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Terms of Use: (Revised November, 2011)

Agreement with Terms and Conditions: This agreement ("Agreement") sets forth the terms and conditions that apply to you ("Visitor"), an individual accessing the family of websites ("FEN Sites") of Family Education Network, part of Pearson. By accessing the FEN Sites, you agree to the following terms and conditions and the Privacy Statement. If you do not agree, you have no right or license to access any part of the FEN Sites and you should not do so.

Please note that certain services and programs offered by Family Education Network may have additional terms and conditions. Please check the specific service/program link(s) below to find these additional terms and conditions:


MyGradeBook
Infoplease
QuizLab
TeacherVision
Poptropica

Changes in Terms and Conditions:
Family Education Network has the right to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of any FEN Site, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use, at any time. Family Education Network has the right to change or modify the terms and conditions applicable to Visitor's use of any FEN Site, or any part thereof, or to impose new conditions, including, but not limited to, adding fees and charges for use at any time. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including, but not limited to, posting on the FEN Sites, or by electronic or conventional mail, or by any other means by which Visitor obtains notice thereof. Any use of the FEN Sites by Visitor subsequent to such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by Visitor of such changes, modifications or additions.

Conduct of Visitor:

Lawful Use:
Visitor shall use the FEN Sites for lawful purposes only. Visitor shall not post or transmit through any FEN Site any material which: (i) violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others; (ii) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable; (iii) encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any law; or (iv) contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services, unless Family Education Network has expressly approved such material in advance of its transmission. Any conduct by a Visitor that in Family Education Network's discretion restricts or inhibits any other Visitor from using or enjoying any FEN Site is expressly prohibited.

Downloading of Intellectual Property:
The FEN Sites contain copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music, and sound, portions of which are owned by Family Education Network and portions of which are owned by other parties and licensed to Family Education Network. The entire contents of the FEN Sites are copyrighted as a collective work/compilation. Family Education Network owns copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. No Visitor may modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part. Visitor may download one (1) single copy of the copyrighted material for Visitor's personal, non-commercial use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express written permission of Family Education Network (or the copyright owner(s) if other than or in addition to Family Education Network). In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend, copyright or other proprietary notice shall be made. Visitor acknowledges that he/she does not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.

Uploading of Intellectual Property:
Visitor shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on any FEN Site any material protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right, without the express written permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right, and the burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright rests with Visitor. Visitor shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission. By submitting material to any public area of any FEN Site, Visitor automatically grants, or warrants that the owner of such material has expressly granted, Family Education Network the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material. Visitor also permits any other Visitor to access, view, store or reproduce the material for that Visitor's personal use. Visitor hereby grants Family Education Network the right to edit, copy, publish and distribute any material made available on any FEN Site by Visitor.

Trademarks:
Unless otherwise indicated, trademarks that appear on this site are trademarks of Family Education Network or its affiliates. All other trademarks not owned by The Family Education Network Inc. or its affiliates that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Family Education Network or its affiliates.

Postings:

No Responsibility or Liability:
To the extent that portions of the FEN Sites (such as "chat rooms" or "bulletin boards") provide users an opportunity to post and exchange information, ideas and opinions ("Postings"), BE ADVISED THAT FAMILY EDUCATION NETWORK DOES NOT SCREEN, EDIT, OR REVIEW POSTINGS PRIOR TO THEIR APPEARANCE ON ANY FEN SITE, and Postings do not necessarily reflect the views of Family Education Network. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, Family Education Network shall in no event have any responsibility or liability for the Postings or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on any FEN Site.

Monitoring:
Family Education Network reserves the right to monitor all Postings and to remove any which it considers in its absolute discretion to be offensive or otherwise in breach of these terms and conditions.

Warrant that You Have All Necessary Rights:
You hereby represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights in and to all Postings you provide and all material they contain; that your Postings shall not infringe any proprietary or other rights of third parties; that your Postings shall not contain any viruses or other contaminating or destructive devices or features; that your Postings shall not contain any defamatory, indecent, offensive, tortious, or otherwise unlawful material or content; and that your Postings shall not be used to carry out or solicit any unlawful activity and/or be used to make commercial solicitations.

Authorize Others to Use:
You hereby authorize Family Education Network to use and/or authorize others to use all or part of your Postings in any manner, format, or medium that Family Education Network or such other parties see fit. You shall have no claim or other recourse against Family Education Network for infringement of any proprietary right in Postings.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability:

Use Is At Visitor's Risk:
VISITOR EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF THE FEN SITES IS AT VISITOR'S OWN RISK. VISITOR SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF VISITOR'S PASSWORD(S), IF ANY. NEITHER FAMILY EDUCATION NETWORK, ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS, WARRANT THAT THE FEN SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF ANY FEN SITE, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE, OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH ANY FEN SITE. PRICE INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS OF ALL INFORMATION, OPINIONS AND OTHER MATERIAL ON THE FEN SITES OR ANY SITES WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED. FAMILY EDUCATION NETWORK PROVIDES TECHNOLOGY AUTOMATICALLY PRODUCING SEARCH RESULTS THAT LINK AND/OR REFERENCE SITES AND INFORMATION LOCATED WORLDWIDE THROUGHOUT THE INTERNET. BECAUSE WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER SUCH SITES AND INFORMATION, FAMILY EDUCATION NETWORK MAKES NO GUARANTEE AS TO SUCH SITES AND INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE ACCURACY, CURRENCY, CONTENT OR QUALITY OF ANY SUCH SITES AND INFORMATION AND FAMILY EDUCATION NETWORK ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY AS TO WHETHER THE SEARCH LOCATES UNINTENDED OR OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT. FURTHERMORE, BECAUSE SOME CONTENT ON THE INTERNET CONSISTS OF MATERIAL THAT IS ADULT-ORIENTED OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE TO SOME PEOPLE, THE RESULTS OF YOUR SEARCH ON OUR SITES MAY AUTOMATICALLY AND UNINTENTIONALLY GENERATE LINKS OR REFERENCES TO OBJECTIONABLE MATERIAL. WE MAKE NO CLAIM THAT SUCH SURPRISES MIGHT NOT OCCUR.

No Warranties of Service:
THE FEN SITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT.

Disclaimer of Liability:
THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. VISITOR SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT FAMILY EDUCATION NETWORK AND ITS LICENSORS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER VISITORS OR THIRD PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH VISITOR.

Visitor's Waiver of Damages:
IN NO EVENT WILL FAMILY EDUCATION NETWORK, OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING ANY PART OF THE FEN SITES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ANY PART OF THE FEN SITES. VISITOR HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT ON ALL FEN SITES.

IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS SET FORTH ABOVE, NEITHER FAMILY EDUCATION NETWORK, NOR ITS AFFILIATES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS SHALL BE LIABLE REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OR DURATION, FOR ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER DEFECTS IN, OR UNTIMELINESS OR UNAUTHENTICITY OF, THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN ANY FEN SITE, OR FOR ANY DELAY OR INTERRUPTION IN THE TRANSMISSION THEREOF TO THE VISITOR, OR FOR ANY CLAIMS OR LOSSES ARISING THEREFROM OR OCCASIONED THEREBY. NONE OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS OR LOSSES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

Indemnification:
Visitor agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Family Education Network, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, shareholders, employees, agents, and assigns from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of Visitor's use of any FEN Site.

Email Newsletters:
Please be advised that our email newsletters ("Newsletters") are part of a wide distribution, and that neither Family Education Network nor any third party involved is monitoring, reviewing or screening the recipient email list prior to its distribution. The Newsletters are distributed only to those who have expressly opted-in to receive them. If local, state or federal rules or regulations prohibit the recipient from receiving these types of Newsletters or the recipient simply does not wish to receive same in the future or the Newsletter was sent to recipient in error, the recipient should immediately opt-out from receiving similar future offers and/or newsletters by visiting the FEN Newsletter Center and updating his or her subscription. The recipient can always opt back in to receive future offers and/or newsletters at any time by going to the Newsletter Center. To review and modify the categories of offers and/or newsletters for opted-in, please go to http://newsletters.fen.com.

Equipment for Visitor's Use:
Visitor shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephones, computer hardware, and other equipment needed for access to and use of the FEN Sites and for any/all charges related thereto.

FEN Sites' Content:
Certain content portions of the FEN Sites are supplied by third parties. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of Family Education Network. Neither Family Education Network nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Family Education Network neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on any FEN Site by anyone other than employee spokespersons of Family Education Network while acting in their official capacities.

Submissions:
Family Education Network always welcomes suggestions and comments regarding any FEN Sites. Any comments or suggestions submitted to FEN Sites or Family Education Network, either online or offline, will become Family Education Network's property upon their submission. This policy is intended to avoid the possibility of future misunderstandings when projects developed by Family Education Network might seem to others to be similar to their own submissions or comments.

Entire Agreement:
This Agreement, and any operating rules for the FEN Sites established by Family Education Network, constitutes the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter.

Controlling Law:
This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. Any cause of action of any nature arising out this Agreement shall be brought in the City and County of New York.

Headings:
The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import whatsoever.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance:
If you have copyright concerns about any materials posted on this site by others, please let us know. We comply with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act applicable to Internet service providers (17 U.S.C. 512). If you have any complaints or objections to material posted on this site, please contact our Designated Agent ("Notice"):

Designated Agent
Pearson Education, Inc.
200 Old Tappan Road
Old Tappan, NJ 07675
Facsimile: 201-785-2721

Or, you can click here to email us about any copyright concerns about any materials posted on this site by others.

To be effective, the Notice must include the following:

  • A physical or electronic signature of the owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner ("Complaining Party") of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single FEN Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Family Education Network to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit Family Education Network to contact the Complaining Party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the Complaining Party may be contacted;
  • A statement that the Complaining Party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the Complaining Party is the owner or is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

If you have questions or concerns about your account, please contact Customer Support at: http://fen.custhelp.com/app/ask

Infoplease Add-ons

Infoplease Additional Terms and Conditions (Revised November 2011)
Family Education Network operates a website called Infoplease (this "Site"). This Site permits users of all ages ("User" or "You") to look up information on various subjects and to ask questions and answer questions ("Service"). The Terms of Use, Privacy Statement and these additional terms govern your use of this Service. Please carefully read them. If you ("You" or "User") are under eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in your jurisdiction, then please read the Terms of Use, Privacy Statement and these additional terms with your parent or legal guardian. By using, accessing or registering to use this Service, you represent that you (or your parent or legal guardian on your behalf if you are a minor) have read, understood and agree to the Terms of Use in their entirety, including the Privacy Statement and these additional terms. If you, or in the case that you are a minor, your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) do not agree with any part of the Terms of Use, including the Privacy Statement and these additional terms, then please do not use, access or register to use the Service.

User Account
Certain functions of the Service require the creation of a User Account. A User may create a user account by choosing a unique user name and password and in most cases providing certain registration information such as a valid email address ("User Account"). Family Education Network does not require or knowingly collect such information from Users under the age of thirteen (13). You may also access this Service using your Facebook credentials so long as you are a registered member of Facebook and you are in compliance with the terms of service and policies of Facebook. Your User Account is for your personal use only. Each User may have only one active User Account at any given time. You should keep your User Account information confidential. You agree not to use another User's user name and password to access the Service, or to provide your User Account information to another User or third party to access the Service. You agree to provide accurate and truthful information when creating a User Account and when using the Service.

Limited License
Family Education Network grants you a personal, limited, non-exclusive, revocable license to access and use this Service for your personal use subject to this Terms of Use. Family Education Network reserves the right to suspend or terminate operation of this Service at any time for any reason without liability to you. Family Education Network has the right to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Service, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use, at any time without liability to you

Termination of User Account/Service
Family Education Network reserves the right to terminate your User Account and your use of this Site or the Service for any reason, including without limitation, if Family Education Network believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with this Terms of Use, including, without limitation, the Privacy Statement and these additional terms. You agree that any termination of your access to this Site or the Service under any provision of this Terms of Use may be effected with or without prior notice, and you acknowledge and agree that Family Education Network may immediately deactivate or delete your user name and password and all related information and files under your user name and password and/or bar any further access to this Site or the Service. Further, you agree that Family Education Network will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to this Site or the Service.



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