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Terms of Service

  1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS 

    Welcome to the Homeschool Learning Network, Inc. ("HLN"). HLN provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. You can review the most current version of the TOS at any time via the link in the footer of HLN pages. In addition, when using particular HLN services, you and HLN shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services which may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the TOS. 
  2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE 

    HLN currently provides users with access to a rich collection of resources, including various communications tools, forums, personalized content and branded programming through its enrollment program (the "Service"). You also understand and agree that the Service will not include advertisements, but may include partnership tiles representing relationships with other homeschool organizations. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new HLN services, shall be subject to the TOS. You understand and agree that the Service is provided "AS-IS" and that HLN 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 that access may involve third party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). You are responsible for those fees. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Service. 

  3. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS 

    In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form (such information being 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 HLN has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, HLN 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). HLN is concerned about the safety and privacy of all its users, particularly children. For this reason, parents of children under the age of 13 who wish to allow their children access to the Service must register their children personally and monitor all activity on the site. No additional fees will result from registering their children for the free community account. When you create a HLN Free Account for your children, you certify that you are at least 18 years old and that you are the legal guardian of the child/children listed. By adding a child to your HLN the Community Account, you also give your child permission to access all of the Services including, message boards, chats, projects (among others). As the legal guardian, it is your responsibility to determine whether any of the Services and/or Content (as defined in Section 6 below) are appropriate for your child. 
  4. HLN PRIVACY POLICY 

    Registration Data and certain other information about you is subject to our Privacy Policy. For more information, see our full privacy policy
  5. MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY 

    You will receive a password and account designation upon completing the Service's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify HLN of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. HLN cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section 5. 
  6. MEMBER CONDUCT 

    You understand that all information, data, text, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not HLN, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Service. HLN monitors Content for inappropriate material, but does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. Under no circumstances will HLN be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, 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, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.

    You agree to not use the Service to:

     

    1. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

       

    2. harm minors in any way;

       

    3. impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a HLN official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

       

    4. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;

       

    5. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law.

       

    6. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party;

       

    7. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas (such as shopping rooms) that are designated for such purpose;

       

    8. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

      vdisrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges;

       

       

    9. interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;

       

    10. "stalk" or otherwise harass another; or

       

    11. collect or store personal data about other users.

    You acknowledge that HLN does not pre-screen all Content, but that HLN and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or move any Content that is available via the Service. All photos must be approved before posting, and are part of an automated process which will notify moderators that photos are available to approve.  You will be notified when uploaded images have been approved. Without limiting the foregoing, HLN and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by HLN or submitted to HLN, including without limitation information in HLN Message Boards, HLN Chats, and in all other parts of the Service.

    You acknowledge and agree that HLN may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the TOS; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of HLN, its 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. 

      

  7. SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE 

    Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside. 
  8. CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE SERVICE 

    HLN does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service, you grant HLN the following world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable:

     

    • With respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on enrollment areas (HLN Chats, HLN Message boards and HLN Projects), you grant license to post, reproduce, modify, adapt, and display such Content within the enrollment area of the Service solely for the purposes of providing and promoting the specific HLN Chat, HLN Message board or HLN Project to which such Content was submitted or made available. This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on the Service and will terminate at the time you remove or HLN removes such Content from the Service.

    "Enrollment" areas of the Service are those areas of HLN network of services that are intended by HLN to be available to enrolled and registered members of the HLN community.  

  9. INDEMNITY 

    You agree to indemnify and hold HLN, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another. 
  10. NO RESALE OF SERVICE 

    You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service. 
  11. GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE AND STORAGE 

    You acknowledge that HLN may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including without limitation the maximum number of days that message board postings or other uploaded Content will be retained by the Service or the maximum disk space that may be allotted on HLN's servers on your behalf. You agree that HLN has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You further acknowledge that HLN reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice. 
  12. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE 

    HLN reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that HLN shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification of the Service. 
  13. TERMINATION 

    You agree that HLN, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of the Service, and remove and discard any Content within the Service if HLN believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. HLN may also terminate your password and account if your enrollment fees are delinquint. HLN may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. Under such conditions, you will not be responsible for enrollment fees beyond the current month. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this TOS may be affected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that HLN may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Service for the above reasons. Further, you agree that HLN shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service. 
  14. REFUNDS 

    Payment for the paid content services of HLN constitutes a monthly, quarterly, biannual or annual membership, with applicable discounts and special offers issued at the disgression of HLN. You agree that you are not entitled to reimbursement for any setup fee or monthly, quarterly, biannual or annual membership fee once you have paid the fees and gained access to HLN content services. You may elect at any time to discontinue subscription services for future periods by clicking "Subscription" from Your Profile.  For FREE Community Membership, you must abide by all above standards and regulations regardless of the status of holding a "free" membership.
  15. LINKS 

    The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because HLN has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that HLN is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that HLN shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. 
  16. HLN'S PROPRIETARY RIGHTS 

    You acknowledge and agree that the Service and any necessary software used in connection with the Service ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Except as expressly authorized by HLN, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service, in whole or in part. HLN grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the Service within a single household. 
  17. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES 
    YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: 

    1. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS.
    2. HLN MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE
    3. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
    4. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM HLN OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TOS.

  18. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY 

    YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT HLN 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: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE. 
  19. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS 

    SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 16 AND 17 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 
  20. PAYMENT FOR SERVICES 

    You agree to pay the subscription fees as described in the Enrollment Fees section of HLN. Such fees are subject to change at any time without notice. Furthermore, such fees are due on the monthly anniversary of your enrollment, or at the end of your subscription period, and are payable by check, the third party "PayPal", or secure online credit card payment. HLN will notify you of funds due via your login process. If monies are owed, access will be withheld until fees are received. You agree that failure to pay for thirty (30) days past your due date may result in the suspension and/or termination of your account usernames and passwords. 
  21. NOTICE 

    Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail. The Service may also provide notices of changes to the TOS or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Service. 
  22. TRADEMARK INFORMATION 

    HLN and its HLN logo are trademarks of Homeschool Learning Network, Inc. Without HLN's prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner, HLN trademarked images. 
  23. COPYRIGHTS and COPYRIGHT AGENTS 

    HLN respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide HLN's Copyright Agent the following information:

     

    1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
    2. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
    3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
    4. your address, telephone number, and email address;
    5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
    6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.

    HLN's Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

    By mail:

    Copyright Agent
    c/o Homeschool Learning Network, Inc.
    8 Alana Place
    Makawao, HI, 96768

    By phone: (808-298-7946)

    By email: info at homeschoollearning.com
     

  24. GENERAL INFORMATION 

    The TOS constitutes the entire agreement between you and HLN and governs your use of the Service, superceding any prior agreements between you and HLN. The TOS and the relationship between you and HLN shall be governed by the laws of the State of Hawaii without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and HLN agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Maui, Hawaii. The failure of HLN to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. 
  25. VIOLATIONS 

    Please report any violations of the TOS to our webmaster (info at homeschoollearning.com). 

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