ACADEMY FOR THE LOVE OF LEARNING PRIVACY POLICY

Last Update: 5/27/2008

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE OR SUBMITTING ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION. BY USING THIS WEBSITE YOU ARE AGREEING TO THESE PRIVACY TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.  THIS WEBSITE IS INTENDED FOR USERS IN THE UNITED STATES.

We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time. You should check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. By using this website after we post any changes to this Privacy Policy, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them. We will post a notice here when we make material changes to this Privacy Policy.  If at any time you choose not to accept these terms and conditions of use, please do not use this website.

Commitment to Privacy
This website, www.aloveoflearning.org, (“Site”) and any and all websites that we may own and operate in the future are owned by the Academy for the Love of Learning, Inc. (the “Academy,” “we” or “our”).  We respect the privacy of every individual who uses the Site and we will only process and use the data obtained through the Site for our own charitable purposes. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) outlines the information we will collect and how we will use that information.

Personally Identifiable Information
When you access and use this Site, we or our service providers may obtain data concerning that access and use.  If you request information from us or register to use any limited access portions of the Site, you will be asked to provide personally identifiable information about yourself. This data may include, but is not limited to, your name, address and other demographic information, telephone number, and email address. We will not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily. If you opt not to provide us with personally identifiable information, no material consequences will result, although there may be functionality on the Site that may be unavailable to you.

Use of Personally Identifiable Information
We may store and process your personally identifiable information in order to fulfill any requests for information that you make of us, provide you access to certain restricted portions of the Site, or to better understand your needs and to learn how to improve our Site offerings. We may also use your personally identifiable information to contact you (for example, we may respond to your email inquiries, request for more information or request to join our mailing list).  We will not sell or rent your personal information to any third party not affiliated with the Academy.

Interactive Forums
Our interactive forums provide our registered users an opportunity to interact with one another.  Though we encourage the dialogue, you should remain cautious about revealing personal information such as age, e-mail address and phone number to other participants in these forums.  You, and not we, are liable for any consequences that result from your disclosure of personal information to participants in such forums.

Contributions
You may make donations to us through the Site. When you make donations through the Site, you will be asked to submit certain information such as your name, mailing address, email address, employer, occupation, credit/debit card information, etc.   PayPal and EXS are our third party service providers that sometimes we use to process your credit/debit card transaction. If you make a contribution to us via the Site by credit card, PayPal and EXS may retain your credit card information according to their own business processes. PayPal  and EXS are obligated to comply with all applicable laws regarding the treatment of your personal and financial information.

Disclosure to Service Providers
To enable us to more efficiently provide the products and services you have requested from us, we may share your personal information with selected third parties who are acting on our behalf as our agents, suppliers, or providers. Such third party service providers are provided only with such information as is necessary under the circumstances.  Information provided to third parties is used only for the purposes stipulated and those third parties are subject to confidentiality obligations. We may also enhance or merge personally identifiable information with data obtained from third parties for any of the foregoing purposes. Nothing in the Privacy Policy shall be deemed to prohibit us from disclosing your identity or information if we are required by law to do so.

Contacting Us Regarding Your Personally Identifiable Information
If you have submitted personally identifiable information through the Site, and you would like to review, request changes or have that information deleted from our databases, please contact us by sending a letter or email to our Privacy Compliance Officer at the Academy for the Love of Learning, 1012 Marquez Place, Suite 308A, Santa Fe, NM 87505; email: dan[at]aloveoflearning.org . We will then use reasonable efforts to change or remove your personally identifiable information from our files, unless we are entitled or required to retain it pursuant to other agreements or by law. We will use reasonable efforts to supply you with this information and correct any factual inaccuracies in this information. Notwithstanding the prior two sentences, if the laws in your state provide you with additional protections or require us to comply with more stringent obligations to provide you with, remove, or correct your personally identifiable information, we will comply with those legal requirements.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information Collected Automatically
In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. Examples of this type of information include but are not limited to the frequency of your use of the Site and the route by which you choose to access the Site and your use of any available hyperlinks. We and our service providers, agents or advisors may process and use this data for purposes including, but not limited to, planning Site development, assessing patterns of use, or to include you in e-mail or mailing lists so that we may send you information or updates and or offer you services.

Cookies
“Cookies” are small text files that are either used for the duration of a session (‘session cookies’), or saved on a user’s hard drive in order to identify that user the next time he/she logs on to the Site (‘persistent cookies’). We may use ‘session cookies’ to identify registered users logging in to the Site. These cookies are deleted from the server soon after the session ends and are not collected or saved. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that, although if you do disable cookies from your browser you may not be able to access certain sections of the Site.

Security
We strive to protect the privacy of the information that you share with us.  We have undertaken reasonable efforts to implement security measures designed to protect all data we collect against unauthorized access.  We utilize the industry standard security measures available through your browser, so that it is unlikely that your information can be read as it travels over the Internet.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  As a result, although we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of the information that you submit to us via the Site and you do so at your own risk. We also implement measures to protect your personal information off-line.

Other Sites

The Site may contain links and pointers to other websites on the Internet that may be maintained by third parties. Such links are not controlled by the Academy and do not constitute an endorsement by the Academy or its affiliates. The Academy and its affiliates do not control, and are not responsible for, the availability, accuracy, or currency of such third-party websites or any information, content, products or services accessible from such third-party websites. Once you leave the Site and go to another website, please be aware that those websites may have terms and conditions that differ from the provisions provided herein. The Academy recommends that you review the privacy policy and terms and conditions of those websites prior to use.  The Academy is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims any and all liability related to actions of such linked websites, their terms and conditions or the content of such websites.

Minors
This Site is directed toward and designed for use by persons aged 18 or the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you reside. We will not establish or maintain accounts for any person that we know to be under the age of 18.  We do not solicit or knowingly collect personally identifiable information from persons under the age of 18.  If we nevertheless discover that we have received personally identifiable information from an individual who indicates that he or she is, or that we otherwise have reason to believe is, under the age of 18, we will promptly delete such information from our systems.  Additionally, a child’s parent or legal guardian may request that the child’s information be deleted from our files by contacting our Privacy Compliance Officer as set forth above.

ACADEMY FOR THE LOVE OF LEARNING
WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

Last Update: 5/27/2008
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE AGREED TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE. We reserve the right to modify them at any time. You should check these terms and conditions periodically for changes. By using this website after we post any changes to these terms and conditions, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them. We will post a notice here when we make material changes to these terms and conditions.  If at any time you choose not to accept these terms and conditions of use, please do not use this website.

Scope of Terms and Conditions

This website, www.aloveoflearning.org, (“Site”) and any and all websites that we may own and operate in the future are owned by the Academy for the Love of Learning, Inc. (the “Academy”,” “we” or “our”).  These terms and conditions do not apply to your use of unaffiliated websites to which the Site only links.

Intellectual Property Ownership
All intellectual property rights in the contents of the Site, publications, assessment resources, digital library, graphics, blogs, and all other property on the Site (the “Content”) are owned by the Academy or its licensors. Our rights in and to the Content are protected by national and international copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws and treaties.  The extent of your license to use the Content on the Site is limited to your own personal use.  Your commercial use of the Content is strictly prohibited.  We reserve the right to revoke your license and terminate your access rights to the Site with or without notice to you at any time for any reason, including, but not limited to, your express violation of the limited license provided to you.

Linking to our Website
If you link to the Site you agree not to:

  • create frames around the Site or otherwise alter the Site’s visual presentation;
  • imply that aloveoflearning.org or the Academy is endorsing you or your products and services;
  • imply an affiliation between you and aloveoflearning.org or the Academy without our prior written consent;
  • present false or misleading impressions about our products and services;
  • contain, on your Site, materials that may be interpreted as distasteful or offensive.

In establishing links, you must not represent in any way, expressly or by implication, that you have received the endorsement, sponsorship or support of the Site.  You agree to remove any links you have to the Site upon our request.

User Postings

In the interactive forums of our Site, we offer a unique opportunity for you to post and share documents on the Site. If you have not subscribed to the interactive portions of the Site, this section of these terms do not apply to your use of the Site.

Interactive forum subscribers may download documents posted by other members or post documents that they create. By posting a document on the Site, you acknowledge that: 1) the document is available to all Academy forum subscribers, 2) that after posting a document you have no control over who downloads the document or how the document will be used by other users, and 3) you expressly agree to such third party use of your document.

Please note that the creator of the document retains complete ownership of the intellectual property rights (including copyright) in the document. By downloading a document from the Site, you agree not to infringe upon or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of the document owner. You may only use the download of a document for non-commercial uses and can not distribute the document without the consent of the owner. At no time are you permitted to remove any copyright or proprietary notices on the pages of a document.
The Academy assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the documents or for any violation of the intellectual property rights of the owner of the documents. The Academy expressly disclaims any and all liability related to the uploading and downloading of documents on the Site.

Privacy Policy
We are committed to protecting your privacy and security and have explained in detail the steps we take to do so. Please read our Privacy Policy above.

Interactive Forums
We offer a unique opportunity for you to participate in interactive forums. If you have not subscribed to the interactive forum portion of the Site, this section does not apply to your use of the Site.

An “interactive forum” means any blog, message board, chat room, or similar interactive service appearing on the Site. You must comply with the agreements and instructions that you will find on the Site in order to join or contribute to any interactive forum.

You may not post on any interactive forum any material that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, invades a person’s privacy, violates any intellectual property rights, or that would otherwise violate any law. You may not use any forum in a commercial manner. You may not post material that solicits funds, or that advertises or solicits goods or services. You may not post material known to be false.  You may not post or transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component.

The content of any posting in any interactive forum is solely the opinion of the individual providing such content.  We in no way endorse or support the opinions of others, or accept liability for those opinions, nor are any statements made on this Site through the interactive forums ours (unless the statements are actually made by the Academy).

We are not responsible for material appearing in any interactive forum on the Site, except for material signed by an identified representative of the Academy. We are not responsible for screening material posted by users for libel, obscenity, invasion of privacy, copyright or trademark infringement, accuracy, or for any other reason. We retain, however, the right to modify or remove messages or other material that we, in our sole discretion, consider infringing, offensive, abusive, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise unacceptable. We also reserve the right to edit materials for any other reason. Whether or not we modify or remove such material, users remain solely responsible for the content of their messages or postings.

By posting on the Site, you give (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) us the perpetual, nonexclusive right to use your questions, comments, and postings, in their original or edited form, in articles, commentaries, or in any other medium now known or later developed. You also warrant that any “moral rights” in posted materials have been waived. You are not entitled to any compensation for such use.

Passwords

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your userid and password, if any.  You agree to notify us as soon as you discover any unauthorized use of your password.

Disclaimers

THE SERVICES AND MATERIALS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

NEITHER THE ACADEMY NOR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS WARRANT THAT ANY FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT US OR ANY OF OUR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF USE OF THE SITE.

APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

WE DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED ON THE SITE. WE ARE NOT A PARTY TO, AND DO NOT MONITOR, ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN USERS AND THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE BOOKSTORE).

Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, WILL WE OR ANY OF OUR LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS ON THE SITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU BY US OR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES OR ANY OF OUR OR THEIR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED $100.00.

Indemnity
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Academy, its representatives, officers, directors, and employees from all liabilities, claims, costs, and expenses, including attorneys fess, that arise with your use of the Site, your posting, downloading or transmission of all communications or material on this Site or from your violation of applicable law.

Children
This Site is not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. If you are under 18, do not use this Site. If parents believe their minor children have accessed this Site and provided their personally identifiable information, please contact us at info[at]aloveoflearning.org.

Governing Law
These terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New Mexico, excluding all conflict of laws rules.  Except as provided in the Injunctive Relief section, any action related to or arising out of these terms will be filed only in the New Mexico courts and you consent to the jurisdiction of these courts.

Injunctive Relief
In the event you breach or threaten breach of this Agreement, you acknowledge and agree that the Academy will be greatly and irreparably damaged and the damage will be difficult to quantify.  Therefore, we may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction accepting jurisdiction under this specific provision, who, regardless of the Governing Law provision, will apply the laws of its own jurisdiction in determining whether we will be granted an injunctive or other equitable relief to stop your breach or your threat of breach, without impairing, invalidating, negating or voiding our rights to relief in either law or equity.

Miscellaneous
If any of these terms and conditions are found unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be considered severable from the remaining terms and conditions, and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between you and the Academy relating to the subject matter it contains. This agreement may be modified only by our posting of changes to these terms and conditions, or by a writing signed by both parties. Any inquiries concerning these terms and conditions of use should be directed to dan[at]aloveoflearning.org.

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