IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY.
The Early Years Check-In Website provides direct access to the Early Years Check-In Application and associated
additional educational materials. The Website is maintained by McMaster University's Division of eLearning Innovation.
The Website aims to be a trusted source for information regarding the Early Years Check-In (EYCI) for parents,
caregivers, early childhood educators and health care professionals and provides access to the Application,
which facilitates a discussion about early child development between a parent/caregiver and an early childhood
educator. All references below to the Website include all its pages, the Application and any educational
information for early childhood educators, health care providers, parents and caregivers.
the Website. It states the terms and conditions under which you may access and use the Website. By accessing and
using the Website, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by and comply with the terms and conditions of
this Agreement. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you may not access or use the Website. McMaster may
revise this Agreement at any time by updating this posting. Use of the Website after such changes are posted
will signify your acceptance of the revised terms. You should visit this page periodically to review this Agreement.
You understand that by accessing the Website, it is your responsibility to take protective measures to guard
against computer viruses and other destructive elements such as through the use of standard and updated virus
scanning tools, and to ensure that you have a complete and secure backup of information and software on your
computer or other devices that you may use to access the Website.
The Website may contain materials for download such as the completed Application output (the completed EYCI), the
print version of the EYCI and other educational or promotional materials. Any materials downloaded or obtained
by you through your use of the Website and the Content is done at your own risk and you are solely responsible
for any damage to your computer system or device or loss of data that may result from the download and/or use
of such material.
McMaster is not responsible for any additional charges that you may incur for accessing the Website or its
Application, such as data or other telecommunications or internet or wireless service provider fees.
IMPORTANT LIMITATIONS OF THE WEBSITE.
Information made available on the Website in any form is for information purposes only. It is not intended to
provide professional medical, legal or medicolegal advice, nor is it intended to be a substitute thereof. You
should not use any information contained on the Website as a substitute for consultation with legal or
health care professionals or other professional advisors. You should not act or abstain from acting based upon
information obtained from the Website without first consulting appropriate professional advisors.
USE OF WEBSITE. Except where stated otherwise, you are prohibited from reproducing in any way any element of this Website.
You may download on a single computer and print a single copy of portions of any content from this Website for
noncommercial purposes only. The Website operations may be interrupted or suspended. Regardless of the reason,
McMaster will not be liable for any damage arising out of changes to information, or the interruption or
suspension of Website operations.
LINKS TO THIS WEBSITE. You may link to this Website for noncommercial purposes only, unless otherwise prohibited by this Agreement,
provided that (i) the text of the link accurately describes the content as it appears on the Website,
and (ii) each page within the Website is displayed in full, unaltered and with no additional frames, style
features, designs, logos, branding, trademarks or other promotional materials. Unless otherwise expressly
provided, McMaster shall not be considered associated or affiliated with, or to endorse or approve in any way,
any third parties or sites that link to this Website. McMaster reserves the right to disable any links or frames
at any time or revoke this permission. If you wish to link, cache or frame any part of this Website in a manner
not authorized in this Agreement, you must obtain the prior written consent of McMaster University
(see "Contact Us" below).
Reposting content or images from this Website on other websites, or framing pages from this Website within
another website is not permitted (open in a new window instead). Links to this website are not permitted without
providing appropriate credit. You may use the following lead-in sentence with your text link to this Website:
The Early Years Check-In is a resource that parents and caregivers can use to help guide discussions with an
early childhood educator regarding their child's development.
LINKS FROM THIS WEBSITE. The Website may contain links to third-party Websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you
and not as an endorsement or approval by McMaster of the contents of such thirdparty Websites. McMaster is not
responsible for the content of any third-party Website, nor does it make any representation or warranty of any
kind regarding any third-party Website including, without limitation (i) any representation or warranty regarding
the legality, accuracy, reliability, completeness, timeliness, security or suitability of any content on any
third-party Website, (ii) any representation or warranty regarding the merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose of any material, content, software, goods or services located at or made available through
such third-party Websites, and (iii) any representation or warranty that the operation of the third-party Website
will be uninterrupted or errorfree, that defects or errors in such third-party Websites will be corrected, or
that such third-party Websites will be free from viruses or other harmful components. You also understand and
CONTENT. All materials displayed or otherwise accessible through this Website, including but not limited to the
Application, text, graphics, videos, photos, trademarks, logos and other materials (collectively, "Content") are
protected by copyright and trademark laws, and are owned by McMaster and its licensors, or the party accredited as
the provider of the Content. The material on this Website is covered by the provisions of the
COPYRIGHT ACT (Canada) and by other applicable laws, policies, regulations and international
agreements that address intellectual property rights. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and,
in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission. Except as granted in the
limited license herein, any use of the Content, including modification, transmission, presentation, distribution,
republication, or other exploitation of the Website or of its Content, whether in whole or in part, is prohibited
without the express prior written consent of McMaster. McMaster and its affiliated parties respect the intellectual
property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement,
please contact us to relay your concerns (see "Contact Us" below).
LIMITED LICENCE. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you are hereby granted a limited revocable nonexclusive
license to access, view and use the Website for your noncommercial use, and are granted the right to download,
store and print single copies of items comprising the Content for your noncommercial use, provided that you
maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such Content.
FEES AND PAYMENTS. Users from Ontario currently have a free, nonexclusive license to use this Website. McMaster reserves the right
to charge licensing, registration or user fees in the future for certain categories of users or types of use of
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. Subject to applicable law, in no event shall McMaster and its partners, employees, consultants, agents or
licensors be liable for damages of any kind including, without limitation, any direct, special, indirect,
punitive, incidental or consequential damages including, without limitation, any loss or damages in the nature
of or relating to lost business, lost savings, lost data and/or lost profits arising from your use of, reliance
upon, or inability to use the Website or the Content, regardless of the cause and whether arising in contract
(including fundamental breach), tort (including negligence), or otherwise. The foregoing limitation shall apply
even if McMaster knew of or ought to have known of the possibility of such damages.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. The Website and the Content is provided "as is" and "as available", without warranty or condition of any kind,
either express or implied. McMaster expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions, including any statutory
or implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, quiet enjoyment
or non-infringement in respect to the Website and the Content, to the fullest extent permissible under
applicable law. While McMaster endeavours to provide Content that is correct, accurate and timely, no
representations or warranties are made regarding the Website and/or the Content including, without limitation,
McMaster provides no representation or warranty that (i) the Website or Content will be accurate, reliable,
complete, current, timely or suitable for any particular purpose, (ii) that the operation of the Website will be
uninterrupted or error-free, (iii) that defects or errors in the Website or the Content will be corrected, (iv)
that the Website will be free from viruses, malware, worms or other harmful components, and (v) that
communications to or from the Website will be secure and/or not intercepted. You acknowledge and agree that you
are using the Website and the Content, if applicable, at your own risk and liability.
RELEASE AND INDEMNITY. You hereby agree to release McMaster and its partners, employees, consultants, agents and licensors from, and in
no event shall any or all of McMaster and its partners, employees, consultants, agents or licensors be liable to
you or any other person or entity, for any and all liabilities and damages (including any direct, indirect,
special, exemplary or consequential damages, including lost profits) whatsoever arising from your use of the
Website (including any breach by you thereof), the Content or otherwise relating to this Agreement and you agree
that your sole remedy for any claim, loss, damage, costs or expenses is to cease using the Website. You will
indemnify and hold harmless McMaster and its partners, employees, consultants, agents or licensors from and
against any claims, losses, judgments, damages, costs and expenses (including without limitation, reasonable
legal fees) incurred by any of them due to or resulting from your use of the Website, the Content or otherwise
relating to this Agreement (including any breach by you thereof). You will also indemnify and hold harmless
McMaster and its partners, employees, consultants, agents or licensors from and against any claims brought by
third parties arising out of your use of the Website or its Content.
your activities on the Website may be aggregated with that of other users so that we can make decisions about
how to improve the Website. The information collected will not be linked to specific individuals but will be
accessed in aggregate form. Your statistical information may also be used for research purposes, e.g., to
validate the effectiveness of the Application, but in all such circumstances will remain anonymous. Aside from
the foregoing uses, the information you provide and any other information, will be protected and used in
compliance with Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RSO 1990) and will be disclosed
only in accordance with this Act. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, the Website uses Google Analytics, which is a web analytics tool that reports on how visitors
interact with the Website, to collect non-personal information and data. Google Analytics collects information
anonymously and reports Website trends without identifying individual visitors. Like many Internet services,
Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions. 'Cookies' are small text files that
identify an individual computer's browser entering a website. Cookies are used to store information, such as
what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before,and what site referred the
only for the above-mentioned purposes and will not use them to identify users or to track usage that is not
related to the Website.
If you do not want a cookie placed on your computer by McMaster, you may disable cookies in the web browser
configuration options. Note that it is possible that some aspects of the Website may be unavailable to you if
this option is chosen.
EXTERNAL SERVICE PROVIDERS. To effectively operate its websites, McMaster occasionally uses external service providers which may be located
within Canada or outside Canada and may be outside your jurisdiction of residence. Such service providers are
bound by contract with McMaster to treat any personal information they may receive in a manner that is
consistent with the provisions of applicable privacy laws.
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about how external service providers handle personal
information, you may wish to direct them to email@example.com.
SECURITY. Any information sent or received over the Internet is generally not secure and may be intercepted, lost or
altered. McMaster cannot guarantee the security of any communication to or from the Website. McMaster does not
assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Internet.
GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION. The Website is operated by McMaster within the Province of Ontario, Canada. By accessing or using the Website,
you agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, the Website and its Content shall be governed
by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without regard to
conflict of laws principles. You agree and hereby submit to the nonexclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the
Province of Ontario with respect to all matters relating to your access to and use of the Website.
TERMINATION. McMaster may, in its sole discretion, cancel or terminate your right to use the Website or any part of the
Website, at any time without notice. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access the
Website or the part of the Website affected by such cancellation or termination. The restrictions imposed on you
with respect to both Content and the Website set out in this Agreement shall survive. McMaster shall not be
liable to any party for such termination.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT. Except for any agreement in respect of Content, this is the entire agreement between you and McMaster relating to
your access and use of the Website and the Content herein.
GENERAL. If any term or provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, it shall
be severed and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect without being invalidated in any
way. You may not assign, convey, subcontract or delegate your rights, duties or obligations hereunder. McMaster
will not be considered to have waived any of its rights or remedies described in this Agreement unless the
waiver is in writing and signed by McMaster. No delay or omission by McMaster in exercising its rights or
remedies will impair McMaster's rights or be construed as a waiver. Any single or partial exercise of a right
or remedy will not preclude further exercise of any other right or remedy. McMaster's failure to enforce the
strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of McMaster's right to
subsequently enforce such provision or any other provisions of this Agreement. The headings used in this
Agreement are included for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
CONTACT US. If you have any questions regarding the terms and conditions of this Agreement you may direct them to us by email