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As a registered user of OpenEdX at the Evidence for Policy Design at Harvard Kennedy School, you are authorized, with certain conditions and limitations, to use the materials on this website to share the ideas and concepts presented here with colleagues in your organization. The materials on the site are copyrighted and owned by their respective creators, and all users of the site and these materials must abide by all applicable copyright laws and regulations.

When making use of the materials on this OpenEdX at the epodx website, you also agree to abide by the terms of use described below.

These materials are made available on the OpenEdX at the epodx website for non-profit educational purposes only. You agree not to use these materials for commercial purposes of any kind. In particular, you may not ask for or collect any fee or other charge for these materials (other than for reimbursement of reasonable copying expenses), whether you are using the materials by themselves or as part of any compilation of materials of any kind. When sharing ideas and concepts presented on the OpenEdX at the epodx website, we ask that you provide customary and correct attribution of these materials to the faculty, individuals, and/or organizations that created them.

The e-lectures, recorded live faculty webinars, discussion boards, and readings from the programs contained on the OpenEdX at the epodx website are intended for direct viewing only by admitted participants in the particular OpenEdX at epodx program to further their understanding and implementing of program concepts. While we encourage you to share the ideas and tools described in these materials with colleagues, do not provide links to the e-lectures, discussion boards, or recorded webinars, and do not copy or post them outside the OpenEdX at the epodx platform.

You may not share your login information or direct electronic access to the OpenEdX at the epodx website with anyone. All authorized users are issued their own unique user ID and password.

Rules for online conduct

You agree that you are responsible for your own use of the Site and for your User Postings. "User Postings" include all content submitted, posted, published or distributed on the Site by you or other users of the Site, including but not limited to all forum posts, wiki edits, notes, questions, comments, videos and file uploads. You agree that you will use the Site in compliance with these Terms of Use, the Honor Code and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations, including copyright laws, any laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from your country of residence, and all United States export control laws.

As a condition of your use of the OpenEdX at epodx services, you will not use the Site in any manner intended to damage, disable, overburden or impair any OpenEdX at epodx server or the network(s) connected to any OpenEdX at epodx server or to interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any OpenEdX at epodx server through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information stored on the Site, its servers or associated computers through any means not intentionally made available through the Site.

The following list of items is strictly prohibited on the site:

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  • Content related to partisan political activities;
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  • Content that contains intentionally inaccurate information or that is posted with the intent of misleading others.

Furthermore, you agree not to scrape, or otherwise download in bulk, any Site content, including but not limited to a list or directory of users on the system, on-line textbooks, User Postings or user information. You agree not to misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using the Site (although you may use an anonymous username in the forums and to act in a manner that keeps your identity concealed).