Application End-User Terms of Use

The following Terms of Use apply to the use of any program made using the Computerized Intervention Authoring System, version 3.0 (CIAS; “Application”) by User/you. By accepting these Terms of Use or using the Application, you agree that you have received, read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions contained herein, and subsequent amendments thereto, as well as the laws, rules, and regulations now existing or which may hereafter be enacted, issued or enforced.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the Application. These Terms of Use govern your access and use of the Application and the services available on the Application. CIAS (referred to as “us,” “our,” or “we”) reserves the right to make changes to the Application and to these Terms of Use at any time without prior notice.

1. Intellectual Property Rights

CIAS is owned by Michigan State University (MSU) and Wayne State University (WSU) (together the “Universities”). You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means), the Application or any material from the Application unless explicitly authorized in these Terms of Use.

You acknowledge that all rights, title and interest in and to the Application, together with its codes, derivative works, organization, structure, interfaces, any documentation, data, trade names, trademarks, trade secrets, proprietary information or other related materials is, and at all times shall remain University’s’ sole and exclusive property. Except the right to use the Application, as expressly provided herein, these Terms of Use do not grant you any rights to, or in, patents, copyrights, database rights, trade secrets, trade names, trademarks (whether registered or unregistered) or any other rights or licenses with respect to the Application.

The CIAS name, the Application and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are copyright and trademarks belonging to the Universities. You must not use such marks without our prior written permission. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on this Application are the trademarks of their respective owners.

2. The Agreement

These Terms of Use are an agreement between you and us. It details our obligations to you and it highlights certain risks on using our services and you must consider such risks carefully as you will be bound by the provision of this Terms of Use through your use of this Application. Upon agreeing to these Terms of Use, we grant you the non-exclusive, non-transferrable right and license to use this program. You must not:

  • Republish material from CIAS
  • Sell, rent or sub-license material from CIAS
  • Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from CIAS

3. Registration

To access certain features on the Application, you may be required to provide your name and email address as part of the registration process. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the applicable registration and you are responsible for keeping such information up-to date (this includes your contact information, so that we can reliably contact you). Also, you are to protect the confidentiality of your account password/passcode as we are not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password/passcode or account information.

When you register an account on CIAS we will ask you for the following information:

a. Your Name
b. Email address
c. Cell phone number (optional)

4. User Representation

You shall not alter copy, modify or tamper with the Application as provided. You agree not to use the Application:

  1. in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Application or servers or networks connected to the Application,
  2. in any manner that could interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Application or servers or networks connected to the Application.
  3. to upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other malicious or tracking computer code, files or programs designed to track, interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or any information that infringes the intellectual property rights of others;
  4. to intimidate or harass another User;
  5. to upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any state, national or international law;
  6. to use or attempt to use another’s account, service or system without authorization from that person and from us or create a false identity on the Application.

5. Age Restriction

In order to register for our services on the Application, you represent and warrant that: You either possess corporate legal personality, are at least 18 years of age and are legally able to enter into a binding contract, or are using this software with the permission of a parent or legal guardian.

6. Assignment

You may not transfer or assign any rights or obligations you have under this Terms of Use without our prior written consent in its sole and absolute discretion. We reserve the right to transfer or assign this Terms of Use or any right or obligation under this Terms of Use at any time.

7. Communications and Notices to you

By accepting these Terms of Use, you expressly consent to receive emails from us regarding program elements that you have not completed. You agree that we may also send you text messages if you voluntarily provide us with your cell phone number.

8. Suspension or Termination of Access

We have the right to deny your access to, and suspend or terminate your access to, the Application for any reason, including for any violation by you of these Terms of Use.

9. Limitation of Liability

TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL UNIVERSITIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND LOSSES OF PROFITS ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE APPLICATION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, CORRUPTION OR LOSS OF DATA OR INFORMATION, EVEN IF UNIVERSITIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OR IS AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY (CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE). As permitted by applicable law, the Universities will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with the use of, or inability to use our Application and you hold the Universities harmless in respect of:

i. any loss of profits, loss of business, loss of revenue, loss of contracts, loss of goodwill, loss of anticipated earnings or savings (whether direct, indirect, incidental or consequential); or
ii. any loss of use or value or damage of any data or equipment (including software), wasted management, operation or other time (whether direct, indirect, incidental or consequential); or
iii. Any special, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential loss, arising in connection therefrom.

Universities shall not be liable for any unauthorized use of the Application, or the consequences thereof. Such unauthorized usage shall be entirely at your own risk.

10. INDEMNITY

You hereby agree and undertake to fully indemnify and keep the Universities harmless from and against all actions, claims, costs (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis), losses, charges, expenses and damages which we may suffer or incur as a result of:

  • any fraud, negligence, dishonesty or misconduct (criminal or otherwise) relating to the transactions perpetrated by you, your servants, agents, employees or contractors or the fraud, dishonesty or misconduct (criminal or otherwise) perpetrated by a third party as a result of the negligence or default of you, your servants, agents, employees or contractors.
  • any loss arising from any fraud or dishonesty arising from a breach of security of your software or hardware by a third party on the Application.

You shall not hold the Universities liable or responsible for any action, claim, cost, expense, damage and loss, including consequential loss or damage or loss of profit, which you may suffer or incur as a result of a breakdown in the Application or when the Application is not available by reason of circumstances beyond our control or arising directly or indirectly out of your use of the Application.

11. General Disclaimer

The services provided under this Application are provided to you “as is,” without any representation or warranty, express or implied, of any kind, including, but not limited to, warranties of MERCHATABILITY, non-infringement, or FITNESSS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The Universities do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the CIAS application, the suitability of the content or the reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information displayed or distributed through the Application. The Universities give no assurance that the Application will meet any or all requirements you may have, whether or not advised to you. Furthermore, the Universities give no assurance that the running of the Application will be incessant, uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Application is free of viruses or other harmful components. The Universities cannot guarantee and do not promise any specific results from use of our services via the Application.

The Application and the service may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. The Universities assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of User communications. The Universities are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on the Application or combination thereof, including injury or damage to Users or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the web and/or in connection with the service provided via the Application.

12. Force Majeure

The Universities will not be liable for delay or for failure to perform our obligations if and to the extent such delay or failure results from circumstances including but not limited to acts of God, fire, flood, invasion, war, revolution, uprising, insurrection, social/public unrest, public disturbance, strike, riots, fire disaster, storm, acts of terrorism, plague, epidemic, pandemic, outbreaks of infectious disease or any other public health crisis, including quarantine or other employee restrictions, and any other circumstance which may hinder or delay the performance of our obligations under this Terms of Use.

13. Data Protection

If you choose to use the Application, you agree to the collection and use of your Personal Data in accordance with the CIAS Privacy Policy. We will not use or share your personal information with anyone except as provided in the Privacy Policy.

14. Dispute Resolution

If a dispute or difference arises as to the validity, interpretation, effects or rights and obligations of the Parties under this Agreement, the Parties shall use their best endeavor to reach an amicable settlement of dispute. All actions or proceedings related to these Terms of Use shall be litigated in state courts of competent jurisdiction located in the state of Michigan, United States of America. User consents and submits to the jurisdiction of any Michigan state court with competent jurisdiction and shall not bring any action or claim against MSU in any other jurisdiction.

15. Applicable Law

These Terms of Use shall be governed and construed under the laws of the United States of America and the State of Michigan.

16. Waiver and Severability

Our failure to enforce a provision of these Terms is not a waiver of our right to do so later. If any provision of these Terms is found unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect and an enforceable term or terms will be substituted reflecting our intent as closely as possible.

17. Contact Us

Any question regarding the use of the Application, or comments about the services provided via the Application or its contents should be directed to cias@msu.edu.

18. Modifications

We reserve the right to change, modify and update these Terms of Use at any time. Your continued use of the Application after any modifications to these Terms of Use shall mean you accept those modifications. Any aspect of the Application or the services provided on the Application may be amended, changed, modified, supplemented, deleted or updated without notice at our sole discretion. You should therefore review these Terms of Use each time you access this Application.