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Terms of Use

Welcome to the University School of Milwaukee ("USM") website. USM maintains this website for your personal information, education and communication. Your access to and use of this website is subject to the following Terms of Use. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before accessing or using this website, so that you fully understand your rights and responsibilities. By accessing or using this website, you signify your agreement with these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use are agreed to by and between you and USM. In consideration for your use of and access to this website, and the promises and obligations in these Terms of Use, and intending to be legally bound, you and USM agree to all of these Terms of Use. Please print a copy of these Terms of Use for your reference.
 
If you do not agree to the following Terms of Use, do not access or use this website, and instead contact USM in writing or via telephone as set forth below for desired information.
 
USM reserves the right to modify or amend these Terms of Use at any time. All changes shall be effective immediately upon their posting. Material changes will be posted conspicuously on this website. By accessing the website following posting of changes to the Terms of Use, you agree to all such changes.
 
Website Information
 
Information displayed on this website is subject to modification without notice. USM reserves the right to modify such information without any obligation to notify past, current or prospective website users.
 
Intellectual Property Rights
 
Copyright 2006-2014 University School of Milwaukee. All rights reserved.
 
All copyrightable text, audio, video, graphics, charts, photographs, icons, and the design, selection, and arrangement of content in any medium on this website are copyrighted by USM, unless otherwise noted. The distinctive and original layout and presentation of this website also constitutes protectable trade dress under applicable federal law. In addition, many proprietary names and marks belonging to USM appear throughout this website. This website may also contain references to third-party marks, and copies of third-party copyrighted materials, which are the property of their respective owners. Any unauthorized use of any trade dress, marks, or any other intellectual property belonging to USM or any third party is strictly prohibited, and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
 
Use of this Website
 
You may download and/or print one (1) copy of this website's content solely for your personal and noncommercial use, provided you do not delete or modify any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices. You may not otherwise use, copy, modify, distribute, mirror, republish or transmit any of the content or materials of this website without the prior written consent of USM.
 
myUSM Login Security
 
You are responsible for providing all personal computer and telecommunications equipment and service necessary to gain access to the website. Access to, and use of, certain portions of the website is obtained through the use of a user name and password chosen by you during the registration process to access myUSM. You must keep your user name and password strictly confidential and you agree that if you share your unique user name and/or password with another individual or entity you are and will remain solely liable for all use of the website that occurs under your user name and/or password.
 
Donations
 
Contributions to USM, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible All donations made via this website will be handled by Blackbaud, Inc. ("Blackbaud"). Please review Blackbaud's privacy policy by clicking here. Donations to USM online must be in the form of either a credit or debit card. You will be required to submit the necessary card information to Blackbaud before your order will be processed. If the card information that you submit is incorrect or invalid, your donation cannot be processed. Donations by credit or debit card are subject to the approval of the financial institution issuing the card. USM assumes no responsibility or liability if the financial institution refuses to accept or honor the card for any reason. Should you have questions concerning the charges made to your credit card, please Contact Us at: mconnor@usmk12.org.
 
No Liability
 
In no event shall USM be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever (including without limitation, damages for loss of use, data, information, profits or business interruption) arising out of or in any way related to the use or performance of this website or any linked website or to any material, information, data, products, or services obtained through this website, or otherwise arising out of your use of this website, your inability to use this website or any decision made or action taken by you in reliance of any information, advice or materials provided on this website, whether such damages are based in tort, contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if USM has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue your access to and use of the website.
 
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so some of the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.
 
No Warranty
 
USM makes all commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that all material, information and data on this website is accurate and reliable; however, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. This website is provided by USM on an "AS IS" basis. USM disclaims all warranties with respect to this website, including without limitation all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. USM makes no warranty or representation regarding the results that may be obtained from use of this website, or use of material, information or data downloaded or otherwise obtained from this website, or regarding the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained from this website. USM does not warrant or guarantee (1) the accuracy, completeness, correctness, timeliness, or usefulness of this website or any material, information or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through use of this website or (2) that use of this website or any materials on this website will meet any users requirement by uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free. USM shall have no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, misdelivery or failure to store any user communication.
 
You acknowledge and agree (1) that your use of this website is at your own discretion and risk, (2) that use of any material, information or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this website is at your own discretion and risk, and (3) that you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system for loss of data that results from the download of such material, information or data, and for any other form of damage that may be incurred. USM does not warrant or guarantee that files or other materials and information available through this website will be free of infections, viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that could be harmful to your computer system. None of the parties involved in creating, producing, or delivering this website or its content, including without limitation USM, shall be liable to users of this website for any damage resulting from use of this website or use of material, information or data downloaded or otherwise obtained from this website, nor are such parties in any way responsible for the conduct of users of this website or for information posted or exchanged on this website.
 
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from USM or in any manner from this website shall create any warranty.
 
Third-Party Websites
 
This website may link to, or be linked to, other websites not maintained by or related to USM. USM is not, directly or indirectly, implying any approval, association, sponsorship, endorsement or affiliation with the linked or linking website, unless specifically stated therein. USM has not reviewed all such websites and is not responsible for the content, accuracy, or policies of any such websites. Your linking to any other pages or websites is at your own risk.
 
If you operate another website and are interested in linking to our website, you must obtain advance written consent from USM and you must agree to be bound by the following rules: (1) the link must be a text-only link clearly marked; (2) the link must "point" to the URL "www.usmk12.org" and not to any other pages; (3) the link, and use thereof, must be in connection with a website of appropriate subject matter which furthers the mission of USM; (4) the link, and use thereof, may not be such that may damage or dilute the goodwill associated with USM's names and marks; (5) the link, and use thereof, may not create the false appearance that an entity other than USM is associated with or sponsored by USM; (6) the link, when activated by a user, must display this website full-screen and not with a "frame" on the linked website; and (7) USM reserves the right to revoke consent to the link at any time in its sole discretion, either by amending these Terms of Use or through other notice.
 
Privacy Policy
 
By your access and use of this website, you hereby agree to the terms of the USM Privacy Policy, which are incorporated into these Terms of Use by this reference.
 
Indemnification
 
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless USM, its officers, representatives, directors, employees, consultants and agents from any and all losses, expenses, third-party claims, liabilities, damages and costs (including without limitation attorneys' fees) arising from or related to your use of this website, your use of any material, information or data downloaded or otherwise obtained from this website, or your violation of these Terms of Use, including without limitation, your infringement of any intellectual property or other right of USM or any other person or entity.
 
Interpretation and Disputes
 
These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Wisconsin, without regard to any conflict of laws provisions. Venue shall be proper exclusively in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin with respect to any dispute arising under these Terms of Use, unless otherwise specifically agreed by USM in its sole discretion. In the event of any dispute, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recovery of its reasonable attorneys' fees and costs. If any provision of these Terms of Use is deemed unenforceable or invalid by a court or arbitrator, then the court or arbitrator shall modify such provision to the minimum extent necessary to make such provision enforceable and valid. Should such modification prove impossible or impracticable then the provision shall be severed and the remaining terms of these Terms of Use shall be interpreted and read to give them maximum enforceability. Any cause of action or claim with respect to this website must be commenced within one (1) year after the action or claim arises.
 
Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms and Other Interactive Areas
 
USM may provide bulletin boards, chat rooms, and other interactive areas for its students, faculty and visitors to participate via the website. By accessing or using this website, you agree to abide by the following guidelines for use of these interactive areas of this website:
  1. You must maintain a polite, pleasant environment. Comments that harass, abuse or threaten others are prohibited. You may not criticize other individual users or USM or any of its affiliates.
  2. You must ensure that all comments are appropriate to all people. Any content that is defamatory, pornographic, obscene, or otherwise objectionable is prohibited.
  3. You must keep your comments relevant to the stated topic.
  4. Any conduct that in USM's sole discretion restricts others from using or enjoying the web website is prohibited.
  5. You may not advertise a business or service.
  6. Copyrighted material may only be posted with permission of the author.
  7. Harvesting or collecting information about others, including e-mail addresses is prohibited.
  8. You may not send any chain letters, junk mail, unauthorized e-mail, or commercial solicitations, or to engage in, facilitate or encourage any illegal activities.
All users of this website must also follow any other guidelines or rules provided by USM or posted on this website. A failure to comply with any of these guidelines or rules, or any of the other provisions of these Terms of Use, will result in, among other possible action, the immediate termination of all access and privileges to post content to the website. Please report any violations of these guidelines to USM, as provided for in the "Contacting Us" paragraph of these Terms of Use.
 
You and other users of these interactive areas are solely responsible for the content and consequences of the messages you communicate or post on this website. You should exercise the utmost discretion before providing any personal information on this website. Although USM is not obligated to monitor content or the accuracy of information, you acknowledge and agree that USM, in its sole discretion, has the right to monitor, without notice, any such content or information posted on this website. USM also reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to prohibit or remove any conduct or content, without notice, for any reason, and to revoke any user's access, for any reason.
 
Third-Party Intellectual Property Rights
 
USM respects the rights of intellectual property owners, and asks that its users do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes infringement, please provide USM the following information, in the form prescribed by Section 512 of Title 17, United States Code:
  1. an electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. a description of the copyrighted work or works that you claim have been infringed;
  3. a description of the allegedly infringing material, including its location on the website;
  4. your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
You and USM understand and agree that: (1) USM assumes no liability or responsibility for any content or material of any kind that is submitted for or posted on any interactive area on the website (including without limitation any bulletin boards, chat rooms, surveys on the website) by you or by any other users or third parties and (2) USM is a publisher of any such content, and is acting solely as an Internet Service Provider as such term is defined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
 
Entire Agreement
 
By your access or use of this website, you hereby agree to these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use, together with the Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and USM with respect to your access and use of this website and supersede all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. Any waiver of any provision of these Terms of Use will be effective only if in writing and signed by USM. These Terms of Use will inure to the benefit of USM's successors and assigns.
 
Electronic Communications
 
You acknowledge that these Terms of Use are a valid and binding agreement. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree that these Terms of Use and any other documentation, agreements, notices or communications between you and USM may be provided to you electronically. Please print a copy of all such documentation, agreements, notices or other communications for your reference.
 
Contact Us
 
If you have any other questions or concerns regarding these Terms of Use, you may send an email to: webmaster@usmk12.org or submit a written request to:
 
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