Terms of Service
Dated: November 21, 2014
Youth Voices on China (“YVOC”) is a program for middle-school youth, high-school youth, and college youth sponsored by The 1990 Institute (the “Institute”, “we” or “us”), a California non-profit organization with offices at 220 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. The Institute’s mission is to broaden understanding and build trust between the people of the United States and China through education, philanthropy and collaboration.
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IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT ALL OF THESE TERMS, THEN PLEASE DO NOT USE OR REGISTER TO USE THE SITE.
WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU PRINT OUT A COPY OF THESE TERMS FOR YOUR FUTURE REFERENCE.
REGISTRATION TO USE THE SITE
You may use the Site without registering. If you choose not to register on the Site, then you may not be able to take advantage of many features of the Site, such as downloading resources available on the Site or receiving newsletters. If you choose to register with the Site, then you represent to the Institute that you have the authority to register with the Site according to these Terms.
When you register for the Site, you will be required to provide the Institute with your email address, password, full legal name, home/mailing address, school/organization name and address, and information about your program for youth. In addition to the required registration information, you may be asked (but are not required to provide) your gender, age and other information, such as your information about personal interests, etc.
You must provide all required registration information before you will be allowed to register to use the Site. You acknowledge and agree that the Institute may block your use of the Site if your registration information is not complete and/or terminate your right to use the Site if any of the registration information that you provide is untrue, not current, incomplete or inaccurate, or if the Institute has reasonable grounds to believe that any of such registration information is untrue, not current, incomplete or inaccurate.
In order to use and continue to use the Site, you must: (a) maintain and update your registration information as needed to keep it current, complete and accurate; (b) provide all equipment, including a computer and modem, necessary to establish a connection to the World Wide Web; (c) provide for your own access to the World Wide Web; and (d) pay any telephone, data, hosting or other service fee associated with such access.
From time to time, the Institute may supplement these Terms with additional terms that pertain to specific content (“Additional Terms”), such as new or expanded content or services. You understand and agree that such Additional Terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms.
MODIFICATIONS TO THESE TERMS
The Institute may modify these Terms from time to time. When we post changes to these Terms, we will revise the date set forth at the beginning of these Terms. Upon any material modification to these Terms, we will notify Users by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address provided as part of the registration information and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on the Site together with a description of the modifications made. (If you did not provide the Institute with your e-mail address, you will need to check for modifications to these Terms on the Site.) The modified Terms will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after the posting of the modified Terms on the Site constitutes your agreement to abide and be bound by such terms, as modified. If you object to any modification, your sole recourse is to terminate your use of the Site. We recommend that you check the Site from time to time to inform yourself of changes in these Terms or any of our other policies. These Terms may not otherwise be modified, except in a writing signed by both parties. These Terms and any Additional Terms constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the matters contemplated hereby.
MODIFICATIONS TO THE SITE
The Institute may modify or discontinue the Site, any portion thereof, or information, resources and services related thereto with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party.
You understand that you are responsible for keeping your user name and password confidential and secure. You also are responsible for all activities under your display name. You agree to immediately notify the Institute of any unauthorized use of your display name or any breach of security.
Unauthorized access to the Site is a breach of these Terms and a violation of law. Although the Institute will not be liable for losses caused by any unauthorized use of your display name and/or password, you may be liable for the losses of the Institute or others due to such unauthorized use.
LICENSE GRANT AND SITE CONTENT
The Site is intended for use for educational and noncommercial purposes only.
Subject to these Terms, the Institute hereby grants you a nonexclusive, nontransferable right to (a) access the Site; (b) access any information, materials, research, studies, reports, text, graphics, images, sound files, animation files, video files, software, including any file, image incorporated in or generated by the software and data accompanying the software (collectively, the “Software”) and any other material made available through the Site (collectively, the “Site Content”); and (c) download, print and use one copy of the Site Content for your personal or internal use only. Unauthorized access to the Site or to the telecommunications or computer facilities used to deliver the Site is a breach of these Terms and is a violation of law.
No Site Content or trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (collectively, “Marks”) may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way without the prior written consent of the Institute or the applicable owner of such Site Content and Marks. If you download or print a copy of the Site Content for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. Modification of the Site Content or use of the Site Content for any other purpose is a violation of the Institute’s copyright and other proprietary rights. The use of any such Site Content on any other web site or networked computer environment is prohibited.
Except as specifically permitted in these Terms, you shall not, directly or indirectly, (i) transfer, sell, sublicense, rent or lease the Site Content; (ii) circumvent any encrypted data or gain access to more materials or data than was licensed or use the Site in any manner which violates these Terms or any applicable laws; (iii) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, translate or convert any Software or computer programs used to access the Site; or (iv) copy, reproduce, disclose, distribute, display, perform, publish, adapt, create derivative works of, translate, or otherwise modify the Site Content or permit any third party to engage in any of the acts proscribed in clauses (i) through (iv). Upon request, you will provide Institute with evidence of compliance with this License Grant and Site Content section. Any special rules for the use of Software and other Site Content accessible may be included elsewhere within the Site and are incorporated into these Terms by reference.
The Site Content is protected by copyright and other United States and foreign intellectual property and related laws. The Site Content includes both material owned or controlled by the Institute and material owned or controlled by third parties and licensed to the Institute. Title to all Site Content remains with the Institute or the third party owners of such Site Content. Any use of the Site Content not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by the Institute.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
The Institute provides these links and references to you only as a convenience and inclusion of any link or reference does not imply endorsement of any Other Site. The Institute is not responsible for the availability of such Other Sites and for content, advertising, products or other materials on, or available from or though, any of them. The Institute shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, products or services available on Other Sites. The Institute explicitly disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy, content, copyright compliance, legality, decency or availability of information or any other content found on Other Sites and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such Other Sites.
In the event that the Institute determines, in its sole discretion, that you have breached any portion of these Terms, the Institute reserves the right to (a) terminate your right to use the Site; (b) discontinue your registration; (c) notify and/or fully cooperate with the proper law enforcement authorities for further action; and/or (d) take any other action which the Institute deems to be appropriate. The Institute also reserves the right to terminate your access and rights to use the Site at any time for any reason or for no reason.
You may terminate your registration at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Institute periodically schedules system downtime for maintenance and other purposes. Unplanned system outages also may occur. The Institute shall have no liability whatsoever for (a) the resulting unavailability of the Site; (b) any loss of data or transactions caused by planned or unplanned system outages; (c) the resultant delay, misdelivery or nondelivery of information caused by such system outages; or (d) any third party act or any other outage of web host providers, Internet service providers or the Internet facilities and networks.
THE SITE CONTENT PROVIDED ON THE SITE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE AND THE SITE CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE AND SITE CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE INSTITUTE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR INFRINGEMENT. THE INSTITUTE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE INSTITUTE DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING THE USE OF THE SITE AND ITS CONTENT OR THE SITE’S CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT THE FOUNDATION) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF ANY DEVICE THAT YOU USE TO ACCESS THE SITE. WE DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY OR LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ACTIONS YOU MAKE TAKE AS A RESULT OF ACCESS TO THE SITE. ALTHOUGH CONTENT IS GATHERED FROM SOURCES THAT WE CONSIDER RELIABLE, THE INSTITUTE DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, EFFICACY OR USE OF SUCH CONTENT.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE INSTITUTE IS A PROVIDER OF AN INTERACTIVE COMPUTER SERVICE WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT (TITLE 47, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 230) AND RESERVES ALL RIGHTS GRANTED UNDER SUCH LAW.
THE INSTITUTE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE SITE OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE SITE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLES EVEN IF THE FOUNDATION HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS ARE FOUND INAPPLICABLE, THEN IN ANY EVENT, THE INSTITUTE’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF $100.00. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Institute and its affiliated entities and its officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) due to or arising out of: (a) your use of and access to the Site and the Site Content; (b) your violation of any provision of these Terms; or (c) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property or privacy right.
CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you are a copyright owner or an agent of a copyright owner and believe in good faith that materials hosted by the Institute infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send the Institute a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it blocked by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online web site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that web site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity, and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the Institute to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the Institute to contact you, such as a name, address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send a counter-notice to the Institute. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to this website should be sent to the Institute’s Copyright Agent:
The 1990 Institute
Attn: Attorney Robert Cox
220 Montgomery Street, Penthouse 10
San Francisco, California 94014-3402 USA
The Institute suggests that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.
For clarity, only DMCA notices and counter-notices should go to the Copyright Agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to the Institute at email@example.com. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
You are solely responsible for any interaction with other Users of the Site. The Institute reserves the right but shall have no obligation to monitor disputes between you and any other Users of the Site.
USERS FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
The Site is controlled and offered by the Institute from its facilities in the United States of America. If you are a non-U.S. resident, you may access this Site solely at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with local laws and regulations, if applicable. Any reference to services on the Site does not imply that the Institute intends to offer these services in your country. The Institute makes no representations that the Site is appropriate or available for use in other jurisdictions.
Notices: Any notice or other communication required or permitted to be made under these Terms may be delivered in person, by fax transmission, by United States certified or registered mail, by a nationally-recognized overnight courier or, as provided below, by electronic means. Except as otherwise provided herein, a notice shall be effective (a) upon receipt, if delivered in person; (b) upon receipt (confirmed by automatic answer back or like evidence of receipt), if sent by fax during normal business hours at the office of the recipient thereof and otherwise at the opening of business at such recipient’s office on the next business day; (c) three (3) days after deposit into the United States mail, if sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested; (d) at 11:00 a.m. on the next business day, if sent by overnight courier; and (e) as provided below, if sent by electronic means. In each case, such notice to any party shall be made to the address of such party indicated (i) in the case of the Institute, below, or (ii) in the case of the User, the address provided by the User upon registration. Either party may from time to time change its address for receiving notices in writing, or its electronic address, in the case of the Institute, by posting a change of address on the Site or, for either party, by sending a notice to the other party in writing or by electronic means promptly confirmed in writing. Any notice or other communication to be made hereunder, even if otherwise required to be in writing under other provisions of these Terms, may alternatively be made in an electronic record transmitted electronically to the electronic addresses set forth (1) in the case of the Institute, below, or (2) in the case of the User, the electronic address provided by the User upon registration. Any notice or other communication made in electronic form will have the same legal effect and enforceability as if made in non-electronic form. The Institute also may broadcast notices, messages or other matters of importance on the Site; such broadcasts shall constitute notice to all Users.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction: These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. The parties hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of any state or federal court located in San Francisco County, State of California. The parties waive personal service of any and all process and agree that all such service of process may be made by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, directed to such party, at the address (a) if the Institute is the recipient, set forth below and (b) if the User is the recipient, set forth in the User registration. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO HEREBY WAIVES ITS RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY SUIT OR PROCEEDING ARISING UNDER OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT.
No Rights of Third Parties: These Terms do not create rights that are enforceable by third parties.
Other: No delay or failure on the part of either party in exercising any right or remedy hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof or of any other right or remedy. No waiver whatsoever shall be valid unless in writing, signed by the party to be charged, and then only to the extent therein set forth. You may not assign or otherwise transfer these Terms, in whole or in part, or delegate or subcontract any of your rights or obligations under these Terms, without the Institute’s prior written consent, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld. Any attempted transfer or delegation by you without the Institute’s consent will be void. These Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of each party’s successors and permitted assigns. The invalidity or unenforceability of any one or more sections of these Terms shall not affect the validity or enforceability of its remaining provisions. Captions are for the ease of reference only and shall not affect the meaning of the relevant provisions.
You acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to these Terms and that these Terms have the same force and effect as a signed agreement.
The Institute welcomes your comments or questions. Please contact us via email by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a letter to:
The 1990 Institute
Attn: Attorney Robert Cox
220 Montgomery Street, Penthouse 10
San Francisco, California 94014-3402 USA
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