Terms of Service

CCI TERMS OF USE

Last Revised: June 1, 2021

Acceptance of the Terms of Use

Welcome to the website of Children’s Choice Initiative, Inc. (CCI). The following terms and conditions, together with any documents they expressly incorporate by reference (collectively, these “Terms of Use”), govern your access to and use of ccimichigan.org, including any Licensed Content (defined below), functionality and services offered on or through ccimichigan.org, whether as a guest or an authorized end user (collectively, “users”).

Please read the Terms of Use carefully before you enter our Membership Portal. By using our Membership Portal, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, incorporated herein by reference. If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use our Membership Portal.

This Membership Portal is offered and available for non-commercial educational purposes to users who generally reside in the United States or any of its territories or possessions, subject to the license agreement his/her school district or school has entered into with CCI (“License Agreement”) for use of the Licensed Content (as such term is defined in the License Agreement, or if no License Agreement exists, “Licensed Content” shall mean all CCI materials and Rancee Publishing materials, including, without limitation, discrete chapters, worksheets, text, images, video, audio, and any other content in the materials section made available to users through our website and Membership Portal. By using our website, you represent and warrant that you meet the applicable foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet the applicable requirements, you must not access or use the Membership Portal on our website.

Changes to the Terms of Use

We may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them, and apply to all access to and use of the Website thereafter.

Your continued use of the CCI website and Membership Portal following the posting of revised Terms of Use means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page from time to time so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.

Accessing the Website and Account Security

Subject to the License Agreement and other applicable agreements (including the End User Terms of Use, Purchase Agreement, and Privacy Policy, collectively the “Other Agreements”), we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the CCI website, and any service, Licensed Content, or material we provide on our website, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the CCI website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the CCI website, or the entire website, by users.

You are responsible for:

  • Making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the CCI website and Membership Portal.
  • Ensuring that all users who access the website Membership Portal through your Internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use and comply with them.

To access our website’s Membership Portal or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of the CCI website that all the information you provide on our website is correct, current, and complete. You agree that all information you provide to register with this CCI website or otherwise, including but not limited to through the use of any interactive features on our website, is governed by our Privacy Policy, and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with our Privacy Policy.

If you choose, or are provided with, a username, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to the Membership Portal on the CCI Website or portions of it using your username, password or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to, or use of, your username or password, or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.

We have the right to disable any username, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms of Use.

Intellectual Property Rights

The CCI website and its Licensed Content, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof), are owned by CCI, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

Unless otherwise provided in the License Agreement or any Other Agreement between CCI and your school district, school or you, these Terms of Use permit you to use the CCI website Membership Portal for your personal, non-commercial educational use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store or transmit any of the material on our website and in our Membership Portal, except as follows:

  • Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
  • You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
  • You may print copies of downloadable materials only in the section of our Membership Portal that is clearly marked Downloadable Materials. It is expected that these downloads will be used for your own personal, non-commercial educational use and not for further reproduction, publication or distribution or any commercial use.

You must not do any of the following without the permission of CCI:

  • Modify or reformat copies of any materials or Licensed Content available on this Website or in our Membership Portal.
  • Use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from the accompanying text.
  • Delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this site, or hold out the Licensed Content or any other materials (including, without limitation, CCI’s recommended teaching methods) as your own.
  • Develop your own teaching methods and hold them out as CCI-recommended methods because CCI offers extensive training for teachers and professionals to ensure the materials are taught in a consistent manner with fidelity.

You must not access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the CCI Website or Membership Portal or any services or materials available through the CCI Website or Membership Portal.

If you wish to make any use of material on the CCI Website or Membership Portal other than that set out in this section, please address your request to info@ccimichigan.org.

If you print, copy, modify, download or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the CCI Membership Portal in breach of the Terms of Use, your right to use the CCI website Membership Portal will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title or interest in or to the CCI website or any content on the CCI Website is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by CCI. Any use of the CCI Website not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.

Trademarks

Children’s Choice Initiative, Inc. (CCI), the CCI logo and all related names, logos, taglines, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of CCI or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of CCI. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on the CCI website are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Prohibited Uses

You may use the CCI Website and Membership Portal only for lawful educational and academic purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use the CCI Website and Membership Portal:

  • In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries).
  • For the purpose of exploiting, harming or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information or otherwise.
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material in a manner which/that does not comply with its intended educational use set out in these Terms of Use.
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter” or “spam” or any other similar solicitation.
  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate CCI, a CCI employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using e-mail addresses or usernames associated with any of the foregoing).
  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the CCI website and Membership Portal, or which, as determined by us, may harm CCI or users of the Website or expose them to liability.

Additionally, you agree not to:

  • Use the CCI website and Membership Portal in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the CCI website and Membership Portal or interfere with any other user’s authorized use of the CCI website and Membership Portal, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the CCI website and Membership Portal.
  • Use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access the CCI website and Membership Portal for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the CCI website and Membership Portal.
  • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the CCI website and Membership Portal for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent. 
  • Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the CCI website and Membership Portal.
  • Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. 
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the CCI website and Membership Portal, the server on which the CCI website and Membership Portal is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the CCI website and Membership Portal.
  • Attack the CCI website and Membership Portal via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the CCI website and Membership Portal.

User Contributions

The CCI Website and Membership Portal may contain message boards, forums, bulletin boards, the ability for users to link or copy the Licensed Content or materials, and other interactive features (collectively, “Interactive Services”) that allow users to post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users or other persons (collectively, “post”) Licensed Content or materials (collectively, “User Contributions”) on or through the CCI website and Membership Portal. 

All User Contributions must comply with the Content Standards set out in these Terms of Use. Any User Contribution you post on or through the CCI website and Membership Portal will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on or through the CCI website and Membership Portal, you grant CCI, and our licensees, successors and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute, and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. You represent and warrant that (1) you own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the license granted above to CCI and our licensees, successors and assigns; and (2) all of your User Contributions do and will comply with these Terms of Use.

You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not CCI, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness. CCI is not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other users of the CCI website and Membership Portal.

Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination

CCI has the right to: (1) remove or refuse to post or allow the linking to any User Contributions for any or no reason in its sole discretion; (2) take any action (including, without limitation, any legal action) with respect to any User Contribution that CCI deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion; and (3) terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the CCI website and Membership Portal for any or no reason. 

Without limiting the foregoing, CCI has the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing CCI to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the CCI website and Membership Portal. YOU HEREBY WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS CCI (AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS) FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

CCI will not undertake to review all material before it is posted on or through the CCI website and Membership Portal, and CCI cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, CCI assumes no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party. CCI has no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.

Content Standards

These Content Standards apply to any and all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services. User Contributions must, in their entirety, comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:

  • Contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable.
  • Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act, or promote any sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other protected class.
  • Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property or other rights of CCI or any other person.
  • Violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.
  • Impersonate any person, misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization, or be likely to deceive or mislead any person.
  • Cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter or advertising.
  • Give the impression that the User Contributions emanate from or are endorsed by CCI or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.

Reliance on Information Posted

The information presented on or through the CCI website and Membership Portal is made available for general information and educational purposes for the users. While we endeavor to provide accurate and error-free educational materials, we cannot and do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the CCI website and Membership Portal, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Changes to the Website

We may update the content on this website from time to time, but the content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the CCI website and Membership Portal may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material unless such obligation is provided in the applicable License Agreement or any Other Agreement. 

Information About You and Your Visits to the Website

All information we collect on this website is subject to our Privacy Policy. By using the CCI website and Membership Portal, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Policy.

Online Purchases and Other Terms and Conditions

All purchases through our site or other transactions for the sale of related materials or information through the CCI website and Membership Portal or as a result of visits made by you are governed by our Purchase Agreement, which is hereby incorporated into these Terms of Use. 

Additional terms and conditions of any Other Agreement may also apply to specific portions, services or features of the CCI website and Membership Portal. All such additional terms and conditions are hereby incorporated by this reference into these Terms of Use.

Linking to the Website

You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part without our prior written consent.

You must not:

  • Establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
  • Cause the CCI website and Membership Portal or portions of it to be displayed, or appear to be displayed by, for example, framing, deep linking or in-line linking, on any other site.
  • Link to any part of the CCI website and Membership Portal other than the homepage.
  • Otherwise take any action with respect to the materials on this website that is inconsistent with any other provision of these Terms of Use.

You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to cease. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

We may disable any links at any time without notice in our discretion.

Links from the Website to Third-Party Sites and Resources

This website includes links to content provided by third-parties, which may include materials provided by other users, bloggers and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators and/or reporting services. These links are provided for your convenience only. The third-party sites and resources may include advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by CCI, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing these materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinions of CCI.

We have no control over the contents of such third-party sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.

Geographic Restrictions    

The owner of the CCI website and Membership Portal is based in the state of Michigan in the United States. We provide this website for use by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the CCI website and Membership Portal or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the CCI website and Membership Portal may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the CCI website and Membership Portal from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. If you are an international user of this website, please refer to our Privacy Policy for information on how your personal information is handled.

Disclaimer of Warranties 

You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the Internet or the CCI website and Membership Portal will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE OR ANY MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.

YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY MATERIALS OBTAINED THROUGH OUR WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. OTHER THAN AS PROVIDED IN THE LICENSE AGREEMENT OR OTHER AGREEMENT, THIS WEBSITE, ITS LICENSED CONTENT AND ANY OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH OUR WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER CCI NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH CCI MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT OR ANY OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER CCI NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH CCI REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, OR ANY OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE AND MEMBERSHIP PORTAL WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.

CCI HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Limitation on Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL CCI, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE CCI WEBSITE AND MEMBERSHIP PLATFOR OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES OR ANY MATERIALS OBTAINED THROUGH THE CCI WEBSITE AND MEMBERSHIP PLATFORM, OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless CCI, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the CCI website and Membership Portal, including, but not limited to, any use of this Website’s Licensed Content, materials, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use or your use of any information obtained from the CCI website and Membership Portal.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction 

All matters relating to the CCI website and Membership Portal and these Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising there from or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Michigan without giving effect to any of its choice or conflict of law provisions or rules.

Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Use or the CCI website and Membership Portal shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of Michigan. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts. 

Limitation on Time to File Claims

ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE WEBSITE MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES; OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

Waiver and Severability

No waiver by CCI of any term or condition set forth in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of CCI to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement and Order of Precedence

To the extent applicable, the CCI website and Membership Portal Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, the License Agreement, End User Terms of Use, and Purchase Agreement constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and CCI with respect to the CCI website and Membership Portal, the Licensed Content, and any other materials available through the CCI website and Membership Portal and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the CCI website and Membership Portal and the Licensed Content. Should any conflict or ambiguity arise between the Terms of Use and any Other Agreement, the following order of precedence shall apply: (1) License Agreement; (2) Purchase Agreement; (3) CCI website and Membership Portal Terms of Use; and (4) Privacy Policy.

Reporting Claims of Copyright Infringement

We take claims of copyright infringement seriously and we will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement. If you believe any materials accessible on the CCI website and Membership Portal infringe your copyright, you may notify CCI by submitting written notification to info@ccimichigan.org.

Your Comments and Concerns

This website is operated by Children’s Choice Initiative, Inc.

All other feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the CCI website and Membership Portal should be directed to: info@ccimichigan.org.

Last Modified: June 1, 2021

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