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Agreement Between User and Cornerstones of Science

The Cornerstones of Science website is comprised of various web pages operated by Cornerstones of Science.  The Cornerstones of Science website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Cornerstones of Science website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

 

Use of Communication Services

The Cornerstones of Science website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.

By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

Cornerstones of Science has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Cornerstones of Science reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Cornerstones of Science reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

Cornerstones of Science reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Cornerstones of Science sole discretion.  Cornerstones of Science does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Cornerstones of Science specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Cornerstones of Science spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Cornerstones of Science. Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

 

Your Use of Our Training Materials, Forums, Blogs, and various Social Media

For the educational use of our visitors, Cornerstones of Science may offer online training materials.  The training materials contain original and copyright-protected works of Cornerstones of Science and others. Our Sites also contain forums where training materials are posted and where users may submit their own comments, opinions, and images (“Submissions”).

By making a Submission to, or through one of our Sites, training materials, related forums or blogs, you grant Cornerstones of Science an unrestricted, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, display, blog, publicly perform, transmit and distribute such Submission, alone or as part of other works, in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed.

You warrant and represent that you shall not transmit, post or upload any Submission that is, in whole or in part, libelous, scandalous, inflammatory, discriminatory, defamatory, false, threatening, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, profane, abusive, harassing, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful or bashing, aimed at gender, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, religious views or disability, or otherwise unlawful, or that violates or infringes on the privacy, publicity, intellectual property, proprietary, or contractual rights of any person or entity.  By posting pictures of others, you warrant and represent that you have those persons’ (or if the person is under the age of majority, the person’s parent or guardian’s) consent.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Cornerstones of Science, its directors, officers, employees, agents, and sponsors from and against any claims, actions or demands, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees arising out of, or resulting from, your use of our Sites or the services made available on or through our Sites, and/or your breach of this User Agreement.

Cornerstones of Science does not warrant or represent the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any content, information or material contained in any Submissions.  Your reliance on any Submissions shall be at your own risk.

Users of our training materials, Sites and related forums agree at all times to abide by legal protections and a professional honor system.   Users agree that in downloading, using or referring to the contents of any document included in the training materials, Sites or related forums (whether in writing or verbally), they will give full attribution to the author.

 

Materials Provided to Cornerstones of Science or Posted at any Cornerstones of Science Website

Cornerstones of Science does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Cornerstones of Science(including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Cornerstones of Science website or its associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Cornerstones of Science permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Cornerstones of Science is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any submission at any time in Cornerstones of Science sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions. Liability disclaimer: The information, software, products, and services included in or available through the Cornerstones of Science website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors.

 

Changes to this Statement

Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Cornerstones of Science and/or its suppliers may make improvements and/or changes in the Cornerstones of Science website at any time.  Advice received via the Cornerstones of Science website should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal, or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Cornerstones of Science be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the Cornerstones of Science website, with the delay or inability to use the Cornerstones of Science website or related services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through the Cornerstones of Science website, or otherwise arising out of the use of the Cornerstones of Science website, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if Cornerstones of Science has been advised of the possibility of damages.

Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Cornerstones of Science website, or with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Cornerstones of Science website.

 

Removal of Content

Cornerstones of Science does not knowingly permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on this Site, and will remove all Content or User Content if properly notified that such infringement has occurred.

If you are a copyright owner or agent thereof and believe that any Content or User Content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”) by providing Cornerstones of Science the following information in writing: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on this Site (including the URL, title and/or item number if applicable, or other identifying characteristics); (iv) your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, and, if you are not the owner of the copyright, the name of the owner; (v) a written statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Your statement may be sent to dcarpenter@cornerstonesofscience.org

 

 Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information, through such methods as completing a form or sending us an email, we will use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information or services you have requested.

Some of our Web sites may ask visitors who request specific information to fill out a registration form. Other information collected at Web sites through questionnaires, feedback forms or other means, enables us to determine visitors’ interests, with the goal of providing better service to our visitors.

 

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Terms of Use policy, the practices of any of our Sites, or your dealings with any of our Sites, please contact us via our Contact Us links or by sending a letter to:

Cornerstones of Science

PO Box 995

Brunswick, Maine 04011