BEST Logo

A community of practice dedicated to sharing and developing knowledge to improve urban public school facilities and the communities they serve.


ABOUT US POLICY INNOVATIVE PRACTICE RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS STATE PROFILES

SELECT INFORMATION FOR:

NEWS

Donate Now Through Network for Good
COPYRIGHT NOTICE

This website is the property of 21st Century School Fund/BEST - Building Educational Success Together. 2007 21st Century School Fund/BEST - Building Educational Success Together. All rights reserved.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
By accessing this Site, you (the "User") acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions described below. If you do not agree to the terms discussed here, you should exit this Site now. 21CSF/BEST may revise this Copyright policy at any time without notice to you, and your continued use of the system constitutes the acceptance of the revised Copyright policy. Please access Terms of Use for additional terms and conditions.

NOTICE SPECIFIC TO CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE
Permission to use Content (as defined below), including related graphics, available from this Site is granted, provided that (1) the above copyright notice appears in all copies and that both the copyright notice and this permission notice appear, (2) use of Content and related graphics available from this Site is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only, (3) no Content or related graphics available from this Site are modified in any way, and (4) no graphics available from this Site are used separately from accompanying text.

"Content" as used in this policy refers to the contents of this Site and includes but is not limited to text, graphics, illustrations, photographs, video, sound, software and all other such materials that comprise any portion of this Site. 21CSF/BEST MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE CONTENT AND RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED ON THIS SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH CONTENT AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. 21CSF/BEST HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL 21CSF/BEST BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE. THE CONTENT AND RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED ON THIS SITE MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN.

21CSF/BEST MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE PRODUCT(S) AND/OR THE PROGRAM(S) DESCRIBED HEREIN AT ANY TIME. NOTE THAT ANY PRODUCT, PROCESS OR TECHNOLOGY DESCRIBED IN ANY OF THE CONTENT ON THIS SITE MAY BE THE SUBJECT OF OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS RESERVED BY 21CSF/BEST AND IS NOT LICENSED HERE UNDER.

NOTICES REGARDING SOFTWARE, CONTENT AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE
IN NO EVENT SHALL 21CSF/BEST BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF SOFTWARE, CONTENT, PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
21CSF/BEST may, in its sole discretion, terminate your access to or license to use the nonpublic parts of this Site if 21CSF/BEST determines that you are involved in any infringing activity, regardless of whether the material or activity is ultimately determined to be infringing. 21CSF/BEST accommodates and does not interfere with standard technical measures used by copyright owners to protect their materials.

NOTICE
The Software, documentation and Site Content are owned by 21CSF/BEST and are protected by copyright law and international treaties.

TRADEMARKS
All marked trademarks are the exclusive property of 21CSF/BEST. All other trademarks used in the Software, documentation and/or other Content are the properties of their respective owners and are used for identification purposes only.

NOTE
By using this Site, you signify your assent to this Copyright policy. If you do not agree to this policy, do not use this Site. Your continued use of the BEST Site following the posting of changes to this policy will mean you accept those changes. You can access the full terms and conditions pertaining to use of this Site at Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Please contact Jordan Spooner at info@21CSF.com if you have any further questions or concerns regarding this Copyright policy.

TERMS OF USE
This website is owned and operated by 21st Century School Fund/BEST - Building Educational Success Together. These Terms of Use apply and govern your use of the BEST Website (www.21csf.org/best-home) (the "Site").

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
By accessing this Site, you (the "User") acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions described below. If you do not agree to the terms discussed here, you should exit this Site now.

21CSF/BEST may revise these Terms of Use at any time without notice to you, and your continued use of the system constitutes the acceptance of the revised Terms of Use. Before using this Site, review the Privacy Policy posted on this Site.

USE OF WEBSITE INFORMATION
All content and information (the "Content") contained on the Site is the sole property of 21CSF/BEST and is copyright protected. (Copyright Notice: "Copyright 2006 21CSF/BEST -Building Educational Success Together, All Rights Reserved") You may view, copy, print or download documents and graphics (the "Documents") from the Site, as long as: (1) the Documents are to be used solely for personal, informational, educational or non-commercial purposes; (2) the Documents are not be modified or altered in any way; and (3) copies of the Documents include 21CSF/BEST's copyright notice. Unless your use constitutes "fair use" under copyright law, you may not use, copy, print, display, download, upload, perform, reproduce, publish, post, transmit, distribute or license any information from the Site, in whole or in part, without the express written authorization of 21CSF/BEST.

All rights in and to the Documents not expressly granted herein are reserved. No commercial use of any of the Documents may be made, and no Documents may be sold, distributed, displayed, or modified without the express written consent of 21CSF/BEST. The works of authorship contained in the Site and in the domain "www.21csf.org/best-home," including but not limited to all design, text and images, are owned, except as otherwise expressly stated, by 21CSF/BEST, and may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, rented, sublicensed, altered, stored for subsequent use or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner without the prior written consent of 21CSF/BEST. All rights are reserved by 21CSF/BEST.

TRADEMARKS
Registered and/or pending trademarks of 21CSF/BEST are used throughout this Site, and use of the trademark symbols may be limited to only one or two prominent usages per page. You understand and agree that such notice is sufficient. All 21CSF/BEST trademarks and service marks are the sole property of the 21CSF/BEST. You may not use any of these trademarks and service marks without the express written permission of 21CSF/BEST. These trademarks and service marks include but are not limited to the following:

[List of 21CSF/BEST claimed marks each with appropriate superscript mark, e.g. TM SM ]

All other trademarks used in the software, documentation and/or other Content are the properties of their respective owners and are used for identification purposes only. If you have any question as to the ownership of any trademark, you are responsible for contacting 21CSF/BEST. (Contact information is provided at the end of this agreement.)

USE OF SOFTWARE
Any use of software and accompanying documentation you download from the Site is subject to the terms of a software license agreement between you and 21CSF/BEST. You must read the license agreement and indicate your agreement to its terms prior to downloading, installing or using any software from the Site. All rights, title and interest not expressly granted in such license are reserved to 21CSF/BEST.

PASSWORDS AND SECURITY
You may be provided with one or more passwords to access the Site. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password(s) you are given to access the Site, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password(s). You agree to notify 21CSF/BEST immediately of any unauthorized use of your password(s).

PRIVACY
21CSF/BEST is concerned about the security of any personal information we have collected from you and has taken reasonable steps to prevent unauthorized access to that information. It is the goal of 21CSF/BEST to balance the benefits of e-commerce with the right of individuals to prevent misuse of personal information. However, 21CSF/BEST will not be held liable for any unauthorized access to your personal information. Please read the Privacy Policy posted on this Site.

LINKS
While the Site may contain links to third-party sites, 21CSF/BEST is not responsible for the content of any linked sites. 21CSF/BEST provides these links as a convenience and does not necessarily endorse the companies or contents of any linked sites.

DISCLAIMER
While 21CSF/BEST attempts to provide accurate information on this Site, it assumes no responsibility for accuracy. 21CSF/BEST may change or update the content or information on the Site at any time without notice to you. While reasonable effort is made with regard to downloadable files, you understand that 21CSF/BEST cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that the files available for downloading through this Site are free from viruses, worms or any other code that can manifest destructive capabilities or properties. You are fully responsible for implementing procedures to protect your data and for the restoration of any lost data. You assume total responsibility for your use of this Site and the Internet. EXCEPT WHERE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED OTHERWISE, THE SITE, AND ALL CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS PROVIDED ON THE SITE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. 21CSF/BEST EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

21CSF/BEST MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT: (1) THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (2) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR ANY SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR (3) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. 21CSF/BEST SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE FROM THIS SITE.

The information, products, and services included on or provided through the Site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. 21CSF/BEST may make improvements and/or changes in the Site at any time. 21CSF/BEST MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THE TERMS CONTAINED HEREIN AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM. YOU HAVE EVALUATED THE DESIREABILITY OF USING THE SITE AND ARE NOT RELYING ON ANY REPRESENTATION, GUARANTEE, OR STATEMENT OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH HEREIN.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL 21CSF/BEST BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF THE USE -- OR THE INABILITY TO USE - THE MATERIAL ON THIS SITE. THIS INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE LOSS OF PROFIT, REVENUE, DATA OR USE, INCURRED BY YOU OR A THIRD PARTY, EVEN IF 21CSF/BEST WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF YOU, THE USER, ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AGAINST 21CSF/BEST IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

INDEMNITY
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless 21CSF/BEST, its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including reasonable attorneys fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Site in connection with any claims of any nature related to your use of or access to the Site, including without limitation claims of damage to property, personal injury, product liability, copyright, trademark, patent or trade secret infringement, libel, defamation, invasion of privacy, fraud, or breach of confidentiality, arising out of the use of the Site.

TERMINATION OF USE
You agree that 21CSF/BEST may, in its sole and arbitrary discretion, at any time terminate your access to the Site and any account(s) you may have in connection with the Site. Access to the Site may be monitored by 21CSF/BEST.

JURISDICTION AND CHOICE OF LAW
You agree that this agreement and all claims or issues regarding this Site, shall be governed according to U.S. Federal law and the laws of the District of Columbia. Any legal action or proceeding concerning these Terms or this Site shall be brought within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises and must be brought in a federal or state court in the District of Columbia. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of and agree that venue is proper in these courts in any such legal action or proceeding.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between 21CSF/BEST and you with respect to your use of the BEST Site. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision herein, or any portion thereof, to be unenforceable, the provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to affect the intent of these Terms of Use, and the remainder of these Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect.

CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use or if you have any other questions regarding the Site, please contact Jordan Spooner at info@21CSF.com. 2007 21st Century School Fund/BEST - Building Educational Success Together. All rights reserved.

PRIVACY POLICY
21CSF/BEST ("BEST")respects your privacy and has developed this Privacy Policy to inform you of its privacy policy and practices and of the choices you can make while accessing this Site.

By accessing the BEST Website (www.21csf.org/best-home) (the "Site"), you (the "User") acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions described below as to 21CSF/BEST Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms discussed here, you should exit this Site now. 21CSF/BEST may revise this Privacy Policy at any time without notice to you, and your continued use of the system constitutes the acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy.

21CSF/BEST is concerned about the security of any personal information 21CSF/BEST has collected from you and has taken reasonable steps to prevent unauthorized access to that information. It is the goal of 21CSF/BEST to balance the benefits of e-commerce with the right of individuals to prevent misuse of personal information. However, 21CSF/BEST will not be held liable for any unauthorized access to your personal information. 21CSF/BEST has created this privacy policy in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy. The policy discloses 21CSF/BEST information gathering and dissemination practices for this Site.

COLLECTING INFORMATION
Generally, 21CSF/BEST does not collect any personally identifiable information from individuals unless specifically provided by that individual. For example, when you request information regarding its products, promotions or warranties, you voluntarily provide your name, company, contact address, e-mail address and other information.

Occasionally you may be asked to provide additional information regarding such things as your personal or professional interests, demographics, experience with its products, and contact preferences so that 21CSF/BEST may better understand your needs and continue to improve its products and services to you. 21CSF/BEST may also collect and store statistics and other information about the on-line activities of its visitors on an aggregate basis. 21CSF/BEST does not intend to obtain any personal information from minors. If you are under age 18, please do not provide 21CSF/BEST with any personal information.

USING INFORMATION
Although 21CSF/BEST has the utmost respect for your privacy, any communication or material that you transmit to this Site by electronic mail or otherwise, is and will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary. As a general rule, 21CSF/BEST will not sell, rent, lease or license your personally identifiable information and will not disclose your personally identifiable information to others except when 21CSF/BEST has your permission or under special circumstances, such as when 21CSF/BEST believes in good faith that the law requires it. 21CSF/BEST uses your personal information primarily to tailor its eService solutions to your needs, to track compliance with the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy, for research purposes or for marketing and promotional purposes. 21CSF/BEST may also share such information with its advertisers, business partners or other affiliates. 21CSF/BEST may publish or use information about activity in the Site using transaction data that has been combined with other transaction data and that does not identify any Subscriber. 21CSF/BEST will employ whatever statistically sound methods it deems best to accomplish this result before reporting it on an aggregated basis.

CONTACTING YOU
Occasionally, 21CSF/BEST may send you email communications to provide information or offers that 21CSF/BEST believes you will find useful. You can opt not to receive future emails from 21CSF/BEST by changing your account preferences at any time, in accordance with the "Changing Your Information" section below. However, to the extent that corrected or deleted information is also stored in other databases, 21CSF/BEST cannot always ensure that such corrections or deletions will immediately reach other databases. Please be aware that 21CSF/BEST may occasionally contact you for administrative purposes even if you unsubscribe from its mail list.

CHANGING YOUR INFORMATION
You can change your contact information and preferences at any time by contacting info@21csf.org

COOKIES
This Site may employ cookies to better serve you. Any affiliate or partner networks that link to 21CSF/BEST Site may also use their own cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that a Site transfers to an individual's hard drive for record keeping purposes. Cookies may save information such as your page preferences. By saving this information, cookies make your Web surfing easier as well as giving 21CSF/BEST data regarding which areas of the Site are popular and which are not. This data may be used to effectively improve 21CSF/BEST Site. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you'd prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is possible that parts of BEST Site may not function properly if you do so. Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online, that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personally identifying information, your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. In some cases 21CSF/BEST may track or collect information about your use of its Site by the numeric address assigned to the computer you are using (your IP address) or by the URLs that you come from or leave to. These methods also allow 21CSF/BEST to resolve server problems or administer this Site. Generally, 21CSF/BEST does not associate this information with any other personally identifiable information that you may have provided to 21CSF/BEST.

THIRD-PARTY LINKS
21CSF/BEST provides third-party links for your convenience only. These third party sites may send their own cookies to you, or otherwise collect data or solicit personal information from you. You follow the third-party links posted on the BEST Site at your own risk. Those third party sites may not follow the same privacy policies as 21CSF/BEST. This Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of those Web Privacy Policy posted on this Site or sites that are linked to BEST. 21CSF/BEST does not accept any responsibility or liability for privacy or any other issues associated with any sites that you may link to through this Site.

SECURITY
Keeping your personally identifiable information private is important to 21CSF/BEST. Whenever 21CSF/BEST handles personally identifiable information as described above, regardless of where this occurs, 21CSF/BEST uses industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information and takes steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with the relevant Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while 21CSF/BEST strives to protect the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, 21CSF/BEST cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to 21CSF/BEST or from this Site, and you do so at your own risk.

Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts consistent with those practices in the on-line industry to ensure its security on our systems. Finally, your careful use and protection of your passwords and account information will assist in making your Internet experience safe and secure.

LIMITS ON 21CSF/BEST ABILITIES
Although your privacy is very important to 21CSF/BEST, due to the existing legal and technical environment, 21CSF/BEST cannot ensure that your personally identifiable information will not be disclosed to third parties in ways not described in this policy. For example, 21CSF/BEST may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Additionally, 21CSF/BEST can (and you authorize 21CSF/BEST to) disclose any information about you to private entities, law enforcement or other government officials as 21CSF/BEST, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to address or resolve inquiries or problems.

NOTICE:
By using this Site, you signify your assent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this Site. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of changes to this policy will mean you accept those changes. You can access the full terms and conditions pertaining to use of this Site at Terms of Use. Please contact info@21csf.org if you have any additional questions or concerns regarding 21CSF/BEST Privacy Policy.

2007 21st Century School Fund/BEST -Building Educational Success Together. All rights reserved.