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Website Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting the Fashion Institute of Technology’s website. FIT has created and maintains an online presence at fitnyc.edu to provide information about the College and its programs, events, policies, resources, and other helpful information to the FIT community and interested members of the public. FIT’s website is produced and maintained by FIT’s Communications and External Relations and by various FIT divisions and departments operating under CER’s supervision, consistent with FIT policy. By accessing and using the website and its content, you agree to comply with and be bound by the following terms.

Please note that certain portions of FIT’s website, including fittigers.com, and features that may be available through its website are hosted and operated by third parties. Use of such features is subject to additional terms made available by that provider at the time you use that feature, and FIT is not responsible for the acts or omissions of any third party.

Intellectual Property of Online Content and Trademarks

FIT or our faculty, students, affiliates, licensors, developers, or partners own and retain the intellectual property rights in the content and materials displayed on or available through the FIT website. In consideration for your agreement to the terms contained here, you may access, use, download, print, and share the FIT website for your own personal, non-commercial use, but you may not use FIT’s website for commercial purposes or copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any material in any manner or medium any content or material from FIT’s website. Please note that certain portions of FIT’s website may have specific terms and permissions for use of content and materials displayed online; where such terms are expressly identified, those specific terms govern the use of the content and materials.

If you are a copyright owner who believes in good faith that your copyrighted material has been reproduced, posted or distributed on FIT’s website in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please inform our designated copyright agent. Contact information is available in FIT’s Computer and Network Use policy.

The logos, names, service marks, trade names, and graphics on FIT’s website are the registered and unregistered trademarks of FIT, SUNY, their affiliates, or third parties. Use, reproduction, copying or redistribution of trademarks, without the written permission of FIT, SUNY, or the applicable trademark owner, is prohibited.

Links

FIT’s website may contain links to third-party content, services, or websites that are not under the control of FIT. Such links are provided for your reference and convenience only. The College is not responsible for the content of external sites, and you access them at your own risk. Links to such content should not be construed as the endorsement, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the third party or content. When you visit a linked website, you should read the terms of use and privacy policy that govern that particular linked website because FIT is not responsible for such terms.

Online Conduct

Users are prohibited from posting on or transmitting through FIT’s website any content that violates any FIT policy, law, regulation, or for any other reason, including content that FIT deems threatening, profane, harassment or bullying, obscene, a violation of intellectual property, libel, or privacy laws, off-topic, commercial or in promotion of organizations or programs not related to or affiliated with the College (including spam). FIT reserves the right, but assumes no obligation, to remove, hide, and/or report any content in violation of this prohibition. You further agree that you will not access or attempt to access any other user’s account, or misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using FIT’s website.

Students, faculty, staff, and other members of the FIT community remain subject to all College policies on conduct online, including the Code of Student Conduct, all applicable Human Resources policies and the Employee Policy Manual, the Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment policy, the Sexual Misconduct Response policy, and all applicable Information Technology policies available in the FIT Policy Library.

Submission of Content and Material

We do not control the content or material that you or others may post or otherwise make available on or through The FIT website, and you understand that we have no obligation to monitor any such content or material or to edit or delete it. However, we reserve the right do so. We are not a publisher of user posts, and we are not responsible for their accuracy or legality. Users are fully responsible for the content they post or make available on or through The FIT website. By submitting content, users understand and acknowledge that the information may be available to
the public, and other users may use posted materials in ways that are beyond the control of FIT.

Users further understand and acknowledge that by posting or submitting content on or through The FIT website, FIT reserves the right to use the content for both internal and external purposes, including promotional and other media uses. Users who do not wish to have information or content copied, published, or used in other ways should not submit such information through The FIT website.

Access and Termination

You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access the The FIT website for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the websites or any activities conducted on the The FIT website; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the The FIT website.

We may suspend or terminate your access to and use of the The FIT website at any time, for any reason or for no reason. We may also suspend or terminate your access to our websites in the event that (a) you breach these terms of use; (b) we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us; or (c) we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users, or us. In the event that we suspend or terminate your access to and/or use of any Website, you will continue to be bound by the terms of use that were in effect as
of the date of your suspension or termination.

Students, faculty, staff, and other members of the FIT community remain subject to all College policies on information technology, including those governing network access and computer use, available in the FIT Policy Library.

Privacy Policy

FIT is committed to protecting the privacy of its online users. For more information, please review FIT’s Privacy Policy.

Social Media

FIT operates a variety of social media accounts on third-party websites and applications. For more information, please review FIT’s Social Media Terms.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

FIT’S WEBSITE AND CONTENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,  EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. THIS MEANS THAT FIT MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON ITS WEBSITES, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON ITS WEBSITES FOR ANY PURPOSE. FIT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE THE FIT WEBSITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME, OR THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE THE FIT WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES SUCH MATERIALS AVAILABLE ARE SECURE FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. FIT DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. FIT MAKES NO REPRESENTATION REGARDING YOUR ABILITY TO TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE INFORMATION FROM OR THROUGH THE THE FIT WEBSITE AND YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR ABILITY TO ACCESS MAY BE IMPAIRED. FIT DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RESULTING FROM OR RELATED TO SUCH EVENTS. USE OF INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH FIT’S WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

IN NO EVENT WILL FIT OR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF OUR OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM OR ACTION ARISING FROM, OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO, THESE TERMS, OR THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE THE FIT WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE (OR THE CONTENT, MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH SUCH WEBSITES), OR YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH A SITE. IN PARTICULAR, FIT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES), ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS, YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE THE FIT WEBSITE, OR ANY PURCHASES ON AN FIT WEBSITE, OR YOUR PLACEMENT OF CONTENT ON A SITE, OR TO YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH A SITE, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR STRICT LIABILITY, EVEN IF WE KNEW, SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OR HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

NOTWITHSTANDING AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU AGREE THAT OUR LIABILITY AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR AFFILIATES, AND OF ANY OF OUR OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THE USE OF THE THE FIT WEBSITE, WILL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100). BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR AFFILIATES, AND OUR AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES, IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold FIT and our affiliates, and our respective representatives, harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, costs, damages, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, related to your use of the The FIT website, your submissions to The FIT website, or any violation of these terms of use, or applicable law, by you or by someone accessing The FIT website via your account. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you agree to cooperate with us in defending such claims. This indemnification, defense and hold harmless obligation will survive these terms of use and the suspension or termination of your use of The FIT website.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

FIT operates and controls its websites from the State of New York in the United States. These terms of use are governed by U.S. law and specifically the laws of the State of New York, without regard to principles of conflicts of law. By using FIT’s website, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in New York, New York in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of FIT’s website and agree to waive any objection or claim to venue or jurisdiction for any matter brought in New York, New York. These terms are the entire agreement between the user and FIT with respect to the FIT website and supersede any prior understandings or agreements (written or oral). If any portion of these terms is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law to the greatest extent possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect. FIT’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

Contact

For questions regarding FIT’s website or our terms of use, please contactexternalrelations@fitnyc.edu.

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