Limited License to Materials on the Website
This Website and all of the materials, including, but not limited to, its software or HTML code, scripts, text, artwork, photographs, images, designs, video, audio, and written and other materials that appear as part of this Website (collectively, "Materials") are protected by copyright and trademark laws and other U.S. and international laws and treaties. We provide all Materials under a limited license as a service to our visitors and users and such Materials may be used solely for your informational purposes. This limited license is subject to the following restrictions: (a) you may not copy, reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, post, modify, create derivative works from, sell, license or otherwise exploit this site or any of its Materials without our prior written permission; and (b) you may not access or use the Website for any competitive or commercial purpose. We may revoke this limited license at any time for any or no reason. Any unauthorized use of the Materials, such as framing, inline linking or other association with content or information not originating from the Website is not permitted. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by us.
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce retains all rights regarding its trademarks, trade names, service marks, brand names and trade dress. These marks, names or trade dress, and all associated logos or images, are registered and/or common law trademarks of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and are protected by U.S. and international laws and treaties. No license to the use of such marks, names or trade dress is granted to you under these terms and conditions or by your use of the Website. Your misuse of the trademarks displayed on the Website is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that the Columbus Chamber of Commerce will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of civil remedies and criminal prosecution.
The Website may from time to time permit the submission of user-submitted text, artwork, photographs, video, audio, and images (“User Submissions”). You understand that such User Submissions may be accessed and viewed by others, including by the general public, and, whether or not such User Submissions are published, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions. You are solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of publishing them on the Website.
By submitting User Submissions, you hereby grant to the Columbus Chamber of Commerce an unrestricted, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable and irrevocable license and right, but not the obligation, to use, edit, alter, copy, reproduce, disclose, display, publish, remove, prepare derivative works from, perform, distribute, exhibit, broadcast, or otherwise exploit the User Submissions, in whole or in part, in any form, media or technology, now known or hereafter developed including, without limitation, broadcast and cable television, radio, mobile transmission, and the Internet, for any purpose whatsoever including, without limitation, advertising, promotion, entertainment or commercial purposes, without any payment to or further authorization by you. Under the license granted herein, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce shall be free to use any ideas or concepts contained in the User Submissions without further attribution, compensation or notice to you. The Columbus Chamber of Commerce does not endorse any User Submissions or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein.
In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and warrant to the Columbus Chamber of Commerce that: (i) the content of your User Submission(s) is original (no lifts from previously published material, including music); (ii) you own all right, title and interest to your User Submission(s) and have the sole and exclusive right (including all intellectual property and other proprietary rights embodied by the User Submissions or represented by such User Submissions) to license all of the rights therein to the Columbus Chamber of Commerce as set forth above; (iii) use of your User Submission(s) on the Website or otherwise by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, in whole or in part, will not infringe upon the rights of any third party including, without limitation, any intellectual property or privacy rights; and (iv) you have obtained written permission from any other person named, photographed or otherwise depicted or whose voice is used in your User Submission(s) which will allow the Columbus Chamber of Commerce to utilize the User Submission(s) without compensation or objection. For clarity, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce does not claim ownership of your User Submissions.
You further agree that you will not submit any material, communications or content that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third-party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner(s) to do the same and to grant the Columbus Chamber of Commerce all of the license rights granted herein.
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce does not permit copyright infringing activities on the Website, and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce may remove any Materials if properly informed that any such Materials infringe on another’s copyright rights. The Columbus Chamber of Commerce will terminate a user’s ability to submit User Submissions if, under appropriate circumstances, such user is determined to be a repeat infringer.
Prohibited Uses of Website and Services
You shall not post, transmit, redistribute, upload, or promote any communications, content or materials that (a) contain corrupted files, viruses, or any other similar software files, the intent of which is to damage the operation of another’s computer; (b) are unlawful, threatening, harassing, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, hateful, profane, indecent, racially or ethnically derogatory, or otherwise objectionable; (c) contain chain letters or pyramid schemes; (d) contain any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation to other users, individuals or entities; (e) impersonate any person, business or entity, including our company and our employees and agents; (f) encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense; (g) give rise to civil liability; (h) otherwise violate any law; or (i) in doing so, amounts to any conduct that, in the judgment of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, restricts, impairs, interferes or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Website.
Notice of Copyright Infringement
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any Material (including any User Submission) infringes upon your copyrights, you may notify the Columbus Chamber of Commerce by providing the following information in writing:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists;
- Identification of the Material (including a User Submission) that is claimed to be infringing and a description of the infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to permit the Columbus Chamber of Commerce to locate the same;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the Columbus Chamber of Commerce to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the Material (including a User Submission) in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright right that is allegedly infringed.
Our agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:
Mike Goldbeck, Vice President, Finance and AdministrationColumbus Chamber
150 South Front St., Suite 200
Columbus, Ohio 43215
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements above, your notice may not be valid.
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Disclaimer of Warranty
THE COLUMBUS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DOES NOT PROMISE THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY MATERIALS, CONTENT, SERVICES, PRODUCTS OR FEATURES OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL PROVIDE SPECIFIC RESULTS. THE WEBSITE, THE MATERIALS, THE CONTENT AND THE RELATED SERVICES AND PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED TO VISITORS AND USERS “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” THE COLUMBUS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE WEBSITE, THE MATERIALS, THE CONTENT AND THE RELATED SERVICES AND PRODUCTS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, and in such jurisdictions, the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you.
You understand that, when viewing or otherwise using the Website, you may be exposed to Materials from a variety of sources, and that the Columbus Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for and disclaims all liability relating to the accuracy, usefulness, appropriateness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Materials. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to Materials that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against the Columbus Chamber of Commerce with respect thereto.
Limitations of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COLUMBUS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY ENTITY OR PERSON FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, MATERIALS, CONTENT OR ANY OTHER RELATED SERVICES OR PRODUCTS, OR FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SERVERS, AND INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES, COSTS OF REPLACEMENT, BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS, LOSS OF DATA OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR CONTENT UPLOADED, AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING, AND/OR DOWNLOADED, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORIES OF LIABILITY EVEN IF THE COLUMBUS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. In some jurisdictions, limitations of liability are not permitted, and in such jurisdictions, the foregoing limitations on liability may not apply to you.
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Jurisdiction and Venue
150 South Front St., Suite 200
Columbus, Ohio 43215