California Community Schools Network Website Terms of Use


This website was developed by the Partnership for Children & Youth (“PCY”). The website is designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information among peers involved or interested in community school strategies.

Users of the California Community Schools Network (“the Network”) Website should read the following Terms of Use (“Terms”) carefully. By using the Network website, you agree to abide by these Terms. As a user, you agree to use the Network website at your own risk subject at all times to these Terms. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these policies and notices at any time. You should refer to this page often for the latest changes to these Terms.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The Network website contains information and documents from public and private organizations that may be useful to the reader. Inclusion of this information does not necessarily reflect the views of PCY, neither Network nor PCY endorses any products or services or views expressed by those public and/or private organizations. The Network or PCY will not assume or have any responsibility or liability for any information posted, or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from the use or appearance of such information.

The documents posted on the Network website may contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for the User’s convenience. The inclusion of such links or pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.

Neither the Network nor PCY endorses, supports, or otherwise promotes any private or commercial entity or the information, products or services contained on those sites that may be reached through links on our site.

Linking Policy

The Network website provides links to other websites. Links may be provided in many ways, including by the Network, PCY, and users of the site. When you leave our site, you are going to sites that our beyond our control. The policies and procedures described here for the Network website do not apply to any external links. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any site you link to from the Network website, especially if you share any personal information. The Network does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked site.

Users are solely responsible for any links they enter into the site. The Network and all users are prohibited from linking to any website or content that exhibits hate, bias, or discrimination. The Network has no obligation to screen links or information in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring information posted by any user. However, both the Network and PCY reserve the right to deny or remove, in whole or in part, any information or link that is, in its discretion, unacceptable.

The Network does not warrant that other sites linked to the Network website will operate error-free, are free of computer viruses, or other harmful mechanisms. If your use of the site results, directly or indirectly, in the need for computer servicing or replacement, neither the Network nor PCY is or will be responsible for those costs.

Comment Policy

The opinions expressed on the Network website belong to the individuals who expressed them. They do belong to or represent views of the Network or PCY. PCY does not make any representations or guarantees regarding the truthfulness, accuracy, legality, completeness, timeliness, or reliability of any of the information posted by users, blogs created by users, or any other form of communications engaged in by users. Your reliance on any information posted by users, or any other form of communication with users, is at your own risk. We expect that users submitting comments will treat each other, as well as PCY and its employees and the Network, with respect. Users are solely responsible for any information they post onto or enter into the site. Users should not post comments that:

  • Contain vulgar or abusive language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific ethnic or racial groups,
  • May be considered obscene, sexually explicit, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another User,
  • Promote services or products (non-commercial links that are relevant to the comment are acceptable),
  • Contain requests for payment or fees for services or products,
  • Contain any form of advertising or other services for commercial interests,
  • Are clearly “off topic,” or “spam,”
  • Make unsupported accusations,
  • Contain any material used for any unlawful purpose,
  • Contain false, misleading, or inaccurate information,
  • Contain software viruses or any other computer code designed to alter, misdirect, mislead or otherwise impair the User’s experience of the Web site,
  • Contain any material that is copyrighted, unless the user has obtained permission in writing from the owner to do so,
  • Contain material that reveals trade secrets or otherwise infringes on any intellectual property rights of others, and
  • Uses any device, software, or routine actions to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the website or activity on the website.

We do not edit comments to remove objectionable content prior to comments being posted, so users are required to ensure their comments contain none of the above. The Network has no obligation to screen communications or information in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring information posted by any User. However, both the Network and PCY reserve the right to edit or remove, in whole or in part, any information that is, in its discretion, unacceptable.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as Social Security number or home address.

Users may not post comments or documents on this website for the purpose of submitting any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy. Further, comments posted by staff of the Network or PCY do not necessarily represent the views or official policy of PCY. Inquiries or comments regarding PCY’s policies or procedures on community school strategies should be submitted to

Users should not post comments or documents for the purpose of submitting unsolicited proposals. While users may post comments regarding opportunities to collaborate and coordinate on community school efforts, this site is not to be used for conducting commercial business.

PCY reserves the right to remove any user who repeatedly violates the comment policy.

Intellectual Property Rights

1. Third Party Materials
Information available on the Network website provided by outside organizations, authors, and other persons who are not employees of the Network and PCY may be protected under copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws of the United States, or other countries. It is the User’s responsibility to obtain licenses or permissions from the appropriate persons to use or copy these materials. If you believe that any material included on the website constitutes copyright or trademark infringement, or you believe that any intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide the following information to the Deanna Niebuhr at (510) 830-4200:

  • A description of the intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the website; and
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the intellectual property owner’s behalf.

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, PCY, in its sole discretion, will terminate a User’s access to the Site, if the User is deemed to be a repeat infringer. PCY may also, in its sole discretion, limit access to the Site and/or terminate access to the Site if a User is deemed to have infringed on the intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

2. Commercial Use
Under no circumstances will this site be used to promote or advertise third party services such as curriculum or services. If a user repeatedly advertises, promotes, or solicits members with products and/or services, the user will be removed from the Network.

3. Use of Network Logo
Only PCY are authorized to affix the Network logo, including any replicas or reproductions to documents, publications, electronic media, and any other materials. Any use or reproduction of the Network’s logo by any person or organization outside of PCY is prohibited absent prior express written authorization from the PCY. Requests to use the logo should be made in writing to the Partnership for Children & Youth, 1330 Broadway, Suite 601, Oakland, California 94612. The request must specify in detail exactly how the Network logo will be used. Any permission granted applies only to the specific use for which it was granted and is not to be construed as permission for any other use.

Privacy and Security Policy

If you are a Member
In order to become a Network Member, a certain amount of personal information about you, albeit limited, needs to be collated and stored. We value the personal information which we ask of you and which you choose to provide us with and we would like to assure you that the information which you have provided for this website is used by us in accordance with this Privacy Notice.

As a Network Member, your personal information will only be used by us for the following:

  • To validate you as an individual who is eligible to participate in any activity and allow you access to the appropriate subscriber areas of the Network website.
  • To place your name, contact details and limited professional details in the Member Directory.
  • To inform you of Network activities which may be of interest to you in accordance with your professional profile.
  • To enable other Network Members who have agreed to adhere to these Terms to contact you.
  • To send you via email our periodic newsletters.
  • Internal record keeping to improve the service.

Your being Network Member signifies your consent to our using the limited personal information which you provide in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Any third party sites linked to this website are not governed by this Privacy Statement.

A key feature of the Network website is the safe and trusted environment it offers enabling peers to share their knowledge and experience

Whether you are a Guest or a Member, we will not pass on your details to any third party, whether an organization or an individual, unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
Should you wish to cancel your membership, you may do so by a simple request via email to, whereupon all your details will be removed from our data base.

If you want to know more about how we record nonpersonal information about your visit or how we use information that you voluntarily submit, please read on.

1. Nonpersonal Information We Record
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Website, read pages, or download information, our website’s operating system will automatically record some general information about your visit. Visitors to this website who have JavaScript enabled, which is typically a default setting in most browsers, are tracked using Google Analytics and cookies, which are employed as Tier I – single-session web measurement and customization technologies, as defined by OMB Memorandum M-10-22 (PDF 103 KB). Google Analytics is used to provide aggregated statistics on how the Website is used so that we may optimize the performance of the website for future releases. Google Analytics uses single-session cookies and collects IP addresses along with additional non-personal information. Google Analytics data is shared with Google as a condition of its use. To learn more about Google Analytics privacy, please visit

You may opt out of Google Analytics by disabling JavaScript within your browser or using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On. Disabling Google Analytics or JavaScript still permits you to access comparable information or services. To disable JavaScript, refer to your vendor’s browser instruction guide (e.g., Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox).

To opt out of cookies, you should refer to, which contains general instructions on how the public can opt out of some of the most commonly used web measurement and customization technologies.

2. Cookies
A cookie is a tiny piece of data stored by a user’s browser that helps a web site or service recognize that user’s unique computer. On this Web site, we use single-session “cookies” to help you use our Website interactively.

The cookies on this website do not collect information about you, but only about your browser “session.” The cookies make it easier to use the dynamic features of these web pages, without having to provide the same information again as you move from one page to another. These cookies expire in a very short time frame or when a browser window closes.

To protect your privacy, be sure to close your browser completely after you have finished conducting business with a website that uses cookies. If you are concerned about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most Internet browsers have settings that let you identify and/or reject cookies. As noted above, to obtain directions on how to opt out of cookies, you should refer to Please be aware that preventing cookies from being used, you may be unable to fully use the website.

3. Security and Intrusion Detection
For security purposes and to make sure this service remains available to all users, we use special software programs for monitoring Network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise to cause damage to this computer system. These programs collect no personally identifiable information, but they do collect information that could help us identify someone attempting to tamper with this Website.

If you use this system, you should understand that all activities may be monitored and recorded. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. WARNING: If such monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity, monitoring records may be provided to law enforcement officials. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, we make no other attempts to identify individual users or their usage habits. We only use raw monitoring data logs for determining trends in usage patterns and in diagnosing system problems.

4. Information from E-mail You Send to Us
If you decide to send us an e-mail, the message will usually contain your return e-mail address. If you include personally identifiable information in your e-mail because you want us to help you with a specific problem, we may use that information in responding to your request. Also, e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. Please send only information necessary to help us process your request.

Accessibility Statement

Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers to information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage the development of new technologies to help achieve these goals.

This law requires that all individuals with disabilities have access to information and data comparable to that which is available to individuals without disabilities.

If you have questions or feedback about accessibility on the Network website, please email us at the email address