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Terms of Use of the Department’s Web Site

Your access and use of this Web site provided by the NYC Department of Education (the “Department”) is subject to the following terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use the Web site.
Department employees, agents, students, and volunteers using Department-provided devices, Internet connections (including wireless connections) provided by the Department, Department-provided e-mail accounts, intranet and any remote connection to Department systems are subject to the Department’s Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy.

Privacy Policy

The Department reserves the right to use "cookies" on its site. Cookies are computer programs that allow the Department, among other things, to verify whether a visitor is an authorized user of the Department’s system and store information about a user on a computer hard drive or disk. Information stored includes, but may not be limited to, the date and time a user visits the site, and information about the user's activities while online. Any information gathered is obtained solely for the purpose of improving the Department’s services and providing the system with statistical information to assist in improving teaching and learning by teachers and students, respectively.  Unless otherwise stated in its Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy, the Department will not use cookies to gather Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about any of its users. PII includes, but is not limited to, names, home addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.

Intellectual Property

Service marks and trademarks contained in or displayed on the Department’s website, and the contents of linked sites operated by third parties, are the property of their respective owners (which may be the Department). All other design, information, text, graphics, images, pages, interfaces, links, software, and other items and materials contained in or displayed on the Department’s website, and the selection and arrangements thereof, are the property of the Department. All rights are reserved.

Disclaimer: Limitation of Liability

The Department makes no guarantees about the quality of the services provided and is not responsible for any claims, losses, damages, costs, or other obligations arising from use of the Department’s website. The Department also denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of the information presented on the Department’s website.

The Department’s website may contain links to other third-party Web sites which are independently run sites outside of the Department.  The Department is not responsible for the privacy practices, activities, or content of such independent sites. Any links to external Web sites and/or non-Department information provided on Department pages or returned from Department Web search engines are provided as a courtesy. They should not be construed as an endorsement by the Department of the content or views of the linked materials. The materials on these independent sites are the opinion of the specified author(s) and are not statements of advice, opinion, support or information of the Department.

The Department’s website and all materials contained on it are distributed and transmitted “as is” and “as available” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose with respect to the quality, content, accuracy, completeness, currency, freedom from interruption, freedom from computer virus, freedom from errors or omissions, non-infringement of content placed on the Department’s website (whether by the Department or a third party) including any of the design, information, text, graphics, images, pages, interfaces, links, software, or other materials and items contained in or displayed on the Department’s website.

The Department is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages (regardless or whether they were foreseeable) that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use, the Department’s website and/or the materials contained on the Department’s website whether the materials contained on the Department’s website are provided by the Department or a third party.

Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Department’s website is done at your own discretion and risk. You will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or other device or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

Miscellaneous

If any court of competent jurisdiction rules that any provision of these terms is invalid, then that provision will be removed from the terms without affecting the rest of the terms. The remaining provisions of the terms will continue to be valid and enforceable.

The terms, and your relationship with the Department under the terms, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of the State of New York (notwithstanding New York choice-of-law rules). You agree that any and all claims asserted by or against the Department or the City of New York arising under or related to the terms shall solely be heard and determined either in the courts of the United States located in the City or County of New York or in the courts of the State of New York located in the City and County of New York.

The Department reserves the right to change these terms of use without notice.  Any modification is effective immediately upon posting, unless otherwise stated. Your continued use of the Department’s website following the posting of any modification signifies your acceptance thereof. You should periodically visit this page to review the current terms of use.