General Terms of Use

The West Virginia Department of Education maintains this web site to provide relevant information concerning Department and statewide educational programs and West Virginia’s elementary and secondary schools. You are invited to browse this site. You may download material displayed on this site for non-commercial purposes only, provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not use the contents of this site for commercial purposes, without written permission from the West Virginia Department of Education.

Neither the West Virginia Department of Education nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering this site is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of access to, or use of, this site. The West Virginia Department of Education also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be held liable for any damages to, or viruses that may infect, computer equipment or other property as a result of using,browsing, or downloading any materials, data, images, or text from this site.

Pages on this site provide hyperlinks to other sites that may not be maintained by the West Virginia Department of Education. The West Virginia Department of Education does not (a) make any warranty, express or implied, with respect to the use of the links provided; (b) guarantee the accuracy, completeness, usefulness, or adequacy of any resources, information, apparatus, product, or process available at or from these sites; or c) imply any affiliation, sponsorship, endorsement, or association with these sites or the entities involved in their operation. Accordingly, the West Virginia Department of Education is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages or any other sites linked from this site. Linking to off-site pages or sites is at your own risk. Any communication or material you transmit to this site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential.

WVDE Social Media Terms of Use

In maintaining a positive experience for our page visitors, we reserve the right to remove photos, comments and other material deemed “unproductive” by the West Virginia Department of Education social media team. This includes, but is not limited to: vulgar, offensive or violent language; disturbing photos; angry or aggressive behavior toward fellow page visitors; hateful or discriminatory comments regarding race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation or political beliefs; links or comments containing sexually explicit content material; spam, link baiting or files containing viruses that could damage the operation of a network or individual’s computer(s) or mobile device; anything in violation of any intellectual property right of another; and harassment in the form of, but not limited to, repetitious text and/or photo comments, unfounded claims, and comments that are unrelated to a post. Special consideration will be given to posts containing children to ensure they are protected from harassment and confrontational comments.

The purpose of the West Virginia Department of Education’s (WVDE) social media pages is to facilitate an ongoing dialogue on education issues. We encourage your comments. Your ideas and concerns are important to help ensure that a broad range of West Virginians are active and informed participants in the discussion conducted on our social media pages. The WVDE reserves the right to modify this policy at any time, and expressly reserves the right to remove comments from its pages and block accounts that consistently violate our terms of use.

All comments on WVDE social media pages are reviewed and we retain the right to remove or not remove them and block any user that continually violates our terms of use policy with such comments. We also retain the right to immediately block accounts that post comments containing potentially harmful links or spam. We expect participants to treat each other, as well as our agency and our employees, with respect and dignity.

Questions about our Social Media Terms of Use may be directed to or by calling 304-558-2699.