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Terms of Use - Community Forum

(December, 2014)

I. INTRODUCTION

The Internet2 Community Forum (“Community Forum”) is provided as a public service to enable Internet2 community members and other users to interact with each other by posting questions and comments. The Community Forum is subject to these Terms of Use. If you are interested in registering to post content in our Community Forum, you must acknowledge during the registration process that you have read and agree to these Terms of Use.

II. PRIVACY POLICY

The Community Forum Privacy Policy can be found at Privacy - Community Forum. If you are interested in registering to post content in our Community Forum, you also must acknowledge during the registration process that you have read and agree to the Community Forum Privacy Policy.

III. AGE RESTRICTIONS

Registration to use the Community Forum is restricted to individuals who are

  1. 18 years of age or older,
  2. Emancipated minors, or
  3. Those who possess legal parental or guardian consent and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, and representations herein.

By registering to use the Community Forum, you hereby represent that you meet one of the criteria set forth above.
The services offered by the Internet2 Community Forum are not intended for or directed toward children under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years of age, you are prohibited from registering to post in the Community Forum.

IV. COPYRIGHT

All information contained in this site is copyright protected. The copyrights are owned by Internet2 or the original creator of the material. However, you are free to view, copy, print and distribute Internet2 material from this site, as long as: 

  1. The material is for informational use only,
  2. The material is used for non-commercial purposes only, and
  3. Use includes proper attribution and copyright notice of the material’s creator.

V. TRADEMARKS

The Internet2 name and logo are registered trademarks. You may not use these without the written permission of Internet2. The Internet2 trademark may not be used in connection with any product or service or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion or be misleading. All other trademarks or service marks that appear on the Internet2 web space are the property of their respective owners.

VI. NO WARRANTY

Content in the Community Forum is user-generated, and posts constitute the views and opinions of the author and not of Internet2. Internet2 assumes no responsibility for any of the content posted to the Community Forum, including the accuracy of statements made by users about Internet2.

Material on this site is provided “as is” and does not constitute a warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Internet2 disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. It also includes any expressed or implied warranties arising from any course of dealing, usage or trade practice.

VII. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Internet2 is not liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of or related to the content of or the use or the inability to use the material on this site. This includes, but is not limited to, the loss of data or loss of profit, even if Internet2 was advised of the possibilities of such damages.

In no event will any of the officers, trustees, directors, partners, beneficiaries, joint venturers, members, stockholders or other principals or representatives of Internet2 ever be personally liable to any party arising out of, or related to the use of or content posted on the Community Forum, and you hereby waive the right to recover damages from any such person.

VIII. PERMITTED AND PROHIBITED USES

You may use the Internet2 Community Forum for the sole purpose of sharing and exchanging ideas with community members and other users. Any information posted in the Community Forum will become public information. You agree to use the Community Forum in accordance with all applicable laws.

You shall not upload or transmit any material that infringes or misappropriates any person’s copyright, patent, trademark, or trade secret, nor should you disclose in forum posts any information the disclosure of which would constitute a violation of any confidentiality obligations you may have, including, but not limited to, obligations contained in a non-disclosure agreement, Internet2 NET+ Business Agreement, or Internet2 NET+ Enterprise Customer Agreement.

You are expressly prohibited from compiling and using community members’ or other users’ personal information that may appear in the forum for the purpose of creating marketing lists or using such information for commercial solicitation purposes.

You agree that you will not access or attempt to access any other user’s account, or misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using the Internet2 Community Forum.

IX. YOUR POSTED INFORMATION

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any of the following content anywhere in the Internet2 Community Forum or on any other Internet2 Web page:

  • Content that violates state or federal law
  • Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them
  • Content that is libelous or that defames or threatens others
  • Harassing statements
  • Hate speech
  • Content that is obscene
  • Unauthorized copyrighted material or material that infringes another’s intellectual property
  • Content that is confidential or subject to a non-disclosure agreement
  • Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation
  • Communications that could be confused with official communications of Internet2 or another community member
  • Content that is otherwise offensive or objectionable

INTERNET2 RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE CONTENT FROM THE COMMUNITY FORUM AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION AT ANY TIME.

X. YOUR SUBMISSION

Any personal information that you submit to Internet2 while registering to post on the Community Forum will be treated in accordance with our Community Forum Privacy Policy. As set forth in our Privacy Policy, by submitting a post to our Community Forum, you are granting consent for the content of that post, along with your name and institutional affiliation, to be shared publicly on the Internet.

XI. CONTENT MODERATION

Volunteer moderators may, but are not obligated to, monitor or review the content of any communications that are posted to the Community Forum. Moderators are not employees or contractors of Internet2, but are serving as moderators in their capacities as community members. Moderators may edit or remove content from the Community Forum at their discretion and consistent with § IX of this Terms of Use, at any time. Internet2 and the moderators shall have no liability whatsoever related to the content of communications posted to the forum, whether arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise.

XII. EXPORT OF INFORMATION

The United States Export Controls laws prohibit the export of certain technical data and software to certain territories. No content from this site may be downloaded or otherwise exported in violation of United States law.

XIII. NOTICE FOR UPDATES AND CHANGES TO TERMS OF USE

As the Community Forum evolves, we may update the Terms of Use. The Terms of Use posted here will always be current. We encourage you to review the Terms of Use regularly.

XIV. QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about these terms, please contact forum-admin@internet2.edu.