Acceptable Use Polcy

1.0 Introduction

This Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) applies to all Hubert Project (“Project”, “Project”, or “The Project”) branded websites and is intended to aid any and all Project users (registered or not) in understanding how the contents found in Project may be used. All users of Project must comply with this AUP, the purpose of which is to encourage the reuse of Project materials while also helping to protect Project participants and members of the Project community from illegal or irresponsible activities.

Violation of this AUP may result in:

  • The suspension and/or termination of access to Project services and features and/or
  • Project’s notification to the violator’s home institution of the abuse of Project’s services or features and/or
  • Other actions deemed appropriate by Project.

2.0 Acceptable Use

Project is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of public affairs in higher education classrooms and professional development training rooms. Project is built on the collaboration of its partners, community members, registered members, and users. In that spirit, Project allows access to its site and the materials therein for personal and non-commercial uses as set forth in this policy.  Links to online learning materials are catalogued in Project, along with other items such as peer reviews. Project is committed to improving the effectiveness of teaching and learning by expanding access to high quality teaching and learning materials that can be easily incorporated into faculty-designed courses.

By using Project, you agree to the terms of Project’s AUP and promise to use any content found on the Project website, whether in whole or in part, for personal, non-commercial, and educational purposes only as described in this policy. You also agree to comply with prevailing United States laws regarding copyright and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.

All issues, disputes actions, or any other matters related the interpretation of the content of this Policy are at the sole discretion of Project.

3.0 Violations of Acceptable Use

The following constitute violations of this AUP:

  • Providing services for a fee using Project materials or those materials found on the Project website, with exceptions noted in this policy.
  • Sending unsolicited commercial e-mail or bulk-mail to Project registered members or using a Project email or website address to distribute commercial email.
  • Sending large volumes of unsolicited email or bulk-mail for commercial or non-commercial purposes to Project members, based on collection from the Project website, of Project member data.
  • Using Project services to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way.
  • Using Project services or products to make fraudulent offers to buy or sell items or services found at Project.
  • Collecting, either manually or through automated processes (harvesting), Project data.
  • Accessing and using Project member profiles or collecting personal data from or about Project’s registered members without proper authorization.
  • Reselling Project products, services, features, or site contents without Project’s written permission.

3.1 Violations Related to Project Public Forums

The following constitute additional violations of this AUP:

  • Inappropriate Content:  All content posted to Project public forums (e.g. comment boxes, Project Blog, etc.) must be focused on the topics relevant to public affairs   education or online learning and teaching in general, and users’ experiences and discussions as they relate to these topics.   Content that is not appropriate includes, but is not limited to, advertising (see below), material copyrighted by someone other than the submitter, or any content that is vulgar or obscene or contains adult themes or images.

Abusive language, name-calling, insults, harassment, and personal attacks will not be tolerated. Further, members are prohibited from making posts or comments that encourage this type of behavior. Project reserves the right to singlehandedly take appropriate measures, including deleting content, blocking any member from posting to our site and/or revoking membership for any behavior we determine to be damaging to our community.

  • Advertising:  It is not appropriate to advertise any business, products or services on Project public forums, public image gallery or in comments posted to another member’s profiles or blog posts. It is acceptable to mention a business or research funder on a Project product page or in blog posts, but not elsewhere on the website. Project will delete any content construed as advertising.

The posting of discussion topics or replies that do not relate to public affairs education, educational technology or the use of Web 2.0 in education are considered forms of spamming and will be removed.  Whether or not they are important topics in their own right, they potentially detract from the value of Project to its members. It is a little harder to draw hard and fast lines here because Project is a community, but if you are in doubt as to the appropriateness of posting a topic, please contact email the Project Webmaster at info@Hubertproject.org.

4.0 Creative Commons and Project Intellectual Property

Project recognizes the effort and commitment of the many different kinds of Project community members who participate in building and sustaining the repository and services that comprise Project.  To protect the membership and its contributions to the community, Project has adopted the intellectual property (IP) protection policies of the consortium, Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org) to 1) encourage creators of online materials to share their work with others who might wish to reuse the materials in creative ways, and 2) ensure that contributions of online materials by Project members to the Project community are protected from misuse and abuse.

For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Creative Commons, visit http://wiki.creativecommons.org/FAQ.

4.1 Project Creative Commons License Policy

The following definitions are important within this policy with regard to outlining the expectations of individuals and institutions associated with Project.

  • Project Partners – individuals or institutions that have a specific relationship with Project defined by Letters of Commitment, Memoranda of Understanding, or via jointly funded grants or proposals. These entities will adopt and abide by this AUP.
  • Project Community Members – individuals or institutions that choose to contribute to the Project website. These entities will adopt and abide by this Project AUP.
  • Project Users – individuals that choose to use the Project website. These entities will adopt and abide by this Project AUP.

Intellectual property on the Project website has been divided into two categories; i) Partners Only – some (but not all) available only to Project partners, and ii) Project Members – available to the general Project community. These are shown in Tables 1 and 2 below.  Partner-only materials require written permission from Project for reuse.  After receiving such permission, the materials fall under the Creative Commons conditions described in Table 1.

Materials shown in Table 2 are freely available to all Project members under the Creative Commons licenses shown, and as such, require no prior permission for use as long as the terms of the Creative Commons license are adhered to.

In general, this policy requires users 1) to always attribute the creator of the intellectual property (Attribution) and; 2) not permit the IP to be used for commercial purposes (Non Commercial) and; 3) either restrict users from modifying the IP (No Derivative) or allow them to modify it for their own environments and circumstances (Derivative).  All three conditions must be met.

Table 2 indicates that intellectual property created by Project Members continues to be owned by those Members.  Project makes no claim to that IP.  However, because Project is a consortium of nonprofit educational organizations that encourages the reuse of learning materials for creative online teaching and learning, Project endeavors to promote best practice use of its members’ IP in non-commercial environments by other creative users of the IP, while always requiring attribution of the work to the IP creator. For this reason, Project requires submissions of the TYPES of content shown in Table 2, to fall under the Creative Commons license, by-nc-sa– Attribution, Non Commercial, Derivative, Share-Alike. This requirement does not imply that the materials themselves, wherever they are hosted, must fall under a Creative Commons license.

However, there is IP on the Project website that Project wishes others to be able cite, not use in commercial endeavors, and not modify (No Derivative) when cited, but to be attributed verbatim when reused.  The two IP types of that nature are Peer Reviews and Member Comments about learning materials or any other matter found in Project.  These fall under the Creative license  by-nc-nd.

4.2 Author-Owned Creative Commons License Designation

Project believes that Owners of materials referenced on the Project website but hosted on non-Project servers are entitled to declare how their property may be used by others.  Author-Owners of Project reference materials are urged to select from Table 2, the license most appropriate for their preferred use of online materials. The Creative Commons site http://creativecommons.org/license/ contains an interactive tool that enables authors to select the license they desire.  Because Project encourages the reusability of learning materials, Project recommends that authors select the least restrictive Creative Commons license for their work, in order to ensure the most widespread adoption possible.  Whether or not an author wishes to specify commercial considerations can depend on factors independent of Project.

Table 1:  Project Partners-Only Intellectual Property

TYPE

CREATOR

OWNER

LICENSE DESCRIPTION

LICENSE

Project computer code

Project Staff

Project

CC licenses do not apply to computer software.  PROJECT source code is the property of the Regents of the University of Minnesota

Not CC

Project Partner Reserve documents

Project Staff

Project

After permission, Attribution, Non Commercial, Derivative, Share-Alike usage policy within partner’s institution

Not CC

Table 2:  Creative Commons Licenses for Project Website-resident Content

TYPE

CREATOR

OWNER

CC LICENSE DESCRIPTION

LICENSE

Project About Us documents

Project Staff

Project

Attribution, Non Commercial, Derivative, Share-Alike

by-nc-sa

Project public website content & images

Project Staff

Project

Attribution, Non Commercial, No Derivative

by-nc-nd

Project Logos

Project Staff

Project

Attribution, Non Commercial, No Derivative

by-nc-nd

Project portal content

Partner

Project

Attribution, Non Commercial, Derivative, Share-Alike

by-nc-sa

Peer  reviews

Partner

Project

Attribution, Non Commercial, No-Derivative

by-nc-nd

Learning material metadata

Member

Member

Attribution, Non Commercial, Derivative, Share-Alike

by-nc-sa

Assignments

Member

Member

Attribution, Non Commercial, Derivative, Share-Alike

by-nc-sa

Member Comments

Member

Member

Attribution, Non Commercial, No-Derivative

by-nc-nd

Snapshots

Member

Member

Attribution, Non Commercial, Derivative, Share-Alike

by-nc-sa

Personal Collections

Member

Member

Attribution, Non Commercial, Derivative, Share-Alike

by-nc-sa

5.0 Use of Learning Materials by All Users

Users of learning materials (see tables above) found by Project Community Members and Users at the Project site, whether in print or not, beyond that specified in the Fair Use guidelines issued by the US Copyright Office, must have the explicit permission and/or licensing from the author of those materials.

There are many sources of information regarding Fair Use guidelines and the TEACH Act, outlines how materials may be used for educational purposes.

Project has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and edit or remove any activity or contribution that violates fair use or the TEACH Act. Project takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any contribution made by the user or a third party.

5.1 Giving Credit and Copyright Notice

A statement such as the following must appear with all material attributed from Project publications or from the Project website: “Reproduced with permission from the Hubert Project (http://www.Hubertproject.org). All rights reserved.”

5.2 Exclusions

Permission does not extend to items within the site that are reprinted by permission of other publishers and copyright holders. You must obtain separate permissions for these items. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain these permissions; however, Project can provide contact information for these items upon request.

5.3 Links and Framing

All links to Project pages must make clear that the content belongs to the Project learning commons. Similarly, Project content may not be framed unless it is clear that the content is hosted by Project and the URLs of the framed Project pages are displayed.

5.4 Online Teaching and Learning

Materials reproduced for teaching and learning purposes are subject to the same restrictions as other permission requests – see information about Fair Use and the TEACH Act above.

5.5 Commercial Use

Project materials and services may be used for commercial purposes by obtaining a license for use from Project. Contact the Project webmaster (info@Hubertproject.org) for more information.

5.6 Scholarly and Academic Works

Authors of scholarly works and those conducting research associated with Project must follow Project’s Creative Commons licensing policies and the fair use principles for excerpts from the Project website and publications. Appropriate citations are required.

5.7 Personal Use

Project website materials may not be posted, published, transmitted, reproduced, distributed or in any way used to exploit Project for commercial purposes or use them in any manner inconsistent with this policy.

6.0 User Obligations

6.1 Abide by Applicable Laws

In connection with the use of Project, you are required to abide by all applicable federal, state or local laws, including those pertaining to such areas as libel, slander, defamation, trade libel, product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, tort, obscenity, indecency, and copyright or trademark infringement.

6.2 Online Communications

You are cautioned that any online communications may not be fully confidential. You should also be aware that federal postal regulations do not protect electronic mail. Also be aware that as a part of their regular duties, Project personnel may access your personal profile, and/or communications for technical or operational purposes. Project may also disclose any information discovered through such access to the extent permitted or required by law.

6.3 Content of Information

You are responsible for any information or materials you place on the Project site. Project has no obligation to, and does not in the normal course of business, monitor or control any material that is or becomes available in Project. Project reserves the right to review any material that is or becomes available on the site. Project reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any materials that are, in our judgment, unacceptable, undesirable or in violation of this policy.

However, Project has no obligation to exercise such reservation of rights. Project will, in appropriate circumstances, terminate the accounts of users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. Project may terminate access for content providers or service participants who are found to repeatedly provide material without necessary rights or permissions.

If you believe that your work has been used or copied in a way that violates this AUP, or constitutes copyright infringement, please notify Project in writing as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. For Project to act on your notice, you must be authorized to enforce the copyrights that you allege have been infringed. When informing Project of an alleged infringement:

  • Identify the copyrighted work that allegedly has been infringed. If multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are involved, please provide a representative list of such works on the site.
  • Describe the material that is claimed to be infringing and provide sufficient information to permit Project to locate that material.
  • Include your contact information: your name, e-mail address, telephone number, and mailing address.
  • Certify or include a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyright-protected material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, the owner’s agent, or law.
  • Certify that the information that you have provided Project is accurate. Attest under penalty of perjury that you are authorized to enforce the copyrights that you allege have been infringed.
  • Include your physical or electronic signature.

Without the information listed above, Project may not be able to act on your complaint promptly or at all.

7.0 Requesting Copyright or Other Material Usage Permission

Send a written request to Copyright Permission Via email to info@Hubertproject.org with “Project Materials Reuse Permission” in the subject line.

Your request should include:

  • The URL of the webpage(s) or identifying citation of the source of the material you wish to use.
  • The purpose for which you wish to use the material.
  • The number of copies of the material that you wish to make.

In order to be processed, requests must contain complete information including the name of the person/organization wishing to use the material, title, phone number, email address, and mailing address.

8.0 Policy Enforcement

If you know or have reason to believe that there has been a violation of this AUP, please contact the Project Webmaster at info@Hubertproject.org. Please provide as much information as possible such as:

  • The date and time of the alleged violation.
  • Evidence of the alleged violation.
  • Name, IP address, or URL of alleged violator.

The absence of such information may render Project unable to act upon your report of violation.

9.0 Modifications

This policy may be modified by Project and such modifications will be binding to all registered members of Project, when published on the Project website.

10.0  Supplement to AUP – Terms of Service

10.1 ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

Project provides its service to you subject to the following Terms of Service (“TOS”), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. The Terms of Service described here are supplemental to this Acceptable Use Policy (AUP); the terms of the Project AUP supersede terms that may conflict with this supplement.

10.2 DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

Project offers the collaboration environment and services website consisting of a collection of computing resources such as various communications tools, forums, personalized content, etc.  (the “Service”).  You agree that the Service may include certain communications from Project, such as service announcements, administrative messages and Project newsletters. As a dynamic and open communications service with content provided by members of the Project community, you agree that the Service may include advertisements within member contributions.

10.3 REGISTRATION

a. In consideration of your use of the Service, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving Services under the laws of the United States or any other applicable jurisdiction.

b.  You may browse the Service without registration, but you understand that some features of the Service may not be accessible to you unless you register. In registering for the Service, you agree to: (i) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service’s registration form, including a certification that you are over the age of 13 (the “Registration Data”); and (ii) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Project has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Project has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).

10.4 MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY

You will define your account with a user name and password as part of the Service’s registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to: (i) notify Project immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security; and (ii) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session.

10.5 MEMBER CONDUCT

a.  You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags and/or other materials (“Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not Project, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available via the Service. Project does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content.

b. You agree not to use the Service to:

i.  upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

ii.  harm minors in any way;

iii.  impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Project official or participant, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

iv.  forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;

v.  upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);

vi.  upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;

vii.  upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;

viii.  upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

ix.  disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to scroll faster than other users of the Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real time exchanges;

x.  interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;

xi.  intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation;

xii.  provide material support or resources (or conceal or disguise the nature, location, source or ownership of material support or resources) to any organization designated by the United States government as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act;

xiii.  stalk or otherwise harass another person or entity; or

xiv.  reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purpose any portion of the Service (including your Service account), use of the Service or access to the Service.

c.  You acknowledge that Project may or may not pre-screen Content, but that Project and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse or remove any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, Project and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including, but not limited to, any reliance on the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of such Content.

d.  You acknowledge, consent and agree that Project may access, preserve and disclose your account information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce the TOS; (ii) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; (iv) respond to your requests for customer service; or (v) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Project, its users and the public.

e.  You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve: (i) transmissions over various networks; and (ii) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

10.6  RIGHTS TO CONTENT

Project does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service, you grant Project the following perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content in connection with the Service.

10.7  PRIVACY

a.  Project collects some personal information when you register for the Service and when you use the Service. Project may automatically receive and record information from your computer and browser, such as your IP address, cookie information, software and hardware attributes and the pages you request.

b.  Project may use the information it collects for the following general purposes: to customize any advertising and content you may see, fulfill your requests for products or services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external purposes.

c.  Project does not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated organizations except to provide products or services you have requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

i.  We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process, and we exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

ii.  We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the TOS or as otherwise required by law.

iii.  We transfer information about you if Project is acquired by or merged with another entity.

d.  Project may use web beacons to access Project cookies inside and outside our network of web sites and in connection with the Service.

e.  The Service is intended for use by adults only. In connection with the Service, Project does not promote online to children and does not intentionally collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.

10.8  INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify and hold Project and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, partners, Project members, Service members and participants, and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of: (a) Content you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Service; (b) your use of the Service; (c) your connection to the Service; (d) your violation of the TOS; (e) or your violation of any rights of another party.

10.9 GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE AND STORAGE

You acknowledge that Project may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including, without limitation, the maximum number of days that e-mail messages, message board postings or other Content will be retained by the Service, the maximum number of e-mail messages that may be sent from or received by an account on the Service, the maximum size of any e-mail message that may be sent from or received by an account on the Service, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on Project’s servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Service in a given period of time. You agree that Project has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that Project reserves the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that Project reserves the right to modify these general practices and limits from time to time.

10.10 MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE

Project reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Project shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

10.11  TERMINATION

a.  You agree that Project may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, immediately terminate your Service account and access to the Service. Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to: (i) breaches or violations of the TOS, the Project Acceptable Use Agreement, or other incorporated agreements or guidelines; (ii) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies; (iii) a request by you (e.g., self-initiated account deletions); (iv) discontinuance or material modification to the Service (or any part thereof); (v) unexpected technical or security issues or problems; (vi) extended periods of inactivity; or (vii) engagement by you in fraudulent or illegal activities.

b.  Termination of your Service account may include: (i) removal of access to all offerings within the Service: (ii) deletion of your password and all related information, files and content associated with or inside your account (or any part thereof); or (iii) barring of further use of the Service.

c.  You agree that all terminations for cause shall be made at Project’s sole discretion and that Project shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account or access to the Service.

10.12  DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS

You agree not to use this Service for any commercial or monetary purposes without authorization of Project.  Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely your responsibility. You agree that Project shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers, whether direct or indirect, on the Service.

10.13  LINKS

The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because Project has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Project is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Project shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

10.14  THE PROJECT’S PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

a.  You acknowledge and agree that the Service and any necessary software used in connection with the Service (“Software”) contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in, for example, Project Partner/sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or by advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly permitted by applicable law or authorized by Project Partner/sponsors, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Software, in whole or in part, unless such modifications etc. are authorized by Project, or indicated by copyright licenses posted on the Service.

b.  Project grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its Software on a single computer; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work from, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, nor to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Service. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Project for use in accessing the Service.

c.  The Project name and logo are trademarks and services marks of Project (the “Project Marks”). You agree not to display or use in any manner any Project Mark without Project’s prior written consent.

10.15  DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

a.  Your use of the service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Project and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners, and licensors expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

b.  Project and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners, and licensors make no warranty that (i) the Service will meet your requirements; (ii) the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service will be accurate or reliable; (iv) any errors in the software will be corrected.

c.  Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Service is accessed at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

d.  No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Project or through or from the Service shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the TOS.

10.16 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

a.  You understand and agree that Project and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners, and licensors shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses (even if project has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the Service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods or services resulting from any goods, data, information, or services purchased or obtained, or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the Service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the Service; or (v) any other matter relating to the Service.

b.  You understand and agree that, by using the Service, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable. Under no circumstances will Project and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners, and licensors be liable in any way for any content including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, e-mailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service.

c.  You understand and agree that the Service is provided “as-is” and that Project and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners, and licensors assume no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, misdelivery, or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings.

10.17  NO THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES

You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this TOS, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this agreement.

10.18  COPYRIGHT OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT

a.  Project respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Project may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers.

b.  If you believe that your work has been made available on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated in connection with the Service, please provide Project with the information below, via email to info@Hubertproject.org:

i.  an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;

ii.  a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;

iii.  a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located within the Service;

iv.  your address, telephone number and e-mail address;

v.  a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent or the law; and

vi.  a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

10.19  GENERAL PROVISIONS

a.  Entire Agreement. The TOS constitutes the entire agreement between you and Project and governs your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Project with respect to the Service.

b.  Choice of Law and Forum. The TOS and the relationship between you and Project shall be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota without regard to its conflict of law principles. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the State of Minnesota with respect to any claims arising from the TOS or your use of the Service.

c.  Waiver and Severability. The failure of Project to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS shall remain in full force and effect.

10.20 VIOLATIONS

Please report any violations of the TOS, via email, to info@Hubertproject.org.