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TERC Online Use Policy
Last Updated 9/17/14
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 is provided to you as a public service and without charge in support of our mission to improve math and science education. Your use of this web site acknowledges acceptance of the following terms and conditions of use which apply to TERC's home page (the "TERC Web Site") and its entire family of web sites and wiki spaces as indicated by the terc.edu domain.
Copyright and Use of Materials Posted on this Site
All content on the TERC Web Site is owned by TERC or its suppliers, or used 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 for personal use provided that you keep intact all
copyright and proprietary notices. You may not, however, reproduce, sell, or distribute
multiple copies of any content - including text and graphics - without obtaining 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.
Use of This Site
We ask that you respect this Site and other users by not posting or transmitting 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 to concerns regarding inappropriate usage, anonymous posting, commenting, or blogging on TERC-hosted websites is not allowed.
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 without TERC's prior written consent. Contact Communications@terc.edu for consent.
If you submit content to the TERC Web Site through a message board, chat room, or any
similar interactive service on the Site, you give TERC the nonexclusive right to post such content publicly, unless otherwise stated.
Violations of system or network security are prohibited and may result in criminal and/or civil liability.
Support Level Agreement
TERC is committed to providing 24-hour availability to the TERC Web Site. However, despite the safeguards we have put in place, TERC cannot guarantee constant access to the TERC Web Site, 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 or the information contained therein may be lawfully accessed, transmitted, viewed, downloaded, or otherwise used outside of the United States. Users from outside the United States are solely responsible for compliance with the laws of the country from which access is made.
Last Updated 1/07/10
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 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.
It is important to note that if you give out personal information online, through a wiki space, bulletin
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 at your own risk. E-mail
communications, by their nature, 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.
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.
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, xcompany.com if you use a private
Internet access account, or yourschool.edu 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.
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.
This policy applies to all TERC project web sites, except in circumstances in which