Welcome to PeerSource, owned and operated by Cheng & Tsui Company . By using the PeerSource service, you accept and agree to the following terms and conditions.
Description of Service
PeerSource is an online collection of user groups that allow participants to communicate with each other, post messages and content, and gain access to materials uploaded by individual users as well as employees of Cheng & Tsui Company. Some content is restricted to those who are verified by Cheng & Tsui Company as being instructors and teachers.
PeerSource may be modified or terminated at any time by Cheng & Tsui for any reason and without notice. Any new features that supplement or enhance the current PeerSource will be subject to the Terms of Service.
When you register to become a member of PeerSource, you must provide true, accurate and complete registration information. As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select a username and password and you will be responsible for all activities occurring under your username and for keeping your password secure. In addition, if you register for access to restricted content intended only for teachers, the information you provide must be truthful. Cheng & Tsui Company will turn over the name of any student found trying to register as an instructor to his or her institution, and there may be disciplinary action taken by the school if the student is found to be violating the school's academic honesty policy.
To comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, at this time PeerSource is only available to users who are at least 13 years old. If you are under 13, you may not register to use PeerSource. PeerSource does not collect any personally identifiable information from individuals under the age of 13.
Use of Materials
The content on this site is protected by copyright and other laws in both the U.S. and elsewhere. PeerSource includes both content owned and controlled by Cheng & Tsui Company as well as content owned or controlled by third parties. Cheng & Tsui Company gives you authorization to view and download a single copy of the materials for your personal and non-commercial use.
You may post material as long as it is original material that you created and was not created by someone else. You also agree that once posted, you give Cheng & Tsui Company and PeerSource users a license to the work to download, copy, modify or otherwise use.
You understand that all data, text, information, links, music, graphics, videos and other content whether posted in public or in the restricted teacher group, is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. This means that you, and not Cheng & Tsui Company, are entirely responsible for all content and materials that you publish, post, upload, distribute, or otherwise transmit via PeerSource. Under no circumstances will Cheng & Tsui Company be liable in any way for any content, including but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted via PeerSource. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of PeerSource may involve transmissions over various networks and changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
PeerSource is a community, and just like in any community, there are guidelines for interacting with each other. Please keep the following rules in mind:
If you are unsure whether or not your materials or content is consistent with these guidelines, then please err on the side of caution. In addition, international users agree to comply with their own local rules regarding acceptable online behavior, including laws regulating the export of data to the U.S. or to the country in which you live.
Non-Guarantee of Services and Content
Cheng & Tsui Company does not guarantee that the PeerSource website will operate free of any errors nor are we responsible for non-availability of service or lost data.
Disclaimer of Warranties Cheng & Tsui Company and its affiliates, licensors, partners, suppliers, consultants and agents disclaim any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, or operability or availability of information or Content displayed on the Service. The Entities listed above disclaim any and all responsibility and liability for your conduct and for the conduct of others using the Service.
THE SERVICE, AND ALL CONTENT, INFORMATION (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT OBTAINED OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICE), PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDED THEREIN ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. THE ENTITIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties, so the above disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you.
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES ARE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Hold Harmless and Indemnity
You agree to hold harmless and indemnify Cheng & Tsui Company from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the Service, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, Cheng & Tsui Company will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action. Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL CHENG & TSUI COMPANY BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE SERVICE, WHETHER OR NOT CHENG & TSUI COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY (I) WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON THE SERVICE, FROM INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, OR FROM THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF THE SERVICE (INCLUDING SUCH DAMAGES INCURRED BY THIRD PARTIES), AND (II) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusions may not apply to you.
Cheng & Tsui Company's Right to Terminate
You acknowledge that Cheng & Tsui Company does not pre-screen, control, edit, or endorse content posted by members of PeerSource and that we have no obligation to monitor the content posted. In addition, because we do not screen communications in advance, it is essential that users of PeerSource report any abuses or misuse of the service to Cheng and Tsui.
If Cheng & Tsui Company finds materials or content that do not, in the sole judgment of Cheng & Tsui, appear to conform to the Terms of Service and the guidelines outlined above, it may investigate and make a determination as to whether or not to remove the items and has the right go remove any and all content that it deems inappropriate or in violation of any law or regulation . Cheng & Tsui Company also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend any member and deny further access to PeerSource to anyone who misuses or abuses this service.
By checking "I agree with these terms", you agree to abide to these Terms of Service and to abide by the PeerSource policies outlined herein.