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1. I acknowledge that this website forms part of a suite of research projects being conducted by Edith Cowan University. I acknowledge that by registering as a member of the site, I am participating in the research environment. I agree that any research data gathered and analysed may published, providing I am not identifiable.

2. Any questions I have asked about the nature of this research have been answered to my satisfaction.

3. I understand that I may also contact the research team at any time if I have any ongoing questions about the research project.

4. I understand that any interviews and/or focus groups that I am invited to are not mandatory and I can choose to decline the invitation. If I agree to attend, I understand that the interview or focus group will be audio recorded; the recordings will be erased once the interview is transcribed and my identity will not be disclosed in any publication of the research.

5. The snac website is provided as an online communication and resource portal for workers in the child care industry, and for parents of their children placed in their care.

6. Any advice given by members of the snac website or information contained and posted on the website does not constitute professional advice and is in no way considered to be complete or accurate, nor does it take into account individual circumstances.

7. Any menu planning or healthy eating advice that the snac website members might seek to rely on, should be considered in terms of their normal practices.

8. The opinions expressed on the snac website are solely those of their author.

9. Whilst due diligence will be exercised to moderate this dialogue, this will be carried out at intervals by researchers and volunteers and there will be times when the snac website contains dialogue which may not be moderated.

10. There is no Web Manager paid to take charge of the snac website.

11. Users of the snac website agree to exonerate, ECU, all researchers, volunteers and fellow users from any liability arising from the operation of

12. As a member of the snac website you agree not to post messages that defame, threaten, solicit, offend, harass, embarrass or impersonate any other person. You also agree not to post messages that violate any persons’ privacy or other rights. In particular, you agree not to make slanderous comments by disclosing the name of your co-workers. If you wish, you can make comments by referring to ‘my colleague’ in general.

13. As a member of the snac website you understand that all website activity is logged and IP addresses are recorded against each forum post made. Only the administrators can view this information for research and management purposes.

14. Members are not permitted to copy or publish any content or postings externally from the snac website without the express permission of the Administrators.

15. You understand that by using the snac website, you may be exposed to content that is offensive or objectionable. In this instance, you agree to exonerate, ECU, all researchers and volunteers from any liability arising from this exposure.

16. We reserve the right to withdraw or modify access rights at our sole discretion in the interests of more efficient and/or harmonious conduct of the website.

17. External links are provided for your convenience and for informational purposes only, but they are beyond the control of and no representation is made as to their content. Use or reliance on any external links and the content therein provided is at your own risk.

18. No hypertext links shall be created from any website controlled by you or otherwise to this website without the express prior written permission of an administrator of Note that the snac website will only allow links to the index page and not directly to and pages or content of the site.

19. These terms and conditions are subject to change and as such users of this site are advised to check them regularly.

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