Terms of Use

1. Introduction

Welcome to the Pro Musica Hebraica website. By using the pages in this site, you agree to the Terms of Use presented here. If you do not agree, you should not use this site. These terms of use may be changed or updated from time to time. You may wish to print this page for future reference.

Copyright © 2008 Pro Musica Hebraica.

2. Contact

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use or about Pro Musica Hebraica, you can contact us at:

Pro Musica Hebraica
1225 19th Street, N.W.
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
202-872-8111

3. Definitions

The “Pro Musica Hebraica Site” is the site operated by Pro Musica Hebraica at the Internet address you are now visiting. The content is provided by Pro Musica Hebraica. “You” refers to any user of this site.

4. Personal Use

This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us or in the public domain. Pro Musica Hebraica grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, view, use, display and print information on this site, including all the materials provided hereon, for your personal, informational, noncommercial use only. You may not copy, modify, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, license, or sell any content or any portion of this site without the prior express written consent of Pro Musica Hebraica. You warrant that you will not use this site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

Effective date: July 24, 2015

User age and access.  By submitting information through this Site you represent that you are a United States of America resident over the age of 18. 

License.  The Site, including all of its contents, such as text, images, and the HTML used to generate the pages, (“Materials”), are our property or that of our suppliers or licensors and are protected by patent, trademark and/or copyright under United States and/or foreign laws. Except as otherwise provided herein, you may not use, download, upload, copy, print, display, perform, reproduce, publish, modify, delete, add to, license, post, transmit, or distribute any Materials from this Site in whole or in part, for any public or commercial purpose without the specific written permission of PMH.  We grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access our web site and to use the information and services contained here.

In turn, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use any content you post on the Site for any purpose, subject to the express terms of this Agreement.

Rules and Limits on and Modifications to the Site

We reserve the right, for any reason, in our sole discretion and without notice to you, to terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site, including, but not limited to, information, data, text, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials (“Content”), features and/or hours of availability, and we will not be liable to you or to any third party for doing so.  We may also impose rules for and limits on use of the Site or restrict your access to part, or all, of the Site without notice or penalty.  We have the right to change these rules and/or limitations at any time, in our sole discretion.

Specific Prohibited Uses. 

The Site may be used only for lawful purposes by individuals using our authorized services.  You are responsible for your own communications, including the upload, transmission and posting of information, and are responsible for the consequences of their posting on or through the Site. PMH specifically prohibits any use of the Site, and requires all users to agree not to use the Site, for any of the following:

a. Posting any information which is incomplete, false, inaccurate or not your own;

b. Impersonating another person;

c. Constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, giving rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any city, state, national or international law or regulation or which fails to comply with accepted Internet protocol;

d. Posting material that is copyrighted or otherwise owned by a third party unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the owner to post it;

e. Posting material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner;

f. Posting material that infringes on any other intellectual property, privacy or publicity right of another;

g. Transmitting or transferring (by any means) information or software derived from the site to foreign countries or certain foreign nations in violation of US export control laws;

h. Attempting to interfere in any way with the Site’s or PMH’s networks or network security, or attempting to use the Site’s service to gain unauthorized access to any other computer system.

Security Rules. 

Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. PMH will investigate occurrences and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting the user or users who are involved in such violations.  You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation, the following:

a. Accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which user is not authorized to access;

b. Attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;

c. Attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, “flooding”, “mailbombing” or “crashing”; or sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services, or

d. Forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting.

International Use

We control and operate the Site from our offices in the United States of America, and all information is processed within the United States.  We do not represent that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations.  Persons who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. 

You agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in connection with your use of the Site.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

Proprietary Rights

As between you and PMH, (or other company whose marks appear on the Site), PMH (or the respective company) is the owner and/or authorized user of any trademark, registered trademark and/or service mark appearing on the Site, and is the copyright owner or licensee of the Content and/or information on the Site, unless otherwise indicated.

Except as otherwise provided herein, use of the Site does not grant you a license to any Content, features or materials you may access on the Site and you may not modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works of such Content, features or materials, in whole or in part.  Any commercial use of the Site is strictly prohibited, except as allowed herein or otherwise approved by us.  You may not download or save a copy of any of the Content or screens for any purpose except as otherwise provided by COMPANY.  If you make use of the Site, other that as provided herein, in doing so you may violate copyright and other laws of the United States, other countries, as well as applicable state laws and may be subject to liability for such unauthorized use.  We do not grant any license or other authorization to any user of our trademarks, registered trademarks, service marks, other copyrightable material or any other intellectual property by including them on the Site.

The information on the Site including, without limitation, all site design, text, graphics, interfaces, and the selection and arrangements is protected by law including copyright law.

Product names, logos, designs, titles, words or phrases may be protected under law as the trademarks, service mark or trade names of PMH or other entities.  Such trademarks, service marks and trade names may be registered in the United States and internationally.

The PMH logos and service names are trademarks of Pro Musica Hebraica (the “PMH Marks”).  Without our prior permission, you agree not to display or use PMH Marks in any manner.  Nothing on the Site should be construed to grant any license or right to use any PMH Mark without our prior written consent.

Copyright Complaints

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and prohibit users from uploading and posting materials that infringes another party’s intellectual property rights.  If you believe that your material has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our copyright agent the following written information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site; (iv) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner of authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Our copyright agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Site can be reached as follows:

Copyright Agent: copyright@promusicahebraica.org

It is often difficult to determine if your intellectual property rights have been violated or if the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) requirements have been met. We may request additional information before we remove any infringing material. If a dispute develops as to the correct owner of the rights in question, we reserve the right to remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material pending resolution of the matter. We will terminate the accounts of users that we determine are repeat infringers.

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act any person who makes false claims that material or an activity is infringing may be subject to liability for damages.

Links from and to the Site

You may be able to link to third party websites (“Linked Sites”) from the Site.  We do not review, control or examine Linked Sites and are not responsible for the content, availability, advertising, products, information or use of user information or other materials of any such Linked Sites.  These links do not imply our endorsement of or association with the Linked Sites and we are not liable to anyone for any loss or damage arising from or occasioned by the creation or use of the Linked Sites or the information or material accessed through these Linked Sites.  To seek our permission to link to our Site please contact us at the address above

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold PMH, its directors, officers, employees, agents and affiliates harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, in any way arising from, related to or in connection with your use of the Site, your violation of the Terms or the posting or transmission of any materials on or through the Site by you, including, but not limited to, any third party claim that any information or materials you provide infringes any third party proprietary right.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONTENT, FUNCTION, MATERIALS AND SERVICES IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY FOR INFORMATION, DATA, DATA PROCESSING SERVICES OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS, ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, USEFULNESS, OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, AND ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  PMH DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR THE FUNCTION, CONTENT OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THEREBY WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED.  PMH MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE WILL MEET USERS’ EXPECTATIONS OR REQUIREMENTS.  NO ADVICE, RESULTS OR INFORMATION, OR MATERIALS WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.  IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE. 

ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

PMH DOES NOT ENDORSE, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED OR PROVIDED BY OR ON BEHALF OF THIRD PARTIES ON OR THROUGH THE SITE.  PMH IS NOT A PARTY TO, AND DOES NOT MONITOR, ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN USERS AND THIRD PARTIES WITHOUT THE DIRECT INVOLVEMENT OF PMH. 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL PMH, ITS AFFILIATES OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR THE CONTENT, MATERIALS AND FUNCTION RELATED THERETO, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE, OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS, OR LOST BUSINESS, DATA OR SALES, OR COST OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, EVEN IF COMPANY OR ITS REPRESENTATIVE OR SUCH INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF PMH TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM THE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE SITE EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, $100.00.

Applicable Law/Jurisdiction

You agree that the laws of the state of Virginia, excluding its conflicts-of-law rules, shall govern these Terms.  Please note that your use of the Site may be subject to other local, state, national, and international laws.  You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for resolving any claim or dispute with us or relating in any way to your use of the Site resides in the state and federal courts Virginia and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the state and federal courts of Virginia. 

Consent to Processing

By providing any personal information to the Site, all users, including without limitation users in the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in the United States. Please contact us at the address above if you have questions.

Notices

Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail.  The Site may also provide notices of changes to the Terms or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you on the Site.   

General Information

The Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and PMH and govern your use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and PMH.  You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that are applicable to certain parts of the Site. 

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between PMH and you as a result of this Agreement or your use of the Site.

Any claim or cause of action you may have with respect to PMH or the Site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arose.

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.  If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. 

You may not assign the Terms or any of your rights or obligations under the Terms without our express written consent. 

The Terms inure to the benefit of our successors, assigns and licensees.  The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

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