Terms of Use

The Radix Endeavor is a project of faculty, students, and researchers in the Education Arcade at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”), which hosts the radixendeavor.org website.  The Radix Endeavor is a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) designed to foster learning and engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Radix reserves the right to change the terms of the User Agreement or to modify its features at any time.  The Site will post changes to the terms of this User Agreement at http://radixendeavor.org/agreement and by accessing the Site after modifications to this User Agreement have been posted, you agree to be bound by all the modified terms.


By accessing content on the Radix Endeavor website (the “Site,” which includes all pages within the radixendeavor.org host directory), you accept and agree to be bound by all of the terms of this User Agreement.

You affirm that you are either 17 years of age or older, or if you are younger than 17, that you have the permission of a parent or legal guardian to accept the terms of this User Agreement.

You must be 13 years or over to access registration-only features on this Site. If we discover or have any reason to suspect that you have not met this condition, then we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your registration to this Site immediately and without notice.


For the purposes of this User Agreement, the term “Site Content” means all content posted to the Site by The Radix Endeavor authors and freelancers as well as User-Generated Content. “Site Software” means all software integrated into the Site.

By accessing the Site, you agree to engage in only noncommercial uses of Site Content and Site Software. In addition, without first obtaining our permission, you may not otherwise reproduce, retransmit, distribute, display, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise make available any Site Content. You further agree not to modify, adapt, sub-license, translate, sell, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or create derivative works of any Site Software. The use restrictions in this paragraph do not apply to User-Generated Content that you personally submitted to the Site for publication.

Nothing in this User Agreement shall be construed to limit or transfer to you any ownership rights in Site Content or Site Software.


To the extent the Site incorporates the copyrighted material or software of third parties (“Third-Party Material”), you agree to make only such uses of said Third Party Material as are consistent with applicable copyright law. MIT does not warrant that any use of Third Party Material will not infringe the rights of the content owners.

If you believe that any content on the Site infringes your copyrights, please click here.


The Site includes features that support and publish User-Generated Content.  For purposes of this User Agreement, he term “User-Generated Content” means any copyrightable content that users submit to the Site. The Site may solicit and publish User-Generated Content through its blog, video postings, and chat features, among other forums. By accessing the Site, you agree that you will not make use of these features:

  • To transmit or post any content or language that is offense, including without limitation content or language that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, sexually explicit, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; to engage in personal attacks (nor may you use a misspelling or an alternative spelling to circumvent the aforementioned restrictions);
  • To impersonate any person or entity or create a false identity on the Site;
  • To disseminate or transmit “spam,” unsolicited messages, chain letters, advertisements, solicitations, or other unsolicited commercial communications, including (but not limited to) communications describing investment opportunities, describing goods and services offered outside of the Radix universe;
  • To post material that infringes a copyright, trademark or patent right, trade secret or other legal right of any person, corporation or institution, including MIT;
  • To collect, print out, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise make available or use any personally-identifiable information about other users;
  • To carry out any action with the intent or effect of disrupting other users’ experience of the Site, such as intentionally causing a chat screen to scroll faster than other users are able to read, or deploying macros with large amounts of text for the purpose of disrupting the normal flow of user chats);
  • To disseminate or transmit viruses, Trojan horses, worms, defects, date bombs, time bombs, malware, spyware, or other items of a destructive nature or any other malicious code or program;
  • To harass, threaten, stalk, embarrass or cause distress, unwanted attention or discomfort to any user of the Site.

By submitting User-Generated Content for publication on the Site, you grant MIT an irrevocable, worldwide, transferable, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, publicly perform, publicly display, create derivative works of, and distribute said content. By submitting User-Generated Content, you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your content, including without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the content and for MIT to post, upload, cross-post, or cross-upload the content.

You further understand and agree that User-Generated Content posted to the Site may be made available for the public to access, view, and use, subject to the limited license set forth above (“Use of Site Content”).

You understand and agree that The Radix Endeavor monitors User-Generated Content on the Site, and that The Radix Endeavor reserves the right to modify, edit, or remove any of said content at its discretion, without notice, and for any reason. You further understand and agree that The Radix Endeavor may prescreen User-Generated Content and may decide, in its discretion, without notice, and for any reason, not to publish it. The Radix Endeavor assumes no responsibility for monitoring, modifying, removing, or declining to publish User-Generated Content on this Service.

You further understand and agree that the views and opinions expressed by other users on the Site are theirs alone and should not be ascribed to The Radix Endeavor or to MIT. User-Generated Content and Third-Party Content are the sole responsibility of the users and third parties, and their accuracy and completeness are not endorsed or guaranteed by The Radix Endeavor or MIT.

Finally, you understand and agree that you are solely responsible for actions and communications undertaken or transmitted through your account, and that you will comply with all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations, including but not limited to United States export restrictions, in connection with your use of or activities on this Site.


You agree not to access or use the Site in any manner that could damage or overburden any MIT server, or any network connected to any MIT server. You further agree that you will not use the Site in any manner that would interfere with any other party’s use of the Site.


You agree that you will not use MIT’s names, trademarks, logos, or insignia, or any version, abbreviation or representation of them, in any advertising, publicity, promotional materials or other public announcement without the prior written consent of MIT’s Technology Licensing Office, which consent MIT may withhold in its sole discretion.


Certain areas of the Site require registration in order to participate. The decision to provide this information is optional; however if you elect not to provide such information, you may not be able to access certain content or features.  When you register, you agree to provide information to The Radix Endeavor that is accurate, current and complete. The Site’s Privacy Policy governs the use of the information you report. The Radix Endeavor reserves the right to terminate the registrations and otherwise deny Site access to any person for any reason. The Site will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.


You agree that your use of the Site will be at your own sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by the law, MIT disclaims all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the Site and your use thereof. MIT makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of the Site’s content (including User-Generated Content and Third-Party Content) or the content of any websites linked to this Site and assumes no liability or responsibility for any (1) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies in content; (2) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the Site; (3) any unauthorized access to or use of MIT’s secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein; (4) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Site; (5) any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, or the like that may be transmitted to or through the Site by any third party; and/ or (6) any errors or omissions in any content or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Site.  You assume all risk as to the quality, function, and performance of the Site, and to all transactions you undertake on the Site, including without limitation submission of any User-Generated Content.

You agree that MIT will not be liable to you for any loss or damages, either actual or consequential, arising out of or relating to (1) this User Agreement, (2) your (or any third party’s) use or inability to use the Site, (3) your placement of User-Generated Content on the Site, (4) your reliance upon information obtained from or through the Site, or (5) your communications with other users of the Site.  Specifically, MIT will have no liability for any consequential, indirect, punitive, special or incidental damages, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, (including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, errors, loss of data, or interruption in availability of data), arising out of or relating to (a) this User Agreement, (b) your use or inability to use a site, (c) your placement of content on the Site, (d) your reliance upon information obtained from or through a Site, or € your communications with other users of the Site, whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law, except only in the case of death or personal injury where and only to the extent that applicable law requires such liability.


You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and all its affiliates, employees, faculty members, fellows, students, members of their governing boards and agents (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability and costs, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you or any user of your account of this User Agreement or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants.  You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim.  MIT reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.


If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with this site, you may contact the Editor here.


The effective date of this User Agreement is October 17, 2013.