2015 Terms of Usage & Privacy Information for:

Cultural Agility Leadership Lab (CALL), Northeastern University (NU). All trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on the CALL site (Site) are our property or the property of other third parties. This includes, but is not limited to: National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), a non-profit corporation organized under the General Non-Profit Corporation Act of the State of North Carolina.  You are not permitted to use these Marks without our prior written consent or the consent of such third party which may own the Marks.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

THESE TERMS OF USE constitute an agreement (“Agreement”) made between Northeastern University, and any person accessing the CALL Site (“You”) with respect to your use of Northeastern University’s CALL Site (the “Site”). You agree to abide by all of the terms contained in this Agreement as a condition of your continuing to access, view or use the Site. This Site and any of its services are provided subject to compliance with these terms and conditions of use. NPCA and You are collectively referred to as the parties.

BY ACCESSING, VIEWING OR USING ANY PART OF THE SITE, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE TO AND CONSENT TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU DO NOT HAVE NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY’S PERMISSION TO ACCESS, VIEW, USE OR LINK TO ANY PART OF THE SITE. ANY SUCH UNAUTHORIZED USE VIOLATES NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY'S RIGHTS IN THE SITE AND IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

1. Site Description

a. Description. The Site is proprietary to Northeastern University (NU) and is protected by intellectual property laws and international intellectual property treaties. Your access to the Site is licensed and not made available unconditionally to You. Subject to the terms and limitations set forth in this Agreement, NU agrees to provide You with a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right to access, view, use and link to the Site.

b. Accessibility. You agree that from time to time the Site may be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including, without limitation: (i) equipment malfunctions; (ii) periodic maintenance procedures or repairs which NU may undertake from time to time; or (iii) causes beyond the control of NU, whether or not foreseeable.

c. Equipment. You shall be solely responsible for providing, maintaining and ensuring compatibility with the Site, all hardware, software, electrical and other physical requirements for your use of the Site, including, without limitation, telecommunications and Internet access connections and links, web browsers or other equipment, programs and services required to access and use the Site.

d. Linking. You may link to the Site only by means of a hypertext link (a Hypertext Reference or “HREF”), the most fundamental hyperlink, achieved through use of a piece of text which is differentiated from regular text onscreen by a special color or formatting, such as underlining. HREF simply directs the reader from information displayed on your Site to information displayed on this Site subject to the limitations set forth in Section 4 below. Operationally, when a user clicks on a hypertext link, its browser terminates its link to your Site and establishes a new connection with this Site. Such HREF’s display content from only one Site at a time, and your Site does not copy the content from this Site. The hypertext links permitted under this Section may not incorporate textual or graphical materials from this Site and may not be used to engage in unfair trade practices, such as passing off, misappropriation of goods and services, false advertising and trade libel. NU reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to revoke any right granted under this Agreement to You to link to the Site.

2. Limitations

a. Security. You shall be solely responsible for the security, confidentiality, integrity, and use of all messages and/or the content that You transmit to the Site. Any passwords used for this Site are for individual use only. You will be responsible for the security of your password (if any). NU will be entitled to monitor your password and, at its discretion, require you to change it. If you use a password that NU considers insecure, NU will be entitled to require the password to be changed and/or terminate your account.

You are prohibited from using any services or facilities provided in connection with this Site to compromise security or tamper with system resources and/or accounts. The use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security (e.g., password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools) is strictly prohibited. If you become involved in any violation of system security, NU reserves the right to release your details to system administrators at other Sites in order to assist them in resolving security incidents. NU reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms of Use.

b. Privacy. NU takes the issue of privacy on the Internet very seriously. NU will not collect, monitor, edit, or disclose any personal information about You, including your use of the Site, without your prior consent. NU will not sell or share this collected information with any department or third-party other than the Cultural Agility Leadership Lab (CALL).

c. Nature of Site Content. NU makes information available on this Site as a service to the public and to our clients and other friends for informational purposes only. The materials on this Site are not intended to create any relationship between NU and You or anyone else. Any such relationship must be expressly created between NU and You by means of direct, interpersonal contact between You and NU (CALL). You should not act (or refrain from acting) based upon information in this Site without obtaining professional advice regarding your particular facts and circumstances. NU makes no representation, claim or guarantee whatsoever regarding any result, outcome or effect from access to or use of the Site or otherwise.

The Content is not necessarily complete and up-to-date and should not be used to replace any written reports, statements, or notices provided by NU. You should use the Content in the same manner as any other educational medium and should not rely on the Content to the exclusion of your own judgment. Information obtained by using this Site is not exhaustive and does not cover all issues, topics, or facts that may be relevant to your goals. All of the information in this Site, whether historical in nature or forward-looking, speaks only as of the date the information is posted on this Site, and NU does not undertake any obligation to update such information after it is posted or to remove such information from this Site if it is not, or is no longer, accurate or complete.

d. Confidentiality of Information Transmitted to NPCA. You also should be aware that if You send messages to NU (or any of its staff, employees, agents or representatives) through Internet electronic mail or through the NU (CALL) Site, such means are not secure, and NU does not guarantee the confidentiality of such communications. NU does not agree to accept and/or maintain the secrecy of any unsolicited information You send to NU except if a client relationship currently exists between us. No such client relationship is created unilaterally by your sending to NU any information You consider to be confidential. The creation of a confidential relationship is only by means of NU's  membership and/or subscription procedures. However, NU cannot guarantee the confidentiality of correspondence through Internet electronic mail or through the NU Site.

e. Changes. NU  reserves the rights to change, modify, add or remove any portion of this Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time in our sole and absolute discretion. Changes in this Agreement will be posted on this Site. Your continued use of this Site after any changes are made, shall be deemed your acceptance of the changes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, NU will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify clients who have submitted intake forms of any changes to these terms promptly after their posting on the Site.

f. Hyperlinks. This Site may be hyperlinked to other sites which are not maintained by, or related to, ’NU. Hyperlinks to such Sites are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by or affiliated with this Site or NU. NU has not reviewed any or all of such sites and is not responsible for the content of those sites. Hyperlinks are to be accessed at your own risk, and NU makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness or accuracy of these hyperlinks or the sites hyperlinked to this Site. Further, the inclusion of any hyperlink to a third-party site does not necessarily imply endorsement by NU of that site.

g. Submissions. You hereby grant to NU the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display all content, remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information communicated to NPCA through this Site (together, the “Submission”), and to incorporate any Submission in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. NU will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential, and may use any Submission in its business (including, without limitation, for products or advertising) without incurring any liability for royalties or any other consideration of any kind, and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future NU operations. NU's membership and subscription forms do not fall within the definition of Submission under this paragraph and is treated in confidence strictly in accordance with NU's Privacy Policy. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent any Submission falls within the scope of the Privacy Policy, it shall be treated in accordance with the NU's Privacy Policy.

h. Disclaimer. You understand that NUcannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the Internet will be free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that may manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to this Site for the reconstruction of any lost data. NU does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Internet.

3. Copyright

The Site, its text, visual imagery, and Site design are protected by copyright pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions and other copyright laws. The contents of the Site are only for your personal, informational and noncommercial use. All materials contained on the Site are protected by copyright and are owned or controlled by us or the party credited as the provider of the content. You agree to abide by any and all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any part of the Site. No right to use, copy, publish, transmit or modify the copyrighted content, message or non-literal elements of the Site including, without limitation, its “look and feel” is granted to You; all such rights are reserved exclusively to NU.

4. Prohibited Uses

You are solely responsible for any and all of your acts and omissions that occur when using the Site, and You agree not to engage in unacceptable use of the Site.

You may not post, send, submit, publish, or transmit in connection with this Site any material that:

  • you do not have the right to post, including proprietary material of any third party;
  • would constitute political campaign activity within the meaning of the Internal Revenue Code and IRS regulations and/or policies;
  • consists of unsolicited messages, chain letters or unsolicited commercial email;
  • advocates illegal activity or discusses an intent to commit an illegal act;
  • is abusive, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, or indecent;
  • does not pertain directly to this Site;
  • threatens or abuses others, libels, defames, invades privacy, stalks, is obscene, pornographic, racist, abusive, harassing, malicious, threatening or offensive;
  • seeks to exploit or harm children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise;
  • infringes any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including violating anyone’s copyrights or trademarks or their rights of publicity;
  • violates any law or may be considered to violate any law;
  • impersonates or misrepresents your connection to any other entity or person or otherwise manipulates headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of the content;
  • advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g., offering for sale products or services) or otherwise engages in any commercial activity (e.g., conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or
  • services) except as may be specifically authorized on this Site;
  • solicits funds, advertisers or sponsors;
  • includes programs which contain viruses, worms and/or Trojan horses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications;
  • disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type, or otherwise act in a way which affects the ability of other people to engage in real time activities via this Site;
  • includes MP3 format files;
  • amounts to a “pyramid” or similar scheme;
  • disobeys any policy or regulations established from time to time regarding use of this Site or any networks connected to this Site;
  • contains hyper-links to other sites that contain content that falls within the descriptions set forth above;
  • engage in deep-linking, in-line linking, mirroring or framing of any Content of the Site without NU prior express, written permission;
  • engage in systematic retrieval of data or other content from this Site or any of its Content to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without written permission from NU by use of scrapers or other tools,
  • violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on this Site or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to this Site;
  • take any action that imposes, or may impose, in NU’s sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site’s infrastructure;
  • use this Site or any NU services to engage in activities that violate any terms or conditions of any other network access provider or Internet service provider; or
  • engage in any other activity deemed by NU to be in conflict with the spirit or intent of these Terms of Use.

5. Termination

This Agreement is effective upon your access or use of the Site and shall continue in full force until terminated. NU reserves the right to monitor content on this Site and any NU services and to remove content, disable sites, or suspend or terminate services if NU, in its discretion, determines such content or user practices are harmful, offensive, or otherwise in violation of these Terms of Use. NU  reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, at any time and for any reason, to: (a) remove or disable access to all or any portion of the Site; (b) suspend your access to or use of all or any portion of the Site; and (c) terminate this Agreement.

6. Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NU DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE, ITS FUNCTIONS OR CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. NOR DOES NU MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO ANY RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED BY USE OF THE SITE. NU MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE. OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, IN RELATION TO THE SITE. THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED AS GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY – AND ARE NOT PROMISED OR GUARANTEED TO REFLECT THE MOST CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ANY FIELD. NU DOES NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE MATERIALS ARE COMPLETE, ACCURATE OR UP-TO-DATE. NOR IS NPCA RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT THAT MAY BE ACCESSED THROUGH THIS SITE AND REFERENCE TO THIRD PARTY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AT THIS OR ANY LINKED SITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR ENDORSEMENT BY NU.

NU DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING USE, OR THE RESULT OF USE, OF THE CONTENT IN TERMS OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE CONTENT MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND NU MAY MAKE CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS AT ANY TIME. YOU, AND NOT NU, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENT. NU MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH CONTENT.

7. Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL NU BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR OTHER ECONOMIC LOSS FOR ANY MATTER ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, THE SITE OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, ANY CHANGES TO OR INACCESSIBILITY OF THE SITE, DELAY, FAILURE, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF ANY TRANSMISSION OR DATA, ANY MATERIAL OR DATA SENT OR RECEIVED OR NOT SENT OR RECEIVED, ANY TRANSACTION OR AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SITE, OR ANY DATA OR MATERIAL FROM A THIRD PERSON ACCESSED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS ASSERTED ON THE BASIS OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE INCLUDING PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF NU HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING THAT ANY EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL FAIL OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE BE UNAVAILABLE. IN NO EVENT SHALL NU’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS ASSERTED ON THE BASIS OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE EXCEED THE TOTAL AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $50.00. SOME STATES PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THUS THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE FOR YOU TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SITE.

8. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend NU, its staff, faculty and contracted service providers from and against any action, cause, claim, damage, debt, demand or liability, including reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees, asserted by any person, arising out of or relating to: (a) your use of the Site, including any data or work transmitted or received by You; and (b) any unacceptable use of the Site, including, without limitation, any statement, data or content made, transmitted or republished by You which is prohibited as unacceptable at Section 4.

9. Trademarks

Trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing in this Site are the property of Northeastern University, National Peace Corps Association or the party that provided the trademarks, service marks, and logos to NU. NU and any party that provided trademarks, service marks, and logos to NU retain all rights with respect to any of their respective trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing in this Site.

10. Reservation of Rights

NPCA reserves the right to monitor use of this Site to determine compliance with these Terms of Use, as well the right to remove or refuse any information for any reason. Notwithstanding these rights, you remain solely responsible for the content of your Submissions. You acknowledge and agree that neither NU nor any third party that provides Content to NU will assume or have any liability for any action or inaction by NU or such third party with respect to any Submission.

NU reserves the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing NU to disclose the identity of anyone posting any e-mail messages, or publishing or otherwise making available any materials that are believed to violate these Terms of Use. BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS NU FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY NU  DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND/OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER NU OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

12. Opt-out Rights

You may be contacted by NU (CALL) by email or other forms of direct mail or telemarketing. However, you may “opt-out” of receiving such communications by sending an email to Northeastern University’s Cultural Agility Leadership Lab (CALL) and electing “No Direct Mail” and “No Telemarketing” options. If you do not want any notices of enhanced services or offerings from NU (CALL), NU (CALL) will remove you from the lists used by NU (CALL) for email, direct mail or telephone solicitations.

YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THE FOREGOING TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE SET FORTH IN THE ABOVE AGREEMENT.