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This Agreement constitutes the complete and exclusive understanding and agreement of the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior understandings, proposals, agreements, negotiations, and discussions between the parties, whether written or oral. You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for reviewing these Terms of Use from time to time. Any continued use of the Service by you after such amended terms have been posted or information regarding such amendment has been sent to you, shall be deemed your consent and agreement to such amended terms.

Overview of our Terms of Use

The Parent World offers parents and people who look after children useful information and an opportunity to network in a trusted environment. To become a member of The Parent World and to use this website (hereon referred to as the 'Service'), you must read and accept all of the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms after you have read them, you may not use The Parent World.

You agree that we may modify these Terms of Use at our sole discretion, by posting amended terms to this Website. Your continued use of the service indicates your acceptance of the amended Terms of Use.

You understand and agree to the following:-

  1. If you choose to register directly on this site in order to contribute to its content (without access through a Facebook or Twitter account), you must submit a valid e-mail address and select a password and username during the registration process.
  2. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password, and all uses of your account - whether or not you've authorised such use.
  3. If you login to use this site through your Facebook or Twitter account, part of your public profile (which may include your username, gender, location and birthday) and your email address will be extracted from your Facebook or Twitter account and stored on our database for the purposes of identifying you quickly on subsequent logins. We will also use your email address to notify you of updates to our Service and your details will be stored and used in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
  4. Your use of The Parent World service is for personal and educational reference because you are either a parent, a parent to be, have an interest in parenting and child care or you are a child-minder.
  5. You will not register to contribute to the Service for the purpose of advertising or selling products or services through posts/questions or comments/answers unless you are otherwise paying for advertising through our commercial listings route.
  6. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your account.
  7. You are at least 16 years of age or older.

In addition, you understand and agree that any content contributed by any of our registered users, including your content, will be collected, aggregated and integrated into The Parent World and may remain on the site after any account termination regardless of how the account is terminated. You understand, and agree that, unless expressly stated, The Parent World in no way controls, verifies, or endorses any of the information contained on or in The Parent World service, including links, messages, message boards, advertised products, services, events, classifieds, forums, images and videos.

If you decide to register for the Service, you agree to provide certain limited information about you as prompted to do so by the Service (such information to be current, complete and accurate); and to maintain and update this information as required to keep it current, complete and accurate. The information requested upon original sign up shall be referred to as registration data ("Registration Data").

The Parent World reserves the right to refuse membership to anyone and without giving reason. The Parent World may terminate your membership and any and all information, communications or postings, at any time - without notice. This also includes content regarded as 'Premium' that has been paid for (please see our Terms of Use for Commercial Listings).

Your account

The Parent World reserves the right to delete accounts created by users who appropriate the name, likeness, email address, or other personally identifiable information of another individual. The Parent World also reserves the right to refuse the Service to any user without giving notice or reason. By agreeing to these Terms of Use, members affirm that they will not use this Service to harass or abuse other members. Individuals who have demonstrably harassed other individuals via message boards, posts, comments, private messages or using other means may be removed from the Service without notice.

Site content

You are fully responsible for any content you submit to The Parent World including, but not limited to, photos, videos, articles, posts, comments, events, personal profile(s), message boards, testimonials, e-mail messages - and the consequences of any such content. You understand and agree that The Parent World may review from time to time and delete any content that violates this Terms of Use agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or harm the safety of or violate the rights of other users and members. Content that is illegal or prohibited, includes, but is not limited to, material, text, graphics, video or audio that:-

  1. Is unlawful, harassing, libellous, abusive, threatening, harmful, bigoted, racially offensive, obscene or otherwise objectionable.
  2. Displays images of other persons without their consent.
  3. Displays adult or adult orientated content* of a sexual or pornographic nature or intense depictions or descriptions of violence or gore.
  4. Displays discussions or information about illicit substances for the purposes of promoting them.
  5. Is intended or designed to disrupt an ongoing conversation via flaming (a message in which the writer publicly attacks another participant in overly harsh or personal terms) or trolling (deliberately posting derogatory or inflammatory comments in order to bait other users into responding).
  6. Encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offence, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation.
  7. Transmits or posts any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising; spam, junk mail, chain letters, pyramid schemes etc.
  8. Transmits or posts any content that infringes upon patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights.
  9. Transmits or posts any viruses or material designed to disrupt, limit or destroy any functionality of any computer software or hardware of users and members of The Parent World.
  10. Collects, stores or solicits information about other users or members for commercial or unlawful purposes or engages in commercial activity such as contests, sweepstakes, etc. without prior consent from The Parent World.
  11. Contains material originally posted by another member that is reposted without permission or attribution.
  12. Advertises any illegal services or the sale of any items prohibited or restricted by applicable law.
  13. Has misleading email addresses or other manipulated identifiers to disguise its origin.

Note: Hate speech is not acceptable and will not be tolerated on The Parent World. As defined by The Parent World, hate speech may consist of symbols or images, as well as text.

*The Parent World defines adult oriented content as any material that depicts, in actual or simulated form, or explicitly describes, in a predominantly sexual context, human genitalia, any act of sexual intercourse, any act of sadism or masochism, or any other erotic subject directly related to the foregoing.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE AND/OR ANY CONTENT YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE PARENT WORLD WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF FILES, SOFTWARE, SERVICES, GRAPHICS AND/OR OTHER CONTENT. THE SERVICES AND/OR ANY GRAPHICS OR OTHER CONTENT YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE PARENT WORLD SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. THE PARENT WORLD, ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NEITHER THE PARENT WORLD, NOR ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS MAKE ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SOFTWARE, SERVICES AND/OR ANY GRAPHICS OR OTHER CONTENT YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE PARENT WORLD SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE SOFTWARE OR SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES THE PARENT WORLD, ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED, INCLUDING THE COMPLETE LOSS OF DATA AND SITE CLOSURE.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE PARENT WORLD, ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, SERVICE, AND/OR ANY GRAPHICS OR OTHER CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, EVEN IF THE PARENT WORLD HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FURTHERMORE, THE PARENT WORLD, ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT UPLOADED ONTO OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE SERVICE.

INDEMNITY

YOU HEREBY AGREE, AT YOUR EXPENSE, TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD THE PARENT WORLD, ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY LOSS, COST, DAMAGES, LIABILITY, AND/OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO (A) THIRD PARTY CLAIMS, ACTIONS OR ALLEGATIONS OF INFRINGEMENT BASED ON INFORMATION, DATA OR CONTENT YOU SUBMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE, (B) ANY FRAUD OR MANIPULATION, OR OTHER BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT, BY YOU, OR (C) THIRD PARTY CLAIMS, ACTIONS OR ALLEGATIONS BROUGHT AGAINST THE PARENT WORLD ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE OR SOFTWARE.

Last updated: 1st January 2014