Policies

The Clark College WordPress Class blog is for students and fans of Clark College and the Clark College web design, development, and related degrees. This is an instructor supervised, student produced site. The site serves to train the students and prepare them for a career in web publishing, web design, development, programming, writing, social media, and online business careers.

In other words, expect mistakes to be made along the way as this is a learning tool.

This policy is valid from 27 August 2013.

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Liability

The opinions and content published on this site reflect the opinions of the students, and in no way represents Clark College or its representatives. Clark College does not warrant or make any representation with regard to this site and its content. The views and opinions herein are not the responsibility of Clark College.

The WordPress class students use reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy, correctness, timeliness, and reliability of the content on this site, but the students, instructor, College, and its representatives make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, correctness, timeliness, or reliability of such content, and does not warrant that the functions and features of this site will be uninterrupted or error-free. It is the nature of an educational site and learning tool that the students will change things during the course and from class to class.

Neither Clark College, the instructor, or the students or other representatives or employees will be liable for any damages of any kind arising out of or relating to your use or inability to use this site or its content. This includes and is not limited to direct, indirect, ordinary, special, incidental, exemplary, punitive, or consequential damages, whether based upon contract, torn, or any other legal theory theory, whether foreseeable or not, regardless of whether the site administrators and representatives have been advised of the possibility of damages.

You, the user, assume all liability for your use of the site and agree to indemnify Clark College, the instructor, students, and representatives from and against all claims, judgments, expenses, losses, fines, liabilities, and attorney fees and costs, as incurred, arising from or related in any way to your use of the site or any breach of this Agreement by you.

There may be links to other sites from this site, however, these other sites are not controlled by the representatives and administrators of this site. The administrators and representatives of this site hereby disclaim any responsibility for linked web sites, for any content contained on such websites and for any loss suffered by you in relation to your use of such sites. You waive any and all claims based on the inclusion of links to outside sites or on your use of those sites.

As a site user, you agree that you will not use the site for any purpose that is unlawful or that is prohibited by the terms, conditions and notices contained herein. You shall not, at any time, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the site or tamper with the operation of the site, and you shall not insert or make use of any type of disabling device including, but not limited to, viruses, worms or any similar device that may impair, damage, or interfere with the proper working of the site.

All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, and design elements beyond the scope of WordPress.com and the WordPress Theme, is the property of the instructor and students contributing to the site., and is protected by United States and International Copyright Laws.

Except as explicitly permitted herein, no portion or element of this site or its content may be copied, modified, or distributed by any means without the express permission of the copyright instructor(s). Content published by the students retains their copyright.

FAIR USE: International Copyright Laws permit Fair Use of the content for citation as a reference. Such citation doesn’t not include images and requires a link to the article and site, clear visual presentation of the material as “quoted” and cited from a source external to the citing source, and such fair use of content shall not 10% or 400 words.

Comment Guidelines

Comments are open to fellow students, instructors, and the general public on this site, therefore, the comment guidelines state the following:

  • Play nice.
  • Keep your comments family-friendly.
  • All comments will be monitored and edited if necessary by administrators.
  • Comment spam will be marked as spam.
  • Trolls, creeps, abusers, and evil doers will be deleted and possibly blocked.
  • Keep on topic.
  • Let the comment speak well for you, representing your intelligence, character, and opinion.

This comment policy is subject to change without notice.

Disclosure

This site serves the students of Clark College’s computer technology departments as a learning tool.

This site is a collaborative site written by a group of individuals. This site does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions. We write for our own purposes. However, we may be influenced by our background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience.

The instructor(s) and contributors of this site will never receive financial compensation in any way from this site. Contributing students are graded on the assignments associated with this site, and such grades reflect upon their overall academic success. Advertisements on this site are the right and responsibility of WordPress.com and not associated with the contributors, instructors, or the college.

The instructor(s) and contributors of this site is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this site are purely the site owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement, or are part of our class assignments, which may be counter to our personal beliefs, serving as educational instruction. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

The instructor(s) and contributors of this site would like to disclose the following existing relationships. These are companies, organizations or individuals that may have a significant impact on the content of this site. We are students and instructors at Clark College, thus the college environment, staff, employees, and instructors may influence our activities and opinions on this site. We write about people to whom we are related and working with as part of our educational experience and training at Clark College, which may include community representatives and advisers working with program projects. As students of Clark College, some of us receive grants and compensation for tuition, thus these agencies and our financial interest in continuing at Clark College are relevant to our blogging and may influence our activity on the site.

Privacy

This site is not used to collect or share private information such as email addresses for sale or commercial use. Contributors provide contact information at their own risk. Commenters opt to provide names, email and website information when they comment.

WordPress.com Stats and other statistics and web analytics programs collect data from visitors as a standard procedure. This data may be viewed and analyzed by the students as part of their educational experience. The information collected is the same as collected by a such programs on the web and typically consists of IP data and visitor actions on the site.

Students will be publishing surveys and polls on this site. Information collected is voluntary and used for educational purposes.

These policies are subject to change at any time.

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