Terms of Use

BETTEREVALUATION TERMS OF USE

1. ACCEPTANCE


Each time you use or access to this website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, as amended from time to time by RMIT University with or without
notice to you.

2. THE BETTEREVALUATION SERVICE


2.1 The BetterEvaluation service may only be used as a guide to internal decision-making by you or by your organisation concerning evaluation options or
approaches.

2.2 The content and information on this website as well as the infrastructure used to provide such content and information, and the “BetterEvaluation” logo is
proprietary to RMIT University.

2.3 RMIT University grants you a free licence to  use the editorial content, the taxonomy and user  generated content on this website, excluding any images,
under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial Unported licence available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ .  The required attribution for use of this content is “This information was originally published by BetterEvaluation.org, an international collaboration to improve evaluation practice and theory by sharing information about evaluation options and approaches”.

2.4 RMIT University reserves the right to modify or discontinue provision of this website and the BetterEvaluation service, and to remove the data you provide, either temporarily or permanently, at any time, without notice and without any liability towards you.

2.5 RMIT University will not be held responsible or liable for timeliness, removal of information, failure to store information, inaccuracy of information, or improper delivery of information.

3. PRIVACY POLICY


RMIT University believes in protecting your privacy. Please click here to review our current Privacy Policy and Privacy Policy Principles which also govern your
use of the BetterEvaluation website.

4. ACCOUNT OBLIGATIONS


In order to  post comments or upload material on this website and the BetterEvaluation service, you are required to register for a user account on this website.  By registering for a user account, you explicitly agree to these Terms of Use, including any amendments made to them.

5. YOUR CONDUCT


By using this website and the BetterEvaluation service, you agree that:

(a) you will not provide any content or conduct yourself in any way that may be unlawful, illegal, defamatory, objectionable, designed to interfere with or disrupt the operation of this website or the BetterEvaluation service, or which may infect the website or BetterEvaluation service with a virus or other harmful code;

(b) you will not misrepresent the origin of any content provided by you;

(c) you will not claim any association with RMIT University;

(d) you will not collect or harvest any information about other users;

(e) you will not provide, and you will not use this website and the BetterEvaluation service to provide, any content or service in any commercial manner, or in any manner that would involve junk mail, spam or any other form of unauthorised advertising or commerce;

(f) by submitting content to this website, you grant RMIT University a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, worldwide, irrevocable and sublicensable right to use, reproduce,  edit,  adapt, translate, distribute, publish, create derivative works from and publicly display and perform and otherwise exploit your submissions in all languages and in any media and use the name that you submit in  connection with such submission;

(g) you will not breach copyright, patents, trade secrets, designs or other intellectual property rights of other persons.

6. INDEMNITY


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless RMIT University and its employees and agents from any claim or demand that may be filed, arising out of your
conduct or connection with this website or the BetterEvaluation service in violation of these Terms of Use or arising out of your use of any website content
or information.

7. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES


7.1 You expressly acknowledge that BetterEvaluation is intended for quick decisionmaking by you and your organisation in the evaluation methodology stage, and evaluation options or approaches or other subject matter must be verified independently according to appropriate standards.

7.2 To the extent permitted by law, RMIT University makes no warranty, either implied or express, that any part of the website or BetterEvaluation service will
be uninterrupted, error-free, virus-free, timely, secure, accurate, reliable, or of any quality, nor is it warranted either implicitly or expressly that any content is
safe in any manner for download.  You understand and agree that neither RMIT University  nor any participant in the BetterEvaluation service provides professional advice of any kind and that any advice or any other information obtained via this website or BetterEvaluation service is to be used solely at your
own risk.

7.3 RMIT University takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto.

7.4 In no event will RMIT University be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of, or in any way
connected with, your use or access of this website, any computer viruses, information, software, linked sites, products and services obtained through this
website, or otherwise arising out of the access to or use of this website, even if RMIT University has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

8. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS


RMIT University reserves all of the rights, including but not limited to any and all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and any other proprietary right it
has in respect of this website, the BetterEvaluation service, its content, and goods and services that may be provided