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Literacy Research Association WEBSITE TERMS OF SERVICE

These Terms of Service are hereby effective on February 1, 2015 and will apply to the website that you are visiting,http://www.literacyresearchassociation.org/ (the “Website”), which is owned by Literacy Research Association, Inc. an Illinois corporation (“LRA”). Any use by you of the Website constitutes an agreement by you to these Terms of Service. “Any use” means doing actions like clicking on links, entering information, creating documents, uploading content, enrolling in an account, or browsing.LRA reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Website is offered. This includes, but is not limited to, the charges associated with the use of its services. LRA will provide you notice of changes to the Terms of Service by posting a message on the home page of the Website. You are responsible to review any changes to these terms of service.

Statement of Purpose: LRA employs this website for the purpose of providing information and resources, as well as fostering discussions regarding topics of interest to its users related to literacy research.Users posting content to this website should adhere to the norms of professional, research-based discourse and avoid use of inflammatory, abusive, or inappropriate language or content that is defamatory, invades users’ privacy, or that has potentially liable effects.  Users cannot post advertisements for commercial products or solicitations of funds, nor collect or disseminate information about users of this site.LRA retains the right to remove any such content deemed as inconsistent with these norms. Posting of content will be monitored by e-editors, who will report violations of previously stated norms to the Chair of the Technology Committee and the LRA President. The content on this website is copyrighted by LRA. Users can make use of this content for noncommercial use and/or for use under “fair use” copyright. Use of content for commercial purposes requires written permission from LRA.

 

Illegal or Abusive Usage is Strictly Prohibited: You must not abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other users of our Website.  You may not use the LRA’s Website for any illegal or unauthorized purpose.  International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.  Should you be found to have engaged in illegal or abusive usage of our Website, LRA will suspend your account or usage as applicable.

 

Electronic Communication: When you visit our Website or send us emails, you are communicating with us electronically.  You consent to receive communications from us electronically.  We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on theWebsite.  You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

 

Use of communication services: The Website may contain a large number of what can be collectively called “Communications Services.” These include services like bulletin boards, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, or other message facilities designed to enable you to communicate with a specific group or with the public at large. You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send, and receive messages or materials proper to and related to the particular Communication Service. When using a Communication Service, you agree that you will not do any of the following:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others. (This includes rights like those of privacy and publicity.)
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any names, materials, or information that is considered inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, or unlawful.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected either by intellectual property laws or by the rights of privacy or publicity. Exceptions: (1) You own or control the necessary rights; or (2) you have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload corrupted files, files that contain viruses, or any other files that may damage the operation of another's computer.
  • Advertise, offer to sell, or offer to buy anything for business purposes
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know (or reasonably should know) cannot be legally distributed in such a manner.
  • Falsify or delete in an uploaded file any significant attributions or notices. These include the following:
  1. author attributions;
  2. legal notices;
  3. other proper notices;
  4. proprietary designations;
  5. labels of the source of software or other materials.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines, which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, without their consent. (This includes e-mail addresses.)
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

The items on this list, despite their order or number, are offered only as representative examples. Any similarly inappropriate acts are equally disallowed.

Although LRA has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services, it reserves the right, in its own discretion, to review and remove materials posted to a Communication Service. LRA reserves the right to terminate your access to any of the Communication Services at any time, with or without notice.

LRA reserves the right to disclose information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request. It also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, to remove, or to refuse to post, any materials, in whole or in part.

In using any Communication Service, always use caution when giving out any personal information that could identify yourself or your children. Since LRA neither controls nor endorses the content, messages, or information found in any Communication Service, LRA specifically disclaims any liability with regard to your interacting with any of the Communication Services. Since managers and hosts are not authorized LRA spokespersons, their views do not necessarily reflect those of LRA.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction, or dissemination. If you download the materials, you are responsible for adhering to such limitations.

Copyright: All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of LRA protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of the LRA and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of LRA or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.

 

Submissions: LRA does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to LRA (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to the Website or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting LRA, its affiliated companies any necessary sub-licensees and permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of the LRA including, without limitation, the rights to copy, distribute, transmit, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

 

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. LRA is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in LRA’s sole discretion.

 

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

 

Copyright Complaints: LRA respects the intellectual property of others; and we ask our users to do the same. If you a third party, believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, you should notify LRA of the problem. LRA will comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act upon receipt of your qualifying notice.

 

Trademarks: Literary Research Association or http://www.literacyresearchassociation.org/and other LRA graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of LRA in the U.S. and/or other countries. LRA’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not LRA’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or in any manner that disparages or discredits LRA.  All other trademarks not owned by LRA 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 LRA.

 

Your Account: If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. LRA reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.You agree to release, indemnify and hold LRA and its affiliates and their officers, employees, directors and agent harmless from any from any and all losses, damages, expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, rights, claims, actions of any kind and injury (including death) arising out of use by any third party of your account.

 

Cookies: Like most interactive web sites LRA’s website uses cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting.

 

Linking Policy:

 

Links to this website;
You may not create a link to any page of this website without our prior written consent. If you do create a link to a page of this website you do so at your own risk and the exclusions and limitations set out above will apply to your use of this website by linking to it.

 

Links from this website;
LRA does not monitor or review the content of other party’s websites which are linked to from this website. Opinions expressed or material appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us and should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or material. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the terms of service and privacy statements of these sites. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. LRA will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.

 

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability:

THIS SITE AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) AND SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED BY LRA ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. LRA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

 

TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, LRA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. LRA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE; INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE; THEIR SERVERS; OR E-MAIL SENT FROM LRA ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. LRA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING.

 

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

 

Applicable Law: By visiting our website, you agree that the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Service and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and LRA.