Terms of Use

All textual, graphical and other content appearing on the "otd.harvard.edu" Web host (the "Web Site") are the property of the President and Fellows of Harvard College ("Harvard University"). By accessing content on the Web Site, a user agrees to be bound by all of the terms of this User Agreement. Harvard University reserves the right to change the terms of the User Agreement or to modify its features at any time. The Web Site will post changes to the terms of this User Agreement on this page, and by accessing the Web Site after modifications to this User Agreement have been posted, the user agrees to be bound by all the modified terms. The user should review the User Agreement periodically to ensure that he or she is familiar with its terms.

You may view, copy, print and use content contained on this Web Site solely for your own personal use and provided that: (1) the content available from this Web Site is used for informational and non-commercial purposes only; (2) no text, graphics or other content available from this Web Site is modified in any way; and (3) no graphics available from this Web Site are used, copied or distributed separate from accompanying text.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or other grant of right to use any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property of Harvard University or any third party, except as expressly provided herein.

THIS WEB SITE MAY CONTAIN LINKS TO (OR BE ACCESSED THROUGH LINKS ON) WORLD WIDE WEB SITES OF OTHER UNIVERSITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, OR LEGAL ENTITIES. HARVARD UNIVERSITY DOES NOT HAVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENTS, AVAILABILITY, OPERATION OR PERFORMANCE OF WEB SITES OF SAID OTHER UNIVERSITIES, ORGANIZATIONS OR LEGAL ENTITIES, OR ANY OTHER SITES TO WHICH THIS WEB SITE MAY BE LINKED OR FROM WHICH THIS WEB SITE MAY BE ACCESSED.

Reference to any product, process, publication, service, or offering of any third party by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply the endorsement or recommendation of such by Harvard University.

Should any user of this Web Site send any feedback or data, such as ideas, comments, suggestions or questions regarding any Harvard University product or service or the content of this Web Site, such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential, and Harvard University shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information to others without limitation. Further, Harvard University shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever.

This Web Site may be accessed by users internationally and may contain references or cross references to Harvard University products, programs and services that are not available or are prohibited in your country. Such references do not imply that Harvard University intends to make available in your country such products, programs or services or that such products may lawfully be used in your country.

Access to this Web Site may be monitored. The requesting URLs, the machine originating the request, and the time of the request may be logged for access statistics and security purposes. Use of this Web Site constitutes consent to such monitoring.

This Web Site may be unavailable from time to time due to mechanical, telecommunication, software, hardware and third-party vendor failures. Harvard University cannot predict or control when such downtime may occur and cannot control the duration of such downtime.

Reasonable efforts are taken to ensure the accuracy and integrity of information and related materials provided by Harvard University on this Web Site, but Harvard University is not responsible for misprints, out-of-date information, technical inaccuracies, typographical or other errors appearing on this Web Site. This Web Site and all information and related materials it contains are provided "AS IS." Harvard University makes no representation or warranty whatsoever regarding the completeness, accuracy, currency, or adequacy of, or the suitability, functionality, availability, or operation of this Web Site or the information or materials it contains. By using this Web Site, you assume the risk that the information and materials on this Web Site may be incomplete, inaccurate, out of date, or may not meet your needs and requirements.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEB SITE AND INFORMATION, GRAPHICS AND MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREIN.

IN NO EVENT WILL HARVARD UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES EVEN IF HARVARD UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

The various "Veritas-shield" designs, the words "Harvard University," and the word "HARVARD" (when it appears in block-type letters) are among the trademarks and service marks of Harvard University that may appear in this Web Site. Such designs and words have been registered in the United States of America and other countries. (This is not a comprehensive list of all trademarks and service marks of Harvard University.)

ADDITIONAL TERMS GOVERNING USER-GENERATED CONTENT AND RESTRICTED ACCESS MATERIALS

User-Generated Content

Certain pages on this Web Site include features that support and publish User-Generated Content, in the form of comments to articles, blog posts, and other Web Site-hosted fora. By accessing the Web Site, the user agrees that he or she will not make use of these features:

To make comments that are threatening, knowingly false, or unlawful; use foul language; or engage in personal attacks;
To impersonate any person or entity or create a false identity on the Web Site;
To disseminate or transmit “spam,” unsolicited messages, chain letters, advertisements, solicitations, or other unsolicited commercial communications, including (but not limited to) communications describing investment opportunities;
To post material that infringes a copyright, trademark or patent right, trade secret or other legal right of any person, including Harvard University;
To collect, print out, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise make available or use any personally-identifiable information about other users;
To disseminate or transmit viruses, Trojan horses, worms, defects, date bombs, time bombs, malware, spyware, or other items of a destructive nature or any other malicious code or program.
By submitting User-Generated Content for publication on the Web Site, the user grants to Harvard University a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, publicly perform, publicly display, and distribute said content on the Web Site.

The user understands and agrees that Harvard University monitors User-Generated Content on the Web Site and reserves the right to modify or remove any of said content at its discretion, without notice, and for any reason. Harvard University assumes no responsibility for monitoring, modifying, or removing the Content on this Service.

The user further understands and agrees that the views and opinions expressed by other users on the Site are theirs alone and should not be ascribed to Harvard University. Content created by third parties is the sole responsibility of the third parties and its accuracy and completeness are not endorsed or guaranteed by Harvard University.

Registration, Privacy, and Termination of Access

Certain content and features on the Web Site (“Restricted Access Materials”) are accessible to registered users only. Registration is optional, but users will not be able to access Restricted Access Materials if they do not register.

When users register, they agree to provide information to Harvard University that is accurate, current and complete. Users agree that the Web Site’s Privacy Policy governs the use of the information you report.

Harvard University reserves the right to terminate the registrations for any reason, including but not limited to violation of this User Agreement.

The Web Site will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from a user’s failure to protect his or her password or account information.