Blog Terms of Use

Terms of Use

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Before you submit a post to our blog, we need to make clear our respective rights and responsibilities related to this service. Please read these Terms of Use before submitting a posting to our blog.
Lehman College of the City University of New York ("Lehman") offers these blogging services (the "Services") to you subject to the following terms and conditions of use ("Terms"). By accessing and contributing to our blog at, and in consideration for the Services provided, you agree to abide by these Terms. The CUNY Policy on Acceptable Use of Computer Resources, and the Privacy Policy are incorporated into these Terms by reference and you should read them as well. These Terms, and your relationship with Lehman's blog site, shall be governed by the rules, regulations and policies of CUNY, and the laws of the State of New York without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts within the State of New York to resolve any legal matter arising from these Terms.

1. Rights in the Content You Submit

Unless you specify otherwise, any and all works of authorship posted by you to any blog ("Content") are submitted under the terms of an Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. Under this license, you permit anyone to copy, distribute, display and perform your Content, royalty-free, on the condition that they credit your authorship each time they do so. You also permit others to distribute derivative works of your Content, but only if they do so under the same Attribution-ShareAlike license that governs your original Content.

Please read the full text of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. Among other things, this license permits RSS aggregators to copy, distribute, display and perform any Content on the blog that you syndicate using RSS. All Content on your blog is syndicated for RSS aggregation unless you change your settings to indicate otherwise. If you prefer to offer your Content on more restrictive terms, you may do so, as follows: for Content you submit to your own blog, remove the Creative Commons logo from your blog template. For Content you submit to a blog other than your own, label your submission with a full copyright notice, i.e., your name, the word "copyright" or symbol "©" and the year it was first published.

By submitting a post to our blog, you are granting Lehman a nonexclusive, royalty free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use the Content until you remove or delete it, including but not limited to, the right to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, edit, translate, and reformat the Content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work.

When publicly displaying, publicly performing, reproducing or distributing copies of your Content, or Content as incorporated into a collective work, Lehman will make reasonable efforts to credit your authorship. You grant Lehman permission to use your first and last name for such attribution purposes. You, likewise, agree to represent yourself accurately. You acknowledge that misrepresentation may lead us, in our sole discretion, to cancel, not post and/or delete any of your Content.

2. Conduct


As a community built on respect towards others, we reserve the right to not post and/or remove content that you may post. Off-topic and/or inappropriate submissions will not be posted including those that might be obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringe on intellectual property rights, invade privacy or may otherwise be injurious or objectionable. By submitting your blog story, you give Lehman permission to: edit your submission, if needed, for spelling, grammar, or length; publish your story on Lehman's web and social media sites; and decline to publish your submission.
You may not use the Lehman name to endorse or promote any product, opinion, cause or political candidate. Representation of your personal opinions as institutionally endorsed by Lehman are strictly prohibited.

By posting content to any blog, you warrant and represent that you either own or otherwise control all of the rights to that content, including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the content, or that your use of the content is a protected fair use. You agree that you will not knowingly and with intent to defraud provide material and misleading false information. You represent and warrant also that the content you supply does not violate these Terms, and that you will indemnify and hold Lehman harmless for any and all claims resulting from content you supply.

You acknowledge that Lehman moderates posted content and that it has the right to not post and/or remove in its sole discretion any content that it considers to violate these Terms or the terms of any other Lehman or City University of New York policies or user agreements.

You understand that all content posted to is the sole responsibility of the individual who originally posted the content. You understand, also, that all opinions expressed by users of this site are expressed strictly in their individual capacities, and not as representatives of Lehman or the City University of New York.

You agree that Lehman will not be liable, under any circumstances and in any way, for any errors or omissions, loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of use of any content posted on this site. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.

3. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

This site is hosted for Lehman by Compendium Software LLC and is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Lehman makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the site's operation or the information, content or materials included on this site. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, Lehman hereby disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose. Lehman will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of or inability to use this site. You expressly agree that you use this site solely at your own risk.

4. Privacy

As a participant in a public Web space, you acknowledge that any posts or comments on the Lehman Blog may be browsed or viewed by anyone on the Web.

5. Modification of These Terms of Use

Lehman reserves the right to change, at any time, at its sole discretion, the Terms under which these Services are offered. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your agreement to all such Terms.

6. Copyright or Terms of Service Concerns

Lehman 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 if you have reason to believe that any activity on this Site violates these Terms, please contact us by email at

By checking the box when you submit a blog post, you acknowledge that you have read and are bound by this agreement, as well as any other Lehman College or City University of New York usage agreements that may govern your conduct.

Thank you for participating in the Lehman Blog.