Terms of service

Acceptance of These Terms

Any use of this site, including viewing or posting content, constitutes your acknowledgment and acceptance of these Terms of Use. If the following Terms of Use are not accepted in full, you do not have permission to access the contents of this site or to upload content to this site. As appears in this site's Submission Agreement, if you are seeking to upload material to this site or to engage in any activities within the site other than passively viewing site content, you must login as a member of the BU community. The Submission Agreement also requires you to agree to the YouTube Terms of Use. Your submission of content may appear on both this site and YouTube automatically. Comments and content submissions are allowed only by the BU community after login.

Boston University operates BUniverse and reserves the right at any time to change the terms, conditions and notices under which the services of BUniverse are offered, including but not limited to these Terms of Use, by posting such changes online. It is your responsibility to refer to and comply with these updated terms and conditions upon accessing the site. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions as modified.

By using this site, you agree to comply with University policies, including the Conditions of Use and Policy on Computing Ethics, as well as all applicable laws, including those prohibiting copyright and trademark infringement.

Your Use

In accessing the BUniverse site, you agree to do so only for your own personal, educational or noncommercial use. Unless otherwise stated or agreed, you may not distribute, transmit, broadcast, or commercialize site content. You agree not to use the site for any unlawful purposes or in violation of any Boston University policy. You shall be solely responsible for your own submissions of content and for any consequences of posting or viewing content on this site. Materials uploaded to BUniverse may be subject to copyright protections and other posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for honoring such copyrights and adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

Review and Removal of Content

Boston University does not approve or endorse the contents of postings. Both video content and comments appear immediately after posting by a user. Every comment and video posting notifies a BUniverse administrator, but the University does not necessarily review or monitor every posting. A "report abuse" link is available on all video pages, open to all users, including anonymous visitors. A BUniverse administrator reviews every report of abuse. The University reserves the right to take down any posting in response to report of abuse, as necessary to investigate alleged violations of University policies, federal, state, or local laws, or the rights of other persons, or otherwise at its discretion at any time and without notice or liability to you.


All elements of the BUniverse site architecture, including without limitation, the text, software and graphics, are owned by or licensed to Boston University, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States copyright and trademark laws, and applicable foreign laws. These elements may not be published, broadcast, or otherwise distributed without the prior written permission of Boston University. Boston University's policy is to comply with the United States Copyright Act of 1976, as amended (17 U.S.C.) and to combat infringing use and to promote legal alternatives. We maintain a vigorous program of accepting and responding to Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices of infringement through our registered copyright agent. For more information on copyright and the DMCA, refer to the Boston University Copyright link.

Trademarks and Links

Boston University, BU, BUniverse and/or any other names of products or services provided by Boston University referenced herein are trademarks of Boston University. All other trademarks, service marks, and logos used in this web site are the property of their respective owners. Links to other web sites do not imply an endorsement of the materials disseminated by publishers at those web sites, nor does the existence of a link to another site imply that the organization or person publishing at that site endorses any of the materials at this site. Boston University is not responsible for the materials contained at any web site linked to this site.


The term "Personal Information" means information that identifies you as an individual, including but not limited to your name, email address and interest in a particular topic. We reserve the right to use your contact information if we consider it necessary to send you information about the operation of the site.

We may also collect information automatically about the use of the site, through, for example, "cookies" or "IP addresses." BUniverse also archives log files and uses non-personally identifying information in aggregate form to detect errors with the website, identify security issues, build higher quality, more useful online services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of users, and measure demographics and interests in connection with specific areas of the site. BUniverse also uses visitors' IP addresses in order to limit the number of times a visitor may vote on a single item.

No organization can fully eliminate security or other risks associated with the possession of Personal Information. For example, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login information and password.

We may, at our discretion, disclose personal information to the police, regulatory bodies or any legal advisers in connection with any alleged criminal offense or suspected breach of these Terms of Use, including but not limited to, any claim of infringement by you, or otherwise where required by law.

Hold Harmless and Indemnification

You agree to hold harmless and indemnify Boston University, its trustees, employees, agents and representatives, from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the BUniverse site, including any liability or expense arising from all losses, claims, damages, suits, judgments, costs and attorneys fees, of every kind and nature.

Grant of License

By posting, uploading, or submitting your content to BUniverse, you are granting Boston University a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, license to use, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, transfer, transmit, and publish that content, in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed, for the purposes of displaying that content on BUniverse or for any other educational or non-commercial use by Boston University.

Submission Agreement

If you submit content to BUniverse (the "Content") you agree that the Content may be posted online to BUniverse and also to the Boston University channel on YouTube. Your submission constitutes your agreement to both these BUniverse Terms of Use and the YouTube Terms of Use. You represent that the Content does not infringe any copyright or trademark, is not obscene, and does not defame anyone or violate the privacy, publicity or other rights of any person or entity. You understand and agree that the University has no obligation to post this material, and reserves the right to remove it at its discretion.

Disclaimer of warranty

You acknowledges and agrees that the BUniverse site is provided AS IS with all faults, and without any accompanying services or improvements from Boston University. Boston University does not warrant that your use of this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that this site is free of viruses or bugs. BOSTON UNIVERSITY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHETHER RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE CONDITION, QUALITY, UTILITY OR ANY OTHER MATTER REGARDING THE SITE, OR YOUR USE THEREOF, OR OTHERWISE. BOSTON UNIVERSITY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, COMPATIBILITY, SECURITY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Limitation of Liability


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