Terms of Use

The MIT BLOSSOMS Initiative is an online repository of open math and science learning videos contributed by educators from the U.S., Jordan and Pakistan and hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. By using this web site, you agree to be bound by the terms of use described below.

1. Copyright

The MIT BLOSSOMS Initiative is owned and operated by MIT. All videos and other materials within BLOSSOMS are owned by MIT, the original video producers, and any third-party copyright owners (i.e., individuals or organizations not affiliated with MIT) and are protected by U.S. laws and international treaties.

2. Creative Commons License

Most of the content and related hand-outs of the BLOSSOMS learning videos are licensed under a Creative Commons’ Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us). Any material under copyright held by a third party may be subject to additional intellectual property notices, information or restrictions. Please refer to the Credit section of the videos and hand-outs to identify third-party material, as such material may pose additional restrictions.

3. MIT interpretation of “non-commercial"

Non-commercial use means that users may not sell, profit from, or commercialize BLOSSOMS learning videos or hand-outs, or works derived from them. For example, MIT considers any use of BLOSSOMS learning videos and handouts for the purpose of deriving profit to be prohibited commercial use. Note that there are additional requirements (attribution and share alike) spelled out in our license.

4. The MIT Trademark

"MIT", "Massachusetts Institute of Technology", and its logos and seal are trademarks of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Except for purposes of attribution as required by our Creative Commons License, you may not use MIT’s names or logos, or any variations thereof, without prior written consent of MIT. You may not use the MIT name in any of its forms nor MIT seals or logos for promotional purposes, or in any way that deliberately or inadvertently claims, suggests, or in MIT's sole judgment gives the appearance or impression of a relationship with or endorsement by MIT.

5. Privacy

The MIT BLOSSOMS Initiative is committed to protecting your privacy. We do not collect personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily provide it. If you voluntarily provide your email address or other contact information, we might use it to inform you of changes to BLOSSOMS, to survey you about your use or opinion of the initiative, or to ask for your support. At your request, we will remove your contact information from our files. We do not make your contact information or any other personally identifiable information available to anyone outside the BLOSSOMS Initiative or its service providers (who use the information only for authorized BLOSSOMS purposes) unless we are legally required to do so. In addition to the above, we collect certain anonymous (non-personally identifiable) information to help us improve the BLOSSOMS web site and to evaluate the access and use of BLOSSOMS materials and the impact of BLOSSOMS on the worldwide educational community

6. Copyright Complaints

The MIT BLOSSOMS Initiative respects the intellectual property of others, and requires that users of this website material do the same. BLOSSOMS will promptly remove any material that is determined to be infringing on the rights of others. If you believe that a portion of BLOSSOMS material infringes another’s copyright, email your complaint to the following address: blossoms@mit.edu.