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Terms of Use

IMPORTANT: READ CAREFULLY: PLEASE REVIEW THESE SCHOOLWIRES TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY AS THEY CONSTITUTE A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND SCHOOLWIRES, INC. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF USE , DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE, SOCIAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT OR OTHER WEB-BASED PROGRAM OR SERVICE (THE “WEBSITE”) TO WHICH THESE TERMS OF USE APPLY. NOTE THAT, IF YOU ARE A MINOR (IN MOST STATES, UNDER THE AGE OF 18), YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN READ AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE BEFORE YOU USE THE WEBSITE. A MINOR SHOULD ALWAYS GET AN ADULT’S PERMISSION BEFORE GOING ONLINE. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE CONFIRMS YOUR (OR, IF YOU ARE A MINOR, YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN’S) ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS OF USE.

Welcome to the Schoolwires®-powered website, social learning environment or other web-based program or service (the “Website”) on which these Terms of Use are posted. Schoolwires, Inc.® is proud to power this Website.

These Terms of Use apply to Websites which are enabled, built upon or powered by the Schoolwires software or technology programs. A Website may include the primary website of your school, school district or other organization (your “school”) or a social learning environment or platform for which your school has obtained rights of use on your behalf.  Schoolwires and your school provides the Website to you subject to the following Terms of Use (“TOU”) which may be updated without notice to you, and which updates become effective when posted. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these TOU.  Continued use of the Website after any such updates shall constitute your consent to such changes. By accessing, browsing and using the Website, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these TOU. If you do not wish to be bound by these TOU, you may not access or use the Website.

If you are a user who accepted these TOU by means of a “click-wrap” or similar method of expressing your agreement, then your initial acceptance of these TOU represents your agreement to be bound by all updates subsequently posted by Schoolwires and to all other terms above regarding the effectiveness of changes, and you understand and agree that you are bound by all such changes and updates without any additional “click-wrap” or other affirmative acceptance thereof.

1. Privacy Policy. At Schoolwires, we are concerned about protecting your privacy while accessing the Website. Please take the opportunity to review our Privacy Policy.  Your acceptance of these Terms of Use represents an acknowledgement that you have reviewed the Privacy Policy.

2. Unsolicited Ideas. Schoolwires does not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for changing the Website or adding new products or services. Please do not submit any unsolicited original ideas, modify the Website or create enhancements to the Website (including, without limitation, by modifying a page layout or creating a new page layout or otherwise changing the use or appearance of any portion of the Website) if you do not want Schoolwires to be able to use those ideas, modifications or enhancements without paying you anything. Schoolwires wants to avoid misunderstandings if its products or services might seem similar to ideas submitted to it or used in connection with the Website. If, despite this request, you still send unsolicited ideas or modify or enhance the Website, then regardless of what your letter or email or anything else says, by doing so you agree that: (a) your ideas, modifications or enhancements will automatically become the property of Schoolwires, without compensation to you, and (b) Schoolwires can use them for any purpose and in any way, even give or sell them to others for any purpose whatsoever.

3. Registration. You may visit the Website as a guest without registering. Registration, however, will give you access to certain features as well as the ability to personalize certain features.

3.1 Registration. Where requested, you must provide the Website with accurate, complete and current registration information and must update this information promptly if it changes. If any information you provide is inaccurate, incomplete or not current, Schoolwires or your school may suspend or terminate your account and access to the Website.

3.2 Account, Password and Security. By registering with the Website, you may receive an account ID and a password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account(s) and password(s). Furthermore, you are responsible for all activities, charges and liabilities associated with your account(s). You must immediately notify Schoolwires and your school of any unauthorized use of your account(s), and you are responsible for any unauthorized charges made on or through your account(s) until Schoolwires and your school receive such notification. You may not transfer your account(s) to another person. In cases where you have authorized or registered another individual, including a minor, to use your account(s), you are fully responsible for (i) the online conduct of such user; (ii) controlling the user’s access to and use of the Website; and (iii) the consequences of any misuse. In the event that you are a minor, Schoolwires and your school reserve the right to provide access to your account to your parents, guardian or other authorized adult.

3.3. European Union (EU) Residents. Upon registration, EU Residents will be indicating explicit consent that the personal information provided may be transferred and stored in countries outside the EU, including the United States. EU Residents failing to provide consent will not be permitted to access the portion of the Website for which registration is required.

4. User Content. All software, material, information, communications, text, graphics, links, electronic art, animations, audio, video, photos and other data (collectively, the “Content”) that you independently upload or otherwise make available (“User Content”) in the Website is and remains your sole property or the property of your licensors. By uploading or otherwise making available any User Content, you automatically grant and/or warrant that the owner has granted Schoolwires and your school, the perpetual royalty-free, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, perform, display and transmit the User Content on the Website. For clarity, any Content created or posted to the Website by Schoolwires is owned in its entirety by Schoolwires. You also permit any other user of the Website to access, view, store and reproduce the User Content to the same extent permitted herein.

5. Copyright. You acknowledge that the Website, any underlying technology or software used in connection with the Website, and all software, material, information, communications, text, graphics, links, electronic art, animations, audio, video, photos, curriculum and other data (collectively, the “Content”) available within the Website are provided by Schoolwires or third-party providers and Schoolwires and/or such third parties own all intellectual property rights therein. For the avoidance of doubt, as between you and Schoolwires, all intellectual property rights in and to the Content is owned by Schoolwires. Except as expressly authorized by Schoolwires or such third parties in these TOU or as may be posted on the Website, you may not copy, reproduce, publish, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, rent, lease, sell, transfer, display, transmit, compile or collect in a database, or in any manner commercially exploit any part of the Content or the Website, in whole or in part. You may not store any significant portion of any Content or the Website owned by, or licensed to Schoolwires in any form, whether archival files, computer-readable files, or any other medium. You also may not “mirror” any Content or the Website on any other server.

6. Links. Some links on the Website lead to Websites posted by independent Website owners. Because Schoolwires has no control over these Websites, Schoolwires is not responsible for such Websites’ accessibility via the Internet and does not endorse products, services or information provided by such Websites. As such, Schoolwires shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with, use or reliance on any Content, goods or services available on or through any other Website. Further, the inclusion of these links does not imply that the other Websites have given permission for inclusion of these links, or that there is any relationship between the Website and the linked Websites. Schoolwires is an independent operating company and reference to other companies does not imply any partnership, joint venture, or other legal connection where Schoolwires would be responsible for the actions of their respective owners.

7. Third Party Components. Certain technology components and services (including software programs) which are contained within, integrated with, or otherwise used with the Website are provided by third parties. Schoolwires is not responsible or liable for any third party components or services and has no obligation to provide any troubleshooting or support in connection with any problems or issues caused by these components or services. If you have any questions, problems or issues associated with any third party component or services, you should contact the third party providing the software or services for assistance.

8. Conduct. You may only access the Website and use the Website for lawful purposes. You are solely responsible for the knowledge of and adherence to any and all laws, rules and regulations pertaining to your use of the Website. You agree that you will not: (i) use the Website to commit a criminal offense or to encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to a civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, Federal or international law or regulation, including, but not limited to, export control laws and regulations; (ii) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, profane or otherwise objectionable User Content; (iii) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any User Content that you do not have a right to transmit; (iv) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any User Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party; (v) alter, damage or delete any Content or other communications that are not your own or to otherwise interfere with the ability of others to access or use the Website; (vi) claim a relationship with or to speak for any individual, business, association, institution, school or other organization for which you are not authorized to claim such a relationship; (vii) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation to other users including, without limitation, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” or “pyramid schemes”; (viii) interfere with or disrupt the Website or servers or networks connected to the Website, including through introducing viruses or malware or taking any action which may impose (in the Schoolwires sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Schoolwires infrastructure; (ix) disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website, including by way of example, your school’s internet safety policy or other policy; (x) collect or store personal data about other users; (xi) reproduce, duplicate, copy, use, distribute, sell, resell or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Website, use of the Website or access to the Website; or (xii) frame or assist third parties in framing any of the Web pages contained in the Website.

9. Claims of Copyright Infringement. Schoolwires has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for termination of access to the Website, in appropriate circumstances, of users who infringe the rights of copyright holders. In addition, it is the Schoolwires policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Accordingly, if you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact the Schoolwires designated agent whose contact information is provided below.

Julie Simon, Copyright Agent

Schoolwires, Inc.

330 Innovation Blvd., Suite 301

State College, PA 16803

Phone: (814) 689-1046

Fax: (814) 689-3962

Email: copyrightagent@schoolwires.com

Upon receipt of a proper notification of claimed infringement under the DMCA, Schoolwires will follow the procedures outlined in the DMCA. In addition, Schoolwires accommodates and does not interfere with standard technical measures used by copyright owners to protect their materials. Your school may have adopted its own policy regarding copyright infringement. Please check with your school if you have any questions regarding their practices in this regard.

10. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability. SCHOOLWIRES IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT CONTAINED WITHIN THE WEBSITE AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE OR AUDIENCE OR ABOUT ITS LEGITIMACY, LEGALITY, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, CORRECTNESS, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, STABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR CURRENTNESS. ALL SUCH INFORMATION IS SOLELY PROVIDED BY OR ON BEHALF OF THIRD PARTIES OR OTHER USERS OF THE WEBSITE. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. NEITHER SCHOOLWIRES, YOUR SCHOOL, NOR ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDER OF ANY COMPONENT CONTAINED WITHIN OR USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE, NOR ANY OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, OR ASSIGNS WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, SUITABILITY OR CONTENT OF THE SERVICES (INCLUDING ANY ACADEMIC GRADES, TEST SCORES OR OTHER ACADEMIC INFORMATION THAT MAY, NOW OR IN THE FUTURE, BE STORED, MAINTAINED, PUBLISHED OR PROCESSED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE). THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR AUDIENCE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT WILL SCHOOLWIRES, THE SCHOOL OR ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDER OF ANY COMPONENT CONTAINED WITHIN OR USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBISTE, NOR ANY OF THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, OR ASSIGNS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, ACTUAL, COMPENSATORY, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (EVEN IF SCHOOLWIRES OR THE SCHOOL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THE WEBSITE OR ARISING OUT OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, UPLOADED OR OTHERWISE TRANSMITTED OR COMMUNICATED ON THE WEBSITE (THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER COLLABORATION OR MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE NOW OR IN THE FUTURE, SUCH AS BLOGS, CHAT ROOMS, AND OTHER INTERACTIVE FEATURES), INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, (i) LOSS OF REVENUE OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOST BUSINESS, LOST DATA, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY AND ALL OTHER DAMAGES OR LOSSES THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETIONS OF FILES, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT LIMITED TO ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE’S RECORDS OR PROGRAMS, AND FURTHER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, (ii) ANY AND ALL DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING EACH OF THOSE TYPES OF DAMAGES AND LOSSES DESCRIBED ABOVE) THAT RESULT FROM TRANSACTIONS PROCESSED OR COMPLETED ON THE WEBSITE (INCLUDING INACCURATE, FAULTY, IMPROPER OR ANY OTHER FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS PROCESSED USING TECHNOLOGY MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE) OR FROM ANY HACKING OR SIMILAR INCIDENT INVOLVING ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE OR THE DATA RESIDING THEREIN, OR FROM ANY WEBWEBSITE LINKS ACCESSED OR UTILZED FROM THE WEBSITE, OR FROM ANY OTHER INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ACCESSED ON OR BY MEANS OF THE WEBSITE; AND (iii) ANY AND ALL DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO ANY TEXT, PICTURES, OR OTHER CONTENT WHICH IS POSTED, UPLOADED OR OTHERWISE TRANSMITTED OR COMMUNICATED ON THE WEBSITE, WHETHER THROUGH BLOGS, SOCIAL MEDIA FEATURES, COMMENTARY OR OTHERWISE; AND (iv) ANY AND ALL DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION OR DATA STORED ON, MAINTAINED OR PROCESSED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING THE ACCURANCY OF ANY ACADEMIC GRADES, TEST SCORES OR ACADEMIC INFORMATION. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES SCHOOLWIRES’ AND THE SCHOOL’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

11. Uploader Submissions Disclaimer. The Website may, now and/or in the future, contain features and functionality which allow users to upload, post, communicate and transmit text (including various forms of commentary and discourse), pictures and other content (“Uploader Submissions”), including through social media, e-mail, instant messaging, and other collaborative and interactive capabilities. You understand that when using the Website, you will be exposed to Uploader Submissions or other content from a variety of sources, and that Schoolwires is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Uploader Submissions and other content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to Uploader Submissions and other content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Schoolwires with respect thereto. Schoolwires does not endorse any Uploader Submissions and other content or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein, and Schoolwires expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with Uploader Submissions and other content. Schoolwires does not control, and has no obligation to monitor, the Uploader Submissions. If notified by a user or a content owner of an Uploader Submission or other content that allegedly does not conform to these Terms, Schoolwires may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove the Uploader Submission or other content, which it reserves the right to do at any time and without notice.

12. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold Schoolwires and the school, and its and their affiliates, officers, agents, partners, successors, assigns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of User Content you submit, post to, email or otherwise transmit through the Website, your use of the Website, your connection to the Website or your breach of the TOU.

13. Trademark Notice. Schoolwires, the Schoolwires logos, and the unique trade dress of Schoolwires are the trademarks, service marks, trade dress and logos of Schoolwires, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, trade dress and logos used in Schoolwires and the Website are the trademarks, service marks, trade dress and logos of their respective owners. The Schoolwires trademarks include:

The Schoolwires® registered mark and the Schoolwires® logo

Schoolwires® Centricity™, Schoolwires® Centricity2™

Schoolwires® Assist™

Schoolwires® Synergy™

Schoolwires® PassKey Manager™

Schoolwires® Social Media Framework™

Schoolwires® Nimbus™, Nimbus™

Schoolwires® Greenleaf International Classroom Exchange™

14. Local Laws; Export Control. Schoolwires controls and operates the Website from its headquarters in the United States and makes no representation that the Content is appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you use the Website from other locations, you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws, including, but not limited to, export and import regulations of other countries. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all marketing or promotional materials found on the Website are solely directed to individuals, companies or other entities located in the United States.

15. Modifications to the Service. Schoolwires reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarilyor permanently, the Website (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Schoolwires and the school will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Website.

16. Termination. You may discontinue your participation in and access to the Website at any time. The TOU will continue to apply to all past use of the Website by you, even if you are no longer using it. You acknowledge and agree that Schoolwires and/or the Organization may terminate or block your use of all or part of the Website, without prior notice for any reason, including, without limitation, if Schoolwires or your school believes you have engaged in conduct prohibited by these TOU (by way of example only, if your school determines that you have violated its internet safety and/or internet usage policy). You agree that upon termination or discontinuance for any reason, we may delete all information related to you on the Website and may bar your access to the Website and use of the Website. NEITHER SCHOOLWIRES NOR YOUR SCHOOL SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH ANY TERMINATION OF YOUR USE OF ALL OR PART OF THE WEBSITE.

17. General. By accessing the Website, you agree to the above stated TOU. This Agreement is entered into in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, exclusive of its choice of law rules. Each party to these TOU submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts having jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and waives any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. In any action to enforce these TOU, the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorney fees. In the event that any provisions of these TOU are held to be unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these TOU shall otherwise remain in full force and effect. These TOU and any posted guidelines or rules applicable to certain services within the Website constitute the entire understanding between the parties pertaining to the subject matter hereof, and any prior written or oral agreements between the parties are expressly canceled. These TOU does not supersede any other agreement between Schoolwires and the school. In the event of any conflict between these TOU and any other agreement, the other agreement shall be controlling.

Effective: September 11, 2012