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Terms & Conditions

Please read the following terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using any Washington Public Affairs Network (“TVW”) websites (“Sites”), which includes WellRead.org. By accessing or using Sites, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions which shall constitute a legally binding agreement between you and Washington Public Affairs Network (“TVW’”).

You should review these terms and conditions regularly as they may change at any time at our sole discretion. If you do not agree to any term or condition, you should not access or otherwise use the Sites.

1. Access to Features of Online Services

For so long as you agree to these Terms and abide by them, you may use the Site and the Services

2. General Restrictions on Use

The rights granted to you by these Terms will remain in force only for so long as these Terms remain in effect. You may not resell or sublicense access to the Service to any third-party. You may use the Site and the Services only for your personal, non-commercial purposes. You further agree not to combine or integrate the Service with hardware, software or other technology or materials not provided by us. You may not modify or create any derivative product based on the Site or the Service. You may not decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to obtain or perceive the source code from which any component of the Site and/or Service is compiled or interpreted, and nothing in these Terms should be interpreted as granting you any right to obtain or use source code. You agree not to use the Services or the Site to: (a) violate any local, state, national or international law; (b) stalk, harass or harm another individual; (c) collect or store personal data about other users; (d) impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; or (e) interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services. Without our written consent, you may not (i) use any high volume, automated, or electronic means to access the Services (including, without limitation, robots, spiders or scripts); or (ii) frame the Site, place pop-up windows over its pages, or otherwise affect the display of its pages. You promise that any information about yourself that you voluntarily provide to us will be true, accurate, complete and current.

3. Ownership

As between you and us, we and/or our vendors and suppliers, as applicable, retain all right, title and interest in and to the Site and the Services, and all related intellectual property rights. Unless you first obtain the copyright owner’s prior written consent, you may not copy, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform (in the case of sound recordings), or create derivative works from any copyrighted work made available or accessible via the Site or the Services.

Your feedback is welcome and encouraged. You agree, however, that (i) by submitting unsolicited ideas to us, you automatically forfeit your right to any intellectual property rights in those ideas; and (ii) unsolicited ideas submitted to us or any of our employees or representatives automatically become our property.

4. We Provide Our Sites For Your Convenience Only

Our Sites are provided to you without charge as a convenience and for your information only. By merely providing access to our Sites, we do not warrant or represent that:

  • The content is accurate or complete;

  • The content is up-to-date or current;
  • We have a duty to update any content;
  • The content is free from technical inaccuracies or typographical errors;
  • The content is free from changes caused by third party; and
  • Your access to our Sites will be free from interruptions, errors, computer viruses or other harmful components.
  • We do not assume any liability for these matters. In other words, you use our Sites at your own risk.

5. We Provide Our Sites “As Is” and Disclaim All Warranties

Our Sites, including all content, software and functions made available on or accessed through our Sites, is provided “as is, where is” and “as available”. To the fullest extent permissible by law, we and any subsidiaries and affiliates make no representations or warranties of any kind as to the content, software or functions accessed through our Sites, for any products or services or links to third parties or for any breach of security associated with the transmission of sensitive information through our Sites or any linked site. WE AND OUR SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT, QUIET ENJOYMENT, QUALITY OF INFORMATION, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THIS INCLUDES LOSS OF DATA OR PROFIT ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE CONTENT OF OUR SITES. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION ACCESSED THROUGH OUR SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT OUR SITES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. IN NO EVENT SHALL TVW OR ANY OF ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, SPONSORS OR SERVICE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, OUR SITES, EVEN IF TVW OR ITS REPRESENTATIVES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, OUR LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

6. We Do Not Have Responsibility for Links to Third Party Content

We may provide hyperlinks or pointers to other web sites maintained by third parties or may provide third party content on our sites by framing or other methods. The links to third party web sites are provided for your convenience and information only. The content in any linked web site is not under our control so we are not responsible for the content, including any further links in a third party site. If you decide to access any of the third party site linked to from our web Sites, you do this entirely at your own risk. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that the third party you link to for your use is free of computer viruses, worms, trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

7. If We Provide a Link, We Do Not Necessarily Endorse a Third Party

We reserve the right to terminate a link to a third party web site at any time. The fact that we provide a link to a third party web site does not mean that we endorse, adopt, authorize or sponsor that web site. It also does not mean that we are affiliated with the third party web site’s owners or sponsors.

8. If a Third Party Links to Our Sites, It is Not an Endorsement

If a third party links to our Sites, it is not necessarily an indication of an endorsement, adoption, authorization, sponsorship, affiliation, joint venture or partnership by or with us. In most cases, we are not aware that a third party has linked to our Sites.

A web site that links to our Sites:

  • May link to, but not replicate, our content;

  • May not create a browser, border environment or frame our content;
  • May not imply that we are endorsing it or its products;
  • Should not misrepresent its relationship with us;
  • Should not present false information about our products or services; and
  • Should not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial, and should contain only content that is appropriate for all age groups.

9. If You Transmit or Provide Data to Us, It is Non-Confidential

We do not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through our Sites. If you transmit to or post on our Sites any material, data, information or idea by any means, it will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and TVW shall be free to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use such information for any purposes whatsoever including, without limitation, the research, development, manufacture, use or sale of products incorporating such information. The sender of any information to TVW is fully responsible for its content, including its truthfulness, accuracy, and its non-infringement of any other person, organization, or entity’s proprietary rights. Personal data provided to us will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

10. By Providing Content, We Do Not Allow You to Use Our Trademarks

The trademarks, service marks and logos used and displayed on our Sites are our registered and unregistered trademarks. Nothing on our Sites should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark, without our written permission. We aggressively enforce our intellectual property rights. Our names or our logos may not be used in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on our Sites, without prior written permission. You may not use any metatags or any other “hidden text” utilizing our names or trademarks without the prior express written consent of TVW. You are not authorized to use our logo as a hyperlink to our Sites unless you obtain our written permission in advance.

11. All Content on Our Sites is Copyrighted

All content included on our Sites, including any materials, documents, text, designs, graphics, logos, images, audio and video (“Content”) is the property of TVW or its affiliates and suppliers, and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation and “look and feel” of all Content on our Sites is the exclusive property of TVW and also protected by United States and international copyright laws. You may not inline, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information of TVW (including images, text, page layout or form) without our prior express written permission.

12. You Must Obey Local Laws in Accessing Our Sites

This Site is controlled by us from our offices within the United States of America. We make no representation that content or materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in other jurisdictions. Access to our Site content or materials from jurisdictions where such access is illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access this Site from other jurisdictions, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. We are not responsible for any violations of law. You may not use or export the materials on this Site in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations.

13. You are Bound by Changes in these Terms and Conditions

We may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this page. By using our Sites, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to determine the then current terms and conditions to which you are bound. Certain provisions of these Terms and Conditions may be superseded by other legal notices or terms located on parts of our Sites.

14. You Agree to Indemnify Us for Using Our Sites

You hereby jointly and severally agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our subsidiaries and affiliates, and any of our or their respective officers, directors, owners, agents, employees, information providers, licensors and licensees (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of your use of our Sites or any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions, or the purchase by you of securities, including any liabilities associated with a violation of federal or state securities laws. If the indemnity provided in this paragraph is not available or is insufficient to hold harmless the Indemnified Parties for any reason, you agree to contribute to the aggregate losses, claims and liabilities to which the Indemnified Parties may be subject in such proportion as appropriate to reflect the relative fault by you and the Indemnified Parties with respect to the activity giving rise to the indemnity claim. You will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. We reserve the right, at our 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 such matter without our written consent.

15. Third Parties May Have Rights Under This Agreement

Some of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions are for the benefit of TVW and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.

16. How This Agreement May Be Terminated

These Terms and Conditions may be terminated by either party without notice at any time for any reason; provided that you may no longer use our Sites after you have terminated this agreement. Provisions 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 and 14 of these Terms and Conditions shall survive any termination.

17. Governing Law and Arbitration

Any legal issues arising from or related to your visit to the Sites or services provided through our Sites shall be construed in accordance with, and all questions with respect thereto shall be determined by, the laws of the State of Tennessee applicable to contracts entered into and wholly to be performed within that state. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions and any use of our Sites shall be settled by binding, confidential arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in Nashville, Tennessee, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into in any state or federal court in Tennessee having jurisdiction thereof. Any party seeking temporary or preliminary injunctive relief may do so in any state or federal court in Tennessee having jurisdiction thereof. Except as set forth above, the state and federal courts of Tennessee shall be the exclusive forum and venue to resolve disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions or any use of merchandise sold through our Sites. By using our Sites, and thereby agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, users consent to personal jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts in Tennessee with respect to all such disputes.

18. Miscellaneous

a. General

Our failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of these Terms and Conditions. We may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of our Sites or service at any time. TVW reserves the right to change system configurations, product specifications, upgrades, pricing, layouts, options and any other specifications at any time without notice. We may also impose limits or restrictions on certain services, features or content or restrict your access to parts or all of our Sites without notice or liability.

b. Privacy

In the course of accessing and/or using the Site and/or the Services, we may obtain information about you or you may be required to provide certain personal information to us. All uses of your personal information will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which forms an integral part of these Terms. If you use the Services and/or the Site, you are accepting the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy, as may be amended from time to time. If you do not agree to have your information used in any of the ways described in the Privacy Policy, you must discontinue use of the Site and the Services.

c. Copyrights

If you believe your copyright has been violated by works or Third-Party Offerings accessible on the Site or through the Service, contact us at:

Washington Public Affairs Network — TVW
Well Read Website
1058 Capitol Way S
Olympia, WA 98501

d. Modifications to Services

We reserve the right to modify the Site and/or Services at any time without notice. If you object to any changes to the Site or Services, your sole recourse will be to cease using them. Continued use of the Site or Services following posting of any such changes will indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and satisfaction with the Services as so modified. We also reserve the right to discontinue the Site and/or Services at any time without notice. We will not be liable to you or any third-party should we exercise our right to modify or discontinue the Site or the Services.

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