1. Acceptance of the Terms

The following terms and conditions (collectively, these “Terms of Use”) apply to your use of www.openscied.org (the “Website”), including any content, functionality and services offered on the Website. The Terms of Service also include the OpenSciEd Privacy Policy.

Please read the Terms of Use carefully before you start using the website, because by using the Website you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use. Should you disagree with some of the provisions herein, you can either leave the Website or contact us at info@openscied.org.

OpenSciEd is committed to creating classrooms where teachers can fulfill their highest aspirations and where students can achieve more than they think possible. It is for this reason that we make our publications, resources, presentations, learning tools, professional development tools, and collection of student work freely available to users.

2. Changes to the Terms of Use and the Website

We reserve the right to update the Website and these Terms of Use from time to time, at our discretion and without notice. Your continued use of the Website following the publishing of updated Terms of Use means that you accept and agree to the changes.

3. Accessing the Website, Security and Privacy

We can’t guarantee that the Website will be up and running at all times. We reserve the right to suspend or restrict access to some features to users. In any case, we will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period, nor for any data loss.

To access certain features of the Website you have to register by entering your email and choosing a password as part of our security procedures. You may use the Website without registration, but in order to take advantage of certain aspects, you may need to register for an account. Your account is for your sole, personal use. You may not authorize others to use your account, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. All registration information about you must be truthful, and you may not use any aliases or other means to mask your true identity. You are responsible for the security of your password and will be solely liable for any use or unauthorized use under such password. OpenSciEd reserves the right to terminate your account if you do not adhere to our registration requirements as outlined above.

It is a condition of your use of the Website that all the information you provide on the Website is correct, current and complete. In the future, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. As custom for internet websites, we reserve the right to disable any user account, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any provision of these Terms of Use.

We do not guarantee that the Website or any content provided on the Website is error free.

3. Conditions of Use

Except as expressly provided to the contrary, the Website content, including the classroom curriculum and professional learning resources created by OpenSciEd and its partners is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).

Except as expressly provided to the contrary, OpenSciEd invites use of its publications, resources, presentations, learning tools, and professional development tools. You are free to download materials and share them with others, and as long as OpenSciED is given proper attribution as described by the applicable license.

You may not use any automated means to manipulate the Website or attempt to exceed the limited authorization and access granted to you under this Terms of Use. You may not resell use of, or access to the Website to any third party.

4. Individual Features and Services

When using the Website, you will be subject to any additional posted guidelines or rules applicable to specific services and features that may be posted from time to time.

5. Disclaimers of Warranty, Limitations of Liability and Indemnification

Your use of the Website is at your sole risk. The service is provided “as is” and “as available”. We disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. We are not liable for damages, direct or consequential, resulting from your use of the Website, and you agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from any claims, losses, liability costs and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from your violation of any third-party’s rights. You acknowledge that you have only a limited, non-exclusive, nontransferable license to use the Website. Because the Website is not error or bug free, you agree that you will use it carefully and avoid using it ways which might result in any loss of your or any third party’s property or information.

6. Severability and Waiver

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and OpenSciEd and govern your use of the service, superseding any prior agreements (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Use). If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

7. International Access

The Website is provided from the United States and all servers that make it available reside in the United States. The laws of other countries may differ regarding the access and use of the Website. OpenSciEd makes no representations regarding the legality of the Website in any other country and it is your responsibility to ensure that your use complies with all applicable laws outside of the United States.

8. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising out of, or related to them, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule.

Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Use or the Website shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of New York.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@openscied.org

OpenSciEd Privacy Policy

1. Acceptance of the Policy

Welcome to OpenSciEd (“we,” “us” or “our”). We are pleased to have you as a user and member of the community. We know that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. This online Privacy Policy is part of OpenSciEd’s Terms of Use.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before accessing the Website. By using the Website, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. If you do not agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, promptly leave the Website. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at infor@openscied.org.

1.1 What does this Privacy Policy cover?
This Privacy Policy explains how OpenSciEd collects and uses information from its users, including our treatment of personally identifiable information. This policy does not apply to websites or practices of companies that OpenSciEd does not own or control.

2. What information does OpenSciEd collect?

2.1 Information you provide to us
Portions of the Website we operate requires users to register. When you register at the Website, we ask you to provide certain personal information, including but not limited to your name, email address, and organization. When you sign up for our Newsletter, we will ask you for your name and email address in order to contact you in future. We will also collect personally identifiable information from you with your consent when request further information through a contact form on the Website.

2.2 Information collected automatically
In order to enable login-based features, we use cookies to store session information for your convenience. A cookie is an identifier that is stored by a browser on the user’s computer. The Website’s cookies do not generate personal data, do not read personal data from your computer, do not store personally identifiable information and are not attached to anything that can be used to identify you.

We collect data from every visitor of the Website to monitor traffic and fix bugs. For example, we collect information such as web requests, the data sent in response to such requests, the Internet Protocol address, the browser type, the browser language, and a timestamp for the request.

2.3 What choices do I have?
You are able to view, change and remove your data associated with your profile. Should you choose to delete your account, please contact us at info@openscied.org and we will honor your request.

3. What does OpenSciEd use my information for?

3.1 Personal Information
We use your personal information to provide you the OpenSciEd services or products or to communicate with you about the Website or OpenSciEd services or products.

3.2 Usage Information
OpenSciEd may use data to enable us to determine the frequency of users to our Website and its individual pages, so that we can improve and customize our Website and OpenSciEd products

4. Does OpenSciEd share my data?

4.1 Personal Information
OpenSciEd will not sell your personal information to any third-party organizations for any reason.

4.2 Partners
OpenSciEd will sometimes share personal information with other organizations with whom we collaborate for development and distribution of our products and services. Those partners may send you email correspondence about information and services which they think you may find interesting or helpful, using the email address you have provided. When your personal information is submitted to our partners, they will have no rights to share your personal information with any third parties, and we require them to exercise reasonable care to protect your personal information.

4.3 Other required sharing
We do not otherwise share personal information you have provided to us without your consent, unless we have a good faith belief that doing so:

§ is appropriate to carry out your request;
§ is necessary to enforce our Terms of Use;
§ is necessary to detect, prevent or address fraud, security or technical issues;
§ is necessary to otherwise protect our property, legal rights, or that of others; or
§ is required by law or is necessary to comply with the law or legal process or is pertinent to judicial or governmental investigations or proceedings.

4.4 Usage Information
Aggregated, anonymized data is periodically transmitted to external services, such as Google Analytics (traffic analysis) and Amazon Web Services (website hosting and data storage), to help us improve the Website and service. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of these third party services, and you are responsible for reading and understanding these third parties’ privacy policies.
Third parties may extract data such as that listed below.

§ Google Analytics: anonymous (ad serving domains, browser type, demographics, language settings, page views, time/date), pseudonymous (IP address)
§ Amazon Web Services: hosts some Website applications and stores related data

4.5 Social Networks
We also use social buttons provided by services like Twitter and Facebook. Your use of these third party services is entirely optional. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of these third party services, and you are responsible for reading and understanding these third party services’ privacy policies.

4.6 Hyperlinks
Information that is available on this Website may include links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of the websites you visit through these links, and you are responsible for reading and understanding these third parties’ privacy policies.

4.7 Agents
We employ and contract with people and other entities that perform certain tasks on our behalf and who are under our control (our “Agents”). We may need to share personal information with our Agents in order to provide services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our Agents do not have any right to use personal information or other information we share with them beyond what is necessary to perform their functions. You hereby consent to our sharing of personal information with our Agents.

4.8 Business Transfers
If OpenSciEd or some or all of its assets are acquired by or otherwise transferred to another company, or if OpenSciEd goes out of business, or if OpenSciEd changes its tax-exemption status, personal information provided by the user and information concerning the user’s use of the Website may be transferred to or acquired by a third party.

5. Is information about me secure?

We intend to protect against unauthorized access of data about you that we store, including personal information. You can help protect against unauthorized access to your account and personal information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately, by limiting access to your computer and browser, and by signing off after you have finished accessing your account. OpenSciEd is not liable for unauthorized disclosures of personal information due to no fault of OpenSciEd including, but not limited to, errors in transmission and unauthorized acts of OpenSciEd and/or third parties.

6. Will OpenSciEd communicate with me?

OpenSciEd may contact you, by email or other means. For example, OpenSciEd may communicate with you about your use of the OpenSciEd products and/or website. We deliberately keep unsolicited communications with users to a minimum.

7. Can OpenSciEd change this Privacy Policy?

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected. You are bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when you use the Website after such changes have been first posted, and it is your responsibility to check this agreement periodically for changes. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, the date of the most recent revision will be indicated above and below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@openscied.org.