CPALMS Terms and Conditions
"www.cpalms.org" is the web address for the interactive on-line service ("CPALMS Website") operated by the Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (FCR-STEM) at Florida State University on the World Wide Web of the Internet, consisting of information services and content provided by CPALMS and other third parties. "User" means each person who establishes or accesses a connection ("Account") for access to and use of the CPALMS Website. By accessing the CPALMS Website, you are certifying that you are least 13 years old, or otherwise are in compliance with Section 10, below.
(A) This Terms of Service ("Agreement"), which incorporates by reference other provisions applicable to use of the CPALMS Website, including, but not limited to, supplemental terms and conditions referred to and incorporated by reference herein, governing the use of certain specific material contained in the CPALMS Website, sets forth the terms and conditions that apply to use of the CPALMS Website by User. By using the CPALMS Website (other than to read this Agreement for the first time), or registering as a member, User agrees to comply with all of the terms and conditions hereof. The right to use the CPALMS Website is personal to User and is not transferable to any other person or entity. User is responsible for all use of User's Account (under any screen name or password) and for ensuring that all use of User's Account complies fully with the provisions of this Agreement. User shall be responsible for protecting the confidentiality of User's password(s), if any.
(B) CPALMS shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the CPALMS Website, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use.
3. Changed Terms
CPALMS shall have the right at any time to change or modify the terms and conditions applicable to User's use of the CPALMS Website, or any part thereof, or to impose new conditions. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including, but not limited to, posting on the CPALMS Website, or by electronic or conventional mail, or by any other means by which User obtains notice thereof. Any use of the CPALMS Website by User after such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by User of such changes, modifications or additions.
User shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of the CPALMS Website and all charges related thereto.
5. User Conduct
(A) User shall use the CPALMS Website for lawful purposes only. User shall not post or transmit through the CPALMS Website any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive,harassing, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, profane or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwises violate any law,which contains a virus or corrupted data, or which, without CPALMS's express prior approval, contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services. Any conduct by a User that in CPALMS's sole discretion restricts or inhibits any other User from using or enjoying the CPALMS Website will not be permitted. User shall not use the CPALMS Website to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation.
(B) The CPALMS Website contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound. Except as expressly provided by the copyright holder and the terms of the applicable license, User may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part. Except as expressly permitted in the applicable license, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. User acknowledges that it does not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material, except as otherwise stated in the applicable license.
(C) All contributions made by a User to the CPALMS Website shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the appropriate license and this Agreement. All contributions that are not explicitly released under one of the optional licenses will be released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license (see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). Users shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on the CPALMS Website any material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right and the burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright rests with User. User shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission, and hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless CPALMS and other indemnified parties listed in Section 8, for any and all claims, liabilities, damages and expenses arising from such infringement, including, but not limited to attorneys' fees.
(D) The foregoing provisions of Section 5 are for the benefit of CPALMS, its subsidiaries, affiliates and its third party content providers and licensors and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly or on its own behalf.
6. Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability
(A) USER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF THE CPALMS WEBSITE IS AT USER'S SOLE RISK. NEITHER CPALMS, ITS AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT THE CPALMS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE CPALMS WEBSITE, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE CPALMS WEBSITE.
(B) THE CPALMS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT.
(C) THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. USER SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT CPALMS IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH USER.
(D) IN NO EVENT WILL CPALMS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE CPALMS WEBSITE. USER HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT ON THE CPALMS WEBSITE.
(E) IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS SET FORTH ABOVE, NEITHER CPALMS NOR ITS AFFILIATES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS SHALL BE LIABLE, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OR DURATION, FOR ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER DEFECTS IN, OR UNTIMELINESS OR UNAUTHENTICITY OF, THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE CPALMS WEBSITE, OR FOR ANY DELAY OR INTERRUPTION IN THE TRANSMISSION THEREOF TO THE USER, OR FOR ANY CLAIMS OR LOSSES ARISING THEREFROM OR OCCASIONED THEREBY. NONE OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS OR LOSSES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
CPALMS shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of the CPALMS Website, including forums, to determine compliance with this Agreement and any operating rules established by CPALMS and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request. CPALMS shall have the right in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on CPALMS. Without limiting the foregoing, CPALMS shall have the right to remove any material that CPALMS, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable.
User agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless CPALMS, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the use of CPALMS by User or User's Account.
Either CPALMS or User may terminate this Agreement at any time. Without limiting the foregoing, CPALMS shall have the right to immediately terminate User's Account in the event of any conduct by User which CPALMS, in its sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by User of this Agreement. The provisions of Sections 5(B), 5(C), 5(D), 6, 8 and this Section 9 shall survive termination of this Agreement.
10. Adult Supervision
CPALMS is concerned about the safety and privacy of all its users, particularly children. For this reason, children under the age of 13 will not be permitted to register on the CPALMS Website. Please remember that the CPALMS Website is designed to appeal to a broad audience. Accordingly, as the legal guardian, it is your responsibility to determine whether any of the content provided through the CPALMS Website is appropriate for a minor. Minors who access the Service are assumed to have parental or guardian supervision or consent before accessing the Service. In addition, CPALMS expects all members who contribute content to be legal adults for the purpose of upholding licenses applied to content contributed. If CPALMS learns that content is being contributed by a party under the age of 18, and it is determined that the content this under-18 member contributed was not the original work of the minor, CPALMS will take action to rectify the situation, ensuring that the rights and protections of all licenses are managed appropriately. This may require removing content from the site.
12. Third Party Content
CPALMS is a distributor (and not a publisher) of content supplied by third parties and Users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, Users or any other user of the CPALMS Website, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of CPALMS. Neither CPALMS nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. (Refer to Section 6 above for the complete provisions governing limitation of liabilities and disclaimers of warranty.)
In many instances, the content available through CPALMS represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider, User, or other user not under contract with CPALMS. CPALMS neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on CPALMS by anyone other than authorized CPALMS employee spokespersons while acting in their official capacities. Under no circumstances will CPALMS be liable for any loss or damage caused by a User's reliance on information obtained through CPALMS. It is the responsibility of User to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through CPALMS. Please seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice or other content.
14. Copyrights and Copyright Agent
CPALMS respects the rights of all copyright holders and in this regard, CPALMS has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of Users and account holders who infringe the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide CPALMS's Copyright Agent the following information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512:
(A) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
(B) Identification of the copyright 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;
(C) 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 us to locate the material;
(D) Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;
(E) A statement that the complaining party has 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
(F) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
15. Hyperlinking and Redistributing Content
Linking to Standards and Course Descriptions:
You may link to CPALMS specific Standards and Course Description pages from a school, class, educational, or personal website. This excludes linking to all the instructional and educational resources available on CPALMS.
You may duplicate and reproduce the standards information and course descriptions according to Florida’s state laws of public records.
Linking to Instructional and Educational Resources:
This includes all resources such as: lesson plans, formative assessments, assessments, progression maps, professional development modules, webinars, games, and all other resource types available under the resources section of CPALMS and accessible from different sections (e.g., standards, courses, different tools)
You may link to CPALMS resources from a school, class, educational, or personal website under the following stipulations:
- You acknowledge CPALMS as the provider of the resource
- You charge no fee to access CPALMS resources
Note that the curricular and educational resources on our site may only be linked to - not copied, reproduced, or modified in any way, nor placed within a frame.
- You may not link to CPALMS from any fee-based educational website.
- You may reprint a limited number of copies of CPALMS materials to share with colleagues, families, or students.
- You may cite or excerpt CPALMS materials in a curriculum or teacher's guide.
For copyright inquiries under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act please contact:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Learning Systems Institute, Florida State University
4600 University Center C
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2540
For phone or email contact, please contact us using the information on the following webpage: https://www.cpalms.org/support/support_homepage.aspx