Villanova Gmail Terms of Service

By using Google’s products, software, services or web sites in connection with Villanova University’s domain name (“Google services”), you agree to the following terms and conditions, and any policies, guidelines or amendments thereto that may be presented to you from time to time, including but not limited to the Villanova Email Policy, Program Policies and Legal Notices (collectively, the “Terms”). Google or Villanova may update the Terms in the future.

1. USE OF SERVICES

Google Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (“Google”) and your domain administrator (“Villanova”) offer Google services to you, provided that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. In order to access certain services, you may be required to provide current, accurate identification, contact, and other information as part of the registration process and/or continued use of Google services. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password, and are responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to immediately notify Google and Villanova of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. Neither Google nor Villanova can or will be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to provide us with accurate information to keep your password secure.

2. APPROPRIATE CONDUCT

You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials (“Content”) are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. Google reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to pre-screen, flag, filter, refuse, modify or move any Content available via Google services. You understand that by using Google services you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable, and that you use Google services at your own risk. For some services, Google provides tools to filter out adult sexual content, including our SafeSearch preference settings. In addition, there are commercially available services and software to limit access to material that you may find objectionable.

You agree that you are responsible for your own conduct and any Content that you create, transmit or display while using Google services and for any consequences thereof. You agree to use Google services only for purposes that are legal, proper and in accordance with the Terms and any applicable Villanova policies or guidelines. You agree that you will not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts Google or Villanova services or servers or networks connected to Google services. To report any activity or Content that may violate the Terms, please go to here.

In addition to this agreement, your use of some specific Google services is governed by the policies or guidelines specific to those services and which are specifically incorporated into this agreement.

You agree to comply with Villanova’s Email Policy. Users agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content, including laws regulating the export of data to and from the United States and a citizen of another country.

3. GOOGLE PRIVACY POLICY

For information about Google’s data protection practices, please see Google’s Privacy Policy. By using Google services, you acknowledge and agree that Google or Villanova may access, preserve, and disclose your account information and any Content associated with that account if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to : (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce the Terms, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (c) detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues (including without limitation, the filtering of spam), or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of Google, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of Google services, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks, devices or services.

You also understand and agree that Villanova has access to your account and its Content, and may suspend or terminate your account access and your ability to modify your account, pursuant to its Email Policy.

4. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

You acknowledge and agree that Google services and any necessary software used in connection with Google services (“Software”) contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws and treaties. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or presented to you through Google services is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws.

Subject to the Terms, Google grants you a personal, non-transferrable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its Software; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software, unless such activity is expressly permitted or required by law or has been expressly authorized by Google in writing. You agree not to use modified versions of Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to Google services. You agree not to access Google services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Google for use in accessing Google services except as specifically authorized in a separate written agreement.

Except as expressly authorized by Google you agree not to use, copy, imitate, or incorporate any trademark, service mark, trade dress, company name, or product name in a way that is likely to cause confusion among consumers. You also agree not to remove, obscure or alter Google’s or any third party’s copyright notice, trademarks, or other proprietary rights notices affixed to or contained within or accessed in conjunction with or through the Google services or Software.

Your Rights

Google claims no ownership or control over any Content submitted, posted or displayed by you on or though Google services. You or a third party licensor, as appropriate, retain all patent, trademark and copyright to any Content you submit, post, or display on or through Google services and you are responsible for protecting those rights, as appropriate.

5. SOFTWARE AND AUTOMATIC UPDATES

Your use of any Software provided by Google will be governed by the Terms and any additional terms and conditions of the end user license agreement accompanying such Software. Google Software may automatically report the version number or other diagnostic information and may automatically download upgrades to the Software to update, enhance and further develop Google services, including providing bug fixes, patches, enhanced functions, missing plug-ins and new versions.

6. POLICIES REGARDING COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS

It is both Villanova’s and Google’s policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the United States’ Digital Millennium Copyright Act or other applicable law and to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers. For more information go to http://www.google.com/dmca.html.

For information regarding Google’s trademark complaint procedure, please go to http://www.google.com/tm_complaint.html. Any use of Google’s trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features must be in compliance with the Terms and in compliance with Google’s then current Brand Feature use guidelines, and any content contained or referenced therein, which may be found at the following URL: http://www.google.com/permissions/guidelines.html (or such other URL Google may provide from time to time).

7. GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE AND STORAGE

You agree that Google and Villanova have no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any Content and other communications maintained or transmitted by Google services. You acknowledge that Google may have set no fixed upper limit on the number of transmissions you may send or receive through Google services or the amount of storage space used; however, Google retains the right, at its sole discretion, to create limits at any time with or without notice.

Upon the termination of your use of Google services, including upon receipt of a certificate or other legal document confirming your death, Google will close your account and you will no longer be able to retrieve content contained in that account.

8. PERSONAL NON-COMMERCIAL USE

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of Google services, use of Google services, or access to Google services except as otherwise expressly provided in the Terms or as specifically authorized in a separate written agreement.

9. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE

Google and Villanova each reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, Google services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that neither Google nor Villanova shall be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of Google services. If Villanova and Google ease their relationship you will no longer have access to and use of the Google services.

10. TERMINATION

You may discontinue your use of Google services at any time. You agree that Google and Villanova may terminate your access to Google services, terminate the Terms, or suspend or terminate your account in accordance with the terms of the contract between Villanova and Google or the terms of Villanova’s Email Policy. In the event of termination, your account will be disabled and you may not be granted access to Google services, your account or any files or their content contained in your account. Sections 10 (Termination), 13 (Indemnity), 14 (Disclaimer of Warranties), 15 (Limitations of Liability), 16 (Exclusions and Limitations) and 19 (including severability and statute of limitations), of the Terms, shall survive expiration or termination.

11. ADVERTISEMENTS

Some Google services are supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions on the service. Such advertisements may be targeted to the content of information stored on the Google services, queries made through Google services or other information. The manner, mode and extent of advertising by Google on its services are subject to change. As consideration for your use of Google services, you agree that Google may place such advertising and that Google shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred by you as a result of the presence of such advertisers on Google services or your subsequent dealings with advertisers.

12. LINKS

Google services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Google may have no control over such sites and resources and you acknowledge and agree that Google and Villanova are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that neither Google nor Villanova shall be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

13. INDEMNITY

You agree to hold harmless and indemnify Google, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, advertisers, licensors, suppliers or partners, (collectively “Google and Partners”) and Villanova, its officers, agents, trustees and employees (collectively “Villanova and Partners”) from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of Google services, violation of the Terms or any other actions connected with use of Google services, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, Google and Villanova will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.

14. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

YOUR USE OF GOOGLE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. GOOGLE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, GOOGLE AND PARTNERS AND VILLANOVA AND PARTNERS EACH EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

GOOGLE AND PARTNERS AND VILLANOVA AND PARTNERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT (i) GOOGLE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) GOOGLE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF GOOGLE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH GOOGLE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (v) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.

ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF GOOGLE SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM GOOGLE OR THROUGH OR FROM GOOGLE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.

15. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER GOOGLE AND PARTNERS NOR VILLANOVA AND PARTNERS SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF GOOGLE OR PARTNERS OR VILLANOVA OR PARTNERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE GOOGLE SERVICES; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM GOOGLE SERVICES; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON GOOGLE SERVICES; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO GOOGLE SERVICES.

16. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS

NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT IS INTENDED TO EXCLUDE OR LIMIT ANY CONDITION, WARRANTY, RIGHT OR LIABILITY WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED OR LIMITED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF IMPLIED TERMS, OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IN SECTIONS 14 AND 15 WHICH ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION WILL APPLY TO YOU AND OUR LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

17. NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES

You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in the Terms, there shall be no third party beneficiaries to the Terms.

18. NOTICE

You agree that Google may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms, by email, regular mail, or postings on Google services.

19. GENERAL INFORMATION

Entire Agreement. The Terms (including any policies, guidelines or amendments that may be presented to your from time to time such as the Villanova Email Policy, Program Policies and Legal Notices) constitute the entire agreement between you and Google and Villanova and govern your use of Google services superseding any prior agreements between you and Google for the use of Google services. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other Google services, affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software.

Waiver and Severability of Terms. The failure of Google or Villanova to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect.

Statute of Limitations. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of Google services or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

The section headings in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.