Website Use: Owner
This website, kidscounting.org, is owned and operated by Krackle LLC, trading as Republic of Mathematics™.
Gary E. Davis and Catherine A. Pearn provide services for and to Krackle LLC in relation to the maintenance, content, and operation of this website.
Krackle LLC intends this website to be used a resource for parents, family members, relatives, friends, caregivers or teachers, who are interested in learning more about how children’s counting strategies develop, or who wish to share their own experiences of children’s counting development with others.
Website Use: Visitors
Visitors to the kidscounting.org website are welcome and may freely access the Blog, Podcasts, and the Store.
To gain access to free downloads, or the Ask Cath & Gary section of the website, visitors must register and supply a first name and email.
Visitors may post comments on blog posts: these comments will be moderated for appropriate language and courtesy to other visitors and members.
The owners of the website will permanently block any IP address from which offensive, abusive, racist, or sexist comments are made.
Trolls will be permanently banned.
Website Use: Members
Registered website members have access to the Blog, Podcasts, Store, the Ask Cath & Gary question and answer page, and access to all free downloads.
Member suggestions for improving the website resources and functioning are most welcome and can be made in the Ask Cath & Gary section of the website.
This website is designed principally for the benefit of members – to provide members with resources to assist in their child’s counting development, and to share relevant and informative experiences and issues with other members.
The owners of the website expect that members will be courteous at all times to other members and visitors, and the same conditions apply to members as to visitors in relation to inappropriate or offensive language.
Website Use: Downloads
Freely available downloads are available to members. These free downloads are generally available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license. You are free to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format as long as you follow the license terms:
- Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
- NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
- NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
- No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
In some instances the copyright may vary: for example, some downloads may have no copyright restrictions at all and you may change or re-purpose such downloads in any way you wish with no restrictions as to distribution or attribution.
Please check each free download for the appropriate license: most commonly it will be a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license as described, above.
Website Use: Purchases
At the website Store, items are available for purchase. These items include:
- Books and other resources published by Republic of Mathematics™.
- Relevant books and other resources available for purchase through Amazon.
Krackle LLC, trading as Republic of Mathematics™, is an Amazon affiliate, and obtains a small percentage of material ordered from Amazon via the kidscounting.org website.
The owners of the website make every reasonable effort to place in the Store only items that are relevant to, and suitable for, people seeking resources to assist their child’s counting development.
If at any time your are not fully satisfied with a purchase from the kidscounting.org website, excluding purchases made through Amazon, please use the contact form in the Store and your money will be refunded, no questions asked.
Krackle LLC and it agents operate the kidscounting.org site as a resource for people seeking to assist in a child’s counting development. This is the sole purpose of the website and it is not offered as a substitute for advice from accredited educational agencies.
The material and resources on this website should be seen as complimentary to, and not a substitute for, accredited educational advice.
The kidscounting.org website is designed by the owners, Krackle LLC, as a resource for people seeking to assist in a child’s counting development. These resources are not intended as a substitute for regular educational instruction and should not be interpreted in this way.
Krackle LLC and its agents, including Gary E. Davis and Catherine A. Pearn, do not suggest or imply that the material or resources on this website can in any way substitute for accredited education.
Members may engage in discussion and sharing of experiences with Gary E. Davis and Catherine A. Pearn, and other website members, but such discussions do not constitute a substitute for accredited educational advice, and should not be interpreted as such.
Disclaimers: Professional Advice
Both Gary E. Davis and Catherine A. Pearn are experienced and credentialed mathematics educators. However, the experiences they share, and advice they offer on this website and in their publications available on this website, while based on their individual and collective education, training, and experience, is not offered in any way as professional educational advice and should not be interpreted as such.
Krackle LLC runs the kidscounting.org website as a resource for people seeking to advance their child’s counting development. This site does not offer professional educational advice, and no discussions on this site should be interpreted in this way.
This is a tricky disclaimer because it is legal and seems unpleasant in its language. The general thrust of the legal disclaimer is that Krackle LLC, and its agents, operating the kidscounting.org website (“We”) are not responsible for the ways in which you use the material or resources on this website, and we are not liable for any adverse outcomes that may result from your use of such material or resources.
That said, here is the legal mumbo-jumbo:
You, the user, assume the sole risk of making use of, or relying on, the information and materials available on this site. The information, content and documents from or through the site are provided “as-is”, “as available”, with all warranties, express or implied, are disclaimed (including, but not limited to the disclaimer of any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, quality, title, noninfringement, and accuracy of data or content). The information and site may contain bugs, errors, problems or other limitations. We and our affiliated parties have no liability whatsoever, except as provided below. In particular, but not as a limitation thereof, we and our affiliated parties are not liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages (including damages for loss of business, loss of profits, litigation, or the like) arising out of or in any way connected with the use of, or inability to use, this site, whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. The negation and limitation of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between us and you. This site and the information presented would not be provided without such limitations. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us through the website or otherwise shall create a warranty, representation or guarantee not expressly stated in this agreement. All responsibility or liability of any damages caused by viruses contained within the electronic file containing a form or document is disclaimed.
Limitation of liability
(a) we and any and all affiliated parties shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting in any way from (i) any errors in or omission from the website or information obtained, (ii) the unavailability or interruption of the website or any features thereof, (iii) your use of the website, (iv) the content contained on the website, or (v) any delay or failure in performance beyond the control of us and any and all affiliated parties.
(b) the aggregate liability of us and any and all affiliated parties in connection with any claim arising out of or relating to the website shall not exceed $100 and that amount shall be in lieu of all other remedies which you may have against us and any and all affiliated parties.
(adapted from http://www.hf-law.com/legal-disclaimer-terms-of-use)