JASON's Terms of Use & Privacy Policies

Terms of Use

I. Acceptance of Terms
THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE (the “Terms”) ARE A LEGAL AND BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND THE JASON PROJECT governing your use of the “jason.org” Web sites, including “www.jason.org”, “content.jason.org”, and any other sites using the “jason.org” base domain and other sites providing content to these JASON sites (the “Site”). Please review the Terms fully before you continue to use the Site. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by the Terms. You shall also be subject to any additional terms posted with respect to individual sections of the Site. Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs your use of the Site, to understand our practices. If you do not agree, please discontinue using the Site. JASON reserves the right to change the Terms at any time without prior notice. Your continued access or use of the Site after such changes indicates your acceptance of the Terms as modified. It is your responsibility to review the Terms regularly. The Terms were last updated May 2012.

Your use and browsing of the Site is at your risk. If you are dissatisfied with any of the materials contained in the Site, with the quality of service or Content, or with these Terms, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue accessing and using the Site.

II. Intellectual Property Issues
The Site is owned by The JASON Project. All of the content featured or displayed on the Site, including, but not limited to, still images, text, pictorial works, video images, still images of video, graphic designs, audio recordings, multimedia combinations, and computer programs, including web-based programs (“Content”) is owned or licensed by The JASON Project.

Pursuant to the copyright and trademark laws of the United States, you agree:

  1. That you may only download Content that The JASON Project designates as offered for download to any single computer a single copy of any Content for personal and noncommercial use.
  2. To not reproduce, distribute, modify, re-post on another site (regardless of the server on which the Content is stored), or sell any Content without specific written authorization from The JASON Project, unless such use is pursuant to Part III of this agreement (Educational Use of Content).
  3. To maintain any and all copyright or other proprietary notices embedded in or attached to any Content.
  4. To refrain from framing or mirroring any portion of the Site.
  5. That by posting or submitting any text or other materials to the Site you grant The JASON Project a royalty-free permanent license for the worldwide use and/or sublicense of such materials. Such license shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in the posting or submission.
  6. Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512, notifications of claimed copyright infringement on the Site should be sent to our designated agent. If you believe that your work has been used in a way that may constitute copyright infringement, please provide JASON’s designated agent the following information:

a. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
b. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
c. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
d. Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
e. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
f. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

JASON’s designated agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Site is its Chief Operating Officer who can be reached as follows:

By Mail:

Chief Operating Officer
The JASON Project
44983 Knoll Square
Ashburn, VA 20147

By phone:

By e-mail:


III. Educational Use of Content

With respect to Content designated as available for download for educational purposes, librarians, teachers, support staff, administrators, and other staff of educational institutions are authorized to download, print, reproduce, and distribute such Content as may be beneficial for use in educational settings. This authorization extends only as far as is necessary to directly benefit students. Content subject to this Section may not be disseminated beyond the user’s particular educational institution and may under no circumstances be used for commercial purposes.

Content used for any purpose must always maintain unaltered copyright and other proprietary notices. Content may not be re-posted, framed, or mirrored on any other Web sites or computer networks, regardless of educational use.

IV. Registration

You may be required to register to access certain areas of our Site. When registering, you must fill in all mandatory fields with true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted in the registration form and maintain and promptly update this information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. The JASON Project has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of its Site if it suspects that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete.

V. Security

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password and username you provided during the registration process, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to immediately notify the JASON Project of any unauthorized use of your password or username or any other breach of security.

VI. Shopping

You agree to abide by any relevant terms and conditions of purchase supplied by JASON or any other parties on or through the Site, including, but not limited to, payment of all amounts when due and compliance with all rules and restrictions regarding availability of products or services. You agree that all the information you provide to The JASON Project in connection with any purchase made on or through the Site will be true and accurate to the best of your knowledge.

All requests for service and support stemming from dealings with third party manufacturers or service providers should be made directly to such third party in accordance with their terms and conditions.

VII. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Site and all material and information posted on it is provided to you “as is” without any warranties. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with use of the Site, including those risks associated with reliance on the accuracy, thoroughness, or utility of any Content.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, THE JASON PROJECT EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO GOODS AND SERVICES SOLD ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, AND INFORMATION POSTED ON THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, (A) WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, (b) warranties against infringement of any third-party intellectual property or proprietary rights, (c) warranties relating to the transmission or delivery of the Site, (d) warranties relating to the accuracy, reliability, correctness, or completeness of the Site or other content made available on the Site or otherwise by THE JASON PROJECT, and (e) warranties otherwise relating to performance or other acts or omissions by THE JASON PROJECT or any third party. Further, there is no warranty that the Site will meet your needs or requirements or the needs ore requirements of any other person.

VII. Limitation of Liability

You agree that The JASON Project’s sole and exclusive maximum liability arising from the Site and any product or service sold on the Site shall be the price of the product ordered. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE JASON PROJECT, ITS AFFILIATED ENTITIES OR PARTNERS, OR THE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES OF EACH OF THEM BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES RELATED TO YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE SOLD ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE. IN THE EVENT THAT YOU HAVE a dispute with another user related to or arising from, or in any way connected with, the use of the Site, you release the JASON Project from any claims, demands, and damages of every kind and nature arising out of or in nay way connected with such a dispute.

These limitations apply whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if The JASON Project has been advised of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, The JASON Project’s liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.

VIII. User Submissions

You acknowledge that due to the immediate nature of this medium, The JASON Project does not and cannot review, censor, approve, edit, or endorse information or materials placed on the Site by its users, and cannot guarantee that inappropriate material will not be posted. The JASON Project may, but is not obligated to, review user postings from time to time and will take steps to remove inappropriate postings that come to its attention. The JASON Project will have no liability related to information posted on the site, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, trademarks, libel, privacy, obscenity or otherwise. The Site may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other sites or resources. Because The JASON Project has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that The JASON Project is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that The JASON Project shall not be responsible or liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused in connection with use of or reliance on any such linked content, goods or services available on or through any such linked site or resource.

IX. User Conduct

All users shall use the Site for lawful purposes only. You agree not to post or transmit through the Site any material that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, which encourages criminal conduct, or that may give rise to civil liability. You agree not to post or transmit through the site any material or text which constitutes advertising or solicitation with respect to any product or service, unless expressly authorized in writing by The JASON Project to do so.

Conduct by any user that, at the discretion of The JASON Project, restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Site will not be permitted. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute communications and materials on or through the Site, the JASON Project is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any contents or activities on the Site. However, the JASON Project reserves the right to refuse access to the Site to any user, and to block or remove communications or materials submitted by any user, for any reason, including, without limitation, a reasonable belief that the user in question has violated these Terms or submitted communications or materials that may be (a) abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy, or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property right of another, (d) in violation of any law or regulation, or (e) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to the JASON Project in its sole discretion..


You agree to assume full and sole responsibility for any postings you make to the Site.

X. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless The JASON Project; its parent or managing organizations; its affiliates and partners; and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, members, licensors, representatives, and third party providers to the Site from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms. The JASON Project reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with The JASON Project in asserting any available defenses.

XI. Choice of Law; Arbitration of Disputes

Any and all disputes, with the exception of copyright claims, arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement, including without limitation, its validity, interpretation, performance, or breach, shall be settled by final and binding arbitration in Washington, D.C., pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon any award rendered may be entered in the highest court of the forum, state or federal, having jurisdiction. This agreement, its validity and effect, shall be interpreted under and governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions, and you agree that the arbitrators shall award all costs of arbitration, including reasonable attorneys’ fees plus legal rate-of-interest, to the successful party. There will be no consolidation or joinder of any dispute subject to arbitration hereunder with any arbitration or legal proceeding involving third parties or other disputes between the parties hereto. It is expressly understood and agreed by the parties that the findings of the arbitrator(s) will be conclusive on them, their successors, heirs and assigns and may be entered as a judgment in a court of record. The arbitrator(s) will have no authority to award punitive or exemplary damages or any other monetary damages not measured by the prevailing party’s actual damages. This section shall not prohibit any party from seeking injunctive relief from a court of competent the other party.

Copyright claims shall be brought in the Federal court having jurisdiction. If you are an agent for or an employee of a non-U.S. company but operate in a place of business in the U.S. or its territories, you expressly agree that any dispute regarding this contract shall be adjudicated within the U.S in the manner described here. If The JASON Project is obligated to go to court, rather than arbitration, to enforce any of its rights, you agree to reimburse The JASON Project for its respective legal fees, costs, and disbursements if The JASON Project is successful.

XII. Miscellaneous

These Terms and any other operating rules or terms currently posted on the Site constitute the entire agreement between The JASON Project and the users of the Site, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. No action of The JASON Project may be construed as a waiver of any part of these Terms of Use. Should any of the above paragraphs be unenforceable, the other paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.


Privacy Policy


The JASON Project recognizes the importance of maintaining the privacy of users of its Web sites. This Privacy Policy sets forth the privacy practices of The JASON Project Web sites, including the JASON Mission Center, our gated Web site for project participants. Below we describe why we gather personally identifiable information, when we collect it, how we use it, with whom we disclose it, and how we protect it.

Why do we gather personally identifiable information?

You may visit portions of the JASON Web sites without providing any information about yourself. We may collect information that identifies you (“personally identifiable information”), such as name, postal address, e-mail address and phone number, to allow us to process your product orders, inform you of JASON updates and special offers, and provide you with information about our other educational offerings.

When do we gather personally identifiable information?

There are three main areas where we collect personally identifiable information. We collect personally identifiable information at The JASON Project Online Store in order to fulfill your order, at the registration site for the JASON Mission Center site, and on The JASON Project survey. We may also collect personally identifiable information in connection with your submissions for JASON live Webcasts and JASON contests.

The JASON Project Online Store

The JASON Project Online Store provides forms for ordering The JASON Project educational products, services and other merchandise. These forms require users to provide us with contact information (including name, address, phone number and e-mail address). We also ask for billing information, such as credit card number and expiration date.

JASON Mission Center Registration and Accounts

The JASON Mission Center is a “gated” Web site maintained by The JASON Project. It provides access to a dynamic online community of school administrators, teachers, students and their parents who collaborate with one another using tools and resources such as message boards and chat rooms that are built into the system.

Teachers, parents and school administrators may create individual JASON Mission Center accounts for themselves. In addition, they may create individual JASON Mission Center accounts for their students, enabling students to access the JASON Mission Center from school or at home. Students may also create their own accounts to access material that relates to subjects learned in the classroom.

All participants in The JASON Project – school administrators, teachers, parents and students – must register online to obtain a username and password that enables access to the site. As part of this registration process, we may collect first and last name, e-mail and postal address, school name, and phone number, if you choose to provide it. If you are a teacher, we also may ask for information about your area of expertise and role at the school. Please note that, as a teacher, you may be subject to policies in your school or district regarding student access to and use of the Internet. Please consult your school or district policies and make sure you have the appropriate parental permission before creating JASON Mission Center accounts for your students.

What other information do we gather?

Cookies: A “cookie” is a small file stored on your computer by a Web site that stores certain information about your activity on the site. We use cookies to let us know that you are a prior visitor to our Web site and to provide certain features to you, for example to store information on your product selections as you shop at The JASON Project Online Store. We do not store any personally identifiable information or financial information in cookies. We use session cookies to “remember” you from request to request on our site to provide you with a personalized site experience. These cookies are deleted from your computer when you leave the JASON Mission Center.
Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but most allow you to instruct your browser to prevent the use of cookies. However, if you disable this function, certain features of the Web site, such as the shopping basket and access to the JASON Mission Center, may not function properly.

Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses: When you visit our Web site, we automatically collect and analyze certain information about your computer. This information includes the IP address used to connect your computer to the Internet. We use this IP address to gather broad demographic information, help diagnose problems with our servers, and administer our Web site(s). We do not retain information related to IP addresses and periodically delete usage logs. However, we do assess the number of unique visitors based on the number of unique IP addresses accessing our site(s).

Information about your Web Browser: When you use our Web site, we have access to information about the type and version of browser you are using and your computer’s operating system. We use this information to determine whether your computer can view certain functions of our Web sites (e.g., Java-scripted activities). This browser information is also captured on comment or help forms submitted to assist us in providing technical support.

How do we use the personally identifiable information we collect from you?

The JASON Project uses personally identifiable information to process your orders; deliver the products and services you request; help us administer and evaluate The JASON Project educational program; communicate with you about events and online features that we hope you find of interest; notify you about offers and discounts from The JASON Project Online Store; and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.

With whom do we share your personally identifiable information?

We may share your personally identifiable information with service providers that perform certain functions on our behalf. These functions include processing credit card orders from The JASON Project Online Store, assisting us in maintaining and managing our customer information, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, and supporting features offered through our Web sites. We do not authorize any of these third parties to make any other use of your information.

We also may share your personally identifiable information with our parent or managing organizations and their affiliates and JASON partners whose products and services we believe you may find of interest. In addition, we may share your personally identifiable information:
In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law.

When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing. in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale.

We also may share aggregated information we collect with third parties. For example, we may tell our partners the number of visitors to our website and the most popular features or services accessed. This information does not contain any personally identifiable information and may be used to develop website content and services that we hope you will find of interest.

Message Boards and Chat Rooms

The JASON Mission Center makes chat rooms, message boards, and public communities available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personally identifiable information. Your personally identifiable information, such as your school address and personal e-mail address, is not available to other users of the JASON Mission Center unless you choose to share them in public message boards or chat rooms.


We want you to be aware that when you click on links that take you to third-party Web sites, you will be subject to the third parties privacy policies, not ours. We cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement and user terms and conditions whenever interacting with, and prior to providing any personally identifiable information to, any other Web site or online service.

Your Security

We take steps to protect the personally identifiable information you provide us. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personally identifiable information and they may do so only for permitted business functions. In addition, we encrypt your credit card number or checking account information prior to transmitting it over the Internet using secure socket layer (SSL) encryption technology.

We want you to feel confident using our Web site. However, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Although we make reasonable efforts to safeguard your personally identifiable information once we receive it, we cannot warrant the security of information you transmit to us.

Your Consent and Changes to this Policy

By using our Web site, you consent and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time and we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we may disclose it. We will notify you of material changes by either posting a notice on our Web site or by contacting you by e-mail.

Your California Privacy Right

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at the address listed below.

How to Contact Us

Please address inquires regarding our information-handling practices or this policy to:
Information Desk
The JASON Project
E-mail: info@jason.org
Phone: 1-703-822-7238

This policy was last updated May, 2012.

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