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Terms of Use

This page states the "Terms of Use" for the www.higherlearning-inc.org Website. By accessing, viewing, downloading or otherwise using the Services, you agree to be bound by the terms of these Terms of Use. Higher Learning, Inc. may revise these Terms of Use at any time by updating this posting. The terms "You" and "User" are used to refer to anyone who is accessing, viewing, downloading or otherwise using the Services. If you are using the Services on behalf of a company or other legal entity, such entity may have a separate agreement with Higher Learning, Inc., but you are nevertheless individually bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms of Use, do not access, view, download, or otherwise use any of the Services. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement, you may not use nor access our services.

Acceptable Site Use

(a) Copyright and Proprietary Rights

The entire contents of the Services , including the text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, HTML code, and other "Material" are copyrighted by Higher Learning, Inc. under the copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). User agrees not to remove or obscure copyright notices appearing anywhere in or on the Services. Higher Learning, Inc. grants no copyright or ownership interests to User for any of the material and proprietary information referred herein belonging to Higher Learning, Inc. Permission to use content may be granted in special circumstances on a case-by-case basis. Please direct any request to use content to info@higherlearning-inc.org.

(b) Name and Logo

User agrees not to use the name of Higher Learning, Inc. or its logo for any promotional or commercial purpose or any other purpose without the prior written consent of Higher Learning, Inc.

(c) Prohibited Use

User agrees not to modify, alter, or create derivative works of the material contained in or on the Services without prior written permission from Higher Learning, Inc.

User agrees not to post any false or inaccurate biographical information, delete or change any information posted by another person, and share User's password with any third party.

User agrees not to do anything that interferes with the proper working ability of the Services. This includes activity that can overload the Services' infrastructure, use of software or other device other than that which is available from the Society, tampering with the software that makes up the Services, and destroying or changing information posted by any other person.

User agrees to comply with all applicable laws, as well as with these Terms of Use. User agrees not to engage in any commercial activity.

User may not post material that is copyrighted without first obtaining proper written consent from the copyright owner.

(d) Website Security

Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the Services' security.

User Submissions

You do not have to submit anything, but if you choose to submit something (including any user-generated content, ideas, concepts, techniques and data, you must grant, and you actually grant by agreeing to these Terms of Use, a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sublicenseable, fully paid up, and royalty-free right to Higher Learning, Inc. to copy, prepare derivative works of, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, and use and commercialize, in any way now known or in the future discovered, anything that you submit to Higher Learning, Inc., without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or any third parties. By submitting any information to Higher Learning, Inc., you represent and warrant that the submission is accurate to your best knowledge, not confidential, and not in violation of any contractual restrictions or other third party rights. Higher Learning, Inc. is under no obligation to exercise control over any content you or others submit when using the Services.

User Conduct

You understand and agree not to use the Services:

  • To post content or initiate communications which are unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory, or otherwise objectionable.
  • Use the Services for any illegal purpose, including but not limited to conspiring to violate laws.
  • Falsely state, impersonate, or otherwise misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym, or misrepresenting your current or previous positions and qualifications, or your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present.
  • Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content or initiate communications which include information that you do not have the right to disclose or make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements).
  • Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content or initiate communication that infringes upon patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights.
  • Upload, post, email, 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.
  • Upload, post, email, 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.
  • Stalk or harass anyone.
  • Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any communication transmitted through the Services.
  • Post content in fields that aren't intended for that content. Example: Putting an address in a name or title field.
  • Interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services.

Eligibility

You represent and warrant that you have the full power and authority to enter into these Terms of Use and in doing so will not violate any other agreement to which you are a party. Higher Learning, Inc. may refuse service without prior notice to any user for any or no reason.

Privacy Statement

Please review the Privacy Statement associated with these Terms of Use.

Waiver of Warranties

SOME COUNTRIES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED TERMS IN CONTRACTS WITH CONSUMERS AND AS A RESULT THE CONTENTS OF THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

DO NOT RELY ON THE SERVICES, ANY INFORMATION THEREIN, OR ITS CONTINUATION. HIGHER LEARNING, INC. PROVIDES THE SERVICES ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WE DO NOT PROVIDE ANY EXPRESS WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, HIGHER LEARNING, INC. DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONIFRINGEMENT.

HIGHER LEARNING, INC. IS NOT RESPONSIBLE, AND MAKES NO RERPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES FOR THE DELIVERY OF ANY MESSAGES.

THE CONTENT THAT IS POSTED ON THE SERVICES MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. HIGHER LEARNING, INC. MAKES NO REPRESENTATION ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE SERVICES OR THE CONTENT POSTED.

HIGHER LEARNING, INC. DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SERVICES THEIR SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MERCHANISMS. IF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, HIGHER LEARNING, INC. IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.

Disclaimer of Consequential Damages

SOME COUNTRIES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY IN CONTRACTS WITH CONSUMERS AND AS A RESULT THE CONTENTS OF THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

IN NO EVENT SHALL HIGHER LEARNING, INC. OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED IN THE SERVICES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES AND THE MATERIAL, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT HIGHER LEARNING, INC. IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL HIGHER LEARNING, INC.' TOTAL CUMULATIVE DAMAGES EXCEED US$ 100.

Links to Other Sites

The Services may contain links to third party Websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to User and not as an endorsement by Higher Learning, Inc. of the contents on such third-party Websites. Higher Learning, Inc. is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party Websites. Links to third party Websites are performed at your own risk.

Higher Learning, Inc. does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of communications posted by users or endorse any opinions expressed by users. User acknowledges that any reliance on material posted by other users will be at your own risk.

Indemnification

User agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Higher Learning, Inc., its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the Services or failure to comply with these Terms of Use, including, without limitation, your submission of content that violates third party rights or applicable laws. Higher Learning, Inc. shall provide notice to User promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist User, at User's expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.

Terms of Agreement

User agrees not to make any unauthorized commercial use of the Services.

If User accesses the Services from outside the United States, User does so at User's own risk. Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all applicable local rules including but not limited to rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

Access to Service

Use of manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to "crawl" or "spider" any web pages contained in the Services is strictly prohibited. You agree not to monitor or copy, or allow others to monitor or copy, Higher Learning, Inc. web pages or the content included herein. You also agree not to "frame" or otherwise simulate the appearance or function of the Services.

Higher Learning, Inc. Communications

In the course of providing you services, Higher Learning, Inc. may need to communicate with you via email (see our Privacy Policy to learn more about communications). You agree to receive emails which are specific to your account and necessary for the normal functioning of the Services. You also agree to have your name and/or email address listed in the header of certain communications which you initiate through the Services.

Governing Laws

These Terms of Use are governed by the internal substantive laws of Maryland. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under this agreement shall lie exclusively with the state or federal courts within Maryland. In no event shall you seek or be entitled to rescission, injunctive or other equitable relief, or to enjoin or restrain the operation of the Services. If any provision of these Terms of Use are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term.

General Information

Higher Learning, Inc.'s logos and names are trademarks of Higher Learning, Inc. You agree not to display or use these trademarks in any manner without Higher Learning, Inc.'s prior, written permission. The section titles of this User Agreement are displayed for convenience only and have no legal effect. Please send any questions or comments, or report violations of the User Agreement to:

Higher Learning, Inc.
P.O. Box 232
Westminster, MD 21158-0232

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