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Education Special Terms

Education Community

Your use of and access to the Education Community portion of the Site is governed by these Education Special Terms (“Special Terms”) and the Terms of Use, which incorporate these Education Special Terms by reference. When accessing or using the Education Community, you must comply with all of these terms. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, you should not use the Education Community.

  1. Additional Eligibility Requirements for the Education Community.  In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements set forth in the Terms of Use for use of the Site, to access and use the Education Community, you must be age 13 or older and one of the following: (a) an IT Administrator acting on behalf of a Qualified Educational Institution, (b) an Educator; (c) a Student; or (d) an Autodesk-sponsored design competition mentor or competitor.
    1. A “Qualified Educational Institution” means an educational institution which has been accredited by an authorized governmental agency within its applicable local, state, provincial, federal, or national government and has the primary purpose of teaching its enrolled students. IT administrators or Educators may access the Education Community on behalf of a Qualified Educational Institution to access and deploy Software and Web Services for the Qualified Educational Institution.
    2. An IT administrator is an individual person who is an employee or independent contractor working for a Qualified Educational Institution and responsible for licensing and installing software for the Qualified Educational Institution.
    3. An “Educator” is an individual person who is an employee or independent contractor working for a Qualified Educational Institution.
    4. A “Student” means an individual person enrolled as a student at a Qualified Educational Institution.
    5. An Autodesk-sponsored design competition mentor is an individual who provides guidance, advice, coaching, or instruction to competitors engaged in competing in an Autodesk-sponsored design competition, and upon request by Autodesk is able to provide proof of such status. A competitor is a student or other individual who is registered and accepted or otherwise approved by a design competition organizer as a competition participant and who, upon request by Autodesk, is able to provide proof of such status. A list of Autodesk-sponsored competitions can be found on the Education Community (or successor site thereto): http://www.autodesk.com/education/competitions-and-events/all-competitions.
  2. Additional Terms Applicable to Software Obtained Through the Education Community.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the license agreement accompanying any Software downloaded by you from this Site through the Education Community, such Software may be used by competitors and Autodesk sponsored design competition mentors to design, develop, create and submit competition entries in Autodesk-sponsored design competitions. Except as modified by the preceding sentence, the applicable license agreement shall remain in full force and effect according to its terms.
  3. Additional Terms Applicable to Cloud-based Services Obtained Through the Education Community.  Any web or cloud-based services that are made available by or through the Education Community (“Web Services”) are the proprietary works of Autodesk, its suppliers, and/or its licensors. Use of the Web Services are governed by the terms of service applicable to the Web Services (“Terms of Service”). You may not use any Web Services unless you have agreed to the applicable Terms of Service. The Web Services are made available solely for use by you in accordance with the applicable Terms of Service and the Terms of Use. If the Web Services you gain access to are not accompanied by Terms of Service, the A360 Terms of Services shall apply: http://www.autodesk.com/company/legal-notices-trademarks/terms-of-service-autodesk360-web-services

    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Terms of Service applicable to any Web Services made available to you via the Education Community, such Web Services may be used solely by (i) Qualified Educational Institutions, Students and Educators for learning, teaching, training, and research and development, but shall not include commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes, or (ii) by competitors and Autodesk sponsored design competition mentors to design, develop, create and submit competition entries in Autodesk-sponsored design competitions. Except as modified by the preceding sentence, the applicable Terms of Service shall remain in full force and effect according to their terms.

Education Providers and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

  1. 1. If you are an Education Provider (as defined below) who will be using Products with Students in connection with your educational institution, district or class located or based in the United States, Student Data provided or generated through your or your Students’ use of Products may be subject to the U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), which generally requires educational institutions and school districts to obtain parental consent before disclosing Student Data outside of the educational institution. For that reason:
    1. You represent and warrant that: (1) you are authorized to act on behalf of, or have permission from, your educational institution or school district to enter into this Agreement and to use the Products with your Students, (2) if at any point in time you are no longer authorized to act on behalf of your educational institution or school district, you will remove any student material from any account you have access to in connection with Products and close any account for Products used by you solely as an Education Provider, and if you are unable to take these actions on your own, contact Autodesk for assistance, (3) before you enroll, sign up or permit any Student to use Products, you, your educational institution, or your district will obtain a signed and dated consent form, that is voluntarily provided by the Student’s parent or legal guardian (or, if the Student is over eighteen (18) years of age, from the Student) and consents to the Student’s use of Products made available to the Student by the Education Provider, and (4) you will not provide to Autodesk Student Data of any Student under thirteen (13) years of age. Click here for a template parental consent that can be used for Students using Autodesk Fusion 360.
    2. Autodesk agrees that: (1) it will comply, within a reasonable time frame, with your requests to review, modify, de-identify or delete any Student Data that Autodesk maintains about your Student, and (2) it will not maintain, use, or disclose Student Data except set forth herein, as authorized by you or permitted or required by applicable law or a judicial order.
  2. Defined Terms

    “Education Providers” means educational institutions and teachers, administrators, school district representatives and other individuals acting on behalf of the educational institution or the school district, who provide Students with access to Products and/or work with Students in connection with Products.

    “Products” means Autodesk software or Autodesk web or cloud based services made available by Autodesk pursuant to the terms of the applicable software license agreement or terms of service.

    “Student Data” means information maintained by Autodesk or any third party on Autodesk’s behalf relating to a Student, including any education records (as defined under FERPA) that are disclosed by Education Providers to Autodesk, except that Student Data does not include a record that has had personal data removed such that the Student’s identity is not uniquely identifiable from the record and there is no reasonable basis to believe that the remaining information can be used to identify an individual.