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Online Use Policy

Last Updated 93/178/142019

This usage policy will advise you as to TERC's policy regarding the use of its web sites.Please read this policy carefully. We may change this policy from time to time in order to address new circumstances or changes in site content. All changes will
be posted and notification of changes will be sent to registered email addresses. 

Terms and Conditions of Use

The TERC Web Site website is provided to you as a public service and without charge in support
of support 
of our mission to improve math and science education. Your use of this web site
acknowledges website 
acknowledges acceptance of the following terms and conditions of use which apply to
TERC's home page (the "TERC Web SiteWebsite") and its entire family of web sites websites and wiki spaces as indicated by the domain.

Copyright and Use of Materials Posted on this Site

All content on the TERC Web Site website is owned by TERC or its suppliers, or used by
permission by 
permission of the copyright holder, and is protected by copyright and trademark law. 
Unless otherwise stated, you may print or download a single copy of content (text and/or images) from the TERC Web Site website for personal use provided that you keep intact all
copyright all 
copyright and proprietary notices. You may not, however, reproduce, sell, or distribute
multiple distribute 
multiple copies of any content - including text and graphics - without obtaining written
permission written 
permission from TERC in advance. Please contact the project to request permission. Certain content may state more restricted use, as required by the copyright holder.

You are solely responsible for any content, including but not limited to text, images, and video, that you post on the TERC Web Sitewebsite. You may not post content that you did not create or that you do not have permission to post. You may not post executable files of any kind. Any content containing political viewpoints or otherwise political in nature is not allowed and will be removed. You understand and agree that others may, but are not obligated to, edit, delete or remove (without notice) any content from the Web Sitewebsite, at any time.

Although a variety of views and opinions are expressed on the TERC Web Sitewebsite, unless otherwise stated these should not be interpreted as TERC's official position.

Projects may post alternative copyright and usage guidelines; unless otherwise stated, the above policy is in effect.

Use of This Site

We ask that you respect this Site website and other users by not posting or transmitting any
content any 
content that is inappropriate, damaging, infringing, illegal, or not in keeping with TERC's 
 mission. Content posted not in keeping with this policy will be deleted.

Inclusion and Use of Commenting Tools, Including Forums and Discussion Boards

Projects may wish to include the use of forums, discussion boards, and various commenting tools as part of their online presence. The use of these forums and discussion boards must be moderated by TERC staff. Participants must be registered (i.e., provide an email address or other identification) to TERC project staff.Due  Due to concerns regarding inappropriate usage, anonymous posting, commenting, or blogging on TERC-hosted websites is not allowed. TERC  TERC retains the right to modify or remove messages or other material that we consider inappropriate for any reason.

TERC web sites contain links to other sites. TERC is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these sites, and may delete these links and any other posted content deemed inappropriate at any time.


TERC's logo is a registered trademark of TERC and is protected by law. It may not be
used be 
used without TERC's prior written consent. Contact Communications@terc for consent.
TERC has other registered trademarks, 
which are identified on the TERC Web Site website with the ™ sign and are also under trademark 


If you submit content to the TERC Web Site website through a message board, chat room, or any
similar any 
similar interactive service on the Sitewebsite, you give TERC the nonexclusive right to post such content publicly, unless otherwise stated.
TERC retains the right to modify or remove messages or other material that we consider inappropriate for any reason.
Individual projects may post alternative copyright and submission guidelines. Unless otherwise stated, the above policy is in effect.


Violations of system or network security are prohibited and may result in criminal and/or
civil liability.

Privacy Policy

TERC is committed to protecting your privacy as explained in our Website Privacy Policy. Please 
review it carefully.

Support Level Agreement

TERC is committed to providing 24-hour availability to the TERC Web Sitewebsite. However,
 despite the safeguards we have put in place, TERC cannot guarantee constant access to 
the TERC Web Sitewebsite, and is not responsible for lost or delayed requests, e-mail messages, or content.

Use Outside the United States

TERC cannot warrant that the TERC Web Site website or the information contained therein may
be may 
be lawfully accessed, transmitted, viewed, downloaded, or otherwise used outside of the
 United the 
United States. Users from outside the United States are solely responsible for compliance 
with compliance
 with the laws of the country from which access is made.

TERC Online

Website Privacy


Last Updated 1/07/10

TERC respects the privacy of online visitors and users and is committed to protecting the 
privacy and security of the visitors and users of this web site. This privacy policy will advise you as to how we collect, use, and protect your personal 
information. Please read this policy carefully. We may change this policy from time to
time in order to address new circumstances or changes in site content. All changes will 
be posted here. If you have questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please send us an e-mail to: Please do not send general questions about TERC to this address; they
will not be answered.

What Information Do We Collect?

When you visit our web site you may knowingly choose to provide us with personal
information about yourself, such as your email address. In addition to this individual information that you may provide to us voluntarily, we collect aggregate data on how you, and all our other visitors, make use of this site.

Personal Information You Choose to Provide

We will not sell, trade, or in any other manner intentionally distribute, disseminate, or
disclose any personal identification information about you (such as, for example, your
full name, street or mailing address, telephone number or e-mail address) as an individual user of this web site to any companies, organizations, individuals, or any other third party
without having first received your permission. However, if you contact us to inquire
about a TERC product, we may forward limited contact information about you to our
publisher and/or distributor to enable them to respond to your inquiry, without first
obtaining your permission.
 We may request personal identification information from you in connection with your use
of, or participation in, surveys, e-mail


TERC is firmly committed to protecting your online privacy. The following discloses our online information gathering and dissemination practices. By utilizing the site and entering information about yourself, you agree to be legally bound by this privacy policy, as amended from time to time. If this policy is not acceptable and you are unwilling to be bound by it, please do not enter any information about yourself through this site. 

Our overall policy is extremely simple: If we collect information from you, we use it only for the purposes for which it was collected, and the other limited purposes outlined below. 

This statement may change over time — please review it periodically. By using this web site after we post any changes to this Privacy Policy, you agree to accept those changes. If at any time you choose not to accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, then you will not enter information about yourself; if you have already done so, then you can opt-out as explained below. 

Types of Information Collected 

TERC collects two types of user information. We collect some non-personally identifiable information automatically and some from our contact, registration, and TERC product inquiry forms and online surveys. Non-personally identifiable information might include your IP address, your browser type or operating system, the domain name from which you linked to our site, your zip code, your age, and other general demographic information. We use this non-personally identifiable information to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website; and we may share it with our affiliates, or with our other business partners on an aggregated basis. 

Our site’s registration and contact forms, online surveys, merchandise transactions, donations, email correspondence, bulletin boards, chat rooms,

wikis and other collaborative spaces,

mailing list registrations

enabling you to receive our publications


or teacher registrations enabling teachers to participate in curriculum field-tests,

workshops, and/or other TERC project

activities. However, we will only collect this personal information from you if you have voluntarily submitted it to us.
 Any personal information provided to us may be used in connection with the activities 
previously referred to above. Should you contact us with questions or comments, we may
 use your personal information in order to respond to your questions or comments. We
 may also keep your comments or questions for future reference.

activities may also request or require users to give us personally identifiable information (like their name, telephone number, home address and email address). We may use the information to contact the user, but users may opt-out of receiving future mailings. We will not sell or disclose your personally identifiable data to any third party unless: (i) we change website hosts or our host transfers business assets (as further described below); (ii) we first obtain permission from you; (iii) we need to share it with agents or contractors who perform services for us; (iv) you contact us to inquire about a TERC product and we need to forward limited information about you to our publisher and/or distributor to enable them to respond to your inquiry; or (v) we are required by law to disclose it. 

It is important to note that if you give out personal information online, through a

wiki space,



board or chat room, for example, that information may be collected and used by


third parties. We cannot guarantee the security of information you post in these arenas. You

disclose such information

disclose such information at your own risk.

communications, by their nature,

You should also be aware that email communications are not necessarily secure against interception.

 TERC enables site users to change or modify personal information by contacting the contact person listed on the web site.
TERC does not keep digital records of social security numbers, driver's license numbers, or debit/credit card numbers, in keeping with the Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth - 201 CMR 17.00.


One exception to this policy is that we will release specific information about you to
comply with any valid legal process requested by a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or
 court order.

Privacy of Children

TERC does not solicit personal information from minors. We will never knowingly
 request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of thirteen (13)
 without prior verifiable parental consent.
If we become aware that a site visitor under the age of thirteen (13) has provided personal 
information without prior verifiable parental consent, we will remove his or her 
personally identifiable information from our files. Please note, we may maintain a
record of that person's name and address in a "do not register" file to prevent subsequent
 registration of that minor.
We recommend against posting personally identifying information of any kind while participating in TERC project activities; however, absolutely no identifying information about persons under the age of 13 may be posted on the TERC Web Site(s). Any information of this kind will be removed.

Non-personal Web Site Use Information

TERC automatically collects and stores information from each site visitor that is not
personally identifying information. As each visitor browses through the web site, reading
 and/or downloading pages, we will gather and store certain information about the visit. 
This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store the
following information about your visit:

* The Internet domain (for example, if you use a private 
Internet access account, or if you connect from a school or
university domain), and IP address (a number automatically assigned to your
computer whenever you are online) from which you access our web site.

* The type of browser and operating system you use to access our site, and
other details about your software and hardware configurations.

* The date and time you access our site.

* The pages you visit within our site.

* If you came to our pages from another web site, the URL of that web site.

In addition, cookies may be used on some TERC web sites, but solely for purposes
of authentication and/or personalization. We do not use cookies to gather
information associated with an individual.
We use this non-personal information to help us make each of our web sites more useful
to visitors by learning about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology
our visitors use.


This policy applies to all TERC project web sites, except in circumstances in which
individual TERC projects choose to post modified versions of this policy on their project
web sites.
TERC web sites contain links to other sites. TERC is not responsible for the content or
privacy practices of these sites.



If you provide contact information, staff from TERC may inquire to clarify your comment or question, or to learn about your level of customer satisfaction with our services. 

Transfer of Business Assets 

As our website host develops business, it may be acquired, merge with another business, or acquire or buy other businesses or assets. In such transactions, both personally and non-personally identifiable information will likely be one of the transferred assets. 


We may use “cookies” to determine whether you have visited our site previously and to save and remember any preferences that you set while using our site. Cookies also allow us to measure activity on our site and to improve your user experience, for example by remembering your passwords and viewing preferences, thus allowing you to visit any member-only parts of the site without re-registering. Our cookies cannot retrieve any other data from a hard drive or obtain an e-mail address. Although a user has the ability to modify most browsers to either accept all cookies, notify the user when a cookie is sent, or reject all cookies, it may not be possible to utilize certain services if cookies are rejected. 


This site contains links to other sites. The TERC site is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policy and any other online policies or agreements of any sites to which you link. 


We will take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of your personally identifiable information. This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. However, we do not assume any liability for third-party usage of your personal information, whether obtained legally or illegally from our system. 


The TERC site does not seek to collect any information from children under the age of 13. If any child provides us with personally identifiable information, a parent or guardian may notify us and such information will be deleted from our records.  


This site gives users the opportunity to change and modify information previously provided information by sending us an email through our contact form. 


This policy applies to all TERC project

web sites

websites, except in circumstances in which

individual TERC projects choose to post modified versions of this policy on their project

web sites


TERC web sites contain links to other sites. TERC is not responsible for the content or
privacy practices of these sites.

Contacting TERC

2067 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone: 617.873.9600
Fax: 617.873.9601


Contacting the Website 

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can send a message through our contact page.


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