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The CUNY Academic Commons is part of the City University of New York. We are dedicated to the free expression of our users in a collaborative and sharing environment. We are a community that seeks to use the Academic Commons as a means of fulfilling our highest aspirations for integrating technology into our teaching, learning, and collaborating.

We reserve only the rights necessary to facilitate the dissemination of content and material on this Site. We support the intellectual property rights of the authors of those materials. We also support the use of open source software and the widespread dissemination and use of online materials consistent with the rights of our users and applicable law.

Members of the faculty, administration, staff, and graduate students of the City University of New York may register on the Site. We will take all reasonable measures to keep information and users safe.

We hope your experience with the CUNY Academic Commons will be enjoyable and productive.

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Terms that Govern the Use of the CUNY Academic Commons.

  1. General Use of the Site and Agreement to these Terms.

    Please read these Terms of Use carefully as they govern our mutual rights and responsibilities when you use the resources and services provided by the CUNY Academic Commons (also referred to as the “Commons” or “Site” or collectively as “we” or “us” or “our”).

    These Terms of Use, and our Privacy Policy (which is incorporated into these terms of use), apply to all activities and modalities on the Site, including but not limited to, Blogs, Forums, Groups, and Wikis.

    If you are a registered user, when you click on the “I Accept Terms of Use” button below, you signify that you have read, understand, and agree to these terms and conditions.

    If you are a non-registered “public” user, accessing the Site signifies that you have read, understand, and agree to these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, you are not authorized to use the Site.

    Unless otherwise agreed to, you are subject to these terms of use, and any additional terms that may apply. These additional terms, if any, will be available through the Site. These terms create a legal agreement between you and the Site and supersede any prior agreements between you and the Site.

    By accessing this Site, you agree to comply with the CUNY Policy on Acceptable Use of Computer Resources, which includes but is not limited to, requirements that you comply with applicable laws (including, but not limited to, libel, obscenity, and child pornography), assume responsibility for your activities, agree not to harass, disrupt, abuse, or invade the privacy rights of others.

    We may revise or change these terms as necessary or appropriate; the most current version will always be available for users to view on the Site.

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    The Site and its Contents are protected by copyright pursuant to U.S. and international copyright laws.

    By posting your material on this Site, you are granting the CUNY Academic Commons a nonexclusive, royalty free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your content on the Site until you remove or delete it, including but not limited to, the right to copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, edit, translate, reformat, and/or incorporate into a collective work. Whenever possible, we will credit you as an author, and you agree to give the CUNY Academic Commons the right to use your name for attribution purposes.

    Unless you specify otherwise, all materials you submit are subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Creative Commons License 3.0 Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (which includes a link to the full Creative Commons Legal Code), or any successor or equivalent Creative Commons License.

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    If you want to license your work under a different Creative Commons license, you must indicate the license that applies or include your name, the word “copyright” or © symbol

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