Terms of Service for Globe Education Network Websites
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GEN reserves the right to make changes, update, suspend or discontinue any aspect or feature of the GEN Websites and Services at any time without notice. GEN reserves the right to terminate or restrict access to the GEN Websites and Services, or to impose limits on certain features or services, without notice or liability to you for any reason whatsoever at its sole discretion.
- Additional Terms.
- Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights.
Globe Education Network℠, Duluth Business University, Globe University®, Institute of Production and Recording, Minnesota School of Business℠, Minnesota School of Cosmetology, Benchmark Learning and Broadview University, are among the trade names, trademarks, service marks, Internet domain names and registered trademarks of GEN and its affiliates, and are protected, without limitation, by U.S. trademark laws and international treaties. They may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not provided by GEN, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits GEN or its affiliates. Other titles, logos, designs, products, services and company names displayed on the GEN Websites and Services may be the trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners, and constitute neither an endorsement nor a recommendation of those owners. This website’s use of trademarks or links to the websites of third parties is not intended to imply, directly or indirectly, that those third parties endorse or have any affiliation with GEN.
All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by GEN.
- Limited License Grant; Permission to Print and Copy.
You shall not yourself, or through any affiliate, agent or third party: (a) sell, rent, lease, distribute, license, sublicense, assign or otherwise transfer (including by loan or gift) any full or partial copies of the GEN Websites and Services; (b) use the GEN Websites and Services to provide services such as timesharing, outsourcing, hosting, or processing services to third parties or otherwise use the GEN Websites and Services to function on a service bureau basis or as an application service provider; (c) remove any trademark, copyright notice, label, licensing information or other proprietary notices contained in the content made available through the GEN Websites and Services (and shall reproduce such notices on any copies of the content you make in connection with your permitted use of the GEN Websites and Services); (d) decompile, disassemble or otherwise reverse engineer the GEN Websites and Services; (e) use any robot, spider, other automatic devices or manual process to monitor or copy the GEN Websites and Services (or any portion thereof); (f) modify the GEN Websites and Services in any way or create derivative works based on the GEN Websites and Services; (g) use the GEN Websites and Services for benchmarking or performance testing; (h) use the GEN Websites and Services to infringe the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others in any way; (i) use the GEN Websites and Services to log or otherwise collect information about other users, including without limitation, nonpublic personal data, protected health information, IP addresses, e-mail addresses and time and date of transmissions; (j) interfere with or disrupt the service, servers or network that the GEN Websites and Services connects, including without limitation, any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the GEN Websites and Services or otherwise interferes with its functioning; (k) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the GEN Websites and Services or to any other GEN system or data (commonly referred to as “hacking”); (l) make any unauthorized change to any data or information supplied through the GEN Websites and Services; or (m) use the GEN Websites and Services to store, distribute or transmit any unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene or harassing material or information, including any computer virus or other harmful software.
You will promptly notify GEN of any unauthorized disclosure, reproduction or distribution of the GEN Websites and Services which comes to your attention or which you reasonably suspect. You agree to reasonably cooperate with GEN in any investigation and remediation of any security, unauthorized use or misuse issues arising from or related to your use of the GEN Websites and Services.
- Links to Other Websites.
- Linking to Globe Education Network Websites.
- Interactive Elements of the GEN Websites and Services.
The GEN Websites and Services may contain chat rooms, bulletin boards or other message or communications facilities (“Forums”). You agree to use any such Forums only to send and receive content that is proper and related to the particular Forum. You agree, when taking advantage of such Forums, not to do any of the following: (a) disseminate or transmit any material that may be malicious, threatening, abusive, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, harassing or that advocates, promotes or otherwise encourages violence against any government, group, organization or individual, or which provides instruction, information or assistance in causing or carrying out such violence; (b) disseminate or transmit files, graphics, software or other material, data or work that actually or potentially infringe the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property right of any third party; (c) create a false identity or otherwise attempt to mislead any person as to the identity, source or origin of any communication; (d) disseminate or transmit any virus, Trojan horse, or other harmful or disabling data, code or program; (e) delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations in any file that is uploaded; (f) advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests or chain letters; or (g) download any file that you know, or should reasonably know, cannot be legally downloaded or distributed. GEN is not responsible for messages, images, text or other materials submitted to it, including without limitation, content posted on bulletin boards, chat rooms or other communication facilities.
You agree that GEN is free to use any comments, information, ideas, concepts, reviews, techniques or any other material contained in any communication sent to GEN, including without limitation, responses to questionnaires or through postings to Forums, without further compensation, acknowledgment or payment to you, for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, modifying or improving the GEN Websites and Services, and GEN products and services. GEN reserves the absolute right to delete any material posted to the GEN Websites and Services without notice.
- Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.
GEN respects the intellectual property rights of others, and expects its users to do the same. Upon receiving proper notice, GEN will act to remove or disable access to material as set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act . Any notifications of claimed copyright infringement must be sent to GEN at the following email@example.com. When notifying GEN of the alleged copyright infringement, please provide complete and sufficient information, including identification of the copyrighted work alleged to have been infringed, the alleged infringing material, the address and contact information for the owner of the alleged copyrighted material, and a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under the penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the alleged copyright.
- WARRANTY DISCLAIMER.
Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information on the GEN Websites and Services, GEN AND ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUPPLIERS AND CONTRACTORS (ALL OF THE FOREGOING, COLLECTIVELY, THE “REPRESENTATIVES”) assumes no responsibility therefor. THE GEN WEBSITES AND SERVICES, AND ALL CONTENT, IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” GEN HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE GEN WEBSITES AND SERVICES OR THE CONTENT. GEN ALSO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO WHETHER THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED, IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS OF ALL INFORMATION, OPINIONS AND OTHER MATERIAL ON THIS WEBSITE OR ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED. GEN DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE SECURITY OF THE GEN WEBSITES AND SERVICES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE ANY INFORMATION SENT MAY BE INTERCEPTED. GEN DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE GEN WEBSITES AND SERVICES OR THE SERVERS WHICH MAKE THE GEN WEBSITES AND SERVICES AVAILABLE OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SENT BY GEN ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT CERTAIN CONTENT AND/OR SERVICES PROVIDED HEREUNDER MAY BE PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY, AND THAT GEN DOES NOT ASSUME ANY LEGAL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR ACTIONS OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS AND REMEDIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY THIRD PARTY MATERIALS ARE AGAINST THE THIRD PARTY VENDOR AND NOT AGAINST GEN.
- LIMITED LIABILITY OF GLOBE EDUCATION NETWORK.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL GEN OR ANY OF ITS REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA OR INFORMATION, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS CAUSED BY A COMPUTER OR ELECTRONIC VIRUS, LOSS OF INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, OR OTHER LOSSES OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER, RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE GEN WEBSITES AND SERVICES, OR TO ANY LINKED WEBSITE, OR FOR NAY INFORMATION, PRODUCT OR SERVICE OBTAINED THROUGH THE GEN WEBSITES AND SERVICES, EVEN IF GEN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
- Personal Information.
- General Provisions; Legal Notice.
- Contacting Globe Education Network.
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