Certificate Platform Terms of Use

Terms of Use


(The term “site” or “website” as used in these Terms of Use includes all versions of internet pages accessed via an electronic device.)

Access To This Site

To access this site or some of the resources it has to offer, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of this site that all the information you provide on this site will be correct, current, and complete. If the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection at Michigan State University (“A-CAPP MSU”) believes the information you provide is not correct, current, or complete, A-CAPP MSU has the right to refuse you access to this site or any of its resources, and to terminate or suspend your access at any time.

Restrictions On Use

You may use this site for purposes expressly permitted by this site. You may not use this site for any other purpose, including any commercial purpose, without A-CAPP MSU’s express prior written consent. For example, you may not (and may not authorize any other party to) (i) co-brand this site, or (ii) frame this site, or (iii) hyper-link to this site, without the express prior written permission of an authorized representative of A-CAPP MSU. For purposes of these Terms of Use, “co-branding” means to display a name, logo, trademark, or other means of attribution or identification of any party in such a manner as is reasonably likely to give a user the impression that such other party has the right to display, publish, or distribute this site or content accessible within this site. You agree to cooperate with A-CAPP MSU in causing any unauthorized co-branding, framing or hyper-linking immediately to cease.

Proprietary Information

The material and content accessible from this site, and any other World Wide Web site owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by A-CAPP MSU (the “Content”) is the proprietary information of A-CAPP MSU or the party that provided the Content to A-CAPP MSU, and A-CAPP MSU or the party that provided the Content to A-CAPP MSU retains all right, title, and interest in the Content. Accordingly, the Content may not be copied, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way without the prior written consent of A-CAPP MSU, except that you may print out a copy of the Content solely for your personal use. In doing so, you may not remove or alter, or cause to be removed or altered, any copyright, trademark, trade name, service mark, or any other proprietary notice or legend appearing on any of the Content. Modification or use of the Content of Intellectual Property except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use violates the intellectual property rights of A-CAPP MSU or the party that provided the Content to A-CAPP MSU. If the Content is used in a manner that violates these Terms of Use, either A-CAPP MSU or the party that provided the Content to A-CAPP MSU shall be entitled to bring legal or other appropriate action as necessary to protect all rights to the Content and to seek all remedies available under these Terms of use or at law. Neither title nor intellectual property rights are transferred to you by access to this site.


This site may be hyper-linked to other sites which are not maintained by, or related to, A-CAPP MSU. Hyper-links to such sites are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by or affiliated with this site or A-CAPP MSU. A-CAPP MSU is not responsible for the content of those sites or damages caused by accessing them. Hyper-links are to be accessed at the user’s own risk, and A-CAPP MSU makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness or accuracy of these hyper-links or the sites hyper-linked to this site. Further, the inclusion of any hyper-link to a third-party site does not necessarily imply endorsement by A-CAPP MSU of that site. Users must refer to the privacy statements and terms of use policies located on any third-party sites.


Trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing in this site are the property of A-CAPP MSU or the party that provided the trademarks, service marks, and logos to A-CAPP MSU. A-CAPP MSU and any party that provided trademarks, service marks, and logos to A-CAPP MSU retain all rights with respect to any of their respective trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing in this site.


Any passwords used for this site are for individual use only. You will be responsible for the security of your password (if any). A-CAPP MSU will be entitled to monitor your password and, at its discretion, require you to change it. If you use a password that A-CAPP MSU considers insecure, A-CAPP MSU will be entitled to require the password to be changed and/or terminate your account.