Effective Date: April 22, 2016
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Purpose of This Site
The BFW Classroom Compass is an online service to help faculty teach and connect with other faculty. Nothing on this site should be regarded as an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any product or service of Bedford, Freeman, & Worth High School Publishers.
Your Use of This Site
Registration is required to participate in the community: to comment, upload and download files, start a discussion, or create a blog. The first time you attempt to do any of these things, or register for an event, you will be prompted to create an account. Registration is open only to current or retired high school teachers and administrators. Once registered, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and remain responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account with or without your knowledge. Users may not have more than one active account. You may not transfer a BFW Classroom Compass account to another party. If you knowingly provide your login and password information to another person, your account privileges may be suspended or terminated. You agree to immediately notify BFW Classroom Compass of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. Bedford, Freeman, & Worth High School Publishers will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.
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You agree that Bedford, Freeman, & Worth High School Publishers may, without or without cause, immediately terminate your BFW Classroom Compass account and/or access to this site, and delete any content or information you have posted, without prior notice in its sole discretion, and shall have no liability of any kind in connection with any such actions.
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Use of Material From This Site
This site and the contents thereof (including but not limited to software, files, graphics and data found on the site) is the property of and owned by Bedford, Freeman, & Worth High School Publishers or its licensors and is protected by copyright, trademark and other laws of the United States and other countries. With respect to materials that are copyrighted in the name of Bedford, Freeman, & Worth High School Publishers or any of its divisions or its owner ("W.H. Freeman & Co.", "Worth Publishers", "Bedford/St. Martin's" and/or "Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC"), Bedford, Freeman, & Worth High School Publishers grants you a revocable license to display and electronically copy, download and print hard copy versions of the material contained on the site for your personal educational use and for your use as reference material to be made part of lecture presentations you make to students in connection with on-site classroom instruction, provided you do not modify or delete any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice that appears on the material you copy, download or print. Bedford, Freeman, & Worth High School Publishers does not purport to grant any rights to materials appearing on this site that are NOT copyrighted in the name of Bedford, Freeman, & Worth High School Publishers or one of its divisions (even if appearing within material copyrighted in the name of Bedford, Freeman, & Worth High School Publishers or one of its divisions, such as a graph, table, photograph, figure or quoted text), including material submitted by any user of the site (even if your browser includes the technical capability for you to copy such material) and Bedford, Freeman, & Worth High School Publishers does not make any representation or warranty of any kind concerning rights in such materials, except that you may include the third party owned materials that appear within material copyrighted in the name of Bedford, Freeman, & Worth High School Publishers or one of its divisions in the copy, download or print out of our materials that you make pursuant to the license granted to you above, in the same context as we originally provided it on this site.
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Material You Submit
You acknowledge that you are responsible for any submission you make, including the legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright of any such material. Bedford, Freeman, & Worth High School Publishers does not assure the confidentiality of any submission you make. You may not upload to, distribute or otherwise publish through this site any content that violates any of the Usage Rules, below.
In connection with your use of this website, you agree:
• Not to submit or create any link to material that is unlawful, defamatory, abusive, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent, threatening, discriminatory, or otherwise objectionable;
• Not to make any personal attack on any person, firm or company;
• Not to submit or create any link to material, or otherwise use this site for any purpose, that constitutes or encourages a criminal offense, including but not limited to conspiring to violate laws;
• Not to misrepresent your identity, or impersonate any party, including but not limited to misrepresenting your current or previous positions, qualifications, or affiliations;
• Not to submit any material that you do not have the legal right to disclose;
• Not to submit or create any link to material that infringes the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or privacy, or any other proprietary or personal right of any third party; and not to submit or create a link to any material that is subject to any such right(s) unless you are the owner of such right(s), or have first obtained from the owner of such right(s) all necessary rights and permissions to grant the rights in such materials you grant under the section entitled "Material You Submit", above;
• Not to submit or create any link to any material that is intentionally false or misleading, or is potentially damaging or harmful;
• Not to advertise or engage in any form of marketing on this site or use user information obtained through this site for marketing or other commercial purposes, or use this site to post or transmit "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation;
• Not to submit or create any link to any material that contains software viruses or any other malicious computer code or programs that might damage, destroy or interfere with the proper functioning of any software, hardware or systems;
• Not to stalk or harass anyone;
• Not to take any action that interferes with the proper working of, or places an unreasonable burden on, the infrastructure of this site, or that would damage, compromise the security of, or disrupt this site or any connected network;
• Not to use this site to collect personal information about individuals;
• Not to post or make available private information of any third party;
• Not to use this site as a forwarding service to another website;
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Intellectual Property Rights of Others
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and we request that our visitors do the same. If you think your work has been copied in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify our copyright agent, who can be reached at: Macmillan, 175 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10010 Attention: Legal Department or via e-mail at: Copyrightagent@macmillanusa.com
Please include all of the following in your notification:
• a description of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed;
• a description of where the material you claim is infringing is located on the site;
• your address, telephone number, email address and all other information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you;
• a 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; and
• 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 behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Monitoring and Termination; Repeat Infringers
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IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS, THE LAW MAY NOT PERMIT THE DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Limitation Of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER BEDFORD, FREEMAN, & WORTH HIGH SCHOOL PUBLISHERS NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES OR THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS RELATING TO OR RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER SITE YOU ACCESS THROUGH A LINK FROM THIS SITE OR FROM ANY ACTIONS WE TAKE OR FAIL TO TAKE AS A RESULT OF EMAIL MESSAGES YOU SEND US. THESE INCLUDE DAMAGES FOR ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, DELAYS, COMPUTER VIRUSES, YOUR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO AND ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS AND DATA, AND OTHER TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE LOSSES.
THIS LIMITATION APPLIES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE CLAIMED UNDER THE TERMS OF A CONTRACT, AS THE RESULT OF NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE ARISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR PERFORMANCE OF THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE, AND EVEN IF WE OR OUR REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN NEGLIGENT OR HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, ALL OR A PORTION OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC
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Attention: Legal Department