By using Fuse, you are agreeing to these Terms and consent to participate in the Fuse research project. If you do not agree to these Terms, do not use Fuse. We may periodically revise these Terms. If a revision is material, as determined by us, we will notify you via email. The current version of our Terms will always be posted on our Terms page, so please check back regularly. By continuing to use Fuse after revisions become effective, you are agreeing to the revised Terms. If you do not agree to the revised Terms, please stop using Fuse.
To use Fuse, you'll need to create an account, either via Fuse or through a third-party service such as Google. In the latter case, personal information you provided to that third party, such as your name, email address and other information your privacy settings on that service allow us to access, will be used to create your Fuse account.
You are responsible for safeguarding your Fuse login credentials. You are responsible for activity on your account, whether or not you authorized that activity. You should immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account.
By using Fuse, you provide us with text, images, and other information (“your content”). You retain full ownership of your content - what belongs to you stays yours.
You can remove your content by deleting it. However, in certain instances, some of your content may not be completely removed (when your data is shared with someone else, for example). We are not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of any of your content, or the failure to remove or delete such content.
You are solely responsible for your content and indicate that you own or have the necessary rights to all of your content, and that use of your content does not infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.
Fuse is owned and operated by the Center for Knowledge Acceleration at Carnegie Mellon University and is protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
You may only use Fuse as permitted by law, including all applicable federal, state, local or international laws and regulations. Do not, for example:
Use any engine, software, tool, agent, device, mechanism or the like to access, search, or download intellectual property from Fuse, or use Fuse in any way other than through our publicly supported interfaces;
Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of Fuse, Fuse’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Fuse’s providers;
Probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any Fuse system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
Decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide Fuse;
Plant malware or use Fuse to distribute malware;
Violate the privacy of others;
Violate any applicable law or regulation;
Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; or post or transmit anything that is fraudulent or misleading;
Send unsolicited communications, promotions, advertisements or spam or otherwise infringe on others' rights;
Interfere with the access of any user, host or network, including introducing any virus to, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing Fuse, or introducing any other material or content which is malicious or technologically harmful;
Attack Fuse via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack; or otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of Fuse;
Attempt any of the above, or encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the above.
We have the right to investigate violations of these Terms and may also consult and cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the law.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and expect you to do the same.
It is our policy to terminate the Fuse account of anyone who repeatedly infringes the copyright or intellectual property rights of others. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, Fuse will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using Fuse as reported to our Designated Copyright Agent.
If you believe that any materials you or others access via the Services infringe your copyright or other intellectual property rights (e.g., trademark infringement or right of publicity), please contact our Copyright Agent at the address below and provide the following information:
Your full legal name and electronic or physical signature
A description of the copyrighted work or other interest that you believe has been infringed;
Enough information to properly identify and locate that content (including, at a minimum, the relevant URL)
Contact information, including your address, telephone number, and email address
The following statements in the body of notice:
“I hereby state that I have not authorized the challenged use, and I have a good-faith belief that the challenged use is not authorized by law.”
“I hereby state under penalty of perjury that all of the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the owner of the IP, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the IP.”
Upon receipt of notice as described above, we will seek to confirm the existence of the IP on Fuse and take whatever action, in its sole discretion, we deem appropriate.
We may terminate or modify your access to and use of Fuse, at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you, for example, if you are not complying with these Terms, or if you use Fuse in any way that would cause us legal liability or disrupt others’ use of Fuse.
Likewise, you may cancel your account at any time and doing so will terminate you as a Fuse research participant.
If we suspend or terminate your use of Fuse, we will try to let you know in advance and help you retrieve data, though there may be cases (for example, flagrantly violating these Terms) where we may suspend immediately.
THE SERVICE AND ANY OTHER SERVICE AND CONTENT INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN AS IS OR AS AVAILABLE BASIS WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. WE DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN) WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE AND CONTENT INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WHETHER ALLEGED TO ARISE BY OPERATION OF LAW, BY REASON OF CUSTOM OR USAGE IN THE TRADE, BY COURSE OF DEALING OR OTHERWISE.
IN NO EVENT WILL CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE OR ANY OTHER SERVICE AND/OR CONTENT INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR ARE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. OUR TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ALL CAUSES OF ACTION AND UNDER ALL THEORIES OF LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS. THIS SECTION WILL BE GIVEN FULL EFFECT EVEN IF ANY REMEDY SPECIFIED IN THIS AGREEMENT IS DEEMED TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys' fees, costs, penalties, interest and disbursements) we incur in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of avoiding, any claim or demand from a third party relating to your use of the Service or the use of the Service by any person using your account, including any claim that your use of the Service violates any applicable law or regulation, or the rights of any third party, and/or your violation of these Terms.