User Agreement

Terms of Use

This website is provided by Let’s Talk Schools (“LTS”). By accessing the LTS website (the “Site”), you are indicating your acknowledgement and acceptance of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use are subject to change by LTS at any time in its discretion. Your use of this Site after such changes are implemented constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of the changes. Please consult these Terms of Use regularly.

Last updated on February 2, 2015.

  1. Restrictions on Use

1.1. All material included on this Site such as text, graphics, logos, images, photographs, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations and software (the “Content”), is the property of LTS and/or third-party licensors and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. Modification or use of the Content except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use violates LTS’ intellectual property rights. The Content may not be copied, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted or transmitted in any way without the prior written consent of LTS, except that:

1.1.1. You may download, print, distribute and use pages from the Site for your own informational, non-commercial purposes, but not for commercial use or general distribution.

1.1.2. You may link to this Site provided that the link does not falsely imply or suggest that LTS has endorsed or is affiliated with the linked site.

1.2. While using the Site, you must not:

1.2.1. Monitor, gather or copy any Content on this Site by using any robot, “bot,” spider, crawler, spyware, engine, device, software, extraction tool or any other automatic device, utility or manual process of any kind.

1.2.2. Frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark or other proprietary information (including, without limitation, any images, text or page layout).

1.2.3. Engage in any activities through or in connection with this Site that are unlawful, offensive, obscene, threatening, harassing, abusive, or that violate any right of any third party.

1.2.4. Attempt to circumvent the security systems of the Site.

1.2.5. Attempt to use the Site for any purposes other than those intended by LTS, as determined by LTS in its sole discretion.

1.2.6. Upload or submit any data or information that contains viruses or any other computer code, corrupt files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality or disrupt any software, hardware, telecommunications, networks, servers or other equipment.

1.2.7. Engage in any activity that interferes with a user’s access to this Site or the proper operation of this Site.

1.2.8. Impersonate any person or entity.

1.3.The Content and the functionality of the Site may be updated or changed at any time without prior notice. In addition, if LTS becomes aware that you are copying, modifying or distributing the Content of the Site other than for the permitted uses of the Site, LTS reserves the right to revoke your access to the Site.

  1. General Obligations

2.1 By using the Site, you agree to the following:

2.1.1. You will 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.

2.1.2. You understand that you are responsible for the content of any information you put on the Site.

2.1.3. No materials of any kind that you submit to the website 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.

2.1.4. You understand that LTS has no obligation to, and does not in the normal course, monitor or control any information that is posted on the LTS website.

2.1.5. You understand that LTS reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information that is, in LTS’ sole discretion, unacceptable, undesirable or in violation of these rules. However, LTS has no obligation to exercise such rights.

2.1.6. Agree that by posting content to any part of the Site, you grant, promise to grant, and represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, t an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, royalty-free, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to LTS 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 authorized sublicenses of the foregoing.

  1. Age Requirement

3.1 LTS does not intend the Site and services to be used by individuals under the age of 18 without the supervision of a parent or guardian 18 years of age or older. LTS relies upon parents or guardians 18 years of age or older to determine if the Site and Services are appropriate for the viewing, access, or participation by such individuals under the age of 18. If an individual under the age of 18 uses the Site and Services, such individual may only use the Site and Services under the supervision of a parent or guardian 18 years of age or older.

3.2 We do not seek or knowingly collect any information that identifies or could be used to contact or locate any child under 13 years of age (“Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII”). If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected PII from a child under the age of 13, we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.

  1. Disclaimer

4.1 LTS cannot guarantee that the Site or its content is error free and LTS makes no representations about the technical accuracy or functionality of the Site or that the Content is accurate, error free or up to date.

4.2 LTS provides the service on an “as is” and “as available” basis. LTS makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, fitness for a particular purpose, title, or non-infringement of third-party rights or intellectual property. You expressly agree that your use of this Site is at your sole risk. LTS does not warrant that the information in this Site is accurate, reliable, up to date or correct, that this site will be available at any particular time or location or that the Site is free of viruses or other harmful components. The Content may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, and LTS may make changes or improvements at any time. You, and not LTS, assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction in the event of any loss or damage arising from the use of this Site or its Content. LTS makes no warranties that your use of the Content will not infringe the rights of others and assumes no liability or responsibility for errors or omissions in such Content.

  1. Use of the Website Information at Your Own Risk

5.1. The Site may contain information or materials from various information sources, including, without limitation, government agencies, school principals, other educational authorities and users of this Site. LTS 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. It is the duty of the user to determine the relevant laws of the user’s jurisdiction before downloading any information from the website. Reliance upon any such information or material shall also be at your own risk. Neither LTS nor its officers, directors, employees, or agents 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.

  1. Posting Comments Online

6.1. By posting your comments on LTS, you further agree that:

6.1.1. 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 LTS;

6.1.2. If you submit your email address, it may be used internally by LTS and in co-marketing or co-branded email communications LTS may send you; and

6.1.3. Any information you submit will be true and correct.

  1. Passwords and Security

7.1 You may be asked to register as a member on certain pages or services within the Site and to select a unique username and password in order to   access your account and use portions of the Site. As a registered member, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your username and password and shall be responsible for all uses of your username and password, including, but not limited to, any purchases facilitated through the use thereof, whether or not in fact authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify LTS in writing of any breach of security, including, without limitation, unauthorized use of your username or password. You also understand that exiting immediately from your account (i.e., "logging off") at the end of each session will enhance your account security and that failure to do so may permit other persons having access to your computer to use, or modify, your account. If you permit any person to use your username and password, you shall be liable for all activity and transactions made by that person including transactions for which you may not have authorized.

  1. Fees and Subscription Payments

8.1 LTS may at any time charge fees for access to portions of the Site. In no event will you be charged for access to the Site unless LTS obtains your prior agreement to pay such charges. Thus, if at any time we require a fee for portions of the Site that are now free, we will give you advance notice of such fees. You may cancel your account at any time subject to the Ongoing Subscription and Cancellation section of this Terms of Use Agreement. All new fees, if any, will be posted prominently on the Site and in other appropriate locations on the Site. You shall pay all fees and charges incurred through your account at the rates in effect for the billing period in which such fees and charges are incurred, including, but not limited to charges for any digital products or services offered for sale through the Site by LTS. All fees and charges shall be billed to and paid for by you. You shall pay all applicable taxes relating to use of the Site through your account.

  1. Subscriptions

9.1. In order to access some portions of the Site, a subscription-based payment is required. By providing a credit card or other payment method accepted by LTS (“Payment Method”) for your subscription, you are expressly agreeing that we are authorized to charge you a monthly subscription fee, any other fees for additional services you may purchase, and any applicable taxes in connection with your use of your subscription to the Payment Method. If you want to use a different Payment Method than the one you signed up for during registration, or if there is a change in your credit card validity or expiration date, you may edit your Payment Method information by logging in on the Site and clicking on Account under your name. If your Payment Method expires and you do not edit your Payment Method information or cancel your account, you authorize us to continue billing, and you will remain responsible for any uncollected amounts.

9.2. As used in these Terms of Use, "billing" shall indicate either a charge or debit, as applicable, against your Payment Method. The subscription fee will be billed at the beginning of your subscription or expiration of your free trial period, if any, whichever is earlier, and on each monthly renewal thereafter unless and until you cancel your subscription or the account or service is otherwise suspended or discontinued pursuant to these Terms. To see the commencement date for your next renewal period, log in on the LTS website and click on Account under your name.

9.3. We automatically bill your Payment Method each month on the calendar day corresponding to the commencement of your subscription (each such month, a “Monthly Period”). In the event your subscription began on a day not contained in a given month, we bill your Payment Method on the last day of such month. For example, if you became a paying subscriber on January 31, your Payment Method would next be billed on February 28. If you change your Payment Method, this could result in changing the calendar day upon which you are billed. You acknowledge that the amount billed each Monthly Period may vary due to promotional offers, changes in your subscription plan, and changes in applicable taxes, and you authorize us to charge your Payment Method for the corresponding amounts. If LTS changes the subscription fee or other charges for your subscription from time to time, we will give you advance notice of these changes by email. However, we will not be able to notify you of changes in any applicable taxes.

  1. Ongoing Subscription and Cancellation

10.1. Your LTS subscription will automatically renew in accordance with your subscription plan (i.e.: every month or every six months) unless and until you cancel your subscription or the account or service is otherwise suspended or discontinued pursuant to these Terms. You must cancel your subscription before it renews each Monthly Period in order to avoid the next billing. We will bill the monthly subscription fee plus any applicable taxes to the Payment Method you provide to us during registration (or to a different Payment Method if you change your account information). Upon cancellation, you will receive an automated confirmation via e-mail that the cancellation was processed, and your access will be suspended within 24 hours, but you will not receive a refund if the next Monthly Period has already began. You can cancel your account by logging in on the LTS website and clicking on Account under your name and then choosing to "[edit]" your subscription under "[Billing Information]" and clicking on the "[cancel]" option. LTS may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Site for any reason, including, without limitation, breach or assignment of these Terms of Use.

  1. Payments and Billing

11.1. When you provide payment information, you represent and warrant that the information is accurate, that you are authorized to use the payment method provided, and that you will notify us of changes to the payment information. We reserve the right to utilize third party credit card updating services to obtain current expiration dates on credit cards. If you use a Payment Method other than a credit card, you may incur an additional payment processing fee and may not be able to automatically renew subscriptions.

  1. Limitation of Liability

12.1. Neither LTS, any of its directors, officers and employees, nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Site is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the Site or the operation of the Site or failure of the Site to operate. In no event shall LTS be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential, damages or any damages whatsoever, even if LTS has been previously advised of the possibility of such damages, whether in an action in contract, negligence, or any other theory, arising out of or in connection with the use, inability to use or performance of the information, services, products and materials available from this Site. These limitations shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy. Your acceptance of this limitation of liability is an essential term of this agreement and the parties acknowledge that The LTS would not grant access to the Site without your agreement to this term.

  1. Intellectual Property

13.1. You should assume that everything you see or read on the Site is proprietary information protected by copyright or trademark unless otherwise noted, and may not be used except as provided in these Terms of Use or with the written permission of LTS. Nothing posted on this Site grants a license to any of LTS’ trademarks, copyrights or other intellectual property rights, whether by implication, estoppel or otherwise.

13.2. You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please email us at info@letstalkschools.com.

  1. Linked Sites

14.1. This Site may link to or be linked from other websites that are not maintained by, or related to, LTS. LTS does not endorse, and is not responsible for, the content or advertisements contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the services contained on any of those third-party websites. No reference or link to a third party or a third-party website shall constitute an endorsement of such third party or such third-party website. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, third parties found in or through the Site, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You further acknowledge and agree that the Company shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of, or reliance upon, any such content, information, statements, advertising, goods or services or other materials available on or through any such website or resource.

  1. Social Media

15.1. This Site allows users to post comments using social media platforms. If you interact with these social media tools through the Site, your experience on those social media sites will be governed by the privacy and other policies of those sites. This means that the privacy settings you have chosen on those sites will determine the degree to which your information is made public.

  1. Mobile Networks

16.1. When you access the Site through a mobile network, your network or roaming provider’s message, data and other rates and fees will apply. Downloading, installing or using certain LTS services may be prohibited or restricted by your network provider and not all LTS services may work with your network provider or device.

16.2. When you register for a LTS SMS Program you agree to receive SMS messages sent on behalf of LTS by a third party vendor. You will be responsible for paying any standard text messaging rates that apply to all SMS you receive from us or third parties or that you send to use or third parties. You can opt-out of receiving SMS messages from a particular sender at any time by sending the word “stop” as a reply to the sender.

  1. Newsletter

17.1. By providing your email address and clicking “Sign me up” you are agreeing to receive our regular e-newsletter and special offer emails from LTS. By signing up to our Newsletter you agree that LTS can contact you to tell you about special offers, promotions, news, and other information LTS believes you will enjoy. You can unsubscribe or opt-out at any time if you no longer want to receive the Newsletter by following the instructions for “Unsubscribing” in the e-newsletter emails.

  1. Modification

18.1. LTS shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to make improvements and/or changes in any aspect of the Site at any time and does not accept any responsibility for the effects these alterations may have. LTS 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.

  1. Governing Law

19.1. 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. You agree that your use of this Site, this Agreement and any disputes relating thereto shall be governed in all respects by the laws of New York State. Any dispute relating to this Agreement shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in New York City, New York County, New York State. If any provision is deemed to be unlawful or unenforceable, that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

Parent Discussion Board Guidelines for Let’s Talk Schools

Here at Let’s Talk Schools, we truly value the information our users share. Without commenting, the LTS website would not accurately reflect the wide range of opinions present in the community.

To improve the dialogue, we have listed some rules and commenting guidelines for the Let’s Talk Schools Forum. When you post any information on LTS, you are agreeing to follow the LTS Forum Guidelines outlined below.

Please read the forum Guidelines before posting or commenting.

What to Do:

  • Be considerate and respectful of other posters and their opinions and beliefs.
  • Use standard writing style, punctuation, and grammar so that others may understand you. Do not use ALL CAPS when you post a comment because it makes your comment difficult to read and it gives other users the impression that you are shouting or threatening them.
  • Share your personal experiences that add value to the conversation.
  • Help the LTS team maintain an engaging and welcoming community for discussion by flagging spam and reporting offensive comments, problem users, and other inappropriate content.
  • Contact us if you have any comments, concerns, or advice that the LTS team may use so that we may maximize the user experience.
  • Use your best judgment in evaluating recommendations and comments from users of this Site and understand that user posts may not be accurate.
  • Be a law abiding citizen and do not post anything related to illegal activities.
  • Understand that information posted on the Site is visible to all users of LTS and that a post could end up anywhere on the Internet. Additionally, please remember that you are giving LTS permission to use any content you post on this Site.

What Not to Do:

  • Do not post profanity, obscenities, abusive language, threatening language, or other inappropriate content.
  • Comments should never harass, abuse, or threaten anyone’s personal safety or property, make false statements, defame, or impersonate other individuals.
  • Do not post any sexually explicit images.
  • Do not post any personal data such as phone numbers, email or mail addresses, or credit card information.
  • Do not post anything that contains malicious code that may harm computer software, programs, or hardware.
  • Do not collect personal information from any user of this Site. Personal information includes but is not limited to screen names, email and personal addresses, and payment information.
  • Do not spam or post advertisements of any kind anywhere on this Site. Additionally, do not post links to websites that violate our Terms of Use.
  • Do not believe everything you read. The LTS team does not and cannot screen all user content, so user posts may contain unreliable information.
  • Do not copy and post others’ material, trademarks, or intellectual property. This activity is illegal and all information posted without the original author’s consent will be removed from the Site.
  • Do not repost deleted content. Any reposted information will be deleted and any user that reposts deleted content may have any and all of their accounts deleted.
  • If you are under the age of eighteen (18) do not use this Site unless you are under the supervision of a parent or guardian 18 years of age or older.
  • Do not post or submit any information that identifies or could be used to contact or locate any child younger than thirteen (13) years old (“Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII”). If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected PII about a child under the age of 13, we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.
  • Do not use this Site to harm children or minors in any way and do not encourage inappropriate interactions with children or minors of any kind.
  • Do not impersonate any person, corporation, business or school while using this Site.

 

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