Terms of Use

Last updated October 15, 2022

Access to and use of this site is subject to the following terms and conditions and all applicable laws. By accessing and using the P-20W+ Data Accelerator (“Data Accelerator”) site, you accept the following terms and conditions, without limitation or qualification.

Please note that, unless otherwise covered by the terms below, the expanded Terms of Use from the Gates Foundation website shall apply to this website as well.

Restrictions on use of materials

This site is owned by the Gates Foundation and operated by Council of Chief State School Officers (“CCSSO”) and Applied Engineering Management Corporation (“AEM” or “AEM Corporation”), collectively referred to as “we," "us," or "our" herein.

Content hosted on the site or produced and published by our team is made available under the Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license. It may be shared and adapted for any purpose, even commercially, under the following terms:

     1.    Attribution: You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in  any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

     2.    ShareAlike: If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

     3.    Unrestricted: You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Unless where developed and published by our team, use of content linked in the Resources section is governed by the terms of a third-party organization. Modification of those materials and use of those materials is subject to review of the copyright guidance provided by those organizations.

Except as otherwise indicated on this site and except for the trademarks, service marks and trade names of other organizations and companies that are displayed on this site, all trademarks, service marks and trade names are proprietary to the Gates Foundation.


The materials in this site are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either expressed or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the servers supporting this site are free of viruses or other harmful components. We do not warrant or make any representation regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not us) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion or implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

Site modification

We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and Terms of Use at any time without notice. We strongly encourage you to review our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy periodically to ensure that you are informed about any modification and changes.

Limitation of liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall we be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site, even if we have or our authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall we have any liability to you for damages, losses and causes of action, whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence), or otherwise, for accessing this site.


All claims, disputes, or disagreements which may arise out of the interpretation, performance or in any way relating to your use of this site, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, U.S.A.

Contact information

If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms of Use, you may contact us via e-mail at: webmaster@DataAccelerator.org.