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Last Updated and Effective December 1, 2011
Privacy and Protection of Personal Information
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By entering this Website, you acknowledge and agree that Company operates this Website from its offices within the United States of America and that the Website is intended for viewing within the United States only and will only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. Company makes no representations that the materials on this Website are appropriate or available for use outside the United States. If you choose to access this Website from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with all local laws.
Personal and Non-Commercial Limited License
Company hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license, without any right to sublicense, to use this Website solely for your own personal use and not for republication, distribution, assignment, sublicense, sale, preparation of derivative works, or other use. You may print copies of the content on the Website, but only for your personal use. You may not share, barter, sell, or otherwise convey copies of the content to any third party. Except as stated above, all rights are reserved. Commercial use of any content on the Website is strictly prohibited. In addition, you shall not manipulate or otherwise display the Website by using framing or similar navigational technology, nor shall you access the Website by any means other than through the standard industry-accepted interfaces.
Do Not Call Registry Compliance
By submitting personal contact information to Company through this Website or any of its affiliated online properties, you hereby grant written permission to Company, its affiliates, its business partners and third party marketers to contact you by telephone, text, mail, and/or e-mail and therefore waive any right to file a claim in any type of civil action, or claim with the FTC or any other agency in reference to these calls or contacts.
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The CollegeOverview.com mark and logo are trademarks of Company. All other company names, logos, and trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. Nothing herein shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use the Company’s name, logos, or trademarks without obtaining the written permission of Company or such other third party owner, as applicable.
You acknowledge that Company will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including, without limitation, the seeking of criminal prosecution.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
You may not use the Website in any manner which could damage, disable, interrupt, overburden, or impair the Website or Company’s network or servers, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Website, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Website, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Website. In addition, you shall not register, subscribe, attempt to register, attempt to subscribe, unsubscribe, or attempt to unsubscribe, any party for the Website if you are not expressly authorized by such party to do so. Additionally, you shall not engage in spidering, “screen scraping,” “database scraping,” or any other automatic means of accessing, logging-in or registering on this website or obtaining or accessing other information from or through this website.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of examples of the types of illegal or harmful conduct that are prohibited:
Defamation. Posting or transmitting any content in violation of any applicable law of libel or defamation in the United States or elsewhere.
Infringement. Posting or transmitting any content that infringes on any third party intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights including, without limitation, material protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property right of another person or entity or use of the same without proper authorization. Infringement may result from, among other activities, the unauthorized copying and posting of pictures, logos, software, articles, musical works, and videos.
Offensive Content. Posting or transmitting content that is obscene, pornographic, lewd, lascivious, harassing, threatening, violent, harmful, racists, sexist, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable (collectively “Offensive Content”).
Harmful Content. Disseminating or positing harmful content including, without limitation, viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or any other computer programming routines that may damage, interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, program, data or personal information.
Fraudulent Conduct. Offering or disseminating fraudulent goods, services, schemes, or promotions (i.e., make money fast schemes, chain letters, pyramid schemes), furnishing false data on any signup form, contract or online application / registration, or the fraudulent use of any information obtained through the use of the Website.
False Pretenses. Impersonating any person, or spoofing their identity or communicating under a false name or a name that you are not entitled or authorized to use in all forms of online communication.
Unauthorized Access. Using the Website to access or to attempt to access the accounts of others, or to penetrate or attempt to penetrate security measures of another entity’s computer software or hardware, electronic communications system, or telecommunications system, whether or not the intrusion results in the corruption or loss of data.
Collection of Personal Data. Using the Website to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent.
Hacking. Unauthorized access to or use of data, systems, servers or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system, server or network or to breach security or authentication.
Interception. Unauthorized monitoring or interception of data or traffic on any network, server, or system.
Falsification of Origin or Routing Information. Using any Company domain name as a pseudonymous return email address for any electronic communications. Forging of any TCP-IP packet header, e-mail header or any part of a message header. Using any computer program designed to conceal the source or routing information of electronic mail messages in a manner that falsifies an internet domain, header information, date or time stamp, originating email address or other identifier.
Avoiding System Restrictions. Using manual or electronic means to avoid any use limitations placed on the Website.
Spam. Posting or transmitting unsolicited email or spam, soliciting business, selling products, or otherwise engaging in commercial activities or personal advertisements.
Material You Post, Store or Share
You are solely responsible for the information, opinions, descriptions, photos, profiles, messages, videos, and all other content that you upload, publish, or display on or through the Website, or transmit to or share with other users (“User Content”). By posting User Content to any part of the Website, you automatically grant Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt, transmit, and distribute such User Content for any purpose on or in connection with the Website or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.
Right to Remove Content
You agree that Company has the right to remove any content, including User Content, from the Website at any time, with or without cause. Posting, storing and transmitting content on or through the Website is a privilege and not a right. Company also has the right to refuse, move, or block access to any material submitted on or through the Website, and to establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Website.
It is our policy not to tolerate any Offensive Content being posted on the Website, regardless of whether or not such material is constitutionally protected. If we believe someone has posted any content that may be considered Offensive Content, please notify us by email at privacy@CollegeOverview.com. You must use this address if you want to ensure that your complaint is actually received by the appropriate person. Your email must also include (1) the nature of the violation; (2) all facts which lead you to believe this policy has been violated; (3) the precise location of the where the Offensive Content is located; and (4) the identity of the person or persons who posted the Offensive Content (if known).
The decision of whether or not to remove content from the Website is within Company’s sole and complete discretion. Company has no obligations, contractual or otherwise, to take or refrain from taking any action. Under no circumstances will Company be liable for removing or failing to remove any content.
This Website is intended for adults age 18 and over. This Website is not intended for any children under the age of 13.
Company will make reasonable efforts to keep the Website operational. However, certain technical difficulties, routine site maintenance/upgrades and other events outside the control of Company may, from time to time, result in temporary interruptions to the Website. In addition, Company reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue (on a temporary or permanent basis) certain functions of the Website or the entire Website, with or without notice.
Articles and Commentary
This Website may include articles and commentary containing information in the form of news, opinions and/or comments that, unless otherwise stated therein, should not be construed as specific advice or instruction from Company or official expressions of Company. Company does not warrant, either expressly or by implication, the factual accuracy of the articles and commentary posted, nor does it adopt any statement as its own, or warrant any articles or commentary offered by the author of the same.
Links to Affiliate Websites
This Website may contain links to third-party websites that are not under the control of or maintained by Company, including advertiser websites (the “Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Company and Company is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site. Company does not endorse or make any representations about these websites, or any information, materials, or products found thereon. If you access any of the Linked Sites, you do so at your own risk. In no event shall Company be liable for any loss, claim, damages, or costs that may arise in connection with your use any third-party links or Linked Sites.
Any dealings with third parties (including advertisers) included within the Website or Linked Sites or participation in promotions offered by third parties, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and the advertiser or other third party. Company shall not be responsible or liable for any part of any such dealings or promotions.
Third-Party Content on the Website
This Website may contain content submitted by third-parties, including but not limited to User Content and advertisements. Any such content is provided solely as a convenience to you. Company has not tested or evaluated any such content and does not endorse or make any representations about third-party content or your use thereof. If you use any of the third-party content, you do so at your own risk. In no event shall Company be liable for any loss, claim, damages, or costs that may arise in connection with your use of third-party content.
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Some states or other jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you if prohibited by law.
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL COMPANY BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING DAMAGES FROM LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOST PROFITS, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE), SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THE WEBSITE, YOUR WEBSITE USE, OR THE CONTENT OR MATERIALS, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE AND/OR CONTENT IS TO CEASE ALL OF YOUR WEBSITE USE.
Some states and other jurisdictions may not allow this limitation of liability, so the forgoing disclaimer may not apply to you if prohibited by applicable law.
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