Terms of Use

By using the StateImpact Oklahoma web site and its products and services, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy, please exit the StateImpact Oklahoma web site and do not use any of the features contained therein. The Oklahoma Public Media Exchange (OPME) reserves the right to modify, add or delete portions of these terms at any time by posting updated Terms of Use and/or an updated Privacy Policy for the StateImpact Oklahoma site. Please check these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy frequently for updates. Any modifications, additions or deletions to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy shall be effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of the StateImpact Oklahoma web site following the posting of updated Terms of Use or an updated Privacy Policy will mean that you agree to those changes.

Please note that these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy are separate and distinct from the terms of use and privacy policies governing the web sites, applications and services of NPR, NPR’s member stations, OPME partners and content providers, and other web sites, applications and services that may link to or from the StateImpact Oklahoma web site.

Copyrights

The contents of the StateImpact Oklahoma web site are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The contents of the StateImpact Oklahoma web site are owned by or licensed to Oklahoma Public Media Exchange, its partner stations and other producers or providers of programs or content (“Content Providers”). You may not reproduce, distribute, republish, upload, transmit, display, prepare derivative works of, publicly perform, sell, transfer, assign, license or use for commercial purposes any copyrighted material on the StateImpact Oklahoma web site without the prior written consent of OPME, except as provided below. All rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Use are reserved to OPME.

You may copy, download one copy on a single computer, and print a limited amount of content, for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you do not modify the content, and you do not use the content in a manner that suggests OPME or its partners and content providers promote or endorse your, or any third party’s, causes, ideas, web sites, products or services, and you do not use the content in any way that is unlawful or harmful to any other person or entity. In addition, you may use content feeds, widgets and tools on the StateImpact Oklahoma web site that allow selected user-submitted materials to appear on your personal, noncommercial web site, weblog or other application, subject to the conditions in the preceding sentence.

No quotes from any material on the StateImpact Oklahoma web site may be used in any media without attribution to StateImpact Oklahoma.

You may use the content, content feeds, podcasts, and other features of the StateImpact Oklahoma web site only as expressly permitted in the relevant paragraphs below in these Terms of Use.

Any other use of StateImpact Oklahoma content requires prior written permission from OPME. For permission requests, contact OPME Chair Karen Holp in care of KGOU Public Radio, 860 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, Oklahoma, 73019.

Trademarks

Oklahoma Public Media Exchange, OPME, National Public Radio®, NPR®, NPR program names, partner station names, logos and program names, and content provider names, logos and program names, are service marks of National Public Radio, Inc., its member stations or the content providers. All rights are reserved by the respective owners. You may not use any of the above-mentioned service marks, logos or graphics, without prior written consent, except that you shall have the right, and obligation, to use any NPR, NPR member station or other content provider service mark or logo included in, or required to be used in connection with, content, content feeds, or other functionalities of StateImpact Oklahoma, subject to the requirements set forth in these Terms of Use.

User Materials

Through interactive portions of the StateImpact Oklahoma web site, through the Contact Us links, and through other features of the StateImpact Oklahoma web site, users may post, upload, transmit and/or otherwise submit comments, messages, other text, photos, images, story ideas, essays, and other content and materials, and make recommendations, on or through the StateImpact Oklahoma web site (“User Materials”). You acknowledge that User Materials may be routed through our servers, the servers of one or more third parties on our behalf, and the Internet, and may be viewed by the general public. You acknowledge that the StateImpact Oklahoma web site and its features are for public, and not private, communications.

We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit User Materials at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so. If we elect to screen User Materials, there may be a delay in the posting of such content to allow for a review process. If we have questions about your User Materials, we have the right, but not the duty, to contact you for further information, including, for example, to verify that you own the copyright or otherwise have the rights to post the User Materials.

You retain the copyright and other ownership rights in any User Materials that you submit on or through the StateImpact Oklahoma web site. However, by submitting User Materials on or through the StateImpact Oklahoma web site, you hereby grant OPME, its partners, NPR, NPR member stations, and other content providers, and their respective licensees, a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable license to use, copy, sublicense, modify, transmit, publicly perform, display, create derivative works of, host, index, cache, tag, encode, and/or adapt your User Materials in any and all media formats or channels, whether now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, the StateImpact Oklahoma web site, OPME partner web sites, NPR’s web site, NPR member station web sites, applications and services, third party licensee web sites, applications and services, over the air (on radio or television), and other applications and services, without payment and without further consent or notice to you. You further grant OPME, its partners, NPR, its member stations, and their licensees the right to contact you in connection with your User Materials and to use your name, city and state and other information that you have provided in connection with the User Materials.

In addition, you grant each user of the StateImpact Oklahoma web site, OPME and its partners, NPR, NPR member stations’ web sites, applications and services, and other Content Providers’ web sites, applications and services, a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to access your User Materials, to use your User Materials pursuant to these Terms of Use, and as permitted by the functionality of the StateImpact Oklahoma web site, OPME and its partners’ web sites, and NPR and its member station web sites, applications and services.

Links to the StateImpact Oklahoma Web Site

OPME encourages and permits links to content on the StateImpact Oklahoma web site. However, OPME is an organization committed to the highest journalistic ethics and standards and to independent, noncommercial journalism, both in fact and in appearance. Therefore, the linking should not suggest that OPME or its partner stations and content providers promote or endorse any third party’s causes, ideas, web sites, products or services, or use StateImpact Oklahoma content for inappropriate commercial purposes or in any way that is unlawful or harmful to any other person or entity. OPME reserves the right to withdraw permission for any link.

Links to Third Party Sites and Services

The StateImpact Oklahoma web site contain links to Internet sites, applications and services maintained by third parties, over which OPME has no control. OPME does not endorse the content, operators, products or services of such sites, and is not responsible or liable for the content, operators, availability, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such sites. OPME and its partners 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 or through such sites.

In some cases, the StateImpact Oklahoma web site may include certain embedded tools provided and controlled by third parties and governed by the terms and policies of the third parties. You should only use these third party tools if you agree to their respective terms and policies.

Content Feeds

OPME provides Really Simple Syndication (RSS) content feeds and provides or may provide other content feeds on or through the StateImpact Oklahoma web site, consisting of a selection of headlines, summaries or text blurbs, and links to full stories, which are delivered to users using RSS or other syndication technology (collectively, the “Content Feeds”). The Content Feeds are available for personal, noncommercial use or for noncommercial use on the web site, weblog or similar application of a nonprofit corporation which is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and which is not a news organization (“501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation”). You may display, excerpt from, and link to the Content Feeds on your personal web site, weblog, or similar application for personal, noncommercial purposes or on your 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation web site, weblog, or similar application for noncommercial purposes, provided that the links redirect the user to the StateImpact Oklahoma web site when the user clicks on them, you do not insert any intermediate page, splash page or other content between the links and the applicable StateImpact Oklahoma web site page, the use or display does not suggest that OPME or its partners promotes or endorses any third party causes, ideas, web sites, products or services, the fundamental meaning of the content contained in the Content Feeds, including the headlines and summaries, is not changed or distorted, and you do not modify the stories or other content that are linked to by the Content Feeds. If you display an entire Content Feed on your personal or 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation web site, weblog or similar application, you may not redistribute the Content Feed, and you must provide attribution to StateImpact Oklahoma or the relevant Content Provider adjacent to the Content Feed.

Podcasts

OPME provides podcasts (the “Podcasts”) consisting of selected audio content that is provided using an XML feed and associated audio file so that the audio file may be downloaded and played from a user’s computer, mobile device or other portable listening device. Podcasts are available for personal, noncommercial use only. You may download, copy and/or transfer to a mobile or portable listening device the Podcasts for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you do not modify the content. You also may link to Podcasts from your web site, weblog or similar application, as long as the links redirect the user to the StateImpact Oklahoma web site when the user clicks on them, you do not insert any intermediate page, splash page or other content between the links and the applicable portion of the StateImpact Oklahoma web site, the linking does not suggest that OPME or its partners promotes or endorses any third party’s causes, ideas, web sites, products or services, you do not use StateImpact Oklahoma content for inappropriate commercial purposes, and you provide attribution to StateImpact Oklahoma adjacent to the link.

Rules for Use of the Service

By using the StateImpact Oklahoma web site, Submitting User Materials, using Content Feeds or Podcasts, or by using any other features of the StateImpact Oklahoma web site, you agree to the following rules:

1. You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to submit any User Materials or personally-identifying information on or through the StateImpact Oklahoma web site. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you may browse the StateImpact Oklahoma web site with the consent of your parent(s) or guardian(s), so long as you do not submit any User Materials. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not send any information about yourself, including your name, address or email address.

2. You may not submit any User Materials under a false name or a false e-mail address. You may not impersonate another user or provide any false information about yourself.

3. You may not submit any User Materials or links to material that is libelous, defamatory, false, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent, abusive, threatening, harassing, discriminatory, in violation of the law, harmful to children, in violation of third party privacy rights, or that constitutes hate speech or a personal attack.

4. You may only submit User Materials for which you have the copyright or other necessary rights and permission to distribute electronically. You may not violate, plagiarize, or infringe on the rights of third parties, including copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, privacy, personal, publicity, moral or proprietary rights. You promise and represent that you own or have all necessary rights and permissions to use, distribute and authorize OPME, its partners, NPR, NPR member stations, and users of the StateImpact Oklahoma web site (to the extent permitted by these Terms of Use) to use and distribute any User Materials.

5. The StateImpact Oklahoma web site can only be used for personal, non-commercial purposes. You cannot submit any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising, promotion, solicitation for goods and services, or recruiting. You may not use the StateImpact Oklahoma web site for political campaigning, recruiting votes, or soliciting support for legislative or other initiatives.

6. You may not submit any software or other material which contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful computer code, files, scripts, agents, programs or device. You may not use the StateImpact Oklahoma web site to distribute chain letters, mass mailings, “spam,” or duplicative or unsolicited messages in violation of applicable laws, or to gather usernames and/or e-mail addresses for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or other communications to other users of the StateImpact Oklahoma web site.

7. You may not interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the StateImpact Oklahoma web site, any portion or contents thereof, or related systems or networks, or use the StateImpact Oklahoma web site in any way which degrades its reliability, speed or operation, or its underlying hardware or software. In addition you may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the StateImpact Oklahoma web site or related systems or networks.

8. By submitting any User Materials on or through the StateImpact Oklahoma web site, you hereby grant OPME and its partners, NPR, NPR member stations, and other Content Providers, their licensees, and users of these web sites, applications and services (to the extent permitted by the Terms of Use) the licenses to use those User Materials as set forth above in the “User Materials” section.

9. You are solely responsible for any User Materials submitted using your account. OPME and its partners do not and cannot review all User Materials submitted by you or others and are not responsible for any User Materials submitted by you or others on or through the StateImpact Oklahoma web site. However, OPME has the right (but not the obligation) to review, screen, delete, edit and/or move any User Materials that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of these Terms of Use, or for any other reason.

10. OPME and its partners are not responsible or liable for any User Materials submitted by you or a third party, including any User Materials, on or through the StateImpact Oklahoma web site. OPME cannot verify the accuracy of statements that users make or place on or through the StateImpact Oklahoma web site, and does not guarantee that any User Materials have been submitted with the permission of the copyright or proprietary owner or are otherwise in compliance with these Terms of Use.

11. By using the StateImpact Oklahoma web site, you agree to abide by these rules. You acknowledge that OPME and its partners have the right (but not the obligation) to review, screen, delete, edit or move content or material that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of these Terms of Use, or for any other reason. You further acknowledge that OPME and its partners have the right to limit or terminate your, or any other person’s, access to or registration in the StateImpact Oklahoma web site for any reason, in its sole discretion.

Representations; Indemnity

If you submit any materials or personally-identifying information on or through the StateImpact Oklahoma Web site, you agree that you will indemnify and hold harmless OPME, its partner stations and content providers and their respective directors, officers, employees, members, and licensees from any and all claims, liabilities, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from your breach of any of the above representations and terms, your use of the products or services, the materials you have submitted, or OPME’s publication, distribution or use of such materials, or the authorized publication, distribution or use of your submitted materials by OPME partners, licensees, and users.

Disclaimer

OPME and its partners do not promise that their products and services will be uninterrupted or error-free, nor do OPME and its partners make any promises as to the results that may be obtained from use of these products or services. Use of the StateImpact Oklahoma Web site, content and materials, content feeds and podcasts is entirely at your own risk.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will OPME, its officers, partners or employees be liable for any indirect, consequential, special, incidental or punitive damages arising out of the use or inability to use its products or services.

Right to Change Products and Services

OPME and its partners reserve the right to change, terminate or suspend its products and/or services, including, but not limited to, content feeds, podcasts, and any content or materials contained on the StateImpact Oklahoma site, in any way, at any time and for any reason or no reason. OPME and/or its partners also have the right to require you to cease accessing any features, content or materials.

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