Terms and Conditions of Use
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Restriction on Use of Materials
This site is operated by the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson, a business of NCS Pearson, Inc. ("Pearson"). The materials posted on these pages by Pearson may be retrieved solely for your own personal noncommercial use and may be downloaded to your own hard disk or sent to a printer solely for that purpose. In doing so, you may not remove or alter any trademark, copyright, or other proprietary notice. You may not otherwise copy, modify, or distribute the contents of these pages without the express written permission of Pearson. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to Pearson or the third-party owner of such mark or name and in any case must not be copied or replicated unless with the permission of and subject to the requirements of the owner.
Disclaimer of Warranties/Exclusions of Consequential Damages
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Disclaimer of Liability
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In addition to the terms set forth above, Pearson shall not be liable regardless of the cause or duration for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions, or other defects in, or untimeliness or unauthenticity of, the information contained within this website, or for any delay or interruption in therefrom or occasioned thereby. Pearson shall not be liable for any third-party claims or losses of any nature, including, but not limited to, punitive or consequential damages.
Digital Millenium Copyright Act Compliance
If you have any copyright concerns about any materials posted on this site ("Pearson Site") by others, please let us know. We comply with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act applicable to Internet service providers (17 U.S.C. § 512). Please provide us with written notice ("Notice") by contacting our Designated Agent at the following address:
Designated Agent Pearson Education, Inc.
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To be effective, the Notice must include the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of the owner, or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner ("Complaining Party") of an exclusive right that is allegedly being infringed upon;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit Pearson Education, Inc. ("Pearson") to contact the Complaining Party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address;
- Identification of the allegedly infringing material on the Pearson Site ("Infringing Material"), and information reasonably sufficient to permit Pearson to locate such material on the Pearson Site;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed upon ("Infringed Material"), or if multiple copyrighted works at a single Pearson Site are covered by a single Notice, a list of each copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (please be specific as to which Infringing Material is infringing on which Infringed Material);
- A statement that the Complaining Party has a good faith belief that use of Infringing Material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the Notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the Complaining Party is the owner or is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
These Terms and Conditions of Use are effective so long as you use this site or until terminated by Pearson, either with or without cause. You may terminate your use of this website at any time by ceasing to use this site. Your use of this site may also be terminated immediately by Pearson if, in Pearson's sole determination, you fail to comply with any term or provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use.
Pearson reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time. The effective date and time of these terms and conditions is September 17, 2013, at 12:00 a.m. EDT. Your continued use of this website following the posting of changes to these Terms and Conditions of Use will constitute your acceptance to those changes.
This website may from time to time contain links to third-party websites. It may also be linked with other websites, either with or without the consent of Pearson. In either case, the linked (or linking) websites are not under the control of Pearson, and Pearson is not responsible for the content of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website. Pearson reserves the right to terminate any link or linking program at any time. Pearson does not endorse companies, institutions, organizations, or products to which it links (or is linked). If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this website, or if you link to this website from some other website, you do this entirely at your own risk.
If you link to another website, you are leaving the Pearson website. By providing this linking service, Pearson is not undertaking any responsibility or liability for the information or publications of third parties on the Internet even if you access them through these pages.
Choice of Law/Consent to Jurisdiction
These pages are controlled and operated by Pearson in the United States and intended for use within the United States. Pearson makes no representations that materials on these pages are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access these pages from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the United States of America and the State of Minnesota, except with regard to laws pertaining to choice of law. Any action to enforce these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be brought solely in the federal or state courts located in the Hennepin County, State of Minnesota. You expressly submit to the jurisdiction of said courts, and consent to extraterritorial service of process. The language in these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be interpreted as to their fair meaning and not strictly for or against any party. If any provision of these terms shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
You agree to the terms and conditions outlined in these Terms and Conditions of Use with respect to the service and content provided by this website. This Agreement constitutes the entire and only agreement between you and Pearson and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties, and understandings with respect to the website, the content and services provided by or through the website, and the subject matter of this agreement. This agreement shall not be modified except by Pearson as provided for above.
Should any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use be declared or determined by any court to be illegal or invalid, the remaining provisions will not be affected and the illegal or invalid provisions shall not be deemed a part of these Terms and Conditions of Use. The headings of each of the Terms and Conditions of Use are for convenient reference only. They are not a part of the Terms and Conditions of Use themselves; they do not necessarily reflect the entire subject matter of each provision; and they are not intended to be used for the purpose of modifying, interpreting, or construing any of these Terms and Conditions of Use.
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