This website privacy statement applies to this website run by the Department of Communities (Communities). When you follow a link from this website to another site, we recommend you read and consider the privacy statement of that site.

Collection of personal information

You can browse the general content of this website anonymously, without disclosing your personal information. However, some functionality on this site may require you to provide personal information. An example of this is where you wish to make an enquiry. We may need to collect, use or disclose personal information to allow us to answer your enquiry.

Use and disclosure of personal information

Any personal information we collect through this website may be used or disclosed for the primary purpose for which it was collected. We may also use or disclose personal information for related purposes, for example where you have asked us to inform another agency of a change of address transaction.

In some limited circumstances we may also need to use or disclose personal information for other specific purposes, for example where required to do so by law, for example pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1992 or in response to a subpoena.

Collection and use of site visit data

The following information may be automatically recorded by this site's web server for statistical and system administration purposes only:

  • your server address
  • your top level domain name (e.g. .com, .au, .gov)
  • the date and the time of your visit to the site
  • the pages you accessed and downloaded
  • the address of the last site you visited
  • your operating system
  • the type of browser you are using.


We will not attempt to identify individuals from the above information unless that is necessary to investigate a breach of law or regulation.


A cookie is a block of data that is shared between a web server and a user's browser. Cookies, and the information collected through them, are used by Communities to make this website more efficient.

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Terms of Use

WACOSS has developed EYN in consultation with the Earley Years Network. WACOSS administers EYN with the objective of increasing the quality of collaboration within the community services sector; and between community services and their corporate and government partners.

As all community platforms do, WACOSS has developed the following conditions of use for people to use EYN. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to make a comment on the platform, or email us at

1. Using EYN

WACOSS provides EYN, including purpose specific spaces, on the following terms.

By continuing to access EYN you agree to be bound by the terms outlined below and any additional terms (including House Rules) outlined within the specific service you access. Please check this page regularly so you are aware of any updates to the terms. If you do not agree with any of the terms, as updated or amended, please do not use the service.

2. Contributing Content

You are responsible for all content you contribute to EYN, including text, photos, videos, audio and links (Your Content).

By contributing content to EYN, you provide a royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to use Your Content in any way that WACOSS and other users of the community want. This may include the use of your photos or video in promotional materials and for media purposes. You retain copyright and any other rights you hold in Your Content and can continue to share and commercialise Your Content as you wish.

You confirm you own or have the right to use any copyright material included in Your Content (including music, photos, quotes and excerpts of audio or video), that you have permission of anyone appearing or performing in Your Content and that you are not infringing any person's rights by submitting the content to EYN. You also confirm you have, where appropriate, sought the consent of the parent or guardian of any person under the age of 18 who is featured in Your Content.

Please ensure you keep your own copies of Your Content as WACOSS may not archive, store or back-up Your Content nor continue to make Your Content accessible online.

WACOSS will endeavour to provide you with an appropriate credit when using Your Content in promotional materials and for media purposes, though you understand and agree this may not always be possible.

3. Interacting

While encouraging rigorous debate and the sharing of diverse opinions, WACOSS expects community members to treat each other with respect and courtesy. These standards apply to interaction within all services within EYN.

WACOSS may edit, remove or exercise its discretion not to publish your contribution for legal, editorial or operational reasons including if WACOSS considers it to be:

  • defamatory, or otherwise unlawful or that it violates laws regarding harassment, discrimination, racial vilification, privacy or contempt;
  • intentionally false or misleading;
  • an infringement of intellectual property rights including copyright;
  • abusive, offensive or obscene;
  • inappropriate, off topic, repetitive or vexatious. For example WACOSS reserves the right to reject contributions that have been widely canvassed in the forum;
  • compromising the privacy of any person or containing inappropriate personal information;
  • seeking to endorse commercial products or services that do not have direct relevance to the community services sector;
  • deliberate provocation of other community members; or
  • impersonating someone else and/or posting on behalf of a suspended member.

If you breach these Conditions of Use, WACOSS may block your account or contributions.

WACOSS values the role of its communities in guiding content standards and etiquette among members. If you have concerns about inappropriate content on EYN you can either alert the administrator or the moderator of the respective space.

When accessing or participating in functions of EYN space that may be hosted by a third party, such as channels, pages or feeds hosted on an external site, you agree to comply with the terms and conditions specified by that third party platform.

WACOSS recommends you make sure you understand the privacy settings for each platform with which you engage and choose appropriate options to protect your personal details and content shared.

4. Use of Content

All intellectual property rights in the content, software and systems owned by or licensed to WACOSS on EYN, including logos, images, names, designs, trademarks and copyright are reserved to WACOSS and its licensors.

Such content is provided for your personal, non-commercial use only. Unless specifically noted in the House Rules for a particular service, you may not otherwise reproduce, republish, modify, adapt, translate, prepare derivative works from, reverse engineer or disassemble WACOSS’s Content, without obtaining WACOSS's prior written permission.

You agree not to remove, obscure, or alter A WACOSS copyright notice or trademark on any content you access and use. You also agree not to use WACOSS Content in a way that implies endorsement by WACOSS or any person included in the materials.

5. Privacy

Any personal details and data acquired by WACOSS from your participation in EYN will be used only for the purposes of administering EYN.

6. Disclaimers

WACOSS does not endorse the views or material contained in the contributions of members on EYN. WACOSS is not responsible for the content, availability or performance of external sites linked to from EYN.

EYN is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. You understand and agree that you use EYN at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss whatsoever that results from such use. WACOSS disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law all guarantees, warranties or representations of merchantability, acceptable quality and fitness for any purpose, security, reliability, accuracy, timeliness, and performance of EYN and any content contained therein.

7. General

These Terms of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Western Australia which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of these Terms of Use to be unenforceable, the remainder of these Conditions of Use will continue in full force and effect.

8. Enquiries/Complaints

If you have concerns about inappropriate or infringing content accessed through EYN, please alert the administrator or moderator.

9. Registration

You may be required to register an account in order to access and/or contribute to EYN.

Any identifying or contact details required for registration will only be used for the purposes of administering EYN.

WACOSS may refuse registration of users whose suggested login names are considered inappropriate, impersonating another person or attempting to create multiple accounts for or on behalf of a suspended member.

You may terminate your account at any time by unsubscribing (where that option is available) or by contacting the administrator. However your content may continue to be available online after termination.

WACOSS may suspend or block your account if you breach the Terms of Use.