Modification of the Agreement
Eligibility, Registration, Access, and Termination
The https://sparc.purdue.edu site is limited to non-commercial educational and research activities. Posting of spam messages or other commercial advertisements is a violation of these terms and may result in termination of your account.
Certain portions of https://sparc.purdue.edu are limited to registered users and/or allow a user to participate in online services by entering personal information. You agree that any information provided to https://sparc.purdue.edu in these areas will be complete and accurate, and that you will neither register under the name of nor attempt to enter https://sparc.purdue.edu under the name of another person or entity.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user ID and password, if any, and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. https://sparc.purdue.edu does not authorize a use of your User ID by third-parties.
Privacy and Confidentiality
We respect your privacy. We will only use your personal identification information to support and manage your use of https://sparc.purdue.edu, including the use of tracking cookies to facilitate https://sparc.purdue.edu security procedures. Purdue University and https://sparc.purdue.edu sponsors regularly request https://sparc.purdue.edu usages statistics and other information. Usage of https://sparc.purdue.edu is monitored, and usage statistics are collected and reported on a regular basis. https://sparc.purdue.edu also reserves the right to contact you to request additional information or to keep you updated on changes to https://sparc.purdue.edu. You may opt out of receiving newsletters and other non-essential communications. No information that would identify you personally will be provided to sponsors or third parties without your permission.
All information posted or stored on https://sparc.purdue.edu is potentially available to all other users of https://sparc.purdue.edu. Purdue University and https://sparc.purdue.edu disclaim any responsibility or capability for the preservation of confidentiality of such information. Do not post or store information on https://sparc.purdue.edu if you expect to or are obligated to protect the confidentiality of that information.
You are responsible at all times for using https://sparc.purdue.edu in a manner that is legal, ethical, and not to the detriment of others.
Once you have created an account, you are allowed to post materials and participate in other social networking features available on this site. All members are encouraged to help moderate content and click on "report abuse" links to report any material deemed offensive or inappropriate. If your posted material is reported as abusive, it will be immediately withdrawn and subsequently reviewed by a site administrator. If the material is judged to be appropriate, it will be restored. Otherwise, it will be removed from the site, and depending on the inappropriate nature of the content, your account may be terminated.
Quotas for disk storage and other limited resources are strictly enforced. You may request an increase in your quota, but attempting to circumvent your quota is unethical and may lead to a termination of your account. You agree to delete unused files and acknowledge that if you fail to do so, the files may be deleted for you. You agree that you will not:
- Use email addresses obtained or accessed through https://sparc.purdue.edu to transmit the same or substantially similar unsolicited message to multiple recipients without a valid purpose specifically related to the research and education mission of https://sparc.purdue.edu;
- Use https://sparc.purdue.edu to commit a criminal offense or to encourage others to conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to a civil liability;
- Violate any applicable law;
- Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, profane, or otherwise objectionable content;
- Use https://sparc.purdue.edu to impersonate other parties or entities;
- Use https://sparc.purdue.edu to upload any content that contains a software virus, "Trojan Horse" or any other computer code, files, or programs that may alter, damage, or interrupt the functionality of https://sparc.purdue.edu or the hardware or software of any other person who accesses https://sparc.purdue.edu;
- Upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any materials that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under a contractual relationship;
- Alter, damage, or delete any content posted on https://sparc.purdue.edu;
- Disrupt the normal flow of communication in any way;
- Claim a relationship with or speak for any business, association, or other organization for which you are not authorized to claim such a relationship;
- Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation;
- Post any material that infringes or violates the intellectual property rights of another.
THE SPARC@Purdue AND ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ON IT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Purdue University and https://sparc.purdue.edu do not warrant, and hereby disclaim any warranties, either express or implied, with respect to the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of any good, service, or information obtained from https://sparc.purdue.edu. Purdue University does not warrant that https://sparc.purdue.edu will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner or that https://sparc.purdue.edu is free of viruses or other harmful components. Use of https://sparc.purdue.edu is at your own risk.
You agree that https://sparc.purdue.edu and its administrator, Purdue University, shall have no liability for any consequential, indirect, punitive, special or incidental damages, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable (including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, errors, loss of data, or interruption in availability of data), arising out of or relating to your use of https://sparc.purdue.edu or any resource that you access through https://sparc.purdue.edu.
The https://sparc.purdue.edu site hosts content from a number of authors. The statements and views of these authors are theirs alone, and do not reflect the stances or policies of Purdue University or their sponsors, nor does their posting imply the endorsement of Purdue University or their sponsors.
Choice of Law/Forum Selection/Attorney Fees
You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to https://sparc.purdue.edu, whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law, will be governed by federal law and by the laws of the State of Indiana, excluding its conflicts of law provisions. You further consent to the personal jurisdiction of and exclusive venue in the federal and state courts located in and serving Tippecanoe County, Indiana as the exclusive legal forums for any such dispute.