MSTA makes available this website and the information and services
contained herein in furtherance of MSTA’s nonprofit and tax-exempt
purposes. MSTA’s maintains this website in an effort to improve and
support the teaching profession and public education by providing a variety of
information resources, workshops and services to teachers, prospective teachers,
parents and care-givers of Missouri students.
This entire site is copyrighted ©2010 by Missouri State Teachers
Association., 407 S. Sixth Street, Columbia, MO 65201. All rights are reserved.
Elements of this web site are protected by trade dress and other laws and may
not be copied or imitated in whole or in part.
No permission is given to our competitors to copy, publish or republish
any material on this site, although they may view the material in our public
Permission is given to current members of MSTA to make reasonable numbers
of copies of materials from the public or member areas but only for their own
internal use and with the exception that they are not permitted to create
manuals, guides or other materials for sale.
Any permitted copying, publication or republication must be done without
altering the material quoted or distorting the information quoted or conveying a
concept different from what is on the site and must include clear attribution to
the Missouri State Teachers Association. Any rights not expressly granted herein
are reserved. We are liberal about making exceptions, so contact us if you have
Information on this web site may contain technical inaccuracies or
typographical errors. Information may be changed or updated without notice. We
have attempted to be as accurate as possible at the time that information is
added to this site, but the pace of change in the computer field makes
information quickly out of date. Always contact us to verify information before
relying upon it, even for planning purposes. We may also make improvements
and/or changes in the products and/or the programs described on the site at any
time without notice.
Sometimes we provide links to other web sites established by third parties
These links are provided only as a convenience and service to you and we do not
make any representations about these sites or the materials available there.
Listservs; Members-only areas; The Lounge
We host a number of social networking tools for Members to exchange
information and help each other. We are not responsible for the content of the
messages. Use them at your own risk. Goods and services advertised in The Lounge
are not endorsed, reviewed or advocated by us. Investigate them thoroughly and
buy and use them at your own risk.
We are not responsible for the messages posted on any message board that
are not signed by MSTA, as an organization. We are not responsible for the
accuracy, truthfulness, content or use of any message posted on a message board.
All messages that you post are assumed to be in the public domain and can be
read, copied and republished by anyone without any restrictions. If this is not
true for a particular message, you must state so explicitly in the message. All
messages that we post, however, are subject to all of the restrictions of this
site, including copyright and access. We may or may not review messages and
comments to see if they are technically correct or even if they are offensive.
We reserve the right to remove any offensive messages that we do review, but it
is our policy not to edit any posting. By using The Lounge, you agree to read
and adhere to the Listserv requirements.
Any information that you post is at your own risk. We do not enforce
copyright protection and often posting ideas, lesson plans or similar material
may cause you to lose any trade secret protection you had in the ideas. We can
make commercial use these ideas, ourselves. If you are selling these goods or
services, we do not collect for you nor create or enforce any agreements between
you and your prospect or customer.
Access to the public areas is available to anyone, even our competitors.
Access to the member areas is reserved for active members of MSTA and a password
is required. Accessing an area for which you are not authorized involves your
downloading copyrighted information, violates our copyright and is prohibited.
If you need information that is not available in your authorized area, contact
us. We can almost always help.
We consider the contact information that you give us to be some of the
most important information that we have and take active steps to keep it
confidential. We would appreciate your updating your contact information if it
changes by resigning our guest book and telling us in the comment box what you
If you call us with problems, questions or comments, we may monitor
(listen to or record) the conversations for quality assurance reasons. By using
this web site, you agree to this monitoring.
cookie, which is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by our
web server and that only has meaning to us, functions as your identification
card, recording your passwords and previous access. It cannot be executed as
code or deliver viruses. We use it mainly to keep track of items in your
shopping cart. This information does not identify you personally and you remain
anonymous unless you have otherwise provided us with personal information.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your
browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide
whether or not to accept it.
Credit and Liability
If you are buying any goods or obtaining any services from us (even free
services) through this web site, your transactions are subject to the following
(Credit) You will be billed for all charges, either directly or through
your charge card and agree to pay all bills within thirty days and not to stop
or reverse any payment without our permission.
(Liability and Remedies) Our liability is only for direct damages and not
for consequential, indirect or other special damages such as lost profits Your
only remedy is to have us to fix the problem or refund to you an amount not to
exceed what you paid us for the goods or services in dispute.
Data Stored on our Site
In some cases you may store data on our site and we will backup and guard
your data at least as well as we backup and guard our own data. However, you
should also backup your data at your own site and review it periodically to make
sure that it is not corrupted. Note the limitations on our liability in the
Credit section, above, and remember that you are the one primarily responsible
for your data.
If you are using a password to access an area on our site, that password
is only for your use and must not be shared with anyone inside or outside your
organization. If you have a temporary password, you can only use it to educate
yourself about the scope of the services and you agree not to rely on any
information you obtain in the process.
In general, you can visit the public areas of our site without telling us
who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. You may
request more information be sent to you and, in that case, we will ask you to
provide contact information, which may include your name, company, mailing
address, e-mail address or other personally identifying information.
When you submit personal information to us, you understand and agree that
we and our affiliates may access, store, and use your member profile in any of
the areas in which we and our affiliates maintain offices.
Some areas of our site require a password and you have to identify
yourself to apply for the password. We should already have information about you
and will update that information and record your password.
This site is not designed to be of interest to children and we do not
knowingly collect, keep or use any information provided by or relating to
Individuals and businesses that send spam should take notice that Missouri
State Teachers Association regards spam (and junk faxes) as an interference with
our business and reserves the right to initiate legal action against spammers
and junk faxers. Anyone sending us spam or junk faxes will be responsible for
all business and legal costs associated with that spam, including reasonable
Notice to junk faxers: Sending unsolicited commercial faxes has been
illegal under Federal law since 1991 (47 USC § 227.) We may sue companies and
individuals who send us unsolicited commercial faxes. If you send us a junk fax
(unsolicited advertisement or promotion) you agree to pay us $500 or $1,500 per
fax, in accordance with 47 USC § 227, plus any legal costs we incur.
Notice to spammers: Certain types of spam is prohibited by the CAN-SPAM
Act of 2003 (Chapter 47 of title 18, United States Code). In such cases, we will
notify the State Attorney General as well as the federal authorities and help
them to prepare a case against you.
Do we send spam? We do not think so. We only mail to people who have
expressed an interest in our services or who are active members of MSTA. If you
have received unsolicited e-mail from us that is of no interest to you, please
let us know and we will usually take you off of the list we used and try and
shield you from future mailings. We comply fully with the CAN-SPAM Act.
We sometimes conduct surveys for our own use. We will not reveal your
answers to survey questions to third parties unless you have given us your
consent. We can use the information in the survey any way we like as long as we
do not identify you as the person giving a particular answer.
The names of other companies and their products mentioned on this site are
the trademarks of their respective owners.
Use of Information
We collect information about you for a variety of reasons, including to
promote our products and services to you. We may selectively provide certain
information to other companies or organizations whose products or services we
think may interest you and that are related in some way to ours. By giving us
your telephone number, your facsimile number or your e-mail address, you give us
expressed permission to use that information to contact you.
We do not sell our mailing lists to spammers. If you want to be removed
from our database, please let us know by e-mail. If we obtained the contact
information solely from your providing it through this web site, we will delete
it, but if you were already in our database, we may or may not remove it.
Policy is subject to change without notice.