Bedford, Freeman & Worth High School Publishers
Last Updated: June 2019
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IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THIS AGREEMENT WITH YOUR PARENTS OR GUARDIAN.
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Purposes of Our Sites
Personal Registration for Subscription Services
Certain of our websites, and portions of other of our websites, permit you to browse, access and use content, features and/or functionality without registration. You are required to register, however, in order to access our subscription services and certain of our other Digital Media Products (“Subscription Services”). The first time you sign in to a Subscription Services account, you will be prompted to register. Once registered, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and remain responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account with or without your knowledge. If you knowingly provide your login and password information to another person, or permit another person to pose as you, your account privileges may be suspended or terminated. You may not transfer your account to another party. If you transfer or attempt to transfer your rights to another person, the rights granted hereunder will automatically terminate. You agree to immediately notify BFW High School Publishers of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. BFW High School Publishers will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.
Registration and access to certain Subscription Services is without charge if you are a college or high school instructor and have received a complimentary account for such Subscription Service from a BFW High School Publishers Representative. Your access to the Subscription Service will continue in effect for the academic semester for which you adopted it (unless sooner terminated pursuant to this Agreement) and is thereafter terminable at will, but may be extended in BFW High School Publishers ’discretion.
If you are a student or other user, you are generally required to purchase access to the Subscription Service for the purchase price and for the duration set forth on the purchase page for the Subscription Service, or alternatively, to purchase an access card for the Subscription Service (in which case the purchase price and duration of access will be set forth on the access card) and validate your account on this site with the activation code printed inside the access card. We may also provide certain free Subscription Services to students, some of which require registration, and some of which may not.
Upon expiration or termination of your account, (i) you will have no further rights in or access to this site (including any User Content you may have uploaded to the site), (ii) BFW High School Publishers may delete any User Content (as defined below) you have submitted, and (iii) BFW High School Publishers will have no further rights in any User Content, except that we may continue to store back-up copies of User Content.
Information and Functionality on the Site
The material that appears on this site is for informational purposes only. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk. This site may contain information provided by other users of the site. BFW High School Publishers will not verify the accuracy of any information submitted by users, and the opinions and views expressed by users are not those of BFW High School Publishers and are not endorsed by us. BFW High School Publishers does not make any representation or warranty regarding rights in materials submitted by users. In the course of using this site, users may provide information about themselves to other users. You understand that BFW High School Publishers does not guarantee the identity of any other user with whom you may interact, or the authenticity of any information the user may provide about him/herself.
Use of Materials Accessed for Purchased From This Site
This site and its contents, including but not limited to any Subscription Service available through the site (if applicable, and all other tools, software, files, graphics and data (the “Materials”) are the property of and owned by BFW High School Publishers or its licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws of the United States and other countries. BFW High School Publishers grants you a personal, revocable, non-exclusive and non-transferable right to access and display the Materials your own personal, non-commercial use; in the case of Subscription Services, such license is limited to the period of your subscription; in the case of resources provided to instructors (including Assessment Materials as defined below), such license is restricted to individuals who are instructors who have registered and remain authorized as such by BFW High School Publishers (“Authorized Instructors”) and individuals assisting instructors and under their direction (“Instructor Assistants”). . You may not access this site through a single account on more than one computer or computer system concurrently. Multiple use configurations and network distribution of this site or any content or features on the site are expressly prohibited. You may not modify or delete any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice that appears on any Materials on this site. Reproduction of the entirety of the contents of any ebook or course available through this site (if applicable) is expressly prohibited. If the functionality of the site permits, you may also create and save bookmarks, highlights and annotations to content on the site. BFW High School Publishers does not purport to grant any rights to materials appearing on this site that are not copyrighted in the name of BFW High School Publishers or one of its divisions, including material submitted by any user of the site, and does not make any representation or warranty of any kind concerning rights in such materials.
Assessment Materials. The following additional provisions apply with respect to materials consisting of test banks, questions and answers, quizzes, homework assignments, and other similar materials, whether provided to you through our website or through other means, such as catalog page, educational product, e-mail, CD, print or otherwise, and whether provided to you directly by us or through a third-party platform or distributor (“Assessment Materials”). BFW High School Publishers hereby grants Authorized Instructors a personal, revocable, non-exclusive and non-transferable right to use Assessment Materials for non-commercial use solely for the limited purpose of assessing the learning of students enrolled in a class for which the particular edition or version of the textbook or Digital Media Product(s) to which these Assessment Materials relate has been adopted and is in use (the “Adopted Work”), subject to the following limitations: (i) you will not make the Assessment Materials publicly available nor available in any format to anyone other than such students or to your Instructor Assistants, and (ii) you will not post or upload the Assessment Materials, or links thereto, to any website, online location or platform, including without limitation intranets, bulletin boards, content aggregators, instructor and student communities and chat rooms, homework sites, study sites, or social media sites, or otherwise distribute or use the Assessment Materials in digital format, except that you may post the necessary portions of the Assessment Materials to secure, password protected platforms authorized by BFW High School Publishers with access limited to such students. In addition, BFW High School Publishers hereby grants Authorized Instructors a personal, revocable, non-exclusive and non-transferable right to access and display Assessment Materials for non-commercial use solely for the limited purpose of evaluating whether or not to adopt and use the particular edition of version of the textbook or Digital Media Product(s) to which these Assessment Materials relate; this grant for evaluation purposes does not include, and explicitly excludes: the right to use the Assessment Materials for the purpose of assessing the learning of students; the right to copy, print, modify, or make derivative works of the Assessment Materials; and/or the right to distribute, transmit, perform, broadcast, publish, or make available the Assessment Materials to anyone, including without limitation students.
Other Instructor Resources. The following additional provisions apply with respect to materials provided to instructors or for use by instructors other than Assessment Materials such as lecture slides (“Lecture Slides”), instructor resource manuals, activities designated or clearly intended for classroom or homework use (“Activities”) and/or image slides/galleries containing photos, figures and/or tables (“Image Galleries”), whether provided to you through our website or through other means, such as catalog page, educational product, e-mail, CD, zip files, print or otherwise, and whether provided to you directly by us or through a third-party platform or distributor ( collectively, “Instructor Resources”). BFW High School Publishers hereby grants Authorized Instructors a personal, revocable, non-exclusive and non-transferable right to use Instructor Resources for non-commercial use solely for the limited purpose of instructing students enrolled in a class for which the Adopted Work to which these Instructor Resources relate has been adopted and is in use, including the right to modify the Lecture Slides and Activities, and to use the original or modified Lecture Slides and Activities for instructing such students, subject to the following limitations: (i) Image Galleries may only be used by Authorized Instructors for the limited purpose of modifying Lecture Slides or Activities, (ii) you will not make the Instructor Resources publicly available nor available in any format to anyone other than such students or to your Instructor Assistants , and (ii) you will not post or upload the Instructor Resources, or links thereto, to any website, online location or platform, including without limitation intranets, bulletin boards, content aggregators, instructor and student communities and chat rooms, homework sites, study sites, or social media sites, or otherwise distribute or use the Instructor Resources in digital format, but you may post the necessary portions of the Instructor Resources, including the original or modified Lecture Slides and original or modified Activities but excluding the Image Galleries to secure, password protected platforms authorized by BFW High School Publishers with access limited to such students. In addition, BFW High School Publishers hereby grants Authorized Instructors a personal, revocable, non-exclusive and non-transferable right to access and display the Instructor Resources for non-commercial use solely for the limited purpose of evaluating whether or not to adopt and use the particular edition of version of the textbook or Digital Media Product(s) to which these Instructor Resources relate; this grant for evaluation purposes does not include, and explicitly excludes: the right to use the Instructor Resources for the purpose of instructing students; the right to copy, print, modify, or make derivative works of the Instructor Resources; and/or the right to distribute, transmit, perform, broadcast, publish, or make available the Instructor Resources to anyone, including without limitation students.
E-books. We reserve the right to limit the number of devices onto which an e-book may be downloaded. You will be entitled to download the e-book during the term that applies to the license you purchased.
For information on where to request permission to reproduce or distribute materials copyrighted in the name of any division of BFW High School Publishers, e-mail copyrightagent@Macmillanusa.com. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials accessed through this site which ARE NOT copyrighted in the name of a division of BFW High School Publishers (including most items within the Image Galleries) must be addressed directly to the copyright holder; we will not respond to such requests.
No Framing. Without the prior written permission of BFW High School Publishers, you may not frame or establish inline links to any Subscription Services or Materials which require registration to access, nor may you incorporate into another website or other product or service any intellectual property of BFW High School Publishers or any of its licensors. Use of manual or automated devices or other processes to “crawl” or “spider” any part of this site is strictly prohibited. Requests for permission to frame, or to establish inline links to, or otherwise incorporate our online content may be sent to: WebStaff, BFW High School Publishers , One New York Plaza, New York, NY 10004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Material You Submit
You acknowledge that you are responsible for any submission you make, including the legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright of any such material. BFW High School Publishers does not assure the confidentiality of any submission you make. You may not upload to, distribute or otherwise publish through this site any content that violates any of the Usage Rules, below.
If you are an instructor or student submitting materials for use in connection with a course, you grant BFW High School Publishers and its affiliates the right to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such materials in connection with the course on this site or any successor site.Whenever you submit materials through this site, you also grant each user of the site a nonexclusive license to access any materials you submit through the site (including content and annotations) in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and to use, reproduce, publish, distribute, display and perform such materials, in accordance with the grant of rights to users set forth above in the section entitled Use of the Materials From This Site. You grant BFW High School Publishers and its affiliates the right to use the name or e-mail address you submit in connection with such content, if they so choose.
With respect to any materials you submit through this site (“User Content”):
- You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for any royalties or other payments due for use of the User Content;
- You acknowledge that if in our opinion the User Content raises any legal risks, we have the right to exclude such User Content from the site without any prior notice to you.
In connection with your use of this site including any Digital Media Product, you agree:
- Not to submit or create any link to material that infringes the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or privacy, or any other proprietary or personal right of any third party; and not to submit or create a link to any material that is subject to any such right(s) unless you are the owner of such right(s), or have first obtained from the owner of such right(s) all necessary rights and permissions to grant the rights in such materials you grant under the section entitled “Material You Submit”, above;
- Not to submit or create any link to material that is unlawful, defamatory, abusive, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent, threatening, discriminatory, or otherwise objectionable;
- Not to make any personal attack on any person, firm or company;
- Not to submit or create any link to material, or otherwise use this site for any purpose, that constitutes or encourages a criminal offense, including but not limited to conspiring to violate laws;
- Not to misrepresent your identity, or impersonate any party, including but not limited to misrepresenting your current or previous positions, qualifications, or affiliations;
- Not to submit any material that you do not have the legal right to disclose;
- Not to submit or create any link to any material that is intentionally false or misleading, or is potentially damaging or harmful;
- Not to advertise or engage in any form of marketing on this site or use user information obtained through this site for marketing or other commercial purposes, or use this site to post or transmit “spam”, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation;
- Not to submit or create any link to any material that contains software viruses or any other malicious computer code or programs that might damage, destroy or interfere with the proper functioning of any software, hardware or systems;
- Not to stalk or harass anyone;
- Not to take any action that interferes with the proper working of, or places an unreasonable burden on, the infrastructure of this site, or that would damage, compromise the security of, or disrupt this site or any connected network;
- Not to use this site to collect personal information about individuals;
- Not to post or make available private information of any third party;
- Not to use this site as a forwarding service to another website;
You also agree that we may de-identify and use your site/product/service usage data consistent with our Privacy Notice.
Trademarks and Copyrights
This site features trademarks, service marks and logos that are the property of BFW High School Publishers and its affiliates or licensors. The site also may include trademarks, service marks or logos of other third parties. All of these trademarks, service marks and logos are the property of their respective owners, and you agree not to use them in any manner without the prior written permission of the applicable owner. This site and all of its contents including but not limited to text, design, graphics, interfaces and code, and the selection and arrangement thereof, is protected under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries.
Intellectual Property Rights of Others
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and we request that our visitors do the same. If you think your work has been copied in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify our copyright agent, who can be reached at:Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC c/o Macmillan
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Attention: General Counsel e-mail: Copyrightagent@macmillanusa.com
Please include all of the following in your notification:
- A physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright that is allegedly infringed;
- a description of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material you claim is infringing is located on the site;
- your address, telephone number, email address and all other information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you;
- 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 behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Monitoring and Termination; Repeat Infringers
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IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS, THE LAW MAY NOT PERMIT THE DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER BFW HIGH SCHOOL PUBLISHERS NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES OR THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS RELATING TO OR RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER SITE YOU ACCESS THROUGH A LINK FROM THIS SITE OR FROM ANY ACTIONS WE TAKE OR FAIL TO TAKE AS A RESULT OF EMAIL MESSAGES YOU SEND US. THESE INCLUDE DAMAGES FOR ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, DELAYS, COMPUTER VIRUSES, YOUR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO AND ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS AND DATA, AND OTHER TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE LOSSES.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BFW HIGH SCHOOL PUBLISHERS OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN THE AMOUNT IT RECEIVED FOR YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TO THIS SITE. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE CLAIMED UNDER THE TERMS OF A CONTRACT, AS THE RESULT OF NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE ARISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR PERFORMANCE OF THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE, AND EVEN IF WE OR OUR REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN NEGLIGENT OR HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, ALL OR A PORTION OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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