ContentedBaby.com. The secret to Calm and Confident Parenting. An official Gina Ford website

 

Site Terms and Conditions of Use

The www.ContentedBaby.com and ContentedToddler.com Websites (“SITES”) are owned and operated by Contented Baby.com Limited. ("CONTENTED BABY" or “WE/OUR”).

Membership

1. General

1.1 In order to improve your experience of the Site and for the Benefits of Membership, We encourage you to become a member of the Site (“Member”). If and when you decide to become a Member, you agree to (1) provide accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the appropriate registration form, (2) maintain and update your information to keep it accurate, current, and complete, and (3) comply with the payment terms and Terms & Conditions of Use set out below.

1.2 You may review, correct, change, or update your membership information by visiting the Members section of the Site.

1.3 You agree that if any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to suspend or terminate your membership.

1.4 As part of the membership sign in process, you will be asked to select a membership name and password. You agree that:

1.4.1 You may not choose a member name that impersonates someone else, is or may be illegal, is or may be protected by trademark or other proprietary rights law, is vulgar or otherwise offensive, or may cause confusion.

1.4.2 We reserve the right to reject any member name in Our sole discretion.

1.4.3 If you have reason to believe that your password is no longer secure, you must promptly change your password by updating your membership information.

2 Payment
2.1 You agree by that by signing up to be a Member and providing your payment details, We shall be entitled to deduct the Membership fee from your credit or debit card as provided.

2.2 Membership fees are non-refundable.

2.2 Membership fees will automatically be deducted from your credit or debit card as provided by you to Us on an annual basis. If you do not wish to continue being a Member of the Site, you must notify member services by email: support@contentedbaby.com at least two months prior to your desired cancellation date. Please note that If We do not receive adequate notice of your request to discontinue, you will be billed membership fees automatically each year.

Terms and Conditions of Use

By using the Site you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of the Site. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of these terms of use, please do not access and/or use the Site and discontinue browsing the Site.

CONTENTED BABY may change these terms of use at any time by posting changes online. Please review all these terms of use regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by CONTENTED BABY. Your continued use of the Site after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.

1 Rights, including Copyright

1.1 All rights, including copyright and database rights, in the Site and its contents, are owned by or licensed to CONTENTED BABY, or otherwise used by CONTENTED BABY as permitted by applicable law. CONTENTED BABY and/or Gina Ford shall remain at all times the owner(s) of any and all copyrights, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in this Site and in the graphics, design, arrangement and look and feel of the Site. Further, CONTENTED BABY and/or Gina Ford (or their licensors) remain at all times the owner(s) of all material or content supplied to you as part of the Site.

1.2 In accessing the Site, you agree that you will access its contents solely for your own private use but not for any commercial or public use. You can download and use the Site and its contents on a single PC at a time and you can print out a single hard copy of any part of the content on the Site for your personal use.

1.3 Except as permitted above, you undertake not to copy, store in any medium (including in any other website), distribute, transmit, re-transmit, broadcast, modify, or show in public any part of the Site without the prior written permission of CONTENTED BABY, or in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

1.4 The names, images and logos identifying Contented Baby™, Little Contented Baby, Gina Ford, CONTENTED BABY or any associated companies or third parties (and their products and services) are proprietary marks of CONTENTED BABY or of Gina Ford (or of any associated companies and/or third parties).

2 Terms of Use

2.1 You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use any content from the Site in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use, or as otherwise stated by any terms applicable to any specific part of the Site.

2.2 You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any content on the Site except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of content from the Site requires the prior written permission of CONTENTED BABY.

2.2 By accessing, using and/or downloading materials from this Site, you agree to adhere to and comply with all of the terms and conditions set out here and you also agree to do so on behalf of any other person or entity on whose behalf you may be acting.

2.3 You agree to use the Site only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of the Site. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within the Site.

2.4 You shall compensate CONTENTED BABY for any expense, loss or damage We may suffer as a result of any claims and/or liabilities that may arise in any manner from your use of the Site other than in accordance with these terms of use.

3. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

3.1 This Site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons relating to www.contentedbaby.com, Contented Baby.com Limited, Gina Ford (and/or any associated companies, products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement being made and without warranty of any kind, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

3.2 Under no circumstances will CONTENTED BABY be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses where foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the Site regardless of the form of action.

3.3 You acknowledge that any reliance on any such statement or information shall be at your sole risk. We reserve the right, in Our sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any part of the Site and to make changes to the Site and to the materials, products, programs, services or prices described in the Site at any time without notice.

3.4 You may find in the text and content and other materials included on this Site inaccuracies and typographical errors. We do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information and materials or the reliability of any statement or other information displayed or distributed through the Site (including, without limitation, the information provided through the use of any software). We make no representations or warranties as to the suitability, functionality, accuracy or reliability of any material made available to you.

4.5 CONTENTED BABY does not warrant that functions contained in the content of the Site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Site is free of viruses or bugs.

4.6 We may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this Site or any of its features at any time without notice or liability to you.

5 Contributions to the Site

5.1 Where you are invited to submit any contribution to the Site (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant CONTENTED BABY a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution, and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in CONTENTED BABY’s Privacy Policy.

5.2 If you do not want to grant to CONTENTED BABY the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to the Site.

5.3 In addition to the above, by submitting your contribution to Us, you represent and warrant to Us that your contribution is (1) your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to Us for all the purposes specified above; (2) is not defamatory; and (3) does not infringe any applicable law.

5.4 You agree to indemnify CONTENTED BABY against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that We may suffer or incur as a result of your breach of your representation and warranty above.

5.5 By submitting your contribution to us you also agree to waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on the Site and for the purposes specified above.

6 CONTENTED BABY Community Rules

6.1 You agree to use the Members’ Communities, Our Chatrooms and Discussion Forums, in accordance with the following Community Rules. These Rules apply across all CONTENTED BABY community sites and services.

6.2 About your posts:

6.2.1 Contributions must be civil and tasteful
6.2.1 If a Member requests assistance we will always endeavour to respond to that individual request for assistance, but we cannot guarantee to do so.
6.2.2 Contributions must be civil and tasteful. No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour will be permitted: contributions must be constructive and polite, not malicious mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble.
6.2.3 No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
6.2.4 If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting the community or annoying other users you may have action taken against your Membership.
6.2.5 No impersonation allowed.
6.2.6 Be patient: users of all ages and abilities may be taking part in the relevant CONTENTED BABY Community.
6.2.7 No spamming or off-topic material: We do not allow the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times. Please do not re-submit your contribution to more than one discussion, or contribute off-topic material in subject-specific areas.
6.2.8 No advertising allowed.
6.2.9 Contributions containing languages other than English may be removed.
6.2.10 No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names permitted.
6.2.11 You may not refer to specific URLs (web site addresses) unless allowed. If you know of a worthy website relevant to the discussion topic, please inform Us.
6.2.12 Should a complaints facility be made available at any stage, its deliberate misuse of the complaints facility will not permitted. If you persist in doing this, action may be taken against your Membership.

If you have any technical comments or requests in relation to the ContentedBaby.com Website please do not post them as messages but email the Contented Baby Webmaster at support@ContentedBaby.com.

Safety:

6.2.13 We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, home address or email address), and please do not include postal addresses of any kind. If you have a helpful address to share, inform the host.
About the law:

6.2.14 You may not submit any defamatory or illegal material of any nature in contentedbaby.com Communities. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio.
6.2.15 Contributing material with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited.
6.2.16 You agree to only submit materials which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.
6.2.17 The views and recommendations expressed in CONTENTED BABY Community areas, or in the Directory, are those of members of the public and are not necessarily those of CONTENTED BABY (and/or Gina Ford) and any Member should carry out his or her own investigations and assessments accordingly. All disclaimers stated in these Terms shall apply in relation to any such content on this Site.

6.3 If you breach these Community Rules:

6.3.1 If you fail to abide by these Community Rules when taking part in a CONTENTED BABY Community service, you will be sent an e-mail which informs you why your contribution has been failed or edited. This e-mail will also include a warning that continuing to break the rules may result in action being taken against your Membership account or accounts.
6.3.2 This action may include your relevant Membership account or accounts being placed into pre-moderation or a temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to participate in any or all of CONTENTED BABY Community areas.
6.3.3 If you post or send offensive or inappropriate content anywhere on or to CONTENTED BABY Communities or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the Site and We consider such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, CONTENTED BABY may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer or email provider about the infringement(s).
6.3.4 CONTENTED BABY reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any account, at any time, for any reason.

7 Third Party Sites / Links

7.1 We are not responsible for the availability or content of any third party websites or material that you are able to and that you access through this Site. In visiting any website from any link on the Site, you are leaving this Site and you visit the linked website at your own risk. It is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other intrusive or destructive elements.

7.2 Unless specifically stated otherwise on this Site, CONTENTED BABY (and/or Gina Ford) does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services or information on or available from third party websites or material (including payment for and delivery of such products or services). CONTENTED BABY is not responsible for any damage, loss or offence caused by or, in connection with, any content, advertising, products, services or information available on such websites or material. Any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the relevant provider of the applicable goods or services.

7.3 Any link on this Site to another website does not imply that We (and/or Gina Ford) (i) endorses, is affiliated or associated with any linked website unless explicitly stated to the contrary on this Site, or (ii) We are legally authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the link(s), or (iii) that any linked website is authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of CONTENTED BABY (and/or Gina Ford) or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries.

7.4 Links to this Site are subject to Our prior approval and must be direct to any complete content webpage (and not any part of any webpage) within the Site at www.contentedbaby.com and must not be viewed within the pages of any other website. We disclaim and shall have no liability to you for any legal or other consequences (including for infringement of third party rights) of links made to this Site.

8 Software

8.1 Where We make any software product or file available to you from this Site, you agree that such software is and shall at all times remain the copyright work of CONTENTED BABY or its suppliers. You agree that you shall have only a limited and non exclusive license to use such software only for the purposes for which its availability is indicated to you.

8.2 You may not use the software for any other purpose and may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise deal with the software.

9 Law, jurisdiction & general

9.1 These Terms shall be subject to English Law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

9.2 Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this Site must be commenced within two years after the claim or cause of action arises.

9.3 If any of these terms of use should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the law of any state or country in which these terms of use are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from that clause and the remaining terms of use shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.

9.4 CONTENTED BABY makes no representation that materials on this Site are appropriate or available for use at other locations outside of the United Kingdom and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. If you access this Site from a location outside of the United Kingdom, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws.

9.5 If there is any conflict between these terms and specific terms appearing elsewhere on the Site then the latter shall prevail.

9.6 If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

Gina Ford Consultation and other Communication

You may request a Gina Ford Consultation or otherwise communicate with Gina Ford and her team.

1.1 In communicating with Gina Ford and her team you agree that you will do so solely for your own private use but not for any commercial or public use.

1.2 Except as permitted above, you undertake not to copy, store in any medium (including in any other website), distribute, transmit, re-transmit, broadcast, modify, or show, or communicate in public any part of such communication without the prior written permission of CONTENTED BABY, or in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

1.3 You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any communication with Gina Ford and her team except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of content from the Site requires the prior written permission of CONTENTED BABY.

1.4 Where you communicate to Gina Ford and her team, by providing this information you agree, to grant CONTENTED BABY a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution, and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in CONTENTED BABY’s Privacy Policy.
1.5 If you do not want to grant to CONTENTED BABY the rights set out above, please do not make such contributions to the Gina Ford and her team.

Privacy Statement

The following statement explains CONTENTED BABY’s policy regarding the personal information we collect about you.

1 Statement of intent

1.1 CONTENTED BABY owns and is responsible for the content of the Site (www.contentedbaby.com). Unless stated otherwise, this Privacy Statement applies only to the Site. Any website not belonging to CONTENTED BABY (and which you may link to from this Site) may have additional privacy statements that relate to their content, practices and use of personal information. When visiting any such websites, it is recommended that you consult any individual privacy statements available.

1.2 CONTENTED BABY will use any personal information collected from this website in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Further details on the UK Data Protection Act can be found at the website of The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner. CONTENTED BABY has taken appropriate measures to keep secure any personal information given by a user of this website.

1.3 From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name and email address) in order to receive or use services on our website. Such services include newsletters, live chats, message boards and your Membership.

1.4 By entering your details in the fields requested when you become a Member, you enable CONTENTED BABY and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, We will treat that information in accordance with this policy. Our services are designed to give you the information that you want to receive. CONTENTED BABY will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current internet best practices.

2 Information on visitors - Cookies

2.1 During the course of any visit to the Site, the pages you see, along with something called a cookie, are downloaded to your computer. Most, if not all, websites do this because cookies allow the website publisher to do useful things like find out whether the computer has visited the site before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit. Any information that is supplied by cookies can help us to provide you with a better service and assists us to analyse the profile of our visitors and Members.

2.2 Cookies are very small text files saved to your computer used to track user navigation around a website. CONTENTED BABY uses session cookies to store information on which items appearing on the Site have been seen by a user. We may use persistent cookies which are permanently stored on a user’s computer. We will use such cookies to identify unique users to the Site and such cookies are not cross-referenced with any other information such that an individual person could be identified.

2.3 Cookies themselves only record those areas of the Site that have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user.

2.4 We may use a third party to serve advertisements on the Site. The advertisers may use cookies to track the number of users responding to the campaign. CONTENTED BABY does not have access to or control of cookies placed by third parties.

2.5 Users have the ability to accept or disable cookies by modifying the settings in their browser. Disabling cookies however may mean that some functionality may be affected. For further directions on how to disable cookies please go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/stop-cookies-installed.html.

3 Use and storage of your personal information

3.1 When you supply any personal information to CONTENTED BABY We have legal obligations towards you in the way We deal with that data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else. In general, any information you provide to CONTENTED BABY will only be used within CONTENTED BABY and by its service providers. It will never be supplied to anyone outside CONTENTED BABY without first obtaining your consent, unless we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it. Also, if you post or send offensive or inappropriate content anywhere on or to the Site or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the Site, and We consider such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, We can use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop such behaviour. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer or e-mail provider about the content and your behaviour.

3.2 We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you remain a Member, and remove it when you no longer wish to continue your registration as a Member. For safety reasons, however, CONTENTED BABY may store messaging transcript data (including message content, member names, times and dates) arising from the use of CONTENTED BABY Members Community services for a period of six months. Where personal information is held for people who are not yet registered but have taken part in other CONTENTED BABY services, that information will be held only as long as necessary to ensure that the service is run smoothly. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

3.3 If you are notified on the Site that your information may be used to allow Us to contact you for "service administration purposes", this means that CONTENTED BABY may contact you for a number of purposes related to the service you have signed up for. For example, we may wish to provide you with password reminders or notify you that the particular service has been suspended for maintenance. We will not contact you for promotional purposes, such as notifying you of improvements to the service or new services on the Site unless you specifically agree to be contacted for such purposes at the time you submit your information on the Site, or at a later time if you sign up specifically to receive such promotional information.

4 Access to your personal information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information CONTENTED BABY holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. (We charge £10 for information requests.) Please address requests to Contentedbaby.com Limited by email: privacy@contentedbaby.com

5 Chatrooms and Discussion Forums

Users/Members are reminded that where CONTENTED BABY makes at any time chatrooms and forums available to users/Members, these are for public discussion. Any personal information supplied by users/Members during these discussions is widely accessible. CONTENTED BABY is not responsible for the content posted by users/Members using such services.

6 Links to other websites

This Site contains links to other websites that are completely unrelated to CONTENTED BABY. This privacy statement does not apply to these websites nor are We responsible for the content and practices of these websites.

Security Policy

1 Confidentiality

1.1 At CONTENTED BABY We are committed to protecting your security and confidentiality.

1.2 We take stringent measures to protect your information both online and offline - your name, address, credit card details and other personal information will be kept secure.

2 Online and Offline Access

2.1 When taking your membership details we use a secure server which encrypts all the personal information you give us before it is sent, including your credit or debit card details and your name and address.

2.2 We also follow strict security procedures in the offline storage and disclosure of your information, to prevent unauthorized access.

2.3 If you would like any more information about our security policy, please email support@contentedbaby.com and we will be glad to help.

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Contact Us

The copyright and all other like proprietary rights in this website, its contents and all materials made available through the website, are exclusively owned by Contentedbaby.com Limited or Gina Ford. Use of this website is at all times subject to applicable terms and conditions. Web site created and maintained by Gina Ford, the Contented Baby team, and Embado.com and Worknweb.net.