Terms of Use Agreement
For legal purposes all SEIS users must agree to the terms of use listed below.


TERMS OF USE
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
SPECIAL EDUCATION INFORMATION SYSTEM

I.
INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE

            The San Joaquin County Office of Education ("Provider") is the creator and owner of a web-based suite of tools known as the Special Education Information System ("SEIS") for use by the Special Education Local Plan Area ("Customer") in formulating, updating, tracking, storing and reporting on student data and Individualized Education Plans ("IEPs"). SEIS is a full-featured, multi-leveled system for managing IEPs consisting of the following SEIS Components: a) IEP Creation/Update Component; b) Goals/Objectives Library Component; c) IEP Team/Student Assignment Component; d) CASEMIS and Custom Reports Component; and e) Records Retention and Archiving Component. The SEIS is licensed to the Customer under the terms of the "Special Education Information Systems License Agreement" ("License Agreement").

II.
AUTHORIZED USER

            By using SEIS, you agree that you are a current Authorized User of a Customer with a current License Agreement and such Customer is your employer. An Authorized User is defined as individual(s) authorized to access SEIS on behalf of the Customer according to the terms of the License Agreement.

III.
PERSONAL USER IDENTIFICATION AND PASSWORD

            You acknowledge and agree that only Customer’s Authorized Users shall gain access to SEIS via the Internet through the Authorized Users’ Personal User Identification and Password. "Password" means the License code provided to Customer’s Authorized Users to enable access to SEIS. "Personal User Identification" means the identification code given to Customer’s Authorized Users.

IV.
TERMINATION OF USE

            Your use of SEIS is contingent upon your employer being a Customer of Provider with a current License Agreement with the Provider. Should your employer’s License Agreement terminate, you are no longer an Authorized User and your use of SEIS and your Personal User Identification and Password shall cease.

V.
ACCESS TO SEIS SERVICES

            Authorized Users have access to SEIS at www.seis.org for managing IEPs of Customer’s special education students. You understand and agree that SEIS maintenance may be required from time to time, and the Provider will endeavor to provide prior notice of such maintenance by posting notice on the SEIS webpage. It is also understood that emergency maintenance may be required and, in such case, prior notice of such maintenance will not be provided to Customer and its Authorized Users. You understand and agree that the Provider shall not be liable for any delays or failures in performance or for any interruption of SEIS services.

VI.
AUTHORIZED USER’S SUBMISSION OF CUSTOMER DATA

            "Customer Data" means documents, information and data submitted to Provider by Customer for processing through SEIS and/or documents, information and data input or maintained in SEIS by Customer. Customer Data must be submitted in accordance with the SEIS data-structure. You acknowledge and agree that your submission of Customer Data does not violate any intellectual property rights or privacy rights of third parties.

VII.
PROTECTION OF PRIVATE CUSTOMER DATA

            You acknowledge and agree that Customer Data relating to pupils are confidential pursuant to federal and state law, including, but not limited to, 20 USC section 1232(g) and Education Code sections 49060, et seq. You agree to abide by all applicable state and federal laws concerning confidential student records.

VIII.
PROVIDER’S PROPRIETARY RIGHTS IN SEIS/NONDISCLOSURE

            You acknowledge that SEIS is the property of the Provider and that the value of SEIS is, in part, determined by the Provider’s ability to limit access to and use of SEIS to Authorized Users. You agree not to disclose or make available to any third party any of Provider’s proprietary property to which Customer is granted access pursuant to this Agreement, including, without limitation, manuals and instructions for operation of SEIS, knowledge of operating methods, Passwords, Personal User Identification, and the names and designations of any equipment comprising the system.

IX.
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

            The validity, interpretation, construction and performance of these Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the state of California. If any provisions of these Terms of Use shall be held to be invalid, the legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected or impaired thereby.



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