Terms of Service

  1. These terms of use govern all use of Fulcrum. Please read them carefully before using Fulcrum. Your use of Fulcrum constitutes acceptance of these terms, without modification.
  2. You agree not to disrupt or attempt to disrupt the access to or the functioning of the site.
  3. You agree that the statements and views of those who post on Fulcrum are their own and do not reflect those of the University of Michigan (U-M) nor do they imply endorsement from U-M.
  4. When using the commenting features on Fulcrum, you agree to follow these rules of online conduct: Don’t post content or links that:
    • defame, demean, harass, or threaten others;
    • violate federal or state law;
    • discuss illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
    • infringe another’s intellectual property, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secrets;
    • contain obscene or graphic language or images;
    • primarily contain advertising or any form of commercial solicitation; and
  5. For concerns about potential copyright infringement, please visit the U-M Library’s information page about “take down” requests.
  6. Fulcrum collects usage data. We have a statement on privacy and confidentiality on how these data are collected and used.
  7. If you view or download information from Fulcrum, you agree that Fulcrum services and content therein are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Use of Fulcrum is at your own risk and you agree to hold Fulcrum and University of Michigan and their board, employees, students, agents, and contractors harmless for your use of Fulcrum and the content therein.
  8. These terms of use shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of Michigan without regard for principles of choice of law.
  9. We are constantly trying to improve the Fulcrum experience. As a user of the platform we hope that you will let us know if you are having problems using Fulcrum. Please contact us at fulcrum-info@umich.edu.