Virtual Senior Academy (“VSA”), accessible at www.virtualsenioracademy.org, is a web-based interactive social and learning Internet site dedicated to improving the well-being of seniors. VSA is a product of the the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (“JCC”). Through VSA, users can access interactive courses and associated information, digital materials and Internet links.
VSA is a resource presented to provide educational and social engagement. The information conveyed in interactive classes and in digital materials available through VSA (“Content”) is not intended as a substitute for professional medical or legal advice. For medical questions or issues, consumers should always consult with a health practitioner. USERS RELY ON THE CONTENT ON VSA AT THEIR OWN RISK.
We reserve the right to review any and all content at any time prior to or after it is published by users of VSA. We do not oﬀer you any warranty or guarantee related to VSA. We SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON- INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, TIMELINESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, MERCHANDISE OR OTHER MATERIAL PROVIDED THROUGH VSA OR ON ANY SITES/RESOURCES LINKED FROM VSA. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN RELIANCE UPON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR PROVIDED THROUGH VSA.
It is your responsibility to evaluate the content available on VSA. If you are a health care professional, you should exercise your professional judgment in evaluating any content, and we encourage you to confirm the content contained on VSA with other sources before undertaking any treatment or action based on it. If you are a consumer, you should evaluate the content together with your physician or another qualified health care professional. USER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT HE/SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THEIR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABILITY TO ACCESS AND PARTICIPATE IN VSA SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PHYSICAL EXERCISE CLASSES, AND ASSUMES THE FULL RISK OF PARTICIPATION.
Whether the content comes from JCC or from a user of VSA, WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT ON VSA. REGARDLESS OF WHETHER WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF THE ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY YOU OR ANYONE MAY HAVE.
You understand and agree that we cannot and do not operate, control, supply, endorse, warrant or guarantee any information, products, services or merchandise available on VSA or through the Internet, in general, in any way. You also understand and agree that we cannot and do not warrant or guarantee that files available for downloading through the website will be free of infections or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that contains contaminating or destructive properties. You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for implementing suﬃcient precautions, procedures, and checkpoints to satisfy your own requirements for the accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to VSA for the reconstruction of any lost data. We do not assume the responsibility for the loss of any information, data, or other materials resulting from your use of VSA.
Content on VSA may include links to external websites. VSA prohibits links to websites or organizations that are commercial or product-based; pharmaceutical or medical products organizations or services; consulting services; or other types of organizations or websites, as determined by VSA's sole discretion. Although we are selective about the organizations we link to, WE DO NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY WEBSITES THAT ARE LINKED TO VSA OR THAT YOU BROWSE AFTER FOLLOWING A LINK FROM VSA.
While we welcome your feedback on VSA, we reserve the right to make the final decisions about the content that is posted on the site and to remove such content in our unfettered discretion for any reason or no reason. If you believe that your work has been used on VSA in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact our Copyright Agent by following the procedures described below. To register other types of complaints, you can use the “Contact Us” features or any other feedback link on our site to send us comments and criticisms, but IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH OUR RESPONSE OR WITH THE CONTENTS OF VSA, YOUR ONLY REMEDY IS TO STOP USING VSA.
We or our partners also own the names we use for our products and services on VSA, and these names are protected by trademark laws in the US and internationally. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
If your activities are noncommercial, you may make use of our trademarks by linking to us or discussing us with others, as long as you make it clear that we are the owner of the trademark. Any other uses of our trademarks require our prior written approval unless they constitute permissible fair use under applicable law.
Without limiting the foregoing, you may not use our trademarks in any of the following ways:
Unless otherwise prohibited, you may look at VSA content online; download individual documents; print or email pages of content; download tools to your personal or handheld computer for later reading or use; and print pages for yourself or your colleagues, provided that:
Note that some content posted on VSA originates from outside sources that have granted JCC permission to post this content to our website only. Any further permissions for this content must be sought directly from the content owners.
You may not post any content, links or code that would be, in the sole and absolute determination of JCC I, misleading, false, defamatory, vulgar, inappropriate, or harmful. We disclaim any liability for moderating such content but reserve the right to remove any such content at any time without your consent.
If you submit or post any content or intellectual property to VSA, you represent and warrant that your submission or posting does not infringe the rights of the owner of such content or intellectual property or any other third party. You further represent and warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted, or allowed you to grant, to JCC a royalty-free, world-wide, irrevocable, perpetual, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display such content or intellectual property in any medium, form, format, or forum whether presently existing or developed later, and to sublicense such rights to others.
YOU ARE EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED FROM UPLOADING ANY IDENTIFIABLE, PATIENT-LEVEL HEALTH INFORMATION INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO INFORMATION THAT WOULD FALL UNDER THE HEALTH INFORMATION PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1996’S DEFINITION OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION (PHI).
I, the undersigned, in exchange for good and valuable consideration, and without further consideration, do hereby irrevocably grant the JCC, its parent, aﬃliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors, nominees, agents, assigns, and those for whom it is acting, my consent and the unrestricted right and permission to copy, publish, republish, edit, record, reproduce, broadcast, rebroadcast, distribute, transmit, exhibit, copyright, sell, merchandise, disseminate, use or otherwise exploit, either in whole or in part, in any way throughout the universe and in perpetuity the audio and/or visual portions of any videotape, film, pictures, prints, stills, promotional materials or other recordings of me made in connection with the JCC and VSA and any reproduction thereof, for use through any medium or media now known or hereafter devised including, but not limited to, newspaper, home video release (whether by cassette, laser disc or other means), television (whether by free, pay, pay-per-view, cable, broadcast, video on demand, near video on demand, interactive, satellite or community), the internet, webcast, CD-ROM and other interactive means.
I understand and agree that the photographs, films, videotapes, pictures, prints, stills, promotional materials or other recordings of me may be used with or without identifying me as their subject. Such right and permission shall be exercisable, in whole or in part, at the sole discretion of JCC, its parent, aﬃliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors, nominees, assigns, or agents.
I understand that any statements and any reference to me in the photographs, films, videotapes, pictures, prints, stills, promotional materials or other recordings of me may be used in connection with the promotion of JCC and VSA, in any of its fund-raising campaigns or by any of its clients.
I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect or approve any finished product, derivative thereof or the use to which such finished product may be applied.
I hereby release, discharge and agree to hold harmless JCC, its parent, aﬃliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors, assigns and agents and those from whom it is acting, from any liability, claim, or cause of action, now known or later discovered, including without limitation, liability for libel, invasion of any right of privacy or publicity, and defamation arising out of the use of any photographs, films, videotapes, negatives, prints, stills or other recording of me, or reference to me, or of any scene or sequence in which my likeness or such reference appears.
I hereby warrant that I am age 18 or older. I acknowledge that I have read and understand this Consent and Release prior to agreeing to the terms herein.
Unless expressly permitted by JCC, you may not use VSA or any information, tool or service provided by VSA to solicit other users for any commercial purpose or to advertise commercial programs, products, or services of any kind for which a fee is charged.
JCCrespects the rights of all copyright holders and will terminate the accounts of users who post materials on VSA that infringe the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide JCC’s Copyright Agent the following information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512:
To contact our Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on or regarding VSA, email email@example.com or write to Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.
If you believe that your user submission that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to applicable law, to post and use the content in your user submission, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to our Copyright Agent:
Please send such notice to our Copyright Agent at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.
If a counter-notice is received by JCC, JCC may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that JCC may restore the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the member or user, the removed content may be restored, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at the sole discretion of JCC.
JCC makes no representation that materials on VSA are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access VSA from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
We pay special attention to privacy issues. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any sensitive information on VSA. These uses are more fully described in the VSA Policies and the Appearance Consent and Release.
If you do not comply with these terms, as determined by JCC in its sole and absolute discretion, we have the right to block your access, suspend or eliminate your registration, and remove any content or other information you have placed on our site. We may also take any legal action and/or report uploaded content to the appropriate authorities if, in our sole discretion, we think such recourse is appropriate. If your use of VSA or violation of this Agreement causes harm to yourself or others, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold JCC harmless against any liability for that harm.
In order to ensure the protection of children attending a virtual intergenerational learning workshop through the Virtual Senior Academy, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will enforce the following protocol:
I hereby consent to my child enrolling in the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s Virtual Senior Academy’s intergenerational learning workshops. This web-based platform will host a number of workshops for children, youth and older adults to participate in co-learning experiences. All workshop facilitators will have clearances on record and will be monitoring and facilitating the safe engagement of all participants. Participants in these workshops will not be able to communicate directly with each other nor, will any personal or identifying information other than first name be shared with each other.
I understand and consent that my child will be utilizing the Zoom based video platform to engage with the intergenerational workshop facilitator and other workshop participants for the activities. I understand the Zoom based video platform has had issues with security and Zoom bombing that is outside the control of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and workshop facilitators and that it is possible for a security breach to occur during a class. I understand that all engagement in these workshops will be done as a group, monitored by a cleared workshop facilitator.
I hereby consent to my child’s registration information to be shared with the administration of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation for record and for the safely of all participants. I hereby further consent to my contact information and child’s name to be shared with the instructors of the workshop in which my child participates. I understand that this information will not be made publicly available by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh or any workshop facilitator.
The Children’s Online Privacy Act (COPPA) is a United States federal law that regulates the online collection, use and disclosure of personal information from children under the age of 13. It requires that parents or guardians provide consent before personal information is collected online or is publicly disclosed online, from or by children under 13 years old. More information on COPPA can be found at www.ftc.gov as well as through various other sources.
I certify that I have read, understand and consent to my child’s participant in the Virtual Senior Academy’s Intergenerational Learning Workshops.