Conference Policy

By registering for and attending IvyQ, I agree to follow the Cornell Campus Code of Conduct (http://www.dfa.cornell.edu/cms/treasurer/policyoffice/policies/volumes/governance/upload/CCC.pdf), and understand that breaking this code may lead to my expulsion from the conference, including the loss of any housing or transportation services provided.

For any questions, please contact the IvyQ team at: cornellivyq2015@gmail.com

IvyQ Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

This is a legally binding contract between you and IvyQ. Please make sure you read it, because it is important. We’ve tried to make it as clear as possible, but we welcome your feedback to cornell2015@gmail.com if you have suggestions or questions.

1. Definitions

We’re going to use some shorthand to make this easier to read. When we say “site,” we mean ivyq.org and the services offered through that site. When we say “we,” “us,” or “our,” we mean The IvyQ Conference. When we say “your content,” we mean any text information entered on the site. And when we say “terms,” we mean these terms of service.

2. Accepting these terms

Please read these terms before using the site. *If you do not agree to these terms, you may not register for the site or conference.* If we make material changes to these terms, we’ll let you know either through the site or via email (at the email address you provide). If you do not agree to those changes, you may send a request to cancel your account to cornellivyq2015@ivyq.org. If we do not hear from you within ten days, the revised terms *will* apply to you.

3. Privacy policy

When you register with the site, you will be asked to provide certain personal information, including your name and email address. We will store your personal information, but will not share it with any third parties, except as necessary to monitor usage, and to improve the service. We also use your personal information to send you notifications about the conference and to respond to customer support requests. We will *never* share your personal information with advertisers or send you promotions for unrelated services. You can access and change your personal information or cancel your account by logging in to your account settings page or contacting us at cornellivyq2015@ivyq.org.

We may be required to disclose your personal information in order to:

  • comply with the law or legal process;
  • enforce these terms.

If we must disclose your personal information in order to comply with the law or legal process, we will inform you (at the email address you provide) as soon as practicable, provided that it is lawful for us to do so.

We will also aggregate user information and perform statistical analyses of the collective behavior of our members and visitors, to measure overall demographics, and to analyze how to improve our service. We may share this information with third parties (such as Google Analytics), but such aggregate information does not contain personal information other than IP addresses. In addition, we may compile and disclose aggregate information about our users for promotional or other purposes. For example, we might want to disclose that a certain percentage of our users are located within a particular geographic area.

We use session and login cookies, which help us keep track of when a person is logged in and determine the content or sites users link to, and which services people use. We will also capture login timestamps, and usage statistics, as well as IP addresses. We’ll capture some information about the documents stored on the site (such as word count, use of various markup tokens, number of versions, etc.), but we will not view the content of your documents unless you give us permission to do so, or it becomes necessary in order to comply with legal obligations.

We will communicate with you via email, to the email address you provide to us. If you would like to cease all communications from us, please send an email to cornellivyq2015@ivyq.org and we will cancel your account.

4. Permitted users

IvyQ is designed for use by adults. You must be thirteen years of age or older to use it. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of thirteen, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under the age of thirteen, please contact us at cornellivyq2015@ivyq.org. When you use the site, you represent and warrant that you have the legal capacity to form a binding contract with us, and are doing so by your agreement to these terms.

5. Copyright and intellectual property

We own our stuff; you own yours.

You retain ownership of all information shared on the site. However, by providing this information you grant us a non-exclusive, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to access, use, and display your content in connection with the site and services we provide to you. This license permits us to perform the services that you registered for; for example, it permits us to store your content on redundant data servers, but it *does not* permit us to sell your content to advertisers or display your content, nor does it transfer the copyright to us. This license ends when you delete the material or your account.

6. Canceling your account

You can cancel your account at any time by sending an email to cornellivyq2015@ivyq.org.

7. Disclaimer of warranties

We will strive to prevent interruptions to the service and be good stewards of your data. However, the site and our services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of transportation services, housing servies, and event availability or cancelations. We do not make any warranty that the site or our services will meet your requirements, or that the services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free, or that defects, if any, will be corrected. You understand that you download from or otherwise obtain content or services through the site at your own discretion and risk.

8. Limitations of liability

Under no circumstances — including, without limitation, negligence — shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, resulting from (1) the use or the inability to use the site; (2) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services; (3) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

9. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless us, the IvyQ planning committee, the IvyQ Leaders, directors, members, partners, and sponsors, and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, members, shareholders, partners, and agents, from any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the site, including but not limited to your violation of this agreement. We may, at our sole discretion, assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you. The assumption of such defense or control by us, however, shall not excuse any of your indemnity obligations.

10. Right to terminate

We may at any time decide to alter, amend, modify, or terminate the site, any functionality or portion of it, all in our sole discretion, and you understand that there is no guarantee that the site or any portion or functionality of it will continue to operate or be available for any particular period of time.

11. Code of Conduct

By registering for and attending IvyQ, I agree to follow the Cornell Campus Code of Conduct (http://www.dfa.cornell.edu/cms/treasurer/policyoffice/policies/volumes/governance/upload/CCC.pdf), and understand that breaking this code may lead to my expulsion from the conference, including the loss of any housing or transportation services provided.

For any questions, please contact the IvyQ team at: cornellivyq2015@gmail.com

12. General

These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of New York, without giving effect to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that you will bring any claim or cause of action arising out of your use of the site in the courts located within Tompkins County, New York, and you also agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of those courts. You agree that any claim or cause of action arising out of your use of the site or these terms must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or it shall be forever barred, notwithstanding any statute of limitations or other law to the contrary. If any provision contained in these terms is determined unenforceable, then such provision will be severed and replaced with a new provision that most closely reflects the intent of the original provision, and the remaining provisions of these terms will remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any provision of these terms shall be effective except pursuant to a written instrument signed by us expressly waiving compliance, and any such waiver shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose stated in such writing. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of these terms and/or your use of the site. You may not assign any right, interest, or benefit provided under these terms or through the site without our express prior written consent. These terms set forth the entire agreement between you and us, and supersede any and all prior communications, agreements and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and us with respect to the site and our services. A printed version of these terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these terms and/or your use of the site to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

Incredibly supportive sponsors that we love

IvyQ relies on funding from corporate sponsorships, grants, entry fees and contributions from individual donors in order to ensure accessibility to students. Without assistance, IvyQ attendees they would find participation to be too expensive. IvyQ is made possible by sponsors, individual school contributions, and donors. We'd appreciate it if you would support our sponsors for supporting IvyQ. If you would like to see your logo here or want to find a way to become involved, contact the Sponsorship Commitee for more information.