Ownership of Site; Agreement to Terms of Use
These Terms and Conditions of Use (the "Terms of Use") apply to the LiveWire web site located at www.psulivewire.com, and all associated sites linked to www.psulivewire.com by LiveWire, its subsidiaries and affiliates, including LiveWire sites around the world (collectively, the "Site"). The Site is the property of The Pennsylvania State University LiveWire Communications Group ("LiveWire") and its licensors. BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE THE SITE.

LiveWire reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use, at any time. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes. As long as you comply with these Terms of Use, LiveWire grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited privilege to enter and use the Site.

All text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork and computer code (collectively, "Content"), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, "look and feel"and arrangement of such Content, contained on the Site is, unless expressly noted, owned, controlled or licensed by or to LiveWire, and is protected by trade dress, copyright, patent and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws.

Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, no part of the Site and no Content may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted or distributed in any way (including "mirroring") to any other computer, server, Web site or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise, without LiveWire's express prior written consent.

You may use information on LiveWire products and services (such as course articles and similar materials) purposely made available by LiveWire for downloading from the Site, provided that you (1) not remove any proprietary notice language in all copies of such documents, (2) use such information only for your personal, non-commercial informational purpose and do not copy or post such information on any networked computer or broadcast it in any media, (3) make no modifications to any such information, and (4) not make any additional representations or warranties relating to such documents.

Your Use of the Site
You may not use any "deep-link", "page-scrape", "robot", "spider"or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Site or any Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Site. LiveWire reserves the right to bar any such activity.

You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site or to any LiveWire server, or to any of the services offered on or through the Site, by hacking, password "mining"or any other illegitimate means.

You may not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or any network connected to the Site, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Site or any network connected to the Site. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the Site, or any other customer of LiveWire, including any LiveWire account not owned by you, to its source, or exploit the Site or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Site, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information, as provided for by the Site.

You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Site or LiveWire's systems or networks, or any systems or networks connected to the Site or to LiveWire.

You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any transaction being conducted on the Site, or with any other person's use of the Site.

You may not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or transmittal you send to LiveWire on or through the Site or any service offered on or through the Site. You may not pretend that you are, or that you represent, someone else, or impersonate any other individual or entity.

You may not use the Site or any Content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of LiveWire or others.

Other Terms and Conditions
Additional terms and conditions may apply to services or to specific portions or features of the Site, including competitions, promotions or other similar features, all of which terms are made a part of these Terms of Use by this reference. You agree to abide by such other terms and conditions, including where applicable representing that you are of sufficient legal age to use or participate in such service or feature. If there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and the terms posted for or applicable to a specific portion of the Site or for any service offered on or through the Site, the latter terms shall control with respect to your use of that portion of the Site or the specific service.

LiveWire's obligations, if any, with regard to its services are governed solely by the agreements pursuant to which they are provided, and nothing on this Site should be construed to alter such agreements.

LiveWire may make changes to any services offered on the Site at any time, without notice. The materials on the Site with respect to services may be out of date, and LiveWire makes no commitment to update the materials on the Site with respect to such services.

Accounts, Passwords and Security
Certain features or services offered on or through the Site may require you to open an account (including setting up a LiveWire ID and password). You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information, including your password, and for any and all activity that occurs under your account. You agree to notify LiveWire immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or password, or any other breach of security. However, you may be held liable for losses incurred by LiveWire or any other user of or visitor to the Site due to someone else using your LiveWire ID, password or account.

You may not use anyone else's LiveWire ID, password or account at any time without the express permission and consent of the holder of that LiveWire ID, password or account. LiveWire cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations.

By using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any message or information you send to the Site may be read or intercepted by others, even if there is a special notice that a particular transmission is encrypted.

Links to Other Sites and to the LiveWire Site
This Site may contain links to other independent third-party Web sites ("Linked Sites"). These Linked Sites are provided solely as a convenience to our visitors. Such Linked Sites are not under LiveWire's control, and LiveWire is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of such Linked Sites, including any information or materials contained on such Linked Sites. You will need to make your own independent judgment regarding your interaction with these Linked Sites.


The above disclaimer applies to any damages, liability or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use, whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence or any other cause of action.

LiveWire reserves the right to do any of the following, at any time, without notice: (1) to modify, suspend or terminate operation of or access to the Site, or any portion of the Site, for any reason; (2) to modify or change the Site, or any portion of the Site, and any applicable policies or terms; and (3) to interrupt the operation of the Site, or any portion of the Site, as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, error correction, or other changes.

Limitation of Liability
Except where prohibited by law, in no event will LiveWire be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including lost profits, even if LiveWire has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

You agree to indemnify and hold LiveWire, its officers, directors, predecessors, successors in interest, employees, agents, subsidiaries and affiliates, harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys' fees), made against LiveWire by any third party due to or arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site.

Violation of These Terms of Use
LiveWire may disclose any information we have about you (including your identity) if we determine that such disclosure is necessary in connection with any investigation or complaint regarding your use of the Site, or to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) LiveWire's rights or property, or the rights or property of visitors to or users of the Site. LiveWire reserves the right at all times to disclose any information that LiveWire deems necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. LiveWire also may disclose your information when LiveWire determines that applicable law requires or permits such disclosure, including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection purposes.

You acknowledge and agree that LiveWire may preserve any transmittal or communication by you with LiveWire through the Site or any service offered on or through the Site, and may also disclose such data if required to do so by law or LiveWire determines that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) comply with legal process, (2) enforce these Terms of Use, (3) respond to claims that any such data violates the rights of others, or (4) protect the rights, property or personal safety of LiveWire, its employees, users of or visitors to the Site, and the public.

You agree that LiveWire may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the Site and/or block your future access to the Site if we determine that you have violated these Terms of Use or other agreements or guidelines which may be associated with your use of the Site. You also agree that any violation by you of these Terms of Use will constitute an unlawful and unfair business practice, and will cause irreparable harm to LiveWire, for which monetary damages would be inadequate, and you consent to LiveWire obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that LiveWire deems necessary or appropriate in such circumstances. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies LiveWire may have at law or in equity.

You agree that LiveWire may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the Site, for cause, which includes (but is not limited to) (1) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (2) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (3) discontinuance or material modification of the Site or any service offered on or through the Site, or (4) unexpected technical issues or problems.

If LiveWire does take any legal action against you as a result of your violation of these Terms of Use, LiveWire will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable attorneys' fees and costs of such action, in addition to any other relief granted to LiveWire. You agree that LiveWire will not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your access to the Site as a result of any violation of these Terms of Use.

Governing Law; Dispute Resolution
You agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of the Site, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of the United States and by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts in Blair County, Pennsylvania, and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue. Any claim under these Terms of Use must be brought within one (1) year after the cause of action arises, or such claim or cause of action is barred. No recovery may be sought or received for damages other than out-of-pocket expenses, except that the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys' fees. In the event of any controversy or dispute between LiveWire and you arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site, the parties shall attempt, promptly and in good faith, to resolve any such dispute. If we are unable to resolve any such dispute within a reasonable time (not to exceed thirty (30) days), then either party may submit such controversy or dispute to mediation. If the dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, then the parties shall be free to pursue any right or remedy available to them under applicable law.

Void Where Prohibited
LiveWire administers and operates the www.psulivewire.com Site from its location in Altoona, Pennsylvania USA; other LiveWire sites may be administered and operated from various locations outside the United States. Although the Site is accessible worldwide, not all features, products or services discussed, referenced, provided or offered through or on the Site are available to all persons or in all geographic locations, or appropriate or available for use outside the United States. LiveWire reserves the right to limit, in its sole discretion, the provision and quantity of any feature, product or service to any person or geographic area. Any offer for any feature, product or service made on the Site is void where prohibited. If you choose to access the Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and you are solely responsible for complying with applicable local laws.

You may not use or export or re-export any Content or any copy or adaptation of such Content, or any product or service offered on the Site, in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, including without limitation United States export laws and regulations.

If any of the provisions of these Terms of Use are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be void or unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary and replaced with a valid provision that best embodies the intent of these Terms of Use, so that these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and LiveWire with regard to your use of the Site, and any and all other written or oral agreements or understandings previously existing between you and LiveWire with respect to such use are hereby superseded and cancelled. LiveWire will not accept any counter-offers to these Terms of Use, and all such offers are hereby categorically rejected. LiveWire's failure to insist on or enforce strict performance of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver by LiveWire of any provision or any right it has to enforce these Terms of Use, nor shall any course of conduct between LiveWire and you or any other party be deemed to modify any provision of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use shall not be interpreted or construed to confer any rights or remedies on any third parties.

LiveWire provides access to LiveWire international data and, therefore, may contain references or cross references to LiveWire programs and services that are not announced in your country. Such reference does not imply that LiveWire in your country intends to announce such programs or services.

Trademark Information
For a list of LiveWire's trademarks and service marks, refer to the LiveWire Trademark List.

Use of the LiveWire Logo for commercial purposes without the prior written consent of LiveWire may constitute trademark infringement and unfair competition in violation of federal and state laws. Use of LiveWire trademarks may be prohibited, unless expressly authorized.

Copyright Information
A copyright is a property right in an original work of authorship. Copyright is recognized in most countries of the world by statutory copyright laws.

Copyright exists in the expression of an idea, but not the idea itself. Copyrightable expressions can take many forms but are usually categorized as literary, musical, dramatic, pantomime and choreography, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, computer programs, motion pictures, and sound recordings.

To obtain permission to use LiveWire copyrighted materials, please contact legalteam@psulivewire.com.

To report claims of copyright infringement, please refer to Claims of Copyright Infringement below.

Rights and Permissions
If you have any questions concerning the usage or licensing of LiveWire copyrighted materials, for example, photographs, video footage, LiveWire advertisements or other LiveWire materials, please submit your detailed request in writing. Please be sure to include any surrounding copy or text to the LiveWire material.

Requests may be emailed to copyright@psulivewire.com or mailed to LiveWire, ico Penn State Altoona Communications Program
Attention: Rights and Permissions,
3000 Ivyside Drive
Altoona, PA 16601.

LiveWire's Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy
LiveWire or any of its staff members do not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new advertising campaigns, new promotions, processes, or materials. The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when LiveWire's products or marketing strategies might seem similar to ideas submitted to LiveWire. So, please do not send your unsolicited ideas to LiveWire or anyone at LiveWire. If, despite our request that you not send us your ideas, you still send them, then regardless of what your letter says, the following terms shall apply to your idea submission.

You agree that: (1) your ideas will automatically become the property of LiveWire, without compensation to you, and (2) LiveWire can use the ideas for any purpose and in any way, even give them to others.

LiveWire does, however, welcome your feedback regarding many areas of LiveWire's existing service. If you want to send us your feedback, and we hope you do, we simply request that you contact us.

Any person is hereby authorized to: a) store documentation on a single computer for personal use only and b) print copies of documentation for personal use provided that the documentation contains LiveWire's copyright notice.

Third Party Companies, Products and Websites
Mention of third-party products, companies and web sites on the LiveWire web site is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. LiveWire assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance or use of these products, vendors, or websites. LiveWire provides this only as a convenience to our users. LiveWire has not tested any material found on these sites and makes no representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any content found there. There are dangers inherent in the use of any software found on the Internet, and LiveWire assumes no responsibility with regard to the performance or use of these products. Make sure that you completely understand the risks before retrieving any software on the Internet. All third party products must be ordered directly from the vendor, and all licenses and warranties, if any, take place between you and the vendor.

Feedback and Information
Any feedback you provide at this site shall be deemed to be non-confidential. LiveWire shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis.

Legal Contacts
Trademark :
If you have any questions concerning the usage or licensing of LiveWire trademarks, contact the Trademark department by email at LiveWiretm@psulivewire.com.

Patent :
If you have any questions concerning licensing of LiveWire patents, contact the Patent department by email at iplaw@LiveWire.com .

Copyright :
If you have any questions concerning the usage or licensing of LiveWire copyrighted materials, contact the Rights and Permissions/Copyright department by email at copyright@LiveWire.com.

The information contained in this web site is subject to change without notice.
Copyright ©2003 PSU Altoona, LiveWire. All rights reserved.

Updated by LiveWire Legal Team on 11/21/05

Effective October 2003