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Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement

 

PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.  This site is FREE of charge to all Freemium registered users who agree to upload professional content in exchange for FREE membership on a regular basis (a minimum of twice per month). This type of member is considered a site "content contributor." See below for the type of content that is considered "professional" and supports the mission of the site.  Teachers Grow monitors the activity of its members and reserved the right to cancel membership at any time for non-compliance of this agreement. Premium subscribers, auto-billed at a monthly rate of $7.99, are not obligated to upload content and will receive unlimited access to Teachers Grow 'Exclusive' and 'Public' content and Premium membership which includes access to ALL features and content on the Site.  This includes access to coaching and mentoring supports via email, viewing 'Exclusive' content and option to upload model lesson videos, view 'Exclusive' content and option to upload training and webinars, view and/or option to upload both 'Exclusive' video and non-video resources.  Freemium and Premium members have the ability to connect on our Public forums with other professionals as well as access to the Storybook Garden.  Freemium members, will be periodically encouraged upgrade to Premium membership, but will still have access to FREE 'Public' content.  Freemium members are required to upload video and non-video resources on a regular basis (twice per month minimum) if they choose to remain a Freemium "content contributing" member.  Freemium members will NOT have access to 'Exclusive' content and 'Premium' services which is 'Teachers Grow Exclusive' video and non-video resource content (owned by the Site per Section 5 below) as well as the ability to receive coaching/mentoring support services.  

 

By using this site, you the user are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms of use.  After reviewing the following terms and conditions thoroughly, if you do not agree to the terms and conditions, please do not use this site.   You may elect to agree or disagree with the terms.  You will not receive access to the site if you disagree with the terms and conditions of use. 

 

  1. Acceptance of Agreement.  You agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this Terms and Conditions of use Agreement (Agreement) with respect to our site (the Site).  This Agreement constitutes the entire and only agreement between us and you. This Agreement may be amended by us at any time and at any frequency without specific notice to you.  The latest Agreement will be posted on the Site, and you should review this Agreement prior to using the sight.

  2. Copyright.  The content, organization, graphics, design, and other matters related to the site are protected under applicable copyrights and other proprietary laws, including but not limited to intellectual property laws.  The copying, reproduction, use, modification or publication by you of any such matters or any part of the Site is strictly prohibited, without our expressed prior written permission.

  3. Deleting and Modification.  We reserve the right in our sole discretion, without any obligation and without any notice requirement to you, to edit or delete any documents, information or other content appearing on the Site, including this Agreement. 

  4. Indemnification.  You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our officer, our shareholders, our partners, attorneys, technology developers, employees and other clients harmless from any and all liability, loss, damages, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, related to your violation of this Agreement or use of the Site. 

Teachers Grow assumes no liability for advice, suggestions, or information provided to the user that may cause harm to any individual.  You agree to indemnify and hold Teachers Grow harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against them by any third party due to, or arising out of, or in connection with your use of the website or any of the services offered on the website.

 

  1. Disclaimer.  THE CONTENT, SERVICES, FREE OFFERS, PRODUCTS AND DISCOUNTS FROM OR LISTED THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE DISCLAIMER OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-FRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE AND ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED.  THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. WE HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR YOUR USE OF ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICE. IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT AS A LIMITATION, WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF MONEY, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  THE NEGATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ARE ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN US AND YOU THE USER. THIS SITE AND THE INFORMATION WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT. THE INFORMATION, VIDEOS, IMAGES, AND OTHER CONTENT OR MATERIALS ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES AND DO NOT CONSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, APPROPRIATENESS AND COMPLETENESS OF ALL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE OR ANY SITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED.

  2. Limits.  All responsibility or liability for any damages caused by viruses contained within the electronic file containing the form or document is disclaimed.  We will not be liable to you for any incidental, special or consequential damages of any kind that may result from use of or inability to use the Site.

  3. Third-Party Websites.  All rules, terms and conditions, other policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of third-party linked websites will apply to you while on such websites. We do not charge a fee for access to third party websites.  We are not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions express in such Websites, and such Websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy and completeness by us. Inclusion of any linked Website on our Site does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked Website by us.  The Site and the third-party linked websites are independent entities and neither party has authority to make any representations or commitments on behalf of the other. If you decide to leave our Site and access these third-party linked sites, you do so at your own risk.

  4. Third-Party Products and Services.  We use/advertise third-party linked websites from which you may purchase or otherwise obtain certain goods, content, offers, freebies, discounts and services.  You understand that we do not operate or control the products, free offerings, or services including payment method services offered by third party websites or companies. Third party linked websites are responsible for all aspects of ordering processing, fulfillment, billing and customer service.  We are not a party to the transactions entered into between you and third party linked websites. You agree that use of such third-party linked websites and services is at your sole risk and is without warranties of any kind by us, expressed or implied otherwise. Under no circumstances are we liable for any damages, charges, law-suits, copyright infringements arising from the transactions between you and a third-party linked website or for any information appearing on the third party linked websites or any other site linked to or from our site. It is recommended that contributing subscribers who wish to upload content from 3rd Party websites acquire consent for use of owner/publisher content prior to uploading to the Site.  

  5. Submissions.  All video clips, photos, lesson plans, forms, suggestions, ideas, notes, concepts and other information you may send to us (collectively “Submissions”) exclusive of content from other websites and internet content that is available for free, shall be deemed and shall remain our sole property and shall not be subject to any obligation of confidence on our part. Refer to PRIVACY LAWS. Without limiting the foregoing, we shall be deemed to own all known and hereafter existing rights of every kind and nature regarding the Submissions and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submissions for any purpose, without compensation to the provider of the Submissions. Teachers Grow reserves the right to determine what is appropriate for use.  See section 7. Appropriate Content Upload below.  Teachers Grow deems all useable content submitted by users to be "donated contributions" for the sole purpose of providing professional development and contributing to the educational field. This content may or may not become the property of Teachers Grow for professional use. Teachers Grow will not compensate providers of submissions for content and or intellectual property or advice, and/or for consultations and/or advice, suggestions for best practices provided. Teachers Grow assumes no liability for advice, suggestions, or information provided to the user that may cause harm to any individual.  The Site reserves the right to edit Submissions for professional visual and sound quality and for any reason that it deems necessary. Serving as a portal, the Site collects teaching videos and provides access to “model” lessons for the sole purpose of professional development for teachers. Any use other than it’s intended purpose can result in loss of membership without refund and/or lawsuit at violator’s expense.    Videos will be reviewed for visual and sound quality as well adherence to submission requirement guidelines. Teachers Grow is a staunch advocate for children and families.  In accordance with FERPA child privacy laws, it is required that teachers follow their local school community rules with use of proper parental media release forms and are asked to conceal children’s identity on videos as much as possible.  Please film children with backs facing camera or film close up angles of materials in use only. Children’s faces MUST be blurred. Videos with children’s faces shown must be edited and may result in upload delay on website. Teachers grow assumes no liability for video submissions of all persons or likenesses without their personal or parental consent (for minors).  Violation of this policy will result in cancellation of membership without refund. Users are strongly encouraged to have building administrator’s permission and preview submissions prior to submitting them to the Site.  The Site will not be held responsible or accountable to for submissions deemed unrepresentative of the user’s employer’s mission, appropriateness and/or definition or idea of “model” teaching.  The Site will solely regard its own submission requirements and definitions when considering submissions for use on the Site.  

  6. Professional Forums – Social media communities are used on the Site as an option to subscribers. If users chose to join a community and have a public profile that is publicly visible to site visitors, and that their public activity (such as their posts or comments) will be visible to other visitors of the website.  The user of the website can always opt-out and exit the community, and upon doing so, such user’s profile will not be publicly visible. Naturally, in such event the user will not be able to use the community features (e.g. liking, commenting or writing posts).  Teachers Grow will monitor Site on a regular basis to minimize and eliminate inappropriate content but assumes no liability for harm to individuals associated with use or misuse of these professional forums. The forums are solely intended for Teachers Grow users. Debates and discussions with Teachers Grow Support team members is fine, however we will not tolerate the following: 

    1. Posts (including tickets, replies, text, images, videos, user names and/or any other content published in Teachers Grow Hereby: "posts") that are insulting and provocative by nature.

    2. Personal attacks, name calling and discriminatory remarks.

    3. Making unfounded allegations (slander).

    4. Posts contesting Teachers Grow policies.

    5. Publicly lobbying against Teachers Grow actions and policies.

    6. Duplicate tickets and multiple or repeated posts.

    7. Posts that are sexual in nature, discriminatory, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive.

    8. Posts that contain sexually explicit remarks or excessive obscene or vulgar language.

    9. Posts which discuss or illustrate illegal activity such as software and music piracy or other intellectual property violations.

    10. Links to sites that contain any of the aforementioned (A – I).

Teachers Grow reserves the right to remove any posts/ tickets that violates these terms of use without warning or explanation. Teachers Grow reserves the right to ban anyone who willfully violates these terms of use. The Teachers Grow team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate these terms of use. Teachers Grow reserves the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure the forums are not disrupted or abused in any way. 

7. Appropriate Content Upload

Teachers Grow reserves the right to determine what is appropriate for use on the Site that is accordance and quality of its mission and purpose.  Teachers Grow deems all useable content submitted by users to be "donated contributions" for the sole purpose of providing professional development and contributing to the educational field. The contributions may, but not exclusively include pre-recorded lesson videos, images of your classroom displays, and activity ideas and professional strategies.  We want members upload professional videos and/or non-video resources to inspire growth of peers.  The Site shall not be used for self-promotion of goods and services but rather resources that support the professional development of peers. 

 

8. Disclaimer

All posts and user submissions reflect the views of individual participants only. Teachers Grow bears no responsibility for accuracy of members' comments and posts and will bear no legal liability for discussion results.

 

 

  1. Publisher Permission. You recognize and agree that by uploading any content (including, but not limited to designs, images, animations, videos, audio files, fonts, logos, illustrations, compositions, artworks, interfaces, text and literary works) through any means to the website, you confirm that you own all the relevant rights or received the appropriate license to upload/transfer/send the content and/or you will use/upload content from pre-approved publisher list located on The Site. You agree and consent that the uploaded/transferred content may be publicly displayed at the website.  

  2. Appropriate Content Upload.   The Site serves as a global network and portal for sharing professional ideas, images, recordings for professional purposes.  Teachers Grow subscribers can upload appropriate images from computer, social networks, or other Third party sites using a URL with publishers permission.  A list of approved publishers is located on the Site. Teachers Grow will monitor Site on a regular basis to minimize and eliminate inappropriate content.  Teachers grow retains the right to remove any abusive content hosted on the Site at its sole and absolute discretion and with no obligation to provide explanations.

Types of content which could lead to an abuse complaint being filed against you include, but are not limited to: 

  • Defamation of character: Also referred to as slander. Any intentional false claims made about another person, business, product, group, government, religion or nation. This also includes hate speech, as well as libel.

  • Phishing methods: An attempt to gather private or sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords or credit card details.

  • Content Promoting Self-Harm: This includes, but it not limited to, content glorifying any type of self-harm such as suicide, eating disorders or cutting. This does not include sites created to act as a support system or create awareness.

  • Electronic Spamming: The use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited, and often repeated, messages, usually for marketing purposes. 

 

  1. General.  In order to use our website and/or receive our services, you must be at least 21 years of age, or of the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction, and possess the legal authority, right and freedom to enter into these Terms as a binding agreement. You are not allowed to use this website and/or receive services if doing so is prohibited in your country or under any law or regulation applicable to you. The Site was designed to be a form of professional development to have a positive effect on a user’s ability to improve skill levels in teaching and implementing lessons.  It is intended to support, develop and enhance teacher classroom practice. This unprecedented level of access into a colleague’s learning environment and practices. This must be considered and respected as a privilege.  Users must read and agree to the Terms of Use before registering for a subscription to use this site. Any visitor found in violation of the privileges for use with this site may be subject to immediate termination of access to the site without notice and/or refund.  All users will be held accountable to maintain positive and professional levels of respect, discretion, and confidentiality after observing a peer’s lesson on the Site. Any visitor found in violation of this privilege may be subject to immediate termination of access to the site without notice and/or refund.  Sharing passwords is prohibited and can be monitored via user IP address. Doing so will render user in violation of this agreement and account can be terminated without notice and/or refund.

  2. Intellectual property. The Service and all materials therein or transferred thereby, including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, videos, music and all Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, are the exclusive property of Teachers Grow™, LLC.. Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works thereof.

 

9. Advertising & Solicitation. Advertising on the Site is prohibited. This includes affiliate and referral links; advertisements or notices for competitions; promotion or solicitation for any products, services, funds or donations. This rule applies to all messaging or commenting tools offered by the forum.

We have a zero tolerance anti-spam policy. Spammers' forum access will be revoked and all their posts (including legitimate posts) will be removed. Our decision on these matters is final.

  1. Law. This sight is controlled by Teachers Grow, LLC. in the state of Delaware, USA.  As such, the laws of DE will govern the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement and elsewhere throughout the Site, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. 

  2. Termination of Use and Changes. We may, without prior notice, change the services, subscription fees; stop providing the services or any features of the services we offer; or create limits for the services. We may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend access to the services without notice and liability for any reason, or for no reason. The Site may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend your access to the service without notice and liability for any reason, including if in our sole determination you violate any provision of these Terms or any applicable law or regulations. You may discontinue use and request to cancel your account and/or any services at any time. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, with respect to automatically-renewed subscriptions to paid services, such subscriptions will be discontinued only upon the expiration of the respective period for which you have already made payment. All prospective subscribers should take advantage of the free 7-day trial to determine if they wish to subscribe. The Site does not offer refunds for any unused period of time on the pre-paid month for which you already made payment.  Subscription auto-payments will be terminated on the next monthly billing cycle.  

We reserve the right to modify these terms from time to time at our sole discretion. Therefore, you should review these pages periodically. When we change the Terms in a material manner, we will notify you that material changes have been made to the Terms. Your continued use of the Website or our service after any such change constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms. If you do not agree to any of these terms or any future version of the Terms, do not use or access (or continue to access) the website or the service.

  1. Subscription & Auto-Renewals

In order to ensure that you do not experience any interruption or loss of services, certain Paid Services include an automatic renewal option by default, according to which, unless you turn-off  the auto-renewal option, such Paid Services will automatically renew upon the end of the applicable subscription period, for a renewal period equal in time to the original subscription period (excluding extended periods) and, unless otherwise notified to you, at the same price (subject to applicable Taxes changes and excluding any discount or other promotional offer provided for the first period) (“Renewing Paid Services”). For example, if the original subscription period for a Service is one month (30) days, each of its renewal periods (where applicable) will be for one month (30) days.

Accordingly, where applicable, The Site will attempt to automatically charge you the applicable Fees using the Stored Card, within up-to two (2) weeks before such renewal period commences. In the event of failure to collect the Fees owed by you, we may in our sole discretion (but shall not be obligated to) retry to collect on a later time, and/or suspend or cancel your User Account, without further notice. If your Renewing Paid Service is subject to a yearly or multiple-year subscription period, The Site will endeavor to provide you a notice prior to the renewal of such Paid Service at least thirty (30) days in advance of the renewal date.

By entering into this Agreement and by purchasing a Renewing Paid Service, you acknowledge and agree that the Renewing Paid Service shall automatically renew in accordance with the above terms.  

You may cancel your Renewing Paid Services at any time via your User Account or by notifying The Site at info@teachersgrow.com 


 

  1. Limitation of Liability. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Teachers Grow, be liable for any indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including without limitation, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, arising out of or relating to the use of, or inability to use, the service. 
    To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Teachers grow assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content; (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to or use of our service; and (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein.

 

(    ) I have read and agree with the Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement as stated above.

(    ) I have read and disagree with the Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement as stated above.

10. Teachers Grow™, LLC Privacy Statement

 

Teachers Grow ™, LLC hereafter referred to as The Site, receives, collects and stores any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, The Site collects the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history. The Site may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. The Site also collects personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications); payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile.

When you conduct a transaction on our website, as part of the process, The Site collects personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons stated above only.

 


The Site collects such Non-personal and Personal Information for the following purposes:

  1. To provide and operate the Services;

  2. To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support;

  3. To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;

  4. To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services; 

  5. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

  6. To send offers, specials, promotions, etc.


Teachers Grow™, LLC is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.


The Site may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.


It's important to note that third-party services, such as Google Analytics or other applications offered through the Wix App Market, placing cookies or utilizing other tracking technologies through Wix´s services, may have their own policies regarding how they collect and store information. As these are external services, such practices are not covered by the Teachers Grow Privacy Policy.


If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us at info@teachersgrow.com.

 

Teachers Grow™, LLC does not intend to collect any personal information from any individual under 18 years of age. Individuals under 18 years of age are not permitted to use The Site.  The Site is not liable for minors who access The Site via another party’s password or account information.  

 

The Site uses Pay Pal payment services to process payment which may require collection of personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons stated above and to provide you professional services only as advertised. The Site is not liable for loss or damages associated with use of this service. 

 

The Site follows General Data Protection Regulation GDPR compliance. This means that we are in compliance with and protect the fundamental right to privacy and the protection of personal data of European Union (EU) citizens.  EU visitors must acknowledge upon registration that they are aware how The Site collects, stores, and uses their data. In addition, subscriber’s requests to receive a copy of their data that is processed on The Site can be provided upon written request. 


We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 


If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at info@teachersgrow.com.

One of the greatest resources teachers have is each other. Collaboration and sharing has proven to contribute to our success, development and growth.  Such growth can be stunted by isolation and holding onto inhibitors.  Growth depends on having the professional courage to believe and invest in yourself enough to breakthrough a comfort zone while learning newer and better ways of benefiting children as they learn and grow.  Until this happens, the students we care for and teach can only grow as far as we have grown ourselves.  We owe it to ourselves and our students to never stop growing.

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