Welcome to the website of the Alabama School Connection (“ASC”). The ASC is an online web site where information is produced and shared regarding Kindergarten through 12th grade education in Alabama (the “Services”). In order to operate the Site and provide the Services, we must set out certain ground rules and legal Terms by which you must abide. By accessing, using, or contributing to the Services, and in consideration for the Services we provide to you, you agree to be bound by the following Terms.
The ASC may change these Terms at any time. Please periodically visit this section of the Site to ensure that you are up to date on the most current version of these Terms. Your continued access of the Site constitutes your agreement to any revised Terms. DO NOT USE THIS SITE IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS.
Material on this site may be utilized and/or redistributed in accordance with the Creative Commons 4.0 license and must be properly credited when cited or quoted. You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
At this time, the ASC does not charge for use of its Services.
At this time, the ASC does not provide a format for user-generated content. If at any time in the future, the ASC chooses to provide a format for user-generated content, these Terms will be adapted accordingly.
At this time, the ASC does not provide for users to register for Accounts. If at any time in the future, the ASC chooses to provide to users a way to register for Accounts, these Terms will be adapted accordingly.
The ASC is not responsible for the content of other websites that may be linked from this one.
If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on our site without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify ASC by email at asc(at)alabamaschoolconnection(dot)org. Please note the Digital Millenium Copyright Act Notice below for more details.
Our users are expected to observe common courtesy and respect in comments and to avoid personal attacks, profanity and libel. Alabama School Connection assumes no responsibility or liability for the content of user comments and does not edit such comments. The Alabama School Connection reserves the right to reject or remove entire comments at its discretion.
By posting or contributing content using these Services, you are granting the ASC a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your content in connection with the operation of the Services, including, without limitation, the license rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work.
Acts Against the Site/Services
You shall not attempt or engage in potentially harmful acts that are directed against the Site or Services including, without limitation, the following:
- (a) Using the Site or Services in contravention of any other agreement to which you are a party, including without limitation any employment agreement to which you may be a party;
- (b) causing, allowing, or assisting any other person to use your Account(s) or impersonate you;
- (c) logging onto a server or Account(s) that you are not authorized to access;
- (d) forging user names, manipulating identifiers, or otherwise impersonating any other person or misrepresenting your identity or affiliation with any person or entity;
- (e) emulating or faking usage of the Site or Services;
- (f) violating or attempting to violate any security features of the Site;
- (g) using manual or automated software, devices, scripts, robots, or other means or processes to access, “scrape,” “crawl,” or “spider” any pages contained in the Site;
- (h) introducing viruses, worms, software, Trojan horses, or other similar harmful code into the Site or Services;
- (i) interfering or attempting to interfere with the use of the Site by any other user, host, or network, including without limitation by means of submitting a virus, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mail bombing,” “pinging,” or “crashing” the Site;
- (j) causing, allowing or assisting machines, bots, or automated services to access or use the Site or Services without the express written permission of the ASC;
- (k) tampering with the operation, functionality, or the security of the Site or Services;
- (l) attempting to override or circumvent any security or usage rules embedded into the Site or Services that permit digital materials to be protected;
- (m) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Site, or any associated system or network, or breach any security or authentication measures;
- (n) misusing, tricking, disrupting, or otherwise interfering with the functioning of the Site or Services;
- (o) harvesting or collecting email addresses or other contact information of other users or clients from the Site by electronic or other means;
- (p) reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling, deciphering, or otherwise attempting to derive the source code for any underlying intellectual property used to provide the Site or Services;
- (q) engaging in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Site; and
- (r) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting.
Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. You agree that it is your responsibility to install anti-virus software and related protections against viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, destroy, disrupt, or otherwise impair a computer’s functionality or operation.
Digital Millenium Copyright Act Notice
Notice and Takedown Procedure
Upon receipt of proper notification of claimed infringement, the ASC will follow the procedures outlined herein and in the DMCA.
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 the ASC’s Registered Agent (listed above) the following information in a written communication (preferably via email):
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online 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 the ASC to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the ASC to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
- The following statement: “I have 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”;
- The following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate, and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed”; and
- A physical or electronic signature of the owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Please note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that material is infringing your copyrights. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.
A provider of content subject to a claim of infringment may make a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA. To file a counter notification with us, please provide the DMLP’s Registered Agent (listed above) the following information in a written communication (preferably via email):
- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
- Your name, address, and telephone number;
- The following statement: “I consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the [insert the federal judicial district in which your address is located]”;
- The following statement: “I will accept service of process from [insert the name of the person who submitted the infringement notification] or his/her agent”;
- The following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the affected material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled”; and
- Your signature, in physical or electronic form.
Upon receipt of such counter notification, the ASC will promptly provide the person who provided the original infringement notification with a copy of the counter notification, and inform that person that the ASC will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in 10 business days. ASC will replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it not less than 10, nor more than 14, business days following receipt of the counter notice, unless our Designated Agent first receives notice from the person who submitted the original infringement notification that such person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the subscriber from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on our system or network.
In accordance with Section 512(i)(1)(a) of the DMCA, the ASC will, in appropriate circumstances, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.
Accommodation of Standard Technical Measures
It is the ASC’s policy to accommodate and not interfere with standard technical measures used by copyright owners to identify or protect copyrighted works that the ASC determines are reasonable under the circumstances.