Information gathering

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Use of information

The Belfer Center’s Communications staff uses the above information to generate aggregate site reports that help improve site architecture and content to better meet user needs.

Copyright Information

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs grants to you a worldwide non-exclusive royalty-free revocable license to:

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For the avoidance of doubt, you must not adapt, edit, change, transform, publish, republish, distribute, redistribute, broadcast, rebroadcast or show or play in public this website or the material on this website (in any form or media) without the Belfer Center’s prior written permission.

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Email Policy

We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission.

User Generated Content (Including Comments)

The Belfer Center encourages visitors of our website to interact with each other in a respectful and meaningful manner including submitting comments and replies within the discussion board of select content types. Any information you disclose in your submission of comments, including name, email, website, and the comment itself is property of the Belfer Center and visible on internal servers. Additionally, information regarding name and comments shall be public on the Belfer Center website once a comment or reply is approved for submission on the website. Comments are up to the discretion and approval of Belfer Center moderators.

If you choose to use the Belfer Center website, including but not limited to RSS, API, software and other downloads, you will be agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service between you and the Belfer Center.

The Belfer Center reserves the right to reject or remove thereafter any content from appearing on its site that does not meet its user generated content policy.

User Generated Content Terms of Use

You shall not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish onto the Belfer Center website any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material; or any comment deemed to contain any of the above. You agree that you will not deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive messages, meaningless messages or "spam.” You agree not to use language that abuses or discriminates on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc. You may not impersonate another user or a Harvard University or Belfer Center staff member by choosing a similar screen name. Any comments deemed containing the above will not be approved for distribution or, if approved, will be removed thereafter.

You acknowledge that any submissions you make to the Belfer Center website may be edited, removed, modified, published, and displayed publicly on the Belfer Center website and you waive any rights you may have in having the material altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. Submissions made to the Belfer Center website may also be included in our RSS feeds, APIs and made available for republishing through other formats.

The Belfer Center reserves the right to delete, move, or edit Submissions that it deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.

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