Welcome to PLATFORM
PLATFORM is dedicated to the free expression of our users in a collaborative and sharing environment. We are a community that seeks to use PLATFORM as a means of fulfilling our highest aspirations for sharing scholarship, ideas, and opinions.
We reserve only the rights necessary to facilitate the dissemination of content and material on this Site. We support the intellectual property rights of the authors of those materials. We also support the widespread dissemination and use of online materials consistent with the rights of our users and applicable law.
Anyone may use the Site. We will take all reasonable measures to keep information and users safe.
Terms that Govern the Use of PLATFORM
1. General Use of the Site and Agreement to these Terms
Accessing the Site signifies that you have read, understand, and agree to these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you are not authorized to use the Site.
Unless otherwise agreed to, you are subject to these Terms, and any additional terms that may apply. These additional terms, if any, will be available through the Site. All of these terms create a legal agreement between you and the Site and supersede any prior agreements between you and the Site.
2. Rights and Obligations Related to Content and Material
The Site and its Contents are protected by copyright pursuant to U.S. and international copyright laws.
a. Your Responsibilities
If you comment, post material or links to any part of the Site, or otherwise make material available by means of the Site (any such material, “Content”), you are responsible for the Content and any harm resulting from it.
You warrant and represent that you either own or otherwise control all of the rights to Content you provide to the Site, including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Content, or that your use of the Content is a protected fair use. You warrant and represent also that the Content does not violate these Terms and that you will indemnify and hold harmless PLATFORM from any claims arising from Content you provide.
You may not copy, distribute transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, participate in the transfer or sale of, create new works from, or in any way exploit, any of the Content on the Site (including software) in whole or in part in any manner unless it is consistent with, and authorized by, the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial NoDeriatives 4.0 license (see 2.c below), other Creative Commons license, or other more restrictive rights applicable to the Content.
b. License to PLATFORM
By posting Content on this Site, you are granting PLATFORM a nonexclusive, royalty free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use the Content on the Site until you remove or delete it, including but not limited to, the right to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, edit, translate, and reformat the Content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work.
If you delete Content, PLATFORM will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Site, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.
Whenever possible, we will credit you as an author, and by posting Content on the Site you agree to give PLATFORM the right to use your name for attribution purposes.
c. License to Site Users
Unless you specify otherwise, all Content you submit to the Site is submitted under the terms and conditions of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license, or any successor or equivalent Creative Commons license. Under the terms of this license, you permit anyone to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt your Content, royalty-free, for non-commercial purposes on the condition that they credit your authorship each time they do so. Please read the full text of license (which includes a link to the full Creative Commons Legal Code).
This license also permits RSS aggregators to copy, distribute, display, and perform any of your Content that you syndicate using RSS. If you want to offer your Content under a different Creative Commons license, indicate on your blog, website or posting the license that applies.
For all Creative Commons licenses, see http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/.
3. Reporting Violations or Concerns
If you have reason to believe that any Content or activity on this Site violates these Terms or is illegal or inappropriate, or to report any other abusive behavior in connection with the Site, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not include an electronic signature with your claim, we may ask you to submit a signed paper copy. Your notification of infringement must comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). If you have reason to believe that any Content or activity on this Site is infringing on rights owned by you or another (provided you are authorized to act of behalf of the person), please review DMCA for assistance in making a claim.
These Terms will continue to apply until terminated by either you or PLATFORM.
PLATFORM may at any time terminate its legal agreement with you and your right to access and use the Site if you have breached any provision of the Terms, PLATFORM is required to do so by law, or PLATFORM no longer maintains the Site and is terminating the service.
5. Governing Law
You agree that if PLATFORM does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy that is contained in these Terms (or for which PLATFORM is entitled under any applicable law), this will not be taken to be a formal waiver of these rights and remedies.
These Terms, and your relationship with PLATFORM, shall be governed by the rules, regulations, and policies of PLATFORM, and the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law’s provisions. You and PLATFORM agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the state of New York to resolve any legal matter arising from these Terms. However, you agree that PLATFORM shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or any equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.
6. Children Under 13
You are not permitted to provide to the Site any Content intended for children under the age of 13 without the express written permission of PLATFORM. You are also not permitted to collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
7. No Warranties and Disclaimer of Liability
The posts, comments, and other Content on the Site are the views and opinions of their authors. Content is the sole responsibility of its authors. We cannot verify or guarantee that the information presented on the Site is accurate or complete and PLATFORM shall not be liable for any harm or damages arising from Content posted on the Site. The Site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. PLATFORM makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the availability, operation, or administration of the Site or the information or Content on it. To the full extent permitted by applicable law, PLATFORM specifically disclaims all such warranties, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. PLATFORM will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use or inability to use the Site. You expressly agree that you use the Site solely at your own risk.
We reserve the right to change, at any time, at our sole discretion, these Terms. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to all of these Terms.
9. Right to Remove Content and Discontinue Service
PLATFORM has the right (though not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content at any time that violates these Terms or any PLATFORM policy, or applicable federal or state statutes, or common laws.
PLATFORM also reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Site, with or without notice, at any time and without any liability to Site users.
Effective date: June 24, 2019