Terms of Use

General Terms of Use Agreement

Welcome to vcsnyc.org. By using this site, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms of use. Please review the following terms carefully. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not use this site. The terms “VCS” or “us” or “we” or “our” refers to Village Community School, the owner of vcsnyc.org. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of vcsnyc.org.

1. Acceptance of Agreement.

You agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”) with respect to vcsnyc.org (the “Site”). This Agreement constitutes the entire and only agreement between us and you, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to the Site, the content, products or services provided by or through the Site, and the subject matter of this Agreement. This Agreement may be amended at any time by us from time to time without specific notice to you. The latest Agreement will be posted on the Site, and you should review this Agreement prior to using the Site.

2. Intellectual Property and Copyright.

The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the Site the property of VCS, its affiliates, its licensors or the designated owners, and are protected under applicable copyrights, patents, database rights, trademarks, service marks and/or other intellectual property and proprietary rights that are owned by VCS, its affiliates and/or third-parties.. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of the Site, except as allowed by Section 4 below, is strictly prohibited. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the Site. The posting of information or materials on the Site does not constitute a waiver of any right in such information and materials. Some of the content on the site is the copyrighted work of third parties.

3. Service Marks.

“vcsnyc.org” and others are our service marks or registered service marks or trademarks. Other product and company names mentioned on the Site may be trademarks of their \respective owners.

4. Limited License; Permitted Uses.

You may access, use and display this Website on a single computer only and download and print copies of the content only for noncommercial, informational, personal use, without modification or alteration in any way, and only so long as you comply with this Agreement and applicable laws.

5. Restrictions and Prohibitions on Use.

Except as may otherwise be expressly authorized by this Agreement, you may not otherwise reproduce, sell, publish, distribute, modify, display or use any of this website or its content without our prior written permission. If this website permits the emailing of certain content or a link through the use of an “email to a friend” (or similar) icon, you may send that particular content or link to others by email, as indicated. You agree not to infringe upon any intellectual property rights or remove or modify related proprietary notices contained in this website or its content. Your license for access and use of the Site and any information, materials or documents (collectively defined as “Content and Materials”) therein are subject to the following additional restrictions and prohibitions on use: You may not (a) copy, print (except for the express limited purpose permitted by Section 4 above), republish, display, distribute, transmit, sell, rent, lease, loan or otherwise make available in any form or by any means all or any portion of the Site or any Content and Materials retrieved therefrom; (b) use the Site or any materials obtained from the Site to develop, of as a component of, any information, storage and retrieval system, database, information base, or similar resource (in any media now existing or hereafter developed), that is offered for commercial distribution of any kind, including through sale, license, lease, rental, subscription, or any other commercial distribution mechanism; (c) create compilations or derivative works of any Content and Materials from the Site; (d) use any Content and Materials from the Site in any manner that may infringe any copyright, intellectual property right, proprietary right, or property right of us or any third parties; (e) remove, change or obscure any copyright notice or other proprietary notice or terms of use contained in the Site; (f) make any portion of the Site available through any timesharing system, service bureau, the Internet or any other technology now existing or developed in the future; (g) remove, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any Site software or use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the Site architecture; (h) use any automatic or manual process to harvest information from the Site; (i) use the Site for the purpose of gathering information for or transmitting (1) unsolicited commercial email; (2) email that makes use of headers, invalid or nonexistent domain names, or other means of deceptive addressing; and (3) unsolicited telephone calls or facsimile transmissions; (j) use the Site in a manner that violates any state or federal law regulating email, facsimile transmissions or telephone solicitations; and (k) export or re-export the Site or any portion thereof, or any software available on or through the Site, in violation of the export control laws or regulations of the United States.

6. Registration.

Certain sections of, or offerings from, the Site may require you to register. If registration is requested, you agree to provide us with accurate, complete registration information. Your registration must be done using your real name and accurate information. Each registration is for your personal use only and not on behalf of any other person or entity. We do not permit (a) any other person using the registered sections under your name; or (b) access through a single name being made available to multiple users on a network. You are responsible for preventing such unauthorized use. If we require a password and registration details, the details you provide must be correct, current and complete. If we believe that the details are not correct, current and complete, we have the right to refuse you access to the website, or any of its resources, and to terminate or suspend your account, if any. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password(s) you are given to access this website or any portion hereof, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password(s). You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password(s). We reserve the absolute right not to issue a password to any person or entity.

7. Technological Problems and Their Impact.

VCS is not liable for any technological problems and any impact that they may have. All or any portion of the Site may not be available and may not function properly at any time. We make reasonable efforts to avoid technological problems, but at any time the Site may have and may cause technological problems such as viruses and other damaging computer programming routines or engines. We take reasonable security precautions when using the Internet, telephone or other means to transport data or other communications, but we disclaim liability for any interception of data or communications. We make reasonable efforts to ensure that the Site is secure but we do not guarantee the security of the Site. We are not liable for any damage or injury caused by the performance or failure of performance of all or any portion of the Site. We are not liable for any defects, delays or errors in or resulting from your use of the Site. We do not represent or warrant that the Site will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected. We do not represent or warrant that the information available on or through the Site will be correct, accurate, timely or otherwise reliable. We may make changes to the features, functionality or content of the Site at any time. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to edit or delete any documents, information or other content appearing on the Site.

8. Third Party Content.

Third party content may appear on the Site or may be accessible via links from the Site. VCS has no obligation to monitor, control or restrict the use of this website (including the network) or third party websites accessible via links on this website. These third party sites are not under our control, and you acknowledge that (whether or not such sites are affiliated in any way with VCS) VCS is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency or any other aspect of the content of such sites. The inclusion of such a link does not imply endorsement of any site by VCS or any association with its operators. Moreover, we have no obligation to verify any user content submitted by a user or to provide any registration or other information to you concerning any Content and Materials.

9. Unlawful Activity.

We reserve the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of this Agreement and to take any action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profile, email addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information.

10. Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, third party suppliers of information and documents, attorneys, advertisers, product and service providers, and affiliates (collectively, “Affiliated Parties”) harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, related to your arising in connection with your use of this website, online conduct, breach of this Agreement, or dealings or transactions with other persons resulting from use of this website.

11. Nontransferable.

Your right to use the Site is not transferable or assignable. Any password or right given to you to obtain information is not transferable or assignable.

12. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitations on Liability.

THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND DOCUMENTS FROM OR THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” WITH “ALL FAULTS”, AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE DISCLAIMED (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE DISCLAIMER OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. WE AND OUR AFFILIATED PARTIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR YOUR USE OF ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICE, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 13(b). IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT AS A LIMITATION THEREOF, WE AND OUR AFFILIATED PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED. THE NEGATION AND LIMITATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN US AND YOU. THIS SITE AND THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION PRESENTED WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US THROUGH THE SITE OR OTHERWISE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.

13. Limitation on Remedies.

(A) WE AND ANY AFFILIATED PARTY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING IN ANY WAY FROM (A) ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM THE SITE OR ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OBTAINABLE THEREFROM, (B) THE UNAVAILABILITY OR INTERRUPTION OF THE SITE OR ANY FEATURES THEREOF, (C) YOUR USE OF THE SITE, (D) THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE SITE, OR (E) ANY DELAY OR FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE BEYOND THE CONTROL OF A COVERED PARTY.

(b) IN ANY EVENT, IF ANY OF THE ABOVE PROVISIONS IN THIS SECTION AND SECTION 12 ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE IN AN APPLICABLE JURISDICTION, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF VCS WILL BE LIMITED TO, IN THE SOLE DISCRETION OF VCS, EITHER THE (1) CORRECTION OR DELETION OF ANY INACCURATE CONTENT OR LINK, OR (2) $100 AND THAT CHOSEN REMEDY SHALL BE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES WHICH YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST US AND ANY AFFILIATED PARTY.

14. Use of Information.

We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to the use and assignment of all information regarding Site uses by you and all information provided by you in any manner consistent with our Privacy Policy. All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information communicated by you to us (collectively, a “Submission”) will forever be our property. We will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential, and will not be liable for any ideas (including without limitation, product, service or advertising ideas) and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in our future products, services or operations. Without limitation, we will have exclusive ownership of all present and future existing rights to the Submission of every kind and nature everywhere. We will be entitled to use the Submission for any commercial or other purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other person sending the Submission. You acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever material you submit, and you, not us, have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.

15. Securities Laws.

The Site may include statements concerning our operations, prospects, strategies, financial condition, future economic performance and demand for our products or services, as well as our intentions, plans and objectives (particularly with respect to product and service offerings), that are forward-looking statements. These statements are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates which are subject to significant uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. When used on our Site, words like “anticipates,” “expects,” “believes,” “estimates,” “seeks,” “plans,” “intends,” “will” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements designed to fall within securities law safe harbors for forward-looking statements. The Site and the information contained herein does not constitute an offer or a solicitation of an offer for sale of any securities. None of the information contained herein is intended to be, and shall not be deemed to be, incorporated into any of our securities-related filings or documents.

16. Copyrights and Copyright Agents. 

We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent the following information required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512:

- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

- A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;

- Your address, telephone number, and email address;

- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Our Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Site can be reached by directing an e-mail to the Copyright Agent at

Copyright Agent
Village Community School
272 West Tenth Street
New York, NY 10014
Email: copyright@vcs-nyc.org.

17. Legal Compliance.

You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Site and the Content and Materials provided therein.

17. Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction

By visiting or using the Website, you agree that the laws of the State of New York, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern this Agreement and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and VCS or any of our affiliates. With respect to any disputes or claims, you agree not to commence or prosecute any action in connection therewith other than in the state and federal courts of New York, and you hereby consent to, and waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens with respect to, venue and jurisdiction in the state and federal courts of New York.

Village Community School

272-278 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014
212.691.5146

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