PASA's mission is to expand and improve quality expanded learning opportunities (ELO) for Providence youth by organizing a citywide public/private system that offers multiple pathways to learning. The Hub, the high school initiative of PASA, is a citywide approach to building sustainable, high-quality expanded learning opportunities for high school-aged youth in Providence. PASA has developed the website, www.hubprov.com, to allow students to share, connect, reflect, and expand their learning experiences online.
2. Important Legal Information About Privacy
B. Certain pages of our Site may allow users to participate in earning digital badges, polls, surveys or answer questions regarding issues or topics within or relating to teaching and education (“Results”). If you participate in the generation of such Results, you hereby grant PASA the right to collect all necessary information and generate, use, publish and post such Results on the Site. PASA reserves any rights over the software, design and implementation of the tools or features used to generate the Results, including all intellectual property rights therein, if any. PASA further reserves the right to limit the use of such features by users of the Site and to discontinue the availability of any Results generating tools or features on the Site at any time, in its sole discretion. PASA makes no representations or warranties regarding the Results. Reliance on any Results provided by using these tools or features is solely at your own risk.
D. PASA encourages you to carefully choose the information you upload or post on the Site and provide to others since any User Submissions (defined below) may be accessible and viewable by all other users and by other registered members of the Site. You are strictly prohibited from uploading or posting any information, data or photographs that are false, misleading, defamatory, inaccurate, derogatory, harassing, threatening, abusive, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, contain nudity or otherwise contain unlawful, obscene, lewd, sexually explicit or other subject matter that may be found objectionable by others.
E. Although PASA has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the user Submissions posted to or distributed through the Site, PASA reserves the right to remove, edit or reject any User Submissions at any time, in its sole discretion. Furthermore, PASA may restrict, suspend or terminate any user’s access to all or any part of the Site at any time, for any or no reason, with our without notice and with no liability to PASA whatsoever.
F. Digital Badges: To enable some users to be recognized and potentially connect their learning experience to future college and career applications, PASA developed a digital badge which represents the skills they have gained. Upon successful completion of their ELO program users will receive a digital badge through email. This badge may be used for future job and college applications.
Each badge earned by a user will contain a Persona username, the Issuer’s name, the badge name and other data about what the badge means.
5. Site Access
B. In order to access some features of the Site, you will have to create a registered member account with a login and password. PASA generates usernames consisting of first initial and last name and provides a password. Users are instructed to change password and keep new password private. You may never use another member’s account or share your account and password with any other user or entity. [When creating your account, you agree that you will provide current, complete and accurate information, and you agree that you will update your account information as necessary to keep it current, complete and accurate.] You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you are responsible for keeping your account password secure. You must notify PASA immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org Although PASA will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses incurred by PASA or others due to such unauthorized use.
C. You agree that you will not use the Site and the services offered through the Site: (i) in connection with any commercial activities and/or sales, including without limitation advertising, contests, sweepstakes or pyramid schemes, (ii) to promote information that you know is false or misleading or to promote or engage in illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous, (iii) to engage in or promote any criminal activity or enterprise, including without limitation, harassment, stalking, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets, (iv) to solicit personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes, (v) to advertise to, solicit, or sell to any person without their prior explicit consent, (vi) to harvest or collect personally identifiable information such as e-mail addresses, account names, passwords or other contact information of users or members for purposes of sending unsolicited communications or commercial solicitations, or (vii) to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” or “spiders” that accesses the Site in a manner that sends more request messages to the PASA servers in a given period of time than humanly possible in the same period by using a web browser. In order to protect third parties and other users from such prohibited conduct, PASA reserves the right to restrict, in its sole discretion, communications which a user may send through the Site.
6. Intellectual Property Rights
The content on the Site, except all User Submissions (as defined below), including without limitation, the material descriptions, FAQs, newsletters, bulletins, surveys, polls, literature, software, scripts, graphics, photos, interactive features, products, services and the like (“Site Content”) and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein, if any, (“Marks”), are owned by or licensed to PASA, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. You in no way will obtain any ownership interest or rights in the Site Content or Marks contained on this Site. Site Content is provided to you “AS IS” for your information and personal or educational use only and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. PASA reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Site and the Site Content. If you download or print a copy of the Site Content for personal or educational use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with any security related features of the Site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Site Content, User Submissions or Results or enforce limitations on use of the Site or the Site Content, User Submissions and Results therein.
7. User Submissions
A. The Site permits the submission of certain user-generated text, information, data, audio files, videos, graphics, photographs, or other content (“User Submissions”) and the hosting, sharing, transmission and/or publishing of such User Submissions. For example, a registered member may elect to upload, post, store and otherwise make available to other users video presentations owned or licensed by such registered member and other personal or professional information. User Submissions may be published by PASA and viewed by both general users and registered members of the Site. You understand and acknowledge that PASA does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions.
C. As between you and PASA, you will retain all ownership rights in your User Submissions. By submitting a User Submission to PASA, you hereby grant to PASA a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully-paid-up, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, post and store your User Submissions on our Site and servers and publish, distribute, publicly perform, create derivatives of and display such User Submissions in connection with the Site and PASA’s (and its successor’s or affiliates) business, including without limitation the right to modify and adapt the User Submission and distribute such User Submissions to other users and third parties for promotional or other purposes in any media formats and through any media channels. In addition, by submitting a User Submission to PASA you hereby grant PASA the right to use your name, user name, image and information in connection with such User Submission. You further hereby waive any and all moral rights and all rights of a similar nature in any jurisdiction in your User Submission.
E. PASA is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and that as a provider of interactive services PASA is not liable for any statements, representations or User Submissions provided by Users on the Site.
8. Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Notification. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Submission or other Site Content infringes upon your copyright, you may submit a written notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) (see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3) for further information) by providing our Copyright Agent (listed below) with the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed or if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a notification, a representative list of such works at our Site; (iii) a description of the location on the Site of the allegedly infringing material(s); (iv) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (v) a written statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material(s) in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a written statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
PASA’s designated Copyright Agent for notice of claims of infringement is:
Providence After School Alliance
Providence, RI 02903
Telephone: 401- 490-9599
Only notices of alleged copyright infringement should go to the Copyright Agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to PASA at email@example.com
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the notice requirements of the DMCA, your notice may not be valid.
B. Counter-Notification. If you believe that any User Submission of yours that was removed is not infringing, or that you have the appropriate rights from the copyright owner or third party, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the material in your User Submission, you may send a counter notification containing the following information to the Copyright Agent: (i) your physical or electronic signature; (ii) 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 disabled; (iii) a statement (under penalty of perjury) that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the material; and your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, along with a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in the commonwealth or state your are located or the State of Rhode Island and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter notification is received by the Copyright Agent, PASA shall send a copy of such counter notification to the original notifying party. The original notifying party shall have ten (10) business days to file an action for copyright infringement and seek a court order against the content provider or user posting such material. If no such infringement action is filed within such 10 business days, PASA may, in its sole discretion, reinstate the removed material or cease disabling such material.
C. In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, PASA shall, in appropriate circumstances, terminate access, at PASA’s sole discretion, of any user registered member that PASA finds to be a repeat infringer of others copyrights. PASA may also, in its sole discretion, limit or fully terminate access to the Site of any user infringing the intellectual property rights of others, regardless of whether such user is repeat offender or not.
9. Member Disputes
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users or members of the Site. PASA reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.
10. Warranty Disclaimer
You agree that your use of the Site shall be at your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, PASA, its officers, directors, employees, affiliates and agents disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the Site and your use thereof. PASA makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of the Site Content, User Submissions or Results or the content of any sites linked to the Site and assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of our Site, User Submissions or any Results, (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal, institutional, technical, financial or other information stored therein, (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from our Site, (v) any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through our Site by any third party, and/or (iv) any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, e-mailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Site. PASA does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by any third party through the Site or any hyperlinked web site.
11. Limitation of Liability
In no event shall PASA, its officers, directors, employees, affiliates or agents, be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of the Site Content, Results or User Submissions, (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of our Site, Site Content User Submissions or any Results, (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal, institutional, technical or other information stored therein, (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from our Site, (v) any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, or the like, which may be transmitted to or through our Site by any third party, or (iv) any errors or omissions in any Site Content, Results or User Submissions, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any Site Content, User Submissions or Results posted, e-mailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Site, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory (including negligence), and whether or not PASA is advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing limitation of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction.
You specifically acknowledge that PASA shall not be liable for User Submissions or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you.
13. Privacy Protection
The PASA site is not intended for children under the age of thirteen (13). If you are under 13 years of age, then you will not be able to be a registered user, should not use the Site and should exit now.
15. Governing Law, Location, Entire Agreement
16. Invalidity; Waiver
18. User Suggestion
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information provided by you to PASA are not confidential and you grant us a worldwide, royalty-free license to distribute, publish, modify, edit or otherwise use your submissions. PASA shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise without any acknowledgement of or compensation to you.
19. Questions; Comments
If you have any questions or comments on this Site or become aware of misuse of the Site by any person, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the following address:
Providence After School Alliance,
140 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903
Attn: User Comments
20. Effective Date