This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our websites (“our site”). Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our site.

1. Information about us

Learning Ladders at Home is a site operated by School Explained Limited (“We”). We are a limited liability company, registered in England and Wales under company number 08400688 and have our registered office at 40 Church Street, Isleworth, London, United Kingdom, TW7 6BG.

2. Accessing our site

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

3. Subscription

Access to our site is available only to parents whose children attend a school that has a current subscription to our site.

The subscription contract is between us and the school. There is no contract between us and individual users save for the conditions of use outlined in these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy.

Access may be suspended or cancelled without notice should the school not renew their subscription. We will not be liable for any inconvenience, lost data or deleted pupil records. It is the responsibility of the school to advise parents in advance should their access be terminated.

4. Forum rules

Our policy is to keep intervention to a minimum as we do not use formal moderators. We will however remove postings that we consider to contain personal attacks, to break the law and/or to be false, obscene, offensive, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, profane, antagonistic, racist, sexist, discriminatory against disabled people or homophobic once they are brought to our attention. Any subsequent posts repeating the words in the deleted post may be deleted also. We do not pre-moderate posts. We rely on our members to let us know about any posts that break our terms of use.

If you believe that a post (or thread) should be deleted please report it to us. We look at every reported post as soon as we can.

Occasionally we are visited by “trolls”; someone who poses as someone else in order to create trouble, deceive and mislead, or to fulfil their own agenda. If you suspect someone of being a troll, please report your suspicions to us (either by reporting a post of theirs or by contacting us at hello@schoolexplained.co.uk) and we will carry out a full investigation.

We remind users that the forum and webinars can be accessed by all subscribers to our website. We therefore ask you not to post information to our website that could be used to identify you or your child.

5. Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

The content on our website is for your individual use and is not intended for distribution to or sharing with others. The information provided is tailored to you and may not therefore be applicable or useful to third parties. Under no circumstances are you to remove any copyright notices displayed on our site. In certain circumstances we main grant permission to distribute information provided by our site. In the event that you want to distribute any such information, please contact us at hello@schoolexplained.co.uk.

6. User contributions to our site

If you contribute to our site you must allow us to use the material in your contribution in any way we may reasonably choose on a free-of-charge basis in any media throughout the world. Any contributions you make may be moderated by us which means they may be reviewed, edited and/or removed. We reserve the right to remove any of your contributions if we believe that they do not comply with these terms of use.

You grant us the right to change or edit the materials in your contribution for operational and editorial reasons. Any copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material you contribute in any way including allowing others to use it.

You confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory or unlawful and does not infringe anyone else’s rights (including privacy rights) and that it complies with these terms of use. You also confirm that your contribution is made in your personal capacity and that such contribution does not unfairly promote or further any business activities and has not been contributed for commercial gain. You also confirm that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or the consent of their parent/guardian if they are under 16.

If you do not want to grant us permission to use your contributions in accordance with these terms of use, please do not share with or submit them to our site.

7. Reliance on information posted

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all content on the site, however commentary, information and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

8. Our site changes regularly

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

9. Our liability

We assume no responsibility for the accuracy of information provided on our site. We do not guarantee that all website content will always be available or be uninterrupted, timely, secure or free from bugs, viruses, errors and omissions. Any commentary, opinions or other materials included in our website content are not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. To the extent permitted by law we expressly exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms which might be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.

10. Information about you and your visits to our site

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

11. Viruses, hacking and other offences

In the event that you knowingly place viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful on to our site, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

12. Linking to and from our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

13. Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

14. Variations

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we may have made as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

15. Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact hello@schoolexplained.co.uk