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Terms and Conditions

Notice of Terms and Conditions

Effective June 1, 2018

This page contains information regarding TESOL Planner’s Terms of Use. This page includes the following categories:

  1. Terms of use for TESOL Planner’s social network, groups, and forums
  2. Licensing of TESOL Planner’s free content, including what you choose to upload publicly to the social network
  3. Licensing of TESOL Planner’s paid downloads
  4. Terms of use for TESOL Planner’s Courses
  5. General Terms and Conditions

Terms of Use for TESOL Planner's Social Network, Groups, and Forums

1. The Service We Provide

TESOL Planner’s social networking platform provides a dedicated space for language educators to connect, discuss, and share ideas. To help this happen, an account with TESOL Planner provides the following things:

User Dashboard:

Once you create an account with TESOL Planner, you’ll be able to log in to your user dashboard. From your dashboard, you can search TESOL Planner’s resources, view our latest posts, access your notifications, manage any courses you take with TESOL Planner, join groups and forums, connect with other teachers, and share documents and ideas.

User Profile: 

You can create your own profile and add a profile picture, cover photo, and information if you like. You are not required to add these things, and you do have some control over the privacy settings of your profile. Your profile must adhere to the Community Guidelines outlined in the next section.

Groups: 

You can join existing groups and also create new groups. New groups must relate to language education in some way, or they will be marked as spam and deleted by admin. Interactions within the groups must adhere to the Community Guidelines outlined in the next section.

Forums:

TESOL Planner groups include discussion forums. Forum topics allow educators to connect, discuss relevant topics, and share resources and ideas. User-created forum topics must relate to language education or teacher networking in some way or they will be marked as spam and deleted by admin. Interactions on the forums must adhere to the Community Guidelines outlined in the next section.

2. Community Guidelines

TESOL Planner’s social network is a community of professionals who come together to connect, share ideas, and learn from each other. By creating an account with TESOL Planner, you agree to the following community guidelines. If you do not agree to abide by these rules, then you should not create an account. If you violate these guidelines, then your account may be deleted by admin.

Respect: This is a social network of professional educators coming together to share ideas. Although you are welcome to engage in discussions that at times may include professional disagreements and various opinions, we ask that you strive to keep your interactions professional and courteous. Personal attacks, racist or xenophobic comments, bullying, and cyber trolling are not permitted on the discussion forums or groups. Accounts that perpetuate such behavior will be marked for deletion.

Open Source: TESOL Planner is a proponent of resource sharing that helps provide open educational resources for teachers to use in their classes. Such sharing helps teachers in their planning and also helps to reduce material costs to students. Any content such as handouts, documents, or ideas that you share publicly to TESOL Planner will be licensed under the Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-SA.  Learn more about this under the section: “Licensing of TESOL Planner’s Free Content.” If you do not agree to these terms, then please do not publicly share content on TESOL Planner. This licensing does not include things shared in private messages or uploaded as a private document.

Intellectual Property: While sharing ideas and information on this network, we ask that you respect other people’s copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights that may already exist. Do not post content that violates someone else’s intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark. Please only post original content or content that is not subject to copyright law.

Authenticity: The purpose of this website is to provide quality teaching ideas and resources, professional development, and a place for language teachers to connect. To maintain a positive and professional environment, TESOL Planner takes an active role to remove spam accounts. Accounts identified to be spam will be deleted. Spam accounts are those with email addresses flagged as spam, profile descriptions written for the sole purpose of advertising something, and other suspicious activity that clutters the website and user experience.

Licensing of TESOL Planner's Free Content

All free content put on this website, including content you choose to upload and share publicly and free content on TESOL Planner’s blog is registered under the following creative commons license.  Click to read in detail about this license.

BY NC SA CC License

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
CC BY-NC-SA

This means:

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.


Under the following terms:

Attribution — 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.

NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.


Notices:
You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.
No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

Licensing of TESOL Planner's Paid Downloads

Paid downloadable content includes any documents that you can purchase and download for use. This includes things such as handouts, student units, and other materials. Use of paid content is outlined below.

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format with your own students only.

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material to meet the specific needs of your class.


Under the following terms:

No Public Display — You may not make purchased content available publicly. You cannot post or share it publicly on the internet to make it available without purchase through TESOL Planner. However,  you may post purchased content for your students within a closed learning management system and share it freely in class.

NonCommercial — You may not use the original material for commercial purposes except for in the manner outlined below.

Limited Commercial Use — You may duplicate and sell to students at the cost of copying the material. For example, you may add all or parts of purchased content to your instructor’s course pack that you have printed to sell in your school’s bookstore.


Notices:
You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.

No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

Terms of Use for TESOL Planner's Courses

TESOL Planner sells professional development courses. Please read the following terms of use for TESOL Planner courses. If you do not agree to these, please do not purchase a course.

You are free to: 

Access – you may access the course for your own learning purposes at any time.

Save – you can save any text, handouts, and resources provided to you in the course for your own personal notes and reference.

Restrictions:

No Sharing – Although you’re welcome to tell people about what you’ve learned in the course, your purchase of the course is valid for you only. Please do not share your login information so that another person may bypass purchasing of the course.

General Terms of Use

1. No Warranties

This Website is provided “as is,” with all faults, and TESOL Planner makes no express or implied representations or warranties, of any kind related to this Website or the materials contained on this Website. Additionally, nothing contained on this Website shall be construed as providing consult or advice to you.

2. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall TESOL Planner, nor any of its officers, directors and employees, be liable to you for anything arising out of or in any way connected with your use of this Website, whether such liability is under contract, tort or otherwise, and TESOL Planner, including its officers, directors and employees shall not be liable for any indirect, consequential or special liability arising out of or in any way related to your use of this Website.

3. Indemnification

You hereby indemnify to the fullest extent TESOL Planner from and against any and all liabilities, costs, demands, causes of action, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or in any way related to your breach of any of the provisions of these Terms.

5. Governing Law & Jurisdiction

These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the US State of California, and you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in US State of California for the resolution of any disputes.

4. Variation of Terms

TESOL Planner is permitted to revise these Terms at any time as it sees fit, and by using this Website you are expected to review such Terms on a regular basis to ensure you understand all terms and conditions governing use of this Website.

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