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Introduction

These terms and conditions govern your use of the www.thecoop.com website (the "Site"). The term "you" refers to the user or viewer of the Site. The Harvard Cooperative Society (the "Coop") is the owner of the Site.

By using the Site, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use the Site.

The Site may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that the Coop endorses these websites. The Coop has no responsibility for the content or security of the linked websites.

License to use website

Unless otherwise stated, the Coop and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the Site and material on the Site. Subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages or clothing designs from the Site for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • republish material from the Site (including republication on another website);
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the Site;
  • show any material from the Site in public;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on the Site for a commercial purpose; or,
  • redistribute material from the Site except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.

Acceptable Use

You must not use the Site in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Site or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Site; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use the Site to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to the Site without the Coop's express written consent.

Restricted Access

Access to certain areas of the Site is restricted. The Coop reserves the right to restrict access to other areas of the Site, or indeed the entire Site, at the Coop's discretion.

If the Coop provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of the Site or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential.

The Coop may disable your user ID and password in the Coop's sole discretion without notice or explanation.

User Content

In these terms and conditions, "your user content" means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to the Coop a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to the Coop the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or the Coop or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened, pending, or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

The Coop reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to the Site, or stored on the Coop's servers, or hosted or published upon the Site.

Notwithstanding the Coop's rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, the Coop does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, the Site.

No warranties

The Site is provided "as is" without any representations or warranties, express or implied. The Coop makes no representations or warranties in relation to the Site or the information and materials provided on the Site.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph the Coop does not warrant that:

  • the Site will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  • the information on the Site is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Nothing on the Site constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.

Limitations of Liability

The Coop will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, the Site:

  • to the extent that the Site is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;
  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if the Coop has been expressly advised of the potential loss.

Reasonableness

By using the Site, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in the Site disclaimer are reasonable.

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use the Site.

Other parties

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in the Site disclaimer will protect the Coop's officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as the Coop.

Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of the Site disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of the Site disclaimer.

Indemnity

You hereby indemnify the Coop and undertake to keep the Coop indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by the Coop to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of the Coop's legal advisers) incurred or suffered by the Coop arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to the Coop's other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, the Coop may take such action as the Coop deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the Site, prohibiting you from accessing the Site, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the Site, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the Site and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

Variation

The Coop may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time and without notice. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of the Site from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on the Site. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

Assignment

The Coop may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with the Coop's rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

Severability

If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions, together with our Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and the Coop in relation to your use of the Site, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of the Site.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with Massachusetts State Law and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Massachusetts.

About these website terms and conditions

This document is based on a Contractology template available at www.freenetlaw.com.

Harvard Cooperative Society Details

You can contact the Harvard Cooperative Society by email to info@thecoop.com.


Privacy Policy

HARVARD COOPERATIVE SOCIETY PRIVACY STATEMENT

Your privacy is important to the Harvard Cooperative Society (the "Coop"). This privacy statement provides information on the manner in which the Coop collects, uses, maintains, and discloses personal information collected from users, members, and customers (each a "User" or collectively, "Users") of the www.thecoop.com website (the "Site").

Personal Information Collection

The Coop may collect, use, and maintain the following kinds of personal information:

  • information about Users of the Site (e.g., product preferences and purchases and browser information);
  • information that Users provide for the purpose of registering with the Site (e.g., name and email address);
  • information about transactions carried out over the Site (e.g., billing information);
  • information that Users provide for the purpose of subscribing to Site services (e.g., name and email address); and,
  • any other information that Users send or provide to the Coop.

Web Browser Cookies

The Coop may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. A User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert them when cookies are being sent. If Users do so, some parts of the Site may not function properly.

Using personal information

The Coop may use User personal information to:

  • administer the Site;
  • personalize the Site for Users;
  • improve customer service;
  • enable User access to and use of the Site services;
  • publish information about Users on the Site;
  • send Users products that they purchase;
  • supply Users with services that they purchase;
  • send Users statements and invoices;
  • collect payments from Users;
  • process User transactions; and,
  • send Users promotional communications and emails.

Where the Coop discloses User personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, the Coop may disclose User personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Securing your data

The Coop will not sell or share User credit card information with any third parties, and will not use User credit card information for any purposes other than what Users have consented to purchase.

The Coop will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of User personal information.

The Coop will store the personal information Users provide on its secure servers.

Information relating to electronic transactions entered into via the Site will be protected by encryption technology.

Cross-border data transfers

Information that the Coop collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which the Coop operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy statement.

Users agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

Updating this statement

The Coop has discretion to update this privacy statement at any time by posting a new version on the Site.

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any updates.

Other Websites

The Site contains links to other websites.

The Coop is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

User Acceptance

By using the Site, Users signify their acceptance of this privacy statement and terms of service. If Users do not agree to this privacy statement, please do not use the Site. A User's continued use of the Site following the posting of updates to this privacy statement is deemed to signify the Users acceptance of those updates.

Entire Agreement

These terms and conditions, together with our Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and the Coop in relation to your use of the Site, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of the Site.

About this Privacy Policy

This document is based on a Contractology template available at www.freenetlaw.com.

Contact the Coop

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the Coop's treatment of User personal information, please write:

  • by email to info@thecoop.com or,
  • by post to Harvard Cooperative Society, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138


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A Diary Entry From…Boston
April 02, 2016 | Bekey Bulman | Redbrick

Travel writer Beckey writes about her love for the American city of Boston

Boston is my favourite American city. When I was lucky enough to travel around some of the most famous parts of America this summer, I expected New York or San Francisco to be at the top of the list, hands down. Although these cities were undoubtedly incredible, there's just something about Boston that made it deserve the top spot.

When I visited, in early August, the weather was beautiful. It reached 34 degrees on the first day and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Perfect weather for frozen yoghurt of any flavour you could possibly imagine. If you can't decide, there's always the option of mix and match. I opted for banana and pineapple which was just as refreshing as it sounds.

It's really easy to get around Boston, which makes it so much more fun to visit, as there's the opportunity to see so much in a short space of time. Their tram system is simply called the 'T' and means that travelling to landmarks all over the city isn't a problem. It's even refreshing to get on the cool, air-conditioned carriages after walking around in the heat.

6369588329_7035ae354e_zThere's plenty of green space in Boston, which, for me, is one of the most important things that a big city should have. As much as I love the hustle and bustle of the busy streets and the enormity of the skyscrapers, there's nothing quite the same as relaxing on the grass in the sunshine, watching the world go by.

The best green spot in the city is Boston Common. It's a beautiful place to relax whilst still being in the heart of the city. For the days when it's hot and sunny there is the Frog Pond, where you can splash around or simply dip your feet into the cool water. It's the perfect place for a picnic, be it with your other half, with friends, or with a family. There are trees that offer shade from the hot sunshine and plenty of space to play games.

Probably one of Boston's most famous landmarks is the Freedom Trail, a two-and-a-half mile, red-lined route which takes you around sixteen different historical sites, telling the story of the American Revolution. For those of you even remotely interested in history, this is sure to be of interest to you. The trail starts (or finishes, depending on which way you look at it) at Boston Common, the city's park and ends at the Bunker Hill monument, and the accompanying Battle of Bunker Hill Museum, which details the morale boost the Americans received when inflicting large casualties against the British in 1775. A mixture of churches, museums and other important landmarks, the trail is an excellent way to explore the American Revolution in a fun and dynamic way.

If history isn't really your thing, then there are plenty of other things to do in this gorgeous city. The food in the city is amazing, with Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall Marketplace being absolute musts to visit. Whether you fancy something savoury, or you've got a bit of a sweet tooth, you're sure to find something utterly delicious that satisfies your cravings.

Another foodie place to visit is the original Regina Pizzeria. Opened in 1926, this tiny but rather famous restaurant specialises in incredible pizza. Tucked away on the corner of a side street in the North End, it has a real homely feel to it, and doesn't need to boast its excellence – the pizzas do that all by themselves. Although you're likely to have to queue for a table, it's definitely worth the wait.

When you're all full of delicious food, the next place to visit is Harvard. This part of the trip was utterly surreal to me. One of the most famous and prestigious universities in the world, and one that is constantly talked about and featured in films and TV shows (Legally Blonde, anyone?); it was unbelievable to walk around the campus. Harvard is the US's oldest higher education institution, named after John Harvard, the university's first benefactor, and was officially established in 1636. There is a famous statue of John Harvard in the university square, which has queues of people in the summer, all waiting for the opportunity to rub the foot of the statue for luck.

The campus is a mixture of leafy green tranquillity and beautiful buildings, including the impressive library, and is beautiful to walk around.

As well as the campus itself, there is also Harvard Square, visible as soon as you alight from the T, which houses realms of coffee shops, restaurants, and Harvard University's famous shop, The Coop, which sells huge amounts of Harvard merchandise, from typical shirts and jumpers, to more unusual baby-grows and chairs.

There's also a sister bookshop across the road, which is literature heaven. The layout itself is enough to blow any booklovers away, and there are thousands of books lining the glossy wooden shelves. All areas of academia are displayed, as well as hundreds of novels and poetry books. It's a gorgeous set up, with spiral staircases and comfy chairs dotted around the place, where you can curl up with a book to see if it's your thing.

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And for those of you who can't resist a bit of shopping, no matter where you are, Newbury Street is the place for you. Located in the Back Bay area of the city, the street is shopping heaven. From American Apparel to Tiffany's and from Kate Spade to Marc Jacobs, there is an absolute wealth of shops that sell all varieties of clothes, jewellery, accessories and sportswear. And there isn't tax on clothes in the state of Massachusetts, meaning that everything is as cheap as it actually says on the label, which is a welcome added bonus.

Boston really is a vibrant, exciting and interesting city. I wasn't sure what to expect when I visited there, as I hadn't heard as much about it as the other cities I visited, but it definitely surpassed the few expectations I had. It's a perfect mix of traditional and modern architecture, with a wealth of things to do and landmarks to see. If you do get the chance to visit the U.S., I'd highly recommend Boston as a city to visit.

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