Terms of Use

Use of NCPMI Resources

All materials available on the NCPMI website, unless otherwise stated, may be reproduced or shared in their original form for educational purposes. This includes using videos and other multimedia materials for training purposes. When distributing or sharing TACSEI resources, please include authors (if applicable) and the following information: "Created by and available from the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) at ChallengingBehavior.org".

Social Media Terms of Use

The following User Agreement governs the use of all National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) accounts on social media platforms and websites, including but not limited to social networking pages, blogs and file sharing sites (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube).
Please read the rules contained in this Agreement carefully.
Your use of any aspect of NCPMI’s social media accounts constitutes your agreement to comply with these rules. If you cannot agree with these rules, please do not participate.
This Agreement may be modified at any time. The date of the most recent revision will appear at the bottom of this page. Your continued access of NCPMI’s social media accounts will constitute your acceptance of all changes or revisions to this Agreement.
Your failure to follow these rules may result in suspension or termination of your access to NCPMI’s social media accounts, without notice.

Official Sources of Information

Any social media accounts maintained by NCPMI should not be regarded as a primary source for official government information or statements (not including links to content on official government Web sites).

Comments Are Subject to Public Disclosure

All comments submitted or posted on NCPMI’s social media accounts are subject to public disclosure. NCPMI reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed in violation of this policy or any applicable law.

Comments by Others Are Not Endorsed

NCPMI does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions or statements posted on its social media accounts. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those making the comments and do not necessarily represent the views of NCPMI or the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). By submitting a comment for posting, you agree that NCPMI and the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) are not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material, even material that violates this Agreement.

The Right to Report Threatening Comments

NCPMI reserves the right to report any comments that imply harm or imminent danger to yourself or others. By submitting a comment for posting, you accept that NCPMI has the right to contact the appropriate authorities to report any suspicious activities, threats or behaviors.

Editing and Deletions

NCPMI reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to review, edit, move or delete any material submitted as a comment to information provided for display or posted on its social media accounts in its sole discretion, without notice. Comments submitted to these sites will be reviewed and posted on the Web site if they meet our comment policy. Although NCPMI will monitor all Web sites on a regular basis for inappropriate or defamatory content, comments submitted after regular business hours, Monday through Friday, will be read and posted or deleted as early as possible.
Inappropriate comments will be deleted at the sole discretion of NCPMI. While we encourage submissions from all viewpoints, we ask that all participants agree to the following Terms of Participation:

  • To ensure constructive questions and comments, please post only questions or comments directly related and relevant to NCPMI and the topics discussed.
  • Refrain from posting questions that contain threats, obscenities and any other material that would violate the law if published, such as abusive, defamatory or sexually explicit material.
  • Submissions containing the following will be deleted:
  • Obscene or threatening language or discrimination (hate speech) based on race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age or disability
  • Commercial services or products
  • Any personal or sensitive information (phone numbers, e-mail or postal addresses)
  • Any endorsement of religious beliefs/practices or political parties, candidates or groups
  • Any posts or links intended to influence (lobby) a Member of Congress or government official on legislation or appropriation

Appropriate URL Format

NCPMI reserves the right to remove any URLs that pose or appear to pose a security threat to its site and other users, including, but not limited to, any URLs that have been shortened by third-party sites (i.e. bit.ly, tiny.cc). Since NCPMI will actively check and monitor all links, users may only post content containing a full Web address. The only exception to this rule are sites that limit characters, such as Twitter. Users will be advised to click on third-party content at their own risk.

External Links (Including Advertising Links)

The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by NCPMI or the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the linked Web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. NCPMI does not exercise editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. All links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of NCPMI.


Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by NCPMI or the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the NCPMI or the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. With respect to documents available from this server, neither NCPMI, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)nor any of its service members or employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.