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for MathBitsNotebook.com

MathBitsNotebook.com is the copyrighted property
of Frederick and Donna Roberts,
Fulton, New York USA
Copyright © 2012-2014 MathBitsNotebook.com
All Rights Reserved.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING MATHBITSNOTEBOOK.COM.

We have found that there is a great deal of confusion among Internet users (and educators) as to what legal use can be made of copyrighted Internet content. Hopefully, this Terms of Use page will help to clarify these issues as they relate to your use of the web site MathBitsNotebook.com. Please understand that the content, materials, and graphics at MathBitsNotebook.com are copyrighted, and as such are protected by US and International copyright laws (such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Berne Convention, and other intellectual property laws and statutes).  MathBitsNotebook.com content is NOT in the public domain. The fact that MathBitsNotebook.com does not charge a fee for its use does not imply that you are free to use the materials in any manner you wish.

When accessing MathBitsNotebook.com, you are agreeing to the following Terms of Use:

You may freely access the on-line MathBitsNotebook.com content for your own, non-commercial, private use (or for private use within your own classroom with your face-to-face students). You may NOT, however, create your own hardcopies/handouts/worksheets or Internet postings using content/graphics from this web site (in part or whole). You may NOT use "snippets" of MathBitsNotebook.com content to create hardcopies or for Internet posting.

If you want matching hardcopies of the practice pages, please purchase our subscription resources (AlgebraBits.com, GeometryBits.com or Algebra2Bits.com), which allow us to financially support this "free-access" and "ad-free" web site for your use.

You may link to content at MathBitsNotebook.com from a non-commercial site (and are encouraged to do so), as long as the link does not state or imply any sponsoring of your site by MathBitsNotebook.com or Frederick and/or Donna Roberts. Linking must not present MathBits.com content framed within a personal web site, a school web site, or any other web site. When linking, please use a plain hypertext link (do not use content, snippets, or graphics for linking). Please no deep linking or inline linking.

You may quote a small section of MathBitsNotebook.com as in keeping with the "Fair Use" statute.
READ CAREFULLY:  "Fair Use", as it applies to copyrighted materials, is for the purpose of commentary or critical review for a limited period of time with limited distribution.  Such "Fair Use" does not extend to the re-posting of the materials to the Internet/Web.  "Fair Use" must also leave copyright notices and/or authorship intact.
As applied to educators, "Fair Use" is for use within the teacher's immediate classroom setting only (for a short period of time). Educators are not to re-post such materials to the Internet: "No exclusively educational purpose is guaranteed by putting material on the Web, and such conduct violates the copyright holder's right of public distribution."


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You may not copy/reproduce the content from MathBitsNotebook.com (in part, whole, or modified form) for any form of distribution.  Examples of such distributions include (but are not limited to):  handouts for classroom use, conference presentations, project booklets, departmental handouts, workshop handouts, grant-based project materials, booklets, pamphlets, posting to school web sites, posting to personal web sites, etc. Use of these materials on any other web site for any purpose is prohibited. Re-posting to the Internet is not considered "fair use" for educators as it violates the copyright holder's right of public distribution. Linking to content at MathBitsNotebook.com is acceptable, but re-posting of the content from MathBitsNotebook.com is copyright infringement.
(MathBitsNotebook.com is an on-line interactive resource for students. While teachers may access the site for projecting in the classroom, the site is not to be used for creating hardcopy worksheets. The site is stable and you may link to the site.)
     
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You may not use MathBitsNotebook.com content as private tutoring lessons/materials for which you are paid. You may not link to MathBitsNotebook.com content to be used for commercial tutoring.

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You may not use the content at MathBitsNotebook.com, when teaching an on-line course, as your course lessons and/or practice materials. In addition, you may not re-post (copy) any of these materials, in part or whole, to the Internet, intra-net, or any public/internal distribution format. A URL link to MathBitsNotebook.com (or to the "opening page" of Algebra, Geometry or Algebra2) may be listed as a reference in an on-line course.

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You may not copy, import, snag, etc. the web site MathBitsNotebook.com to be used in part or whole, by others. Content from MathBitsNotebook.com may not be copied, framed, mirrored, downloaded, uploaded, burned, snagged, or installed electronically in any manner on any server.
 
No Re-Post
You most certainly may not present the content from MathBitsNotebook.com as your own Internet/computer based content by copying the content with the copyright/authorship removed.
 
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You may not copy, modify, and/or distribute MathBitsNotebook.com content for commercial use by profit making projects and/or organizations.

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You may not use the graphics (such as, but not limited to, diagrams, graphs, clipart, animations, phototgraphs, photo objects, banners, drawings, and/or any combination of the like), in part or whole, from MathBitsNotebook.com. The graphics at MathBitsNotebook.com were purchased or licensed for use on MathBitsNotebook.comWe pay for the legal rights to post these graphics, and these graphics are not free for the taking. The graphics are not to be copied or modified for personal, educational, or commercial use.  [Note: Copying graphics from the Internet may place you in danger of copyright infringement from BOTH the posting site and the graphic's commercial licensing company.] Graphics at MathBitsNotebook.com are not to be directly linked (hot linked).

The content presented at MathBitsNotebook.com carries no guarantee or warranty.   No one at MathBitsNotebook.com involved in creating, producing or delivering the site accepts liability for (but not limited to) student progress, educational testing scores, educational program completion, teacher employment, or teacher professional progress.  In addition, no one at MathBitsNotebook.com accepts liability for the improper or incorrect use of these materials. Content is provided on an "as is" basis and use of this content is at your discretion. 

MathBitsNotebook.com reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use. Users are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms of Use. In addition, MathBitsNotebook.com may discontinue, change or restrict access to content at any time. 

Links to other web sites are offered as a courtesy only.  MathBitsNotebook.com is not affiliated with these sites and does not accept liability for your use of these sites. (Exceptions: MathBitsNotebook.com is an offspring of its parent site MathBits.com. Other MathBits.com offspring are: JrMathBits.com, AlgebraBits.com, GeometryBits.com and Algebra2Bits.com.)

Violations of the MathBitsNotebook.com Terms of Use will result in action being taken against the offender and/or any offending web site(s). Be warned that students are quick to report copyright infringements made by their teachers. If it becomes necessary to contact a teacher's school district regarding the posting of copyrighted materials (or other infringement issues), it may prove to be professionally embarrassing to both the teacher and the district.

If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use, please contact: Roberts@MathBits.com

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