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DCS Terms of Use

TERMS OF USE

AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND DeSoto County School District

The DeSoto County School District Web Site is comprised of various Web pages operated by DeSoto County School District.

The DeSoto County School District Web Site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the DeSoto County School District Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

DeSoto County School District reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the DeSoto County School District Web Site is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the DeSoto County School District Web Site.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The DeSoto County School District Web Site may contain links to other Web Sites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of DeSoto County School District and DeSoto County School District is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked

Site. DeSoto County School District is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. DeSoto County School District is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by DeSoto County School District of the site or any association with its operators.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the DeSoto County School District Web Site, you warrant to DeSoto County School District that you will not use the DeSoto County School District Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the DeSoto County School District Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the DeSoto County School District Web Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the DeSoto County School District Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the DeSoto County School District Web Sites.

Privacy and Censorship

The district and school reserves the right to capture, store and review all internet browsing and emails across its networks.

Users should expect no privacy in the contents of their personal files or record of Web research and other activities on the DeSoto County Schools' Internet and Network. Routine maintenance and monitoring of DeSoto County Public Schools' Internet and Network may lead to discovery that one has violated this policy or the law. An individual search will be conducted if there is reasonable suspicion that one has violated this policy or the law.

INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE OR THREATENING MESSAGES:

Restrictions against Inappropriate Language apply to public messages (teacher-student, student- teacher), private messages, and material posted on Web pages.

1. Students will not use obscene, profane, lewd, vulgar, rude, inflammatory, threatening, or disrespectful language.

2. Students will not post information that could cause damage or a danger of disruption.

3. Students will not engage in personal attacks, including prejudicial or discriminatory attacks.

4. Students will not harass another person. Harassment is persistently acting in a manner that distresses or annoys another person. If a student is told by a person to stop sending the messages, they must stop.

5. Students will not personally attack an employee of DeSoto County Schools, another student of DeSoto County Schools, or staff of DeSoto County Schools. DeSoto County Schools has the right to investigate fully and to the greatest extent any instance of harrassment by the use of the DeSoto County Schools website, e-mail services, etc.

Due Process

The school and/or district will cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation related to any illegal activities conducted through the school system.

The principal has the authority to actively investigate any and all violent threats of a sensitive nature towards an employee, staff, or student of DeSoto County Schools. In the case of threatening e-mails, DeSoto County Schools will file an informal report detailing the date, time, ip address, teacher name, teacher e-mail, area/host name information, computer information, and any other information that is required by law enforcement to actively investigate the communication.

In the event that a question arises about the validity of an electronic communication between student/teacher/employee, the principal reserves the right to question the student with law enforcement present. DeSoto County Schools will keep a pro-active stance on school safety by pursuing any and all leads in this direction.

DeSoto County Schools has the right to place reasonable restrictions on the material accessed or posted through the system. Students are expected to follow the rules set forth in the Student Code of Conduct and the law in the use of the Internet and network resources.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The DeSoto County School District Web Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

   Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

   Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.

   Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.

   Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.

   Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such

  Communication Service specifically allows such messages.

   Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.

   Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.

   Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.

   Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.

   Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular

Communication Service.

   Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.

   Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

DeSoto County School District has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, DeSoto County School District reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. DeSoto County School District reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

DeSoto County School District reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in DeSoto County School District's sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. DeSoto County School District does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, DeSoto County School District specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized DeSoto County School District spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of DeSoto County School District.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO DeSoto County School District OR POSTED AT ANY DeSoto County School District WEB SITE

DeSoto County School District does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to DeSoto County School District (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any DeSoto County School District Web Site or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting DeSoto County School District, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. DeSoto County School District is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in DeSoto County School District's sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DeSoto County School District WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. DeSoto County School District AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE DeSoto County School District WEB SITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE DeSoto County School District WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.

DeSoto County School District AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE DeSoto County School District WEB SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. DeSoto County School District AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL DeSoto County School District AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE DeSoto County School District WEB SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE DeSoto County School District WEB SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE DeSoto County School District WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE DeSoto County School District WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF DeSoto County School District OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE DeSoto County School District WEB SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE DeSoto County School District WEB SITE.

SERVICE CONTACT : dcs_webmaster@dcsms.org.

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