Terms of Use

Edit this page with appropriate terms of use for your site under advice of legal council at your institution. The following text is provided as example text, with placeholders for MyInstitution, MyState, and MyCounty.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before accessing http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu. The http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu site is operated by a community of researchers and hosted by MyInstitution. Your access to http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu is subject to your agreement to these Terms of Use. By accessing http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms of Use.

Modification of the Agreement

We maintain the right to modify these Terms of Use and may do so by posting modifications on this page. Any modification is effective immediately upon posting the modification unless otherwise stated. Your continued use of http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu following the posting of any modification signifies your acceptance of that modification. You should regularly visit this page to review the current Terms of Use.

Eligibility, Registration, Access, and Termination

The http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu site is limited to non-commercial educational and research activities. Posting of spam messages or other commercial advertisements is a violation of these terms and may result in termination of your account.

Certain portions of http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu are limited to registered users and/or allow a user to participate in online services by entering personal information. You agree that any information provided to http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu in these areas will be complete and accurate, and that you will neither register under the name of nor attempt to enter http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu under the name of another person or entity.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user ID and password, if any, and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu does not authorize use of your User ID by third-parties.

We may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to and use of http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu without notice and for any reason, including for violation of these Terms of Use or for other conduct that we, in our sole discretion, believe to be unlawful or harmful to others. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu.

Privacy and Confidentiality

We respect your privacy. We will only use your personal identification information to support and manage your use of http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu, including the use of tracking cookies to facilitate http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu security procedures. MyInstitution and http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu sponsors regularly request http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu usages statistics and other information. Usage of http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu is monitored and usage statistics are collected and reported on a regular basis. http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu also reserves the right to contact you to request additional information or to keep you updated on changes to http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu. You may opt out of receiving newsletters and other non-essential communications. No information that would identify you personally will be provided to sponsors or third parties without your permission.

All information posted or stored on http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu is potentially available to all other users of http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu. MyInstitution and http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu disclaim any responsibility or capability for the preservation of confidentiality of such information. Do not post or store information on http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu if you expect to or are obligated to protect the confidentiality of that information.


You are responsible at all times for using http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu in a manner that is legal, ethical, and not to the detriment of others. Quotas for disk storage, job submissions, and other limited resources are strictly enforced. You may request an increase in your quota, but attempting to circumvent your quota is unethical and may lead to a termination of your account. You agree to delete unused files and acknowledge that if you fail to do so, the files may be deleted for you. You agree that you will not:

  • Use email addresses obtained or accessed through http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu to transmit the same or substantially similar unsolicited message to multiple recipients without a valid purpose specifically related to the research and education mission of http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu;
  • Use http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu to commit a criminal offense or to encourage others to conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to a civil liability;
  • Violate any applicable law;
  • Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, profane, or otherwise objectionable content;
  • Use http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu to impersonate other parties or entities;
  • Use http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu to upload any content that contains a software virus, "Trojan Horse" or any other computer code, files, or programs that may alter, damage, or interrupt the functionality of http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu or the hardware or software of any other person who accesses http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu;
  • Upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any materials that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under a contractual relationship;
  • Alter, damage, or delete any content posted on http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu;
  • Disrupt the normal flow of communication in any way;
  • Claim a relationship with or speak for any business, association, or other organization for which you are not authorized to claim such a relationship;
  • Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation;
  • Post any material that infringes or violates the intellectual property rights of another.


THE knowhubdev AND ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ON IT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. MyInstitution and http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu do not warrant, and hereby disclaim any warranties, either express or implied, with respect to the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of any good, service, or information obtained from http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu. MyInstitution does not warrant that http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner or that http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu is free of viruses or other harmful components. Use of http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu is at your own risk.

You agree that http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu and its administrator, MyInstitution, shall have no liability for any consequential, indirect, punitive, special or incidental damages, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable (including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, errors, loss of data, or interruption in availability of data), arising out of or relating to your use of http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu or any resource that you access through http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu.

The http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu site hosts content from a number of authors. The statements and views of these authors are theirs alone, and do not reflect the stances or policies of MyInstitution or their sponsors, nor does their posting imply the endorsement of MyInstitution or their sponsors.

Choice of Law/Forum Selection/Attorney Fees

You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to http://knowdev.cse.illinois.edu, whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law, will be governed by federal law and by the laws of MyState, 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 MyCounty, MyState as the exclusive legal forums for any such dispute.