Terms of use

Our Terms of Use are meant to support the development of this knowledge base and work of this connected community.

CLMOOC offers these website services (the “Services”) to you subject to the terms and conditions of use (“Terms”) contained herein. By accessing, creating, or contributing to any of the community website sections at and under the subdomains http://www.clmooc.com and http://clmoocmb.educatorinnovator.org/ (“Site”), and in consideration for the Services we provide to you, you agree to abide by these Terms.

CLMOOC retains the right to revoke membership to the CLMOOC community if the terms of use are not met.

Please read the terms carefully and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

1. Disclaimer
Content on this Site, including name and contact information, blog posts and pages, comments, makes and make tutorials, express the research and opinions of the Service participants, and do not necessarily reflect the views of CLMOOC. The editors 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, analysis and/or recommendations contained in their submitted content.

2. Moderation Policy
CLMOOC is hosting these Services to help build the field of Connected Learning. We intend for comments and content posted in this forum to be individually authored, collegial, thoughtful, and intellectually challenging or provocative—and also to meet basic standards of respect and accuracy in tone and content.

Posted content and comments on this Site are subject to review and moderation by CLMOOC to maintain the respect required for this forum to remain productive and respectful. Participants may also flag comments or content for administrative review.

Voicing differences of opinion and providing countervailing information or analysis within the context of the site’s intent are welcomed—however, hate speech and attacks of a personal nature will not be tolerated.

CLMOOC maintains the right to edit or remove content or comments posted at our discretion if said content or comments are unrelated to the general area of interest of the website or comment is unrelated to the post to which it is responding; if content or comments are advertising products, services, or websites rather than making points; or if contents or comments include racial, gender-based, or sexualized slurs or attacks, aggressive harassment or abuse of content authors or fellow site members, or threats of violence.

3. Rights in the Content You Submit
Except where otherwise noted, all content on this Site is currently available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Attribution license (CC BY). Unless you specify otherwise, any and all works of authorship copyrightable by you and posted by you to this Site (“Content”) are submitted under these default terms.

If you prefer to change these terms you can choose to offer your content under another Creative Commons Attribution license or opt-out of this Creative Commons licensing by choosing No License (all rights reserved).

Please note that by posting your Content on this Site, you are granting CLMOOC a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your Content in connection with the operation of the Services, including, without limitation, the license rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work.

When publicly displaying, publicly performing, reproducing, or distributing copies of your Content, or Content as incorporated into a collective work, CLMOOC will make best efforts to credit your authorship. You grant CLMOOC permission to use your name for such attribution purposes. You, likewise, agree to represent yourself accurately.

4. Conduct
You may not use the CLMOOC name to endorse or promote any product, opinion, cause, or political candidate. Representation of your personal opinions as institutionally endorsed CLMOOC is strictly prohibited.

By posting any content, you warrant and represent that you either own or otherwise control all of the rights to that content, including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input, or submit the content, or that your use of the content is a protected fair use.

You agree that you will not knowingly and with intent to defraud provide material and misleading false information. You represent and warrant also that the content you supply does not violate these Terms and that you will indemnify and hold CLMOOC harmless for any and all claims resulting from content you supply.

When posting any content that is created by or features students under the age of 18, you also warrant and represent that you have all the necessary permissions required by your district or institution’s acceptable use policy and that you are in compliance with protections afforded minors as per U.S. law. Furthermore, you warrant and represent that you have protected the privacy of minors in your content, including removing student names and other identifiers as per U. S. Law (i.e. CIPA/COPA) and your institutions acceptable use policy.

You acknowledge that CLMOOC does not pre-screen or regularly review posted content but that it shall have the right to remove in its sole discretion any content that it considers in violation of these Terms.

You understand that all content posted to the Site is the sole responsibility of the individual who originally posted the content. You understand, also, that all opinions expressed by users of this site are expressed strictly in their individual capacities and not as representatives of CLMOOC.

You agree that CLMOOC will not be liable, under any circumstances and in any way, for any errors or omissions, loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of use of any content posted on this site. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.

The Service is not for persons under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Service. Further, if you are over 13, but are under the age of consent where you live, then you must get the consent of your legal guardian prior to using the Service.

5. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
This site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. CLMOOC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the site’s operation or the information, content or materials included on this site. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, CLMOOC hereby disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose. CLMOOC will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of or inability to use this site. You expressly agree that you use this site solely at your own risk.

6. Privacy Policy
Please be sure to read the Site’s Privacy Policy which is incorporated herein by reference.

7. Modification of These Terms of Use
CLMOOC reserves the right to change, at any time, at our sole discretion, the Terms under which these Services are offered. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your agreement to all such Terms.

8. Copyright Complaints
CLMOOC respects the intellectual property of others, and requires that our users do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please contact CLMOOC to report copyright infringements.


CLMOOC is committed to your right to privacy. To that end, CLMOOC has adopted the following privacy policies with regard to the online collection of personal information.

Your Personal Information—What We Collect and Why
CLMOOC requires first name, last name, and email address for newsletter sign up. This information is visible to the team of facilitators of CLMOOC. On a voluntary basis, members may provide further personal information as part of their individual profile and as part of the Make Bank and Blog Hub. Voluntarily submitted names are visible with any submissions to the Make Bank and and blog URLs are visible in the Blog Hub.

CLMOOC may request and collect additional personal data for participation in certain CLMOOC activities. This additional information is requested solely for the purpose of official CLMOOC business. If you contact CLMOOC with a request, issue, or other communication, we may also ask you for additional personal information.

CLMOOC will use only the personal information you provide for official purposes, including but not limited to, official communications, program analysis and evaluation, and for government reporting or other legal requirements. CLMOOC does not sell your personal information to third parties for commerce-related or marketing purposes.

Opting In/Out of Email
Those who sign up for CLMOOC can contact us if they no longer want to receive notifications.

Online Postings to Discussions/Forum
CLMOOC provides our community members with a valuable resource for sharing experiences, knowledge, and multimedia artifacts. Any communications made through the CLMOOC web site, including postings to discussion groups and forums made on the Web, are understood to be publicly available and will not be afforded any privacy or limitation of distribution. CLMOOC activity is also hosted on a variety of 3rd party services, such as Google+, Facebook, and Twitter on a voluntary basis. If you use these platforms, their respective Terms of Services and Privacy policies apply.

External Links
The CLMOOC website contains links to other independently run websites outside the clmooc.com domain. CLMOOC is not responsible for the security and privacy practices or content of these external websites.

Similar to other websites, this site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” and Web server logs to collect information about how this site is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at this site, and the websites visited just before and just after our site.

To help improve learner experience and program quality, staff and teacher-researchers associated with CLMOOC may collect content and use logs for program analysis and evaluation. CLMOOC and its associates do not use logs for commerce-related purposes or sell information collected by logs. Details about current and upcoming program evaluation and analysis will be posted to the CLMOOC website and related communities at the point of launch of CLMOOC activities.

Your Agreement
Use of this site constitutes acknowledgment and agreement of this privacy policy. We reserve the right to change all or part of this privacy policy at any time. Changes will be posted and your use of the site after such changes constitutes acceptance of the updated privacy policy.

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact us.