Acceptance of These Terms
- violates any law or regulation or University policy;
- infringes anyone’s copyright, patent, trademark or other proprietary rights, or rights of privacy or publicity;
- is intentionally false or misleading;
- defames, threatens or harasses anyone;
- is harmful, dangerous, abusive or offensive;
- is obscene or contains pornography;
- contains or utilizes any computer virus, other malicious code, or program that may damage or interfere with the operation of any system, or may unlawfully intercept any data or personal information;
- contains or consists of advertising or any form of commercial solicitation or activity; or
- otherwise interferes with the functioning of the Site or other users’ use or enjoyment of the Site.
All elements of the Site architecture, including without limitation the text, software, and graphics, are owned by or licensed to the University, and subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States copyright and trademark laws, and applicable foreign laws. All rights in the Site and the Site’s content that are not expressly granted are reserved. You may use the Site and these elements only in a manner consistent with these Terms.
Copyright and Trademark
Materials uploaded to the Site by other users (“User Content”) may be subject to copyright protections and other posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for honoring such copyrights and adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
Review and Removal of Content
If you wish to report an abusive or offensive posting, please follow this link. The University reserves the right to take down any posting in response to report of abuse, as necessary to investigate alleged violations of University policies, federal, state, or local laws, or the rights of other persons, or otherwise at its discretion at any time and without notice or liability to you.
The University’s policy is to comply with the United States Copyright Act of 1976, as amended (17 U.S.C.) and to combat infringing use and to promote legal alternatives. We maintain a vigorous program of accepting and responding to Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices of infringement through our registered copyright agent. For more information on copyright and the DMCA, click here.
Links to Other Sites
Links on the Site to third-party web sites are provided solely as a convenience to you. We do not approve or endorse the content of linked third-party sites, and you agree that we will have no responsibility or liability in connection with your use of any linked third-party sites.
Disclaimer of Warranties
THE SITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE AND OUR COLLABORATORS, LICENSORS, CONTENT PROVIDERS AND DISTRIBUTORS (COLLECTIVELY, OTHER THAN PROVIDERS OF USER CONTENT, OUR “COLLABORATORS”) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND (EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE) REGARDING THE SITE OR THE CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE AND OUR COLLABORATORS MAKE NO WARRANTY ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, SUFFICIENCY OR QUALITY OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT, NOR THAT ANY PARTICULAR CONTENT WILL CONTINUE TO BE MADE AVAILABLE. WE DO NOT APPROVE OR ENDORSE ANY USER CONTENT OR CONTENT PROVIDED BY OTHERS. NEITHER WE NOR OUR COLLABORATORS WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE WITHOUT ERROR OR INTERRUPTION, OR THAT THE SITE OR ITS SERVER IS FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MATERIALS.
Limitation of Liability; Indemnity
YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ITS CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN SOLE RISK. NEITHER UNIVERSITY NOR ITS COLLABORATORS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES UNDER ANY FORM OF ACTION WHATSOEVER RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE. UNIVERSITY SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, WHETHER OR NOT INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SAME AND WHETHER OR NOT OTHER AVAILABLE REMEDIES FAIL TO ACHIEVE THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction; Access from Outside Massachusetts
The Site’s content is not intended to attract children under 13 years of age and we will not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, you should not use the site.