If you are using McGraw Hill products or services as a member of an educational institution or business that has a separate written agreement with McGraw Hill, that agreement will govern your use of the products or services and these terms and conditions as written below do not apply to you.
(Last updated: January 2020)
If you do not agree to this Agreement, you may not access or otherwise use the Sites or the Services.
PROPRIETARY SERVICES FOR REGISTERED USERS.
McGraw Hill operates electronic platforms/systems including web and mobile applications that enable students, instructors, and administrators of educational institutions to access and use certain online products and services offered by McGraw Hill (collectively and including any subsequent versions of such platforms/systems and applications, the "Services") through our Sites. The material on our Sites include general non-proprietary information available to all users of our Sites, but in order to access and use the Services you will be required to register on our Sites or through your educational institution. If you register to use the Services on behalf of your educational institution, you will be required to agree to additional terms and conditions in connection with the registration process (the "Terms of Service").
USER INFORMATION, COPPA.
During the course of using the Services, we may ask you to share certain personal information in order for us to provide you with the Services. Our Privacy Notice describes our policies around collecting, using, and maintaining the privacy of your personal information. You acknowledge and agree that between you and McGraw Hill, only you are responsible for the accuracy and content of your personal information, and you agree to keep it up to date.
In accordance with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly solicit, nor will we accept, personally identifiable information from users known to be under thirteen (13) years of age without the consent of their educational institution or the child's parent or guardian. If an educational institution with students that are under thirteen (13) years of age uses our Services, the educational institution may also provide us with personally identifiable information about its students. We use student information to provide the Services to the educational institution and its students, consistent with our Privacy Notice.
ACCESS TO MCGRAW HILL CONTENT.
RESTRICTIONS ON USE.
Only you are to access the Services and/or the McGraw Hill Content using your username or password. If your license includes access to eBooks, during the time you have a valid license you may access your eBook on only one (1) web session if using the McGraw Hill eReader (i.e., no concurrent uses allowed) or two (2) devices if using McGraw Hill's Read Anywhere mobile application. If we have reason to believe you have shared your password information or access to your account or have used the Services in violation of the provisions herein, we may suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services. You agree that you will not otherwise copy, transmit, rent, forward, lend, sell, or modify any materials from the Services and/or the McGraw Hill Content or modify or remove any proprietary notices contained therein, or create or enable the creation of derivative works based thereon. You may not use any robot, spider, other automatic device or program or manual process to access, monitor, copy or reproduce the Services or the McGraw Hill Content. You may not engage in systematic retrieval of content from the Services or the McGraw Hill Content to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory. You may not disseminate any portion of the Services or the McGraw Hill Content through electronic means, including mail lists or electronic bulletin boards. You may not reverse engineer the Services, nor circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with any technical and/or other limitations, including without limitation security-related features. You acquire no right, title or interest in any McGraw Hill content except for the limited access license granted to you, and McGraw Hill reserves all rights in the McGraw Hill Content.
COMMUNICATIONS TO MCGRAW HILL.
Although we encourage you to e-mail us, you should not e-mail us anything that contains confidential information or personally identifiable information. Please refer to the Privacy Notice with regard to how we handle your personal information. By e-mailing us or otherwise providing content to us, or posting content to the Sites or the Services including but not limited to feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, and the like (collectively, "User Content"), you agree to be bound by our User Content Submission Agreement and we may use any non-personally identifiable ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in your communications for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, the development, production and marketing of products and services that incorporate such information. You own the rights to anything you post to the Sites or the Services, including text and photographs. You do, however, grant us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free license to use, modify, copy, distribute, publish, perform, sublicense, and create derivative works from all non-personally identifiable submissions you provide to us, in any media now known or hereafter devised.
In using the Sites or Services, you agree you will not: (a) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, lewd, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, excessively violent, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate or objectionable; (b) post advertisements or solicitations of business; (c) impersonate another person; (d) submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party intellectual property or proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant McGraw Hill all of the license rights granted herein; (e) submit material that is unsuitable for minors in any country; or (f) submit material that is malicious or destructive in nature, or contain a virus or other computer programming routine or engine that is intended to damage or otherwise interfere with any system, data, or information. McGraw Hill does not and cannot review all User Content or Service Uploads and is not in any manner responsible for such content. McGraw Hill reserves the right, but has no obligation, to refuse to post, block or remove communications or materials for any reason in its sole discretion. McGraw Hill may terminate your access to our Sites and/or the Services to prevent further posting or distribution of any communications or materials, and McGraw Hill may, but is not obligated to, report any of your communications or materials to your educational institution.
WE AND OUR LICENSORS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE CONTENTS OF OUR SITES, MCGRAW HILL CONTENT OR THE SERVICES. WE SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY FOR ANY DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS OF OUR SITES OR THE SERVICES FROM WHATEVER CAUSE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU USE THE SITES, THE MCGRAW HILL CONTENT, AND THE SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK. OUR SITES, MCGRAW HILL CONTENT AND THE SERVICES MAY CONTAIN TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. MCGRAW HILL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH TYPOGRAPHICAL OR TECHNICAL ERRORS. MCGRAW HILL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES, CORRECTIONS, AND/OR IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR SITES, MCGRAW HILL CONTENT AND THE SERVICES AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.
Our Sites may contain links to third-party applications or websites ("External Websites"). These links are provided only as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by us of the content on such External Websites. When you access an External Website, McGraw Hill has no control over its content, applications, or services. We do not make any representations regarding the accuracy, quality, or accessibility of any External Website or its content or materials. McGraw Hill disclaims all liability for any errors, omissions, violation of third-party rights or illegal conduct arising from such External Websites.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless McGraw Hill and our officers, directors, employees, successors, licensors, service providers, and assignees from and against any claims, actions, demands, liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising from or relating to your breach of this Agreement or your access to, use, or misuse of the McGraw Hill Content, our Sites, or the Services. We shall provide notice to you of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit, or proceeding. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter that is subject to indemnification under this section. In such case, you agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests assisting our defense of such matter.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and require that the people who use our Sites do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please send notifications of the claimed infringement to: Legal Department, McGraw Hill, 2 Penn Plaza, New York 10121. Notices of the claimed infringement should include the following information: (a) your address, telephone number, and email address; (b) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (c) a description of where the alleged infringing material is located, with a link if possible; (d) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (e) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS.
We control and operate our Sites from our offices in the United States of America. We do not represent that materials on our Sites are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access our Sites from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. All parties to these terms and conditions waive their respective rights to a trial by jury.
TERMINATION OF THE AGREEMENT.
If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction or terminated in accordance with the "Termination of the Agreement" provision above, the invalidity or termination of such provision shall not affect the validity of the following provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect: "Intellectual Property," "Communications to McGraw Hill," "No Warranties," "Indemnification," "Liability," "Compliance With Applicable Laws," "Termination of the Agreement," and "Miscellaneous." Our failure to act on or enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of that provision or any other provision in this Agreement. No waiver shall be effective against us unless made in writing, and no such waiver shall be construed as a waiver in any other or subsequent instance. Except as expressly agreed by us and you in writing, this Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter, and supersedes all previous or contemporaneous agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties with respect to the subject matter. The section headings are provided merely for convenience and shall not be given any legal import. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of our successors, assigns, licensees, and sublicensees.