Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms

IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: The services that PUPWebSite provides to you are subject to the following Terms of Use ("TOU"). PUPWebSite reserves the right to update the TOU at any time without notice to you. The most current version of the TOU can be reviewed by clicking on the "Terms of Use" hypertext link located at the bottom of our Web pages.

This TOU is a mutual agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity browsing or interacting with this Internet Site) and Polytechnic University of the Philippines ("PUP" or "University") for its official Internet site with principal Internet address at http://www.pup.edu.ph, which may include associated media, web services, other companies, sub-websites, printed materials, and "online" or electronic documentation, including PUPWebSite Connect ("PUPWebSite"). Technical aspects of the PUPWebSite is developed, managed, and administered by the Information and Communications Technology Office ("PUP ICT Office"). Contents in the PUPWebSite are managed by the Communication Management Office ("CMO"). By visiting, browsing or interacting with PUPWebSite, you agree to be bound by this TOU. If you do not agree, do not visit, browse or interact with PUPWebSite.

The information contained in PUPWebSite ("Information") is provided by PUP and may be used for informational purposes only. By downloading any of the Information contained in PUPWebSite, you agree to the terms and provisions as outlined in this legal notice. If you do not agree to them, do not use this site or download Information.

PUPWebSite and all its components (that are located within PUPWebSite) are protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property rights laws and treaties. PUPWebSite is accessed within conditional usage, not on full-entry access.  These include, but not limited to, the following provisions:

GRANT OF CONDITIONAL USAGE.  PUPWebSite is within conditional usage as follows:

Visiting, Browsing, and Interaction. PUP grants you conditional access to visit, browse, and interact with PUPWebSite as long as you abide with this TOU on your computers running validly licensed copies of software for which PUPWebSite was designed.

Ownership of Data.  The Information in PUPWebSite is owned by PUP and is managed by the CMO This Information is protected by intellectual property rights and may not be distributed, modified, reproduced in whole or in part without prior written permission from PUP and CMO. The images from PUPWebSite may not be reproduced in any form without the prior written consent from PUP (from which the images were originally developed).  The PUP and associated symbols, consisting the logo and the typeface, should follow the standard. It cannot be altered in any way, such as in layout, shape, font, font style, font size, position or color. When permission to reproduce materials are granted, the PUP should be acknowledged as the source of the materials.  Other data used in PUPWebSite, which is copyrighted by other entities are properly acknowledged within the Web page.

Reference Copies. You may also make copies of CERTAIN parts of PUPWebSite as may be necessary for educational, reference, and archival purposes only. (Please read the "Ownership of Data" clause)

Links to Other Web sites.  PUP makes no representation whatsoever regarding the content of any other Web sites, which you may access from PUPWebSite. When you access a non-PUP site, please understand that it is independent from the University and that PUP has no control over the content on that site and it does not mean that PUP endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of such site.  Other name entities of other organizations used within PUPWebSite are also protected by copyright laws and international treaties.

Feedback and Information.  Any feedback you provide to PUPWebSite shall be subject to the privacy practices of this site. You can send your queries, views, comments, suggestions, greetings, and any messages  - either expressed or implied - provided that you hold responsibility and will be liable for any content you send to your full knowledge and concern, in the entirety of the content. PUP, CMO, PUPWebSite, its developers, and PUP ICT Office are not liable and responsible for any obscene and/or illegal/illogical terms/words/topics used or against any/other individual or organization.

PUPWebSite Connect

PUPWebSite Connect is a suite of Web-based applications and online services that enables information, systems, and people collaboration through seamless utilization of Web Technologies.

By submitting your information, you indicate that you agree to the TOU, have read and understand the PUPWebSite Privacy Statement, and confirm that the information you will provide to PUPWebSite are true and correct to the best of your knowledge.

Your submission of this form will constitute your consent to the collection and use of this information and the transfer of this information for processing and storage by PUPWebSite and Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Furthermore, you also agree to receive required administrative and legal notices such as this electronically when your information is in question.

PUPWebSite Connect allows you to use your preferred username and password during sign-up.  Your username will uniquely identify you from other users and is unchangeable throughout your use of PUPWebSite Connect.  Your password, as well as some fields in your profile, can be edited at anytime in the MyProfile component of PUPWebSite Connect, provided that the information is true, correct, and does not violate any laws.

Terms of Service.  By registering and using PUPWebSite Connect, you agree to the following terms and criteria, and abide by all of its rules and policies:

PUPWebSite Connect gives members a place to meet, interact, and share ideas with each other. Just like a real community, you may have different opinions than others members.

The PUPWebSite Connect experience is best when members follow a few rules. Here are some key ones to remember:

  1. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless this forum, the University, and the developers with respect to any claim based upon any post you may make. We also reserve the right to reveal whatever information we know about you in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by yourself.
     
  2. Although messages posted are not the responsibility of PUPWebSite and PUP is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any of these messages, PUPWebSite Connect reserves the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. If you do find that the post is objectionable, please report it to the Connect Administrator.
     
  3. Do not harass, abuse, or threaten other members. Incidents of harassments towards other members are taken very seriously and should be reported immediately to Connect Administrator. Appropriate action will be taken at the discretion of the Connect Administrator.
     
  4. Remember to respect the views of others. Some topics that are posted might be controversial or offensive to the sensibilities of some. If you feel strongly against such topics, you can practice courteous responses or report the concerned post to the Connect Administrator.  Appropriate action will be taken at the discretion of the Connect Administrator.
     
  5. Please refrain from cursing or insulting others. Respecting others is tantamount to earning respect from others.
     
  6. Keep your arguments clean, logical, and non-hateful. We don't want any mudslinging and flaming going on in PUPWebSite Connect as it affects everyone.
     
  7. Try to stay on topic. If you want to discuss a topic that is not related to the forum area in which you are participating, try going to another topic area or create a new one. Posts/Threads should be relevant to the category which it is contained in. Posting off-topic will result in your messages being moved, locked, or deleted.
     
  8. Do not post content that is obscene, vulgar, defamatory, inaccurate, harassing, hateful, threatening, invading of others privacy, sexually oriented, violating any law, or otherwise objectionable.
     
  9. Refrain from using these services for profit, commercial or advertising purposes. PUPWebSite Connect must not be used for political purposes.
     
  10. Do not post copyrighted content that is not owned by yourself nor content owned by PUP without permission from the owner.
     
  11. Please avoid TYpInG LYk DiS and refrain frm usng 2 mch encryptd txt shrtcts. That way, everyone will have an easier time reading the posts.
     
  12. Please avoid using ALL CAPS or CAPITAL LETTERS throughout the content of your messages.  It gives other users the wrong impression that you are shouting.
     
  13. Please avoid flooding posts as it will cause everyone to suffer in terms of the site performance. Flooders who posts nonsense messages could very well get their accounts banned. Also, avoid using extensive uses of line spacing. We will consider this as flooding.
     
  14. Please keep attached pictures small since posting unnecessarily large pictures will ruin the layout of the site and slow down the loading of pages for other posters. Be considerate of other's bandwidth as most of us are still connected via dial-up.
     
  15. Avoid posting contact numbers (mobile, landline, etc) of any member, non-member, students, or professor here. Since this is an open forum, doing so might leave the victim open to harassment. Let us respect the privacy of others.
     
  16. Adult-oriented content is permitted in a limited scope only and is controlled by the Connect Administrator. You must be 18-years old or over to access these areas (for example, adult chat and adult groups).
     
  17. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) requires that Web Sites are to obtain parental consent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under thirteen (13). If you are below 13 then you can NOT use PUPWebSite Connect. Do NOT register if you are below the age of 13.
     
  18. PUPWebSite Connect reserves all rights not expressly indicated in this terms of service.

PUPWebSite Connect edits any content in its site if it needs editing without prior notice for any or no reason whatsoever. Postings that violate the terms set by the site may be removed and lead to the deletion, without prior notice, of your Connect Account and everything associated with it, including username, posts, and profiles.

Please report any violations of the terms to the Connect Administrator.

Description of Other Rights and Limitations

Pre-released Web sites. If any component of PUPWebSite or any of its components are marked "Pre-released", "Beta", "Currently being updated", "To be Updated..." or "Under Construction", that component constitutes pre-release Information and may be changed substantially before its formal release. You have the option not to visit the Web page in a live operating environment where it may be relied upon to perform in the same manner as a formally released component or with data that has not been sufficiently backed up.

Maintenance of Copyright Notices. You must not remove or alter any copyright notices on all copies or pages of PUPWebSite.

Not for Political Use. PUPWebSite is not to be used in any form of politics or political agenda.  PUPWebSite is academic and service-oriented by nature.

Distribution. You must not distribute copies of PUPWebSite and its Information to third parties.

Statistics.  PUPWebSite reserves the right to collect the following information on the client's computer:  IP address, browser tag, browser type, browser version, browser language, Mozilla version, operating system type, operating system subtype, operating system version, and robot info.  These data are used for statistical purposes.

Prohibition on Hacking, Intrusion, Reverse Engineering, Decompilation, and Disassembly. You must not hack, infiltrate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble PUPWebSite or any component within the PUPWebSite network. Also, you must not use any special hardware or software to download all the files from PUP's Web servers (either with or without any intention to vandalize, hack, or destroy any/all PUP's online system).

Compliance with Applicable Laws. You must comply with ALL applicable laws (local and international) regarding the use of Web sites on the Internet.

TERMINATION. Without prejudice to any other rights, PUPWebSite may terminate this TOU with you if you fail to comply with it. In such event, you must not visit, browse, or interact with PUPWebSite again.

COPYRIGHT. All title, including but not limited to copyrights, in and to PUPWebSite and any copies thereof are owned by PUP. All title and intellectual property rights in and to the content which may be accessed through use of PUPWebSite is the property of the respective content owner and may be protected by applicable copyright or other intellectual property laws and treaties. This TOU grants you no rights to use such content. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by PUP.

GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS. PUPWebSite is provided with RESTRICTED RIGHTS. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in its constitution, as applicable. Developer is Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines.

NOTE ON INTERNET/WEB TECHNOLOGIES SUPPORT. PUPWebSite may contain components written in Java®, JavaScript, Adobe®, PHP, ASP.NET, etc. These technologies are not fault tolerant and is not designed, manufactured, or intended for use or resale as on-line control equipment in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance, such as in the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or communication systems, air traffic control, direct life support machines, or weapons systems, in which the failure of these technologies could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe physical or environmental damage.

NO WARRANTIES. PUP, CMO and PUP ICT Office expressly disclaims any warranty, if such exists, for PUPWebSite. PUPWEBSITE AND ANY RELATED DOCUMENTATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF USE OR PERFORMANCE OF PUPWEBSITE REMAINS WITH YOU.

Every effort has been exerted to make PUPWebSite as complete, accurate and updated as possible. The authors, contributors, CMO and the PUP ICT Office shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage arising from the information contained in PUPWebSite. The information posted in PUPWebSite comes from several offices. Any query or comment will be forwarded to the concerned offices for appropriate action.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall PUP, CMO and PUP ICT Office be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business or personal profits, business or personal interruption, loss of business or personal information, or any other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use PUPWebSite.

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS.  PUP reserves all rights not expressly indicated in this TOU.

MISCELLANEOUS.  This TOU is governed by the laws stated in International Treaties. Any violation made against this TOU is punishable to the maximum extent possible under the international laws and treaties.

Should you have any questions concerning this TOU, or if you desire to contact PUP for any reason, please do so.

Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Information and Communications Technology Office
2/F Ninoy Aquino Learning Resources Center
A. Mabini Campus, Sta. Mesa, Manila, Philippines 01008
+632 716-7832 local 739
techsupport@pup.edu.ph
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