Global Literacy Deep Dives
World leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015. The SDGs are universal goals that call all countries to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities, tackle climate change, and more.
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Using these Empathy Challenges may fuel the consistent desire to be mindful, empathize with others, understand new perspectives, think critically, act creatively, collaborate with others, and learn about the world.
Reweave, inc. ("Reweave," "Better World Ed," "we," "us," or "our") welcomes you. We invite you to access and use our online services ( ("Services"), which are made available to you through a variety of portals, mobile apps, and platforms, including https://www.betterworlded.org (the "Website") and collectively with any such other platforms, (the "Platform").
1. Description and Use of Services
Better World Ed creates and curates content that make social, emotional, and academic learning more effective, real-world, and human. We create videos, stories, lesson plans, and more that help anyone in the world engage with new cultures, perspectives, and ways of living in a way that helps us all build new understanding and curiosity for one another.
We provide Visitors and Registered Users with access to the Services as described in this Agreement.
Visitors. Visitors, as the term implies, are people who don't register with us, but want to view various webpages and see what the Services are all about. No login is required for Visitors.
Registered Users. Login information is required for all Registered Users, who are able to access and utilize the same functions as Visitors, and the functions listed based on their subscription at http://betterworlded.org/pricing.
2. Community Rules ("Community Rules")
Better World Ed's community, like any community, functions best when its users follow a few simple rules. By accessing and/or using the Services, you agree to comply with these Community Rules, including when you access Third-Party Applications through the Platform, and that:
You will not use the Services for any unlawful purpose;
You will not upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available any content that:
infringes any copyright, trademark, right of publicity, or other proprietary rights of any person or entity;
you do not have a right to make available under any law or under any contractual or fiduciary relationship (such as inside information, proprietary, and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
is defamatory, libelous, knowingly false, indecent, obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, invasive of another's privacy, promotes violence, or contains hate speech (i.e., speech that attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and/or sexual orientation/gender identity); or
discloses any sensitive information about another person, including that person's e-mail address, mailing or permanent address, phone number, credit card information, or any similar information.
you have subscribed to as a registered user.
You will not "stalk," threaten, or otherwise harass another User: Visitor or Registered User;
You will not instigate or encourage others to commit illegal activities or cause injury or property damage to any person;
You will be courteous, treating everyone with respect, as showing respect to others makes the community better for all members;
You will not spam or use the Services to engage in any commercial activities, including, without limitation, raising money; advertising or promoting a product, service, website, or company; or engaging in any pyramid or other multi-tiered marketing scheme;
You will not access or use the Services to collect any market research for a competing business or businesses;
You will not acquire or attempt to acquire any resources or information through any means not intentionally made through the Services;
You will not gather for the purpose of "spamming" any email addresses that users post in any public posting areas;
You will not post any off-topic or irrelevant material to the Website;
You will not violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law;
You will not manipulate identifiers in a manner that disguises the origin of any content you transmit through any Communications Service;
You will not impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
You will not interfere with or attempt to interrupt the proper operation of the Services through the use of any means designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware, telecommunications, or other equipment, or to cause a security breach of such software, hardware, telecommunications, or other equipment (such as a virus, worm, computer code, file, program, device, information collection or transmission mechanism, software or routine, or access or attempt to gain access to any data, files, or passwords related to the Services through hacking, password or data mining, or any other means);
You will not cover, obscure, block, or, in any way, interfere with any promoted messages and/or safety features (e.g., report abuse button) on the Services; and
We reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to deny you access to the Services, or any portion of the Services, without notice, and to remove any content that does not adhere to these guidelines.
3. Prohibited Uses
Prohibited Uses. You may not:
Use the Website for the benefit of any third party, other than as part of a Permitted Use;
Republish or distribute information from the Website without Better World Ed's express written consent;
Modify information from the Website except in connection with a Permitted Use;
Disassemble, decode, decompile, or otherwise reverse engineer the Website, including, without limitation, any interfaces or software programs comprising the Website;
Take any action that would impede or interfere with the operation of the Website or alter Contents of the Website, or alter or interfere with any other content, website, or software that Better World Ed owns or controls;
Directly or indirectly, change, recompile, reframe, rent, sell, distribute or publish any of the Website, any database thereon and/or any content thereon, or any portion thereof, without explicit written consent from Better World Ed;
Use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction methods with respect to the Website or any portion thereof; or;
Use the Website directly or indirectly in competition with Better World Ed in any way whatsoever.
The Services are available for individuals aged 13 years or older. If you are 13 or older, but under the age of 18, you should review the Agreement with your parent or guardian to make sure that you and your parent or guardian understand it.
5. Sign-In Name; Password; Unique Identifiers
During the registration process for Registered Users, we will ask you to create an account, which includes a sign-in name ("Sign-In Name"), a password ("Password"), and certain additional information that will assist in authenticating your identity when you log-in in the future ("Unique Identifiers"). When creating your account, you must provide true, accurate, current, and complete information. Each Account can be used by only one Registered User. You are solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of your Sign-In Name, Password, and Unique Identifiers, as well as for any use, misuse, or communications entered through the Services using one or more of them. You will promptly inform us of any need to deactivate a Password or Sign-In Name, or change any Unique Identifier. We reserve the right to delete or change your Password, Sign-In Name, or Unique Identifier at any time and for any reason. Better World Ed will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by any unauthorized use of your account.
6. Intellectual Property
The Services contain material, such as software, text, graphics, images, sound recordings, audiovisual works, and other material provided by or on behalf of Better World Ed (collectively referred to as "Content").Content may be owned by us or by third parties. Content is protected under both United States and foreign laws. Unauthorized use of Content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You have no rights in or to Content, and you will not use Content except as permitted under the Agreement. No other use is permitted without prior written consent from Better World Ed. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content. You may not sell, transfer, assign, license, sublicense, or modify Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, make a derivative version of, distribute, or otherwise use Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use or posting of Content on any other website, other than through Third-Party Applications, or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is expressly prohibited.
If you violate any part of the Agreement, your permission to access and/or use Content and the Services automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of Content.
The trademarks, service marks, and logos of Better World Ed ("Better World Ed Trademarks") used and displayed on the Services are registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks of Better World Ed. Other company, product, and service names located on the Services may be trademarks or service marks owned by others ("Third-Party Trademarks," and, collectively with Better World Ed Trademarks, "Trademarks"). Nothing on the Services should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use Trademarks, without Better World Ed's prior written permission specific for each such use. All goodwill generated from use of Better World Ed Trademarks inures to our benefit.
Elements of the Services are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other state and federal laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part, by any means, including, but not limited to, the use of framing or mirrors. None of Content may be retransmitted without our express, written consent for each and every instance.
7. User Submissions; Licenses
As noted above, the Services provide Visitors and Registered Users the ability to post and upload user content ("User Content"). You expressly acknowledge and agree that once you permit your User Content to be viewed by others, it will be accessible and viewable by them.
You retain all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in and to your own User Content. You do, however, hereby grant Better World Ed a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, sub-license license to modify, compile, combine with other content and data, copy, record, synchronize, format, and index your User Content and display, perform, sub-license, commercialize, and make it available to others in all media now known or hereafter devised, including, without limitation, through the Platform.
If you submit User Content to us, each such submission constitutes a representation and warranty to Better World Ed that such User Content is your original creation (or that you otherwise have the right to provide the User Content), that you have the rights necessary to grant the license to the User Content under the prior paragraph, and that it and its use by Better World Ed does not and will not violate our community guidelines.
8. Communications With Us
Communications From Better World Ed. You understand and agree that, as part of your Registration Process for and use of the Website, Better World Ed may send to you certain communications from time to time, including (a) product announcements, including but not limited to announcements concerning modifications, enhancements, and/or upgrades to the Website; (b) service announcements, including but not limited to announcements regarding conditions or other possible interruptions that may affect use of and/or access to the Website and/or any services or other products offered by Better World Ed; and (c) other administrative updates. You further understand and agree that your agreement to receive such communications is a condition of your use of the Website as a Registered User. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new feature that enhances or supplements the Website shall be subject to the Agreement.
Communications to Better World Ed Team. Although we encourage you to contact us, we do not want you to, and you should not, send us any content that contains confidential information. As outlined in Community Rules, you should not send us any content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under any contractual or fiduciary relationship (such as inside information, confidential and proprietary information, learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements). With respect to all communications you send to us, including, but not limited to, feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, and the like, we shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in your communications for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, the development, production, and marketing of products and services that incorporate such information without any payment or obligation to you.
9. No Warranties; Limitations of Liability
WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE CONTENTS OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONTENT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY REVIEWS, RATINGS, OR FINANCIAL DATA), OR USER CONTENT. WE SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY FOR ANY DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS OF THE SERVICES FROM WHATEVER CAUSE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU USE CONTENT, THE SERVICES, AND USER CONTENT AT YOUR OWN RISK.
WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SERVICES, ITS SERVERS, ITS CONTENT, OR USER CONTENT ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR SIMILAR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. IF YOUR USE OF CONTENT, USER CONTENT, OR THE SERVICES RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.
THE CONTENT, THE USER CONTENT, AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTY OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, DISCLOSURE, DISPLAY, OR MAINTENANCE OF ANY CONTENT, USER CONTENT, OR THE SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
THE SERVICES MAY CONTAIN TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH TYPOGRAPHICAL, TECHNICAL, OR OTHER ERRORS LISTED ON THE SERVICES. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES, CORRECTIONS, AND/OR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SERVICES AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE
10. External Sites
The Services may contain links to third-party websites ("External Sites"). These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by us of the content on such External Sites. The content of such External Sites is developed and provided by others. You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or any content located on such External Sites. We are not responsible for the content of any linked External Sites and do not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such External Sites. You should take precautions when downloading files from all websites to protect your computer from viruses and other destructive programs. If you decide to access linked External Sites, you do so at your own risk.
11. Representations; Warranties; and Indemnification
(a) You hereby represent, warrant, and covenant that:
You own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to all trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary, privacy, and publicity rights in and to your User Content and any other works that you incorporate into your User Content, and all the rights necessary to grant the licenses and permissions you grant hereunder;
Use of your User Content in the manners contemplated in the Agreement shall not violate or misappropriate the intellectual property, privacy, publicity, contractual, or other rights of any third party; and
You shall not submit to the Services any User Content that violates our community guidelines set forth above.
(b) You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us and our officers, directors, employees, successors, licensees, and assign harmless from and against any claims, actions, or demands, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising or resulting from: (i) your breach of the Agreement; (ii) your access to, use, or misuse of Content, User Content, or the Services, and (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any copyright, trademark, property, or privacy right. We shall provide notice to you of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit, or proceeding. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter that is subject to indemnification under this section. In such case, you agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests assisting our defense of such matter.
12. Compliance With Applicable Laws
The Services are based in the United States and intended for use in the United States. We make no claims concerning whether Content and/or User Content may be downloaded, viewed, or be appropriate for use outside of the United States. If you access the Services, Content, or User Content from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk. Whether inside or outside of the United States, you are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction.
13. Termination of the Agreement
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate the Agreement and your access to all or any part of the Services, at any time and for any reason without prior notice or liability. We reserve the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of the Services at any time without prior notice or liability.
14. Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Better World Ed respects the intellectual property rights of others and attempts to comply with all relevant laws. We will review all claims of copyright infringement received and remove any Content or User Content deemed to have been posted or distributed in violation of any such laws.
Our designated agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the "Act") for the receipt of any Notification of Claimed Infringement which may be given under the Act is as follows:
81 Beachridge Drive
East Amherst, NY 14051
If you believe that your work has been copied on the Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our agent with notice in accordance with the requirements of the Act, including (i) a description of the copyrighted work that has been infringed and the specific location on the Services where such work is located; (ii) a description of the location of the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work; (iii) your address, telephone number and e-mail address; (iv) 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; (v) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf; and (vi) an electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.
August 1, 2018
This policy describes what personal information we collect and how we use it.
Acceptance of Terms
The Information We Collect
Better World Ed collects information when you visit our website, subscribe, edit your account information, or use features on the platform. Some of this information is technical information automatically logged by our servers. Outlined below are the types of information, both directly from you and indirectly through the collection of information by third-party service providers (together, “Partners”) that we specifically collect.
You authorize us to use, store and otherwise process any personal information which relates to and identifies you, including (but not limited to) your name and address, to the extent reasonably necessary to provide the services which are available through our website, our Partners, successors, assignees, associates, sub-contractors, or other third parties.
1. Personal Information ("Personal Information")
Examples of different purposes for which we may collect Personal Information include, but are not limited to:
The registration process for Registered Users;
Use of areas of the Better World Ed website, in which you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, username and password, falling under the registration process for Registered Users (“Registration Process”);
Surveys. Periodically, Better World Ed may invite you to participate in completing online surveys. If you have created a Better World Ed account, information we collect from these surveys may be associated with you personally;
Contact you regarding your donation(s), as to the quality of the service, as well as any potential errors that may have occurred;
Voluntary submissions to Better World Ed requesting information about our products and services, signing up to receive information from us, or sending us an e-mail;
E-mail subscriptions. Better World Ed may also compile a subscription list to which you voluntarily submit your name, mailing address, and/or email address. The purpose of such a subscription list would be to send you periodic updates to subscribers on matters of interest, provided you will have the ability to opt out of further communications in accordance with procedures described in each such update.
2. Non-Personal/Other Information
In addition to the Personal Information, we and our Partners may collect additional information that does not personally identify you (“Other Information”). Other Information may include information collected:
a. From Your Activity. Information that we or our Partners may automatically collect when you visit, access, and/or use the Platform, including, but not limited to your IP address, Internet service provider, browser type and language, referring and exit pages and URLs, date and time, amount of time spent on particular pages, which sections of the Better World Ed or Partner website you visit, number of links you click while on the Platform, search terms, operating system, general geographic location, and technical information about your mobile device.
c. Do Not Track (“DNT”). Better World Ed assumes no responsibility for responding to “Do Not Track” web browser signals. Consult external website polices regarding their responses to DNT signals.
Partners include, but are not limited to:
Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.
b. Classy. https://www.classy.org/terms/privacy
e. From You. You are considered a Partner through the information that you voluntarily provide to us that does not identify you personally.
The Information Collected by or Through Third-Party Advertising Companies
Search Engines and Other Sites
Search engines and other sites not affiliated with Better World Ed, such as archive.org or google.com, may crawl the Site and make available to the public publicly-available content and postings from the site. The Site may also contain links to other websites. Better World Ed is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. Better World Ed encourages its visitors and users to be aware of such search engines and other sites when they leave the Site and to read the privacy statement of each website they visit.
How We Use and Share the Information
We use Personal Information and Other Information to provide you Services, process your donations, solicit your feedback, inform you about our products and services, personalize communications and fundraising appeals that we believe will be of interest to you, and to improve our Services to you.
We may also use and/or share Personal Information, Other Information, and User Content as described below:
All of your User Content on the Platform that you voluntarily submit will be publicly viewable and shareable by other users within the Platform.
We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include providing technical assistance and customer service. These other companies will have access to Personal Information and Other Information only as necessary to perform their functions and to the extent permitted by law.
In an ongoing effort to better understand visitors to our site and our products and services, we may analyze Other Information in aggregate form in order to operate, maintain, manage, and improve our products and services. This aggregate information does not identify individuals personally. We may share this aggregate data with our affiliates, agents, and business partners. We may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our products and services to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
We may share some or all of the Personal Information and Other Information with any of our parent companies, subsidiaries, or other companies under common control with us.
As we develop our businesses, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, sale of assets, dissolution, or similar event, the Personal Information and Other Information may be part of the transferred assets.
To the extent permitted by law, we may also disclose the Personal Information and the Other Information: (i) when required by law, court order, or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency; or (ii) whenever we believe that disclosing such information is necessary or advisable, for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of Better World Ed or others.
Accessing and Modifying Information and Communication Preferences
Upon request, Better World Ed will grant individuals reasonable access to Personal Information that we and our agents hold about them. For example, visitors to the Platform who have provided Personal Information to us may review and/or make changes to the same by contacting Better World Ed. In addition, individuals may manage their receipt of marketing communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of any Better World Ed marketing e-mail or by following the instructions found on the Platform. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to process such requests in a timely manner. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our subscription databases.
How We Protect the Information
We take commercially reasonable steps to protect Personal Information and Other Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Please understand, however, that no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the information that you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to and from us over the Internet. In particular, e-mail sent to or from the Platform may not be secure, and you should, therefore, take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.
Important Notices to Non-U.S. Residents
Links to External Websites
It is Better World Ed's policy not to disclose any personal information we collect to third parties for direct marketing purposes under any circumstances. However, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 requires that all California residents be afforded the option to exercise your choice of whether your personal information may be shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes or not, as well as to receive information specified in the statute if your personal information is disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Accordingly, if you are a California resident and you wish to inform Better World Ed whether you permit or refuse the sharing of your personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes, or if you wish to request certain information if your personal information were to be disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes, please contact us as described in the “How to Contact Us” section below.
How to Contact Us
Our intent is to promptly reply to every message we receive. This information is used to respond directly to your questions or comments. We also may file your comments to improve our services in the future.