The Terms constitute a legal document that details your and your Student(s) rights and obligations as members ("Member") of the Big Universe Service, as described below. All Members must accept the Terms as a condition of membership to the Big Universe Service. When you accept the Terms and complete the registration process for the Big Universe Service, you become the "Member Account" holder.
For purposes of the Terms, "you" means the Member Account holder.
Big Universe provides you with access to a learning environment, a curriculum based on time-tested and research-based methods of instruction and community tools, including lessons, assessments, various communication tools, directories, clubs, event offerings and opportunities to communicate with other Member families (the "Service"). You also understand and agree that the Service may include certain communications from Big Universe or its affiliates such as service announcements, administrative messages, other membership messages and the Big Universe newsletter and that these communications are considered part of Big Universe membership and you will not be able to opt out of receiving them. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new Big Universe properties, shall be subject to the Terms. You understand and agree that the Service is provided "AS-IS" and that Big Universe assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings. You are responsible for obtaining access to the Service and all fees associated with such access. You are responsible for those fees, including those fees associated with the display or delivery of advertisements. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Service.
In consideration of your use of the Service, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You also agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form (the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Big Universe has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Big Universe has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof). Big Universe is concerned about the safety and privacy of all its users, particularly children. When you create a Big Universe Student Account and add your Student to the account, you certify that you are at least 18 years old and that you are the legal guardian, learning coach, or approved teacher of the child/children listed on the Big Universe Student Account. Please remember that the Service is designed to appeal to users of the Big Universe curriculum and those enrolled in a school using the Big Universe curriculum. Accordingly, as the legal guardian, it is your responsibility to determine whether any of the Service areas are appropriate for your child.
As the parent or legal guardian of the Student(s), you always remain ultimately responsible for your Student(s)'s education. You agree to be responsible for your Student(s)'s education, including without limitation, where required or applicable, logging attendance, participating in parent/student conferences, and maintaining equipment and other materials provided by Big Universe.
You understand and agree that you are not authorized to use the SITE or Big Universe -provided computers, materials or services for any purpose not expressly authorized herein. In particular, you agree that you may not use the SITE or Big Universe -provided computers, materials or services for the benefit of anyone other than your Student(s) and not for any other person or past the Use Period.
You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags or other materials ("Member Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Member Content originated. This means that you, and not Big Universe, are entirely responsible for all Member Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Service. Big Universe does not control the Member Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Member Content. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Member Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will Big Universe be liable in any way for any Member Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Member Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Member Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.
By posting information in or otherwise using any interactive service that may be available to you on or through this Site, you agree that you will not upload, post, or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content—including text, communications, software, images, sounds, data, or other information—that:
You further agree that you will not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from a minor (anyone under 18 years old) without appropriate prior verifiable parental consent. Personal information includes but is not limited to name, address, phone number, or name of their school.
Big Universe generally does not pre-screen, monitor, edit or remove Member Content. Big Universe and its agents and affiliates, however, have the right (but not the obligation) at their sole discretion to pre-screen, monitor, edit or remove any Member Content that, in Big Universe 's judgment, does not comply with these Terms or is otherwise harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. Big Universe is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such Member Content. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Member Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Member Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Member Content created by Big Universe or submitted to Big Universe.
You acknowledge, consent and agree that Big Universe may access, preserve, and disclose your account information and Member Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the Terms; (c) respond to claims that any Member Content violates the rights of third-parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Big Universe, their users and the public.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
Big Universe does not claim ownership of Member Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. With respect to Member Content you submit or make available for inclusion on Member accessible areas of the Service, however, you grant Big Universe and its affiliates the following world-wide, perpetual, royalty free and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable:
By posting or submitting Member Content to this Site, you grant Big Universe and its affiliates and licensees the right to use, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed, and promote the content in any form, anywhere and for any purpose; and you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content and that public posting and use of your content by Big Universe will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.
"Member accessible" areas of the Service are those areas of the Big Universe network of properties that are intended by Big Universe to be available to Members.
You acknowledge that Big Universe may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including without limitation the maximum number of days discussion board postings or other uploaded Member Content will be retained by the Service, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on Big Universe’s servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Service in a given period of time. You agree that Big Universe has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Member Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that Big Universe reserves the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that Big Universe reserves the right to modify these general practices and limits from time to time.
Big Universe reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Big Universe shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
You understand and agree that for Student(s) enrolled in a school that uses the Big Universe curriculum, federal, state and/or local law may require that the computer made available to the Student(s) be equipped with filtering software to restrict access to Internet sites containing child pornography, obscene depictions, or other materials harmful to minors under 18 years of age. The software will work by scanning for objectionable works or concepts, as determined by the default settings of the software manufacturer. However, no software is foolproof, and there is a risk an Internet user may be exposed to a site containing such materials. Parents are free to increase the filtering settings to be more stringent than the default settings if they so desire.
You acknowledge and agree that all content, software, and materials available on the SITE are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by Big Universe, you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from such materials or content. Notwithstanding the above, you may print or download one copy of the materials or content on the SITE on a single computer for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Systematic retrieval of data or other content from the SITE to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without permission from Big Universe is prohibited. In addition, use of the content or materials for any purpose not expressly permitted in these Terms is prohibited.
You agree that you will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of or others' use or enjoyment of, the SITE. You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.
When you register with the Service, you acknowledge that in using certain services to send electronic communications (including but not limited to email, search queries, sending messages to Big Universe discussion boards, uploading photos and files to Big Universe, and other Internet activities), you will be causing communications to be sent through Big Universe computer networks, which are located Virginia. As a result, and also as a result of Big Universe’s network architecture and business practices and the nature of electronic communications, even communications that seem to be intrastate in nature can result in the transmission of interstate communications regardless of where you are physically located at the time of transmission. Accordingly, by agreeing to these Terms, you acknowledge that use of the Service results in interstate data transmissions.
Software from this Site is further subject to United States export controls. No software from this site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other Country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE (THE "CONTENT") ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" FOR YOUR USE. THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. BIG UNIVERSE , ITS AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT OR THAT IT WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS; THAT THIS SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE CONTENT IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO THE COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM BIG UNIVERSE OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN BIG UNIVERSE'S TERMS. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, THESE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU EXCEPT THAT BIG UNIVERSE'S LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BIG UNIVERSE, K12 INC., K12'S SUBSIDIARIES, RELATED OR AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AND LICENSORS ("RELEASED PARTIES") SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF BIG UNIVERSE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE BIG UNIVERSE PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR THE SITE; (ii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iii) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE; (iv) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO BIG UNIVERSE 'S PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OR THE SITE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU EXCEPT THAT BIG UNIVERSE 'S LIABLITY IN SUCH JURSIDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE BIG UNIVERSE, THE SCHOOL AND ANY CHARTERING DISTRICT OR OTHER CHARTERING AUTHORITY, THEIR OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS, AND THEIR EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, ("RELEASED PARTIES"), FROM ALL ACTIONS, CAUSES OF ACTION, INJURIES, CLAIMS, DAMAGES, COSTS OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND GROWING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR OR YOUR STUDENT(S)' USE OF THE BIG UNIVERSE® CURRICULUM OR SITE. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A FULL AND COMPLETE RELEASE TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW OF ALL CLAIMS AND DAMAGES WHICH YOU OR YOUR STUDENT(S) MAY HAVE AS A RESULT OF HIS OR HER USE OF THE BIG UNIVERSE® CURRICULUM OR SITE REGARDLESS OF THE SPECIFIC CAUSE THEREOF.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN "DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES" AND "LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES" MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, excluding its conflicts of law terms. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms or your use of the SITE shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Fairfax County, Virginia, and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Big Universe and its , related or affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, officers, and directors from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorney's fees, that arise from your use or misuse of this site, including claims arising out Member Content you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the Terms or your violations of any rights of another. Big Universe reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with Big Universe in asserting any available defenses.
Unless otherwise specified herein, these Terms along, with the Enrollment Form (if applicable), the Order, and Primary Adult designation, (if applicable), constitute the entire agreement between you and Big Universe with respect to the SITE and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and Big Universe with respect to the SITE. If any part of these Terms are held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
You agree that Big Universe may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, immediately suspend, terminate and/or delete your Big Universe account and access to the Service. Cause for such suspension, termination and/or deletion shall include, but not be limited to, (a) breaches or violations of the Terms, or of other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (d) discontinuance or material modification to the Service (or any part thereof), (e) unexpected technical or security issues or problems, (f) extended periods of inactivity, (g) engagement by you in fraudulent or illegal activities, and/or (h) nonpayment of any fees owed by you in connection with the Service. Termination of your Big Universe account may include (a) removal of access to all offerings within the Service, (b) deletion of your password and all related information, files and content associated with or inside your account (or any part thereof), and (c) barring of further use of the Service. Further, you agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in Big Universe’s sole discretion and that Big Universe shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account, or access to the Service.
Big Universe is a registered trademark of Big Universe Inc.
Please report any violations of the Terms to our Client Services group.