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PRIVACY POLICY & TERMS OF USE

Last Updated: March 12, 2021 

Thank you for using PhilaparentsCoalition.org (hereinafter, the “Site”). 

These Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Terms of Use”) apply to any materials, online communications and other information that is or becomes available on the web site located at www.philaparentscoalition.org and all associated sites linked to www.philaparentscoalition.org by the Philadelphia School Partnership, its subsidiaries and affiliates, including any mobile apps or affiliated websites (collectively, the “Site”). Such associated links shall include, but is not limited to: https://philaparentscoalition.org

The Site is the property of the Philadelphia School Partnership (“PSP”), a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, and its licensors. As such, for purposes of this Site and these Terms of Use, PSP and Philadelphia Parents Coalition may be used interchangeably.  

BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE THE SITE. 

PSP reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use, at any time. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes. If you comply with these Terms of Use, PSP grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited privilege to enter and use the Site. 

General Terms & Conditions 

Neither the Site nor the name, ‘PHILADELPHIA PARENTS COALITION’ is affiliated with GreatSchools, Inc. GREATSCHOOLS is a registered trademark of GreatSchools, Inc. 

The Site is designed to provide users with information to encourage parents to advocate for their children, who are active in Philadelphia school system.

The information included on the Site is provided free of charge as a user convenience and is for informational purposes only. Neither PSP nor other projectpartnersshall be liable to you or anyone else for any error, omission, deletion, defect, failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration of, or use of any content herein, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting therefrom. 

PSP reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information that is, in PSP’s sole discretion, unacceptable or undesirable.This applies both to general users, who may post comments, and school users, who are eligible to post and revise content on school profile pages.  

By posting content, including comments, to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to PSP an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, royalty-free, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, perform, display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sub-licenses of the foregoing. 

PSP authorizes you to view and download the materials on the Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use. 

As a Site user of Philadelphia Parents Coalition, you agree (1) to not submit any content that is protected by copyright or otherwise proprietary information of a third party, unless you have the right to do so; (2) any comment or other information you submit may be modified for brevity or for any other reason prior to posting at the sole discretion of Philadelphia Parents Coalition’ site monitor; (3) the Philadelphia Parents Coalition Site and its contents are provided “as is” without any warranty, to the maximum extent permitted by law; (4) any information you submit will be true and correct to the best of your knowledge; and (6) you will indemnify and hold Philadelphia Parents Coalition harmless to the extent that Philadelphia Parents Coalition is subject to claims arising from any information that you submit. 

You may use information purposely made available by PSP for downloading from the Site, provided that you (1) not remove any proprietary notice language in all copies of such documents, (2) use such information only for your personal, non-commercial informational purpose and do not copy or post such information on any networked computer or broadcast it in any media, (3) make no modifications to any such information, and (4) not make any additional representations or warranties relating to such documents. 

Posting Comments 

The purpose of posting comments is for users to share information regarding the Site and schools located in Philadelphia. PSP in its sole discretion reserves the right to edit, abbreviate or remove comments as needed for purposes of brevity or when comments don’t adhere to these guidelines: 

  1. Do not include names of students or teachers.The Site is not an appropriate forum for comments that identify specific students or individuals working in a school. 
  2. Do not use offensive language. 
  3. Do not post comments or pictures that are inappropriate for audiences under the age of 18, including sexually explicit comments/pictures, on the Site. 
  4. Do not post any information, such as email addresses or detailed physical descriptions, that would help other users to identify minors under the age of 14. 
  5. Do not encourage inappropriate communications or interactions with or between children in any way. 
  6. Obey the law.If you are not sure that what you want to comment is legal, do not post it without checking.Contact the Site using the “Contact” form if you have questions. 
  7. Respect copyright law. Do not cut and paste articles or other original content for which you are not the copyright holder, unless you have the explicit permission of the original publisher.PSP is required by law to remove all copyrighted material if requested by the copyright holder. You may refer to the title of original content, to summarize it in your own words, and to direct users to a site or other location where that original content can be found. 
  8. Be aware that what you post on the Site will be visible to all users of Philadelphia Parents Coalition.org and could end up anywhere on the Internet. 
  9. Do not collect screen names or email addresses from the Site for any commercial use. 
  10. Do not post advertisements for other Sites, products or services. 
  11. Do not use Philadelphia Parents Coalition to spread spam.Do not post chain letters, pyramid schemes or junk mail. 
  12. Please do not use ALL CAPS in comments, except perhaps to indicate a book title or proper name.Writing in all capital letters is the online equivalent of shouting. 
  13. Do not misrepresent your identity.While your full name typically will not be visible to users unless you want it to, it is going too far to post in such a way that you give the impression that you are someone you are not. 
  14. Do not repost something that was deleted from Comments.Comment privileges may be revoked for members who violate this and other guidelines. 
  15. Help us monitor Comments.If someone is behaving inappropriately on the Site, please report what you have seen to PSP by using the “Contact” form that can be found on the bottom of any page on Philadelphia Parents Coalition.org. 
  16. Do not use Comments to make customer-service inquiries regarding the Site. Instead, please visit our “Contact” page that can be found at the bottom of any page on the site. 
  17. Do not use the Site as a means of thwarting any school’s established complaint policy and procedures. Individual family or student issues should be addressed to the subject school and not through use of this Site. PSP specifically takes no responsibility for notifying any school about such individual complaints and the posting of such a complaint on this Site does not constitute notice to school. PSP reserves the right to remove such complaints from the Site but is not responsible to notify either the school or the poster of such removal.  

Content 

All text, graphics, interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork and code (collectively, “Content”), including but not limited to the design, organization, selection, expression, “look and feel” and arrangement of Content, contained on the Site is owned, controlled or licensed by or to PSP, and is protected by copyright, patent and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws. Each participating school in the City of Philadelphia holds or controls its own content displayed in conjunction with participation of this Site.  

Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, no part of the Site and no Content may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted or distributed in any way to any other computer, server, Web site or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise, without PSP’s express prior written consent. This includes any attempts by any means to interfere with the proper working of the Site.  

You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site or to any PSP server, or to any of the services offered on or through the Site, by hacking, password “mining” or any other illegitimate means, including accessing the vulnerability of the Site or any network connected to the Site, or the breach of the security or authentication measures on the Site or any network connected to the Site. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the Site.  

You may not use the Site or any Content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of PSP or others. 

Third-Party Sites 

The Site contains links to third-party Sites.These links are solely to assist users in locating other Internet resources that may be of interest to them, and you assume sole responsibility and risk for your use of links to third-party Sites.The accuracy or reliability of any of the information of those resources is not endorsed by Philadelphia Parents Coalition.  

PSP is not responsible for information collected by third parties, which is governed by their own Terms of Services. Please review those Terms to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties. Such sites are not under PSP’s control, and PSP is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of such linked Sites. You will need to make your own independent judgment regarding your interaction with these linked Sites. 

Copyright 

Except where otherwise noted, all Site contents Copyright © 2012-2019of Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP).All rights reserved under United States and foreign law.No part of the materials on the Site, including but not limited to the text, graphics and html code, may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means without written permission from PSP. 

Privacy 

By using Philadelphia Parents Coalition.org, you consent to the information collection and use practices described in this policy, as modified from time to time by PSP.If PSP decides to change its privacy statement, PSP will post a new policy on the Site and change the “last updated” date on the “Terms & Conditions” page.Therefore, PSP encourages you to check the date of its Terms & Conditions policies whenever you visit the Site for any updates or changes. 

By using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any message or information you send to the Site may be read or intercepted by others, even if there is a special notice that a transmission is encrypted. 

Personal Information 

Personal Information:Philadelphia Parents Coalition.org collects personal information (just name and email address) only when you voluntarily choose to join its online community, either by signing up for a free email newsletter or by registering to make public comments. Browsing or using the site to search for schools is free and does not require registration. This means that you can use the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself.  

PSP may collect information that identifies you personally when you submit comments, questions or suggestions via the Site’s “Contact” page or form.  

The site logs non-personal data such as IP addresses in order to help us understand which content is most visited, analyze trends and patterns, make the site more user-friendly, and improve security. PSP only uses this information in aggregate and does not link it to you personally. PSP also collects data in a form that does not, on its own, permit direct association with any specific individual. PSP may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose including, but not limited to customer behavior, improvement of services and the Site, and advertising. 

None of the information described above is ever shared with third parties, unless a user has granted explicit permission, except for vendors who contractually may only use the data for the purpose of assisting in the operation of Philadelphia Parents Coalition.org. At any time, you may request that your personally identifiable information be removed from PSP’s email newsletter subscription list(s) or from the list(s) of registered commenters.  

PSP occasionally employs other companies and individuals to perform functions on its behalf. Examples include sending e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists and providing customer service. These vendors have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but may not use it for other purposes.  

If you have provided Philadelphia Parents Coalition with your email address, it will send you strictly service-related announcements when it is necessary to do so. Generally, you may not opt out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to cancel your account with Philadelphia Parents Coalition via the “Contact” page or form. 

If Philadelphia Parents Coalition becomes the property of new ownership, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, the new owner(s) will be bound by the current Terms & Conditions in perpetuity in regards to personal information collected up to and through the date of the ownership change. 

Personally identifying information may have to be released when it is necessary to comply with judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants or orders, or to protect the rights, property or safety of Philadelphia Parents Coalition, PSP or its partners. 

If at any time you do not want us to send you information about Philadelphia Parents Coalition, or you want your user account shut down, you mayinform usand PSP will work promptly to remove your name from Philadelphia Parents Coalition’ email lists and/or active accounts database.You may also click the unsubscribe link on Philadelphia Parents Coalition’ email newsletters. 

Cookies and Other Technologies 

PSP’s Sites, online services, interactive applications, email messages, and advertisements may use “cookies” and other technologies. These technologies help us better understand user behavior, tell us which parts of PSP’s Sites people have visited, and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of advertisements and searches. PSP treats information collected by cookies and other technologies as nonpersonal information. However, to the extent that Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or similar identifiers are considered personal information by local law, PSP also treats these identifiers as personal information. Similarly, to the extent that non-personal information is combined with personal information, PSP treats the combined information as personal information for the purposes of this Site. 

If you want to disable cookies, you may disable or block such cookies through your device or browser.  

Surveys or Promotions 

From time to time, PSP may provide you the opportunity to participate in surveys, contests or other promotions.If you participate, PSP may request certain personally identifiable information from you, solely for the purpose of contacting you in connection with the survey or promotion.Participation in surveys or promotions is completely voluntary and you will therefore always have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. 

Accounts, Passwords and Security 

Certain features or services offered on or through the Site may require you to open an account (which expressly includes any Apply Philly Charter ID and password as a third-party site link for those individual utilizing the Philadelphia Parents Coalition search feature for use in the Apply Philly Charter website). You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the information you hold for your account, including your password, and for all activity that occurs under your account because of your failing to keep this information secure and confidential. You agree to notify PSP immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or password, or any other breach of security. You may be held liable for losses incurred by PSP or any other user of or visitor to the Site due to someone else using your ID, password or account because of your failing to keep your account information secure and confidential. 

You may not use anyone else’s ID, password or account at any time without the express permission and consent of the holder. PSP cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations. 

Other Terms and Conditions 

If there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and the terms posted for or applicable to a specific portion of the Site or for any service offered on or through the Site, the latter terms shall control with respect to your use of that portion of the Site or the specific service. 

PSP’s obligations, if any, are governed solely by the agreements pursuant to which the services are provided, and nothing on this Site should be construed to alter such agreements. 

PSP may make changes to any services offered on the Site, at any time, without notice. The materials on the Site with respect to services may become out of date, and PSP makes no commitment to update the materials on the Site with respect to such products and services.

Disclaimers 

PSP DOES NOT PROMISE THAT THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT, SERVICE OR FEATURE OF THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL PROVIDE SPECIFIC RESULTS. THE SITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE DELIVERED ON AN “AS-IS” AND “AS-AVAILABLE” BASIS. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. PSP CANNOT ENSURE THAT ANY FILES OR OTHER DATA YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE SITE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. PSP DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PSP DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS, OMISSIONS AND CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTIES REGARDING OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR ANY PSP SERVICES. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ANY LINKED SITES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY AGAINST PSP FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE SITE OR ANY SUCH CONTENT. THIS LIMITATION OF RELIEF IS A PART OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES. 

The above disclaimer applies to any damages, liability or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use, whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence or any other cause of action. 

PSP reserves the right to do any of the following, at any time, without notice: (1) to modify, suspend or terminate operation of or access to the Site, or any portion of the Site, for any reason; (2) to modify or change the Site, or any portion of the Site, and any applicable policies or terms; and (3) to interrupt the operation of the Site, or any portion of the Site, as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, error correction, or other changes. 

Indemnity 

As a condition of use of the Site, you agree to indemnify PSP and other Philadelphia Parents Coalition’ partners from and against any and all liabilities, expenses (including attorneys’ fees) and damages arising out of any and all claims resulting from your use of the Site and the materials (including software) thereon, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by you of these Terms of Use.This indemnity shall include, without limitation, any claim of inaccuracy or defamation based on materials that you submit for use on the site. 

Limitation of Liability 

Except where prohibited by law, in no event will PSP be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including lost profits, even if PSP has been advised of the possibility of such damages. 

Violation of These Terms of Use 

PSP may disclose any information if PSP determines that such disclosure is necessary regarding any investigation or complaint regarding your use of the Site, or to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) PSP’s rights or property, or the rights or property of visitors to or users of the Site.  

PSP reserves the right always to disclose any information that PSP deems necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.  

You acknowledge and agree that PSP may preserve any transmittal or communication by you with PSP through the Site or any service offered on or through the Site, and may also disclose such data if required to do so by law or PSP determines that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) comply with legal process, (2) enforce these Terms of Use, (3) respond to claims that any such data violates the rights of others, or (4) protect the rights, property or personal safety of PSP, its employees, users of or visitors to the Site, and the public. 

You agree that PSP may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the Site and/or block your future access to the Site if PSP determines that you have violated these Terms of Use or other agreements or guidelines which may be associated with your use of the Site. You also agree that any violation by you of these Terms of Use will constitute an unlawful and unfair business practice, and will cause irreparable harm to PSP, for which monetary damages would be inadequate, and you consent to PSP obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that PSP deems necessary or appropriate in such circumstances. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies PSP may have at law or in equity. 

You agree that PSP may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the Site, for cause, which includes (but is not limited to) (1) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (2) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (3) discontinuance or material modification of the Site or any service offered on or through the Site, or (4) unexpected technical issues or problems. 

You agree that PSP will not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your access to the Site because of any violation of these Terms of Use. 

Governing Law; Dispute Resolution 

You agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of the Site, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of the United States and by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts in Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue.  

Miscellaneous 

If any of the provisions of these Terms of Use are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be void or unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary and replaced with a valid provision that best embodies the intent of these Terms of Use, so that these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect.  

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and PSP regarding your use of the Site, and all other written or oral agreements or understandings previously existing between you and PSP with respect to such use are hereby superseded and cancelled. PSP’s failure to insist on or enforce strict performance of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver by PSP of any provision or any right it has to enforce these Terms of Use, nor shall any course of conduct between PSP and you or any other party be deemed to modify any provision of these Terms of Use.  

These Terms of Use shall not be interpreted or construed to confer any rights or remedies on any third parties. 

How to Contact Us 

If you have any questions about any of these Terms of Use, please contact us at advocacy@philaparentscoalition.org.

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