Terms of Use 

The Sage Colleges (“Sage”) offers blog services (“Services; Service”) to any current student, faculty member, staff member or alumna/us of Sage (“Users”), including Russell Sage College, Sage College of Albany, Sage Graduate School, and Sage After Work. The use of these Services is subject to the Terms of Use (“Terms”) contained herein. You must read and agree to these Terms, including any future amendments.

We will attempt to notify you when major changes are made to these Terms; however, Users should periodically review the most up-to-date version available online at http://blogs.sage.edu/terms or available in print by written request to the Office of Communications, The Sage Colleges, 45 Ferry Street, Troy, New York 12180 or via e-mail request to [email protected]. Sage may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms at any time. If you do not accept and abide by these Terms, you may not use the Services.

I – Disclaimer

Blogs published through these Services may include un-moderated dialog containing the personal opinions and expressions of the Users who submitted the entries. Neither the content of these Blogs, nor the links to other websites, are reviewed, approved, or endorsed by Sage. Furthermore, Sage does not guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any communications posted, submitted or displayed through the Service.

Although Sage does not routinely monitor content posted by Users, Sage reserves the right to remove content that violates these Terms, but is under no obligation to do so.

II – Description of Service

A blog is a website maintained by an individual or individuals, with regular entries consisting of commentary, descriptions of events, and/or other content such as graphics, photos, or audio/video clips.

The Service is provided to Users on an as-is and as-available basis. Sage reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Service with or without notice at any time and without any liability to its Users.

III – Proper Use

Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their account and password and accept responsibility for all activities occurring under their account. Users agree that they will not access or attempt to access any other User’s account, or misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent their identity while using the Services.

Users may post content freely through the Services provided by Sage, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing on another’s intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious or objectionable. Users agree to use the Service in compliance with all applicable local, state, and national laws and all Sage policies, including but not limited to the Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Sage Technology Policies. Furthermore, Users agree not to post any content that can be considered advertising or any form of commercial solicitation unless given express permission from Sage. The Office of Communications reserves the right to remove any content it deems inappropriate as outlined above, but is under no obligation to do so.

Users must make an attempt to keep Blogs lively and fresh. Any Blog that becomes idle for more than three (3) weeks is subject to termination. Termination is at the sole discretion of the Sage Office of Communications. Users who decide not to use the Services after signing up for an account must contact the Sage Webmaster via e-mail at [email protected] or by mail to the Office of Communications, The Sage Colleges, 45 Ferry Street, Troy, New York.

Violation of any of the foregoing policies may result in immediate termination of this agreement, and may subject you to state and federal penalties.

IV – Intellectual Property Rights

Users retain all patents, trademarks and copyrights to any content posted, submitted, or displayed through these Services and are responsible for protecting those rights, as appropriate.

By posting, submitting or displaying content through the Services provided by Sage, Users are granting Sage a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use the content without limitation, including the rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, reproduce, edit, and reformat the content. Furthermore, Sage may incorporate your content into a collection of work at any time.

When publicly displaying, distributing, or reproducing your content, Sage will make best efforts to credit the User. Users agree to allow Sage to use their name or likeness for such purposes.

V – Termination, Suspension of Service

Sage may, at its sole discretion, at any time and for any reason suspend or terminate a Users account, amend these Terms, or terminate the Service. In the event of termination, access to the account will be disabled and any content contained within may (but is not guaranteed to) remain in our system for back-up purposes.

VI – Indemnification

Users agree to hold harmless and indemnify Sage, any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, and employees from and against any third-party claim arising from or in any way related to the violation or use of the Service. The indemnification includes any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, actual or consequential damages, suits, judgments, and litigation costs or attorneys’ fees.

VII – Agreement

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the User and Sage and governs the use of the Services. These Terms supersede any and all prior oral or written agreements with the Users.

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