Acceptance of Terms
By using the “focus college” web site (“Site”), you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, which include the Privacy Statement (together, “Terms”).The Terms are an enforceable agreement between the College and you, the user of the Site, whether you are a student, faculty member, employee, alumnus/a, group, association, corporation, or other individual or organization. If you do not agree to the Terms, you are not authorized to use the Site. The “focus college” reserves the right to change the Terms in its sole discretion, and it will post any changes on the Site. If the College decides that it is appropriate, it may also provide additional notice of more significant changes. Any modified Terms are effective immediately upon posting. By continuing to use the Site after the College posts modified Terms, you agree to be bound by them.
Nothing in these Terms overrides the application of other “focus college” rules or policies. For example, if you are a student, faculty member, staff member, or other similar user, your use of the Site is also subject to:
- The policy of “focus college” electronic environment link to site policy
Please review the “focus college” link to privacy statement which forms a part of these Terms. The Privacy Statement describes the collection, use, and protection of information about you on the Site.
Using the Site
The Site is intended to foster communication among the students, alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and others who together form the extended College community. It is a resource and forum for members of the community to exchange information of interest to them. To that end, various parts of the Site allow users to post messages, information, or other material, including text, images, photographs, video, sounds, musical works, computer files, computer programs, and works of authorship (collectively, “User Content”). User Content may appear, for example, on group activity pages, user-created pages, message boards, or other interactive forums.
The “focus college” is not responsible for User Content or any injury or offense it causes. The “focus college” has no obligation to (and generally does not) pre-screen, monitor, edit, or delete User Content, but the College reserves the right to do so if any User Content fails to comply with these Terms or is otherwise harmful, inaccurate or objectionable. The “focus college” is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing User Content that fails to comply with these Terms. The “focus college” does not endorse or adopt any User Content. The “focus college” does not endorse third-party web sites that may be listed in User Content.
The College values a diversity of viewpoints and expects users of the Site to exhibit the same level of respect for others on the Site as they would in any other College forum. All users of the Site are obligated to practice discretion and maintain civility in their online communications. While the “focus college” does not condone censorship, you may not upload post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any User Content that is unlawful, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, or libelous, or that is threatening, hostile, harassing, or abusive on the basis of personal beliefs or characteristics. These include, but are not limited to, race, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief, age, color, religion, national origin, ethnic identification, physical or mental disability, economic status, or veteran status.
Unless otherwise authorized by the “focus college”, all material on the Site is for the personal use of users and may not be sold, used for any commercial or political purposes, or used for any type of solicitation, fund raising, recruitment, or analogous activity. You may not use any material from the Site in a manner that attributes a false or misleading statement to, or implies a false endorsement by, the College or related parties.
You may have access through the Site to the Personal Data (as defined in the link to Privacy Statement) of others. This Personal Data is provided only for your personal use or for approved use in connection with College-related activities. You may not engage in or permit others to engage in data mining or the systematic collection of Personal Data for any reason.
Without authorization, you may not reproduce, distribute, publicly display or perform, transmit, incorporate into a database or compilation, adapt, translate, modify or create derivative works of, or in any way exploit or use any material, User Content, or Personal Data on the Site (or any computer programs and other coding) that is protected by copyright or otherwise, whether owned by the “focus college” or a third party.
Certain areas of the Site are protected by user names and passwords and may be accessed only by members of the College community. If you have a user name and password, you agree not to share them with any other person, including any person who may have his or her own user name and password. You are responsible for all uses of your name and password to gain access to the Site and for all activity under them, including the use of any information or material obtained by using them. You may find further details in the link to Policy on Acceptable Use of the “focus college” Electronic Environment.
As a condition to your continued use of the Site, you warrant that you will not use the Site for any illegal or fraudulent purpose or for any purpose prohibited by these Terms. If the “focus college” believes, in its sole discretion, that your use of the Site violates these Terms or creates a liability for “Focus College”, “focus college” reserves the right to take any and all actions it deems necessary. These include, but are not limited to, deleting content or information you have posted to the Site, terminating a discussion group or other collaborative page or activity, or limiting or denying your access to the Site.
Material Posted to the Site by You and Other Users
You take sole responsibility for any User Content you create or post. You acknowledge that your User Content is not private or confidential. You may not create or post any User Content that frames the content of any other web site. You will not impersonate or try to pass yourself off as any other person or entity. You represent and warrant that your User Content does not:
(1) defame any party;
(2)violate any third party’s copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, right to privacy or publicity, or any other proprietary or personal right;
(3)otherwise violate any applicable law or regulation;
(4)contain any information furnished to you in confidence or in the understanding that it would not be disclosed or published.
You will not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any information, files, code or other materials that contain time-bombs, viruses, spyware, adware, keyloggers, backdoors, trojans or other malicious code of any kind, including code that corrupts or destroys data, disrupts, damages, or disables College software, hardware or equipment, provides for the unauthorized transmission of software or material to any computer, or has any other effect which the College or any user of the Site would reasonably consider undesirable.
You grant the “Focus College” a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, unrestricted license (with the right to sub-license) to reproduce, distribute, publicly display and perform, transmit, adapt, translate, modify, and create derivative works of (in any form now known or later developed) any User Content in whole or in part. This license terminates when you remove your User Content from the Site, except to the extent appropriate for the College to maintain the Site or archive its contents. This license does not grant the “Focus College” the right to sell your User Content or to distribute your User Content other than in connection with the Site.
The “Focus College” does not claim any ownership rights in the User Content, except:
(1) as expressly stated otherwise in these Terms.
(2) Where subject to a separate agreement.
(3) When created or posted by the “Focus College’s” employees within the scope of their duties for the “Focus College”.
You acknowledge and agree that the “Focus College” has the right:
(1) to delete, modify or supplement User Content at any time for any reason without notification to anyone and
(2) to restrict you from posting new User Content or otherwise participating in interactive forums on the Site for any reason at any time.