Web Site Policies and Notices

Please Read the Web Site Policies and Notices Carefully Before Using This Web Site
Revised 11/02/2011

ADL’s web strategy is to lead, inform, and involve our audience in the areas of emerging educational technology and best practices. We execute this strategy by sharing our presentations, research findings, and software on ADLnet.gov. ADL’s primary audience is the United States Department of Defense, however, we believe in order to provide the most effective use of learning technology to our customer, we must also inform and collaborate with the greater distance learning community. ADL facilitates community input and answers questions regarding educational technologies via the comments and emails received at ADLnet.gov.

By accessing and using this Web site including, but not limited to, browsing the Web site, using any information, using any content, using any services or downloading any materials, you agree to the Web Site Policies and Notices described in this document.

ADL reserves the right to change, modify, update, add, or remove portions of the Web Site Policies and Notices at any time without prior notification. Check the Web Site Policies and Notices often for changes.

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Privacy Policy

  1. ADLnet.gov is a public service of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (OUSD P&R). Information contained within ADLnet.gov is public and may be copied or distributed provided that the appropriate citation is displayed with the copy. The citation shall include:
    • Cite the source name (i.e. ADLnet.gov, SCORM 2004 4th Edition, ADL Guidelines for Creating Reusable Content with SCORM 2004, etc.)
    • Use whichever of the following copyright notices apply:

    Note: Replace “xx” with the year that the information was copied from the ADL public information source.

    Any additional copyright information and permissions must also be cited.

  2. The ADL Initiative has the right to modify this Privacy Policy at anytime without prior notice.
  3. For site security purposes, and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, ADL employs a software program that monitors network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload, change information, or to cause damage.
  4. Cookies are not required to view ADLnet.gov. Cookies that have been created by the user’s computer while on ADLnet.gov do not contain personal information nor are they used to compromise the user’s privacy or security.
  5. ADLnet.gov registered user’s (those that have registered through ADLnet.gov for events, downloads, Developer, etc.) information is kept confidential unless otherwise noted. E-mail addresses gathered from registered users are placed on an ADLnet.gov mailing list. To opt out of the ADLnet.gov mailing list you must update your user information.
  6. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on ADLnet.gov is strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, revised 2001, and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
  7. Contact Us with questions, concerns, or comments regarding ADLnet.gov.

Site Security

As a condition of your use of ADLnet.gov, you will not use this site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use ADLnet.gov in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any network or server, or interfere with any other individual’s use of ADLnet.gov. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to services, materials, user accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to any ADL server or to the Web site, through hacking, password mining, or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through ADLnet.gov.

To ensure that this service remains available to all users, ADL employs software programs that monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to log into Registered Users, upload files, change content, or to cause damage.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on ADLnet.gov is strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, revised 2001, and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

ADL uses encrypted passwords, SSL protection, and Lockout Security (a user’s account will be frozen for one hour after three unsuccessful attempts to login) into all Registered User accounts to protect against unauthorized attempts.

Cookies are not required to view ADLnet.gov. Cookies created by the user’s computer while on ADLnet.gov do not contain personal information nor are they used to compromise the user’s privacy or security.

Information Collection

ADL collects and stores information to monitor site usage. ADL stores the information to monitor site security and perform analyses. ADL collects and stores ONLY the following information:

Contact Us with questions regarding this Terms of Use Policy.

Software Use

All software that is made available to download from ADLnet.gov is the copyrighted work of ADL. Use of the software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the software, or as expressly stated on the pages accompanying the software. An end user will not be able to download or install any software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement, unless he or she first agrees to the License Agreement terms. ADL Copyrighted software may not be redistributed or repackaged for distribution. End users must agree to the license agreement at ADLnet.gov prior to obtaining ADL copyrighted software.

The software is made available for download solely for use by end users according to the License Agreement. Absent a License Agreement that accompanies the software, use of the software will be governed by the Terms of Use.

This software is provided “AS IS,” without a warranty of any kind. ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED. ADL Co-LAB AND ITS LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES SUFFERED BY LICENSEE AS A RESULT OF USING, MODIFYING, OR DISTRIBUTING THE SOFTWARE OR ITS DERIVATIVES. IN NO EVENT WILL ADL CO-LAB OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST REVENUE, PROFIT OR DATA, OR FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADL CO-Lab HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Documentation Use

ADLnet.gov is provided as a public service by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

You are permitted to view, copy, print, and distribute documents within ADLnet.gov (such as articles, white papers, presentations, press releases, etc.), subject to your agreement with the following restrictions:

  1. You may only use the information for informational, personal, and/or non-commercial purposes.
  2. You may not distribute graphics separately from their accompanying text.
  3. You may not quote materials out of their original context.
  4. You must display appropriate copyright notices on every copy produced in accordance with the copyright guidelines in the Privacy Policy. (example below)

Use of materials constitutes acknowledgement that ADL may revoke the right to use materials at any time. If the right to use materials is revoked, you must terminate your use of the materials immediately.

The permission above to use documents does not include permission to copy the design elements, look and feel, or layout of ADLnet.gov. No logo, graphic, video or image from ADLnet.gov may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by ADL.

Review the ADL Logo Usage Guidelines to use the ADL logo and related logos in print, multimedia/video, or on Web sites.

Video Use

Video recordings posted to ADLnet.gov are not copyrighted unless noted. A recording may be reproduced and distributed for non-commercial purposes without further permission from ADL. Copyrighted music or footage, which is incorporated in a production, may not be used unless permission is obtained from the copyright owner. Use of these video recordings for commercial purposes is prohibited. Obtain permission for graphics, video clips, etc. by Contacting Us.

Information Quality Guidelines

The Information Quality Guidelines apply to all content (section, news, downloads, etc) posted to ADLnet.gov.

Articles

ADL does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to ADLnet.gov in the form of Developer articles. However, by submitting an article you are granting ADL permission to use your article on ADnet.gov. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your articles, as provided herein. ADL is under no obligation to post or use any articles you may provide, and ADL may remove any articles at any time in its sole discretion.

External links available on ADLnet.gov are provided as a convenience and do not imply any type of endorsement. ADLnet.gov does not assume responsibility for content or accuracy of any information provided by these external links.

Linking from ADLnet.gov

Occasionally, ADL may be asked to promote the activities of related organizations via ADLnet.gov, or to link Web site resources relevant to the ADL audience. Using hypertext, you may link from ADLnet.gov to other Web sites that contain relevant information or relationships. When linking from ADLnet.gov using a hypertext link, the link must contain a textual description of the link. When linking from ADLnet.gov, the link also must open as a new browser window.

Linking to ADLnet.gov

When an ADL or SCORM logo appears on any Web site, the logo must include a hypertext link to the ADLnet.gov home page. The link must contain the words “ADL,” “Advanced Distributed Learning,” or “ADLnet.gov,” and the link must open in a new browser window. Never use any method to restrict the functionality of ADLnet.gov, nor attempt to prevent users from bookmarking ADLnet.gov. Do not use frames, redirections, or other Web applications on the originating Web site that may cause users of the Web site to misinterpret ADLnet.gov content as having been created or published by any program or organization other than the ADL Initiative.

Logo Use

The ADL and SCORM logos are registered trademarks and may not be used without permission from ADL. Link all occurrences of the ADL logo on a Web site to the ADLnet.gov home page. Cite ADL as the source of its logo, Web page content, and other data from ADLnet.gov Web site using the format below.

Source: Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative

The following organizations may use the ADL logo and SCORM logo:

Never use the ADL logo or the ADL name in any manner that could imply ADL’s endorsement of a non-government entity (organization or company), its products or services. When using the ADL logo to illustrate a relationship with ADL, an organization must clearly state the type of relationship it has with ADL. For example, an organization given an ADL logo as an ADL Partner should state clearly that it is an ADL partners ADL-affiliated organizations are responsible for their uses of the ADL logo as well as its use by their supporting contractors and advertising agencies.