virus, worm, trojan horse, or other harmful or disruptive component;
2.4.4 not to send 'spam' email or any unsolicited correspondence which is unrelated to the business of Cambridge International Examinations, to any addresses made available on the Site; and
2.4.5 not to change, modify, delete, interfere with or misuse data contained on the Site entered by or relating to any third party user of the Site.
2.6 You should satisfy yourself that you have appropriate protection against computer viruses, worms, trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature whilst using the internet, and that your connection to the Site is secure.
3 Links and message boards
3.1 The Site may include hypertext links to third party web sites. CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR AND CAN GIVE NO WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES OR REPRESENTATIONS IN RESPECT OF, THE CONTENT OR AVAILABILITY OF MATERIAL OF ANY THIRD PARTY SITE.
3.2 ANY OPINIONS EXPRESSED ON MESSAGE BOARDS FORMING PART OF THE SITE ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS, OR ANYONE CONNECTED WITH CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS. We reserve the right to edit or delete any postings to message boards at our sole discretion, but have no obligation to monitor or amend the content of such message boards.
3.3 You shall not create any hypertext link to the Site or any part of it from outside of the Site or otherwise without prior written permission from Cambridge International Examinations.
4 Copyright and intellectual property
4.1 The copyright and other intellectual property in material contained in the Site, including without limitation in text, images, scripts and sounds, is owned by Cambridge International Examinations except where otherwise stated. © Cambridge International Examinations 2011.
4.2 You may print extracts from the Site or any of its pages for your personal use or to assist in preparing students at a school for an examination provided by Cambridge International Examinations, but not for any other purpose.
4.3 You may make a temporary copy of these pages for the purposes of viewing the pages with browser software, but must not otherwise copy, reproduce or re-distribute the contents of these pages in whole or in part without the prior written consent of Cambridge International Examinations.
4.4 All other rights are reserved.
4.5 University of Cambridge, Cambridge International Examinations, Cambridge Assessment, University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and UCLES are trade marks of the University of Cambridge and as such are legally protected in the UK and in other countries.
5 Data protection
5.1 BY USING THIS SITE, INCLUDING REGISTERING TO ACCESS SECURE AREAS ON THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS PROCESSING ANY PERSONAL DATA YOU GIVE TO US, INCLUDING ANY DATA CLASSIFIED BY THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998 AS ‘SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA’, IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY STATEMENT.
6 Other agreements
6.1 These Terms shall not affect or override any of the statutes of the University of Cambridge, or the terms of any other written agreement which you have with Cambridge International Examinations or the University of Cambridge.
7 Contacting us
7.1 Cambridge International Examinations is a part of the University of Cambridge (formally known as the Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge), based at 1 Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2EU, United Kingdom.
8 Governing Law and Jurisdiction
8.1 These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Each party irrevocably agrees to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales over any claim or matter arising under or in connection with these Terms and conditions.
8.2 The language of these Terms is English, if they are translated into any other language, the English language text shall prevail.
Cambridge International Examinations offers and provides teaching and examination services and related information. We are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of information provided by those parties ('Users') who access our web site at www.cie.org.uk ('the Site') and we uphold the relevant data protection principles and process all personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 ('the Act').
For the purpose of the Act, the data controller is University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate.
1 Collection of personal information
1.1 In order for Users to use some of our online services and to gain the full benefits of such services we need to collect and process various personal data. Prior to accessing the areas of the Site which require you to enter a password, Users may be asked to complete an on-line form(s) which requests personal data about Users, such as their name, address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers.
2 Processing of data
2.1 The personal data we collect is used to process your request for our services, to provide and improve such services, and to keep records of those who use our services so that we can contact Users in the event that any other relevant product or service becomes available and inform Users of other Cambridge International Examinations services that may be of interest to them.
3 Disclosure of information to third parties
3.1 We will use our reasonable endeavours not to disclose Users' information to any other third parties, unless we are required to do so by law or any court order, or to enforce any other contractual agreement which exists between a User and us, unless a User consents to such disclosure.
3.2 We may disclose your personal information to third parties if it becomes necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of Cambridge International Examinations, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
5.1 This Site and our computer systems have security measures in place with the aim of protecting the loss, misuse or alteration of the information Users provide to us.
6 Modifying / removing your personal information
6.1 Users may change their registered details in any way or request that their personal data is removed from our systems by e-mailing us at email@example.com.
6.2 The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
7 Comments / questions
7.1 Cambridge International Examinations is a part of the University of Cambridge (formally known as the Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge), based at 1 Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2EU, United Kingdom. Any comments, questions or requests relating to this Data Protection and Privacy Statement may be sent to us by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. or writing to us at the above address.
8 Changes to this statement
8.1 We will notify Users of changes to this Data Protection and Privacy Statement by displaying them on this web page.