1. About us

1.1 Company details. Connect Inflow Limited (t/a LinkVets) (Co. No.08273634) (we and us) is a company registered in England and Wales and our registered office (and main trading address) is at Alexandra House, Whittingham Drive, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 0QJ. Our VAT number is 154 8886 61. We operate the website www.linkvets.com.

1.2 Contacting us. To contact us, telephone our customer service team at +44 1793 384069 or e-mail info@linkvets.com. How to give us formal notice of any matter under the Contract is set out in clause 14.2.

1.3 How we may contact you. If we have to contact you, we will do so by telephone or by writing to you at the email address or postal address you provided to us through your registration.

1.4 Nature of business. We operate as an employment agency, providing work finding services. We are engaged by employer clients to fill UK and Scandinavian veterinary vacancies and are paid by them.

2. Our contract with you

2.1 Our contract. These terms and conditions (Terms) apply to your registration with us and the supply of Services by us to you (Contract). They apply to the exclusion of any other terms that you seek to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by law, trade custom, practice or course of dealing.

2.2 Entire agreement. The Contract is the entire agreement between you and us in relation to its subject matter. You acknowledge that you have not relied on any statement, promise or representation or assurance or warranty that is not set out in the Contract.

2.3 Language. These Terms and the Contract are made only in the English language.

2.4 Your copy. You should print off a copy of these Terms and save them for future reference.

3. Registration

3.1 Registration. Please follow the onscreen prompts to register with us, to enable us to assess you and consider putting you forward for vacancies as a veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse (as applicable) in the UK or Scandinavia, as appropriate. Please include details of your qualifications , skills and experience (Profile) when registering with us. You may only register with us using the method set out on the site. You will need to set up a password to access relevant parts of the site. Please keep your password secure and do not share it with anyone. Your registration and the Services we provide are subject to these Terms.

3.2 Legal Requirements. As part of the registration process, we are required by law to obtain confirmation of your identity, that you are legally entitled and willing to work in the UK or Scandinavian location and in the position which the potential employer is seeking to fill and that you have the qualifications, authorisations, training and experience which the potential employer considers necessary or are required by law or any professional body. We are not able to proceed with your registration of you do not provide this information and documentation

3.3 Correcting input errors. Our registration process allows you to check and amend any errors before submitting your registration application to us. Please check your registration application carefully before confirming it. You are responsible for ensuring that your registration application and all information contained in it is complete and accurate.

3.4 Acknowledging receipt of your registration. After you apply for registration, you will receive an email from us acknowledging that we have received and accepted it.

3.5 Acceptance. Our acceptance of your registration is subject to these terms and conditions. and at that point and on that date the Contract between you and us will come into existence.

3.6 If we cannot accept your registration. If we are unable to supply you with the Services for any reason, we will inform you of this by email and we will not process your registration. We also reserve the right to delete your registration and personal data if, in our reasonable opinion, your experience and qualifications are not appropriate for the types of vacancies which our employer clients have available.

4. Our services

4.1 Following our acceptance email to you, we will then review your Profile against our database and, if we identify potentially suitable vacancies in the UK and/or Scandinavia, we will contact you with details by ‘phone or email (“Services”).

4.2 Reasonable care and skill. We warrant to you that the Services will be provided using reasonable care and skill. We will only ever send your Profile to a potential client employer with your consent, but we may rely on consent given verbally as well as in writing/by email

4.3 We warrant that we have taken all reasonably practicable steps to ensure that the client employer and you are aware of any requirement imposed by law or by any professional body, which must be satisfied by the client employer or you to enable you to work for the client employer in the position which they are seeking to fill. We have also made all reasonably practicable enquiries to ensure that it would not be detrimental to your interests to work for the client employer in the position which they are seeking to fill.

4.4 You may at any time update us as to the basis on which you wish to remain registered with us. For example, you can state how long you wish us to retain your contact details and other personal information, which type of vacancy you are interested in. If you apply for one vacancy but do not want to receive details of further vacancies, you can inform us.

5. Your obligations

5.1 It is your responsibility to ensure that:

(a) the terms of your registration are and remain complete and accurate;

(b) you provide us with copies of your relevant qualifications, inoculations and authorisations;

(c) you co-operate with us in all matters relating to the Services;

(d) you inform us as to whether you have previously applied to the relevant employer client, whether for the current vacancy or another one and whether you have been or are currently in dialogue with that employer client about a vacancy;

(e) by authorising us to submit your Profile to the relevant employer client, you have not authorised any third party to do likewise or have terminated such authority before authorising us;

(f) having authorised us to submit your Profile to the employer client for the relevant vacancy, you will not apply, whether by yourself or through an intermediary, for the same vacancy within 12 months of giving us our authority;

(g) although the client employer is bound by their contractual relationship with us not to make direct contact with you, this sometimes occurs and, if it does, you undertake to disclose the fact and contents of such contact to us immediately;

(h) you provide us with such information as we may reasonably require in order to supply the Services and ensure that such information is complete and accurate in all material respects;

(i) if you are selected for a vacancy with the employer client, it is your responsibility to check your offer letter and contract of employment carefully, to ensure that it is acceptable to you and to raise any discrepancies direct with the client employer; and

(j) you obtain and maintain all necessary visas, licences, permissions and consents which may be required for you to work in the UK or Scandinavia, as appropriate.

5.2 If our ability to perform the Services is prevented or delayed by any failure by you to fulfil any obligation listed in clause 5.1 (Your Default):

(a) we will be entitled to suspend performance of the Services until you remedy Your Default, and to rely on Your Default to relieve us from the performance of the Services, in each case to the extent that Your Default prevents or delays performance of the Services. In certain circumstances Your Default may entitle us to terminate the Contract under clause 12 (Termination); and

(b) we will not be responsible for any costs or losses you sustain or incur arising directly or indirectly from our failure or delay to perform the Services.

6. Services in UK and Scandinavia only

6.1 Our Services are provided only in relation to veterinary vacancies in the UK and Scandinavia.

7. No Charges

7.1 You will not be charged for the provision of Services by us, but we will charge an introduction fee to the employer who recruits you.

8. Intellectual property rights

8.1 All intellectual property rights in or arising out of or in connection with the Services (other than intellectual property rights in any materials provided by you) will be owned by us.

8.2 You agree to grant us a fully paid-up, non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-transferable licence to copy and modify any materials provided by you to us for the term of the Contract for the purpose of providing the Services to you and potential employers.

9. How we may use your personal information

9.1 We will use any personal information you provide to us to:

(a) provide the Services;

(b) make potential employers aware of your Profile;

(c) collect any applicable introduction fee from your new employer; and

(d) contact you in relation to the provision of the Services, but you may stop receiving these at any time by contacting us.

9.2 Further details of how we will process personal information are set out in our privacy policy https://linkvets.com/privacy

10. Limitation of liability

10.1 Nothing in the Contract limits any liability which cannot legally be limited, including liability for:

(a) death or personal injury caused by negligence;

(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; and

(c) breach of the terms implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession).

10.2 Subject to clause 10.1, we will not be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the Contract for:

loss of profits; loss of sales or business; loss of agreements or contracts; loss of anticipated savings; loss of use or corruption of software, data or information;loss of or damage to goodwill; and any indirect or consequential loss.

10.3 Subject to clause 10.2, our total liability to you arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, will be limited to the lesser of four times any introduction fee we may receive relating to your recruitment and £5,000.00.

10.4 The terms implied by sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.

10.5 This clause will survive termination of the Contract.

11. Confidentiality

11.1 Except for our disclosure of your Profile and other information relating to you to potential employers, we each undertake that we will not at any time during the Contract, and for a period of five years after termination of the Contract, disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the other party and you will not disclose any such information relating to our employer clients, except as permitted by clause 11.2.

11.2 We each may disclose the other's confidential information:

(a) to such of our respective employees, officers, representatives, subcontractors or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of exercising our respective rights or carrying out our respective obligations under the Contract. We will each ensure that such employees, officers, representatives, subcontractors or advisers comply with this clause 11; and

(b) as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority.

11.3 Each of us may only use the other's confidential information for the purpose of fulfilling our respective obligations under the Contract.

12. Termination

12.1 We may terminate the Contract on giving you three months’ prior written notice at any time. You may terminate the Contract on giving us six months’ prior written notice at any time.

12.2 Termination of the Contract will not affect your or our rights and remedies that have accrued as at termination.

12.3 Any provision of the Contract that expressly or by implication is intended to come into or continue in force on or after termination will remain in full force and effect.

13. Events outside our control

13.1 We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under the Contract that is caused by any act or event beyond our reasonable control (Event Outside Our Control).

13.2 If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of our obligations under the Contract:

(a) we will contact you as soon as reasonably possible to notify you; and

(b) our obligations under the Contract will be suspended and the time for performance of our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control. We will arrange a new date for performance of the Services with you after the Event Outside Our Control is over.

13.3 You may cancel the Contract affected by an Event Outside Our Control which has continued for more than 30 days. To cancel please contact us.

14. Communications between us

14.1 When we refer to "in writing" in these Terms, this includes email.

14.2 Any notice or other communication given by one of us to the other under or in connection with the Contract must be in writing and be delivered personally, sent by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service, or email.

14.3 A notice or other communication is deemed to have been received:

(a) if delivered personally, on signature of a delivery receipt or at the time the notice is left at the proper address;

(b) if sent by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second working day after posting; or

(c) if sent by email, at 9.00 am the next working day after transmission.

15. General

15.1 Assignment and transfer.

(a) We may assign or transfer our rights and obligations under the Contract to another entity but will always notify you by posting on this webpage if this happens.

(b) You may only assign or transfer your rights or your obligations under the Contract to another person if we agree in writing.

15.2 Variation. Any variation of the Contract only has effect if it is in writing and signed by you and us (or our respective authorised representatives).

15.3 Waiver. If we do not insist that you perform any of your obligations under the Contract, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you or that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive any rights, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any right related to any later default by you.

15.4 Severance. Each paragraph of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them is unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

15.5 Third party rights. The Contract is between you and us. No other person has any rights to enforce any of its terms.

15.6 Governing law and jurisdiction. The Contract is governed by English law and we each irrevocably agree to submit all disputes arising out of or in connection with the Contract to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.