mBlog Service Guidelines

The mBlog service is no longer available to University of Michigan faculty, staff, and students. Users of the mBlog service agreed to the University of Michigan Proper Use Policy and Guidelines for Reponsible Use of information technology and all state and federal laws.

Ownership and Copyright
The copyright and all related rights to original work posted via mBlog are the sole responsibility of the its author(s). The contents of blog pages have not been reviewed or approved by the University of Michigan.

Users of the mBlog service will comply with U.S. Copyright Law and University of Michigan policies.

If you believe your copyright protection has been infringed, report the issue to the User Advocate.

It is the nature of blogs to be open to others for commenting. You may find that some commenters choose to remain anonymous. If you find some comments unwanted, you should be aware there are methods to monitor postings. The mBlog service is not responsible for monitoring user activity.

Objectionable Content and its Removal
Users of the mBlog service agree to the University of Michigan Proper Use Policy and Guidelines for Reponsible Use of information technology, including respecting the privacy and rights of other users, respecting the legal protection provided by copyright and licensing of data and programs, and respecting the intended use of resources. Users of the mBlog service who do not comply with these guidelines may be asked to remove objectionable blog content. In the event the blog author is not reachable or available to remove objectionable content, content may be removed by the University.

Public Accessibility
By default, blogs created using the mBlog service are publicly available and available for search engines to crawl. If you wish your blog to be private, select Draft rather than Publish when creating and posting blog entries.

Disclaimer of Warranties
The mBlog Service is offered at the author's own risk. The mBlog service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.

Modifications to Service
The University reserves the right to change, at any time, at our sole discretion, the provisions of the mBlog service.

Deletion of Blogs and Content
Blogs that are deleted are not recoverable. Users should take special care when deleting blogs and content.

For questions regarding the mBlog Service Guidelines, contact mblog-help@umich.edu