Terms of Use

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Your use of tpt.org, including any chat rooms, bulletin or message boards or other forums contained therein (collectively the “Site”) signifies your agreement to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions of use, please do not use the Site.

Registration

Certain components, features, or services available on the Site may, now or in the future, only be accessible after registration and creation of an account. When creating your account, you must provide true, accurate, and complete information, and maintain and promptly update this information. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, or if TPT has reasonable grounds to suspect that the information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, TPT has the right to suspend or terminate your account and access to the Site. You will receive a password and login name upon completing the registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and login name and are solely responsible for all activities that occur with your password and login name. You must immediately notify TPT of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. TPT will not be liable for any losses (including your or third party losses) caused by any unauthorized use of your account.

Copyright

All materials contained on the Site are protected by copyright, and are owned or controlled by TPT or the party credited as the provider of the content. You will abide by any and all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any content on the Site. You may copy and download only the content designated on the Site as downloadable for personal, noncommercial use only, provided that you make no modifications to the materials and retain all copyright and other notices contained in such content. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post or use the content of the Site for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video, without TPT’s written permission.

Trademarks

All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to TPT, unless otherwise noted, in which case they are the trademarks, service marks, and/or trade names of the respective owner as indicated by the mark. All rights are reserved by the respective owners. You may not use any TPT provided service marks, logos or graphics, without TPT’s prior written consent.

User Generated Content

This Site may now or in the future permit the submission of videos, images, textual content or other content submitted by you and other users (“User Generated Content”) and the hosting, sharing and/or publishing of such User Generated Content. You understand that TPT does not guarantee confidentiality with respect to any such User Generated Content. You acknowledge that User Generated Content may be routed through our servers, the servers of one or more third parties on our behalf, and the Internet, and may be viewed by TPT staff and on the Internet by the general public. You acknowledge that the Site, including its features, is for public and not private communications. TPT does not and cannot review all materials posted to the Site by users, and TPT is not responsible for any such materials posted by users. However, TPT reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or government request, or to edit, refuse to post or remove any information or materials that in TPT’s sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of TPT’s Terms of Use Agreement.

Unless you enter into a separate written agreement with TPT, TPT does not claim ownership in User Generated Content you submit; however, by submitting the User Generated Content to the Site, you expressly grant TPT and its affiliates and assignees the right to reproduce, adapt, perform, display and distribute any such User Generated Content in any form worldwide, in perpetuity without providing credit or payment to you.

TPT does not endorse any User Generated Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and TPT expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Generated Content.

Compliance with Law

You agree that: (a) you will not upload, post or transmit to or distribute or otherwise publish through the Site any materials which (i) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Site, (ii) are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit or indecent, (iii) constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate law, (iv) violate, plagiarize or infringe the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, rights of privacy or publicity or any other proprietary right, (v) contain a virus or other harmful component, (vi) contain any information, software or other material of a commercial nature, (vii) contain advertising of any kind, or (viii) constitute or contain false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact.

Links to Third Party Sites

The Site contains links and pointers to other related World Wide Web Internet sites and resources. Links to and from the TPT Site to other third party sites do not constitute an endorsement by TPT or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates of any third party resources or their contents.

Waiver & Indemnification

You hereby release and waive any and all claims and/or liability against TPT arising from or in connection with your use of the Site. You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold TPT, and all its officers, directors, owners, agents, employees, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against any and all liability and costs incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of this Terms of Use Agreement or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants, including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and costs. You will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. TPT reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you will not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of TPT.

Disclaimer of Warranties & Limitations of Liability

The Site, including all content, software, functions, materials and information made available on or accessed through the Site, is provided “as is.” To the fullest extent permissible by law, TPT and its subsidiaries and affiliates make no representation or warranties of any kind whatsoever for the content of the Site or information and functions made accessible by the software used on or accessed through the Site, for any products or services or hypertext links to third parties or for any breach of security associated with the transmission of sensitive information through the Site or any linked site. Further, TPT and its subsidiaries and affiliates disclaim any express or implied warranties, including, without limitation, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. TPT does not warrant that the functions contained in the Site or any materials or content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Site or the server that makes it available is free of viruses or other harmful components.

Under no circumstance, including negligence, shall TPT be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages that may result from your use or inability to use the Site including, without limitation use of or reliance on information available on the Site, interruptions, errors, defects, mistakes, omissions, deletions of files, delays in operation or transmission, non-delivery of information, disclosure of communications, or any other failure of performance.

Mobile Devices

TPT may offer certain features and services that are available to you via your mobile and wireless devices. TPT’s Site is free to use; however, the usage will contribute to the data usage and fees may be charged by your carrier for your mobile and/or wireless device. Fees and charges may appear on your bill or be deducted from your pre-paid balance. Your carrier may prohibit or restrict certain features and/or there may be certain features that are not compatible with your carrier or mobile or wireless device.

Termination

TPT may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site at any time, including the availability of any Site feature, database, or content. TPT may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or the entire Site without notice or liability.

Privacy Policy

The TPT’s Privacy Policy provides additional terms and conditions that apply to your use of our Site. If you do not agree to the conditions therein, please do not use the Site.

Other Terms

You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to register for certain features of the Site, submit any User Generated Content or personally-identifying information on or through the Site, and participate in any online contests.

You acknowledge that by submitting communications to TPT, no confidential, fiduciary, implied or other relationship is created between you and TPT other than pursuant to TPT’s Terms of Use Agreement.

TPT’s Terms of Use Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Minnesota, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. The appropriate state or federal court located in the state of Minnesota will have exclusive jurisdiction for any action or proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement.

TPT’s Terms of Use constitutes the entire agreement between TPT and you with respect to your use of the Site. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of the Site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Agreement, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to affect the intent of the Agreement, and the remainder of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect. TPT reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of this Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time. Any modifications, additions or deletions to these Terms of Use shall be effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of updated Terms of Use will mean that you agree to those changes.

Notification of Copyright Infringement

If you are a copyright owner or an agent of a copyright owner and believe that any content on the Site infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification to TPT’s Designated Agent pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) section 17 USC 512 (c) (3). All notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be forwarded to our Designated Agent: Melissa Wright, Legal Department, Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.,
172 East Fourth Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101

According to Section 512 (c) (3) (a), any copyright infringement notification must include:

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.
  2. Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.
  3. Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address.
  4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  5. A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that “under penalty of perjury,” you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
  6. A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.

Effective Date
This Policy was last updated on December, 2015.

Contact Us
if you have questions regarding this policy, please contact Customer Service at 651-229-1330 or send an email to viewerservices@tpt.org or send mail to Member Services, Twin Cities Public Television, 172 E. 4th St., St. Paul, MN 55101.