The Caretakers' Forum - Registration

By accessing “The Caretakers' Forum” (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “The Caretakers' Forum”, “https://www.thecaretakers.co.uk/phpBB3”), you agree to be legally bound by the following terms. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms then please do not access and/or use “The Caretakers' Forum”. We may change these at any time and we’ll do our utmost in informing you, though it would be prudent to review this regularly yourself as your continued usage of “The Caretakers' Forum” after changes mean you agree to be legally bound by these terms as they are updated and/or amended.

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You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws be it of your country, the country where “The Caretakers' Forum” is hosted or International Law. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned, with notification of your Internet Service Provider if deemed required by us. The IP address of all posts are recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that “The Caretakers' Forum” have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should we see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, neither “The Caretakers' Forum” nor phpBB shall be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.


PLEASE NOTE: You need to make at least 1 forum post within the first 7 days of registration to keep your account active. Accounts with zero posts are automatically deleted after 7 days. Your first post will be added to a moderation queue awaiting approval by one of our moderators. Please allow up to 24 hours for your first post to be approved.

Posting Job Vacancies
If you are registering to post Job Vacancies, there is no requirement to set up a subscription.

Subscriptions (Not applicable for individuals posting job vacancies)
We encourage all members to set up a £1.25 monthly (or £15.00 annual) subscription. Members who subscribe will be put into the 'forum subscribers' rank and see a SUBSCRIBER icon next to their profile. All subscription monies will go to pay the running costs of the forum. To subscribe, click on the Subscribe tab in the menu at the top of the forum page once you have decided you would like to be a regular user.

A Note About Cookies
The Caretakers' Website uses cookies to make your experience on our website better. A cookie is a small data file that is sent from a website's server to the browser on your computer or mobile device. It is then stored on your device. Cookies normally contain a unique identifier, the name of the website serving the cookie, and some text characters or numbers. These files enable a browser to remember things like your preference settings in order to improve your user experience. An example would be to remember you so that you don't have to log-in every time you visit a page. Our cookies are perfectly harmless and are not used for any other purpose. The cookie does not contain any personal data that could identify you by other users and is compliant with 'The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018'.

You must agree to the use of cookies to register and use our forums.

Additional Terms and Conditions

You must agree to these Terms and Conditions to register and use our forums.

You shall not upload, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish any content which:

• Libels, defames, is obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening;
• Infringes any intellectual property right of any entity or person, including, but not limited to violating anyone's copyrights or trademarks;
• Violates any law;
• Advocates illegal activity;
• Advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services.
(collectively "Non-Approved Material").

You agree to indemnify The Caretakers Website for any and all claims, damages, losses, and causes of action arising out of your publication or transmittal of Non-Approved Material or your failure to comply with these Terms of Use. While The Caretakers Website does not and cannot review every message posted by users in the Forums and is not responsible for the content of these messages, The Caretakers Website reserves the right to delete, move, or edit messages that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable. To make a point clear - Discussing or linking to sites that contain cracks, Warez and/or any other illegal activity, or has links to such activities is forbidden - Keep it legal!

You must agree not to post any material subject to copyright unless the copyright is owned by you or you have consent from the owner of the material (This includes the use of third party avatars and images). To make this clear, you must not copy text directly from another website and paste it into a post on this forum or display images in your posts from another website unless you have permission to do so.

Images posted on these forums by members must be held on server space owned, rented or paid for by the member posting the image. Linking to images held on other servers or websites without obtaining prior written permission from the owner is strictly forbidden. This applies to all images, including avatars. To display an image from another website without the owners permission is regarded as bandwidth theft. If you have purchased or have been given the rights to use an image, ensure that those rights include the re-transmission of that image on a third party website. You must, if asked, provide evidence of the rights to display an image. By posting an image on our forum, you make yourself solely responsible for any claim or action arising from its publication. You may link to images from photo/image uploading sites E.g. Photobucket as long as you own the rights to the images being posted.

You will not use these forums to sell or to promote products, either directly or indirectly, or to carry out any type of market research or any other data collection method aimed to acquire information to focus the sale of products. Companies may not register to post adverts, promote their products and services, nor pretend to be caretakers so as to mislead members. If you wish to support our site, please consider making a donation and having your product or service listed in our Support Compant A-Z If you are interested CONTACT US

You also agree not to post any slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. You must not post anything that is likely to offend other peoples religious beliefs, sexual orientation, political views, nationality/race, colour, age, education (or lack of education), chosen way of life or disabilities. This includes links to websites with extreme social/political views that support such discrimination.

You must not use these forums to discuss file sharing, copying of music or video files, cracking encryption, copying computer programs or the copying of ANY other copyright material.

Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also inappropriate to this forum. This includes Private Messages to members on this forum.

Discussing or linking to sites that contain cracks, Warez and/or any other illegal activity, or has links to such activities is forbidden. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions.

You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised. We reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any information we have about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any information posted by you.

Ensure you choose a username that is suitable for the forum. Your account will be deleted if the username is considered to be inflammatory, vulgar, promotional, or rude.

Adding Email addresses in posts is not allowed on this forum.

Affiliate based URLs are not allowed on this forum.

Do not create multiple accounts. We have a one user, one account policy. Users who create more than one account with the purpose to deceive other users of their identity will be banned.

Any posts that are critical, negative or of a confrontational nature will be deleted. We want to see useful and helpful posts with forum members being friendly and pleasant toward each other.

While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

Reminder for School Caretakers

Please remember, these are public forums and can be accessed worldwide by anyone. This includes young people, parents and your employer. What you post can be read out of context, printed off as evidence and/or used to assume or form an opinion about you.

We are a family friendly website. Our moderators will remove/amend any posts that breaks these Terms and Conditions. However, our moderators cannot cover every eventuality and we cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from your postings. We advise all our members to keep posts in general terms and not to name specific schools or discuss any identifiable situation that could be used to incriminate the poster at a later date.

You are also reminded that dates and times are shown with your posts and could be used to identify your location at any given time. However, dates and times are taken from the server itself, not the users location and may differ considerably from the actual time in your area. The server time is frequently inaccurate.

We are also aware that many caretakers post on our forums from school using the schools internet connection and computer equipment. If you are in anyway unsure whether your employer is happy for you to use the internet during work time, we recommend that you check with your employer to get their consent before using our forums. Be aware that your school may monitor your usage and keep records of your internet activity. We cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from the unauthorised use of school internet connections or equipment whilst visiting/using this site.

Many School Caretakers who use our forum, do so using their schools internet connection. Please do not post anything that is likely to have our website added to a banned url list or filtered due to bad language or inappropriate content.

Our website has the approval of the CEOP. This allows users to report abuse and protect young people. You can find the report link on the homepage of our site.



EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The GDPR is Europe's framework for data protection laws. The legislation is designed to "harmonise" data privacy laws across Europe as well as give greater protection and rights to individuals.

To comply with the EU GDPR you need to be made aware of the following:

The Caretakers' Forum does hold some personal data which could be used to identify you. This includes email addresses and a users ip address. The sole purpose of this is:

• to manage any registered account that you hold with us;
• to verify your identity;
• to improve the functionality of the forum and to give users a better experience.

The Caretakers' Forum will also store all of the IP address that you use to post with.

Depending on your preferences, The Caretakers' Forum may send you emails to the email address that you used when you registered or you have subsequently changed, but you are able to change these preferences from your User Control Panel (UCP) at any time should you wish to stop receiving them.

The personal details that you gave us when you signed up will be used solely for the purposes of The Caretakers' Forum board functionality. They will not be used for anything else and neither will they be passed on to any third party without your explicit consent.

The only other information about you is what you decide to post on the forum, whereupon it is considered to be “publicly available” as it will have been indexed by search engines as well as on-line archive sites.

By clicking on the “I agree to these terms” button below your acceptance of these terms will be recorded.