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Terms of Use

Art Center College of Design™ (“Art Center”) encourages the use of this website and other Art Center websites (collectively, the “Sites”), regardless of domain address, as a way to share information and knowledge in support of Art Center’s educational mission. These sites are owned by Art Center. The contents of any of the Sites are subject to change without notice. While most of the Sites are publicly accessible, certain services and information offered online might be restricted to specific users or segments of the Art Center community.

The terms and conditions of this Agreement shall govern the relationship between you and Art Center with respect to the Sites. By using any of Sites you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions for use of the Sites.

Content: Consistent with Art Center’s policies and regulations, including also Art Center’s Intellectual Property Policy, Art Center upholds the principles of freedom of speech, the importance of access to information and public dialogue, the rights of authors and artists to protect the integrity of their work, and the right of privacy in the use of electronic resources by our faculty, students, and staff. The Art Center website contains official pages relating to the programs and facilities offered at Art Center and related administrative business. Some of the Sites also contain Web pages generated by groups or individuals whose expressed views do not necessarily represent the views of Art Center, its trustees, faculty, staff,or collective student body.

Acceptable Use Policy: Art Center does not actively monitor or control Web content. However, when Art Center receives a notification of an alleged violation of law or policy, we intend to investigate and address violations accordingly. Contact: the Department of Marketing and Communications by email at mktngcomm@artcenter.edu. We may remove, block, filter, or restrict by any other means any materials that, in our sole discretion, may be illegal, may subject Art Center to liability, or may violate these Terms of Use. Art Center may cooperate with legal authorities and/or third parties in the investigation of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrong. Violation of these Terms of Use may result in the suspension or termination of access to the Sites or other actions as detailed below.

You may NOT use any of the Sites to:

(1) transmit any material (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable;

(2) impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any material transmitted through the Sites;

(3) transmit any material (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);

(4) transmit any material (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party including without limitation, music, lyrics, audio, or audiovisual materials, photos or other images that are the copyrighted property of a third party;

(5) transmit (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of unauthorized solicitation;

(6) transmit any material (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

(7) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Sites and/or the Services are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real-time exchanges;

(8) interfere with or disrupt the Sites or servers or networks connected to the Sites, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Sites;

(9) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law;

(10) "stalk" or otherwise harass another; or collect or store, or attempt to collect or store, personal data about third parties without their knowledge or consent.

Art Center requests that anyone who believes that there is a violation of these Terms of Use direct the information to the Department of Marketing and Communications at mktngcomm@artcenter.edu. If available, please provide the following information: (1) the IP address used to commit the alleged violation; (2) the date and time of the alleged violation, including the time zone; and (3) evidence of the alleged violation. When reporting an issue regarding unsolicited email, please provide a copy of the email messages with full headers that typically provide all of the above data. Other situations will require different methods of providing the necessary information.

Privacy:
The Art Center Web site located at www.artcenter.edu collects information to improve functionality and content and to monitor performance. Data is used to help answer specific questions about the usage and performance of the Web site or individual Web pages. At no time is site usage associated with individual IP addresses. Other Art Center Web sites may have different privacy practices; however, it is the policy of Art Center to disclose on any of its Web sites what information is collected that can be used to personally identify the user and how that information is intended to be used. If you have any questions about the privacy policy on any Art Center Web site, you may contact the Department of Marketing and Communications by email at mktngcomm@artcenter.edu.

Trademarks: Art Center College of Design™, Art Center, the Art Center logo, and all related trademarks are the property of Art Center College of Design™. Art Center names and trademarks may not be used by third parties without the express prior written permission from Art Center College of Design™. Other trademarks, service marks, and trade names used on Art Center Web sites are the property of their respective owners.

Illegal Copying: All content included on the Sites, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, buttons, icons, images, and software, is the property of Art Center or its licensors or partners and is protected by U.S. and international copyright and trademark laws. Reproduction, duplication, modification, distribution, transmission, replication, display, or performance of the content of the Sites without the express written permission of Art Center is strictly prohibited. Art Center complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). If you have a concern regarding the use of copyrighted material on any Art Center Web site, please contact the agent designated to respond to reports alleging copyright infringement. To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information (DMCA, 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3)): (1) Physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner; (2) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (3) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled as well as information reasonably sufficient to permit Art Center to locate the material; (4) Contact information of the complaining party; (5) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agents, or the law; (6) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Site Usage: The Sites may provide links to third-party Web sites that are not under Art Center control. These links are provided for convenience only and unless otherwise expressly stated by Art Center, are not intended as an endorsement by Art Center of the organization or individual operating those third-party Web sites or a warranty of any type regarding the third-party Web sites or the information on them. Links from a Web site located on an Art Center server to a third-party Web site, or references to third-party brands, products, or services do not imply Art Center’s endorsement of those Web sites, products, or services.

Postings to Art Center Sites: Your posting of material on the Art Center Sites or providing material to Art Center to use on the Sites will be deemed to be a grant by you to Art Center of a license to the material to include the material on the Sites and to reproduce, publish, distribute, perform, display, and transmit the material and to prepare derivative works as may be reasonably necessary to do so, and you waive all rights of attribution and integrity with respect to the material.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. ART CENTER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, OR, AS APPLICABLE, FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ART CENTER MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND YOU WAIVE ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY MERCHANDISE, INFORMATION, OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH ART CENTER OR VIA THE SITES. YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE ARE SECURITY, PRIVACY, AND CONFIDENTIALITY RISKS INHERENT IN INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY AND ART CENTER DOES NOT MAKE ANY ASSURANCES OR WARRANTIES RELATING TO SUCH RISKS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION GIVEN BY ART CENTER OR ITS REPRESENTATIVES AND/OR VENDORS SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY. ART CENTER AND ITS FACULTY AND STAFF ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY COSTS OR DAMAGES ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, MULTIPLE, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

Jurisdiction: This Agreement is governed by California law without regard to conflict of law provisions. The federal and state courts located in Los Angeles, California alone have jurisdiction over all disputes arising out of or related to this Agreement and the Services. You consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts sitting in Los Angeles, California with respect to such matters or otherwise between you and Art Center, and waive your rights to removal or consent to removal.

Miscellaneous: This Agreement and the Privacy Policy policies posted on the Sites constitute the entire agreement between you and Art Center with respect to your use of the Sites and the Services offered on the Sites. Art Center may revise, amend, or modify this Agreement and any other User policies and agreements, at any time and in any manner. These Terms of use were last updated on July 15, 2009.

   
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