Terms of Use

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 1. Ownership and Operation

This Service belongs to the Parents Television Council (or "we"), For more information about the Parents Television Council click here.

The Parents Television Council may, in its sole discretion and at any time, modify, suspend or discontinue this Service or specific portions of it.

2. Agreement to Be Bound; Termination

Your access to and use of this Service constitutes your agreement with the Parents Television Council to be bound by, and to act in accordance with, these Terms of Use. From time to time, the Parents Television Council may make available as part of this Service or through another platform, specific features that may require you to download content, software and/or agree to additional terms and conditions, policies and disclaimers. Unless otherwise expressly set forth in such additional terms and conditions, any additional terms or conditions are incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use. If there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and any additional terms and conditions, the additional terms and conditions will control with respect to the specific feature.

You may terminate your use of this Service at any time. The Parents Television Council may suspend, discontinue or terminate your access to or use of this Service at any time immediately and without prior notice or obligation to you (1) if you violate any of the terms contained in this Terms of Use as determined by the Parents Television Council in its sole discretion, or (2) for any other reason in the Parents Television Council’s sole discretion. The Parents Television Council may notify you of any such suspension, discontinuance or termination by posting a notice on this Service, on any webpage opened when using this Service, by email to an email address you provided to the Parents Television Council upon enrollment or thereafter, or otherwise. Upon your receipt of such notice, you will immediately discontinue use of this Service during the period of suspension (for a suspension) or permanently (for a discontinuance or termination). Upon any discontinuance or termination of your use of this Service, you must uninstall any Software downloaded from this Service and promptly destroy all Materials (as defined below) obtained through this Service, as well as any copies of such Materials. You agree that the Parents Television Council shall not be liable to you for any suspension, discontinuance, termination, change or modification of your use of or access to this Service.

3. Continuing Agreement

We may change or revise these Terms of Use from time to time by updating this posting, so please visit this area each time you visit the Service to keep up to date with the current terms regarding your use of the Service. To the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, your use of the Service reaffirms your continuing agreement to the then-current Terms of Use.

4. Ownership and Use of the Service and Site Materials

Unless otherwise noted, all right, title and ownership in and to this Service, including all copyright, text, designs, images, videos, graphics, software and other content and materials on the Service (collectively, "Materials"), are owned or controlled by the Parents Television Council. All other trademarks displayed on this site or through links to other sites are the property of the respective trademark owners. The Parents Television Council owns or has a valid right to use all trademarks, service marks, logos, and trade names used on this Service (collectively, "Trademarks").

The Parents Television Council grants to you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-assignable and otherwise non-transferable license to access and use this Service (including any Materials) in accordance with these Terms of Use. The Parents Television Council may in its sole discretion suspend, discontinue or terminate this license at any time for any reason.

You may not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this Service or any portion thereof and you may not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large burden on this Service, as determined by the Parents Television Council in its sole discretion.

Any modification of the Materials or use of the Materials for any other purpose is a violation of the Parents Television Council’s copyright and other proprietary rights. Any use of any such Materials without the Parent Television Council’s written consent is strictly prohibited. Your use of the Trademarks in any manner other than as authorized in these Terms of Use, or as authorized in writing by the Parents Television Council, is strictly prohibited. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by the Parents Television Council.

5. Privacy

For information on how the Parents Television Council uses and protects the personal information you may provide on this Service, please read the Parents Television Council’s Privacy Policy at: http://w2.parentstv.org/main/About/PrivacyPolicy.aspx. The Privacy Policy is incorporated into these Terms of Use and explains the Parents Television Council’s privacy practices. By using the Service, you agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy.

6. User Code of Conduct

In using or accessing this Service, you agree, without limitation:

  •  not to use this Service in breach of these Terms of Use;
  •  not to use this Service for commercial purposes;
  • not to "spam" others or "phish" for others' personal information;
  • not to disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise abuse, this Service, or any part this Service;
  • not to upload, post or otherwise transmit through or on this Service any viruses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files;
  • not to use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any part of this Service without the Parents Television Council’s express prior written consent;
  • not to use meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing any Trademark without the Parent Television Council’s express written consent;
  • not to "deeplink" to this Service without the Parents Television Council’s express prior written consent;
  • not to create or use a false identity on this Service;
  • not to collect or store personal data about others;
  • not to attempt to obtain unauthorized access to this Service or portions of this Service that are restricted from general access;
  • not to transmit to another Service user any material that is false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, violates any third party proprietary rights, or is in violation of any law or regulation;
  •  not to post any copyrighted (or other proprietary) material unless the copyright (or other proprietary right) is owned by you or you have the right to do so;
  • not to use the features of this Service at any web site other than a merchant, retail or social networking web site as permitted under these Terms of Use . Such restricted web sites shall include, without limitation, blogs and other online publications; and
  • not to use this Service in breach of any Third Party Site's terms and conditions.

In addition, you agree that you will comply with all applicable local, state, national and international laws, regulations and other legal requirements that relate to your use of or activities in connection with this Service. You also agree to act consistent with the requirements set forth in these Terms of Use and the requirements of the Parents Television Council.

You agree to immediately notify the Parents Television Council if you suspect illegal, fraudulent or abusive activity, or any activity in violation of these Terms of Use, including any unauthorized access to your Account. If you so notify the Parents Television Council, or we otherwise suspects such activity, you agree to cooperate with the Parents Television Council in any investigation and to use any prevention measures we prescribes.

7. User Submissions

Certain portions of the Service may permit you to post, transmit or upload content created by you ("User Submissions"), which may include, without limitation, information, text, images, graphics, video, comments, suggestions, ideas (including product and advertising ideas), posts to blogs, social networks, or a Parents Television Council-hosted discussion forum, and communications with other Service users.

In connection with User Submissions, you agree that you will not submit User Submissions that:

  •  include material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights (including, without limitation, trademark, privacy and publicity rights) unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant the rights granted herein;
  • includes material that is political, or advocates for or against the election of a candidate for any office;
  • include any material that by itself or by its use as permitted in these Terms of Use, infringes upon or violates the rights of any person or entity or any applicable laws;
  • are unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law or is otherwise inappropriate;
  • contain advertisements or solicitations of any kind whatsoever;
  • is a communication by a user impersonating another user;
  • contains personal information, such as messages which identify telephone numbers, social security numbers, accounts numbers or addresses; or
  • could be considered bulk unsolicited communications.

By submitting, transmitting, posting, uploading, modifying or otherwise providing any User Submissions to the Parents Television Council through this Service, whether solicited or unsolicited, you agree that you are granting the Parents Television Council a royalty-free, fully paid, non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, unrestricted, worldwide license to publish, transmit, perform, display, create derivative works from and otherwise use such User Submissions for any purpose, including, without limitation, advertising and promotional purposes, in any media, now or hereafter known, even if these Terms of Use are later modified or terminated.

No form of compensation is due to you for any such use of User Submissions you may submit. The Parents Television Council also has the right, but not the obligation, to use your username (and real name, image, likeness or other identifying information, if provided in connection with User Submissions), city and state in connection with broadcast, print, online or other use or publication of your User Submissions. All User Submissions become the unrestricted licensed property of the Parents Television Council.

By posting or transmitting User Submissions through or to the Service, you authorize the Parents Television Council to make such copies thereof and retain such User Submissions as “We” deem necessary to facilitate the posting or storage of the User Submission with the Parents Television Council.

You represent and warrant that neither the User Submissions, nor the use of the User Submissions as permitted in these Terms of Use, will infringe upon or violate the rights of any person or entity or any applicable laws. All User Submissions must comply with the User Code of Conduct set forth above.

Although the Parents Television Council is under no obligation to review or monitor User Submissions, the Parents Television Council reserves the absolute right to do so in its sole discretion. In addition, the Parents Television Council reserves the right to alter, edit, refuse to post or remove any User Submissions, in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason. The Parents Television Council also reserves the right to terminate your Account if you violate any of these Terms of Use or our policies, as determined in our sole discretion. You agree that the Parents Television Council does not have any obligation to use or respond to any User Submissions. The Parents Television Council has no control over whether such User Submissions are of a nature that you might find offensive, distasteful or otherwise unacceptable and, accordingly, the Parents Television Council expressly disclaims any responsibility for User Submissions.

If you are aware of any User Submissions on this Service which violate these Terms of Use, please contact us at webmaster@parentstv.org. Please provide as much detail as possible, including a copy of the underlying material, the location where the Parents Television Council may find it, and the reason such User Submissions should be removed. Please note that filing a complaint will not guarantee its removal, The Parents Television Council will only remove User Submissions if “We” believe the measure is necessary, in our sole discretion. To the extent any notice is based on an alleged copyright violation, please follow the instructions set forth in the section below entitled "Copyright Agent." In no event does the Parents Television Council assume any liability for failing to either monitor or remove specific User Submissions.

The Parents Television Council will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing the Parents Television Council to disclose the identity of anyone posting User Submissions that violate these Terms of Use or any law or regulation. The Parents Television Council may also disclose such information if it has a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the Parents Television Council, its members or the public.

8. Links to Other Websites and Services

This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by the Parents Television Council. The Parents Television Council is not responsible for the content of those sites. Consequently, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, relevancy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in sites listed on or otherwise linked to a Parents Television Council site. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by the Parents Television Council. The Parents Television Council makes no representations whatsoever about any other Web site which you may access through this one.

Please exercise discretion while browsing the Internet. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, solicit personal information, or contain information that you may find inappropriate or offensive. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. While the Parents Television Council strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online; you make such disclosures at your own risk.

We reserve the right to disable links from third-party sites to any Parents Television Council site.

9. Voting/Rating Features

or any voting/rating features that are available on this Service, you must follow instructions on this Service to submit your votes/ratings, including any restrictions set forth with respect to limitations on voting/rating. Votes/ratings received from you in excess of any stated limitation will be disqualified. Payment or other consideration in exchange for votes/ratings is prohibited. Votes/ratings generated by script, macro or other automated means or any other means intended to impact the integrity of the voting/rating process as determined by us may be void. The Parents Television Council assumes no responsibility for incorrect/inaccurate voting/rating information or for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, votes/ratings. The Parents Television Council may, at its discretion, modify, terminate, or suspend the voting/rating or void any vote/rating should a virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, action of voter/rater, or other cause corrupt or impair the administration, security, or fairness of the voting/rating. The Parents Television Council reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be violating these Terms of Use, tampering with the voting/rating process, or acting in an unsportsmanlike or improper manner and void all associated votes/ratings. The Parents Television Council's decisions with respect to all aspects of any voting/rating element are final and binding, but not limited to, with respect to the tallying of votes/ratings and the invalidation or disqualification of any suspected votes/ratings or voters/raters. You may also be given the opportunity to participate in voting/rating features in a third party application or feature (such as one of our social media partners like Facebook or Twitter), in which case your participation in such features will be subject to the terms and conditions governing that third party application or feature.

 10. Contests/Sweepstakes

Any sweepstakes, contests, games and/or promotional offers accessible on this Service are governed by specific rules and/or terms and conditions. By entering a sweepstakes or contests or participating in such games or promotional offers available on this Service, you will be subject to those rules and/or terms and conditions. It is critical that you read the applicable rules and/or or terms and conditions, which are linked from the particular page or activity. To the extent of any conflict between those rules and/or terms and conditions and these Terms of Use, the rules and/or terms and conditions for the sweepstakes, game or promotional offer will govern, but only to the extent of the conflict. Any sweepstakes, contests, games and/or promotional offers made available or advertised on third party sites accessible from this Service (such as those of social media partners like Facebook and Twitter), in addition to being subject to the specific rules and/or terms and conditions applicable to your participation in such feature(s) on this Service, will also be subject to the rules and/or terms and conditions applicable to your participation in such feature(s) on those third party sites.

11. Links to Other Sites

For your convenience and enjoyment, this Service may provide links to other third party web sites on the World Wide Web that are not operated by the Parents Television Council ("Third Party Site"). The Parents Television Council has no control over these Third Party Sites and is not responsible or liable for the availability, security, content, or resources of such Third Party Sites. The Parents Television Council may provide such links to Third Party Sites to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply a referral by the Parents Television Council to, or an endorsement by the Parents Television Council of, the linked Third Party Site or any products or services, or other materials on or available from such Third Party Site. The Parents Television Council is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked Third Party Site. In addition, the Parents Television Council is not liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with your use of such content, information, products, goods or services available on or through any such Third Party Sites. If you decide to share any information about any Parents Television Council products through a social network platform, including through links provided by the Parents Television Council through the Service, you may be able to post such information directly to your profile at the social networking platform without leaving the Service. Some social networking platforms enable functionality that allows a user to receive and transmit data to the social networking platform through use of overlays or other technology. Although it appears the data is collected by the Parents Television Council, the data is in fact collected directly by the social networking platform. Your use of a social network platform to share any information is subject to, and you must comply with, the terms, conditions and restrictions of that social network platform. By making any content available through the Service, you represent and warrant that you own all rights necessary to do so.

12. CONTENTS OF THIS SERVICE - DISCLAIMER

THE MATERIALS IN THIS SERVICE (INCLUDING ANY GRAPHICS, SOFTWARE, RECOMMENDATIONS OR OTHER MATERIALS) AND ANY MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SERVICE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SERVICE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE MATERIALS IN THIS SERVICE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. THESE MATERIALS COULD BE INACCURATE OR BECOME INACCURATE AS A RESULT OF DEVELOPMENTS OCCURRING AFTER THEIR RESPECTIVE DATES. THE PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL UNDERTAKES NO OBLIGATION TO VERIFY OR MAINTAIN THE CURRENCY OF SUCH INFORMATION.

IN ADDITION, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WHEN USING THIS SERVICE, YOU WILL BE EXPOSED TO USER SUBMISSIONS POSTED AND/OR SUBMITTED BY USERS. THE PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL IS NOT IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USER SUBMISSIONS, AND THE PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, INTEGRITY, QUALITY, OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF OR RELATING TO SUCH USER SUBMISSIONS. IN ADDITION, THE PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL CANNOT ASSURE THAT HARMFUL, INACCURATE, DECEPTIVE, OFFENSIVE, THREATENING, DEFAMATORY, UNLAWFUL OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE USER SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT APPEAR ON THIS SERVICE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BY PROVIDING YOU WITH THE ABILITY TO ACCESS AND VIEW USER SUBMISSIONS ON THIS SERVICE, THE PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL IS MERELY ACTING AS A PASSIVE CONDUIT FOR SUCH DISTRIBUTION AND IS NOT UNDERTAKING ANY OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY RELATING TO ANY USER SUBMISSIONS OR ACTIVITIES OF USERS ON THIS SERVICE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED OR INCLUDED IN ANY USER SUBMISSIONS ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF THE PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL OR ITS AFFILIATED OR RELATED ENTITIES OR CONTENT PROVIDERS.

13. OPERATION OF THIS SERVICE - DISCLAIMER

THE PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL ENDEAVORS TO MAINTAIN THIS SERVICE AND ITS OPERATION, BUT IS NOT, AND CANNOT BE, RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RESULTS OF ANY DEFECTS THAT MAY EXIST IN THIS SERVICE OR ITS OPERATION. AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SERVICE, THE PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE OPERATION OF THIS SERVICE WILL MEET THE USER'S REQUIREMENTS; (II) ACCESS TO THIS SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR FREE OF DEFECTS OR ERRORS; (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THIS SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR (IV) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU (AND NOT THE PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION THAT MAY BE NECESSARY FOR YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR MOBILE DEVICE AND SOFTWARE AS A RESULT OF ANY VIRUSES, ERRORS OR ANY OTHER PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER YOU MAY HAVE AS A RESULT OF VISITING THIS SERVICE.

14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES, THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICE OR ANY MATERIALS IN THIS SERVICE, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SERVICE OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SERVICE. THE PARENT TELEVISION COUNCIL PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE EVEN IF THE PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THESE INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, LINE FAILURE OR COMPUTER VIRUS, WORM, TROJAN HORSE OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENT.

15. Indemnification

You hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Parents Television Council harmless from and against any and all claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, relating to or arising out of your use of this Service, your User Submissions, your breach or alleged breach of these Terms of Use, including any of your warranties, representations or agreements hereunder, your violation of applicable laws, or your violation of any rights of another person or entity.

16. Jurisdictional Issues

This web site is available internationally and may contain references to programs, products, and services that are not available in your country, state, or particular location. These references do not imply that the Parents Television Council intends to announce or provide programs, products, or services in your country, state, or particular location. Unless otherwise specified, the Contents on any Parents Television Council site are presented solely for these purposes of promoting programs, products, services, and other content available in the United States and its territories, possessions, and protectorates. Those who choose to access a Parents Television Council site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. California law, without regard to conflict of laws provisions, will govern these Terms of Use and any matter or dispute arising out of this Website or the Content. The state and federal courts located in Los Angles, California will have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute relating to these Terms of Use, this Website or the Content.

17. No Legal Effect

The paragraph titles in these Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. To return to the site you were visiting, press the back button on your browser.

The Tems of Use policy posted on this site was updated on or about September 9, 2015.