Terms of Use

Use of Content from this Website

Humphreys University provides the content on this website (www.humphreys.edu), other Humphreys websites, and third-party sites on which it maintains a presence (“HU Websites”) in support of its mission for the “increase and diffusion of knowledge.” Humphreys invites visitors to use its online content for personal, educational and other non-commercial purposes. By using the HU Websites, you accept and agree to abide by the following terms.

 

Privacy Statement

The use of your personally identifying and non-personal information will be governed by the online Privacy Statement found here. Your use of this website indicates that you have read and agree to the Privacy Statement.

 

Intellectual Property Rights in Content

Humphreys University is the owner of the compilation of content that is posted on HU Websites, which consists of text, images, audio, video, databases, design, codes and software (“Content”). However, Humphreys University does not necessarily own each component of the compilation. The Content that Humphreys University makes available on HU Websites may be owned by Humphreys University, owned by others and used with their permission (such as user-generated content), or used in accordance with applicable law. Some Content is in the public domain and some Content is protected by third party rights, such as copyright, trademark, rights of publicity, privacy, and contractual restrictions.

 

Humphreys Content is identified as having “no known copyright restrictions” when Humphreys University is unaware of any copyright restrictions on its use. This may mean that: (1) a copyright existed at one time but was not renewed, or the copyright may have expired, or the owner may have intentionally placed the Content into the public domain; or (2) the Content was never eligible for copyright protection because it was created by an employee of the United States as part of his or her official duties, or (3) there are no copyright markings or other indications on the Content to indicate that it was copyrighted or otherwise restricted; or (4) Humphreys records do not indicate any evidence of copyright restrictions. These facts do not necessarily mean that the Content is in the public domain, but rather indicate that no evidence has been found to show that copyright restrictions apply.

 

Humphreys University endeavors to provide information that it possesses about the copyright status of the Content and to identify any other terms and conditions that may apply to use of the Content (such as trademark, rights of privacy or publicity, donor restrictions, etc.); however, Humphreys University can offer no guarantee or assurance that all pertinent information is provided or that the information is correct in each circumstance. It is your responsibility to determine what permission(s) you need in order to use the Content and, if necessary, to obtain such permission. If you have specific questions or information about Content on the HU Websites, please contact the appropriate Humphreys representative or program that is associated with the Content.

 

Permitted Uses

Humphreys University welcomes you to make fair use of the Content as defined by copyright law. Information on United States copyright fair use law is available from the United States Copyright Office: http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

In addition, Humphreys University allows personal, educational, and other non-commercial uses of the Content on the following terms:

  • You must cite the author and source of the Content as you would material from any printed work.
  • You must also cite and link to, when possible, the HU Website as the source of the Content.
  • You may not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices including attribution information, credits, and notices, that are placed in or near the text, images, or data.
  • You must comply with all terms or restrictions other than copyright (such as trademark, publicity and privacy rights, or contractual restrictions) as may be specified in the metadata or as may otherwise apply to the Content.

For commonly asked questions about use of Humphreys content, see FAQs below.

 

Unauthorized Uses Require Prior Written Permission

You may not use the Content for commercial purposes. This means that you may not sell the Content or sell materials, products or services that use and incorporate the Content, nor may you use the Content to promote or advertise products or services. If you wish to use the Content for any purpose beyond the permitted uses, such as a commercial use or publication (except as may be permitted by fair use under the copyright law), you must obtain prior written permission from Humphreys University (or other owner of the Content as applicable).

 

Send your permission request or other inquiries, including requests for higher quality formats, including high resolution digital images, to the Humphreys University communications department or program that is associated with the Content you wish to use.

 

If you are uncertain about what office to contact or are seeking permission to include the Content in a commercial product or other item of consumer merchandise, please contact the Office of Communications, communications@humphreys.edu.

 

Trademarks

Many of the names, titles, trademarks, service marks, and logos that appear on the HU Websites are registered or common law (unregistered) marks of Humphreys University. With the exception of fair use, you may not use Humphreys University trademarks without prior written permission.

Trademarks of third parties may also appear on the HU Websites from time to time. You agree that nothing on the HU Websites shall be construed as granting any license to use any Trademark displayed on the HU Websites without the express written permission of the owner of the trademark.

 

Copyright Complaints

If you have any complaints or objections to Content posted on the HU Websites because it was not properly credited or it was posted without permission and you are the copyright owner, please contact the Office of Communications, communications@humphreys.edu, with your contact information and a link to the relevant Content.

 

Links to Third Party Sites

Humphreys University may link to third party sites which are not under the control of Humphreys. These links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only, and they do not indicate Humphreys University’s endorsement, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the third party or content of the linked website, including any advertisements that may be posted. Humphreys University has no control over, makes no representation or warranty and bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the externally linked sites.

 

Links from Third Party Sites

Linking is an important feature that facilitates searching and making connections among websites. If you link to the HU Websites, you agree to present the link in a manner that does not give the impression that Humphreys University endorses, whether expressly or implicitly, any products, services or opinions provided on your website and that the link contain a clearly written notice that the user is leaving your website and accessing another.

 

Disclaimer

The Content is provided “as is” without a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and/or non-infringement. Humphreys University shall not be responsible or liable for any damage that may occur due to your use of HU Websites or downloading any Content from the HU Websites.

 

Reservation of Rights

Humphreys University reserves the right to change these Terms of Use from time to time without notice; changes shall be effective upon posting. Please check back regularly for updates. Humphreys University reserves the right to add to or change this website or cease offering this website at any time and without liability. Humphreys University reserves the right to refuse to offer access to this website and/or its content to anyone at any time without notice.

 

Warranty and Indemnity

By using the HU Websites, you represent and warrant that your use will be consistent with these Terms of Use, including fair use. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Humphreys University harmless from all claims, causes of action, allegations, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), judgments, liabilities, losses, and damages arising from or relating to your use of the HU Websites.

 

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use and any amendments or revisions shall be governed by applicable federal law and state laws, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Any case, controversy, suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, in connection with, or related to these Terms of Use shall be brought in the appropriate court.

 

Privacy

By using the HU Websites, you agree that Humphreys University may collect, use and disclose information that you provide as described in the Privacy Policy.

 

Feedback

Humphreys University is committed to providing a user-friendly environment for students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, visitors and the community. Your comments are welcomed. Please send your comments to communications@humphreys.edu.

 

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

May I put Humphreys University content on my personal website, blog or my Facebook® (or other social networking) page?

Yes, so long as you:

  • Identify the author and source of the Content;
  • Do not remove any copyright, trademark, or other notices that are placed in or near the Content you use;
  • Do not use the Content to promote, advertise, or sell your own products or services or for any other commercial or unauthorized purpose; and
  • Comply with any other terms or restrictions that may be applicable to the Content.

 

Is it an unauthorized use if the host of my website or blog adds advertising to my website or blog?

If that is the only commercial aspect of your website or blog, you may post the Content on that site consistent with these Terms of Use.

 

I love the Humphreys University logo. May I use it on my website?

No. You may not use the Humphreys University logo or other trademarks without prior written permission from Humphreys University.

 

But what if I want use the Humphreys University logo as a link to the Humphreys University website?

Even so, you need the Humphreys University’s prior written permission to use its logo or other trademarks for any purpose (other than fair use as defined by trademark law). For linking, please use a text link, not the logo.

 

Last revised: February 2017