Terms of Use

1. Acceptance of Terms. These Website Terms of Use, as updated from time to time by the OpenChannels Team, apply to the OpenChannels website (“website”). You should carefully read these Terms of Use before using the website. You can review the most current version of the Website Terms of Use at any time at http://openchannels.org/terms. This is a legally binding agreement. If you do not agree with these Website Terms of Use, you are not authorized to use this website.

2. Access to Password-Protected Areas. Access to certain portions of this website (“Password-Protected Areas”) may require login and password information. You must have this information in order to access these areas.

3. Online Privacy Statement. The use of your personally identifying and non-personal information will be governed by the Privacy Policy found at http://openchannels.org/privacy. Your use of this website indicates that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy.

4. Prohibited Behavior. You are responsible for your behavior in your use of this website and for respecting OpenChannels' rights in connection with the website and its content.

You may not use this website for any purpose or in any manner that violates any local, state, or federal law or regulation or the law or regulation of any foreign government.

You may not use this website to post or send any infringing, threatening, defamatory, libelous, obscene, or pornographic material.

You may not use or exploit any portion of this website to distribute commercial messages, “spam,” or other unsolicited communications.

You may not directly or indirectly, intentionally disrupt or interfere with this website in any manner that may materially adversely affect OpenChannels.

You may not take any action that imposes or may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the OpenChannels network infrastructure, as determined by the OpenChannels Team in its sole discretion.

You may not bypass any measures OpenChannels may use to prevent or restrict access to this website.

5. Disclaimer of Warranties. The use of this website is solely at your own risk. This website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. OpenChannels expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind with respect to this website whether express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. OpenChannels expressly disclaims any responsibility for the actions of any other user of this website. Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. OpenChannels makes no warranty that this website will meet your requirements, or will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, current, accurate, complete or error-free or that the results that may be obtained by use of the site will be accurate or reliable. You understand and acknowledge that your sole and exclusive remedy with respect to any defect in or dissatisfaction with the site is to cease to use this website. You may have other rights which may vary from state to state.

6. Exclusions and Limitation of Liability. You expressly understand and Agree that OpenChannels shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including without limitation, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data loss, or other losses (even if advised of the possibility of such damages) resulting from any matter related to your use of this website.

7. Links. This website may include links to other websites. You acknowledge and agree that such links are provided for your convenience and do not reflect any endorsement by OpenChannels with respect to the linked site or its provider. OpenChannels makes no representations or warranties with respect to any linked website: Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.

8. Jurisdiction and Venue. This Agreement and the relationship between you and OpenChannels will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, without respect to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that venue with respect to any dispute between you and OpenChannels will rest exclusively in the state or federal courts located in King County, Washington.

9. Changes. From time to time, OpenChannels may change this website and/or the Website Terms of Use. If a change to these Website Terms of Use is made, OpenChannels will post the revised Website Terms of Use on this website. OpenChannels reserves the right to add to or change this website or cease offering this website at any time and without liability. OpenChannels reserves the right to refuse to offer access to this website and/or its content to anyone at any time without notice.

10. Miscellaneous. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and OpenChannels relating to this website. There is no agency, partnership or joint venture relationship between any user and OpenChannels arising solely through the use of this website. These Website Terms and Conditions of Use are binding upon your successors, assigns, heirs and executors. If any provision of these Website Terms and Conditions of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Website Terms and Conditions of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. The failure of OpenChannels to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Website Terms and Conditions of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or condition. Any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the website or these Website Terms and Conditions of Use must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose. The section titles of these website Website Terms of Use of Use are merely for convenience and will not have any effect on the substantive meaning of this agreement.

11. Children. If under the age of 18: Some internet sites may ask you to share information about yourself. Before sending any information about yourself over the Internet to OpenChannels, be sure to ask your parents for permission.

If under the age of 13: If you are under the age of 13, your parent/legal guardian will need to verify that they permit you to disclose personally identifiable information via the respective University website.

12. Parents/Legal Guardians. OpenChannels encourages you take an active role in your children’s use of the internet by talking with them about safe and responsible computing before sending any information about themselves over the internet.

Children Under the Age of 13: If your child is under the age of 13, OpenChannels requests that you review the website and follow requested verification procedures before permitting your child to submit personally identifiable information.

13. Termination. OpenChannels may block, suspend, or terminate your use of the website at any time for any reason. Reasons OpenChannels might do so include, but are not limited to, the following: (a) your breach of this agreement; or (b) OpenChannels believes that your actions could cause financial loss or legal liability to OpenChannels or other users of this website; or (c) routine network maintenance affecting all users; or (d) your use of this website or service in a manner that violates the law or OpenChannels' policies.

14. Contact Information. If you have questions about these Terms of Use, you should contact the OpenChannels Team at info [at] openchannels.org.