Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions (Terms) are a legal agreement between you and the Forces Employment Charity (FEC) regarding your use of any Forces Employment Charity digital resources, including but not limited to our online community, chat groups, discussion threads and mentoring scheme. This encompasses all digital resources you access through the FEC, including but not limited to our online communities, chat groups, discussion threads and online mentoring scheme. By accessing or using any of those mentioned above, you agree to abide by these Terms.

The FEC reserves the right to change these Terms, and any updates will be hosted on forcesemployment.org.uk. Your continued use of these Digital Resources after the posting of changes implies your acceptance of the modified agreement.

Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights and material on Forces Employment Charity digital resources.

All services are provided ‘as is’ for general information purposes only and do not constitute professional advice; you should not rely on them. Our services may not be suitable for your purposes. Forces Employment Charity does not warrant that using our digital services will ensure your compliance with any applicable legal or regulatory requirements.

While we endeavour to ensure that the information is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy nor commit to ensuring that Forces Employment Charity digital resources remain available or that the material is kept up to date.

You must not:

  • Republish, sell, rent, reproduce, duplicate, copy, modify, exploit material or sub-license material from any Forces Employment Charity channels.
  • Allow any edit third party to access, benefit or use any service or its content in any way or
  • Share any password, username or other access information that can be used to access any service or its content.

Your rights under this agreement may be revoked if you fail to comply with any of the terms of this agreement.

General Terms

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Forces Employment Charity and you about any services. This agreement supersedes all previous discussions, correspondence, negotiations, understandings, or agreements we entered about any of our services. You agree that you have not relied upon, nor will you have, any claim regarding any representation, warranty, or condition not set out in this agreement. No failure by Forces Employment Charity to exercise any right under this agreement or to act against you in the event of a breach of this agreement shall constitute a waiver of such right or any other rights under this agreement.

Client Conduct

The Forces Employment Charity has a conduct policy to address any violence, aggression or unacceptable conduct directed towards Forces Employment Charity members or staff. The Forces Employment Charity is delivering a clear message to our clients, mentors, mentees and online users” that violence and aggression towards any of our members of staff is unacceptable; our full policy should be read and adhered to; this can be found within our Conduct Policy

Data Protection

To the extent that Forces Employment Charity processes any personal data provided by you in connection with this agreement, we will do so following our Privacy Policy and by any applicable data protection laws of the UK.


Forces Employment Charity may terminate this Agreement at any time where:

  • You breach any material term of it, or
  • Forces Employment Charity has reasonable grounds to believe that the performance may be unlawful or cause Forces Employment Charity or you to breach any legal, regulatory, or professional requirement.


Our liability is limited and excluded to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law. We will not be liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage arising under these terms in connection with Forces Employment Charity Digital Resources, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise. Without limiting the generality of the preceding exclusion, we will not be liable for any loss of profit, contracts, business, goodwill, data, income, revenue, or anticipated savings arising under terms and conditions or in connection with Forces Employment Charity Digital Resources, whether direct or indirect, and whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise.

Content and posting in Online Communities

You agree to adhere to our conduct policy, which includes rules regarding respectful and responsible behaviour, content sharing, and interactions with other members. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to, harassment, hate speech, spam, illegal content, and any actions that violate the Malicious Communications Act 1988.

You are likely to engage with people from diverse backgrounds and beliefs when participating in communication channels. You agree to respect other online community users. Any views posted by you, or other users of Forces Employment Charity Digital Resources channels do not represent the views of Forces Employment Charity.

You may not post content that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others.

Moderation of Online Communities

We reserve the right to moderate, edit, or remove content that violates our Conduct Policy or that we deem inappropriate. This action will be taken at our discretion. Should you come across any content, posts, or comments you consider inappropriate or violating our Terms and Conduct policy, we ask that you report this content for our moderators to review.

If you have access to one or more of our online communities, we may suspend or terminate your account if you violate these Terms. We may also take further action in line with our Conduct policy. If your user account is terminated, your content may be removed, and you will no longer have access to the community.

You may terminate your online community user account at any time. Closing your user account remains independent from other support or activities you may take as a client or mentor with the Forces Employment Charity. Please get in touch with the Forces Employment Charity if you wish to be removed from any online community user account(s).

Accessing our Online Communities

You must be at least 18 years of age and registered as a client of, or volunteer mentor with, the Forces Employment Charity to access MyForcesEmployment or our online Executive Community. To access the relevant community, you will be set up with a user account after your successful registration. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login information and password.

You are solely responsible for all your activities and interactions whilst logged in to MyForcesEmployment. If you suspect any unauthorised use of your account, please notify us.



Our online mentoring hub sits within the MyForcesEmployment community. Below, we outline the Terms and Conditions related to the specific use and engagement with the online mentoring hub for mentors and clients of the Forces Employment Charity (referred to below as mentees).

Disclaimer for Mentors

As a mentor with the Forces Employment Charity, you agree to follow your Mentoring rules of engagement,

As a mentor, you agree not to levy charges for your time. You shall refrain from utilising the mentoring relationship to promote or solicit paid-for services or generate revenue for yourself or any affiliated organisations.

Individuals currently under investigation or awaiting the outcome of a criminal matter may not be eligible to participate in our mentoring program, as their legal situation may hinder their ability to provide steady and dependable guidance. We reserve the right to conduct a background check on any of our mentors.

This is a Forces Employment Charity scheme, and we retain the right to remove your access to mentoring at any time with no notice period should we deem it necessary.

Disclaimer for Mentees

When participating in mentoring as a mentee, you agree to follow your Mentoring rules of engagement.

Our online mentoring is solely aimed at the educational and aspirational benefit of mentees. Any views or comments of mentors do not necessarily represent the Forces Employment Charity’s opinion or position. The Forces Employment Charity accepts no responsibility or legal liability for any advice or information shared during a mentoring relationship.

Mentees are reminded that when participating in our mentoring scheme, they accept that it is their responsibility to obtain relevant professional advice before taking any specific actions concerning careers and decisions. Any suggestion or information a mentor provides is not intended to be relied upon as a substitute for such professional advice. Relevant professional advice can be found through your Forces Employment Charity advisor or directly from the Forces Employment Charity.

Mentees agree not to solicit or request paid services, financial assistance, or monetary aid from their mentor. The mentorship relationship is based on guidance, advice, and knowledge sharing, and any requests for commercial or financial support are not within the scope of this mentorship agreement. Please get in touch with us if you have any concerns about the views, advice or opinions shared during your mentoring relationship.



Last updated:  17 January 2024

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