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Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Introduction

Welcome to the East Hartford Public Schools’ website located at www.easthartford.org  (the “Website”).  The East Hartford Public Schools’ provide this Website to you subject to the following Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (together, the “Terms”).  When you use this Website, you agree to abide by these Terms.  If you do not agree to abide by these Terms, you may not use this Website. Please read these Terms carefully.

The East Hartford Public Schools reserve the right to make changes to this Website and to modify these Terms at any time at its sole discretion.  We encourage you to review these Terms frequently for such modifications.  By your use of this Website, you agree to abide by any such modifications to these Terms, which are binding on you.

I.  Terms of Use

For Informational Purposes Only

The East Hartford Public Schools’ make available the information on this Website for informational purposes only.  You are solely responsible for the information you provide on this Website and for the information you use that you view on this Website.  This information is not intended as business advice by East Hartford Public Schools or its affiliates and should not be used for that purpose.  Information on this Website is not intended to create any business relationship, and it should not be considered a replacement for direct consultation with the East Hartford Public Schools’.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact East Hartford Public Schools’ directly.

Copyright and Trademark Information

The content included on this Website, such as text, graphics, logos, images and software is the property of the East Hartford Public Schools and/or its content suppliers and is protected by copyright and trademark laws.  The compilation of the content on this Website is the property of East Hartford Public Schools and/or its content suppliers and is protected by copyright laws. 

In the event you upload any content, including without limitation photographs, to this Website, you (i) represent to East Hartford Public Schools and its affiliates that you have all rights necessary; (ii) agree to indemnify East Hartford Public Schools  and its affiliates for any third party infringement claims related thereto; and (iii) hereby license to East Hartford Public Schools and its affiliates a perpetual non-cancellable license to use such uploaded content for any purposes in any media now existing or hereafter developed. 

License for Your Use

For any period of time that you use this Website and abide by these terms, the East Hartford Public Schools grant to you a limited, revocable and nonexclusive license to access this Website for your use but not to copy, download or modify it, or any portion of it, except with the express written consent of the East Hartford Public Schools.  This Website or any portion of this Website may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, visited or otherwise exploited without the express written consent of the East Hartford Public Schools.  You may not utilize framing to enclose any trademark, logo, content or other proprietary information contained on this Website without the express written consent of the East Hartford Public Schools.  You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing the East Hartford Public Schools’ or its affiliates’ name or trademarks without our express written consent.

You agree to use this Website only for lawful purposes, and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may subject you to civil or criminal liability.  You are responsible for ensuring that any materials you post or submit to this Website do not violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other personal or proprietary rights of any third party.  You agree not to disrupt, modify, or interfere with this Website or its associated software, hardware and servers in any way and you agree not to impede or interfere with others’ use of this Website.  You further agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on or associated with this Website that you have not entered.

Any unauthorized use or violation of these terms automatically terminates the permission or license granted by the East Hartford Public Schools to access and subscribe to this Website.

Website Links

This Website may provide links or references to third party websites or applications, including without limitation, third party websites or applications of advertisers or of providers of informational articles or other users.  The East Hartford Public Schools are not responsible for any information you choose to provide to those third party websites or applications; any information, products or services you acquire from those third party websites or applications, or any damages arising from your access to or use of those third party websites or applications.  Any links to third party websites and applications are provided as a convenience to the visitors of this Website and any inclusion of any such links in this Website does not imply an endorsement or warranty of the third party websites or applications or their security, content, products, offerings or services.  You are cautioned that any third party websites or applications are governed by their own terms of use and privacy policies, so when linking you should make sure to visit the appropriate pages of those third party websites or applications to determine what terms of use and privacy policies will apply to your use.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

THE EAST HARTFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE MATERIALS AND/OR CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE OR THIS WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE.  BY YOUR ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE USING THIS WEBSITE AND/OR ANY LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES AT YOUR OWN RISK.  THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED BY THE EAST HARTFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.  THE EAST HARTFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION, MATERIAL, CONTENT, TEXT, GRAPHICS, EMAIL RESPONSES, LINKS AND OTHER ITMES CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE OR ON ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY WEBSITE.  THE EAST HARTFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE, ITS SERVERS, OR MESSAGES SENT FROM THE EAST HARTFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.  THE EAST HARTFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, OR ITS CONTENT OR ANY THIRD PARTY MATERIAL OR WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. 

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE AND IN ANY RESPONSES TO YOU ARE INTENDED TO BE FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY, ARE NOT CONFIDENTIAL.  INFORMATION TRANSMITTED TO THIS WEBSITE IS NOT ENCRYPTED.  ANY INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE YOU DO AT YOUR OWN RISK.  THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONSULTING WITH YOUR BUSINESS AND/OR OTHER PROVIDERS.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

By visiting this Website, you agree that these Terms for all purposes shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut, without regard to principles of conflict of law, and that any action based on or alleging a breach of these provisions must be brought in a state or federal court located in the State of Connecticut.  In addition, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts.

Notification of Claims of Infringement

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any user submitted information or other content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
     
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
     
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the Copyright Agent to locate the material;
     
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the Copyright Agent to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address;

  5. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
     
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

The East Hartford Public Schools’ designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is: Copyright Agent, Mr. Paul F. Mainuli, Director of Business Services; email: mainuli.pf@easthartford.org; facsimile: 860-622-5049.

You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.

II.  Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the East Hartford Public Schools agreement with you regarding how we will handle certain information on the Website.  This Policy does not address information obtained from other sources such as submissions by mail, phone or other devices or from personal contact. By accessing the Website and/or providing information to us on the Website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of certain information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 

Information Collected on Our Website

If you merely download material or browse through the Website, our servers may automatically collect certain information from you which may include: (a) the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; (b) the browser software you use and your operating system; and (c) the Internet address of the website from which you linked to the Website. The information we automatically collect may be used to improve the Website to make it as useful as possible for our visitors; however, such information will not be tied to the personal information you choose to provide to us. We do collect and keep personal information when you choose to voluntarily submit such information. For example, if you choose to fill out a form on the Website we retain the information submitted by you.   You should not submit any information that you do not want to be retained.  After we have taken the appropriate action in response to your submittal, we retain the information you submit for our records and to contact you from time to time. Please note that if we decide to change the manner in which we use or retain personal information, we may update this Privacy Policy. 

NOTICE TO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 AND THEIR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS

IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 13 AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT US PLEASE DO SO THROUGH YOUR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS.  THIS WEBSITE IS ONLY INTENDED FOR ADULTS. THE EAST HARTFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS DO NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 13 PLEASE DO NOT SEND US ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, NAME AND/OR CONTACT INFORMATION.

Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties

We restrict access to non-public personal information submitted by you on the Website to those employees and other third parties who need to know the information in order for us to provide certain services to you. The East Hartford Public Schools do not sell or rent the personal information you choose to provide to us to any third party. Also, we will not disclose the personal information you provide to us to any third party without your consent, except (a) as required by law; (b) to independent contractor(s) who host, maintain or service the Website, and (c) to service providers where the disclosure will enable that party to perform business, professional or technical support.

Confidential Student Information

At no time shall any educational records or personally identifiable student information be shared or distributed in any form, electronic or otherwise to anyone other than as designated by the East Hartford Board of Education’s current student records policy consistent with the Board’s obligations under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. 1232 et seq. (“FERPA”); the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), 15 U.S.C. 6501 et seq., and any other applicable state and/or federal regulations and statutes. 

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that a website can place on your computer's hard drive for record-keeping or other administrative purposes. Our Website may use cookies to help to personalize your experience on the Website. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Although most web browsers accept cookies automatically, usually you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you decide to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully use the features of the Website. Cookies may also be used at certain sites accessible through links on the Website.  

Links to Other Websites

The East Hartford Public Schools are not responsible for the practices or policies of the websites linked to or from the Website. If you elect to use a link that accesses another party’s website, you will be subject to that website’s practices and policies.

III. GENERAL INFORMATION:

General

The East Hartford Public Schools may make changes to the information and content contained on this Website or the offerings and/or services described on this Website at any time. The East Hartford Public Schools make no commitment and undertake no obligation for it or its users to update the information contained herein. The East Hartford Public Schools reserve the right for it to make changes to these Terms at any time, without notice.  If any of these provisions shall be deemed invalid, void or for any reason unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of these Terms.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions about these Terms or if you wish that we modify or delete your personal information that we have collected, you can contact us at mainuli.pf@easthartford.org or by phone at 860-622-5135 and ask for our website coordinator.

Last revised on November 19, 2013 

Legal References:

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-211        Disclosure of Computer-Stored Public Records.
The Children’s Internet Protection Act, Pub. L. 106-554 (Aug. 2003).
17 U.S.C. §  512                     Copyright Infringement.

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