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40-Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide

The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) wishes to gratefully acknowledge the contributions, information, and materials provided as a part of the “40-Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide” (Guide) by the Virginia Department of Education.

The guide is made available as a public service, without express or implied warranties of any kind and DDS expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the guide. The following notices and disclaimers also apply:

  • DDS has compiled the materials for the GUIDE exclusively for its noncommercial, nonprofit, educational use. Any review or use of the GUIDE is limited exclusively to noncommercial, educational review, and the contents of the GUIDE may not be used for any commercial purposes.
  • Certain materials and information included within DDS’s GUIDE are protected by United States and foreign copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. The material and information included within the GUIDE is the property of DDS, the Virginia Department of Education, or other parties, and DDS and such other parties each have the right to enforce their rights therein.
  • DDS has either obtained or is in the process of obtaining the necessary permissions, rights, assignments, or licenses for those materials that DDS does not already own. Because the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of certain materials may be held by third parties other than DDS, any persons wishing to copy, use, disseminate, modify or otherwise do anything with the GUIDE are hereby placed on notice that the following activities may constitute a violation of the rights of the copyright or other intellectual property rights of such other owners, for which DDS expressly disclaims any and all liability. Until all necessary rights have been obtained, possession, use and copying of the GUIDE will be limited to the rights DDS owns, has obtained or has been granted, the rights granted under the fair use doctrine and other provisions of the Copyright, intellectual property and other laws of the United States and the State of Georgia, and the rights and obligations imposed by the open meetings and open records laws of the State of Georgia.
  • No person or entity may modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, distribute, broadcast, transmit, retransmit, display, perform, publish, license, create derivative works of, transfer, sell, or resell the GUIDE in whole or in part or in any way without the prior, express, written permission of the owner thereof, and one cannot assume that DDS is the owner in every instance. Any copyright, trademark, and other notices must remain intact. Unauthorized use of the logos, designs and trademarks of DDS or other third parties is not permitted. Nor may any person or entity in any way violate the copyright or other intellectual property rights of DDS or any provider of information, content, products or services to the GUIDE.
  • Any commercial, for-profit or other unauthorized use of these materials owned by third parties without the express written permission of such third party and DDS may be actionable and is not authorized. Neither DDS nor its contributors shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the materials and information described and/or contained in the GUIDE and DDS or its contributors assumes no responsibility for anyone’s use of, or actions with respect to, the GUIDE or materials and information contained therein.
  • Since the GUIDE contains content that is supplied by third parties, any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users, or others, are those of the respective authors or owners and do not necessarily state or reflect those of DDS.
  • All GUIDE materials and information are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind. DDS makes no representations and, to the fullest extent allowed by law, disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose regarding the accuracy, reliability, suitability, completeness or timeliness of any items contained within the GUIDE.
  • Neither DDS nor its contributors shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained in the GUIDE, and DDS assumes no responsibility for anyone’s use of the GUIDE or information contained therein.
  • In no event will DDS or its contributors be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the use or inability to use the GUIDE or any items or information contained therein even if advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall DDS or its contributors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise), arising in any way out of the possession or use of the GUIDE even if advised of the possibility of such damage.
  • DDS does not endorse individual vendors, products or services. Reference herein or in the GUIDE to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name, does not constitute or imply DDS’s endorsement, recommendation, approval or favoring by DDS, and such reference shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
  • In the State of Georgia, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records. These exceptions serve various needs, including maintaining the privacy of individuals. Both state and federal laws provide exceptions. The GUIDE is expressly subject to the open records and open meetings laws of the State of Georgia.
  • Anyone doing anything with the GUIDE agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless DDS and its contributors and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of the possession, copying or other use of the GUIDE by such user or for such user’s account.

All requests or questions with respect to the GUIDE should be sent to: Georgia Department of Driver Services, Regulatory Compliance Division, 2206 East View Parkway, Conyers, Georgia 30013.

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