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Washington School District - Terms of Use
Please read these terms of use carefully before using this site. By using this site, you agree to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this site.

General
This site is owned and operated by Washington School District. Washington School District has the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the site, including, without limitation, the content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use of the site.

Equipment
You shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of the site and all charges related thereto.

Restrictions on Use
You shall use the site for lawful purposes only. You shall not post or transmit through the site any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law. Without Washington School District’s express prior approval, you shall not post or transmit through the site any material which contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services. You shall not use the site to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation, including, without limitation, the solicitation of users to become subscribers of other on-line information services competitive with the site. Any conduct by you that in Washington School District’s discretion restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the site will not be permitted.

The site contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, without limitation, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, and the contents of the site are copyrighted under the United States copyright laws. You may not modify, publish, transmit, display, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part. You may download one copy of any copyrighted material for your personal, non-commercial home use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express written permission of Washington School District and the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.

You shall not email, upload, post or otherwise make available on the site any material protected by the copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right and the burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright rests with you. You shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission. Subject to Washington School District’s policies regarding privacy, any e-mails, notes, message/billboard/forum postings, ideas, suggestions, concepts or other material submitted will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and will become the property of Washington School District. By submitting material to Washington School District, you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such material has expressly granted Washington School District the royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, display, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed. You also permit any other user of the site to access, view, store, or reproduce the material for that user's personal use. You grant Washington School District the right to edit, copy, display, publish and distribute any material made available on the site by you.

The foregoing provisions of Section 3 are for the benefit of Washington School District, its subsidiaries, affiliates and its third party content providers and licensors and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly or on its own behalf.

Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NEITHER Washington School District, ITS AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SITE, OR FROM THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE.


THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. ADDITIONALLY, THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE.

THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INACCURACY, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF THIS SITE, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR (INCLUDING STRICT LIABILITY), NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW. THIS DOES NOT AFFECT ANY STATUTORY RIGHTS WHICH MAY NOT BE DISCLAIMED. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT Liberty IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD-PARTIES OVER WHICH IT HAS NO CONTROL.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL Washington School District’s TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING ITS OWN NEGLIGENCE) OR UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY (INCLUDING STRICT LIABILITY) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE. THIS DOES NOT AFFECT ANY STATUTORY RIGHTS WHICH MAY NOT BE DISCLAIMED.

Monitoring

Washington School District shall have the right in its sole discretion to refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on the site. Without limiting the foregoing, Washington School District shall have the right to remove any material that Washington School District, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Washington School District and its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, damages, costs, liabilities, losses and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of your use of the site.

Trademarks

Washington School District logos are trademarks of Washington School District. All rights reserved. All other trademarks appearing on the site are the property of their respective owners.

Third Party Content

Washington School District is not a publisher of content supplied by third parties and users of the site. Accordingly, Washington School District has no more editorial control over such content than does a public library, bookstore, or newsstand. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers and users, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of Washington School District. In many instances, the content available through the site represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider or user. Washington School District neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the site by anyone other than authorized Washington School District employee spokespersons while acting in their official capacities.

Viruses

Washington School District also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from the Site.

Export Control

Software and other materials from this Site may also be subject to United States Export Control. The United States Export Control laws prohibit the export of certain technical data and software to certain territories. No software from this Site may be downloaded or exported (1) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country to which the Unites States has embargoed goods; or (2) anyone on the Unites States Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. Washington School District does not authorize the downloading or exportation of any software or technical data from this Site to any jurisdiction prohibited by the United States Export Laws.

Business Associates

The business associates of Washington School District identified on this Site are independent contractors of Washington School District. The business associates are not joint venturers or partners of Washington School District. No employee or representative of the business associates is under the control of Washington School District.

Changed Terms

Washington School District has the right at any time to change or modify the terms and conditions applicable to use of the site, or any part thereof, or to impose new conditions, including, without limitation, adding fees and charges for use. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by any means including, without limitation, posting on the site, or by electronic or conventional mail, or by any other means. Any use of the site by you after such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance of such changes, modifications, additions or deletions.

Miscellaneous

These terms of use constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. These terms of use shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. You hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the State of Pennsylvania, acknowledge that venue is proper in any state or Federal court in the State of Pennsylvania, agree that any action related to these terms of use must be brought in a state or Federal court in the State of Pennsylvania, and waive any objection that may exist, now or in the future, with respect to any of the foregoing. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.

The Washington School District website incorporates links to other websites. Washington School District does not in any way endorse, nor is it responsible for, the content on those other websites.

©2006 Washington School District. All rights reserved

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Washington School District Privacy Policy

The Internet is a powerful tool allowing its users to exchange information freely. As a recipient of information collected on www.washington.k12.pa.us (the "Site"), The Washington School District ("we", "our" or "us") has policies about how we use the information we collect.

Categories of Information

Information about you can be categorized as (a) personally identifiable information or (b) non-personally identifiable information. "Personally identifiable information" is information that we collect from you such as your name, postal address, telephone number, fax number and email address. "Non-personally identifiable information" is information that we collect from you that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as your Web site browsing patterns or demographic information.

How We Use and Disclose Information

We will use your personally identifiable information for public relations, such as to provide you with information that you may request, to give you updates, to notify you and to customize your experience on the Site. We may also combine the information we have gathered about you with information from other sources, such as other Web sites operated by us, to better serve your needs. Unless you tell us not to, we may use your personally identifiable information to contact you with information we think you would be interested in. If you do not want to receive this information, indicate that we may not do so at the point where you give us your personally identifiable information. If you change your mind later, email us at dilorenzo@washington.k12.pa.us and we will also provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of receiving this information. Please note that changes to your preferences may not be effective immediately.

Because we care about your privacy, we will not give your personally identifiable information to third parties, such as marketers or retailers, for them to use to contact you about offers or promotions of their own unless you allow us to. If you would like us to share your personally identifiable information with third parties so that you may receive these special offers and promotions, indicate that we may do so at the point where you give us such personally identifiable information. Please note that changes to your preferences may not be effective immediately.

How We Collect Information

We will collect personally identifiable information from you when you actively give us the information. Examples of this may include when you register for e-mails, fill out online site registration forms, request that we send you information, newsletters, participate in community features, or respond to our surveys or other requests for visitor responses.

Like many other Web sites, we collect non-personally identifiable information from you by "passive" means, in other words by tracking your use of the Site, often through the use of cookies. That information includes, among other things, the type of computer operating system and net browser that are being used and the domain name of your Internet service provider, as well as some of the information described below. We use this information for internal purposes and to help us interact with visitors to the Site.

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer's hard drive that may contain information (such as a unique user ID) that a Web site may use to track certain things. We may use cookies in order to improve your site experience. The cookie helps us track the pages of the Site that you visit, tells us whether you have been to the Site before and tells us which Web site you visited immediately before visiting the Site, but does not tell us about your use of any other Web sites. You can keep us from using cookies by turning them off in your browser. However, if you turn off your cookies then you may see the registration form constantly.

Special Policies for Children

www.washington.k12.pa.us is a general audience web site that provides content that may be of interest to children 13 years of age and younger. Because www.washington.k12.pa.us has certain policies regarding the use of personally identifiable information about children under the age of 13, users who fall in this age range may not have access to all of the services and products offered by www.washington.k12.pa.us.

Registration

If a user under the age of 13 attempts to register or join any web site or property controlled or owned by www.washington.k12.pa.us, the registration will not be completed or accepted until the consent of the child's parent is secured. If a user under the age of 13 attempts to register for an account with www.washington.k12.pa.us or another web site, the user must provide information sufficient to allow www.liberty.k12.mo.us to secure the permission of the child's parent to utilize our products and services. This information will include the parent's email address, mailing address, phone number and full name.

www.washington.k12.pa.us may require that children under the age of 13 provide the same information required of all other users to establish a user account, including first and last name, email address, birth date, zip code and personal interests. www.washington.k12.pa.us uses this information to personalize the user experience, maintain account integrity and accounting, and to provide customized marketing and advertising information to our users.

At no time will www.washington.k12.pa.us require that a child under 13 years of age, as a condition of participation in an activity or to utilize our products or services, provide more information than is reasonably necessary. This is a requirement of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). www.washington.k12.pa.us, strictly abides by this requirement.

Disclosure of Information to Others

www.washington.k12.pa.us will not sell or rent personally identifiable information about children under 13 years of age to anyone.

www.washington.k12.pa.us will not contact children under the age of 13 about products, services or for marketing purposes without the express written consent of the child's parent.

www.washington.k12.pa.us may share personally identifiable information of a child under 13 years of with other parties, companies and people when:

Required by law or required to do so to comply with a subpoena, court order or legal process; or When explicit permission has been granted by a child's parent or legal guardian.

Deleting and Updating Information

Users under the age of 13 will have the ability to delete or update information that is part of their www.washington.k12.pa.us website account. In addition, the parents or legal guardians of children under the age of 13 will have the ability to review, edit and delete information relating to their child's www.washington.k12.pa.us account at any time.

Parents and legal guardians can send email or contact www.washington.k12.pa.us via the information below to stop collection or use of information about their children by www.washington.k12.pa.us.

Links

The Site contains links to other sites, including, among others, third parties and companies whose trademarks may appear on the Site. The other sites and third parties maintain their own privacy policies that may be different from ours. Visitors using such links should consult the privacy notices associated with those links. We do not control this collection of information and are not responsible or liable for the privacy policies maintained or actions taken by third parties with regard to your information. Our Privacy Policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond our control. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online-for example, via message boards or chat rooms-that information can be collected, intercepted and used by people you do not know. You should use such community functions at your own risk.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using the Site, you indicate your agreement with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, then do not use the Site. We reserve the right to change the terms of this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Site following any changes to this Privacy Policy will be deemed to constitute your acceptance of such changes. Please check this page regularly for any changes.

Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions or comments regarding our privacy policy: dilorenzo@washington.k12.pa.us

©2006 Washington School District. All rights reserved.