Northern Rift Inc Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Northern Rift Inc Terms of Service

By using the NorthernRift.com web site ("Service"), or any services of Northern Rift Inc ("Northern Rift"), you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Service"). IF YOU ARE ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH ENTITY, ITS AFFILIATES AND ALL USERS WHO ACCESS OUR SERVICES THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, IN WHICH CASE THE TERMS "YOU" OR "YOUR" SHALL REFER TO SUCH ENTITY, ITS AFFILIATES AND USERS ASSOCIATED WITH IT. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY, OR IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MUST NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT AND MAY NOT USE THE SERVICES.

If Northern Rift makes material changes to these Terms, we will notify you by email or by posting a notice on our site when the changes become effective. Any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new tools and resources, shall be subject to the Terms of Service. Continued use of the Service after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.

Violation of any of the terms below will result in the termination of your Account. While Northern Rift prohibits such conduct and Content on the Service, you understand and agree that Northern Rift cannot be responsible for the Content posted on the Service and you nonetheless may be exposed to such materials. You agree to use the Service at your own risk.

Account Terms
  1. You must be 13 years or older to use this Service.
  2. You must be a human. Accounts registered by "bots" or other automated methods are not permitted.
  3. You must provide a valid email address, and any other information requested by Northern Rift in order to complete the registration process. In certain instances Northern Rift may have to create and allocate account names or alias to you to ensure individual user identity, to avoid multiple ?user names?.
  4. Your login may only be used by one person - a single login shared by multiple people is not permitted.
  5. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. Northern Rift cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.
  6. You are responsible for all Content posted and activity that occurs under your account (even when Content is posted by others who may have posted on behalf of you).
  7. You may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright or trademark laws).

Cancellation and Termination

  1. Northern Rift, in its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service, or any other Northern Rift service, for any reason at any time. Such termination of the Service will result in the deactivation or deletion of your Account or your access to your Account, and the forfeiture and relinquishment of all Content in your Account. Northern Rift reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.

Modifications to the Service

  1. Northern Rift reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice.
  2. Northern Rift shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

Copyright and Content Ownership

  1. We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the Service. Your profile and materials uploaded remain yours. However, by setting your pages to be viewed publicly, you agree to allow others to view your Content. By setting your postings (ideas, content, ideas, images and thoughts) to be viewed publicly, you agree to allow others to view your work, post contributions to it, vote on it and share it with others. You also acknowledge and accept all risk that people use & manipulate it for their own use with no attribution, or rights assigned to you by them.
  2. You understand and acknowledge that Northern Rift does not provide, nor claim to provide, any form of Intellectual Property protection, assignment of rights to content uploaded, shared or collaborated upon.
  3. Northern Rift does not pre-screen Content, but Northern Rift and its designee have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content that is available via the Service.
  4. You shall defend Northern Rift against any claim, demand, suit or proceeding made or brought against Northern Rift by a third-party alleging that Your Content, or Your use of the Service in violation of this Agreement, infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property rights of a third-party or violates applicable law, and shall indemnify Northern Rift for any damages finally awarded against, and for reasonable attorney?s fees incurred by, Northern Rift in connection with any such claim, demand, suit or proceeding; provided, that Northern Rift (a) promptly gives You written notice of the claim, demand, suit or proceeding; (b) gives You sole control of the defense and settlement of the claim, demand, suit or proceeding (provided that You may not settle any claim, demand, suit or proceeding unless the settlement unconditionally releases Northern Rift of all liability); and (c) provides to You all reasonable assistance, at Your expense.
  5. The look and feel of the Service is copyright ?2014 Northern Rift Inc. All rights reserved. You may not duplicate, copy, or reuse any portion of the HTML/CSS, Javascript, or visual design elements or concepts without express written permission from Northern Rift.

General Conditions

  1. Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.
  2. Support for Northern Rift services is only available in English, via email.
  3. You understand that Northern Rift uses third-party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Service.
  4. You must not modify, adapt or hack the Service or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Service, Northern Rift, or any other Northern Rift service.
  5. You may use the Northern Rift service solely as permitted and intended to host, share and collaborate upon you or your organizations content, ideas, pages, personal pages, and for no other purpose. You may not use Northern Rift Pages in violation of Northern Rift's trademark or other rights or in violation of applicable law.
  6. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service without the express written permission by Northern Rift.
  7. We may, but have no obligation to, remove Content and Accounts containing Content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party's intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
  8. Verbal, physical, written or other abuse (including threats of abuse or retribution) of any Northern Rift user, client, employee, member, or officer will result in immediate account termination and where necessary, further action may be pursued to the extent of the law.
  9. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your content, may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
  10. You must not upload, post, host, or transmit unsolicited email, SMS, or "spam" messages.
  11. You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
  12. If your bandwidth usage significantly exceeds the average bandwidth usage (as determined solely by Northern Rift) of other Northern Rift customers, we reserve the right to immediately disable your account or throttle your file hosting until you can reduce your bandwidth consumption.
  13. Northern Rift does not warrant that (i) the service will meet your specific requirements, (ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the Service will be corrected.
  14. You expressly understand and agree that Northern Rift shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if Northern Rift has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third-party on the service; (v) or any other matter relating to the service.
  15. The failure of Northern Rift to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and Northern Rift and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Northern Rift (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). You agree that these Terms of Service and your use of the Service are governed under Delaware, USA law.

NorthernRift Inc Privacy Policy

General Information

We collect the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, aggregate information on what pages and content users access or visit, meta-data & analytics on content, system use and information volunteered by the user (such as survey information and/or site registrations). The information we collect and aggregate is used to improve the content of our web pages, develop new features & services, improve the quality of our service for our users and clients. When we have your permission, or when required, we may share your informantion under the following circumstances:

  • It is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.
  • We transfer information about you if NorthernRift is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, NorthernRift will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Information Gathering and Usage

  • When you register for NorthernRift we ask for information such as your name, email address, and from time to time, we may ask for additional profile information.
  • NorthernRift uses collected information for the following general purposes: products and services provision, identification and authentication, services improvement, contact, and research.

Cookies

  • A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.
  • Cookies are required to use the NorthernRift service.
  • We use cookies to record current session information, but do not use permanent cookies. You are required to re-login to your NorthernRift account after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents.

Data Storage

NorthernRift uses third-party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run NorthernRift. Although NorthernRift owns the code, databases, and all rights to the NorthernRift application, you retain all rights to your data.

Disclosure

NorthernRift may disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with subpoenas or when your actions violate the Terms of Service.

Changes

NorthernRift may periodically update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your NorthernRift primary account holder account or by placing a prominent notice on our site. Typically this will require you to ?accept? the new Terms and Conditions before proceeding to regain access to the service.

Education Terms / Educational Use (addendum)

  • The School Education components of the site are intended for use by individuals age 11 or older.
  • Your personal profile and personal materials uploaded remain yours. You retain all rights to your data.
  • Where we Northern Rift has agreements with the school districts, and where school districts explicitly provide pupil records to Northern Rift, these data elements remain the property of and control of the respective school district.
  • Some personally identifiable information (PII), such as emails and school access code (that connects the student and a specific school and or teacher) volunteered by the user, is collected to allow use of the site to improve the content of our web pages, develop new features & services, and improve the quality of our service for our users and clients.
  • If third-party party software or service providers are occasionally used in optimizing and improving the Northern Rift service, such parties are bound by Northern Rift privacy agreements, and when this is not possible, only aggregated or anonymized information is passed onto the third-party party.
  • Parents may review PII and correct information by logging into their child(ren)’s account or by contacting Northern Rift customer service.
  • Northern Rift uses third-party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Service. Third party use other than specified in the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy is prohibited for educational use. No third-party has the technical access, nor legal approval to engage in targeted advertising on Northern Rift to students.
  • In the event of a data breach involving educational use, Northern Rift will notify participating local educational agencies (LEAs) or relevant authorities accordance with state law (in California -AB 1584).
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