IRA Website Terms of Use

Scope of these terms of use

By using the reading.org websites, you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions of use. We reserve the right to modify them at any time. You should check these terms and conditions periodically for changes. By using this site after we post any changes to these terms and conditions, you agree to accept those changes, regardless of whether you have reviewed them. Date of most recent modification of these terms of use appears at the bottom of this page.

General information about IRA websites

The International Reading Association (IRA) websites housed within the reading.org domain are provided as a service to IRA members, and to all those interested in the promotion of literacy and of excellence in teaching reading and writing. Although website staff endeavor to ensure that material presented at www.reading.org, marketplace.reading.org, and apps.reading.org is correct and current, we do not guarantee that it is error free. Should you suspect that mistaken information appears at any IRA website, please contact our customer service department to inquire.

Please note that IRA reserves the right to remove any content from its websites, at any time. In the case of subscription-based content, such removal would occur only at the end of a subscription period, in order to comply with a legal ruling or court order, or if we risk liability from the continued availability of the material.

The website staff welcomes corrections and suggestions for improvement of IRA websites, which can be e-mailed to the webmaster at IRA headquarters.

Linking from IRA websites

IRA websites contain numerous links to other websites, which are provided as a service in acknowledgment of the diverse needs of teachers and learners, and the diverse online resources available to the literacy community. We make every effort to keep such links current. If you find a broken link and are aware of the updated URL to resolve the problem, we invite you to contact us.

These terms and conditions apply only to the IRA websites, and not to the sites of any other companies or organizations, including those to which the IRA sites may link. We are not responsible for the availability of any other site to which the IRA sites link. We do not endorse or take responsibility for the content, advertising, products, or other materials made available through any other site. Under no circumstances will we be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any content, goods, or services available on any other site. You should direct any concerns to that site’s administrator or webmaster.

Links to other websites are present in all areas of reading.org domains. Inclusion in these listings does not imply endorsement or recommendation of any site, program, or resource over any other. If you are interested in having your institution, program, or organization included in either of these areas of the IRA website, please contact us.

Linking to IRA websites

IRA encourages linking to its websites, both to the homepage at www.reading.org or “deep linking” to specific pages. No permission is required to establish such links, as long as they are simple text links that resolve to pages from our site in their own browser window. Links must also clearly indicate the International Reading Association as the source of linked pages or content.

Should you be interested in displaying pages from an IRA website within a framed website, or wish to display IRA website content “in line” on your own website pages, please contact our permissions department.

Note that IRA does on occasion change the structure of its website, delete pages, and move pages to new URLs. If you link to our site, we recommend that you check periodically to ensure that your links remain active. We do not assume any responsibility in informing you of URL changes.

Should you wish to link to content in our publications library (journal articles, selected book chapters), please note that IRA is a member of CrossRef and has deposited digital object identifiers (DOIs) for this content in order to facilitate permanent linking. We strongly recommend that you establish your links on these DOIs. For information about DOI linking, visit the CrossRef website.

Copyright

Except where explicitly noted, all content within the reading.org domain is copyrighted to the International Reading Association. You are welcome to reproduce material from IRA websites for your own, personal, noncommercial use, so long as it contains all proprietary notices that appear on the document from which the reproduction is made. You may also reproduce brief sections in accordance with U.S. “fair use” guidelines.

Any other reproduction requires permission. Please note that this extends to e-mailing downloaded files to others. For information on IRA permission policies and directions about obtaining permission to reproduce IRA content, visit the Rights and Permissions area of this website.

Copyright complaints

We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and require that the people who use IRA websites do the same. The designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement under the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act is Permissions Editor, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139, USA, or e-mail at permissions@reading.org.

Subscription material—individuals

Individual members of the International Reading Association can choose to purchase subscriptions that include online access to journal and book content. Access is controlled by means of logging in with a unique username and password.

This log-in combination is provided to the IRA member only. (For information about obtaining your username and password, visit our Help area.) Individual log-in combinations should be kept confidential and not shared, nor should material downloaded from access-controlled parts of the site by an IRA member-subscriber be distributed or reproduced without permission.

 

 

Visit our security and privacy policy for information on how IRA safeguards your log-in combination and assures your online privacy.

Subscription material—institutions

Institutions such as schools, school districts, and university libraries are invited to subscribe to our online journals. Institutional access rights are authenticated by means of Internet protocol (IP) address or range. Only authorized users of the subscribing institution’s networked systems can access, download, or print subscription-based content. The subscribing institution is responsible for access to the journals through its IP address/range, or via proxy server within that IP address/range, and must make every effort to prevent unauthorized use.

IRA may request clarification or documentation from or refuse to grant access to an institution claiming a range of IP addresses that appears to exceed the scope of these guidelines.

Altering, recompiling, systematic or programmatic copying, reselling, redistributing, publishing, or republishing IRA-copyrighted content without permission is prohibited. Permission should generally also be sought to compile composite products (e.g., course packs) that include IRA-copyrighted material. For further information, visit the Rights and Permissions area.

Material provided by third parties

Online discussion and communication. Through discussion forums, IRA offers opportunities for members and others to discuss and comment on issues in literacy teaching and learning. Content posted to these services is not censored or reviewed prior to posting; it reflects only the views and opinions of the individual who made the post and not of IRA.

We are not responsible for material appearing in any interactive forum on the IRA sites, except for material signed by an identified representative of the International Reading Association. As a participant in any online discussion forum, you may not post any material that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, invades another’s privacy, violates any intellectual property rights, or violates any law. You may not use any forum in a commercial manner. You may not post material that solicits funds or that advertises or solicits goods or services. You may not post material known to be false. You may not post or transmit any information, software, or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component. You also give (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) IRA the perpetual, nonexclusive right to use your questions, comments, and postings, in their original or edited form, on its websites or in books, articles, commentaries, or in any other medium now known or later developed. You also warrant that any “moral rights” in posted materials have been waived. You are not entitled to any compensation for such use.

Any IRA online communication resources may be monitored by moderators (professionals in the field) and by IRA staff. In order to preserve the professional, collegial tone of these resources, IRA reserves the right at its sole discretion to remove postings that do not pertain to literacy or education issues, are commercial in nature, violate copyright or other law, or violate any aspect of these terms of use. We also reserve the right to prohibit use of these services by individuals who make such posts.

Announcements from third parties. From time to time, IRA websites feature announcements from third parties, including news of events, information about services, or solicitation of applications for employment. The IRA websites may also feature advertising materials provided by third parties.

All such postings are reviewed by IRA staff for their appropriateness for IRA websites’ primary audience of literacy professionals. IRA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to decline to post or to remove any third-party announcements or materials at any time. IRA does not endorse any third party nor the content of any announcement or other material provided by a third party.

E-commerce

The marketplace.reading.org site is a secure e-commerce website where site visitors can purchase IRA memberships, subscriptions, books, conference registrations, and other products. Visit our security and privacy policy for information on the protection we offer for your online transactions.

IRA accepts online purchase orders, following approval of a credit application. Those who wish to use purchase orders agree that purchase order rights may be revoked by IRA, at its sole discretion, if payment is not made according to the agreed payment terms. Users of online purchase orders must abide by the terms of the credit application and online purchase order rules that are provided at the time of application or approval of application. For more information regarding use of online purchase orders, contact IRA headquarters.

Disclaimers

THE SERVICES AND MATERIALS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

NEITHER IRA NOR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS WARRANT THAT ANY FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN ANY IRA SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT IRA OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

NEITHER IRA NOR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT IRA OR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS) 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.

ON OCCASION WE OUTSOURCE DELIVERY OF SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU TO THIRD PARTIES. IN THE EVENT WE DO THIS, WE MONITOR DELIVERY OF SERVICES. IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE REGARDING THOSE SERVICES, HOWEVER, YOUR SOLE REMEDY WILL BE AGAINST THE THIRD PARTY PROVIDER.

Limitation of liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, WILL IRA OR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS ON THE IRA SITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU BY IRA OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES OR ANY OF ITS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED $100.00.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless IRA, its representatives, officers, directors, and employees, from all liabilities, claims, costs, and expenses, including attorneys’ fess, that arise with your use of IRA websites; your posting to, downloading from, or transmission of all communications or material on these site; or from your violation of applicable law.

Parental permission

If personal information must be supplied in order for you to use features of this website, and you are under age 13, parental consent will be required before you are able to access those services for which personal information is necessary.

Trademarks

The IRA logo, and other IRA logos and product and service names, are trademarks or service marks of IRA (“IRA site marks”). You agree not to display or use in any manner the IRA site marks without IRA’s prior written permission.

Governing law

These terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Pennsylvania, USA, where IRA is incorporated. Accordingly, the laws of Pennsylvania will be used exclusively to construe, govern, and enforce these terms, excluding all conflict of laws rules. Except as provided in the Injunctive Relief section, any action related to or arising out of these terms will be filed only in the Pennsylvania courts, and you consent to the jurisdiction of said courts.

Injunctive relief

In the event you breach or threaten breach of these terms of use, you acknowledge and agree that IRA will be greatly and irreparably damaged and the damage will be difficult to quantify. Therefore, IRA may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction accepting jurisdiction under this specific provision, that, regardless of the Governing Law provision, will apply the laws of its own jurisdiction in determining whether IRA will be granted an injunctive or other equitable relief to stop your breach or your threat of breach, without impairing, invalidating, negating, or voiding IRA’s rights to relief in either law or equity.

Miscellaneous

If any of these terms and conditions are found unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be considered severable from the remaining terms and conditions, and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. These terms of use are the entire agreement between you and IRA relating to the subject matter they contain. This agreement may be modified only by our posting of changes to these terms and conditions, or by a writing signed by both parties. Any inquiries concerning these terms and conditions of use should be directed to publications@reading.org.

These statements reflect IRA’s terms of use policies as of September 2005. They may be updated at any time, and it is the website visitor’s responsibility to review them periodically.

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