Privacy Policy/Terms of Use

The PLACE is created and run by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at the NC State University College of Education and is responsible for administration of the PLACE. 

In consideration for your enrollment and participation in a PLACE and MOOC-Ed course you agree to the following Terms of Use described below: 

Privacy Policy. We respect your privacy. Subject to applicable law, any personally identifiable information you provide, including your name and email address, will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of the Friday Institute. We will use your contact information only for Friday Institute activities and to send you information about other related resources and professional development opportunities. 

No cost to participate in MOOC-Ed courses. Funding to develop and run MOOC-Ed courses has been provided by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, along with outside partners. Cost for other programs hosted in the PLACE may vary based on the program. 

Research Use. The Friday Institute and its partners may conduct research intended to improve future offerings and contribute to overall knowledge in the field. You may be asked if you are willing to voluntarily respond to survey questions or be interviewed for the research. Individual participants will not be identified, and reasonable efforts will be made to avoid including information that could be connected to any individual, school or district in all research reports. 

Posted/submitted information is not confidential. We cannot ensure confidentiality of anything posted on any part of the PLACE , including comments in the discussion forum. Since many participants will have access to the PLACE, it is your responsibility to avoid posting information that you do not wish or consider to be public. 

Responsibility for information you submit. You are solely responsible for content you submit to the PLACE and the consequences of submitting and publishing your content online. You agree to not submit any information that might violate others’ copyright or proprietary rights. Course participants submitting original works to this site agree that works shall be licensed under the Creative Commons license, By Attribution/Share-Alike/Non-Commercial (CC-BY-SA-NC) and that they are authorized to grant this license. 

The Friday Institute does not permit infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights, and we will remove all content if properly notified that such content infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. The Friday Institute reserves the right to remove content without prior notice. You further agree to indemnify and hold harmless NC State University, its trustees, officers, employees and agents from any liability, losses, costs, damages, claims or causes of action of any kind or nature whatsoever, and expenses, including attorneys fees, arising from or proximately caused by your use of this site. 

Appropriate use. The purpose of the PLACE is to support the professional development of education professionals. Participants agree that all information and interactions will be toward that goal, and that all interactions will be conducted in a professional manner respectful of the other participants. You also agree that you will not use the PLACE to market, advertise or sell any commercial products. The Friday Institute maintains the right, at its sole discretion, to remove, without notice, any materials or comments in violation of law or the terms of use of this site, and to withdraw access to the PLACE for anyone we consider to have violated the appropriate use of the sites. 

Password protection. You acknowledge and agree that any user name, login code, identifier or password is confidential information. You are responsible for any use of your username, user ID, login and / or password. You agree to notify the Friday Institute immediately of any unauthorized use of any password or any other breach of security of which you are aware. If you are using login via a third party provider (e.g. Google, Facebook, Twitter), you are responsible for notifying appropriate parties immediately of any unauthorized use of any password or any other breach of security of which you are aware. 

Links to Third Party Websites. The PLACE may contain links to websites and other resources operated by third parties other than the Friday Institute. Such links are provided solely as a convenience to participants. Neither the Friday Institute nor NC State University controls such websites, and are not responsible for the content, products, services or other materials offered through such websites. The Friday Institute’s inclusion of links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the content, products or services offered through any website, or of any company or person. If you decide to access any third party websites, you do so entirely at your own risk, and you may be subject to the terms and conditions and the privacy policies of such websites. 

Disclaimer. PLACE content, products and services are provided on an ”as is” basis WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY SORT OR OTHER KIND. The Friday Institute does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via the site is accurate, complete or current. We aim to provide useful professional development resources, but the interpretation and application of these resources is solely the responsibility of the participant who chooses to use them.

Last modified: Friday, May 27, 2016, 1:29 PM