Simply put, every website has terms you must agree to before using it. These are our Terms.
Purpose of HomeSchoolThinkTank.com and HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC
HomeSchoolThinkTank.com (the “Site”) is a digital marketplace, networking tool, and content provider for parents, providers, supporters, and contributors interested in homeschooling or wanting to further the advancement of homeschooling in the United States and around the world. This website provides access to products, services, and resources, including, for example, and without limitation for homeschooling, parenting, education, business, and life coaching. HomeSchool ThinkTank may offer products, services, and resources, including, for example, and without limitation, social/professional networking platforms, parenting platforms, coaching services, a shopping platform, a technology platform for course providers to offer single lessons, term-length courses, tutoring, coaching, life coaching, and other free or premium materials (collectively the “Services”). The content and features provided on this website are intended as a supplement to an existing homeschool curriculum and are not meant as a substitute or replacement for a fully developed, legally compliant educational curriculum. HomeSchool ThinkTank’s services are not intended as a substitute or replacement for professional advice. This website does not offer legal advice and is not intended to advise you of homeschooling, education, medical, business, financial, or other laws that may apply to you and your unique situation.
Simply put, we’re here to help the homeschooling community grow and thrive by providing a number of useful services through our website.
Users Under 18. We do not knowingly collect, by any means, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen (13) years. If you are thirteen (13) or older but under the age of eighteen (18) and the age of majority in your jurisdiction, you may use the Site only with permission of your parent or legal guardian. Children under the age of thirteen (13) years may only use the Site with permission of their parent or legal guardian and may only access the Site’s members-only features after having a children’s user account created on their behalf by their parent or legal guardian. At this time, children under the age of thirteen (13) may not set up an account or use the members-only features.
Simply put, if you are under 13 years old, you must have your parent’s permission to use this website. If you are under 18 and are not considered an adult where you live, you should review the Agreements with your parent or guardian, and you may only use the site with your parent or legal guardian’s permission.
Disclosure. Information that we are either legally or morally compelled to share with our Users.
Services. Resources including, for example, and without limitation, our blog, social/professional networking platforms, a shopping platform, a technology platform for course providers to offer single lessons and term-length courses, tutoring, life coaching or other coaching services, and other free or premium materials (collectively the “Services”). Our services may be provided through written, audio, or video content or in person.
Content. Content contains material, for example, including but not limited to podcasts, videos, blogs, books, coursework, lesson plans, training modules, photographs, software, text, graphics, images, sound recordings, and other material provided by or on behalf of HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC (collectively referred to as the “Content”). The Content may be owned by third parties or us. The Content is protected under both United States and foreign laws. Unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.
Blog. The Site may contain a blog (written, audio, or video content), membership site, or other content publishing features which users of the Site may utilize to create posts or engage in discourse with other users that may be visible to and accessible by the general public, including, for example, and without limitation, a blog, life coaching or other coaching services, social/professional networking platforms, and member-to-member or user-to-user messaging (collectively the “Blog”).
Users. A User is anyone who uses the Site. For example, including and without limitation, Visitors, Registered Users, and/or Guest Contributors (collectively the “Users”, “You,” and/or “Your”)
Visitors. Visitors, as the term implies, are people who do not register with us but want to explore the Site. No login is required for Visitors. Visitors can: (i) view all publicly-available content on the Websites and (ii) email us.
Registered Users. Registered Users can do all the things that Visitors can do, and: (i) purchase products and services through our Site; (ii) access exclusive content available only to Registered Users; (iii) create, access, manage, and update their own personal account on the Site; (iv) post comments and other content on the Site (collectively, “Registered User Content”); (v) sign up for our various programs; (vi) sign up for alerts and other notifications; and (vii) become part of the HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC Community.
Guest Contributors. Guest Contributors are, for example, including but not limited to individuals or companies who share information through HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC. Guest Contributors may or may not be affiliates of HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC. A Guest Contributor is not an employee of HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC.
Any user who registers with us (each a “Registered User”) and/or wishes to purchase a product and/or service through our Site agrees to the terms of this Agreement.
Reliance on Content
Simply put, some of the content on our website will have some great ideas, but it’s up to you to decide what you want to do with the ideas and concepts you discover here. We’re not responsible for what you decide to try or how it turns out.
Links to Third-Party Sites, Services, and Vendors
Much of the content provided on the Site, including, for example, and without limitation, items, products, and services sold by third-party vendors, are neither provided directly by nor endorsed by HomeSchoolThinkTank.com or HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC. By using the Site or purchasing items, products, or services from any vendors through the Site, you are agreeing to release HomeSchool ThinkTank.com and HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC and its agents, assigns, successors, employees, officers, owners, and attorneys from any liability resulting from or related to your purchase or use of such items, products, or services from third-party vendors or any injuries sustained by you or third parties thereby.
HomeSchool ThinkTank is a for-profit business, and we want to be transparent with how we make money. We provide many services for free. However, we are a business and need to make money to support our services. One way HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC generates revenue is by being an affiliate.
We might receive monetary or other compensation when you use the links we provide. By using our links, you help support HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC and the services we provide. Thank you so much for using our links.
Please note that we care about people and only share products or services from which we believe you might benefit.
If you would like to be an affiliate for HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC, or if you would like us to be an affiliate for your organization, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simply put, we might make money when you use our links.
Electronic and Cellular Communications
Simply put, our preferred way to contact you is by email and text, and you agree to let us do that.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use of Intellectual Property
The Sites contain material such as text, graphics, logos, images, videos, sound recordings, lessons plans, training modules, software, and other material, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site is the property of HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC, its partners or affiliates and is protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends, or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto. The Content is protected under both United States and foreign laws. Unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.
You may not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. Our content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and, in particular, you may not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You may use protected content solely for your personal, non-commercial use and will make no other use of the content without our express written permission and the copyright owner’s consent. You agree that you are not acquiring any ownership rights in any protected content by use of the Site. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to our intellectual property or that of our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
Registered Users who have purchased any product or service may view any Content contained in such purchased product or service for their own personal, non-commercial use. Other than as expressly set forth in the prior sentence, you have no other rights in or to the Content (other than your own Registered User Content that you post to the Site), and you will not use the Content except as permitted under this Agreement. No other use is permitted without the prior written consent of HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC. HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC retains all rights, titles, and interests, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the Content. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content. You may not sell, transfer, assign, license, sublicense, or modify the Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, make a derivative version of, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. Using or posting the Content on any other website, social media page, or networked computer environment for any purpose is expressly prohibited.
If you violate any part of this Agreement, your permission to access and/or use the Content and the Site automatically terminates, and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Content.
Simply put, please don’t steal somebody else’s work and claim it as your own. It might seem like a small thing, but trust us – it can create a big mess for everybody.
The trademarks, service marks, and logos of HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC (the “HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC Trademarks”) used and displayed on the Site are registered and/or unregistered trademarks or service marks of HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC. Other company, product, and service names located on the Site may be trademarks or service marks owned by others (the “Third-Party Trademarks”). Nothing on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use the Trademarks without our prior written permission specific for each such use. Use of the Trademarks as part of a link to or from any site is prohibited unless the establishment of such a link is approved in advance by us in writing. All goodwill generated from the use of HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC Trademarks inures to our benefit.
Elements of the Site are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other state and federal laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part by any means. None of the Content may be retransmitted without our express, written consent for each and every instance.
Simply put, you may not use our registered or unregistered Trademarks or name in links without our express written permission.
Some of our Services may require you to participate to some extent in their delivery. If we, in our sole and absolute discretion, determine that you are failing or unwilling to so participate, we may terminate or cancel the Services at any time, with or without prior notice or opportunity to cure. Your participation may require, for example, and without limitation, responding to our emails, phone calls, or other communications and paying any and all amounts due to us in a timely manner.
Simply put, sometimes services are a two-way street – make sure to keep in touch with us when we ask you to so you’re able to fully enjoy the services you buy from us!
If you use this Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password, whether or not undertaken by you. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for third-party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account credentials or any computer or other device through which your account has or can be accessed. In our sole discretion, our associates and we reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content published on the Site.
During the registration process for Registered Users, we will ask you to create an account, which includes a username (“User Name”), a password (“Password”), and perhaps certain additional information that will assist in authenticating your identity when you log-in in the future (“Unique Identifiers”). You must provide true, accurate, current, and complete information when creating your account. Each User Name and corresponding Password can be used by only one Registered User. Sharing your access credentials with others (especially if they are using your credentials to access our proprietary Content (as defined below)) is a material breach of this Agreement.
Use of Communication Services
We have no obligation to monitor user interactions with the Blog. However, we reserve the right to review any submissions to the Blog, including original posts and responses/replies, and to either approve or deny submissions before they are posted to the Blog. We further reserve the right to terminate your access to the Blog or any parts of the Blog at any time, with or without notice, for any reason whatsoever.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children through the use of the Blog. We do not control or endorse the content, messages, or information found in the content, including original posts and responses/replies posted on the Blog; therefore, we specifically disclaim any liability regarding said content.
Simply put, we try to keep an eye on the blog, the networking tools, and everything else people can post to on the website, but there’s a lot, and we can’t review all of it – so please be careful using these features and think carefully before revealing your personal or sensitive information on publicly accessible blogs or message boards, as we’re not responsible for what people post.
User Content, Licenses
Users grant us and our sublicensees a non-exclusive, royalty-free, freely sublicensable, perpetual license to modify, compile, combine with other content, copy, record, synchronize, transmit, translate, format, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform and otherwise use or exploit (including for profit) your Content and all intellectual property and moral rights therein throughout the universe, in each case, by or in any means, methods, media, or technology now known or hereafter devised. You also grant us and our sublicensees the right, but not the obligation, to use User Content, your User Name, name, likeness, and photograph in connection with any use of the related User Content permitted by the previous sentence and/or to advertise and promote the Site, HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC, and our products and services. Without limiting the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that uses of your User Content, name, likeness, and photograph permitted by the foregoing rights and licenses may include the display of such User Content, name, likeness, and photograph adjacent to advertising and other material or content, including for profit. The User does hereby consent and agree that HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC, a New Mexico limited liability company, together with its employees, owners, agents, licensees, and assigns (collectively, the “Company”) have the irrevocable right to use User likeness, including, for example, and without limitation, a written description thereof, as well as any picture, portrait, photograph, or digital recording (collectively the “Likeness”), and to use the Likeness in, for example, and without limitation, any and all books, whether physical or digital, as well as other literary publications, social media content, website content, video content, audio recordings, and other media, in all manner, now or hereafter known, for the purpose of promoting Company and its products online and offline, in publication, advertising, trade, or in any other lawful purpose, as it sees fit in its sole discretion. The User does hereby forever waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product(s) which shall include or make use of their Likeness, including, for example, and without limitation, any physical or digital books, social media posts, website content, or other uses which may be created in connection therewith. The User does hereby release and forever discharge the Company of any responsibility for the unauthorized use of Likeness. The User waives any rights, claims, or interests they may have to control the use of identity or likeness in whatever media used relating to the Likeness. This approval should be interpreted and construed as giving the Company a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to use, sell, resell, and make derivative works thereof without limitations to the Likeness. This release and waiver shall be binding upon the User, their spouse, partner(s), heirs, executors, administrators, successors, legal representatives, and assigns, now or which may hereinafter accrue, and should be interpreted and construed as generally as legally possible. The User voluntarily and irrevocably consents and agrees to this Release for Use of Likeness.
Simply put, we try to keep up-to-date with laws around the world that our users might be subject to, but we’re based in the United States, and these terms were created with that in mind. Also, if you’re not allowed to access our Site or use our Services because of the laws in the place where you live, please don’t!
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC respects the intellectual property rights of others and attempts to comply with all relevant laws. We will review all claims of copyright infringement received and remove any Content deemed to have been posted or distributed in violation of any such laws.
Our designated agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “Act”) for the receipt of any Notification of Claimed Infringement that may be given under that Act is as follows:
HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC
P.O. BOX 6107
Farmington, NM 87499-6107
If you believe that your work has been copied on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our agent with notice in accordance with the requirements of the Act, including (i) a description of the copyrighted work that has been infringed and the specific location on the Site where such work is located; (ii) a description of the location of the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work; (iii) your address, telephone number, and email address; (iv) 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; (v) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and (vi) an electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.
In our sole and absolute discretion, we reserve the right to terminate your access to the Site and the related Services or any portion thereof at any time without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of New Mexico and the United States of America, and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in New Mexico in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.
You may be able to connect your user account on the Site (your “Site Account”) to accounts owned, hosted, or provided by third parties, including, for example, and without limitation, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Zoom, Mighty Networks, Searchie, or YouTube. By connecting your Site Account to any third-party accounts, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to those third parties. We cannot guarantee the responsible data handling of those third parties or their compliance with industry standards and applicable laws and regulations, including, for example, GDPR. By using this feature, you are consenting to having your personal information and other data shared with these third parties and instructing us to do so. You may revoke this consent at any time by disabling this feature. We will, upon such revocation, cease sharing this data with the applicable third parties. We cannot verify or control the data retained by those third parties after such revocation.
Simply put, you can connect your user account on our website to your social networking or media accounts with other websites, but that means they’ll have access to at least some of the data you provide on our site. Be sure you trust those other sites and how they handle your data before connecting your accounts since we won’t be able to make those other sites erase your data once they have it.
Fees and Payments
As consideration for any purchase you make on the Site, you shall pay HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC all applicable fees and taxes. We (or our third-party payment processor) shall authorize your credit card, bank account, or other approved payment facility you provided during the registration process for the full payment of the fees and any applicable taxes, and you hereby consent to the same. All payments will be charged and made in U.S. dollars.
You must provide current, complete, and accurate billing and credit card information. You must promptly update all billing information (such as billing address, card number, and expiration date) to keep your account current, complete, and accurate, and you must promptly contact us if your credit card is lost or stolen or if you become aware of a potential breach of account security (such as an unauthorized disclosure or use of your User Name or Password). You hereby authorize HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC to obtain or determine updated or replacement expiration dates for your credit card in the event that the credit card you provided us expires. We reserve the right to charge any renewal card issued to you to the same extent as the expired card. If payment is not received from your credit card issuer, you hereby agree to pay all amounts due upon demand. You agree to pay all costs of collection, including attorney’s fees and costs, on any outstanding balance. In certain instances, your credit card issuer may charge you a foreign transaction fee or related charges, which you will be responsible for paying. You are advised to check with your bank and credit card issuer for details.
Simply put, you are responsible for providing accurate billing and shipping information and for paying for your purchases and associated fees.
If you purchase a subscription or other product with recurring charges, you may request to cancel any such products or services at any time by using our online purchasing platform or, if cancellation cannot be achieved through the use of our site, by submitting a written request to us via email. Your cancellations must be received five business days before their scheduled monthly, quarterly, or yearly subscription renewal date. Each subscription will remain active until the end of the subscription period you paid for prior to your termination. You may contact us at the following email address.
Simply put, you can cancel subscription services moving forward but will not be refunded for subscriptions you have already paid for. For example, if you pay for a one-year subscription, you will not be refunded for the time that you have paid for, but you can cancel the following year’s subscription before your due date.
You may request a refund for any unused portion of a subscription service or for any purchase we have not already fulfilled. In our sole and absolute discretion, we may either approve or deny your request for a refund based on such considerations as, for example, and without limitation, whether we have made substantial progress in providing you with the purchased product or service at the time of your requested refund. In the event that we approve your request for a refund, your refund may be reduced by any costs, fees, or expenses already incurred by us pursuant to or in fulfillment of your order.
Simply put, it’s unlikely that we will refund you for subscription-based services but are likely to refund you for a product order that has not been fulfilled.
By purchasing Services from us, you agree to communicate with us within 30 days about any charges, fees, or other amounts invoiced to you that you believe are in error. You further agree not to seek a chargeback on any credit card payments already made to us. In the event that you initiate a chargeback, you agree that we may, in our sole and absolute discretion, impose a chargeback fee of $100 in addition to any amounts incurred by us in collecting those amounts charged back.
Simply put, if you buy goods or services with a credit card and then dispute the charges with your credit card company, that makes more work for everyone and may cost you a $100 fee on top of everything else. If you don’t agree with a charge, reach out to us! We’re happy to work with you to try and resolve any issues you may be having.
The information, software, products, and services included in or available through the Site may include inaccuracies, typographical errors, or omissions. We are not responsible for any such typographical, technical, or pricing errors listed on the Site. Changes may be periodically added to the information herein. We may make improvements and/or changes to the Site at any time.
The Site and Content are provided on an “As Is” and “As Available” basis without any warranties of any kind, including that the Site will operate error-free or that the Site, server, or the Content are free of computer viruses or similar contamination or destructive features.
The Site may contain information on products, services, and/or events, not all of which are available in every location. A reference to a product, service, and/or event on the SITE does not imply that such product or service is or will be available in all locations. We reserve the right to make changes, corrections, and/or improvements to the Site at any time without notice.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall the Company or its partners or affiliates 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 site, with the delay or inability to use the 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 site, or otherwise arising out of the use of the site, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if the Company or any of its partners or affiliates have been advised of the possibility of damages.
Simply put, we’re not legally responsible for any harm you or someone else might suffer from using or being unable to use the site or our services.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless HomeSchoolThinkTank.com or HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC, its owners, officers, directors, employees, agents, attorneys, and third-party affiliates from and against any losses, costs, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or Services, any Blog posts made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement, your violation of any rights of any third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules, or regulations. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you agree to fully cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.
Simply put, if your use of the website or the results of our services result in injuries to yourself, us, or some third party, you’re agreeing to be legally and financially responsible.
In the event of any dispute between the Parties over the terms or subject matter of the Agreements, the Parties agree first to negotiate in good faith to seek a resolution to the disputed issue(s). In the event that such good faith negotiations fail to resolve the dispute, the Parties shall submit the issue to arbitration, to be governed by the rules and procedures of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), by making a written request to the AAA, requesting arbitration and requesting the appointment of between one (1) and three (3) arbitrators. The cost of any such arbitration, including, if applicable, the arbitrators’ costs and fees, shall be borne solely by the non-prevailing Party. The arbitration shall occur in the county where the Discloser’s principal place of business is located. The prevailing Party in the arbitration shall further be entitled to an award of their costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. The result of any arbitration shall be binding on all Parties and may be submitted to a court of competent jurisdiction and recorded as a judgment thereby. This requirement of arbitration is binding on the Parties, and all Parties agree that arbitration shall be the only means of formal dispute resolution available to them.
Class Action Waiver
You agree that any arbitration or proceeding shall be limited to the Dispute between you and us individually. To the full extent permitted by law, (i) no arbitration or proceeding shall be joined with any other; (ii) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be arbitrated or resolved on a class action basis or to utilize class action procedures; and (iii) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public or any other persons. YOU AGREE THAT YOU MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST US ONLY IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
You acknowledge and agree that breach of this Agreement may cause irreparable harm to the Company, that the measure of that harm is uncertain and difficult to ascertain, and that the Company is entitled to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in addition to any damages resulting from breaches hereof. Without waiving any other remedies under this Agreement, we may seek from any court having jurisdiction any interim, equitable, provisional, or injunctive relief necessary to protect our rights and property pending the outcome of the arbitration referenced above. You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to the personal and subject matter jurisdiction of the federal and state courts in the State of New Mexico, Borough San Juan County, for purposes of any such action by us.
Our failure to act on or enforce any provision of the Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of that provision or any other provision in this Agreement. No waiver shall be effective against us unless made in writing, and no such waiver shall be construed as a waiver in any other or subsequent instance. Except as expressly agreed by us and you in writing, this Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter and supersedes all previous or contemporaneous agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties with respect to the subject matter. The section headings, numerations, and Simply Put paragraphs are provided merely for convenience and shall not be given any legal import. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of our successors, assigns, licensees, and sublicensees.
HomeSchool ThinkTank, LLC
P.O. Box 6107
Farmington, NM 87499-6107
Alternate Email: email@example.com
Changes to Terms
Simply put, we’re going to change these Terms every so often!
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