Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Welcome to our website, a community website where you can access teacher resources, read and upload news, reviews and take part in competitions.  This Website is operated and maintained by the Intellectual Property Office.

By accessing the Website and/or using the Website Service, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions and our privacy policy. 

If you have any queries about the Website or these Terms, you can contact us. If you do not agree with these Terms, you should leave the Website and stop using the Website Service immediately.

Site Registration

When registering an account with crackingideas.com it is a condition of your use of the site that you provide us with accurate details as we request. 

You are responsible for all activities which take place under your username and for keeping your password secure. If you become aware of any actual, threatened or suspected unauthorised use of your username and/or any other breach of security, you agree to notify us immediately. 

You may cancel your account with us at any time by following the instructions on the registration pages. We may terminate your account for any or no reason, at any time, with or without notice and without liability.

Intellectual Property

The copyright in all material contained on, in, or available through the Website is owned by, or licensed to the Intellectual Property Office.

The "Cracking Ideas" logo is the trade mark of the Intellectual Property Office. Use of our logo is restricted and may not be used by others, unless as part of delivering or promoting the Cracking Ideas campaign, without formal permission from us.  

If you believe any of your intellectual property has been infringed on this website, please contact us via our contact us page stating: 

  1. description of the work that you claim has been infringed and a description of the alleged infringing copy of it; 
  2. a description of where the alleged infringing copy has been posted on the Website; 
  3. your contact details; 
  4. a written, signed statement, to confirm that you are the owner of the work or authorised to act on the owner's behalf and the information you have provided to us is accurate to the best of your knowledge and belief.

Submissions to the Ideas Gallery

We welcome you to submit your ideas and competitions entries to our ideas gallery.  It is your responsibility to ensure that any work submitted is original works, or that you have a licence from the original creator to share the content on the website.

By uploading content to crackingideas.com you grant the Intellectual Property Office and its partners a nonexclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable, perpetual, world-wide licence to use, modify, publish, publicly perform, display and distribute your content on and through the Website and off line promotional materials as we deem appropriate. You continue to own the Content after it is posted to the Website.

Link to Third Party Websites

The Website may contain links to websites operated by relevant partners. The Intellectual Property Office is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee external links will work at all times and we have no control over their availability.

Online Competitions

By taking part in any competition run on or through the Website, you agree to the rules of that competition and any other rules specified by the Intellectual Property Office.  All decisions of the Intellectual Property Office are final. 

The Intellectual Property Office reserves the right to disqualify any entrant and/or winner in its absolute discretion without notice in accordance with the Competition Rules.

Intellectual Property Office Privacy Policy 

The Intellectual Property Office reserves the right to gather information relating to site usage. By using this website you consent to this collection and use of information. Your information will not be disclosed or sold to any third parties. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Use of Resources

CrackingIdeas.com and its resources are available for your own, personal use. The Website Service must not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever or for any illegal or unauthorised purpose.


The Intellectual Property Office reserves the right to update these Terms from time to time. If it does so, the updated version will be effective as soon as it is uploaded on to this the Website.  Your continued use of the Website Service following any changes forms your acceptance of the new Terms. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms so that you are aware of any changes to them. No other variation to these Terms shall be effective unless in writing and signed by an authorised representative of the Intellectual Property Office.

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in relation to any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms and/or your use of the Website and/or the Website Service.

If any provision(s) of these Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties (as reflected in the provision(s)) and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

The Intellectual Property Office's failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by the Intellectual Property Office in writing. Unless otherwise expressly stated, nothing in the Terms shall create any rights or any other benefits whether pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise in favour of any person other than you, the Intellectual Property Office and its group of companies.

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