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Terms of Use:


By using this site, you consent to these Terms of Use. Please do not use the site if you do not agree to these Terms of Use.

1. Representation and Warranty

As a binding condition of use of this site, you represent and warrant to The Ohio State University and its DoD Child Development Virtual Lab School (collectively, "VLS") that you have read and accept these Terms of Use. You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access the VLS Site and the information thereon. You agree not to use the VLS Site and information therein (1) for any unlawful purpose; (2) for any purpose or in any manner that is prohibited by the Terms of Use; and (3) in any manner that could damage, disable, interrupt, overburden, or impair this VLS Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of this VLS Site.

VLS reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time. The most current version will be available at the "Terms of Use" link located at the bottom of the website's homepage.

2. Features and Links to Other Sites:

The VLS Course may provide links to other web sites or other resources for the benefit of the User. VLS is not implying any endorsement, association, sponsorship, or affiliation with any linked or referenced third party site or any merchandise, products, or services offered through such linked sites. The User acknowledges and agrees that VLS will not be responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources and is not responsible or liable for any content, security, services, products, or other materials on or available from those sites or resources.

Links to web sites operated by others may be provided to you. If you use these links, you will leave the VLS Site. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk. You are solely responsible for taking the protective measures that may be necessary to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. In addition, you are solely responsible for the consequences to you dictated by the privacy policies and practices (or lack thereof) of a linked site.

3. VLS Proprietary Rights:

Linking to the VLS Site is permitted as long as you clearly state that the link will take the user to a site owned by VLS Lab School; you do not charge a fee for the pages containing the link; and you do not link in a way that causes the web sites to open within a frame or in a manner which makes the content from the link appear as if it were part of your site.

The VLS Site and its content are the property of VLS and its licensors, and are protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by United States copyright law, trademark law, international conventions and other intellectual property laws. No part of this VLS Site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means, electronic or mechanical, except sections that are authorized (such as downloadable activities and attachments) and such content is used solely for noncommercial educational purposes. Such content may not be modified. Copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices may not be removed from any content, attachments or material.

4. Copyright Infringement:

The entire contents of the VLS Site are copyrighted as a collective work under the laws of United States and other copyright laws. The collective work includes works that are the property of the VLS that are also protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, download portions of the material from the course content for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any redistribution, retransmission, or publication of any copyrighted material is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of VLS. You agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from VLS.

5. Governing Law:

The Terms of Use will be governed, interpreted, and construed by the laws of the State of Ohio, USA. In the event of a dispute regarding this Site, regarding goods sold or services provided on this Site, or regarding any of the information or recommendations on this Site, the dispute shall be heard exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction located in Ohio. If you use this Site from other locations or countries, you are responsible for any and all applicable local laws and regulations.

6. Violations

Please report any violations of the Terms of Use to us at

7. Last Update to Legal Notice and Terms of Use

VLS (Feb 2024)


Privacy Policy

The following policy applies to VLS is committed to protecting the privacy and security of its online visitors. This policy statement provides our visitors with an overview of the measures we have taken to provide a safe online environment.

1. Personally identifiable information:

In the event you establish an account for VLS and receive a password, VLS will only collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide through our web site or e-mail correspondence. Any information supplied to VLS will be used for, but not limited to, supporting content delivery, creation, scoring, assessment, reporting and analysis. VLS may use such personally identifiable information to provide user access, to supply services, and to report scoring and course progress to organizations using VLS for professional development of staff. You are responsible for any content, including images and comments, that you upload to the site. Inappropriate, Illegal or Improper content will be removed without notice by VLS staff.

VLS will take appropriate, commercially standard steps to keep all personally identifiable information confidential. We use the information we collect through our web site to provide the services you request. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscriber or client lists to third parties.

2. Unauthorized Use

You should immediately notify VLS of any unauthorized use of your user name, password or account or any other breach of security, and ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. VLS cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your (or any authorized users') failure to comply with the provisions of this Section.

You agree that at the request of VLS, by immediately upon termination of your right to use the Site or upon any earlier demand by VLS at any time, you will cease all access and/or use of the Site, and will not attempt to access and/or use the Site. In the event of termination of these Terms of Use, VLS may delete and/or store, in its discretion, materials and data associated with your use of the Site.

At any time, VLS may choose to change, suspend, or discontinue any feature or aspect of the publicly available portion of the Site including the availability of any Site feature, or content.

3. Cookies:

Cookies may be used by VLS to help you customize your experience at our site. These cookies do not track individual information for marketing purposes, and we will not contact you without your consent. Cookies from VLS can be processed and read only by VLS servers. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you can still access most of the Site.

4. Third Party Sites:

VLS includes links to other web sites that we think may be useful for our users. When you enter other web sites, they will be operating under their own privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of the web sites you visit.