We think of the Young Carers Network website service as a ‘portal’ or ‘gateway’ for you to sign into, so that you can apply for the Young Carers Bursary Program, share your story with other young carers/Carers Australia and link with services and events that support you as a young carer. We will refer to this as your “Young Carer Profile.”
In this website’s context, a Young Carers Service is a program or part of a program, that provides online (or otherwise) services to you.
Importantly, this means making sure you know and follow your responsibilities as a user.
To have a Young Carers Profile you must be a “natural person” aged between 12 and 25 and have a valid email address and appropriate identification.
Being a “natural person” means you are an individual human being, not a business, a robot, a software program etc.
It is important to understand your responsibilities when using your Young Carer Profile or the Young Carers Network website.
If you do not comply with the responsibilities set out below, we may lock, suspend, or terminate your profile and in some instances, it is possible you could face civil or criminal penalties.
If you do not keep your personal information secure, it is possible someone could try and pretend to be you online and obtain services from the Young Carers Network.
You are responsible for making sure your personal details (such as your name, contact details, etc.) are correct and up to date in your Young Carer Profile. If your details change, you should sign in to your Young Carers Profile and update your details.
You are responsible for your Young Carers Profile and making sure only you or your authorized representative can access it.
You must keep your Young Carer Profile password safe. Do not share these details with anyone except your authorized representative.
If you do not take reasonable precautions to keep your Young Carer Profile details safe and someone is able to sign in to your account, or if you give someone your details so that they can sign into your account, you are responsible for everything that person does with your account.
If you think that someone else has accessed your Young Carers Profile you should change your password immediately.
You are not allowed to access another person’s Young Carer Profile unless you are an authorized representative.
You need to keep your preference settings for Young Carers Network inbox message notifications up to date, so you know when you have messages from Young Carer Network to read.
You are responsible for reading all your notifications and Young Carer Network messages in a timely manner.
If you receive a Young Carer Network Inbox message addressed to another person, you must tell Young Carers Network immediately.
You are not allowed to use Young Carers Network, or use your Young Carer Profile:
All stories are posted anonymously. This means your real name and identity are not disclosed to anyone who reads your story.
Do not include personal information such as your address, school, family members name or friend’s names in your story. If you do, we may not publish it until this is removed.
Your story must be your own.
Your story belongs to you. This means no one can use it or reproduce it without your permission. When you post a story to the YCN you agree that Carers Australia may use, modify, and reproduce your story on the YCN and outside of the YCN. This may include reproducing your story on social media, hardcopy publications or other websites.
Users are not paid for stories.
Carers Australia reserves the right to publish stories they deem appropriate for the Story Wall.
You are not allowed to use any software (like bots, scraper tools etc.) to access, monitor, or copy Young Carer Network or its contents unless we have given you written permission.
If you do not comply with the above responsibilities we may lock, suspend or terminate your Young Carer Profile.
We may also lock, suspend or terminate your Young Carer Profile at any time and for any reason.
In some cases, we may also close accounts that have not been used for a certain amount of time. We may do so when:
If your account has been closed and you wish to resume using Young Carer Profile contact us.
By creating a Young Carers Profile, you are agreeing to receive all correspondence that Carers Australia decides it wants to send to you.
We are responsible for:
We are not responsible for:
When you use your Young Carer Profile to sign into the Young Carer Network services, like mobile phone apps, you may be asked for your permission to access certain hardware or software features of your device, for example, your camera.
Access to features on your personal device is only for the purpose of being able to assist you with a particular service. For example, being able to take a picture of a document so you can upload it to your profile.
When you agree to provide access to a feature on your personal device, that access is limited to only that feature and does not mean you have agreed to allow Carers Australia or Young Carer Network access to all features on your device.