Terms of Use and Privacy Statement
Terms of Use
Website Description
The Physicsygoodness Student Input Site (the “Website”), located at students.physicsygoodness.com, is owned by Sheltermouse Solutions LLC (the “Owner”). Sheltermouse Solutions LLC is a single-member LLC incorporated in Pennsylvania and owned by Abington Senior High School physics teacher Harold Wright.
The Website makes it possible for teachers to register their students as end users, and to enter and assign (a) math-based problems and (b) questions requiring a verbal response. Students can log in and answer questions their teachers have assigned. Teachers can enter numerical scores for their students’ work and aggregate scores from multiple problems and questions.
All use of the Website is subject to the terms and conditions set forth below (the “Terms”). The Owner may amend the Terms at any time by posting the amended terms on the Website.
Site Access
The Owner grants Abington Senior High School science teachers and students a limited license to access and make educational, noncommercial use of the Website, subject to the Terms. The Website is made available at no charge exclusively to Abington Senior High School science teachers and their students for use in instruction and assessment. You may not use the Website for any other purpose.
Responsible Use and Conduct
By visiting and accessing the Website, you agree to use its services and tools (the “Website Resources”) only for the purposes intended as permitted by the Terms and applicable laws, regulations, and generally accepted online practices or guidelines. Specifically:
(a) You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any login information associated with your registration on the Website. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your registration.
(b) Accessing or attempting to access any of the Website Resources other than through the means the Owner provides is prohibited.
(c) Engaging in activity that disrupts or interferes with the operation of the Website is prohibited.
(d) Attempting to copy, duplicate, reproduce, sell, trade, or resell any of the Website content is prohibited.
(e) Teachers may share information about students gathered through access to the Website in a manner that is consistent with their professional responsibilities and obligations. Other uses of such student information are prohibited.
(f) You are solely responsible for any consequences, losses, or damages that the Owner may directly or indirectly incur or suffer due to any unauthorized activities conducted by you.
The Website Resources make it possible for registered users to enter information into the Website database. It is your personal responsibility to use the Website Resources in a responsible and ethical manner.
(g) You agree that you will not enter content that is illegal, threatening, defamatory, abusive, harassing, degrading, intimidating, fraudulent, deceptive, invasive, racist, or contains any type of suggestive, inappropriate, or explicit language.
(h) You agree not to infringe on any copyright or proprietary right of any party.
Ownership and Use of Content
The Owner holds all rights to copyright in the Website source code, database design, graphic design, and all other elements of the Website created by the Owner.
The Owner does not assume any liability for any content posted by you or any other third party users of the Website. However, any Website content posted by users not subject to third party copyrights or trademarks becomes the property of the Owner. The Owner acknowledges and agrees that student information and responses will be retained in the Website database for the sole purposes of teacher instruction, assessment and checks for plagiarism, and will not be used for any other purpose. The Owner acknowledges and agrees that teachers who create text and accompanying graphics and post such content to the Website in the form of problems and questions retain the right to use this content for their own benefit in other contexts and in other media.
Removal of Content and Termination of Access
The Owner has the right, at its sole discretion, to remove any content entered by you. You consent to such removal, and waive any claim against the Owner. The Owner may at its sole discretion suspend or terminate your access to all or part of the Website Resources.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
(a) The Website is provided by Sheltermouse Solutions LLC on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Sheltermouse Solutions LLC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the Website, or the information, content or materials included on the Website.
(b) The Owner does not represent or warranty that use of the Website Resources will meet your needs or requirements, or that the Website Resources will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, free from errors, accurate, or reliable. You expressly agree that your use of the Website is at your sole risk.
(c) To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Sheltermouse Solutions LLC disclaims all warranties, express and implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Sheltermouse Solutions LLC will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of the Website, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential and punitive damages.
(d) No information or advice, whether expressed, implied, oral or written, obtained by you from the Owner, shall create any warranty, guarantee, or conditions except for those in these Terms.
(e) By visiting the Website or accessing Website Resources, you agree not to hold the Owner or its agents or representatives liable for any damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential and punitive damages.
Privacy Statement
Scope
This privacy statement applies to the Physicsygoodness Student Input Site located at students.physicsygoodness.com (the “Website”), and owned by Sheltermouse Solutions LLC (the “Owner”). The Owner may amend this privacy statement at any time by posting the amended statement on the Website.
The Website is made available at no charge exclusively to Abington Senior High School science teachers and their students for use in instruction and assessment.
Information Stored in the Website Database, Its Origin and Use
The Owner registers teachers and authorizes teacher access to the Website’s services and tools (the “Website Resources”) by entering the email address of the teacher into the Website database. Teachers choose a password to protect their registration. The teacher’s name is also stored.
Teachers can enter math-based problems and questions requiring a verbal response. Teachers can define classes and add students to classes singly or in bulk. For each student, the Website stores the student’s name, an identifying ID number, a system password which the student is prompted to replace with a user-defined password, the grade level of the student, and a (optionally) a nickname entered by the teacher.
Teachers can use class rosters stored in the Website database to pick students at random and to assign lab groups at random. Teachers can task classes to respond to the teacher’s own problems and questions, or to respond to problems and questions entered by other teachers.
Students can record responses to problems and questions. Teachers can assign scores to these responses and, for verbal responses, check for plagiarism. Teachers can aggregate scores in order to calculate an assignment grade for each student. Teachers can display student responses to questions anonymously for instructional purposes.
Student information and responses are kept in the database to check for plagiarism year-over-year.
Teacher and student login times and dates are recorded.
Access to Information in the Database
Information collected and stored in the Website database is used solely by Abington Senior High School teachers and students for instruction and assessment. Teachers can access all student names, ID numbers, passwords, responses, and scores. For “live” assignments, students can access their own responses and scores. For administrative purposes, the Owner has access to all information stored in the Website database.
Teachers can share information gathered through their access to the Website in a manner consistent with their professional responsibilities and obligations. The Website Terms of Use prohibit other uses of teacher and student information.
Cookies
The Website uses standard cookie technology to retain login sessions and to allow movement from page to page.