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Terms of Use

  • What fun and engaging Web site would be complete without a lot of legal stuff? Certainly not ours.

  • So, please read the following terms and conditions carefully before enjoying FreshScience.com since accessing and using this site indicates your agreement to these terms and conditions. Of course, we would be heartbroken, but if you do not accept these terms and conditions, please do not use FreshScience.com.

  • Because FreshScience.com is a dynamic site and will grow, evolve and change, we reserve the right to alter this policy without notice.


FreshScience.com is intended for marketing and instructional purposes. Portions of this site may be password protected, otherwise restricted and/or intended exclusively for users of specific products published by ScratchCat.

These pages are controlled and operated by ScratchCat in the United States and are intended for use within the United States. ScratchCat makes no representation that materials on these pages are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access these pages from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Your use of FreshScience.com will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations that govern the export of technical data.

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FreshScience.com is an online service of ScratchCat, LLC (but folks just call us "ScratchCat"). The contents herein are the property of ScratchCat, LLC and its licensors and are protected by United States and International Copyright laws. All copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights of FreshScience.com and in the software, text, graphics, design elements, audio, music and all other materials originated or used by ScratchCat are reserved to ScratchCat and its licensors. ScratchCat, Fresh Science, Sight-Based Instruction, Made-from-Scratch by ScratchCat and SchoolPurrks are trademarks of ScratchCat LLC. Windows on Science, Windows on Math and The Living Textbook are registered trademarks of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

Teachers, students and parents may download and print pages for noncommercial, personal and classroom use only, provided they maintain all associated copyright and other proprietary notices.

You may not reproduce, upload, post, transmit, download or distribute any part of the information found at FreshScience.com or information accessed at other sites through links made at FreshScience.com ("Other Sites") without permission in writing from ScratchCat. You may not alter, re-publish, distribute, sell, broadcast, retransmit, circulate or link to any page or pages, in part or in whole, or any material residing at FreshScience.com or Other Sites without written permission from ScratchCat.

You shall observe copyright and other restrictions imposed by Other Sites. You may not use FreshScience.com or Other Sites in any manner that infringes the rights of any person or entity.

Domain names and trademarks of FreshScience.com, Other Sites, or contained in information accessed at Other Sites, are the sole property of their respective owners. No affiliation with, endorsement of, or sponsorship by ScratchCat should be inferred. You may not use a page or pages from FreshScience.com in any manner that suggests affiliation or endorsement of any product service, opinion, or cause.

While using these pages, you may not post, transmit, or otherwise distribute any material that may be unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing on any copyright or other rights of others, or damaging to software or hardware. You may not advertise or solicit on these pages.

Links from FreshScience.com to Other Sites

Links to Other Sites appear within FreshScience.com. Such links have been established in compliance with high standards of educational integrity. In some instances, such links are a result of cooperative projects with organizations that own, operate, or maintain the Other Sites.

ScratchCat has no control over content that appears on Other Sites. Such content is subject to change and/or elimination, and we assume no responsibility for content, including factual errors and continuing availability, that appears on Other Sites.

Links from Other Sites to FreshScience.com

If you wish to establish a link or links to FreshScience.com, please get our permission first by contacting us with your name, position, school affiliation, address, phone number, email address, the URL that you would like to link and the specific reasons for linking. Please email this information to: linkrequest@FreshScience.com

If your request to link is granted, you will receive a response outlining the terms and conditions that you must agree to in order to make the requested link.

Viruses, Worms and Other Destructive Devices

It is your responsibility to take precautions to ensure that your computer and/or network is protected from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or any other devices with destructive intent that may reside on other sites. In no event will ScratchCat be liable for any consequential damages to you, direct or indirect, from the use of FreshScience.com or the Other Sites.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall ScratchCat or its employees, agents, licensors or contractors be liable for any incidental, consequential, punitive or multiple damages of any kind related to the use of FreshScience.com.

Exclusion of Warranties

No warranties of any kind are made with respect to FreshScience.com. ScratchCat does not warrant that FreshScience.com will meet your requirements, will be accurate, or will be uninterrupted or error free. We expressly exclude and disclaim all express and implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We shall not be responsible for any damage or loss of any kind arising out of or related to your use of FreshScience.com, including, without limitation, data loss or corruption, regardless of whether such liability is based in tort, contract or otherwise.

Jurisdiction and Limitation of Claims

FreshScience.com is operated from the offices of ScratchCat, LLC in the State of Georgia, United States of America. Any action to enforce these Terms of Use shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in the State of Georgia and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, without reference to any conflict of law principles. Any action on any claim against ScratchCat must be brought by the user within one (1) year following the date the claim first accrued, or shall be deemed waived.

Okay, hopefully none of this will be necessary but our lawyers really wanted you to know.


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Last updated: April 2013. Future revisions to these terms of use will be posted at this location.