We educate and support the adults who care for young children in Southwest Ohio, the Miami Valley and Kentucky.

About 4C

Policies

Privacy

We make no effort to identify public users of our site. No identifying data is disclosed to any third party for any purpose. Data that we collect is used only for server administration and Web protocol research.

This statement applies to interactions with the 4C web site. It does not apply to email sent to 4C staff or lists. Email interactions are guided by general net-etiquette conventions.

As is typical, we log http requests to our server. This means that we know the originating IP (e.g., 10.50.12.100) address of a user agent requesting a URL. We also know the Referer and User-Agent information accompanied with an HTTP request. We do not log the specific identify of visitors. We occasionally analyze the log files to determine which files are most requested and the previous site or user agent which prompted the request. Our logging is passive; we do not use technologies such as cookies to maintain any information on users.

Logged information is kept indefinitely as administrative and research material; it is not disclosed outside of 4C host site personnel. Aggregate (completely non-identifying) statistics generated from these logs may be reported as part of research results.

Non-Discrimination and Diversity

It is 4C's policy to provide a workplace environment for employees and services to families, child care providers and the community that do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic differences, physical disabilities, or learning style.

4C values the diverse background and experiences of employees and customers. It is our belief that this diversity enriches our work. 4C is committed to providing a work environment and services that show sensitivity and appreciation for the unique needs and qualities of the individuals that we serve. 4C works to achieve this goal through targeted recruitment of employees and broad-based service delivery.

Copyright Disclaimer

Unless otherwise noted, all materials contained in this website are copyrighted and may not be used except as provided in these terms and conditions or in the copyright or other proprietary notice provided with the relevant materials.

The materials contained in the site may be downloaded or copied provided that ALL copies retain the copyright and any other proprietary notices contained on the materials. No material may be modified, edited or taken out of context such that its use creates a false or misleading statement or impression as to the positions, statements or actions of 4C.

The name and trademarks of copyright holders may NOT be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to the Web site, its content, specifications, or software without specific, written prior permission. Title to copyright in website documents will at all times remain with copyright holders.

Intellectual Property

The aim of 4C intellectual property policies is two-fold:

  • To encourage the wide spread dissemination of 4C material.
  • To preserve the integrity of 4C material by eliminating confusion about its source.

This document answers below several Frequently Asked Questions about 4C material.

  1. Who holds the copyright on 4C documents?
  2. May I link to the 4C site?
  3. What about the trademarks/icons and how to I properly attribute them?
  4. I am a teacher, may I print out specifications and other documents for my class to read?
  5. I have a Web site that mirrors (has copies of) useful Web documents, can I make copies of your documents and serve them from my site?

Who holds the copyright on 4C documents?
The original author of the document. Many documents are created by 4C and we consequently hold the copyright. Owners who allow their works to be published on the 4C site retain the copyright, but agree to the 4C license for the redistribution of those materials from our site.

May I link to the 4C site?
Of course. Links are merely references to other sites. You don't have to ask permission to link to this site—or any other website. See (Visit the official World Wide Web Consortium website for "link myths") on this.

However, you should never do anything (including making a link) that misrepresents what is being linked to, or implies a relationship with 4C that does not exist. For instance, you may not use misleading frames, URL tricks, or redirections that misrepresent 4C content as being published by anyone other than 4C. Note, this requirement to be clear in your representations is your obligation, 4C does not sign waivers about who may link to us.

I am a teacher, may I print out specifications and other documents for my class to read?
Yes, 4C documents can be redistributed or republished on the condition that you provide information so that others can easily find the original document and that you provide notice of 4C's copyright. Therefore you can print out specifications and other documents. Fortunately most programs include the source URL when printing a document. You should also inform your audience of the document's copyright notice.

I have a website that mirrors (has copies of) useful Web documents, can I make copies of your documents and serve them from my site?
Yes, provided that you clearly represent the status of the document and that the canonical version of the document can only be found on the 4C site. You should feel free to reference this FAQ or our other legal notices to make this representation clear.

External Links on the 4C Website

Any external link located on the 4C website is provided as an information resource to the child care industry and parents without comment or recommendation. While the 4C staff make every effort to verify the existence and appropriateness of any external links, we are not responsible for the efficacy, timeliness, or availability of the content and make no warranty for its accuracy. We stand by the statement made by Tim Berners-Lee (Commentary on Web Architecture, April 1997, http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkLaw) that a link does NOT necessarily imply that

  • One document endorses the other; or that
  • One document is created by the same person as the other, or that
  • One document is to be considered part of another.

4C supports local businesses and organizations and will on occasion provide a link of interest on the website when the content is pertinent to a recent newsworthy topic or upcoming 4C-sponsored event.

4C does not provide external links to web sites representing individuals or child care programs as this may be misinterpreted as a recommendation. As is stated in all 4C literature:

4C believes that parents are best able to choose and evaluate child care for their children because they know their children's needs best. Responsibility for selecting child care rests with each parent. A 4C referral does not imply a recommendation. We urge parents to carefully interview and check references before leaving a child in care. If you notice conditions that cause you concern, please call us with the information at 221-0033 in Cincinnati or 781-3511 in Northern Kentucky, or send an email to agency@4cforchildren.org.

Links to the 4C Website

You don't have to ask permission to link to this site -- or any other website. See (Visit the official World Wide Web Consortium website for "link myths" on this).

However, you should never do anything (including making a link) that misrepresents what is being linked to, or implies a relationship with 4C that does not exist. For instance, you may not use misleading frames, URL tricks, or redirections that misrepresent 4C content as being published by anyone other than 4C. Note, this requirement to be clear in your representations is your obligation, 4C does not sign waivers about who may link to us.

In addition, if 4C discovers the existence of a link that it finds undesirable, we reserve the right to request that the said link be removed.

Legal Disclaimers

4C has not reviewed any or all of the web sites linked to this Site and is not responsible for the content of any off-site pages or any other web sites linked to this Site. Please understand that any non-4C web site is independent from 4C, and 4C has no control over the content on that web site. In addition, a link to a non-4C web site does not mean that 4C endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such site. It is the user's responsibility to take precautions to ensure that whatever is selected is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

Information 4C publishes on its Site may contain references or cross references to 4C projects, programs and services that are not announced or available in your area. Such references do not imply that 4C intends to announce such projects, programs or services in your area.

Information on this Site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information may be changed or updated without notice. 4C may make improvements and/or changes in the materials contained in or described on this site at any time without notice. 4C may also make changes in these Terms and Conditions without notice. User is bound by such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current Terms and Conditions.