Terms and Conditions
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Virtual Blackboard does not discriminate based on race, class, national origin, religion, gender, or culture.
Parent(s) Local ResponsibilitiesParents enrolling their students in our school need to meet all applicable local and state home school requirements.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998We comply strictly with applicable laws and regulations, including the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, for the protection of children's online privacy. We do not:
TerminationThis web site is designed to provide students, parents and guardians with access to various and proprietary collection of digital technology. If you are not a registered student or the parent or guardian of a registered student, a tutor, teacher or administrator, you are not authorized to use this web site. If at any time you are not in compliance with these Terms and Conditions, we have the right to terminate your rights of use and access to this web site. We also have the right to terminate your use at our discretion, for any reason or no reason.
Limitations on UseYour use and access of our proprietary collection of digital technology (.i.e. e-books, e-texts, and associated graphics) obtained through this web site is subject to the following limitations: The curriculum, e-books, e-texts, and associated graphics obtained through this web site may not be used for any commercial purpose. No e-books, e-texts, curriculum, and associated graphics obtained through this web site may be copied in print or electronic form without our permission. Users are not permitted to download the curriculum, e-books, e-texts, or associated graphics or any other content, except when specified.
System IntegrityYou may not use any device, software or routine, including but not limited to any viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs or cancel bots, intended to damage or interfere with the proper working of this web site or to surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information from this web site. You may not take any action which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure, including but not limited to denial of service attacks, "spam" or any other such unsolicited overload technique.
Possible DefectsIt is possible the curriculum, e-books, e-texts, videos, and associated graphics available on this web site and any medium they may be on may contain defects such as incomplete, inaccurate, or corrupt data, transcription errors, copyright or other intellectual property infringement, a defective or damaged disk or other medium, a computer virus, or computer codes that damage or cannot be read by your equipment. You use this web site at your own risk. We do not endorse any information posted or content contained on this web site and we are not liable for any information posted on this web site, including but not limited to any information posted about you. We reserve the right to take any action with respect to information posted on this web site which we believe is inappropriate in our sole discretion with respect to information posted on this web site, including but not limited to termination of your rights of use.
LinksThis web site may contain links to third-party web sites not under our control or operation. When we provide links, we do so only as a convenience and do not endorse and are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site(s). We may, in our sole discretion, permit links to this web site, as long as they do not imply endorsement, sponsorship, or affiliation. We do require, however, that you get our prior written consent before creating any type of hyperlink to this web site.
Third Party ContentThis web site may contain news and information published by various third party providers or links to third party web sites. The Terms and Conditions of the respective third parties are posted on their respective web sites (and may be updated from time to time). We recommend that you review those Terms and Conditions.
TuitionVirtual Blackboard has both public and private sections of this web site. Access to these private sections requires a username and password which are created during the application process. Virtual Blackboard offers installment payment plans to make it easier for parents and guardians to budget their financial obligations. Upon enrollment, the student's parent or guardian is agreeing to pay the total tuition for the then-current school year either in full or according to an installment plan. Students on a payment plan that withdraw are responsible for the tuition balance. No records will be issued for students who withdraw with a tuition balance. Tuition includes access to up to six (6) credits. Families who wish to enroll in additional courses may seek permission from our academic counselor. If approved, there will be additional fees for these additional courses. Students must complete ALL work in order to attain grades and or credits.
Withdrawal/Refund PolicyDue to proprietary software, content, intellectual property, we offer a 5 day refund policy. Families have 5 days to determine if the Academy's programs suit the needs of their student(s). Refunds will be granted according to the following policies as long as the family withdraws from the Academy via written notice as specified. The only written notice we will accept is our Student Withdrawal Form. (Please download and complete the Withdrawal Form with appropriate signature (s) and fax to our office). We will not accept verbal withdrawals or any other means of withdrawals. Refunds are issued minus the non-refundable registration fee. There are no absolutely no refunds after 5 days; however, a student can withdraw at any time. Students must complete ALL work in order to attain grades and or credits.
Financial ResponsibilityVirtual Blackboard offers installment payment plans to make it easier for parents or guardians to budget yearly tuition costs. These plans are offered interest free as long as invoice payments are not late. For accounts that are not current, a finance charge 1.5% (18% annually and subject to State and National regulations) is added on a monthly basis and will accumulate until the account is paid. Returned checks are subject to a $30.00 Return Check Fee. Accounts that are placed in collection because of non-payment are subject to additional fees as permitted by law. The account holder is responsible for all collection costs associated with collection activities for accounts that are cancelled for non-payment. Accounts cancelled or suspended for non-payment are subject to reporting to credit agencies and collection services. Parents/Guardian/Students on a payment plan that withdraw are responsible for the tuition balance. No records will be issued for students who withdraw with a tuition balance.
Suspension, Expulsion and WithdrawalSuspension is a temporary discontinuance of access to Virtual Blackboard private sections. Students remain enrolled during a suspension and all financial responsibilities remain in effect during a suspension. If a student is expelled for any reason, the financial responsibility still relies on the parent/guardian/student. Parents must pay the remaining balance immediately. Suspension or expulsion can occur for a variety of reasons, including abuse.
Submission of MaterialsAll comments, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information that you submit to us through this web site become and will remain our property and may be used by us anywhere, anytime and for any reason whatsoever. Any materials or information submitted to us will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we will not have any obligation to use or evaluate any information we receive from you. In addition, we will not be under any obligation to respond in any way or reveal to you any information. We will not have to pay you or anyone else for using any ideas or other materials that you may transmit to us in connection with the use of this web site. You should rely solely on your rights under the patent, trademark, and copyright laws. The receipt or consideration of your information by us shall in no way impair our right to contest the validity of your patent, trademark, or copyright. Of course, you are not to submit to this web site any material which is unlawful, threatening, violent, abusive, harassing, degrading, defamatory, libelous, deceptive; fraudulent, or which may give rise to civil or criminal liability, infringe a third party's intellectual property rights, or otherwise violate any law or regulation. Even though we may monitor and review correspondences, we assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from the content thereof, including - but not limited to - claims for defamation, libel, slander, obscenity, pornography, profanity or misrepresentation.
No WarrantyWe provide videos, e-texts, graphics, and other information on this web site, subject to these Term and Conditions. We make no warranties or representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, or any other aspect of the information on this web site and assume no liability in connection with any use of this information. This web site, the e-books, e-texts, graphics, and all other information contained herein and our services are provided "as is," "where is," and without any warranty or condition of any kind, express, implied or statutory. We specifically disclaim the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. We also do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to this web site or our services, and operation of this web site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. You use this web site at your own risk.
Limitation of LiabilityIn the event that you have a dispute with one or more users of this web site, you release us (and our agents and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual, consequential and punitive) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with this web site or such disputes. You waive the provisions of any law or regulation limiting or prohibiting a general release. Neither Virtual Blackboard, its affiliates, nor any party involved in creating, producing or delivering this web site will be liable for any damages or injury that accompany or result from your access to and use of this web site, or your inability to access and use this web site, or from downloading any material contained on this site. nor will any such party be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages, or any other losses, costs, or expenses of any kind which may arise, directly, or indirectly from your use of, or inability to use, this web site, including but not limited to, anything caused by: a) incomplete or inaccurate information; b) computer viruses; c) software bugs; d) human action or inaction; e) any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions; or f) any other errors, failure or delays in computer transmission or network connection. The limitations of liability provided in these Terms and Conditions inure to the benefit of Virtual Blackboard, our affiliates and to all of our respective officers, directors, employees, attorneys and agents.