Terms of Use

Thanks for using our website and services (“Services”). The website is provided by CCEA located at 29 Clarendon Road, Clarendon Dock, Belfast, BT1 3BG.

By using our Website and Services, you are agreeing to these terms. Please read them carefully.

We are constantly adding to our Services, so sometimes additional terms or product requirements. Additional terms will be available with the relevant Services, and they will become part of your agreement with us if you agree to use those Services.

Using our Services You must follow any policies made available to you within the Services.

Don’t misuse our Services. For example, don’t interfere with our Services or try to access them using a method other than the interface and the instructions that we provide. You may use our Services only as permitted by law. We may suspend or stop providing our Services to you if you do not adhere to our terms or policies while we investigate.

Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access. These terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services.

When using our Services, we may send you service announcements, administrative messages, and other information. You may control some of those communications, information on this will be listed on each service.

Privacy and Copyright Protection

CCEA's privacy policies explain how we use your personal data and how we protect your privacy when you use our Services. By using our Services, you agree that the CCEA website can use such data in accordance with our privacy policies.

The copyright in the content of this is owned by © Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) 2018. You are permitted to download and print content from the CCEA website for your own personal use or that of your school, college or other educational institution. You are not entitled to use content of the website for commercial exploitation in any circumstances.

Modifying and Terminating our Services

On a regular basis we improve our Services. We may add or remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop a Service.

You can stop using our Services at any time, although we’ll be sorry to see you go. The CCEA website may also stop providing Services to you, or add or create new limits to our Services at any point in time.

If we discontinue a Service, where reasonably possible, we will give you reasonable advance notice and time to get your information from that Service.


We provide our Services using a commercial level of skill and we hope that you will enjoy using them.

All and any liability which might arise from these pages is hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Links to External Websites

CCEA is not responsible for the content of linked websites and does not necessarily endorse, recommend or approve of the content of these sites. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all the time and we have no control over availability of linked pages. These links are provided simply as a service and should not be taken as an exhaustive list of websites, which might be of possible interest. Some sites that are relevant to the work of CCEA may not, therefore, be listed.

About these Terms

We may change these terms and additional terms that apply to a Service to, for example, to reflect changes to in the law or changes to our any of our Services. You should look at them on a regular basis to keep yourself up to date.

We’ll post notice of modifications to these terms on this page. We’ll post notice of modified additional terms in the applicable Service. If you do not agree to the modified terms for a Service, you should discontinue your use of that Service.

Key terms:

  • Application data cache
  • Browser web storage
  • Cookies and similar technologies
  • Device
  • HTTP Referrer
  • IP address
  • Personal information
  • Sensitive personal information
  • Server logs

Application data cache

An application data cache is a data repository on a device. It can, for example, enable a web application to run without an internet connection and improve the performance of the application by enabling faster loading of content.

Browser web storage

Browser web storage enables websites to store data in a browser on a device. When used in "local storage" mode, it enables data to be stored across sessions (for example, so that the data are retrievable even after the browser has been closed and reopened). One technology that facilitates web storage is HTML 5.

Cookies and similar technologies

A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies. Other technologies are used for similar purposes as a cookie on other platforms where cookies are not available or applicable, such as the Advertising ID available on Android mobile devices.


A device is a computer that can be used to access ccea.org.uk services. For example, a device could be a desktop, tablet or smartphone.

HTTP Referrer

An HTTP Referrer is information transmitted to a destination webpage by a web browser, typically when you click a link to that webpage. The HTTP Referrer contains the URL of the last webpage the browser visited.

IP address

Every device connected to the Internet is assigned a number known as an Internet protocol (IP) address. These numbers are usually assigned in geographic blocks. An IP address can often be used to identify the location from which a device is connecting to the Internet.

Non-personally identifiable information

This is information that is recorded about users so that it no longer reflects or references an individually identifiable user.

Personal information

This is information which you provide to us which personally identifies you, such as your name, email address or billing information, or other data which can be reasonably linked to such information by Google, such as information we associate with your Google account.

Server logs

Like most websites, our servers automatically record the page requests made when you visit our sites. These “server logs” typically include your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.