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NOTICE: Last updated in May 2019

ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY AGREEMENT

The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program, (NSYEP), is committed to keeping any and all personal information collected of those individuals that visit our website and make use of our online facilities and services accurate, confidential, secure and private. Our privacy policy has been designed and created to ensure those affiliated with The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program of our commitment and realization of our obligation not only to meet but to exceed most existing privacy standards.
THEREFORE, this Privacy Policy Agreement shall apply to The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program , and thus it shall govern any and all data collection and usage thereof. Through the use of www.nextstepsyep.org you are herein consenting to the following data procedures expressed within this agreement.

Collection of Information

This website collects various types of information, such as:
• Voluntarily provided information which may include your name, address, email address, billing and/or credit card information etc., which may be used when you purchase products and/or services and to deliver the services you have requested.

• Information automatically collected when visiting our website, which may include cookies, third party tracking technologies and server logs.

Please rest assured that this site shall only collect personal information that you knowingly and willingly provide by way of surveys, completed membership forms, and emails. It is the intent of this site to use personal information only for the purpose for which it was requested and any additional uses specifically provided on this site.

The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program may have the occasion to collect anonymous demographic information, such as age, gender, household income, political affiliation, race and religion at a later time. We may also gather information about the type of browser you are using, IP address or type of operating system to assist us in providing and maintaining superior quality service.

It is highly recommended and suggested that you review the privacy policies and statements of any website you choose to use or frequent as a means to better understand the way in which other websites garner, make use of and share information collected.

Use of Information Collected
The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program may collect and may make use of personal information to assist in the operation of our website and to ensure delivery of the services you need and request. At times, we may find it necessary to use personally identifiable information as a means to keep you informed of other possible products and/or services that may be available to you from www.nextstepsyep.org . The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program may also be in contact with you with regards to completing surveys and/or research questionnaires related to your opinion of current or potential future services that may be offered.

The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program does not now, nor will it in the future, sell, rent or lease any of our customer lists and/or names to any third parties.

The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program may feel it necessary, from time to time, to make contact with you on behalf of other external business partners with regards to a potential new offer which may be of interest to you.

If you consent or show interest in presented offers, then, at that time, specific identifiable information, such as name, email address and/or telephone number, may be shared with the third party.

The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program may deem it necessary to follow websites and/or pages that our users may frequent in an effort to gleam what types of services and/or products may be the most popular to customers or the general public.

The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program may disclose your personal information, without prior notice to you, only if required to do so in accordance with applicable laws and/or in a good faith belief that such action is deemed necessary or is required in an effort to:

• Remain in conformance with any decrees, laws and/or statutes or in an effort to comply with any process which may be served upon The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program and/or our website;

• Maintain, safeguard and/or preserve all the rights and/or property of The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program; and

• Perform under demanding conditions in an effort to safeguard the personal safety of users of www.nextstepsyep.org and/or the general public.

Unsubscribe or Opt-Out
All users and/or visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving communication from us and/or reserve the right to discontinue receiving communications by way of email or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe to our website please send an email that you wish to unsubscribe to unsubscribe@nextstepsyep.org. If you wish to unsubscribe or opt-out from any third party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe and/or opt-out.

Links to Other Web Sites
Our website does contain links to affiliate and other websites. The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program does not claim nor accept responsibility for any privacy policies, practices and/or procedures of other such websites. Therefore, we encourage all users and visitors to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. The aforementioned Privacy Policy Agreement applies only and solely to the information collected by our website.

Security
The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program shall endeavor and shall take every precaution to maintain adequate physical, procedural and technical security with respect to our offices and information storage facilities so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of the user’s personal information under our control.

The company also uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for authentication and private communications in an effort to build users’ trust and confidence in the internet and website use by providing simple and secure access and communication of credit card and personal information. In addition, The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program partners with Eventbrite for event registration and Eventbrite is a licensee of TRUSTe.

Changes to Privacy Policy Agreement
The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program reserves the right to update and/or change the terms of our privacy policy, and as such we will post those change to our website homepage at www.nextstepsyep.org, so that our users and/or visitors are always aware of the type of information we collect, how it will be used, and under what circumstances, if any, we may disclose such information. If at any point in time The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program decides to make use of any personally identifiable information on file, in a manner vastly different from that which was stated when this information was initially collected, the user or users shall be promptly notified by email. Users at that time shall have the option as to whether or not to permit the use of their information in this separate manner.

Acceptance of Terms
Through the use of this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within the aforementioned Privacy Policy Agreement. If you are not in agreement with our terms and conditions, then you should refrain from further use of our sites. In addition, your continued use of our website following the posting of any updates or changes to our terms and conditions shall mean that you are in agreement and acceptance of such changes.

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Privacy Policy Agreement related to our website, please feel free to contact us at the following email, telephone number or mailing address.

Email: privacy@nextstepsyep.org
Telephone Number: (202) 618-0548

Mailing Address:
Eagles Economic Community Development Corporation
c/o The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program
4910 Jonesboro Road
Suite 500
Union City, Georgia 30291

DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT  (“DMCA”) NOTICE

This notice is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, legal advice. If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been infringed upon, or if a notice of infringement has been filed against you, you should immediately seek legal counsel.

This website, including all text, HTML, scripts, and images are Copyright © 2019 by The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program, Inc. All rights reserved.

No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical, electronic, or otherwise, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, or transmitted by e-mail, or used in any other fashion without the express prior written permission of The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program.

This, of course, excludes the downloading and temporary caching of this website on a personal computer for the explicit purpose of viewing this website, as well as any information clearly marked as reproducible. This copyright notice applies to everyone, including all visitors to this website.
DMCA Provisions

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, found at 17 U.S.C. § 512 (“DMCA”), provides recourse for owners of copyrighted materials who believe that their rights under United States copyright law have been infringed upon on the Internet.

Under the DMCA, the bona fide owner of copyrighted materials who has a good faith belief that their copyright has been infringed may contact not only the person or entity infringing on their copyright, but may also contact the designated agent of an Internet service provider to report alleged infringements of their protected works, when such alleged infringements appear on pages contained within the system of the Internet service provider (“ISP”).

The owner of this website and the ISP are committed to complying with international trade law, international trade practices, all United States laws, including United States copyright law. Upon receipt of a properly filed complaint under the DMCA, the owner and/or the ISP of this website will block access to the allegedly infringing material. The website owner and/or the ISP will forward a copy of the notification of claimed copyright infringement to the alleged infringer. Anyone who believes in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has wrongfully been filed against them, may submit a Counternotice to the website owner and/or the ISP

NOTIFICATION OF CLAIMED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Please send DMCA notifications of claimed copyright infringement to:
The Website Owner
The NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator
Dana Jewel Harris, CEO
1830 Briarcliff Circle NE
Suite B
Atlanta, GA 30329

The Internet Service Provider (“ISP”)
Hostgator.com

To file a notice of infringement with either the website owner or the ISP, you must provide a written communication that sets forth the items specified below. You will be liable for damages (including damages, costs, and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that the website or a web page is infringing your copyright. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material of yours is protected by copyright laws, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format (including section numbers):

  1. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon.
  2. Identify the material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above. (You must include the URL(s) (the location(s) of the page(s) that contains the allegedly infringing material and also include a description of the specific content which you claim is infringing on your copyright.)
  3. Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit the website owner to contact you (e-mail address and a phone number are required at a minimum).
  4. Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. I also affirm that as the copyright owner, I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by me, my agent, or the law.”
  5. The signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. You may send your notice via email provided such notice includes a proper electronic signature. The signature or electronic signature must be that of the copyright owner, or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive copyright that has allegedly been infringed.

For details on the information required for valid notification, see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3).

Counternotification To Claimed Copyright Infringement
If a notice of copyright infringement has been filed with the website owner and/or the ISP against you, the owner and/or the ISP will attempt to notify you and provide you with a copy of the notice of copyright infringement. If you have a good faith belief that you have been wrongfully accused, you may file a counternotification with the website owner and/or the ISP. If website owner and/or the ISP receives a valid counternotification, the DMCA provides that the removed or blocked information will be restored or access re-enabled.

The website owner and/or the ISP will replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it in not less than 10, nor more than 14, business days following receipt of the counternotification, unless the website owner and/or ISP first receives notice from the complaining party that such complaining party has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on this website.
Please be advised that United States copyright law provides substantial penalties for a false counternotice filed in response to a notice of copyright infringement. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material of yours is protected by copyright laws, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

Copyright © 2019 The NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator, and licensed for use by The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program, Inc at www.nextstepsyep.org. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this document may be copied or used by anyone other than the licensee without the express written permission of The NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator, Inc.

EXTERNAL LINKS POLICY

Our website contains hypertext links to websites and other information created and maintained by other individuals and organizations. These links are only provided for your convenience. We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, relevance, or timeliness of any information or privacy policies posted on these linked websites. You should know that these websites may track visitor viewing habits.

In addition, hyperlinks to particular items do not reflect their importance, and are not an endorsement of the individuals or organizations sponsoring the websites, the views expressed on the websites, or the products or services offered on the websites.

We permit links to our website if they do not imply an endorsement by, or affiliation with, our website.

We review our website periodically for broken or out-of-date links. Any and all links may be posted, altered, or removed at any time. To report problems with links on our website, or for more information about this policy, please send an e-mail to legal@nextstepsyep.org

This policy was last updated on June 19, 2019.

Copyright © 2019 The NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator, and licensed for use by The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program, Inc at www.nextstepsyep.org. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this document may be copied or used by anyone other than the licensee without the express written permission of The NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator, Inc.

ANTI-SPAM POLICY
We hate unsolicited commercial e-mail as much as you do. Also known as Spam or junk e-mail, it is a disservice to the Internet community.

We fully endorse and comply with the requirements of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act).

If you subscribe to electronic newsletters or other communications from our website, you will always have an option to unsubscribe immediately.

If you have additional questions, comments or concerns, please contact us by sending an e-mail to legal@nextstepsyep.org and providing us with information relating to your concern.

You may also mail your concerns to us at the following address:
Eagles Economic Community Development Corporation
c/o The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program
4910 Jonesboro Road
Suite 500
Union City, Georgia 30291

Cookies
Cookies are small digital signature files that are stored by your web browser that allow your preferences to be recorded when visiting the website. Also they may be used to track your return visits to the website.

3rd party advertising companies may also use cookies for tracking purpose.

This disclaimer was last updated on January 6th, 2019.

Copyright © 2019 The NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator, and licensed for use by The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program, Inc at www.nextstepsyep.org. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this document may be copied or used by anyone other than the licensee without the express written permission of The NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator, Inc.

WEBSITE EARNINGS DISCLAIMER

You understand and agree that there are important risk factors that should be considered by you when deciding whether to purchase the financial education course and any other goods or services offered for sale at this website.

No Earnings Projections, Promises Or Representations
You recognize and agree that we have made no implications, warranties, promises, suggestions, projections, representations or guarantees whatsoever to you about future prospects or earnings, or that you will earn any money, with respect to your purchase of the goods or services sold by us, including, but not limited to, the financial education course, and that we have not authorized any such projection, promise, or representation by others.

Any earnings or income statements, or any earnings or income examples, are only estimates of what we think you could earn. There is no assurance you will do as well as stated in any examples. If you rely upon any figures provided, you must accept the entire risk of not doing as well as the information provided. This applies whether the earnings or income examples are monetary in nature or pertain to advertising credits which may be earned (whether such credits are convertible to cash or not).

There is no assurance that any prior successes or past results as to earnings or income (whether monetary or advertising credits, whether convertible to cash or not) will apply, nor can any prior successes be used, as an indication of your future success or results from any of the information, content, or strategies. Any and all claims or representations as to income or earnings (whether monetary or advertising credits, whether convertible to cash or not) are not to be considered as “average earnings”.

This includes all products and services offered by NEXT Steps including the The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Curriculum Series, The Community On Demand Digital Economy & Digital Media Network, The Community On Demand STEAM Education & Life Skills Game, STEAM Education Trends Within the 17 High-Demand Career Clusters & Pathways, NEXT Steps Partners In Education Network, and The Ultimate Guide to Understanding our Digital Badge & Skillcoin Rewards System and all other products and services offered through the NEXT Steps.

The Economy
The economy, both where you do business, and on a national and even worldwide scale, creates additional uncertainty and economic risk. An economic recession or depression might negatively affect the results produced by goods or services purchased from us.

Your Success Or Lack Of It
Your success in using the information or strategies provided by this website, depends on a variety of factors. We have no way of knowing how well you will do, as we do not know you, your background, your work ethic, your dedication, your motivation, your desire, or your business skills or practices. Therefore, we do not guarantee or imply that you will get rich, that you will do as well, or that you will have any earnings (whether monetary or advertising credits, whether convertible to cash or not), at all.

Internet businesses and earnings derived there from, involve unknown risks and are not suitable for everyone. You may not rely on any information presented on the website or otherwise provided by us, unless you do so with the knowledge and understanding that you can experience significant losses (including, but not limited to, the loss of any monies paid to purchase goods or services from us, and/or any monies spent setting up, operating, and/or marketing any business or other enterprise, and further, that you may have no earnings at all (whether monetary or advertising credits, whether convertible to cash or not).

Forward-Looking Statements
MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE OR IN MATERIALS PURCHASED AND/OR DOWNLOADED FROM THIS WEBSITE MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT INCLUDES OR IS BASED UPON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS GIVE OUR EXPECTATIONS OR FORECASTS OF FUTURE EVENTS. YOU CAN IDENTIFY THESE STATEMENTS BY THE FACT THAT THEY DO NOT RELATE STRICTLY TO HISTORICAL OR CURRENT FACTS. THEY USE WORDS SUCH AS “ANTICIPATE,” “ESTIMATE,” “EXPECT,” “PROJECT,” “INTEND,” “PLAN,” “BELIEVE,” AND OTHER WORDS AND TERMS OF SIMILAR MEANING IN CONNECTION WITH A DESCRIPTION OF POTENTIAL EARNINGS OR FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE.

ANY AND ALL FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS HERE OR ON ANY MATERIALS ON THE WEBSITE ARE INTENDED TO EXPRESS OUR OPINION OF EARNINGS POTENTIAL. MANY FACTORS WILL BE IMPORTANT IN DETERMINING YOUR ACTUAL RESULTS AND NO GUARANTEES ARE MADE THAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE RESULTS SIMILAR TO OURS OR ANYBODY ELSE, IN FACT NO GUARANTEES ARE MADE THAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE ANY RESULTS FROM OUR IDEAS AND TECHNIQUES IN OUR MATERIAL.

Due Diligence
You are advised to do Your own due diligence when it comes to making business decisions and should use caution and seek the advice of qualified professionals. You should check with Your accountant, lawyer, or professional advisor, before acting on this or any information. You may not consider any examples, documents, or other content on the website or otherwise provided by us to be the equivalent of legal advice. Nothing contained on the website or in materials available for sale or download on the website provides legal advice in any way. You should consult with your own attorney on any legal questions you may have.

We assume no responsibility for any losses or damages resulting from your use of any link, information, or opportunity contained within the website or within any information disclosed by the owner of this site in any form whatsoever.

Purchase Price
Although we believe the price is fair for the value that you receive, you understand and agree that the purchase price for the financial education course, and any other goods and services sold on this website, has been arbitrarily set by us. This price bears no relationship to objective standards.

Testimonials & Examples
Testimonials and examples on this website about our financial education course and other goods and services are exceptional results, do not reflect the typical purchaser’s experience, don’t apply to the average person and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Where specific income or earnings (whether monetary or advertising credits, whether convertible to cash or not), figures are used and attributed to a specific individual or business, that individual or business has earned that amount. There is no assurance that you will do as well using the same information or strategies. If you rely on the specific income or earnings figures used, you must accept all the risk of not doing as well. The described experiences are atypical. Your financial results are likely to differ from those described in the testimonials.

Please note that the content of this page can change without prior notice. This disclaimer was last updated on May 16, 2019.

Copyright © 2019 The NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator, and licensed for use by The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program, Inc at www.nextstepsyep.org. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this document may be copied or used by anyone other than the licensee without the express written permission of The NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator, Inc.

COURSE EARNINGS DISCLAIMER

You understand and agree that there are important risk factors that should be considered by you when deciding whether to implement any of the strategies or techniques taught in this financial education course.

1. No Earnings Projections, Promises or Representations. You recognize and agree that we have made no implications, warranties, promises, suggestions, projections, representations or guarantees whatsoever to you about future prospects or earnings, or that you will earn any money, with respect to your purchase of this financial education course, and that we have not authorized any such projection, promise, or representation by others.

Any earnings or income statements, or any earnings or income examples, are only estimates of what we think you could earn. There is no assurance you will do as well as stated in any examples. If you rely upon any figures provided, you must accept the entire risk of not doing as well as the information provided. This applies whether the earnings or income examples are monetary in nature or pertain to advertising credits which may be earned (whether such credits are convertible to cash or not).

There is no assurance that any prior successes or past results as to earnings or income (whether monetary or advertising credits, whether convertible to cash or not) will apply, nor can any prior successes be used, as an indication of your future success or results from any of the information, content, or strategies. Any and all claims or representations as to income or earnings (whether monetary or advertising credits, whether convertible to cash or not) are not to be considered as “average earnings”.

You understand that this financial education course has not been available for purchase long enough to provide an accurate earnings history.

2. The Economy. The economy, where you live and do business, and on a national and even worldwide scale, creates additional uncertainty and economic risk. An economic recession or depression might negatively affect the results produced by this financial education course.

3. Your Success or Lack of It. Your success in using the information or strategies provided by this course depends on a variety of factors. We have no way of knowing how well you will do, as we do not know you, your background, your work ethic, your dedication, your motivation, your desire, or your business skills or practices. Therefore, we do not guarantee or imply that you will get rich, that you will do as well, or that you will have any earnings (whether monetary or advertising credits, whether convertible to cash or not), at all. Businesses and earnings derived there from, involve unknown risks and are not suitable for everyone. You may not rely on any information presented in the course or otherwise provided by us, unless you do so with the knowledge and understanding that you can experience significant losses (including, but not limited to, the loss of any monies paid to purchase the course, and/or any monies spent in reliance upon the information provided in the course, and further, that you may have no earnings at all (whether monetary or advertising credits, whether convertible to cash or not).

4. Forward-Looking Statements. MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THIS COURSE, OR ON THE WEBSITE WHERE THE COURSE WAS PURCHASED, MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT INCLUDES OR IS BASED UPON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS GIVE OUR EXPECTATIONS OR FORECASTS OF FUTURE EVENTS. YOU CAN IDENTIFY THESE STATEMENTS BY THE FACT THAT THEY DO NOT RELATE STRICTLY TO HISTORICAL OR CURRENT FACTS. THEY USE WORDS SUCH AS “ANTICIPATE,” “ESTIMATE,” “EXPECT,” “PROJECT,” “INTEND,” “PLAN,” “BELIEVE,” AND OTHER WORDS AND TERMS OF SIMILAR MEANING IN CONNECTION WITH A DESCRIPTION OF POTENTIAL EARNINGS OR FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE.
ANY AND ALL FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS IN THE COURSE OR ON THE WEBSITE ARE INTENDED TO EXPRESS OUR OPINION OF EARNINGS POTENTIAL. MANY FACTORS WILL BE IMPORTANT IN DETERMINING YOUR ACTUAL RESULTS AND NO GUARANTEES ARE MADE THAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE RESULTS SIMILAR TO OURS OR ANYBODY ELSE, IN FACT NO GUARANTEES ARE MADE THAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE ANY RESULTS FROM OUR IDEAS AND TECHNIQUES IN OUR MATERIALS.

5. Due Diligence. You are advised to do Your own due diligence when it comes to making business decisions and should use caution and seek the advice of qualified professionals. You should check with Your accountant, lawyer, investment advisor, or other appropriate professional before acting on this or any information. You may not consider any examples, documents, or other content on the course or otherwise provided by us to be the equivalent of legal, accounting, or investment advice. Nothing contained in the course or in materials available for sale or download on the website provides legal, investment, or accounting advice in any way. You should consult with your own attorney, financial investment advisor, and accountant with any questions you may have. We assume no responsibility for any losses or damages resulting from your use of any information or opportunity contained within the course, on the related website, or within any information disclosed by the owner of the course and the website in any form whatsoever.

6. Purchase Price. Although we believe the price is fair for the value that you receive, you understand and agree that the purchase price for this financial education course has been arbitrarily set by us. This price bears no relationship to objective standards.

7. Testimonials & Examples. Testimonials and examples for this course and on the related website are exceptional results, do not reflect the typical purchaser’s experience, don’t apply to the average person and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Where specific income or earnings (whether monetary or advertising credits, whether convertible to cash or not), figures are used and attributed to a specific individual or business, that individual or business has earned that amount. There is no assurance that you will do as well using the same information or strategies. If you rely on the specific income or earnings figures used, you must accept all the risk of not doing as well. The described experiences are atypical. Your financial results are likely to differ from those described in the testimonials. You understand that this course has not been available for purchase long enough for us to determine what are typical financial results.

8. How To Contact Us.
Any questions or concerns about these terms and conditions of use should be brought to our attention by e-mail toLegal@nextstepsyep.org Admin@nextstepsyep.org, and providing us with information relating to your concern.
You may also mail your concerns to us at the following address:
Eagles Economic Community Development Corporation
c/o The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program
4910 Jonesboro Road
Suite 500
Union City, Georgia 30291

These terms and conditions were last updated on January 1st, 2019

Copyright © 2019 The NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator, and licensed for use by The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program, Inc at www.nextstepsyep.org. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this document may be copied or used by anyone other than the licensee without the express written permission of The NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator, Inc.

CIPA – Compliant Internet Safety Policy
1. Minors (CIPA – Compliant Internet Safety Policy)
NEXT Steps recognizes that access to technology in school gives students greater opportunities to learn, engage, communicate, and develop skills that will prepare them for work, life, and citizenship. We are committed to helping students develop 21st-century technology and communication skills. To that end, we provide access to technologies for student, staff, parent, visitor, and community use.
It is the policy of The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program to:
(a) prevent user access over its computer network to, or transmission of, inappropriate material via Internet, electronic mail, or other forms of direct electronic communications;
(b) prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful online activity;
(c) prevent unauthorized online disclosure, use, or dissemination of personal identification information of minors; and
(d) comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act [Pub. L. No. 106-554 and 47 USC 254(h)].
DEFINITIONS
Key terms are as defined in the Children’s Internet Protection Act. This Acceptable Use Policy outlines the guidelines and behaviors that users are expected to follow when using school technologies or when using personally-owned devices on the school campus. • The NEXT Steps network is intended for educational purposes. • All activity over the network or using district technologies may be monitored and retained. • Students are expected to follow the same rules for good behavior and respectful conduct online as offline. • Misuse of school resources can result in disciplinary action. • Users of the district network or other technologies are expected to alert Technology staff immediately of any concerns for safety or security.

ACCESS TO INAPPROPRIATE MATERIAL
To the extent practical, technology protection measures (or “Internet filters”) shall be used to block or filter Internet, or other forms of electronic communications, access to inappropriate information. Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, blocking shall be applied to visual depictions of material deemed obscene or child pornography, or to any material deemed harmful to minors. Subject to staff supervision, technology protection measures may be disabled for adults or, in the case of minors, minimized only for bona fide research or other lawful purposes.

TECHNOLOGIES COVERED
NEXT Steps may provide Internet access to: desktop computers, mobile computers or devices, videoconferencing capabilities, online collaboration capabilities, message boards, email, and more. As new technologies emerge, NEXT Steps will attempt to provide access to them. The policies outlined in this document are intended to cover all available technologies, not just those specifically listed.
INAPPROPRIATE NETWORK USAGE
To the extent practical, steps shall be taken to promote the safety and security of users of the Ricardo
Independent School District online computer network when using electronic mail, chat rooms, instant
messaging, and other forms of direct electronic communications.
Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, prevention of inappropriate network usage
includes: (a) unauthorized access, including so-called ‘hacking,’ and other unlawful activities; and (b)
unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors.
EMAIL

NEXT Steps may provide users (Students grades 2nd through 8th, Staff, and designated individuals/groups) with email accounts for the purpose of school-related communication. Availability and use may be restricted based on school policies.
Users are provided with email accounts, they should be used with care. Users should not send personal information; should not attempt to open files or follow links from unknown or not trusted origin; should use appropriate language; and should only communicate with other people as allowed by the district policy or the teacher.
Users are expected to communicate with the same appropriate, safe, mindful, courteous conduct online as offline. Email usage may be monitored and archived.

SOCIAL/WEB 2.0 / COLLABORATIVE CONTENT
Recognizing the benefits collaboration brings to education, NEXT Steps may provide users with access to web sites or tools that allow communication, collaboration, sharing, and messaging among users.
Users are expected to communicate with the same appropriate, safe, mindful, courteous conduct online as offline. Posts, chats, sharing, and messaging may be monitored. Users should be careful not to share personally-identifying information online;

SECURITY
Users are expected to take reasonable safeguards against the transmission of security threats over the school network. This includes not opening or distributing infected files or programs and not opening files or programs of unknown or not trusted origin.
If you believe a computer or mobile device you are using might be infected with a virus, please alert the Technology staff. Do not attempt to remove the virus yourself or download any programs to help remove the virus.

DOWNLOADS
Users should not download or attempt to download or run .exe programs over the school network or onto
school resources without express permission from the Technology staff.
You may be able to download other file types, such as images of videos. For the security of our
network, download such files only from reputable sites, and only for education purposes.

PLAGIARISM
Users should not plagiarize (or use as their own, without citing the original creator content, including words or
images, from the Internet. Users should not take credit for things they didn’t create themselves, or misrepresent
themselves as an author or creator of something found online. Research conducted via the Internet should be
appropriately cited, giving credit to the original author.

PERSONAL SAFETY
Users should never share personal information, including phone number, address, social security number,
birthday, or financial information, over the Internet without adult permission. Users should recognize that
communicating over the Internet brings anonymity and associated risks, and should carefully safeguard the
personal information of themselves and others. Users should never agree to meet someone they meet online in
real life without parental permission.
If you see a message, comment, image, or anything else online that makes you concerned for
your personal safety, bring it to the attention of an adult (teacher or staff if you’re at school;
parent if you’re using the device at home) immediately.

CYBER BULLYING
Cyber bullying will not be tolerated. Harassing, dissing, flaming, denigrating, impersonating, outing, tricking, excluding, and cyber stalking are all examples of cyberbullying. Don’t be mean. Don’t send emails or post comments with the intent of scaring, hurting, or intimidating someone else.
Engaging in these behaviors, or any online activities intended to harm (physically or emotionally) another person, will result in severe disciplinary action and loss of privileges. In some cases, cyber bullying can be a crime. Remember that your activities are monitored and retained.

EDUCATION, SUPERVISION AND MONITORING
It shall be the responsibility of all members of the Ricardo Independent School District staff to educate, supervise and monitor appropriate usage of the online computer network and access to the Internet in accordance with this policy, the Children’s Internet Protection Act, the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act, and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act.
Procedures for the disabling or otherwise modifying any technology protection measures shall be the responsibility of Superintendent or designated representatives.
The Superintendent or designated representatives will provide age appropriate training for students who use the Ricardo Independent School District’s Internet facilities. The training provided will be designed to promote the Ricardo ISD’s commitment to:
a. The standards and acceptable use of Internet services as set forth in the Ricardo Independent School District’s Internet SafetyPolicy;
b. Student safety with regard to:
i. safety on theInternet;
ii. appropriate behavior while on online, on social networking Web sites, and in chat rooms; and
iii. cyberbullying awareness andresponse.
c. Compliance with the E-rate requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act
(“CIPA”).
Following receipt of this training, the student will acknowledge that he/she received the training,
understood it, and will follow the provisions of the District’s acceptable use policies.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
NEXT Steps will not be responsible for damage or harm to persons, files, data, or hardware.
While NEXT Steps employs filtering and other safety and security mechanisms, and attempts to ensure their proper function, it makes no guarantees as to their effectiveness.
NEXT Steps will not be responsible, financially or otherwise, for unauthorized transactions conducted over the school network.

NEXT Steps Acceptable Use Policy

INTRODUCTION
NEXT Steps recognizes that access to technology in school gives Students, Staff, and
Guests (henceforth: Users) greater opportunities to learn, engage, communicate, and
develop skills that will prepare them for work, life, and citizenship. We are committed to
helping Users develop 21st-century technology and communication skills. To that end, we
provide access to technologies for Users use. This Acceptable Use Policy outlines the
guidelines and behaviors that Users are expected to follow when using school technologies
or when using personally-owned devices on the school campus.
● The NEXT Steps network is intended for educational purposes.
● All activity over the network or using district technologies may be monitored and
retained.
● Access to online content via the network may be restricted in accordance with our
policies and federal regulations, such as the Children’s Internet Protection Act(CIPA).
● Users are expected to follow the same rules for good behavior and respectful conduct
online as offline.
● Misuse of school resources can result in disciplinary action.
● NEXT Steps makes a reasonable effort to ensure Users’ safety and security online, but
will not be held accountable for any harm or damages that result from use of school
technologies.
● Users of the district network or other technologies are expected to notify Ricardostaff
immediately of any concerns for safety or security.

TECHNOLOGIES COVERED
NEXT Steps may provide Internet access, desktop computers, mobile computers or
devices, videoconferencing capabilities, online collaboration capabilities, and more.
As new technologies emerge, NEXT Steps will attempt to provide access to them. The
policies outlined in this document are intended to cover all available technologies, not just
those specifically listed.

USAGE POLICIES
All technologies provided by the district are intended for education purposes. All Users are
expected to use good judgment and to follow the specifics of this document as well as the spirit
of it: be safe, appropriate, careful and kind; don’t try to get around technological protection
measures; use good common sense; and ask if you don’t know.
WEB ACCESS
NEXT Steps provides its Users with access to the Internet, including web sites, resources,
content, and online tools. That access will be restricted in compliance with CIPA regulations and
school policies. Web browsing may be monitored and web activity records may be retained
indefinitely.

SOCIAL/WEB 2.0 / COLLABORATIVE CONTENT
Recognizing the benefits collaboration brings to education, NEXT Steps may provide Users
with access to web sites or tools that allow communication, collaboration, sharing, and
messaging among users. Users should be careful not to share personally-identifying
information online.

MOBILE DEVICES POLICY
NEXT Steps may provide Users with mobile computers or other devices to promote learning
outside of the classroom. Users should abide by the same acceptable use policies when
using school devices off the school network as on the school network. Users are expected to
treat these devices with extreme care and caution; these are expensive devices that the
school is entrusting to your care. Users should report any loss, damage, or malfunction to
Ricardo staff immediately. Users may be financially accountable for any damage resulting
from negligence or misuse. Use of school-issued mobile devices off the school network may
be monitored.

PERSONALLY-OWNED DEVICES POLICY
Students should keep personally-owned devices (including laptops, tablets, smart phones, and
cell phones) turned off and put away during school hours—unless in the event of an emergency
or as instructed by a teacher or staff for educational purposes. Because of security concerns,
when personally-owned mobile devices are used on campus, they should not be used over the
school network without express permission from IT staff.

SECURITY
Users are expected to take reasonable safeguards against the transmission of security
threats over the school network. This includes not opening or distributing infected files or
programs and not opening files or programs of unknown or untrusted origin.

DOWNLOADS
Users should not download or attempt to download or run programs over the school network
or onto school resources without express permission from Ricardo staff. You may be able to
download other file types, such as images of videos. For the security of our network,
download such files only from reputable sites, and only for education purposes.

NETIQUETTE
Users should always use the Internet, network resources, and online sites in a courteous
and respectful manner. Users should also recognize that among the valuable content online
is unverified, incorrect, or inappropriate content. Users should use trusted sources when
conducting research via the Internet. Users should also remember not to post anything
online that they wouldn’t want parents, teachers, or future colleges or employers to see.
Once something is online, it’s out there—and can sometimes be shared and spread in ways
you never intended.

PLAGIARISM
Users should not plagiarize (or use as their own, without citing the original creator) content, including words
or images, from the Internet. Users should not take credit for things they didn’t create themselves, or
misrepresent themselves as an author or creator of something found online. Research conducted via the
Internet should be appropriately cited, giving credit to the original author.

PERSONAL SAFETY
Users should never share personal information, including phone number, address, social security number,
birthday, or financial information, over the Internet without adult permission. Users should recognize that
communicating over the Internet brings anonymity and associated risks, and should carefully safeguard the
personal information of themselves and others. Users should never agree to meet someone they meet
online in real life without parental permission. If you see a message, comment, image, or anything else
online that makes you concerned for your personal safety, bring it to the attention of an adult (teacher or
staff if you’re at school; parent if you’re using the device at home) immediately.

CYBERBULLYING
Cyberbullying will not be tolerated. Harassing, dissing, flaming, denigrating, impersonating, outing, tricking,
excluding, and cyberstalking are all examples of cyberbullying. Don’t be mean. Don’t send emails or post
comments with the intent of scaring, hurting, or intimidating someone else. Engaging in these behaviors,
or any online activities intended to harm (physically or emotionally) another person, will result in severe
disciplinary action and loss of privileges. In some cases, cyberbullying can be a crime. Remember that
your activities are monitored and retained.

I will:
✓ Use school technologies for school-related activities.
✓ Follow the same guidelines for respectful, responsible behavior online that I am expected
to follow offline.
✓ Treat school resources carefully, and alert staff if there is any problem with their operation.
✓ Encourage positive, constructive discussion if allowed to use communicative or
collaborative technologies.
✓ Alert a teacher or other staff member if I see threatening, inappropriate, or harmful content (images,
messages, posts) online.
✓ Use school technologies at appropriate times, in approved places, for educational pursuits.
✓ Cite sources when using online sites and resources for research.
✓ Recognize that use of school technologies is a privilege and treat it assuch.
✓ Be cautious to protect the safety of myself and others.
✓ Help to protect the security of school resources.

I will not:
✓ Use school technologies in a way that could be personally or physically harmful.
✓ Attempt to find inappropriate images or content.
✓ Engage in cyberbullying, harassment, or disrespectful conduct toward others.
✓ Try to find ways to circumvent the school’s safety measures and filtering tools.
✓ Use school technologies to send spam or chain mail.
✓ Plagiarize content I find online.
✓ Post personally-identifying information, about myself or others.
✓ Agree to meet someone I meet online in real life.
✓ Use language online that would be unacceptable in the classroom.
✓ Use school technologies for illegal activities or to pursue information on such activities.
✓ Attempt to hack or access sites, servers, or content that isn’t intended for my use.

INTERNET SAFETY TRAINING
NEXT Steps will provide age-appropriate training for Users who use the NEXT Steps Internet facilities.
The training provided will be designed to promote the schools commitment to: The standards and
acceptable use of Internet services as set forth in the NEXT Steps Internet Safety Policy; Student safety
with regard to:
✓ safety on the Internet; sexting
✓ appropriate behavior while on online, on social networking Web sites, and in chat rooms; and
✓ cyberbullying awareness and response.
✓ Compliance with the E-rate requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (“CIPA”).

Following receipt of this training, the User will acknowledge that he/she received the training, understood
it, and will follow the provisions of the District’s acceptable use policies.
NEXT Steps will not be responsible for damage or harm to persons, files, data, or hardware.
While NEXT Steps employs filtering and other safety and security mechanisms, and attempts to ensure their
proper function, it makes no guarantees as to their effectiveness.

NEXT Steps will not be responsible, financially or otherwise, for unauthorized transactions conducted
over the school network.
Violations of this Acceptable Use Policy
Violations of this policy may have disciplinary repercussions, including:
● Suspension of network, technology, or computer privileges
● Notification to parents
● Detention or suspension from school and school-related activities
● Legal action and/or prosecution
Violations of this Internet Safety Policy
Violations of this policy may have disciplinary repercussions, including:
● Suspension of network, technology, or computer privileges
● Notification to parents
● Detention or suspension from schooland school-related activities
● Legal action and/orprosecution

Live Event Policies

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2. Minors (CIPA – Compliant Internet Safety Policy)
NEXT Steps recognizes that access to technology in school gives students greater opportunities to learn, engage, communicate, and develop skills that will prepare them for work, life, and citizenship. We are committed to helping students develop 21st-century technology and communication skills. To that end, we provide access to technologies for student, staff, parent, visitor, and community use.
It is the policy of The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program to:
(a) prevent user access over its computer network to, or transmission of, inappropriate material via Internet, electronic mail, or other forms of direct electronic communications;
(b) prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful online activity;
(c) prevent unauthorized online disclosure, use, or dissemination of personal identification information of minors; and
(d) comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act [Pub. L. No. 106-554 and 47 USC 254(h)].

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f. Credit card companies, the federal reserve or lenders whose main business is in high-interest rate loans (defined as above 18% APR) or those being sponsored by these organizations are strictly prohibited from using the Material, NEXT Steps name or any other service provided by NEXT Steps without written permission.

5. Name Usage. The Licensee has approval from NEXT Steps to mention NEXT Steps’ name and/or other branded material which includes but is not limited to NEXT Steps, Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs, Community On Demand, Community On Demand Campaign, The Pop Shop, Digital Badge & Skillcoin Rewards System, STEAM Education Trading Cards & eGift Cards, Junior Executive Management (JEM) Teams, and The STEAM Investigative Process. When naming all NEXT Steps name branded material End User must mention NEXT Steps or National Financial Educators Council. For example, the NEXT Steps’ Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs. End User must use the name in marketing, press releases, outreach efforts, email blasts, direct mailers, television advertisements, internet marketing and all forms of media, outreach and marketing. Licensee is not permitted to use any of the Licensors name or branded names or similar names in conjunction with any domain names or corporate names.

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