1. Your Acceptance
By using and/or visiting any of the Stanford alumni Websites you signify your agreement to:
The Websites electronically publish news and information that may include facts, views, opinions and recommendations of individuals and organizations deemed of interest to alumni. The Alumni Association does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of or otherwise endorse information provided by any organization or individual, give advice or advocate the purchase or sale of any product or service not directly offered by Stanford University or its affiliates.
The Websites may contain links to third party websites that are not owned, affiliated or controlled by Stanford. Stanford has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites not directly affiliated with Stanford. In addition, the Websites will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any non-affiliated third-party site. By using the Websites, you expressly relieve Stanford from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.
3. Your Account
ADDITIONAL USER RESTRICTIONS
Users of the Websites who sign up for "Alumni User Accounts" acknowledge that they are alumni or students of Stanford University. Alumni is defined as a person that: has attended Stanford University as a student for at least three quarters in a degree-earning program. This does not include students and/or graduates of the Stanford Continuing Studies program. Students will also be granted access to the websites, but if they leave Stanford without meeting the above requirements for becoming an alum, their access may be revoked by Stanford. Stanford students using Stanford sites are expected to abide by the Fundamental Standard which has set the standard of conduct for students at Stanford since 1896 and which provides:"Students at Stanford are expected to show both within and outside the University such respect for order, morality, personal honor and the rights of others as is demanded of good citizens. Failure to do this will be sufficient cause for removal from the University." If you are under 18, you may purchase products or services only through a parent or guardian.
Each alumni site reserves the rights to define its alumni body at its own discretion.
In addition, you agree to use Alumni only Website content for your personal use only, and to not provide access, in any format, to anyone who is not an Alumnus/a of Stanford University.
4. Rules for Online Conduct
You agree to use the Website in accordance with all applicable laws. Because Stanford is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, you agree that you will not use a Stanford site for organized partisan political activities or commercial purposes. You further agree that you will use all of the services or information provided on the Website in accordance with the rules of conduct set forth below. This includes interactions with other users by email, web post, postal mail, or phone.
- Posting content that defames, abuses or threatens others
- Posting harassing materials (such as racially or sexually charged material)
- Posting content that advocates illegal activity
- Posting content that infringes another's intellectual property, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks or trade secrets
- Posting material that contains obscene language or images
- Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation
Statements or postings which violate the above terms will be deleted from the Websites upon discovery. Copyrighted material, including without limitation software, graphics, text, photographs, sound, video and musical recordings, may not be placed on the Website without the express permission of the owner of the copyright of the material, or other legal entitlement to use the material. Although Stanford does not routinely screen or monitor content posted by users to the Websites, Stanford reserves the right to remove content which violates the above rules of which it becomes aware, but is under no obligation to do so.
You may not attempt to use or distribute tools designed for compromising security or take any action to compromise the security of this site. Examples of these tools include but are not limited to password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools. You may not "flood" or disrupt our web site through any means or process.
You agree that you will not access or attempt to access any other user's account, or misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using the Sites.
5. Online Communication Services
Communication services provided through Online Services, such as the Alumni Directory, alumni-specific web pages, mailing lists, bulletin boards, newsgroups, and other services in the future, are a part of the Websites designed for private communication between alumni users. Stanford will not monitor these communications, but reserves the right to take action against any User who is defaming or harassing another User through any of the services offered through the Website, if it comes to Stanford's attention.
6. Email Service
7. Disclaimer of Warranty / Limitation of Liability
Stanford does not warrant that the Websites will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner or that the Websites are free of viruses or other harmful components. Use of information obtained from or through these Websites is at your own risk.
YOU AGREE THAT STANFORD WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES, EITHER ACTUAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS, OR TO YOUR (OR ANY THIRD PARTY'S) USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITES, OR TO YOUR PLACEMENT OF CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE, OR TO YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE WEBSITES. IN PARTICULAR, STANFORD WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE, (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS FOR DEFAMATION, ERRORS, MIS-USE OF EMAIL OR OTHER SERVICES, LOSS OF DATA, OR INTERRUPTION IN AVAILABILITY OF DATA), ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS, YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE A WEBSITE, OR ANY PURCHASES ON THESE WEBSITEs, OR YOUR PLACEMENT OF CONTENT ON A SITE, OR TO YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH A SITE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTORY OR OTHER LAW, EXCEPT ONLY IN THE CASE OF DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY WHERE AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW REQUIRES SUCH LIABILITY.
Stanford makes no representation regarding your ability to transmit and receive information from or through the Websites and you agree and acknowledge that your ability to access the Websites may be impaired. Stanford disclaims any and all liability resulting from or related to such events.
8. Choice of Law/Forum Selection.
Sites are hosted by Stanford on computing resources located on the Stanford campus. You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms or any content posted to a Website, including copies and republication thereof, whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law, will be governed by the laws of the State of California, excluding its conflicts of law provisions. You further consent to the personal jurisdiction of and exclusive venue in the federal and state courts located in and serving Santa Clara County, California as the legal forum for any such dispute.
If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your Stanford alumni user account, you agree to notify Stanford by telephone at (650) 725-9287, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing at the address below:
Stanford Alumni Association
Attn: Online Services Accounts
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez St.
Stanford, CA, 94305
10. Termination of Service
User may terminate this Agreement by cancelling his or her account. To do this the user must contact Stanford through phone or mail as listed above.
Stanford may terminate your account or access rights to this Website at any time, without notice, for conduct that Stanford believes violates this Agreement or other policies or guidelines that Stanford has posted. Stanford may terminate your account or your access rights to this Website for online conduct that Stanford believes is harmful to other Users, to Stanford's business, or to other information providers.
The logo, name and all graphics on the Website or its affiliates, are trademarks of Stanford or its affiliates. Use, reproduction, copying or redistribution of trademarks, without the written permission of Stanford or its affiliates is prohibited. All other trademarks or service marks appearing on the Website are the marks of their respective owners.
You agree to indemnify and hold Stanford, its trustees, officers, employees and agents harmless from any claims, losses or damages, including legal fees, resulting from your violation of these Terms, your use of the Websites or your placement of any content onto the Website, and to fully cooperate in Stanford's defense against any such claims.
13. Copyright License & Complaints
Owner of posted materials grants Stanford a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to reproduce and distribute any messages and postings made within the mailing lists, discussion forums, or any other service of the Websites.
Stanford respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe your copyright has been violated on the Website, please give notice at the contact information listed under the notice section of this document.