Privacy Policy/Terms of Use

The PLACE is created and run by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at the NC State University College of Education (“Friday Institute”) and is responsible for administration of the PLACE.

In consideration for your use of The PLACE and/or enrollment and participation in a Friday Institute Online course you agree to the Privacy Policy/Terms of Use below. The Friday Institute reserves the right to modify the Privacy Policy/Terms of Service at any time without advance notice. Any changes to the Privacy Policy/Terms of Service will be effective immediately upon posting on this page, with an updated effective date. By accessing The PLACE or enrolling in a Friday Institute Online course after any changes have been made, you signify your agreement on a prospective basis to the modified Privacy Policy/Terms of Service and all of the changes. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of the Privacy Policy/Terms of Service.

Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy. Subject to applicable law, any personally identifiable information you provide, including your name and email address, will not be sold or rented to any entities or individuals outside of the Friday Institute. We will use your contact information only for Friday Institute activities and to send you information about other related resources, research studies, and professional development opportunities.

No cost to participate in Online Professional Learning Courses

Funding to develop and run Online Professional Learning courses has been provided by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, along with outside partners. Other courses may have costs associated with them, and any costs or enrollment information will be provided in the course description and sign-up materials.

Research Use

The Friday Institute and its partners may use your personal information to conduct research intended to improve future offerings and contribute to overall knowledge in the field; to operate and improve The PLACE; to create, administer, provide, and teach courses; develop and maintain the security and performance of The PLACE, communicate with you; support scientific research including, for example, in the areas of cognitive science and education; and exercise, enforce, and comply with legal rights and obligations. You may be asked if you are willing to voluntarily respond to survey questions or be interviewed for the research. Individual participants will not be identified, and reasonable efforts will be made to avoid including information that could be connected to any individual, school or district in all research reports. External researchers may request data for use in other research studies. Upon appropriate IRB approvals, such data may be shared. Users’ names and email addresses may also be shared with external researchers for the purposes of invitation to participate in research. Such identifiable information will only be shared if appropriate procedures are in place to ensure confidentiality of participants and approval from an IRB.

Posted/submitted information is not confidential

We cannot ensure confidentiality of anything posted on any part of the PLACE , including comments in the discussion forum. Since many participants will have access to the PLACE, it is your responsibility to avoid posting information that you do not wish or consider to be public.

Terms of Service

Responsibility for Information You Submit

You are solely responsible for content you submit to the PLACE and the consequences of submitting and publishing your content online. You agree to not submit any information that might violate others’ copyright or proprietary rights. Course participants submitting original works to this site hereby grant a license to all such works under the Creative Commons license, By Attribution/Share-Alike/Non-Commercial (CC-BY-SA-NC) and warrant that they are authorized to grant this license.

The Friday Institute does not permit infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights, and we will remove all content if properly notified that such content infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. The Friday Institute reserves the right to remove content without prior notice. You further agree to indemnify and hold harmless NC State University, its trustees, officers, employees and agents from any liability, losses, costs, damages, claims or causes of action of any kind or nature whatsoever, and expenses, including attorneys fees, arising from or proximately caused by your use of this site.

Appropriate Use

The purpose of the PLACE is to support the professional development of education professionals. Participants agree that all information and interactions will be toward that goal, and that all interactions will be conducted in a professional manner respectful of the other participants. You also agree that you will not use the PLACE to market, advertise or sell any commercial products. The Friday Institute maintains the right, at its sole discretion, to remove, without notice, any materials or comments in violation of law or the terms of use of this site, and to withdraw access to the PLACE for anyone we consider to have violated the appropriate use of the sites.

Password Protection

You acknowledge and agree that any user name, login code, identifier or password is confidential information. You are responsible for any use of your username, user ID, login and / or password. You agree to notify the Friday Institute immediately of any unauthorized use of any password or any other breach of security of which you are aware. If you are using login via a third party provider (e.g. Google, Facebook, Twitter), you are responsible for notifying appropriate parties immediately of any unauthorized use of any password or any other breach of security of which you are aware.

Links to Third Party Websites

The PLACE may contain links to websites and other resources operated by third parties other than the Friday Institute. Such links are provided solely as a convenience to participants. Neither the Friday Institute nor NC State University controls such websites, and are not responsible for the content, products, services or other materials offered through such websites. The Friday Institute’s inclusion of links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the content, products or services offered through any website, or of any company or person. If you decide to access any third party websites, you do so entirely at your own risk, and you may be subject to the terms and conditions and the privacy policies of such websites.


PLACE content, products and services are provided on an ”as is” basis WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY SORT OR OTHER KIND. The Friday Institute does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via the site is accurate, complete, current, or that it does not infringe any third party rights. We aim to provide useful professional development resources, but the interpretation and application of these resources is solely the responsibility of the participant who chooses to use them.

Infringement Notification

If you believe that any material on The PLACE infringes your copyright, If you do not include an electronic signature with your claim, you may be asked to send or fax a follow-up copy with a signature. To file the notification, you must be either the copyright owner of the work or an individual authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. Your notification must include:

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work, or, in the case of multiple works at the same location, a representative list of such works at that site.
  2. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity. You must include sufficient information, such as a specific URL or other specific identification, for us to locate the material.
  3. Information for us to be able to contact the claimant (e.g., email address, phone number).
  4. A statement that the claimant believes that the use of the material has not been authorized by the copyright owner or an authorized agent.
  5. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and that the claimant is, or is authorized to act on behalf of, the copyright owner.

Governing Law

The Privacy Policy/Terms of Use, and use of The PLACE, are governed by the laws of the United States of America and the laws of the State of North Carolina.