ArkansasIDEAS Online Professional Development - Terms of Use

1. Use of Material

This website is for your personal, noncommercial use. The content of this website is intended for educational purposes of Arkansas educators. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, post, share, download or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to this website, unless you gain written permission from AETN. Users will abide by all federal, state and local laws when using ArkansasIDEAS.

2. Copyrights, Trademarks and Licensees

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) and any other respective owners retain all copyrights, trademarks and intellectual property rights. Violation of these rights may result in civil and/or criminal penalties. All licenses have been properly agreed upon between AETN, Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), and respective entities.

3. Responsibility for Content

AETN cannot accept responsibility for any material which may reside in or is accessed by the ArkansasIDEAS website other than ArkansasIDEAS own information. You may not link, upload, post or transmit any illegal, obscene, offensive or otherwise inappropriate material to the ArkansasIDEAS site, which also includes any computer virus or rogue programming. You agree to indemnify AETN from any damage, loss, cost or expense which may be incurred by the use of ArkansasIDEAS as a result of the material you link, upload, post, or transmit to the site. Any materials may be removed from the ArkansasIDEAS site by AETN at any time for any reason.

4. Linking

You must seek approval if you wish to link to the ArkansasIDEAS sites. Email education@aetn.org. If you are granted permission, you agree not to alter the appearance, state or imply that AETN endorses, sponsors or otherwise approves your site. We request that your link enter AETN's ArkansasIDEAS site at the home page. You must abide by all of the other terms of use set forth within this document.

This site may contain links to other web sites, which are not under the control of AETN, and AETN is not responsible for the contents thereof. These links are provided to you only as a convenience, and inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by AETN or any association with its operators. You acknowledge and agree that AETN shall not be responsible or liable for any damage or loss caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, goods or serviced available on or through any linked site.

5. Technical Support

AETN - ArkansasIDEAS will provide technical support via email at ideas@aetn.org or 1-800-488-6689 and will use reasonable efforts, free of charge, M-F, excluding holidays.

6. Professional Development

To obtain a certificate of completion for an ADE-approved online professional development course, a user should review and study the lesson materials, take and pass the assessment(s) at mastery level of 80% or higher, and complete the associated course survey.

The approved professional development hours for each course are determined by the creators of the course based on estimated learning time in relation to mastery of content. Background knowledge of the content may allow the user to progress at a faster pace.

Any attempts to falsify records or receive credit without spending the appropriate amount of time in a course is considered fraud and a violation of the Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators put forth by the Arkansas Department of Education. Use of simultaneous log-ins on multiple devices or browsers, shared accounts or passwords, or other fraudulent activity will void all work during that time period. If you are found in violation of the terms of this site or attempting to submit fraudulent documentation, your privileges to use ArkansasIDEAS could be revoked and ADE may be notified of the violation. If you are unfamiliar with the Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators please consult the ADE website.

Professional development credit is awarded solely at the discretion of the local school district.

7. Disclaimer of Warranties

AETN PROVIDES ARKANSASIDEAS ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. AETN DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY INFORMATION IS COMPLETE OR ACCURATE, THAT ARKANSASIDEAS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY INFORMATION IS FREE OF ROGUE PROGRAMMING.

8. Limitation of Damage

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL AETN BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE ARKANSASIDEAS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION USE OF OR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON ARKANSASIDEAS, INTERRUPTIONS, ERRORS, DEFECTS, MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, DELETIONS OF FILES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, NONDELIVERY OF INFORMATION, DISCLOSURE OF COMMUNICATIONS, OR ANY OTHER FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE.

9. Modifications

These rules may be modified by AETN from time to time and such modifications will be binding on you when placed online.