The following rules govern the use by you of the website (amdoc.org), mobile applications, and any other online services (collectively, the “Services”) provided by American Documentary, Inc. (“AMDOC”, “we” or “us”), including any content, functionality, features and applications offered on or through the Services to you as a guest or registered user. BY SIGNING ON OR OTHERWISE USING OUR SERVICES, YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH PBS (SUCH AS AT WWW.PBS.ORG) ARE GOVERNED BY THE TERMS POSTED BY PBS.
Personal Uses Permitted.
Our Services offer an online information exchange service for use by AMDOC, its partners (such as PBS), our users and contributors, and the general public. You shall not post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute or in any way use or exploit any information from our Services for commercial purposes or otherwise use the information in a manner that is inconsistent with these rules and regulations, except where we enter into a separate contractual agreement.
User's Obligation to Abide By Applicable Law.
In connection with the use of our Services, you shall abide by all applicable federal, state, local or foreign laws, including those pertaining to such areas as libel, slander, defamation, trade libel, product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, tort, obscenity, indecency, and copyright or trademark infringement (“Applicable Law”). The Services may include intellectual property that is protected under the copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws of the United States and/or other countries (“Intellectual Property Laws”). Such Intellectual Property Laws generally prohibit the unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of all text, photographic and graphic (art and electronic) images, music, sound samplings and other protected materials. The violation of applicable Intellectual Property Laws may give rise to civil and/or criminal penalties.
You may not access any content available through our Services (including content subject to Intellectual Property Laws) through any technology or means other than pages provided by our Services itself, including embeded video players, or other explicitly authorized means we may designate. You may not copy or distribute in any medium any part of the Services or the content available through our Services (including content subject to Intellectual Property Laws) without our prior written authorization. If you are interested in obtaining rights to use AMDOC content or materials, please contact us at feedback[at]pov.org.
Disclosure of Online Communications.
You are cautioned that any online communications may not be fully confidential. In addition, you should be aware that federal postal regulations do not protect electronic mail. You should be aware that some administrative personnel of may, in the course of their regular duties, have access to communications for technical or operational purposes. may also disclose any communications to the extent permitted or required by law.
Prohibition Against Rogue Programming.
You shall not post, transmit or make available in any way through the Services any software or other materials which contain a computer virus, trojan horse, timebomb, worm or other rogue programming (“Rogue Programming”). has no obligation to detect the presence of any Rogue Programming. Any downloading of software or other materials or any other use of the information available on the Services is at your risk, and you are advised to take adequate precautions to minimize any loss to your system caused by Rogue Programming, including use of anti-virus programs and proper backup of files.
Content of information.
You are responsible for the content or information you submit through the Services. The information submitted to the Services does not necessarily reflect the views of and in no event shall assume or have any responsibility or liability for any information posted to the Services or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from the use and/or appearance of such information on the Services. reserves the right to review any information that is or becomes available through the Services. reserves the right to refuse to post or to edit or remove, in whole or in part, any information that is, in ’s sole discretion, unacceptable, undesirable or in violation of these rules. has no obligation to exercise such reservation of rights by ; however, has adopted and implemented a policy respecting the copyright law that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users of the Services who are repeat infringers. may terminate access for content providers or forum participants who are found repeatedly to provide or post protected material without necessary rights and permissions. By submitting information to , you grant a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, transmit, copy and display such information in any and all media now know or hereinafter devised and represent that you have all necessary rights in such posting. While strives to provide users with the highest-quality related resources on all of its sites, we cannot and do not ensure the quality or accuracy of the non-.org content to which we link.
Reporting Copyright Infringement And Other Violations.
Notification of Claimed Infringement
respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we prohibit users of our Services from submitting, uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting any materials that violate another person’s intellectual property rights. Please send any allegations of copyright infringement or other related claims to: feedback[at]pov.org.
If you are a copyright owner or agent thereof and believe that any content infringes upon your copyright, your notification to us must include the following information in writing:
- 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 site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that 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 service provider to locate the material.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
- A statement that the complaining party has 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.
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Requirements for Counter-Notification
If you believe that your content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content, then you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to our agent:
- A physical or electronic signature.
- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
- A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
- Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notice is received, may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member, or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at ’s sole discretion.
Policy on Repeat Infringers
has adopted and implemented a policy respecting the copyright law that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users of the Services who are repeat infringers. may terminate access for content providers or forum participants who are found repeatedly to provide or post protected material without necessary rights and permissions.
Disclaimer of Warranties.
THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. NEITHER , NOR PBS OR ANY ITS MEMBER STATIONS, WARRANT THAT ANY INFORMATION IS COMPLETE OR ACCURATE, THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY INFORMATION IS FREE OF ROGUE PROGRAMMING.
Violation of these terms may, in our sole discretion, result in termination of your account. You understand and agree that we cannot and will not be responsible for the content posted on the Services and you use the Services at your own risk. If you violate the letter or spirit of these terms, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for , we can stop providing all or part of the Services to you.
Governing Law, Jurisdiction, and Limitation of Liability.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL PVO, PBS OR ITS MEMBER STATIONS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION USE OF OR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE SERVICES, INTERRUPTIONS, ERRORS, DEFECTS, MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, DELETIONS OF FILES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, NONDELIVERY OF INFORMATION, DISCLOSURE OF COMMUNICATIONS, OR ANY OTHER FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE.
Release and Indemnity.
YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND/OR LIABILITY AGAINST , PBS AND ITS MEMBER STATIONS ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES. YOU ALSO AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS, , PBS AND ITS MEMBER STATIONS, FROM AND AGAINST, ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR LIABILITY, INCLUDING COSTS AND ATTORNEYS FEES, ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES OR FAILURE TO ABIDE BY APPLICABLE LAW.
FOR NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS: Notwithstanding any term herein, these terms do not limit your rights or our obligations under any applicable statute or law, including types and amounts of recovery; nor do they excuse us from any duty to avoid causing harm by means of gross negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct; nor do they disclaim our duty of care to our invitees; nor do they require you to defend and indemnify us in the event that any loss is caused by our negligence.
Links on our Services.
If the Services contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to our Services, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.
is based in the United States and provides its Services for use to persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Services or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Services may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Services from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
These rules may be modified by from time to time and such modifications will be binding on you when placed online.
No waiver by of any term or condition set out in these terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of to assert a right or provision under these terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
YOUR COMMENTS AND CONCERNS
Please direct questions or concerns regarding these terms or the Services to us at feedback[at]pov.org.
The effective date of these terms is April 1, 2019.