Terms of Use

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Before you submit a post, we need to make clear our respective rights and responsibilities related to this service. Please read these Terms of Use before submitting a story or posting to our website. Indiana University (“Indiana”) offers these services (the “Services”) to you subject to the following terms and conditions of use (“Terms”). By accessing and contributing to our website at weareiu.com, and in consideration for the Services provided, you agree to abide by these Terms. These Terms, and your relationship with Indiana’s blog site, shall be governed by the rules, regulations and policies of Indiana, and the laws of the State of Indiana without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts within the State of Indiana to resolve any legal matter arising from these Terms.

1. Rights in the Content You Submit

Unless you specify otherwise, any and all works of authorship posted by you to any website (“Content”) are submitted under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. Under this license, you permit anyone to copy, distribute, display and perform your Content, royalty-free, on the condition that they credit your authorship each time they do so. You also permit others to distribute derivative works of your Content, but only if they do so under the same Attribution-ShareAlike license that governs your original Content.

Please read the full text of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. Among other things, this license permits RSS aggregators to copy, distribute, display and perform any Content on the blog that you syndicate using RSS. All Content on your blog is syndicated for RSS aggregation.

By submitting a post to our website, you are granting Indiana a nonexclusive, royalty free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use the Content until you remove or delete it, including but not limited to, the right to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, edit, translate, and reformat the Content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work.

When publicly displaying, publicly performing, reproducing or distributing copies of your Content, or Content as incorporated into a collective work, Indiana will make reasonable efforts to credit your authorship. You grant Indiana permission to use your first and last name for such attribution purposes. You, likewise, agree to represent yourself accurately. You acknowledge that misrepresentation may lead us, in our sole discretion, to cancel, not post and/or delete any of your Content.

2. Conduct


As a community built on respect towards others, we reserve the right to not post and/or remove content that you may post. Off-topic and/or inappropriate submissions will not be posted including those that might be obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringe on intellectual property rights, invade privacy or may otherwise be injurious or objectionable. By submitting your story, you give Indiana permission to: edit your submission, if needed, for spelling, grammar, or length; publish your story on Indiana’s web and social media sites; and decline to publish your submission.

You may not use the Indiana name to endorse or promote any product, opinion, cause or political candidate. Representation of your personal opinions as institutionally endorsed by Indiana are strictly prohibited.

By posting content to any website, you warrant and represent that you either own or otherwise control all of the rights to that content, including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the content, or that your use of the content is a protected fair use. You agree that you will not knowingly and with intent to defraud provide material and misleading false information. You represent and warrant also that the content you supply does not violate these Terms, and that you will indemnify and hold Indiana harmless for any and all claims resulting from content you supply.

You acknowledge that Indiana moderates posted content and that it has the right to not post and/or remove in its sole discretion any content that it considers to violate these Terms or the terms of any other Indiana policies or user agreements.


You understand that all content posted to weareiu.com is the sole responsibility of the individual who originally posted the content. You understand, also, that all opinions expressed by users of this site are expressed strictly in their individual capacities, and not as representatives of Indiana.

You agree that Indiana will not be liable, under any circumstances and in any way, for any errors or omissions, loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of use of any content posted on this site. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.

3. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

This site is hosted for Indiana by Compendium Software LLC and is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Indiana makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the site’s operation or the information, content or materials included on this site. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, Indiana hereby disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose. Indiana will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of or inability to use this site. You expressly agree that you use this site solely at your own risk.

4. Privacy

As a participant in a public Web space, you acknowledge that any posts or comments on the WeAreIU.com website may be browsed or viewed by anyone on the Web.

5. Modification of These Terms of Use

Indiana reserves the right to change, at any time, at its sole discretion, the Terms under which these Services are offered. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your agreement to all such Terms.

6. Copyright or Terms of Service Concerns

Indiana respects the intellectual property of others, and requires that our users do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or if you have reason to believe that any activity on this Site violates these Terms, please contact us by email at scom@indiana.edu.

By checking the box when you submit a post, you acknowledge that you have read and are bound by this agreement, as well as any other Indiana University usage agreements that may govern your conduct.

Thank you for participating in the WeAreIU.com website.