Terms and conditions

Using the Fostering Network website

By agreeing to these terms and conditions, you agree to use the websites for purposes that are legal and which do not infringe the rights of others to use and enjoy the websites. This includes but is not limited to harassing or violating the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others, post any material that is inappropriate, defamatory, infringing, obscene, that infringes any proprietary right of any party (unless you have the legal right to do so), any files that may damage the operation of another's computer or use the site for any commercial purpose, other than in areas of the websites intended for such use. You may not impersonate another person or entity, or falsify or delete any material that is contained on the Fostering Network websites. While the Fostering Network will endeavour to remove any offensive or harmful content from the websites as soon as it comes to our attention, third party materials may include offensive, inappropriate, harmful, or deceptive information. We expect you to exercise good judgement and common sense in regard to third party material.

Limitation of liability

Your use of the Fostering Network websites is at your own risk. If you are dissatisfied with any of the contents of the websites or with these terms and conditions, our privacy policy or any other policies, your sole remedy is to discontinue use of the websites. In no event will the Fostering Network be liable to any user or other third party for any, without limitation, direct, indirect, or exemplary damages or lost profits or any damages whatsoever resulting from the use, inability to or in connection with the use of the websites or the materials contained therein. The Fostering Network does not take any responsibility for materials posted by registered members and has no obligation to monitor postings.

Accuracy of content on the Fostering Network websites

The Fostering Network will endeavour to maintain high levels of accuracy among the content on its websites. However the Fostering Network does not make any warranties about the accuracy, completeness, reliability,or timeliness of the material and links presented on the websites. The Fostering Network websites host third party material. The Fostering Network does not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any information posted by third parties, or endorse any opinions expressed by them. We host this material purely as a service to you. You acknowledge that any reliance on material so posted will be at your own risk.

Online Community

To use our online community, you must have current individual or organisational membership of the Fostering Network. Users can only have one account at any time and the Fostering Network reserves the right to remove any duplicate accounts. If you need to change any of your login details, you may do so by logging in to your account or by contacting info@fostering.net.

By creating your account for the online community, you accept our terms and conditions, privacy policy and good conduct guidelines. The Fostering Network reserves the right to suspend or remove, at its sole discretion, any community account that has been in violation of this policy, the privacy policy or any good conduct guidelines or following a complaint or any threatened legal action. We will not reveal the identity of any account holder unless we need to do so to comply in due process following a formal complaint or threatened or real legal action.

Any comment or message posted on the online community only gives opinions of the commenter and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Fostering Network or any other person or entity associated with the Fostering Network or the online community. You agree by using the online community that the Fostering Network or any person or entity associated with the Fostering Network, will not be held responsible for any part of the posts made to the online community.

By registering to use the online community, you agree that you will not post any material, or links to any material, which is knowingly false, defamatory, libellous, inaccurate, discriminatory, abusive, extremist, hateful, harassing, pornographic, obscene, profane, sexually orientated, offensive, racist, homophobic, ageist, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, in contravention of confidentiality, or otherwise in violation of any law including those relating to copyright and intellectual property. The Fostering Network does not take any responsibility for any losses incurred for violation of copyright or intellectual property law.

You agree that you use the online community at your own risk and the Fostering Network cannot be held responsible or liable for any posts, links or any other content within the online community or for the results of any posts, links or other content within the online community.

Any posts that are considered to be "spam" are not allowed and will be removed without prior contact.

The Fostering Network reserves the right to remove any posts that are objectionable or which violate these terms and conditions, our privacy policy or any other good conduct guidelines applying to the online community. You are agree that you have sole responsibility for any and all posts and materials that you contribute to the online community and to indemnify the Fostering Network in relation to any claims relating to this material. Users are encouraged to report any posts that they understand to be objectionable or in violation of these terms and conditions, our privacy policy or any good conduct guidelines to web@fostering.net.

The Fostering Network will clearly state how users can report unacceptable content within community posts and agrees to review any such posts or materials reported to them within a reasonable period of time. However posts may not be removed or edited immediately as this is a manual process.

Photographs

Please be aware that the majority of photographs of children and young people on www.fostering.net are posed by models. All photographs on this site are subject to copyright. If copyright ownership is not clearly stated on the page that the photograph sits on, contact web@fostering.net for copyright information.

Photographs of the Faces of Foster Care contained on www.couldyoufoster.org.uk are not posed by models and are copyright of the Fostering Network.

Any images uploaded to the online community by users remain the copyright of the user. By posting an image to the online community, you state that you hold or have permission to use the image and indemnify the Fostering Network for any claim relating to the image.

Links

The Fostering Network websites contain links to third party websites that are maintained by others. These links are provided solely as a convenience to our users which you access at your own risk. The links are not an endorsement by the Fostering Network nor are we liable for any content on such third party websites.

The Fostering Network takes no responsibility for any links or the content thereof posted to the online community.

Copyright

Barring third party material, copyright is held by the Fostering Network for all material on its websites. This includes images, information, logos, photographs and overall look of the site. Use of the Fostering Network websites is permitted for personal, non-commercial purposes. You cannot use or reproduce any of the copyright material on the websites for commercial purposes without the written permission of the Fostering Network. If you feel that material displayed on the Fostering Network websites violates your copyright, please contact us in writing by post, email or fax. Our contact details are available here.

We reserve the right to use any material directly posted to the online community without prior contact to the author.

Comments or questions

If you have any comments or questions please contact the web team at web@fostering.net.