The following rules govern the use by you of philsfoodsense.org. The rules set forth herein apply to all materials, online communications and other information that is or becomes available on philsfoodsense.org (collectively, “Information”). BY LOGGING IN AND USING philsfoodsense.org, YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO ABIDE BY THESE RULES AND ANY MODIFICATIONS THERETO.
1. Personal Uses Permitted.
philsfoodsense.org is an online information exchange service for use by Maryland Public Television (MPT) and the general public. You shall not post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute or in any way use or exploit any Information for commercial purposes or otherwise use the Information in a manner that is inconsistent with these rules and regulations.
2. User’s Obligation to Abide By Applicable Law.
In connection with the use of philsfoodsense.org, you shall abide by all applicable federal, state or local laws, including those pertaining to such areas as libel, slander, defamation, trade libel, product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, tort, obscenity, indecency, and copyright or trademark infringement (“Applicable Law”). The Information available on philsfoodsense.org may include intellectual property that is protected under the copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws of the United States and/or other countries (“Intellectual Property Laws”). Such Intellectual Property Laws generally prohibit the unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of all text, photographic and graphic (art and electronic) images, music, sound samplings and other protected materials. The violation of applicable Intellectual Property Laws may give rise to civil and/or criminal penalties.
3. Disclosure of Online Communications.
You are cautioned that any online communications may not be fully confidential. In addition, you should be aware that federal postal regulations do not protect electronic mail. You should be aware that some administrative personnel of MPT may, in the course of their regular duties, have access to communications for technical or operational purposes. MPT and may also disclose any communications to the extent permitted or required by law.
4. Prohibition Against Rogue Programming.
You shall not post, transmit or make available in any way through philsfoodsense.org any software or other materials which contain a computer virus, trojan horse, timebomb, worm or other rogue programming (“Rogue Programming”). MPT has no obligation to detect the presence of any Rogue Programming. Any downloading of software or other materials or any other use of the Information on philsfoodsense.org is at your risk, and you are advised to take adequate precautions to minimize any loss to your system caused by Rogue Programming, including use of anti-virus programs and proper backup of files.
5. Content of Information.
You are responsible for the content of any Information you put on philsfoodsense.org. MPT has no obligation to, and does not in the normal course, monitor or control any Information that is or becomes available on philsfoodsense.org. MPT reserves the right to review any Information that is or becomes available on philsfoodsense.org. MPT reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any Information that is, in MPT ‘s sole discretion, unacceptable, undesirable or in violation of these rules. MPT has no obligation to exercise such reservation of rights by MPT; however, MPT has adopted and implemented a policy respecting the copyright law that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users of the philsfoodsense.org system or network who are repeat infringers. MPT may terminate access for content providers or forum participants who are found repeatedly to provide or post protected material without necessary rights and permissions. While MPT attempts to keep its web information accurate and timely, MPT neither warrants nor makes representations or endorsements as to the quality, content, accuracy, or completeness of the information, text, graphics, hyperlinks, rss feeds, and other items contained on this website or any other website. Site materials have been compiled from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice from MPT as a result of updates and corrections. To the extent permitted by law, commercial use of web materials is prohibited without the written permission of MPT. All service marks and trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. MPT retains copyright on all text, graphic images, and other content. Some of the hyperlinks and rss feeds on this and subsequent pages may lead to resources outside the website. The presence of these hyperlinks and rss feeds should not be construed as an endorsement by MPT of these sites or their content. MPT is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of any such external hyperlink and rss feeds.
6. Disclaimer of Warranties.
philsfoodsense.org IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. MPT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY INFORMATION IS COMPLETE OR ACCURATE, THAT philsfoodsense.org WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY INFORMATION IS FREE OF ROGUE PROGRAMMING.
7. Limitation of Damages.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL MPT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE philsfoodsense.org, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION USE OF OR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON philsfoodsense.org, INTERRUPTIONS, ERRORS, DEFECTS, MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, DELETIONS OF FILES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, NONDELIVERY OF INFORMATION, DISCLOSURE OF COMMUNICATIONS, OR ANY OTHER FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE.
8. Release and Indemnity.
YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND/OR LIABILITY AGAINST MPT ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF philsfoodsense.org. YOU ALSO AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS, MPT FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR LIABILITY, INCLUDING COSTS AND ATTORNEYS FEES, ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF philsfoodsense.org OR FAILURE TO ABIDE BY APPLICABLE LAW.
These rules may be modified by MPT from time to time and such modifications will be binding on you when placed online.