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Note to schools and employers: These forums are open public forums. There are no hidden forums. So there is no point in registering for the forum if your intension is to observe hidden posts of your employees. All registered member posts are visible to anyone viewing the forum. We do ask all members to follow the guidelines set out in our Terms and Conditions when posting. If you have concerns about a post you have read on our forum involving your school, please get in contact via the Contact Us page on the main website.
Terms and Conditions
You must agree to these Terms and Conditions to register and use our forums.
By accessing The Caretakers' Forum (thereinafter we, us, our), 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.
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 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.
Members must not add links to promote products or services in their signature.
You also agree not to post any slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws.
Do not post anything that is intended to create or cause arguments (flame wars) between members. We like to keep our forum a friendly place for members to visit. Any inappropriate posts of this nature will be removed and repeated offending will lead to your account being deleted.
You must not post anything (including your username) 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 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.