University of Maryland Extension

Privacy and Terms

Equal Opportunity Employer and Equal Access programs

It is the policy of the University of Maryland, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station, and University of Maryland Extension that all persons have equal opportunity and access to programs and facilities without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, martial or parental status, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

The University of Maryland policy prohibits discrimination in employment and programs. Questions about requirements should be directed to the Director of Human Resources Management, Office of the Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Symons Hall College, Park MD 20742

Privacy Policy

Personal information collection and use
Information provided to UME may also be shared among offices within the University of Maryland and the University System of Maryland and outside entities as necessary or appropriate in the conduct of legitimate University business and consistent with applicable law. Because the University is a State educational institution, such information may also be subject to disclosure under the Maryland Access to Public Records Act (the “Public Records Act.”). Individuals may inspect and/or correct their personal information as provided by the Public Records Act and/or other applicable law or University Policy.

Information sharing
Personal information that we collect through this site will not be shared with or sold to other researchers or unaffiliated institutions or companies.

Cookies
Cookies are files that are placed on your hard drive that allow our systems to recognize your browser. This allows us to retrieve stored information, such as your registration information. Cookies do not identify the user; they only identify the user’s computer.

The Help section of the toolbar will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Some parts of a web page that offer cookies may not function properly or may function slower when users reject cookies.

Security
This site takes appropriate steps to protect personal information you share with us from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, alteration, or disclosure. Only employees we believe need to come into contact with that information to provide services to you or in order to do their job will be provided with this information. Please be mindful that no Internet transmission is ever completely secure and error-free.

Links to other websites
This site contains links to other websites to which this privacy policy does not apply. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these outside (third party) websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

Changes to privacy policy
We reserve the right to change this privacy policy without notice. However, we will let you know about any major changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the email address that you provided when you registered.

How to contact us
If you have any questions, comments, requests or concerns about this privacy policy or the information practices of this site, please email us at: agnrwebmaster@umd.edu. We will make every effort to address any concerns that you may have.

Terms and Conditions

User Agreement 
This Website with its homepage in the domain "extension.umd.edu" is a free information service offered by the University of Maryland Extension (UME) at the University of Maryland, College Park at no charge to users, with the condition that users agree to follow the terms and conditions set forth in this User Agreement. Your registration to the Website represents that you have read and accepted the terms of this User Agreement. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. Do not use the Website if you do not agree to all of the following terms and conditions.

You acknowledge that the information on the Website is provided "AS IS" for general information only. UME MAKES NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, RELIABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY WARRANTY THAT THESE PAGES, OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS, AND SUCH WARRANTIES ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.

You agree that you will hold UME harmless and our directors and employees from all claims related to your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, this Website or the information contained in this Website or other websites to which it is linked, including but not limited to claims that you have found something you have heard, viewed or downloaded from this Website or another website to which it is linked to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, or infringing upon your intellectual property rights. In no event will UME or the contributors of information to this Website be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Rights and Responsibilities of Users

 No solicitation or “spam”

  • Each User agrees not to use the Website or the information provided in the Website to solicit any person listed within the Website or to send "junk mail" or "spam" to any such person.
  • Each User also agrees not to list as a contact any person they do not know.

 No harassment or objectionable use, or interference with others’ use of the Service

  • Each User agrees not to harass, threaten or make any other objectionable communication with any person who is part of the Website and further agrees to cease such conduct at the request of either MCE, the person to whom the conduct is targeted, or applicable government authorities.
  • Each User shall use the Website solely for lawful purposes.
  • No User shall engage in any conduct that, as determined in UME's sole and absolute discretion, keeps any other User from using or enjoying the Website.

No defamatory, objectionable or infringing material 
Users shall not post, provide or otherwise make available any material of any sort (including member information, such as names and usernames, postings and other publicly viewable information) that:

(a) is defamatory or libelous or would violate or infringe in any way upon the rights of others; 
(b) is protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy, without the express permission of the owner of such right; 
(c) violates any law, statute, ordinance or regulation, including without limitation the laws and regulations governing export control, or would give rise to criminal or civil liability of any kind whatsoever; 
(d) is illegal or promotes illegal activity; 
(e) is deliberately false or misleading; 
(f) is indecent, pornographic, obscene, objectionable or offensive; 
(g) promotes bigotry, racism or hatred; 
(h) is threatening or abusive or promotes physical harm or violence against any individual or group; 
(i) violates any laws regarding unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising; or
(j) contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel bots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.

UME reserves the right to establish and modify the criteria for what is considered to be offensive or objectionable content. It is impossible for UME to know whether a posting represents a copyright or other infringement. The provider of any content is responsible for ensuring that such content does not violate any extant copyright.

General Compliance with Laws 
You agree to follow all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations concerning your use of our Website.

Self-protection from viruses 
Each User is responsible for taking their own precautions to make sure that anything selected for their use is free of such items as software viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

Discontinuance of membership 
Each Member is free at any time and for any reason to stop use of the Website and to remove from the Website any information provided by such User to UME, upon reasonable notice thereof.

Copyright and related rights 
Each User agrees not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, redistribute, exploit for any commercial purpose or publish the information or graphics on the Website or sell without obtaining the express, prior written consent of UME. Such information includes the names, email addresses and other personal information provided by the Members of the Website.

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