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Privacy Policy

Copyright Ownership and License

The information on this website is the property of the Stanford Center for Professional Development and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

Except as expressly prohibited on this website, you are permitted to view, copy, and print documents within this Web site (such as papers, datasheets, and so on), subject to your agreement that all of the following conditions are met:

Your use of the information is for informational, personal, and non-commercial purposes only.
You will not modify the documents or graphics.
You will not copy or distribute graphics separate from their accompanying text and you will not quote materials out of their context.
You will display the above copyright notice on all documents or portions of documents and retain any other copyright and other proprietary notices on any copy you make.
You agree that the Stanford Center for Professional Development or Stanford University may revoke this permission at any time and you shall immediately stop your activities related to this permission upon notice from the Stanford Center for Professional Development or Stanford University.

The permission above does not include permission to copy the design elements, look and feel, or layout of the website. Those elements are also protected by copyright law, and may not be copied or imitated in any manner.


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International Use and Consent to Processing

Stanford controls and operates this Site within the United States of America, and all information is collected, transmitted, processed and stored within the United States. We do not represent that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access the Site or the Course from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in connection with your use of the Site and participation in the Course. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside. By providing any personal information to the Site, all users, including without limitation users in the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection, transmission, processing and storage of such information in the United States and the use of such information for research by Stanford and other researchers.

Advertising Policy

The Stanford Center for Professional Development does not accept or permit advertisements on its website, nor shall it be used to transmit commercial or personal advertisements, solicitations, or promotions.

Links to Other Sites

The Stanford Center for Professional Development website includes hyperlinks to sites maintained or controlled by others. The Stanford Center for Professional Development is not responsible for and does not routinely screen, approve, review, or endorse the contents of or use of any of the products or services that may be offered at this or any other Web site. We advise you to review the individual privacy policies of the respective sites.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability

This site is provided by the Stanford Center for Professional Development on an "as is" basis. The Stanford Center for Professional Development makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the site or the information, content, or materials included on this site. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, the Stanford Center for Professional Development disclaims all warranties, express or implied. These services and information are provided without implied warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for use of a particular purpose, or noninfringement. The Stanford Center for Professional Development will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

Actions on Complaints

We reserve the right to investigate suspected violations of this Agreement. If we become aware of possible violations, we may initiate an investigation that may include gathering information from you or any user involved and the complaining party, if any, and examination of other material. We may suspend the provision of our Services, temporarily or permanently remove the material involved from our servers, cancel posts, provide warnings to you, or suspend or terminate your access to the site. We will determine what action will be taken in response to a violation on a case-by-case basis, at our sole discretion. We will fully cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating suspected lawbreakers. Copyright violations should be reported to: security@stanford.edu.


You agree to indemnify and hold the Stanford Center for Professional Development, Stanford University, and their affiliates harmless from any claims, losses, or damages, including legal fees, resulting from your violation of these terms, and to fully cooperate in the defense by the Stanford Center for Professional Development, Stanford University, and their affiliates against any such claims. Without limitation, you agree to defend us from and against any and all claims, actions or demands brought by or against us alleging with respect to you a) infringement or misappropriation of any intellectual property rights; b) defamation, libel, slander, obscenity, pornography or violation of the rights of privacy or publicity, or c) spamming or any other offensive, harassing or illegal conduct or violation of this Agreement. You agree to indemnify us from and against all damages, costs, and fees awarded in favor of third parties, and you will indemnify and hold us harmless against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, losses, damages, expenses and costs (including reasonable attorneys fees) (collectively, "Losses") suffered by us which Losses result from or arise out of the above claims.

Choice of Law/Forum Selection

Sites are hosted on Stanford University computing resources located on the Stanford University campus in California. You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to these terms or any content posted to a site including copies and republication, whether based in contract, tort, statutory of other law, will be governed by the laws of the State of California, excluding its conflicts of law provisions. You further consent to the personal jurisdiction of and exclusive venue in the federal and state courts located in and serving Santa Clara County, California, as the legal forum for any such dispute.


Revised: November 24, 2014