Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

LEGAL DISCLOSURES — TERMS OF USE and ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY For AmericaSCORES.Org

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE AND ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE.

This web site is operated by America SCORES. By accessing this web site, submitting information via this web site, and/or using the information, services and products available through this web site, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions. Be advised that your use of this web site is at your own risk. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use and Online Privacy Policy, please exit the AmericaSCORES.org Site and discontinue any use of this web site. As we may change these terms from time to time, please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of AmericaSCORES.org after we have changed these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Copyright and Trademarks:

All materials on AmericaSCORES.org are protected by copyrights and trademarks owned by AmericaSCORES or its affiliates, or used with permission of their owners. Such materials include, but are not limited to, the photographs, images, illustrations, text, video clips, audio clips, designs, logos, trademarks, trade dress and other materials contained in this Site, as well as the software used in the design and development of this Site. All rights are reserved, worldwide.

Download Policy:

The materials contained in this web site are displayed for informational and promotional purposes only. You may download or make a single copy of material on this web site solely for your personal non-commercial use. You do not obtain any right, title or interest in any material as a result of any authorized downloading or copying. You may not reproduce (except for your personal non-commercial use), publish, transmit, distribute, display, remove, delete, add to, otherwise modify, create derivative works from, or sell any of the materials on this web site. Any other use of any materials on this web site is strictly prohibited, without the prior permission of America SCORES.

Linked Sites: Links are provided for your convenience and information only. Clicking on a link will take you to an external web site, which is not under the control or responsibility of America SCORES. The linked sites are not endorsed or approved by America SCORES. America SCORES makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the content of these linked sites. We recommend that you review the privacy policies and terms of use, if any, that govern the linked sites. These terms of use and privacy policy govern solely this America SCORES web site.

No Framing Allowed: No framing of the AmericaSCORES.org site is allowed. Unauthorized framing constitutes a material breach of these Terms of Use.

No Meta Tags Allowed: You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing America SCORES’ name or trademarks in your materials or web site without the express written consent of America SCORES.

No Robots and Screen Scraping Allowed: You may not use data mining, robots, screen scraping, or similar data gathering or extraction tools on this site, unless America SCORES has given its prior written consent.

Online Privacy Policy– General

This Online Privacy Policy governs this Web Site and the information submitted to America SCORES via this Web Site. We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of personal and financial information. America SCORES does not sell any personal information about our web site visitors. We do not collect any personal information online, or share it with any unrelated company, except as described in this Online Privacy Policy. We may collect personal or financial information submitted to America SCORES online and may disclose it to technical persons, our partners or affiliates, and processors who assist us with the web site, with processing contributions or payments, with electronic communications, or with our promotions or campaigns. These persons, entities and processors are under strict contractual obligations to maintain the privacy of such information. If you send an email to us, we collect and retain your name, address and email address, and may share it with our affiliates or partners, to facilitate our ability to respond to you. We use secure procedures to maintain the security of personal information you send us. Please note that linked-to pages or web sites, including our donations page operated by AuctionPay, have their own privacy policies and are not governed by this Online Privacy Policy. We urge you to review those privacy policies.

Online Privacy Policy for CHILDREN UNDER 13

This policy is adopted in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act for children 12 and younger. This policy applies to America SCORES’ collection and use of information obtained online, via this web site, from children under the age of 13. America SCORES does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children online without proper parental/guardian notice. We do not condition a child’s participation in any online activity on the child’s disclosing more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in that activity. If a child wants to subscribe to our online publications, we may ask the child for such identifiable information as name and email address, to permit us to fulfill the child’s subcription request. If a child wants to enter a contest or to submit poetry or other works online, we may ask the child for such identifiable information as name, address, email address, and/or age, to permit us to process the entry or submission. We use the information submitted for those purposes and to review the effectiveness of our communications and programs. If a child requests additional information about America SCORES programs or affiliates, we will try to fulfill the request. We do not share personal information submitted online by a child with third parties, except as necessary to respond to or fulfill a request or to operate a promotion entered by the child. Those third parties agree to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of the data we disclose to them, for those limited purposes.

America SCORES will ask parents for their consent as required under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Parents/guardians may review and ask us to delete any personally identifiable information we have collected from their children online. Parents/guardians may instruct us not to collect personal information from their child(ren) online. Parents/guardians also have the option to consent to our online collection and use of the child’s personal information without consenting to the disclosure of that information to third parties. Parents/guardians should send an email to [email protected] if they want to ask us any questions about our procedures or take any of these actions. If we make any material changes in the collection, use or disclosure practices to which parents/guardians have already consented, we will seek further consent from the parents/guardians.

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS FROM CHILDREN UNDER 13

We may give children the opportunity to submit essays, poems, stories, photographs or other materials online, for the ‘Changing the World’ online essay/poem contest or similar promotions. The child’s name, age, grade, and address are collected solely for the purpose of review of the entries, selection of winners, and prize fulfillment. We ask children who send submissions to give us that data, as well as the name and email address of a parent or guardian whom we can notify if the child submits an entry. We may post the submitted entries on this or affiliated web sites. We will not use the child’s full name in web site postings. Before posting a photograph or any other personally identifiable information, we require a signed parental/guardian permission form. If a child sends us an online submission, we use his/her personal information only to process the submission and operate the promotion. We may share that personal information with our co-sponsors and third parties, as necessary to operate the promotion and award the prizes. Our co-sponsors and third parties also agree to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of the data we disclose to them for those limited purposes. We routinely delete the email addresses of children who send us emails via the web site after we respond, unless we obtain parental/guardian permission to retain the information or send the child additional information about America SCORES programs.

“As Is” Policy Disclaimer

America SCORES provides the Site, and the products and information available through this site, on an “as is” basis. America SCORES does not make any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the operation of the site or the information, content, materials or products on this site. In no event shall America SCORES, its employees, officers, owners or affiliates be liable for any direct, special, indirect, consequential or punitive damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, loss of information, personal injury, death or property damages) arising from the use of this site, or use of any product advertised or sold on or through this site, even if America SCORES knew of such possible damages. America SCORES makes no warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within the materials found on this site or any related site. Except as explicitly stated in these Terms of Use and Online Privacy Policy, America SCORES may make changes to these materials, or to the products described therein, at any time without notice. America SCORES makes no commitment to update the materials found at this web site.

Indemnification:

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, America SCORES, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, representatives, and third party providers to the America SCORES web site from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms of Use by you. America SCORES reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to this indemnification by you, and you agree to fully cooperate with America SCORES in such defense.

Applicable Laws

This site is created and posted by America SCORES from offices within the United States. Any controversy relating to these materials shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia. By accessing or using this site, or taking any action concerning this site, whether or not authorized, you agree to submit to personal jurisdiction in the courts of the District of Columbia if any controversy arises.

America SCORES makes no representation that these materials are appropriate or available for access or use in locations outside the United States. Access to this web site from any location where the content is restricted or deemed illegal is prohibited. Anyone who chooses to access the AmericaSCORES.org site from those locations does so of their own free will and is responsible for complying with applicable local laws.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact: Webmaster, America SCORES, 520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 201C, New York, NY 10018. (212) 868-9510

America SCORES, AmericaSCORES.org, and the America SCORES logo are service marks owned by America SCORES. All other trademarks and service marks used on this web site are the property of their respective owners.

These Terms of Use and Online Privacy Policy are effective as of July 10, 2006.

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