Welcome to Collegiate Nation, also known as GoCNCN.com. Thank you for taking the time to read our Terms and Conditions.We are a private social network and communication website exclusively for college students. Our paid members are called Citizens. Unsubscribed members are called Contributors.
First and foremost, we promise to serve you, the collegiate student. Expect us to listen to you. Expect us to respond to your needs. We will work our hearts out to serve you the very best we can. We promise to protect your privacy, protect your personal data, and protect your freedom of expression.
We do not engage in any type of data mining. We do not sell your data or any information about you to anyone. We do not track your activities or preferences. We claim no ownership or rights over anything you submit. What's Yours, Stays Yours. It's that simple.You can delete, disable or edit just about any submission. And when there is no option to delete a submission, you can post it anonymously.
You retain full power, ownership and control over everything you submit to the site. You're in control at all times.
You Agree to the following:
Ability to Accept Terms of Service: If you are under 18 years of age, please do not use this website. Talk to your parents about which sites are appropriate for you. When you visit or use this website, you affirm that you are either 18 or over, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent to visit and use Collegiate Nation.
Collegiate Nation administrators reserve the right to randomly require our members to submit additional verifying documents. Refusal may lead to termination of rights to access the site except as defined for the General Public. In this eventuality, You agree to forfeit your paid subscription.
If we uncover that you have fraudulently represented yourself as a student, you agree to be subject to financial penalties that may include covering all legal costs, court costs, and investigative costs accrued by Collegiate Nation, LLC. to investigate the fraudulent activity.
We are very serious about insuring that only college students are members of Collegiate Nation.
At various intervals Collegiate Nation, LLC will randomly verify the status of its members. You agree to provide information requested that will help us to verify your status if you are selected. If you refuse to provide this data and you are a subscribed member, a Citizen, you forfeit any paid subscription fee and will lose YOUR ability to access the Website except as a General Public user.
We reiterate that Collegiate Nation is exclusively for college students. Students with no "edu" address may join, but additional verification is required.
WARNING TO UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STAFF, AND OTHER PERSONS WITH AN "EDU" ADDRESS WHO ARE NOT STUDENTS: FRAUDULENTLY REPRESENTING YOURSELF AND INFILTRATING THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES AN UNLAWFUL ACT AND WE WILL SEEK LEGAL PROSECUTION.
You or any entity that enters false information to obtain membership on the website agrees to compensate Collegiate Nation, LLC in FULL for all legal costs, courts costs and investigative costs -- and further agrees to be held completely liable for any damage incurred by others due to their false representation.
Certain sections of CollegiateNation.com (the Website) may be viewed by the general public, the CN-visitors.In these public sections of the website, CN-visitors will have access to content submitted by collegiate students from any part of the world, provided the student's privacy settings allow viewing by CN-visitors and the world.
If you are offended by alternative ways of thinking, unconventional life-styles, different cultures, or forms of expression that differ from your orientation, please do not use our Website.
Collegiate Nation is intended to serve collegiate students everywhere.
Membership: Who can become a member? Collegiate Nation is a private social network exclusively for college students. Subscribed members are called Citizens. Non-subscribed members are called Contributors. Collegiate Nation or "CN" is open to all college students with an edu address.
Citizenship subscription is only 1.50 per week, payable by the month for 6.00 or once every six months for 36.00. The best deal is the discounted yearly rate of 45.00. Using our yearly discount, you essentially receive five months for FREE, over the retail fee. Citizens are entitled to unlimited site access.
Trademarks and CollegiateNation.com: The text, look of the site, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like ("Content") and the trademarks, service marks and logos, or tag lines and slogans contained therein ("Marks") are owned by or licensed to Collegiate Nation, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. (Not referring to Submissions by users.)
Most of what Collegiate Nation offers, specifically the highly interactive global community element of our on-line Nation, is simply not accessible by being a CN-visitor. Full access is available only to Citizens.
Rights and Access Level of Citizens: Unlimited access to all posting, provided privacy settings set by other Citizens or Contributors does not block access. No advertising, no Google Adsense codes. No tracking. No face recognition technology. We do not sell your information to anyone. We will not permit your posting habits or preferences to be monitored. We do not engage in data mining.
Citizen or Student Journalists: Collegiate Nation is also a perfect place for citizen journalism and student journalists. The terms below apply to both. All CN Citizen / Student Journalists accept and fully understand the positive and negative ramifications of posting their work on our Website in any form--stories, blogs, videos, photos
All Citizen / Student Journalists accept full responsibility for the work they post. They take full responsibility for its accuracy, and assume responsibility for any credit, positive or negative that may arrive as a results.
All Citizen / Student Journalists also agree to fully absolve Collegiate Nation, LLC, its officers, managers, members, employees, affiliates, and subsidiaries of any liability that may result from their posted work.
All Citizen / Student Journalists agree they they were not promised any compensation, and will not receive any compensation, as a result of their posted stories, videos, or photos in CN.
Collegiate Nation, LLC acknowledges that all CN members -- be they Citizens or Contributors, CN Citizen or Student Journalist -- will always retain full ownership rights and control of any and all submissions.
Collegiate Nation, LLC will permanently delete your Submissions when you select to delete. In the unlikely event that your Submission continues to appear on our Website, please contact us at email@example.com and we will track the error and delete your Submission. We promise to do this in a timely manner. Our goal is to do it immediately. In any event, Collegiate Nation, LLC does not retain archives. We update our servers frequently. If you have deleted a Submission it is gone forever from our servers. The only exception to this is where a Submission has been flagged by other Users as unlawful, depicts a crime, or poses an imminent threat.
Under no circumstances shall Collegiate Nation, LLC be legally obligated to remove content submitted by Citizens and Contributors that reside in servers not owned by Collegiate Nation, LLC. Collegiate Nation Administrators do no edit blogs, videos, or photo Submissions anywhere on the site. All Submissions are posted "as is," from the mind of the student onto the world stage. We may change the section in which a submission is posted. CN-Administrators may select blogs, videos, photos, and other user Submissions and feature them prominently on the Front Page, provided You have selected privacy settings that permit viewing by CN-visitors and the world.
Expression within Collegiate Nation: History will judge every society on its ability to truly administer and guarantee freedom of expression to its respective people. We believe this sometimes means that emotions are flared, feelings get hurt or passions are inflamed. But none of this is a bad thing. Collegiate Nation, together with its Citizens and Contributors, agree and understand that having mass media production and dissemination in the hands of a few is never a good thing. Everyone deserves to be heard. Everyone can be an entertainer, educator, or pundit.
Collegiate Nation Citizens and Contributors conclude harmoniously that everyone should have that right, and we also agree that liberating the expressive components of every mind trumps the need for limiting what can be viewed or read.
We agree that only through this freedom of expression do people thrive and have a voice.
Forfeit Rights and Subscription:
In order to access many of the features of CollegiateNation.com you will need to register and become either a Contributor or Citizen. At registration, CN collects certain personal information about you. You agree to provide accurate and truthful information about yourself and to maintain and update such information so it is accurate, current and complete. False information will lead to termination of your access rights and if you are a Citizen you also forfeit any subscription paid.
Password Security: You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify Collegiate Nation immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. You will be liable for any use made of your account or password and the losses of Collegiate Nation or others due to such unauthorized use.
Collegiate Nation will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account.
Spam and Harvesting: You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names or e-mail addresses, from CollegiateNation.com, nor to use the communication systems to spam other Users.
Selling and Donations: You may sell your original works or other items belonging to you. You may activate the Donations button.
Unlawful Acts: In addition, you agree not to use Collegiate Nation to: (1) violate any local, state, national, or international laws or regulations (2) transmit junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other form of solicitation (3) knowingly transmit any material that contains adware, malware, spyware, software viruses, or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment (4) stalk, harass, or harm another individual (5) impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity (6) interfere with or disrupt the CollegiateNation.com website or servers or networks connected to the CollegiateNation.com website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Collegiate Nation website.
You further agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," "off-line readers," etc., that accesses the Collegiate Nation website in a manner that sends more request messages to our Website servers than a person can reasonably produce in the same period of time using a conventional web browser.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Collegiate Nation allows operators of public search engines to use spiders to index materials from the public pages from the Collegiate Nation website for the sole purpose of creating publicly available search-able index of materials. We do not allow ay search engines to index materials within the private pages belonging to any member.
Content and Censorship: Collegiate Nation was formulated on the principle of open expression. We are determined to not restrict collegiate students through elaborate rules, stipulations and guidelines--even if some forms of expression offend many. All we ask is that you respect a student's right to express freely within the bounds of not breaking the law, not inflicting bodily harm on others or promoting violence. To censor collegiate students beyond these obvious constraints would make us indistinguishable from other media and social networking sites.We anticipate that given the interests of collegiate students some content may be perceived as highly sexual, politically charged or in conflict with conventional wisdom. What we know for sure is that the content with be fresh, creative, a bit iconoclastic, antagonistic at times and the pure product from the minds of the worlds greatest demographic. Collegiate Nation content will take on a life of its own. Only our Citizens and Contributors know where that will lead. We don't wish to impede them in their expressive journeys. We provide them with a stable venue in which to display their work. And we anticipate that some will be quite extraordinary.
Exceptions: There are important exceptions to our policy of not intruding on free expression. We will not tolerate copyright violations, piracy, and illegal acts against other intellectual property. Any material that depict minors of any age in a objectified, sexual, or otherwise illegal manner will be instantly stricken from our Website upon discovery and reported to appropriate authorities.
We will not tolerate any type of child exploitation. No exceptions. We will respond just as unequivocally with any communication that promotes the sexual enslavement of any person of any age and which fosters human trafficking.
We will not tolerate any activity that promotes money laundering. terrorism, or other illegal activities.
By using or viewing CollegiateNation.com, you agree to its Terms and Conditions, which include this section on Content and Censorship.
You also acknowledge and understand that when using CollegiateNation.com you will be exposed to submissions from a variety of sources and that Collegiate Nation, LLC is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Submissions.It is up to YOU to report violations to us and help us control potential abusive conduct. You may be exposed to submissions that your find offensive, objectionable and inaccurate, and you agree to waive and hereby do waive any legal or equitable rights or remedies you may have against Collegiate Nation, LLC. with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold Collegiate Nation, LLC., its owners, affiliates, employees, agents and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the Website.
You acknowledge that YOU may access and view certain Content which may be available through the Website and may depict images that some may deem sexually explicit, provided it is permitted in your jurisdiction (often but not necessarily 18 or 21). You acknowledge not to view such content if it violates the laws applicable to your jurisdiction.
On-line Personal Security: We urge our CN Citizens and Contributors to be mindful of the reality that any personal information, text, video, or image content that you voluntarily disclose on-line becomes available to others and can be collected and used by others for eternity. In some cases, the availability of the information can be limited by the distribution settings you select within our Website. In other areas of the site the information is instantly available to everyone in the world. CollegiateNation, LLC is committed to taking appropriate measures to protect your privacy against unauthorized disclosures. While we have implemented safeguards, you should be aware that Internet security technology changes rapidly. As such, we nor anyone else, can guarantee that the safeguards we employ today can protect your personal information from the threats of tomorrow, or that our security measures are fail safe and not subject to circumvention or unauthorized intrusion. You should also be aware that despite our best efforts, factors beyond our control may result in an unexpected disclosure of data. However, the pursuit of security and protecting the privacy of Collegiate Nation Citizens and Contributors is a cornerstone of the Collegiate Nation business model. Having said that, we pledge to fiercely and consistently explore and update our security/privacy methodologies, as technology and internal company funding allow. We make every effort to ensure data security on our systems and protect against unauthorized access.
However, you hereby agree and understand that no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be "totally secure." Therefore, you ultimately agree and understand that you are utilizing Collegiate Nations and its multiple components at your own risk.
Copyright Infringement Notice Procedure and Counter Notification: Collegiate Nation respects the intellectual property rights of others. Upon proper notice, Collegiate Nation, LLC will remove Submissions that violate copyright laws. Collegiate Nation will also suspend your rights to post Submission and may permanently exclude you from the Nation for repeated offenses.
If your access is suspended or permanently blocked due to copyright infringement, you acknowledge and agree that your paid subscription will be forfeited.
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any Submission or other content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing CollegiateNation, LLC with the information below in writing. See 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further details. Pursuant to Title 17 of the U.S. code, Section 512, Collegiate Nation has implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed copyright infringement and for processing such claims.
If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please send Collegiate Nation, LLC a written notification. In your communication, please stipulate the following: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, including the URL (web page address) of the location where the copyrighted work exists or a copy of the copyrighted work; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website, including the URL; your address, telephone number, and email address; a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
By submitting a Notice of Copyright Infringement, you acknowledge and agree that Collegiate Nation, LLC may forward your Notice and any related communication to any Collegiate Nation Citizen or Contributor who posted the material identified in your notice.
Send your communication to CollegiateNation, LLC c/o Arnold Straus Jr., P.A. Att: Notice of Copyright Infringement 10081 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the US Copyright Act any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
Counter Notification to Copyright Infringement: If you believe that your content has been wrongfully removed from our Website, you may send Collegiate Nation, LLC a counter notification.
Pursuant to federal law, you may be held liable for damages if you make material misrepresentation in a counter notification. In compliance with Title 17 of the U.S. Code, Section 512, your counter notification, to be effective, must be in writing, sent to the Collegiate Nation, LLC official mailing address listed above, and include substantially the following information: (1) your physical or electronic signature; (2)identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location where the material previously appeared on CollegiateNation.com; (3)a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; (4) your name, address, telephone number; (5) a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court in the district in which your address is located, and agree to accept service of process from the person who submitted the original Notice of Infringement that resulted in your submission being removed. You may designate an agent or attorney to receive process if you are not able to do so. By submitting a Counter Notification, you acknowledge and agree that Collegiate Nation, LLC may forward your Counter Notification and any related communication to the person, or legal representative, who submitted the original Notice of Infringement that resulted in the removal of your Submission. You also agree that we may forward your Counter Notification and any related communication to third parties as required.
Subscription Rate: Membership subscription is only 1.50 per week, payable by the month for 6.00 or by the discounted yearly rate of 45.00. Using our yearly discount, you essentially receive five months for FREE, over the retail fee. This entitles you to unlimited site access and rights. Subscription is non-refundable and non-transferable.Citizens have unlimited access to all site features.
Liability: YOU AGREE THAT COLLEGIATE NATION, LLC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR REMOVING YOUR SUBMISSIONS OR SUSPENDING OR TERMINATION YOUR ACCESS TO THE COLLEGIATE NATION WEBSITE (OR ANY PORTION THEREOF).
Since you own and control all your submissions, you will be given a reasonable period of time to remove your submissions prior to termination. We define reasonable as no longer than 30 days from the time your account is terminated.
Closing Your Account: You may discontinue your participation in and access to our Website at any time.
YOU AGREE THAT YOU FORFEIT YOUR SUBSCRIPTION IF YOU TERMINATE AND ARE NOT ENTITLED TO A REFUND.
If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated you are requested to contact Collegiate Nation, LLC by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Warranty Disclaimer:YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE COLLEGIATENATION WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. COLLEGIATE NATION MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF SITE CONTENT OR ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE COLLEGIATENATION WEBSITE.
COLLEGIATENATION DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE COLLEGIATE NATION WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND COLLEGIATE NATION WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.
AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE. COLLEGIATE NATION ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF.
Limitation of Liability: IN NO EVENT SHALL COLLEGIATE NATION, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE COLLEGIATE NATION WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT COLLEGIATE NATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
The Website is controlled and offered by COLLEGIATE NATION from the United States of America.
COLLEGIATE NATION, LLC makes no representations that the COLLEGIATE NATION Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the COLLEGIATE NATION Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.
Assignment: These Terms and Conditions, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by COLLEGIATE NATION without restriction.
General You agree that: (i) the COLLEGIATE NATION Website shall be deemed solely based in DELAWARE and (ii) the COLLEGIATE NATION Website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over COLLEGIATE NATION, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than DELAWARE.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of DELAWARE, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and COLLEGIATE NATION that arises in whole or in part from the COLLEGIATE NATION Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in DELAWARE.
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions. is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect.
No waiver of any term of this these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and COLLEGIATE NATION failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
YOU AND COLLEGIATE NATION AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE COLLEGIATE NATION WEBSITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.