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Member account, password and security

Where applicable, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account details, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify EducateFirst of any unauthorised use of your password or account and any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. EducateFirst cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this obligation.

Your conduct

Our blog, forums and other pages of the Website where you are capable of posting material are provided for the exchange of lawful, relevant, fair and appropriate information, opinions, materials and comment.

You acknowledge that all information, data (including registration data), text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages and other materials (“Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. EducateFirst does not accept any responsibility for the content posted by users visiting the Website. If you are concerned about any of the content on this site, please contact our moderators ([email protected]). You agree to not use the Service to:

  1. upload, post, email, PM (personal message) or otherwise transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, objectionable, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar,
  2. obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise discriminatory;
  3. harm or attempt to harm minors in any way;
  4. impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an EducateFirst staff member, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with person or entity;
  5. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;
  6. upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information,
  7. proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
  8. upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trade mark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights (“Rights”) of any party;
  9. upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas (such as shopping rooms) that are designated for such purpose;
  10. upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  11. disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to “scroll” faster than other users of the Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real time exchanges;
  12. interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
  13. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable law or regulation;
  14. collect or store personal data about other users;
  15. post content which refers to individual schools, colleges or agencies – or their staff – whether by name, or identifiable by a pseudonym or any other means; and/or advertise any job vacancies in any area of our Website (other than through an area which is clearly designated as a recruitment service).

You acknowledge that EducateFirst does not screen any of the comments posted by visitors. We rely on our users to inform us of any posts or comments that may be deemed inappropriate.  

Report abuse

If you are worried about the content of any messages or posts you see on this Website you can report them to the moderator at [email protected]. So that we can deal with your query efficiently, please let us know exactly why you are worried about a specific post and include the following details:
  • A link to the web page or thread(s) (copy and paste from the address bar in your browser)
  • The post number(s) (if you are not reporting the whole thread)
  • Username(s) of all relevant users who posted the specific thread/post(s)
  • Your contact email address.

Our team will investigate to resolve any issues as soon as possible.


You agree to indemnify EducateFirst, its employees and affiliates from all liability, losses, costs, claims and expenses incurred directly or indirectly (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) incurred in connection with or arising out of your violation of these Terms and Conditions, any applicable law or regulation or the rights of any third parties related to the use of the Content, our Websites and Service. This indemnity includes both any liability to third parties, and other costs and losses incurred by EducateFirst.


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