information security: legal notice

LEGAL NOTICE

(updated May 20, 2011)

Please read these “Terms of Use” (Terms) carefully before accessing or participating in any chat room, newsgroup, bulletin board, mailing list, website, transaction or other on-line forum available at Case.edu or other Case Western Reserve University site (Site or Sites).

You agree to use Sites in accordance with all applicable laws and Case’s “Acceptable Use of Computing and Information Technology Resources” policy: http://www.case.edu/its/policy/aup.html

When using other Case related forums, such as BlackBoard, wikis, blogs or other bulletin boards, you also agree to adhere to Case’s “Forum Rules and Policies”: http://www.case.edu/dir/ForumRulesPolicies.pdf

If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. Although every effort is made to secure network communications, Case cannot ensure the privacy of online communications. Individuals using online services should take steps to protect personal information, such as closing the web browser when finished using the site. Failure to do so may result in personal information being viewed by someone else using the same computer.

Case accepts credit card payments online for a variety of goods and services. Unless otherwise noted on the site, all University credit card transactions are encrypted. Sensitive information entered to complete a transaction will not be used by Case for any other purpose unless the purpose is described on the site. If you are under 18, you may purchase products or services only through a parent or guardian. You agree that billing and registration information that you provide on the Sites will be accurate and complete. Case and its affiliates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion

Case owns all University-purchased computers, network infrastructure and software assets, including e-mail, Internet access, data, documents, software residing on its systems, etc. In order to protect information resources and the rights and privileges of Case faculty, staff and students, Case reserves the right to monitor these systems to insure that they are not used in a way that damages Case, its students or employees. Although Case does not monitor the content of the Sites, Case has the right to remove material from the Sites, block access, or take other action with respect to the material in its sole discretion, although Case is under no obligation to do so.

Case has the right to obtain and search all computer/IT resources located on campus and connected to the Case network infrastructure if there is a reasonable suspicion that those resources are being used in violation of university policy. This includes personally owned or grant purchased computer/IT resources.

THESE SITES AND ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THEREIN ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR USE OF A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT.

Case makes no representation regarding your ability to transmit and receive information from or through the Sites and you agree and acknowledge that your ability to access the Sites may be impaired. Case disclaims any and all liability resulting from or related to such events.

You agree to indemnify and hold Case harmless from any claims, losses or damages, including legal fees, resulting from your violation of these terms, your use of a Site or your placement of any content onto a Site, and to fully cooperate in Case's defense against any such claims.

Case reserves the right to modify these terms at any time and will publish notice of any such modifications on-line at this site or elsewhere on-line.

By using and participating in these sites, you signify that you have read these Terms and agree to be bound by and comply with them. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, please promptly exit all sites.

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