Terms and Conditions

Earlyarts (UK) Ltd is a registered company no: 4464939. Terms and conditions include:

1. Disclaimer:

Earlyarts has tried to ensure that the contents and information it provides in its website is accurate at the time of posting. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the accuracy of contents or information contained in its pages or in any links to other websites and any person using information contained in them does so entirely at their own risk. Earlyarts, to the extent permissible by law, excludes all liability which may arise from your use or reliance on the information or contents contained in this or any linked site.

2. Copyright:

The copyright in the contents of and the publications in this website are owned by Earlyarts or its licensors. In submitting information and content to the web site contributors grant Earlyarts a perpetual, royalty free licence to publish and reproduce that content.

Text and information submitted to the Earlyarts web site may be copied for personal use and may only be reproduced or passed on to third parties for non-commercial purposes at the discretion of Earlyarts. Material may not be copied, republished or redistributed for commercial purposes or gain. Earlyarts will endeavour to ensure that no texts, information or images are used on the site without the permission of the owner.

Contributors undertake to supply information that is up to date and correct. As part of their terms and conditions, contributors will be responsible for ensuring they have authority to publish the information they are submitting.

3. Content Submission:

3.1 You agree that you will not post material that contains content (including links, information, images, and all other materials) which is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, vulgar, obscene, harassing, defamatory, offensive (racially, sexually or ethnically), promotes a political view, could be in any way harmful to children, or is otherwise objectionable.

3.2 You will not post any content which involves the transmission of “junk mail”, “spam”, chain letters, pyramid or money schemes or unsolicited mass distribution of email. Material that you post must not contain links to ‘browser bombs’ (sites that open up multiple windows) or to sites that contain material that would fall within clause 3.1 above.

3.3 You agree that you will not post content, the display of which would infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party. In particular, you represent and warrant that the content of your posting is original and not copied from any third party.

3.4 You agree that you will not use postings to offer items or services for sale or place advertisements for goods, products or services of third parties.

3.5 If you breach any of the provisions set out in this clause 3, Earlyarts may immediately terminate your use of the service. Earlyarts reserves the right not to circulate any material that you post in its absolute discretion.

3.6 You consent to Earlyarts monitoring your posting prior to distribution. You consent to Earlyarts editing any posting it receives from you for the sole purpose of formatting to make it legible.

3.7 For Earlyarts to host links to any video or image for network members, these videos or images must not contain any adverts or links to external sites for commercial gain (non-profits are excluded from this and can show links to their own web sites), nor should they contain any material that is inflammatory in any way, as this is illegal, not in the spirit of Earlyarts principles as an ethical and responsible company, and it could result in the Earlyarts channel being shut own by our hosts. In addition, to submit any images or videos, you MUST confirm in writing that you own full copyright of the videos or images being published, or have explicit permission to pass them on to us for publishing, and be able to show us evidence of this from the owner in writing. Otherwise Earlyarts could be sued for breach of copyright, rather than the contributor who has submitted the content.

4. Images of Children:

4.1 The safety of all children is paramount, therefore please make sure your images submitted on this web site, or links to other images on your web site, are suitable prior to publication, e.g. focus on the activity rather than the child, and do not publish inappropriate images of children or adults.

4.2 Please ensure no image is entitled, tagged or captioned with any details of the location of the children in the image. Further details on how to do this are on the NSPCC web site here. Please also ensure the children’s full names are not legible in the image or its title / tags / caption in order to avoid creating a connection with their location.

4.3  Before submitting a profile image, or other links to your images, you must ensure that you have the express permission of the parent/guardian to use the image (your setting may have already secured this on your behalf). If you do not, you must ensure the visual is manipulated to ensure the children cannot be identified. Any image, or link to an image, whose ownership or suitability of content is challenged will be taken down immediately as its publication may harm a child or adult needing protection.

5. Privacy policy:

Earlyarts is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. This policy (‘privacy policy’) describes the ways in which we collect information from you when you use the service, and what we may use it for. It should be read in conjunction with the terms and conditions of use.

5.1 Use of personal information:

From time to time, we may collect data from you (‘user data’ e.g. name, address and e-mail address, etc.). Any personal data that we collect during registration or submission of links or resource materials, is to enable Earlyarts to provide you with better online services, to notify you of any changes to the service or our terms and conditions of use and to send you information about our other products and services.

Earlyarts will never sell, rent, distribute or otherwise make user data commercially available to any third party, except where obligated by law. Earlyarts will not give information out to enquirers about any of its members or non-members without their express permission, or unless this information is clearly in the public domain, for instance on their web site. While it is unlikely, Earlyarts may be required to disclose user data by a court order or to comply with other legal requirements. Earlyarts will use all reasonable endeavours to notify the user before we do so, unless we are legally restricted from doing so.

You are free to opt-out at any time from receiving information by selecting the appropriate options in your account.

5.2 Data Protection:

Earlyarts is registered under the Data Protection Act and will fulfil its obligations to protect the privacy of site users. You can visit public areas of the site without identifying yourself or providing any personal information. We will, however, monitor how the site is being used by tracking IP addresses (the computer’s internet address). This allows us to continually refine our service, but you to remain anonymous.

5.3 Right of Access:

Organisations and Individuals have the right of access to their personal records held on Earlyarts files by written request, including by email, to the Director of Earlyarts. Any request will be acknowledged within 7 days and a full response provided within 40 days of receipt of the request. Earlyarts may have to withhold some information where it has a duty of confidentiality to third parties under The Data Protection Act 1998.

5.4 Legal requirements:

While it is unlikely, Earlyarts may be required to disclose your user data by a court order or to comply with other legal requirements. We will use all reasonable endeavours to notify you before we do so, unless we are legally restricted from doing so.

Earlyarts shall not sell, rent, distribute or otherwise make user data commercially available to any third party, except as described above, or except with your prior permission.

5.5 Assent to terms of privacy policy:

By using the service you acknowledge that you have read the terms of this privacy policy, you are at least 18 years of age and that you agree to us using user data for the purposes set out above. This privacy policy may be amended by Earlyarts at any time. Earlyarts will notify you through the service of changes.

Earlyarts is a registered company (number 4464939) operating as a social enterprise. Our national office is located at Dock Hill House, Miry Lane, Netherthong, Holmfirth, HD9 3UH. If you have any other questions about this policy you can write to us for the attention of the Director who is the data controller for this site.

6. Discussion Forums, Blogs and Comments:

Any Discussion Forums, Blogs or Comments services are offered as a public service, and are open for use by anyone accessing the earlyarts site. Earlyarts does not accept any responsibility or liability for messages posted in the Blog or Forums. We reserve the right to edit or delete any messages we believe are an infringement of Clause 3 above, or to ban any user for any reason we determine.

7. Virus protection:

Earlyarts maintains a high level of anti-virus protection for all its mailings to members, and is registered with anti-spam agencies to ensure the information you have requested reaches you. Although care is taken to check and test material at all stages of production, Earlyarts cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

8. Governing Law:

These terms and conditions of use and your use of the services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the English Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in connection with all matters relating to these terms and conditions of use.

9. Membership

Payment is by invoice or paypal. Organisational and student membership cannot be combined. Members claiming an organisational or student discount will be checked and if they are not eligible for the discount will be liable to pay the difference for a full priced Individual Membership. By purchasing a membership, you are agreeing to these terms.