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TERMS & CONDITIONS

Acceptance of terms and conditions:
The terms and conditions are the terms on which TheStaffroom.co.nz offers you access to it's services and the Website.  By registering as a member of TheStaffroom.co.nz you accept these terms and conditions.  If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you must refrain from using the services although you are welcome to use those areas of the website available to public access.
Accurate Information:  You warrant that you have provided complete, accurate and current personal information when registering as a member.  You must maintain and update your personal information held by TheStaffroom.co.nz to ensure it is kept current at all times.  TheStaffroom.co.nz may phone or email you to verify these details.
Termination of registration: TheStaffroom.co.nz reserves the right to decline to register or to terminate your registration without entering into further discussions with you.

Terms and conditions specific to teachers
Registering as a relief teacher with TheStaffroom.co.nz costs $50 per year from date of registration.  The first six months of registration is free, at the end of this period a fee of $50 is due to ensure continued registration.  You may pay by either credit card or cheque.  By registering you must agree to abide by the following terms and conditions.  These are in place to ensure the site works at optimum efficiency for both teachers and schools.
The details recorded during registration will not be made available to any other organisation other than bone fide schools which have also registered.
The teacher database is run by a secure server with password only access by the web site administrator and registered schools.
You may register or de-register with TheStaffroom.co.nz at any time.
Think carefully when registering your preferences for particular schools, age groups, geographic area etc. You can change these preferences at any time.
The calendar booking system rolls over automatically allowing bookings to be made at any time in advance.
You must keep your 'calendar' up to date at all times.
You may make yourself 'unavailable' any days you do not wish to work.
If a day is not 'blocked out' in your calendar you are obliged under the terms and conditions of this web site to make yourself available for work.
If you do not block out a day in your calendar, but decline an offer of work, the school is encouraged to advise TheStaffroom.co.nz  immediately.  You will be advised of this breach of your terms and conditions.  If this occurs three times in any school year your registration may be terminated without further notice.
You must hold either a current or temporary practising certificate with the New Zealand Teachers' Council.
TheStaffroom.co.nz cannot accept any responsibility for the failure of schools or relief teachers to communicate effectively.
TheStaffroom.co.nz cannot accept any responsibility for the failure of the website due to factors outside our control, such as system overload or server malfunction

Terms and conditions specific to schools
Registering as a school with TheStaffroom.co.nz costs $50 per annum.  The first six months of registration is free, at the end of this period a fee of $ 50 is due to ensure continued registration.  An invoice will be sent to the school's registered address one month prior to anniversary date.  By registering you must agree to abide by the following terms and conditions.  These are in place to ensure the site works at optimum efficiency for both teachers and schools.
The details recorded during registration will not be made available to any other organisation other than bone fide teachers who have also registered.
You may register or de-register with TheStaffroom.co.nz at any time.
A school may select teachers to add to their 'preferred teachers' list, making calendar checking and contacting quicker.
Schools must select a member of staff who can access and book relief teachers using an authorised user name and password.
The calendar booking system rolls over automatically allowing bookings to be made at any time in advance.
All due care must be taken when booking to ensure the relief teacher is not already booked, that they are aware of all the details of the booking and that they have given their verbal acceptance of the booking.
If a booking is to be cancelled the school is responsible for advising the teacher of the cancellation by phone, and preferably with a follow up email.  TheStaffroom.co.nz cannot accept any responsibility for the failure of schools or relief teachers to communicate effectively.
TheStaffroom.co.nz cannot accept any responsibility for the failure of the website due to factors outside our control, such as system overload or server malfunction.
Teacher authentication - whilst TheStaffroom.co.nz will take due care to ensure relief teachers registered with this site have bone fide credentials, it is the responsibility of the school to check new teachers credentials including registration with the teachers council.
www.teacherscouncil.govt.nz/registration/

Privacy Statement
TheStaffroom.co.nz has taken all care to ensure the privacy of those registering with the service.  Access to data is via a secure server requiring a login name and password.
TheStaffroom.co.nz collects the following details from relief teachers wishing to register with this service; name, postal address, e-mail address, contact telephone numbers (home and mobile), teacher registration, number of years of teaching experience, subject specialisations, a list of schools the teacher is prepared to work in, plus the days a teacher is prepared to work, by means of a calendar.  This information is entered by the teacher during the registration process.  This information is made available to registered schools via a secure login system.
School users of this service are advised that the information gathered about teachers can only be used as part of their selection of suitable relief teachers and cannot be reproduced, published or distributed.
The purpose of collecting this data is to enable schools to access the best available relief teacher on any given day.
In accordance with the terms of the privacy act 1993, relief teachers are able to access and alter any of the above information at any time.  They can also remove themselves from the register at any time
TheStaffroom.co.nz collects the following details from schools wishing to register with this service
Name, postal address, physical address, e-mail address, contact telephone numbers for one authorised staff member. This information is entered by the school administrator during the registration process. This information is made available to registered relief teachers via a secure login system.
Relief teachers are advised that the information gathered about schools can only be used in pursuance of relief work and cannot be reproduced, published or distributed.
The purpose of collecting this data is to ensure best possible communication between schools and relief teachers.
In accordance with the terms of the privacy act 1993, schools are able to access and alter any of the above information at any time. They can also remove themselves from the register at any time


Changes to the Web Site
TheStaffroom.co.nz reserves the right to change, modify, suspend or discontinue any or all parts of the Web Site or any Service at any time.  TheStaffroom.co.nz reserves the right to restrict Your access to parts or all of the Web Site or the Services without notice or liability.  TheStaffroom.co.nz also reserves the right to charge new or additional fees for access to any materials appearing on the Web Site or as part of a Service by posting a notice on the Web Site.


Disclaimer 
 Access to, and the availability of, the Web Site and the Services may be interrupted, restricted or delayed from time to time.  TheStaffroom.co.nz does not give any warranties of any kind, express or implied, in respect of the availability or performance of the Web Site and the Services.

Although TheStaffroom.co.nz uses reasonable endeavours to prevent the introduction of viruses or other destructive features to the Web Site and the Services, TheStaffroom.co.nz does not guarantee or warrant that the Web Site or Services or materials that may be available from the Web Site do not contain such destructive features.  TheStaffroom.co.nz will not be liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features.  If you rely on the Service and any materials available through this Site, you do so solely at Your own risk.

Links and Advertising 
Where the Web Site contains links to other web sites, TheStaffroom.co.nz does not accept any responsibility or liability in relation to any content on other web sites.  In accordance with Internet protocol, TheStaffroom.co.nz requires you to obtain permission before establishing any link to this Web Site.  If you wish to establish a link to the Web Site, You should e-mail Your request to
info@TheStaffroom.co.nz
 Responsibility for the content of any advertisements appearing on the Web Site or the content of web sites linked to the Web Site rests solely with the advertisers or proprietors of those web sites. The placement of advertisements and hyperlinks on the Web Site does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by TheStaffroom.co.nz of the web sites or the advertisers’ products. Each advertiser is solely responsible for any information contained in its advertisement.