Terms and Conditions of Use/Privacy Policy

Teach the Vote Blog Commenting Policy

To maintain a respectful dialogue and productive exchange of ideas on TeachtheVote.org, we expect you to follow these guidelines for all comments submitted for posting on the Teach the Vote blog:

  • Keep your comments relevant to the blog's legislative updates and associated content featured on TeachtheVote.org.
  • Be respectful and professional. Personal attacks and insults, accusations, profanity, vulgarity, threats, abuse, aggressive remarks and attempts to instigate arguments in a disrespectful manner will not be tolerated.
  • Be truthful. Spreading misleading or false information is strictly prohibited and may be a violation of law.
  • Do not include any student names or other identifying information in your comments. Do not reveal confidential information in your comments. To protect your own privacy and that of others, we recommend that you avoid posting personally identifiable information within your comments, such as email addresses, phone numbers, street addresses, Social Security numbers, membership numbers, etc.
  • Do not spam. Repeated posting of identical or very similar content in a counter-productive manner is prohibited. Do not promote any services, products or other websites in your comments.

ATPE staff members will review each comment submitted. Your comment submissions are welcome at any time. Postings are subject to review by an ATPE staff moderator and may be delayed during peak hours. Comments containing profanity or multiple links will be caught in a spam filter.

ATPE reserves the right to determine which comments are suitable for publication/posting and remove any posted comments that violate our policy or are no longer timely.

The submission of a comment does NOT constitute communication with the ATPE Member Legal Services Department or ATPE Member Services. If you have an issue that would require the assistance of either of those departments, please contact them directly. If you have a question for ATPE staff, please contact our office directly as the moderator may not be able to answer any questions posted within comments on this site.

The views expressed within comments posted on this site do not necessarily reflect those of ATPE or its staff. ATPE does not warrant that any information posted in comments is correct and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information.

User Agreement

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully. The website is available to you based on your acceptance of the following conditions without any modification of the terms, conditions and notices outlined on this page. Your use of the website is your acknowledgment that you understand and agree to all such terms, conditions and notices. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use this website.

Modification of These Terms of Use

ATPE reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, notices and information contained on this website. ATPE reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time and for any reason without notice or obligation. ATPE suggests that you check this page frequently for any changes that may have occurred.

Personal and Non-commercial Use Limitations

This website is for your personal use only. You may not, under any circumstance alter, copy, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, publish, sell or transfer any information, products and services obtained from this website without prior written authorization from the ATPE state office.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property, including trademarks and logos displayed on the website, are the exclusive property of ATPE. You are restricted from using any of ATPE's intellectual property for any purpose including, but not limited to, placing links on other websites on the World Wide Web without the prior written authorization from the association's state office. The entire contents of ATPE's Teach the Vote website are owned as a collective work under U.S. Copyright laws, and copying, redistribution or publication of any part of this website is prohibited except as otherwise provided. Any unauthorized use of this website may be subject to penalties or legal action.

Third Party Link websites

ATPE/Teach the Vote provides links to other websites that we do not control. You acknowledge that ATPE does not pre-screen these websites and is not, directly or indirectly, implying any approval, association, sponsorship, endorsement or affiliation with the above mentioned linked websites. You agree that ATPE is not responsible for the content of these third-party website pages or any other website linked to this website.

ATPE is solely responsible for the privacy practices of our own websites and not the privacy practices of the linked websites. We strongly encourage you to be aware of the privacy statements of these other websites and to read their statements before entering those sites.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a stipulation of using ATPE's website, you warrant to ATPE that you will not use the website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions and notices. You may not use the website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the website.

No Liability

You expressly understand and agree that ATPE shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses resulting from:

  • The use or inability to use the website
  • The cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained, messages received or transactions entered into through this website
  • Any viruses or bugs that may delay operation of transmission

IN NO EVENT WILL ATPE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO COMPENSATORY DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, TRANSMITTED VIRUSES OR ANY FORM OF SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT OR WARRANT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ATPE IS INFORMED IN ADVANCE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Privacy Policy

General

This policy describes how ATPE applies your personal information that is collected and received from or through our website. Personal information is information that identifies you individually, such as your name, address, e-mail address or phone number, that might not be publicly available.

Accessing our Website

You are not required to provide ATPE with personal information to use our website. We do not collect personal, identifying information such as your name and e-mail address unless you provide that information.

IP Address

We use your IP address (your computer's Internet address) to help diagnose problems with our server and administer our website.

Data and Forms

Through the Teach the Vote website, you may search for candidates using your address. As such, you may voluntarily provide contact information such as your name, email address, street address and ZIP code.

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