1. Use of the ChildForum.com website, including the forum
As a user of this website you signify your agreement to the following Terms and Conditions
© All the material on this site has the protection of international copyright. All rights reserved.
Permission is granted to view and cite information from the public (non-member) area of ChildForum.com, for example as part of tertiary education studies. When citing any material, quotes, video or articles from the public section of ChildForum.com website you must give full acknowledgement to the author and include the full website address link, along with the date that you retrieved the material.
Journalists and members of the media are asked to contact us directly if they wish to use any information supplied on ChildForum.com for the purpose of a report, article, story or interview.
Current members (paid subscribers) may access and view materials from the areas of the ChildForum.com website relevant to their type of membership subscription. No quotes or material from the member-only section of the ChildForum website can be taken from it and communicated to or shared in any way with non-members and/or publicly.
Any other copying, distribution or modification of information or materials on this site, whether in electronic or hard copy form, without the express prior written permission of ChildForum.com, is strictly prohibited.
Plagiarism will not be tolerated and may lead to legal action. The ChildForum logo cannot be used without the written permission of ChildForum.
To request permission to make a copy of an article or part of, or to ask further about copyright conditions and what you may, and may not, do regarding copying and use of material on this site please contact us.
B) SUBMISSION AND MODERATION OF COMMENTS AND DISCUSSION FORUM PARTICIPATION
ChildForum reserves the right to edit and delete visitor, user, and member comments submitted online, without explanation, argument or apology.
Comments must not
- Include links, pictures, or video
- Include business logos and advertisements for products, services or groups or organisations
- Promote the ideology, views or activities of an early childhood or political group
- Bully or harass other uses
- Be offensive or malicious
In the case of non-members, ChildForum reserves the right to block without explanation any future access to the website and/or to posting comments.
ChildForum reserves the right to ban staff and people associated with any lobby or political groups from participating in the forum.
In the case of paid members, ChildForum reserves the right to issue a warning OR cancel your membership, without refund and to refuse any future applications for membership.
C) WEBSITE CONTENT
The views expressed in third party materials, articles and comments published on this site are not necessarily those of ChildForum.com, management, staff and ChildForum members.
No responsibility or liability is accepted for the accuracy of the information and published materials on this website. Independent and/or legal advice should be sought before taking any action in reliance of any information or views expressed by ChildForum or on the ChildForum website. Any person relying on any information and published materials obtained in or accessed through the ChildForum.com website does so at their own risk.
D) LINKS TO, OR WITH, THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
No responsibility is taken by ChildForum.com for the contents of links to other Websites.
E) LINKING TO CHILDFORUM'S WEBSITE
You are welcome to create a hyperlink to ChildForum from another website, but the link must not be for a malicious purpose. The link must not be presented in any context which implies ChildForum has an association of any kind with your site, or endorses your site or product.
2. Membership Terms and Conditions
As a ChildForum member you signify your agreement to the Terms and Conditions as outlined above in 1a to 1e and to the following Terms and Conditions.
A) MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
ECE services joining ChildForum agree to abide by the Code of Conduct for Early Childhood Services AND the Code of Rights for Children in ECE Services (both of the codes are available at www.myece.org.nz). Should it come to ChildForum's attention that an ECE service member has breached the Code of ECE Service Conduct or the Code of Rights for Children in ECE services, ChildForum reserves the right to decide as to whether to support the member to uplift the quality of its practice or to cancel its membership.
ChildForum reserves the right to decline the membership of any lobby group, and any person and early childhood service who is associated with and/ or is a member of a lobby group. This includes the Early Childhood Council (ECC) private business lobby group, its Executive or Board members (past and present), CEOs and directors, and contractors and employees along with their ECE services, tertiary education institutes, and centre members and other businesses. (Note that: the membership will be cancelled and no refund will be made to any person and/or service/s standing for the executive of the ECC, on the executive, or closely associated with the staff or executive of the ECC who joins ChildForum without declaring their involvement in the ECC and potential conflict of interest and having this accepted by ChildForum in writing before joining).
ChildForum also reserves the right to decline the membership application of any person, service or organisation who has attempted to undermine ChildForum or who does not support the objectives of ChildForum.
Where a member passes on information (verbally, electronically, in writing, or printed copies) from the ChildForum members-only section of the website to a non-member or to any organisation, ChildForum reserves the right to cancel the member's access, to name and shame the member, and refuse any future application for membership.
ChildForum takes seriously the protection of membership benefits, as we expect you to do too. Your responsibility is to inform ChildForum of any misuse of membership that comes to your attention, including membership-only information being shared with third parties and breaches in copyright.
B) USE OF YOUR NAME AND SECURITY OF MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT
The ChildForum.com website requires users to provide their real name for a personal/ individual membership or the ECE service name and licence number for an ECE service membership. You agree not to share your password or let anyone else access your membership account.
In the case of an ECE licensed service the password is only to be shared with the members in the service or group. We recommend you change your password at least every six months and also when a staff member leaves.
C) FEES, REFUNDS & CONDITIONS
Membership subscriptions are non-refundable. Should a member wish to cancel membership before expiry date, for whatever reason no refund is payable.
A membership cannot be shared with or transferred to another person, group, or organisation.
In the event that an ECE service or institution is sold or merged the member accepts responsibility to inform ChildForum. The membership will cease and no refund for any remaining months of membership will be made. The new owner or operating group must take out a new 12 month membership under its name.
At the end of each 12 month period of membership dues are payable unless the member has cancelled subscription prior to the renewal. Password access to the members-only area of the ChildForum website will be closed when a membership expires and reactivated when the membership renewal fee is paid.
Should a membership be cancelled by ChildForum for reasons of unacceptable behaviour as defined in the Terms and Conditions Policy no refund will be made,
Should your application for membership not be accepted for whatever reason, any money paid in application for the membership shall be refunded less 20% administration fee. ChildForum reserves the right to accept or not to accept any membership application.
Should you attempt to re-join online after your membership has been cancelled by ChildForum or not accepted previously, any money paid shall be refunded less 50% fee.
ChildForum reserves the right to cancel any event and all fees will be refunded. ChildForum accepts no responsibility for other costs (e.g. travel, accommodation bookings) incurred by the registrant. No refunds will be given if a registrant for whatever reason is unable to attend the event booked.
The registrant may choose to give his/her place to someone else from his/her organisation or service; and this will be accepted by ChildForum if the registrant informs us before the day of the event as to who will be his/her replacement.
ChildForum reserves the right to change the venue. If this is necessary ChildForum will undertake to email all registrants of the change of venue one week prior to the event date. In extraordinary circumstances, such as flooding and fire at the venue, advance notification of a change of venue may not be possible.
4. Non-ChildForum Goods and Services
Goods and services purchased or contracted with a third-party are not the responsibility of ChildForum. Please take up the issue/problem directly with the seller or organisation providing the good or service. Please inform ChildForum if the issue or problem is such that you would not recommend the service or company to other people.
Information on third party products and services that ChildForum has assessed to be ones that may be of benefit to you does not constitute an endorsement. You are advised to seek legal advice and undertake checks on any third party products and services advertised or promoted by ChildForum before you enter into any relationship or agreement for use or purchase. ChildForum shall not be liable for any loss or damage incurred as a result of any purchase or relationship that you may enter into with any suppliers of third party products or services.
ChildForum can make changes at any time, for legal or administrative reasons, to the Terms and Conditions Statement. For an updated copy please check the ChildForum.com website. Thank you.
Section 1 of the Terms & Conditions was updated on 13 August 2018 to reflect changes made to the discussion forum on the website.
The remainder of the Terms & Conditions was last updated Oct 2016.