Updated January 28,2021
CASE NETWORK TERMS OF SERVICE
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1EdTech Consortium hereby grants a User or Registered User (“Licensee”) a worldwide, royalty-free, nontransferable, nonexclusive, nonsublicenseable license to utilize the Global Unique Identifiers (GUIDs) pointing to Academic Standards and other Materials in the CASE Network provided the Licensee preserves and exposes the 1EdTech provided GUIDs in their entirety without charge in any product that utilizes the GUIDs. The GUIDs may not be modified in any way, such as by removing the copyright notice or references to the CASE Network Service.
To become a Registered User, the User must register for a free CASE Network Participant Account on the 1EdTech Website (www.imsglobal.org) The Registered User must provide complete and accurate registration information, including name, organizational affiliation, title within the organization, and full contact information. Providing incomplete or inaccurate registration information voids this license agreement and will exclude certain usage of the CASE Network Service. The Registered User agrees that their personal details and usage of the CASE Network may be shared with CASE Network Issuers. An Issuer is typically a state department of education, school district or other entity that provides standards documents for use by CASE Network users.
The Licensee also agrees that any use of the Academic Standard(s) or other Materials provided by 1EdTech in the CASE Network must be accompanied by the copyright legends provided with full attribution given to 1EdTech and the copyright holder. Any GUIDs and unique Identifiers (the “Required Elements”) must be preserved, maintained and made available to all users in both machine readable and human readable format without charge.
The Licensee has no right to create modifications or derivatives of the GUIDs as granted pursuant to this license. However, if additional requirements are satisfied, the right to create modifications or derivatives is sometimes granted by the 1EdTech to individuals or organizations complying with those requirements. To request permission for other uses contact CASENetwork@imsglobal.org.
THE ACADEMIC STANDARDS(S) AND ACCOMPANYING GUIDS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. IN NO EVENT SHALL 1EdTech Consortium, INC., ITS MEMBERS OR ITS CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, OR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE LEARNING STANDARD OR GUIDS.
The Licensee agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Licensor (and their respective directors, officers, affiliates, agents, successors, employees and assigns) from and against any and all losses, liabilities, definiciencies, costs, damages and expenses (including without limitation, reasonable attorney fees, charges and disbursements ) incurred by the Licensee as a result of Licensee's use of the CASE Network Registry software, system and services or materials therein.
1EdTech ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY TO COMPILE, CONFIRM, UPDATE OR MAKE PUBLIC ANY THIRD PARTY ASSERTIONS OF COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS THAT MIGHT BE INFRINGED BY AN IMPLEMENTATION OR USAGE OF THE LEARNING STANDARD. IF ANY SUCH RIGHTS ARE DESCRIBED ON THE LEARNING STANDARD, 1EdTech TAKES NO POSITION AS TO THE VALIDITY OR INVALIDITY OF SUCH ASSERTIONS, OR THAT ALL SUCH ASSERTIONS THAT HAVE OR MAY BE MADE ARE SO LISTED.
1EdTech may terminate this license for any reason for any Licensee with 180 days written notice. If the License is terminated for any reason, usage of the GUIDS is revoked and the Licensee must cease using the CASE Network and accompanying materials.
Materials Adoption Status
The CASE Network uses the following adoption statuses for designating the accuracy of all materials issued through CASE Network:
Draft. 1EdTech designates materials, i.e., academic standards, frameworks, and other documentation, in CASE Network as “Draft” when the materials have been published and assigned to the appropriate Issuer organization, but the verification process by 1EdTech staff has not been completed.
Verified. 1EdTech designates materials, i.e., academic standards, frameworks, and other documentation, in CASE Network as “Verified” when the materials have been assigned to the appropriate Issuer organization and the review and verification by 1EdTech staff as official materials of that Issuer is complete.
Official. A Registered Issuer designates its organization’s materials, i.e., academic standards, frameworks, and other documentation, in CASE Network as “Official” after the materials have been issued by the Issuer organization and reviewed and verified by Issuer staff as official materials of that Issuer.
Retired. When 1EdTech or Issuer designates materials, i.e., academic standards, frameworks, and other documentation, in CASE Network as “Retired” this means the verified materials are no longer the most current version of the official materials of the Issuer organization.
Deprecated. 1EdTech designates materials, i.e., academic standards, frameworks, and other documentation, in CASE Network as “Deprecated” when the materials are no longer in use.
CASE Network Participant Terms of Service
CASE Network Participant Accounts in 1EdTech are provided free of charge, and available to organizational members. Only organizations may join, individuals are ineligible. CASE Network participation requires that you agree to CASE Network Terms of Service as well as the CASE Network Participant Terms of Service below.
The applicant acknowledges and agrees that, when submitted and accepted by 1EdTech, this application represents a binding contract between the parties and commits the applicant to (i) comply with the CASE Network Terms of Service and (ii) comply with all the terms and conditions of 1EdTech rules and policies, including the Intellectual Property Rights Policy ( http://www.imsglobal.org/ipr/imsipr_policyFinal.pdf), as the Board of Directors and/or committees may from time to time adopt as it relates to 1EdTech particpation and/or membership. Note: Access and Participation do not begin until terms of service are accepted. You may receive an email that your 1EdTech participation renewal is due 60 days prior to your renewal date.
By accepting access to 1EdTech and CASE Network resources, the organization understands that 1EdTech and CASE Network documents and materials are made available for the purposes of the 1EdTech Members and CASE Network Participants only and should not be distributed without the express written consent of 1EdTech. Access to member and/or participant-only materials are provided for the organization's full-time or part-time employees, not subcontractors. Organizations which hire subcontractors that use the 1EdTech work for any commercial purpose other than for the 1EdTech Member organization and/or CASE Network Participant organization exclusively, require the subcontractor to become an 1EdTech member or a CASE Network Participant in order to receive the benefits of the CASE Network and access to 1EdTech resources. In the case of Organization mergers or acquisitions, subsidiaries with independent branding are required to have their own CASE Network participant account or 1EdTech membership. Failure to abide by these conditions will immediately terminate CASE Network Participant access and/or membership (if Organization is an 1EdTech Member).
Achieving and maintaining 1EdTech conformance certification to any 1EdTech standard requires participation in the 1EdTech community. While conformance certification provides a "seal" for passing prescribed tests it is much more than that. It is a commitment by a supplier to the 1EdTech community for ongoing support for achieving "plug and play" integration. Therefore, certification implies ongoing community commitment to resolve problems, revise implementations and retest as needed.
The 1EdTech Logo and Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®), Accessible Portable Item Protocol® (APIP®), Question and Test Interoperability® (QTI®), Common Cartridge® (CC®), AccessForAll™, OneRoster™, Caliper Analytics®, SensorAPI® and Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange® (CASE®)are trademarks of 1EdTech Consortium, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Only 1EdTech members achieving conformance certification may use the 1EdTech trademark relevant to your certification in association with your organization and product. CASE Network Participants who are not 1EdTech Members are not allowed to use the 1EdTech certification logo. Any other use of 1EdTech trademarks, names of specifications or 1EdTech copyrighted materials in connection with an implementation, product or service including any press release or public communication requires prior written approval from 1EdTech. If your CASE Network Participant status or 1EdTech membership terminates you must remove any references to any 1EdTech trademarks as well as any certifications in association with your product(s) or web site.
IN NO EVENT WILL 1EdTech Consortium BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR ANY USE OF MATERIALS FROM OR PARTICIPATION AS AN 1EdTech MEMBER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, EVEN IF 1EdTech IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL 1EdTech Consortium DIRECTORS, OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO USE OF 1EdTech Consortium MATERIALS, INCLUDING ECONOMIC DAMAGES AND LOST PROFITS, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER 1EdTech SHALL BE ADVISED, SHALL HAVE OTHER REASON TO KNOW, OR IN FACT SHALL KNOW OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THE FOREGOING.