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Rules & Regulations

The following rules govern the use by you of PBS PressRoom.® The rules set forth herein apply to all materials, online communications and other information that is or becomes available on PBS PressRoom® (collectively, "Information"). BY SIGNING ON AND USING PBS PressRoom® YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO ABIDE BY THESE RULES AND ANY MODIFICATIONS THERETO.


1. Uses Permitted.


PBS PressRoom® is an online information exchange service for use by PBS, its member stations and members of the press. Use of PBS PressRoom® by members of the press is restricted to use of the Information to report on a PBS program or series. 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 PBS PressRoom®, 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 PBS PressRoom® 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 PBS may, in the course of their regular duties, have access to communications for technical or operational purposes. PBS 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 PBS PressRoom® any software or other materials which contain a computer virus, trojan horse, timebomb, worm or other rogue programming ("Rogue Programming"). PBS 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 PBS PressRoom® 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. Disclaimer of Warranties.

PBS PressRoom® is provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of title, noninfringement, or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Neither PBS nor its member stations warrant that any information is complete or accurate, that PBS PressRoom® will be uninterrupted or error free or that any information is free of rogue programming.


6. Limitation of Damages.

Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall PBS or its member stations be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that may result from the use or inability to use PBS PressRoom® including without limitation use of or reliance on information available on PBS PressRoom®, 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.


7. Release and Indemnity.

You hereby release and waive any and all claims and/or liability against PBS and/or its member stations arising from or in connection with your use of PBS PressRoom®. You also agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless, PBS and its member stations, from and against, any and all claims or liability, including costs and attorneys fees, arising from or in connection with your use of PBS PressRoom® or failure to abide by applicable law.


8. Modifications.

These rules may be modified by PBS from time to time and such modifications will be binding on you when placed online.

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