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Terms of use

Thank you for using the GreatSchools Inc. website (accessible at:”www.greatschools.org” hereinafter, the “website”). This page states the terms and conditions under which you may use the website and any materials, online communications and other information that is or becomes available on the website. By accessing the website you accept and agree to be bound, without limitation or qualification by these terms. If you do not accept any of the terms stated here, do not use the website.

Agreement Between You and GreatSchools.org.

The website is owned and operated by GreatSchools Inc. a nonprofit corporation located in Oakland (hereinafter “GreatSchools”) and is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, disclaimers and notices contained herein. Use of the content, services, and/or products presented in any and all areas of this site constitutes your agreement that you will not use the website for any unlawful purpose and that you will abide by the following terms and conditions and those posted in specific areas of the site. This agreement between you and GreatSchools (hereinafter “Agreement”) is effective until terminated by GreatSchools, and may be terminated or changed by GreatSchools at any time without notice.

Your Obligations

In connection with your use of the website, you shall abide by all applicable federal, state or local laws including those pertaining to such areas as libel, slander, defamation, trade libel, product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, tort, obscenity, indecency and copyright or trademark infringement. You are responsible for the content of any information that you put on the website. You agree that no materials of any kind submitted to the website by you will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material or be harmful to minors in any way. GreatSchools has no obligation to, and does not in the normal course, monitor or control any information that is or becomes available on the GreatSchools website. GreatSchools reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information that is, in GreatSchools’ sole discretion, unacceptable, undesirable or in violation of these rules. However, GreatSchools has no obligation to exercise such reservation of rights by GreatSchools. By posting content to any part of the website, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to GreatSchools an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, royalty-free, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, perform, display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. GreatSchools authorizes you to view and download the materials on the website solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not sell or modify any information on the website or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute or otherwise use the materials in any way for any public or commercial purpose without the advance written permission of GreatSchools.

General Disclaimer

The website is designed to provide users with information to choose schools for their children, understand the school system and support schools in their community. The information included on the website is provided free of charge as a user convenience and is to be used for informational purposes only. Some information contained on the website may represent opinion or judgment or contain inadvertent technical oversights, factual inaccuracies, or typographical errors. GreatSchools does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information on the website. As such, GreatSchools will not be responsible for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions or deficiencies in the information provided on the website. This information is provided “as is,” with no guarantees of completeness, non-infringement, accuracy or timeliness, and without warranties of any kind, express or implied. You therefore assume sole responsibility for all risks associated with the use of this information and further accept that GreatSchools is in no way responsible for any consequences whatsoever to anyone arising from your use or interpretation of any information contained within or linked from or to the website. Before making decisions based on the information contained here, we strongly recommend that you visit the schools and ask the principal to review and comment on the data.

Use of the Website Information at Your Own Risk

The website may contain information or materials from various information sources including, without limitation, government agencies, school principals and users of this site. GreatSchools does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information or materials provided by these sources or any information, data, or analysis derived from these sources. GreatSchools does not represent that any information on the website may be downloaded outside of the United States. Reliance upon any such information or material shall also be at your own risk. Neither GreatSchools nor its affiliates, partners, officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries, agents or parents shall be liable to you or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, timeliness, completeness, deletion, defect, failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration of, or use of any content herein, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting therefrom.

Posting Your Comments Online

Checking the box to give GreatSchools.org permission to post your comments online indicates that you agree to the following terms and conditions. By posting your comments on GreatSchools, you give us a fully paid, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, worldwide right and license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute the content from your post and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such content, in any manner and medium. You further agree that (1) you will not submit any content that is protected by copyright or otherwise proprietary information of a third party, unless you have the right to do so; (2) any comment or other information you submit may be modified for brevity or for any other reason prior to posting at the sole discretion of GreatSchools; (3) if you submit your email address, it may be used internally by GreatSchools and in co-marketing or co-branded email communications GreatSchools may send you; (4) the GreatSchools website and its contents are provided “as is” without any warranty, to the maximum extent permitted by law; (5) any information you submit will be true and correct; and (6) you will indemnify and hold GreatSchools harmless to the extent that GreatSchools is subject to claims arising from any information that you submit.

Mobile Specific Terms

Does GreatSchools support SMS messaging?
Yes, SMS messages can be sent to or received from GreatSchools short code 88769. This code is being used to run mobile marketing campaigns such as SMS alerts/updates, email list sign ups or voting/surveys.

Do I have to pay anything if I send or receive SMS messages to a GreatSchools short code?
There is no additional charge for sending or receiving SMS messages to a GreatSchools short code. However, message and data rates may apply. Check with you carrier for the details on your plan.

How do I opt-in to GreatSchools SMS programs?
To join or subscribe to an SMS program, text the program keyword to 88769.

Text WORDS to 88769 to join the GreatWords text program and help build your child’s vocabulary. We’ll send you 5 words a week to share with your child, followed by a weekly summary or poll, for a total of four weeks. Reply STOP at any time to cancel. Message and data rates may apply.

How do I opt-out of GreatSchools SMS programs?
To discontinue receiving SMS messages from GreatKids’ GreatWords, text STOP to 88769.

Who do I contact for help?
For additional help, please contact support@greatschools.org or text HELP to the short code from which you received the message e.g. text HELP to 88769.

Where do I learn more about GreatSchools privacy policies?
For additional information regarding GreatSchools privacy policies, please visit this page.

Copyright Policy

GreatSchools respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material on the website, please contact us at info@greatschools.org and provide us with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the website; your address, telephone number, and email address; a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Limitation on Liability

Under no circumstances shall GreatSchools or any of its affiliates, partners, officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries, agents, or parents be held liable for any damages, whether direct, incidental, indirect, special, or consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost use, data, revenues, time, money, profits or goodwill arising from or in connection with the use, reliance on, or performance of the information on the website, even when GreatSchools has been advised of the possibility of such damages. GreatSchools shall not be liable for damages or injury caused in whole or in part, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, and whether based in tort (including defamation), contract, strict liability or otherwise in producing and publishing this website or any information contained in this site or linked by or to this site. If your are dissatisfied with any of the website’s material or services, or with any of the website’s terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the website.

Indemnity

As a condition of use of the website, you agree to indemnify GreatSchools and its affiliates, partners, officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries, agents, and parents from and against any and all liabilities, expenses (including attorneys’ fees) and damages arising out of any and all claims resulting from your use of the website and the materials (including software) thereon, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by you of these Terms of Use. This indemnity shall include, without limitation, any claim of inaccuracy or defamation based on materials that you submit for use on the site.

Third-Party Sites

The website may contain links to third-party websites. GreatSchools provides these links solely to assist users in locating other Internet resources that may be of interest to them and you assume sole responsibility and risk for your use of links to third-party websites. GreatSchools does not operate or control in any respect any information, content, products or services on such third-party websites. GreatSchools does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information, content or advertisements contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the services contained on these third-party websites. No reference or link to a third party or a third-party site shall constitute an endorsement of such third party or such third-party site.

Editorial and Advertising Policy

GreatSchools.org has a strict policy of separation between editorial and advertising content. We do not allow advertisers to influence our editorial content. We believe you should always know the source of the information you’re reading, and we will not accept advertisements that we think are misleading. All advertising is either clearly separated from editorial content or clearly labeled “advertisement” or “from our sponsors.” We reserve the right to reject an ad based on its appropriateness to our parent audience.

Specific Disclaimer of Warranties

ALL MATERIALS AND SERVICES IN THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING THOSE PROVIDED BY LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE CONTENT PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. GREATSCHOOLS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION; THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS, OR OTHER ITEMS CONTAINED WITHIN THE WEBSITE, OR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM ACCESSING AND USING THIS SITE AND/OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED HEREIN. GREATSCHOOLS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE, INCLUDING THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. IN ADDITION, GREATSCHOOLS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY CAUSED IN WHOLE OR PART BY CONTINGENCIES BEYOND ITS CONTROL IN PROCURING, COMPILING, INTERPRETING, REPORTING OR DELIVERING THE SERVICE AND INFORMATION THROUGH THE WEBSITE AND YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY MAINTENANCE, REPAIR OR CORRECTION ARISING FROM ANY SUCH LOSS OR INJURY.

Modification

GreatSchools shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to make improvements and/or changes in any aspect of the website at any time and does not accept any responsibility for the effects these alterations may have. GreatSchools also reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove terms of this agreement at any time without notice. You agree to review this Agreement periodically since such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon posting and your subsequent use after such posting shall conclusively be deemed to be acceptance by you of such changes, modifications or deletions.

Miscellaneous

This Agreement shall be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers, and other terms contained in this website; provided, however, that in the event of a conflict between such other terms and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall control. This Agreement has been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with California law without regard to any conflict of law principles. Any claim or dispute between you and GreatSchools, including any action to enforce this Agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in Oakland, California, and you agree to the exclusive and personal jurisdiction of these courts. If any provision is deemed to be unlawful or unenforceable, that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

Copyright Information

Except where noted otherwise, all website contents Copyright © 2016 GreatSchools.org. All rights reserved under United States and foreign law. No part of the materials on the website, including but not limited to the text, graphics and html code, may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means without GreatSchools’ written permission.

GreatSchools Parent Community Guidelines

The GreatSchools online community gives you the opportunity to connect with other parents who are passionate about education and to communicate and inspire one another. Please share your opinions, questions and advice with others in the GreatSchools community.

When you post on GreatSchools, you are agreeing to abide by the GreatSchools Parent Community Guidelines described below. Please respect them, and use common sense and good manners to ensure that your experiences with the GreatSchools community are positive ones.

Please read the GreatSchools Parent Community Guidelines before posting.

    From time to time, GreatSchools may work with an advertiser or other sponsor to feature community posts in order to foster discussions around particular topics. Such posts are clearly marked as ‘sponsored’ and may be subject to moderation

If you violate any of the above Parent Community Guidelines, you will be notified individually by community staff and may, as a result of your actions, receive a warning, temporary suspension or permanent banning from the community. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your right to use our services at any time, for any reason.