Terms of Use

Last updated December 5, 2012.

TERMS OF USE

WHO ARE WE?

This Website and our Storybook Apps are managed by Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) at Gallaudet University. VL2 is a Science of Learning Center, funded by the National Science Foundation (Grant #SBE-1041725).

VL2’s primary mission is to improve learning through an understanding of the behavioral and brain mechanism of learning primarily through vision and visual processes, with our scientific questions being motivated and informed by an exciting balance of advances and questions in science and advances and questions in learning and social environments. Our mission is to create a science of learning using a two-way discovery model in which practitioners and scientists exchange ideas freely and mutually identify core questions in educational and social practice that would be fundamentally advanced with knowledge from the behavioral and brain sciences. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the developer(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

These terms and conditions set out the terms and conditions on which we offer to supply to you our resources.

All references in this Terms of Use to the “resources” or “Resources” refer to this website www.vl2storybookapps.com and to our Storybook Apps including The Baobab; to “apps” refer to our Storybook Apps; to “we”, “us”, “our” and “VL2” refer to Visual Language and Visual Learning; and to “you” and “your” are to you, the user/buyer.

This Website is designed for you — please read these terms of use as they protect your interest, and if you have any comments, problems or any questions regarding our resources, please get in touch with us.

By using or accessing our resources, you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions.

STORYBOOK APPS REFUND POLICY

Due to the nature of the Apple app ecosystem, we do not provide refunds for our apps. If you are not happy with the app for any reason, please let us know by emailing us at vl2storybookapps@gallaudet.edu. You may also provide a rating (on a five-star scale) and review at the Apple iTunes Store.

USE OF OUR RESOURCES

Every effort is made to ensure the complete accuracy of the content on our resources, including the description of our apps and related products, however it is possible that errors may occur. We do try to display the design of the apps, including images, as accurately as possible, but there may be differences between different computer screens and print colors for which we are not responsible.

The content of our resources is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice. Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the resources found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

From time to time, our resources may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s)Links do not signify an endorsement of the external website(s), and we assume no responsibility for the content on these linked . We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of our resources is done at your own discretion and risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your own computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

We may provide links on our resources to the websites of other entities, whether affiliated with us or not. We cannot give any undertaking, that products you purchase from companies to whose website we have provided a link on our resources, will be fit for purpose or of satisfactory quality, and any such warranties are DISCLAIMED by us absolutely. This DISCLAIMER does not affect your statutory rights against the third party seller.

OWNERSHIP

Our resources are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. Except as expressly provided in these Terms, VL2 exclusively owns all right, title and interest in and to our resources, including all associated intellectual property rights, including any patents, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, database rights, domain name rights, applications for any of the foregoing, moral rights and trade secret rights ("Intellectual Property Rights"). VL2 will exclusively own all rights, titles and interest in and to any Customizations and you hereby waive any and all rights you may have in any Customizations under copyright law or otherwise. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying our resources or VL2 content.

NO INFRINGING USE

You will not use our resources to offer, display, distribute, transmit, route, provide connections to or store any material that infringes copyrighted works or otherwise infringes, violates, or promotes the infringement or violation of the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party. You will not copy, transfer, or transmit our resources to others for commercial or non-commercial use.

TRADEMARKS AND OTHER PROPRIETARY RIGHTS NOTICES

All trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations of VL2 used in association with the resources are trademarks or registered trademarks of VL2. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations are the trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective owners of same.

PRIVACY

Your privacy is important to us - please see our full privacy policy to understand how we protect your personal information.

All personal details supplied by yourself in the use of our resources shall be used in accordance with the terms of our privacy policy.

Other than personally identifiable information which is covered under our privacy policy, any material or information that you transmit or post to our resources or e-mail to us (your “Non-Personal Information”) will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. We will have no obligation to you with respect to your Non-Personal Information. By sending such Non-Personal Information to us you agree that we are free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use all such Non-Personal Information for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes.

NOTICES AND COMPLAINTS

All notices given by you to us (including any complaints that you may have) should be sent to VL2:

By e-mail to: vl2storybookapps@gallaudet.edu

By post to: Visual Language and Visual Learning, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

We may give notice to you at your email address.

Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately 24 hours after an e-mail is sent, or two days after the date of posting of any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

These terms and conditions, our privacy policy and any document expressly referred to in them represent the entire agreement between us in relation to the subject matter of any contract and supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between you and us, whether oral or in writing.

You and we acknowledge that, in entering into a contract, you have not and we have not relied on any representation, undertaking or promise given by the other or be implied from anything said or written in negotiations between you and us prior to such contract except as expressly stated in these terms and conditions.

DISCLAIMER

OUR RESOURCES AND ALL CONTENTS OF OUR RESOURCES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, BY YOUR USE OF THE SITE, THAT YOUR USE OF OUR RESOURCES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, THAT YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ALL NECESSARY SERVICING OR REPAIRS OF ANY EQUIPMENT YOU USE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OUR RESOURCES, AND THAT VL2 SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE.

ANY OPINIONS, FINDINGS, AND CONCLUSIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS EXPRESSED ARE THOSE OF VL2 AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OR GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY OR ANY OTHER PARTNERS.

LAW AND JURISDICTION

These terms and conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of The United States of America. Disputes arising here from shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of US courts.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold VL2 and Gallaudet University harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use of our resources.

Privacy Policy

We consider the privacy of our users to be paramount, and we have developed a privacy policy to protect and inform our users ("Privacy Policy"). Our current Privacy Policy is incorporated herein by reference and made part of this Agreement.

CONTACT DETAILS

Visual Language and Visual Learning, Gallaudet University

800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

Email: vl2@gallaudet.edu