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This document is an agreement between Education Minnesota and the users of its website. It concerns the legal framework involved in this use of this website. Please read this agreement carefully before accessing or using this site. By accessing or using the site, you agree to be bound by this agreement. Education Minnesota reserves the right, at any time, to modify, alter or update this Terms of Use Agreement, and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates. If we do make changes to this Agreement, the changes will be noted on our home page.

Registration data and certain other information about you is subject to our Privacy Policy. For more information, please see our full privacy policy.

Our Community Guidelines are hereby incorporated by reference into this Terms of Use Agreement.

It is your responsibility of registered users to protect their accounts and the security of other members by guarding their passwords. If you have reason to believe your password has been compromised or there has been any unauthorized use of your account, please contact us at 651-227-9541.

Education Minnesota does not screen user-created content before it is posted or transmitted, but we reserve the right in our sole discretion (but are not obligated) to review and edit, delete, or refuse to post any material submitted for display or placed on our website, including bulletin boards, chat rooms, discussions and/or emails. Education Minnesota shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of chat rooms and forums, to determine compliance with this Agreement and any operating rules established by Education Minnesota and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request. Education Minnesota shall have the right in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on its website. In the case of forums, chat rooms, Ask the Expert and other interactive tools, the content provided represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider or user.

Education Minnesota neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on www.educationminnesota.org by anyone other than authorized Education Minnesota employees while acting in their official capacities. The views presented by those responding are not necessarily the views of Education Minnesota. Under no circumstances will Education Minnesota be liable for any loss or damage caused by a user’s reliance on information obtained through these non-authorized information providers or users. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available from these sources. Please seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice or other content.

If Education Minnesota technical staff finds that a user is posing a threat to the proper technical operation of the system or to the security of other members, we reserve the right to make any necessary deletions or disable any accounts in order to preserve system security. We also reserve the right to refuse access to the site to any user that violates this Agreement.

Users shall use the site for lawful purposes only: (1) Users may not post or transmit material that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, harmful, threatening, profane, abusive, hateful or otherwise objectionable that violates the intellectual property rights of others (including without limitation infringing use of a copyright or trademark), that violates the privacy rights of others, that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law; (2) Users may not interfere with other users’ use and enjoyment of this site, specifically users may not introduce items that contain viruses or other contaminating or destructive features; and (3) Users may not, without Education Minnesota’s express prior approval, introduce material that contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services.

The use of this website for illegal purposes is prohibited. Since the law applicable to online systems is unsettled in many cases, we urge you to consider the possible effect of laws outside of Minnesota. Our website is accessible worldwide to anyone on the Internet, and we cannot guarantee that you will not be responsible for actions that are illegal in other jurisdictions.

By submitting any materials to www.educationminnesota.org, you automatically grant or warrant that the owner of such any materials has expressly granted Education Minnesota the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such any materials (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.

This site may include links to other Internet websites solely as a way of providing more comprehensive information to users. Education Minnesota does not endorse any such sites or the information, material, products or services contained on or accessible through the sites. You access and use such sites, including information, material, products and services therein, solely at your own risk.

Education Minnesota disclaims all express and implied warranties with regard to the information, services, and materials contained on this site, including without limitation any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. All such information, services, and materials are provided “as is” and “as available” without warranty of any kind.

In no event shall Education Minnesota be liable for any special, indirect, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, business, data or profits, litigation and the like or otherwise, whether based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. With respect to goods or services purchased through this site, Education Minnesota’s liability, in any case, is expressly limited to replacement of defective goods, or, at our election, to the repayment or crediting of the buyer with an amount equal to the purchase price of the goods. You acknowledge and agree that the limitations set forth above are fundamental elements of this agreement and the site would not be provided to you absent such limitations.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Education Minnesota from any liability, loss, claim and expense (including attorneys’ reasonable fees) related to (1) your violation of this agreement, and (2) your posting of material to this site.

All materials on this site (as well as the organization and layout of the site) are owned and copyrighted by Education Minnesota and may be accessed, downloaded or printed for your non-commercial use only.

If you have a complaint about the comments or postings of another user, please contact us at 651-227-9541.

Mobile Terms and Conditions

  1. There is no fee from Education Minnesota to receive text messages. Message and data rates may apply- this can be checked with your mobile service provider. Charges are billed and payable to your mobile service provider or deducted from your prepaid account. Consent is not a requirement for purchase.
  2. Data obtained from you in connection with this SMS service may include your mobile phone number, your carrier’s name and the date, time and content of your messages. We may use this information to contact you and provide the services you request from us. Alerts sent via SMS may not be delivered if the mobile phone is not in range of a transmission site, or if sufficient network capacity is not available at a particular time. Even within a coverage area, factors beyond the control of the wireless operator may interfere with message delivery, including the customer’s equipment, terrain, proximity to buildings, foliage, and weather. Wireless operators do not guarantee message delivery and will not be held liable for delayed or undelivered messages.
  3. For information on data collection and us, please read our full privacy policy.
  4. We will not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS message as delivery is subject to effective transmission from your network operator.
  5. By subscribing to Education Minnesota alerts, the user consents to receive automated text messages about our advocacy for public education and the teaching profession. Recurring messages. Message & data rates may apply.
  6. If you have any questions, text HELP to the number you received a text message from or contact us at webmaster@edmn.org or 1-800-652-9073. To stop receiving messages, reply STOP.