Welcome to texasfolklife.org and its subdomains (*.texasfolklife.org) (“our Websites” “we,” or “us”).
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATING TO YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITES.
We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time. If we change this Agreement, we shall identify a new date after the “Last Modified” appearing below. By using our Websites after we post any changes to this Agreement, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them. If you do not wish to be bound by this Agreement, you are not authorized to use our Websites.
1.1. Submissions; Monitoring. Our Websites may enable you to post comments and other content to the blog feature of our Websites (“Submissions”). We believe that our Websites facilitate communication, self-expression, freedom of speech, and encourage the healthy exchange of information and viewpoints. You acknowledge and agree that we do not and shall not have any obligation to review Submissions, and therefore we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of Submissions and we cannot ensure that harmful, inaccurate, deceptive, offensive, threatening, defamatory, unlawful or otherwise objectionable Submissions will not appear on our Websites. However, you acknowledge and agree that we have the right to monitor and to alter, edit, refuse to post or remove any Submission that you post to our Websites, in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason, in our sole discretion, and you agree that we do not have any obligation to use or respond to any Submission. You agree that you shall immediately notify us in writing of any objectionable Submissions or other content appearing on our Websites.
1.2. Accurate Information. In order to make use of certain functionality on our Websites, you may need to provide us with certain of your Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”), such as your name and email address. You agree to provide us with accurate, complete and current information at all times. You agree not to allow any third party to access our Websites on your behalf. You agree to be responsible for allowing any other person or entity to access our Websites on your behalf. You agree to notify us immediately if you learn of any unauthorized use of our Websites. You agree that we have the right to take appropriate administrative and/or legal action, including criminal prosecution, to protect our interests.
1.3. Restrictions. By posting a Submission to our Websites, you warrant and represent that (i) you own the proprietary rights to such Submission, and (ii) such Submission does and will not violate or infringe any party’sperson’s copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property, publicity, privacy, or other rights and that such Submission is and will not be defamatory or libelous. Furthermore, you agree not to post or otherwise submit to our Websites any Submission that:
(a) is fraudulent;
(b) is designed to interrupt, or destroys or limits the functionality of, any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or interferes with or disrupts our Websites, services connected to our Websites, or otherwise interferes with operations or services of our Websites in any way;
(c) infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party; including the promoting of an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work;
(d) is offensive to the Website community or to us, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual or which harasses or harms, or advocates the harassment or harming of another person;
(e) involves the transmission of “junk mail”, “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming”, or solicits PII from other visitors to our Websites;
(f) promotes information that is false or misleading, or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
(g) links to materials or other content, directly or indirectly, to which the user posting such material does not have a right to link or which competes in any manner with our Websites;
(h) violates a person’s rights of publicity and/or privacy; or
(i) violates any applicable local, state, national, or international law.
You acknowledge that Submissions posted to our Websites may be subject to size and usage limitations, and that you are responsible for adhering to such limitations.
Any Submissions that you post to our Websites that are reported to / believed to be in violation of the above will be removed from our Websites. We reserve the right to terminate all account or access privileges of any person who repeatedly violates the above limitations.
1.4. Grant of License to Submissions. By posting Submissions to our Websites, you automatically grant, and represent and warrant that you have the right to grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), assignable, fully paid, royalty free, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, adapt, publish, make, sell, create derivative works of or incorporate into other works such Submissions, derive revenue or other remuneration from, communicate to the public, distribute (through multiple tiers), perform or display such Submissions (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate such Submissions in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing through multiple tiers of sublicensees, including the right to exercise the copyright, publicity, and any other rights over any of the materials contained in such Submissions for any purpose, including for purposes of advertising and publicity on our Websites and elsewhere. No Submissions shall impose any obligation on us, whether of attribution or otherwise, and we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any such Submissions.
2. Intellectual Property.
2.1. Copyright. All content (including without limitation any pictures, logos, images and text) appearing on our Websites is subject to copyright protection under the copyright laws of the United States and/or other countries. You agree not to use, display, reproduce, retransmit, modify, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, create derivative works of, broadcast, circulate, display or in any way exploit any such content (including any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information), in whole or in part, whether by e-mail or by any other means, for any purpose other than for your personal, non-commercial use as set forth herein.
2.2. Trademarks. Unless otherwise indicated, all names, graphics, designs, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, commercial markings, trade dress, and service names included on our Websites are our trademarks or trademarks of our licensors, sponsors or suppliers (collectively, the “Trademarks”) and are protected by the trademark laws of the United States and/or other countries. The Trademarks may not be used in any manner that is likely to cause confusion to, or in any manner that disparages or discredits, us.
2.3. Copyright Agent.Copyright or Trademark Infringement. We respect the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that any content on our Websites violates your copyright or infringes your trademark, please report the violation or infringement to our IP Complaint Agent according to the procedures set out below. We reserve the right to promptly remove any comments or content posted on our Websites that is the subject of a report to us of copyright or trademark infringement.
(a) 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 that your work has been copied and/or posted on our Websites in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our copyright agentIP Complaint Agent with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our Websites; your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate; and a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Any notification by a copyright owner or a person authorized to act on such copyright owner’s behalf that fails to comply with requirements of the DMCA shall not be considered sufficient notice and shall not be deemed to confer upon us actual knowledge of facts or circumstances from which infringing material or acts are evident. Our copyright agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:
(b) Trademark Infringement. If you believe that your trademark or service mark has been used on our Websites in a way that constitutes trademark infringement, dilution, or unfair competition, please provide our IP Complaint Agent with the following information: (i) your complete contact information (full name, mailing address and phone number); (ii) the specific word, symbol, etc. in which you claim trademark rights; (iii) the basis for your claim of trademark rights (such as a national or community registration), including registration number, if applicable; (iv) the country or jurisdiction in which you claim trademark rights; (v) the category of goods and/or services for which you assert rights; (vi) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material on our Websites that you believe violates your trademark rights, including, preferably, web addresses (URLs) leading directly to the allegedly infringing content; (vii) a description of how you believe this content infringes your trademark; (viii) if you are not the rights holder, an explanation of your relationship to the rights holder; (ix) a declaration that (1) You have a good faith belief that use of the trademark as described above, in the manner you have complained of, is not authorized by the trademark owner, its agent, or the law, (2) The information in your notice is accurate, and (3) You declare, under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of a trademark that is allegedly infringed; and (x) your electronic signature or physical signature.
(c) IP Complaint Agent. Our IP Complaint Agent for notice of claims of copyright or trademark infringement can be reached as follows:
Attn: Legal Affairs,
1708 Houston Street,
Austin, TX 78756;
Email: info [at] texasfolklife [dot] org
We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice with our copyright agent because there maybe penalties for false claims under the DMCA.
(d) Submitting a report of intellectual property infringement is a serious matter involving legal process, and there may be penalties for false claims under the DMCA. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice of intellectual property infringement. Note that we may provide your contact information, including your email and the name of your organization or client, and/or the contents of your report, to the person who posted the content you're reporting. You may wish to reach out to the individual posting the content before you submit a report to us. You may be able to resolve the matter simply by bringing it to the attention of the person who posted the content.
(e) It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts or access privileges of users who are repeat infringers or who repeatedly violate or infringe the copyright or trademark rights of others.
We and/or third parties may provide links to other websites of possible interest to you. Because we have no control over unaffiliated websites, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such websites and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, services, products, or other materials on or available from such websites. You also acknowledge and agree that we 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 the use of or reliance on any content, advertising, services, products, or other materials on or available from such websites. All such websites shall be subject to the policies and procedures of the owner of such websites. We reserve the exclusive right, at its sole discretion, to add, change, decline or remove, without notice, any feature or link to any of the Linked Sites from the Web Site and/or introduce different features or links to different users.
SPECIAL NOTICE: THE LINKED SITES MAY CONTAIN CONTENT AND GRAPHICS THAT CONTAIN SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL UNSUITABLE FOR MINORS, OR THAT MAY OTHERWISE BE OFFENSIVE. IF YOU ENTER THESE LINKED SITES, YOU ASSERT THAT YOU ARE OF LEGAL ADULT AGE IN YOUR JURISDICTION TO VIEW SUCH MATERIALS AND THAT THE VIEWING, READING, AND/OR DOWNLOADING OF CONTENT FROM THESE LINKED SITES DOES NOT VIOLATE THE COMMUNITY STANDARDS OF YOUR LOCALITY, CITY, TOWN, COUNTY, STATE, PROVINCE, COUNTRY OR OTHER COMMUNITY TO WHICH YOU BELONG, AND/OR FROM WHICH YOU ACCESS THESE LINKED SITES.
4. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
4.1. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, APPROPRIATENESS, AVAILABILITY, CORRECTNESS, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY CONTENT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY SUBMISSIONS) APPEARING ON OUR WEBSITES AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY SUBMISSIONS) APPEARING ON OUR WEBSITES OR GENERALLY FOR THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR QUALITY OF ANY SUCH CONTENT. WE DO NOT ENDORSE ANY OPINION, ADVICE, OR STATEMENT OR OTHER MATERIAL CONTAINED IN A SUBMISSION AND SUBMISSIONS. SUBMISSIONS DO NOT IN ANY WAY REFLECT THE OUR OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENTS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
4.2. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON CONTENT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY SUBMISSIONS) OBTAINED THROUGH OUR WEBSITES OR CAUSED BY THE CONDUCT OF VISITORS TO OUR WEBSITES. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO YOU, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. SPECIFICALLY, WE DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
5.1. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SPONSORS, ADVERTISERS, AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, BE LIABLE FOR (i) INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE AVAILABILITY, USE, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE OUR WEBSITES, EVEN IF WE OR OUR AGENTS SHALL HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE; OR (ii) FOR ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN, OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES OF OUR WEBSITES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS OR INJURY RESULTING FROM HACKING, TAMPERING OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICE OR YOUR ACCOUNT OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.
OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF OUR WEBSITES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00).
5.2. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IN SECTIONS 4 OR 5 HEREOF MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
We reserve the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defense.
7. Commercial Use.
You acknowledge and agree that our Websites are for your personal use only and may not be used by you directly or indirectly in connection with any commercial endeavors.
9. Governing Law; Venue.
You acknowledge and agree that this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, Travis County. You hereby submit to exclusive jurisdiction in the federal and state courts of Texas. You agree to receive service of process through e-mail, certified mail or by other means sanctioned by law, and you expressly waive any claim of improper venue and any claim that such courts are an inconvenient forum.
We control and operate this site from Austin, Texas. We do not represent that materials on the site are appropriate or available for use outside of Austin, Texas. Persons who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
Please note that your use of the Web Site may be subject to other local, state, national, and international laws.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. You agree that this Agreement may be automatically assigned by us, in our sole discretion, to a third party. Section headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. The provisions of this Agreement will survive termination or expiration to the extent necessary to carry out the intentions of the parties.
11. No Waiver.
No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and our failure to assert any right or provision under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
12. Contact Us.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Websites, please contact us:
- by e-mail at info [at] texasfolklife [dot] org;
- by using this online contact form;
- by sending us physical mail at the following address:
1708 Houston Street
Austin, TX 78756
Last Modified: September 26, 2018