Code of Conduct

Please review and accept the following User Agreement in order to access APSA Connect.  You will only be asked to complete this agreement once unless the agreement is revised.


USER AGREEMENT FOR APSA CONNECT

As a condition of participating in APSA Connect, the online community of the American Political Science Association ("APSA"), you must agree to be bound by the terms of this User Agreement and click on the "I Accept" button at the end of this User Agreement.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS USER AGREEMENT, CLICK ON THE "I DO NOT AGREE" BUTTON.  All references to "You" or "Your" refer to the user entering into this User Agreement.


YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF APSA CONNECT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS USER AGREEMENT AS WELL AS THE APSA CODE OF CONDUCT, UNDERSTAND THEM, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEIR TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

 

 

TERMS  OF AGREEMENT

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Scope of Use

You agree to reserve postings on APSA Connect for topics best suited to the medium as an on-line professional networking tool. Questions about community.apsanet.org, including technically oriented issues as well as questions about existing or proposed communities, should be directed to APSA's Marketing and Communications department (web(at)apsanet.org).

You also agree not to post any defamatory, profane, threatening, commercial or illegal materials.  
 

Further, as outlined above, all users must comply with APSA's Code of Conduct which can be viewed on this website (see Code of Conduct).

 

Copyright Compliance

You shall not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, you represent and warrant that you own the copyright with respect to such material or that you have received permission from the copyright owner to post the material. In addition, by posting such material the copyright owner grants APSA and APSA Connect users the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.

 

Antitrust Compliance

You shall not post messages which encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of any business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages regarding the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, fundraising, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.

 

Compliance with Laws

In participating in APSA Connect, you shall act in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations of all regulatory bodies and with all laws, ordinances, orders, rules and regulations of all local, state, federal and all other jurisdictions having authority over the performance hereof. Comments, information and documents posted on APSA Connect should comply with laws regarding libel, slander, copyright and antitrust. 


Violations

You acknowledge that APSA may monitor APSA Connect. You acknowledge and agree that APSA will terminate this User Agreement and your participation in APSA Connect if you violate the terms of this User Agreement, the APSA Code of Conduct, or other determination of APSA staff in furtherance of enforcing the scope of use of APSA Connect.  APSA shall provide you with written notice sent via electronic mail prior to taking any such action in order to allow you a reasonable period of time to correct postings that violate these terms.

 

Limitation of Liability and indemnification

You agree that APSA will not be responsible to you for any indirect, consequential, special or punitive damages or losses you may incur in connection with our list serve or any of the data or other materials transmitted through or residing on APSA CONNECT, even if APSA has been advised of the possibility of such damage or loss.  In addition, you agree to defend and indemnify APSA, its officers, directors, employees, members, and agents and hold APSA, its officers, directors, employees,and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, proceedings damages, injuries, liabilities losses, costs and expenses (including attorneys fees) relating to any acts or omissions by you or materials or information transmitted by you in connection with  APSA CONNECt leading wholly or partially to claims against APSA, its officers, directors, employees, members, or agents or our list serve by other users or third parties.  The terms of this provision shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.

 

Assignment

This Agreement is personal to you, and may not be assigned without APSA's express written consent.

 

Governing Law

Any disputes arising out of this User Agreement and the APSA Code of Conduct shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America. You agree to consent to the jurisdiction of, and any action concerning this Agreement shall be handled through arbitration following the rules of commercial arbitration defined by the American Arbitration Association, with arbitration taking place at APSA offices or a place mutually agreed by the parties involved.

 

Waiver

Waiver by APSA of any term or condition of this User Agreement or any breach shall not constitute a waiver of any other term or condition or breach of this Agreement or a waiver of such term, condition or breach at a subsequent time.

 

Subsequent Invalidity

If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall in no way be impaired or affected thereby.

 

 

Acknowledgment and Acceptance

I have read and understand the APSA Connect User Agreement and APSA Code of Conduct and agree to accept these rules and to use APSA Connect only in compliance with them.