Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

PRIVACY POLICY
Below we set out our privacy policy which will govern the way in which we process any personal information that you provide to us. We will notify you if the way in which we process your information is to change at any time.

The Waldorf Publications website is provided and managed by the Waldorf Publications and the Research Institute for Waldorf Education (“RIWE”).

In these terms and conditions, the terms “we”, “us” ”our” and “Waldorf Publications” are to be taken as referring to Waldorf Publications and RIWE.

RIWE is a not for profit educational organization.
Our Tax ID number is 23-2083226.

Contact Details
Waldorf Publications
Research Institute for Waldorf Education
38 Main St.
Chatham, NY 12037
(518) 392-0613
(518) 684-1588 fax
robin@waldorf-research.org

All written inquiries regarding this website should be addressed to:

Waldorf Publications
Research Institute for Waldorf Education
38 Main St.
Chatham, NY 12037
(518) 392-0613
(518) 684-1588 fax
patrice@waldorf-research.org

To sign up to access the community based features of this website you will be asked to submit information about you which is personally identifiable. By entering your details in the fields requested, your personal details to be used by both RIWE and its service providers to enable RIWE and its service providers to supply you with the services you select. Notwithstanding this you can access our home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data save information collected by cookies that we use (see below) and subject to the terms of our disclaimer.

Who may process data

Your personal information (which includes your name, address and any other details you provide to us which concern you as an individual) may be processed by RIWE, as the Data Controller.

Purpose of processing

We will use your information to provide you with access to the community based features of this website, to allow you to post messages on message boards or forums, to upload resources to the site, RIWE’s repository of multimedia resources, materials, support and examples of effective practices from across the Waldorf community, and to set up a personal profile.

If you have given consent while registering, we may process your information to keep you informed about our services via email or by post and to give you the opportunity to be involved in evaluation/improvement of RIWE programs and services. Your information may also be used to enable us and third parties acting on our behalf to analyze your information, in a non-identifying form, (generally in the form of statistics), so that we can identify trends about usage of our website or services and improve them.

Disclosure of information

In the unlikely event that a liquidator, administrator or receiver is appointed over us or all or any part of our assets that insolvency practitioner may transfer your information to a third party purchaser of the business provided that purchaser undertakes to use your information for the same purposes as set out in this policy. We undertake not to provide your personal information to third parties save in accordance with this policy. Your information will not be disclosed to government or local authorities or other government institutions save as required by law or other binding regulations.

Cookies

We may send a small file to your computer when you visit our website. This will enable us to identify your computer, track your behavior on our website and to identify your particular areas of interest so as to enhance your future visits to this website. We may use cookies to collect and store personal data and we link information stored by cookies with personal data you supply to us. Save for the use of cookies, we do not automatically log data or collect data save for information you specifically provide to us. You can set your computer browser to reject cookies but this may preclude your use of certain parts of this website.

Security measures

We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from unauthorized access, improper use and disclosure, unauthorized destruction or accidental loss.

Users under 16

If you are aged 16 or under, you must get your parent’s or guardian’s permission beforehand if you wish to use this website and if you are going to provide personal information to us.

Access to information

You may ask us whether we are storing personal information about you by writing to us stating your full name and your address, at:

Waldorf Publications
Research Institute for Waldorf Education
38 Main St.
Chatham, NY 12037
(518) 392-0613
(518) 684-1588 fax

We may ask for proof of your identity before providing any information and reserve the right to refuse to provide information requested if identity is not established.

GENERAL WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

Intellectual Property

All website design, text, graphics, the selection and arrangement thereof are Copyright © Research Institute of Waldorf Education, 2015, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Ownership of certain materials on this site has been transferred to RIWE/Waldorf Publications under terms of copywrite. Reasonable steps have been taken to check third party rights and permissions for this work, but RIWE/Waldorf Publications will not be held responsible for any unintentional infringements.

The names, images and logos identifying RIWE, Waldorf Education, or any third parties are proprietary marks of AWSNA and/or third parties. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any license or right under any trademark or patent of RIWE or any other third party.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability

The following provisions may be curtailed or disallowed by the laws of certain jurisdictions. In such case, the terms hereof are to be read as excluding or limiting such term so as to satisfy such law.

Accuracy and suitability of information

We do not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this website is accurate, complete or current. We have no liability whatsoever in respect of any use which you make of such information.

The information provided on this website has not been written to meet your individual requirements and it is your sole responsibility to satisfy yourself prior to using information or services from us that this information or these services are suitable for your purposes.

Virus protection

Whilst we make all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses from the website, we cannot ensure such exclusion and no liability is accepted for viruses. Thus, you are recommended to take all appropriate safeguards before downloading information or images from this website.

Warranties

All warranties, express or implied, statutory or otherwise are hereby excluded.

Liability for damages

Neither we nor any of our employees or affiliated entities will be liable for any kind of damages and howsoever arising including, without limitation, loss of profits, compensatory, consequential, direct, exemplary, incidental, indirect, punitive or special, damages or any liability which you may have to a third party, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such loss.

Links

We are not responsible for the direct or indirect consequences of you linking to any other website from this website.

Governing Law

These terms and this disclaimer and any claim based on use of information from this website shall be governed by the laws of the United States and disputes arising here from shall be non-exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the United States.

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

By entering this website you are accepting these terms and this disclaimer. If for any reason you cannot accept these terms and this disclaimer in full then you must leave this website immediately

DISCAIMER

IMPORTANT

The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (“AWSNA”) is a mission-based organization.

AWSNA is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 membership organization of independent Waldorf schools and Waldorf teacher training institutes. It stands for healthy emotional, intellectual and physical development for all children. It supports and promotes the understanding and practice of Waldorf education, a non-sectarian education that recognizes the spiritual nature of the human being.

In these terms and conditions, the terms “we”, “us”, “our” and “AWSNA” are to be taken as referring to the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.

The Association takes a leading role in articulating a vision and coordinating a plan for supporting the growth and development of Waldorf Education and Waldorf schools in North America.

We are not responsible for the content of postings or other information provided by members of the public. Any information or advice provided by AWSNA is provided in good faith but is not a substitute for appropriate educational or legal advice.

You should not base any decisions on the material that you find on this website without verifying the accuracy thereof independently.

We do not accept any liability to any person in relation to any material provided on this website or otherwise, whether originated by members of the public or us. It is a condition of your use of this website that you agree that you will not make any claim against AWSNA or any of its personnel in respect of any content of this website or any communication from AWSNA.

Listing or provision of a resource should not necessarily be taken as endorsement of any kind by us. We cannot guarantee that links to third party sites will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement.

We shall not be liable for any interruptions to the availability of the website or services provided via the website for any reason but including without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing any outages or unavailability arising directly or indirectly from:-

  1. interruptions to the flow of data to or from the internet;
  2. changes, updates or repairs to the network or software which we use as a platform to provide the website;
  3. the effects of the failure or interruption of services provided by third parties;
  4. factors outside of our reasonable control;
  5. your actions or omissions or those of any third parties;
  6. problems with your equipment and/or third party equipment.