Terms of Use

TERMS OF USE

The following Terms of Use govern your use of the The Appreciative Inquiry Commons web site and any information contained on the web site.  By using the web site you hereby agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.

Disclaimer and Prohibition of Unauthorized Use

This web site and the information it contains is provided as an educational service by Champlain College. The web site contains information that Champlain College reasonably believes to be accurate and complete, but some of the information may be provided by third parties and Champlain College cannot review or warrant that all information is current, accurate or complete and makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this web site and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this web site.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE USING THE WEB SITE AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE WEB SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEB SITE AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”,AND NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, IMPLIED, EXPRESSED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS, IS GIVEN WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEB SITE OR ITS HYPERLINKS TO OTHER INTERNET RESOURCES. NEITHER CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE, NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, MEMBERS, SPONSORS OR CONTRIBUTORS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ALLEGEDLY SUSTAINED ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE WEB SITE, INCLUDING FOR VIRUSES ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM THE WEB SITE, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF CLAIM OR THE NATURE OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Reference in this web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Champlain College.

The website is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for other similar purposes. Anyone using the web site expressly acknowledges and consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on the web site, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize the website for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in civil remedies, fine or criminal prosecution.

The website is provided for educational, non-commercial use only. The web site cannot be used for any commercial or enterprise purpose whatsoever whether or not such purpose is directed toward making a profit.  The website may not be used in a manner that interferes with Champlain College’s efficient operation of the website, its computer network or other facilities, or the ability of others to utilize the web site in a reasonable manner.  You may not use the web site to upload, distribute or display material that infringes the rights of another person or that is obscene, abusive, harmful or unlawful.

Ownership

Information presented on this web site is considered copyrighted information of Champlain College or its licensors and may not be distributed or copied without the express written permission of Champlain College. Trademarks of Champlain College and other organizations used on the web site are trademarks or registered trademarks of Champlain College and such organizations.

If you submit or upload any information or content to the web site, you hereby grant a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free license to Champlain College to display, copy, publish, perform and make derivative works of such information or content in its current format and in any future format or medium and you represent that you have all necessary rights and permissions, including copyright, to do so, that such information or content does not violate any right of any third party and that such information or content does not libel, slander or defame or violate the privacy or rights of publicity or any other right of any third party.

Champlain College may modify or remove any information or content provided on this web site at any time and for any reason, including any information or content submitted or provided by you.

Copyright Complaints

Champlain College respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. We may, in appropriate circumstances and in our discretion, suspend or terminate the access of and take other action against users of or visitors to the web site who infringe the copyright rights of others. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied and is accessible on the web site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the web site contains links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyrights, you may notify us (as required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512) by contacting us at the contact address provided on this web site. We may ask that you provide certain information required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Champlain College and its affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents against any liability, damages, other expenses or third party claims (including attorney’s fees and costs) arising from your use of this web site (including, without limitation, your dissemination or submission of any information or content).

Modification

We may modify these terms at any time.  Your continued use of the web site constitutes your acceptance of the modified terms.  You should review these terms regularly to determine whether they have been modified.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

You agree that these Terms of Use, for all purposes, shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Vermont applicable to contracts to be wholly performed therein, and any action based on, relating to, or alleging a breach of this Agreement must be brought in the state or federal courts located in Chittenden County, Vermont. You agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts.