Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

The Cedars Union (“The CU” or “CU”) provides this website (cedarsunion.org) in support of its charitable and educational mission to further the understanding and appreciation of art by the public. BY ACCESSING THE CU WEBSITE, YOU ACCEPT WITHOUT LIMITATION OR QUALIFICATION THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (the “Terms and Conditions”). THE CU MAY REVISE THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AT ANY TIME, WHICH REVISIONS SHALL BIND YOU. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE EXIT THE CU WEBSITE NOW AND REFRAIN FROM FURTHER USE.

The CU is committed to protecting the privacy of its website visitors in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. All information gathered from you in connection with your use of The CU Website is governed by CU’s Privacy Policy. Please note that The CU Website is not specifically dedicated to children, and The CU does not actively solicit information from children. Children under the age of twelve are required to obtain permission from an adult before submitting information to The CU Website.

The names, titles, trademarks, service marks, and logos that appear on The CU Website are registered and unregistered marks of The CU, including but not limited to The Cedars Union, The CU, and CU (“CU Trademarks”). You may not use The CU Trademarks without CU’s prior, written permission.

The trademarks of third parties may also appear on The CU Website from time to time; you may not use these trademarks without prior, written permission of their respective owners. You acknowledge and agree that nothing on The CU Website grants, expressly or implicitly, by estoppel or otherwise, any right or license to use any of The CU Trademarks or may be construed to mean that The CU has authority to grant any right or license on behalf of any third party trademark owner.

Images, text, software, documentation, electronic text and image files, audio and video files and clips, and other materials on The CU Website are protected by copyright laws and may be covered by other restrictions including for example, rights of privacy and publicity, as well. The CU retains all rights it may hold, including copyright, in data, image, text, and any other information contained in these files. Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the material on this website may also subsist in individuals and entities other than, and in addition to, The CU. The CU expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this website, except for the purposes of fair use as defined in the copyright laws, and as described below.

Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for noncommercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting. Unless otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print text, audio, video, image and other files from The CU’s Website for such uses are welcome to do so without The CU’s express permission. In accordance with scholarly practice, users of materials (whether copyrighted or not) in publications, etc., should cite the author/artist as well as the source; the citation should include the URL “http://www.cedarsunion.org”.

By downloading, printing, or otherwise using text, audio, video, image and other files from The CU Website, whether accessed directly from this website or via other sites or mechanisms, users agree that they will limit their use of such files to fair use, and will not violate The CU’s or any other party’s proprietary rights.

Unauthorized downloading, publication or exploitation of The CU’s files for commercial purposes is specifically prohibited. Anyone wishing to use any of these files or images for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than fair use as defined by law, must request and receive prior permission. All requests to reproduce works of art from The CU’s collection within North America (Canada, U.S., Mexico) should be addressed directly to The Cedars Union at 1219 S. Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75215 or info@cedarsunion.org.

All rights not expressly granted by The CU herein are specifically and completely reserved. Nothing on The CU Website or in these Terms and Conditions grants, expressly or implicitly, by estoppel or otherwise, any right or license to use any content or property of any third party, or may be construed to mean that The CU has authority to grant any right or license on behalf of any third party.

The CU at times may provide unrestricted forums on The CU Website for the exchange of ideas and information by participants. The CU does not edit or control the information, materials, or modifications posted to, or distributed through, the forums. By posting or distributing information, materials, or modifications through the forums, you expressly abandon any proprietary rights you may have therein, and you agree that such information, materials, or modifications may be freely used, copied, and distributed by others, without your permission, in any medium throughout the world. To the extent you wish to post or distribute information, materials, or modifications to The CU Website that you do not own, The CU requires you to obtain any necessary permissions from the third party owners before doing so. You acknowledge and agree that you will not upload, distribute, or otherwise post any information, materials, or modifications to The CU Website that is libelous, defamatory, threatening, abusive, unlawful or that encourages a criminal offense; contains any viruses or other code, file, or program that is designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment; infringes the copyright or other proprietary rights of any third party; or contains any advertising, promotional, or solicitation material.

The CU respects the intellectual property of others, and asks users of The CU Website to do the same. The CU may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, take reasonable steps to disable and/or terminate access to The CU Website of users who may be repeat infringers of copyright. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the following information to The CU’s Copyright Agent:
    1.    an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright;
    2.    a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
    3.    a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on The CU Website;
    4.    your address, telephone number, and email address;
    5.    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;
    6.    a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

The CU’s agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:

Jonathon Blum
Polsinelli
2950 N Harwood Street #2100Dallas, Texas 75201
JBlum@Polsinelli.com
(214)397-0030

Any communication or material you post, transmit, or distribute to The CU Website by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data or other content, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, is and will be treated as, nonconfidential and nonproprietary. Anything you transmit or post may be used by The CU or its affiliates for any purpose, including but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure (to law enforcement entities or others), transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. Furthermore, The CU is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to The CU Website for any purpose whatsoever including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products using such information.

By using The CU Website in any manner, you represent and warrant that your use will be consistent with these Terms and Conditions, including Fair Use. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold The CU, its affiliates, trustees, directors, officers, employees, or agents harmless from all claims, causes, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), judgments, liabilities, losses, and damages arising from or relating to your use of The CU Website.

THE CU PROVIDES THE SITE ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. YOUR USE OF THE SITE, CONTENT, AND COMPILATION IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CU DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP AND/OR NONINFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHTS OR OTHER THIRD PARTY PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. THE CU DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL PROVIDE CONTINUOUS, PROMPT, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE SERVICE. THE CU MAKES REASONABLE, ONGOING EFFORTS TO REVISE AND UPDATE THE SITE, BUT ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, INCLUDING THE INACCURACY OF CONTENT, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES THAT YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY MAY INCUR AS A RESULT OF THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THE SITE. THE CU ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES MAY AFFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE REPRODUCTION OF THE CONTENT OR COMPILATION.

NEITHER THE CU, ITS AFFILIATES, TRUSTEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, COMPENSATORY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE, CONTENT, AND/OR COMPILATION.

You acknowledge and agree that in the event any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable, in any respect, the validity, legality, and/or enforceability of the remaining terms and conditions contained herein shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby. In such event, the parties agree that such invalid term(s) or condition(s) shall be validly reformed by the court to as near approximate the intent of the parties as reflected in the provision, and if unreformable, shall be severed and deleted from these Terms and Conditions. The CU’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless agreed to in writing by The CU.

These Terms and Conditions and any counterparts, amendments, or revisions thereto shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. Any case, controversy, suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, in connection with, or related to this Agreement shall be brought in any Federal or State court located in Dallas County and the State of Texas, and the parties hereby waive any objection that they may have to personal jurisdiction in these courts.

These Terms and Conditions are the complete statement of the agreement of the parties with respect to the subject hereof and supersede all prior agreements and understandings between the parties hereto with respect to the subject hereof. In order to be binding, any amendment or modification of this Agreement must be effected by an instrument in writing signed by the parties.