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TERMS OF USE

Welcome to the K-12 Home School web site. In return for access to the information we are providing, we require that you abide by these Terms of Use while using this web site. We recommend that you review our Terms of Use. If you do not accept our Terms of Use, you are not authorized to use this web site. Your use of this web site is your automatic agreement to these Terms of Use.

K-12 HOME SCHOOL ACCESS

This web site is designed to provide students, parents, and guardians with access to a varied collection of digital media. If you are not a registered user on our web site, you are only authorized to use the public portion of this web site (pages not password-protected). If at any time you are not in compliance with these Terms of Use, we have the right to terminate your rights of use and access to this web site. We also have the right to terminate your use at our discretion, with or without reason.

UPDATES TO TERMS OF USE

We may amend these Terms of Use at any time by posting the amended Terms of Use on this web site. Your use of this web site after the posting of the amended Terms of Use constitutes automatic acceptance of the amended Terms of Use. You may only amend these Terms of Use by a writing signed by both of us. Any information contained on this web site does not represent a commitment on our part in the future. We make no commitment to update the information contained on this web site.

LIMITATIONS ON USE

Your use of the eBooks, eTexts, and associated graphics obtained through this web site is subject to the following limitations:

  • The eBooks, eTexts, and associated graphics obtained through this web site may not be used for any commercial purpose.
  • The Public Domain eBooks, eTexts, and associated graphics obtained through this web site may be copied in print or electronic form without our permission as long as K-12 Home School is credited.
  • Users are not permitted to download the eBooks, eTexts, associated graphics or any other content, except public domain texts. This includes, but is not limited to, mounting them on their own servers for public use or for use by a set of users or subscribers.

ENROLLMENT CRITERIA

  • All registering parent(s) and their student(s) must reside in the United States at the same physical address and be United States citizens. At this time we are not able to accept non U.S. citizens or U.S. citizens living abroad.
  • Parents must complete a full online enrollment form and remit incidental or elective fees (if any) and maintain their account in good standing using a valid credit or debit card. This card is used to help with identification and is kept on account for incidental purchases (if any). It must be registered to the enrolling parent at the permanent address that the parent uses during the enrollment process and that address must be the residence for both the cardholder and the student(s). Parents and their enrolled student(s) must reside at the same street address. For security and accounting issues we are not currently able to accept payments via check or money order.
  • Parents and/or students may not currently attend, have applied for, or previously attended any online course(s) from any other online course/curriculum provider. The sole exception is application to or attendance at a public online charter school. Only home school students with no previous experience with online learning are currently being accepted. (This criteria meets our corporate sponsorship requirement that all opinions from parents and/or students are from a "fresh" view with no previous exposure to K-12 online learning).
  • Parents must agree to comply with any/all government home school regulations and meet all home school criteria in your area of residence. Parents employed by or who have immediate family members employed by any company involved in online K-12 education, public online charter school, curriculum developer/publisher and/or any other competitive activity may not apply for enrollment for their student(s) at this time.
  • For security purposes and quality communications, parents and students must submit and maintain on file a working telephone number, email address that is regularly checked, valid street address of actual residence (no P.O. Boxes or 3rd party mail services), credit or debit card for incidental purchases and identification that is associated with the street address of residence of parent and student(s).

SYSTEM INTEGRITY

You may not use any device, software or routine, including but not limited to any viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs or cancelbots, intended to damage or interfere with the proper working of this web site or to surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information from this web site. You may not take any action which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure, including but not limited to denial or service attacks, "spam" or any other such unsolicited overload technique.

POSSIBLE DEFECTS

It is possible the eBooks, eTexts, and associated graphics available on this web site and any medium they may be on may contain defects such as incomplete, inaccurate, or corrupt data, transcription errors, copyright or other intellectual property infringement, a defective or damaged disk or other medium, a computer virus, or computer codes that damage or cannot be read by your equipment. You use this web site at your own risk. We do not endorse any information posted or content contained on this web site and we are not liable for any information posted on this web site, including but not limited to any information posted about you. We reserve the right to take any action with respect to information posted on this web site which we believe is appropriate in our sole discretion with respect to information posted on this web site, including but not limited to termination of your rights of use.

LINKS

This web site may contain links to third-party web sites not under our control or operation. When we provide links, we do so only as a convenience and do not endorse and are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. We may, in our sole discretion, permit links to this web site, as long as they do not imply endorsement, sponsorship, or affiliation. We do require, however, that you get our prior written consent before creating any type of hyperlink to this web site. You may frame this web site only with our prior written consent.

THIRD-PARTY CONTENT

This web site may contain news and information published by various third-party providers or links to third-party web sites. The Terms and Conditions of the respective third parties are posted on their respective web sites (and may be updated from time to time). We recommend that you review those Terms and Conditions.

TUITION

K-12 Home School has both public and private sections of this web site. Access to these private sections requires a username and password which are created by the parent during the enrollment process. Upon enrollment, the student's parent or guardian is agreeing to pay any associated costs such as Shipping & Handling or any published fee. In addition to core curriculum/courses, K-12 Home School offers optional elective courses, course upgrades, and other goods and services at additional cost. Parents or students are never required to purchase any upgrade or any other goods. All core curriculum/courses are always very inexpensive at K-12 Home School.

Enrollment includes access to up to 6 courses. There may be additional fees and course materials for additional courses which are clearly described within the official course description.

REFUND POLICY

Shipping & handling, processing, and miscellaneous fees are not refundable.

Parents may disenroll their students by emailing us at MemberServices@K-12Homeschool.org and requesting disenrollment.

CHANGES TO COURSE SELECTION

Students may drop or add courses at any time throughout the home school year, subject to the following fees:

  • Course Removal Fee: $10 per home school course
  • Course Add Fee: $25 per home school course

For students dropping a course and replacing it (immediately) with another, the Course Removal Fee will be waived and the family will be responsible for the Course Add Fee alone (if applicable).

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

At this time, K-12 Home School requires the use of Visa or Mastercard credit or debit cards in our secure online Auto-Pay system. An active card is required for account security and so that the system can automatically process charge card payments if/when any remittance is due. Using Auto-Pay helps assure uninterrupted service and helps to avoid interest and late charges. Declined Credit Card transactions are subject to a $1.00 Declined Credit Card Fee. Member Services can be reached via e-mail at MemberServices@K-12Homeschool.org, or by mail to:

K-12 Free Homeschool
Attn: K12 Member Services
Box 210 24 North Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Accounts that are placed in collection because of non-payment are subject to additional fees as permitted by law. The account holder is responsible for all collection costs (legal and para-legal) associated with collection activities for accounts that are cancelled for non-payment. Accounts cancelled or suspended for non-payment may be reported to credit agencies and may be referred to collection services.

RETURN OF MATERIALS

Most curriculum materials are provided online via eBooks and/or downloads. Depending on course selection, some curriculum materials may be provided via ground shipment after enrollment has been completed. K-12 Home School is primarily an online learning environment. As such, the bulk of the student's curriculum is presented online. Additionally, CDs/DVDs containing essential video and audio may be included. CD/DVD discs are usually provided as curriculum and must be returned at the end of the school year or upon disenrollment.

There is a CD/DVD replacement fee of $10.00 per CD/DVD that is not returned and received within 30 days of end of school year or disenrollment date, whichever comes first. Many courses do not have CDs/DVDs, while other courses may be one or more CDs/DVDs.

SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION

Suspension is a temporary discontinuance of access to the K-12 Home School password-protected sections. Students remain enrolled during a suspension and all financial responsibilities remain in effect during a suspension. Suspension or expulsion can occur for a variety of reasons. The most common reasons for suspension or expulsion are for inappropriate language or prohibited actions/communications.

Please review our Privacy Policy, which is part of our Terms of Use, which we may amend from time to time. If at any time you are not in compliance with our policies, we have the right to terminate your rights of use and disable your access to this web site. Unfortunately, we cannot ensure that all personal information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in the Privacy Policy. We may be required by law to disclose information to government authorities, law enforcement, or to third parties upon subpoena, and you authorize us to disclose information as we believe, in our sole discretion, is necessary and appropriate.

RELIGIOUS CONTENT AND WORLD-VIEW

The K-12 Home School web site is centered around traditional, conservative Christianity beliefs. These Christian beliefs are not limited to only religious subjects, but are extended into all subjects. Christian concepts are integrated into all subject areas in all grade levels. The type of Christian content is generally described in our Statement of Faith.

All students, regardless of religious background, are expected to learn and master all teachings that are included in our Christian foundation. Understanding that this is a Christian learning environment, you agree not to express, attempt to persuade, or proselytize other parents or students to a differing view even if you disagree with these positions. This policy does not preclude discussions of comparative religions, limited to classrooms where such discussion is part of the determined and approved lesson structure. This policy does not apply to situations such as personal, non-public, one-to-one discussions with teachers, tutors, and/or administrators to discuss and explore matters of a spiritual nature; we encourage such inquiry and encourage our teachers, tutors, and administration to participate to the degree that the time involved in such discussions does not interfere with their ability to tend to the primary needs of their students.

SUBMISSION OF MATERIALS

All comments, suggestions, ideas, graphics, materials, or other information that you transmit to us through this web site become and will remain our property and may be used by us anywhere, anytime, and for any reason whatsoever. Any materials or information submitted to us will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we will not have any obligation to use or evaluate any information we receive from you. In addition, we will not be under any obligation to respond in any way or reveal to you any information about K-12 Home School or any of its affiliates. We will not have to pay you or anyone else for using any ideas or other materials that you may transmit to us in connection with the use of this web site. You should rely solely on your rights under the patent, trademark, and copyright laws. The receipt or consideration of your information by us shall in no way impair our right to contest the validity of your patent, trademark, or copyright.

You are not to transmit to this web site any material which is unlawful, threatening, violent, abusive, harassing, degrading, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, or which may give rise to civil or criminal liability, infringe a third party's intellectual property rights, or otherwise violate any law or regulation. Even though we may monitor and review transmissions, we assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from the content thereof, including — but not limited to — claims for defamation, libel, slander, obscenity, pornography, profanity, or misrepresentation.

GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION

This web site (excluding linked sites) is operated by us from our offices and it can be accessed from all 50 states in the United States, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ, by accessing this web site, you agree that these Terms of Use and your use of this web site shall be governed in all respects by the internal substantive laws of the geographic location of the physical headquarters of K-12 Home School. You further submit to jurisdiction and venue in the federal and state courts located where the physical headquarters are located and further agree that any cause of action you may bring arising under your use of this web site shall be brought by you exclusively in a federal or state court. We make no representation that materials on this web site are appropriate or available for use in all locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

NO WARRANTY

We provide the eBooks, eTexts, graphics, and other information on this web site, subject to these Terms of Use. We make no warranties or representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, or any other aspect of the information on this web site and assume no liability in connection with any use of this information. THIS WEB SITE, THE EBOOKS, ETEXTS, GRAPHICS, AND ALL OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND OUR SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," "WHERE IS," AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY. WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE ALSO DO NOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED, OR SECURE ACCESS TO THIS WEB SITE OR OUR SERVICES, AND OPERATION OF THIS WEB SITE MAY BE INTERFERED WITH BY NUMEROUS FACTORS OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL. YOU USE THIS WEB SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, costs, liabilities, losses, and damages of any kind (including attorneys' fees) resulting from your use of this web site, your breach of any provisions of these Terms of Use, and/or any intentional wrongdoing by you. Any such indemnification shall be conditioned on our: (a) notifying you in writing of any such claim, demand, action, cost, liability, loss, or threat of any thereof; (b) cooperating with you in the defense or settlement thereof; and, (c) allowing you to control such defense or settlement. We shall be entitled to participate in such defense at our own cost and expense. We reserve the right to report any wrongdoing, if we become aware of it, to the applicable government agencies or otherwise.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

In the event that you have a dispute with one or more users of this web site, you release us (and our agents and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual, consequential, and punitive) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with this web site or such disputes. You waive the provisions of any law or regulation limiting or prohibiting a general release. NEITHER K-12 Home School, ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THIS WEB SITE WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY THAT ACCOMPANY OR RESULT FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THIS WEB SITE, OR YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS AND USE THIS WEB SITE, OR FROM DOWNLOADING ANY MATERIAL CONTAINED ON THIS SITE, NOR WILL ANY SUCH PARTY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER LOSSES, COSTS, OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND WHICH MAY ARISE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEB SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANYTHING CAUSED BY: A) INCOMPLETE OR INACCURATE INFORMATION; B) COMPUTER VIRUSES; C) SOFTWARE BUGS; D) HUMAN ACTION OR INACTION; E) ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM, PHONE LINE, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, OR PROGRAM MALFUNCTIONS; OR, F) ANY OTHER ERRORS, FAILURE OR DELAYS IN COMPUTER TRANSMISSION OR NETWORK CONNECTION. The limitations of liability provided in these Terms of Use inure to the benefit of K-12 Home School, our affiliates, and to all of our respective officers, directors, employees, attorneys, and agents.

OTHER GENERAL PROVISIONS

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision will be struck and the remaining provisions enforced. Headings are for reference purposes only. To protect the privacy of our parents and students photographs and images depicting parents, students, staff and/or other individuals on this website are usually created by professional photographers and are not current, or past participants of one or more of our oneline academy programs. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These Terms of Use, and all writings and web pages incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use, set forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof.