Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy

Terms and Conditions

This website (www.theengineroom.org.uk) is owned and operated on behalf of The Engine Room partnership,a business support programme for Social Enterprises, by Cornwall College. It is financed by the European Regional Development Fund. This website is made available on the following terms and conditions:

By accessing this website and signing up for any of its services, you are deemed to accept these terms and conditions and any additional terms and conditions which expressly apply to the services that you sign up for.


The information and services available on this site are provided for the purpose of developing the social enterprise sector in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly. The website is intended to provide information about social enterprises to a range of stakeholders, in order to raise their profile and help strengthen the sector. It is also intended to act as a gateway for information about social enterprise and how you go about setting one up and developing it.

You may use, print and download information from this site for these purposes only and not for any other purpose. You may not otherwise copy, display, transmit or distribute any material from this site.


Information submitted and uploaded to this website is accepted in good faith that it is accurate, honest and reliable. Prospective members using this site are responsible for checking the suitability of their information and for undertaking appropriate screening.The Engine Room accepts no liability for any loss, or damage which may arise from information published on the Engine Room site. Content that is related to members of the website is submitted at your own risk. If you do not wish information to be publicly available then you have the option to exclude certain information. However, by submitting data it is your responsibility to ensure you are content with any of the publicly available information specific to your membership profile.

Responsibility for the content of job adverts/events/products submitted to The Engine Room rests solely with the member. We endeavour to ensure that jobs adverts/events/products do not contravene applicable laws and regulations, but we do not accept responsibility for the details provided. We reserve the right to alter information contained within advertisements as necessary to meet the aims of our services and may refuse or remove an advert/update or member profile we deem inappropriate without explanation.

We make no warranty at all regarding Member-contributed content. We are not responsible for any failure arising because of circumstances beyond our reasonable control. While we seek to ensure that the information that we display on the site is accurate we do not make any warranty that it is accurate. We also disclaim any other implied warranties or conditions regarding this site and any services provided through it, including conditions of fitness for a particular purpose or satisfactory quality, to the extent that these warranties and conditions can be disclaimed by law.



Member Details

Members are responsible for creating and populating a profile with information, which will be searchable by a range of audiences. They are also responsible for ensuring that the information they submit to the site is correct. All information submitted to this site must be inoffensive, truthful and professional. Any member suspected of misusing the site may be removed without notice or explanation.


These Terms and Conditions and the associated Privacy Notice will be reviewed regularly and updated. Any updates will be highlighted when accessing The Engine Room and continued use of the site will be taken as acceptance of these updates.


Our Privacy Notice explains how we treat your personal data and protect your privacy when accessing this website and using our services.

Freedom of Information

Cornwall College which manages The Engine Room website is a public authority as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, for a copy of the Publication Scheme or details of how to make a Freedom of Information request please visit the Cornwall College website.

Account & Password

Account details and passwords are for the sole use of the person to whom they are issued. If The Engine Room believes that an account or password is being used by an unauthorised person or that the user is breaching these terms and conditions, then the account will be suspended. Account passwords must be changed after a member is initially allocated with a password and members are responsible for creating passwords that follow standard guidelines for internet security. E.g. Use a long password made up of numbers, letters and symbols

Service availability

We do not guarantee that this site will be available at any particular time. Its functions will work in a timely fashion or any other particular way or at all or that it will be free of errors. We accept any liability arising from errors, omissions, delays or interruptions to the provision of this website. We reserve the right to change or withdraw this site, or any part of it, at any time, temporarily or permanently, at any time and without notice.

Linking to this site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

Links from this Site

Where this site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for information only. As we have no control over the contents of external sites and resources, we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from use of them.

Limitation of liability

The material displayed on this site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy.

Governing law

These terms and conditions shall be interpreted in accordance with English law and all disputes shall be decided by the English courts.

Single Equality Scheme

The Engine Room is committed to the provision of equal opportunities for all and operates under the Single Equality Scheme published on the Cornwall College website. Members and other project stakeholders are required to comply with this and are expected to promote a culture of equality of opportunity.

Members/users posting information agree to do soprofessionally, and carry out any job related processes in accordance with current employment legislation in an unbiased manner which is not based on race, sexual orientation, marital status, ethnic origins, religion, gender, disability or age.

The Engine Room reserves the right to refuse or withdraw our services from anyone we reasonably suspect of acting outside of this policy without explanation or refund.

The Engine Room will not be liable for any breach of legislation or of these terms and conditions by customers.

Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003

The Engine Room does not operate as an employment agency or recruitment agency.

Employment agencies and employment businesses (as defined by the Employment Agencies Act 1973), must ensure that when they register with the Engine Room, they declare the nature of their business in the appropriate tick box. Any job adverts that are posted on The Engine Room must comply with the Act and Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2004.

Any employment agency suspected of misusing the site will be removed without notice or explanation.



All copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights in the site and the material available on the site belong to The Engine Room. Use of the site does not give anyone any proprietary rights to any such materials.


Privacy Policy


This privacy notice tells you what to expect when The Engine Room website collects personal information. This privacy notice has been with written with brevity and clarity in mind, it does not provide exhaustive details of all aspects of our collection and use of personal information and should be read alongside our Terms and Conditions.

The Engine Room website, which is managed by Cornwall College is committed to protecting your privacy and has confirmed this commitment by signing up to the ICO’s Personal Information Promise.


When members register with The Engine Room website, personal information is collected to enable the delivery of the Engine Room programme. This means that we may use your personal/company data in an anonymous and aggregated fashion to create statistics about the Social Enterprise sector as a whole. Personal information relating to your membership is visible to the public unless you specifically select the options to ‘hide’ your personal information. It is your responsibility to monitor which information you are making publicly available.

We will not disclose, rent or sell your personal information or email address to any third party. We will take all reasonable steps to keep information we hold about you secure.

Visitors to our Website

This website requires cookies to work and to help us monitor and improve it. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit, to make the websites work and to provide information to the website owners.

One of the cookies we use is essential for this site to operate and will have been set when you accessed this site, it will be deleted when you close your browser.

Anyone accessing this website will have been made aware of this through the use of a prominent page header and asked for their consent to receive cookies. To find out more about cookies, including how to control and delete them, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

We use Google Analytics to help analyse the use of our website which uses cookies to collect standard internet log and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. Consent for the use of the Google Analytics will have been obtained via the prominent header before the cookies are set. To find out more about Google Analytics or to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

The Engine Room will not (and will not allow any third party) to use cookies to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither The Engine Room nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be upfront about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Links to other Websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site to other websites, which we are not responsible for. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting other sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Access to personal information

The Engine Room recognises how important it is to protect privacy and comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. We will safeguard all information and will not disclose personal data without appropriate consent or legal authority. When we collect personal date we will:

To keep information reliable and up to date we ask those giving us information to:

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, an individual can find out if The Engine Room holds any personal information about them by making a Subject Access Request, for which there is a fee of £10. If we do hold information we will:

To make a Subject Access Request please write to us at the following address:

The Engine Room

The Business Space,

Chiltern House

City Road


Cornwall College TR1 2JL


We try to meet the highest possible standards when collecting and using personal information. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures. Please contact us at the address above

You can also contact the Information Commissioner for independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing issues. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113 Fax: 01625 524 510