The Reading League Terms & Conditions
The Reading League, Inc. (“TRL”) is a New York State not-for-profit corporation with offices located at 103 Wyoming St, Second Floor, Syracuse, NY 13204. By registering, participating in, or attending a TRL session, course, or event, you agree to the following terms and conditions.
The following is a recital of facts underlying this Agreement:
TRL specializes in providing professional development to schools and other organizations through a variety of educational services, including in-person and virtual professional development sessions, consulting, and coaching. TRL’s services are designed to promote our mission to advance the awareness, understanding, and use of evidence-aligned reading instruction.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change these terms at any time and will publish a revised version of the Terms & Conditions on our site. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms & Conditions.
Your registration, participation in, and/or attendance at TRL-related sessions, courses, events, and other activities held in person or virtually signifies your acceptance of these terms.
The participant agrees to the following:
1. Eligibility is for the registered participant ONLY. You will need sufficient fluency in the language in which the Online Class is presented.
2. Payment / Registration
- Payment at the time of Registration The fee for the Online Course (the “Fee”) must be paid in full at the time of registration unless paid by Purchase Order (P.O). Registration is not complete until TRL has received full payment of the Fee. You are responsible for non-payment, even if a third party is paying the Fee. After successful registration, participants will receive an e-mail confirmation from TRL acknowledging their enrollment in the Online Academy and providing information.
- Payment by Purchase Order If paying by P.O. it must be uploaded online at the time of registration. The Fee consists of a registration fee for one participant only. Each participant must be registered in order to participate in the session or class. Participants are permitted to share a workspace (screen) so long as each participant has paid for their own registration.
Users that share the class link with those who are not registered participants will be removed from the class. Participants who violate this will be billed for each additional user and may not be permitted to register for future sessions.
You agree to provide accurate and complete registration information.
3. Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellation by You
You may cancel your OLA session and obtain a full refund up to 5 days prior to the start of the class.
To cancel please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the name of the Online Academy Session in the subject line. If you cancel your registration in an Online Class at any time after the period described above, you may not be entitled to a refund, except in exceptional circumstances, the determination of which will be entirely at the discretion of TRL. An administration fee may be charged if a refund is granted to you.
Cancellation by The Reading League
TRL reserves the right to cancel the Online Session by providing notice by email at any time before the course is due to start. TRL will refund fees paid by you and if possible, will endeavor to offer a transfer to an alternative session, subject to payment or refund of any difference in purchase price. A refund will be provided for the original form of payment.
Upon cancellation, TRL’s liability will be limited to a refund of the Fee or any other charges paid for the canceled Session for partial cancellation of an Online Class, such refunds will be made on a proportionate basis. All dates are subject to change, and, a notice of such change will be given and refunds will not be issued for any rescheduled class.
4. Class Content
The course description is intended to indicate the general nature of the class only and does not guarantee the content. TRL reserves the right to amend the course and alter details at its discretion.
TRL is not responsible if you fail to meet the Online Class requirements and you should ensure that you allocate sufficient time to allow you to successfully complete the class.
The participant agrees to the following:
1. Eligibility is for the registered participant ONLY.
2. Payment / Registration
- Payment at the time of Registration The fee for the Event/Conference (the “Fee”) must be paid in full at the time of registration. After successful registration, participants will receive an e-mail confirmation from TRL acknowledging registration and providing information relating to the event.
- Payment by Purchase Order (P.O.) For individuals paying by P.O., the P.O. must be sent to email@example.com. If the P.O. is not received within 30 days of registration your spot may be released and registration rescinded.
The Fee consists of a registration fee for one participant only. Each participant must be registered in order to attend the conference/event. For fee-based events that are virtual, users are permitted to share a workspace (screen) so long as each participant has paid for their registration. Events offered for free (without fee) do not have restrictions on sharing virtual workspaces but may require registration.
You agree to provide accurate and complete registration information. Submission of your registration constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
3. Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellation by You
You may cancel your attendance and obtain a full refund up to 30 days prior to the start of the event or up until the date specified in the Registration documents and confirmation emails.
Cancellation requests must be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the name of your Event in the subject line.
If you cancel your registration at any time after the period described above, you will not be entitled to a refund, except in exceptional circumstances, the determinations of which will be entirely at the discretion of TRL. If a refund is granted to you, an administration fee may be charged.
Cancellation by The Reading League
TRL reserves the right to cancel the Event by providing you notice by email at any time before the event takes place. A notice of change will be given and refunds will not be issued for any rescheduled event.
TRL may refund fees paid by you if the event is not rescheduled or offer a transfer to another event as an alternative, subject to payment or refund of any difference in the purchase price. If a refund is issued it will be in the original form of payment.
TRL’s liability when it cancels an event that is not rescheduled will be limited to a refund of the Fee paid for the canceled event for partial cancellation of an event, such refunds will be made on a proportionate basis.
4. Event Content
The event description is intended to indicate the general nature of the events only and does not guarantee the content. TRL reserves the right to amend the content and alter details at its discretion.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY – IN-PERSON EVENTS ONLY. I am aware and understand that participating in an in-person conference or event inherently involves the risk of personal injury, pain, suffering, temporary or permanent disability, death, property damage, and/or financial loss. I am also aware of the contagious nature of diseases, including COVID-19 (collectively, the “Disease”) and the risk that I may be exposed to or contract the Disease by being in person engaging in the event/conference, which may result in illness, personal or psychological injury, pain, suffering, temporary or permanent disability, death, property damage, and/or financial loss. I acknowledge that these risks may result from or be compounded by the actions, omissions, or negligence of The Reading League employees or others, including negligent emergency response or rescue operations of The Reading League. I understand that The Reading League cannot guarantee that I will not be injured or become infected with the Disease or other infectious diseases while participating at an in-person event/conference and that such participation may increase my risk of contracting the Disease. NOTWITHSTANDING THESE RISKS, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I AM VOLUNTARILY ACCESSING THE PREMISES AND PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITY WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGERS INVOLVED. I HEREBY AGREE TO ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL RISKS OF ILLNESS, PERSONAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURY, PAIN, SUFFERING, TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT DISABILITY, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND/OR FINANCIAL LOSS ARISING THEREFROM, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE OF THE READING LEAGUE OR OTHERWISE.
I hereby expressly waive and release any and all claims, now known or hereafter known, against The Reading League and its officers, directors, manager(s), employees, agents, affiliates, members, successors, and assigns (collectively, “Releasees”) on account of personal or psychological injury, illness, pain, suffering, temporary or permanent disability, death, property damage, or financial loss arising out of or attributable to my participating in an in-person conference/event, whether arising out of the ordinary negligence of The Reading League or any Releasees or otherwise. I covenant not to make or bring any such claim against The Reading League or any other Releasee, and forever release and discharge The Reading League and all other Releasees from liability under such claims. This waiver and release does not extend to claims for gross negligence, willful misconduct, or any other liabilities that New York State law does not permit to be released by agreement.
I shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless The Reading League and all other Releasees against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind, including attorneys’ fees, fees, the costs of enforcing any right to indemnification under this Release, and the cost of pursuing any insurance providers, incurred by The Reading League or any other Releasees arising out of or resulting from any claim of a third party related to my participation in an in-person event/conference, including any claim related to my own negligence or the ordinary negligence of The Reading League.
1. TRL Intellectual Property Rights and Participant Obligations
a. TRL is and shall remain the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title and interest in and to the proprietary materials provided to you in furtherance of the foregoing, including all Intellectual Property Rights contained or reflected in content provided by TRL (“TRL Content”). “Intellectual Property Rights” means all (a) patents, patent disclosures, and inventions (whether patentable or not), (b) trademarks, service marks, trade dress, trade names, logos, corporate names, and domain names, together with all of the goodwill associated therewith, (c) copyrights and copyrightable works (including computer programs), and rights in data and databases, including any derivative works based thereon, (d) trade secrets, know-how, and other confidential information, and (e) all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications for, and renewals or extensions of, such rights, and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection in any part of the world.
b. Participant agrees not to disclose or distribute TRL Content to any third party without TRL’s prior written consent.
c. Participant may not alter the appearance of the TRL Content or remove TRL’s name or logo from Content.
d. Participant may not record in any manner a TRL event, session, or class without prior written consent from TRL. Such recordings are rarely allowed by TRL and only upon execution of an additional contract and the payment of any fees called for therein.
2. Participant Conduct
Any violation of the terms may result in removal from the OLA, event, and/or TRL course, and you may be subjected to fines and penalties.
You agree to maintain the security of any username and password required for accessing any OLA session, virtual events, or course. You will notify us promptly if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your username and/or password.
The Reading League makes no claim that an OLA session, Event, class, or other content is appropriate for any particular purpose or audience, or that it may be downloaded outside of the United States.
3. Data Protection
4. Technology Requirements
Events and other online sessions may be offered through various platforms. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the required hardware and software program requirements, along with access to Wi-Fi, to be able to participate in the event, course or session. A description of the required hardware and software programs will be provided to you at the time of registration.
TRL is not responsible for any errors or failures in relation to your ability to access the Online Class, the Website, the virtual event, or any related materials, including where such errors or failures are caused by: (i) a loss of connection on TRL or your end; (ii) a breakdown or problems with the online software and/or (iii) a breakdown or problems with your internet connection, computer or system.
a. The relationship between the parties is that of independent contractors. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, joint venture, or other forms of joint enterprise, employment, or fiduciary relationship between the parties, and neither party shall have the authority to contract for or bind the other party in any manner whatsoever.
b. This Agreement is for the sole benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns and nothing herein, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer upon any other person any legal or equitable right, benefit, or remedy of any nature whatsoever, under or by reason of this Agreement.
c. The headings in this Agreement are for reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.
d. This Agreement may be amended, modified, or supplemented only by an agreement in writing signed by each party hereto. No waiver by any party of any of the provisions hereof shall be effective unless explicitly set forth in writing and signed by the party so waiving. Except as otherwise set forth in this Agreement, no failure to exercise, or delay in exercising, any rights, remedy, power, or privilege arising from this Agreement shall operate or be construed as a waiver thereof; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power, or privilege hereunder preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power, or privilege.
e. If any term or provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction. Upon such determination that any term or other provision is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the parties hereto shall negotiate in good faith to modify this Agreement so as to affect the original intent of the parties as closely as possible in a mutually acceptable manner in order that the transactions contemplated hereby be consummated as originally contemplated to the greatest extent possible.
f. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of State of New York or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of Laws of any jurisdiction other than those of State of New York.
g. If any action, suit, or other legal or administrative proceeding is instituted or commenced by either party hereto against the other party arising out of or related to this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs from the non-prevailing party.
h. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall be deemed to be one and the same agreement. A signed copy of this Agreement delivered by email or other means of electronic transmission shall be deemed to have the same legal effect as delivery of an original signed copy of this Agreement.