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Terms and conditions

This page and any pages it links to explains Early years child development training’s terms of use. You must agree to these to use Early years child development training.

Who we are

Early years child development training is managed by the Department for Education (DfE). DfE will be referred to as ‘we’ from now on.

Using Early years child development training

By using Early years child development training, you agree to:

  • provide accurate information when creating your account
  • only create one account for yourself
  • not share your account login details with anyone else

You agree to use Early years child development training only for lawful purposes. You must also use it in a way that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by anyone else.

Personal and sensitive information

Early years child development training includes a learning log for you to make notes. In these notes, you must not enter any personal or sensitive information about:

  • children
  • parents or carers
  • colleagues

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), sensitive personal information includes information about someone’s:

  • race or ethnic origin
  • political, religious or philosophical beliefs
  • trade union membership
  • genetic or biometric data
  • health
  • sex life or sexual orientation

You also must not record information that could be used to identify someone, such as:

  • names
  • where they live
  • what they look like

You may need to include relevant details about a child, for example that they live with their grandma, or that they have a developmental delay. This is fine, as long as you do not include any other details which could link to the child. You could use pseudonyms like “child A” in your notes.

Linking to Early years child development training

We welcome and encourage other websites to link to Early years child development training.

You must contact us for permission if you want to say your website is associated with or endorsed by Early years child development training or another government department or agency.

Linking from Early years child development training

Early years child development training links to websites that are managed by other government departments and agencies, service providers or other organisations. We do not have any control over the content on these websites.

We’re not responsible for:

  • the protection of any information you give to these websites
  • any loss or damage that may come from your use of these websites, or any other websites they link to

You agree to release us from any claims or disputes that may come from using these websites.

You should read all terms and conditions, privacy policies and end user licences that relate to these websites before you use them.

Early years child development training content

We update Early years child development training all the time. We can change or remove content at any time without notice.

The content on Early years child development training is the intellectual property of DfE. You must not copy or reproduce this content for any purpose.

Disclaimer

While we make every effort to keep Early years child development training up to date, we do not provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the information will be:

  • current
  • secure
  • accurate
  • complete
  • free from bugs or viruses

We’re not liable for any loss or damage that may come from using Early years child development training. This includes:

  • any direct, indirect or consequential losses
  • any loss or damage caused by civil wrongs (‘tort’, including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise
  • the use of Early years child development training and any websites that are linked to or from it
  • the inability to use Early years child development training and any websites that are linked to or from it

This applies if the loss or damage was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you advised us that it might happen.

This includes (but is not limited to) the loss of your:

  • income or revenue
  • salary, benefits or other payments
  • business
  • profits or contracts
  • opportunity
  • anticipated savings
  • data
  • goodwill or reputation
  • tangible property
  • intangible property, including loss, corruption or damage to data or any computer system
  • wasted management or office time

We may still be liable for:

  • death or personal injury arising from our negligence
  • fraudulent misrepresentation
  • any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law

Requests to remove content

You can ask for content to be removed from Early years child development training. We’ll remove content:

  • in order to comply with data protection legislation covering the rights and freedoms of individuals
  • if it breaches copyright laws, contains sensitive personal data or material that may be considered obscene or defamatory

Contact us to ask for content to be removed. You’ll need to send us the web address (URL) of the content and explain why you think it should be removed. We’ll reply to let you know whether we’ll remove it.

We remove content at our discretion in discussion with the department or agency responsible for it. You can still request information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act.

Information about you and your visits to Early years child development training

We collect information about you in accordance with our privacy policy and our cookie policy. By using Early years child development training, you agree to us collecting this information and confirm that any data you provide is accurate.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test Early years child development training for viruses at every stage of production. You must make sure that the way you use Early years child development training does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which can damage your computer system.

We’re not responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that might happen when you use Early years child development training.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

When using Early years child development training, you must not introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other material that’s malicious or technologically harmful.

You must not try to gain unauthorised access to Early years child development training, the server on which it’s stored or any server, computer or database connected to it.

You must not attack Early years child development training in any way. This includes denial-of-service attacks.

We’ll report any attacks or attempts to gain unauthorised access to Early years child development training to the relevant law enforcement authorities and share information about you with them.

Governing law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Any dispute you have which relates to these terms and conditions, or your use of Early years child development training (whether it be contractual or non-contractual), will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

General

We might decide not to exercise or enforce any right available to us under these terms and conditions. We can always decide to exercise or enforce that right at a later date.

Doing this once will not mean we automatically waive the right on any other occasion.

If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions will still apply.

Changes to these terms and conditions

Please check these terms and conditions regularly. We can update them at any time without notice.

You’ll agree to any changes if you continue to use Early years child development training after the terms and conditions have been updated.

Last updated 10 November 2022