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You acknowledge and agree that your use of the website is at your own risk and that none of the parties involved in creating, producing, or delivering this website is liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, or any losses, costs or expenses of any kind (including legal fees, expert fees, or other disbursements) which may arise, directly or indirectly, through the access to, the use of, or the browsing in this site or through your downloading of any materials, text, data, images, video or audio from this website, use of quizzes or other interactive features, including but not limited to anything caused by any viruses, bugs, human action or inaction of any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or any other errors, failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections.

Every effort has been made to provide sound advice on this website; however, the information contained is not intended to take the place of appropriate counsel or professional help in serious situations.


You acknowledge and agree that Search Institute is the copyright owner of this website. The ParentFurther name, brand names, trademarks, logos, sound, video, images of places or people and other materials represented on this website are owned by Search Institute. Your use of any of these materials is prohibited unless you have obtained prior written approval from Search Institute. Any unauthorized use of these materials by you may subject you to penalties or damages, including, but not limited to infringement of Search Institute and others parties’ copyrights, trademarks, privacy rights, publicity rights, and/or other intellectual property rights. Search Institute will enforce its intellectual property rights to the full extent of the law.


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Search Institute encourages limited use of its materials for educational, noncommercial purposes, provided this use does not exceed the limits outlined below. Even when paraphrasing, professional courtesy and ethics require accurate, nonmalicious use and proper attribution of the material to Search Institute. Please use the following credit line for all reprints and reproductions of Search Institute material:

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Through your use of this website, Search Institute (“Search”) collects certain information about you that you specifically and knowingly provide to us, such as your user name, email address, name or mailing address. This information is used to provide you with updates and to keep your progress on activities and quizzes current. In addition, we may track how you use this Site and relate it to the information you have provided to us. Search respects our visitors’ privacy. We do not sell or rent information collected.

ParentFurther contains links to other websites that are not directly associated with Search and are not under our control. We are not responsible for their content and they may not share the same privacy policy as Search. The privacy policies stated here apply only to the ParentFurther website.

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You acknowledge and agree that although the information and materials on the ParentFurther website may be read throughout the world, this website is designed and intended for use in the United States and your entrance into this website will be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the United States. If you access this website from another country, you are responsible for compliance with any and all applicable local laws. If the information and materials in the website do not conform to the laws of the country where you access the website, the information is not meant for you. Search Institute makes no representation that the information and materials contained in this website are appropriate for countries outside the United States.


You acknowledge and agree that Search Institute reserves the right to revise this legal information at any time for any reason and reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice or obligation, to any of the information and materials contained on this website. You further acknowledge and agree that by entering this website you will be bound by any such revisions to the web site and that Search Institute has encouraged you to periodically visit the website and this page to review these terms and conditions.