Using Our Website
The following conditions apply to anyone accessing and using the Virtual School for Children in Care site (the website). We may modify these conditions from time to time and accordingly you are advised to keep up to date with the changes by regularly reviewing the conditions. By using 'the website' you consent that you will be bound by these conditions.
The contents of this website are for information only and neither the author nor the Local Authority accepts any responsibility for any loss or damage caused as a result of reading or use of these pages. Whilst every care has been taken in the compilation of these pages, the Local Authority disclaims any warranty or representation, express or implied about its accuracy, completeness or appropriateness for a particular purpose. Any views expressed in these pages are not necessarily those of the city council. If you find anything that causes concern please let us know. These conditions are governed by and will be interpreted in accordance with English Law and any disputes relating to these conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
The content of 'the website' is protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights, as applicable and is provided solely for your own use. Republication or redistribution of any of the content available (unless specified for download purposes e.g. activity and help sheets) on the website including by framing or similar means is prohibited. Copying our logos and/or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner.
Hyperlinking to us
You are welcome to make a link to any page on our site if you think it is useful. However, you must acknowledge our copyright if you copy any text or graphics from our pages onto your own, or include any graphics on our site within your pages.
Hyperlinking by us
We exclude all liability of any kind (including negligence) in respect of any third party information or other material made available on, or which can be accessed using, 'the website'. We are not responsible for the content or reliability of any linked websites and links should not be considered as endorsement by the Local Authority. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.
Hyperlinking to third party websites
We cannot guarantee that links will work all of the time and we have no control over availability of linked pages. If your browser reports that it cannot contact the site, there is probably a fault at the website and it may be worth trying again later. However, if you receive a Document Not Found (error 404) message, our link is wrong - please report this to the SGFLCloud Team so that we can correct it.
The Local Authority is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Links should not be taken as endorsement by the Local Authority. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.
It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.
Privacy and Cookies
We regard your privacy as important and comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. We will only use any personal information you send us for the purposes for which you provide it or where allowed by law. We will only hold your information for as long as necessary for these purposes and will not pass it to any other parties unless this is made clear to you. All employees who have access to your personal data or are associated with the handling of that data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your personal data.
The Local Authority operates the following policy on its website, to ensure the safety of pupils:
· No inappropriate images are used.
· Permission is gained from parents where non-generic / event images are used.
Further guidance for safety online for parents and children can be found on the Stoke-on-Trent Safeguarding Children Board website.