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These rules of use govern what can be done with training provided by the Iowa Reading Research Center (IRRC). These rules apply to written, video, animated, and all other types of content (collectively, “Content”). By accessing or using Content, you agree to all of the terms and conditions below. If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions, do not access or use Content.
The Content is intended to support those involved in literacy instruction including educators, community partners, family members, and institutes of higher education.
IRRC grants to users the non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use the Content solely for personal or professional learning about the relevant literacy topics.
Restrictions on Use
You may not sell, distribute, alter, modify, license, sublicense, copy, take screen captures, or use the Content in any way other than that approved in these Rules of Use.
You may not offer or sell services using the Content.
Copyright and Permission
The Content is protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights and owned or controlled by the IRRC. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any Content or any part of the Content except as allowed under “Permitted Use” is strictly prohibited. For permission requests, licensing proposals, questions, or further information, please contact IRRC-FrontDesk@iowareadingresearch.org.
You must register for an account and be approved by the IRRC in order to view the Content. As a registered user, you must not share your username or password with anyone else. You must not use someone else’s username or password to log in and access the Content.
If you no longer wish to have a registered account, you may terminate your account by emailing IRRC-FrontDesk@iowareadingresearch.org. If, for any reason, we believe you have not complied with these Rules of Use, we may cancel your registration immediately without prior notice.
This web-based training and the Content therein can be ended or removed at any time without notifying users. Content may not be available at all times (e.g., upgrade downtime, technical difficulties, etc.).
THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS”. THE IRRC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS OR SUITABILITY FOR ANY PURPOSE.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall the IRRC, Iowa Department of Education, University of Iowa, its employees, content providers or any other party who has contributed to the Content, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of the Content, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.
Access to certain Content on this website involves use of GEOPLUGIN IP (Internet Protocol) address processing. Your IP is collected only for the purpose of providing you with access to the Content. With the exception of abuse of the webservice, GEOPLUGIN does not store for longer than 1 minute any user-identifiable information, including requesting IPs, URLs, and requested strings. Unless requested by a court of law under appropriate jurisdiction, at the onset of each minute, these data are then permanently erased. By registering for an account on irrc-learning.org, you agree to the processing of your IP data as defined above. If you do not agree to the use of this information, do not create an account.
If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions above, do not access or use the Content.
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This page provides a general overview of how irrc-learning.org collects information, how that information is used, and how we protect information you provide to us.
INFORMATION GATHERED AUTOMATICALLY
You can disable cookies by changing preference settings in your web browser. You can use the website with cookies disabled, but may find that some functions require cookies.
Third-party tracking tools
Third-party tools such as Google Analytics help website administrators track site usage, understand how users find sites, and improve website function and content. IRRC-Learning.org may use these tools to collect the following information:
- Internet protocol (IP) address for your computer/device
- Internet service provider
- Website from which you arrived
- Operating system and web browser software
- Date and time of your visit
- Pages you visit on this site
- Terms you use in our site’s search engines
Like third-party tracking tools, our web servers routinely generate logs that include basic information helpful in monitoring website usage and performance:
- IP address
- Web browser software and plugins
- Date and time of your visit
- Path taken through our sites
- Files downloaded and time spent accessing video or audio files
- Any errors you encounter
This information is used to improve user experience and navigation, identify any misuse of the website, and provide you with better service in the event of an error.
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE
IRRC-Learning.org may request personal information via forms, surveys, etc. This information will be used solely for the purposes described below.
Your name, email address, city and country of residence are gathered as part of the account creation process on IRRC-Learning.org. This is done for the following purposes:
- To register you for an account on the website
- To confirm your status as an active user and not a bot and to help prevent site abuse
- To contact you regarding your account or to answer support requests
- To track your progress through certain learning programs and provide you with next steps
Certain Content on this website is accessible only to residents of the state of Iowa. Verifying Iowa residency status involves use of GEOPLUGIN IP (Internet Protocol) address processing.
With the exception of abuse of the webservice, GEOPLUGIN does not store for longer than 1 minute any user-identifiable information, including requesting IPs, URLs, and requested strings. Unless requested by a court of law under appropriate jurisdiction, at the onset of each minute, these data are then permanently erased. By registering for an account on IRRC-Learning.org, you agree to the processing of your IP data as defined above.
If you do not agree to this use of your IP information, do not create an account.
Consent to Receive Email Communications
IRRC-Learning.org may also use your name and email address to send you information and new offerings on our website that might be of interest (e.g., access to new learning courses). You may opt out of receiving this information by clicking the Unsubscribe link on any email offers.
KEEPING YOUR INFORMATION SECURE
IRRC-Learning.org maintains reasonable security procedures and practices to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification, destruction, or disclosure of your personal information. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, the security of any information you transmit to or from our website is not guaranteed and is done at your own risk.
To help ensure security of your personal information, we recommend that you keep your password in a safe place and that you always log off of your account and close your browser window after using IRRC-Learning.org. If you ever believe your account credentials have been compromised, you may change your password at any time.
These precautions will help prevent someone else from accessing your account, especially if you share a computer with other people or use a computer in a public place such as an Internet cafe or library.
THIRD PARTY INFORMATION SHARING
IRRC-Learning.org will not share your personal information with third parties except:
- As required by law
- As necessary to protect the interests of the Iowa Reading Research Center or our affiliated organizations, Iowa Department of Education and University of Iowa
- With vendors contracted by the university who have agreed to keep this information confidential
If you choose to access IRRC-Learning.org paid Content, your payment card details will be handled electronically through a Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant external service provider, Authorize.net. The credit card payment will be processed by Authorize.net and will appear on your credit card statement as "IOWA READING RESEARCH". IRRC-Learning.org will in no way access, transmit, or store payment information you provide as part of your use of online payment card transactions. Any and all information collected will be used solely for this event, and for no other purpose. It will never be sold, shared with, or rented to third parties.
IRRC-Learning.org may include links to external sites. IRRC-Learning.org is not responsible for privacy practices on external sites.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
In no event shall the Iowa Reading Research Center, Iowa Department of Education, University of Iowa, its employees, content providers or any other party who has contributed to the Content, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of the Content, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.
Web technologies are continually changing. We will update this statement as needed and will make you aware of any changes to our privacy policies or practices by email.
By using IRRC-Learning.org, you consent to the terms of this privacy statement. If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions above, do not access or use the Content.
Email email@example.com with questions about this statement or IRRC-Learning.org privacy practices.