1. Terms and Conditions

1.1 Acceptance of use
  • We, Family Matters Institute (including subsidiaries and affiliates), provide the information contained on DAD (www.dad.info) to you, the Website User, subject to the following terms and conditions, together with our privacy policy and any other notices posted on this website, which may be updated by Family Matters Institute from time to time without notice to you. Your use of DAD indicates your acceptance in full of the terms and conditions stated herein.
  • These terms and conditions, together with our privacy policy and any other notices posted on DAD, constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of DAD, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of DAD.
  • Family Matters Institute reserves the right to prevent usage of this site for any misuse of the contents contained within this web site in any manner. Family Matters Institute has the final say as to what shall constitute misuse and its decision will be final.
1.2 General conditions
  • We reserve the right to make changes to this site, the disclaimers and these terms and conditions at any time.
  • You must be eighteen years old to use this site. If you are under eighteen, you may only use the site in conjunction with, and under the supervision of, a parent or guardian. If you do not qualify, please do not use the site.
  • You must not use DadTalk in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website.
  • You certify that all details you provide to Family Matters Institute for subscription purposes are correct to the best of your knowledge.
  • If there are any changes to the details supplied by you it is your responsibility to inform Family Matters Institute as soon as possible.
  • If you choose to register, you must choose a username and password. You are responsible for all actions taken under that username and password and shall only use the Site under your own username and password. You must make every effort to keep your password safe and should not disclose it to anyone. If it is compromised, you must change it. You may not transfer or sell your username to anyone, nor permit, either directly or indirectly, anyone to use your username or password.
  • Contacting Family Matters Institute through email over anything on this site is welcome. However, note that, tasteless or insulting comments may be ignored. Any personal remarks or attacks may be ignored. The same holds true for off-topic comments. Family Matters Institute is not responsible for the content in comments or other online content that the site may link to.
  • You agree that e-mail can be used as a long-distance means of communication for all correspondence with Family Matters Institute.
  • The Family Matters Institute shall be entitled to surrender, assign and delegate all or any of its rights and obligations in terms of any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices to any third party.
1.3 Our liability
  • You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Family Matters Institute and its organisers and sponsors from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of DadTalk (or any site linked to from DadTalk), or your violation of this Agreement.
  • DadTalk may include contextual links to other sites operated by third parties. These are provided as a means of convenient access to you to the information/opinion contained therein. Family Matters Institute is in no way responsible for, and cannot guarantee the accuracy of, the content of any other sites or any products or services that may be offered through those sites.
  • Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information accessible through DadTalk is accurate, we do not warrant its completeness or correctness; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date.
  • No legal responsibility is accepted for any errors, omissions or misleading statements. Family Matters Institute will do its best to correct errors and omissions as quickly as possible after being notified of them.
  • To the maximum extent allowed by law Family Matters Institute is providing this site and its contents on an “As Is” basis and makes no representations, warranties, statements, guarantees or conditions of any kind, with respect to this site, the information, content or materials included within, or your personal information or material transmitted over our system.
1.4 Restricted use
  • DAD.info is published by Family Matters Institute and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. Restrictions apply to web site design, text, graphics, typographical arrangement, and all other material on this site. Unless otherwise stated, the following copyright statement applies to material found on this site.
    • Permitted Use (you are allowed to):
      • Access the material for viewing and to download the material onto electronic, optical or similar storage media for caching purposes only.
    • Restricted Use (you are not allowed to):
      • Republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
      • Sell, rent or otherwise sub-license material on the website.
      • Copy, distribute or publish any of the material taken from this website.
      • Edit or otherwise modify any material on the website.
      • Redistribute material from this website [except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution].
      • Any other use of the material requires the formal permission of Family Matters Institute.
  • Any use of materials on DAD.info, modification, distribution or republication without the prior written permission of Family Matters Institute is prohibited.   
  • Family Matters Institute reserve the right to restrict access to areas of DAD.info, or indeed the whole website, at any time.
  • If Family Matters Institute provide you with a username and password to enable access restricted areas of DAD.info or other content or services, you must ensure that that username and password is kept confidential. You accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your username or password.
  • Family Matters Institute may disable your username and password at any time if you breach any of the policies or terms governing your use of DAD.info.
1.5 Family Information Directory
  • Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided DAD.info, the Department for Education and the organisations that have provided this information to us exclude their liability for any expense, loss or damage (to the maximum extent permitted by law) including but not limited to indirect or consequential losses as a result of you using this service or relying on its content.
  • DAD.info is not able to recommend or endorse any of the providers listed. You should always check the details of services with providers themselves and ensure that you are satisfied with their services and that they meet your requirements.
  • If you find information which you believe is inaccurate or inappropriate or have concerns about a provider included here please call to be put through to your local Families Information Service (FIS).
1.6 Community area use
  • Family Matters Institute does not claim ownership to your user content. By posting or submitting user content to DadTalk, you grant Family Matters Institute the non-exclusive, transferrable, worldwide right to use, transmit, reproduce, sub-license, create derivative works from, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed, and promote the content in any form, anywhere and for any purpose. You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for all content you submit to DadTalk.
  • You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless against any claim or action brought by third parties, arising out of or in connection with any information posted by you on DadTalk, including the violation of their privacy or intellectual property rights.
  • You acknowledge that any information you post on DadTalk may be published and agree that it can be displayed for any length of time we consider suitable and that the content may be syndicated to other Family Matters Institute publications where appropriate.
  • The views and opinions expressed here represent those of the contributor and not those of the people, institutions or organizations that they may or may not be related, unless stated explicitly.
  • Any view or opinion expressed on this site by a contributor to the forum does not necessarily reflect that of the views and opinions of the Family Matters Institute. It also does not necessarily represent the common view of all the people subscribed to DadTalk.
  • As a subscriber to this site, you agree not to:
    • Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any content that is illegal.
    • Invade another user's privacy. This includes revealing another user's password, phone number, address or any other personally identifiable information.
    • Make personal attacks against other members or create member names, or post or send messages that denigrate, threaten, abuse or harm others on the basis of race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, nationality or gender.
    • Use excessive profanity.
    • Harass, stalk or send unwanted messages.
    • Transmit, solicit or post extremely sexually explicit content or material that is adult in nature.
    • Impersonate another user or staff.
    • Promote violence.
    • Post or send messages that tell other members how to potentially harm themselves or others.
    • Transmit unsolicited messages that advertise or link to businesses, sites, programs or other unauthorized commercial ventures. This includes junk mail, spam, bulk mailings, unauthorized promotional materials and pyramid schemes.
    • Forge headers or otherwise change identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through our service.
    • Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any content that they do not have a right to transmit under any law or contractual relationship. This includes proprietary and confidential information learned as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements, and any other inside information.
    • Transmit anything that violates any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights of another party.
    • Upload, post, email, fax or otherwise transmit material that contains software viruses or any other code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or equipment.
    • Interfere with the site's servers or networks, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to DadTalk.
    • Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.
  • Family Matters Institute reserve the right to edit or remove any material posted to DadTalk.
  • Family Matters Institute may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the posting of unsuitable material, including suspending or cancelling your account, restricting your access to DadTalk, or commencing legal proceedings against you.
1.7 Jurisdiction
  • These Terms and Conditions are subject to the laws and exclusive jurisdiction of England.
  • Any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England without giving effect to any principles of conflict of law. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of England in respect of any disputes arising in connection with the website, or any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices or any matter related to or in connection therewith.
  • All provisions of any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices are, notwithstanding the manner in which they have been grouped together or linked grammatically, severable from each other. Any provision of any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices, which is or becomes unenforceable in whole or in part, in any jurisdiction by any competent authority, whether due to voidness, invalidity, illegality, unlawfulness or for any reason whatever, shall, in such jurisdiction only and only to the extent that it is so unenforceable, be treated as pro non scripto and the remaining provisions of any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices shall remain in full force and effect.
1.8 Competitions
  • Entries:
    • DAD.info competitions are open to residents of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland.
    • All entrants must be aged 18 or over.
    • Employees of DAD.info and their families are not eligible to submit a competition entry.
  • General Competition Details:
    • It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules.
    • Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.
    • All entries must be received by the closing date as advertised on the specific competition page.
    • The requirements of an entry are stipulated on the specific competition page.
    • All entries must be supplied with a name, address, email and telephone number.
    • Only one entry per person.
    • Late, illegible, incomplete, defaced or corrupt entries will not be accepted.
    • No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt.
    • The promoter may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the result thereof.
  • Winners
    • Winners will be randomly selected through a computer generated system.
    • Winners Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash.
    • The winners may be required to participate in publicity.
    • The winners name and county may be disclosed to anyone enquiring within one month after the winner is announced.
    • The winners name and county will be displayed on the DadTalk website.
    • Winners will be notified on the date advertised on the relevant competition page.
  • Legal
    • English Law applies and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts shall prevail.
1.9 Contact details
  • If you have any questions, comments or concerns arising from DAD.info, the privacy policy or any other relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices or the way in which we are handling your personal information please contact us.
  • The owner of this web site is Family Matters Institute whose details are:

Company Name: Family Matters Institute

Registration Number: Registered Charity No 1101587 / Registered Company Limited by Guarantee Company No 4746205

Registered Address: Moggerhanger Park, Park Road, Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire MK44 3RW.

Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .