Terms of Service


School2life Gallery is committed to enabling students to recognize their growth and communicate their potential in order to build confidence and generate opportunities in education and industry. We are committed to providing a safe and secure platform for students to upload their accomplishments and that parents and teachers are in complete control over how that information is shared.

This Terms of Service governs your use of our website at gallery.school2life.com. By creating an account on school2life Gallery, you agree to be bound by our Terms of Service (our “Terms”). If you don’t agree, please don’t use school2life Gallery. These Terms include a Binding Arbitration clause. Please read below to see how you can opt-out if you so choose.

OUR PRIVACY PROMISES

Protecting your privacy is fundamental to our mission and business. The following summarize our promises to you.

  • We never sell your data or student data.
  • We never advertise on school2life Gallery.
  • We don’t own the content you add to school2life Gallery.
  • Student work is private to the classroom by default.
  • We use the latest security industry best practices to protect you.
  • We are transparent about our practices and will notify you if things change.
  • We are compliant with COPPA

  • To learn more about how school2life Gallery collects, stores, uses, shares, and protects your personal information, please review our full Privacy Policy below.

    school2life Gallery AND PARENTAL CONSENT

    We require that teachers or schools get parental consent before using school2life Gallery with children who are under the age when they can grant consent on their own. This age may vary based on where you live. For example, in the US that age is younger than 13. You should check your local laws to determine the relevant age in your country. If you are aware school2life Gallery is collecting information from a student without parental consent, please contact us immediately at info@school2life.com and we will delete the data. There are a number of ways in which teachers or schools can obtain parental consent:

  • Get consent as part of a school-wide technology consent process you may already have in place.
  • Use our sample consent form (see below) - but please note that this is an example only and does not constitute legal advice.

  • SAMPLE CONSENT FORM
    Dear Parents:

    I am delighted to share with you that this school year, our class will be using school2life Gallery, a secure online journal where students can document what they are learning in class. Your child will be able to add the things we work on (including photos, videos, worksheets, drawings and voice recordings) to their school2life Gallery journal and we can share them privately with you and other family members to view and comment on.

    In order for your child to use school2life Gallery, certain personally identifiable information – like the student’s name, photos, videos or voice recordings – may be collected. School2life Gallery has a robust privacy policy and is committed to never share or sell your child’s personal information.

    Under a federal law titled the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), in order for your child to use school2life Gallery, we must provide you with notification and obtain your permission. For more information on COPPA, please visit https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/privacy-and-security/children%27s-privacy.

    We hope that your child will enjoy using school2life Gallery to document and share their learning this year. Please sign below and return this permission slip so that your child can use school2life Gallery.

    Please sign below and return the form.

    I give consent for my child, listed below, to use school2life Gallery for class activities.

    Student Name: ____________________________

    Parent Printed Name: _______________________

    Parent Signature: __________________________ Date: _________________

    For teachers in the United States, agree to act as the parent’s agent, and provide consent on their behalf to use school2life Gallery solely in the educational context as provided by the FTC. Learn More.

    school2life Gallery AND FERPA

    Data collected by school2life Gallery may include personally identifiable information from education records that are subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, “FERPA”, ("FERPA Records"). To the extent that Student Data includes FERPA Records, you designate school2life Gallery as a "School Official" (as that term is used in FERPA and its implementing regulations) under the direct control of the school with regard to the use and maintenance of the FERPA Records and school2life Gallery agrees to comply with FERPA.

    CREATING AN ACCOUNT

    Only teachers, parents or school administrators can create an account on school2life Gallery. Once the account is created, teachers can authorize student participants, additional faculty and parents and other family members with appropriate permissions to upload, view, and share work.You should consult with your school or school district to ensure that you obtain proper consent to use school2life Gallery in the classroom consistent with their policies.

    When you create a school2life Gallery account, you agree that:
  • Any students you add are current students in your class.
  • Any additional users you add to your class are authorized by your school to access student directories.
  • You will use school2life Gallery only for lawful purposes and abide by applicable law and school and school district policies in your use of school2life Gallery.
  • You will treat school2life Gallery as an extension of the classroom and take reasonable steps to confirm that students are using school2life Gallery appropriately.
  • You will take reasonable measures to protect access to information contained in school2life Gallery.
  • You will only invite parents, guardians, and other trusted adults to view school2life Gallery.
  • You will protect your student users so that access to student school2life Gallery is limited only to students and parents, guardians, and other trusted adults.

  • CREATING A PARENT OR FAMILY MEMBER ACCOUNT

    Teachers can authorize parents and family members to view information in their child’s school2life Gallery. By creating a parent account for the student, you agree that you are the legal guardian of the student or have permission from the legal guardian of the student to create a parent account and access the student school2life Gallery.

    CREATING A STUDENT ACCOUNT

    Students may use school2life Gallery only if their parent or legal guardian has given permission to their teacher or school. You agree to use school2life Gallery only if you have been given access or have otherwise been invited to use school2life Gallery by your teacher. School2life Gallery is an extension of the classroom. You agree to use school2life Gallery in a manner that is appropriate to the classroom. You may not violate the policies of your school or school district in your use of school2life Gallery.

    YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    We don’t own the content you provide – students own all Student Data added to school2life Gallery. However, in order to provide our Services, we need certain limited rights to your content. For example, when you upload your content, we need the rights to store it and serve it back to you. Therefore, you grant school2life Gallery the right to use, publish, transmit, display, copy, process, adapt, modify, and distribute your content only how you specify and only within the context of the school2life Gallery service. School2life Gallery reserves the right, but has no obligation, to delete content posted on our Services if we receive a valid takedown notice or if your content violates any of our Prohibited Activities.

    school2life Gallery INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    School2life Gallery is protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. School2life, INC and its licensors grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to view, copy, and display school2life Gallery solely in connection with your permitted use of school2life Gallery. Any rights not expressly granted here are reserved. Unauthorized use of school2life Gallery’s logos, trademarks, copyrights, domain names, or other distinctive brand features is prohibited.

    PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

    All users agree that they will refrain from the following prohibited activities when using school2life Gallery.
  • Don’t use school2life Gallery in a manner that violates any applicable laws, regulations, ordinances, or directives.
  • Don’t use school2life Gallery in any manner that would be inappropriate for the classroom or violates applicable school or school district policies.
  • Don’t use school2life Gallery to lie or mislead other users.
  • Don’t use school2life Gallery to distribute unsolicited or unauthorized unsolicited communications, promotions, advertisements or spam.
  • Don’t use school2life Gallery to do anything threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, tortious, obscene, profane, or invasive of another person’s privacy.
  • Don’t do anything that interferes with the proper functioning of any software, hardware, or equipment that belongs to school2life Gallery or anyone else.
  • Don’t impersonate school2life Gallery or our users on school2life Gallery or elsewhere.
  • Don’t interfere with anyone’s use or enjoyment of school2life Gallery.
  • Don’t use personal information about other users, including students, without consent or as forbidden by applicable law or regulation.
  • Don’t use school2life Gallery in a way that infringes the intellectual property rights of others.
  • Don’t crawl, scrape, or use any manual or automated system to copy any public content available within school2life Gallery.

  • ACCOUNT SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION

    school2life Gallery reserves the right to suspend or terminate accounts associated with users who engage in any of the prohibited activities described above or in any manner that otherwise violates our Terms or other policies. In addition, school2life Gallery reserves the right to terminate any account at any time for any reason without notice to you.

    ACCOUNT TRANSFER

    If you’ve signed up as a teacher with a school provided email address, and your school later signs up for a school2life Gallery school account, we may transfer your account to be under the management and control of your school. To protect student data, in certain limited circumstances (such as when a teacher leaves a school) we may transfer a class to a different teacher if we receive a properly authorized request from the relevant school.

    ABANDONED ACCOUNTS

    school2life Gallery reserves the right to terminate accounts that have not been accessed by the teacher or school associated with the account for a period of more than one year. Prior to terminating an abandoned account, school2life Gallery will notify the teacher or school associated with the account by email and provide an opportunity to download an archive copy.

    SECURITY

    school2life Gallery takes protecting your security and privacy seriously and we've put a number of measures in place to protect the integrity of your information, including use of highly secure, access-controlled data centers, routine 3rd party security audits, data encryption in transit and encryption of Journal Content at rest. For more information, please read this article. In the event of a security breach, we will notify affected account holders within the amount of time required by law so that you can take steps to keep your data safe.

    CHANGES TO OUR TERMS

    school2life Gallery may modify our Terms from time to time. school2life Gallery will notify you of any changes to our terms that materially alter your rights or responsibilities by email and by posting a notice to our site. If you as a teacher, parent, or school administrator continue to use school2life Gallery after you receive such a notice, you agree to be bound by any changes to our Terms.

    WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMERS

    YOUR USE OF school2life Gallery IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. school2life Gallery AND ANY THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE, SERVICES, OR APPLICATIONS MADE AVAILABLE IN CONNECTION WITH school2life Gallery ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, school2life Gallery, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND PARTNERS, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. school2life Gallery AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND PARTNERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE school2life Gallery SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT THE school2life Gallery SERVICE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE school2life Gallery SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR EQUIPMENT OR DEVICE, LOSS OF USE, OR LOSS OF DATA. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION IS INTENDED TO LIMIT ANY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY LIMITED.

    INDEMNITY

    You agree to indemnify and hold harmless school2life Gallery from any and all claims, suits, actions, losses, costs, damages, and any other liabilities, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of or related to: (a) your use or misuse of school2life Gallery; (b) any violation of the rights of any other person or entity by you, including without limitation, any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property or privacy right; or (c) your breach of any part of our Terms. school2life Gallery will give you written notice of any such matter; however, any failure or delay by school2life Gallery to do so does not negate your defense or indemnification obligations or waive school2life Gallery’s rights to seek payment or defense or indemnification from you. school2life Gallery reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with school2life Gallery in our defense of these claims. You will not settle any claim that affects school2life Gallery or our affiliates without our prior written approval.

    LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

    To the maximum extent permitted by law, school2life Gallery will not be liable to you for any special, indirect, incidental, punitive, reliance, consequential, or exemplary damages, even if school2life Gallery has been advised of the possibility of damages, or any loss of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly, or any loss of data, goodwill or other intangible losses relating to or resulting from: (a) your access to, use of, or inability to use school2life Gallery; (b) any conduct or content of any user or third party on our services; (c) unauthorized access, use, or alterations of your transmissions or content; (d) any information posted on school2life Gallery; or (e) school2life Gallery’s decision to publish or remove any information on our service. In no event shall school2life Gallery’s total liability to you for all damages, losses, or causes of action arising out of or relating to our Terms exceed: (1) the amounts you paid to access school2life Gallery during the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the date of your claim, or (2) one thousand U.S. dollars, whichever is greater. The limitations of liability set forth in this section will survive any termination or expiration of our Terms, and will apply even if any limited remedy specified in our Terms is found to have failed of its essential purpose.

    LAW GOVERNING LEGAL DISPUTES

    The laws of the State of Illinois govern this agreement, as well as any dispute, claim, or controversy that may arise between you and school2life Gallery, without to conflicts of law provisions.

    INFORMAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    We want to address your concerns without needing a formal legal case. Before filing a claim against school2life Gallery, you agree to try to resolve the Dispute informally by contacting info@school2life.com. We'll try to resolve the Dispute informally by contacting you through email. If a dispute is not resolved within 15 days after submission, you or school2life Gallery may bring a formal proceeding.

    WE BOTH AGREE TO ARBITRATE

    You and school2life Gallery agree to resolve any Disputes through final and binding arbitration, except as set forth under Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate below.

    OPT-OUT OF AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE

    You can decline this agreement to arbitrate by contacting info@school2life.com within 30 days of first accepting these Terms of Service and stating that you (include your first and last name) decline this arbitration agreement. Arbitration Procedures: The American Arbitration Association (AAA) will administer the arbitration under its Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes. The arbitration will be held in the United States county where you live or work, Chicago, Illinois, or any other location we agree to. Arbitration Fees: The AAA rules will govern payment of all arbitration fees. school2life Gallery will pay all arbitration fees for claims less than $5,000. school2life Gallery will not seek its attorneys' fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines that your claim is frivolous. Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate: Either you or we may assert claims, if they qualify, in small claims court in Chicago (IL) or any United States county where you live or work. Either party may bring a lawsuit solely for injunctive relief to stop unauthorized use or abuse of the school2life Gallery products or Service, or infringement of intellectual property rights (for example, trademark, trade secret, copyright or patent rights) without first engaging in arbitration or the informal dispute-resolution process described above.

    NO CLASS ACTIONS

    You may only resolve Disputes with school2life Gallery on an individual basis, and may not bring a claim as a plaintiff or a class member in a class, consolidated, or representative action. Class arbitrations, class actions, private attorney general actions, and consolidation with other arbitrations aren't allowed under our agreement.

    FEEDBACK

    We welcome your feedback and suggestions about school2life Gallery. Please email us at info@school2life.com at any time.

    ENTIRE AGREEMENT

    These Terms (and any other policies we refer to in this document) make up the entire agreement between you and school2life Gallery Learning, Inc., and supersede any prior agreement. If any part of these Terms are found to be unenforceable by a court or arbitrator, the remaining parts will remain in full force and effect. If school2life Gallery fails to enforce any part of these Terms, such a failure does not constitute a waiver.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    School2life Gallery
    3823 N Ashland
    Chicago, IL 60613

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