Village Member Usage Policies

Terms of Service

Welcome

Thank you for joining us and for helping promote excellence in Aboriginal Early Childhood Education. The LOVIT Way Village ("LOVIT Way") website is owned and operated by the Aboriginal Head Start Association of British Columbia ("AHSABC"). We are a non-profit society made up of Aboriginal Head Start (AHS) sites across British Columbia. By signing-up to access the LOVIT Way, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions (our "Terms of Service").

We reserve the right to update and change these Terms of Service by posting changes to the LOVIT Way website. Your continued use of the LOVIT Way constitutes your acceptance of those updates. Together with our Privacy Policy and Community Guidelines, these Terms of Service establish the basis of our relationship.

Together, we are making our Aboriginal Early Childhood Education programs the best they can be. These Terms of Service help make that possible. Thank you for participating in the LOVIT Way.

General

  1. Access Restrictions. You must be at least 18 years old or at least the age of majority in the jurisdiction where you reside or from which you access the LOVIT Way. A parent or guardian may access LOVIT Way on behalf of participants under the age of majority.
  2. Right to Terminate Access. AHSABC has the right to terminate your use of the LOVIT Way, with or without notice, in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason at all, including, but not limited to, if AHSABC determines (in its sole discretion) that your use of or conduct on or related to this Site (i) violates these Terms of Service, our Community Guidelines, or any additional terms and conditions, (ii) is harmful to AHSABC, its programs or communities, another LOVIT Way user or any other party, or (iii) violates applicable law.
  3. Participation is Voluntary. We do not require or compel you to participate in the LOVIT Way. Each AHS site will invite participants from their community according to their respective requirements.
  4. Privacy. We take the collection and protection of your personal information very seriously. You acknowledge that your use of the LOVIT Way is governed by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms of Service.

Account Rules

  1. Account Information. You will be required to provide us with information about yourself to enjoy certain features of the LOVIT Way. If you choose to provide us with such personal information, you agree: (i) to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself (and your affiliated AHS site if you are opening an account on behalf of your AHS site) as prompted by the LOVIT Way, and (ii) to maintain and update this information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.
  2. Password and Username. Access to the LOVIT Way and other materials offered on the LOVIT Way is password controlled and is accessible to registered members only. You certify that all information provided in the registration process is accurate and correct. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information, including, without limitation, your username and password. You are solely responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password.
  3. One Account, One Person. Access credentials to the LOVIT Way are managed on a per-person basis. Sharing of account credentials is prohibited. New members are screened to ensure that they are representatives and/or community members of established Early Learning or related Indigenous programs.
  4. Humans Only. While the LOVIT Way accommodates diverse communities and beliefs, participation is limited to humans. Automated tools, bots, or account scraping is expressly prohibited.
  5. Downloading Materials. You may only download those materials from this Site that are expressly designated to be downloaded by users. You agree not to use technical or other means to circumvent these Terms or Service or any content protection technology used on the LOVIT Way. Any unauthorized use, transmission, distribution, reproduction, reverse engineering, modification of any downloaded materials, or use thereof for an illegal purpose, is expressly prohibited.
  6. Security Notification. You agree to notify AHSABC immediately of any unauthorized use of your username, password or account or any other breach of security.

Proprietary Rights

  1. Copyright and Trademark. Building a respectful community and fostering collaboration means requesting permission before copying materials. Subject to our OCAP commitments described below, all materials on the LOVIT Way, including, without limitation, all copyrights, trademarks, artwork, images and other elements (collectively, the “Content”), are protected by copyrights and other intellectual property rights owned and controlled by us or by other parties that have licensed or otherwise provided their material to us. Except as stated in these Terms of Service, none of the Content on the LOVIT Way may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of AHSABC or the copyright owner. Any unauthorized use of any material contained on the LOVIT Way may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.
  2. OCAP. AHSABC abides by the standards of OCAP (ownership, control, access and possession) which asserts that First Nations have control over data collection processes in their communities, and that they own and control how this information can be used.
  3. Contributed Content. Should you contribute Content to the LOVIT Way, including PEP reports, Inspire submissions, or posts to the Sharing Circle, you indicate your ownership of the material or will otherwise attribute the source of the material on your submission form. You may not contribute Content in violation of applicable copyright laws and it is our policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement by removing the allegedly infringing content from the LOVIT Way. You agree that by sharing Content on the LOVIT Way, you are granting AHSABC a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, transferable, sub-licensable, irrevocable license to use or incorporate the Content into the LOVIT Way or any derivative works developed by AHSABC.
  4. Aggregated PEP Evaluations. Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities (AHSUNC) programs hereby agree to allow AHSABC to use the data reported in your Program Evaluation Process (PEP) results for the purposes of program review, information to government funders, ongoing development of the PEP tools and resources, and promotion of Aboriginal Head Start.

Confidentiality

  1. Confidentiality of Content Contributions. You agree that any information, videos, photos or materials that you submit to the LOVIT Way will not be considered confidential and are submitted with the intention of posting and sharing within the LOVIT Way community. A signed AHSABC Publication Release will be required for each person that appears in submitted photos and/or videos.
  2. Confidentiality of Feedback. AHSABC will ask for your feedback from time to time to make improvements to the LOVIT Way website. This feedback will be considered confidential and will not be circulated outside of AHSABC.
  3. AHSABC Confidential Information. You may be given access to AHSABC confidential information through the LOVIT Way. You may not disclose AHSABC confidential information to any third party without the written consent of AHSABC. You must protect this confidential information with at least the same degree of care that is accorded to your own confidential information, but in no event less than reasonable care. AHSABC confidential information includes, but is not limited to, all non-public information regarding the LOVIT Way, its intellectual property or its products, design, Content, resources and graphic images.
  4. Submission of Data for Research. By using the Program Evaluation Tool (PEP), you agree to share the results with AHSABC. PEP reports submitted by AHSUNC Program Managers and PEP Facilitators will be automatically shared with AHSABC for the purpose of research and ongoing evaluation studies. Read further details about this in our Privacy Policy.

Limitation of Liability & Indemnification

  1. Account Access. AHSABC will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your username, password or account, either with or without your knowledge.
  2. Links. This site may contain links to other websites not owned or managed by AHSABC; we are not responsible for the terms of service or privacy practices of such websites.
  3. No Warranty. AHSABC does not warrant that the contents of the LOVIT Way are error-free. AHSABC may make improvements and/or changes in the content on the LOVIT Way at any time without notice. You acknowledge that your use of any information available through the LOVIT Way is at your own risk.
  4. Release. By using the LOVIT Way, or submitting any resource ideas and/or related materials to the LOVIT Way, you are hereby agreeing to release AHSABC from any and all claims, demands, debts, obligations, damages (actual or consequential), costs, and expenses of any kind or nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, that you may have against AHSABC arising out of or in any way related to the LOVIT Way or to any disputes regarding use of ideas and/or related materials submitted to the LOVIT Way.
  5. Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT WILL AHSABC, OR ITS PARTNERS OR SPONSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, EVEN IF WE ARE EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, FOR ANY USE OF THIS SITE, OR ON ANY OTHER LINKED WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM OR OTHERWISE.
  6. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify AHSABC and hold AHSABC, participating AHS sites, its partners, officers, directors, agents, employees, and suppliers harmless for any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party relating to your breach of these Terms of Service or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

Questions or Comments

These Terms of Service are intended to help promote respect within the LOVIT Way community and will be updated to reflect ongoing engagement with the platform. If you have any questions or comments about these Terms and Conditions, our Privacy Policy, or the LOVIT Way Community Guidelines, please contact us at:

Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC
PO Box 20158
Duncan, BC   V9L 0C2
250-709-7592
support@thelovitway.ca or admin@ahsabc.com

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