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Information about us
The Birth to 5 Matters Website is operated by The British Association for Early Childhood Education (“We”). We are a charity registered in England and Wales (No. 313082), in Scotland (No. SC039472) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 395548) and have our registered office at 2 Victoria Square, St Albans, AL1 3TF. Our VAT number is 791701913. We trade under the name “Early Education”.
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Changes to the Birth to 5 Matters website
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The services provided by our website are provided “as is”, without any guarantees, conditions or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, concerning the accuracy of material displayed on the website, uninterrupted access, or products provided through or in connection with the service, including without limitation the software licensed to the customer and the results obtained through the service.
Specifically, to the extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude:
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- Wasted management or office time; and
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This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
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Transactions concluded through the Birth to 5 Matters website
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Uploading material to the Birth to 5 Matters website
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We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.
We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material is not suitable for the Birth to 5 Matters Website.
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You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site 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 co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site 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 our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
Linking to the Birth to 5 Matters website
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
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Links from the Birth to 5 Matters website
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