We may make changes to the Agreements at any time, but will alert you that we are doing so by giving notice via the Services or by some other means. By registering for, accessing or using any Services after any changes have been made, you signify your agreement to the modified Agreements and all of the changes, which will be effective immediately unless we notify you of a later effective date. If the changes are not acceptable to you, you should discontinue use of the Services.
Through the Services, Harvard Business School Online offers online courses, programs or other offerings in specific areas of study or on particular topics (each, a “Program”). Harvard Business School Online reserves the right to cancel, interrupt or reschedule any Program or modify its content as well as the point value or weight of any assignment, exam or other evaluation of progress that may be provided in connection with any Program. Programs are subject to the Agreements, including without limitation the Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability sections below.
Harvard Business School Online may offer a credential or other acknowledgment for participants who have satisfactorily demonstrated mastery of the Program material. The decision to award any such credential or other acknowledgment to a given participant will be solely within the discretion of Harvard Business School Online. Harvard Business School Online may choose not to offer any credential or other acknowledgment for some Programs. In addition, Harvard Business School Online may decide in its sole discretion whether to provide a record concerning a participant’s performance in a Program. The format of any credential or other acknowledgment, and of any record of performance, provided by Harvard Business School Online relating to the Programs will be determined by Harvard Business School Online in its sole discretion and may vary from Program to Program.
You agree that you are responsible for your own use of the Services and for your User Content, as well as any content of others that you submit, post, contribute, publish or distribute on any of the Services. “User Content” includes all content, in whatever format, submitted, posted, contributed, published or distributed on any of the Services by a user, including but not limited to all notes, questions, answers, comments, text, pictures, videos and file uploads. In some Programs, users may contribute by speaking or appearing on camera, and User Content may include transmissions or recordings of a user’s voice and/or image. You agree that you will use the Services in compliance with the Agreements and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations, including privacy and copyright laws, any laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from your country of residence, and all United States export control laws.
THE FOLLOWING KINDS OF CONTENT (“PROHIBITED CONTENT”) ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED ON THE SERVICES:
1. Content that defames, harasses, discriminates against, harms or threatens others;
2. Content that discusses illegal activities, with the intent to commit them;
3. Content that infringes or misappropriates intellectual property rights;
4. Content that you do not have the right to disclose;
5. Profane, pornographic, obscene, indecent or unlawful content;
6. Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation;
7. Content related to partisan political activities; and
8. Content that contains intentionally inaccurate information or that is posted with the intent of misleading others.
Harvard Business School Online reserves the right to remove Prohibited Content of which it becomes aware, but is under no obligation to do so.
In addition, you agree not to (a) use any of the Services in any manner intended to damage, disable, overburden or impair any part of any of the Services or the computer equipment or network(s) connected to any of the Services or to disrupt or interfere with any Program or any other user's use and enjoyment of any of the Services; (b) attempt to gain unauthorized access to any of the Services, other accounts, computer equipment or networks connected to any of the Services through hacking, password mining or any other means; (c) obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information on or via any of the Services not intentionally made available through the Services; (d) copy or use any portion of any of the Services other than as expressly allowed under the Agreements; (e) use any high volume, automated, or electronic means to access any of the Services (including without limitation robots, spiders or scripts); (f) frame any of the Services, place pop-up windows over its pages, or otherwise affect the display of its pages; or (g) force headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any communication transmitted through any of the Services.
If you participate in any Program, you agree to complete all work, including any exams, associated with each Program in which you may be enrolled with your own, original work and only your own, original work, and you agree not to engage in any activity that would dishonestly improve your results, or improve or hurt the results of others. In addition, unless otherwise stated in the respective Program, you agree that any exams, quizzes or questions provided in connection with each Program are for your individual use only. Copying, capturing, transmitting or providing all or any part of the exams, quizzes or questions to any other person infringes Harvard Business School Online's rights and is strictly prohibited. Harvard Business School Online reserves the right to pursue any and all legal remedies against you if you violate this Agreement.
In order to participate in most Services, you must register for a personal account on the relevant Service (a “User Account”) by providing an email address and a password for your User Account, as well as any additional information required herein or on the relevant Service. If a virtual classroom program is offered by Harvard Business School Online, participants in the virtual classroom program may not be required to register for a User Account. Instead, Harvard Business School Online may choose to provide such participants with separate credentials necessary to register for and access the program (a “Login Credential”). You agree that you will never divulge or share access or access information to your User Account or Login Credential with any third party for any reason. You also agree that you will create, use, and/or access only one User Account or Login Credential, and that you will not access the Services using any User Account or Login Credential other than your own.
You agree to notify us immediately upon becoming aware of or suspecting any unauthorized use of your User Account or Login Credential. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from unauthorized access to your User Account or Login Credential.
In registering for a User Account or obtaining a Login Credential, or completing an application and registering for a Program, you may be prompted or required to enter additional information, including but not limited to your name and location. Additional information may be required to confirm your identity, and different or additional information may be required depending on your use of the Services or enrollment in Programs. You warrant that all such information provided by you is accurate, current, complete, and complies with your obligations under the Agreements. You also agree to maintain and update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete. You acknowledge that if any such information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we reserve the right to terminate your use of any or all of the Services, in our sole discretion.
If you are admitted to a Harvard Business School Online Program, or as part of your registration, you may be required to submit a headshot photo of yourself (via webcam or such other method as Harvard Business School Online may require). You may also be subject to spontaneous identity verification checks throughout the applicable Program. The authentication of your identity may be performed by a Harvard Business School Online third-party service provider.
“Harvard Business School Online Content” means all content or other material, in whole or in part, available through the Programs or otherwise via the Services, including but not limited to lectures, speeches, discussions, comments, video lessons, quizzes, tests, presentation materials, homework assignments, programs, code, and other images, text, layouts, arrangements, displays, illustrations, documents, materials, audio and video clips, HTML and files. All Harvard Business School Online Content is the property of Harvard Business School Online and/or its affiliates or licensors and is protected by copyright, patent and/or other proprietary intellectual property rights under United States and foreign law.
Harvard Business School Online logos, trademarks and service marks that may appear in the Services ("Marks") are the property of Harvard Business School Online and are protected under United States and foreign laws. All other trademarks, service marks and logos used in the Services, with or without attribution, are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners.
Harvard Business School Online and/or its affiliates and licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted herein to the Programs, Services, Harvard Business School Online Content, and Marks.
The Services may also provide you with ability to upload or send information to Harvard Business School Online regarding the Services (“Feedback”). By submitting Feedback, you hereby grant Harvard Business School Online an irrevocable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, make derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display and otherwise disseminate and make available such Feedback, in any manner or medium now known or later developed, and to authorize others to do the foregoing.