Last Revised: August 10, 2021
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Accessing the Website and Account Security
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Website, and any service, or material we provide on the Website, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, by users.
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- Making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website.
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- You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
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- Modify or reformat copies of any materials available on this Website.
- Use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from the accompanying text.
- Delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this site, or hold out the materials (including, without limitation, Case Maker’s recommended teaching methods) as your own.
- Develop your own teaching methods and hold them out as Case Maker-recommended methods because Case Maker offers extensive training for teachers to ensure the materials are taught in a consistent manner for all students.
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- To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm Case Maker or users of the Website or expose them to liability.
Additionally, you agree not to:
- Use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Website or interfere with any other user’s authorized use of the Website, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Website.
- Use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website.
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- Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website.
- Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
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- Attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
- Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.
The Website may contain the ability for users to link or copy the Licensed Content or materials, and other interactive features (collectively, “Interactive Services”) that allow users to post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users or other persons (collectively, “post”) materials (collectively, “User Contributions”) on or through the Website.
You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not Case Maker, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness. Case Maker is not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other users of the Website.
Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination
Case Maker has the right to: (1) remove or refuse to post or allow the linking to any User Contributions for any or no reason in its sole discretion; (2) take any action (including, without limitation, any legal action) with respect to any User Contribution that Case Maker deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion; and (3) terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Website for any or no reason.
Without limiting the foregoing, Case Maker has the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Case Maker to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Website. YOU HEREBY WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS Case Maker (AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS) FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
Case Maker will not undertake to review all material before it is posted on or through the Website, and Case Maker cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, Case Maker assumes no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party. Case Maker has no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.
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- Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act, or promote any sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other protected class.
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- Impersonate any person, misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization, or be likely to deceive or mislead any person.
- Cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter or advertising.
- Give the impression that the User Contributions emanate from or are endorsed by Case Maker or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.
Reliance on Information Posted
The information presented on or through the Website is made available for general information and educational purposes for the users. While we endeavor to provide accurate and error-free educational materials, we cannot and do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
Changes to the Website
We may update the content on this Website from time to time, but the content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material unless such obligation is provided in the applicable Agreement.
Information About You and Your Visits to the Website
Linking to the Website
You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part without our prior written consent.
You must not:
- Establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
- Cause the Website or portions of it to be displayed, or appear to be displayed by, for example, framing, deep linking or in-line linking, on any other site.
- Link to any part of the Website other than the homepage.
You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to cease. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
We may disable any links at any time without notice at our discretion.
Links from the Website to Third Party Sites and Resources
This Website includes links to content provided by third parties, which may include materials provided by other users, Library of Congress materials, and/or reporting services. These links are provided for your convenience only. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by Case Maker, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing these materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Case Maker.
We have no control over the contents of such third party sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.
The owner of the Website is based in the State of Maryland in the United States. We provide this Website for use by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Website or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
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You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the Internet or the Website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.
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Reporting Claims of Copyright Infringement
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Last Modified: August 10, 2021