To perform system maintenance, backup and upgrade functions, we anticipate that there will be eight (8) hours of scheduled maintenance downtime per quarter. We schedule downtime during a low usage time, typically Sunday mornings. For normal maintenance, Cengage Learning will make all reasonable efforts to notify SAM instructors, administrators and supervisors of the scheduled maintenance two (2) weeks prior to the maintenance.

Cengage Learning retains the right to shut down, reboot, modify or fix servers at any time if it is necessary to prevent security breaches or operational failures (including but not limited to viruses, worms, date bombs, time bombs or denial of service attacks). This may require loss of access to the system for a period of time but such protective actions constitute scheduled down time.