IAHTI - Software Acceptable Use

Privacy Policy

IAHTI respects your privacy. We do not collect personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily provide it, such as when you provide email contact information to register within the IAHTI, send feedback to us, or respond to a survey. If you voluntarily provide your email address or other contact information, we will provide it to the institution of higher education that has mandated this training.

We do not make your contact information or any other personally identifiable information available to anyone outside of IAHTI, or your institution (who use the information only for authorized training purposes) unless we are legally required to do so.

We may use survey tools that are built into the IAHTI web site to measure and collect anonymous session information related to the survey data on an aggregate basis. However, user information is redacted in such instances.

If your browser is configured not to accept cookies, you will still be able to access the course and its content. When we report information about user access, we report aggregate, non-personally identifiable data. We do not attribute feedback to specific individuals unless specifically requested by the user's institution.

Unauthorized Use

Policy on Unauthorized Copying of Copyrighted Media

IAHTI does not condone or tolerate the unauthorized copying of IAHTI copyrighted courseware by staff, faculty, students or student member organizations such as fraternities and sororities. Our partner and host institutions shall adhere to their contractual responsibilities and shall comply with all copyright laws, and expects all members of the institution to do so as well. Those who violate this policy may be subject to additional discipline through as per Student and Staff code of conduct policy guidelines. Any individual or institution engaged in the unauthorized copying or use of copyrighted materials may also face civil suit, criminal charges, and/or penalties and fines.

Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

IAHTI has adopted the U.S. Copyright Office's definition of copyright infringement as the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under Section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, at its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys' fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov, especially their FAQ's at www.copyright.gov/help/faq.