Copyright & Trademark
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Phi Beta Kappa respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users of the Website to do the same. You may not use the marks or logos on the Website for any unauthorized or illegal use or purpose. You do not acquire any ownership, license or other use rights to any Content viewed, acquired or accessed through the Website, except only for the limited license expressly provided for herein. You may not claim any such Content as your own or create derivative works based upon such Content. Some of the Content on the Website (including links, tweets, applications, and multimedia items) is the intellectual property of third parties. Any reference to, or reproduction of, the Content or the names and sources used herein, must attribute Phi Beta Kappa, the Website, or the appropriate third party as the source. Any unauthorized or improper use of the Content will be subject to appropriate legal action.
We will respond to notices of alleged copyright or trademark infringement that comply with applicable law and are properly provided to us. If you believe that the Website has copied or used content in a way that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement, please provide Phi Beta Kappa with the following: (i) a signature or authorization of the owner of such rights; (ii) identification and proof of ownership or rights to use of the protected work; (iii) identification and a description of the material or use that you believe is infringing; (iv) your contact information including your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a statement that the use of the protected work is unlawful or not authorized; and (vi) a statement under oath that the information provided is accurate and complete, and that you are the owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of such protected work. Phi Beta Kappa reserves the right to remove any content claimed to be infringing in our sole discretion without prior notice and without liability to you.
Restricted and Prohibited Uses
Third Party Content
Third party Content appears on the Website and may be accessible via links, redirects or other outside sources from this Website. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement of the content, services or information of those outside sources. You understand that third party providers or contributors are independent from Phi Beta Kappa and that Phi Beta Kappa does not verify, endorse or support such outside websites, accounts, information, statements and opinions. You expressly acknowledge and agree that Phi Beta Kappa is in no way responsible or liable for any such outside information, services or websites. By using this Website, you may be exposed to Content that you may consider offensive, harmful, inaccurate, deceptive or otherwise inappropriate. Phi Beta Kappa is not responsible for the legality, reliability, truthfulness, or accuracy of any outside information or content provided by third parties and under no circumstances will Phi Beta Kappa or its affiliates be liable for such information. If you encounter any objectionable, illegal or questionable outside information or content accessed through the Website, please bring it to our attention immediately.
You are responsible for your use of the Website and for any Content you provide or post to it including, without limitation, pictures, videos, blog entries, tweets, links, statements and personal or commercial information. Any Content you provide will be visible to, and usable by, members of the public and other services and websites. You are responsible for any consequences relating to the Content you provide, and you should be comfortable sharing this Content with others. You agree not to provide or display any trade secrets, confidential or proprietary information, or sensitive financial or personal information of any third party without that person’s consent or authorization. You also agree not to post any false, deceptive, harassing, intimidating, violent or intentionally harmful information or statements. You may not use obscene or pornographic text, images or links to websites in either your submitted Content or your account to which such Content refers. By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through the Website, you (i) represent that you have the right to use and distribute such Content, (ii) waive any right or claim to compensation for such Content, and (iii) grant to Phi Beta Kappa a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, reproduce, expand, sublicense, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content for Phi Beta Kappa’s own purposes, to the public or to third parties, in any capacity or by any method, whether currently known or later developed. Phi Beta Kappa reserves the right to remove or limit distribution of Content as it deems appropriate.
DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS
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Registration, Member Accounts, and Security
To protect member account information, Phi Beta Kappa assigns each member a unique user name and/or password. As a user of the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information, including your password, and for any and all activity that occurs under your account.
You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or password, or any other breach of security. However, you may be held liable for losses incurred by us or any other user of, or visitor to, our Website due to someone else using your account or password. Please see our Privacy Statement for further information regarding your account or password.
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Transfer and Assignment
Your license to use the Website is not transferable or assignable. Any user information or related permissions are not transferable or assignable. Phi Beta Kappa reserves the right to limit, deny or revoke access to the Website at any time, with or without cause.
Errors, Corrections, and Changes
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