CADRE.org endeavors to provide an online community space to support constructive discussion and sharing of STEM education projects, issues, innovations, research and evaluation. It is a place to connect with other professionals, researchers, and others broadly interested in STEM education and research related to it. CADRE.org is an ongoing project of CADRE and its partners and developed with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
1. Acknowledgement and Acceptance of Terms of Service
Our goal is to ensure that the CADRE community is a friendly, collaborative, and informative virtual space. Education Development Center, Inc. (herein "Administrators") offers these Web site services (the "Services") to you, subject to the terms and conditions of use ("Terms") contained herein. By accessing, creating or contributing content to any part of the CADRE community ("Site") and in consideration for the Services we provide to you, you agree to abide by these Terms and any changes or modifications made and published online by CADRE from time to time without notice to you. Please read them carefully before posting to the site or creating any content on the site.
2. Description of Service
The Service provided to you is for the communication, promotion and free exchange of information and ideas among users of the Service (herein called "Members") in respect of information, data, text, files, photographs, graphics, video, software, sound, hyperlinks, or other materials submitted to the Service (herein collectively referred to as "Content") and provides Members the capability of participating in the community. Unless otherwise stated, any new features added to or modified within the Service shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. Administrators have the discretion to remove users from the Community from time to time and at any time.
You acknowledge and agree that CADRE has no responsibility for the assessment or resolution of any disputes arising from your ability to join or remain a Member or otherwise use the Service. You acknowledge and understand that CADRE is not required to provide any assistance including any technical or customer support in connection with the Service and that your use of the Service is entirely at your own risk.
Content on this Site, including blog entries and articles express the research and opinions of the Members, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Administrators, CADRE partners, or the NSF. The editors and content moderators of this Service do not typically edit participants' posts or other content and cannot confirm the accuracy or reliability of their submissions. Each participant is solely responsible for the information, ideas, analysis and/or recommendations contained in their submitted content. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) or member(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Administrators, CADRE partners, or the NSF.
4. Rights in the Content You Submit
Unless you specify otherwise, any and all works of authorship copyrighted by you and posted by you to this Site ("Content") remain under your copyright ownership or the existing copyright ownership. If you choose to specify another licensure to any of your content, we recommend but you are under no obligation to use and share your content under Creative Commons licensure. For any Content posted by you to CADRE groups, you hereby allow other Members to view, download, share, and reference it in their own work. You acknowledge that misrepresentation of Content ownership may lead us, in our sole discretion, to cancel your use of the Services and delete any of your Content. Your posting or submission of Content to this Site means that you are granting a non-exclusive, royalty free, worldwide, perpetual and non-obligatory license to Administrators to reproduce, distribute and publicly display the Content on this Site and related sites.
When referencing Content posted on CADRE use scholarly best practices to credit authorship for any Content, including blog entries, group discussions, internal e-mail, and Member copyrighted works.
6. Representation as to Content; Rights in the Site Content
Unless we specify otherwise, Members and visitors of the Site may view, download, share, and reference all works of authorship copyrightable by CADRE and posted by Administrators to this Site ("Site Content"). You warrant and represent by posting or submitting Content that you have full authority to do so. You also acknowledge that misrepresentation of Site Content may lead us, in our sole discretion, to cancel your use of the Services and delete any of your Content.
7. Rights to Affiliate Content
Unless specified otherwise, blogs that are housed within the CADRE domain (herein Affiliate Content), are available to Members and visitors of the site to view, download, and reference. Members acknowledge that misrepresentation of Affiliate Content may lead us, in our sole discretion, or Affiliate Administrators, in their sole discretion, to cancel your use of the Services and delete any of your Content.
8. Site Moderation Policy
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) is hosting these Services to help build the field of STEM education research. We intend for posts, comments and content on this website to be insightful, related to the field, and to meet basic standards of respect and accuracy in tone and content.
Comments on this Site may be moderated to maintain the respect required for this ongoing discussion to remain productive. Voicing differences of opinion and providing countervailing information or analysis is encouraged - however, hate speech will not be tolerated. EDC policies related to computing usage and non-discrimination will be enforced. Administrators maintain the right to edit or not to post reader comments at our discretion if said comments are unrelated to the subject of the post to which they're responding; if they are advertising products, services or websites rather than making points; or if they include racial, gender-based or sexualized slurs or attacks, aggressive harassment or abuse of blog authors or fellow contributors, or threats of violence.
CADRE assumes no responsibility for Content posted on the Site. CADRE may delete any Content that in the sole judgment of CADRE violates this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal, or violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any person, or violate EDC policies related to computing usage and non-discrimination. (Policy available upon request to CADRE@edc.org)
8. Affiliate Site Moderation Policy
Affiliate Sites within the CADRE domain are hosting their content within CADRE in order to help build the field of STEM education. They intend for posts and comments to be insightful, related to the field and to meet basic standards of respect and accuracy in tone and content.
CADRE assumes no responsibility for any Affiliate Content, for moderation or administration of Affiliate Sites, or for the investigation or resolution of disputes that occur on Affiliate Sites.
9. Member Code of Conduct
CADRE is a website for Members to communicate, share ideas, and collaborate with other Members. CADRE believes in the free exchange of ideas and information in a supportive scholarly and professional atmosphere. This Code of Conduct provides guidelines for constructive, respectful and productive dialogue for CADRE Members.
CADRE Members should use the following guidelines for community interactions:
A. Protect Yourself and Your Ideas
While CADRE aims to be a safe place for you to share information and ideas, Administrators cannot guarantee that other Members will not use the information and ideas that you decide to share. When choosing to share content in developmental stages with other Members, exercise discretion and good judgment. Identify information in draft form.
B. Respect Other Members
While CADRE is meant to be conducive towards open dialogue, Administrators recognize that not all dialogue is comfortable for everyone. Administrators cannot guarantee that Members will operate in a civil way in discussions with other Members. Be respectful towards one another and notify Administrators if discussions diverge from the polite.
C. Be Accurate and Constructive
CADRE is a website for the discussion of issues, projects, and ideas in a rapidly changing field. There are many divergent viewpoints and professional practices that have a tendency to collide. Be thoughtful, accurate, constructive, and respectful in your comments about other Members posts and projects.
D. Be Safe
Although this is a professional and scholarly community you should not exchange personal information unless you are well acquainted with other Members. Exercise caution and restraint in the disclosure of personal information.
E. Be Open to the Exchange
CADRE is above all a community for the exchange of ideas and information in the informal science and learning field. It provides opportunities to meet and collaborate with other scholars and digital media professionals. Use these opportunities to extend the community knowledge base and enhance a field that is in constant formation.
You are solely responsible for the quality of your interactions with other CADRE Members. CADRE reserves the right but is under no obligation to monitor disputes between you and other Members.
You agree not to use the Service:
(a) for illegal purposes;
(b) to upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce any (i) Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party; (ii) Content that violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, including Content which is inaccurate, false, hateful, threatening, abusive, offensive, harassing, unlawful, defamatory, libelous, tortuous, slanderous, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, or is racially, ethnically or is otherwise objectionable; (iii) Content that is pornographic, sexually explicit or contains nudity; and/or (iv) Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (v) unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes" or any other solicitation to other Members except in those areas of the Service that may be designated for such purposes;
(c) to engage in conduct which in Administrators' sole discretion restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Service;
(d) to impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
(e) to harm minors in any way;
(f) to forge or otherwise manipulate uniform resource locators or other identifiers to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service, to acquire unauthorized access to restricted areas of the Service, or for any other purposes;
(g) to interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
(h) to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to scroll faster than the other users of the Service are able to type or otherwise act in a manner that adversely affects the ability of other users to engage in real-time exchanges;
(i) to violate any applicable local, provincial, state, national, or international law or any regulations having the force of law;
(j) to collect or store personal data about other Members;
(k) to stalk or otherwise harass another Member; or
(l) to promote or provide instructions, information or advice about illegal activities, promoting physical harm or personal injury against any individual or group.
Administrators might not regularly review, screen or edit Content posted on any community. Administrators however have the right to monitor, edit or remove any Content transmitted or CADRE (where the ability to do so exists) reserves the right (but is under no obligation) to (i) remove any blog, discussion, resource, event, or profile from any directory, (ii) change the configuration of any blog, discussion, resource, event, or profile, (iii) prohibit certain configurations of any blog, discussion, resource, event, or profile, and (iv) suspend, block or otherwise restrict access to any blog, discussion, resource, or profile housed under CADRE domains. You acknowledge and agree that CADRE may preserve Content or disclose the Content, if required by law to do so or if it believes in good faith that the preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with local process, (ii) enforce the Terms of Service, (iii) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of another.
Children under the age of 18 may not access CADRE members-only sections of the website unless given permission by a parent or guardian. Administrators will not knowingly provide children under the age of 18 with membership rights on the site.
12. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" TO VISITORS. CADRE DOES NOT REPRESENT THAT THE INFORMATION IS COMPLETE, CURRENT, ERROR-FREE, OR APPLICABLE TO YOUR SITUATION.
ALTHOUGH WE INTEND TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, WORMS, "TROJAN HORSES" OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE MATERIALS TO OUR SITE, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT OUR SITE, OR MATERIALS THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM OUR SITE, ARE FREE FROM SUCH DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. ANY MATERIALS OBTAINED FROM THIS SITE OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE SITE ARE OBTAINED OR DOWNLOADED AT YOUR OWN RISK. CADRE, EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER, INC., CADRE PARTNERS, AND NSF ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM A VISITOR'S USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE. CADRE, EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER, INC., CADRE PARTNERS, AND NSF SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM TO COMPUTER SYSTEMS, LOSS OF DATA RESULTING FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY MATERIALS, AND WE DISCLAIM WARRANTIES FOR ANY INFORMATION RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED BY THIS SITE. CADRE, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, AND NSF ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS OR INJURY BASED ON ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THIS.
You agree to indemnify and hold CADRE, EDC, CADRE partners, and NSF and affiliates, and each of their directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners and employees, harmless from and against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, arising out of or in connection with any User Content, Software or Content you post or share on or through the Site (including through the Share Service), your use of the Service or the Site, your conduct in connection with the Service or the Site or with other users of the Service or the Site, or any violation of this Agreement or of any law or the rights of any third party, including but not limited to alleged copyright or other intellectual property violations.
15. Copyright Infringement Notifications
Notice of alleged copyright infringements on the Site may be forwarded to CADRE c/o McCulloch, Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458 and whose email address may be found at edc.org. Such notification of infringement must comply with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to be effective.