Terms & Conditions
hiredbystartups.com is a website and host advertiser which, amongst other things, provides recruitment services. hiredbystartups.com also provides web-space for employers to advertise roles and other related products and services.
We set out below the important points for you to note when using our website. These summary points are not part of our Terms and Conditions and are for reference only. Before using our website, we recommend that you read all of our Terms and Conditions to ensure that you are happy with them. We suggest that you print a copy of these Terms and Conditions and keep them in a safe place for future reference.
You must only use the ‘hiredbystartups.com’ website for your personal use or, if a business user, for legitimate business recruitment purposes.
You must provide accurate and complete information when using this website.
All information, data and copyright material contained on this website must not be reproduced or used without our consent.
These Terms and Conditions set out what you should do if you have a complaint against us or an employer using this website or our services.
1.1 These Terms and Conditions apply to your use of this website.
1.2 By using this website you agree to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms and Conditions you should not use this website.
1.3 We may change these Terms and Conditions from time to time. We will give you notice of any changes by posting those changes on our website. We will not vary any terms and conditions which you previously agreed whilst using this website. However, any amended Terms and Conditions will apply to your use of this website from the date they are posted and if you do not agree with the amended Terms and Conditions, you are entitled to stop using this website at that time.
2.1 "you" and "your" means the person who proposes to use or is using this website.
2.2 "we" "us" and "our" means hiredbystartups.com a trading name of Hired By Startups Ltd, with company number 09133522, of 26 Curtain Road, London, England, EC2A 3NY and agents, and any other person or business to whom we may legally transfer our rights under these Terms and Conditions. You are entitled to stop using this website if we transfer our rights under these Terms and Conditions to a third party.
2.3 "website" means a site on the world wide web located at www.hiredbystartups.com.
2.4 "employer" means a business which proposes to use or is using this website for activities related to recruitment.
2.5 "candidate" means a person who proposes to use this website for activities related to job seeking.
2.6 “role” means a position an employer is currently recruiting for and advertising on this website.
2.7 “application” means a candidate has submitted their CV to a specific role for consideration by us and / or the employer.
3. Use of this website
3.1 By using this website you agree that:
3.1.1 You will not do anything that affects the integrity or security of this website or causes or may cause harm, damage or unreasonable inconvenience to other users of this website or us; and
3.1.2 You will not gather, extract, download, reproduce and/or display or advertise on any other website, other online or off-line service or otherwise, any material on or from this website, including but not limited to information relating to any employer, candidate, role or application whether that information has been gained by the use of spiders, data mining, trawling or other 'screen scraping' software or system used to extract data.
3.1.3 You will not use this website to transmit or knowingly or recklessly receive any material which is obscene, threatening, menacing, offensive, defamatory, abusive, untrue, in breach of confidence, in breach of any intellectual property right (including copyright) of which may cause anxiety to others including racist or sexist content or material which otherwise violates any applicable law or regulation or code, or which makes excessive demands of bandwidth or contains any virus or which may otherwise impair the computer systems of us or any 3rd party.
3.2 If you breach any of the clauses set out at 3.1 above, we may take such action as we deem appropriate, including denying you access to this website, bringing legal proceedings against you and disclosing such information to appropriate legal and/or regulatory bodies.
3.3 By using our website you grant us the right to copy, reproduce, display, make available on our website any information you provide to us in order for us to provide our service.
4. UK residents only
4.1 This website is directed only at UK residents and nothing within it or these Terms and Conditions constitutes an offer or promotion of services or products to persons outside the United Kingdom. We do not make any warranty or representation that the services we offer are available or appropriate for use by those outside the UK. Should you choose to use the services we provide outside the UK, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to ensure that you are compliant with any applicable local laws.
5. Your obligations
5.1 You must only use the 'hiredbystartups.com' website for your personal use or, if a business user, for legitimate business recruitment purposes.
5.2 It is your responsibility to ensure that all information you supply to us or enter onto this website is complete and accurate, so please double-check your information before submitting it.
5.3 You may need to answer a number of questions in order to make an application to a role. These questions are designed to ensure that we and the relevant employer have all of the information necessary to assess your application to the role in which you are interested.
5.4 In the case of all applications, any interview request or job offer is determined by the answers you provide to those questions and therefore you should answer all questions truthfully and fully and to the best of your knowledge and belief. In all cases, if you fail to provide complete and accurate information:
5.4.1 Any interview request or job offer may be void;
This will depend on the terms and conditions of the employer.
5.5 If you make an application using an employer’s website directly you should also read their terms and conditions. The employer’s terms and conditions will cover any agreement between you and the employer, whereas these Terms and Conditions agreed with us relate only to your use of this website.
6. Our service
6.1 We provide recruitment services which, amongst other things, enable employers to advertise roles, review candidates and review applications. We also provide job seeking services which enable candidates to search, review and make applications to roles.
6.2 When making an application to a role advertised directly by an employer on our website you will be engaging with that employer directly and any following arrangements will be between you and the employer without any involvement from us. We cannot be held liable for any liability which may arise from such arrangements (not including the extent required by law). Please review the terms and conditions of each employer to which you apply directly.
6.3 The information you give us is used by us to provide our service. Therefore, it is important that you double-check all information to ensure that it is complete and accurate. We seek to ensure that we accurately pass on the information you have provided.
6.4 These Terms and Conditions and our correspondence with you will be communicated in the English language.
7. Validity of role
7.1 We do not control the duration for which an employer will accept applications to a role advertised on our website or the application criteria for roles advertised on our website. These are set by the employer. Unless otherwise made clear, please contact the employer for further details.
7.2 In order to make an application to a role you must follow the instructions on the relevant page on our website. You may be required to apply on our website or the website of the employer.
8. Delivery of candidate applications.
8.1 Candidate applications will be available on your ‘my account’ page of our website and will also be delivered to you by email. However we rely on the availability of 3rd party services and the general performance of the world wide web. At certain times, candidate applications may not be available to you due to problems with 3rd party services or the world wide web. Wherever possible, we will try and notify you of this and email you to let you know when your candidate applications are available to view.
8.2 Whilst we strive to provide as comprehensive and easy to use a service as possible, the requirements for your role may not be met by any applications if such requirements are unusual, "non standard.” If this is the case we will contact you directly to discuss your requirements in greater detail.
9. Responsibility for content
9.1 We are responsible for ensuring that we accurately reflect employers, candidates and roles via our website. We are also responsible for statements of fact made to you by us and protecting your data in accordance with data protection legislation.
9.2 We will use our best endeavours to provide you with a quality service and virus free website. However, we are not responsible for computer viruses or other computer related problems you suffer as a result of using this website, which are beyond our reasonable control. We recommend that you use your own appropriate virus checking software.
9.3 We are not responsible for any commentary, opinions, ratings or other postings on this website by third parties.
9.4 Employers and third party websites are responsible for failings or errors on their websites and may have a separate duty of care to you.
9.5 You may be entitled to rights separate to these Terms and Conditions under English consumer law or other legislation.
9.6 We will not be party to any communications between you and an employer or candidate in regards to an application or role on our website. However we reserve the right to monitor any such communications in order to best provide our services.
9.7 We do not prevent or exclude our responsibility to you for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence.
10. Intellectual property
10.1 All information, data and copyright material contained on this website, including any trade marks (whether officially registered or unregistered), trade names, brands, logos and devices belong to us or to the relevant owners or to people whom we have given ownership or permission to use such information data and/or copyright material. You must not use such information or copyright material unless you have written permission from us or the owner to do so.
10.2 You may download or copy the content and other downloadable items displayed on this website for personal non business use only, (i.e. to assist with making an application to a role), provided that you are not otherwise breaching these Terms and Conditions.
11.1 We will comply with all applicable data protection legislation from time to time in force in respect of the personal data we collect from you.
12. Third party websites
12.1 This website contains links to websites operated by third parties. Some of those websites will carry our branding and are therefore only accessible by you as a user of this website. The operation and content of those websites are determined by those third parties and will be governed by separate terms and conditions. We do not accept responsibility or liability for the content of any third party website, as this is outside of our control.
12.2 Links are provided for convenience only and inclusion of any links should not be taken to imply endorsement in any way of the site to which it links.
12.3 You may wish to take the following steps when making an application to a role on a third party website:
12.3.1 Read and ensure that you understand the terms and conditions of their website and terms and conditions of any recruitment process you might be entering into with them;
12.3.2 Clarify and/or check your understanding of relevant terms and conditions by seeking independent advice.
13.1 We may issue a warning, temporarily suspend, permanently suspend or terminate your right to use this website if you:
13.1.1 Substantially breach any of these Terms and conditions;
13.1.2 Infringe or violate or attempt to infringe or violate any rights of any other user(s) of this website and/or third parties in connection with this website; or
13.1.3 If you are using this website to commit or attempt to commit a criminal offence.
14. Jurisdiction and Enforceability
14.1 If any provision of these Terms and Conditions are held by a competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions will not be affected and will remain valid.
14.2 In the event of a dispute in connection with or arising out of these Terms and Conditions, English law will apply and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
14.3 These Terms and Conditions will only apply as between us and you. Unless as otherwise stated in these Terms and Conditions no other person may benefit or rely upon these Terms and Conditions.
15.1 By using our website you agree to indemnify us for all losses, costs, actions, claims, damages, expenses (including reasonable legal costs and expenses) or liabilities, whatsoever suffered or incurred by us in or as a consequence of your breach of this Agreement and / or your use of this website (except for the extent that a court of competent jurisdiction holds that such a claim arose due to the action or omission of us).
16. Force majeure
16.1 Neither party shall be liable to the other, for any loss or damage which may be suffered by the other party due to any cause beyond the first party’s reasonable control including without limitation any power failure.
17.1 Any notices shall, unless otherwise expressly stated, be in writing and shall be sent by email. Any notice given by email shall be deemed to have been delivered on the next working day following transmission.
18.1 This agreement is personal to you and you may not assign, transfer, sublet, lease or delegate all or any of your rights and obligations without our prior written consent.
18.2 We reserve the right to transfer all or any of our rights and obligations under this Agreement to any third party. In the event of an assignment or transfer, notification will either be given to you by email or posted on this website.
19. No waiver
19.1 Failure or neglect by either party to exercise or enforce any right conferred shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such right nor operate so as to bar that exercise or enforcement thereof or of any other right on any later occasion.
20. Complaints procedure
We aim to provide a high level service to all our customers but occasionally things can go wrong. When this happens we will do everything we can to put things right and assist you.
If you have a complaint, please contact us by email at ‘info [at] hiredbystartups [dot] com’ and we will attempt to resolve your complaint by close of business the following working day. If we are unable to resolve your complaint, we will try and agree the next steps with you.
We cannot answer complaints on behalf of employers using our website or services or accept responsibility for any such complaints. We recommend that you visit the website of the employers and follow their complaints procedure if you wish to make a complaint against them.