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Use of this Website is not permitted where prohibited by law. As a condition of using this Website, you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information you submit to BeeHyve is true and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) you are at least thirteen (13) years of age.
By using this Website you indicate your acceptance of these Terms. If you do not accept these Terms, then do not use this Website or any of its content or services.
BeeHyve is an online educational community where registered users (“Users”) may contribute self-created lecture notes, materials and works (“Content”) for access, use, and evaluation by other users of the Website.
These Terms may be amended or updated by BeeHyve from time to time without notice, so these Terms may have changed since your last visit to this Website and it is your responsibility to review these Terms for any changes. Your use of the Website after any amendments or updates of these Terms shall signify your assent to and acceptance of such revised terms. Any new features that may be added to this Website from time to time will be subject to these Terms, unless stated otherwise. You should visit this page periodically to review these Terms.
If you provide Content, you represent and warrant that you are the sole owner of all/any Content posted to BeeHyve or have the owner’s authority to provide such Content to the Website, other Users and BeeHyve and you possess all necessary rights in said Content to make it available on the Website and for use by other Users and BeeHyve, including, without limitation, copyright. You also represent and warrant that the posting of Content on or through BeeHyve and its services will not breach intellectual property rights, privacy rights, contract rights, copyrights or any other rights of any third-party. You acknowledge and agree to pay for any and all royalties, fees, and any other monies or monetary obligations owing to any third-party for any Content provided and uploaded by you to BeeHyve. You also represent and warrant that you will not use the Website in breach of any applicable law or regulation, including university or other academic regulations.
If you upload or wish to submit Content to the Website, you thereby grant BeeHyve a perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide right and license (with unrestricted right to grant sublicenses) to post, distribute, display, copy, reproduce, modify, alter, translate, publish, distribute, download, transmit and otherwise use such Content in any format or medium for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, commercially profiting therefrom. Content uploaded will be visible to other Users and may be accessed, displayed, downloaded, printed and otherwise used for personal, academic or educational purposes. BeeHyve assumes no liability for any material provided by Users, which may contain inaccurate, incomplete, inappropriate and offensive material. BeeHyve does not review or evaluate the accuracy of Content provided by Users.
Content stored on the Website are stored by BeeHyve only for permitted temporary online sharing purposes and not for permanent or long-term storage or for temporary archival purposes. BeeHyve will not, and is not obligated to, maintain back-up copies of any and all Content or any User’s BeeHyve account information. Accordingly, BeeHyve will bear no responsibility or liability for any loss of Content or other information stored or submitted to the Website.
BeeHyve reserves the right to restrict, suspend or terminate access to all or any part of BeeHyve’ services at any time, for any reason, with or without prior notice and without any liability to you. Use of the Website is subject to all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. Users are solely responsible for all activities, acts and omissions that occur in, from, through or under their usernames or passwords. Users shall not:
Users also agree not to access the website in a manner that utilizes the resources of the Website more heavily than would be the case for an individual person using a conventional web browser.
Except for (a) Content or (b) intellectual property belonging to Users, all information, materials and content on the Website, including but not limited to design, text, graphics, academic data, course materials, documents, messages, ratings, reviews, other files, and their selection and arrangement (collectively, "BeeHyve Content") are the property of BeeHyve and/or its licensors, with all rights reserved. Users acknowledge and agree that the BeeHyve Content is protected by intellectual property rights which may include copyright, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws, including laws covering data access and data compilations. No BeeHyve Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, incorporated into any derivative works or compilations, posted, transmitted, rented or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without BeeHyve' prior written permission. Users may not republish BeeHyve Content on any Internet, Intranet or Extranet site or incorporate the information in any other database or compilation.
BeeHyve welcomes feedback and suggestions from Users regarding the website or BeeHyve services. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions Users may provide regarding BeeHyve, or the Website and services is entirely voluntary and BeeHyve will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions as we see fit, including but not limited to creating and marketing products, information, or services, and without any obligation to the User.
The transmission of any communication or material to BeeHyve via the Website or electronic mail, whether encrypted or otherwise, cannot be guaranteed as, and is not represented to be, secure.
Users agree that they will not abuse their usage of BeeHyve and its services to reproduce, post, distribute, sell or modify any copyrighted material, trademarks or intellectual property belonging to third parties without obtaining prior written consent of the owner for such rights. BeeHyve reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any and all Content posted by any user for any reason as BeeHyve sees fit. BeeHyve reserves the right and ability to terminate membership privileges of any User who infringes upon the copyright, trademarks and intellectual property of third parties upon notification to BeeHyve by the owner of the rights.
BeeHyve wants to ensure that the content that we host can be re-used by other users without fear of liability and that it is not infringing the proprietary rights of others. In fairness to our users, as well as to other creators and copyright holders, our policy is to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the formalities of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Pursuant to the DMCA, we may terminate, in appropriate circumstances, users and account holders of our system and network who are repeat infringers.
If a User wishes to make a claim of copyright infringement, you must provide notification to BeeHyve by sending us the following information via email to using the following format:
Please also note that the information provided in this legal notice may be forwarded to the person who provided the allegedly infringing content. Please also make sure you know whether the content that you have seen on the Website infringes your copyright because there may be adverse legal consequences in your country if you make a false or bad faith allegation of copyright infringement by using this process.
BeeHyve is not responsible for any inaccuracies in Content posted or uploaded by Users or of any links. As well, BeeHyve does not guarantee the accuracy of any Content provided and uploaded by BeeHyve. BeeHyve is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for any consequences that may arise from the use of such “flawed” information. BeeHyve, BeeHyve Content, any Content made available through the site are made available “as is” and “with all faults.” The usage of BeeHyve, its services and Content is entirely at the individual risk of Users and BeeHyve assumes no responsibility for third party advertisements which may be posted on BeeHyve nor does it assume responsibility for any goods or services advertised with its partners.
The online and offline conduct of any User is not the responsibility of BeeHyve. BeeHyve assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any communication. BeeHyve cannot be held responsible for any problems or technical malfunction including but not limited to computer systems, servers or internet providers, computer equipment, software, or failure of email/email accounts that may be due to technical problems or Internet congestion problems. BeeHyve will not be responsible or liable for any harm to your computer system, loss of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the Website or any Content. Under no circumstances shall BeeHyve be responsible for loss or damage arising from: (i) use of BeeHyve and its services, (ii) any Content uploaded on or through BeeHyve and its services (including, without limitation, from any use of or reliance on any such Content) or from the conduct of any Users of the BeeHyve Services, whether online or offline. Services provided by BeeHyve are provided “as is” and BeeHyve expressly disclaims the Website and its services from any warranty or guarantee of fitness for any purpose or non-infringement. BeeHyve cannot and does not guarantee and promise that the Website and its services will always be available and functional, neither can it guarantee or promise any specific deterioration or improvement in academic results that may arise from use of the Website and its services.
IN NO EVENT SHALL BeeHyve BE LIABLE TO USERS OR THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFIT DAMAGES THAT ARISE FROM THE USE OF BeeHyve AND ITS SERVICES, EVEN IF BeeHyve HAS BEEN ADVISED AND INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THE OCCURRENCE OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, BeeHyve’ LIABILITY TO USERS FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY USERS TO BeeHyve FOR THE SERVICES UP TO THE EXACT DATE WHEN THE CAUSE OF ACTION FIRST ARISES.
You agree to indemnify and hold BeeHyve and any of its employees and officers, harmless from any damage, cost, loss, liability, demand, or claim and expense, including but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of use of BeeHyve and its services in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of Users’ representations and/or warranties set forth above and/or if any Content posted on BeeHyve or through its services causes BeeHyve to be liable to another party.
If any part of these Terms is deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part shall be deemed severed and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
Failure of BeeHyve to enforce any of the provisions set forth in the Terms against Users or others shall not be construed to be a waiver of the right of BeeHyve to enforce such provisions.