Last Updated: Feb 14, 2011
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You will receive a password and account designation upon completing the registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the passwords and accounts, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your passwords or accounts. You agree to (a) immediately notify ABI of any unauthorized use of your passwords or accounts or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. ABI cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
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It is ABI’s policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. For more information, please go to ABI’s DMCA Notification Guidelines [http://anitaborg.org/files/ABI_DMCA_Guidelines.pdf]. ABI will promptly terminate without notice your access to the Sites if you are determined by ABI to be a “repeat infringer.” A repeat infringer is a user who has been notified by ABI of infringing activity violations more than twice and/or who has had User Content or any other user-submitted content removed from the Sites more than twice.
You will not engage in activities on the Sites and on the services available through the Sites, including the Systers Site and Systers Lists, and specifically you will not submit User Content, that:
i. infringes any party’s copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property or proprietary rights (and by submitting User Content you represent to ABI that you are the rightful owner of such material or that you have first obtained permission to submit the material from the rightful owner);
ii. constitutes (or encourages conduct that would constitute) a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any local, state, national or international law or may create liability for ABI to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs or other suppliers;
iii. is content that ABI considers to be disruptive, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
iv. impersonates or claims the identity, characteristics or qualifications of any other person or entity; or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity or are false, inaccurate or misleading;
v. is for commercial purposes or contain advertising or are intended to solicit a person to buy or sell services or to make donations, including “spam” or any other form of solicitation or promotion, or link to, directly or indirectly, any sites that violate the restrictions set forth herein;
vi. contains any virus or other harmful component or otherwise disrupt the normal flow of communication in or operation of the Sites in any way; or
vii. is defamatory, obscene or unlawful, or an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or any other third party rights.
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