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FULL TERMS OF USE

Use and Acceptance.

This web site (the "Site") and any and all information and/or data offered and/or provided by Carnegie Mellon University (“CMU”) through or as a result of your use of this Site (collectively, the “Data”), are offered to you conditioned upon your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions and notices contained herein (the “Terms of Use”). Your use of this Site or of any Data constitutes your agreement to these terms. Please read these Terms of Use carefully. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you may not use this Site or any Data offered or provided through this Site.

Modification.

CMU may update and change these Terms of Use from time to time without notice to you. You must review these Terms of Use each time you use this Site to access Data to make sure you are still in agreement to abide by them. You agree that by accessing Data through this Site or engaging in any of the activities described in these Terms of Use after changes have been made to these Terms of Use, you are agreeing to accept and comply with those changes.

Authority.

You agree that you have the legal right and ability to agree to these Terms of Use and that you will use this Site, the Data, and any products or services received as a result of your use of the Data in a manner consistent with these Terms of Use.

Authorized Use; Intellectual Property.

This Site and the Data may contain copyrighted works and trademarks and other intellectual property owned by CMU. If no specific restrictions are displayed, you may download, view and use the information available from this Site for your non-commercial academic and research purposes provided that you retain any and all copyright, trademark or service mark notice or attribution as they appear. However, except as stated above, you may not copy, reproduce, publish, post, transmit, display, store, sublicense, transfer or distribute the Data without the express written permission of CMU. You may not assign, sublicense, transfer, pledge, lease, rent or share your rights under these Terms of Use unless otherwise agreed to in writing by CMU. Nothing contained on this Site and/or the Data should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right in and to CMU trademarks or intellectual property of CMU or any third party without the express written permission of the applicable party. You also agree not to use the Site and/or Data for any unlawful purpose. You agree to comply with reasonable written requests by CMU to protect CMU’s respective rights in the information contained in this Site and/or as a part of the Data. 

You understand and agree that the Data is not intended to provide legal advice or legal options regarding the any laws and/or regulations. You may not make any express or implied warranty to any third party on behalf of CMU relating to any matter, including the application of or any results to be obtained from the Data.

You may not engage in any conduct which violates these Terms of Use or restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Site, and/or any conduct that may constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law, and CMU reserves the right to prohibit access to and/or take legal action with respect to any individual or entity engaging in such conduct. CMU reserves its right to prosecute these violations to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Disclaimers.

CMU MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR COMPREHENSIVENESS OF CONTENT ON THIS SITE AND ANY DATA. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE AND ANY MATERIAL IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CMU DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH REGARD TO INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE AND ANY DATA, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. CMU DOES NOT GUARANTEE UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE ACCESS TO THIS SITE AND/OR THE DATA. CMU CANNOT AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT THE DATA WILL BE FREE FROM INFECTIONS OR VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, OR OTHER CODE THAT MANIFESTS CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES.

Limitation of Liability and Indemnification.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, CMU SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOOD WILL, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, USE, DATA, EQUIPMENT OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF CMU HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) THIS SITE OR ANY DATA. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW, YOU AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY CMU AND ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES, FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIMS ARISING FROM OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR ANY DATA OR YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS AND/OR APPLICABLE LAWS OR REGULATIONS. THE FOREGOING INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INDEMNITY FOR ANY LIABILITY OR EXPENSE ARISING FROM ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL), SUITS, JUDGMENTS, LITIGATION COSTS AND ATTORNEYS' FEES, OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE.

CMU’S ENTIRE LIABILITY AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO ANY DISPUTE OR CLAIM RELATED TO THESE TERMS OF USE AND/OR ANY DATA IS YOUR CESSATION OF THE USE OF THE DATA. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY CERTAIN KINDS OF DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES CMU’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Severability.

If a court determines that any portion of these Terms of Use is illegal or unenforceable, then such portion will be eliminated and the remaining Terms of Use will remain in force and effect.

Entire Agreement; Jurisdiction And Choice Of Law And Forum; Arbitration.

These Terms of Use constitute your entire agreement with CMU regarding this Site and the Data, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written between the user and CMU with respect to them. Except to the extent prohibited under applicable law, you expressly and irrevocably agree that: (i) these Terms of Use, the Site, the Data, and any and all claims relating thereto are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law; and (ii) exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any claim or dispute with CMU, its employees, contractors, officers, directors, and content providers or relating in any way to your use of this Site and/or the Data resides in an appropriate federal or state court located in the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and you further irrevocably agree and expressly and irrevocably consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in those courts over any action brought relating to these Terms of Use, the Site, or the Data.

Use Outside of the United States; Limited Availability.

THIS SITE WAS CREATED IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS SITE AND/OR THE DATA MAY NOT COMPLY WITH LEGAL REQUIREMENTS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES. THIS SITE, THE DATA, AND ANY AND ALL INFORMATION OBTAINED THEREFROM ARE NOT PROVIDED TO AND MAY NOT BE USED BY ANY PERSON OR ENTITY IN ANY JURISDICTION IN VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE LAWS, RULES OR REGULATIONS. THEREFORE, USE OF THE DATA MAY BE AVAILABLE TO ALL PERSONS OR ENTITIES OR IN ALL JURISDICTIONS.