Terms of Use – EfC Digital

Background

Employers for Carers (via Carers UK) owns and operates efcdigital.org (the “Website”), via which it delivers a range of information and support resources to its member organisations (the “Services”). Individual employees of member organisations can use an EfC Membership Code to create an account and gain access to dedicated information and support resources aimed at supporting working carers.

Terms of Service

The following terms and conditions govern the use of the Website and all content, services, and products available at or through the Website.

Access to the Website and to our Services is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time by us (collectively, the “Agreement”).

You agree that we may automatically upgrade the Website and our Services, and these terms will apply to any upgrades. Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website and our Services. By accessing or using any part of our services, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access or use any of our services. If these terms of use are considered an offer by us, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms.

The Website and our Services are not directed to anyone younger than 18, and access and use of our Services is only offered to users 18 years of age or older. If you are under 18 years old, please do not register to use our Services. Any person who registers as a user or provides their personal information represents that they are 18 years of age or older.

Use of the Website and our Services requires an account. You agree to provide us with complete and accurate information when you register for an account. You will be solely responsible and liable for any activity that occurs under your username. You are responsible for keeping your password secure.

Personal user data and technical support

Employers for Carers will provide its members organisations periodically with anonymised statistics on access and use of the Website. We will never provide personal data or personally identifiable information for any individual employee accessing and using our Website and Services. 

Employers for Carers will provide technical support to all users accessing the Website using an EfC Membership Code linked to a paid membership account. Support enquiries should be directed at [email protected].

Responsibility of Contributors

If you submit any content, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available (any such material, “Content”), you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of what form the Content takes, which includes, but is not limited to text, photo, video, audio, or code. By submitting Content to us for inclusion in our Website, you grant us a world- wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing, and promoting our site.

If you delete Content, We will use reasonable efforts to remove it from our servers, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, We have the right (though not the obligation) to, in pour sole discretion, (i) refuse or remove any content that, in our reasonable opinion, violates any our policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of our website to any individual or entity for any reason. We will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

Advertisements

We reserve the right to display advertisements on our site unless you have purchased an Ad- free Upgrade or a VIP Service account.

Attribution

We reserve the right to display attribution links in our footer or toolbar. Responsibility of Visitors

You must:

  1. not create accounts for the Website by using an automated device, script, bot, spider, crawler or scraper
  2. not change, modify or adapt another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with Carers UK or Employers for Carers
  3. not infringe our intellectual property rights or those of any third party in relation to your use of the Carers UK or Employers for Carers
Content

Material on the Website is used for information or reporting only and is not intended to be a substitute for independent advice.

Employers for Carers makes every effort to ensure the Website content is accurate, up to date and suitable for its audiences. We regularly review and update our information. We accept no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use of this material.

The Website contains links to other websites. These are provided as other useful sources of information. Inclusion of a link to another website does not imply endorsement by Employers for Carers of any kind as to their content or quality. We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which our Website links, and that link to us. Employers for Carers will not be responsible for the content or accuracy of content of third party websites. Unapproved linking to our Website, does not represent or imply that it endorses such a website.

You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. We disclaim any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of external websites and webpages.

Copyright Infringement and Intellectual Property

We ask others to respect our intellectual property rights.

Employers for Carers has developed its expertise of providing information to employers and carers over many years. All material on the Website is protected by copyright.

This Agreement does not transfer from us to you any third party intellectual property, and all right, title, and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties).

Employers for Carers authorises you to reproduce the content of this site solely for your personal, non-commercial use provided Employers for Carers is acknowledged as creator of the content and is given reasonably prominent acknowledgement that you have created such content and provided it is not used in a context which damages our reputation or competes with our service.

Employers for Carers does not allow our information and resources to be used on other websites without written consent. However, we are happy for other organisations to refer to our website in their own website and create appropriate links, provided it is not used in a context which damages our reputation.

Unauthorised use of the content may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.

Photographs from this website may not be used anywhere without prior permission.

If you believe that material located on or linked to on our Website violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify us immediately. We will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. We will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of ours or others. In the case of such termination, we will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to us.

Changes

We are constantly updating our Website and Services, and that means sometimes we have to change the legal terms under which our Services are offered. If you disagree with our changes, then you should stop using our Website and Services within the designated notice period. Your continued use of our Website and Services will be subject to the new terms. However, any dispute that arose before the changes shall be governed by the Terms of Use (including the binding individual arbitration clause) that were in place when the dispute arose.

Termination

We may terminate your access to all or any part of our Website and Services at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately.

If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using our Services. If you wish to delete your account please email [email protected].

Access to the Website (via your individual user account) is dependent on the service being made available by an organisation such as an employer or local service provider (the “Provider”). The Provider subscribes to Employers for Carers (EfC) membership, which allows the Provider to use a customised version of the Website for the membership period. Should the Provider discontinue its EfC membership then access to all user accounts linked to that Provider’s EfC Membership Code will be terminated.

All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Disclaimer of Warranties

To the fullest extent permissible by law, we hereby disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, title, custom, trade, quiet enjoyment, system integration and freedom from computer virus, in relation to the Website and the Services.

You acknowledge that your use of the Website and Services is at your sole risk. We do not warrant that your use of the Service is lawful in any particular jurisdiction, and specifically disclaim such warranties. Some jurisdictions limit or do not allow the disclaimer of implied or other warranties so the above disclaimer may not apply to you to the extent such jurisdiction’s law is applicable to you and these Terms of Use.

Although it is our intention for the Website to be available as much as possible, there may be occasions when the service may be interrupted, including, without limitation, for scheduled maintenance or upgrades, for emergency repairs, or due to failure of telecommunications links and/or equipment. We cannot guarantee that the Website will operate continuously or without interruptions or be error free and we can accept no liability for its unavailability. We only supply this Website personal use. You agree not to use the Website for any commercial, business or resale purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

These Terms of Use, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. The courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms of Use, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.

These Terms of Use were written in English (UK). To the extent any translated version of these Terms of Use conflicts with the English version, the English version controls. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these Terms of Use to another organisation, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these Terms of Use. You may only transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms of Use to another person if we agree in writing.

Communication between us

If you wish to contact us in writing, or if any condition in these Terms of Use requires you to give us notice in writing, you can send this to us by e-mail or by prepaid post. We will confirm receipt of this by contacting you in writing, normally by email. If we have to contact you or give you notice in writing, we will do so by email or by pre- paid post to the address you provide to us.

Email: [email protected]

Postal address: Carers UK (FAO: EfC Digital), 20 Great Dover Street, SE1 4LX, London, UK