Terms of Use

Terms of Use 

The MIT Free Speech Alliance is committed to supporting the privacy of its members and visitors who use this site by requiring all users to agree to this privacy and usage policy.   The members' section is a secure area requiring login where those who register can manage their own account and obtain access to various webpages closed to the general public. Each user of the members' section must register and agree to this privacy and usage policy.

We explain what data we collect and what we will and won't do with it in the Terms of Service  (e.g. we will send you emails if you want to be on our email list; we won't sell your data).  This page is a supplement, to ask you not to abuse your access to the members' section, including its forums and directory, and to deter frivolous lawsuits. 

When you fill out your member profile, you can provide as much information as you want. You can hide your name, address, email, etc. when you fill out information there, in which case even members cannot see those items. If you do not check the box for hiding your name, then your name, email address, and your MIT degrees and years will show up in the members' directory. 

 If you have a question about these Conditions of Use, please contact admin@mitfreespeech.org.



Certain uses of the members' section constitute a violation of this policy and are prohibited. Such prohibited uses include  

(a) activities that are illegal (e.g. are fraudulent or violate copyright or other laws);

(b) activities that defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights of others;

(c) publication, posting, uploading, distributing or disseminating any inappropriate, profane,  obscene, or indecent content;

(d) uploading files that contain viruses or other similar software or programs that may affect or damage the operation of another's computer or another's property, or that may affect MFSA operations;

(e) use that inaccurately implies endorsement, approval, or sponsorship by MFSA or by any other organization related to MIT such as the Institute itself or the  MIT Alumni Association or individual MFSA  members, volunteers, or employees; 

(f) use that can be confused with official communications of MFSA  and its members or of other MIT-related organizations;   

(g) mass mailings or emails (spamming) by yourself or by other people or organizations aided by you; and 

(h) use that violates the rules of particular areas of the website (and noted there) such as the posted rules for the forums. 

Limitations on MFSA Liability if the Website Is Misused

MFSA makes no warranty or representation of any kind whatsoever, express or implied, concerning any services, information, products, activities, and/or intellectual property rights under or related to this website, including without limitation whether this website is free of any viruses or other harmful components or adverse attributes. Your use of this website is at your own risk. Neither MFSA  nor any of its members, officers, directors, agents, employees, representatives or contractors  shall be liable for any direct, or for any indirect, incidental, consequential, exemplary, punitive, treble, or other special or indirect, losses, damages and/or lost profits arising out of the use or misuse of this website  or the information or services under or related to it, regardless of the basis of any claim or the knowledge of MFSA.