Terms of Use

The following Terms govern all use of the Harvard Web Publishing/OpenScholar website (http://scholar.harvard.edu, http://hwpi.harvard.edu and http://projects.iq.harvard.edu) (the Site), the HWP publishing platform/OpenScholar tool (the Tool), and the services available through the Site (the Service). By using the Site, Tool or Service, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms.

Use of the Site, Tool and Service is limited to Harvard faculty, staff, students and alumni, and approved external users.

No Warranties

The Tool, the Service and the Site are provided to you “as is”.

HARVARD GIVES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO ANY USER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NO WARRANTY IS GIVEN THAT: (A) THE TOOL, SERVICE AND SITE ARE UP TO DATE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR RELIABLE; (B) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; (C) THE TOOL, SITE OR SERVICE ARE ERROR-FREE OR FREE OF BUGS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (D) THE RESULTS OF USING THE SERVICE OR THE TOOL WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. YOUR USE OF THE SITE, THE TOOL AND THE SERVICE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL HARVARD, NOR THE MEMBERS OF ITS GOVERNING BOARDS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS OR CONTENT PROVIDERS, BE LIABLE UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, AND SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (HOWEVER ARISING), INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, THE TOOL OR THE SERVICE.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (excluding the conflict of laws rules thereof). All disputes under these Terms will be resolved in the applicable state or federal courts of Massachusetts.

Use Limitations

The Tool, the Service and the Site are provided by The Office of the University CIO to facilitate group work and communication among members of the Harvard community and external internet users. Uses inconsistent with this purpose are prohibited, including, but not limited to: (1) activities that are illegal or fraudulent; (2) use that inaccurately implies or suggests endorsement, approval, or sponsorship by Harvard University (or any individual officer of the University); (3) use that can be confused with official communications of Harvard University or their officers; (4) mass mailings (sometimes known as spamming"); (5) individual file storage not related to Harvard University group work; (6) personal web space; (7) storage of materials considered under Harvard Enterprise Information Security Policy (HEISP) to be "high risk" or otherwise confidential (see below); (8) commercial or non-Harvard related activity. Use must not infringe copyright or any other rights and content is subject to removal if an infringement is found.

Access to the Tool, the Service and the Site will be denied to those who engage in these or similar practices.

Use of the Tool, the Service and the Site with Confidential Information is Prohibited

Users of the Tool, the Service and the Site must comply with HEISP.Because the Tool, the Service and the Site are primarily intended for collaboration and publication of information to users of the Internet, content defined as "high risk" or "confidential" in HEISP is not appropriate for storage or publication in the Tool, the Service and the Site.

Although the Tool, the Service and the Site feature access control capabilities to restrict access to information on a given site, a certain degree of privacy risk exists any time information is shared over the Internet. Users must take all possible precautions to ensure access settings are correctly configured.

Termination and Changes

Harvard University reserves the right to discontinue any or all online services at any time or to revise these Terms. Changes to these Terms will be posted on this site.

Technical Support

For technical support, please see the Harvard Web Publishing support page.

Privacy

See the Harvard Web Publishing Privacy Policy at http://hwp.harvard.edu/privacy-policy. To report a privacy-related problem, please contact ithelp@harvard.edu.