Terms of Service

 

User Agreement

 

1. Acceptance

By using or visiting the GCN website or content, software, data feeds, and any services provided by GCN (collectively the "Service") you signify your agreement to (1) these terms and conditions (the "Terms of Service"), and (2) GCN's Fair Use Guidelines. If you do not agree to any of these terms or the Fair Use Guidelines, please do not use the Service.

GCN may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Service, Fair Use Guidelines and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. GCN may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to these Terms of Service, Fair Use Guidelines and policies, but periodic review of the most up-to-date version of such Terms of Service, Fair Use Guidelines and policies is your sole responsibility.

2. Service

These Terms of Service apply to all users of the Service, including users who are also contributors of Content on the Service. "Content" includes the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, audiovisual combinations, interactive features and other materials you may view on, access through, or contribute to the Service.

3. Third Party Websites

The Service may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by GCN. GCN has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. GCN is under no obligation to censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Service, you expressly relieve GCN from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.

4. GCN User Accounts

In order to access some features of the Service, you will have to create a GCN User Account. You may never use another's account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify GCN immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

Although GCN will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of GCN or others, due to such unauthorized use.

5. Use of the Service

5.1 GCN hereby grants you permission to access and use the Service as set forth in these Terms of Service, provided that:
5.1.1 Without the express written consent by GCN, you agree not to alter or modify any part of the Service.
5.1.2 Without the express written consent by GCN, you agree not to use the Service for any of the following commercial uses;
5.1.2.1 the sale of access to the Service; or
5.1.2.2 the sale of advertising, sponsorships, or promotions placed on or within the Service or Content; 
5.1.3 You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Service, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Service (e.g., comments, email) for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Service with respect to their Content.
5.1.4 In your use of the Service, you will comply with all applicable laws.
5.1.5 GCN reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the Service at any time.

6. Use of Content

In addition to the general restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of Content.

The Content on the Service, and the trademarks, service marks and logos ("Marks") on the Service, are owned by or licensed to GCN, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law.

Content is provided to you AS IS. You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Service and as permitted under these Terms of Service. You shall not download any Content unless you see a "download" or similar link displayed by GCN on the Service for that Content. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of GCN or the respective licensors of the Content. GCN and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Service and the Content.

You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Service or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Service or the Content therein.

You understand that when using the Service, you may be exposed to Content from a variety of sources, and that GCN is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against GCN with respect thereto, and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, agree to indemnify and hold harmless GCN, its owners, operators, affiliates, licensors, and licensees to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the Service.

7. Content and Conduct

As a GCN account holder you may submit Content to the Service, including videos and user comments. You understand that GCN does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any Content you submit.

You shall be solely responsible for your own Content and the consequences of submitting and publishing your Content on the Service. You affirm, represent, and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to publish Content you submit; and you license to GCN all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to such Content for publication on the Service pursuant to these Terms of Service.

For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your Content. However, by submitting Content to GCN, you hereby grant GCN a non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Service and GCN's (and its successors' and affiliates') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels.

You further agree that Content you submit to the Service will not contain third party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant GCN all of the license rights granted herein.

You agree to not submit to the Service any Content or other material that is contrary to the GCN's Fair Use Guidelines, which may be updated from time to time, or contrary to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.

GCN does not endorse any Content submitted to the Service by any user or other licensor, or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and GCN expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with Content. GCN does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on the Service, and GCN will remove all Content if properly notified that such Content infringes on another's intellectual property rights. GCN reserves the right to remove Content without prior notice.

8. Account Termination

GCN may terminate a user's access to the Service if, under appropriate circumstances, the user is determined to have violated any of the terms or provisions of this Terms of Service, Fair Use Guidelines and any other policies .

GCN reserves the right to decide whether Content violates these Terms of Service for reasons other than copyright infringement, such as, but not limited to, pornography, obscenity, or excessive length. GCN may at any time, without prior notice and in its sole discretion, remove such Content and/or terminate your account for submitting such material in violation of these Terms of Service, Fair Use Guidelines and any other policies.

9. Warranty Disclaimer

You agree that your use of the services shall be at your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, GCN, its officers, directors, employees, and agents disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the services and your use thereof. GCN makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of this site's content or the content of any sites linked to this site and assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of our services, (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from our services, (iv) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through our services by any third party, and/or (v) any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the services. GCN does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party through the services or any hyperlinked services or featured in any banner or other advertising, and GCN will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, you should use your best judgment and exercise caution where appropriate.

10. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall GCN, its officers, directors, employees, or agents, be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of our services, (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from our services, (iv) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like, which may be transmitted to or through our services by any third party, and/or (v) any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the services, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not the company is advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing limitation of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction.

You specifically acknowledge that gcn shall not be liable for content or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you.

11. Indemnity

To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless GCN, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Service; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that your Content caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the Service.

12. Ability to Accept Terms of Service

Before using the Services, you affirm that you are either more than 16 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent or a member of a participating institution, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 15, as the Service is not intended for children under 15.

13. Assignment

These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by GCN without restriction.

14. Jurisdiction

This Agreement, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of the Province of Ontario, and the Parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Ontario.

15. Entire Terms of Service

These Terms of Service, together with the Fair Use Guidelines and any other legal notices and policies published by GCN on the Service, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and GCN concerning the Service. If any provision of these Terms of Service is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this these Terms of Service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and GCN's failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Your use of the Service following any amendment of these Terms of Service shall signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. 

 

Fair Use Guidelines

 

The Global Campus Network is an alliance of post-secondary institutions around the world, led by Ryerson University. Together with our Global Campus Network partners, we use the latest internet-based technologies to create real-time live programming and international content. The first truly collaborative and interactive international student media network, we provide an outlet for high quality content produced by students today, and offer a true student perspective on worldwide events. We also leverage the latest in post-production and digital technology to share our productions with each other across the globe for airing on the web, campus television networks, digital signage systems, and via traditional broadcasters in our respective countries

This community shall be governed by the following set of standards that apply to all community members and their posts. We reserve the right to remove any material that does not comply with these standards and to revoke posting privileges at our discretion. In most instances, community members will be warned of offending behavior and repeated warnings may result in banning the user or member. GCN's decisions in relation to banning, suspending and revoking any user or members' access to the network, shall be considered final.

  1. Please be respectful and civil to other GCN members and guests, even in disagreement.
  2. Any obscene, vulgar, profane, or sexually graphic content (posts, member names, subject lines, images, etc.) is strictly prohibited.
  3. GCN shall not tolerate threatening, racist, abusive, hateful, violent, or obscene language or behavior.
  4. Participation in, suggesting, or encouraging any illegal activity is cause for immediate deletion and suspension of posting privileges, and may be reported to the appropriate law-enforcement authorities.
  5. We encourage you to provide valuable links to other online resources. Before directly posting articles, news reports, or other copyrighted material, however, please secure the permission of the relevant copyright owners.
  6. Do not flood or spam, or post chain letters, pyramid schemes, junk mail, etc.
  7. GCN is a platform for dissemination of experience and knowledge, and any commercial solicitation, requests for investors or capital, or advertising that impedes the community experience for others is not allowed. Solicitation of pornography or pharmaceutical drugs is also not allowed.
  8. GCN strongly encourages you to not post any private information about yourself or your business that you do not wish to be widely available public knowledge. Under no circumstances should you share or post your account number with the community members. It is not recommended to post personal information such as home address or personal telephone numbers. Please be advised that because your User ID will be viewable by the entire community, you may not want to use your full name as your User ID.
  9. Discussing your community experience or that of a competitor, both positive and negative is acceptable, but excessively abusive language is not.
  10. The views expressed by community members on the site do not necessarily reflect those of any participating universities, organizations or any members thereof.