PersuadeStar is a free service for the educational community;
funded by the US Department of Education. This community
includes teachers in K-12 and higher education settings
and other educators. Use by for-profit or corporate organizations
requires a fee.
- PersuadeStar should be used as a knowledge building experience
to supplement normal lesson plans.
must be created for educational purposes. Essays
may be deleted if they are found to be personal or
valid email address must be supplied in order for
ALTEC to be allowed contact with the author. E-mail
addresses are confidential (unless you choose to make
them public) and will only be used for contact by
ALTEC staff. Note: All personal information will be
kept confidential and will not be used for any purposes
other than for administration of this site.
is an educational tool and not intended for free use
by corporate or for-profit organizations.
features and options available to users are presented
'as-is'. ALTEC will not alter the web site to suit
particular wishes. We are, however, open to suggestions
for improving this site's features and functionality.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact
reserves the right to modify or discontinue PersuadeStar
administrators of PersuadeStar
will not be held liable for any lost or incorrectly
represented data. Should a system error occur, ALTEC
will make attempts to restore lost data, but cannot
guarantee all data to be recovered or accurately compiled.
will not be held responsible in cases of cheating
or false identification of users who take your essay(s).
Procedures are in place to deter cheating, but ALTEC
will not be held liable if cheating occurs.
agree to abide by all local, state, national and international
laws and regulations applicable to your use of PersuadeStar.
does not actively monitor each essay. If it is noted,
however, that a essay is in violation of our Terms of
Use, ALTEC reserves the right, but not the duty, to
remove the offending material.
If it is noted that a user is in violation
of any federal, state, or local laws, the authorities
will be contacted.
ALTEC reserves the right to alter or
remove essays without the consent of the author if
a essay is found to contain inappropriate or offensive
In connection with use of PersuadeStar,
users agree to the following:
will not modify existing code or the presentation
of the resource in any manner.
will not copy the code in any way that duplicates
the service or presents this service in an alternate
will not post any material that is intended to offend
or attack. Essays will not contain information that
is derogatory or defaming to any individual, group
of individuals, or organizations.
will not post any information or content, including
but not limited to visual images, that are unlawful,
false or misleading, or that promote illegal conduct
will not promote bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm
of any kind against any group or individual.
will not post materials that harass or are libelous,
invasive of another's privacy, abusive, threatening,
vulgar, obscene, tortious, or otherwise objectionable.
will not post or transmit, through PersuadeStar,
materials that would violate any law or the rights
of others, including, without limitation, any threatening,
harassing, defamatory, or obscene materials.
will not post materials that are or could be in any
way harmful to minors.
will not upload, post, or otherwise transmit any viruses
or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files;
access or attempt to access any software or content
you are not authorized to access; disrupt or interfere
with the security of, or otherwise cause harm to PersuadeStar
or any systems, accounts, passwords, servers, or networks
connected to or accessible through PersuadeStar.
will not use any data mining, robots, or similar data
gathering and extraction methods.
will not post materials that violate laws against
copyright infringement or intellectual property or
other rights of another.
will not post materials that violate rights of privacy
will not use PersuadeStar
to post junk mail, spam, chain letters, or other unsolicited
bulk e-mail, commercial or otherwise.