• Background

    Workplace allows individuals from any location to share ideas, and experiences, and learn with one another in a Facebook-like, virtual environment. Individuals join by invitation from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) or Educational Service District (ESD) staff to a discussion group connected to a specific workshop, initiative, conference, etc. All nine ESDs will host their own free, regional Workplace and also offer participants the opportunity to connect to statewide discussion groups.

    • Intellectual Property Rights

      Under these Terms, OSPI and/or its licensors own all rights to the intellectual property and material contained in this Website. Except where otherwise noted, content by OSPI on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You may also include your own developed content. Please indicate copyright in these instances. The default license for all User Content uploaded through the Learning Space Platform is Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

      • Rules

        • Be respectful and responsible in posts; the purpose of this site is to encourage open dialog.
        • Represent your educational institution.
        • Do not post political or religious views.
        • Stay on topic.
        • Do not post or link to advertising messages; this site is for non-commercial use only.
        • Register with your actual name and work email address.
        • Do not post any identifiable student information or images.

        • Representations and Warranties Regarding Your Content

          “Your Content” shall mean any audio, video, text, images or other material you choose to display on this Website. You are solely responsible for Your Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it. By uploading and publishing Your Content, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the terms of the license under which you shared Your Content with OSPI, you affirm, represent, and warrant that:

          (A)   You are the creator and owner of or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, releases and permissions to use and to authorize OSPI to use Your Content as necessary to exercise the licenses granted by you under section 2 and in the manner contemplated by OSPI and these Terms;

          (B) Your Content does not and will not: (1) infringe, violate, or misappropriate any third- party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right, or (2) slander, defame, or libel any other person; and

          (C) Your Content does not contain any viruses, adware, spyware, worms, or other malicious code.

          You understand that when using Workplace you will be exposed to user content from a variety of sources, and that OSPI is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to user content that may be inaccurate, offensive, indecent or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against OSPI with respect thereto.

          OSPI does not endorse any user content or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein, and OSPI expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with such content. If notified by a user or a content owner that Your Content does not allegedly conform to these Terms, OSPI may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove Your Content, which it reserves the right to do at any time and without notice.

          OSPI reserves the right to moderate any discussion displayed on this Website.

          • Privacy Rights

            Anything posted on this site is subject to public disclosure under the Washington State Public Records Act, chapter 42.56 RCW.

            • No Warranties

              This Website is provided “as is,” and OSPI makes no expressed or implied representations or warranties of any kind related to this Website or the materials contained on this website.

              • Limitation of Liability

                In no event shall OSPI, nor any of its employees, be liable to you for anything arising out of or in any way connected with your use of the Website.

                • Variation of Terms

                  OSPI is permitted to revise these Terms at any time as it sees fit, and by using this Website you are expected to review such Terms on a regular basis to ensure you understand all terms and conditions governing use of this website.

                  • Governing Law & Jurisdiction

                    These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Washington and you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Washington for the resolution of any disputes.