Terms of Use

These Terms of Use are effective as of 24th May 2016.

We are Happy Teacher, a job review website for teachers.

Happy Teacher Ltd is a company registered England and Wales (Company No. 10198195) 20-22 Wenlock Road, London N1 7GU, [(collectively "us", "we" or "the Company") – referred to throughout]. By using the happyteacher.org web site, emails and mobile applications ("Happy Teacher") you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use ("Terms of Use" or "Agreement"). The word "use" here includes any attempt to access or interact with any part of Happy Teacher.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms of Use at any time without further notice. If we do this, we will post the changes to these Terms of Use on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the Terms of Use’s effective date. Your continued use of Happy Teacher after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms of Use, please do not access or use Happy Teacher. It is your responsibility to regularly review these Terms of Use.


You must be 18 years or older and have the power and authority to enter into these Terms of Use to access and use Happy Teacher.


To post a review and/or register an account on Happy Teacher (become a "Member") you must also be currently employed as a teacher in England.

You are entirely responsible for keeping your password confidential. You agree to notify us if you have any reason to believe that someone else has gained access to your account. Happy Teacher may terminate your Membership and/or prohibit you from using or accessing its services for any reason, at any time.

Your use of Happy Teacher

You understand that Happy Teacher is available for your personal, non-commercial use only. You represent, warrant and agree that no activity you take will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libellous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material. Additionally, you agree not to use automated scripts to collect any information from Happy Teacher for any purpose.

You further agree that you may not use Happy Teacher in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair its services. In addition, you agree not to use Happy Teacher to:

Your content posted on Happy Teacher

You are solely responsible for the content that you publish or submit ("post") on or through Happy Teacher (collectively "Your Content"). You understand and agree that the Company may review and delete or remove any element of Your Content that in the sole judgement of the Company violate these Terms of Use or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of others, including Members and non-Members.

By posting Your Content to any part of Happy Teacher, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to store, copy and print such information and content for all purposes deemed necessary by the Company to inform teachers of what it is like to teach at your school.

You may remove Your Content from the Web site at any time. If you choose to remove Your Content, the license granted above will automatically expire.

By posting Your Content you agree that it abides by our Review Guidelines. You further agree that posting Your Content does not violate any non-disclosure, confidentiality or other binding agreement you have with a third party, including your past, present or future employer. You agree that Your Content fully abides by the Review Guidelines detailed above.

Removal of content

Happy Teacher reserves the right to review, modify, or delete any of Your Content if we believe (that in our sole discretion) it violates these Terms of Use.

If you notice any content on Happy Teacher which you believe violates these Terms of Use, please click the 'report' button or contact us. Within a reasonable time from receipt of this notification, we will review the content to judge whether it meets these Terms of Use. If it does not, we will remove or modify the content. Our interpretation of these Terms of Use is at our sole discretion. It is agreed that if we opt not to modify or remove content that this does not constitute a violation of these Terms of Use.

Proprietary rights in content on the web site

All content on Happy Teacher, including but not limited to design, text, graphics, other files, and their selection and arrangement (the "Content"), are the proprietary property of the Company or its licensors. All rights reserved. No Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without the Company’s prior written permission.

You may download or print a copy of any portion of the Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact. You may not republish Content on any Internet, Intranet or Extranet site or incorporate the information in any other database or compilation. Any other use of the Content is strictly prohibited.

All trademarks, logos, trade dress and service marks on Happy Teacher are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the Company or its licensors and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the Company.

Copyright policy

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material on Happy Teacher, please  contact us and provide us with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on Happy Teacher; your address, telephone number, and email address; a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Links to other websites

Happy Teacher contains links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed in such web sites, and such web sites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by us. Inclusion of any linked web site on or through Happy Teacher does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked web site by us. If you decide to leave the Web site and access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk.

Member dispute

Members are solely responsible for your interactions with other Happy Teacher Members. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.


We take our Members' privacy seriously. You can read the our Privacy Policy for further details. By becoming a Member of Happy Teacher, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United Kingdom.


The Company is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on Happy Teacher, whether posted or caused by users of Happy Teacher, Members, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized by Happy Teacher. The Company is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any Member of Happy Teacher.

Happy Teacher may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. Happy Teacher assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, user or Member communications. The Company is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to users and/or Members or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with the Service.

Under no circumstances will the Company be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from anyone's use of Happy Teacher, any Content posted on or through Happy Teacher or transmitted to Members, or any interactions between users of happy Teacher, whether online or offline. Happy Teacher and its Content are provided "as-is" and the Company disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including without limitation implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. The Company cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from the use of Happy Teacher.

Limitation on liability

Except in Jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted, in no event will the Company be liable to you or any third person for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including for any lost profits or lost data arising from your use of Happy Teacher, even if the Company is aware or has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the Company’s liability to you for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the lesser of: (a) the amount paid, if any, by you to Happy Teacher, or (b) one hundred pounds Sterling (£100).

Legal jurisdiction

English law shall apply to these Terms of Use. You irrevocably agree that the courts of England, United Kingdom, will have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these Terms of Use and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


You agree to indemnify and hold the Company, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners and employees, harmless from and against any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of any claim, action, investigation or proceeding made or instituted by any third party due to or arising out of your use of Happy Teacher in violation of this Agreement or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.


These Terms of Use, together with the Privacy Policy and Review Guidelines, and any other policies of the Company posted by us on Happy Teacher, constitute the entire agreement between you and the Company regarding the use of Happy Teacher, superseding any prior agreements between you and the Company relating to your use of Happy Teacher. The failure of the Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.