Terms & Conditions of Use
Welcome to Computational Thinkers. Computational Thinkers is operated by Computational Thinkers, Inc. (“we,” “our,” “us,” or “the Company”).
These Terms of Service (“Computational Thinkers Terms” or “Terms”) apply to your use of any of our products or services including:
(a) the Computational Thinkers hardware products, including laptops, computer mice or other necessary electronicis used in courses; and/or
(b) the Computational Thinkers websites and any associated subscriptions, content services, accounts, mobile apps, streaming video sites, technical support and services accessible via Computational Thinkers websites, and all other web services associated with the Computational Thinkers services (collectively referred to as the “Computational Thinkers Websites and Apps”).
((a) and (b) above being collectively referred to as the "Computational Thinkers Services")
In the event the Student/Guardian is not completely satisfied or must cancel enrollment, a prorated refund will be made equal to the classes remaining. However, we do ask that you help find a replacement student as we do turn students away that wanted your spot originally.
Attendance and Missed Class Make Up Policy
If you notify us in advance, prior to enrolling in a session, that the student will be missing classes, we will refund your payment directly after your purchase (before classes begin). However, if the student misses a class after enrollment, refunds for a missed class will not be provided.
Additionally, because our classes are cumulative, we do not offer make up classes. If you think the student might miss classes, we suggest you inform the instructor in advance so they can provide missing material and/or a possible recording of the class you missed.
Internet, Pictures & T.V. Terms
From time to time during the school year, the media (local newspapers, TV) may be in a Computational Thinkers’ classroom to cover various functions. On occasion, while covering these events, children are interviewed and/or photographed.
Also, at each class we like to capture the student’s activities to share with our parent community via various social media outlets. Please be assured that on Computational Thinkers’ web site, Twitter Account or Facebook page, your child and his/her work may be visible.
Changes to Websites
We may change or discontinue any aspect, service or feature of the Websites at any time, including, but not limited to, content, availability, and equipment needed for access or use.
By registering you represent and warrant that all information that you provide on the registration form is current, complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. You agree to maintain and promptly update your registration information on the websites so that it remains current, complete and accurate. You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all connectivity, computer software, hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of the Websites and all charges related to the same.
Accident and Medical Release
By registering for classes with Computational Thinkers you agree, except as expressly identified by you, (the student, parent or guardian), in the check out registration form, that you are not aware of any health or medical conditions the student may have that would suggest to you that the student should not be a participant in the classes operated or provided by Computational Thinkers. You have not been advised by a qualified health care provider, or otherwise, that the student should not participate in any of our classes or activities.
As a result of enrolling in classes with Computational Thinkers, all efforts will be made to educate and protect students, while under our care. We will watch over them, as if they were our own. However, by enrolling student(s) in classes with Computational Thinkers and selecting the – I’ve read and accept the terms & conditions – checkbox during the check out process, you hereby and irrevocably waive, release and discharge Computational Thinkers, including all of its employees, directors, officers, agents, trustees, representatives, contractors, sub-contractors, volunteers, other participants and/or members, predecessors, successors and assigns these “Releasees”, for and from any and all injury, harm and/or damages of any kind, howsoever caused or arising, including those arising from the Releasees’ own negligence, as well as any and all liability arising from, or related to, directly or indirectly, the student’s death, disability, personal injury, property damage or property theft, and any other claims for damages the student or you may have now or in the future, including those related directly or indirectly to the student’s participation in the classes.
I understand that these terms will be used against you in any proceeding for which you make a claim of any kind against the Releasees, on your own or on behalf of, or as a representative of, the student.
“Bullying” means any written, verbal, graphic, or physical act that a student or group of students exhibits toward other particular student(s) and the behavior causes mental or physical harm to the other student(s); and is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student(s).
In the event, a representative of Computational Thinkers, witness bullying with our own eyes, we address it instantly. We have a “3 Strikes and You're Out” policy. The first strike, we will pull the student aside and have a talk with all parties involved, finding out the facts. On the 2nd bullying incident, we will ask the parents to pick the child up. No refund is given for the remainder of the day.
If your student is the aggressor, we ask parents to encourage their student to write a note to the victim, which includes an apology, and bring it to course the next day, hopefully with a fist pump, hand shake or hug to make everything all good.
If there is a 3rd incident, the instigator of the bullying be asked to leave the premises where the classes are held and will be banned from attending any future Computational Thinkers classes. A prorated refund will be given for any remaining classes the student did not attend, excluding the day the last bullying incident occurred.
Classroom Visiting Policy
For in person classes, parents/guardians of our students are more than welcome to sit in on classes to observe; We ask that observers maintain a quite by-stander perspective. If the presence of the parents are distracting to the students or the class, we reserve the right to ask the parent to wait outside the classroom area until class is over.
If we Have to Cancel a Class
In the event we do not meet our minimum enrollment count for a course, event or webinar we may need to cancel the class & notify you of an alternate class based on availability or the choice of a refund of the class that was cancelled. If in the unlikely event Computational Thinkers has to cancel a course or event, refunds will be processed within 5-7 business days from the date of cancellation if an alternate class is not chosen or available. If a class is canceled midway (for reasons beyond our control), we will provide a prorated refund for the remaining classes.
For students attending in person or online, clothing and jewelry that promote the use of drugs or alcohol, depict violence, abusive or gang type behavior, or contain pictures or designs of a sexual nature should not be worn to Computational Thinkers classes. Strapless blouses or halter tops are not allowed. No exposed midriffs will be permitted. Shirts must cover the midriff on all sides. No exposed cleavage will be permitted. Students should wear appropriate undergarments if necessary and should not be exposed. All clothing must conceal undergarments. Shirts that reveal undergarments, whether due to the transparency, length, or lack of coverage of the shirt are not permitted. Pants must be worn at the waist and completely cover the buttocks area. Pants may not be worn in such a way as to expose underwear or skin around the midsection. Parents will be contacted to supply a change of clothing if their child dresses inappropriately.
Wearing Makeup Policy
It is Computational Thinkers opinion that excessive makeup can be a distraction and is not appropriate for very young school-aged children and therefore it is discouraged that you send your children to in person classes wearing makeup, unless it is medically necessary.
User Content Guidelines
The following terms apply to content submitted by you:
User Content Guideline 1
The Websites may contain comments sections, discussion forums, or other interactive features (“Interactive Areas”) in which you may post or upload user-generated content, comments, video, photos, messages, other materials or items (collectively, “User Content”). You are solely responsible for your use of any interactive areas and you use them at your own risk. interactive areas are available for individuals aged 13 years or older. By submitting user content to an interactive area, you represent that you are 13 years of age or older and, if you are under the age of 18, you either are an emancipated minor or have obtained the legal consent of your parent or legal guardian to enter into these terms, submit content, and participate on the websites.
User Content Guideline 2
By submitting any User Content or participating in an interactive area within or in connection with the Websites, you agree that you will not upload, post or otherwise transmit any user content that
(a) violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, including any statements which may defame, harass, stalk or threaten others;
(b) you know to be false, misleading or inaccurate;
(c) contains blatant expressions of bigotry, racism, racially or ethnically offensive content, hate speech, abusiveness, vulgarity or profanity;
(d) contains or advocates pornography or sexually explicit content, paedophilia, incest, bestiality, or that is otherwise obscene or lewd;
(e) violates any law or advocates or provides instruction on dangerous, illegal, or predatory acts, or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
(f) advocates violent behaviour;
(g) poses a reasonable threat to personal or public safety;
(h) contains violent images of killing or physical abuse that appear to have been captured solely, or principally, for exploitative, prurient, or gratuitous purposes;
(i) is protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of such copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other proprietary right. The burden of determining that any user content is not protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other proprietary right rests with you. You shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, rights of publicity or other proprietary rights or any other harm resulting from such a submission. Any person determined by Computational Thinkers, in its sole discretion, to have violated the intellectual property or other rights of others shall be barred from submitting or posting any further material on the websites;
(j) does not generally pertain to the designated topic or theme of any interactive area;
(k) contains any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional materials with respect to products or services, “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes”, or any other form of solicitation; or
(l) uses the name or likeness of an identifiable natural person without such person’s consent.
User Content Guideline 3
You agree not to represent or suggest, directly or indirectly, Computational Thinkers' endorsement of User Content.
User Content Guideline 4
You agree not to upload, post or otherwise transmit any User Content, software or other materials which contain a virus or other harmful or disruptive component.
User Content Guideline 5
You agree not to use any service, technology or automated system to artificially inflate the page views that your User Content receives. This includes pay-per-click services, web “robots” and any other current or future technologies. You also agree not to direct any third party to use these services, technologies or automated systems on your behalf.
User Content Guideline 6
You agree not to use any technology, service or automated system to post more User Content than an individual could upload in a given period of time. You also agree not to direct any third party to use these services, technologies or automated systems on your behalf.
User Content Guideline 7
Any conduct that we, in our sole discretion, believe restricts or inhibits anyone else from using or enjoying the Websites will not be permitted. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to remove or edit User Content submitted by you.
User Content Guideline 8
We are not responsible for the accuracy or credibility of any User Content, and do not take any responsibility or assume any liability for any actions you may take as a result of reading User Content posted on the websites. Through your use of interactive areas, you may be exposed to content that you may find offensive, objectionable, harmful, inaccurate or deceptive. There may also be risks of dealing with underage persons, people acting under false pretence, international trade issues and foreign nationals. By using interactive areas, you assume all associated risks.
User Content Guideline 9
We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor User Content posted or uploaded to the Websites to determine compliance with these Terms and any operating rules established by us and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorised government request. Although we have no obligation to monitor, screen, edit or remove any of the User Content posted or uploaded to the websites, we reserve the right, and have absolute discretion, to screen, edit, refuse to post or remove without notice any User Content posted or uploaded to the websites at any time and for any reason, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content posted to the Websites at your sole cost and expense. The decision by Computational Thinkers to monitor and/or modify User Content does not constitute nor shall it be deemed to constitute any responsibility or liability in any manner on our part in connection with or arising from your use of Interactive Areas on the Websites.
User Content Guideline 10
By submitting User Content to the Websites, you automatically grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide right and license to use, publish, reproduce, modify, adapt, edit, translate, create derivative works from, incorporate into other works, distribute, sublicense (through multiple tiers) and otherwise exploit such User Content (in whole or in part) in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed, without payment to you or to any third parties. Additionally, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you waive your moral rights in the User Content and agree not to assert such rights against us. You represent and warrant to us that you have the full legal right, power and authority to grant to us the license provided for herein, that you own or control the complete exhibition and other rights to the User Content you submitted for the purposes contemplated in this license and that neither the User Content nor the exercise of the rights granted herein shall violate these Terms, or infringe upon any rights, including the right of privacy or right of publicity, or constitute a libel or slander against, or violate any common law or any other right of, or cause injury to, any person or entity. You further grant to us the right, but not the obligation, to pursue at law any person or entity that violates your or our rights in the User Content by a breach of these Terms.