BJU Press Distance Learning Agreement
In consideration of the mutual promises contained in this Agreement, BJU Press and the Subscriber agree to the following conditions:
Table of Contents:
- Lease Agreement
- Subscriber Approval
- Obligations and Qualifications
- Obligations of the Subscriber
- Availability of Content
- Money-Back Guarantee, Limitation of Liability
- Returns Policy
- Shipping Information
- Applicable Law, Disputes
The Subscriber agrees that the Content is on lease from BJU Press. Lessons from BJU Press Distance Learning are the Content of BJU Press and have only viewing/use rights. The lessons may not be duplicated, rented, sold, copied, or in any way distributed to anyone. The rights given in this Agreement are nontransferable. Content, as used in this Agreement, includes videos, online assessments, teacher-prepared handouts, answer keys, and other materials in any way provided by BJU Press and related to this Agreement.
The lease period is defined as 13 months from the original shipping date, which will be indicated on the invoice enclosed with the shipment.
The DVDs must be returned by the end of the 13-month lease period, unless prior arrangements have been made for reuse. Failure to return the DVDs by the end of the lease period will result in a penalty of $200 per month up to a maximum of $1,000. DVDss that are returned in an unusable condition will result in a penalty of up to a maximum of $500/$100 respectively.
The DVDs should be returned in the original packaging. A prepaid return label (for the 48 contiguous United States only) to ship the DVDs (only), along with the instructions, have been included with the original documentation.
Use of the return label(s) for other purposes is strictly forbidden by the carrier (i.e., UPS) and will result in additional charges to the customer. Please use the prepaid return label for end-of-lease returns only.
The lease period is defined as beginning at initial invoice of the first shipment or initial login (whichever comes first) and ending December 31, 2020. No lease extensions or reuse options are available for the Online program.
Pricing and program details are subject to change without notice. This Agreement is not final until accepted by the Home Office of BJU Press. Acceptance will be based in part on the following:
Qualification of Subscriber as a residential home educator
The BJU Press Distance Learning program is not available for group use. A school Distance Learning package is available directly from BJU Press. Call 800.845.5731 for information on group use.
Satisfactory payment/credit arrangements with the Subscriber
BJU Press requires full payment at time of order. Payment can be made by credit card, in cash, or by check (U.S. funds only). Qualified customers may take advantage of a payment plan. See www.bjupresshomeschool. com for more details.
By placing an order with BJU Press, either by phone, fax, email, Internet, or other method the Subscriber agrees to abide by all conditions of this Agreement.
Agreement to additional terms for Online customers related to the use of the Learning Management Software is required by the software licensing company, Edvance360. These terms will be presented to the Subscriber for approval at the time of Subscriber’s first login to the system. In the event that you do not agree to these terms, you will be entitled to a full refund, as provided below.
Obligations and Qualifications
With this Agreement, BJU Press grants the Subscriber a limited viewing/use license for the lease period to use the Content solely in the Subscriber’s own homeschool. The Subscriber acknowledges that all Content remains the property of BJU Press and agrees to use the Content only for the purposes allowed by this agreement. Use of Content by non-subscribers is specifically prohibited and is a violation of copyright laws.
BJU Press permits Subscribers to duplicate (and therefore assume responsibility for duplication of) any and all printable teacher-prepared handout materials for each course. This right to copy and reuse the handouts applies only to handouts—not to textbooks— and only to BJU Press Distance Learning Subscribers for use within their immediate family (children living in their home).
Obligations of the Subscriber
The Subscriber agrees to the terms of the lease agreement. The Subscriber also agrees to pay such taxes now or hereafter imposed on the lease and/or educational Content in Subscriber’s own jurisdiction.
The Subscriber acknowledges the right of BJU Press to restrict or terminate service for failure to pay, misuse of the Subscriber license rights, or violation of other provisions of this Agreement. The Subscriber also acknowledges the right of BJU Press to assess such late or collection fees as allowed by law.
It is understood that lessons from BJU Press Distance Learning are for viewing/use rights only. This is a license to lease the Content only—you may not pass on the license in any form. This license prohibits the Subscriber from renting, loaning, sharing, duplicating, or trading the Content on the Distance Learning program or handouts unless expressly allowed by this Agreement.
The Subscriber agrees to provide a DVD-R playback device. BJU Press Distance Learning DVD Content will play on most approved DVD-R players and computers.
The Subscriber agrees to provide an approved playback device (hardware and software). BJU Press Distance Learning Online Content will play on most approved computers.
If the Subscriber’s player or computer will not play the Distance Learning Content, the Subscriber may contact Customer Service (800.845.5731) for return instructions (See Returns Policy below).
Availability of Content
All lessons are subject to availability and subject to change without notice. Teachers may vary from year to year and are subject to change without notice. Lessons and teachers can be confirmed at the time the order is accepted.
The placement of an order affirms the concurrence of the Subscriber with the terms of this Agreement and thereby binds the Subscriber to these terms. This Agreement supersedes any prior or existing proposals, whether oral or written, and all negotiations, conversations, discussions, and understandings between BJU Press and the Subscriber.
Money-Back Guarantee, Limitation of Liability
If not satisfied within 30 days from the original shipping date or within 30 days from when the online Content is available for Subscriber to access (whichever comes later), the Subscriber has the right to a full refund, excluding all shipping and handling charges paid at the time of the initial order. The Money-Back Guarantee applies when all materials are returned in resalable condition pursuant to the Returns Policy below. Liability of BJU Press for any and all claims shall be limited to a refund of amounts paid by Subscriber.
Only full packages may be considered for return within the first 30 days from the original shipping date or within 30 days from when the online Content is available for Subscriber to access (whichever comes later). No partial returns will be accepted. Contact BJU Press Customer Service (800.845.5731) for return instructions prior to shipping return.
All materials must be returned in resalable condition. A copy of the packing list should be included in each box. Materials must be sent back via a trackable, insurable method, such as UPS or FedEx.
A refund, less shipping and handling, will be issued after receipt of complete returns and completion of inspection. Your refund will be issued in the same manner as your payment.
Please call immediately if you receive any shipments with discrepancies or damage. You will be provided information about obtaining replacements. Cost and compliance of international shipping is the responsibility of the Subscriber.
End of Lease Returns
The DVDs must be returned by the end of the 13-month lease period. The DVDs should be returned in the original packaging.
Use of the return label(s) for any other purposes is strictly forbidden by the carrier (i.e., UPS) and will result in additional charges to the customer. Please use the prepaid return label for end of lease DVDs returns only.
- Distance Learning products will be shipped within 30 days, subject to availability.
- Faster shipping methods are available for an additional cost.
Please contact BJU Press for details (800.845.5731).
- Books are shipped separately from the Distance Learning media.
- Products are shipped only after full payment has been received.
- Cost and compliance of international shipping is the responsibility of the Subscriber.
Applicable Law, Disputes
In the event of any dispute related to this Agreement, the parties will attempt resolution pursuant to biblical principles, utilizing negotiation and mediation. If this is unsuccessful for any reason, venue for any legal action shall be in Greenville, South Carolina. This Agreement shall be construed pursuant to South Carolina law.
Although the BJU Press, as a non-profit entity, is not subject to the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we seek to abide by its provisions as a matter of policy. It would require that we inform parents and legal guardians about how we collect, use, and disclose personal information from children under 13 years of age and that we obtain the consent of parents and guardians in order for children under 13 years of age to use BJU Press Distance Learning Online. Below we explain how we do that for these children. Also, the use of the term parent, below, includes legal guardians.
What types of personal information do we collect about children?
BJU Press does not knowingly collect information from children at BJUPress.com. BJUPress.com is designed to allow adults to purchase BJU Press products and materials. However, if a parent registers his or her child for BJU Press Distance Learning Online, BJU Press will collect information from the parent about the child in order to provide the child with online access to course content, including video presentations, assessments (online and/or printable PDFs), and other educational materials as deemed appropriate and applicable by the course instructor at BJU Press Distance Learning Online. BJU Press will collect the following information from the parent about the child: first and last name and birth date. We collect birth dates in order to validate the age of each child. In addition, the parent will have the option to provide a separate email address for the child. A child’s email address will be used only to send the child email communication related to the child’s enrollment in BJU Press Distance Learning Online, and a copy of all emails sent to the child will also be sent to the parent’s email address. If a parent does not provide a separate email address for the child, then all email communication related to the child’s enrollment in BJU Press Distance Learning Online will be sent to the parent’s email address.
How do we use and share the personally identifiable information that we have collected about children?
BJU Press will use the child’s first and last name to register the child for the BJU Press Distance Learning Online courses purchased for the child by the parent. A Welcome Email addressed to the student will then be sent by BJU Press Distance Learning Online to the email address provided for the child. A link in the Welcome Email will direct the child to BJU Press Distance Learning Online where the child will create a profile. Creating a profile requires the child to provide a username and password and to confirm his or her first and last name. In addition, the child has the option to upload a Profile Photo. Uploading a Profile Photo is completely optional and subject to the parent’s discretion.
After logging into BJU Press Distance Learning Online, a child will have the option to update his or her profile and provide the following additional information: a personal biography or “About Me” statement and Account Information, including full name, complete mailing address, and phone number(s). Adding profile information is completely optional and subject to the parent’s discretion. BJU Press recommends that children not complete the additional profile information.
The child’s information will be used to keep track of course progress and grades earned on online assessments while the child is logged in to BJU Press Distance Learning Online. In addition, the child’s first and last name will be displayed in a roster of students who are currently taking the course (Course Members). If the child has uploaded a Profile Photo, the photo will also be displayed in the course roster. Only Course Members can view the course roster.
Course Members will also have the option of clicking on a Course Member’s name in the course roster and viewing a higher resolution of the child’s photo and the personal biography if it has been updated. A Contact link will also allow Course Members to send messages to other Course Members through the BJU Press Distance Learning Online internal messaging system. A new message notification will be sent to the external email address provided for the child as well as to the parent’s email address. The child will need to log in to BJU Press Distance Learning Online to view the message. Course Members will not see the child’s external email address or additional Account Information, including mailing address and phone numbers.
A child’s personal information will be used only by BJU Press Distance Learning Online administrators as necessary to provide services related to the child’s enrollment. In addition, we may share a child’s personal information with third parties to the extent reasonably necessary to protect the security of integrity of our sites; to take precautions against liability; to respond to judicial process; or to the extent permitted under provisions of law, to provide information to law enforcement agencies or for an investigation related to public safety.
How do we notify and obtain consent from parents for the collection of information from their children?
How can parents review, change, or delete personally identifiable information about their children?
Parents may review, change, or delete their child’s personally identifiable information at any time by logging in to the child’s account at BJU Press Distance Learning Online. Parents may contact BJU Press Customer Service at 800.845.5731 at any time if they require additional assistance with their child’s account. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Completely removing the child’s information will require the parent to withdraw the child from BJU Press Distance Learning Online.
If you need further assistance, you may email your questions or comments to us at email@example.com. You may also call us at 800.845.5731 or write to us at BJU Press Customer Service, 1430 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29609.