(c) Some Content in the Resource Library is open access, however, some Content requires a Resource Library User account (see Section 6) for access to restricted content as designated by the Resource Library Contributors (“Restricted Content”). If you have a Resource Library Contributor account you may designate some or all of the User Content you submit as Restricted Content.
2. Rules of Conduct
(b) You may not post unlawful or infringing content via the Resource Library.
(c) You must not post private or confidential information via the Resource Library, including, without limitation, your or any other person’s credit card information, social security or alternate national identity numbers, non-public phone numbers or nonpublic email addresses.
(d) Any research subjects described in Content must be de-identified. You must not post or make by any means available personally-identifiable information regarding research subjects or other information that if combined would lead to the identification of research subjects.
(e) You may not use the Resource Library for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You agree to comply with all laws, rules and regulations (for example, federal, state, local and provincial) applicable to your use of the Resource Library and the Content, including but not limited to, copyright laws.
(f) You must not interfere with or disrupt the Resource Library or servers or networks connected to the Resource Library, including by transmitting any worms, viruses, spyware, malware or any other code of a destructive or disruptive nature.
(g) You must not circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Resource Library or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Resource Library or the Content therein.
(h) You must not create accounts with the Resource Library through unauthorized means, including but not limited to, by using an automated device, script, bot, spider, crawler or scraper.
(j) You may only make non-commercial uses of the Resource Library and the Content. Use of Resource Library or the Content for any commercial or political purpose is strictly prohibited. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to: (1) activities that are illegal or fraudulent; (2) use that inaccurately implies endorsement, approval, or sponsorship by PDI or a PDI partner organization or agency (or any individual officer or employee of a PDI partner organization or agency); (3) print or electronic mass mailings (sometimes known as “spamming”), solicitations for commercial services.
(k) Certain areas of the Resource Library may provide tools for the exchange of ideas and information between users, including in the form of direct messaging. PDI is not responsible or liable for any content, including User Content, that is posted or distributed pursuant to such user to user exchanges. The views and opinions expressed by users are theirs alone, and are not endorsed by, and should not be ascribed to PDI. You are solely responsible for all User Content you post, and you assume all risks relating to its use by others and others’ reliance on its accuracy.
3. Privacy; Confidentiality
(a) The account you create to become an approved Resource Library User will only be used for the purposes of approving your use request and communicating with you. Your Personally Identifiable Information (email address, name, mailing address, phone number, title, organization) will only be accessible to you, PDI website administrators, and subcontractors, including software developers and server facilities in order to provide technical support and physical storage of the data provided.
(b) PDI will not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information without your permission to third parties for private or commercial use, or for any purpose other than complying with licensors, federal, state or municipal law or regulation, or maintaining your account. In the event of a reorganization, PDI may transfer your Personally Identifiable Information and other information after providing you with notification. PDI may disclose Personally Identifiable Information if required by law or in the good faith belief that it is necessary to do so as required by or permitted by law, to protect the safety of Resource Library users or the rights or property of PDI, PDI partner organizations and agencies, or the public. (For example, PDI may share personal information to protect against fraud, trademark infringement, or other violations of these terms and conditions.)
(d) Any communication you transmit to the site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any questions, comments, suggestions, or the like may be shared with law enforcement agents, PDI staff, or PDI partner organizations and agencies. PDI will make good faith efforts to maintain the confidentiality of your communications from other third parties. However, PDI is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Resource Library for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing outreach materials and improvements in technical assistance for the Resource Library, provided your name and contact information are not disclosed without notification.
4. Use of Restricted Content for Research; Attribution
(a) You must inform PDI regarding any research you plan to conduct using Restricted Content and such plans are subject to PDI’s approval. PDI may periodically send reminders to you in this regard.
(b) You may use Restricted Content only for the purpose(s) described in your application approved by PDI.
(c) You must attribute PDI and the Content provider (if different than PDI) when making publicly available any research results generated by any use of Restricted Content.
5. Limitation of Liability; Indemnification
(a) THE RESOURCE LIBRARY AND ALL ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. PDI IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY, USEFULNESS, SAFETY, OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF OR RELATING TO CONTENT. PDI DOES NOT APPROVE OR ENDORSE ANY USER CONTENT. PDI IS NOT LIABLE TO USERS OR VISITORS FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE RESOURCE LIBRARY, RESOURCE LIBRARY CONTENT, OR USER CONTENT REGARDLESS OF WHETHER PDI HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOU USE THE RESOURCE LIBRARY SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
6. User Account; Account Termination Policy
(b) You may terminate your Resource Library account at any time. PDI may terminate your account if we are no longer able to contact you. For example, if you repeatedly fail to respond to emails from PDI or fail to maintain a valid email address that is known to PDI. Your account will automatically deactivate after 12 months of no activity.
(a) Copyright Infringement. PDI respects the intellectual property of others, and requires that our users do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org
(b) Links to Other Services. PDI may provide links to websites operated by third parties as a convenience for our users. PDI does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or the use of third-party websites. If you use third-party sites, you do so solely at your own risk. Links do not imply that PDI or any PDI partner including without limitation The City University of New York is affiliated or associated with any linked site.