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RI welcomes your feedback, but please do not submit any unsolicited ideas, original creative works or confidential or propriety information (collectively "ideas") in any form on the Site. If you do submit ideas, the following terms shall apply to your submissions: 1) RI is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied; 2) RI may have similar ideas already under consideration or in development; and 3) RI may use or exploit your ideas without any compensation or reimbursement to you.
The information and opinions expressed in the interactive features are not those of RI or its foundation, affiliates or subsidiaries. RI is not responsible for any misuse or misappropriation of your User Content or ideas. You are entirely responsible for your User Content and use the interactive features at your own risk. RI is not responsible for and assumes not liability for User Content or from any failure or delay in removing any User Content.
Your use of the interactive features and posting of User Content is subject to the following terms:
- You are solely responsible for the content you post or submit and use the interactive features at your own risk;
- You will only post content that you own or created or for which you have received permission or a license to post from the owner. You shall not post any content that infringes the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of others;
- You will not post photographs, images or videos of other people without their explicit consent and will never post images of children/minors to the Site without explicit permission from the parent or legal guardian;
- You will not post any content that is off-topic, political or illegal, contains personal attacks or obscene language or is abusive, threatening, harassing, discriminatory, defamatory, false, pornographic or interferes with another individual's use of this Site;
- You will not post any content that contains the contact information or private information of any other individual;
- You will not collect contact information of other Site Users or individuals referenced in Site Content or User Content for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, sending unsolicited e-mails or other unsolicited communications;
- You understand that RI has the right but not obligation to monitor any of the interactive features or monitor, edit or remove any User Content and reserves the right to delete, remove, modify, refuse or block content without notice or your permission for any reason;
- You will not include advertising or marketing in User Content;
- You will not post content that contains viruses, harmful files, malicious scripts, or files, materials, or code intended to harm, damage, create an adverse impact on or interfere with the Site or RI's networks, platforms, servers or databases; and
- RI assumes no responsibility or liability for User Content or for any loss, damage, misappropriation, infringement, error, defamation, libel, omission, obscenity, danger or inaccuracy in any content that exists on the Site, or from any failure or delay in removing any content.
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This Site is controlled, operated, and administered by RI from its headquarters within the United States. You may not use this Site or export the Site Content in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. If you access this Site from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws, and may only use the Site according to the minimum age requirements set forth by your applicable law. Although the Site is accessible worldwide, RI makes no claim that the Site and the Site Content may be accessed, used, or downloaded outside the United States or are appropriate for use or legal outside the United States. If the Site and Site Content are available outside the United States, your access and use of, posting to, participation in any promotion on and any donation or payment on the Site is at your own risk.
Copyright and Trademark Complaints
RI respects the intellectual property rights of others and will take action against infringers, including terminating their accounts. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable laws, RI has adopted a policy of responding to claims that User Content or Site Content infringe intellectual property rights.
If you wish to file a complaint for intellectual property infringement, or file a counter-notice, please submit your complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written claims concerning copyright infringement must include:
- A physical or electronic signature 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 the location of the infringing material on the Site;
- Your full legal name, address, telephone and email address; and
- A declaration that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and that you declare under penalty of perjury that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
If any questions arise about the meaning or interpretation of this policy, the English-language version of this policy is the official text.
Last updated: January 2020
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