User Agreement

User Agreement

Please review the following terms. They inform you of your rights and responsibilities, and protect you, your school and School Loop

School Loop Terms of Service

(last updated May 2018)

  1. Acceptance of Terms:

  2. Welcome! School Loop, Inc. ("School Loop" or "us" or "we") welcomes you to our website (the "School Loop Site").

    We provide several services. Our website system is used to create publicly accessible web pages. School Loop Plus is a school-to-home communication and collaboration service that helps teachers, students, school staff, and parents share information about student homework assignments, grades, and other school-related information. We refer to our online applications and our website together as the "Service," and all the different types of people who have accounts on the services as "Users."

    By using or accessing any part of the Service, you are agreeing to these Terms of Service and all other policies or notices posted by us on our website.

    If you don't agree to these Terms of Service, please don't use the Service. We can change these Terms of Service at any time. If we make any changes, we will note that changes to the Terms of Service have been made in the "news" that we publish as part of the Service. Thereafter, it will be your responsibility to review the new Terms of Service to see if you agree with the new terms as it creates a binding legal agreement between you and School Loop. If you use the Service after we've changed any of the Terms of Service, you are agreeing to all of the changes. Again, if you do not agree, please don't use the Service.

  3. Permission to Use the Service

  4. You have our permission to use the Service, but only if:

    • you have the permission of your school or school district to do so (each school or district sets its own policies on use of the Service, so you should ask your school about the conditions for becoming a user of the Service and whether any approval is required for special rights, like viewing grades);
    • you are using the Service for your own personal school-related purposes and not for commercial purposes;
    • you do not copy the Service or any part of the Service;
    • you do not modify the Service or any part of the Service;
    • you follow all the rules and restrictions we've spelled out in these Terms of Service.
  5. Accounts; Passwords; Security

  6. You will need an account in order to use the Service. You may not use someone else's account without permission. When you are setting up your account, you must give us accurate and complete information. This means that you cannot set up an account using someone else's name or contact information, or a phony name or phony contact information. You have complete responsibility for your account and everything that happens on your account. This means you need to be careful with your password. If you find out that someone is using your account without your permission, you must let us know immediately. We are not liable for any damages or losses caused by someone using your account without your permission. If you are not an employee of a school district, and we (or anyone else) suffer any damage due to the unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable. If you are an employee of a school district, your personal liability is the same as with any other school-related activity. That liability is defined by your district. We can terminate your account at any time without notice to you.

  7. Personal Use Only

  8. We are making the Service available to you for your information and your personal school-related use only. You may not (and you agree not to) use, copy, distribute, transmit, broadcast, sell, or do anything else with the Service for any other purpose.

    If you are a student or a parent, you may electronically copy and print, in hard copy form, information made available by the Service for the sole purpose of reviewing your (or your child's) personal school data, school notices, school homework assignments, or any other documents posted to the Service for your use. Any other use of materials on this Service, including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, or re-publication, without the prior written permission of School Loop or the applicable teacher or school administrator is strictly prohibited.

    We reserve the right to discontinue any aspect of the Service at any time.

  9. Intellectual Property Rights in User Content

  10. You are solely responsible for any User Content you post to the Service, and the consequences of posting or publishing it. By "User Content", we mean any Content you post to the Service. "Content" means information, data, text, graphics, messages, interactive features, grade data, absence data, or any other materials. Examples of User Content are teaching materials prepared by teachers, homework turned in by students, and e-mail messages among students, teachers, parents, and school administrators. These are just a few examples and are not meant to limit what we mean by User Content. When we say "post", we include posting, uploading, sharing, submitting or otherwise providing User Content in any manner in connection with the Service.

    If you post User Content, you are making a guarantee to us that you either own all the Content you are posting, or you have the right to post the Content. Furthermore, you are guaranteeing that you have the right to allow us to make your User Content available for others to view and use as part of the Service (subject to the privacy restrictions in the Service). If you do not have these rights, do not post the Content. By posting your User Content, you do not lose any ownership rights you may have to it. However, you do grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform your User Content only in connection with the Service.

    This grant includes the right to aggregate your User Content with other User Content for the purpose of compiling information regarding users of the Service as a whole.? For example, the Service may include a search engine that returns search results based on the number of times that teachers and administrators have posted links to these sites in the Service.? In order to provide this search engine, School Loop must aggregate information regarding the links that teachers and administrators have posted and the context in which the links were posted (such as assignments, courses, grade level, etc.).? In aggregating this information, unless you permit us to identify you, School Loop will remove any personally identifying information, such as who posted the link.

    You also grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your User Content through the Service and to use, copy, print, distribute, display and perform your User Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service (subject to the privacy restrictions in the Service and any copyright notices you include in your User Content) and under these Terms of Service. Once you remove your User Content from the Service (which you have the right to do at any time), these licenses will no longer apply. The only exception is that if someone made or distributed a copy of your User Content while it was still on the Service, that person will still be allowed to use the copy.

  11. Some User Content You Share May Become Public

  12. Some users of the Service may use the Service to host forums for online discussion or message posting about issues important to your community or school. The organizer of the forum will determine how these online forums are used. These are public forums, and information that users post may be available to other members of the school community, and in some cases even other schools or on the Internet. Your individual school will decide how it wishes to use online discussion and message boards.

    In addition, the Service allows your individual district or school