Welcome to SkillsForce!
Our mission is to connect the world’s educators to allow them to be more productive and successful.
Our services are designed to promote professional learning for educators by enabling you and millions
of other educators to access content, collaborate, exchange ideas, track your progress, learn and grow in
a network of trusted colleagues.
These Terms are an agreement between you and SkillsForce, LLC. References to "us", "we", "our", and
"SkillsForce" shall mean SkillsForce, LLC. By accessing or using the products you agree to be bound by
these Terms. If you do not agree to this agreement (“Agreement”), do not click “Log In” (or similar) and
do not access or otherwise use any of our Product or any Materials on the Product. If you wish to
terminate this contract, at any time you can do so by closing your account and no longer accessing or
using our Product or any Materials on the Product.
These Terms govern your access to and use of SkillsForce software, products, and/or services
(individually or collectively, the "Product") and any information, content, text, graphics, photos or other
materials uploaded, downloaded, purchased, or appearing on or through the Product (collectively
referred to as "Material"). These Terms apply to all visitors, users, and others who access and use the
Product or any Materials on the Product ("Subscriber").
Not withstanding the foregoing, nothing in these Terms supersedes or limits your rights under (1) the
terms and conditions of any written agreement you or your school, school district or other organization
(“School”) have entered into with SkillsForce regarding the use of Product, or (2) applicable laws or
regulations to the extent these Terms are prohibited by such laws or regulations. In the event of any
conflict between these Terms and the terms and conditions of an applicable written agreement you or
your School have entered into with SkillsForce, the terms and conditions of the written agreement shall
The Product is owned and operated by SkillsForce. Unless otherwise indicated, the content,
format and imagery of the Product are copyrighted under the laws of the United States by
SkillsForce and are protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. Unauthorized
duplication is a violation of law. The content, format and imagery of the Product may not be
copied, published, broadcast, distributed, reproduced or transmitted in any way. You may not
use the Product or any Materials on the Product in any commercial or for-profit manner.
For purposes of this Agreement, the use of any Materials from the Product on any other website
or computer environment is prohibited without the express written consent of SkillsForce.
In consideration of the Product or any Materials on the Product provided by SkillsForce, Subscribers
agree to keep their username and password confidential. Each Subscriber is responsible for maintaining
the security and confidentiality of all log-In information, including username and password information.
SkillsForce reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit any Subscriber’s use of the Product in the
event that SkillsForce, in its sole discretion, deems such Subscriber’s use of the Product to be
The Product and Materials are owned or licensed by SkillsForce and are protected by United
States and international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Subscriber
does not gain any type of ownership interest in the Product or the Material by using the Product
or the Material.
Subscriber may download, solely in connection with noncommercial educational us of the
Material designated on the Product as “Downloadable.” Copies of downloaded Material must be
deleted or erased after use or expiration of the Term, whichever occurs first. Any and all
downloading shall be for individual Subscriber convenience only, and Subscribers may not (i)
systematically download any of the Material; (ii) create distribution libraries from the Material;
or (iii) sell, rent, display, exhibit or otherwise transfer any of the Material to any third party
outside of the Subscriber’s classroom.
In the course of using any Material as permitted hereunder, Subscriber may not make the
Material, or any part thereof, available to any party who is not a Subscriber, except as permitted
herein. Subscriber must ensure that the Material is at all times kept on a secure server, viewable
only by Subscribers. If Subscriber wishes to use a third party to host the Material, SkillsForce
must pre-approve the use of such proposed host in writing prior to use of the proposed host.
SkillsForce shall have the right to approve the terms of the proposed agreement between the
proposed host and Subscriber. Except as expressly set forth herein, Subscriber may not:
copy, modify, transmit, perform, create derivative works of, publish, sub-license, or
otherwise share the Product, the Material, or any portion thereof;
disassemble, reverse engineer or decompile the Product or any portion thereof;
use any “deep-link”, “page-scrape”, “robot”, “spider,” “offline readers,” or any
equivalent manual process, to access or monitor any portion of the Product;
collect any personally identifiable information, including usernames or passwords, from
take any actions that may circumvent, disable or damage the Product’s security;
use the Material in a manner that disparages the Product, SkillsForce, or the Material; or
use the Material or Product in any manner that SkillsForce may, in its sole and exclusive
discretion, deem inappropriate.
Subscriber understands and agrees that the Product and the Material possess a unique
character that makes it difficult to assess the monetary damages that would be sustained as a
result of unauthorized use of the Product or Material. Subscriber understands and agrees that
unauthorized use may cause immediate and irreparable damage to SkillsForce for which
SkillsForce would not have an adequate remedy at law. Therefore, Subscriber agrees that, in the
event of such unauthorized use, in addition to such other legal and equitable rights and
remedies that may be available to SkillsForce, shall be entitled to injunctive and other equitable
relief without the necessity of proving damages or furnishing a bond or other security.
Subscriber acknowledge and understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound,
photographs, graphics, video, messages, content or other submissions (“Submission”), whether publicly
posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Materials
Subscriber agree not to use the Product to:
upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Submission that is unlawful, harmful,
threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous,
invasive of another’s privacy, hateful whether sexually, racially or ethnically, or
harm minors in any way;
impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, any law enforcement
officer, or any SkillsForce official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or
otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any
Submission transmitted through the Product;
upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Submission that you do not have a right to
transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationship (such as inside
information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of an
employment relationship or under any nondisclosure agreement);
upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Submission that infringes, contributes to
the infringement of, or induces others to infringe, any patent, trademark, trade secret,
copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising,
promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any
other form of solicitation.
upload, post, email or otherwise transmit anything that contains software viruses or any
other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the
functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment
or in any other way cause damage to a user’s data against the will of the user;
disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to “scroll” faster than other users of
the Product are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other
users’ ability to engage in real-time exchanges; interfere with or disrupt the Product or
servers or networks connected to the Product, or disobey any requirements,
procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Product; intentionally
or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, any
rules of any national or other securities exchange, and any regulations having the force
“stalk” or otherwise harass another; or collect or store personal data about other users.
Subscriber acknowledges that SkillsForce and anyone it designates shall have the right,
but not the obligation, in their sole discretion to move or refuse to move any Submission
that is available via the Product. Without limiting the foregoing, SkillsForce and anyone
it designates shall have the right to remove any Submission that violates these terms of
use or are otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks
associated with, the use of any Submission, including any reliance on the accuracy,
completeness, or usefulness of such Submission. In this regard, you acknowledge that
you may not rely on any Content (1) created by SkillsForce or on the Product, or (2)
submitted to SkillsForce or the Product, including without limitation information in any
SkillsForce bulletin boards and in all other parts of the Product.
Subscriber acknowledges and agree that SkillsForce and the Product may preserve any
Submission and may also disclose any Submission if required to do so by law or in the good faith
belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
comply with legal process;
enforce these terms of service;
respond to claims that any Content violate the rights of third-parties; or (iv) protect the
rights, property, or personal safety of SkillsForce and the Product, its users and the
Subscriber understands that the technical processing and transmission of the Product, including
your Submission, may involve
transmissions over various networks; and
changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of various networks or devices
to which the Product is connected.
The Product contains robot exclusion headers and you agree that you will not use any robot,
spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the
content contained herein without our prior expressed written permission. You agree that you
will not use any device, software or routine to bypass our robot exclusion headers, or to
interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the SkillsForce site or any activities
conducted on our site. You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable
or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure. Much of the information on our site is
updated on a real time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to SkillsForce or its vendors or third
parties. You agree that you will not copy, reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works, or
publicly display any content from the Product without the prior expressed written permission of
SkillsForce, or the appropriate third party.
The content of the Product, including but not limited to text, availability and descriptions may contain
errors or inaccuracies, and may not be complete or current. SkillsForce reserves the right to correct any
errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
If in the event a user or users infringes on any third party’s rights, or engage in conduct that is illegal,
tortuous or that interferes with the technological operation of this site, this Agreement is subject to
termination by either party thirty (30) days after notification by letter prior to the end of the then-
current contract year. If by the end of the 30 day period the conduct, infringement, or activity is rectified
agreement will not be terminated. However, if conduct, infringement, or activity persists this agreement
will be terminated and Subscriber must destroy all Materials obtained from SkillsForce or the Product
and all copies thereof.
SKILLSFORCE MAKES, AND THE PRODUCT INCLUDES, NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH
RESPECT TO SKILLSFORCE OR THE CONTENTS OF THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING THE MATERIAL, WHICH ARE
PROVIDED FOR USE “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” SKILLSFORCE AND THE PRODUCT DISCLAIMS ALL
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO SKILLSFORCE AND
THE PRODUCT AND ANY WEB SITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED OR CONTENT PROVIDED BY SUPPLIERS TO
THE PRODUCT. SKILLSFORCE DOES NOT WARRANT THE FUNCTIONS, INFORMATION OR LINKS
CONTAINED ON OR THE PRODUCT OR THAT ITS CONTENTS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT
SkillsForce OR THE PRODUCT, OR ITS CONTENTS, ARE FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE
OPERATION OF THE PRODUCT OR ITS CONTENTS, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT
DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE
OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, CANCELBOTS OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. SKILLSFORCE
DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE
USE OF THE MATERIALS ON THE PRODUCT IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY,
OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT SKILLSFORCE OR THE PRODUCT) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL
NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL SKILLSFORCE OR
THE PRODUCT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT
FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS ON THE PRODUCT, EVEN IF SKILLSFORCE,
OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO
EVENT SHALL SKILLSFORCE’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF
ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, OR NOT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR
OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE PRODUCT. UNDER NO
CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SKILLSFORCE BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES RELATED TO VIRUS
INFECTION AND THE RESULTING CORRUPTION, DESTRUCTION, OR ALTERATION OF A USER OR
SUPPLIER’S SYSTEM (INCLUDING FILES, SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE LOCATED ON THEIR SYSTEMS).
The Product is controlled and operated by SkillsForce from its office in Aiken, SC, United States of
America. SkillsForce and the Product make no representation that Materials on the Product are
appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Product from other
locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the
extent local laws are applicable. Data from this site is further subject to United States export controls.
No software from SkillsForce or the Product may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported
into (or to a national or resident of (i) Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria or any other country to
which the United States has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list
of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By
downloading or using the Data, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control
of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
disclosure of your personally identifiable information and aggregate and/or anonymized data as
Student Data. To the extent that our Service is used by a College, University, local education
agency, teacher, or other educational institution (“Educational Institution”) (a) and its students
as part of school curriculum (e.g., a teacher training program in a University, or (b) by teachers
as part of a teachers improvement program, the Personal Information we collect through the
Service may include personal information from “educational records” as defined by the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), 20 U.S.C. § 1232(g) (“Student Data”).
Confidentiality. SkillsForce agrees to treat Student Data as confidential and not to share it with
Student Data Access. To the extent that we collect Student Data through the provision of our
Service, we may access, collect and process Student Data as a School Official with a legitimate
educational interest pursuant to FERPA 34 CFR Part 99.31(a)(1). You agree that when SkillsForce
is acting as a School Official, as between the parties, the Educational Institution or authorized
User of that Educational Institution owns and controls all Student Data.
Personal Information and Student Data Consents and Authority. To the extent applicable, you
represent and warrant that you have the requisite consent and authority to provide Student
Data, to SkillsForce, or to authorize SkillsForce to collect Student Data through the Service. To
the extent that SkillsForce collects Student Data, SkillsForce and the Educational Institution,
each agree to uphold their responsibilities under laws governing Personal Information and
Student Data, including in the U.S. the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), the
Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), and the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection
Act (“COPPA”) and State laws, as applicable.
Personal Information of Non-Users, Which Could Include K12 Students. Through the course of
providing our Services, it is possible that our Users submit User Submissions that contain
personal information of individuals that are not Users of this Service and who are not covered
under Agreements with SkillsForce. For example, if a User who is a student-teacher in a
University program records video of her work in a classroom at a local K12 school, the video may
contain images of children, teachers, or other individuals who are not covered by the
Agreement between SkillsForce and the student-teacher’s University. To the extent that you
provide personal information of non-users in User Submissions, including the personal
information of K12 students, you represent and warrant that you comply with all the provisions
of Section 3 User Submissions, above, and have all necessary rights to provide that information
to SkillsForce. We rely on each User to ensure that appropriate disclosures and consents are
obtained, if necessary, to provide content contained in User Submissions to SkillsForce.
The Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires that online service
providers obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children under
13. SkillsForce does not intentionally collect personal information from a child under 13. If you
provide in User Content information collected from a student under 13, you represent and
warrant that you are the student’s school or teacher and have received consent from parents, or
have the authority to provide consent on behalf of parents, for us to collect information from
the students before providing User Content of a child under 13 to our Service. We recommend
that all schools and teachers provide appropriate disclosures to students and parents regarding
their use of service providers such as SkillsForce and that they provide a copy of our Privacy
Policy to parents and guardians.
User-Requested Third-Party Access. SkillsForce may provide users the ability to use and access
third-party services through the Service, and to share data, including Student Data if applicable,
with third-parties through the Service. If explicitly instructed by you, by the Educational
Institution or by another User authorized to provide such consent, you agree to allow us to
provide access to data, including Student Data, to third parties through the Service. You
acknowledge that we are not responsible for the data practices of third parties with whom you
or your authorized Users elect to share Student Data, and that, as between us, you are solely
responsible for the consequences of providing or transmitting data, including Student Data, to
such third parties through the Service.
Data Retention and Deletion Requests. You may request that we delete your personal
utilizing a license provided by an Educational Institution or enterprise, the licensee may be
required to authorize the deletion request. To contact us about deleting or de-identifying your
account information, provide a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we shall
respond to the request within thirty (30) days. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may not be
able to delete all information contained on the Service, for example, if such information is part
of another User’s User Submissions or content.
Data Localization. You acknowledge and agree that SkillsForce will store and process Personal
Information in various data centers around the world, including in the U.S., and that your
Personal Information may not be stored or processed only within the country in which it was
collected unless and except to the extent required by Law. If you are an Educational Institution
or teacher, you warrant and agree that you have obtained all necessary consents for SkillsForce
to process such Personal Information in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world.
Security, Access and Support; Data Breach Notification. We have implemented commercially
reasonable administrative, physical and technical safeguards designed to secure Personal
Information, including Student Data, from unauthorized access, disclosure and use. In the event
we have a reasonable, good faith belief that an unauthorized party has gained access to or been
disclosed Student Data that we have collected or received through the Service, we will promptly
notify the Educational Institution. If Personal Information, including Student Data, is acquired by
an unauthorized party and such incident triggers any third-party notice requirements under
applicable privacy laws, the Educational Institution shall be responsible for the timing, content
and method of notice and for compliance with such laws for Users associated with the
Educational Institution. SkillsForce shall be responsible for the timing, content, cost and method
of notice and compliance with such laws as they relate to Users that are not associated with an
We will not be liable if for any reason the Service (or any part of it) is unavailable at any time or
for any period. Additionally, access to the Service may be suspended temporarily and without
notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.
Additionally, access to the internet, if employed, is your sole responsibility and the responsibility
of the Internet provider(s) you select. SkillsForce does not accept any responsibility for failure of
the Service due to Internet facilities.