Legal Notices and Privacy Statement to Users of University of Denver Employee Manual

Important: Please Read

The material posted on the University of Denver Faculty & Staff website is intended to provide general information and summarize various University policies, procedures, and employee benefits.

This material and all policies, manuals, or other information posted on any University of Denver web site does not create a contract, express or implied, between the University of Denver and any employee.

The University may change any information which is posted on any of its websites from time to time without prior notice. The University may deviate from the guidelines or any policy set forth on any University website as individual circumstances warrant and without prior notice.

Employment at DU is at will, meaning that the employment relationship may be terminated by the employee or DU at any time, for any or no reason, with or without advance notice. Except as may b e provided in a written contract signed by an authorized representative of the University, no employee has a guarantee or promise of employment with the University for any specific period of time. Further, no one has authority to make an agreement with any employee of the University concerning such employee’s length of employment except in writing.

How You May Use Our Materials

You may use, copy and distribute the materials found on the University’s websites for internal, noncommercial, informational purposes only. All copies that you make of the material must bear any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice located on the site which pertain to the material being copied. Except as authorized in this paragraph, you are not being granted a license under any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right in the material or the products, services, processes or technology described therein. All such rights are retained by DU and/or any third party owner of such rights

How We May Use Information You Provide to Us

Do not send us any confidential or proprietary information. Any feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or the like, which you send to use will be treated as being nonconfidential and nonproprietary. We assume no obligation to protect such information from disclosure and will be free to reproduce, use and distribute the information to others without restriction. We will also be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in information that you send us for any purpose whatsoever.

Content and Liability Disclaimer

Material on University websites may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes may be periodically incorporated into this material. DU may make improvements and/or changes in the products, services and/or programs described in these materials at any time without notice.

The materials on University websites are provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantiability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.   Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you .

In no event shall the University of Denver or any of its trustees, employees, or other representatives be liable for any damages whatsoever, including compensatory, special, indirect, consequential or incidental damages or damages for loss of profits, revenue, use, data, or loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties, whether brought in contract or tort, arising out of or connected with any University web site or the use, reliance upon or performance of any material contained in or accessed from any University web site.

Monitoring of Materials Transmitted by You

We are under no obligation to monitor the material residing on or transmitted to this server. However, anyone using this server agrees that the University may monitor the server contents periodically to (1) comply with any necessary laws, regulations or other governmental requests; (2) to operate the server properly or to protect itself and its users. The University reserves the right to modify, reject or eliminate any material residing on or transmitted to its server that it, in its sole discretion, believes is unacceptable or in violation of the law or these terms and conditions.

Access Services Liability Disclaimer

The user of this system assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of this server and the internet generally. The University of Denver disclaims all warranties, representations or endorsements, express or implied, with regard to the information accessed from, or via, this server or the internet, including, but not limited to, all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement. DU does not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product or process disclosed on the server or other material accessible from the server. In no event shall du or any of its directors, employees, or other representatives be liable for any compensatory, special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, revenue or profits, whether in an action of contract, intellectual property infringement, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of the information on this server or the internet generally.

Users shall not submit any material that is defamatory, infringing, violative of applicable law or otherwise detrimental to the system. While a user may preserve its copyright interest in submitted material, all materials submitted for public posting to the system shall become part of the database, all compilation and collective copyrights in which are owned exclusively by the University. Moreover, users who submit material shall be deemed to (i) grant to DU and subscribers to the system a paid up, perpetual, world-wide irrevocable license to use, copy and redistribute such materials and any portions thereof and any derivative works there from and (ii) warrant that such submitting user has all rights necessary to submit such material and that the use of such material by the University and subscribers to the system will not infringe any other party’s rights.

Each user agrees, as a condition of such license (i) not to remove identifying source information from verbatim copies of user-supplied materials (or substantially similar derivative works) found in public areas of the system and (ii) not to reproduce portions thereof in any way that identifies the source but fails to describe accurately the nature and source of any modification, alteration thereto or selection there from.

Notwithstanding the licenses granted by users and information suppliers, users shall not engage in systematic, substantial and regular replication of materials supplied to the system where the effect of such actions is to provide another person who is not an authorized subscriber to such materials with a substantial substitute for a subscription.

Virus Protection

Each party that submits materials agrees that in uploading executable files to the system it will use only computer systems employing reasonable means to check for and prevent the spread of computer viruses.

Privacy Policy

DU is sensitive to privacy issues with respect to the use of information provided to us over the Internet.

We believe it is important for you to know how we treat the information about you that is received by us when you visit. In general, you can visit the University’s sites on the World Wide Web without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Portions of the University’s websites containing employment policies and information may be password protected to limit access to University Faculty and Staff. Our web servers collect information about how users access our site. This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, number of pages viewed, and methods by which our site was found. DU uses this information to evaluate the use of our site and to continuously improve the content being provided.

The University’s website may contain links to other sites such as search engines and information about Denver and Colorado. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites.

Because of the evolving nature of the technologies that we use and the way that we conduct business, we may amend this policy from time to time. We will post any revisions on this site.