Effective Date of Terms of Service: March 1, 2014
Welcome to uclass.io! UClass.io is a web-based content repository (the “Services”) that enables district, school and organization personnel to store files, tag files, organize files, share files, search for files, view files and download files. Using UClass.io, school districts have a centralized and searchable resource exchange outfitted for their unique needs, making it easy for teachers to find, share and organize district-wide resources.
Please read on to learn the rules and restrictions that govern your use of UClass.io. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding these terms or the Services, please contact us at email@example.com or UClass 901 Mission St. Suite 105, San Francisco, CA 94103.
For the purposes of these Terms, “User” means anyone who accesses and/or registers for our Services, including without limitation school districts, teachers, students, or other users.
We are constantly trying to improve our Services, so these Terms may need to change along with the Services. We reserve the right to change the Terms at any time, but if we do, we will bring it to your attention by placing a notice on the uclass.io website, by sending you an email, and/or by some other means.
If you don’t agree with the new Terms, you are free to reject them; unfortunately, that means you will no longer be able to use the Services. If you use the Services in any way after a change to the Terms is effective, that means you agree to all of the changes.
Except for changes by us as described here, no other amendment or modification of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by both you and us.
COPPA requires that online service providers obtain parental consent before they knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children who are under 13. Therefore, we only collect personal information through the Services from a child under 13 where that student’s school, district, or teacher has agreed (via the terms described in the following paragraph) to obtain parental consent for that child to use the Services and disclose personal information to us, for the use and benefit of the learning environment. If you are a student under 13, please do not send any personal information about yourself to us if your school, district, and/or teacher has not obtained this prior consent from your parent or guardian, and please do not send any personal information other than what we request from you in connection with the Services. If we learn we have collected personal information from a student under 13 without parental consent being obtained by his or her school, district, and/or teacher, or if we learn a student under 13 has provided us personal information beyond what we request from him or her, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a student under 13 may have provided us personal information in violation of this paragraph, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To use some aspects of the Services, you may be required to sign up for an account, and select a password and user name (“UClass User ID”). If you are accessing the Services through a third party site or service (such as “Facebook Connect”), we may require that your UClass User ID be the same as your user name for such third party site or service. You promise to provide us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information about yourself. You may not select as your UClass User ID a name that you don’t have the right to use, or another person’s name with the intent to impersonate that person. You may not transfer your account to anyone else without our prior written permission. You may only create one account with us. If your account has been suspended or terminated, you may not open another account with us. If you access the Service through a third party site or service, you will provide your third party account credentials to us, and you are consenting to have the information in those accounts transmitted into your UClass account, and you agree that you shall only use accounts owned by you, and not by any other person or entity.
You represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract (or if not, you’ve received your parent’s or guardian’s permission to use the Services and gotten your parent or guardian to agree to these Terms on your behalf). If you’re agreeing to these Terms on behalf of an organization or entity (including without limitation a school district), you represent and warrant that you are authorized to agree to these Terms on that organization or entity’s behalf and bind them to these Terms (in which case, the references to “you” and “your” in these Terms, except for in this sentence, refer to that organization, school district or entity). If you are a parent, guardian, or other person who enables a child under the age of 13 to access the Services, you agree to stand in the shoes of such child for the purposes of making us whole in case of damages or indemnification that could properly lie against a child, if not for his or her age. The Services are intended for use by you only if you are 13 years of age or older.
You will only use the Services in a manner that complies with all laws that apply to you. If your use of the Services is prohibited by applicable laws, then you aren’t authorized to use the Services. We can’t and won’t be responsible for your using the Services in a way that breaks the law.
You will not share your account or password with anyone, and you must protect the security of your account and your password. You’re responsible for any activity associated with your account.
We are not responsible for editing, modifying, filtering, screening, monitoring, endorsing or guaranteeing any Content. Note that we DO NOT provide any educational Content ourselves, and we are not liable for any acts or omissions of Users. Content is to be used for general information purposes only, not as a substitute for in-person evaluation or specific professional advice.
You are responsible for all service, internet and/or other fees and costs associated with your access to and use of the Services, including, but not limited to, any data charges imposed by a wireless carrier or Internet service provider, and for obtaining and maintaining all equipment required for such access and use.
We want you to know the following regarding your Submissions:
Your Submissions are not private. Submissions are not private or confidential and may be read, collected, and used by others. To better protect your privacy, do not include information regarding your identity or contact information in Submissions that you post or upload to the Service.
You are responsible for your Submissions. You are fully responsible for all Submissions you contribute, in any manner, to the Services, and for the accuracy of the same, and you represent and warrant you have all rights necessary to do so, in the manner in which you contribute it, and that UClass shall not need to obtain any licenses, rights, consents, or permissions from, or make any payments to, any third party for any use or exploitation of your Submissions in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter created, or have any liability to you or any third party as a result of any use of your Submissions as authorized in these Terms.
As between us and you, you are the owner of your Submissions. UClass does not claim any ownership rights in your Submissions. After submitting your Submissions to the Service, you continue to retain all ownership rights in such Submissions, subject to the licenses granted below, and you continue to have the right to use your Submissions in any way you choose.
We are not obligated to pay you for your Submissions. Your school district has a contract with UClass that allows you to find, share and organize educational resources. You do not have to contribute any Submissions, but if you do, they will be governed by these Terms and no royalty or other payment shall be payable by us or anyone else with respect to those Submissions.
Waiver of Personality Rights. You hereby waive any and all rights of privacy, publicity, or any other rights of a similar nature in connection with the use of the Submissions, or any portion thereof, as authorized by these Terms in connection with the Services, or of your name, personality, likeness, image or voice in connection with offering, delivering, marketing, promoting, demonstrating and selling your Submissions, or any advertising or publicity relating thereto.
Your use of the Services is subject to the following additional restrictions:
You represent, warrant, and agree that you will not contribute any Content or Submission (each of those terms is defined below) or otherwise use the Services or interact with the Services in a manner that:
A violation of any of the foregoing is grounds for termination of your right to use or access the Services.
The materials displayed or performed or available on or through the Services, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, data, articles, photos, images, illustrations, Submissions, and so forth (all of the foregoing, the “Content”) are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property laws. You promise to abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and restrictions contained in any Content you access through the Services, and you won’t use, copy, reproduce, modify, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, display, license, sell or otherwise exploit for any purpose any Content not owned by you, (i) without the prior consent of the owner of that Content or (ii) in a way that violates someone else’s (including UClass’s) rights.
You understand that UClass owns the Services. You won’t modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as expressly provided in this Section), create derivative works based on, or otherwise exploit any of the Services.
The Services may allow you to copy or download certain Content; please remember that just because this functionality exists, doesn’t mean that all the restrictions above don’t apply – they do!
Specifically, if you download or otherwise access educational Content available on the Services, you agree not to share such Content with your colleagues or other third parties. You agree not to post your downloaded Content on the Internet or otherwise disseminate it in violation of these Terms.
When you submit or upload Submissions to the Services, you retain ownership of any copyright you claim to your Submission. However, by making your Submissions available through the Services, you UClass automatically grant the following licenses.
For all your Submissions, you hereby grant UClass a non-exclusive license to translate, modify (for technical purposes, for example making sure your content is viewable on different devices), store, edit and reproduce and otherwise act with respect to such Submissions, in each case to enable us to operate the Services, as described in more detail below. This license enables us to provide the Services and is not intended to otherwise limit your ownership rights in your Submissions.
You also grant UClass a non-exclusive license to publicly display, perform, and distribute your Submissions for the purpose of making such Submissions accessible to all UClass.io Users and providing the Services necessary to do so, as well as all other rights necessary to use and exercise all rights in that Submission in connection with the Services and/or otherwise in connection with the UClass business for any purpose. The licenses granted to UClass also include the right to distribute your Submissions through multiple tiers of sublicensees and for such sublicensees to have all rights necessary for them to offer, deliver, market, promote, demonstrate and sell your Submissions to other Users.
Also, you grant all other Users of the Services a license to access your Submissions, and to use and exercise all rights in it, as permitted by the functionality of the Service, including reproducing such Submissions on personal devices. Note that your Submissions may, if your school district so elects, be shared outside your school district’s UClass.io repository.
You agree that the licenses you grant are royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, sublicensable, irrevocable, and worldwide. You understand and agree that if you delete your account, it may not be possible to completely delete that content from UClass’s records, and that your Submissions will remain viewable elsewhere as part of the Services and to the extent that they were downloaded or stored by other Users.
Finally, you understand and agree that UClass, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our Users (including you), may need to make changes to your Submissions to conform and adapt those Submissions to the technical requirements of connection networks, devices, services, or media, and the foregoing licenses include the rights to do so.
You may have heard of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”), as it relates to online service providers, like UClass, being asked to remove material that allegedly violates someone’s copyright. We respect others’ intellectual property rights, and we reserve the right to delete or disable Content alleged to be infringing, and to terminate the accounts of repeat alleged infringers; review our complete Copyright Dispute Policy and learn how to report potentially infringing content. To learn more about the DMCA, click here.
Any information or Content publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Services is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated, and you access all such information and Content at your own risk, and we aren’t liable for any errors or omissions in that information or content or for any damages or loss you might suffer in connection with it. We cannot control and have no duty to take any action regarding how you may interpret and use the Content or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content, and you hereby release us from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Services. We can’t guarantee the identity of any Users with whom you interact in using the Services and are not responsible for which Users gain access to the Services.
UClass has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy, privacy policies, or practices of or opinions expressed in any third party websites or by any third party that you interact with through the Services. In addition, UClass will not and cannot monitor, verify, censor or edit the content of any third party site or service. By using the Services, you release and hold us harmless from any and all liability arising from your use of any third party website or service.
Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Services are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties. You agree that UClass shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.
If there is a dispute between participants on this site, or between users and any third party, you agree that UClass is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you release UClass, its officers, employees, agents, and successors from claims, demands, and damages of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or our Services. If you are a California resident, you shall and hereby do waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."
We’re always trying to improve the Services, so they may change over time. We may suspend or discontinue any part of the Services, or we may introduce new features or impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of the Services. We’ll try to give you notice when we make a material change to the Services that would adversely affect you, but this isn’t always practical. Similarly, we reserve the right to remove any Content from the Services at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, if someone alleges you contributed that Content in violation of these Terms), in our sole discretion, and without notice.
Account termination may result in destruction of any Content associated with your account, so keep that in mind before you decide to terminate your account. If you wish to delete your account, please contact us at email@example.com. If you have deleted your account by mistake, contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org we will try to help, but unfortunately, we can’t promise that we can recover or restore anything.