Our Neighbourhood Ltd provides the www.babysitters4u.co.nz website to Site Members. The term "Childcarer" includes all childcarers including babysitters and nannies, while "Parent" includes the biological, adoptive or foster parent of a child. The term "Childcare Facility" includes any business, organization or individual who chooses to register as a Childcare Facility. "Site Member/s" includes Parents Childcarers and Childcare Facilities who register on the Site, and "You" includes Parents, Childcarers, Childcare Facilities and any visitor to this Site. "Information" means information on this Site, including information about Site Members provided by them.
Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions
You must read these terms and conditions carefully before becoming a Site Member and use the services provided by the Babysitters4u website. Our Neighbourhood Ltd will from time to time update these terms and conditions, so it is important that you revisit this page regularly. Your access to and use of this Site will be governed by these terms and conditions, whether or not you choose to become a Site Member.
How do I become a member of the site?
You must be a Site Member to use the services of the Site. You become a Site Member by accepting the Terms and Conditions, acknowledging the Privacy Statement and by registering online. Childcarers must be aged 14 and over. The legal age for babysitting is not specifically mentioned in New Zealand Statutes. The age of 14 accepted by the New Zealand Police and legal system derives from Section 10B of the Summary Offences Act 1981, which makes it an offence for a Parent or Guardian to leave a child under the age of 14 without reasonable care and supervision. A Child legally becomes a Young Person at midnight on the night before their 14th birthday. (S2 Children, Young Persons and their Families Act 1989). The age of 14 is a minimum and it is up to the Parents to ensure the Babysitter is able to provide reasonable supervision and care of their children. Childcarers must be legally able to work in New Zealand.
How the site works
The Site has public and private areas. Public areas are open to any Site visitors. The public area shows the home page, allow visitors to search for abbreviated profiles of Childcarers in their area and allow visitors to read some resources such as the Frequently Asked Questions section. Only Site Members can access the private areas of the site. Private areas of the site show Site Members profiles, excluding personal addresses and phone numbers.
Babysitters4u offers Parents the ability search for Childcarers and Childcare Facilities in their area online and read the profiles that are listed. Parents can choose to email Childcarers to introduce themselves, and Childcarers can reply to the Parents. Parents can also place offers of work online.
Childcarers have the opportunity to find Childcare work by receiving email requests from Parents and searching for work offers or Situations Vacant online.
Once Site Members have made contact, they may choose to exchange personal phone numbers and addresses.
By becoming a Site Member, you acknowledge that there is no employment, independent contractor or agency relationship between yourself and Our Neighbourhood Ltd Childcarers and that the Site merely offers you the opportunity to make contact with Parents and Childcarers.
Babysitters4u provides detailed profiles of Childcarers. Profiles show whether the Childcarer has obtained a police check and references available and allows Parents to select Babysitters with specific credentials. Babysitters4u recommends that Site Members interview each other before scheduling a babysitting date to ensure that Parents choose the best Childcarer for them.
What the site does not offer
Our Neighbourhood Ltd does not undertake scheduling of babysitting appointments, complete police or other background checks or verify the Information of Site Members. Whilst each Childcarer and Childcare Facility profile will be checked, Our Neighbourhood Ltd does not provide any guarantee that the information provided by site members is correct.
How to register
Emails and newsletters
Our Neighbourhood Ltd will send you emails relating to your membership, for the purpose of operating and updating the database and for keeping you informed of new services and enhancements to the website that are available to you.
Babysitters4u may also send electronic newsletters to members. If this occurs the newsletter will contain clear, straightforward instructions on how you can unsubscribe from the mailing list.
Site Member conduct
We want to ensure that using the Site is the best experience possible for all Site Members. To that end, you are prohibited from any actions that may interfere with the Site. These include, but are not limited to:
- accessing data not intended for You
- attempting to breach authentication or login to an account that You are unauthorized to access
- disrupting service to the Site by interfering with the server or network by denial of service attack (DOS), spamming, or otherwise engage in conduct that causes a threatened or actual nuisance to Site Members.
- Forging information sent to the website or in an email, including TCP/IP packet information.
If you become Site Member You must not post, transmit, save, or distribute any Information or material that is:
- false, inaccurate or misleading
- infringes the privacy or intellectual or other proprietary rights of another;
- defamatory, libelous, threatening, or intimidating;
- obscene or contains child pornography;
- contains any viruses, Trojan horses, easter eggs, worms, time bombs or other computer programming routines that may damage, modify, delete, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, access without authority or expropriate any system, data or personal information;
- create liability for us or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs, Web hosting company, or other suppliers; or
- creates an unauthorized link to another website
Our Neighbourhood Ltd reserves the right to edit, refuse to post, or remove any information or material it deems as inappropriate.
Acceptance of Risk and Release from Liability
In using this Site, You accept that there are risks associated with dealing with people you have not met before and using the Information on this Site.
Our Neighbourhood Ltd disclaims all responsibility for material and Information posted on this Site and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, harm, damages or costs You incur as a result of Your use of this Site.
In using this Site, You acknowledge that Our Neighbourhood Ltd makes no warranties or representation as to the quality, accuracy or completeness of the Information or the quality of the care provided by Babysitters. You also acknowledge Our Neighbourhood Ltd does not have any control over or responsibility for the actions of Parents and makes no warranties as to their behavior.
Because Our Neighbourhood Ltd is not involved in actual transactions between Site Members, in the event that You have a dispute with another Site Member you will need to personally negotiate the resolution of that dispute. You also acknowledge that Our Neighbourhood Ltd is in no way responsible for the payment or refund of Babysitters fees.
You release Our Neighbourhood Ltd (and its officers, directors, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and employees) from claims, demands and damages (including actual, special, direct, indirect and consequential damages) arising directly or indirectly out of or in any way connected to:
disputes with or acts or omissions (including negligence) of other Site Members;
your reliance upon Information; or
Your use of this Site generally.
The content of this Site is protected by New Zealand and International copyright and other intellectual property laws. You are authorized to copy or download material on this Site for your own use however you may not do so for commercial or public purposes
Links to Third Party Sites
This Site may contain links to third party sites. Access to any other Internet site linked to this Site is at your own risk and Our Neighbourhood Ltd accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on such sites.
Our Neighbourhood Ltd provides these links merely as a convenience and this does not imply an endorsement.
Your use of this Site will be governed by and construed pursuant to the laws of New Zealand and you agree to submit to its' jurisdiction.
Any failure by Our Neighbourhood Ltd at any time to enforce any of the provisions of these terms and conditions or any of its rights will not be a waiver of such provisions, rights or elections or affect the validity of these terms and conditions.
If any clause or part of a clause of these terms and conditions is invalid, illegal, unlawful or otherwise being incapable of enforcement, that clause or part of a clause will be deemed to be severed and of no force and effect but all other clauses and parts of clauses of these terms and conditions will nevertheless prevail and remain in full force and effect and be valid and fully enforceable. No clause or part of a clause of these terms and conditions will be construed to be dependent upon any other clause or part of a clause unless so expressed.
Our Neighbourhood Ltd may terminate your Site Membership at any time at its absolute discretion. If your Site membership is terminated you will be provided with a pro-rata refund of your membership fee if applicable.
Our Neighbourhood Ltd does not offer refunds except at its sole discretion, unless Membership has been terminated. See Termination.