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Terms and Conditions of Use

Bears for Life

Lenoir-Rhyne University (“Lenoir-Rhyne”) requests that you read the following terms and conditions (collectively, the “Terms”) before accessing the Bears for Life website and service (collectively, the “Site”). If you agree to these terms, click “SIGN UP” where indicated. These Terms constitute a legal, binding agreement between you and Lenoir-Rhyne. There may be additional or different terms and conditions stated elsewhere on the Site that apply to your access and use of the Site. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not register for, access, or use the Site.  

Unless otherwise stated in these Terms, any reference to “Lenoir-Rhyne” in these Terms refers to Lenoir-Rhyne University and all of its affiliates.

 

Eligibility

The Site is intended solely for alumni of Lenoir-Rhyne University. By using the Site, you represent and warrant to Lenoir-Rhyne that you are an alumna or alumnus of Lenoir-Rhyne University.

 

About Children

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act regulates Internet sites marketing to individuals younger than 13. Because children are not permitted to use this Site, Lenoir-Rhyne will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information via the Site from visitors under the age of 13 and will take prompt steps to delete any such personally identifiable information if notified that any has been inadvertently collected.  

 

Changes to the Terms

Lenoir-Rhyne may modify these Terms at any time. Those modified Terms will become effective immediately after Lenoir-Rhyne posts them on the Site. You agree to review the Terms posted on the Site each time you access or use the Site so that you are aware of any modifications made to these Terms. If you do not agree to the modified Terms, you are not authorized to access or use the Site. Your failure to comply with these Terms as they may be modified from time to time will constitute breach of contract and may violate Lenoir-Rhyne’s copyright, trademark, or other proprietary and intellectual property rights.

 

Modification of the Site

Lenoir-Rhyne reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site or any part of the Site from time to time, for any or no reason and without notice. You agree that Lenoir-Rhyne will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Site. Lenoir-Rhyne may change the information and materials on the Site from time to time at its discretion. Lenoir-Rhyne cannot and does not commit to store any information and content you've posted.

 

Privacy

To access the Site or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of the Site that all the information you provide on the Site is correct, current, and complete.

Lenoir-Rhyne is sensitive to privacy issues with respect to the use of personal information that visitors to the Site provide. All information we collect on the Site is subject to our Privacy Policy found here. By using the Site, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Policy here.

 

Transmission of Information and Other Materials Via the Site

Lenoir-Rhyne welcomes your comments and suggestions about the Site and Lenoir-Rhyne’s products and services, but Lenoir-Rhyne does not wish for you to send any confidential or proprietary ideas, suggestions, materials, or other information relating to developing, designing, redesigning, modifying, providing, or marketing any of its products or services or any new products or services. You agree that any information, ideas, suggestions, or materials that you or individuals acting on your behalf send to Lenoir-Rhyne via the Site, including feedback, data, questions, comments, product or service ideas, know-how, or suggestions (collectively, “Information”), will not be considered confidential or proprietary, even if the Information is labeled “Confidential” or “Proprietary.” Further, Lenoir-Rhyne will obtain a royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide, sublicenseable, non-exclusive license to use all Information you submit to it via the Site. Lenoir-Rhyne will be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute Information to others without limitation or liability. Lenoir-Rhyne may use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques in the Information for any purpose whatsoever, including developing and marketing products or services that incorporate or otherwise embody Information, without providing any notice, compensation, or attribution to you.

The Site allows you to share certain information with others. Of course, when you share information, others can see, copy, and use that information, so please use good judgment about what you share. You are prohibited from posting on or transmitting via the Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, or pornographic material, or any material that would violate any law. You are also prohibited from posting on or transmitting via the Site any sensitive or confidential information about others. You are prohibited from posting fraudulent or misleading content. Finally, you are prohibited from posting content that Lenoir-Rhyne considers to be unprofessional or otherwise harmful to Lenoir-Rhyne’s reputation. Lenoir-Rhyne will have the absolute right to determining whether you have complied with these Terms and to take any actions it deems necessary if you have not complied with them. For example, Lenoir-Rhyne may delete any content you post on the Site or ban you from the Site, without warning, if Lenoir-Rhyne determines that you have violated these Terms.

 

Intellectual Property

Lenoir-Rhyne owns the Site and owns or has the right to use all of the content on the Site, including all text, images, graphics, photographs, video clips, audio clips, designs, icons, wallpaper, characters, artwork, sounds, information, software, data, and other materials, and all HTML design, layouts, configurations, CGI, and other code and scripts in any format used to implement the Site (the “Content”), all of which are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. Absent Lenoir-Rhyne’s express written permission as to particular Content on the Site, you may use the Content only for personal, noncommercial, informational purposes, and you may, subject to any stated restrictions or limitations, print a single copy of a limited amount of Content solely for these purposes, if the copy bears all copyright and other intellectual property and proprietary notices displayed on the web page. Except as expressly authorized by these Terms, you may not distribute, publish, download, transmit, modify, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit, any of the Content, in whole or in part, without Lenoir-Rhyne’s prior written consent, provided that (a) your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials, (b) you may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes, and (c) if we provide desktop, mobile, or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by our end user license agreement for such applications. Additionally, framing pages or parts of pages on the Site and deep linking to pages in the Site are prohibited.

Lenoir-Rhyne or its affiliates own or license all trademarks, service marks, and trade names on the Site, including “LENOIR-RHYNE” and “BEARS FOR LIFE,” unless stated otherwise on the Site. You may not use these marks without Lenoir-Rhyne’s prior express written permission.

Except as expressly provided above, Lenoir-Rhyne is not granting you a license under any copyright, trademark, service mark, patent, or other intellectual property or proprietary right in any Content, and nothing in these Terms will be interpreted as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark, copyright, or other proprietary, intellectual, or other right of Lenoir-Rhyne or any third party. You obtain no rights in the products, equipment, processes, or technology described on this Site by accessing or using the Site. Lenoir-Rhyne and any third party owners retain all of those rights.

If you are a copyright owner and believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with notice containing the following information: (i) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed; (iii) identification of the material that you claim is infringing and a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site; (iv) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (v) a written statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Any notification by a copyright owner or a person authorized to act on its behalf that fails to comply with these requirements will not be considered sufficient notice and will not be deemed to confer on Lenoir-Rhyne actual knowledge of facts or circumstances from which infringing material or acts are evident. You must send the written notice to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
ATTN: Director of Advancement Marketing and Electronic Media
PO Box 7467
Hickory, NC 28603

If you wish to make any use of Content other than as authorized in this section, please contact us at the following e-mail address: bearsforlife@lr.edu.

 

Prohibited Actions

You may use the Site only for lawful purposes in accordance with these Terms. You agree not to use the Site: (a) in any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries); (b) for the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise; (c) to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use, or re-use any material which does not comply with section of these Terms titled “Intellectual Property”; (d) to transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any "junk mail", "chain letter," "spam," or any other similar solicitation; (e) to impersonate or attempt to impersonate Lenoir-Rhyne, a Lenoir-Rhyne employee, another user, or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using e-mail addresses associated with any of the foregoing); (f) to engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone's use or enjoyment of the Site, or which, as determined by us, may harm Lenoir-Rhyne or users of the Site or expose them to liability, or (g) to interfere with the proper working of the Site. You also agree not to use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Site for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Site.

 

References to Other Companies/Links to Other Websites

References on the Site to names, marks, products, or services of third parties or hypertext links to third-party websites do not constitute or imply Lenoir-Rhyne’s endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation of the third parties or their products, services, or websites. Lenoir-Rhyne does not monitor or control the content of any website linked to or from the Site, and Lenoir-Rhyne is not responsible for the content of those other websites or the terms of use or privacy practices of those sites.

 

Linking to the Website and Social Media Features

You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part.

The Site may provide certain social media features that enable you to: (a) link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on the Site; (b) send e-mails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on the Site; or (c) cause limited portions of content on the Site to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites. You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to cease. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.

 

Disclaimers of Warranties

Lenoir-Rhyne disclaims all responsibility and liability for the timeliness, sequence, quality, accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, operability, and availability of information and material contained on the Site. The Site may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Lenoir-Rhyne disclaims any responsibility for the deletion, failure to store, failure to update, misdelivery, or untimely delivery of any information or material on the Site. Lenoir-Rhyne does not warrant or guarantee that the Site will be error-free or virus-free or that access to the Site will be uninterrupted. Lenoir-Rhyne and its content providers cannot and do not warrant or guarantee against errors, omissions, delays, interruptions, or losses, including loss of data.

THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. LENOIR-RHYNE DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY AND OTHER WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AS WELL AS ANY WARRANTY OF QUALITY, FUNCTIONALITY, ACCURACY, CURRENCY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, OPERABILITY, USE, PERFORMANCE, OR ABSENCE OF VIRUSES.

IF YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN ANY MATERIAL FROM THE SITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CLAIMS, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTING SYSTEM OR ANY LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM DOWNLOADING OR OTHERWISE OBTAINING THAT MATERIAL. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK OF LOSS RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

 

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL LENOIR-RHYNE, ITS AFFILIATES, ITS DATA PROVIDERS, OR ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, DELIVERING, OR MANAGING THE CONTENT (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SITE PROVIDERS”), BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY CLAIMS WHATSOEVER, IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST REVENUES, LOST PROFITS, LOST OPPORTUNITIES, AND LOSS OF PROSPECTIVE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH (A) YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE SITE, (B) ANY COMMUNICATIONS SENT TO YOU VIA THE SITE OR OTHERWISE FROM LENOIR-RHYNE, OR ANY DAMAGES SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES IN SUCH INFORMATION, (C) THE TRANSMISSION OF CONFIDENTIAL OR SENSITIVE INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE SITE PROVIDERS, OR (D) INCONVENIENCE, DELAY, OR LOSS OF USE OF THE SITE OR ANY SERVICE, EVEN IF SOME OR ALL OF THE SITE PROVIDERS ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE SITE PROVIDERS ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE OR INJURY TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY ARISING FROM ANY ACCESS OR USE OF ANY INFORMATION, IDEA, OR INSTRUCTION IN THE CONTENT.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

 

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Lenoir-Rhyne, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to (a) your use of the Site, (b) user content you submit, post to, or transmit through the Site, (c) your violation of any rights of any other company or person in connection with this Site, or (d) your violation of these Terms.

 

Electronic Communications

When you visit the Site or send e-mails to Lenoir-Rhyne, you are communicating with Lenoir-Rhyne electronically. You consent to receive communications from Lenoir-Rhyne electronically. Lenoir-Rhyne will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on the Site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Lenoir-Rhyne provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

 

Your Account

If you set up an account on the Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. Lenoir-Rhyne reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content in its sole discretion.

 

Conflict Resolution

These Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina, excluding its conflicts of law provisions. All actions and proceedings relating to the Site or the Content will be commenced and heard exclusively in North Carolina state courts in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina or the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. Lenoir-Rhyne and you consent to the jurisdiction of those courts.

 

Limitation on Time to File Claims

ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE SITE MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES, OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

 

Severability and Waiver

The invalidity of any term, condition, or provision of these Terms will not affect the enforceability of the remaining portions of these Terms. Lenoir-Rhyne’s failure to enforce any right or provision in these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

 

Notices

If you have any questions regarding the Site or these Terms, please contact us at: 

Lenoir-Rhyne University
ATTN: Director of Advancement Marketing and Electronic Media
PO Box 7467
Hickory, NC 28603

or email us at: bearsforlife@lr.edu

 

Last updated: November 13, 2014

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