Last updated on 26th June 2023
About these terms
This Portal is subject to the following terms and conditions of use (these ‘Terms’).
This Portal is hosted and managed by Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (‘TCS’) on behalf of
University of Oxford (‘Oxford’)
The School, college or other institution on whose behalf the Portal is being used (you or
your) agrees to these Terms.
You should read these Terms carefully before using the Portal. By using the Portal or
otherwise indicating your consent, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree
with any of these Terms, you should stop using the Portal immediately.
Designation of Test Centres
This Portal is designed to allow an eligible school, college or similar institution to make
an application to Oxford to be designated as an approved Test Centre at which candidates can
register to take the Oxford Admission Tests remotely (a ‘Test Centre’).
The conditions necessary to be eligible to be designated as a Test Centre are set out in the
University of Oxford undergraduate admissions centre compliance requirements’ which is
available in SEE ALSO section (the ‘Eligibility Conditions’).
You confirm that you comply with the ‘Eligibility Conditions’ today, and agree to continue to
comply with them for so long as you remain a designated Test Centre.
If you have any questions about the Site, please contact email@example.com
Using the Portal
The Portal is for your use only.
You agree that you are solely responsible for all costs and expenses you may incur in
relation to your use of the Portal.
We make no promise that the Portal is appropriate or available for use in locations outside
of the UK. If you choose to access the Portal from locations outside the UK, you acknowledge
you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws where
We try to make the Portal as accessible as possible. If you have any difficulties using the
Portal, please contact us using the contact details at the top of this page.
As a condition of your use of the Portal, you agree not to: misuse or attack our Portal by
knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other material which is
malicious or technologically harmful (such as by way of a denial-of-service attack); or
attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Portal, the server on which our Portal is stored
or any server, computer or database connected to our Portal.
We may prevent or suspend your access to the Portal if you do not comply with these Terms or
any applicable law.
Registration and password security
We are not obliged to permit anyone to register with the Portal and we may refuse, terminate
or suspend registration to anyone at any time.
You are responsible for making sure that your password and any other account details are kept
secure and confidential.
If we have reason to believe there is likely to be a breach of security or misuse of the
Portal through your account or the use of your password, we may notify you and require you
to change your password, or we may suspend or terminate your account.
Any personal information you provide to us as part of the registration process, such as the
name and contact details of the individual interacting with the Portal on your behalf, will
be processed in accordance with:
which explains what personal information we collect from this Portal, how and why we collect,
store, use and share such information, an individual’s rights in relation to their personal
information and how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a query
or complaint about the use of personal information.
Ownership, use and intellectual property rights
The intellectual property rights in the Portal and in any text, images, video, audio or other
multimedia content, software or other information or material submitted to or accessible
from the Portal (‘Content’) are owned by either Oxford or TCS.
Oxford and TCS reserve all intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, all
copyright, trade marks, domain names, design rights, database rights, patents and all other
intellectual property rights of any kind) whether registered or unregistered anywhere in the
world. This means, for example, that Oxford and TCS remain owners of them and are free to
use them as we see fit.
Nothing in these Terms grants you any legal rights in the Portal or the Content other than as
necessary for you to access it. You agree not to adjust, try to circumvent or delete any
notices contained on the Portal or the Content (including any intellectual property notices)
and in particular, in any digital rights or other security technology embedded or contained
within the Portal or the Content.
Trade marks and trade names may also be used on the Portal or in the Content. Use by you of
any trade marks on the Portal or in the Content is strictly prohibited unless you have prior
written permission from Oxford or TCS.
Submitting information to the site
While we try to make sure that the Portal is secure, we do not actively monitor or check
whether information supplied to us through the Portal is confidential, commercially
sensitive or valuable.
Other than any personal information which will be dealt with in accordance with our Privacy
Policy, we do not guarantee that information supplied to us through the Portal will be kept
confidential and we may use it on an unrestricted and free-of-charge basis as we reasonably
Accuracy of information and availability of the Portal
We try to make sure that the Portal is accurate, up-to-date and free from bugs, but we cannot
promise that it will be. Furthermore, we cannot promise that the Portal will be fit or
suitable for any purpose. Any reliance that you may place on the information on the Portal
is at your own risk.
We may suspend or terminate access or operation of the Portal at any time as we see fit.
While we try to make sure that the Portal is available for your use, we do not promise that
the Portal will be available at all times or that your use of the Portal will be
Our responsibility to you
If we breach these Terms or are negligent, we are liable to you for foreseeable loss or
damage that you suffer as a result. By ‘foreseeable’ we mean that, at the time these Terms
were formed, it was either clear that such loss or damage would occur or you and we both
knew that it might reasonably occur, as a result of something we did (or failed to do).
We are not liable to you for any loss or damage that was not foreseeable, any loss or damage
not caused by our breach or negligence, or any business loss or damage.
Nothing in these terms excludes or limits our liability for any death or personal injury
caused by our negligence, liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other
liability that the law does not allow us to exclude or limit.
The extent of the parties’ liability under or in connection with this Agreement (regardless
of whether such liability arises in tort, contract or in any other way and whether or not
caused by negligence or misrepresentation) shall be as set out in this clause.
Subject to the above: the aggregate total liability of TCS and Oxford to you under or in
connection with the Portal (regardless of whether such liability arises in tort, contract or
in any other way and whether or not caused by negligence or misrepresentation) shall not
Neither Oxford nor TCS shall be liable for consequential, indirect or special losses.
Neither Oxford nor TCS shall be liable to you if we fail to comply with these Terms because
of circumstances beyond our reasonable control.
No one other than TCS, Oxford or you has any right to enforce any of these Terms.
TCS and Oxford reserve the right to vary these Terms from time to time. Updated Terms will be
displayed on the Portal and by continuing to use and access the Portal following such
changes, you agree to be bound by any variation made by us. It is your responsibility to
check these Terms from time to time to verify such variations. Otherwise, no changes to
these Terms are valid or have any effect unless agreed by us in writing.
We will try to resolve any disputes with you quickly and efficiently. If you are unhappy with
us, please contact us as soon as possible at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The laws of England and Wales apply to these Terms, although if you are resident elsewhere
you will retain the benefit of any mandatory protections given to you by the laws of that
Any disputes will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and
Wales. This means that you can choose whether to bring a claim in the courts of England and
Wales or in the courts of another part of the UK in which you live.