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Share what's fair.

StudyGoals provides students with an online study space and suite of tools that enables them to study more efficiently and effectively. These tools include virtual online meeting scheduling, discussion boards and much more. With StudyGoals, college students can study online: anytime, anywhere. Our service incorporates principles drawn from academic research that show a student’s learning is greatly enhanced by studying in pairs or groups, and through the sharing and comparing of ideas and information.

For professors.

Professors have the right to protect their copyrighted lecture notes and other course materials like study guides, class outlines, summaries, etc. StudyGoals respects and abides by all applicable copyright laws, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). StudyGoals advises users very clearly that its service may not be used for the unauthorized uploading or distribution of copyrighted materials, including but not limited to copyrighted lecture notes. In the event an individual posts copyrighted content online without permission or other legal authority, it is the copyright owner’s obligation to bring this to our attention by following StudyGoals’s DMCA policy. StudyGoals will then follow the procedures outlined in the policy.

For students.

Many students take and manage their class notes online, create virtual meetings, and actively participate online discussions. Most also share and compare these study materials with other students to gain a better understanding of course topics. Sometimes, laws, regulations and/or school codes of conduct may prohibit the uploading and sharing of certain content (for example, copyrighted lecture notes). It is your responsibility to know and comply with these provisions anytime you post study materials online. If you aren’t sure whether uploading class materials such as lecture notes, outlines, and flashcards to StudyGoals is likely to be a problem, a good rule of thumb is to check with your teacher or professor before posting them online. In addition, remember that if you do not behave on StudyGoals in accordance with your school’s code of ethics, and with your school’s policies regarding note sharing, cheating, and plagiarism – you could be subject to discipline by the school. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE NOT TO USE ANY THIRD PARTY TRADEMARKS, REGISTERED OR UNREGISTERED, IN THE FILENAMES OF MATERIAL.

Summary and resources.

We depend on content owners to advise us when course materials like lecture notes or class summaries that have been posted online appear in violation of applicable laws. We also depend on users who post online material appropriately to advise us regarding the authority that supports their actions. StudyGoals cannot provide legal advice and suggests – whether you are considering a DMCA notice of claimed infringement or a counter notification – that you consult a qualified copyright attorney. To learn more, see StudyGoals’s DMCA information page.

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