Educational Project Courses Terms and Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO THE EDUCATIONAL PROJECT AGREEMENT
1. Parties to this Agreement. The Parties to Terms and Conditions are:
a. Students in the Course who elect to participate in the Course Project by signing a “Participation Agreement” (collectively, the “Students”);
b. Carnegie Mellon University (Carnegie Mellon”); and
c. Course Sponsor as defined in the Carnegie Mellon University Educational Project Agreement (Agreement”).
In these Terms and Conditions each may be called a “Party” and together they may be called “Parties.”
2. Purpose. Carnegie Mellon appreciates the Course Sponsor’s willingness to suggest project ideas for Carnegie Mellon’s students and is excited to offer the ability for its students to participate in the Course Project described above. The Agreement and these Terms and Conditions detail the terms under which the Course Project will be conducted, including the rights and responsibilities of the various Parties.
3. Ownership. Students will retain ownership of the coursework they prepare and submit to the Professor(s) as part of the Course (the “Student Work Product”). Any materials provided by Course Sponsor for the Course Project will remain owned by Course Sponsor and may only be used by the Students and Carnegie Mellon for the Course Project unless otherwise permitted by Course Sponsor.
4. Obligations of Carnegie Mellon. Carnegie Mellon will provide to Course Sponsor copies of any and all Participation Agreements that have been signed by Students so that Course Sponsor is aware of all Parties to the Agreement and these Terms and Conditions. Carnegie Mellon will also provide (or cause the Students to provide) the Course Sponsor with copies of any and all Student Work Product within 60 days after the Course ends.
5. Obligations of Students. Each Student hereby grants to Course Sponsor a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to copy, modify, use, translate, publish and distribute his/her Student Work Product. Each Student also grants to Carnegie Mellon a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to publicly perform, publicly display, modify, create derivatives of and otherwise use for academic, educational, administrative or research purposes (a) any and all Student Work Product, and (b) any and all Recordings (as defined below).
6. Obligations of Course Sponsor. Course Sponsor will pay any Contribution specified above in full in U.S. Dollars within thirty (30) days after the Effective Date and will also provide any and all materials and/or support for the Course Project specified in the description of the Course Project as set forth in the Agreement.
In addition, Course Sponsor understands and agrees that it will be given access to materials prepared as part of an educational course. If Course Sponsor elects to make use of any such materials, Course Sponsor understands that it is at Course Sponsor’s sole risk and that neither the Students nor Carnegie Mellon can be responsible for the consequences of such use. As a result, Course Sponsor agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Carnegie Mellon, its trustees, officers, employees, Students, attorneys and agents (“Carnegie Mellon Parties”) from and against any and all liability, damage, loss or expense (including reasonable attorneys fees and expenses) incurred by or imposed upon any or all Carnegie Mellon Parties in connection with any claim, suit action or demand arising out of or related to any exercise of the rights and licenses granted or provided to Course Sponsor under this Agreement (including the license to the Student Work Product). This indemnity will apply to claims under any theory of liability (including but not limited to actions in the form of tort, warranty or strict liability, or violation of any law) and regardless of whether such action has any factual basis.
7. Disclaimers. ANY AND ALL INFORMATION, MATERIALS, SERVICES, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND OTHER PROPERTY AND RIGHTS GRANTED AND/OR PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THE AGREEMENT AND THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (INCLUDING ANY STUDENT WORK PRODUCT), ARE GRANTED AND/OR PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. NO PARTY MAKES ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY MATERIALS PROVIDED BY IT, AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERAL NATURE OF THE PRIOR SENTENCE, NEITHER CARNEGIE MELLON NOR ANY STUDENT MAKE ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND RELATING TO EXCLUSIVITY, INFORMATIONAL CONTENT, ERROR-FREE OPERATION, RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM USE, FREEDOM FROM PATENT, TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, AND/OR FREEDOM FROM THEFT OF TRADE SECRETS WITH RESPECT TO THE STUDENT WORK PRODUCT. COURSE SPONSOR IS PROHIBITED FROM MAKING ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY TO ANY THIRD PARTY ON BEHALF OF CARNEGIE MELLON OR ANY STUDENT RELATING TO ANY MATTER, INCLUDING THE APPLICATION OF OR THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, SERVICES, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR OTHER PROPERTY OR RIGHTS GRANTED AND/OR PROVIDED TO IT PURSUANT TO THE AGREEMENT AND THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. NEITHER CARNEGIE MELLON NOR ANY STUDENT SHALL BE LIABLE TO EDUCATIONAL PROJECT SPONSOR OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR FOR INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR ANY REASON WHATSOVER ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT (INCLUDING ANY BREACH OF THE AGREEMENT AND THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS), EVEN IF CARNEGIE MELLON OR THE STUDENT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR HAS OR GAINS KNOWLEDGE OF THE EXISTENCE OF SUCH DAMAGES.
8.1. The term of the Agreement and these Terms and Conditions will begin as of the Effective Date and end on the End Date unless sooner terminated as permitted under this Agreement. The actual Course Project will be conducted during the scheduled Course dates and times, which may be different than the Effective Date and/or End Date of this Agreement.
8.2. Each Party agrees that it will not use the name, trademark or other identifier of any other Party for any advertising, promotion or other commercially related purpose in connection with the Agreement except with the prior written approval of the relevant Party.
8.3. Students (and Course Sponsor, to the extent it is present in the classroom when recordings are being made) hereby grant Carnegie Mellon permission to make audio and/or video recordings of the work performed by them and/or their participation during the Course (the “Recordings”) and agree that Carnegie Mellon shall have the perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide right and license to publish, reproduce, exhibit, distribute, broadcast, edit and/or digitize the Recordings in whatever form for Carnegie Mellon’s internal, academic or research purposes relating to the Course and/or similar educational projects.
8.4. Unless otherwise indicated elsewhere in the Agreement, no Party to the Agreement may assign or transfer any rights or obligations from the Agreement without the prior written consent of the other Parties. Any attempted assignment in violation of this Section will be null and void.
8.5. Unless otherwise indicated elsewhere in the Agreement, all notices and communications in connection with the Agreement and these Terms and Conditions will be addressed to the Carnegie Mellon and Course Sponsor officials who sign the Agreement at the addresses noted in the Agreement, and to the Students at the addresses they list on their respective Participation Agreements.
8.6. Either Carnegie Mellon or Course Sponsor may terminate the Agreement by giving at least thirty (30) days prior written notice to the other. In addition, Carnegie Mellon may terminate the Agreement by giving written notice to Course Sponsor in the event Course Sponsor fails to pay the Contribution by the timeframe required. In the event that Carnegie Mellon elects to terminate the Agreement due to Course Sponsor’s nonpayment or breach of this Agreement, Course Sponsor forfeits the license rights otherwise granted to it under Section 5 herein. Any Students may withdraw from and/or drop the Course as permitted by Carnegie Mellon practices and policies, provided that any and all Student Work Product provided to Carnegie Mellon by such Student prior to withdrawal may be used by Carnegie Mellon and Course Sponsor consistent with the terms of the Agreement. Any provision of the Agreement or these Terms and Conditions which by its nature would naturally survive the expiration or termination of the Agreement will do so (including but not limited to indemnification obligations).
8.7. Any amendments to the Agreement or these Terms and Conditions must be in writing and signed by authorized representatives of Carnegie Mellon and Course Sponsor (and, to the extent such amendments affect the rights or obligations of any Students, also by such Students).
8.8. Nothing contained in the Agreement or these Terms and Conditions shall prevent either Course Sponsor, Carnegie Mellon or any Student from entering into projects with third parties which are similar to the Course Project, or from independently developing (either through third parties or through the use of its own personnel), or from acquiring from third parties, technologies or products which are similar to and competitive with intellectual property resulting from the Course Project.
8.9. If any portion of the Agreement or these Terms and Conditions is determined by any court or governmental agency of competent jurisdiction to violate applicable law or otherwise not to conform to requirements of law, then the rest of the Agreement or these Terms and Conditions will remain in effect and the parties will substitute a suitable and equitable provision for the invalid/unenforceable provision in order to carry out the original intent and purpose of the original Agreement.
8.10. In all matters relating to the Agreement, the Parties are acting as independent contractors and no Party will represent that it has any authority to assume or create any obligation or warranty on behalf of the other Parties and/or to represent the other Parties as agent, employee or in any other capacity.
8.11. The section headings herein are inserted for convenience only and shall not be construed to limit or modify the scope of any provision of the Agreement or these Terms and Conditions. Nothing in the Agreement or these Terms and Conditions, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer upon any person or entity other than the Parties any right, benefit or remedy of any nature whatsoever under or by reason of the Agreement or these Terms and Conditions.
8.12. The Agreement and these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without regard to the conflict of laws provisions. All claims and/or controversies of every kind and nature arising out of or relating to this Agreement, including any questions concerning its existence, negotiation, validity, meaning, performance, non-performance, breach, continuance or termination shall be settled exclusively in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania or, if such Court does not have jurisdiction, in any court of general jurisdiction in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and each party consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of any such courts and waives any objection which such party may have to the laying of venue in any such courts.
8.13. The Agreement, these Terms and Conditions and the executed Participation Agreements constitute the entire agreement among the Parties and supersede all previous agreements and understandings relating to the subject matter of the Agreement.