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Campus Beat

Independent Student News Organization

Terms of Use

Welcome to Campus Beat! Campus Beat. (“we” or “us”), is an independent student news organization whose mission is to empower and engage people around the world to curate, collect and develop content in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally, free of charge.

For all purpose – Campus Beat refers to the website ‘campusbeat.in’, the social media accounts, and the email id: news@campusbeat.in.

We welcome you (“you” or the “user”) as a reader, editor, author, or contributor of Campus Beat, and we encourage you to join our community. Before you participate, however, we ask that you please read and agree to the following Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”).

We want you to know that we host an incredible quantity of educational and informational content, all of which is contributed and made possible by users like yourself. Generally we do not contribute, monitor, or delete content (with the rare exception of policies like these Terms of Use). This means that editorial control is in the hands of you and your fellow users who create and manage the content. We merely host this content.

Please be aware that you are legally responsible for all of your contributions, edits, and re-use of Campus Beat’s content under the applicable laws (which may include the laws where you live or where you view or edit content). This means it is important that you use caution when posting content. In light of this responsibility, we have some rules about what you cannot post, most of which is either for your own protection or for the protection of other users like yourself. Please keep in mind that the content we host is for general informational purposes only, so if you need expert advice for a particular question (such as medical, legal, or financial issues), you should seek the help of a licensed or qualified professional. We also include other important notices and disclaimers, so please read these Terms of Use in their entirety.

Our role is to host some of the largest collaboratively edited articles related to youths, which can be found here. However, we act only as a hosting service, maintaining the infrastructure and organizational framework that allows our users to contribute and edit content themselves. Because of our unique role, there are a couple of things you should be aware of when considering our relationship to you, the Projects, and the other users:

  • We do not take an editorial role: All of the content that we host is provided by users like yourself, and we do not take an editorial role. This means that we generally do not monitor or edit the content of the websites and social media accounts, and we do not take any responsibility for this content. Similarly, we do not endorse any opinions expressed via our services, and we do not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any submitted community content. Instead, we simply provide access to the content that your fellow users have contributed and edited.
  • You are responsible for your own actions: You are legally responsible for your edits and contributions on our website and social media accounts, so for your own protection you should exercise caution and avoid contributing any content that may result in criminal or civil liability under any applicable laws. Although we may not agree with such actions, we warn editors and contributors that authorities may seek to apply other country laws to you, including local laws where you live or where you view or edit content.

Certain activities, whether legal or illegal, may be harmful to other users and violate our rules, and some activities may also subject you to liability. Therefore, for your own protection and for that of other users, you may not engage in such activities on our sites. These activities include:

Harassing and Abusing Others

  • Engaging in harassment, threats, stalking, spamming, or vandalism; and
  • Transmitting chain mail, junk mail, or spam to other users.

Violating the Privacy of Others

  • Infringing the privacy rights of others under the applicable laws (which may include the laws where you live or where you view or edit content);
  • Soliciting personally identifiable information for purposes of harassment, exploitation, violation of privacy, or any promotional or commercial purpose not explicitly approved by Campus Beat; and
  • Soliciting personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18 for an illegal purpose or violating any applicable law regarding the health or well-being of minors.

Engaging in False Statements, Impersonation, or Fraud

  • Intentionally or knowingly posting content that constitutes libel or defamation;
  • With the intent to deceive, posting content that is false or inaccurate;
  • Attempting to impersonate another user or individual, misrepresenting your affiliation with any individual or entity, or using the username of another user with the intent to deceive; and
  • Engaging in fraud.

Committing Infringement

  • Infringing copyrights, trademarks, patents, or other proprietary rights under applicable law.

Misusing Our Services for Other Illegal Purposes

  • Posting child pornography or any other content that violates applicable law concerning child pornography;
  • Posting or trafficking in obscene material that is unlawful under applicable law; and
  • Using the services in a manner that is inconsistent with applicable law.

Engaging in Disruptive and Illegal Misuse of Facilities

  • Posting or distributing content that contains any viruses, malware, worms, Trojan horses, malicious code, or other device that could harm our technical infrastructure or system or that of our users;
  • Engaging in automated uses of the site that are abusive or disruptive of the services and have not been approved by Campus Beat;
  • Disrupting the services by placing an undue burden on the website or the networks or servers connected with the website;
  • Disrupting the services by inundating any of the website with communications or other traffic that suggests no serious intent to use the website for its stated purpose;
  • Knowingly accessing, tampering with, or using any of our non-public areas in our computer systems without authorization; and
  • Probing, scanning, or testing the vulnerability of any of our technical systems or networks unless all the following conditions are met:
    • such actions do not unduly abuse or disrupt our technical systems or networks;
    • such actions are not for personal gain (except for credit for your work);
    • you report any vulnerabilities to developers (or fix it yourself); and
    • you do not undertake such actions with malicious or destructive intent.
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