Terms of Use

OnIowa Online Community

The University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community is provided by the Alumni Association in cooperation with the University of Iowa and is designed to facilitate communication and information sharing among alumni for personal and University-related purposes.

I. Privacy and Security

All University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community alumni information is strictly reserved for permitted uses by the Alumni Association, University, and registered Alumni. Neither the Alumni Association nor the University will sell or license alumni information contained within the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community to anyone for any unrelated use.

The Alumni Association has taken reasonable precautions to secure personal information available through the Online Community. The University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community is password protected to allow access by registered University alumni only. Although this precaution helps to protect personal information available through the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community from abuse or outside interference, a certain degree of privacy risk exists any time information is shared over the Internet. Therefore, through the Online Directory feature of the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community, each registered user has the option to hide his or her information from being viewed by other Online Community members.

II. Guidelines and Rules for Proper Use

To safeguard the operation of the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community, the Alumni Association has adopted guidelines and practices used by the University to govern conduct in an Online environment.

In addition to such guidelines and practices, users of the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community must abide by the following specific rules:

A. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, republishing, uploading, downloading, posting, transmitting, or duplicating any Online Community material is prohibited. You may download or copy any downloadable materials displayed on the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community for personal, noncommercial use only; provided, however, that you maintain all copyright, trademark, and other notices contained in such material and you agree to abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in any material accessed through the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community.

B. Use of information or communications available through the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community for any commercial, public or political purposes is strictly prohibited. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to, soliciting, cold-calling, mass-mailings, marketing or any other activity involving the promotion or sale of any person, company, organization, service or product. Information available through the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community may be used for specific personal and University-related purposes only.

C. No user shall restrict or inhibit any other user from enjoying any service available on the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community.

D. Posting or use on the Online Community of obscene, vulgar, abusive, defamatory, profane, or threatening language or materials of any kind, as determined by the Alumni Association, is strictly forbidden and will constitute a violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use. Additionally, users shall not upload, transmit, distribute, or otherwise publish any materials containing a virus, security risk or any other harmful component.

E. All aliases adopted by University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community users are subject to approval by the University and/or the Alumni Association.

Neither the University nor the Alumni Association is responsible for screening communications in advance, and neither the University nor the Association will actively monitor the use of the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community. For this reason, it is essential that alumni users of the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community report any abuses or misuse of the Online Community to the Alumni Association. If the Alumni Association determines that a user's participation in the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community violates i) these Terms and Conditions of Use, as may be modified from time to time, or ii) any applicable law or regulation, the Alumni Association reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to prevent such users access to and use of the Online Community and to take actions against the user.

III. Representations and Disclaimer of Warranty

The reliability of the information available through the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community largely depends on the actions of Online Community registrants. The Alumni Association makes no representation about nor warrants the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any information or materials available through the Online Community.

The Alumni Association does not warrant that the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community web site will operate error-free or that the site and its server are free of computer viruses, security risks, or other harmful material. To the fullest extent permitted by the law, the Alumni Association disclaims all warranties, including the warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, and fitness for particular purpose. In no event shall the University of Iowa Alumni Association or the University of Iowa be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, actual, compensatory, reputational, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, resulting from the use of or inability to use information or materials available on the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community web site, even if the damages may have been foreseeable.

By using the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community web site, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Alumni Association, the University, and their respective agents from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, costs, and expenses that may arise from your improper use of the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community web site in breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use or applicable laws. The Alumni Association will provide notice to you of any such action or claim, and reserves the right to participate, at our expense, in the investigation, settlement, and defense of any such action or claim.

Please note that the Alumni Association reserves the right from time to time to and and/or change these Terms and Conditions of Use, and your continued use of the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community constitutes your agreement to comply with any such modifications. You should review the policies periodically to ensure that your use is in full compliance.

Participation in the University of Iowa Alumni Association Online Community is a privilege not an entitlement.

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Iowa City, IA 52244-1970

Phone: 319/335-3294
Toll Free: 800/469-2586
FAX: 319/335-1079
alumni@uiowa.edu

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