ADOPTACLASSROOM.ORG, INC.
TERMS OF USE POLICY

AdoptAClassroom.org, Inc., a Minnesota not-for-profit corporation (“ADOPTACLASSROOM.ORG”), provides the information and services available on its web site located at www.adoptaclassroom.org and other variations of the address (hereinafter, the “Web Site”) under the following terms and conditions. For purposes of this Policy, “you” means yourself, including any entity you represent in connection with your use of this Web Site.

This Terms of Use Policy (“Policy”) applies whenever you use the Web Site or information services provided on the Web Site (collectively, the “Services”). If you do not accept the terms of this Policy, you may not use the Web Site or Services. AdoptAClassroom.org reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time and will place any changed Policy to the Web Site. You are encouraged to check this Policy each time you access the Web Site. Your continued use of this Web Site indicates you agree to the terms of the most current version of this Policy posted online.

1. USE OF SITE AND SERVICES; SUBSCRIPTION TERMS. AdoptAClassroom.org grants you a limited, non-transferable license to use this Web Site and in connection with the Services, subject to and in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Policy. You agree not use the Web Site or Services in connection with any prohibited uses described in Section 10 below or in any other manner that violates this Policy or applicable laws, rules, orders or regulations.

For Teachers:

By registering your classroom on this Web Site, you acknowledge and agree 1) that you are currently employed as a teacher or school administrator in an accredited K-12 school in the United States, or in a preschool program that is based in an accredited K-12 school; 2) that any goods or services received or used by you that are donated by AdoptAClassroom.org or are paid for with funds from AdoptAClassroom.org are to be used exclusively for the purposes of supporting the educational needs of students in your classroom or school, and are not to be used for any personal purpose that is not directly related to your work in support of the educational needs of students in your classroom or school; and 3) that you will promptly update your school name and address on the Web Site if you should change employment, and to deactivate your classroom on the Web Site in the event that you are no longer employed as a teacher or school administrator.

Teachers and school administrators who receive donations for their classrooms or schools through the Web Site are required to use those donations in a timely manner. For donations received prior to July 1, 2017, teachers and school administrators have until June 30 of the year that is at least 10 months from the date of the donation to use those funds for the purchase of classroom supplies. For donations received on or after July 1, 2017, teachers and school administrators have one calendar year from the date of each donation to use those funds for the purchase of classroom supplies. Funds that are not used within this period of time will “expire” and will then be reallocated to another teacher, or to one of AdoptAClassroom.org’s funds, at the sole discretion of AdoptAClassroom.org.

By submitting a photograph, you represent that verifiable written permission has been obtained from the parent of any student in any uploaded photograph, and that this use of the photograph complies with that permission and any school and school district regulations.

A teacher may use their funds for reimbursement for items unavailable through vendor partners (Out of Network purchases) with approval from AdoptAClassroom.org staff. AdoptAClassroom.org reserves the right to refuse to reimbursement for items at the discretion of AdoptAClassroom.org staff. Learn more about our Out of Network policy here.

For Donors:

In making a donation on the Web Site, you agree to the following terms regarding use of funds by AdoptAClassroom.org:

If you have made a donation to a specific teacher, you understand that teachers allowed one year from the date of each donation to use donated funds for such classroom purposes as they may choose.

In instances when a teacher does not acknowledge receipt of the donated funds, and when the donor has provided their contact information to AdoptAClassroom.org, AdoptAClassroom.org shall attempt to contact such donor and provide the donor with the options of re-directing their donation to (1) another classroom chosen by the donor (2) an underserved classroom selected by AdoptAClassroom.org in accordance with AdoptAClassroom.org selection criteria or (3) one of AdoptAClassroom.org’s funds as shown on the “Ways To Give” page of the Web Site, under “All Campaigns”.

In instances when a teacher acknowledges receipt of donated funds, but does not make use of such funds within one calendar year of the date of donation, the donation will be redirected by AdoptAClassroom.org at its discretion to (1) an underserved classroom selected by AdoptAClassroom.org in accordance with AdoptAClassroom.org selection criteria or (3) one of AdoptAClassroom.org’s funds as shown on the “Ways To Give” page of the Web Site, under “All Campaigns”.

While a donor may recommend a classroom to benefit from a donation, AdoptAClassroom.org at all times retains full authority to use the donation in the most effective way possible, consistent with our charitable mission. AdoptAClassroom.org may exercise its discretion to direct the donation to another classroom or school where needed most. Donated items become property of the specified teacher for ongoing classroom use unless otherwise directed by the donor or AdoptAClassroom.org.

2. COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS. The information available on or through this Web Site, along with all graphics, images, text, information, sounds and other content (collectively “Content”) is the property of AdoptAClassroom.org, or its licensors, and is protected by copyright, trademark, service mark and other intellectual property rights. In some circumstances, third parties may post Content which is solely owned or licensed by them. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, publish, sell, license, create derivative works or otherwise use any Content available on or through this Web Site for commercial or public purposes. All rights, title and interest in the trade dress, selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of the Content are specifically reserved to AdoptAClassroom.org. Your internal reproduction of the Web Site is permitted only to the extent necessary to allow you to utilize the Web Site for non-commercial purposes. Permission is granted to electronically copy and print hard copies of pages from the Web Site solely for your internal, personal use, and any such copies must bear the copyright notice included on each Web page. AdoptAClassroom.org may, in its discretion, block access to the Web Site, and disable and terminate access of accounts who may be infringers.

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide AdoptAClassroom.org’s Copyright Agent (address below) with the following information:

  1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  2. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
  4. your address, telephone number, and email address;
  5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
  6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owners behalf.

AdoptAClassroom.org’s Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows, by mail or electronic communications:

AdoptAClassroom.org, Inc.
110 N 5th St, Suite 820
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Attn: Executive Director
Tel: 877-384-0764
[email protected]

Please note that, due to security concerns, attachments will not be accepted. Accordingly, any notification of infringement submitted electronically with an attachment will not be opened or processed.

3. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES. This Web Site may contain links that will let you access other Web sites, including, but not limited to, sites of third party services providers (“Service Providers”). The links are only provided as a convenience and AdoptAClassroom.org does not endorse any of these sites or the content, advertising, products and services available on or through such sites. AdoptAClassroom.org assumes no responsibility or liability for any material that may be accessed on other Web sites, even if reached through this Web Site, nor does AdoptAClassroom.org make any representation regarding the quality of any product or service available on or through any such site or from such Service Providers.

4. LINKS FROM THIRD PARTY SITES. AdoptAClassroom.org prohibits unauthorized deep links to the Web Site and the framing of any information contained on the Web Site or any portion of the Web Site. AdoptAClassroom.org reserves the right to disable any unauthorized links or frames. AdoptAClassroom.org has no responsibility or liability for any material on other Web sites that may contain links to this Web Site.

5. DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ADOPTACLASSROOM.ORG AND THE SITE SOLELY SERVE AS AN INFORMATION SERVICE. ADOPTACLASSROOM.ORG DOES NOT INDEPENDENTLY REVIEW, INVESTIGATE OR VERIFY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY DONORS, BENEFICIARIES, SERVICE PROVIDERS OR OTHERS. ADOPTACLASSROOM.ORG AND ITS COMPANY AFFILIATES DO NOT ACT AS YOUR AGENT OR PROVIDE ADVICE OR GUARANTEE RESULTS.

YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ADOPTACLASSROOM.ORG, WHETHER ORIGINAL TO ADOPTACLASSROOM.ORG OR FROM THIRD PARTIES, IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. ADOPTACLASSROOM.ORG DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF INFORMATION ON THIS SITE OR THE QUALITY OR TIMELINESS OF INFORMATION AND SERVICES PROVIDED.

ADOPTACLASSROOM.ORG DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR FREE, SECURE, FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MATERIALS.

SERVICES MAY BE SUBJECT TO OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EACH SERVICE PROVIDER. PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW EACH SERVICE PROVIDER’S POLICIES PRIOR TO ENGAGING WITH THEM.

6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; INDEMNITY. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL ADOPTACLASSROOM.ORG OR ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, SUBCONTRACTORS, ADVISORS, AGENTS, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS (collectively, THE “ADOPTACLASSROOM.ORG PARTIES”) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES SUFFERED BY YOU, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE) THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES, OR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR SERVICES, EVEN IF ANY AdoptAClassroom.org PARTIES WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITIES ARE BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS. THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF ADOPTACLASSROOM.ORG PARTIES FOR ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES SHALL NOT EXCEED $25.00 usd. SOME JURISDICTIONS RESTRICT OR PROHIBIT LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY, IN WHICH CASE THE FOREGOING PROVISIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

YOU AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS, INDEMNIFY AND DEFEND ADOPTACLASSROOM.ORG PARTIES FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND LIABILITIES ARISING FROM USE OF THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF SERVICE PROVIDERS.

7. PRIVACY. Protecting customer privacy is important to AdoptAClassroom.org. Please read the AdoptAClassroom.org Privacy Statement, which describes how we use, maintain and share personally identifiable and financial information.

8. SECURITY. AdoptAClassroom.org uses commercially reasonable efforts to protect the security of your data submitted on or through the Web Site. However, the security of information transmitted through the Internet can never be guaranteed. AdoptAClassroom.org is not responsible for any interception of any communications through the Internet or Web Site or for changes to or losses of data. See the AdoptAClassroom.org Privacy Statement.

9. TRANSMISSION OF DATA. You acknowledge and agree that any information and data submitted to the Web Site becomes the property of AdoptAClassroom.org, subject to any applicable laws regarding the protection of customers’ personally identifiable and financial information. You expressly authorize the transfer of your data (other than personal financial data) to donors, beneficiaries, program sponsors and Service Providers whom you request to receive your personal data through the functionality provided on the Web Site.

10. PROHIBITED USES. You agree you will not directly or indirectly: interfere with or compromise the operation of the Web Site or intercept, redirect or interfere with messages or data intended for transfer to other parties; access without authorization any computers, accounts or networks or penetrate any security features; interfere with the operation of this Web Site; transmit or distribute destructive information, such as a virus, or engage in mail bombings or distributed denial of service attacks; or tamper with any Content contained on or through the Web Site. You will not use any robot, spider or other automatic device or program to monitor or copy any of the data or content on this Web Site, or otherwise transfer any Web Site data or content for mass distribution or use in any commercial manner.

You represent and warrant that you have the capacity and authority to enter into legal binding agreements, including the authority to be bound to this Policy. We are not required to accept any transactions from users who are less than eighteen (18) years of age.

We cannot guarantee that your use of the Web Site or Services, or purchase of Services through the Web Site, complies with laws outside of the United States. You are solely responsible to comply with the laws of your jurisdiction, and you agree to hold us harmless from your violation of any such laws.

IF YOU BELIEVE ANYONE HAS VIOLATED THIS POLICY, PLEASE CONTACT US AT THE ADDRESS BELOW. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REVIEW AND TERMINATE ANY USERS ACCESS TO THE SITE.

11. SITE And services Availability. AdoptAClassroom.org’s objective is to make the Web Site accessible twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week. However, AdoptAClassroom.org may interrupt, limit or suspend the Web Site operations at any time for purposes such as performing maintenance, addressing technical problems, conducting audits, and complying with applicable laws. AdoptAClassroom.org will make reasonable efforts to post notices on the Web Site in advance of material changes to the Web Site or Services.

12. TERMINATION OF ACCESS; REMEDIES. In order to enforce this Policy, such as in the event of any breach or threatened breach, or in the case of behavior that is deemed in the sole discretion of AdoptAClassroom.org to constitute harassment of any other user of the Web Site, of employees of AdoptAClassroom.org, or any vendor or partner of AdoptAClassroom.org or their employees, AdoptAClassroom.org may suspend and/or terminate your access to and use of the Web Site and/or Services with or without notice. You understand and agree that AdoptAClassroom.org shall be entitled to receive preliminary injunctive relief without the necessity of posting bond, along with other equitable and legal remedies against you, with respect to its enforcement of this Policy. If AdoptAClassroom.org or its affiliates takes any legal action against you to enforce this Policy, you will promptly reimburse AdoptAClassroom.org’s reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred.

13. JURISDICTION/GOVERNING LAW. You understand that you are purposely accessing this Web Site of AdoptAClassroom.org and communicating or transacting with AdoptAClassroom.org, which business maintains a physical presence in Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA; therefore, you agree that your use of the Web Site and Services, and this Policy, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota, USA, and applicable federal laws and regulations without regard to conflicts of law principals. Accordingly, you understand and agree that all proceedings relating to this Web Site and the subject matter contained herein shall be maintained exclusively in the state or federal courts in and for Hennepin County and the State of Minnesota. YOU AGREE THAT NO CLASS ACTION SHALL BE INITIATED OR MAINTAINED AGAINST ANY ADOPTACLASSROOM.ORG PARTIES. The prevailing party shall be entitled to reimbursement of reasonable attorneys fees and expenses.

14. NO WAIVER; SEVERABILITY. Any failure by AdoptAClassroom.org to enforce any of its rights under this Policy or applicable laws shall not constitute a waiver of such rights. If any provision of this Policy shall be deemed unlawful or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Policy and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions hereunder.

15. CONTACT INFORMATION. The contact information for AdoptAClassroom.org is:

AdoptAClassroom.org, Inc.
110 N 5th St, Suite 820
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Attn: Executive Director
Tel: 877-384-0764
Fax: 612-292-6679
[email protected]

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