Terms of Use

Terms and Conditions for Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com

If you disagree with any of the below terms of use, do not use this site.

TRADEMARKS, COPYRIGHTS AND RESTRICTIONS TM & COPYRIGHT 1996 – 2014 BY HOMESCHOOLING ON A SHOESTRING.COM AND JODI ROBERTSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. All materials on this site, including, but not limited to images, illustrations, audio clips, and video clips (collectively the “Material”) is protected by copyrights owned or controlled by Jodi Robertson, Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com, (hereinafter known as “Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com”) or affiliates. UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, DOWNLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING OR DUPLICATING OF ANY OF THE MATERIAL IS PROHIBITED, except where specifically indicated. Your use of this site constitutes your agreement to abide by these Terms of Use. Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com and its affiliated companies, as well as its agents and assignees, as applicable, reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update these Terms of Use at any time and by any use subsequent to any such modification, alteration or otherwise, you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates. You agree to review these Terms of Use on a periodic basis. Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com hereby grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable and non-transferable license to use and display, for home, noncommercial and personal use only, one copy of any Material and/or software that you may download from this site, including, but not limited to, any files, codes, audio or images incorporated in or generated by the software (collectively the “Downloaded Material”) provided, however, that you must maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such Downloaded Material. You acknowledge and agree that you may not sub-license, assign or otherwise transfer this license or the Downloaded Material and that no title to the Downloaded Material has been or will be transferred to you from Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com or anyone else. You also agree that you will not alter, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise modify the Downloaded Material.

Submissions Policy
Although we welcome your comments about this site, Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com is not obligated to review or act on any such submissions. Also, while we appreciate your comments, Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com cannot make any guarantee that it will respond to your message. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you do send us a submission, whether requested or not (collectively the “Submissions”), such Submission shall immediately become Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com’s property. Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com may use any such Submissions as it deems fit, but shall have no obligation to use any of them. You agree not to assert any proprietary right of any kind in the Submissions (including, but not limited to copyright or trademark) and you waive the right to receive any financial or other consideration in connection with such Submission including, but not limited to, credit. You agree that any Submissions may be used, edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com without any notice to you. In addition, you agree to waive any and all moral rights in such Submissions. Co-branders are responsible for the content of their sites.

Linked Sites
Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com, may be, but is not necessarily affiliated with sites which are linked to or from this site and in either case is not responsible for their content (“Linked Sites”). Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com does its best to verify every link is appropriate and working, however due to the very nature of the internet, Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com cannot guarantee validity and appropriateness. If you as a site visitor find an inappropriate link, please email the webmaster the information and it will be acted upon as soon as possible. The Linked Sites are for your convenience only and you access them at your own risk. Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com assumes no liability for the services of the businesses listed.

Disclaimers and Limitations on Liability
Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com is not responsible or liable for any infections or contamination of your system or delays, inaccuracies, errors, or omissions arising out of your use of this site or with respect to the Material contained on this site. This site and all Materials contained on it are distributed and transmitted “as is” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality, accuracy, adequacy, completeness, correctness and validity of any material rests with you. Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages that may result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials contained on this site whether the material is provided or otherwise supplied by Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com or anyone else. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com’s total liability to you for any and all claims, damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract or tort or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site.

Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com has made every effort to provide site visitors with essays and links that are of the highest moral character, professionalism and quality. However, Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com encourages all parents to exercise discretion in determining products, services or information to purchase or secure. If you as a site visitor find an inappropriate link, please email the webmaster the information and it will be acted upon as soon as possible. Indeed, any reliance you place on information, products or services secured from these organizations or individuals is solely your responsibility. Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, reliability, usefulness, or currency of the products or services you purchase or secure. Additionally, Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of any product, service, or information provided by any outside essayist or link offered through any Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com sponsored page.

Rules for Bulletin Boards and Chat Rooms and other Interactive Areas

Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com is not responsible for any material posted on the Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms, or other forums conducted on this site (“Forums”). You shall not upload, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish through such Forums any content which: a) libels, defames, or is obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening; b) infringes any intellectual property right of any entity or person, including, but not limited to violating anyone’s copyrights or trademarks; c) violates any law; d) advocates illegal activity; e) advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services; You agree to indemnify and hold Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com harmless for any and all claims, damages, losses, and causes of action arising out of your publication, replication or transmittal of Non-Approved Material or your failure to comply with these Terms of Use. While Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com does not and cannot review every message posted by users in the Forums and is not responsible for the content of these messages, Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com reserves the right to delete, move, or edit messages that it, in its sole subjective discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of any copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable. To protect your safety, please use your best judgment when using these forums. We particularly encourage caution when divulging personal phone numbers and addresses or other information that can be used to identify or locate you. If you make such disclosures, you do so fully understanding the consequences of such disclosures and with a knowing consent that such information could be used to identify you. Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com reserves the right to delete, move or edit any communications at any time, for any reason or in its discretion, but has no obligation to review or remove any such content.

Other
This site is controlled and operated by Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com from its offices in the State of Michigan, United States of America. Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com makes no representations that materials in this site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with any and all local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. No software from this site may be downloaded, exported or re-exported into (or to a national or resident of) any countries that are subject to U.S. export restrictions. This agreement shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan, as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such State. Any action you bring to enforce this agreement or any matters related to this site shall be brought in either the State or Federal Courts located in Oakland County, Michigan. If any provision of this agreement is void or unenforceable in whole or in part, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby.

Privacy Policy
All personal information collected on this Website by Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com and/or its affiliated companies will be utilized primarily for internal purposes and/or to enhance visitor enjoyment and experience. Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com may also use email addresses or other personally identifiable information to contact visitors who directly communicate with Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com. For example, to notify visitors that they have won a game/contest, to provide a requested newsletter, or respond to visitors questions. Any such contact by Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com is deemed by you to be at your request and with your permission, and shall be deemed by the parties, respectively, to be in compliance with any and all anti-spamming laws that now exist or, shall hereafter be enacted. In some instances, where specified, personal information submitted by visitors may be used for marketing and promotional purposes relating to the Website or other informational properties. Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com currently does not share any personally identifiable information provided by visitors with third parties, unless specified at time of collection. Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com bears no responsibility for any action or policies of any third parties who collect any information visitors may disclose on the bulletin boards, chat areas, other public forums, or other company hosted websites linked within this Website.

Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com runs several Yahoo Groups. In their Privacy Policy http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/details.html they do recommend Family Accounts so adults may supervise the use of the groups by young people.

Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com utilizes Google Analytics to help determine trends and interests of visitors. You may see a sample of the type of data collected here. http://www.google.com/analytics/

Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com utilizes a few reporting services to help determine trends and interests of visitors. Web statistics report produced by: Analog http://www.analog.cx  Report Magic http://www.reportmagic.org/ and sometimes Extreme Tracker http://extremetracking.com/?home. The hit counter has been removed. If you believe that it will tell you how many times the documents have been accessed, you are mistaken. No counter can keep track of accesses from browser caches or proxy caches. Some counters depend on image-loading to increment; such counters ignore accesses from textmode browsers, or browsers with image-loading off, or from users who interrupted the transfer. Some counters even require access to a remote site, which may be down or overloaded, causing a delay in displaying the documents. Most web servers log accesses to documents stored on the server machine. These logs may be processed to gain information about the *relative* number of accesses over an extended period. There is no reason to display this number since there is no reference point to relate this number to. However, if you feel you need to know, at time of removal, the hit counters were approximately: 66547, 13575, 75776, 39250, 125859.

Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com or its affiliates may utilize a “cookie” on this Website. A cookie is a piece of information that is transferred to a visitor’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. If visitors choose to, they have the option to set their browser so that they have the ability to refuse cookies. Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com requests that all visitors to the Website that are under the age of 18 not disclose or provide any personal information on this Website unless they provide written authorization to Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com from their parent or legal guardian.

Some ads are from affiliate services. Though Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com is not responsible for their privacy terms, they may use cookies and web beacons on the site. The advertising partners include and may change at any time:
Amazon
ChristianBook
CurrClick
PaperBack Swap
Ebay
eBay Partner Network
Notebooking Pages.com
OSI RockStars
Easy Auctions Tracker
Commission Junction

While each of these advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their site, an updated and hyperlinked resource is maintained here for some of the advertisers: Privacy Policies http://www.privacypolicyonline.com/privacy-policies
For the other advertisers, please search for the company and look for their policy.

Homeschooling on a Shoestring.com reserves the right to modify, alter or otherwise update this policy at any time so visitors are encouraged to review this policy from time to time.

Updated 2017June08