- Statement of Consent
- Release From Liability
These terms apply to all programs operated by Silicon STEM Academy, LLC. (Referred to as “SSA”) and apply to all courses, options, and programs offered by SSA.
STATEMENT OF CONSENT
By authorizing the participant to attend SSA programs, the parent/guardian must agree to the statement of consent and the participant Code of Conduct. All information we collect is CONFIDENTIAL and is used to aid our staff and instructors in assessing crucial information regarding the participant.
Upon registration, you will need to submit information to SSA about the participant including gender, date of birth, emergency contact information and any other information that you consider helpful to the well-being of your child or the student. We ask for a Primary Contact Person in case of emergency (in addition to an optional Secondary Contact Person) and information concerning these parties—such as name of contacts and phone numbers. This information is to be filled out by the parent/guardian or adult student. If you have any questions, please contact our Administrative office at 303.800.0011.
You certify that participant is in good health and able to participate in the program activities. You authorize the staff to attend to urgent health problems or injuries by calling 911 that your son/daughter/ward/self incur while attending our programs. You acknowledge that you are responsible for medical expenses due to illness or injury.
Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Property: You will be responsible for personal or property damage incurred by your son/daughter/ward/self while attending a program. SSA is not responsible for personal belongings lost or damaged by casualty, theft, etc. You agree to pay the replacement costs for lost or damage items—in accordance with the policy at each program. You agree to accept full responsibility, financial or otherwise, for the conduct of your participant—including damage to equipment or facilities. SSA does not owe a duty to protect its participants from theft or damage to property. You will not hold SSA responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged personal items. If any theft of or damage to your son/daughter/ward/self’s property should occur, or in association with the program, you understand that SSA will not be held responsible.
Physical and recreational activities such as sports, outdoor play, and other activities in summer camps contain inherent risks. You are aware that your son/daughter/ward/self may be participating in activities such as sports, or other recreational activities, and that such activities contain inherent risks of injuries. You assume all risks and understand that SSA, its owners, agents, partners, facility providers, and employees will not be held liable for damages or injuries associated with recreational activities. You understand that you must report any and all injuries immediately to the Administration office at 303.800.0011 within 24 hours of the injury.
You understand that all images, testimonials, photos, video, and audio taken at or in connection with SSA are the sole and exclusive property of SSA. As a condition of participation, you must understand and authorize that photos may be taken of your participant. You also understand and agree that said content may be used by SSA in promotional materials, marketing collateral, and online media.
You understand that all projects and work created by participants while at SSA may be used by SSA in promotional materials, online, and other print media, at no cost to SSA. These projects may be shared and used without cost to SSA or other organizations that work with SSA.
You understand that movies and videos played at any of the programs run by SSA are rated PG and PG-13 and selected at the sole discretion of SSA. You understand that video and computer games used at any of the programs run by SSA are selected at the sole discretion of SSA staff.
You understand that some SSA game development courses require creation or use of an online account during instructional time, or will require an online account to be created for access to games and networked gameplay. Parental/guardian consent is required and granted to create an online account when appropriate (for students under the age of 13) to activate take-home software. Accessing unauthorized online material, including pornography, excessive violence or other objectionable material, while using SSA equipment is strictly prohibited and may be grounds for suspension or expulsion from SSA classes without refund.
Games Rated “T” and “M”— Our Responsibility: SSA courses and activities may involve gaming. SSA has adopted the policy of allowing the use of select games rated “E” for Everyone, “T” for Teen. You understand that SSA cannot guarantee that younger participants at SSA will avoid exposure with the games rated “T” for Teen, or “M” for Mature. SSA will make a concerted effort to minimize exposure to any games not appropriate for these age groups.
Participant Projects: You understand that SSA makes a reasonable effort to send each participant home with a working game or project, or posts the participant’s project to a project website. However, there will be instances when the game or project will not work on an individual’s home system. In these rare cases, SSA does not take responsibility for non-functioning/non-compatible/non-complete games or projects. Refunds will not be issued for non-functioning/non-compatible/non-complete projects.
Course Cancellation: You understand that SSA reserves the right to cancel a course. If a course is cancelled, you understand that you may enroll your child or yourself in another course. If none are available for the same dates, a refund will be issued for all monies paid to SSA for the cancelled course. Alternatively, the tuition paid for the cancelled course can be applied to a voucher that can be used during that same session or future sessions as space permits.
Non-Traditional, Blended Educational Environment: SSA believes in a non-traditional, blended learning environment. Age ranges may vary. We remind all participants that this is an extra-curricular environment, and we typically blend activities with our technology courses.
CANCELLATION AND PAYMENT POLICY: Tuition is non-refundable if student cancels enrollment in a traditional after-school course or workshop within 1 week of start date. Tuition for summer camps is non-refundable if student cancels participation within 6 weeks of start date. However, tuition credit may be applied to other courses offered within 1 year of the cancelled course. Full payment is required at the time of registration for summer camps. A $25 returned check fee will be assessed for any checks returned.
Cancellations that qualify for a refund must be made by contacting the Administration office of SSA at 303.800.0011, or submitted in writing.
No refunds will be issued for early withdrawal or dismissal from courses, workshops or camps due to absences, or dismissals due to behavioral issues.
THE SSA Student-Teacher-Ratio Guarantee: SSA Guarantees that all SSA classes will have at least one instructor or instructional assistant for every 8 students or campers. Nominal fluctuations in the ratio during one day of a course will not qualify as a violation of the SSA Guarantee.
Promotional Specials: SSA runs promotional specials from time to time. For “specials”, the client will receive the published discount amount with use of the corresponding promotional code, limit one discount per participant. The balance must be paid in full at the time of registration to receive the published discount amount. All applicable cancellation/refund policies apply. SSA does not honor retroactive adjustments. The total discounts received cannot exceed the total cost of the products purchased.
Sibling Discounts: When you pay tuition for one participant, you will receive $50 off tuition for each additional sibling for the first class in which they register. The discounts received cannot exceed 50% of the tuition total.
Refer-A-Friend Discount Details:
- For any one class you enroll in, you may receive a $50 tuition credit for new students you refer to SSA who also enroll in a class during the same session; not to exceed two Refer-A-Friend credits at a time.
- Earn $50 credit for each new participant you refer who attends SSA. The referred participant must be a new student participant and cannot have previously attended SSA programs.
- In order to be eligible, you must have referred a new participant prior to the class or camp start date.
- The new participant MUST enter their Referral Name at the time of registration. Referral discounts will not be accepted after the participant is already registered.
- The Refer-a-Friend program does not apply to siblings, as they are eligible for the Sibling Discounts.
- Participants may not refer each other to both qualify for the Refer-a-Friend discount.
- For each referral, you will receive a credit to your account for current or future classes.
- If referred friend cancels his/her session, the credit will be removed from your account.
- SSA reserves the right to update or modify these terms and conditions at any time.
Transaction Confirmation: Following a transaction, the client will receive a confirmation. If purchasing via our online registrations system or phone, the client will receive confirmation via the web (for online purchase only), as well as an email confirmation sent to the email address provided. When indicated, a paper copy of the confirmation and statement will be sent to the address on file.
Law Enforcement and Safety: We may access, preserve, and/or disclose the information we collect and/or content you and/or your child provides to us (including information posted on our forums) to a law enforcement agency or other third parties if required to do so by law or with a good faith belief that such access, preservation, or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce the Terms and Conditions of our websites; (iii) respond to claims that the content violates the rights of third parties; or (iv) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the owners or users of our websites, a third party or the general public. We also may disclose information whenever we believe disclosure is necessary to limit our legal liability; to protect or defend our rights or property; or protect the safety, rights, or property of others.
Service Providers: Information collected through SSA websites may be transferred, disclosed or shared with third parties engaged by us to handle and deliver certain activities, such as payment processing or mail/e-mail distribution, and to perform other technical and processing functions, such as maintaining data integrity, programming operations, user services or technology services. We may provide these third parties information collected as needed to perform their functions, but they are prohibited from using it for other purposes and specifically agree to maintain the confidentiality of such information. Some of these providers, such as payment processors, may request additional information during the course of offering their services. Before you provide additional information to third party providers, we encourage you to review their privacy policies and information collection practices.
Business Transfer: During the normal course of our business, we may sell or purchase assets. If another entity may acquire and/or acquires us or any of our assets, information we have collected about you may be transferred to such entity. In addition, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, such information may be considered an asset of ours and may be sold or transferred to third parties. Should a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to require that the transferee use personal information provided through our websites in a manner that is consistent with this privacy statement.
Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy: Protecting the privacy of children is paramount. We understand that users and visitors of our websites who are under 13 years of age need special safeguards and privacy protection. It is our intent to fully comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Our websites are intended for general audiences. We do not knowingly permit anyone under 13 years of age to provide us with personal information without obtaining a parent’s or guardian’s verifiable consent, except where:
- the sole purpose of collecting the name or online contact information of a parent or child is to provide notice and obtain parental consent;
- the purpose of collecting a parent’s online contact information is to provide voluntary notice to, and subsequently update the parent about, the child’s participation in our Sites & Services that do not otherwise collect, use, or disclose children’s personal information;
- the sole purpose of collecting online contact information from a child is to respond directly on a one-time basis to a specific request from the child, and where such information is not used to re-contact the child or for any other purpose, is not disclosed, and is deleted by us promptly after responding to the child’s request;
- the purpose of collecting a child’s and a parent’s online contact information is to respond directly more than once to the child’s specific request, and where such information is not used for any other purpose, disclosed, or combined with any other information collected from the child;
- the purpose of collecting a child’s and a parent’s name and online contact information, is to protect the safety of a child, and where such information is not used or disclosed for any purpose unrelated to the child’s safety;
If we receive the verifiable consent of a child’s parent or guardian to collect, use and/or disclose the child’s information, we will only collect, use and disclose the information as described in this privacy statement. Some features of our websites permit a child user to enter comments, such as forums and chat rooms, through which the child could provide personal information that would be visible to other users. If you are the parent or guardian of a child user, please advise your child of the risks of posting personal information on the websites or any other site.
Restrictions on Child Users: Children under 13 years of age are prevented from accessing areas of our websites which include, but are not restricted to client account information, unless approved by their parent or guardian and any course content defined as age inappropriate by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).
Links and Third Parties: At our discretion, we may include or offer third-party websites, products and services on our websites. These third-party sites, products and services have separate and independent privacy policies. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-parties. We try to ensure that these websites are appropriate, but have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of linked sites, products or services.
Our websites may contain links to other third-party websites, chat rooms, or other resources that we provide for your convenience. These sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the content available on other sites. Such links do not imply any endorsement of material on our part and we expressly disclaim all liability with regard to your access to such sites. Access to any other websites linked to from our websites is at your own risk.
Data Security Commitment: To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. We also use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol on your account information and registration pages to protect sensitive personal information. Sensitive data is encrypted on our websites and those of our trusted certified partner, vendor websites and servers.
Terms and Conditions: Your use of our websites, and any information you provide on our websites, are subject to the terms of the SILICON STEM ACADEMY, LLC., (referred to as “SSA”) Terms and Conditions.
Privacy Statement Changes: We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this privacy statement at any time. If we materially change our use of your personal information, we will announce such a change on relevant websites, and will also note it in this privacy statement.
Your Credit Card Information and Transactions are Secure: For your convenience, you can pay for your orders by credit card, gift card or check. For your security, your credit card number is not stored in our system.
We use state-of-the-art Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to safeguard and protect your personal information and transactions over the Internet. Your information, including your credit card information, is encrypted and cannot be read as it travels over the Internet.
Background Checks: At SSA, we require criminal background checks for Instructors, Managers, Teaching Assistants, and corporate staff who will be onsite for any duration of time other than end of session family events at our locations. We take the safety and security of our participants very seriously and require criminal background checks for anyone authorized by SSA to be in contact with the participant for the duration of the course or summer camp.
Copyright & Intellectual Property Policy – No Unauthorized Use: You agree that you and your participant will not use the social networking sites to offer, display, distribute, transmit, route, provide connections to, or store any material that infringes copyrighted works, trademarks, or service marks or otherwise violates or promotes the violation of the intellectual property rights of any third party. Silicon STEM Academy, LLC., has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be or are charged with repeatedly infringing the intellectual property or proprietary rights of others.
DISCLAIMER: BY USING THE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES OR SUBMITTING A MEMBER SUBMISSION, YOU AGREE THAT SILICON STEM ACADEMY, LLC., IS NOT RESPONSIBLE, AND WILL IN NO EVENT BE HELD LIABLE, FOR ANY: (A) LOST, ILLEGIBLE, MISDIRECTED, DAMAGED, OR INCOMPLETE MEMBER SUBMISSIONS; (B) COMPUTER OR NETWORK MALFUNCTION OR ERROR; (C) COMMUNICATION DISRUPTION OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS RELATED TO INTERNET TRAFFIC, A VIRUS, BUG, OR WORM OR NON-AUTHORIZED INTERVENTION; OR (D) DAMAGE CAUSED BY A COMPUTER VIRUS OR OTHERWISE FROM YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITE OR SERVICES. THE SITE, SERVICES, SILICON STEM ACADEMY, LLC. CONTENT AND MEMBER SUBMISSIONS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. SILICON STEM ACADEMY, LLC., AND ITS SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SITE, SERVICES, SILICON STEM ACADEMY, LLC., CONTENT AND MEMBER SUBMISSIONS, WHETHER THE PROVISION OF SERVICES OR YOUR SUBMISSION OF A MEMBER SUBMISSION WILL PRODUCE ANY LEVEL OF PROFIT OR BUSINESS FOR YOU OR LEAD TO ECONOMIC BENEFIT, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF QUALITY, AVAILABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN ADDITION, SILICON STEM ACADEMY, LLC., MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED. SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
RELEASE FROM LIABILITY: ON BEHALF OF YOUR SON/DAUGHTER/WARD/SELF, THE PARENT/GUARDIAN HEREBY RELEASES SSA, ITS OWNERS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, AGENTS, PARTNERS, FACILITY PROVIDERS AND EMPLOYEES FROM LIABILITY (INCLUDING CLAIMS BASED UPON NEGLIGENCE) FOR DAMAGE OR INJURY TO YOUR SON/DAUGHTER/WARD/SELF OR DAMAGE OF ANY PERSONAL PROPERTY, ACCEPTING YOURSELF THE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY AND ALL SUCH DAMAGE OR INJURY WHICH MAY RESULT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY NEGLIGENT ACTS OR ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH SSA. TO THE EXTENT THIS RELEASE CONFLICTS WITH STATE/PROVINCIAL LAW GOVERNING RELEASES, THIS RELEASE IS TO BE GIVEN THE FULLEST FORCE AND EFFECT PERMITTED UNDER STATE/PROVINCIAL LAW. SHOULD ANY PART OF THIS CONTRACT BE FOUND INVALID OR NOT ENFORCEABLE BY A COURT OF LAW, THEN THE REMAINING PORTION SHALL CONTINUE TO BE VALID AND IN FORCE.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS RISK OF INJURY TO THE NAMED PARTICIPANT AS A RESULT OF ACTIVITIES, AND KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISK OF SUCH INJURY. BY COMPLETING THE ONLINE REGISTRATION OR GENERAL REGISTRATION AND SUBMITTING IT WITH PAYMENT TO SSA, IT CERTIFIES THAT YOU, THE PARENT/GUARDIAN, AGREE TO THE TERMS STATED WITHIN, AND WILL TAKE THE TIME TO ENSURE THAT ALL INFORMATION IN THE REQUIRED FORMS WILL BE UP-TO-DATE AND ACCURATE TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE, PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE SSA PROGRAM.
THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A BINDING ARBITRATION PROVISION WHICH MAY BE ENFORCED BY BOTH PARTIES.
ARBITRATION IN LIEU OF LITIGATION: You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement, your participant’s participation at SSA, or otherwise arising between the parties, including, without limitation, any participants statutorily created or protected rights, as permitted by applicable state/provincial or federal laws, may be settled by arbitration in the state/province and county in which the class or program is held, in accordance with the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. The prevailing party in the arbitration shall be entitled to recover expenses including costs and reasonable attorney’s fees associated therewith. Should any part of this contract be found invalid or not enforceable by a court of law, then the remaining portion shall continue to be valid and in force. You hereby acknowledge that you understand the terms of the ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, and agree to comply with all of its terms and provisions.
CHANGES TO SERVICES: SSA may change these provisions at any time. For example, we may add, delete or amend terms of functions, and policies as defined within the Terms and Conditions agreement as set forth.
RIGHTS RESERVED: Silicon STEM Academy, LLC., reserves the right to update or modify these Terms and Conditions on the website at any time. We reserve the right to cancel a course if participation numbers are inadequate: In the case a suitable SSA replacement course is not found, a full refund will be issued. On rare occasions, the software and hardware we use at our programs may change without notice, and we will strive to find suitable software and hardware alternatives.