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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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