Welcome to ionicviper.org
(Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists) is a virtual
community of inorganic chemists working collaboratively to improve
inorganic chemistry teaching. Our website VIPEr (Virtual Inorganic
Pedagogical Electronic Resource, http://www.ionicviper.org)
facilitates the collaborative development of learning materials and
their dissemination to the wider inorganic chemistry community. It
contains educational materials developed by chemistry educators and
serves both as a repository for materials and as a user-friendly
platform for social networking tools that facilitate virtual
collaboration and community building. Since the goal of IONiC and VIPEr
is to build an interactive community of inorganic chemistry educators,
we expect that the materials on this website will be downloaded and
used by other members of the IONiC community.
using this web site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand
and Policies from time to time. Please review these terms to ensure
your acceptance. When this document is modified,
changes will be posted on the VIPEr website. All modifications will be
binding to all users and registered members of VIPEr when published on
the VIPEr website.
Use of VIPEr
use of VIPEr, its materials, services, forums, and polls is subject to
the terms of a legal agreement between you and VIPEr.
may use the materials, services, forums, polls, and web sites for legal
purposes only. In connection with the use of VIPEr, you are required to
abide by all applicable federal, state or local laws, including those
pertaining to such areas as libel, slander, defamation, trade libel,
product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, tort,
obscenity, indecency, and copyright or trademark infringement.
agree that you will not engage in any activity that interferes with or
disrupts any aspect of this website including, but not limited to, the
materials, services, forums, and polls.
site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated,
copied, sold, resold, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without
the express permission of IONiC. This applies both to materials found
on VIPEr and works derived from them. The materials found on VIPEr are
for non-commercial use only.
IONiC and VIPEr logos may be used without written permission for the purpose of providing a link to http://www.ionicviper.org
and its associated web pages to educational end users, for example, in
the context of directing students to VIPEr from a course website. It may also be used on materials obtained from VIPEr as a means of giving credit to the source of the materials.
Other uses of IONiC and VIPEr logos shall be only with prior written
permission (e-mail or hard copy) from the Leadership Council of IONiC (http://www.ionicviper.org/leadership/).
The IONiC Leadership Council may withhold approval at its sole
discretion and reserves the right to terminate or modify permission to
display the IONiC or VIPEr logo at any time.
The IONiC Leadership Council reserves the right to refuse service and/or terminate accounts at its own discretion
if they believe that your conduct violates applicable law or is harmful
to the interests of the IONiC Community, its members, and/or any
third-party provider of digital content to the site, although they are
under no obligation to do so.
materials found on the VIPEr site in a way that is inconsistent with
the Creative Commons license specified by the material's creator.
materials to the VIPEr site that are protected under copyright,
trademark or trade secret laws unless the express authorization of the
owner is provided.
- Selling materials found on
the VIPEr site that are protected under copyright, trademark or trade
secret laws unless the express authorization of the owner is provided.
materials found on the VIPEr site that are protected under copyright,
trademark or trade secret laws unless the express authorization of the
owner is obtained.
- Posting materials that are likely to defame or invade the privacy of any individual.
- Collecting personal data of registered members from the member profiles found on VIPEr without proper authorization.
- Sending unsolicited commercial e-mail or bulk-mail to registered members.
PARTICIPATION IN VIPEr FORUMS AND COMMENTING ON VIPEr
VIPEr enables registered users of its site to
post and/or submit comments to the site. Visitors to the site may
browse comments. If you post comments on the site, you represent and
warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the
comments that you post on this site and that use of your comments by
the site will not infringe upon or violate the rights of any third party. The IONiC
Leadership Council has the right but not the obligation to edit or
remove any user comments at any time. Neither the comments nor content
on VIPEr, nor the links to other Web sites, are screened,
approved, reviewed or endorsed by the IONiC Leadership Council or its
sponsors. The IONiC Leadership Council takes no responsibility and
assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party
comments that you submit to the site become public information.
Therefore, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your
personal information. Unsubscribing from VIPEr will not remove any
name, email address, or information that was part of any previous
posting from any archive.
USE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOUND OF VIPEr AND THE CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE
of the IONiC Community recognize the effort and commitment of the many
different kinds of community members who participate in building and
sustaining the repository and services that comprise VIPEr. To protect
the membership and its contributions to the community, VIPEr has
adopted the intellectual property (IP) protection policies of the
consortium Creative Commons (CC, http://creativecommons.org)
to 1) encourage creators of online materials to share their work with
others who might wish to reuse the materials in creative ways, and 2)
ensure that contributions of materials to VIPEr by members of the IONiC
Community are protected from misuse and abuse.
Through the CC licence, it is possible to specify copyright terms that range between full copyright - all rights reserved - and the public domain - no rights reserved. Descriptions of the types of CC licenses and the restrictions associated with each license can be found at http://creativecommons.org/about/license.
CC licenses are attached to all content on VIPEr and authorize everyone
who comes in contact with the work to use it in a way that is
consistent with the license.
the IONiC Community nor Leadership Council owns rights to the content
contained in VIPEr; content is owned by the member who created and
contributed it to VIPEr. The IONiC Leadership Council and its agents
review content submitted to VIPEr only for topical suitability (relevance to inorganic chemistry). Content is subject to copyright and other
proprietary rights protection as specified in the CC license. By
viewing, downloading and using the content accessible through the
Services on this site, you agree that you will not violate any
of those copyright or other proprietary rights and that you will comply
with the CC licensing terms that the author has specified. It is your
obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions
when publishing, using, or distributing content found on VIPEr.
Appropriate citations are expected. You must make your own assessments
of rights in light of the intended use of the content. UPLOADING CONTENT TO VIPErWhen
you upload materials to VIPEr, you certify that you are the owner of
the rights to everything in the materials that you are making
available. You certify that you have verified that you have not
uploaded materials that are owned by others. Specific examples of
materials that you do not own include, but are not limited to:
- published manuscripts;
- supplemental materials associated with published manuscripts;
- materials such as figures, problems, or examples copied from textbooks.
As part of the submission process, you will be required to select a CC license (http://creativecommons.org/about/license/).
As part of this process, you will choose a set of conditions that you
wish to apply to your work and a license that indicates how others may
use your creative work. You authorize the display and reproduction of
all materials that you submit to VIPEr under the terms of the CC
license that you have specified. You (or your
institution, as applicable) retain your respective individual
intellectual property rights with regard to individual resources
contributed to VIPEr.
The page on VIPEr that contains
your contributed material will include your name and affiliation, the
materials that you have submitted, and the CC license. Because it is
likely that other members of the IONiC Community will download your
work, you may wish to mark all documents with a statement such as
Created by [author, author affiliation, author email] and posted on VIPEr on [date/year], Copyright [name, year]. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons [name of license you choose] License. To view a copy of this license visit http://creativecommons.org/about/license/
A member of the IONiC Leadership Council or a community
reviewer will check your materials for relevance to the field of
inorganic chemistry. After this process, your
learning object will be posted to VIPEr. Most learning objects will be
freely available to both members of the IONiC Community and unregistered guests visiting VIPEr.
Learning objects designated as "Problem Sets" will be available only to
registered members of the IONiC Community with graduate student,
post-doc, or faculty status.
are responsible for any information or materials you place on VIPEr.
The IONiC Leadership Council and its agents have no obligation to
monitor or control any material that is or becomes available in VIPEr. The IONiC Leadership Council and its agents reserve the right to review any material that is or becomes available on the site. The IONiC Leadership Council and its agents reserve
the right to refuse to post or to remove any materials that are, in our
judgment, unacceptable, undesirable or in violation of this policy.
However, the IONiC Leadership Council and its agents have no obligation to exercise such reservation of rights. The IONiC Leadership Council and its agents will, in appropriate circumstances, terminate the accounts of users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. The IONiC Leadership Council and its agents will terminate
access for content providers or service participants who are found to
repeatedly provide material without necessary rights or permissions.
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infringed. When informing VIPEr of an alleged infringement:
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absence of such information may render the IONiC Leadership Council
unable to act upon your report of violation. The
IONiC Leadership Council wants to hear from any copyright owners who
are not properly identified on this web site so that we may make the
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without identifying who you are or revealing personally identifiable
information. To obtain full access to VIPEr, registration is necessary.
Members of the IONiC Community who r
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the material that is claimed to be infringing and provide sufficient
information to permit the IONiC Leadership Council or their agents to
locate that material.
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or include a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use
of the copyright-protected material in the manner complained of is not
authorized by the copyright owner, the owner's agent, or law.
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Council is accurate. Attest under penalty of perjury that you are
authorized to enforce the copyrights that you allege have been
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you use the VIPEr site, our servers may collect information indirectly
and automatically (through, for example, the use of your "IP address")
about your activities while visiting the site, including the web pages
that you view, the number of times you view them, the length of your
visit, and information about the browser you are using. An
IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer
when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP address stays the same
from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer
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to session. We do not link browsing information
to the Personal Information you submit to us; we use this browsing
information for internal purposes such as to help understand how the
site is being used and to improve it, and for systems administration
purposes. We use
the information that we collect to help us measure the use of
particular services, different parts of VIPEr, and to help us improve
VIPEr's organization, performance and usefulness. This information is
only examined in the aggregate. If you are a registered user of VIPEr:
information (such as name, address, and affiliation) is provided as a
service for registered members of VIPEr, offering a convenient way to
network with colleagues. The data provided will not be sold to others
or employed for any commercial purpose. IONiC
and VIPEr will not share, or otherwise distribute your personal data to
third parties, except that such data may be transferred to third
parties who act for or on behalf of the IONiC Leadership Council, or in
connection with the business of IONiC for further processing in
accordance with the purpose for which the data were originally
collected. Removing or Correcting your Personal InformationAs a registered user of VIPEr, you can login with your username and password to view and change your personal information. You may contact the IONiC Leadership Council at any time, by emailing the VIPEr Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org, to request that your personal information be removed from our database or if you have any questions or concerns regarding the site.
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provide support. For example, we use your email address to respond to
your questions and submissions.
- From time to
time we may conduct surveys of users in order to evaluate the use of
our services, etc. and we may use your information to contact you about
participation in the evaluation.
users may search the site's member directory to learn more about other
registered users. Please note that any information that you post in you
member profile is available to all registered persons accessing the
site. Registered members may choose the types and amount of information
that is available to other registered users by adding it to or omitting
it from your member profile.
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site or the information, content, materials, or products included on
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limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose. IONiC will not be liable for any damages of any
kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to,
direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.
All activities described on the VIPEr website involving the use of
chemicals, instrumentation, or other apparatuses are are intended to be
carried out by chemistry practitioners with sufficient training in the
chemical sciences for safe performance of these activities. Anyone
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carrying out the activity. The
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potentially hazardous, and requires the use of appropriate equipment,
clothing, precaution, care, education, training, and, above all, common
sense. The IONiC
Leadership Council bears no responsibility for your safety or the
safety of any students or third parties who may be harmed as a result
of these activities. The IONiC Leadership Council has the right but not the obligation to remove any experiment or demo they feel to be unsafe. IONiC
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