Privacy Policy

Last Updated: June 2010

Charter School Growth Fund (“CSGF”) is committed to safeguarding the personal details of users and Members of this website (“Site”), in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. By using services provided by this Site (“Services”), you agree to the collection and use of your information by CSGF in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please refrain from using the Site. CSGF may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please check back here periodically for updates.

1. Types of Information Collected

CSGF may collect personal information that you supply when you sign up for an account to become a Member or otherwise communicate with the Site. Such personal information includes the your name, postal address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address.

CSGF may also automatically collect non-personal information from users of the Site, such as the IP address of the computer through which the users access the Site, the physical location of that IP address, and the type of web browser being used to access the Site. CSGF may also place a “cookie” on your hard drive when you access the Site. A cookie is a small piece of data that collects information about how you use the Site, what pages are viewed, and what information is accessed. CSGF uses this non-personal information to understand users’ needs and most effectively administer the Site and Service in response to those needs.

This Site is directed to and intended for use by adults only. CSGF requires that a user be at least eighteen years of age or older to submit personally identifiable information. As such, CSGF does not knowingly collect or distribute any personally identifiable information from minors through the Site.

2. Use of Information Collected

CSGF will not sell or share Members’ personal information with unrelated third parties, partners or affiliates unless the Member consents to the disclosure, or except as may be required by law, governmental authority or to cooperate with law enforcement authorities.

PLEASE NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT IF YOU BECOME A MEMBER OF THE SITE AND POST A MESSAGE ON A BULLETIN BOARD, CHAT ROOM, FORUM, AND/OR OTHER COMMUNITY AREA ON THE SITE, YOU AGREE AND CONSENT TO THE DISPLAY OF YOUR USER NAME AND EMAIL AND/OR PHONE NUMBER ALONG WITH YOUR POSTING. NO OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL BE DISPLAYED. This limited disclosure of personal information is to facilitate the dissemination of information about and experiences with charter schools. Users may wish to contact the Member behind a post directly to seek more information or clarification about a post.

Any additional information a Member puts in a post becomes public information which can be viewed by any user of the Site. Thus, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal, financial, or other types of sensitive information in the publicly accessible areas of the Site. You use such community functions at your own risk.

CSGF may combine your usage information for the Site and Service with that of other users to determine which areas of the Site and which Services are most popular. By collecting and analyzing this data, CSGF can improve the Site and Services. This “aggregate information” does not contain any of your personally identifiable information.

3. Protection and Modification of Personal Information

The protection of your personal information is important to CSGF, and CSGF will take reasonable measures to ensure its safekeeping. However, no transmission of data over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. The personal information you provide to CSGF in your Member account is password protected, so only the Member can access or change the personal information. You should not share the password to your account with anybody. You are responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of the information in your account profile. You can update your personal information at any time by clicking on “update profile” link when signed into your personal account.

4. Links to Third Party Websites

The Site may feature links to third party websites that offer goods, services, or information. CSGF is not responsible for the information collection practices of these third party websites. It is your responsibility to review the privacy policies of the third party websites before using them.

5. Acceptance of Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and subject to the Terms of Use. By using the Site, you agree that you have read, understood and consent to being bound by the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use, you must not use the Site.

If you have any questions regarding the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy for this Site, please contact CSGF at charterfund@chartergrowthfund.org.

Terms of Use

Welcome to the Charter School Growth Fund’s website (“the Site”). The Terms of Use outlined below govern your use of and access to the information and services the Charter School Growth Fund (“CSGF”) provides on the Site. Please review the Terms of Use carefully. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to the terms and conditions contained therein and all documents linked thereto, including the Privacy Policy, which are incorporated by reference. If you do not agree to be bound by the Terms of Use, you may not access or use the Site. CSGF may modify the Terms of Use at any time in its sole discretion. Please check back periodically for any changes to the Terms of Use. Should you have any questions regarding the Terms of Use please contact CSGF at charterfund@chartergrowthfund.org .

1. Disclaimer

CSGF does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via the Site (including links to third party websites) is accurate, complete or current. CSGF accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site. The service provided by the Site (“Service”) is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.

CSGF expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Any material streamed, viewed, downloaded, or otherwise obtained through the use of the Site is done at your own discretion and risk. You expressly agree that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from your access to such material.

2. Use of Service

The Service is not available to minors under the age of 18 or to any users suspended or removed from the system by CSGF for any reason.

To the extent that the Service includes forms, documents, or software to be downloaded to your computer (collectively, “Software”), the Software is considered part of the Service, and you may use the Software on a computer system only if you own the system or have the permission of the owner. You may not alter the Software or associated data files. Distribution of the Software is prohibited.

Users of the Site can become Members with the ability to use the bulletin boards to post information and to reply to posted information. In order to become a Member, users must set up an account with CSGF.

In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted when applying for an account (such information being the “Registration Data”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or the Site has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, the Site has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof). It is permissible to use a pseudonym for purposes of registering for and utilizing this site. However, an accurate email address and phone number must be provided during the registration process. By registering for an account, you expressly permit CSGF to use your Registration Data pursuant to its Privacy Policy, which can be accessed here .

3. Member Account, Password and Security

You will be required to create an account with a distinct user identification (“user id”) and password to post to the bulletin boards. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user id and password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your user id or account. You agree to: (a) immediately notify the Site of any unauthorized use of your user id, password, or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. CSGF cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.

4. User and Member Conduct

You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials (“Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not the Site, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Service. The Site does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will the Site be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.

You further agree that you will not use the Service to upload, post, or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any Content that is: (1) libelous, defamatory or slanderous; (2) is sexually suggestive or contains explicit sexual content (including nudity); (3) does or may denigrate or offend any individual or group on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age or disability; (4) does or may threaten abuse, harass, or invade the privacy of any third party; (5) infringes the rights of any third party, including without limitation, patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary rights; (6) condones, promotes, contains or links to warez, cracks, hacks or similar utilities or programs; (7) constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail (also known as “spam”), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation or any form of lottery or gambling; (8) contains a software virus or any other computer code that is designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment, or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party; (9) impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of CSGF; or (10) violates any applicable law or these Terms of Use. You agree that the Service depends upon truthful representations from its users, and that you will not misrepresent any demographic or personal information during registration, nor in any uploaded, posted, or distributed Content. You agree that you will not collect information about third parties via the Service or use any such information for the purpose of transmitting or facilitating the transmission of unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail, chain letters, or any other form of unauthorized solicitation. You agree that you will not engage in the systematic retrieval of data or other content from the Fund to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory, without CSGF’s prior written consent.

You acknowledge and agree that the Site may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the Terms of Use; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the Site, its users and the public.

5. Monitoring and Enforcement

While CSGF has the right to monitor activity and content associated with the Service, it is not obligated to do so. And since it does not, and may not have the ability to, control or actively monitor content, CSGF does not guarantee its accuracy, integrity or quality. CSGF may investigate the complaints and violations of its policies that come to its attention and may take any action that it believes is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the content or terminating accounts and/or subscriptions. However, because situations and interpretations vary, CSGF also reserves the right not to take any action.

6. Intellectual Property Ownership and Rights

CSGF owns and/or licenses all right, title and interest in and to the Service and all materials and content contained therein, including, without limitation, site design, logos, button icons, images, digital downloads, data compilations, text, and graphics. All such materials and content are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Any unauthorized use of the materials provided as part of the CSGF Service is strictly prohibited.

If you post any Content to the Service you hereby grant CSGF and its affiliates and licensees a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, publicly display, publicly perform, modify, sublicense and distribute such Content, and incorporate it in other works, in whole or in part, in any manner and any media now known or hereafter developed. You represent and warrant that you own such Content or otherwise have sufficient rights in the Content to grant CSGF the license set forth in this section without infringing or violating the rights of any third party.

7. Links to Third Party Content

CSGF provides links to third party websites for your convenience only. CSGF does not endorse, recommend or provide any warranties regarding the third party websites, or the services provided therein. You agree that CSGF has no obligation to review any of the third party links or sites and is not responsible for any content of any of the linked sites.

8. Indemnification

By accepting these Terms of Use, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless CSGF, its officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners from any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages resulting from (i) any statements you make anywhere on the Site, including the bulletin boards, (ii) your use of the Service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your communications with or through the Service; or (iv) any other matter relating to the Service.

You understand and agree that CSGF may disclose information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, enforce the Terms of Use, or protect the rights, property, or safety of CSGF, its users, and the public.

9. Termination

In its sole and absolute discretion, with or without notice to you, CSGF may (1) suspend or terminate your use of the Service, or (2) terminate your account. You may terminate your account for any reason by contacting CSGF at charterfund@chartergrowthfund.org . CSGF shall not be liable to you or any third party for any claims or damages arising out of any termination or suspension of the Services.

10. Limitation on Liability

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT CSGF SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF THE SITE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.

11. Applicability of Disclaimers; Exclusions and Limits

BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES, CSGF’S LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE LAW OF SUCH JURISDICTION. IN ADDITION, BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, THE DISCLAIMERS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

12. General

These Terms of Use and the relationship between you and CSGF shall be governed by the laws of the United States and the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Any action or proceeding arising from, relating to or in connection with these Terms of Use will be brought exclusively in the federal or state courts located in Los Angeles, California, and you irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. No failure or delay by CSGF in exercising any right, power or privilege under these Terms of Use will operate as a waiver thereof, nor will any single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power, or privilege under these Terms of Use. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms of Use will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision, all of which will remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of, related to or connected with the use of the Service or these Terms of Use must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section title in these Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. These Terms of Use represent the entire understanding of the parties regarding its subject matter, and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings between the parties regarding its subject matter. These terms and conditions are binding upon and shall ensure to the benefit of both parties and their respective successors, heirs, executor, administrators, personal representatives and permitted assigns. You shall not assign your rights or obligations hereunder without CSGF’s prior written consent.