Terms and Conditions of Use
Terms and Conditions of Use
By using the webpages hosted by Houghton Mifflin Company and/or its various divisions and subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "HMCo"), you agree to the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions of Use, do not use the webpages hosted by HMCo.
The contents of these webpages are protected by U.S. copyright laws. The materials posted on these pages by HMCo may be retrieved solely for your own personal, noncommercial use and may be downloaded to your own hard disk or sent to a printer solely for that purpose. In doing so, you may not remove or alter any trademark, copyright, or other proprietary notice. You may not otherwise copy, modify, or distribute the contents of these pages without the express permission of HMCo.
Portions of these pages provide users an opportunity to exchange ideas and information. HMCo has no obligation to screen, edit, or review postings, and the ideas and information posted do not necessarily reflect the views of HMCo. While using these pages, you may not post, transmit, or otherwise distribute any material that may be unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing on any copyright or other rights of others, or damaging to software or hardware. You may not advertise or solicit on these pages without HMCo's express permission. HMCo reserves the right to monitor any postings and remove any which it considers, in its discretion, to be offensive or otherwise in breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use.
HMCo reserves the right, which it may or may not exercise, to review, edit, or delete any material that it deems to be inappropriate or in violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use and to deny access to anyone who violates these Terms and Conditions of Use. NOTWITHSTANDING THE ABOVE, HMCO EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY MATERIAL COMMUNICATED BY THIRD PARTIES THROUGH THESE PAGES OR FOR ANY CLAIMS, DAMAGES, OR LOSSES RESULTING FROM THE USE THEREOF.
By posting or submitting material to these pages you represent that you have all necessary rights in and to such material; that such material will not infringe on any personal or proprietary rights of any third parties; that such material will not contain defamatory, indecent, or otherwise unlawful content; and that such material will not contain any viruses or other destructive features. You authorize HMCo to use and/or authorize others to use such material in any manner or medium.
You may obtain access to other sites on the Internet through these pages. By providing this service HMCo is not undertaking any responsibility or liability for information or publications of third parties on the Internet even if you access them through these pages.
HMCO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THESE PAGES OR THEIR CONTENTS (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, MATERIAL COMMUNICATED BY THIRD PARTIES), WHICH ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. HMCO DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THESE PAGES. HMCO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THESE PAGES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED AND ERROR-FREE; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE PAGES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES, WORMS, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. HMCO ALSO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO WHETHER THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THESE PAGES IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR CURRENT.
IN NO EVENT SHALL HMCO, ITS EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, OR ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, OR DELIVERY OF THESE PAGES BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, LOSSES, AND EXPENSES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, COMPENSATORY, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF ANTICIPATED PROFITS, BENEFITS, USE, OR DATA RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THESE PAGES, EVEN IF HMCO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ESTABLISHING SUCH PROCEDURES FOR DATA BACK UP AND VIRUS PROTECTION AS YOU DEEM APPROPRIATE.
These pages are controlled and operated by HMCo in the United States and are intended for use within the United States. HMCo makes no representation that materials on these pages are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access these pages from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Any action to enforce these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
HMCo reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time without notice.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance
If you believe that any materials posted on this website by others infringe on the copyrights of another party, please contact us. We comply with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act applicable to Internet service providers. Please send a written notice describing the infringement to our designated agent at the following address:
Houghton Mifflin Company
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
Your notice must include the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of the owner, or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly being infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works at a single online site, a representative list of such works at the site;
- Identification of the allegedly infringing material on the HMCo website, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate such material on our website;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, or, if available, an e-mail address;
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the materials in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
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