Service and Employment
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Pivot Point Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color religion, sex sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Pivot Point Academy will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities as provided by law.
EQUAL STUDENT OPPORTUNITY
Pivot Point Academy admits students of any race, age, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, handicap, disability, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs. Pivot Point Academy complies with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and no qualified handicapped or disabled person, by reason of their handicap or disability, will be excluded from enrolling in a course of instruction or be subjected to discrimination based upon handicap or disability. If an applicant or a student believes they may need an accommodation or academic adjustment due to a handicap or disability, they should contact the Accommodation Coordinator. The Admissions Representative, Admissions Director or other staff person can assist you with contacting the Accommodation Coordinator.
Pivot Point International, Inc. is the owner of all copyright rights in the United States and in other countries throughout the world in the attached materials. This means that, subject to certain limited exceptions, only Pivot Point International, Inc. has the right to copy, reproduce, distribute or display the attached works in either print or electronic versions. There is no specific number of words, lines or images that may be copied from these materials without permission. Likewise, merely acknowledging Pivot Point International, Inc. as the source of the copyrighted material does not permit copying. Therefore, unless one can prove he/she is subject to one of the limited exceptions discussed below, copying of all or any part of these materials without the express permission of Pivot Point Internatioinal, Inc. is prohibited.
Some countries permit certain limited copying of portions of copyrighted materials if such copying amounts to "fair use" or "fair dealing". In the U.S., in order for reproduction of a portion of a copyrighted work to qualify as fair, it must be for purposes of criticism, comment, news reporting, face to face teaching, scholarship or research. In addition, even where one of these purposes is satisfied, copying is prohibited if the intended use is commercial in nature, the amount and substance of the portion of the work used is significant in relation to the work as a whole, and if the effect of the use harms the potential market for or value of the work. In short, a commercial use involving a substantial amount of the work or a portion of the work critical to its theme or which negatively impacts Pivot Point International's ability to sell its work will preclude fair use.
In "fair dealing" countries, such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, exceptions to copyright are limited to an enumerated set of possible defenses to infringement. If the copying does not fall within a specific category, it remains an infringement. For example, in Australia copying of a work for educational purposes, whether commercial or not-for-profit, is not allowed if the work is reasonably commercially available to students.
In short, you are generally not entitled to copy the attached works. Acknowledging Pivot Point International, Inc. as a source does not permit copying. Use for non-commercial purposes does not permit copying. Reproduction of a few images or quotation of up to 300 words is not permitted. Infringement of copyrighted works involves serious penalties, including injunctions, impounding and disposition of the infringing articles, actual damages and profits, or statutory damages, which may range up to $150,000 per work in the case of a willful infringement. In addition, U.S. law provides that a person who willfully infringes a copyright for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain or by reproduction of one or more copies of copyrighted works having a total retail value of more than $1,000 may be subject to imprisonment and fine.
Personally Identifiable Account Information
Pivot Point Academy may collect information you voluntarily share with us in registering for and receiving services, as well as other information, for example through Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses and the use of "cookies," which may be placed on your computer when you access the website. (See the sections on IP Addresses and Cookies below.)
Pivot Point Academy may collect any content, record, or electronic communication of any kind that you choose to provide to us, including your (1) name, (2) address, email address, and phone number, , and (3) other information required to provide educational services from Pivot Point Academy. We use the information you provide us to provide you with the information or services that you request. We also use your contact information as you provide it to communicate with you and send you information and materials for marketing and other purposes.
Pivot Point Academy logs IP addresses for systems administration purposes. IP addresses are not used to track a user's session. This information only helps us determine how often different areas of our site are visited. We do not link IP address to any information that is personally identifiable.
We do not sell, rent or loan any of your personally identifiable information to any third party. We may use and share personally identifiable information with third parties specifically involved in the delivery of the services from Pivot Point Academy.
In addition, we may use and share aggregated information that does not uniquely identify you for any purpose, including without limitation to improve and enrich our services and website content, to provide benchmarking information or for marketing our services.
In addition, Pivot Point Academy reserves the right to use and share your information in the event Pivot Point Academy believes doing so is necessary to operate this website or where such disclosure may be required by law, or to protect Pivot Point Academy's right or the rights of others.
When corresponding or communicating with Pivot Point Academy, you choose whether to correspond or communicate and you choose what information to supply. Please take care to share only such information as is needed or that you believe is appropriate.
You are under no obligation to provide us with personally identifiable information, but without it we may not be able to provide you the products or services you request.
Pivot Point Academy may use your personal information to send you promotional communications. You have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such promotional communications from us at any time. To discontinue your receipt of such promotional communications, simply click on "SafeUnsubscribe" to opt out.
In addition, although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, you can disable this function so that your browser will not accept cookies. Please be aware that disabling this function may impact your use and enjoyment of this website.
Access by Children
This website is not directed toward children under 13 years of age and Pivot Point Academy does not knowingly collect or use information from children under 13 through this website.
Do Not Track/Online Behavioral Advertising
We will automatically collect cookies and other non-personally identifying information when you visit this site. Due to this automatic collection, we do not currently honor do not track requests. We also currently do not participate in any online ad network that tracks users across websites.
We limit access to personally identifiable information about you to our employees and third-party agents who we reasonably believe need to have access to your information to provide you with the information or services you request from Pivot Point Academy. Your information is stored and maintained with our third party hosting provider that uses industry standard physical, administrative and technical measures to help ensure the accessibility, security and integrity of your information.
This website has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, Pivot Point Academy uses industry standards, such as Secure Socket Layers ("SSL") technology, to help safeguard against such occurrences. In certain areas, the information passed between your browser and our system is encrypted with SSL technology to create a protected connection between you and our website to ensure confidentiality. In the event that a breach into our security systems occurs and there is a possibility that an unauthorized person acquires your personal information, Pivot Point Academy will notify you of such a breach under applicable law.
Location of Hosting Provider
Please note that your personal information may be stored and processed in countries outside of Canada and that it may be subject to access by law enforcement authorities of those jurisdictions, in some cases without notice to you.
Access to Your Personal Information
Student Educational Records
This website may link to, or be linked to, other websites not maintained by or related to Pivot Point Academy. Pivot Point Academy is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third parties or third-party websites, including any linked or linking websites. To the extent that you disclose personally identifiable information to any such third parties, different rules may apply to their use and disclosure of personal information that you disclose to them. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of such websites before disclosing your personal information to them.
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Section 133 of HEA
Summary, Guidance to Assist Textbook Publishers and Institution of Higher Education In Implementing Section 133 of the HEA of 1965:
An institution of higher education receiving Federal financial assistance is required to the maximum extent practicable, to post verified textbook pricing information for both required and recommended materials for each class on the institution's online course schedule or linked to the course schedule from another site, such as a college-designated bookstore, in a manner of the institution's choosing. This pricing information must include:
The International Standard Book number (ISBN) and retail price of the materials charged by the institution or a bookstore on the campus of or otherwise associated with, the institution.
If no ISBN is available the author, title, publisher and copyright date of the textbook or supplemental material.
If the institution determines that disclosure of the pricing is not practicable for some reason, the designation of "To Be Determined (TBD)" in lieu of the required information.
Download the complete list of Pivot Point Academy textbooks and other supplemental materials as required under this Act, here. Additionally we have posted the differences between the current and previous versions.
Information displayed on this website may change without notice. Pivot Point Academy reserves the right to modify all information without any obligation to notify past or current website users. Pivot Point Academy makes no representations that the materials on this website are appropriate or available for use in any particular state or other countries besides the United States. When accessing this website you are solely responsible for compliance with the laws of the state or country in which you live.
All offers set forth on this website are void where prohibited, and are subject to the posting of any official rules pertaining to such offers. Some services offered on this website may not be available in certain areas.
Intellectual Property Rights
Copyright Pivot Point International, Inc. ©2015. All rights reserved.
All copyrightable text, audio, video, graphics, charts, photographs, icons, and the design, selection, and arrangement of content in any medium on this website are copyrighted by Pivot Point International, Inc., unless otherwise noted. The distinctive and original layout and presentation of this website also constitutes protectable trade dress under applicable federal law. In addition, many proprietary names and marks belonging to Pivot Point International, Inc. appear throughout this website. This website may also contain references to third-party marks, and copies of third-party copyrighted materials, which are the property of their respective owners. Any unauthorized use of any trade dress, marks, or any other intellectual property belonging to Pivot Point International, Inc. or any third party is strictly prohibited, and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Use of this Website
This website is offered and made available by Pivot Point Academy in connection with the educational services provided by Pivot Point Academy and is intended solely for educational purposes. You may download and print one (1) copy of this website's content for your personal, educational and noncommercial use, provided you do not delete or modify any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices. You may not otherwise use, copy, modify, distribute, mirror, republish or transmit any of the content or materials of this website without the prior written consent of Pivot Point Academy.
Pivot Point Academy will provide interactive areas for participation by its users. All users of this website must also comply with the Acceptable Use Policy and any other guidelines or rules provided by Pivot Point Academy or posted on this website.
You and other users of the Pivot Point Academy bulletin boards, chat rooms, surveys and other interactive areas are solely responsible for the contents and consequences of the messages you communicate or post on this website. You should exercise the utmost discretion before posting any personal information on this website. Although Pivot Point Academy is not obligated to monitor content or the accuracy of information, you agree that Pivot Point Academy, in its sole discretion, has the right to monitor, without notice, any content or information posted on this website. Pivot Point Academy also reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to prohibit any conduct or remove any content, without notice, for any reason, and to revoke any user's registration, for any reason.
You understand and agree that: (1) Pivot Point Academy assumes no liability or responsibility for any content or material of any kind that is submitted for or posted on any interactive area on the website by you or by any other users or third parties and (2) Pivot Point Academy is a publisher of any submitted content, and is acting solely as an Internet Service Provider as that term is defined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Pivot Point Academy respects the rights of intellectual property owners, and asks that its users do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes infringement, please provide Pivot Point Academy the following information, in the form prescribed by Section 512 of Title 17, United States Code:
1. a description of the copyrighted work or works that you claim have been infringed;
2. a description of the allegedly infringing material, including its location on the site;
3. your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
4. 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;
5. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf; and
6. an electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Pivot Point Academy's Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on its site is:
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Termination of Access
In no event will Pivot Point Academy or any of its officers, representatives, directors, employees, consultants or agents be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever (including without limitation, damages for loss of use, data, information, profits or business interruption) arising out of or in any way related to the use or performance of this website or any linked website or to any material, information, data, products, or services obtained through this website, or otherwise arising out of your use of this website, your inability to use this website or any decision made or action taken by you in reliance of any information, advice or materials provided on this website, whether such damages are based in tort, contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if Pivot Point Academy has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Your sole and exclusive remedy is to stop accessing and using this website.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so some of the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.
Pivot Point Academy makes all commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that all material, information and data on this website is accurate and reliable; however, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. This website is provided by Pivot Point on an "AS IS" basis. Pivot Point Academy disclaims all warranties with respect to this website, including without limitation all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.
Pivot Point Academy does not warrant or guarantee 1) the accuracy, completeness, correctness, reliability, timeliness, or usefulness of this website or any material, information or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through use of this website; (2) the results that may be obtained from the use of this website or the use of material, information or data obtained from this website; (3) that use of this website or any materials on this website will meet any users requirements; (4) that access to the website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free; or (5) that files or other materials and information available through this website will be free of infections, viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other malicious code that could be harmful to your computer system. Pivot Point Academy has no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, misdelivery or failure to store any user communication.
You acknowledge and agree (1) that your use of this website and any material, information or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this website is at your discretion and risk, and (2) that you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or for loss of data that results from the download of any material, information or data, and for any other form of damage that may be incurred. None of the parties involved in creating, producing, or delivering this website or its content will be liable to users of this website for any damage resulting from use of this website or use of material, information or data downloaded or otherwise obtained from this website, nor are such parties in any way responsible for the conduct of users of this website or for information posted or exchanged on this website.
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Pivot Point or in any manner from this website creates any warranty.
Interpretation and Disputes
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Acceptable Use Policy
You are permitted to post comments and upload images and video material into the LAB website ("Postings"). You must comply with the following:
1. You must maintain a polite, pleasant and respectful environment. Personal rebukes or attacks are not acceptable.
2. Postings that harass, abuse, stalk or threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others (such as rights of privacy and publicity) are prohibited.
3. You must ensure that all Postings are appropriate to all people. Any Postings that are defamatory, indecent, pornographic, obscene, or otherwise objectionable are prohibited. Slurs or commentary against any social, racial, religious, ethnic or sexual orientation group are prohibited.
4. You must keep your Postings relevant to the stated topic.
5. You may not send any surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk mail, unauthorized e-mail, or commercial solicitations, or engage in, facilitate or encourage any illegal activities.
6. You may not harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses.
7. You may not advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose.
8. Any and all Postings you submit must be your original work or you must otherwise have the consent, license or permission of the copyright owners to submit such Postings.
9. You may not submit any materials or otherwise make available, files that contain notes, videos, recordings, articles, text, images, photographs, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright or trademark laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same. If you include any music, photographs or other third party content into your Postings, you are solely responsible to ensure that you have the right and license to do so, whether as a fair use or otherwise.
10. You may not download any file posted by another user that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally reproduced, displayed, performed, and/or distributed in such manner.
11. You may not upload Postings or other files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another.
11. You may not falsify or delete any copyright management information, such as author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
12. You may not interfere, restrict or inhibit another user's use of the website or its features, such as by engaging in excessive usage, launching denial of service attacks, or uploading or transmitting viruses or other malicious code.
13. You may not create a false identity or otherwise impersonate any individual.
Any questions, complaints or comments on the Acceptable Use Policy must be submitted directly to Pivot Point Academy as set forth below. Please do not direct questions, complaints or comments to other Users. As Pivot Point Academy does not monitor the Postings, we cannot address your concerns unless you send them to us.
If you have any questions or comments about the Acceptable Use Policy or wish to report an Acceptable Use Policy violation, please contact us as set forth below. In response to Acceptable Use Policy violations, we may immediately suspend or permanently deactivate a user's access to the website or its features. Pivot Point Academy does not guarantee any user will receive a warning prior to such suspension or deactivation. Pivot Point Academy also keeps a historical record of all conduct violations and responds to Acceptable Use Policy violations in light of such history.
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