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Terms of Use
for MathBits.com

MathBits.com is the copyrighted property
of Frederick and Donna Roberts,
Fulton, New York USA
Copyright © MathBits.com
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Subscription License Agreement
for the Paid
Subscription Areas:

JrMathBits.com
AlgebraBits.com
GeometryBits.com
Algebra2Bits.com
Please read carefully before purchasing a subscription!
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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING MATHBITS.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 MathBits.com, and its offspring. Please understand that the content, materials, and graphics at MathBits.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).  MathBits.com content is NOT in the public domain. The fact that MathBits.com contains content which is free of charge does not imply that you are free to use this content in any manner you wish.

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

You may access MathBits.com materials for your own, non-commercial, private use (or for private use within your own classroom with your face-to-face students). You may print the unaltered .pdf files provided by MathBits.com provided that you agree to not alter the materials, and/or delete or obliterate any copyright or proprietary notices from these materials. Using snippets of MathBits.com content for any purpose is prohibited. You may not use materials from MathBits.com as templates or for the purpose of creating derivative works.

You may link to content at MathBits.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 MathBits.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. Please no deep linking or inline linking.

You may quote a small section of MathBits.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 MathBits.com (in part, whole, or modified form) for any form of public distribution.  Examples of such public distributions include (but are not limited to):  handouts for 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 MathBits.com is acceptable (as noted above), but re-posting of the content from MathBits.com is copyright infringement.
(MathBits.com does not consider use for students within a teacher's face-to-face classroom to be public distribution.)
     
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You may not use MathBits.com content as private tutoring lessons/materials for which you are paid. You may not link to MathBits.com (or its offspring) content to be used for commercial tutoring.

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You may not use the content at MathBits.com when teaching an on-line course if such teaching requires the re-posting of the materials to the Internet, intra-net, or any public/internal distribution format. All (non-subscription) content can be linked directly from the MathBits.com web site, making any form of re-posting of content unnecessary.   MathBits.com is an extremely stable site (first postings 1998).

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You may not copy, import, snag, etc. the web sites MathBits.com and/or its offspring to be used in part or whole, by others. Content from MathBits.com may not be copied, framed, mirrored, downloaded, uploaded, burned, snagged, or installed electronically on any server.  You may not re-post any of  the pages or content from MathBits.com on the Internet in any form (be it part, whole or modified).  You most certainly may not present the content from MathBits.com as your own Internet/computer based content by using the content with the copyright/authorship removed.
 
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You may not copy, modify, and/or distribute MathBits.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), from MathBits.com (or its offspring sites). The graphics at MathBits.com were purchased or licensed for use on MathBits.com.  We 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.] In addition, you may not directly link (hot link) to graphics at MathBits.com.

The content presented at MathBits.com carries no guarantee or warranty.   No one at MathBits.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 MathBits.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. 

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

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

Violations of the MathBits.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.