Terms of Use, Code of Conduct & DMCA

Competition closes September 25, 2009, 11:59 p.m. MDT (GMT -6:00). Due to technical difficulties and inconsistencies with information communicated to the press, the contest will remain open until 11:59 p.m. September 25 rather that the originally posted 5 p.m. time. Designs with at least 25 votes are eligible to win the competition. Highest rated eligible designs by the competition closing date will win.

Terms of Use

Welcome! By using the Next Stop Design project web site (the “Website”) you agree to operate under the following terms and conditions, which include this Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy and Information Collection Statement, the Community Code of Conduct, and the directions on Providing Notice of Copyright Violations Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (together, the “Terms of Use”).

Project Overview

The Next Stop Design Website enables third parties (“Contributors”) to provide design submissions and commentary relating the design of a bus stop for the Utah Transit Authority. This Website represents a public participation activity to get input on transit planning issues.

Privacy Policy

The Next Stop Design project strongly believes in the importance of Contributor privacy as a fundamental design philosophy. Please review the Privacy Policy and Information Collection Statement.

Code of Conduct

Contributors to the Website are expected to know these requirements and to follow them in all circumstances.
We hope that you will have a rewarding experience.

1.0 Interactions with other Peers/Contributors

1.1 Assume Good Faith
Assume that Contributors to the Website are trying to help it, not hurt it. Enabling a larger and more diverse community to submit designs, ideas, and comments will better inform transit planners. Better information results in higher quality bus stops.

1.2 Civility
Contributors shall participate with decorum and courtesy. Contributors shall not behave or communicate in a rude, insensitive, or petty manner. Contributors shall refrain from offending others as well as discourage others from being uncivil. Contributors shall refrain from unwanted communication with other Contributors outside the context of the Website. Contributors shall not make personal attacks anywhere on the Website. Personal attacks damage the community and deter participation.

1.3 Educate Yourself for Participation
Next Stop Design contains educational materials to help prepare Contributors for submitting designs and ideas. Please make use of these materials, consistent with your background, to optimize the effectiveness of your contributions.

1.4 Commercial Solicitation
No Contributor shall use the Website to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation, including, but not limited to, solicitation of Contributors to become subscribers of other web sites.

2.0 Disclosure and Self-Identifcation
Please also see the Privacy Policy and Information Collection Statement for information about privacy and confidentiality of postings on the Website.

2.1 Contributor Account
Contributors shall register one and only one account. Contributors may not use multiple accounts to create the illusion of greater support for or criticism against a submission, or to mislead in any way.

2.2 Username
Contributors shall register under their own name or a neutral pseudonym. Contributors are encouraged (but not required) to register under their own names; by appearing with a name rather than a pseudonym, Contributors help to create a strong community.

Pseudonyms shall not be misleading, offensive or infringing. A pseudonym should not be the name of another natural person, nor be designed to mislead in any way.

3.0 Providing Commentary

3.1 Moderators
The Website is moderated by the Next Stop Design researchers, which reserves the right to not post or to remove content with or without notice to the Contributor posting the content. Offensive and commercial content, including spam, will be removed.

3.2 Posting, in General
Contributors shall post designs, ideas, and comments in a specific, neutral, objective, and reasonable manner. These postings are intended to put forth new ideas or to constructively critique others’ designs. Postings are not intended as a personal critique of the submitters. Postings should be written in such a way as to guide and inform Contributors so that they, or others, may submit improved designs.

3.3 Scoring
Contributors may score any design once. Attempting a second vote will replace the Contributor’s previous vote with the new one.

Providing Notice of Copyright Violations Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

Next Stop Design, a project of the University of Utah in cooperation with the Utah Transit Authority (“we”), will respond to allegations of copyright violations on www.nextstopdesign.com (the “Website”) pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 USC 512.

The DMCA provides a process for a copyright owner to give notification to an online service provider concerning alleged copyright infringement. When a valid DMCA notification is received, the service provider responds under this process by taking down the offending content and, if appropriate, putting it back.

On taking down content under the DMCA, we will take reasonable steps to contact the owner of the removed content so that a counter-notification may be filed. On receiving a valid counter-notification, we may restore the content in question.

Please note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that content on the Website is infringing your copyrights.

Filing a Notification

Your request for take-down must be made in writing, and must include the following:

1.Identify in detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed.

2.Identify the material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above and which you
request be removed or disabled. This identification must be in sufficient detail to permit us to locate the material.

3.Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as your email and mailing address.

4.Provide information, if possible, sufficient to permit us to notify the owner/administrator of the allegedly infringing content (email address is preferred).

5.Include the following statement: “I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above, in the manner complained of, is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”

6.Include the following statement: “I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”

7.Sign the notification with the physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyrighted work that is claimed to have been infringed.

Send the written communication to:

Daren C. Brabham, Investigator, Next Stop Design, Department of Communication, University of Utah, 255 S. Central Campus Dr., Rm. 2400, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 USA.

Filing a Counter-Notification

The submitter of affected content may make a counter-notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA. We may reinstate the material in question after receiving a counter-notification.

To file a counter-notification with us, you must provide a written communication by mail that sets forth the items specified below. Please note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that the content complained of is not infringing upon copyrights of others.

To expedite our ability to process your counter-notification, please use the following format:

1.Identify the specific material that we have removed from the Website or to which we have disabled access, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled.

2.Include the following statement:
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.

My name, address, e-mail address and telephone number are as follows:
(address here)

I hereby consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which I reside (or, if my address is outside the United States, any judicial district in which University of Utah may be found).
I agree to accept service of process from the complainant.

My signature follows:
(actual or electronic signature here)

3.Include the following statement: “I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.”

4.Sign the paper.

Send the written communication to:

Daren C. Brabham, Investigator, Next Stop Design, Department of Communication, University of Utah, 255 S. Central Campus Dr., Rm. 2400, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 USA.

Updated: May 4, 2009; contest ending time updated September 24, 2009.

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