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Center for Public Education Terms of Use

By using The Center for Public Education’s (the Center) web site, you agree to be bound by the following terms of use.


All materials on this web site are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Except as otherwise provided, you may print out and photocopy documents for individual or noncommercial educational use. All copies you make of our materials to distribute must carry the following notice: “Reproduced with permission. Copyright © [year], The Center for Public Education. All rights reserved.” This permission does NOT apply to documents that carry a notice indicating that the author has retained copyrights interests (e.g., © 2002, John A. Smith). You may not otherwise modify, reproduce, transmit, republish, display, or distribute (a) content of this web site in whole, in part, or in derivative form (other than as set forth herein) or (b) the design or layout of this web site or individual sections of the design or layout of the web site without express written permission from the Center or other copyright owner of the material. By granting this limited license, the Center does not waive any of the rights or remedies otherwise available at law or in equity.

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The Center respects the copyright interests of others. If you believe any materials posted, stored, or linked to on this web site violate your own or someone else’s copyright interests, please contact Pamela Karwasinski immediately.


You are strictly prohibited from using any of the Center’s trademarks, service marks, logos, or graphics without express written permission from the Center.

Links to the Center web site

The Center permits links to its home page and other content on its site under the following conditions. The link should (a) clearly identify the Center as the source of all materials to which you link; (b) avoid suggesting in any way that the Center promotes or endorses any other individual’s or entity’s causes, ideas, web sites, products, or services, and (c) not use the Center content for any commercial purposes. Although the Center does not require you to request permission to link if you follow these conditions, we want to know when you do. Please send an e-mail message telling us who you are, the URL(s) where you have included a link to our materials and how we may contact you. We reserve the right to require removal of any link to our site. The Center does not permit framing of any content from its web site. By granting this limited license to link, the Center does not waive any of the rights or remedies otherwise available to it at law or in equity.

External links

This web site contains links to external web sites that will cause you to leave the Center’s web site. The linked sites are not under the control of the Center. They may contain content that does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Center and by linking to them, the Center does not imply endorsement of any kind. The Center assumes no responsibility for, or any obligation to monitor, the content, privacy practices, operators, availability, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, services, or other materials of such linked sites. You access the linked sites at your own risk and without any liability on the part of the Center.

E-mail and blogs

You understand that the Internet is public and that communications between you and the Center via this web site are subject to the risk of being viewed by other parties. Accordingly, you agree not to transmit confidential or proprietary information relating to your business to the Center via e-mail or blogs.

No warranties

All content on this web site is provided to you on an “as is,” “as available” basis without warranty of any kind either express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. The Center makes no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or reliability of any content available through this web site.

The Center makes no representations or warranties that use of the web site will be uninterrupted or error-free. You are responsible for taking all precautions necessary to ensure that any content you may obtain from the web site is free of viruses.

The Center makes a diligent effort to provide accurate Internet and e-mail addresses on this site but cannot guarantee that they will be current or functional when you use them. If you find a broken link or incorrect e-mail address on this site, please use the Contact Us form to notify us.

Limitation of liability

The Center specifically disclaims any liability, whether based in contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise, for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or special damages arising out of or in any way connected with access to or use of the web site. This disclaimer applies even where the Center has been advised of the possibility of such damages, including but not limited to reliance by any party on any content obtained through use of this web site, or that arises in connection with mistakes or omissions in, or delays in transmission of information to or from the user, interruptions in telecommunications connections to the web site or viruses, whether caused in whole or in part by negligence, acts of God, telecommunications failure, theft, or destruction of, or unauthorized access to the web site or related information.


The Center reserves the right to modify this web site and the rules and regulations governing its use at any time. Modifications will be posted on the web site, and users are deemed to be apprised of and bound by any changes to these web site rules. The Center may make changes in the products and/or services described in this web site at any time.

Violation of rules and regulations

The Center reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these rules, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to the web site.

Governing law and general provisions

This web site is operated by the Center for Public Education from its offices within the United States of America. The Center makes no representation that the information in the web site is appropriate or available for all for use in other locations, and access to the web site from territories where the contents of the web site may be illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this web site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. Any claims relating to the use of this web site will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, U.S.A., without regard to its conflict of laws rules.

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