Terms of Use for International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) Online Forum

Terms of Use ("Terms")

Our Terms of Use were last updated on July 20, 2022.

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using Our Service.

Interpretation and Definitions

Interpretation

The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.

Definitions

For the purposes of these Terms of Use:

  • “Affiliate” means an entity that controls, is controlled by or is under common control with a party, where "control" means ownership of 50% or more of the shares, equity interest or other securities entitled to vote for election of directors or other managing authority.
  • “Account” means a unique account created for You to access our Service or parts of our Service.
  • “Organization” (referred to as either "the Organization", "We", "Us" or "Our" in this Agreement) refers to The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI).
  • “Country” generally refers to the United States of America where ICAI is incorporated.
  • “Content” refers to content such as text, images, or other information that can be posted, uploaded, linked to or otherwise made available by You, regardless of the form of that content.
  • “Device” means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a cell phone or a digital tablet.
  • “Feedback” means feedback, innovations or suggestions sent by You regarding the attributes, performance or features of our Service.
  • “Service” refers to the Website.
  • “Terms of Use” (also referred as "Terms") mean these Terms of Use that form the entire agreement between You and the Organization regarding the use of the Service.
  • “Third-party Social Media Service” means any services or content (including data, information, products or services) provided by a third-party that may be displayed, included or made available by the Service.
  • “User” means any person or other organization creating an Account on the Service.
  • “Website” refers to the ICAI Forum accessible from https://academicintegrity.org/member-forum.
  • “You” means the individual accessing or using the Service, or the Organization, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.

 

Acknowledgment

These are the Terms of Use governing the use of this Service and the agreement that operates between You and the Organization. These Terms of Use set out the rights and obligations of all users regarding the use of the Service.

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on Your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service You agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If You disagree with any part of these Terms of Use then You may not access the Service.

You represent that you are of legal age and have legal right to use this Service in the jurisdiction you are accessing it.

Your access to and use of the Service is also conditioned on Your acceptance of and compliance with the Privacy Policy of the Organization. Our Privacy Policy describes Our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of Your personal information when You use the Application or the Website and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You. Please read Our Privacy Policy carefully before using Our Service.

 

User Accounts

When You create an account with Us, You must provide Us information that is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of Your account on Our Service.

You are responsible for safeguarding the password that You use to access the Service and for any activities or actions under Your password, whether Your password is with Our Service or a Third-Party Social Media Service.

You agree not to disclose Your password to any third party. You must notify Us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of Your account.

You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trademark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than You without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene. We reserve the right to require you to change Your username or user information if, in Our sole determination, they are in violation of these Terms.

By registering with the Website, you thereby consent to receive electronic communications, including email and instant messages from the Organization, its Affiliates, and other Service members.

 

Content

Your Right to Post Content

Our Service allows You to post Content. You are responsible for the Content that You post to the Service, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness.

By posting Content to the Service, You grant Us the right and license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content on and through the Service. You retain any and all of Your rights to any Content You submit, post or display on or through the Service and You are responsible for protecting those rights. You agree that this license includes the right for Us to make Your Content available to other users of the Service, who may also use Your Content subject to these Terms.

You represent and warrant that: (i) the Content is Yours (You own it) or You have the right to use it and grant Us the rights and license as provided in these Terms, and (ii) the posting of Your Content on or through the Service does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.

 

Content Restrictions

The Organization is not responsible for the content of the Service's users. You expressly understand and agree that You are solely responsible for the Content and for all activity that occurs under your account, whether done so by You or any third person using Your account.

You may not transmit any Content that is unlawful, offensive, upsetting, intended to disgust, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable. Examples of such objectionable Content include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Unlawful or promoting unlawful activity.
  • Defamatory, discriminatory, or mean-spirited content, including references or commentary about religion, race, sexual orientation, gender, national/ethnic origin, or other targeted groups.
  • Threats or harassment to anyone, directly or by indirectly.
  • Spam, machine – or randomly – generated, constituting unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling.
  • Containing or installing any viruses, worms, malware, trojan horses, or other content that is designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of a third person.
  • Infringing on any proprietary rights of any party, including patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other rights.
  • Impersonating any person or entity including the Organization and its employees or representatives.
  • Violating the privacy of any third person.
  • False information and features.

The Organization reserves the right, but not the obligation, to, in its sole discretion, determine whether or not any Content is appropriate and complies with this Terms, refuse or remove this Content. The Organization further reserves the right to make formatting and edits and change the manner of any Content. The Organization can also limit or revoke the use of the Service if You post such objectionable Content. As the Organization cannot control all content posted by users and/or third parties on the Service, you agree to use the Service at your own risk. You understand that by using the Service You may be exposed to content that You may find offensive, indecent, incorrect or objectionable, and You agree that under no circumstances will the Organization be liable in any way for any content, including any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content.

 

Your Interactions With Other Users

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users. You acknowledge and understand that the Organization has not, and does not, in any way: (a) screen its members; (b) inquire into the backgrounds of its members; or (c) review or verify the statements of its members, including without limitation information or representations contained in public profiles. You hereby agree to exercise reasonable precaution in all interactions with other members, particularly if you decide to meet another member in person, interact with them in any way, or rely on their information or data. The Organization does not represent, warrant, endorse or guarantee the conduct of its Users or their interactions with You. In no event shall the Organization be liable for indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of or relating to any member's conduct in connection with such member's use of the Services, including, without limitation, bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, emotional distress, loss of privacy or any other damages resulting from communications, meetings, or business dealings between Users.

 

Content Backups

Although regular backups of Content are performed, the Organization does not guarantee there will be no loss or corruption of data.

Corrupt or invalid backup points may be caused by, without limitation, Content that is corrupted prior to being backed up or that changes during the time a backup is performed.

The Organization will provide support and attempt to troubleshoot any known or discovered issues that may affect the backups of Content. But You acknowledge that the Organization has no liability related to the integrity of Content or the failure to successfully restore Content to a usable state.

You agree to maintain a complete and accurate copy of any Content in a location independent of the Service.

 

Public Forum

While this site requires a membership and login, We cannot prevent Users from taking content posted here and publishing it elsewhere, including a public forum such as social media. You acknowledge that this Service should be, in effect, treated as a public forum, and features contained therein, are for public and not private communications. You further acknowledge that anything You upload, submit, post, transmit, communicate, share or exchange by means of any public forum may be viewed on the Internet by the general public, and therefore, You have no expectation of privacy with regard to any such submission or posting. You are, and shall remain, solely responsible for the User Content you upload, submit, post, transmit, communicate, share or exchange by means of any Public Forum and for the consequences of submitting or posting same. THE ORGANIZATION DISCLAIMS ANY PERCEIVED, IMPLIED OR ACTUAL DUTY TO MONITOR THE SERVICE AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED THEREON.

 

Copyright Policy

Intellectual Property Infringement

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is Our policy to respond to any claim that Content posted on the Service infringes a copyright or other intellectual property infringement of any person.

If You are a copyright owner, or authorized on behalf of one, and You believe that the copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement that is taking place through the Service, You must submit Your notice in writing to the attention of our copyright agent via email () and include in Your notice a detailed description of the alleged infringement.

You may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) for misrepresenting that any Content is infringing Your copyright.

 

DMCA Notice and DMCA Procedure for Copyright Infringement Claims

You may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright's interest.
  • A description of the copyrighted work that You claim has been infringed, including the URL (i.e., web page address) of the location where the copyrighted work exists or a copy of the copyrighted work.
  • Identification of the URL or other specific location on the Service where the material that You claim is infringing is located.
  • Your address, telephone number, and email address.
  • A statement by You that You have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement by You, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in Your notice is accurate and that You are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

You can contact our copyright agent via email (). Upon receipt of a notification, the Organization will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged content from the Service.

 

Student Data and Privacy

This forum is for the purpose of discussing academic integrity and its relevant topics. Whenever possible, it is important to either anonymize student data or to avoid referring to specific students all together. You agree to not discuss specific students with any identifying information. Remember that your identity and the organization you are employed/work with is labeled on Your Account, which in combination with disclosed details may make tracing and tracking specific students easier to accomplish. We reserve the right to remove any posts or information from the Service that could, in Our sole discretion, could identify students.

 

Intellectual Property

The Service and its original content (excluding Content provided by You or other users), features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of the Organization and its licensors.

The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the Country and foreign countries.

Our trademarks and copyrights may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of the Organization.

 

Your Feedback to Us

You assign all rights, title and interest in any Feedback You provide the Organization. If for any reason such assignment is ineffective, You agree to grant the Organization a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, disclose, sub-license, distribute, modify and exploit such Feedback without restriction.

 

Links to Other Websites

Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by the Organization.

The Organization has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that the Organization shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

We strongly advise You to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that You visit.


Termination

We may terminate or suspend Your Account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if You breach these Terms of Use.

Upon termination, Your right to use the Service will cease immediately. If You wish to terminate Your Account, You may simply discontinue using the Service.

 

Limitation of Liability

Notwithstanding any damages that You might incur, the entire liability of the Organization and any of its suppliers under any provision of this Terms and Your exclusive remedy for all of the foregoing shall be limited to the amount actually paid by You through the Service or 100 USD if You haven't purchased anything through the Service.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall the Organization or its suppliers be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages whatsoever (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, loss of data or other information, for business interruption, for personal injury, loss of privacy arising out of or in any way related to the use of or inability to use the Service, third-party software and/or third-party hardware used with the Service, or otherwise in connection with any provision of this Terms), even if the Organization or any supplier has been advised of the possibility of such damages and even if the remedy fails of its essential purpose.

Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, which means that some of the above limitations may not apply. In these states, each party's liability will be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

The Organization reserves the right, but disclaims any perceived, implied or actual duty, to monitor disputes between Service members. You agree to hold Fitness Renaissance harmless in connection with any dispute or claim You make against any other member.

 

Indemnification

You understand that this Organization does not control, and is not responsible for, the user content posted by You and other users. By using this Service, you may be exposed to other user content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. You are responsible for the user content you share.

You assume all the risks related for Your and users’ content, including someone else relying on its accuracy or claims relating to intellectual property, defamation, breach of privacy, or other legal rights. You agree that you will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless this Organization for all claims resulting from user content you and others post or share through the Service. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of such disputes, and in any event, you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.

 

"AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" Disclaimer

The Service is provided to You "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" and with all faults and defects without warranty of any kind. To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, the Organization, on its own behalf and on behalf of its Affiliates and its and their respective licensors and service providers, expressly disclaims all warranties, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, with respect to the Service, including all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement, and warranties that may arise out of course of dealing, course of performance, usage or trade practice. Without limitation to the foregoing, the Organization provides no warranty or undertaking, and makes no representation of any kind that the Service will meet Your requirements, achieve any intended results, be compatible or work with any other software, applications, systems or services, operate without interruption, meet any performance or reliability standards or be error free or that any errors or defects can or will be corrected.

Without limiting the foregoing, neither the Organization nor any of the Organization's provider makes any representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied: (i) as to the operation or availability of the Service, or the information, content, and materials or products included thereon; (ii) that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free; (iii) as to the accuracy, reliability, or currency of any information or content provided through the Service; or (iv) that the Service, its servers, the content, or e-mails sent from or on behalf of the Organization are free of viruses, scripts, trojan horses, worms, malware, timebombs or other harmful components.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain types of warranties or limitations on applicable statutory rights of a consumer, so some or all of the above exclusions and limitations may not apply to You. But in such a case the exclusions and limitations set forth in this section shall be applied to the greatest extent enforceable under applicable law.

 

Governing Law

The laws of the Country, excluding its conflicts of law rules, shall govern this Terms and Your use of the Service. Your use of the Application may also be subject to other local, state, national, or international laws.

 

Disputes Resolution

If You have any concern or dispute about the Service, You agree to first try to resolve the dispute informally by contacting the Organization.

 

For European Union (EU) Users

If You are a European Union consumer, you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law of the country in which you are resident in.

 

United States Legal Compliance

You represent and warrant that (i) You are not located in a country that is subject to the United States government embargo, or that has been designated by the United States government as a "terrorist supporting" country, and (ii) You are not listed on any United States government list of prohibited or restricted parties.

 

Severability and Waiver

Severability

If any provision of these Terms is held to be unenforceable or invalid, such provision will be changed and interpreted to accomplish the objectives of such provision to the greatest extent possible under applicable law and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.

Waiver

Except as provided herein, the failure to exercise a right or to require performance of an obligation under these Terms shall not effect a party's ability to exercise such right or require such performance at any time thereafter nor shall the waiver of a breach constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach.

 

Changes to These Terms of Use

We reserve the right, at Our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material We will make reasonable efforts to provide at least 30 days' notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at Our sole discretion.

By continuing to access or use Our Service after those revisions become effective, You agree to be bound by the revised terms. If You do not agree to the new terms, in whole or in part, please stop using the website and the Service.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, You can contact us via email: .

This Terms of Service adapted from TermsFeed.com sample terms of use.