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Terms of Service Agreement
February 26, 2015 - Last Updated
By accessing Jappleng University's online services, you agree to be legally bound by the following terms. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms then please do not access and/or use the services found on this website. We may change these at any time and do our utmost to inform you of such changes, though it would be prudent to review this page regularly yourself, we will inform you via private Messages and/or E-Mail should any amendments be made.

Basic Terms of Use
You are entirely responsible for the use of our Services and for every action taken on the website. This includes but not limited to creating new posts, content, material, images, audio, video, and relations between YOURSELF and OTHERS around the service. You may choose to not participate in any community activity and preserve your account as long as you are not harming Jappleng University, its services, and its members in any way.

By registering with Jappleng University you agree that you are 13 years or older or are under parental supervision at all time.

Privacy Policy and Anonymity
Jappleng University respects your privacy and we strongly encourage (everyone) to read through our Privacy Policy found here: http://www.jappleng.com/articles/view/documents/300/privacy-policy

We will do what we can to protect your privacy. However, anything outside of the user private profile is public. Any information, or media posted by the user is made to be seen by others around the world instantly. We cannot protect users from any information the user provides publicly, and any information posted publicly is not bound by the Privacy Policy. Regardless, we will do our best to protect user data whenever possible and while it is impossible for any website to claim 100% security, we request that all registered users use common internet best practices to protect themselves and ask us for advice when needed. We provide methods to change privacy settings using the Privacy Settings Control Panel.

Passwords
Passwords provided are stored by strong encryption algorithms. Jappleng University administrative staff has the ability to view, edit, and "test drive" a user account for security and quality assurance but cannot view passwords due to its nature, nor should they utilize accounts without prior consent. Staff members do not know user passwords and will never ask a user for passwords as they do not require it to perform administrative tasks. Administrative staff cannot recover lost passwords due to heavy encryption.

Content on the Services
The content creator whether it is publicly or privately published, it is to the creator's sole responsibility to ensure that the article meets minimal submission guidelines, follows the rules of conduct, and abides by the Terms of Agreement and the Privacy Policy. Content is generally regulated towards a general audience; however it is possible that some content may be offensive.

We (Jappleng University Staff) will do what we can to moderate a reasonable level for published articles, posts, and other content posted on our services, however due to the amount of active users, it would be nearly impossible to filter everything. It is up to the creator of the content to make sure to follow all guidelines, and rules for submission prior to submitting their content. We kindly ask our users to report any material that may be offensive therefor we may review the material and take appropriate action if necessary.

You agree that by publishing anything on any Jappleng University service, you give us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license with the right to sub-license to your content. See "Your Rights" for more information and exceptions.

Rules of Conduct
Online Services of Jappleng University require everyone to follow our general rules of conduct and service rules in order to maintain maximum quality, and a peaceful setting. The general rules of conduct are as follows:

• You will NEVER harass another user (physically, emotionally, mentally, sexually, etc.).
• You will NEVER slander.
• You will NEVER take someone's information and give it to others or resell it.
• You will NEVER partake in any deceptive behavior.
• You will NEVER do anything that is harmful against the students of and Jappleng University
• You will NEVER post offensive material, especially material that is illegal in the United States.
• You will NEVER register only to advertise your product or products that you are affiliated with.
• You will NOT register an account simply to sell or trade the account.

Your Rights
You have the right to include a copyright notice on your posts to secure your rightful copyright. Should no notice be included, you agree that by publishing anything on any Jappleng University service, you give us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license with the right to sub-license to your content.

You have the right to terminate the use of your account at any time, and you also have the right to request all forum posts to be deleted prior to terminating your account. You have the right to register and not be an active member of the community and keep your account active. You have the right to participate or not participate in community activities, features, and downloads. You have the right to submit content, post articles, and media. You have the right to disable or enable access to suggestive material given you are allowed to by the laws of your nation, and you have the right to create an account as a parent for your child or children. You have the right to subscribe to multiple accounts using the same computer but not to avoid banning. You also have the right to request certain changes or additions to the website, terms of service, and any other portion of Jappleng University, however not all requests will be fulfilled.

Jappleng University's Rights
Jappleng University has the right to suspend or terminate any account with or without notice should we believe it is necessary to "keep the peace" in the community and/or if the user violates the rules of conduct. There is no reason that needs to be given as this is a free-to-use service provided by Jappleng University Termination of accounts does not necessarily mean the inability to access the website entirely, or purchase goods from our online store or subscribe to tutoring services with exception of very big offenders. Very big offenders are described as those that are very harmful to the community as we see fit.

Jappleng University has the right to use and sub-license any content which the user provides without copyright notice to use in a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license. We reserve the right to access any private or public information in your account without prior notice should it be requested or enforced by law to protect, or address fraud, security, or technical issues. We reserve the right to access any private or public information in your account with your permission for security, fraudulent, or technical issues.

Harming Jappleng University
We (Jappleng University) do our utmost best to preserve the integrity and improve security for its users however we cannot guarantee that our community will never bring harm to others due to the nature of some individuals. While we have placed a significant amount of security and automated protection to our online services, anyone caught attempting or performing ill-mannered behaviors to its users or services is subject to immediate temporary or permanent suspension of their account and possibly inability to access any or all services.

Such examples of harming our users or services may include; attacking our servers, administrative impersonation, link-farming, database injections, defaming Jappleng and/or its users, collecting, storing and/or reselling user memberships (exception of collection may be done by top search engines where robots may follow, strictly by w3c compliances), attempt to access server directories, plagiarism (see Restrictions on Content and Use of the Services below), improper utilization of member information and/or service information / content that may defame or tarnish the original content creator, and website modifications such as the use of external scripts.

Personal feuds, cyber-stalking, and other potentially harmful activities are to be resolved by the members involved. Suggested methods include resorting to an agreement, ignoring the user, blocking offending users where possible, reporting offending users to a moderator or administrator, and in extreme scenarios work along authorities and the staff of Jappleng University to resolve the situation. We (Jappleng University) are not responsible for the behavior of individuals and cannot be held responsible for keeping the peace and moderating all content and reported individuals. We will do what is reasonable in our capabilities to prevent harm and keep the peace.

Restrictions on Content and Use of the Services
We (Jappleng University) reserve the right to do what is necessary at the full extent of the law to find and terminate the usage of spammers, harmful bots, and hackers. We reserve the right to block access to any or all of our services to anyone should we see fit.

Certain content may not be appropriate to all ages and such content can only be access by enabling it through the Parental Controls (when available). Students must comply with the laws of their respective country, state or province. In general, Jappleng University will comply with the laws set in the United States of America.

Plagiarism
We reserve the right to demand content to be pulled to the fullest extent of the law from any form of publication including our content should its quote exceed over 1,000 characters or less than 1,000 characters without credit to its source (example: Jappleng.com).
Utilization of our content within an educational setting is approved, such as a Teacher teaching Japanese, or students with other students, personal reasons, but never to be used in a commercial setting without prior written agreement. Link farms and content farms are absolutely out of the question and must never take content found on Jappleng University even with a link-back.

Copyright Policy
Jappleng University serves full documentation for the copyright notice which may be found here: http://www.jappleng.com/articles/view/documents/299/copyright-notices

"AS-IS" Policy
Jappleng University does not claim any accuracy or guarantee within its services, products, and content. We will not be held responsible should the server go down, get hacked, attacked, or by any means of intrusion. We provide most of our services "at no cost" and downtime is to be expected from time to time. We cannot guarantee users will not be offended however we will do what we can to moderate community driven content.

Links
Jappleng University may provide web-links that are external to our own and sometimes without warning. Our community may rely on external linking and we are not held responsible for outbound links. Penalties including suspension or termination of accounts are applied when fraudulent links are posted, however we cannot prevent this from happening, although we do regularly improve our system to deter it. You agree that any outbound link that you click is at your own responsibility and should you have questions regarding the legitimacy of the link, or question if the link is external, you are responsible to ask a representative of Jappleng University for help and may trust the community at your own risk.

We may utilize an advertising or affiliate system which may directly link itself to an external website link once clicked. We are not responsible for the legitimacy, credibility, reliability, and safety of our advertisers. We will act upon our own accordance when affiliating with these companies, organizations and individuals, and we will do as much investigation as possible prior to affiliating to guarantee the best possible affiliation for our services and community.

You have the right to link to any non-administrative page to our website, forums, and any other services unless expressively written not to. Direct linking images, videos, and other forms of media without permission is strictly forbidden without a link-back to Jappleng University. Exception to this may be affiliate banners, marketing materials such as Logos, advertisements, etc.

Guarantee of Services
JAPPLENG UNIVERSITY DOES NOT GUARANTEE RESULTS AND IS NOT HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR STUDENTS OF THE SERVICES CLAIMING TO HAVE LOST PRODUCTIVITY, MOTIVATION, AND BY ANY OTHER MEANS RECEIVE NEGATIVE RESULTS FROM THE PROGRAM. OUR SERVICES ARE AS-IS AND THE ACCURACY OF THE PUBLISHINGS ARE NEVER GUARANTEED. ALL STUDENTS LEARN AT THEIR OWN RESPECTIVE PACE AND SHOULD WE PUBLISH ESTIMATED TIME-FRAMES, THEY ARE NOTHING MORE THAN TEST SUBJECT AVERAGES. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OUR SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE 24/7, AND WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE DATA RELATED TO THE WEBSITE, SERVICES, AND YOUR ACCOUNT WILL ALWAYS BE RETAINED.

Limitation of Liability
IT IS TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, JAPPLENG UNIVERSITY AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, PUBLISHERS, AND LICENSORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY MISBEHAVIOR WHETHER IT IS DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR A SPECIAL CONSEQUENCE. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFIT, OR OFFENSIVE MATERIAL THAT IS IN RELATION TO ANY OF OUR SERVICES. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ACCOUNT INFORMATION IS LOST, STOLEN, CORRUPTED, TAMPERED, OR USED BY AN UNAUTHORIZED USER. WE ARE NOT HELD RESPONSIBLE SHOULD YOUR DATA BE BREECHED, OR SOLD, GIVEN, OR PUBLISHED TO ANOTHER INDIRECT PARTY OR PRODUCT WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), CONTRACT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.

Exclusions
Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of particular warranties or the exclusion of the limitation of liability, and so the above statement may not be applicable to you.

Law and Jurisdiction
The terms and any actions related thereto will be governed by the laws of the United States without any regard to conflicts of law provision of your province, state, or country of residence. Any claims and legal proceedings in relation to Jappleng University must be solely in the deciding location by the officers at Jappleng University, and you consent to any jurisdiction and waive any objection as to inconvenience.

Suggestions for Change in our Terms of Services
You may make suggestions to change the Terms of Service at any time and we'll be happy to keep an open mind to any possible alteration. We are not-for-profit and are more than thrilled to make Jappleng a better place every day.
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