1. Your Acceptance
2. STEM Universe Website
B. The STEM Universe Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by STEM Universe. STEM Universe has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, STEM Universe will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Website, you expressly relieve STEM Universe from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.
3. STEM Universe Accounts
A. In order to access some features of the Website, you will have to create a STEM Universe account. You may never use another’s account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify STEM Universe immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
B. Although STEM Universe will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of STEM Universe or others due to such unauthorized use.
4. General Use of the Website — Permissions and Restrictions
A. You agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Website, including but not limited to User Submissions (defined below) of other users, without STEM Universe’s prior written authorization. You may, however, distribute or share your own User Submissions at your discretion.
B. You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Website.
C. You agree not to access User Submissions (defined below) or STEM Universe Website Content through any technology or means other than the video playback pages of the Website itself or other explicitly authorized means STEM Universe may designate.
D. You agree not to use the Website for any commercial use, without the prior written authorization of STEM Universe. Prohibited commercial uses include any of the following actions taken without STEM Universe’s express approval:
Sale of access to the Website or its related services on another website;
Use of the Website or its related services for the primary purpose of gaining advertising or subscription revenue;
The sale of advertising, on the STEM Universe website or any third-party website, targeted to STEM Universe content; and
Any use of the Website or its related services that STEM Universe finds, in its sole discretion, to use STEM Universe’s resources or User Submissions with the effect of competing with or displacing the market for STEM Universe, STEM Universe content, or its User Submissions.
Prohibited commercial uses do not include:
uploading an original video to STEM Universe, or maintaining an original channel on STEM Universe, to promote your business or artistic enterprise; or
any use that STEM Universe expressly authorizes in writing.
F. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” or “offline readers,” that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the STEM Universe servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, STEM Universe grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. STEM Universe reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Website (e.g. comments, email) for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website with respect to their User Submissions.
H. STEM Universe reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the STEM Universe Website at any time.
STEM Universe endeavors to provide an online environment that is safe to all users. We employ a team to monitor and detect misuse of the Website, harmful conduct towards others, and situations where we may be able to help support or protect the community. If we learn of content or conduct like this, we will take appropriate action – for instance, offering help, removing content, blocking access of certain features, disabling an account, or contacting law enforcement.
5. Your Use of Content on the Site
In addition to the general restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of content on the STEM Universe Website.
A. The content on the STEM Universe Website, except all User Submissions (as defined below), including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like (“Content”) and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (“Marks”), are owned by or licensed to STEM Universe, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. STEM Universe reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the Content.
B. You may access User Submissions solely:
for your information and personal use;
as intended through the normal functionality of the STEM Universe Service; and for Streaming.
“Streaming” means a contemporaneous digital transmission of an audiovisual work via the Internet from the STEM Universe Service to a user’s device in such a manner that the data is intended for real-time viewing and not intended to be copied, stored, permanently downloaded, or redistributed by the user. Accessing User Videos for any purpose or in any manner other than Streaming is expressly prohibited. User Videos are made available “as is.”
C. User Comments are made available to you for your information and personal use solely as intended through the normal functionality of the STEM Universe Service. User Comments are made available “as is”, and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, downloaded, or otherwise exploited in any manner not intended by the normal functionality of the STEM Universe Service or otherwise as prohibited under this Agreement.
D. You may access STEM Universe Content, User Submissions and other content only as permitted under this Agreement. STEM Universe reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the STEM Universe Content and the STEM Universe Service.
E. You agree to not engage in the use, copying or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying or distribution of User Submissions of third parties obtained through the Website for any commercial purposes.
F. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the STEM Universe Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the STEM Universe Website or the Content therein.
G. You understand that when using the STEM Universe Website, you will be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources, and that STEM Universe is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against STEM Universe with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold STEM Universe, its Owners/Operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the site.
6. Your User Submissions and Conduct
A. As a STEM Universe account holder you may submit video content (“User Videos”) and textual content (“User Comments”). User Videos, User Multimedia Presentations, User Spreadsheets, User Images, other User-created Documents, and User Comments are collectively referred to as “User Submissions.” You understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, STEM Universe does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions.
D. In connection with User Submissions, you further agree that you will not submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant STEM Universe all of the license rights granted herein.
F. STEM Universe does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein, and STEM Universe expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. STEM Universe does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Website, and STEM Universe will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. STEM Universe reserves the right to remove Content and User Submissions without prior notice.
7. Account Termination Policy
A. STEM Universe will terminate a User’s access to its Website if, under appropriate circumstances, they are determined to be a repeat infringer.
8. Digital Millennium Copyright Act –
A. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Submission or other content infringes upon your copyrights, 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):
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
STEM Universe’s designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is: firstname.lastname@example.org. For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to STEM Universe customer service through email@example.com. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section 5(D), your DMCA notice may not be valid.
B. Counter-Notice. If you believe that your User Submission that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content in your User Submission, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:
Your physical or electronic signature;
Identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
A statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, STEM Universe may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at STEM Universe’s sole discretion.
9. Warranty Disclaimer
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE STEM Universe WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, STEM Universe, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. STEM Universe MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE STEM Universe WEBSITE. STEM Universe DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE PE UNIVERSE WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND STEM Universe WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.
10. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL STEM Universe, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE STEM Universe WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT STEM Universe SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. The Website is controlled and offered by STEM Universe from its facilities in the United States of America. STEM Universe makes no representations that the STEM Universe Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the STEM Universe Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.