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Visitor Agreement and Terms of Service

Welcome to the Georgia Department of Education website (the "Site"). Please read this visitor agreement and terms of service; by visiting and using this service, you accept the following terms:

Changes

Because the Web is an evolving medium, we may need to change or adapt these Visitors Agreement and Terms of Service from time to time. By using the Site after we post any changes or impose new conditions, you accept the Visitors Agreement and Terms of Service, as modified.

Forums and Polls

The Georgia Department of Education encourages different points of views and ideas to be openly exchanged and discussed. We cannot and do not review every posting or comment made in our forums or polls. We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy or validity of any posting or comment, regardless of the originating source. Poll results only measure a small sample of the visitors to the Site. Results are not scientific and are not intended to provide an accurate indication of general views. The Georgia Department of Education cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. By submitting material or posting content on our forums and site, you grant the Georgia Department of Education a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, display, reproduce, edit, adapt, publish, translate, create works from, and distribute such content throughout the world in any media. You grant the Georgia Department of Education the right to use your name and address you submit with your message, if we choose to publish it.

Publisher's Rights

Although The Georgia Department of Education website is intended for public use, we do not intend to give up our rights or anyone else's rights, to the information, materials, graphics, or logos appearing on our site. Materials published on the Site are protected by copyright, trademarks, and other intellectual property laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material from our Site including code and software. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on the Site should be sent to: Director of Legal Services, 2052 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334.

Third Party Links

The Georgia Department of Education website provides links to sites maintained by third parties. Neither the Georgia Department of Education, the Site, or the State of Georgia operates or controls in any respect any information, products, materials or services that third parties may provide. Posting of a link does not indicate Georgia Department of Education endorsement of that site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every site they visit. We do not warrant that third party sites or any of its functions will be interrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or any of its servers are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Links to Our Site

We welcome links to our Site. You are allowed to establish a link to our Site. Establishment of the link does not imply or states any sponsorship of your site by The Georgia Department of Education and should not be treated as such.

Frames

You may not frame our Site or any of its components into another website or other service.

Disclaimer of Liability

Even with our daily monitoring of the Site, we can not guarantee that our Site will be error-free. You agree to use our Site at your sole risk. You understand that you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from any material and/or data downloaded from or otherwise provided through our Site.

Personal Information Via the Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie automatically terminates. The Georgia Department of Education website automatically receives and records information on our logs from your browser including your IP address, which is not link to personally identifiable information. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. The Georgia Department of Education is the sole owner of the information collected on our Site. The Georgia Department of Education cannot ensure or warrant the security of information transmitted or provided to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Laws

This Visitors Agreement and Terms of Service has been made in and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia. By using the Site, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Fulton County, GA, in all disputes arising out or relating to this agreement or the Georgia Department of Education website. For questions or comments about the Georgia Department of Education website, please send comments or suggestions to our Webmaster.