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Terms and Conditions

This site is operated by or on behalf of Education Otherwise. We are the UK’s leading charity specialising in matters relating to elective home education. We have been supporting and advising home educating families in England and Wales since 1977.

Our registered charity number is 1055120.

Site access

Access to this site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on this site without notice.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of this site to users who have registered with us.

Changes to the site

From time to time we are likely to update sections of this site. However, at any given time any of the content or information on this site may be out of date and we are under no obligation to update that content or information.

If the need arises, we may suspend access to or close indefinitely part or the whole of this site. We will not be liable if for any reason this site is unavailable for any time at any period.

Copyright restrictions

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in this site and in the material published on it. No part of this site, including information, documents, images, photos, logos, names, audio, video and icons may be copied, republished, posted, broadcast or reproduced in any form whatsoever without the prior written permission of the copyright holders. All such rights are reserved and protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world.

You may not download or print off for any purpose any parts of this site (including images, documents, audio or videos) other than for personal non-commercial use. If downloading or printing off such parts, you must not modify such parts in any way, must not use any images, videos, photos or illustrations separately from any accompanying text and must acknowledge our status (and that of any contributors) as the authors or owners of those materials.

If you print off, download or copy any part of this site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use this site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Trademarks

The Education Otherwise word marks and logo are some of our registered and unregistered trademarks.

Nothing contained in this site shall give by implication or otherwise any right or licence to anyone to use any trademarked word or logo of Education Otherwise, or any other organisation.

Passwords and registration on this site

If you choose, or are provided with, a user identification code, password or other security procedure information to this site, you must treat such information as confidential and you must not disclose it to anyone else.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password at any time.

You are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

Links to and from this site

We link to affiliate schemes with other websites for the purposes of offering discounts to our site users and donations to our charity.

The existence of a link from any organisation’s site to this site does not imply that we endorse the activities or views of that organisation, nor does it suggest any form of recommendation on our part.

Where this site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, such links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of third party sites or materials and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Depiction of children

The children and adults pictured are a mix of models and volunteers.

Only lawful use

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner which does not infringe the rights of, or restrict, or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any other party. Such restriction and inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful or which may harass, defame or cause distress or inconvenience to any person and the transmission of obscene or offensive material or disruption of normal flow of dialogue within this site.

Our liability

Commentary, advice and other materials posted on this site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We do not accept any liability or responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to this site, or by anyone who may be informed by any of its contents.

To the extent permitted by law, Education Otherwise does not accept liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by a user in connection with their use or inability to use this site, the results of their use of this site, any site linked to or from this site or any material posted on this site, including without limitation any liability for loss of profits or contracts, loss of business, loss of income or revenue, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, or loss of time, howsoever arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence) breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

This does not affect any liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence nor any liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be included or limited under any applicable law.

No warranties

Education Otherwise does not warrant that this site will be interrupted or error-free, that defects in materials or functions will be corrected, or that this site or its servers are free of viruses or bugs.

Conflict

If there is a conflict between these terms of use, the Privacy Policy and/or any other terms of use appearing on this site regarding specific material (e.g. Social Media Rules or Competition Rules) then the other terms of use shall prevail over these terms of use and the Privacy Policy.

Severing terms

If any term in these terms of use is determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms of use are intended to be effective, then to the extent to and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid and unenforceable, it shall be served and deleted from this clause and the remaining terms of use shall survive, remain in full force and continue to be binding and enforceable.

Processing information on you

We process information about you in accordance with this site’s privacy policy. By using this site, you consent to such processing and you promise that all data provided by you is accurate.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse this site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which are malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to this site, the servers on which this site is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to this site. You must not attack this site via a denial-of-service attack or a disrupted 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 co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use this site and any other site we operate will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of this site or your downloading of any material posted on it or on any site linked to it.

Changes to these terms of use

We reserve the right to change these terms of use at any time by posting changes online.

You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes made.

Your continued use of the site after changes are posted constitutes acceptance of these terms of use as modified by the posted changes.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes and claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes arising from or related to a visit to any of this site shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.