Terms and conditions
Access to Our Website
We strive to ensure that our website is available and functioning properly at all times. However, we do not guarantee that our website will be available or free from errors or interruptions. We reserve the right to suspend or withdraw our website or any part thereof, at any time without notice. We will not be liable if our website is unavailable or interrupted for any reason.
Use of Our Website
Our website is intended for lawful and authorized use only. You may use our website for your personal and non-commercial use only. You must not use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website, or in any way that is unlawful, fraudulent, harmful or offensive.
We do not intend to collect, and we will not knowingly collect or solicit, personal information online from children under the age of 13 or as defined by local legal requirements, except on services specifically directed to children. For those services, we follow applicable data protection laws with respect to children’s privacy, as set forth in the additional disclosures posted within the relevant service. If you are a minor between the ages of 13 and 18, you may only use the website under the supervision of your parent, legal guardian, or another responsible adult. We impose these age restrictions to ensure compliance with children protection laws, including but not limited to, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). In no event will Holy Cross be liable for any damages whatsoever arising in any way from the use of our website by children under 13 years of age or by unsupervised children between the ages 13 and 18.
All intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website are reserved. You may not copy, distribute, transmit or use any of the material on our website without our prior written consent. Unauthorized use of our website or any of its contents may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.
Our website may allow you to post, submit or upload content such as comments, reviews or other information. By submitting content to our website, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based on, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, and otherwise exploit in any manner such content in all formats and distribution channels now known or hereafter devised (including in connection with the website and University of Holy Cross's business and on third-party sites and services), without further notice to or consent from you, and without the requirement of payment to you or any other person or entity. Your user contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the website with whom you may choose to share your contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your uploaded content will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. Please refer to our below Limitations of Liability that govern this section (“User Content”).
We reserve the right to remove any content from our website at any time, for any reason, without notice. We are not responsible for the content posted by users of our website.
Limitations of Liability
We will not be liable to you in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, our website for any indirect, special, or consequential loss or damage, any loss of business, revenue, profits, data, or anticipated savings, and any loss or corruption of information or data. We have put in place reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to our use of the information collected online. While we strive to protect visitor’s personal information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of the information you transmit to us, and if you choose to use the website, you do so at your own risk.
These limitations of liability apply even if we have been expressly advised of the potential loss.
You agree to indemnify us, and our officers, employees and agents, from any claims, actions, suits or demands, including reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising from or related to your use of our website or your breach of these terms and conditions.
Breaches of These Terms and Conditions
We take breaches of these terms and conditions seriously. Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, and/or contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website.
Holy Cross is a system of organizations and institutions of higher education involved in education, research, and community development. In order for Holy Cross and its organizations and institutions to educate its students both in class and online, engage in world-class research, and provide community services, it is essential and necessary, that we have a lawful basis to collect, process, use, and maintain data of students, employees, applicants, research subjects, visitors and others involved in our educational, research, and community programs. The lawful basis includes, without limitation, admission; registration; delivery of classroom, online, and study abroad education; grades; communications; employment; applied research; development; program analysis for improvements; and records retention. Examples of data that we may need to collect in connection with the lawful basis are: name, email address, IP address, physical address or other location identifiers, photos, as well as some sensitive personal data obtained, if applicable, with prior consent. To the extent permitted by law, the total liability of Holy Cross, and its suppliers and distributors, for any claims under these terms, including for any implied warranties, is limited to the amount you paid us to use the services. We will not be liable to you for any lost profits or other consequential, special, indirect, or incidental damages arising out of or in connection with this statement.
Links to Other Sites, or Content Embedded into our Site(s) from External Sources
We do not control these third parties' tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.
Your FERPA Rights
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (“FERPA” or the “Act”) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. For more information on any rights you may have please visit https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/ or email@example.com.
General Data Protection Regulation
In accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you are entitled to know your user rights. To learn more visit: https://gdpr.eu/tag/gdpr/.
We reserve the right to revise these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. By continuing to use our website, you agree to be bound by the revised terms and conditions.
We may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent. Should consent be required under any applicable law, your use of the website is deemed as consent for any activity falling under this section.
These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Holy Cross and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of our website.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Louisiana, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Louisiana.
If you have any questions or comments about these terms and conditions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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