Terms of Use
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Please read these terms and conditions of use before using this site. By submitting information to this site, and all other websites run by or affiliated with UC College Prep Online (UCCP), you agree to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, do not submit information to this site. These sites are owned by the Regents of the University of California and operated by UCCP. We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms and conditions of use at any time. Please check these terms and conditions periodically for changes.

Conditions of Use

The UCCP team is committed to delivering the highest quality content. All information posted is deemed accurate, but can not be guaranteed. The following guidelines, policies, and laws emphasize the public nature of the internet and the responsibility of publishers and users.

Applicable Policies and Laws Relating to Publishers of UCCP

Individuals and administrative units publishing information on UCCP web servers or commercial servers funded by University budgets must follow basic guidelines, including all applicable University and campus policies and public laws. Supervisors shall apply necessary and appropriate corrective action whenever an employee fails to meet the required standards of conduct or performance. The following section describes areas of particular relevance to the UCCP website.

Criminal and Civil Statutes

Web users are free to express themselves, provided they do not do anything to injure or harm others. Users may not use the UCCP website for acts that violate laws. If in doubt about appropriate use of the web, individuals are encouraged to obtain the advice of General Counsel.

Use of the University Name, Seal, and Logo

No person or organization may use the University name to:

Advertise.
List the University as a user or supporter of any product or service.
List the University as the source of research information on which a commercial program or publication is based.
However, approval may be granted for institutional or goodwill advertising clearly regarded as being in the best interests of the University. (See Policy to Permit Use of the University's Name and Policy to Permit Use of the Unofficial Seal)

Personal Financial Gain

Commercial activity for personal financial gain is not permitted. Only those services and programs that have been approved or are recognized as being within the purview of the UC Board of Regents may be publicized on UCCP websites.

Advertising

Web publishers may acknowledge donations or contributions by creating links to selected organizations or corporations that are major contributors to a campus or to a program sponsored by UCCP. Links from a web site located on a UCCP server to any non-University site, or references to non-UCCP products, services or organizations, do not imply University endorsement of a site or organization’s products or services.

Appropriate Use of University Resources

The University provides access to internet resources for the conduct of University business. Incidental and occasional personal use is permitted within the University so long as such use does not disrupt or distract the conduct of University business. Incidental and occasional personal use of internet resources is subject to local regulations.

Copyright

Web publishers are responsible for compliance with current copyright laws and relevant UC policies. A copyright gives certain exclusive rights to their owner which are particularly important:

The right to copy the work
The right to make modified versions of the work
The right to distribute the work
The right to publicly display the work
The right to publicly perform the work

Every time a file is moved within or between computer systems, it results in "copying" and "distributing" that file to the other systems. Copyrighted information may not be posted on UCCP web sites without permission of the copyright holder. Individuals transmitting or extracting information from UCCP home pages are responsible for investigating copyright issues. Publication in electronic format rather than in print in no way changes the underlying copyright issues. See the Office of Technology Transfer advice on how to obtain permission to use copyrighted material (http://www.ucop.edu/ott/genresources/genguidance.html) and University of California Policy on Copyright Ownership (http://www.ucop.edu/ott/faculty/copyr.html).

Each UCCP home page must contain a statement that the content is the Property of The Regents of the University of California.

Confidential Information

Certain information about individuals is protected by law (see http://www.ucop.edu/). UCCP web site owners must follow these laws and any applicable University policy when considering the content of UCCP web pages. Permission must be obtained from an individual when confidential information may be revealed. Photographs of individuals may not be used without their permission.

Guidelines for Links to and From Main UCCP Website

Information Resources and Communication (IR&C)[NP4], in conjunction with University Affairs, will support and maintain the official UCCP website. Divisions, departments and units may request links to their sites. In doing so they must agree to abide by the following guidelines. The web developers for the UCCP website will remove links to documents that do not conform.

UCCP Website Information

Must be timely and accurate. Accuracy and timeliness ensures that UCCP will remain useful and relevant at all times. Content providers are responsible for periodic reviews of the information contained and revising content based upon relevancy, accuracy, and accessibility. Each page shall list the most recent date the information was modified.

Must identify content provider. Each page must identify the web developer and content provider. In some cases these may be the same person or an organizational unit. Organizational units and individuals are accountable for the information that they choose to distribute via the web. Material on the web must include direct web users to individuals and offices that are an enduring part of the administrative hierarchy.
Must adhere to HTML standards. Website developers must adhere to current HTML standards to allow maximum access by web users. Developers must format material to accommodate disabled users. Developers should also be aware of data transfer rates, and should avoid excessive use of "data heavy" pages.

For related information, please see the UC's Information Technology Policies.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The University of California (UC) follows the regulations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). For concerns about the use of copyrighted material on any site on the UCCP network, please contact the agent designated listed below. For the UC Office of the President, the agent designated to receive notification of claimed infringement under Title II of the DMCA is:

Kristine Hafner
Associate Vice President
UC Office of the President
Information Resources and Communication
300 Lakeside Dr. #751
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 987-0405
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Claims

According to the DMCA, all copyright infringement claims must be in writing (either email or paper letter) and must include the following:

A physical or electronic signature of the copyright holder or a person authorized to act on his or her behalf.
A description 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.
A description of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
Enough information to allow the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.
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.
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.
Kristine Hafner
Associate Vice President
UC Office of the President Information Resources and Communication
300 Lakeside Drive #751 Oakland CA 94612 USA
+1 510 987 0405