Terms & Conditions
Services and conditions of use
As part of our service, we agree to provide you with information and other services that we may decide to offer, subject to the terms of this agreement. We will not be liable if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You agree and continue to agree to use our services in a manner consistent with all applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the policies and guidelines outlined below.
To become a registered user and create a Personal Account, you must complete your registration details in the manner described on the Website. The registration process will require you to provide us with your full name, email address and password which you will need to use in order to access your Personal Account.
If you choose, or you are provided with, a login username or email address, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must keep this private and confidential. We have the right to disable any login email address or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms and conditions of use.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms and that they comply with them.
Intellectual property rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights on or attached to our site, and in the material published on it, unless otherwise stated.
Early Life Foundations and Walker Learning Group Pty Ltd own all intellectual property rights, including copyright, trademark rights, and patent rights in the content of this website. You may view, print and distribute reasonable amounts of the content on this website subject to the following conditions; The content is used for informational purposes only; The content is used for non-commercial purposes; and any duplication of content, or portion thereof must include the copyright notice in its entirety.
All works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
Reliance on information posted
Commentary 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.
Changes to the Walker Learning website
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 for upgrade work. 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.
Personal Information and the Early Life website ‘Personal information’ is personally identifiable information such as customers’; name, residential and email address and includes information about membership, subscriptions, credit information and billing records, service and recorded Professional Development session/s. Publicly available information, such as a public directory listing of name, address and telephone number is not considered personal information. Personal information is collected by Early Life only when customers specifically and knowingly choose to register for Early Life and the Walker Learning membership and Professional Development subscriptions. Early Life does not collect sensitive information such as race, religion, beliefs or sexual preference.
We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy and Cookies Policy. Please see the page titled Privacy. By using our website, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Privacy and Cookies Policy and consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
Transactions through the website
Please note that Early Life does not collect credit card details from the website. When purchasing services from Early Life you will be re-directed to a secure ecommerce website located in Australia, where you will be asked to enter your credit card details. Early Life does not store any credit card information on our website servers.
All our emails are sent as per the guidelines set out by the Australian Communications and Media Authority and we will only send you advertising that is customised to your interests, characteristic to the membership, or general location. As with all membership marketing correspondence that you receive from us via email, there is always an unsubscribe button or link located at the bottom of the email. With this you can manage which messages you receive from us.
Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to our DNS and or website. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, 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.
Monitoring online interactions on the website
We use site Performance Indicators and ISP monitoring software. These give us information on how our website is being used so that we can make the necessary improvements or amendments to make your experience a better one.
If you contact us via the site, Support Logs we will retain the information provided in order to process your requests. This may include transcripts, emails and any other details relayed by you in relation to one of our products or services.
Limitation of liability and warranty
You agree that use of the website and services is entirely at your own risk. The services provided by our website are provided ‘as is,’ without any guarantees, conditions or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, concerning the accuracy of material displayed on the website, uninterrupted access, or products provided through or in connection with the service, including without limitation the software licensed to the customer and the results obtained through the service.
The Walker Learning Group Pty Ltd, its agents, instrumentalities, officers and employees:
- accept no liability however arising for any loss resulting from the professional learning services delivered
- make no representations, either expressed or implied, as to the suitability of the said information or data for any particular purpose or in any particular context
- make no representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information and data provided or contained on this site
- make no representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy or usefulness of any translation of the information on this site or any linked website into another language
- make no representations as to the availability of the site and the availability of websites linked from or to the site
- accept no liability however arising for any loss resulting from the use of the site and any information and data or reliance placed on it (including translated information and data)
- make no representations, either expressed or implied, as to the suitability of the said information and data for any particular purpose
- accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user’s computer, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this site or its use or any website linked to this site
- do not represent or warrant that applications or payments initiated through this site will in fact be received or made to the intended recipient. Users are advised to confirm the application or payment by other means.
Jurisdiction and applicable law
The courts will have 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 state within Australia and any country of residence or any other relevant country.
Walker Learning Whole School Accreditation
Once whole school accreditation is achieved, the continued relationship between the school and Walker Learning ensures the continued strengthening of the Walker Learning Approach. Continued development starts from the moment of Accreditation. The school uses feedback through ongoing mentoring and professional development to update its action plan to continue to improve delivery, strengthen its implementation and deepen its understanding of the Pedagogy.
A Walker Learning school promoting our logo must engage in ongoing professional development (PD) annually. This is flexible and can include online PD for new staff and leaders, mentoring for teachers, or hosting Study Tours in association with us. Walker Learning Accredited Schools must commit to a minimum of one Study Tour a year in Australia. The schedule for Study Tours conducted in international schools is mutually agreed upon between Walker Learning and the school.
Walker Learning Whole School Accreditation ongoing PD requirements can be met during the Study Tour preparation process with a pre-Study Tour review being conducted by a Waker Learning consultant plus one full day of complimentary mentoring for each Study Tour hosted.
Walking Learning Study Tours and Walker Learning Professional Development can only be hosted and provided in association with the Walker Learning Group Pty Ltd.
Evaluation for Whole School Accreditation
Each Walker Learning Accredited school is regularly evaluated to ensure that the standards and practices of the pedagogy are being maintained. Evaluation takes place at least once every five years or earlier if required. The Walker Learning Group will annually audit Walker Learning Accredited schools for ongoing professional learning engagement and communication from the school leaders and teachers. Non participation in professional learning or no communication from the school during a school year will trigger an evaluation of the school’s commitment to the implementation of Walker Learning. A self-study questionnaire review will be completed by the school and reviewed by a Walker Learning consultant. The school engaging in a self-study questionnaire is a key element in the school’s continual improvement and commitment to the pedagogy. Should the evaluation process indicate an inadequate commitment to the standards and practices of the Walker Learning pedagogy the school will be required to improve its implementation practices or no longer be deemed Accredited.
* The Walker Learning Logo can only be used on a school’s website and in email footers if the school has fulfilled the evaluation requirements for Accreditation.
If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact email@example.com.
We accept credit card payments and payments by invoice via our website. When paying by invoice, payment is due 30 days after the order date or, if the event falls within this period, payment is due before the booked event commences. This includes Customised Professional Development bookings and Study Tours booked in advance. When paying by invoice your registration is not guaranteed until your payment is received in full prior to the event. Payment by credit card allows you to secure your registration(s) immediately.
For Face to Face events
A minimum of 7 working days notice prior to the session date is required to reschedule or substitute a new attendee against the registration.
Credits can be used for (i) another person to attend the session or (ii) another session in the same calendar year.
Full costs will be incurred for cancellations less than 21 working days prior to the session date. No refunds are given for notice less than 21 working days. Instead, a credit note will be applied which must be used within 12 months from the date of issue.
For Online Events
For scheduled online events, name and date changes can be substituted just prior to the session commencing however payment is required before such a change can be made. To amend bookings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 03 9551 1900.
CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE
Only attendees registered and paid for receive their Certificate of Attendance. For online sessions, a unique Zoom link is issued to the booked attendee. This link allows access to the session from one device only at a time.
It is an individual’s responsibility to ensure they can access Zoom from their location and that they have tested the connection. Please check and understand your firewall protocol and where possible access Zoom via the Chrome browser.
Should an event be cancelled due to circumstances outside our control as a result of a Force Majeure Event, the event will either be rescheduled to run on a different date or we will conduct the session at the allotted time via live webinar. For clarity, a Force Majeure Event means any circumstance not within the reasonable control of Early Life Foundations. These events include, but not limited to: Fire, disconnection of electricity supply or other services, speakers unable to attend, infection and limitations put on large gatherings due to public health concerns, extreme weather events or environmental conditions and actions taken by the Government. Early Life Foundations will provide alternative solutions so that the event can go ahead via live streaming/webinar or on an alternative date and as such no refunds for the event or associated expenses will be offered.
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