Terms of Use

parentingnow.ca

Parenting Now Project

KW Counselling Services

Welcome to www.parentingnow.ca. We are delighted to have you as a participant on our website and hope that you enjoy your time with us. We value your feedback and invite you to contact us for any reason.

The following terms of use are intended to ensure a safe, fulfilling and respectful experience for all participants on this site. They apply to all users of parentingnow.ca. Your presence on this site confirms that you agree to the terms as expressed in this document. We ask that you please exit the site immediately if you do not agree to these terms.  We reserve the right to modify or amend these terms of use from time to time without notice. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

General Use of parentingnow.ca

All content on www.parentingnow.ca is copyright protected. Any unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.

Information on this website is provided solely for the user’s information and convenience and, while thought to be accurate and functional, is provided strictly as is and without warranty of any kind.

KW Counselling Services will not be liable to you for any damages, direct or indirect, arising out of your use of information or on-line services provided at this site, or information or on-line services provided at any other site that can be accessed from this site.

This website may contain links to other websites (external links to third parties) that are owned and operated by other organizations. Those organizations are solely responsible for the operation and content displayed on their websites.

Use of specific functions within the website

Parentingnow.ca provides several options on the website for connecting with other users and Parenting Now Project staff. These include:

  • Let’s Talk Parenting online Chat box
  • Comment sections attached to each article, story, blog
  • Discussion forum
  • Events calendar
  • Email list for notifications, newsletters, etc.

Website visitors must be a Registered User in order to post comments or events, or participate in a discussion forum. We expect that all participants will engage in respectful conversations and will refrain from the use of words or phrases of a demeaning, hurtful, discriminating, threatening or intimidating nature. All content shared via these functions will be moderated by Parenting Now administrative staff. Project staff reserve the right to disallow any comment deemed as inappropriate. The sender will be given feedback and may be prohibited from using the site if disrespectful comments continue. Comments and discussions will be approved and published as soon as possible.

Participants are urged to refrain from sharing any personal information such as personal e-mail, telephone number or street address. KW Counselling Services and Parenting Now are not responsible for any type of harm caused due to sharing such personal information. We know that most participants on this site are here to exchange parenting information and experiences and we wish to create a site in which people can feel safe and comfortable in these conversations.

All posts approved and published by our moderators become visible to all users of the website. The exception is that conversations that occur via our Let’s Talk Parenting online Chat are private, between you and the staff person you are chatting with. Any information you provide on your website profile is at your own discretion.

LIMITS to CONFIDENTIALITY: Our Privacy Policy details how information is collected and used on our site. It is worth repeating here that we do not collect any personal information about you, other than what you provide at the time of registration or when you sign up for email notifications. However, your I.P. address (a unique string of numbers separated by periods that identifies the computer you are using to engage over the internet) is registered as you enter our site. We will not share any information you provide to us on our site, including any comments you post with anyone else on the site or with any third party. Only the supervisory staff of Parenting Now will be able to see any private information you provide. We hold all information in confidence, with the following limits to confidentiality:

  1. If something you state causes us to be concerned about the physical and/or emotional safety of a child.
  2. If something you state causes us to be concerned about your physical safety or about the safety of another person.

In the event that we are concerned for the safety of a child, yourself or another individual, we will notify the appropriate authorities and provide any identifying information you have previously reported, including your I.P. address.

DISCLAIMER. Use of this site and services is at your own risk. The information and materials provided on the sites are provided “as is” without any warranties of any kind. All comments and information provided, including information provided through Let’s Talk Parenting online Chat are considered suggestions that you may or may not choose to implement. Information and comments are intended as professional advice and are to be used solely at the discretion of the participant.  KW Counselling Services will not be liable to you for any damages, direct or indirect, arising out of your use of information or on-line services provided at this site, or information or on-line services provided at any other site that can be accessed from this site.

Use of Let’s Talk Parenting online Chat function

Parentingnow.ca offers an online chat service for website users. All visitors to the site, both registered and non-registered users, are invited to connect with this service. The following conditions apply:

  1. Users may engage in conversation with either an Experienced Parent (an Experienced Parent is an employee or volunteer of KW Counselling Services and is subject to all of our Policies and Procedures) or a Community Resource (a Community Resource is an employee or volunteer with an agency or organization other than KW Counselling Services. They are subject to the policies and procedures of their affiliated organization).
  2. This service is provided via an external website called MyLiveChat.com. Only project staff (Experienced Parents and administrative staff) or approved community partners (Community Resources) have access to the Parenting Now site. Individual staff/resources only have access to their own profiles and their own conversations. Project administrative staff have access to all conversations that occur, for supervisory, quality control, and program development purposes. All user I.P. addresses are displayed on the Parenting Now dashboard of MyLiveChat, when they enter the parentingnow.ca website. This dashboard is visible only to the project staff who is currently online.
  3. The online chat is provided at scheduled times only (schedules are posted on the website).
  4. This is NOT a crisis service or crisis line. Any one in immediate distress must contact local crisis services.
  5. The conversation is private, between the user and the Experienced Parent or Community Resource. Non-registered users of the site will be asked to provide a name when a conversation is initiated. The person may use a real name or an alias, at their own discretion. The user name of a Registered User will automatically populate when a conversation is initiated.
  6. A transcript of the conversation is maintained for supervisory, quality control purposes and program development. Each Experienced Parent or Community Resource person will be able to read the transcript of their individual conversations. They will not have access to the conversations held by others. Supervisory staff of Parenting Now will be able to see all conversations, again for supervisory, quality control and program development purposes. The transcript will be reviewed with the supervisor and then stored anonymously in a secured file, for research and evaluation purposes (see Privacy Policy). Transcripts will not be available to website users.
  7. Use of Let’s Talk Parenting online Chat is at your own risk. The information exchanged during a conversation is provided “as is” without any warranties of any kind. All comments and information are considered suggestions, which you may or may not choose to implement. The suggestions are not to be considered as nor a substitute for professional advice and are to be used solely at the discretion of the participant. KW Counselling Services will not be liable to you for any damages, direct or indirect, arising out of your use of information or on-line services provided at this site, or information or on-line services provided at any other site that can be accessed from this site.
  8. LIMITS to CONFIDENTIALITY: Our Privacy Policy details how information is collected and used on our site. It is worth repeating here that we do not collect any personal information about you, other than what you provide at the time of registration or when you sign up for email notifications. However, your I.P. address (a unique string of numbers separated by periods that identifies the computer you are using to engage over the internet) is registered as you enter our site. We will not share any information you provide to us on our site, with anyone else on the site or with any third party. Only the supervisory staff of Parenting Now will be able to see any private information you provide. We hold all information in confidence, with the following limits to confidentiality:
  • If something you state causes us to be concerned about the physical and/or emotional safety of a child.
  • If something you state causes us to be concerned about your physical safety or about the safety of another person.
  • In the event that we are concerned for the safety of a child, yourself or another individual, we will notify the appropriate authorities and provide any identifying information you have previously reported, including your I.P. address.
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