Please read all of these terms carefully before using this website: stories.harvard.edu (the “Site”). By using the Site, or by clicking the “I agree” check box when registering for a user account, you accept and agree to be bound by these terms. If you do not accept these terms, do not use this Site.
About the Site
The Site comprises a suite of online services provided by the President and Fellows of Harvard College (“Harvard”) to collect and share interviews with Harvard community members about their Harvard experience and its influence in their lives.
1. Copyright; Others’ Rights
You may only make non-commercial uses of the Site and the Content. Use of Content from the Site for any commercial, public or political purpose is strictly prohibited. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to: (1) activities that are illegal or fraudulent; (2) use that inaccurately implies endorsement, approval, or sponsorship by Harvard (or any individual officer or employee of Harvard); (3) use that can be confused with official communications of Harvard or its officers or employees; and (4) print or electronic mass mailings (sometimes known as "spamming"), solicitations for commercial services, or cold-calling.
2. Copyright Complaints
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe your copyright has been violated on this website, please notify us as provided at Reporting Copyright Infringements, where you will find the contact information for our designated agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (see 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3) for further information). That contact information pertains only to notifications of claimed infringement. Please direct all other communications concerning the Site to stories "at" harvard.edu.
3. Rules of Conduct and User Submissions
Starting in 2012, registered users will be able to submit videos and other content on the Site (collectively, “User Content”). You are solely responsible for any User Content you post or submit to the Site, and for the consequences of submitting it. By posting or submitting User Content to the Site, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, fully paid, perpetual license to use, reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute, display, perform and otherwise make available your User Content in connection with the Site or for our broader educational purposes, including without limitation for promoting or redistributing part or all of the Site (and derivative works thereof) in any manner or media, and to authorize others to do the foregoing. By submitting User Content to the Site, you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant us the foregoing rights, and that neither your User Content nor our use of it as permitted under the foregoing license will infringe or violate anyone’s rights.
You agree not to submit any content, or engage in any other activity in connection with the Site, that:
- infringes anyone’s copyright, patent, trademark or other proprietary rights, or rights of privacy or publicity;
- violates any law or regulation;
- 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.
Harvard may deny access to the Site to any individual at any time.
4. User Accounts; Account Termination Policy
5. Links to Other Sites
Harvard may provide links to websites operated by third-parties as a convenience for our visitors. We do not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or the use of third-party websites. If you use third-party sites, you do so solely at your own risk. Links do not imply that Harvard is affiliated or associated with any linked site.
6. Harvard Names
7. Liability and Indemnity
THIS SITE AND ALL ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WE DO NOT APPROVE OR ENDORSE ANY CONTENT PROVIDED BY USERS OR OTHERS. WE ARE NOT LIABLE TO USERS OR VISITORS FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.
9. Governing Law; Jurisdiction
10. Changes to Terms
The effective date of this policy is October 5, 2011.