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The Empire State STEM Learning Network - Finger Lakes Hub web site and related publications are offered to further STEM education, and fair use is encouraged. In order to manage and sustain these offerings, the following rules govern your use of the web site services and materials.

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This Web site may include a variety of features, such as bulletin boards and blogs, which allow real-time interaction between users. Responsibility for what is posted on bulletin boards, blogs and other public posting areas on this Web site lies with each user—you alone are responsible for the material you post. As a condition of your use of these features, you warrant that you will not use them for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the site terms. Except as otherwise permitted in these terms, you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, services, software, or benefits obtained from these features.


In addition, you may not use these features to:

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Plagiarism

 

If you copy words, images, or other materials from our site and submit them as your own in homework assignments or scholarly papers, or use such materials without clearly acknowledging The Empire State STEM Learning Network - Finger Lakes Hub as your source, then you have plagiarized -- and may face disciplinary sanctions from your school.


For help recognizing plagiarism and avoiding it, please consult a site such as A Student's Guide to Recognizing It and Avoiding It by Dr. C. Barnbaum, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Valdosta State University.


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Any use, whether in print or electronic format, beyond that specified in the fair use guidelines issued by the U.S. Copyright Office, must have explicit permission and/or licensing from The Empire State STEM Learning Network - Finger Lakes Hub. All permission requests must be made prior to use. If your request is not covered in the guidelines that follow and if you have any question as to whether your use is fair use, you should contact The Empire State STEM Learning Network - Finger Lakes Hub for additional information and guidance at the address given below in the section "How to Request Copyright Permission."


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A statement such as the following must appear with all material used from The Empire State STEM Learning Network - Finger Lakes Hub: "Reproduced with permission from The Empire State STEM Learning Network - Finger Lakes Hub, copyright [year] by The Empire State STEM Learning Network - Finger Lakes Hub. All rights reserved."


Accompanying that statement of acknowledgement, please clearly display the The Empire State STEM Learning Network - Finger Lakes Hub empirestem-fl.org domain name, and, on web pages, link to it. The statement and link may be combined: for example, "Reproduced with permission from The Empire State STEM Learning Network - Finger Lakes Hub, copyright [year] by The Empire State STEM Learning Network - Finger Lakes Hub (/). All rights reserved."

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Permission does not automatically extend to any items identified as reprinted by permission of other publishers and copyright holders. Such items must be excluded from any print or electronic reproduction of the material unless separate permissions are obtained.

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The Empire State STEM Learning Network - Finger Lakes Hub is not responsible for the technical accuracy of information nor the efficacy of programs or plans displayed on this website. The Empire State STEM Learning Network - Finger Lakes Hub reserves the right to review any material that is or becomes available on the site and to refuse to post or to remove any material that is, in our sole discretion, unacceptable, undesirable or in violation of these rules.

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