Modification of the Agreement
Eligibility, Registration, Access, and Termination
The EthicsCORE site is limited to non-commercial educational and research activities. Posting of spam messages or other commercial advertisements is a violation of these terms and may result in termination of your account.
Certain portions of EthicsCORE are limited to registered users and/or allow a user to participate in online services by entering personal information. You agree that any information provided to EthicsCORE in these areas will be complete and accurate, and that you will neither register under the name of nor attempt to enter EthicsCORE under the name of another person or entity.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user ID and password, if any, and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. EthicsCORE does not authorize use of your User ID by third-parties.
You are responsible at all times for using EthicsCORE in a manner that is legal, ethical, and not to the detriment of others. Quotas for disk storage, job submissions, and other limited resources are strictly enforced. You may request an increase in your quota, but attempting to circumvent your quota is unethical and may lead to a termination of your account. You agree to delete unused files and acknowledge that if you fail to do so, the files may be deleted for you. You agree that you will not:
- Use email addresses obtained or accessed through EthicsCORE to transmit the same or substantially similar unsolicited message to multiple recipients without a valid purpose specifically related to the research and education mission of EthicsCORE;
- Use EthicsCORE to commit a criminal offense or to encourage others to conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to a civil liability;
- Violate any applicable law;
- Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, profane, or otherwise objectionable content;
- Use EthicsCORE to impersonate other parties or entities;
- Use EthicsCORE to upload any content that contains a software virus, "Trojan Horse" or any other computer code, files, or programs that may alter, damage, or interrupt the functionality of EthicsCORE or the hardware or software of any other person who accesses EthicsCORE;
- Upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any materials that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under a contractual relationship;
- Alter, damage, or delete any content posted on EthicsCORE;
- Disrupt the normal flow of communication in any way;
- Claim a relationship with or speak for any business, association, or other organization for which you are not authorized to claim such a relationship;
- Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation;
- Post any material that infringes or violates the intellectual property rights of another.
THE EthicsCORE AND ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ON IT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and EthicsCORE do not warrant, and hereby disclaim any warranties, either express or implied, with respect to the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of any good, service, or information obtained from EthicsCORE. the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign does not warrant that EthicsCORE will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner or that EthicsCORE is free of viruses or other harmful components. Use of EthicsCORE is at your own risk.
You agree that EthicsCORE and its administrator, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, shall have no liability for any consequential, indirect, punitive, special or incidental damages, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable (including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, errors, loss of data, or interruption in availability of data), arising out of or relating to your use of EthicsCORE or any resource that you access through https://nationalethicscenter.net.
The EthicsCORE site hosts content from a number of authors. The statements and views of these authors are theirs alone, and do not reflect the stances or policies of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or their sponsors, nor does their posting imply the endorsement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or their sponsors.
Choice of Law/Forum Selection/Attorney Fees
You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to EthicsCORE, whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law, will be governed by federal law and by the laws of Illinois, excluding its conflicts of law provisions. You further consent to the personal jurisdiction of and exclusive venue in the federal and state courts located in and serving Champaign County, Illinois as the exclusive legal forums for any such dispute.