COPYRIGHT, USAGE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Parent Teacher Conference Wizard is Copyright 2020 by PTC Wizard. All Rights Reserved.
By installing, downloading, or otherwise using any portion of this Software or Documentation, you accept and agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions listed below.
Terms and Conditions
PTC Wizard (the "Service") provided by PTC Wizard, Inc. ("PTC") with permission of your local school, local school district, teacher, or other responsible education authority (the "Subscriber") is made available to you (the
"User") subject to the following Terms and Conditions in the PTC Service Agreement (the "Agreement"). By using and accessing this Service, you are agreeing to be bound by, and to comply with, these Terms and Conditions and
any other terms and conditions or terms of service posted on any individual page of this Service.
Changes in Terms and Conditions
PTC reserves the right to change this policy at any time, for any reason, and without notice, including the right to terminate these services. Therefore, it is your responsibility to review these Terms and Conditions from
time to time so you will be apprised of any changes.
The software product identified above, including but not limited to any software, media, and accompanying on-line or printed documentation (collectively "Software") is licensed, not sold, by Computer Creation Systems
("Licensor") to the School.
The license is only valid for one school and is not transferable. Any violation of the terms and conditions in this license can render the license invalid.
In the event that a license becomes invalid, the school account will be shut down without refund.
For information about licensing this Software for another school, contact Computer Creation Systems, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any staff member of the licensed School or parent with a child currently attending the licensed School is hereby authorized to use the Web portion of the Software ("Web Software") for the purposes of scheduling
parent/teacher conferences only. Redistributing, selling, copying, or reproducing any part of the Software over any medium without prior written consent from Licensor is expressly forbidden. You may not download, install,
or copy the Software except in the practice of using the Web Software with a Web browser, and only for the purposes of scheduling parent/teacher conferences.
The Software and any copies that exist are owned by Licensor. The Software is confidential and copyrighted. The structure of the Software, its organization and code are the valuable trade secrets of Licensor. Title to
Software and all associated intellectual property rights, including but not limited to trade secrets, trademarks, service marks, patents, and copyrights are retained by and will remain the property of Licensor. The
Software is also protected by the United States Copyright Law and International Treaty provisions. You must treat the Software just as you would any other copyrighted material, such as a book.
You may not reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Software, in whole or in part. You may not prepare derivative works based on the Software or its screen displays.
No part of the Software may be reproduced, copied, or republished, in any form, without written permission from Licensor.
The license is non-transferable and may not be used by multiple schools without written permission from the Licensor.
Disclaimer of Warranties
The Software and the information contained or accessed are provided "AS IS". To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Licensor and School expressly disclaim and you hereby expressly waive all warranties,
conditions or representations, either express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranty of merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement, and error-free
or uninterrupted service with regard to the Software, and the provision of or failure to provide support services. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Licensor, its suppliers, or the School
be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, consequential or punitive damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of revenue, profit or data, business interruption, loss of business
information, or any other pecuniary loss), however caused, arising out of or related to the use of or inability to use the Software or the provision of or failure to provide support services, even if
Licensor or School has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
THIS SERVICE AND ALL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH IT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, PTC DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND
PERFORMANCE OF THIS SERVICE. PTC DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THIS SERVICE OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE SERVICE, AS WELL AS FOR ANY INFORMATION OR
ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE SERVICE. PTC SIMILARLY DISCLAIMS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY WARRANTIES FOR ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO
YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT MAY RESULT IN THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL PTC BE LIABLE TO ANY USER ON ACCOUNT OF THAT USER'S USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON THE SERVICE OR ITS ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO PREVENT
RECOVERY OF DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES (EVEN IF PTC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER THE
DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON THE SERVICE, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, FROM INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, OR FROM THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF THE SERVICE OR DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF
OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THIS SERVICE OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED ON THIS SERVICE, AS WELL AS BY REASON OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE
SERVICES OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.
THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS, WAIVERS AND LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.
Changes in the Service
PTC reserves the right to change this Service at any time, for any reason, and without notice, including the right to terminate these services. Therefore, it is your responsibility to review these Terms and Conditions as
well as any announcements or news on the Service from time to time so you will be apprised of any changes.
Internet Privacy & Security
PTC and your school work together to protect the online privacy of all of your school community members that use PTC, including students, parents, teachers, and administrators. PTC information collection, security, and
privacy policies have been authorized by your school or teacher, and PTC strives to manage your school's internet services in a secure manner. For example, PTC uses industry standard SSL (secure socket layer) encryption to
transfer private, personal information, the same technology used by online banks. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and PTC can not ensure or warrant the security of
not be liable if a security breach occurs, if the site malfunctions, or if information is misused or mismanaged in any way to your detriment or the detriment of a third party, whether by PTC, your school, your teacher, or
an unauthorized third party.
Information Collection & Disclosure
You authorize PTC to collect and store data on its computer, server or other system and to compile such data for purposes of analysis and marketing. PTC collects and analyzes data on how the service is used in the aggregate
(how groups of people use PTC) for the purpose of improving and enhancing its service. PTC does not analyze information on how particular individuals use the service as part of general reporting procedures or in the usual
course of business. However, information on individual usage of the system, including but not limited to individual IP addresses, may be analyzed on a case-specific basis to resolve a technical difficulty or to assist in
resolving or investigating any misuse of the service; also, such individual usage information may be furnished to your school if your school requests such information to assist in the investigation of fraudulent, abusive,
or criminal activity or any other use of PTC that violates your school's rules or policies.
PTC does require that all users create a screen name and password, which is stored on the site, and may collect other basic information such as name, address, email, etc. depending on the needs of your school or the
service. This information is not given or sold to any third parties, unless required by your school as part of their information management efforts. For example, if your school uses a certain third party company to manage
their classroom scheduling and attendance system, necessary information may be shared with that company to assist in those administrative tasks.
GDPR - Data held by PTC
We act as data processors for any data held on our system by you, your school, or end-users of your school (such as parents or teachers). Personal data includes, but is not limited to: student data, teacher data, and parent
data. It is your obligation as the data controller to ensure there is lawful basis for processing. We do not share this data with third-parties, though we may access this data as part of making improvements to our service
and providing support to schools when requested.
We also act as data controllers when we create aggregated statistical data which may be derived from personal data, but is not considered personal data in law as it cannot be used directly or indirectly to identify a
What personal data we hold
- Student Data: first name, last name, database id, teacher associations
- Contact Data: title, first name, last name, relationship to student, email address, phone number, database id
- Teacher Data: title, first name, last name, email address, phone number, database id
Where data is held
All data held on the PTC System is within the United States. We host data using Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure. We maintain daily backups which are encrypted using AES-256. Please click here for a list of
How data is kept secure
We employ appropriate technical and organisational security measures for the types of data we store.
We apply the latest patches to our servers keeping your data safe and secure with multiple levels of password protection - the servers themselves and the database each are password protected. Additionally the servers are
Subject access requests from end-users
As data processors, we are obliged to pass on to the school any subject access request by an end-user and not respond directly to the end-user. An end-user could be a parent, student, teacher or administrator of the system.
We will assist the school in responding to any subject access request. What happens if you stop using the system This section takes effect as of 25th May 2018 While it's rare for a school to stop using PTC Wizard, we only
retain personal data for as long as necessary. You can retrieve a copy of all personal data using the export features within the administration panel while the system remains active during your trial period or paid licence
We delete personal data within 1 year following termination of your licence or after 1 year of inactivity if you have a trial system. We terminate the licence 60 days after the renewal date if no payment has been received
for the renewal.
Features to help comply with GDPR
Syncing data with your school management system
Whenever you choose to sync data from your school information system (SIS), we add new data, update existing records with the latest information from your SIS, and delete records which are no longer relevant or no longer
appear in your SIS. Most SIS suppliers are implementing controls to restrict sharing personal data via their API's where you, as the data controller, do not wish it to be shared with third parties. Please contact your SIS
supplier directly with any questions.
Exports for data portability
It's possible to export data added to the PTC System to satisfy data portability. You can export all bookings for a particular parents' evening or event from the Appointments or Bookings pages retrospectively. This process
can be repeated for each parents' evening & event for which you wish to export data for. It's also possible to export a list of parent details, including links to students.
Data held about Schools
We act as data controllers for any data we collect about customers in order to provide the Parents Evening System service and support to your school. Customer personal data includes, but is not limited to: technical contact
details, finance contact details, phone call details, and the content & attachments of any emails sent to us.
Pricing & Subscriptions
PTC reserves the right to change the pricing at any time for any reason. Subscriptions to PTC Wizard that are not paid in full and active will be subject to new pricing terms and/or a reactivation fee for further use.
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
PTC support hours are 9am-5pm EST. Support is available by calling the toll free number 855-782-9492 or emailing the support desk support@ptc
Wizard.com. During support hours, customers can expect to receive the first human response within 1 hour.
Most support tickets are resolved within 1 hour. However, we have 3 levels of support issues that carry different resolution times:
- Questions: Usually answered immediately. In the event that an agent is unavailable, someone will respond as soon as possible, usually within 1 hour.
- Bugs: Depending on the severity of the issue, bugs are usually resolved within 24 hours.
- Outage: Our servers have 99% uptime. In the event of an outage, we guarantee resolution within 12 hours.