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THESE TERMS OF USE DESCRIBE YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN USING A CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS WEBSITE. PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY.

Last updated: April 11, 2008

Acceptance of Terms

AmericanProgress.org, including all site-related content and services (collectively, “AmericanProgress.org”) is provided by Center for American Progress (the “Center,” “we,” “us”). Your use of AmericanProgress.org is subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use agreement (”Terms of Use”), which supplement any additional guidelines or other terms posted by the Center in relation to specific site-related services or content. Although you can access and read portions of AmericanProgress.org just by visiting the site, you must sign up to use certain AmericanProgress.org features–such as receiving newsletters. Use of CampusProgress.org and ScienceProgress.org is governed by the terms of use policies posted on each of those sites.

Please note that we reserve the right to update or modify the Terms of Use without advance notice by posting a revised Terms of Use to this website. Visitors to AmericanProgress.org (“you”) can determine whether the Terms of Use has been modified since your last visit by checking the “Last updated” legend posted at the top of the Terms of Use. By using AmericanProgress.org, you agree to be bound by the version of the Terms of Use then in effect. If at any point you no longer agree to the Terms of Use, please discontinue your use of AmericanProgress.org. The Center may deny service to you at any time, including in the event you do not adhere to the Terms of Use.

About the Center; Purpose of AmericanProgress.org

The Center is a nonpartisan, tax-exempt research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all. We believe Americans are bound together by a common commitment to these values and we aspire to ensure our national policies reflect these values.

As a tax-exempt organization, the Center is prohibited from supporting attempts to influence the outcome of any election for public office. Accordingly, with AmericanProgress.org, the Center seeks to provide a forum to discuss policy – not to advance the interests of any particular political party or candidate for office.

The Center’s Proprietary Rights and Re-Use Policy

You acknowledge and agree that the information and materials presented on or through AmericanProgress.org will remain the property of the Center and its licensors or providers, and are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other proprietary rights and related laws, rules and regulations. The materials produced by or for the Center (including photographs, graphics, video and audio content) are protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All individual articles, content, and other elements comprising this compilation and produced by or for the Center are also copyrighted works. You agree to abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in any materials produced by or for the Center.

The trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names displayed on AmericanProgress.org (collectively the “Marks”) are the registered and unregistered trademarks of the Center, the Center’s licensors and suppliers, and others. All Marks on AmericanProgress.org not owned by the Center are the property of their respective owners. The Marks owned by the Center, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not the Center’s.

Please review our Re-Use Policy, which is incorporated into this Terms of Use by this reference, to determine how you may use certain materials posted on AmericanProgress.org.

Links

AmericanProgress.org provides links to other websites and resources. Because the Center has no control over these sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that the Center does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. The Center is providing these links to you only as a convenience. The Center has the right but not the obligation to block links from or to AmericanProgress.org at any time.

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 believe in good faith that materials hosted by the Center infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. 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 AmericanProgress.org should be sent to:

By Mail:

Debbie Fine, General Counsel
Center for American Progress
10th Floor
1333 H Street, NW
Washington DC 20005

By email: copyright@amprog.org

Privacy Policy

All information provided by you or collected by us during visits to AmericanProgress.org (including when you register to become a member or sign up to use certain features) is governed by the Center’s Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated into the Terms of Use by this reference. Please review it carefully by clicking here.

Jurisdictional Issues

AmericanProgress.org is controlled and operated by the Center from its principal office in the District of Columbia, U.S.A., and is not intended to subject the Center to the laws or jurisdiction of any other state, country or territory. Those who choose to access AmericanProgress.org do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are solely responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations.

Termination

You agree that the Center, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of AmericanProgress.org or any part thereof, at any time and for any reason, including if the Center believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the spirit of the Terms of Use. Further, you agree that the Center will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to AmericanProgress.org.

Disclaimers

AMERICANPROGRESS.ORG IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. YOU AGREE THAT YOU MUST EVALUATE AND BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF AMERICANPROGRESS.ORG, AND ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS THEREOF. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE CENTER DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO AMERICANPROGRESS.ORG.

AmericanProgress.org may include inadvertent inaccuracies or errors, or information or materials that violate the Terms of Use. Additionally, the possibility exists that a third party could make unauthorized alterations to AmericanProgress.org content or features. Although we attempt to ensure the integrity of AmericanProgress.org, we make no guarantees as to its completeness or correctness. In the event that a situation arises in which AmericanProgress.org’s completeness or correctness is in question, please contact us with, if possible, a description of the material to be checked and the location (URL) where such material can be found on AmericanProgress.org, as well as information sufficient to enable us to contact you.

Limitation of Liability

NEITHER THE CENTER NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR CONSULTANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO AMERICANPROGRESS.ORG AND/OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREON, ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICE AVAILABLE THROUGH AMERICANPROGRESS.ORG . YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, CONTENT, SERVICES OR ANY LINKED SITE IS TO STOP YOUR USE OF IT.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Center and our directors, officers, employees and consultants, from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and other expenses that arise out of or from: (a) your activities in connection with AmericanProgress.org; (b) any violation of these Terms of Use by you; or (c) any allegation that any submissions or other materials you submit to us or transmit to AmericanProgress.org infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property or other rights of any third party.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any court located in the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia, United States of America, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts, in any matter arising out of or related to AmericanProgress.org or these Terms of Use. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. The Center may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms of Use. These, together with all policies referred to herein, is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between us with respect to such subject matter.