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Terms of Use

Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Copyright

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business Administration (Darden) hereby provides these web pages to you subject to the following conditions. If you visit or shop at any of the Darden websites, you accept these conditions. Please read these terms of use, as you will be subject to all the conditions contained herein. Darden reserves the right to make changes to its websites, policies, and these terms of use and can also impose limits on certain features, products, and services or restrict access to portions of or all of the Darden websites without notice or liability at any time.

Copyright Information

This website is copyright 2013 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia. All rights reserved. CD-ROM, simulation, and video products are copyright 2013 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia unless otherwise noted on the product. All other products on this site are copyright 2013 by the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation unless otherwise noted on the product. The content of this website and any portion of the products contained or sold herein may not be reproduced, transmitted, broadcast, digitized, stored in any electronic system or recordable media, used in any derivative work, displayed, or distributed in any format without the express written consent of Darden Business Publishing. For permissions inquires please call +1-434-246-3367 or e-mail sales@dardenbusinesspublishing.com.

Personal Accounts

If you use the Darden websites and have set up a personal account on any of these sites, you are personally responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password. By setting up your account, you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. If you are under 18, you may only purchase items or submit any personal information to any of the Darden websites with prior approval of a parent or guardian. Darden reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit site content, or cancel orders in its sole discretion.

Intellectual Property Issues

All text, images, logos, and other information contained on the Darden websites are the intellectual property of Darden and the University of Virginia unless otherwise registered and are protected under U.S. and international intellectual property laws and treaties. The Darden websites are copyright 2008 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia or the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation, as applicable. All rights reserved. Please contact Darden for permission prior to using any of the intellectual property on the Darden websites. It is the responsibility of all parties storing any materials on the Darden websites to ensure that such material does not violate other parties’ proprietary rights and does not otherwise violate federal or state law or any applicable University of Virginia policy. Darden reserves the right to delete or make inaccessible files that contain material that is in violation of federal or state law or of applicable University of Virginia policy in its sole discretion. Do not copy or adapt the HTML that Darden creates to generate pages or any other object code, source code, programming code, data, information or HTML script, as these are also covered by copyright.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT

THE DARDEN WEBSITES, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS, AND INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH SUCH WEBSITES, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, DARDEN AND THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA AND ANY AFFILIATED ENTITIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER FOR THE CONTENT ON DARDEN WEBSITES OR THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND FUNCTIONS MADE ACCESSIBLE BY THE SOFTWARE USED ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE DARDEN WEBSITES, FOR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OR HYPERTEXT LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES OR FOR ANY BREACH OF SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE PERSONAL OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION THROUGH THE DARDEN WEBSITES OR ANY LINKED SITE. FURTHER, DARDEN AND THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA AND ANY AFFILIATED ENTITIES DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. DARDEN DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE DARDEN WEBSITES OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT DARDEN WEBSITES OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. DARDEN AND THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA AND ANY AFFILIATED ENTITIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE USE OF THE DARDEN WEBSITES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT AND ANY ERRORS CONTAINED THEREIN.

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without regard to conflicts of law provisions. Sole and exclusive jurisdiction for any action or proceeding arising out of or related to this agreement shall be an appropriate state or federal court located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Darden, the University of Virginia, and you with respect to your use of the Darden websites. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of the Darden websites must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of this agreement or portion thereof to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible to support the intent of this agreement, and the remainder of this agreement shall continue in full force and effect. You acknowledge that transmission to and from the Darden websites is not confidential and your communications may be read or intercepted by others. You acknowledge that by submitting communications to any of the Darden websites, no confidential, fiduciary, contractually implied, or other relationship is created between you and Darden or the University of Virginia other than pursuant to this agreement. Darden reserves the right at all times to disclose any user information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request or to investigate any website or server security issues or to investigate any possible violations of this agreement or of Darden and University of Virginia policies.

Links to Other Sites

Provision of links from official Darden websites to sites located outside the Darden or University of Virginia domains does not imply any endorsement or credibility of the service, information, or product offered through the linked sites.

Respect for Copyrights of Digital Materials and Software

It is the policy of Darden and the University of Virginia to respect the copyright protections given by federal law to owners of digital materials and software.

Pursuant to 37 CFR 201.38, the University of Virginia has designated the following person to receive notification from copyright owners of claimed infringement of copyright:

Shirley C. Payne 
Claimed Copyright Infringement 
University of Virginia 
P.O. Box 400217 (108 Cresap Road) 
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4217 
Tel.: +1-434-982-2249 
Fax: +1-434-924-3579 
E-mail: DMCA@virginia.edu

University of Virginia Copyright/Disclaimer Statement

All text, images, logos, and information contained on official University of Virginia websites are the intellectual property of the University of Virginia unless otherwise registered and are protected under the U.S. Copyright Act 17 U.S.C. 101-810. Copyright gives the owner exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, perform, display, or license a given work. Whether or not a website includes a statement about copyright, the U.S. copyright act provides protection for such works, and they may not be used or reproduced without permission. It is the responsibility of all parties storing materials on websites with University of Virginia domain addresses to ensure that such material does not violate other parties’ proprietary rights and does not otherwise violate law or applicable University of Virginia policy. The University of Virginia reserves the right to delete or make inaccessible files that contain material that is in violation of law or of applicable University of Virginia policy. The University of Virginia is not responsible for any errors in the material provided on the web and shall not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of any material found on official University of Virginia websites or on any other sites with University of Virginia domain addresses.

Claimed Copyright Infringement

Pursuant to 37 CFR 201.38, the University of Virginia has designated the following person to receive notification from copyright owners of claimed infringement of digital materials and software copyright:

Shirley Payne 
Claimed Copyright Infringement 
University of Virginia 
P.O. Box 400217 (108 Cresap Road)

Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4217 
Tel.: +1-434-982-2249 
Fax: +1-434-924-3579
E-mail: DMCA@virginia.edu

Commitment to Privacy

The privacy of individuals is important to the University of Virginia, and to better protect it, Darden Business Publishing provides this notice explaining its online information policy and practices. This notice is available through a link on the Darden Business Publishing homepage. The privacy and public records’ obligations of Darden Business Publishing are governed solely by applicable Virginia statutes, including but not limited to the Virginia Privacy Protection Act of 1976, the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, and by any applicable U.S. federal laws.

Notice about the Information Collected

This notice applies to all information collected by or submitted to official University of Virginia websites (see the definition above). The following information explains the Internet privacy policy and practices that the University of Virginia has adopted for its official websites. In legal terms, it shall not be construed as a contractual promise, and the University of Virginia reserves the right to amend it at any time without notice. In addition to this explanation of policy and practice, the University of Virginia encourages its schools, departments, divisions, and other units contributing to its official webpages to provide specific notices about the collection and use of any personal information associated with those pages. The following information is therefore general, and we encourage you to read page-specific notices to ensure that you understand precisely the applicable privacy policies and practices. When you access our webpages, the client information and the essential and nonessential technical information listed below is automatically collected, and we refer to those categories collectively as access information. No other information is collected through our official websites except when you deliberately send it to us by clicking on a link to send us an e-mail. The information you might choose to send us is listed below as “optional information.”

Automatically Collected Access Information

  • Client information: the Internet domain and Internet address of the computer you are using.
  • Essential technical information: identification of the page or service you are requesting, type of browser and operating system you are using, and the date and time of access.
  • Nonessential technical information: the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our website, and the cookie information described below.
  • Optional information:
    • When you send us an e-mail
    • Your name, e-mail address, and the content of your e-mail
    • When you complete online forms
    • All data you choose to fill in or confirm, including credit or debit card information if you are ordering a product or making a payment, as well as information about other people if you are ordering a gift and want it sent directly to the recipient's address.

Use of Client Information

Client information is used by Darden Business Publishing to route the requested webpage to a client’s computer for viewing. In theory, the requested webpage and the routing information could be discerned by other entities involved in transmitting the requested page to to a client. Darden Business Publishing does not control the privacy practices of those entities. Essential and nonessential technical information helps it respond to requests in an appropriate format [or in a personalized manner][do1]  and to plan website improvements. Optional information enables Darden Business Publishing to provide services or information tailored more specifically to clients’ needs or to forward messages or inquiries to another entity that is better able to and allows planning of website improvements[do2] . Darden Business Publishing might use nonidentifying and aggregate information to better design its website. For example, it might report that a number of individuals visited a certain area on its website, or that a specific number of men and a specific number of women filled out its registration form, but it would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals. Darden Business Publishing might keep client information from its systems indefinitely after the webpage is transmitted but does not try to obtain any information to link it to the individuals who browse its website. On those rare occasions when attempts to breach its computer security occur, logs of access information are retained to permit a security investigation and, in such cases, may be forwarded together with any other relevant information in its possession to law enforcement agencies.

Under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, any records in our possession at the time of a Freedom of Information Request might be subject to being inspected by or disclosed to members of the public for any purpose they may desire. As indicated above, client information may be retained after transmission of the requested webpage and might be available for inspection. We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order or request only to complete that order or request. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order or request. Similarly, we use the information you provide about someone else when placing an order or request only to complete that order or request. Again, we do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order or request. We generally use return e-mail addresses only to answer the e-mail we receive. Such addresses are generally not used for any other purpose and by University of Virginia and state policy are not shared with outside parties. Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without a clear notice on the particular site and without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Use of Cookies

Some official University of Virginia websites use cookies. Often a cookie enables the website to tailor what you see according to the way you entered the site (i.e., if you entered by pushing a button identifying yourself as a student, your subsequent views of information might be tailored for student audiences). For this kind of cookie, the information stored in that cookie might include this (formatted for legibility):

Name: UVA_cookie session: 973016679.175537 Timestamp: 973021258 Portal: 0 Expires: Tue, 1 May 2001, 19:40:58 GMT Domain: virginia.edu Path: /

Providing Information Is Your Choice

There is no legal requirement for you to provide any information at our website, but it will not work without routing information and essential technical information. Failure of your browser to provide nonessential technical information will not prevent your use of our website but could prevent certain features from working. For any optional information that is requested at the website, failure to provide that information will mean that the particular feature or service associated with that part of the webpage might not be available to you. In our commitment to data security to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online, consistent with the policies of the University of Virginia and with the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

How to Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies and practices, please call us at +1-434-924-4524 or send us an e-mail at webmaster@virginia.edu. If you wish to review or change information gathered about you via an official University of Virginia website but you do not know how, the University of Virginia webmaster will assist in locating the persons responsible for that site so that you may make your request for that review or change directly to them.

Questions Regarding the Terms of Use

For further information regarding Darden’s terms of use, please contact:


Eric L. Fletcher
Attorney
Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 6550
100 Darden Boulevard
Charlottesville, Virginia 22906-6550
Tel.: +1-434-924-3733
Fax: +1-434-924-4330
E-mail: fletchere@darden.virginia.edu