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MANAGING THE DIGITAL ENTERPRISE

MICHAEL RAPPA

TERMS OF USE

Managing the Digital Enterprise ® is an open courseware educational web site hosted by the Open Courseware Lab at North Carolina State University. Its purpose is to disseminate scholarly knowledge of the principles and practice of management in the digital sphere. Unless otherwise indicated, all items are Copyright © 1998-2009 Michael Rappa. All rights reserved.

ATTENTION: PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. USING THIS WEBSITE INDICATES THAT YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS ("TERMS"), DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE. 

USE OF SITE

You are authorized to view and download the materials at this website ("Site") only for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials on any copies of the materials. You may not modify the materials at this Site in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use them for any commercial purpose. Any use of these materials on any other website or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. The materials at this Site are copyrighted and any unauthorized use of any materials at this Site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. If you breach any of these Terms, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials. 

Commercial use (including for-profit educational use) of the site or the web pages contained herein is expressly prohibited without the written consent of Michael Rappa. Corporations that wish to link the site to their intranet are encouraged to contact the author.

If you are an instructor and you intend to use the site as a regular feature of a not-for-profit educational course, notification is requested as a professional courtesy. Linking to the site is both welcomed and encouraged. Physical copies of web pages may be distributed for research or educational purposes free of charge and without permission so long as the copyright imprint is not removed and acknowledgement of authorship is clearly made. Instructors should be sure to read the following note.

DISCLAIMERS

THE MATERIALS (INCLUDING ALL SOFTWARE) AND SERVICES AT THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT WILL I, OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED AT THIS SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THIS SITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THIS SITE, OR THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION OR SERVICES CONTAINED AT ANY OR ALL SUCH SITES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.

USE OF SOFTWARE

Any software that is made available to download from this Site is the copyrighted work of its suppliers. Use of the software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the software ("License Agreement"). You may not download or install any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement unless you have read and accepted the terms of the License Agreement. REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION OF THE SOFTWARE IS PROHIBITED EXCEPT AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE APPLICABLE LICENSE AGREEMENT.

USER SUBMISSIONS

I do not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through this Site. Any material, information or other communication ("Communications") you transmit or post to this Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. I will have no obligations with respect to the Communications. I will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use the Communications and all data, images, sounds, text, and other things embodied therein for any and all non-commercial purposes. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other material that would violate any law. 

USER FORUMS

I may, but I am not obligated to, monitor or review any areas on the Site where users transmit or post Communications or communicate solely with each other, including but not limited to user forums, and the content of any such Communications. I, however, will have no liability related to the content of any such Communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. I retain the right to remove messages that include any material I deem abusive, defamatory, obscene or otherwise unacceptable.

LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

Links on this Site to third-party websites are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. I do not control and I am not responsible for any of these sites or their content. Thus, I do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this Site, you do this entirely at your own risk.

GUIDELINES FOR LINKING TO THIS SITE

You may create links to this Site from other sites, but only in accordance with the terms and in compliance with all applicable laws.

A site that links to Digitalenterprise.org:

TRADEMARKS

MANAGING THE DIGITAL ENTERPRISE is a registered trademark of Michael Rappa (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, registration no. 2532810).

USER PRIVACY

No effort is made to identify public users of this site. No identifying data is disclosed to any third party for any purpose. Data collected is used only for server administration, education and research.

As is typical, HTTP requests to this server are logged; this information includes the originating IP address or domain of a user agent requesting a URL, and the Referer and User-Agent information accompanied with an HTTP request.The specific identity of visitors is not logged. Occasionally log files are analyzed to determine which files are most requested and the previous site or user agent which prompted the request. The site serves a cookie (consisting of the requesting IP and a random number) which is used for the sole purpose of collecting statistics on new and returning site visitors.

Logged information is kept indefinitely as administrative and research material; it is not disclosed to third parties. Aggregate (completely non-identifying) statistics generated from these logs may be reported as part of research results.

The Forum is a bulletin board that provides an opportunity for site visitors to participate in an educational discussion. While visitors can anonymously read forum messages, a visitor must create a user account in order to post messages. A user may choose to reveal publicly as much or as little of his or her identity as they wish. A user's identity is usually known to the site administrator (the instructor), and is necessary as part of the management the forum and for evaluating the performance of students registered for the course. Periodically, older forum messages are culled from the system.

The Forum uses cookies to store the following information: the last time you logged in, your login identification, and your preferred "topic view." These cookies are stored on your browser. Cookies are not used to track your movement or perform any function other than to enhance your use of the message board. If your browser does not support cookies, or you have not enabled cookies on your browser, many of these time-saving features will not work properly and you will not be able to post new messages.

GENERAL

This Site is administered from the Open Courseware Laboratory at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

I nor North Carolina State University makes no representation that materials or services at this Site are appropriate or available for use outside the United States, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use or export or re-export the materials or services at this Site or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations including without limitation U.S. export laws and regulations. If you choose to access this Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. 

I may revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then-current Terms because they are binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at this Site. 

SCHOLARLY CITATIONS

Authors who wish to cite pages from the web site are encouraged to conform to the following standard format:

Author name, "Page Title," <URL>, Page Date Stamp.

Example:

Michael Rappa, "Business Models on the Web," <http://digitalenterprise.org/models/models.html>, .

Course information:

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