ACUI Website Terms of Use

ACUI Website Uploaders and Posters

The ACUI website experience relies heavily on your participation. Just like attending that high school reunion, while you might have felt a little awkward at first, the party got a whole lot better when more people showed up. Help make the site the community resource for your profession that you want it to be by becoming an active contributor.

To post messages in the ACUI Forum, upload documents to the ACUI Exchange, and/or contribute other content to the ACUI website, you must be logged in as an ACUI member. By contributing content, you agree to the following terms. You also give ACUI the nonexclusive, perpetual rights to reuse your content—in its entirety or in part—in any way it chooses.

We are all busy people and do not bore ourselves by reviewing your contributions before they are published. However, if you share something that ACUI or your peers deems objectionable, we reserve the right to remove it without your approval. Please save us the time of doing so—and yourself the embarrassment and public scorning. With your reputation and ACUI’s in mind, we offer the following guidelines:

  • Do not upload anything you might be ashamed of later. These items include anything that is knowingly false, vulgar, offensive, defamatory, obscene, threatening, harassing, or abusive. If you would not feel comfortable sharing it with your child, supervisor, or grandmother, consider whether it is appropriate for the ACUI website. And please, no nudity.
  • Commercial postings and solicitations anger other users. Therefore, ACUI is not responsible for the public chastising you have brought upon yourself. Additionally, if you abuse the privilege of participating in this educational environment, we reserve the right to kick you (or your contributions) off the island.
  • Make sure you share your content in the right place. If not, you will look silly and may confuse other users, and you likely will not receive the best responses to your post. For example, we have a handy online tool for posting job announcements, but it’s not the ACUI Forum. Also, don’t post the same content multiple times, even if you like it a lot.
  • Don't pretend to be someone you're not. While profile icons offer you the ability to go incognito or live out your split personality, we still know who you are and other users won't think you're any cooler because you have a wacky screen name. Also, do not post under someone else's name—it's illegal.
  • That whole “we know who you are” thing. By uploading materials to the ACUI website, you agree to your user name and your content being visible to other users. Know that if you do something illegal using the ACUI website, we may choose to pass your information and IP address on to an aggrieved person or a law enforcement agency.
  • Don't upload copyrighted material or trademarks without the expressed permission of the owner. As you should have learned in high school, it is illegal to do so.
  • Don’t share pricing details. This constitutes an antitrust violation according to federal law. While you might not have learned about this in high school, it’s still illegal.
  • Don’t be shy. We acknowledge that content on the ACUI website is so thrilling that you just can’t keep yourself from sharing it with colleagues, and as a college unions fanatic, you agree to act upon that instinct. Shameless self-promotion of your own content is acceptable in this circumstance.

ACUI Website Users and Viewers

Common sense warning: ACUI members are knowledgeable and often share their expertise through the tools on the ACUI website. Please note, this does not mean they are infallible. Use common sense when using others’ advice, experiences, or opinions. ACUI is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content. The messages posted represent the thoughts of the individual posting, not of the Association or any of its representatives.

We are not responsible for any indirect, incidental, special, or consequential losses of limb, property, ability, or profits; emotional distress; damages; liability; or expenses you or anyone else might incur resulting from use of the ACUI website or Acts of God. Through your use of the ACUI website, you indemnify us from such.
Hey, that’s mine. If you believe someone has infringed on your intellectual property rights through content on the ACUI website, please let us know. In your email to acui@acui.org, please include a link to the content you’re referencing, a copy of your actual content, why you believe your rights are being violated, and your full contact information so we can respond.

Objectionable content: If you find content shared by another person objectionable, please let us know. Note, removing objectionable content is a manual process, so it will not be done immediately (see “busy people” above).

Reminder: Don’t be shy. It is easy to upgrade from “viewer” to “contributor.” You know you like to ask presenters questions or chat with your neighbor during education sessions at an in-person conference—this is no different. Examples from your own experiences add value to the conversation.

Don’t panic. We recognize that visitors to the ACUI website may be concerned about how we will treat the information they share. As the owner and operator of this website, ACUI is committed to making our best efforts to ensure your information remains private. Our online payment system is SSL encrypted and uses https security protocol. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, however, so click on hyperlinks at your own risk.

If you have any questions about the ACUI website or these Terms of Use, please contact us.


Updated Aug. 5, 2015