Terms of Use

TERMS OF USE — www.educationsector.org

Education Sector operates this website (the "website") for the education and personal edification of our visitors. Use of this website is conditioned on the user's acceptance of all of these Terms of Use, including the Education Sector Privacy Policy and disclaimers set forth below. Use of this website constitutes the user's agreement to all those terms and conditions. If you cannot agree with all these terms, please exit this website.

Editorial Policies and Disclaimer

Unlike many policy organizations, Education Sector doesn't take organizational positions on legislation or key education controversies. While we do have a clear perspective and set of values that guide our thinking about education policy, our goal is to be a truly independent source of information and analysis, not bound by conventional ideologies or commitments to predetermined issue slates. Informed by our values, we'll go where the evidence leads us.

That said, Education Sector's blog, The Quick and the Ed reflects the opinions of the individuals who post. Sometimes some of us will have strong opinions on one side or the other of a particular issue. We launched our blog to create forums for sharing those ideas. But opinions on these blogs reflect the views of the authors, not institutional positions of Education Sector. You'll even find that our bloggers tend to disagree amongst themselves about a number of education issues, even while sharing similar guiding values.

Copyright and Trademark Information

All materials on this website are protected by copyrights, trademarks and/or other intellectual property rights. These materials are owned by Education Sector or are used with permission of their owners or as otherwise authorized by law. Please see our permissions page for information about use, reproduction, and distribution of these materials.

Education Sector does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or reliability of the material or data on this website or any other site available through links from this site. Links to other websites are provided as a convenience only. Providing links to other sites does not mean that Education Sector endorses the linked-to websites or the opinions expressed on such websites.

Comments

Education Sector welcomes comments from users. All user or third party submissions or postings are the views of the author or poster. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Education Sector. Education Sector reserves the right to edit any material submitted to it, for any reason. Education Sector has the sole discretion over whether to publish, edit or delete any material submitted to Education Sector. By submitting comments or other messages to Education Sector, the commenter gives Education Sector all rights to the material and authorizes Education Sector to publish the material in any media now known or hereafter developed, and to use, adapt, recast, distribute, display, perform, or transmit it in any way, as Education Sector may determine in its sole discretion. By submitting your name, address, photo or other identifying data with a posting or other submission, you give Education Sector the right to publish that data, and to use that data for promotional or any other purpose. Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary, or copyrighted material without authorization of the owner. Submission of any material that is obscene, defamatory, or that infringes any trademark, copyright, privacy right, or other legal right is prohibited. Education Sector does not collect or seek any data or submissions from people under the age of 13. 

DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

THE MATERIAL ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. EDUCATION SECTOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOSS OF PROSPECTIVE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR MISUSE OF THIS WEB SITE, OR THE INFORMATION, DOCUMENTS, OR SOFTWARE HEREIN, EVEN IF EDUCATION SECTOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANOTHER PARTY. EDUCATION SECTOR DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE OF INACCURACIES OR ERRORS, NOR DOES EDUCATION SECTOR WARRANT THAT THE SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS.

A User's use of this website, and any reliance on any material published or transmitted by this website, is at the user's own risk. You agree that you hereby release Education Sector and its affiliates, advertisers, supporters, and authors from any and all liability or obligations arising from the access or use of this website, or any public forum or other area of this website. A User's sole remedy for any problem or concern is to exit this Web site. You agree that you will indemnify and hold Education Sector harmless for any loss, damages or liability suffered by Education Sector as a result of your use of this website, or your submission of any material to Education Sector or this website. Education Sector reserves the right to restrict or limit access to this website.

Copyright Violations: If you believe that any material on this website infringes your copyright, please notify us as follows, under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). To notify us, the DMCA requires that you: 1. Send an email notice to Education Sector to: info@educationsector.org. 2. Include the following information in your email: a. Identify of the copyrighted work(s) you claim is infringed; b. Identify the material you claim is infringing the copyright(s), and give enough information for Education Sector to locate that material; c. Include a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf (the "Claimant"); d. Include the Claimant's name, address, and telephone number(s); e. Include a statement that the Claimant has a good faith belief that use of the disputed material is not authorized by the copyright owner or his agent; and f. Include a statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification of copyright infringement is accurate and that the Claimant is the copyright owner or is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Privacy Policy

Education Sector is committed to respecting your online privacy. We have established this policy so that you can understand the care with which we intend to treat your personal information.

The following privacy policy governs the use of your personal data submitted to Education Sector.

Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information
Education Sector collects certain personally identifiable information (“PII”) when you register with Education Sector, subscribe to our newsletters or other notices from us, or participate in our social networks. Specifically, we may collect the following personal information: your name, e-mail address, street address, organization, telephone number, and additional demographic data. 

Education Sector does not rent, sell, or share our PII information with third parties. We use the PII information to send you information or material for which you have subscribed or which we think you will enjoy. We also use the PII to assess and improve our services. We may allow entities assisting Education Sector on technical and internal issues to access certain PII data on a need-to-know basis, subject to confidentiality protections. We reserve the right to provide any successor in interest with our subscriber and user database, and to comply with court orders or other legal obligations. 

We collect the IP address of our visitors and use that data to gather broad demographic information about our visitors. We also may use cookies to enhance your experience with our website. “Cookies" are small files downloaded to your hard drive that enable your browser to save and recall information. We may use this data to tailor our visitors' experiences, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences. We may share demographic information on an aggregate basis.

Security
Education Sector takes precautions to protect the security of your personal information and to ensure that your choices for its intended use are honored. These precautions help protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

Edits/Opt-Out Options
Education Sector gives users the option to edit the personal information you have already given us and/or to remove your name from our roster, or unsubscribe from any e-mail lists you have previously signed up for on our site. Users also may opt-out of receiving future mailings from Education Sector.

Notice to Parents
Education Sector does not collect or seek personal information from persons under the age of 13.  We encourage parents to teach their children about the Internet and the safe and responsible use of their Personal Information while using the Internet.

Amendments

Education Sector reserves the right to change these Terms of Use or its Privacy Policy at any time, by posting amended terms on this web site. Use of the Web site after the effective date constitutes acceptance of the amended terms and conditions. We reserve the right to apply the amended terms to the information we have already collected, subject to any legal constraints. You should read and review this page regularly to see if there have been any changes.

Effective Date

The Effective Date of these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy is January 01, 2006.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about Education Sector, or our terms of use, including the privacy policy, you can contact:

Education Sector
info@educationsector.org
1201 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.552.2840

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