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<p>Thank you using our projects! SRCT's projects are very diverse, just like the fellow Mason students who them in their free time. Sometimes a project may require additional terms, and those terms will be listed on the project's site. Those terms become part of your agreement with us when you use those projects. If you have any questions, please <a href="/contact">contact us</a> before using our services. :-)</p>
<p>These terms establish a contract between a Mason student or employee
and Mason SRCT. Thank you using our projects! SRCT's projects are very
diverse, just like the fellow Mason students who create them in their
free time. Sometimes a project may require additional terms, and those
terms will be listed on the project's site. Those terms become part of
your agreement with us when you use those projects. If you have any
questions, please <a href="/contact">contact us</a> before accessing our
services. :-) Use of our projects constitutes your agreement to these
terms, and your acknowledgement that you are legally able to form a
binding contract.</p>
<p>Some projects do not require Mason user authentication, and those
projects will lay out the terms for other visitors.</p>
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<h2>Rules for using our services</h2>
<strong>Play Nice</strong>
<p>Many of our services have <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_programming_interface">APIs</a>, and you can get backend access to our projects by coming to <a href="/calendar">meetings</a> for questions or help, so please don't try to access, disrupt, or otherwise interfere with our projects in a way we don't intend. It takes a lot of work to keep our projects running as it is. Because we are hosted on GMU machines, not only will you run afoul of Mason's <a href="http://universitypolicy.gmu.edu/policies/responsible-use-of-computing/">Responsible Use of Computing policy</a>, but you'll be hurting the open community we're seeking to create. We always need people to work on security, so if you're interested, please come out!</p>
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<h2>Content on SRCT sites</h2>
<p><strong>Copyright</strong></p>
<p>DCMA</p>
<p><strong>Play Nice</strong></p>
<p>Many of our services have
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_programming_interface">
APIs</a>, and you can get backend access to our projects by coming to
<a href="/calendar">meetings</a> for questions or help, so please
don't try to access, disrupt, or otherwise interfere with our
projects in a way we don't intend. It takes a lot of work to keep
our projects running as it is. Because we are hosted on GMU machines,
not only will you run afoul of Mason's
<a href="http://universitypolicy.gmu.edu/policies/responsible-use-of-computing/">
Responsible Use of Computing policy</a>, but you'll be hurting the
open community we're seeking to create. We always need people to work
on security, so if you're interested, please come out to a meeting!</p>
<p>Though we encourage new ways of using our APIs, we are not
responsible for third party uses of such information provided.</p>
<p>As goes without saying, you may only use our services in full
compliance with all laws regulations, and policies and rules by
George Mason University. Remember when using our projects that
your actions may lead to criminal or civil liability.</p>
<p><strong>Free Software, Free Society</strong></p>
<p>We will provide a freely-licensed copy of all of our projects
through our git repositories, and you are free to run our programs
on your own, and to examine, change, and redistribute modified or
unmodifed versions of our code, subject to the terms of
the free relevant software license. In fact, we expressly encourage
students to find and fix bugs, or to create new features for our
projects. Our membership is predicated on how much you've given back
to the Mason community in terms of contributions to our projects.</p>
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<h2>Your account, privacy, and rights</h2>
<p>Your account is based off of your Mason student account, including your Mason password. We strongly encourage you, just like ITU, to use a strong password to keep your information secure.</p>
<p><strong>A full Mason account</strong></p>
<p>Your account is based off of your Mason student account, including
your Mason password. We strongly encourage you,
<a href="http://tsd.gmu.edu/services/strongpassword/">just like
ITU</a>, to use and keep secret a strong password to keep your
information secure.</p>
<p>For many of our projects, you will need a Mason account for access.
Keep in mind that this means once your full-access Mason credentials
expire, you will no longer be able to access our projects, and may
lose any associated saved content.</p>
<p><strong>Privacy Policy</strong></p>
<p>We may send service announcements and other information to users.
You will be able to opt out of these emails. Please see our
<a href="/documents/privacy_policy">privacy policy</a> for more
about how we use and keep confidential your personal information.</p>
<p><strong>User Rights</strong></p>
<p>Use of our projects does not confer SRCT membership.</p>
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<h2>Content on SRCT sites</h2>
<p><strong>Copyright and Ownership</strong></p>
<p>Some of our services allow users to upload or create their own
content. Please provide citations or receive permission before posting
something that is not your intellectual property. If see infringing
content, please email the project manager. The project manager
will refer copyright matters to relevant Mason copyright and honor
code offices.</p>
<p>Otherwise, all content, be it publicly or private posted, is the
sole responsibilty of the person from whom it originated. We do
guarantee the accuracy or reliabilty of any information posted by
people such as yourself. You retain the rights to your content as long
as George Mason University allows you to log in through their
authentication systems. Content may be changed per the requirements
of our hardware.</p>
<p><strong>Objectionable Content or Honor Code Violations</strong></p>
<p>We do not endorse any user-uploaded content, nor do we have the
manpower or permission to extensively review everything uploaded to
our projects. If you find anything objectionable, please contact the
project manager.</p>
<p>If you suspect any other user of using our services to violate
the Honor Code, please follow normal reporting policy-- bypass us
and directly contact your instructor.</p>
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<h2>George Mason University</h2>
<p>We are a registered student organization, and abide by the
rules required of student orgs, and all other Mason rules and
polices. The direction of faculty and staff of may override any
provision of these terms and conditions. Mason may even us to
shut down some of any of our services. We will attempt to notify
our users as soon as possible in such an occasion.</p>
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<h2>Disclaimers</h2>
<p><strong>Severability and </strong></p>
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<p><strong>Indemnity</strong></p>
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<p>Other than expressly set out in these terms, SRCT does not
make any promises about our services. We do not make guarantees
about any aspect of any of our projects, from reliability to
availability to functionality. We are not liable for any loss
or damages, from financial to grade-related. Our software services
are provided merely as is. Some areas may require warranties, but
otherwise, we do not provide any warranty or any other assurances
of any kind. If something breaks, you are always welcome to help
us look at our code and fix it. To the extent permitted by law,
your maximum liability is limited to the amount you paid us
(nothing).</p>
<p>If any portion of these terms is declared unenforceable for
any reason, such as at the direction of Mason faculty or staff,
the rest of the contract still remains in effect.</p>
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<h2>Other information</h2>
<p><strong>Changes to these conditions</strong></p>
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<p>If we make any significant changes to these terms, a distinction
we alone will determine, we will prominently announce such a change
on our site for several days. Continuing to use our services after
that period means you agree to the new terms.
<p>Additionally, any project may provide its own additions to these
terms, which may override any aspect of them. Please read those
carefully, as mentioned above.</p>
<p><strong>Jurisdiction</strong></p>
<p>We want you to enjoy our projects, but if we are unable to resolve
your matter internally, we are based out of George Mason University's
Fairfax campus, and the laws of the City of Fairfax, Virginia, United
States will apply to any disputes or claims arising from these terms.
Please contact Mason's legal offices for further information.</p>
<p><strong>Still More</strong></p>
<p>These terms cover a relationship solely between Mason SRCT and
you. No third party rights are created.</p>
<p>If you use our services to hurt someone else or in an otherwise
legally dubious way, we are in no way liable for your wrongdoing.</p>
<p>If you do not comply with these terms, and no action is immediately
taken, it does not mean that we have given up on any of our rights
in these terms.</p>
<p>Our projects are not directed at, nor do we knowingly collect any
information from, any person under the age of thirteen.</p>
<p>These terms will continue to apply until your Mason login
credentials as provided by the university cease working.</p>
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