NAIS Connect Rules and Conditions
Welcome to the NAIS Connect section of the NAIS Web site
("NAIS.ORG"), which is operated by the National Association of
Independent Schools ("NAIS" or "we").
Acceptance of Rules and Conditions of Use.
These rules and conditions ("Rules") govern your use of NAIS Connect.
By using this site you are accepting these rules and conditions and
agree to abide by them. You promise that you have (and will maintain)
all permissions and approvals needed from other parties for you to use
NAIS Connect and to comply with these Rules.
Rules take precedence for purposes of your use of NAIS Connect.) YOU
CAREFULLY BECAUSE THEY INCLUDE IMPORTANT PROVISIONS ABOUT WARRANTIES,
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, INDEMNIFICATION, AND HOW (AND WHERE) DISPUTES
BETWEEN YOU AND NAIS MAY BE RESOLVED.
Please check these Rules regularly because we may modify them from
time to time by posting modified Rules on this page or, if we determine
that it is appropriate, by giving you additional notice of the changes.
Your continued use of NAIS Connect after we have posted amended Rules
indicates that you agree to the amended Rules. If you have questions
about the Rules, please submit a request.
Persons Under Age 18. Only persons aged 18 years and older may use
NAIS Connect. By registering for NAIS Connect, you represent that you
are at least 18 years old. If you are not 18 years old, you may not use
NAIS Connect in any way.
Guidelines for Forming, Maintaining and Terminating Communities Within NAIS Connect.
NAIS Connect enables participants to communicate and collaborate with
others who share similar interests or job functions in special
subsections of the site (each, a "Community"). NAIS prohibits
Communities to be formed or used, in whole or in part, for the benefit
of third-party organizations, businesses, products, or services.
Furthermore, NAIS reserves the right at any time to terminate inactive
Communities or Communities that otherwise fail to comply with NAIS's
Some participants, which may include you, volunteer their services to
other participants as moderators ("Moderators") within one or more
Communities. For example, Moderators may assist by contributing
material, answering questions for other participants, or moderating
discussions. Moderators are not NAIS's employees or agents for any
purposes whatsoever. If you serve as a Moderator, you are solely
responsible for all of your activities in that capacity.
Content Provided by You and Other Users.
NAIS Connect features discussion forums and other interactive tools
that allow you and other participants (including Moderators) to submit
and share text, commentary, messages, information, documents, computer
files, images, event listings, links, "tags" for identifying specific
content, modifications to other users' submissions (in the case of
collaborative tools such as "Wikis"), and other material (all together,
User Content does not necessarily reflect the views, policies or
opinions of NAIS, and NAIS does not endorse, adopt, or publish any User
Content unless one of NAIS's authorized agents explicitly states
otherwise in an official capacity. NAIS bears no responsibility for any
User Content or any injury or offense it causes (regardless of whether
the User Content has been approved, edited, rejected, or removed by
NAIS, a Moderator, or another participant). NAIS has no obligation to
pre-screen, monitor, edit, or delete User Content, but NAIS reserves the
right to do so if any User Content fails to comply with these Rules or
is otherwise harmful, inaccurate, or objectionable.
You take sole
responsibility for all User Content you submit to NAIS Connect, and all
such User Content must be your own. By posting this information, you
grant NAIS the non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, unrestricted
license (with the right to sub-license) to reproduce, distribute,
publicly display and perform, transmit, adapt, translate, modify, and
create derivative works of any User Content in whole or in part and in
any form now known or later developed. You represent and warrant that
your User Content does not (i) defame any party; (ii) violate any
party's copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, right to privacy or
publicity, or any other proprietary or personal right; or (iii)
otherwise violate any applicable law or regulation.
You submit User Content entirely at your own risk. Password
protection or other restrictions may control access to NAIS Connect, and
there may be options for you to limit the availability of some of your
User Content to other participants. But because NAIS cannot guarantee
the security or confidentiality of any User Content, you should consider
all User Content you submit to be non-confidential and assume that any
ideas, inventions, or know-how disclosed in it could be made available
to the public. You represent, warrant and covenant (i) that you are
under no obligation that would in any way interfere with the disclosure
or use of any User Content you submit and (ii) that no User Content you
submit contains any material or information furnished to you in
confidence or with the understanding that it would not be disclosed or
published (including, but not limited to, any confidential information
related to the business of your employer, colleagues, or clients).
Use of NAIS Connect and Its Contents.
NAIS values a diversity of viewpoints and expects users of NAIS
Connect to exhibit the same level of respect for others as they would in
any other professional or academic forum. Accordingly, you may not:
- submit, upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available
any User Content that is unlawful, tortious, defamatory, vulgar,
obscene, or libelous, or that is threatening, hostile, harassing, or
abusive on the basis of personal beliefs or characteristics;
- send any unauthorized, unsolicited, junk, or bulk email or other form of communication that violates any law or these Rules; or
- upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any User
Content (including any code or other materials) that contain
time-bombs, viruses, spyware, adware, keyloggers, backdoors, trojans or
other malicious code of any kind, including code that corrupts or
destroys data, disrupts, damages, or disables NAIS software, hardware or
equipment, provides for the unauthorized transmission of software or
material to any computer, or has any other effect which the NAIS or any
user of NAIS Connect would reasonably consider undesirable.
You may not use NAIS Connect or any of its contents in any way that
would violate (i) laws or regulations, including but not limited to
antitrust laws or (ii) the rights of the NAIS or any third party.
Unless otherwise authorized by NAIS, all material on NAIS Connect is
for personal use only and may not be sold, used for any commercial or
political purposes, or used for any type of solicitation, fund raising,
recruitment, or analogous activity. You may not use any material from
NAIS Connect in a manner that attributes a false or misleading statement
to, or implies a false endorsement by, NAIS or related parties. Without
authorization, you may not reproduce, distribute, publicly display or
perform, transmit, incorporate into a database or compilation, adapt,
translate, modify or create derivative works of, or in any way exploit
or use any material (including User Content) that is protected by
copyright or otherwise, whether owned by NAIS or a third party.
You may have access through NAIS Connect to personally identifiable
information of others. This information is provided only for your
personal use in connection with NAIS Connect. You may not engage in or
permit others to engage in data mining or the systematic collection of
such information for any reason.
No Advice or Recommendations.
The information in NAIS Connect, including User Content, is made
available for general informational purposes only. It should not be
construed as any kind of professional advice or substitute for it. If
you need professional advice or services, you should consult a qualified
person in the relevant field.
NAIS Connect may include a feature that automatically generates
"Suggested Contacts" based on information in your Account or user
profile that is similar or related to other users' information. These
"Suggested Contacts" are provided for informational purposes only, and
NAIS does not endorse or recommend them for any purpose. You assume sole
responsibility and risk for your use of this information, and you
expressly release NAIS from all liability arising from or relating to
When you register for NAIS Connect, you accept the following limitations of liability and disclaimer of warranties.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE,
WILL NAIS OR ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR
ANY CONDUCT OF PARTICIPANTS IN NAIS CONNECT, INCLUDING FACILITATORS OF
ANY NAIS CONNECT COMMUNITIES, OR FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF (OR
INABILITY TO USE) NAIS CONNECT OR YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT
FROM NAIS CONNECT.
Any complaint about copyright violations in User Content or otherwise
Sharing Your Data With Other NAIS Participants
NAIS Connect options give you control over other participants'
access to Your Data. For example, some items in your "Profile" may be
accompanied by a select box marked "Public," "My Contacts," "Members Only," "My Colleagues," or "Only Me," meaning that this information
will only be visible to the participants that you choose. Other items
will carry notices about whether the information you enter will be
shared with other participants. If you need additional assistance in
controlling Your Data's availability, please follow the instructions in
the section entitled "Access and Revision of Your Data."
Please note: If you incorporate Your Data or other
identifiable details about yourself into your User Content (e.g., your
posts to community discussions or messages to other users), other
participants will have access to that information and may be able to
Purpose for Collection
NAIS uses Your Data (i) to establish your Display Name and share it
with other NAIS Connect participants; (ii) to permit other NAIS Connect
participants to search for your Display Name, and, if you choose to make
them available, other items in Your Data; and (iii) to send you
messages within NAIS Connect.
If you choose to opt-in when creating your NAIS Connect Account, we
may also send you emails related to NAIS Connect (e.g., "Alerts", or
notifications that you have received a new message on the site). If you
no longer wish to receive these emails, you can change your settings on
your "Profile" page by deleting your Alerts, contact us by submitting a request, or send a request to NAIS, Attn. NAIS Connect, 1129 20th Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036 or call 202-973-9700.
Sharing with Other Third Parties
NAIS uses third parties ("Service Providers") to provide certain
services, such as software maintenance, database maintenance, and
verification, that are necessary for operating NAIS.ORG and NAIS Connect
or fulfilling your requests. These Service Providers may have access to
Your Data, but only for the purpose of providing these services to
NAIS. For users who are not NAIS members, NAIS does not share personally identifiable data with third parties (other than Service Providers).
Access and Revision of Your Data
You may review, update or delete Your Data by making changes on your
"Profile" page within NAIS Connect, or by submitting your request here or by mail NAIS Connect, 1129 20th Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, or phone 202-973-9700.
Reporting Unauthorized Use
Please report any violations of these Rules to us by clicking here.