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Acceptable Use Policy

Acceptable Use Policy

Scoir is a place to find, create and share information about colleges and to discover things about yourself that might help you decide your collegiate and career paths. Some information found on Scoir might come from or be reported by colleges and corporations, but much of it comes from other users like you. User-generated content is essential for conveying unbiased perspectives but sometimes such freedoms are abused by malicious, unscrupulous ne’er-do-wells. To make you feel safe and comfortable while using our site, we require everyone to agree to and follow these rules.

Scoir reserves the right to remove any content from public access at any time and without notice. If there’s a question about whether something is or is not appropriate for our users, we’ll err on the side of caution and remove it from view.

As a rule of thumb, we ask that you use common sense. However, because common sense can be an uncommon virtue, we’ve spelled it out for you in more detail.

You aren’t allowed to POST anything that:

  • Depicts, promotes, threatens, encourages or celebrates any form or suggestion of violence, physical injury, bodily harm, property damage, illegal activity or public unrest;
  • Attacks, bullies or harasses anyone or contains information that may be deemed to be hateful, hurtful or offensive;
  • Libels or defames any person or entity;
  • Is sexually explicit, pornographic, exploitive or untowardly suggestive;
  • Invades anyone’s right to privacy or other rights;
  • Infringes anyone’s intellectual property;
  • Is fraudulent or deceptive;
  • Contains someone else’s personal information or requests another’s personal information; or
  • Offers, advertises or opines about any commercial product or service or contains unsolicited commercial messages, comments or descriptions.

You aren’t allowed to DO anything that:

  • Uses or depicts Scoir’s name, logo, trademark or branding without our express prior written consent;
  • Accesses, tampers with or uses non-public areas of Scoir’s website, our systems or our technical providers’ systems;
  • Attempts to break or circumvent our security measures or otherwise tests the vulnerability of our systems or networks;
  • Uses any method to scrape, download or change Scoir’s website or anything on it, except that software and tools provided by popular browsers are acceptable;
  • Posts repetitive content or tries to artificially boost views, repins, likes, comments or other user metrics;
  • Uses meta tags, hidden text or metadata with our trademark, logo, URL or product name without our prior written consent;
  • Uses Scoir user information to forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way uses Scoir to send altered source-identifying information;
  • Tries to reverse engineer any of Scoir’s software;
  • Tries to interfere with any Scoir user, host or network in any way, including, for example, sending a virus, overloading, spamming or mail-bombing;
  • Collects or stores personally identifiable information from Scoir or its users without their express permission;
  • Impersonates, misrepresents or omits your affiliation with any person or entity;
  • Does anything that violates applicable law or regulations;
  • Shares your password, lets anyone access your account or do anything that might compromise the security of your account information;
  • Attempts to sell or transfer your username or user identity for compensation; or
  • Encourages or assists anyone to do any of the things on this list.


Updated: March 1, 2015