1 Customer Terms and Conditions

Certificate Licenses

Each certificate, the National Certificate in STEM Teaching (NCST) and the National Certificate in STEM Excellence (NCSE) requires its own license.

Every candidate for the NCST must purchase their own, individual license to complete the NCST. Every school or campus must purchase their own, individual school license to complete the NCSE.

Certificate licenses remain active for one year following their purchase. Work completed in the digital portfolio should be saved and downloaded at this time.

Permitted Use

The National Institute for STEM Education and Accelerate Learning, Inc. grants the Customer a non-exclusive, non-transferable and non-assignable license, during the term of this agreement to use the content solely for educational purposes and only with authorized users paid for by the customer. Customer may not sell, sublicense, disclose, assign, or transfer the online content.

Copyright Protection

The National Certificate for STEM Education and Accelerate Learning, Inc. retains all rights, titles, and interests in and to its copyrighted materials.

Product Returns/Exchanges

No refunds or cancellations for online products.

Payment Terms

Payment is due prior to access to the online certificate.

Freight Charges

There are no freight charges for online products.

User Information

The National Institute for STEM Education and Accelerate Learning, Inc reserves the right to collect, store and report all user information for district purchased certificates.

Professional Development/Training

A purchase order or letter of intent must be received 7 days in advance of the training date (14 days outside of Texas) in order to schedule additional professional development to extend the resources within the campus certificate.

2 Terms of Service

The materials found on this Website are copyrighted and trademarked as the property of Accelerate Learning, Inc. Copyright Accelerate Learning, Inc., 2007. All rights are reserved.

No part of these pages, either text or images, may be used for any purposed other than those expressly permitted below and no part of the Website may be reproduced, modified, stored in a retrieval system or retransmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical or otherwise except as expressly permitted below whether in hard copy or electronically without the express written permission of Accelerate Learning, Inc.

All Authorized Users have been provided with a valid login (username and password) for the purpose of accessing the website and the website content. All such login information must be kept confidential and may only be used by User under the terms of this agreement. User is responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of all login Information, and for preventing access to the website and/or the website content by unauthorized persons. Sharing of login information with non-authorized users is specifically prohibited.

User acknowledges that ownership of this website and the website content including all intellectual property or other proprietary rights therein shall remain with Accelerate Learning, Inc.. User agrees that any and all use of the website or website content by user is governed by and shall be in compliance with United States trademark and copyright laws. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to give user ownership in the website or the website content. User acknowledges that user has no right to use the website or website content other than as set forth in this agreement. All rights no expressly granted are reserved to Accelerate Learning, Inc.

Specifically prohibited is the sharing of any materials found on this website. A user’s profile may be shared under their discretion and control. Inappropriate use will not be tolerated. Authorized Users may only use the website for the specific purposes intended. Accelerate Learning reserves the right to discontinue any users privilege’s, use of products and services for any reason.

All other entities, or persons, other than employees of schools that are currently licensed users, whether public or private, educational or non-educational, MUST obtain written approval from Accelerate Learning, Inc. to reproduce or use materials found on this website and will be required to enter into a license agreement that may invoice the payment of a licensing fee or a royalty fee.

For additional information or limited access to evaluate the Website for potential use by your school or district, please email us at support@nise.institute or call 800-531-0864.

3 Disclaimer

All of the information provided on this website is believed to be accurate and reliable; however, Accelerate Learning, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any errors that may appear. Further, Accelerate Learning, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the use of the information provided. Accelerate Learning, Inc. specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that may result from providing the information contained on the site, including any websites maintained by third parties and linked to this website. The inclusion of links from this site does not imply endorsement by Accelerate Learning, Inc.. Accelerate Learning, Inc. makes no effort to independently verify, and does not exert editorial control over, information on pages outside of the www.stemscopes.com domain.

Cookies and Information Collected on this Website

For login and site access purposes we assign each site visitor a cookie, a standard feature found in browsers. The cookie does not actually identify the visitor, just the computer that a visitor uses to access our site. We do not collect personally identifiable information on this website.

IP Addresses

Our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, including your IP address, when you visit our sites. (Your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the internet know where to send you data – such as the web pages you view.) Your IP address does not identify you personally.

NOTE: The Web is evolving. If we change our privacy and or terms of service policies, we will post changes here.

Last updated: October 23, 2019