Acceptable Use Policy

Revised: 9/5/2017

Vocareum believes strongly in preserving free speech and expression for our instructors and students as well as academic freedom for our partner institutions. We want to make sure that all of our students and instructors feel safe and comfortable while using our Services. We have drafted this acceptable use policy (“Acceptable Use Policy”) to ensure that people understand our expectations when participating in our online community and otherwise using our Services. Vocareum reserves the right to remove or edit any content or activity in violation of this Acceptable Use Policy or suspend, disable, or terminate a user’s access to all or part of the Services.  This Acceptable Use Policy applies along with our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.  Any terms defined in such other documents shall apply as defined in this Acceptable Use Policy.

You agree not to do any of the following:

  • Use the Services in any way, or post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any User Content, that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity,  privacy or confidentiality; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that creates a genuine risk of physical injury or property damage, credibly threatens people or public safety, or organizes or encourages harm; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances.
  • Use, display, mirror or frame the Services or any individual element within the Services, Vocareum’s name, any Vocareum trademark or logo, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page of the Services, without Vocareum’s express written consent;
  • Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a Vocareum trademark, logo, URL or product name without Vocareum’s express written consent;
  • Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, Vocareum’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Vocareum’s providers;
  • Attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of any Vocareum system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
  • Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Vocareum or any of Vocareum’s providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Services or Content;
  • Attempt to access or search the Services or Content or download Content from the Services through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software or search agents provided by Vocareum or other generally available third-party web browsers;
  • Use the Services to send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation;
  • Collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Services from other users of the Services without their express permission;
  • Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
  • Violate any applicable law or regulation, or promote or endorse any illegal activity; or
  • Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.