The Achievement Network
Free Trial Program Agreement
Last Modified October 13, 2023
This Agreement governs Partner’s access to and use of certain software and related services (the “Free Trial Services”) offered by ANet solely for evaluation purposes. By accessing or using the Free Trial Services, Partner agrees to be bound by this Free Trial Program Agreement and accepts all of its terms.
- THE PROGRAM
1.1 Program: ANet offers a program consisting of educational services and materials, including an online proprietary platform (the “Platform”), curriculum and teaching resources, assessment materials, assessment analysis, training and coaching and network events, as described on the Program Description Page (collectively, the “Program”). Partner desires to use the Program in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth herein. ANet agrees to implement the Program for Partner during the Term.
1.2 Use Rights: Subject to the terms of this Agreement and effective as of the Program Start Date (as defined on the Cover Sheet), ANet hereby grants to Partner the following use rights, during the Term:
(a) Access to the Platform: a non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and use the Platform, solely for Partner’s internal education-related purposes in connection with the implementation of the Program.
(b) Assessment Materials: a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use, reproduce and distribute solely to Permitted Users (as defined below) the Assessment Materials (as defined on the Program Description Page) provided to Partner during the Program, solely for Partner’s internal education-related purposes in connection with the implementation of the Program.
(c) Resources: a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use and reproduce in hard copy form the Resources (as defined on the Program Description Page) provided to Partner during the implementation of the Program, solely for Partner’s internal, informational purposes related to Partner’s educational mission.
(d) Other Downloadable Content: with respect to such additional content and materials that are owned by or licensed to ANet and made available for download by Partner through proper use of the Platform (collectively, “Additional Content”, and together with the Assessment Materials and Resources, “ANet Content”), a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to download a copy of any portion of such Additional Content, and use such Additional Content solely for Partner’s internal education-related purposes in connection with the implementation of the Program.
1.3 Permitted Users. “Permitted Users” shall mean Partner’s personnel who have a professional need to know or need to access the Platform and ANet Content in connection with the implementation of the Program. ANet will either issue to Partner or authorize a Partner administrator to create and issue to each Permitted User, a user identification number and/or password for access to and use of the Platform. Partner and its Permitted Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all user identification numbers and/or passwords and for ensuring that each user identification number and/or password is used only by the Permitted User to which it was issued. Partner shall be solely responsible for the Permitted Users’ compliance with this Agreement, and for any and all activities that occur under Partner’s account. Partner will restrict Permitted Users from sharing passwords. Partner will immediately notify ANet of any unauthorized use of Partner’s account or any user identification number and/or password, or any other breach of security known to Partner. Partner will ensure that it has obtained any and all necessary and appropriate consents from students and parents to (a) provide student personally identifying information to ANet, and (b) establish student accounts and student access to the Platform. ANet will have no liability for any liability arising from Partner’s failure to comply with the terms set forth in this Section.
1.4 Restrictions. The rights and licenses set forth in Section 1.2 are granted subject to the following restrictions:
(a) The Platform and ANet Content shall be used or accessed only by Permitted Users during the Term (as defined below);
(b) Results of the Assessment Materials may not be used for the purposes of evaluating or determining the employment status of personnel of Partner;
(c) Partner shall not, directly or indirectly, and Partner shall not encourage or assist, or knowingly permit any User to: (i) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the object code or source code of the Platform; (ii) modify, translate, or create derivative works based on any element of the Program or the Platform; (iii) license, sublicense, sell, resell, rent, lease, distribute, assign, or transfer its rights to use the Platform or any elements of the Program, or otherwise commercially exploit or make available to any third party any portion of the Platform or Program; (iv) use the Program for timesharing purposes, to process data on behalf of third parties, or otherwise for the benefit of any person or entity other than for the benefit of Partner and Permitted Users at Partner’s facility; (v) remove any proprietary notices from any materials furnished or made available to Partner; (vi) publish any evaluation of the Platform without ANet’s prior written consent; (vii) use the Platform for any purpose other than its intended purpose; (viii) use or access the Platform from or for the benefit of any facility or location other than the Partner’s primary facility; (ix) circumvent or otherwise interfere with any user authentication or security of the Platform, or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Platform; (x) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Platform or its related systems or networks or any ANet Content; or (xi) use the Platform to store or transmit infringing, libelous, or otherwise unlawful or tortuous content or material, or to store or transmit content or material in violation of any rights of any third party.
1.5 Ownership; Reservation of Rights. As between ANet and Partner, all rights, title and interest in and to the Platform and the ANet Content, and any other ANet materials furnished or made available hereunder, and all modifications and enhancements thereof, including all copyright rights, patent rights and other intellectual property rights in each of the foregoing, will remain with and belong exclusively to ANet or ANet’s licensors and providers, as applicable. The Parties acknowledge that Partner or Permitted Users may, from time to time, provide to ANet ideas, feedback and suggestions about the Platform (collectively, “Feedback”). ANet and its licensors and providers shall be free to use such Feedback as they see fit without obligation of any kind to Partner.
- PARTNER MATERIALS; PARTNERS GENERATED CONTENT; STUDENT DATA
2.1 Partner Materials and Student Data. “Partner Materials” means any and all information or materials provided to ANet by Partner in connection with the implementation of the Program, including, without limitation, the Student Data and student performance results on the scheduled interim assessments (as defined on the Student Data Page).
2.1 Provision of, License to,and Use of Partner Materials. Partner agrees to provide ANet with all Partner Materials necessary or desirable for ANet to implement the Program, including without limitation the Student Data. Partner hereby grants to ANet a worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, assignable, royalty-free, perpetual license to use, reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of Partner Materials in connection with the implementation of the Program. ANet shall not use, disclose or distribute to third parties Partner Materials other than (a) as part of Aggregated Data, (b) to its subcontractors who require such information in connection with the implementation of the Program, or (c) for its own internal professional development or evaluative purposes to help improve ANet products and services. Partner hereby grants to ANet and its subcontractors a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid license to use, reproduce, modify and distribute the Partner Materials in connection with the uses described in the foregoing.
2.3 Reports. Partner acknowledges and agrees that Student Data, including student performance on the scheduled interim assessments at the grade, school and organizational level, may be disclosed, published, distributed and otherwise used by ANet in Reports (as defined on the Program Description Page) provided to Partner. Such Reports shall comply at all times with Section 4 (Confidentiality) of this Agreement, as well as with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (“FERPA”).
2.4 Aggregated Data. During or following the Term, ANet and its subcontractors will have the right to disclose, distribute and use any Partner Materials and any other information input into the Platform (“Input Data”), as part of an aggregate set of data that does not identify any such data as being related to any specific Partner student (“Aggregated Data”). Partner acknowledges that ANet and its subcontractors may (a) compile Aggregated Data based on Partner Materials and Input Data, and (b) distribute such Aggregated Data to third parties.
2.5 Student Records. With respect to any access by ANet to any “Education Records” (as such term is defined in FERPA held by Partner under or in connection with this Agreement, ANet shall be acting as a legal agent and shall be deemed to be a “school official” (as such term is defined under FERPA) of Partner. As between the Parties, any Education Records protected by FERPA submitted to ANet by Partner in connection with this Agreement shall be deemed the Confidential Information of Partner subject to Section 4 (Confidentiality). ANet agrees not to disclose any FERPA protected Education Record to any third party except as permitted by FERPA or as authorized or permitted by Partner or this Agreement. ANet will implement or cause to be implemented technical and administrative security measures to protect the confidentiality, integrity and security of the Education Records as further detailed in Section 2.5 (Student Records).
2.6 Partner Generated Content.
(a) Partner is solely responsible for all “Partner Generated Content” (defined below) and Users use of the Partner Generated Content. ANet does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of Partner Generated Content. ANet obtains no ownership rights to Partner Generated Content. By using ANet’s services, Partner approves of ANet’s right to access, retain, use and disclose Partner Content solely for the purpose of providing Services hereunder.
(b) Partner represents and warrants that it has all necessary rights and authority in the Partner Generated Content to permit ANet to display such content on the Platform without infringing the rights of any copyright owners, violating any applicable laws or violating the terms of any license or agreement to which it is bound.
(c) During the Term, Partner permits ANet the right to publicly perform, publicly display and digitally perform the Partner Generated Content only on or in conjunction with the use and hosting of the Platform in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. Partner grants no rights other than expressly granted herein, and ANet will not exceed the scope of its license hereunder.
(d) “Partner Generated Content” means any Quiz Tool items or other third party content, tools or resources imported or posted by Partner to the Platform.
2.7 Data Security. ANet certifies that it and, after reasonable investigation, diligence and inquiry, its vendors, consultants, contractors and other parties engaged by ANet in contact with Partner Materials have established, implemented, and will maintain comprehensive information security programs detailing administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to ensure the security and confidentiality of Partner Materials, protect against anticipated threats or hazards to the security and integrity of Partner Materials, protect against unauthorized access to or use of Partner Materials, and provide for the proper disposal of Partner Materials, all as required by applicable law and this Agreement.
- TERMINATION. ANet reserves the right to modify or terminate the Free Trial Services, this Agreement or Partner’s use of the Free Trial Services, or to limit or deny access to the Free Trial Services, at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice to Partner and without liability. Partner may discontinue its use of the Free Trial Services at any time. Upon the expiration or termination of this Agreement, Partner shall (a) cease using the Platform and all ANet Content, and (b) promptly return to ANet or, at ANet’s option, destroy, all copies of any ANet Content in Partner’s possession or control. During the 30 days following termination or expiration of this Agreement, ANet will not erase any student assessment data from the Platform and Partner may retrieve such data from the Platform without assistance from ANet.
4.1 Confidential Information.
(a) Definition: “Confidential Information” means any and all information or data, regardless of whether it is in tangible form, disclosed orally or in writing, by either Party (the “Disclosing Party”) to the other Party (the “Receiving Party”), (a) that the Disclosing Party has identified as confidential or proprietary (either orally or in writing), and (b) such information which is reasonably understood by a reasonable person to be confidential or proprietary information of the Disclosing Party; provided, however, that in any event ANet’s Confidential Information shall include (i) all information relating to the Program, including without limitation the ANet Content and the Platform, and (ii) the terms of this Agreement, including without limitation pricing information.
(b) Exclusions: Information and data will not be deemed “Confidential Information” if such information: (i) is known to the Receiving Party prior to receipt from the Disclosing Party directly or indirectly from a source other than one having an obligation of confidentiality to the Disclosing Party; (ii) becomes known (independently of disclosure by the Disclosing Party) to the Receiving Party directly or indirectly from a source other than one having an obligation of confidentiality to the Disclosing Party; (iii) becomes publicly known or otherwise ceases to be secret or confidential, except through a breach of this Agreement by the Receiving Party; or (iv) is independently developed by the Receiving Party without use of or reference to the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information.
(c) Obligations: The Parties shall use reasonable measures to protect the secrecy of, avoid disclosure and unauthorized use or reproduction of the other Party’s Confidential Information. Without restricting or otherwise limiting the exercise by a Party of the rights and licenses expressly granted to it under this Agreement, Confidential Information may be disclosed to only (1) such employees and consultants of the Parties as may have a need to know such information in connection with the exercise of its rights and performance of its obligations under this Agreement, and (2) legal or financial advisors of the Parties, provided that such employees and consultants are bound by written agreements, and advisors are bound by ethical duties, in each case respecting such Confidential Information in accordance with the terms of this Section.
- DISCLAIMER; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE PLATFORM AND ANET CONTENT) IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND ANET DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PARTNER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT ANET DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE PLATFORM) WILL BE PROVIDED IN AN UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE FASHION AT ALL TIMES, OR THAT THE PROGRAM WILL MEET PARTNER’S REQUIREMENT.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL ANET BE LIABLE TO PARTNER FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOST PROFITS, LOST SALES OR BUSINESS, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, LOST DATA, OR FOR ANY AND ALL OTHER DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF ANET HAS BEEN ADVISED, KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
- GENERAL. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to place the Parties in an agency, employment, franchise, joint venture, or partnership relationship. Neither Party will have the authority to obligate or bind the other in any manner. All disputes, claims or controversies arising out of this Agreement, or the negotiation, validity or performance of this Agreement, or the transactions contemplated hereby shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to its rules of conflict of laws. Each of the Parties hereto hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consents to submit to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and of the United States of America located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for any litigation among the Parties hereto arising out of or relating to this Agreement. Partner may not assign this Agreement, in whole or in part. In the event that any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable, such provision will be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable, and such provision as so reformed (and all other provisions) will continue in effect, to the extent consistent with the intent of the Parties as of the Effective Date. This Agreement may not be amended or modified, in whole or part, except by a writing signed by duly authorized representative of both Parties. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties regarding the Free Trial Services. It supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter, and prevails over any conflicting terms or conditions contained on printed forms submitted with purchase orders, sales acknowledgments or quotations. Partner agrees that any breach of this Agreement by it may result in irreparable harm to ANet, for which damages would be an inadequate remedy and therefore, in addition to its rights and remedies otherwise available at law, ANet shall be entitled to seek equitable relief, including injunction, in the event of such breach. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the parties understand and agree that all terms and conditions of this Agreement which may require continued performance, compliance, or effect beyond the termination or expiration of this Agreement shall survive such termination or expiration and shall be enforceable by the parties.