Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

    Terms of Service

    Welcome to the websites located at studentsforinnovation.org (collectively, the “Site”) of Students for Innovation (“S4i”). The Site is made available as part of the educational activities of S4i to support educational institutions in empowering students to thrive in a rapidly evolving world and assist students in advocating for the future of their education.

    Terms of Service.
    The Terms of Service outlined below govern your use of and access to the information and services provided on the Site. Please review the Terms of Service carefully. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to the Terms of Service and all documents linked thereto or incorporated by reference, including but not limited to the Privacy Policy and, for S4i entities, the S4i Terms and Conditions. Use of the Site is voluntary and not required. If you do not agree to be bound by the Terms of Service, you should not access or use the Site. S4i may modify the Terms of Service at any time and at its sole discretion. Please check back periodically for any changes to the Terms of Service as changes will be effective as of the date we post the revised version on this Site. Your continued use of this Site after we have posted the revised Terms of Service constitutes your agreement to be bound by the revised Terms of Service and all documents linked thereto or incorporated by reference, including but not limited to the Privacy Policy and, for S4i entities, the S4i Terms and Conditions. Should you have any questions regarding the Terms of Service, please contact S4i at info@studentsforinnovation.org.

    Privacy Policy

    Our Privacy Policy describes how we collect and use information when you and others use this Site. It also describes some of the steps we take to protect your privacy. Our Privacy Policy is part of these Terms of Service. By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you are also consenting to our collection and use of your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy.

    Account. In order to access or use certain features of the Site, you may be required to create an account (“Account”) and become a “Registered User” of the Site. During the registration process, you may be required to provide certain information and establish a username and a password. By registering for an Account, you represent and warrant that you are over 13 years old. If you are between 13-17, you must obtain parental permission and you must use your personal email address. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and to update your information as needed. S4i reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse to keep Accounts for, or provide any services to, any individual.

    You are responsible for safeguarding your password and for restricting access to your computer. You agree to take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions and that all use under your Account shall be deemed to be use by you. You will immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your Account. Transfer of an Account by you to any other person or entity without our prior written permission is strictly prohibited.

    Monitoring and Enforcement. While S4i has the right to monitor activity and content associated with the Site, it is not obligated to do so. S4i does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of the Site or its content. S4i may investigate complaints that come to its attention regarding the Site and may take any action that it believes is appropriate, including, but not limited to, issuing warnings, removing the content or terminating accounts and/or subscriptions. However, because situations and interpretations vary, S4i also reserves the right not to take any action. Any opinions, advice, statements, information, content or other material posted by any third party do not reflect the opinions or positions or S4i. If at any time S4i chooses, in its sole discretion, to review the Site and/or postings for content, it nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the content, no obligation to modify any inappropriate content and no responsibility for the conduct of the user submitting any such content. S4i reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting or to restrict, suspend or terminate access to all or any part of the Site at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability.

    Intellectual Property Ownership and Rights. S4i owns all rights in the Site. You acknowledge that S4i retains all rights and title to its marks, curricula, program materials, website (including, without limitation, site design, logos, button icons, images, digital downloads, data compilations, text and graphics) and other intellectual property (“S4i Materials”). All such materials and content are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws.

    Your use of any S4i Materials is limited to purposes related to the implementation of the S4i Program, as allowed by these Terms or another express written agreement with S4i. Any other use of such materials, including but not limited to commercial use, shall be strictly prohibited.

    To the extent that the Site includes materials, documents or software to be downloaded to your computer (collectively, “Software”), the Software is considered part of the Site and may be used only in connection with the authorized implementation of the S4i Program and for no other purpose. You may not alter or distribute the associated data files, except as permitted by license from S4i.
    Disclaimers. The Site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, and S4i does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via the Site (including any links to third-party websites) is accurate, complete or current. S4i accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on the Site. S4i provides links to third-party websites for your convenience only. S4i DOES NOT ENDORSE, RECOMMEND OR PROVIDE ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING THE THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES OR THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THEREIN.

    You understand that S4i cannot and does not guarantee or warrant the security of the Site, or that the Site will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses, time bombs, or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy and security of data, and for maintaining a means external to the Site for the reconstruction of any lost data.


    Indemnification. By using this Site and accepting these Terms of Service, you agree, to the greatest extent permitted by law, to assume responsibility for, and to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless S4i, its officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners from any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages resulting from: (i) any statements you make anywhere on the Site; (ii) your use of the Site or the programs, courses and/or products offered through the Site; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your communications with or through the Site; or (iv) any other matter relating to your use of the Site or the programs, courses and/or products offered through the Site.

    Enforcement of Terms. We have the right to determine whether there has been a violation of these Terms. If we determine the Terms have been violated, we have the right to determine the action that will be taken. The action to be taken may include (but not be limited to):
    Immediate termination of Your right to use the Site. The termination may be temporary or permanent. Immediate removal of any content posted by you to the site. Issuance of a warning or other communication to You. Legal proceedings against You, including seeking of damages (including indemnity) recovering all costs and losses suffered as a result of Your violation of the Terms. Other forms of legal proceedings against You. Referral to law enforcement agencies for further action. We will not be liable for any damages which You may suffer as a result of the foregoing actions.

    Termination. In its sole and absolute discretion, with or without notice to you, S4i reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Site (or any part thereof).
    You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of this Site. Additionally, we may terminate these Terms of Service at any time, without notice to you, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that you have breached or may breach any term or condition of these Terms of Service, or we may terminate these Terms of Service for our convenience.

    To the greatest extent allowed by law, S4i specifically disclaims any liability for any damages arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Site. S4i shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages of any sort resulting from your use of the Site or any unauthorized access to or alteration of any transmissions or data or any other matter relating to this Site. Because some jurisdictions may not allow for the exclusion of damages, S4i’s liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to $1.00 USD or the greatest extent allowed by the law of such jurisdiction.


    Severability. In the event that one or more portions of these Terms of Service shall, for any reason, be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such invalid, illegal or unenforceable term shall be replaced by a valid, legal and enforceable term that most nearly fulfills the intent of the original term, and the invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision contained in these Terms of Service.

    No Waiver. Any delay or failure by S4i at any time or times to require performance of any provision hereof shall in no manner affect its right at a later time to enforce such provision. No delay or failure by S4i in exercising any right hereunder shall constitute a waiver of such right or any other rights hereunder.
    Governing Law. Any delay or failure by S4i at any time or times to require performance of any provision hereof shall in no manner affect its right at a later time to enforce such provision. No delay or failure by S4i in exercising any right hereunder shall constitute a waiver of such right or any other rights hereunder.

    Titles. The section titles in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

    Entire Agreement. These Terms of Service represent the entire understanding between you and S4i regarding the rights and obligations of individuals who access the Site, and this agreement supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings between you and S4i regarding access to the Site. These Terms of Service are binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of you and S4i and your respective successors, heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives and permitted assigns.

    Conduct of Users. You agree that you are solely responsible for your use of the Site.
    You agree to be truthful and not misrepresent any demographic or personal information during registration. You also agree not to violate reasonable ethical, moral or professional standards in any content that you upload, post or distribute. You agree that you will not post, or permit others to post, content on the Site that i. encourages illegal activities, is fraudulent or is unlawful; ii. insults, defames, harasses or threatens others; iii. violates the copyright or intellectual property or privacy rights of others; or iv. contains obscene, vulgar, pornographic or libelous material.

    You agree that you will not collect information about third parties via the Site or use any such information for the purpose of transmitting or facilitating the transmission of unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail, chain letters or any other form of unauthorized solicitation. You agree that you will not engage in the systematic retrieval of data or other content from the Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without S4i’s prior written consent. Screen scraping, web scraping and other data collection techniques are not permitted. You agree to comply with all applicable laws in your use of the Site.

    Community Specific Terms. The following terms are applicable to Users of community platforms such as video conferencing and online discussions.

    1. Posting Content. S4i has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services to which users may post links or from which users may reference content. S4i strongly advises users to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of any third-party site that users visit. All content posted and/or uploaded within the Community is done voluntarily and the content is not verified by S4i prior to the post. Therefore, you agree that S4i shall not be responsible for information provided herein under any theory of liability or indemnity.
    2. Personally Identifiable Information. You are prohibited from posting content that includes personally identifiable information without Appropriate Approval and documentation. “Appropriate Approval” includes written approval from the designated S4i Program Coordinators and the appropriate building-level or district level administrator, according to your local school policies. Certain legal jurisdictions treat pseudonomized data (data that replaces names, etc. with other, unrelated identifiers) as identifiable data. Users in the European Economic Area, Brazil and other jurisdictions that treat pseudonomized data as identifiable data must have the consent of the data subject and Appropriate Approval to post data.
    3. Content Distribution. You are prohibited from using or taking content that has been posted within S4i Community and distributing, sharing, or otherwise using it outside of the S4i Community or for any purposes outside of the professional learning community purpose of S4i Community discussions.
    4. Community Conduct. In posting content to S4i Community, you agree that you will not:
      1. Provide any content that may be construed as political lobbying, solicitations or contributions or use S4i Community to link to any sites or political candidates or parties.
      2. Post outdated or inaccurate S4i documents, materials, content, and other resources;
      3. Provide any content that markets or endorses products, materials, programs, blogs, or services whether your own or from which you, a relative, or other individual with whom you or a Registered User has a family or business relationship or will benefit or expects to financially or professionally benefit;
      4. Collect or store, or attempt to collect or store, personal data about third parties without their knowledge and consent;
      5. Harass another User;
      6. Transmit any material that contains software viruses, worms, disabling code, or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
      7. Transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising (including advertising of non-S4i services or products), promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation;
      8. Transmit any material that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
      9. Impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
      10. Upload, post, email, share or otherwise transmit (“Transmit”) any material that is unlawful, disruptive, threatening, profane, abusive, harassing, embarrassing, hateful on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, or disability, tortious, defamatory, obscene, libelous, or is an invasion of another’s privacy, as solely determined in S4i’s discretion;
      11. Violate any local, state, federal or international laws and regulations, including but not limited to the previously-listed confidentiality, copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, and other intellectual property rights laws through content that you post, send, or receive via this Site;
    5. Misuse. If you see content that appears to violate the rights of another, including rights of another group member, a student, an individual who is not a group member, or rights of a corporation or other business entity, please report the concern to S4i by emailing info@studentsforinnovation.org. You understand and agree that S4i may disclose your communications and activities in response to lawful requests by governmental authorities, including Patriot Act requests, judicial orders, warrants or subpoenas, or for the protection of S4i or its users. You agree that in the event that S4i exercises any of its rights hereunder for any reason, S4i will have no liability to you. Based on the judgment of S4i, S4i may provide notice and information regarding users’ actions, whether actual or alleged, to local school administrators and/or local or other legal authorities, including law enforcement if S4i determines that such notification is appropriate.

    DMCA Take-Down Notice
    S4i will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. If You believe any materials posted or displayed on or accessible on or through the Site infringe Your copyright, You may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from the Site by submitting written notification to the S4i Intellectual Property Agent (designated below). In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) (the “DMCA”), the written notice (the “DMCA Notice”) must include substantially the following:

    Your physical or electronic signature; Identification of the copyrighted work You believe to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works, a representative list of such works; Identification of the material You believe to be infringing in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material; Adequate information by which we can contact You (such as Your name, mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address); A statement that You have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; A statement that the information in the written notice is accurate; and A statement, under penalty of perjury, that You are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

    S4i’s designated Intellectual Property Agent to receive DMCA Notices is:

    Chief Legal and Assessment Officer

    If You fail to comply with the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, Your DMCA Notice may not be effective.

    If You knowingly materially represent that content on the Site is infringing Your copyright, You may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.

    Effective: April 2024