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Terms of Use

This page states the Terms and Conditions under which you, the website user, may use this website.  By accessing or using this site, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.  This website, www.jkcf.org (the "Site") is owned and operated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.  The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation reserves the right to alter the content of this Site, including these Terms and Conditions, at any time.  You should re-visit this page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions.

USE OF SITE MATERIALS/NO WARRANTIES

The materials on the Site are owned or licensed by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.  The contents of this Site that are provided by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation are provided as an information guide only.  The Site and its materials are provided on an as-is basis.  The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation does not make any warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or currency of the material, services, software, text, graphics, or links contained within the Site, nor does it warrant that the Site or its server are free of computer viruses or other harmful material.  The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation hereby expressly disclaims all warranties, including any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or warranty of non-infringement.  Your use of this Site and its material, or any material posted by another user, is at your own risk.

LINKS

Although www.jkcf.org includes links providing direct access to other Internet sites, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has not participated in the development of those other sites and is not responsible for the availability or content of such sites.  Once you link to any such site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site.  Links to such sites are provided solely as a convenience to the user and do not constitute any endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation of or with any such site, its owners or providers.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting or arising from a visitor's use of, or inability to use, this Site, or sites linked to this Site, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is advised of the possibility of such damages.

DISCUSSION BOARDS ON WWW.JKCF.ORG

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation provides a discussion board for discussion, informational, and networking purposes only.  The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation does not screen content prior to its being posted on this service.  By posting any content on the Site, you grant the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation an unlimited, unrestricted, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to use such content in any manner, including, without limitation, on the web, in print, and in online communications.  By posting content on the Site, you represent and warrant to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation that the material posted by you does not infringe any rights of any third party, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation from and against any third party claim and any other fines, penalties, attorneys' fees, and related damages, arising from your posting or the content thereof.

While there is no obligation to monitor these discussion boards, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation reserves the right at all times to disclose any information necessary to satisfy the law, regulation, or government request, or to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these terms and conditions.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation does not assume any responsibility or liability for anything said, done, or presented by discussion board members or guests.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation does not use links on discussion boards as referrals or endorsements of the linked entities; such links are provided by discussion board members or guests.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation takes no responsibility for mistakes or the omission of information in materials provided and displayed.  All information provided on discussion board forums is for service-oriented, support, educational, and informational purposes only.

All unauthorized or illegal use of any thing or any information provided on discussion board forums is at the user's own risk.  The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will not be responsible for any legal actions taken against a user for any reason.  Any messages of which the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation becomes aware that violate copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights will be removed.

Members and non-members using a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation discussion board agree to the following conditions:

  • You will not post any material that is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or in violation of any law.  Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are prohibited.  You may not post copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have permission from the copyright owner.
  • You are responsible for the content of your messages.  You agree to indemnify and hold harmless this forum and any related websites.  The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation reserves the right to reveal your identity (or any information the organization has about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any information that you post.
  • When you register, you agree to choose an appropriate username.  When you complete your user profile, you agree to present accurate information.  The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will remove any information we discover to be inaccurate or inappropriate.
  • You agree not to give your password to anyone else and not to use another member's account to post messages or browse this forum.
  • If you object to any postings or profiles, notify the forum administrator immediately.  The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will consider objections and remove content as it deems necessary.  Removing content is a manual process, so the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation may not be able to remove or edit messages immediately.
  • The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation cannot confirm or warrant the validity or accuracy of postings on this forum.  Messages express the views of the authors, not of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

If the Foundation learns of materials posted on the discussion boards that it determines contain information suggesting a possible threat to anyone's life or health, it may disclose to the Scholar's parents or guardians or to legal authorities or both such information as may help to avert such threat.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is committed to full compliance with U.S. copyright law on this Site.  If you are a copyright owner and believe that material on this Site infringes your rights, please provide an official notice pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to the following: Director of Public Affairs, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, 44325 Woodridge Parkway, Lansdowne, VA, 20176.  Phone: 703-723-8000.  Fax: 703-723-8030.  Email: website@jkcf.org

COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS

All rights in text, photographs, illustrations, artworks, and other graphic material are reserved to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and/or the copyright owners.  Prior permission to use, reproduce, or reprint any photograph, illustration, artwork, or other graphic material must be obtained from the copyright owner, regardless of the intended use.  The text materials contained in this Site may be used, downloaded, reproduced, or reprinted, provided that this copyright notice appears in all copies and provided that such use, download, reproduction, or reprint is for non-commercial or personal use only.  The text materials contained in this Site may not be modified in any way.

Any use of "Jack Kent Cooke Foundation," "The Cooke Foundation," or other such references to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, or of the text or graphic materials contained in this Site, in any manner to express or imply endorsement, sponsorship, affiliation, or association of the user with or by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is strictly prohibited.

ADDITIONAL TERMS

This Site originates from McLean, Virginia.  The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation does not claim that the content on this Site is appropriate or may be used outside the United States of America.  Access to the Site content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries.  If you access this Site from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.  The terms and conditions and the resolution of any dispute related to the access and use of this Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia without giving effect to any principle of conflicts of law.  By using this Site, you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts situated in the Commonwealth of Virginia with respect to any dispute, disagreement, or cause of action related to or involving this Site.  If any provision on this Terms and Conditions page is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect.

Contact information: website@jkcf.org