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  1. abide by these Terms of Use, , as may be revised by us from time-to-time. Continued use of the Site shall constitute Institution’s and its Instructors’ acceptance of future revisions to these Terms of Use;
  2. use the Service only in connection with classes offered in its own curriculum, to its own students (“Students”) for the purpose of submitting Student work for evaluation and shall not rent, lease or provide access to or benefits from the Service to any other institution or individual;
  3. use reasonable efforts to retain the confidentiality of any Service passwords;
  4. not make statements to its Students that Institution is using the Service in a given class when such class is not registered (Note: even within a particular class using the Service, for purposes of fairness and equal application, We strongly recommend requiring Student submission of all papers rather than submission by Instructors only of papers singled out by Instructor);
  5. consider Turnitin’s strong recommendation that the course syllabus of each course making use of the Service carry a notice substantially to the effect of the following: “Students agree that by taking this course all required papers may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin.com for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the Turnitin.com reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. Use of the Turnitin.com service is subject to the Usage Policy posted on the Turnitin.com site.” If use of the Service is instituted after distribution of the syllabus, then Institution shall consider Turnitin’s strong recommendation that equivalent written notice is provided by the Instructor to the Students;
  6. consider our strong recommendation that students enrolling at Institution receive clear notice similar to (e) above in their student handbook or comparable communication at the time of enrollment; and, We may, in our sole discretion, suspend Institutions or any of its Instructor’s or Student’s access to the Service to (i) prevent damages to, or degradation of, the Service; (ii) comply with any law, regulation, court order, or other governmental request; (iii) otherwise protect Turnitin from potential legal liability; or (iv) address a breach of the Terms of Use of this site. We shall use reasonable efforts to provide Institution with notice prior to or promptly following any suspension of the Service. We shall restore access to the Service as soon as the event giving rise to suspension has been resolved.

SIMILARITY REPORTS AND SOURCE DATABASE. With respect to reports evaluating textual sources (“Similarity Reports”) and the database of source documents (“Source Database”), Institution agrees:

  1. to maintain any of our notices (including legal notices relating to our proprietary rights (e.g., copyright and trademark notices) and disclaimer on the Similarity Reports;
  2. to exercise its independent professional judgment in, and to assume sole and exclusive responsibility for, determining the actual existence of plagiarism in a submitted paper under the acknowledgement and understanding that the Similarity Reports are only tools for detecting textual similarities between compared works and do not determine conclusively the existence of plagiarism;
  3. any disclosure of a Similarity Report to any third party is at the Institution’s own risk; and,
  4. all papers submitted by Institution and/or its Instructors and Students shall be retained in the Source Database solely for the purposes of using such papers as source material to detect potential plagiarism of such papers in the future, for access by the instructor as an archive of submitted work, and for peer review if the instructor enables such option, except as expressly authorized by Students and/or Instructors.