Website / Apps Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE CHILDMINDER APP TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE / App

What's in these terms?

These terms tell you the rules for using our website www.ChildminderApp.com together with any related applications or platforms (our Site / Apps).

By using our Site / Apps you accept these terms

By using our Site / Apps you confirm that you accept these terms of use (terms) and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our Site / Apps

We recommend that you print or make a digital copy of these terms for future reference.

We may make changes to these terms

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our Site / Apps, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. By continuing to use and access the Site / Apps, you agree to be bound by any amended terms. It is your responsibility to check for any updates.

We may make changes to our Site / Apps

We may update and change our Site / Apps from time to time to reflect changes to our products, our services, our users' needs and our business priorities..

We may suspend or withdraw our Site / Apps

We do not guarantee that our Site / Apps, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Site / Apps for business and operational reasons.

We are not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of our Site / Apps, products or services, or any lack or loss of functionality of our Site / Apps, products or services.

You are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Site / Apps through your internet connection are aware of these terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

We may transfer this agreement to someone else

We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. Where required by law, we will tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.

You must keep your account details safe

Some of our products or services will require you to create an account. If you choose to create an account, or you are provided with a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party. You will ensure that your account will not be used by any third party. You will be responsible for all activity that occurs or that is submitted on your account under your log in details.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time for business or operational reasons or if, in our reasonable opinion, you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms. If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify our support team.

When you use our Site / Apps, products or services that require a user to log in, you will ensure that your account will not be used by any third party. You will be responsible for all activity that occurs or that is submitted on your account under your log in details.

How you may use content on our Site / Apps

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Site / Apps, content available on the Site / Apps, and any database operated by us, any proprietary software utilised by us to enable you to use Site / Apps, and the underlying source code. These are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. Much of the content is protected by copyright, trade mark, database rights, design rights (including in the "look and feel" and other visual or non-literal elements), and/or other intellectual property rights (whether registered or unregistered). Our logos, together with our trademarks and/or service marks, may not be copied or reproduced without our prior written consent. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download and share extracts, of any page(s) from our Site / Apps for your personal use only. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Site / Apps must always be acknowledged .

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any content you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text

You must not use any part of the content on our Site / Apps for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence from us to do so. This includes not using the content on our Site / Apps for the purposes of developing or contributing towards a solution utilising artificial intelligence.

If you print off, copy, download, share or repost any content or part of our Site / Apps in breach of these terms, your right to use our Site / Apps will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the content you have made. We reserve the right to take further legal action in respect of any such breach.

No text or data mining, or web scraping

You shall not conduct, facilitate, authorise or permit any text or data mining or web scraping in relation to our Site / Apps or any product or services provided via, or in relation to, our Site / Apps. This includes but is not limited to using (or permitting, authorising or attempting the use of):

    Any "robot", "bot", "spider", "scraper" or other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, code, process or methodology to access, obtain, copy, monitor or republish any portion of the Site / Apps or any data, content, information or services accessed via the same.

    Any automated analytical technique aimed at analysing text and data in digital form to generate information which includes but is not limited to patterns, trends and correlations.

The provisions in this clause should be treated as an express reservation of our rights in this regard.

This clause shall not apply insofar as (but only to the extent that) we are unable to exclude or limit text or data mining or web scraping activity by contract under the laws which are applicable to us.

Do not rely on content on this Site / Apps

Unless we explicitly agree otherwise, the content, and the products or services that we provide on our Site / Apps (including, but not limited to, guides, reports and resources provided by third parties

We are not responsible for third party advertising or websites we link to

Where our Site / Apps contains links to other websites, applications or platforms (including social media sites) and resources provided by third parties, including but not limited to calculators and quoting services, these are provided for your information only.

Any links which include the option to contact third parties such as agents are to be completed at your own risk. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites, applications, platforms or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents, material or information which you may provide to those websites, applications, platforms or resources

This Site / Apps may also contain advertising from third parties and we are not responsible for any misleading or inaccurate advertisements which are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. Any links or advertisements on this Site / Apps should not be taken as an endorsement by us of any kind. Furthermore, this Site / Apps contains data provided by third parties and we accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies in this material. You agree to release us from claims or disputes of any kind arising from or in any way connected to such disputes with third parties.

User-generated content is not approved by us

This Site / Apps may include content uploaded by business users of the Site / Apps, including links to social media pages, video-sharing websites, bulletin boards and chat rooms. This content has not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our Site / Apps do not represent our views or values. No consumer user generated content is permitted on this Site / Apps.

How to complain about or report content

If you wish to complain about any other information, content or material, please contact our support.

Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

Whether you are a consumer or a business user:

    The Site / Apps (including all content) is provided by us on an "as is" and "as available" basis and we make no representations, guarantees or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties as to quality, suitability for any purpose, compatibility, reliability, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, access or use. It is your responsibility to evaluate the quality, suitability, accuracy, completeness and reliability of our Site / Apps and content contained therein. We accept no responsibility and make no representations, guarantees, or warranties that the Site / Apps will operate continuously, without interruptions or be fault-free. We may need to make the Site / Apps unavailable with or without notice to carry out maintenance or upgrade work. We accept no liability for any interruption or loss of service.

    We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, representatives or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

    To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our Site / Apps or any content on it, whether express or implied.

    Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any products or services to you, which will be set out in our other terms and conditions depending on the products or services you buy and/or interact with.

If you are a business user:

    We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our Site / Apps or any content on it.

    We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

    use of, or inability to use, our Site / Apps; or

    use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Site / Apps.

    In particular, we will not be liable for:

    loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;

    business interruption;

    loss of anticipated savings;

    loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user:

    Please note that we only provide our Site / Apps, for domestic, personal and private use. You agree not to use our Site / Apps for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

    To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, we will not be liable for any losses caused (either directly or indirectly) by your use of (i) third party products or services available on our Site / Apps; or (ii) links to third party websites, applications or platforms that may be included on our Site / Apps.

We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

We do not guarantee that our Site / Apps will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our Site / Apps. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our Site / Apps by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site / Apps, the server on which our Site / Apps is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site / Apps. You must not attack our Site / Apps via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Site / Apps will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Site / Apps or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website, application or platform linked to it.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our Group, shareholders, officers, directors, employees, agents or suppliers harmless from any and all claims or demands, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of this Site / Apps or through your password or otherwise, the violation of these terms by you, or the infringement by you of any intellectual property or other right of any other person or entity.

Rules about linking to our Site / Apps

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our brands or our reputation or take advantage of it. You are responsible for your own website and ensure it will at all times comply with all applicable laws.

You must not establish a link to our Site / Apps in any website, application or platform that is not owned by you.

Our Site / Apps must not be framed on any other website, application or platform, nor may you create a link to any part of our Site / Apps other than the home page, without prior agreement.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Which country's laws apply to any disputes?

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

We may take action to enforce our intellectual property rights in any relevant jurisdiction. If any provision of these terms is found to be unenforceable, it will be replaced with a provision reflecting the intent of the original provision.

If you are a business, these terms, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

General

The headings in these terms are solely used for convenience only. You may not assign or delegate any or all of your rights or obligations under these terms. We may assign our rights at any time without notice to you. Our delay or failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these terms shall not constitute or be construed as a waiver of such right to act. We shall not be responsible for any breach of these terms caused by circumstances beyond our control. Nothing in these terms shall be construed to create a joint venture, partnership, or agency relationship between you and us, and neither you or we shall have the right or authority to incur any liability, debt, or cost, or enter into any contracts or other arrangements, in the name of or on behalf of the other.

These Terms and Conditions were last updated January 2024

Acceptable use policy

About this policy

    Together with our website terms and conditions of use (Website Terms) this acceptable use policy (Policy) governs how you may access and use the www.ChildminderApp.com website and all associated web pages, applications and platforms (Site / Apps). The use of www.ChildminderApp.com is provided by us free of charge. Some products and services within our Site / Apps may be chargeable

    When choosing to use our other products or services whether paid for or not, your use may be subject to additional terms of use and acceptable usage restrictions.

    You should read this Policy carefully before using the Site / Apps

    By using the Site / Apps or otherwise indicating your consent, you agree to be bound by this Policy, which supplements our Website Terms. If you do not agree with or accept any part of this Policy, you should stop using the Site / Apps immediately.

    If you have any questions about this Policy, or would like this Policy in another format, please contact us using the contact details provided in the app

    In this Policy: we, us, our or our Group means Childminer App, you or your means the person accessing or using the Site / Apps or its content.

Acceptable use

    If you are an individual, we permit you to use the Site / Apps only for personal, non-commercial purposes which is primarily for accessing information and other supporting functionality, products or services on our Site / Apps. Use of the Site / Apps in any other way, including any unacceptable use set out in this Policy, is not permitted.

    If you are one of our business customers, you will be subject to separate terms and conditions which will be notified to you. You will be considered an individual or consumer unless you are currently in contract with us.

    You must be 18 years old or over to create an account on our Site / Apps or contact us or third parties through our Site / Apps. Minors are not permitted to use our Site / Apps. No content is intended for children.

Unacceptable use

    As a condition of your use of the Site / Apps, you agree not to use the Site / Apps:

    for any purpose that is unlawful under any applicable law or prohibited by this Policy or our Website Terms;

    to commit or facilitate any act of fraud;

    to distribute viruses or malware or other similar harmful software code;

    to attempt to copy our data, or reverse engineer our processes;

    for purposes of promoting unsolicited advertising or sending spam;

    to view it with any automated software without our consent;

    to access via any other than manual means;

    to simulate communications from us or another service or entity in order to collect identity information,

    authentication credentials, or other information (‘phishing’);

    in any manner that disrupts the operation of our Site / Apps or business or the website or business of any other entity;

    in any manner that harms minors;

    in a manner that may be considered offensive or abusive

    in a way that interferes with any other user’s enjoyment of our Site / Apps;

    to promote any unlawful activity;

    in breach of any other policy or notice on our Site / Apps;

    to represent or suggest that we endorse any other business, product or service unless we have separately agreed to do so in writing;

    to copy or use our or any third party’s intellectual property rights without a licence in place, or to remove or alter any copyright notice that appears on our Site / Apps;

    to gain unauthorised access to or use of computers, data, systems, accounts or networks; orto attempt to circumvent password or user authentication methods.

    The Site / Apps is subject to fair and reasonable use by users.

Bulletin boards, chat rooms and other interactive services

    We may make communication services available on the Site / Apps including the option to submit enquiry forms and contact third parties (Interactive Services).

    We are not obliged to monitor or moderate any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, information or material (Submission) submitted to our Interactive Services. Where we do monitor or moderate Submissions we shall indicate how this is performed and who should be contacted in relation to any Submission of concern to you

    We may remove or edit any Submission to any of our Interactive Services whether they are moderated or not.

    Any Submission you make must comply with our Submission standards set out in clause 5 below.

    By making a Submission, you grant to us a royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable licence to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform and display the Submission (in whole or in part) on the Site / Apps, and on any other websites, applications or platforms operated by us or our Group, indefinitely.

Submission standards

    Any Submission you make to our Interactive Services and any other communication to users of our Site / Apps by you must conform to standards of accuracy, decency and lawfulness, which shall be applied in our discretion, acting reasonably.

    In particular, any Submission or communication by you must be:

    your own original work and lawfully submitted;

    factually accurate or your own genuinely held belief;

    provided with the necessary consent of any third party;

    truthful and not defamatory or likely to give rise to an allegation of defamation;

    polite and not offensive, obscene, sexually explicit, discriminatory or deceptive;

    unlikely to cause offence, embarrassment or annoyance to others.

Linking and framing

    You may create a link to the home page our Site / Apps from another website, application or platform without our prior written consent provided that no such link:

    creates a frame or any other browser or border environment around the content of our Site / Apps;

    implies that we endorse your products or services or any of the products or services of, or available through, the website, application or platform on which you place a link to our Site / Apps;

    displays any of the trade marks or logos used on our Site / Apps without our permission or that of the owner of such trade marks or logos;

    Is placed on a website, application or platform that itself breaches this Policy.

    We reserve the right to require you to immediately remove any link to the Site / Apps at any time, and you shall immediately comply with any request by us to remove any such l

Using our name and logo

    You may not use our trade marks, logos or trade names except in accordance with this Policy and our Website Terms.

Breach

    We shall apply the terms of this Policy in our absolute discretion. In the event of your breach of this Policy we may terminate or suspend your use of the Site / Apps, remove or edit Submissions, disclose Submissions or any other communication to users of our Site / Apps by you to law enforcement authorities, or take any action we consider necessary to remedy the breach.

    This Acceptable Use Policy was last updated January 2024.