Thank you for viewing the Alabama Learning Exchange legal notices. Most areas
of this Web site may be viewed without registering as a user. However, in order
to submit lesson plans and other resources to the public lesson plan library
of ALEX or to access a personal workspace for storing your own lesson plans,
users will need to create a free account on ALEX. Your ALEX login and personal
workspace will remain active indefinitely when used regularly. We reserve the
right to inactivate any accounts not accessed during a six-month time period.
You will be notified in advance via email should your account be in danger of
being deactivated. For this reason, it is important that you update the contact
information given when creating your account should it change in the future.
The following policies apply to all lesson plans and other educational materials
submitted by outside sources and hosted by the Alabama Learning Exchange. They
do not apply to external resources linked from the Alabama Learning Exchange
Web site. Educators wishing to use resources not maintained by the Alabama Learning
Exchange should consult the copyright policies of respective owners and the
Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia. Although a work may be freely
accessible on the World Wide Web and may not include any statement about copyright,
the U.S. Copyright Act nevertheless provides that such works are protectible
by copyright, including images.
Users and guests of the Alabama Learning Exchange may download, print, adapt,
and use lesson plans and attached files contained in this database for their
own personal or classroom use and may share them with other educators for similar
purposes. It is also acceptable to link to a lesson plan from a personal or
school Web site without express permission. Non-educational or commercial use
of lesson plans and attached files is strictly prohibited. Requests for permission
to use the lessons in situations other than classroom practice or outside accepted
educational fair use guidelines must be made to the author noted on the lesson
plan or other resource. This includes requests to reproduce or redistribute
lesson plans in publications or other media.
It is the policy of the Alabama Learning Exchange that sole responsibility for
materials posted to its Web site rests with the individual who posts them. The
author of each lesson plan is responsible for ensuring that both the text of
the plan and any materials attached to it are not copyrighted by someone else;
or, should the author wish to post copyrighted materials, for obtaining the
necessary permission to do so. If the Alabama Learning Exchange discovers that
copyrighted materials have been illegally posted to its Web site via a lesson
plan, the author of the plan will be notified and the plan removed from the
site until the necessary changes to the plan have been made. An author is considered
to have posted a lesson plan when it is submitted for review and made available
to other educators through the Alabama Learning Exchange.
The author of all original materials posted within or attached to lesson plans
retains copyright to those materials, subject to the following restrictions:
1. that permission is granted to the Alabama Learning Exchange to post the
plan on its Web site for such time as it deems appropriate,
2. that this permission is extended to cover all non-commercial use of your
plan, including republication via the World Wide Web, as long as proper credit
is given to you and to the Alabama Learning Exchange, and
3.that should the author sell the rights to all or part of the lesson plan or
its attached materials, he or she agrees to notify the Alabama Learning Exchange
In connection with your use of the Site, you agree you will not:
- Transmit any message, information, data, text, software or images, or other
content ("Material") that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive,
harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous,
or otherwise objectionable, or that may invade another's right of privacy
or publicity, exploit children under 18 years of age, promote or provide instructional
information about illegal activities, or promote physical harm or injury against
any group or individual;
- Impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent
your affiliation with a person or entity;
- Post or transmit any Material that you do not have a right to reproduce,
display or transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships
(such as nondisclosure agreements);
- Post or transmit any Material that contains a virus or corrupted data;
- Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations
or labels that you upload to any communication feature;
- Use the Site's communication features in a manner that adversely affects
the availability of its resources to other users (e.g., excessive shouting,
use of all caps, or flooding continuous posting of repetitive text);
- Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk
mail", "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes"
or any other form of solicitation or any non-resume information such as opinions
or notices, commercial or otherwise;
- Use any Material or service of the Alabama Learning Exchange for commercial
- Violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;
- Upload or transmit any Material that infringes any patent, trademark, trade
secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
- Delete or revise any Material posted by any other person or entity. Unauthorized
attempts to upload information or change information on this Web site are
strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse
Act of 1986.
- Manipulate or otherwise display the Site by using framing or similar navigational
- Register, subscribe, attempt to register, attempt to subscribe, unsubscribe,
or attempt to unsubscribe, any party for any Alabama Learning Exchange service
if you are not expressly authorized by such party to do so.
The Alabama Learning Exchange also reserves the following rights:
- To release current or past member information in the event the Alabama Learning
Exchange believes that accounts are in violation of the terms of service or
Material content guidelines, used to commit unlawful acts, if the information
is subpoenaed and/or if the Alabama Learning Exchange deems it necessary and/or
- To deny membership to offenders of these guidelines or terms of service;
- To amend or change these guidelines at any time and without notice;
In the event that the Alabama Learning Exchange receives a complaint that the
contents of any submitted Material infringes intellectual property rights or
otherwise is unlawful, the Alabama Learning Exchange shall request written substantiation
of the complaint from the complaining party, for example, substantiation of
proof of ownership in the form of a trademark, service mark, patent or copyright
registration and will take such steps that it believes to be appropriate under
the circumstances, including, for example:
- Suspend the submitted Material immediately until the dispute is resolved;
- Provide the author with contact information for the complaining party;
- Instruct the author to contact the complaining party to resolve the dispute;
- Inform the complaining party of our actions and ask that party to work directly
with the author;
- Take the following action based on the progress of the dispute:
- If the author has not pursued resolution within 14 days of notification,
the Material will be deleted;
- If complaining party has not pursued resolution within 14 days of author's
response, the material will be re-activated;
- If legal action is pending or the dispute is not settled, the material may
remain suspended until resolution is reached and the Alabama Learning Exchange
is notified by both parties as to the outcome;
- If a resolution is reached between the parties, the Material may be reactivated
with any mutually agreed upon modifications.
The Alabama Learning Exchange collects no personal information about you unless
you choose to provide that information to us. We do require contact information
to be provided in order to establish an account and submit lesson plans and
other materials. The information provided is used solely for the purpose of
contacting you regarding your account or your submission of lesson plans or
other materials. We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information
to a third party.
Non-Personal Information We Record
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Web site, read pages,
or download information, our web site's operating system will automatically
record some general information about your visit.
During your visit, our web operating system will record:
- The Internet domain for your internet service, such as "xschool.edu",
if you connect from a school or other educational institution, or "xcompany.com"
if you connect using a private Internet access account.
- The type of web browser (such as "Netscape version x" or "Internet
Explorer version x") that you are using.
- The type of operating system that you use (such as Macintosh, Unix, or
- The date and time you visit our site, and the web pages that you visit
on our site.
- The address of the previous web site you were visiting, if you linked to
us from another web site.
We use this information for statistical analysis, to help us make our site
more useful to visitors. Our system does not record personal information about
Information from E-mail You Send to Us
If you decide to send us an electronic mail message (e-mail), the message will
usually contain your return e-mail address. If you include personally-identifying
information in your e-mail because you want us to address issues specific to
your situation, we may use that information in responding to your question.
Please be aware that most e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception.
Please send only information necessary to help us respond to your question.
Information Collected from Interactive Forms
When we ask you to voluntarily submit optional personal information
(such as your school, email address, grade level taught, web page URL,
hobbies, etc.) on an interactive form, such as that for the ALEX Forums
member profile, you have the option to make the information public or
If you elect not to make the information public to other forum users,
the information is not published and will not be made available to any third
Site Security and Intrusion Detection
For security purposes and to make sure this service remains available to all
users, our web operating system collects information that could help identify
someone making unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise
damage this website.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, we make no other attempts
to identify individual users or their usage habits. We only use raw monitoring
data logs for determining trends in usage patterns and in diagnosing systems
Links to Other Sites
Our policy discloses the privacy practices for the Alabama Learning Exchange
Web site, but the Alabama Learning Exchange does provide links to other web
sites. When you leave the Alabama Learning Exchange Web site (http://www.alex.state.al.us),
you will be going to sites that are beyond our control. These other sites may
send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.
The privacy policies and procedures described here for the Alabama Learning
Exchange do not apply to any external links. We encourage you to read the privacy
policies of any site you link to from ours, especially if you share any personal
Disclaimer of Endorsement
The documents posted on this server contain hypertext links or pointers to information
created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links
and pointers are provided for the user's convenience. The Alabama Learning Exchange
does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness
of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to
particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor
is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered,
on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.
THIS SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
REFERENCES TO OTHER SITES OR SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT
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WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NONINFRINGEMENT, OR THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.
Limitation of Liability
THE ALABAMA LEARNING EXCHANGE IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY COST OR DAMAGES,
INCLUDING ANY CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OF ANY KIND WHICH MAY RESULT TO THE USER
DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR ANY
INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE ALABAMA LEARNING EXCHANGE, OR
ANY DELAY OF SUCH INFORMATION OR SERVICE, OR ANY OF THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
IT IS SOLELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND
USEFULNESS OF ALL OPINIONS, ADVICE, SERVICES, MERCHANDISE AND OTHER INFORMATION
PROVIDED THROUGH THE ALABAMA LEARNING EXCHANGE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY.
YOU UNDERSTAND FURTHER THAT THE INTERNET CONTAINS UNEDITED MATERIALS SOME OF
WHICH ARE SEXUALLY EXPLICIT OR MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO YOU. YOU ACCESS SUCH MATERIALS
AT YOUR RISK. THE ALABAMA LEARNING EXCHANGE HAS NO CONTROL OVER AND ACCEPTS
NO RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR SUCH MATERIALS.
A possibility exists that the Site could include inaccuracies or errors. Additionally,
a possibility exists that unauthorized additions, deletions and alterations
could be made by third parties to the Site. Although the Alabama Learning Exchange
tries to ensure the integrity and the accurateness of the Site, it makes no
guarantees as to the correctness or accuracy of the Site. In the event that
such an inaccuracy arises, please inform the Alabama Learning Exchange so that
it can be corrected.
In closing, we appreciate your interest and support of the Alabama Learning
Exchange and we welcome you to our community.