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Terms of Use

These Terms of Use are effective as of January 1, 2024.

 

Last updated: March 1, 2024

 

Please read these Terms and Conditions (these “Terms) carefully. These Terms are a legal contract between you or the entity you represent (“You” or “Your”) and Colobela, LLC, d/b/a The Schoolhouse Grapevine (collectively referred to as “Colobela” or “The Schoolhouse Grapevine” or “we,” “us,” “our,” or other similar pronouns). These Terms govern Your access to and use of the website located at www.theschoolhousegrapevine.com, as well as sites operated by us and linked to www.colobela.com.

 

This page states the terms and conditions under which you may use Colobela’s (d/b/a The Schoolhouse Grapevine) website (accessible at www.theschoolhousegrapevine.com, hereinafter, referred to as the “website”) and any materials, online communications and other information that is or becomes available on the website. By accessing the website you accept and agree to be bound, without limitation or qualification by these terms. If you do not accept any of the terms stated here, do not use the website.

 

Agreement Between You and Colobela

The website is owned and operated by Colobela and is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, disclaimers and notices contained herein. Use of the content, services, and/or products presented in any and all areas of this site constitutes your agreement that you will not use the website for any unlawful purpose and that you will abide by the following terms and conditions and those posted in specific areas of the site. This agreement between you and Colobela (hereinafter “Agreement”) is effective until terminated by Colobela, and may be terminated or changed by Colobela at any time without notice. You represent that you have read and understood Colobela’s privacy policy included on the website.

 

Your Obligations

By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide for you, either directly or indirectly, you agree to use these only for the purposes intended as permitted by (a) the terms of this Agreement, and (b) applicable laws, regulations and generally accepted online practices or guidelines.

 

You also agree as follows:

  1. In order to access our website, you may be required to provide certain information about yourself (such as identification, contact details, etc.) as part of the registration process, or as part of your ability to use the website. You agree that any information you provide will always be accurate, correct, and up to date.

  2. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any login information associated with any account you use to access our website. Accordingly, you are responsible for all activities that occur under your account/s.

  3. Accessing (or attempting to access) the website by any means other than through the means we provide, is strictly prohibited. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) the website through any automated, unethical or unconventional means.

  4. Engaging in any activity that disrupts or interferes with the website, including the servers and/or networks to which the website is located or connected, is strictly prohibited.

  5. Attempting to copy, duplicate, reproduce, sell, trade, or resell any part of the website is strictly prohibited.

  6. You are solely responsible for any consequences, losses, or damages that we may directly or indirectly incur or suffer due to any unauthorized activities conducted by you, as explained above, and may incur criminal or civil liability.

  7. We may provide various open communication tools on our website, such as blog comments, blog posts, public chat, forums, message boards, newsgroups, product ratings and reviews, various social media services, etc. You understand that we may not pre-screen or monitor the content posted by users of these various communication tools, which means that if you choose to use these tools to submit any type of content to our website, then it is your personal responsibility to use these tools in a responsible and ethical manner. By posting information or otherwise using any open communication tools as mentioned, you agree that you will not upload, post, share, or otherwise distribute any content that:

    • Is illegal, threatening, defamatory, abusive, harassing, degrading, intimidating, fraudulent, deceptive, invasive, racist, or contains any type of suggestive, inappropriate, or explicit language;

    • Infringes on any trademark, patent, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary right of any party;

    • Contains any type of unauthorized or unsolicited advertising;

    • Impersonates any person or entity, including any Colobela employees or representatives.

  8. We have the right at our sole discretion to edit or remove any content that we feel in our judgment does not comply with this Agreement, along with any content that we feel is otherwise offensive, harmful, objectionable, inaccurate, or violates any 3rd party copyrights or trademarks. We are not responsible for any delay or failure in editing or removing such content. If you post content that we choose to edit or remove, you hereby consent to such editing or removal, and consent to waive any claim against us.

  9. We do not assume any liability for any content posted by you or any other 3rd party users of our website. However, any content posted by you using any open communication tools on our website, provided that it doesn't violate or infringe on any 3rd party copyrights or trademarks, becomes the property of Colobela, and as such, gives us a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publish, publicly display and/or distribute as we see fit. This only refers and applies to content posted via open communication tools as described, and does not refer to information that is provided as part of the registration process, necessary in order to use the website. All information provided as part of our registration process is covered by our privacy policy.

 

Use of the Website Information at Your Own Risk

The website may contain information or materials from various information sources including, without limitation, government agencies, educators and users of this site. Colobela does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information or materials provided by these sources or any information, data, or analysis derived from these sources. Reliance upon any such information or material shall also be at your own risk. Neither Colobela nor its affiliates, partners, officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries, agents or parents shall be liable to you or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, timeliness, completeness, 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.

 

Posting Your Comments and Reviews Online

You understand and agree that all comments and reviews are your responsibility, including any associated liability associated with such posts. Colobela is not responsible for reviewing any comments or reviews prior to posting on the website. Before submitting a review to the website, ensure that your review is exactly what you intend to post and share to other users. Your submission is anonymous, even to Colobela. For this reason, we are not able to respond to requests to delete or revise reviews. Submission of a review is an irreversible action. Posted reviews will have the ability to be flagged. The person flagging the posted review will be required to explain why it was flagged.

 

By posting your comments on Colobela, you give us a fully paid, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, worldwide right and license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute the content from your post and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such content, in any manner and medium. You further agree that (1) you will 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 edited or modified for brevity or for any other reason prior to posting at the sole discretion of Colobela; (3) if you submit your email address, it may be used internally by Colobela and in co-marketing or co-branded email communications Colobela may send you; (4) The Schoolhouse Grapevine website and its contents are provided “as is” without any warranty, to the maximum extent permitted by law; (5) any information you submit will be true and correct; and (6) you will indemnify and hold Colobela harmless to the extent that Colobela is subject to claims arising from any information that you submit.

 

Posted comments and reviews do not reflect the views of Colobela. You understand and agree that all comments and reviews are your responsibility.

 

Copyright Policy

Colobela respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material on the website, please contact us and provide us with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the website; your address, telephone number, and email address; a written 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; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

 

Limitation on Liability

Under no circumstances shall Colobela or any of its affiliates, partners, officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries, agents, or parents be held liable for any damages, whether direct, incidental, indirect, special, or consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost use, data, revenues, time, money, profits or goodwill arising from or in connection with the use, reliance on, or performance of the information on the website, even when Colobela has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Colobela shall not be liable for damages or injury caused in whole or in part, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, and whether based in tort (including defamation), contract, strict liability or otherwise in producing and publishing this website or any information contained in this site or linked by or to this site. If you are dissatisfied with any of the website’s material or services, or with any of the website’s terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the website.

 

Indemnity

As a condition of use of the website, you agree to indemnify Colobela and its affiliates, partners, officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries, agents, and parents 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 website and the materials (including software) thereon, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by you of this Agreement. This indemnity shall include, without limitation, any claim of inaccuracy or defamation based on materials that you submit for use on the site.

 

Third-Party Sites

The website may contain links to third-party websites. Colobela provides these links 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 websites. Colobela does not operate or control in any respect any information, content, products or services on such third-party websites. Colobela does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information, content or advertisements contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the services contained on these third-party websites. No reference or link to a third party or a third-party site shall constitute an endorsement of such third party or such third-party site.

Blog and Op-Ed Platform

By accessing or using this blog and op-ed platform ("Platform"), you agree to these Terms of Use. Please read them carefully.

Content and Ownership:

  • We publish a variety of content on the Platform, including blog posts and op-ed pieces.

  • Blog posts are written by our staff or invited contributors and represent their individual views.

  • Op-ed pieces are submitted by independent writers and may express opinions that differ from our company's or staff's views.

Disclaimer of Endorsement:

  • The publication of an op-ed piece or a blog does not imply endorsement of its views by Colobela and The Schoolhouse Grapevine.

  • We encourage readers to critically evaluate all content on the Platform.

User Conduct:

  • You are responsible for your comments and any other content you submit to the Platform.

  • Be respectful and avoid offensive or harmful language.

  • Do not post illegal content or engage in activities that violate our Terms of Use.

Moderation:

  • We reserve the right to moderate comments and remove content that violates our Terms of Use.

  • We may also edit or remove content for any reason, at our sole discretion.

Disclaimer of Warranties:

  • We provide the Platform "as is" and without warranty of any kind.

  • We are not responsible for any damages arising from your use of the Platform.

 

Membership Cancellation 

If you wish to cancel your membership, please contact us, and we will cancel your membership.

 

Disclaimer of Warranties

ALL MATERIALS AND SERVICES IN THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING THOSE PROVIDED BY LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE CONTENT PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. COLOBELA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION; THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS, OR OTHER ITEMS CONTAINED WITHIN THE WEBSITE, OR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM ACCESSING AND USING THIS SITE AND/OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED HEREIN. COLOBELA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE, INCLUDING THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. IN ADDITION, COLOBELA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY CAUSED IN WHOLE OR PART BY CONTINGENCIES BEYOND ITS CONTROL IN PROCURING, COMPILING, INTERPRETING, REPORTING OR DELIVERING THE SERVICE AND INFORMATION THROUGH THE WEBSITE AND YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY MAINTENANCE, REPAIR OR CORRECTION ARISING FROM ANY SUCH LOSS OR INJURY.

 

Modification

Colobela shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to make improvements and/or changes in any aspect of the website at any time and does not accept any responsibility for the effects these alterations may have. Colobela also reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove terms of this agreement at any time without notice. You agree to review this Agreement periodically since such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon posting and your subsequent use after such posting shall conclusively be deemed to be acceptance by you of such changes, modifications or deletions.

 

Miscellaneous

This Agreement shall be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers, and other terms contained in this website; provided, however, that in the event of a conflict between such other terms and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall control. This Agreement has been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with Florida law without regard to any conflict of law principles. Any claim or dispute between you and Colobela, including any action to enforce this Agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in Florida, and you agree to the exclusive and personal jurisdiction of these courts. If any provision is deemed to be unlawful or unenforceable, that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

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