TERMS OF SERVICE
1.1 The abcteach.com public and membership websites have been in operation
since about 2000, providing access to downloadable materials for educators
1.2 The abcteach.com website is owned and operated by ABCTEACH LLC, a Michigan
limited liability company. The names “abcteach” and “abctools” are registered
“abcteach” and “Site” refer to all websites and services, whether public or
membership, operated or offered by abcteach. Currently we operate under the
following base urls: abcteach.com, and members.abcteach.com.
1.3 abcteach is for use by parents, educators, and others over the age of 18.
The materials made available by abcteach are intended to be used with and for
children and students, among others, at the discretion and under the control,
supervision, and direction of the parents, educators, and other adults who are
visitors, members, or subscribers to the Site. As used in this Terms of Service
1.4 By using the Site, you accept and agree to be bound by the following terms.
We may, solely at our discretion, modify or revise these terms and conditions
at any time by updating this web page, and you agree to be bound by these
modifications or revisions. You should visit this page periodically to review
the terms. From time to time, we will require that you confirm your agreement
to the terms.
2.1 Sharing of password or login information is strictly prohibited. Suspension
of account access may result from sharing of this information.
2.2 Worksheets and other materials available on abcteach, including clip art,
may be printed or otherwise duplicated for use in your home or your
classroom(s). Clip art on abcteach is intended as a resource for you in
creating lessons and teaching materials and the like within your permitted
usage of the Site. If you are a paid member, our clip art may be: placed on
another publication as clip art, or distributed individually on a third-party
authorship site, if you as a member give abcteach credit for any clip art
intended to be redistributed. Giving credit to abcteach requires you to
mention our name and website on any publications in which you use our clip art
for redistribution. You may not use our clip art in the design or content of
another website; or distribute our clip art electronically or by email or text
or by any other media or social media. Furthermore, Members are prohibited from
packaging our clip art into their own collections for sale, each clip art
illustration used for resale, must be used individually, again giving credit to
2.3 The abcteach copyright appears on every page; we require that this
copyright remain in place on all reproductions.
2.4 Except as provided in section 2.7 below, all of the worksheets and other
materials available on abcteach are intended for non-commercial educational
2.5 You may place links to abcteach from your own education website; however,
copying or uploading abcteach resources and documents to your own site is a
copyright violation and will be treated as such. Deep linking is not permitted.
(A “deep link” is a hyperlink that bypasses a website’s home page and takes the
user directly to an internal page. For example, instead of linking to the home
page of a newspaper, a deep link might take the user directly to a newspaper
article within the site.) At abcteach, linking directly to a content page
rather than the home page or a directory page is considered deep linking and is
2.6 Under no circumstances may any of the documents, resources, clip art,
worksheets, or other materials (including text, images, or website design) on
abcteach be re-sold or re-distributed without the express permission of
2.7 We may permit you to use abcteach materials in your creation and sale of
educational materials produced by you individually, on sites such as Teachers
Pay Teachers, upon your payment of a separate additional fee and your
submission of an executed agreement as stated elsewhere on the Site. This would
offer you a limited non-exclusive license to use abcteach materials within the
scope of the separate agreement; such permission being terminable at any time
by abcteach in our sole discretion; you agree that you will immediately cease
the use, or offering for sale, or sale, of any such educational materials in
the event we take such action. By using any materials, you acknowledge that
other members may be acting under similar permissions and creating similar
2.8 If you desire to use abcteach materials in any other manner, or if you have
any questions about permissible uses that are not specifically addressed
here, you should address your inquiry to [email protected].
3. Responsibility for User-Created Content
3.1 The Site has tools and other features, including but not limited to
abctools, the abcWorkshop, and other applications, that facilitate the
creation of user-generated word lists, puzzles, worksheets, and other
resources. The user-selected content of such user-generated materials is your
sole responsibility and not that of abcteach. If any other person, including
children or students, uses your member account to access or use abctools or
abcWorkshop or any other abcteach application, you agree to and assume
responsibility for any such materials.
3.2 You are responsible for assuring that any materials, lists, documents or
other documents created with this abcteach tools, resources, and
applications, are appropriate, and you will not cause or permit the tool to be
used to create harmful, vulgar, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate
3.3 If you share an abcteach document or user-generated document, by any means
including any of the sharing features or applications or tools found on the
Site, you are solely responsible for the content of the transmitted materials
3.4 If any sensitive materials or information or documents from the Site, or
user-generated materials, are shared or provided to a child under the age of
13, you agree that you will first obtain express consent from the child’s
parent or guardian(s) to share such documents with the child, and obtain
permission and/or releases for the use of any user-generated information
concerning the child or the child’s family that may be contained in such
4. License Grant to abcteach
By posting information on or through our Sites, you automatically grant
abcteach a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use,
reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display
the information, alone or as part of other works, in any form, media, or
technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sublicense such
rights through multiple tiers of sub-licensees.
5. Charges, Payments, and Subscription Charges and Cancellation
5.1 We currently offer one-year and two-year individual memberships for single
payment, and a monthly plan with payment of an initial setup charge followed
by monthly payments. We also offer group memberships to schools, districts, and
groups, the details of which are described separately. The terms and prices of
individual memberships as they may exist from time to time are stated on the
Site. We may choose to offer different membership plans. By becoming an
abcteach member, you agree that we may renew your subscription automatically
for the same subscription terms on the day your previous subscription ends,
and you authorize us to charge you for the subscription term, unless you
cancel your account prior to its renewal date through the cancellation process,
as provided in sections 5.4 – 5.6 below.
5.2 We use third-party payment providers (such as CyberSource and other
providers) for all credit and debit card and PayPal and similar transactions.
We do not collect or retain information about userâ€™s credit or debit cards
or PayPal accounts or other payment mechanism, all of which information is
retained and used according to secure procedures of the third-party payment
5.3 Depending on the plan you choose, you will be charged a fee automatically
through our renewal system. By becoming an abcteach member, you are agreeing
that we are authorized to charge you the membership fee associated with the
type of membership (monthly, yearly, or bi-yearly) that you chose during
registration. You agree that we are authorized to charge you the membership fee
at the then-current rate to the payment method you provided during
registration. Please note that prices and charges are subject to change without
notice. Fees each month may be modified using credit card, debit card, PayPal,
or other payment methods available through your account. This includes:
promotional discounts advertised in our weekly member newsletters, or on-brand
promotional ads. Each renewal payment will take place on or about the
anniversary of the original date of account registration. If all eligible
payments methods we have on file for you are declined, you must provide us a
new payment method promptly or your membership will be canceled. If the renewal
of your membership fails for any reason, we will attempt to process your
renewal for a period up to ten (10) days.
5.4 Membership Cancellation. You may cancel your membership any time by
visiting Your Account and adjusting your settings. If you choose to cancel
your subscription or fail to pay any fees, we may stop your membership. If you
cancel your membership or are no longer a paid user, you have the option to
continue use as a free user.
5.5 UNLESS YOU NOTIFY US BEFORE A SUBSCRIPTION PAYMENT THAT YOU WANT TO CANCEL
OR DO NOT WANT TO AUTO RENEW, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR ABCTEACH MEMBERSHIP
WILL AUTOMATICALLY CONTINUE AND YOU AUTHORIZE US TO COLLECT THE THEN-APPLICABLE
MEMBERSHIP FEE AND ANY APPLICABLE TAXES, USING ANY/ALL ELIGIBLE PAYMENT METHODS
WE HAVE ON RECORD FOR YOUR ACCOUNT.
5.6 ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Termination of your account may include
removal of your access to all offerings of the website; including password,
information, files, and user content associated with your account, and barring
any further use of abcteach membership services and tools.
5.7 We may terminate your membership at our discretion without notice. If we do
so, we will provide a prorated refund based on the number of days/months
remaining in your membership. However, we will not give any refund for
termination related to conduct that we determine, in our discretion, violates
these terms or any applicable law, involves fraud or misuse of the membership
agreement, or is harmful to our interests or another use.
5.8 By applying for membership, you represent that: you are over the age of 18;
that you are competent to enter into a contract; that you are the owner of,
or authorized by the owner, to utilize the credit or debit card or other
payment mechanism used for the payments; that the information you submit about
your location and contact information is correct; that you will promptly notify
us of any change in your email address or payment mechanism; and that you have
We reserve the right to decline any application for membership, or to change
the terms and/or conditions of any account at any time, for any reason or no
5.9 We may offer, on the Site or through other means, and broadly or to limited
groups of potential members, promotional prices, seasonal pricing, free trial
memberships, or other special prices and terms. Such promotional activities do
not affect existing memberships, and abcteach will not provide or offer such
promotional prices to existing members or users, and will not provide refunds
or rebates or other price protections.
operated by abcteach. By providing information to us or using the Site, you
2. abcteach will not knowingly send marketing or other messages to children.
Nor does abcteach knowingly permit children to communicate through the Site
or to provide personal information to us.
3. Types of Information abcteach Does and Does Not Collect
3.1 Member Registration Information. abcteach collects and stores certain
information that members, subscribers, and users of the Site are required to
provide in registering for or subscribing to the Site. Such information can
vary depending on the nature of the account, and may include personal
identifying information such as name, email address, school or district
information, physical address, etc.
3.2 Electronic Payment and Credit Card Information. abcteach currently utilizes
third party providers to handle electronic and credit card payment
transactions, and abcteach does not itself collect or store information
concerning such payments. If you want to review the privacy policies of such
third party service providers, please request contact information for those
providers by contacting abcteach at the one of the addresses given below.
3.3 Payments by Check or Bank Transfers. When abcteach receives payments by
check or bank transfers, most often from schools and districts, we collect
and maintain information about such payments.
3.4 Information about Usage of the Site. We collect information on usage of the
Site, which may include pages visited, and downloaded, time on site,
identifying information about the uses, etc.
3.5 “Cookies” and other Tracking and Technology Information. abcteach and our
retrieve and store information about Site usage, browser type, IP addresses,
pages visited, date and time of usage, etc.
3.6 Information derived from use of ABCTOOLS and abcWorkshop and other abcteach
services and products. If a member or others introduce information into the
system by utilizing any of abcteach’s services or products including ABCTOOLS
or abcWorkshop, it is possible such information will be gathered or stored. You
represent, by using or permitting such use of the Site by yourself or by others
or by children, that any personal information that may be included in such
usage is used with permission and authority, including parental consent, and
that you represent to us and our service providers that we are permitted to use
4. How We Use Information
4.1 abcteach may use personal information for any legally permissible purpose,
including the following:
4.1.1 Registration and use of the Site.
4.1.2 Payment for membership or subscriptions or products or services.
4.1.3 Internal business purposes.
4.1.4 Newsletters distribution.
4.1.5 Special offers and marketing relating to abcteach.
4.1.6 Customer service and problem resolution.
4.1.7 Enforcement of abcteach intellectual property rights and membership terms and conditions.
4.1.8 Responding to legal process or governmental requests for information.
4.1.9 As required under applicable law or regulations.
4.1.10 In connection with possible future transactions affecting abcteach,
such as the sale of the Site, or mergers, sales of assets, reorganizations,
etc. , in which event all or a part of stored information including member and
user information may be transferred to a successor business or website
4.1.11 As we may require in connection with specific services and products,
current or future.
5. Children’s Privacy Notice
Usage of the Site is limited to adults and children are not permitted to use
the Site. Nor do we request that any personal information be provided by or
about children including those in your family or classroom. Children under the
age of 13 are not requested to provide any personal information while using the
Site. However, to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, if
it is brought to our attention that children under 13 years of age intend to
use the Site, we reserve the right to require you to seek the consent of
Parents in order for children under 13 years of age to use the Site in any
manner that could result in the submission of personal information, and to
terminate your access to the Site if such consent(s) is not obtained or
submitted timely. If a member, teacher, or parent uses the Site or any of its
tools or products in a manner by which a child could disclose personal
information to others, it shall be a representation by that member, teacher or
parent that the child’s parent has expressly authorized such use and has
expressly authorized abcteach to collect, store, and distribute the child’s
personal information to other users of the Site. Additionally, such personal
information may be collected or stored by the cookies and other technologies
described above. Parents may contact abcteach at the addresses provided below.
abcteach attempts to secure its information and that of others by using
reasonable safeguards and procedures. However, no internet or electronic data
communication, transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be
completely secure. For that reason, abcteach cannot and does not guaranty the
security of information transmitted to or shared with us. You use the Site and
provide and share information at your own risk. If you have questions or
concerns, you should not submit or share personal information or other
7. Links to Other Sites
abcteach does not ordinarily link to other websites. If such links are used,
Users should review privacy policies of such sites and applications.
8. Consent to Transfer of Information to the United States and to the
Application of U.S. Law and Jurisdiction.
abcteach is operated and managed by ABCTEACH LLC from within the United States.
Neither the Site nor its staff nor its owner intend to be governed or subjected
to the laws or jurisdiction of any other country other than the United States.
Information provided to abcteach or to its third party service providers will
be processed, stored, and used in the United States and other countries where
the service providers or abcteach or affiliates may have operations. By using
the Site, you irrevocably consent to the transfer of information to the United
States, or to other countries other than your country of residence, and to the
storage and use of the information in the United States. You acknowledge and
agree that, to the extent that the laws of the United States differ from those
of your country of residence, you consent to the application of the laws of the
United States to your information and to the relationship between yourself and
us, and you covenant and agree that you will not assert that other law is
applicable. Any litigation or court proceedings of any nature concerning the
relationship between you and abcteach, or to these terms and conditions, or to
and exclusively in the Circuit Court for Oakland County, Michigan, or the
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and you
irrevocably consent to personal jurisdiction in such forums for any such
litigation or proceedings.
9. Indemnification and Hold Harmless
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless abcteach, and all related
parties and services, from any and all liability, penalties, losses, damages,
costs, expenses, attorneys’ fees, causes of action, or claims caused by or
resulting indirectly from your use of our Sites.
10. No Warranties
Use of this service is on an “as-is” basis. ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
MERCHANTABILITY, ARE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. Any contact with any agents of
this service, either in person or through electronic means does not create a
changes will become effective when posted to the Site. Your use of the Site
means that you accept the revised terms and policy.
Legal questions and concerns should be directed to our General Counsel, whose
email address is [email protected]. Alternatively, first class mail addressed
to General Counsel, ABCTEACH LLC, c/o Bodman PLC, 1901 St. Antoine Street,
Detroit, Michigan 48226.
Other questions should be directed to Customer Support, whose email address is
REVISION DATE: January 7, 2019