1. Your Acceptance
By using and/or visiting any of the Stanford alumni Websites you signify your agreement to:
The Websites electronically publish news and information that may include facts, views, opinions and recommendations of individuals and organizations deemed of interest to alumni. The Alumni Association does not review, monitor, verify or guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of or otherwise endorse information provided by any organization or individual, give advice or advocate the purchase or sale of any product or service not directly offered by Stanford University or its affiliates.
The Websites may include unmoderated forums containing the personal opinions and other expressions of the persons who post entries on a wide range of topics. The text and other materials on these Websites are the opinion of the specific author and are not statements of advice, opinion, or information of Stanford.
The Websites may contain links to third-party websites that are not owned by, affiliated with or controlled by Stanford. Stanford has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites not directly affiliated with Stanford. In addition, the Websites will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any non-affiliated third-party site. By using the Websites, you expressly release Stanford from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.
3. Your Account
ADDITIONAL USER RESTRICTIONS
Users of the Websites who sign up for "Alumni User Accounts" acknowledge that they are alumni or students of Stanford University. Alumnus/a is defined as a person who: has attended Stanford University as a student for at least three quarters in a degree-earning program. This does not include students and/or graduates of the Stanford Continuing Studies program. Students will also be granted access to the Websites, but if they leave Stanford without meeting the above requirements for becoming an alum, their access may be revoked by Stanford. Stanford students using Stanford sites are expected to abide by the Fundamental Standard which has set the standard of conduct for students at Stanford since 1896 and which provides:"Students at Stanford are expected to show both within and outside the University such respect for order, morality, personal honor and the rights of others as is demanded of good citizens. Failure to do this will be sufficient cause for removal from the University." If you are under 18, you may purchase products or services or register for an event only through a parent or guardian. If you are under 13, you may not create an account on the Websites or access features that require you to have an account.
Each of the Websites reserves the rights to define its alumni body at its own discretion.
In addition, you agree to use content on the Websites that is restricted to Alumni for your personal use only, and to not provide access, in any format, to anyone who is not an Alumnus/a of Stanford University.
4. Rules for Online Conduct
You agree to use the Websites in accordance with all applicable laws. Because Stanford is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, you agree that you will not use the Websites for organized partisan political activities or commercial purposes. You further agree that you will use all of the services or information provided on the Websites in accordance with the rules of conduct set forth below. This includes interactions with other users by email, web post, postal mail, or phone.
- Posting content that defames or threatens others
- Posting statements that are bigoted, hateful or racially offensive
- Posting content that infringes another's intellectual property, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks or trade secrets. When quoting copyrighted material, please adhere to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Fair Use Guidelines
- Posting material that contains obscene language or images
- Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation
Statements or postings which violate the above terms will be deleted from the Websites upon discovery. Copyrighted material, including without limitation software, graphics, text, photographs, sound, video and musical recordings, may not be placed on the Websites without the express permission of the owner of the copyright of the material, or other legal entitlement to use the material. Any person posting material protected by copyright for the benefit of any third-party represents and warrants consent or permission has been obtained to post such materials. Although Stanford does not screen or monitor content posted by users to the Websites, Stanford reserves the right to remove content that violates the above rules of which it becomes aware.
You may not attempt to use or distribute tools designed for compromising security or take any action to compromise the security of this site. Examples of these tools include but are not limited to password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools. You may not "flood" or disrupt the Websites through any means or process.
You agree that you will not access or attempt to access any other user's account, or misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using the Websites.
5. Online Communication Services
Communication services provided through the Websites, such as the Alumni Directory, online alumni communities, discussion boards, blogs, messaging, social and professional networking and other services in the future, are a part of the Websites designed for communication between alumni Users. Stanford will not monitor these communications, but reserves the right to take action against any User who defames or harasses another User through any of the services offered through the Websites, if it comes to Stanford's attention.
6. Email Service
7. Online Alumni Communities
The following naming restrictions apply only to alumni-created groups. If alumni-created groups choose to use "Stanford" in the group name, they must also include the word "Alumni." Alumni-created group names may not include any of the following terms: "Association," "Chapter," "Club," "Fund," "Official," "CYA" or "Cardinal Young Alumni." Alumni-created groups may not use the Block "S", Block "S" with tree, Stanford University Seal or Stanford Alumni Association logos in print or online, including on web pages not hosted by Stanford. Additionally, alumni-created groups must include the following statement on their main page: "This group is an alumni-created group and is not a chartered or official Stanford University group."
8. Disclaimer of Warranty / Limitation of Liability
Stanford does not warrant that the Websites will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner or that the Websites are free of viruses or other harmful components. Use of information obtained from or through these Websites is at your own risk.
Stanford makes no representation regarding your ability to transmit and receive information from or through the Websites and you agree and acknowledge that your ability to access the Websites may be impaired. Stanford disclaims any and all liability resulting from or related to such events.
9. Choice of Law/Forum Selection
If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your Stanford Alumni User account, you agree to notify Stanford by telephone at (866) 543-0243 Toll-free, (650) 724-0627 International, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing at the address below:
Stanford Alumni Association
Attn: Online Services Accounts
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez St.
Stanford, CA, 94305
11. Termination of Service
User may terminate this Agreement by cancelling his or her account. To do this the user must contact Stanford through phone or mail as listed above.
Stanford may terminate your account or access rights to the Websites at any time, without notice, for conduct that Stanford believes violates this Agreement or other policies or guidelines that Stanford has posted. Stanford may terminate your account or your access rights to the Websites for online conduct that Stanford believes is harmful to other Users, to Stanford's business, or to other information providers.
The logo, name and all graphics on the Websites or their affiliates are trademarks of Stanford or its affiliates. Use, reproduction, copying or redistribution of trademarks without the written permission of Stanford or its affiliates is prohibited. All other trademarks or service marks appearing on the Websites are the marks of their respective owners.
14. Copyright License & Complaints
Owner of posted materials grants Stanford a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to reproduce and distribute any content posted on the Websites.
Stanford respects the intellectual property rights of others and complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). If you believe your copyright has been violated on the Websites, please provide the following information to the contact information listed under the notice section of this document .
- The name, address, and physical or electronic signature of the complaining party
- Identification of the infringing materials and their Internet location, or if the service provider is an "information location tool" such as a search engine, the reference or link to the infringing materials
- Sufficient information to identify the copyrighted works
- A statement by the copyright holder of a good faith belief that there is no legal basis for the use complained of
- A statement of the accuracy of the notice and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on the behalf of the copyright holder