Acceptable Use Policy

    StepsWeb Acceptable Use Policy

    You can find a child-friendly version of this policy here.

    StepsWeb is an online literacy teaching tool created solely for educational purposes. By registering for a StepsWeb account, you agree to utilise it only for teaching literacy and activities that directly support literacy education.

    Communication on StepsWeb: StepsWeb allows communication from teachers to students as a one-way instructional feature. There are no facilities for user-to-user chat, ensuring focus remains on learning.

    Specific Obligations for Users:

    • You shall not use StepsWeb in any manner that breaches local or international laws.

    • You shall not attempt to compromise the information security of any network or user.

    • You are to refrain from posting commercial messages or engaging in commercial activities.

    • You shall not infringe upon any intellectual property rights.

    • You must avoid sending unsolicited emails (spam) or any form of junk mail.

    • You are committed to safeguarding the information security and privacy of all users, particularly minors.

    • You shall immediately report any unauthorised access attempts or abuse of StepsWeb.

    • You shall not upload any inappropriate or offensive content.

    • You shall not attempt to modify, copy, or reverse engineer any part of StepsWeb.

    Data Privacy and Protection: We value the privacy of our users. You must handle personal information with the utmost care and in compliance with data protection regulations. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

    Content Standards: All content on StepsWeb should be suitable for an educational setting, free from offensive or discriminatory material.

    Intellectual Property Rights: Respect the intellectual property rights of StepsWeb and its licensors. Do not engage in activities that would violate these rights.

    Account Security: Maintain the security of your account by using strong passwords and keeping them confidential.

    Responsible Use of Resources: Ensure that your use of StepsWeb does not negatively impact the service or its resources.

    Monitoring and Enforcement: StepsWeb reserves the right to monitor compliance with this policy and take appropriate action in case of violation, including account suspension or termination.

    Reporting Mechanisms: If you encounter security concerns or misuse of the platform, please report them through the designated channels.

    Policy Updates: This policy may be updated periodically. Users will be informed of significant changes.

    Consequences of Violation: Any breach of these obligations will be reviewed by the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at StepsWeb. Violations may lead to the deletion of the implicated account. Serious breaches may result in immediate account termination without notice.


    The best way to contact us is by email at one of the following email addresses:

    Our postal address is:

    The Learning Staircase Ltd
    PO Box 582
    Rangiora 7440
    New Zealand