Last Updated 21 May 2010
Definition of “Authorized User”
Access to the Work is licensed to institutions (“Licensees”) for their Authorized Users. “Authorized Users” are (1) the Licensee’s enrolled students, faculty members, affiliated and visiting researchers, and regular and contract staff, all of whom may access the Work from within the library or remotely; and (2) authorized walk-in library users, who access the Work within the library or from academic facilities that permit access to library resources.
Restrictions on Use and Permissible Uses
Authorized Users are permitted to use the Work only for their own personal research and academic studies without violating U.S. copyright, obscenity, or other laws. Authorized Users are not permitted to make the Work available to any person or entity who is not an Authorized User; provide a password to anyone, even another Authorized User; archive the Work; copy or send the Work or any part of it to others, including through interlibrary loan; or hack into the Work or MLA Web site (or attempt to do so). If an Authorized User engages in a use that is not permitted, the MLA reserves the right to bar that Authorized User’s access to the Account permanently.
Confidential Information; Saved Searches and Information
MLA will maintain securely any personally identifying information about an Authorized User that it collects and any searches and annotations saved in an Account (“Confidential Information”) and will not disclose or permit use of it by anyone except the Authorized User. MLA will ensure that anyone who might have access to Confidential Information (e.g., during maintenance) will be similarly required to comply with the confidentiality requirements of this paragraph.
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MLA, its officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, and assigns will not be liable for any claim, liability, loss, damage, cost or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses), arising out of or relating to (i) the loss of any stored research information; (ii) the unavailability or interruption, in whole or part, of the Work or access to it; (iii) your use or misuse of the Work (whether or not you received any assistance from MLA’s employees in using the Work); (iv) your use of any equipment in connection with the Work; or (v) any delay or failure in performance beyond MLA's reasonable control.
Account Creation and Collection of Personal Information
The MLA provides Authorized Users of the Work with the ability to create an Account for saving searches and annotating research projects. This Privacy Statement describes what personal information the MLA collects as part of setting up an Account and how it is used.
Use of Personal Information
Use of E-Mail Addresses
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Electronic Literary Research Guide Administration
The server for the Work maintains a standard log file of visitors that automatically records your IP address or the IP address of the service you use to connect to the Internet (such as AOL). No personal information is attached to this address. The MLA and the third parties described under “Use of Personal Information” may use this IP address to diagnose problems with the server, to administer the Work, and to conduct traffic audits, but they will use it for no other purpose.
Children under Thirteen Years Old
The Work is not directed to children under thirteen years old, and the MLA does not knowingly collect Personal Information from them. If you are under thirteen years old, do not provide any Personal Information. Instead, ask a parent or guardian to contact the MLA at the e-mail address under “Questions or Comments.”
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