Terms and Condition

Terms and Conditions

(Please read the following agreement carefully before accessing or using this service. Do not register If you do not agree with our terms and conditions.

Agreement

This agreement spells out the terms and conditions under which you may use the web site Sittersdirect.com. By accessing or using this service, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below.Sittersdirect may revise these terms and conditions at any time by updating this information. You are advice to visit this page often to review the terms and conditions as your continued use of this Web Site following the posting of any changes to the Terms and Conditions constitutes acceptance of those changes and will be binding on you.

[a]You agree to immediately notify Sittersdirect of any unauthorized use of your login name or any other breach of security known to you.

[b] When you become a registered user, you are provided with a password and login name. You agree to be entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your login name.

[c] You agree that if you are registering as a parent, babysitter or other household helps [Providers of Service] that you are of age i.e. over 18 years.


  • 1. Definitions and Interpretation.

    1.1 In this Agreement:

    "Carers" or ‘ Childcare providers’ includes a person or an organisation offering babysitting, child minding, nursery, private tutoring, senior and adult care, midwifery or maternity nursing services.

  • Parent, is a Parent or a guardian seeking childcare assistance from a Carers or Childcare Provider. Childcare Providers can advertise their services via our site and Parents can search directories on our site to find a local Childcare Provider..

  • "Site" means "website" and therefore Sittersdirect.com

  • "You" and "User" means you or any individual or entity accessing this site for any reason.


  • 2. Venue Only

    2.1 Sittersdirect is a community service, an online directory and its also acts as a link or bridge between Parents (employers) and babysitters and other house hold helps (providerss) .The listings and information contained in the website are intended for general use. Sittersdirect can not guaranty that the information provided is accurate or correct. Sitterdirect assumes no responsibility; either implied by law or otherwise, for the information provided and disclaims all liability with respect to such information.

  • Sittersdirect is not liable under any circumstances whatsoever for any injury loss or damage that might arise through use of this website.

  • Users also acknowledge that Sittersdirect does not screen or censor the listings offered. Sittersdirect is not involved in any actual transaction between Parents and Carers or Providers.

  • In other words, all users including Parent, Carers/providers and Advertisers do hereby understand and agree that Sittersdirect do not have control over the quality, safety, legality, legitimacy or any other aspect whatsoever of the truth or accuracy of the information posted, the services actually delivered by the babysitters and other household helps, nor the integrity, or responsibility for any of the actions whatsoever of the Parents.

  • 2.2 This Website provides a listing of babysitters and other household helps [providers] located throughout U.K. This listing is a directory for our Users only and these Carers[providers] have not been screened or endorsed by Sitterdirect. You should use your own discretion before completing and engaging the services of any of the Carers[providers] listed on the Website, as Sitterdirect makes no representations about the accuracy of the information provided, their legality, safety or the quality or availability of the services they provide.

  • 2.3 You acknowledge that there is no employee-employer relationship or independent contractor relationship between the Carers [providers] and Sittersdirect.


  • 3.

    Maintaining the confidentiality of your password and login is entirely your responsibility, you may change your password at any time by following instructions published on Sittersdirect.

  • Sittersdirect takes all necessary care in ensuring the privacy and integrity of the information you provide, but the possibility exists that this information could be unlawfully observed by a third party while in transit over the Internet or while stored on Sittersdirect systems or on Sittersdirect website. Sittersdirect disclaims all liability to you to the greatest extent possible pursuant to law should this occur.

  • Users may make certain information or contents available on the website. The member is wholly responsible for all such information and contents, including any decision to disclose personal information including but not limited their ethnic origin, nationality and/or religion. By providing such data on the website, the user concerned demonstrates his/her explicit wish and, consequently, consent to the processing of this "sensitive" data by Sittersdirect and freely accepts exclusive responsibility for doing so.


  • 4. Fees charged by carers

  • 4.1 The Carers[providers] fee is determined by each individual Carer [providers]. Sittersdirect is not involved in any way whatsoever.


  • 5 Membership.

  • 5.1 Membership for Parents/Careseekers and Childcare Providers on Sittersdirect.com is FREE.You need to register and become a member in order to enjoy our service. A registered parent can search our directtory to find childcare providers local to them. Childcare providers can upload thier profiles and advertice to parents on our website.

  • 5.2 Our Platinum Membership is NOT FREE. Platinum Membership is for one-month period and will automatically renew for successive periods of the same duration unless and until either party gives to the other not less than 7 days notice prior to the next renewal date that it does not wish to continue the membership. We reserve however the right to terminate your membership earlier in accordance with the provisions of clause 14 below.


  • 6 No Representations or Warranties

  • 6.1 Sittersdirect do not provide any representations or warranties relating to the Carers or the service provided by the Carers. Sittersdirect provides a directory service only, investigations related to Carers or the service to be provided by the Carers are the sole responsibility of the Parent.


  • 7. Risk

  • 7.1 It is noted that there are risks, including but not limited to the risk of physical harm, of dealing with strangers, underage persons, or people acting under false pretences. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom you come in contact through Sittersdirect.

  • 7.2 All Users including Parents and Carers[providers] do hereby expressly agree not to hold Sittersdirect (or its agents, assigns, representatives, advertisers or employees) liable for any instruction, advice or services delivered which originated through the website and releases Sittersdirect from any liability for any damages, suits, claims, and/or controversies that have arisen or may arise, whether known or unknown there from.


  • 8. Release From Liability

  • 8.1 Users agrees to release Sittersdirect, its successors, as well as its officers and agents, from all actions, suits, claims, demands and causes of action whatsoever at law, in equity and under statute which they may have, or but for this Agreement would or might at any time hereafter have or have had against Sittersdirect in respect of, arising out of or resulting from the provision of any services by one User to another User or from any other cause relating thereto, including but not limited to, the negligent acts of a User.

  • 8.2 You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sittersdirect and its officers, employees, shareholders, directors and suppliers against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or related to a breach of this agreement, the use of this site and the use or the inability of use of any information or data on the site your failure to abide by any restriction regarding the use of information on this site, including profiles and Job postings, or any claim by a third party.

  • 8.3 You agree that Sittersdirect shall not be liable to any User or any other person, for any losses, damages, or expenses, directly or indirectly arising from any action or omission by either another User, an Agency or Sittersdirect.

  • 8.4 You acknowledge that under no circumstances shall Sittersdirect be liable for carer fees or any other fees.

  • 8.5 Sittersdirect shall not be liable to you or to any other person or entity for any general, punitive, special, indirect, consequential or incidental damages, or lost profits or any other damages, costs or losses arising out of your use of the website.


  • 9. Data Collection

  • 9.1You agree to allow Sittersdirect to collect personal information about you, including information that is considered to be sensitive.

  • 9.2 Sittersdirect automatically collect certain usage information like the numbers and frequency of visitors to our site. We only use such data in the aggregate. This data helps us to improve our service to you. We may also provide statistical (non-personal data) to our partners and advertisers about how visitors use this site.

  • 9.3 Automatic data Collection:

  • (a) Sittersdirect uses your IP address to diagnose problems with our server, and also to administer our website. Your IP address is used to gather broad demographic information.

  • (b) Sittersdirect collects various anonymous information through cookies. Cookies are small piece of data containing unique identification number that is sent to your browser from a web server, and this is stored on your computer’s hard drive. This unique ID number identifies your browser whenever you visit. Cookies will not enable anyone to access personally identifiable information that you have not already given us.

  • The function of Cookies are to connect members with account information stored on Sittersdirect computers. Cookies are also estimate audience size for advertisers, and to track user preferences. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you choose not to accept cookies, you will not be able to participate as a registered member and will not be able to access some areas of the site.

  • 9.4 Site registration also requires Users to give us contact information like their name, address, telephone, and email address. In the event that a parent user engages another User i.e. a Carer via Sittersdirect then we will provide the user’s contact information to the Parent user.

  • 9.5 As a Carer you have given us- Sittersdirect- the authority to pass on the personal information to Parents for contact purposes.

  • 9.6 We can also use the information to send users information about our company and promotional material from some of our partners or advertisers. Users may opt-out if receiving future mailings is of no interest.


  • 10. Disclosure

  • Apart of what is stated above, we do not use or disclose information about your individual use of this site or your contact information to any outside companies.

  • 10.1 Sittersdirect takes all reasonable steps to ensure the security of our systems. All information which we hold for you is stored on secure servers. Also, our employees and the contractors who provide services relating to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held. But, Sittersdirect will not be held responsible for any loss that may arise from unauthorised access to your personal information.

  • 10.2 The use of any information given to advertisers is not within the control of Sittersdirect and we cannot accept responsibility for the conduct of this Advertiser’s.

  • 10.3 Our site could contain links to other sites and Sittersdirect is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites.


  • 11. Advertisers And Third Parties

    Third Party services and products that is linked to this website and/or advertised on this website are the sole responsibility of the third party. Their inclusion on this website also does not imply endorsement by Sittersdirect. At Sittersdirect we are not responsible for the content of Third Party websites or advertisements and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such Third Party websites or advertisements. Sittersdirect will not be liable for any damages or loss arising in any form out of or in connection with any information or third party service provided.

  • It is the duty of the users to exercise all necessary caution and investigate fully by themselves any product or service listed or advertised.


  • 12. Copyright

    All text, graphics, images, html codes and other material on this site are protected by UK and international copyright laws and remain the property of Sittersdirect. You may not sell or modify the Material or copy, reproduce, display, upload, distribute or otherwise use this data in any way for any public or commercial purpose.


  • 13. No Guarantees

    Sittersdirect do not guaranty that the web site will operate without an error or that the site and its server are free of computer viruses or other harmful mechanisms.

  • The website and the information on the website are provided "as it is". We offer no warranty, whatsoever regarding any information, the website, the accuracy of any information, or any rights or licenses under this agreement including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Sittersdirect does not represent or warrant that the website or the information including carer profiles and job postings will meet your requirements or that their use will be uninterrupted or error free.


  • 14. Site usage

    14.1 Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Web site, including, without limitation:

    • accessing data not intended for such User;
    • logging into a server or account which the User is unauthorised to access;
    • attempting to test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach authentication processes;
    • attempting to interfere with a service to any user, host or network by submitting a virus to the Website, "spamming" overloading, "crashing" or otherwise engage in conduct which causes a threatened or actual nuisance to Users or to the Website;

  • 14.2 Users may not use the Website in order to post, transmit, distribute, store or destroy material:

    • in violation of any applicable law or regulation;
    • in a manner which will infringe the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of others;
    • which violates the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others;
    • that is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive, hateful or embarrassing to another User or any other person or entity;
    • which comprises a chain letter or pyramid scheme; or
    • which misleads or may mislead other Users of the Website or any other person or entity as to the true identity of the User posting, transmitting, distributing, storing or destroying the relevant material.

  • We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of these Conditions through member’s use of our site. When a breach of these Conditions has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

  • In case of infringement by a member of one or more of these rules, Sittersdirect reserves the right to terminate the account without prior notification, to block the account(s) of the members in question, to automatically delete litigious messages, to prevent the posting of all or part of a member's profile, and/or to block his/her access to all or part of the services, on a temporary or permanent basis, without any compensation.

  • 15. You agree that:

    (a) The testimonials are a means of public and not private communication;.

  • (b) Sittersdirect can, in its discretion edit, refuse to post, or to remove testimonials from the site it deems inappropriate, objectionable or otherwise in breach of our agreements.

  • (c) Sittersdirect can make use of, and publicly display any materials and other information ,this may include ideas that you submit to this site or by email.

  • 16. General Provisions

    16.1 It is agreed that there is no representation, warranty, collateral agreement or condition affecting this agreement except as expressed in it. Furthermore, it is agreed that this written instrument embodies the entire agreement of the parties with regard to the matters dealt with in it, and that no understandings or agreements, verbal or otherwise, exist between the parties except as expressly set out in this instrument.

  • 16.2 The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement shall not invalidate or render unenforceable the remaining provisions of this Agreement, but rather the void, illegal or invalid provision or provisions shall to the extent possible be severed from this Agreement and the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect, provided that the basic and underlying nature, purpose and intent of this Agreement is not materially altered.

  • 16.3 This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of U.K.

  • 17.

    Sittersdirect may terminate your membership at any time during the term in its absolute discretion by giving written notice of termination to you.

  • 18. Newsletters

    By registering your email address with Sittersdirect you agree to receive regular Newsletters providing updates on new content or offers that we think maybe of interest to you. You may opt out of this service at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the Newsletter.