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Effective December 1, 2021
This Website is provided to you by Teachers’ Curriculum Institute ( hereinafter referred to as “TCI”, “WE”, “OUR” OR “US”). By visiting this Website, you agree to be bound by all of the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please exit this Website immediately and refrain from any further use of this Website.
1. Intellectual Property
You are authorized to access this Website and the Materials for your personal, non-commercial use only. Except as allowed in the preceding sentence, you may not modify, copy, distribute, republish or commercially exploit any of the Materials without the prior written consent of TCI. No intellectual property or other rights in and to this Website or the Materials, other than the limited rights set forth above, are transferred to you.
2. No Warranties
TCI MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS, WHICH ARE PROVIDED FOR USE “AS IS.” TCI DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE AND ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED. TCI ALSO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO WHETHER THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED, IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR CURRENT.
It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of all information, opinions, and other material on this Website or any website with which it is linked.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, TCI and its employees, agents, suppliers, and contractors shall in no event be liable for any claims, charges, and damages, liabilities, losses, and expenses of whatever nature and howsoever arising, including, without limitation, any compensatory, incidental, direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages, loss of use, loss of data, loss caused by a computer or electronic virus, loss of income or profit, loss of or damage to property, claims of third parties, or other losses of any kind of character, even if TCI has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses, arising out of or in connection with the use of this Website, or any website with which it is linked.
3. Hyperlinks to non-TCI websites
You assume total responsibility for establishing such procedures for data back-up and virus checking as you consider necessary.
4. Account Administration
Your access to this Website may be controlled and administered by your school district or other similar entity that facilitates your use of this Website (the “Administrator”), including control of your account, username and password. You acknowledge that your access to the Website may be modified, suspended or terminated by the Administrator at any time in its own discretion and such actions are outside the control of TCI. Please contact your Administrator directly if you have problems with or questions regarding your access to this Website. If you would like to learn whether your access is controlled by an Administrator or need the contact information of your Administrator, please contact us via e-mail at [email protected].
5. User Content and Postings
You acknowledge that you retain all patent, trademark, copyright and other intellectual property rights to any and all content, information, Postings (as defined below), images, and materials submitted, posted or displayed by you on or through the Website (the “User Content”) and you are responsible for protecting those rights, as appropriate. This means that you, and not TCI, are entirely responsible for all User Content that you upload, post, transmit, or otherwise make available on or through the Website. By submitting User Content to us or posting or displaying User Content on or through the Website, you are representing that (i) the User Content shall not infringe any proprietary or other rights of third parties, (ii) the User Content shall not contain any viruses or other contaminating or destructive devices or features, (iii) the User Content shall not contain any defamatory, indecent, offensive, tortuous, or otherwise unlawful material or content and (iv) the User Content shall not be used to carry out or solicit any unlawful activity and/or be used to make commercial solicitations.
To the extent that portions of this Website (such as “discussion groups”, “shared assessment questions”, or “blogs”) provide users an opportunity to post and exchange information, ideas, and opinions ( “Postings”), BE ADVISED THAT TCI HAS NO OBLIGATION TO SCREEN, EDIT, OR REVIEW POSTINGS PRIOR TO THEIR APPEARANCE ON THIS WEBSITE, and Postings do not necessarily reflect the views of TCI. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, TCI shall in no event have any responsibility or liability for the Postings or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on this Website. Postings specifically exclude any student user content.
You acknowledge that we may establish general practices, limits and restrictions concerning use of the Website and the posting of User Content by users of this Website. These restrictions may include a limit on the number of days that Postings or other submitted content will be displayed on the Website and/or retained by us, the maximum space that will be allotted on our servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Website in a given period of time. We assume no responsibility or liability for the deletion, corruption or loss of any content or material submitted by you, or for our failure to receive or store submitted content for any reason, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software. We reserve the right to change these general practices, limits and restrictions at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without notice.
6. Online Conduct
You agree NOT to use this Website to:
- upload, post, or transmit any content for purposes of political campaigning or commercial solicitation or that is unlawful, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invades the privacy of another, threatens another person or entity, or is otherwise objectionable;
- impersonate another user of this Website including an employee of TCI;
- intentionally or unintentionally violate any local, state, or federal law;
- upload, post, or transmit any software of files that contain software viruses or other harmful computer code;
- interfere with the operation of TCI’s web servers or other computers or Internet or network connections or restrict or inhibit any other user from using this Website;
- upload, post, or transmit any information, pictures, graphics, or other content that violates the copyright, patent, trademark, or trade-secret rights of another party;
- upload, post, or transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, including spam, or gain or harvest any email addresses or other personal information posted by other users of the Website for commercial or unlawful purposes;
- alter, damage, or delete any content or other communications that is not your own or otherwise interfere with the ability of others to access this Website;
- post or transmit through this Website any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law;
- gain unauthorized access to the Website or any other user account;
- obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available on this Website; or
- attempt to hack the Website or underlying software, or to defeat or overcome any encryption and/or digital rights management technology implemented by TCI.
If TCI is notified of any of the above violations, TCI may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of such content and terminate your use of this Website. TCI may disclose any content or electronic communication of any kind: (i) to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request; (ii) if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate this Website; or (iii) to protect the rights or property of TCI. TCI reserves the right to prohibit conduct, communication, or content that it deems in its sole discretion to be harmful to individual users, or any rights of TCI. TCI shall not assume liability for any action or inaction with respect to any conduct, communication, or content on this Website.
If you are a copyright owner who believes your copyrighted material has been reproduced, posted or distributed via the Website in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please inform our designated copyright agent by sending written notice by U.S. Mail to Ellen Hardy at 1049 El Monte Ave., Ste C #607, Mountain View, CA 94040 and/or by email to [email protected] Please include the following information in your written notice: (1) a detailed description of the copyrighted work that is allegedly infringed upon; (2) a description of the location of the allegedly infringing material on the Website; (3) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and, if available, email address; (4) a statement by you indicating that you have a good-faith belief that the allegedly infringing use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (5) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, affirming that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and (6) an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or someone authorized on the owner’s behalf to assert infringement of copyright and to submit the statement. Please note that the contact information provided in this paragraph is for suspected copyright infringement only.
9. Changes to this Policy