Terms and Conditions

Welcome to Perkins.org and other websites officially affiliated with Perkins School for the Blind ("Perkins"). Perkins.org provides website features, products and services when you visit or shop at the website, use Perkins products or services, or use software provided by Perkins. Perkins provides all website features, products and services (“Perkins Services”) subject to the following conditions.

PRIVACY

Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs your use of Perkins Services.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

When you use any Perkins Service, or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

COPYRIGHT

All content included in or made available through any Perkins Service, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, and data compilations is the property of Perkins and protected by United States and international copyright laws.

TRADEMARKS

Graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names included in or made available through any Perkins Service are trademarks or trade dress of Perkins in the U.S. and other countries. Perkins's trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Perkins's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or in any manner that disparages or discredits Perkins. All other trademarks not owned by Perkins that appear on the website or in any Perkins Service are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to or sponsored by Perkins.

PATENTS

One or more patents owned by Perkins apply to the Perkins Services and to the features and services accessible via the Perkins Services. Portions of the Perkins Services operate under license of one or more patents.

LICENSE AND ACCESS

Subject to your compliance with these Terms & Conditions of Use and your payment of any applicable fees, Perkins or its content providers grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to access and make personal and non-commercial use of the Perkins Services. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of any Perkins Service, or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of any Perkins Service or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. All rights not expressly granted to you in these Terms & Conditions of Use are reserved and retained by Perkins or its licensors, suppliers, publishers, rightsholders or other content providers. No Perkins Service, nor any part of any Perkins Service, may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Perkins. You may not misuse the Perkins Services. You may use the Perkins Services only as permitted by law. The licenses granted by Perkins terminate if you do not comply with these Terms & Conditions of Use.

ACCOUNTS

If you use any Perkins Service, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. Perkins reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content or cancel orders in its sole discretion.

REVIEWS, COMMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS AND OTHER CONTENT

Visitors may post reviews, comments, photos and other content, send communications and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a card or other content. Perkins reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content.

If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant Perkins a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant Perkins and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Perkins for all claims resulting from content you supply. Perkins has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. Perkins takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS

Perkins attempts to be as accurate as possible. However, Perkins does not warrant that product descriptions or other content of any Perkins Service is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If a product offered by Perkins itself is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it in unused condition.

OTHER BUSINESSES

Parties other than Perkins provide services or sell product lines on this website. In addition, we provide links to the sites of affiliated companies and certain businesses. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, any of these businesses or individuals or the content of their websites. Perkins does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product and content of all these and any other third parties. You should carefully review their privacy statements and other conditions of use.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

PERKINS SERVICES AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, INCLUDING SOFTWARE, AND OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE PERKINS SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY PERKINS ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. PERKINS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE PERKINS SERVICES, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, INCLUDING SOFTWARE, OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE PERKINS SERVICES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE PERKINS SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, PERKINS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PERKINS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE PERKINS SERVICES, INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, INCLUDING SOFTWARE, OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE PERKINS SERVICES, PERKINS’ SERVERS OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SENT FROM PERKINS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. PERKINS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF ANY PERKINS SERVICE, OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, INCLUDING SOFTWARE, OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH ANY PERKINS SERVICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING.

DISPUTES

Any dispute or claim relating in any way to your use of any Perkins Service, or to any products or services sold or distributed by Perkins will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this agreement.

The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its rules, including the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes. If, for any reason, a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, we each waive any right to a jury trial. We also both agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.

APPLICABLE LAW

By using any Perkins Service, you agree that the Federal Arbitration Act, applicable federal law, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms & Conditions of Use and any dispute that might arise between you and Perkins.

SITE POLICIES, MODIFICATION AND SEVERABILITY

We reserve the right to make changes to our sites, our policies such as Perkins Privacy Policy and Accessibility Policy, and these Terms & Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 924-3434