Terms of Use


By accessing and using PTAlink, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and provisions of the Terms of Use. PTAlink reserves the right, at our discretion, to modify, add or delete portions of these terms at any time. Any modifications, additions or deletions to these terms shall be effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of PTAlink following the posting of changes will constitute your agreement to those changes.

Disclaimer

PTAlink is not affiliated with the National Parent Teacher Association or the National Congress of Parents and Teachers. Information on this website is for general information and use only and is not intended to provide any specific advice on any topic. PTAlink makes reasonable efforts to keep its information accurate but unintentional errors and changes may occur. Information is subject to change without notice. We do not assume responsibility for any errors, or for use or misuse of any information on this Web site or on linked sites. All information and content on the PTAlink site is furnished “as is” without any warranty of any kind, express or implied. Use of or reliance on any information on the site or linked sites is strictly at the user’s own risk.

Links to Third Party Sites

PTAlink’s web site provides many links to web sites maintained by third parties. The linked sites are not under the control of PTAlink, and PTAlink is not responsible for the availability of such external sites, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, links, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites. PTAlink is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by PTAlink of the site. When you access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk. PTAlink shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site. PTAlink reserves the right to remove a link at any time.

Privacy Policy

PTAlink will not disclose your identity or personal information to third parties except when following your instructions (e.g. when you request information from an entity, we may pass your name and e-mail address to the entity so that they can reply to you).

The PTAlink website uses industry-standard “cookies” that are saved to your Web browser in some areas of the site. These cookies are used only to enhance and personalize your experience on the PTAlink site, to reduce redundant data entry on your part, and to more accurately count the number of visitors and track activity on our website.

PTAlink may send email Newsletters and other correspondence to visitors and users who share their email addresses with us. If you do not wish to receive any email from PTAlink, you may unsubscribe by clicking the “Unsubscribe Instantly” link at the bottom of an email you receive from us.

PTAlink complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act where it applies to our information protection activities. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

PTAlink is not responsible for the privacy practices of any linked sites.

Contributions to PTAlink

By submitting ideas, suggestions, documents, or any other written, graphic, audio or video material to PTAlink, you acknowledge and agree that:  (a) you give PTAlink the right to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, and publicly display such Contributions (b) your Contributions do not contain confidential or proprietary information; (c) your contributions do not violate the rights of any third party and are provided free and clear of obligations to any third party (d) PTAlink is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Contributions; (e) PTAlink shall be entitled to use or disclose (or choose not to use or disclose) such Contributions for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide; (f) PTAlink may have something similar to the Contributions already under consideration or in development; (g) your Contributions automatically become the property of PTAlink without any obligation of PTAlink to you; and (h) you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from PTAlink under any circumstances.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold PTAlink harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of any Contributions you make to PTAlink (as Contributions are defined in the above section), Content you submit, post, transmit, modify or otherwise make available through the PTAlink services, your use of PTAlink, your connection to PTAlink, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.

Limitation of Liability

PTAlink makes no guarantee about the quality of the services provided and will not be liable for any damages or injury, including but not limited to special or consequential damages, that result from the use of (or the inability to use) this site and its contents, or a site linked to this site, including any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation, computer virus, line failure, or other computer malfunction.

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE ARE AVAILABLE ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR SUITABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PTALINK DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY PART OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING MESSAGE BOARDS, OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THE SITE AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. EACH USER SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER THIRD PARTIES, SUBSCRIBERS, MEMBERS OR OTHER USERS OF THE MESSAGE BOARDS AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH EACH USER.

PTALINK DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SERVICE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE, PRODUCTS, OPINIONS, OR STATEMENTS AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR THROUGH LINKS ON THE WEBSITE. USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.  IN NO EVENT WILL PTALINK OR ITS MEMBERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR RELATING TO ANY LINKED SITES OR SERVICES MENTIONED ON THE SITE.

Miscellaneous

These terms of use represent the entire understanding of the parties regarding the use of the PTAlink website and supersede any previous documents, correspondence, conversations, or other oral or written understanding related to these terms of use. A modification or waiver of a part of these terms of use may only be made in writing by PTAlink and shall not constitute a waiver or modification of any other portion of the terms of use. If for any reason any provision of these terms of use is found unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the remainder of the terms of use will continue in full force and effect. These terms of use shall be governed by and construed under New York State law without regard to its choice of law rules, and, where applicable, the laws of the United States. To the extent permissible by law, any disputes under these terms of use or relating to the Service shall be litigated in the local or Federal courts located, and you hereby consent to personal jurisdiction and venue, in the State of New York.

ALL CLAIMS MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE PARTIES’ INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.  YOU AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AND PTALINK ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.