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Terms & Conditions

PARENT AND STUDENT AGREEMENTS

Acceptable Use Policy and Agreement

This policy describes the types of network applications which are contrary to our network mission and which are therefore prohibited. These are guidelines only and are not meant to be an exhaustive list of prohibited activities.

Network Mission

The network, and through the network the Internet, offers an abundance of educational material as well as opportunities for collaboration and the exchange of ideas and information. Successful operation requires that all users view the network as a shared resource, and work together to maintain its integrity by behaving in a responsible, conscientious manner.

Definition of User

A user is defined as any person who has been assigned a valid network logon or otherwise authorized to utilize the School of Alberta Ballet network. Users must use the network in a legal and ethical fashion at all times.

Responsibility of Users of Their Account

Users are responsible for the use of their individual account and should take all reasonable precautions to prevent others from being able to use their account. Under no conditions should a user provide his or her password to another person. Users will immediately notify the Network Administrator if they have identified a possible security problem relating to misappropriated passwords.

Illegal or Destructive Activities

Users may not use the network for any purpose that violates the law or threatens the integrity of the network or individual workstations. For example:

  • Users may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the network, or go beyond their authorized access. This includes attempting to log on through another person’s account or access another person’s files, attempting to obtain passwords, or attempting to remove any existing network security functions. Intentionally searching for security problems will be construed as an illegal attempt to gain process.
  • Users must not intentionally develop or use programs to harass other users or to attempt to violate the security or alter software components of any other network, service or system. Examples of such activities include hacking, cracking into, monitoring or using systems without authorization, scanning ports, conducting denial of service attacks, and distributing viruses or other harmful software.    
  • Users must not attempt to damage hardware, software, or data belonging to the School or other users. This includes adding, altering or deleting files or programs on local or network hard drives, removing or damaging equipment such as mice, motherboards, speakers or printers.
  • Further examples of unacceptable use include, but are not limited to, fraudulent use of credit card numbers to purchase online merchandise, distributing licensed software, or installing software such as games in violation of software license agreements (piracy).

Inappropriate Material

Users will not use the network to access or distribute material that is obscene, pornographic, indecent or hateful, that advocates illegal acts, or that advocates violence or discrimination towards other people. This includes but is not restricted to distribution through e-mail, newsgroups or Web pages. Exceptions may be made if the purpose of such access is to conduct research, and if access is approved by the teacher. If a user inadvertently accesses such information, they should immediately disclose the inadvertent access to their teacher or the network administrator.

Respect for Other Users

Restrictions against inappropriate language or images apply to personal email, newsgroup postings, and material posted on Web pages. Users will not use obscene, profane, vulgar, inflammatory, threatening, or disrespectful language. Users will not post false or defamatory information about a person or organization. Users will not post information that, if acted upon, could cause damage to individuals or property. Users will not harass another person. Harassment is acting in a manner that distresses or annoys another person. This includes, but is not limited to, distribution of unsolicited advertising, chain letters or e-mail spamming. If a user is told by a person to stop sending them messages, the user must stop. Users will not post personal contact information about other people, including address, telephone, home address, work address, etc. Users will not forward a message that was sent to them privately without permission of the person who sent them the message. Users must not send mail that does not accurately identify the sender, the sender’s return e-mail address, and the e-mail address of origin.

Resource Limits

Users will not download large files that are not absolutely necessary. If necessary, users will download the file at a time when the network is not being heavily used and immediately remove the file from the network workstation to their personal computer. Users have the right to temporary use of disk storage space and are responsible for keeping their disk usage below the maximum size allocated. Extremely large files, if left on the network for an extended period, may be removed at the discretion of the network administrator.

Users will check their email frequently, delete unwanted messages promptly, and stay within their email quota. Users will subscribe only to discussion group mail lists that advance and are relevant to their education or professional/career development. Users will unsubscribe from discussion groups before any vacation, break, or other extended absence from school.

Theft of Intellectual Property

Users must respect the legal protection provided by copyright law and license agreements related to content, text, music, computer software and any other protected materials. Users will not plagiarize works that they find on the Internet. Plagiarism is taking the ideas or writings of others and presenting as if they were original to the user. Users will respect the rights of copyright owners. Copyright infringement occurs when an individual inappropriately reproduces a work that is protected by a copyright. If a work contains language that specifies acceptable use of that work, the user should follow the expressed requirements. If the user is unsure whether or not they can use a work, they should request permission from the copyright owner.

Websites

Web pages may include student pictures and first name only unless their legal guardian requests in writing that this information not be posted. Web pages may include pictures and the full name of staff members unless it is requested in writing that this information not be posted.

Personal Safety of Students

Students will not post personal contact information about themselves or other people. This includes addresses and phone numbers. Students will not agree to meet with someone they have met on-line without their parents’ approval and participation. Students will promptly disclose to their teacher any message they receive that is inappropriate or makes them feel uncomfortable.

Violation of This Policy

In the event there is an allegation that a student has violated the AUP and Agreement, the student will be provided with notice of the alleged violation and an opportunity to provide explanation to an administrator. Disciplinary actions will be tailored to meet specific concerns related to the violation and to assist the student in gaining the self-discipline necessary to access the computer network.

The School may at its sole discretion determine whether the use of the network is a violation of this Policy. Violations of this Policy may result in a demand for immediate removal of the offending material, blocked access, suspension or termination of the user’s account, in or out of school suspension, expulsion or other actions appropriate to the violation. The School reserves the right to act without notice when necessary, as determined by administration. The School may involve, and will cooperate with, law enforcement if criminal activity is suspected. Violators may also be subject to civil or criminal liability under applicable law.

Acceptable Use Agreement

Students must read and agree to follow the rules contained in the handbook. They understand that if they violate the rules, their account can be terminated, and they may face other disciplinary measures. Parents and guardians hereby release the School, its personnel, and institutions with which it is affiliated, from any and all claims and damages of any nature arising from the use of, or inability to use, the system, including but not limited to claims that may arise from the unauthorized use of the system to purchase products or services.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

Waiver

By registering your son/daughter at the School of Alberta Ballet, parents and guardians hereby release and waive, and further agree to indemnify, hold harmless or reimburse the School of Alberta Ballet, Alberta Ballet, and any and all related companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and associated corporations and their individual members, employees, consultants, volunteers, insurers, agents, and representatives, including faculty members, from and against all claims (including defence legal fees) which parents, any other parent or guardian, any sibling, the student, or any other person, firm, or corporation, may have or claim to have, known or unknown, directly or indirectly for any losses, damages, or injuries to the student or the parent/guardian, or to any person or property, during the time of the student’s attendance or the physical attendance of the parent/guardian at the School of Alberta Ballet, during travel to or from the School of Alberta Ballet, or any School of Alberta Ballet event or performance, and during any activity which may occur off of the School of Alberta Ballet’s property, whether or not such losses, damages or injuries were sustained in connection with the School or its activities and/or arising out of or in connection with the rendering of emergency medical procedures or treatment by the School of Alberta Ballet staff, as authorized in this agreement.

Parents and guardians must understand and accept that in order to properly teach and correct dance movement and technique, physical contact between the student and the instructor is necessary. Such contact, as is considered necessary by the instructor, is consented to by the student and/or the parent/guardian. The School of Alberta Ballet undertakes to ensure that such contact is applied in a professional manner and as is required for dance instruction and correction.

Parents and guardians consent to the taking and use of photographs or videos of their child by the School of Alberta Ballet and Alberta Ballet for use in promoting the School of Alberta Ballet programs, activities or events or with Alberta Ballet, including in School publications, newsletters, web pages, calendars, news releases, or any other promotional usage. Parents and guardians understand and agree that the School of Alberta Ballet and/or Alberta Ballet, as applicable, does not need to notify them, solicit their approval, or compensate them in any way prior to using any such photographs or videos.