The following rules govern the use by you of the WQPT–Quad Cities PBS websites, including but not limited to wqpt.org, blog.wqpt.org, pressroom.wqpt.org, creative.wqpt.org, downloads.wqpt.org and any of our other websites. The rules set forth herein apply to all materials, online communications and other information that is or becomes available on the WQPT–Quad Cities PBS websites (collectively, "Information"). BY SIGNING ON AND USING THE WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS WEBSITES YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO ABIDE BY THESE RULES AND ANY MODIFICATIONS THERETO.
1. Personal Uses Permitted.
The WQPT–Quad Cities PBS website(s) are provided as online information exchange services for use by WQPT–Quad Cities PBS, Western Illinois University and the general public. You shall not post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute or in any way use or exploit any Information for commercial purposes or otherwise use the Information in a manner that is inconsistent with these rules and regulations.
2. User's Obligation to Abide By Applicable Law.
In connection with the use of WQPT–Quad Cities PBS websites, you shall abide by all applicable federal, state or local laws, including those pertaining to such areas as libel, slander, defamation, trade libel, product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, tort, obscenity, indecency, and copyright or trademark infringement ("Applicable Law"). The Information available on WQPT–Quad Cities PBS websites may include intellectual property that is protected under the copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws of the United States and/or other countries ("Intellectual Property Laws"). Such Intellectual Property Laws generally prohibit the unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of all text, photographic and graphic (art and electronic) images, music, sound samplings and other protected materials. The violation of applicable Intellectual Property Laws may give rise to civil and/or criminal penalties.
3. Disclosure of Online Communications.
You are cautioned that any online communications may not be fully confidential. In addition, you should be aware that federal postal regulations do not protect electronic mail. You should be aware that some administrative personnel of WQPT–Quad Cities PBS and Western Illinois University may, in the course of their regular duties, have access to communications for technical or operational purposes. WQPT–Quad Cities PBS and Western Illinois University may also disclose any communications to the extent permitted or required by law.
4. Prohibition Against Rogue Programming.
You shall not post, transmit or make available in any way through the WQPT–Quad Cities PBS websites any software or other materials which contain a computer virus, trojan horse, time bomb, worm or other rogue programming ("Rogue Programming"). WQPT–Quad Cities PBS and Western Illinois University have no obligation to detect the presence of any Rogue Programming. Any downloading of software or other materials or any other use of the Information on the WQPT–Quad Cities PBS websites is at your risk, and you are advised to take adequate precautions to minimize any loss to your system caused by Rogue Programming, including use of anti-virus programs and proper backup of files.
5. Content of Information.
You are responsible for the content of any Information you put on the WQPT–Quad Cities PBS websites, including all social media sites (e.g. Facebook and Twitter). The Information posted to the WQPT–Quad Cities PBS websites and any and all social media sites (e.g. Facebook and Twitter) does not necessarily reflect the views of WQPT–Quad Cities PBS and in no event shall WQPT–Quad Cities PBS or Western Illinois University assume or have any responsibility or liability for any information posted to the WQPT–Quad Cities PBS websites or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from the use and/or appearance of such information on the WQPT–Quad Cities PBS websites. WQPT–Quad Cities PBS has no obligation to, and does not in the normal course, monitor or control any Information that is or becomes available on the WQPT–Quad Cities PBS websites. WQPT–Quad Cities PBS reserves the right to review any Information that is or becomes available on the WQPT–Quad Cities PBS websites. WQPT–Quad Cities PBS reserves the right to refuse to post or to edit or remove, in whole or in part, any Information that is, in WQPT–Quad Cities PBS's sole discretion, unacceptable, undesirable or in violation of these rules.
WQPT–Quad Cities PBS has no obligation to exercise such reservation of rights by WQPT–Quad Cities PBS; however, WQPT–Quad Cities PBS has adopted and implemented a policy respecting the copyright law that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users of the WQPT–Quad Cities PBS websites or network who are repeat infringers. WQPT–Quad Cities PBS may terminate access for content providers or forum/blog participants who are found repeatedly to provide or post protected material without necessary rights and permissions. By submitting information to WQPT–Quad Cities PBS, you grant WQPT–Quad Cities PBS a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, transmit, copy and display such information in any and all media now know or hereinafter devised and represent that you have all necessary rights in such posting. While WQPT–Quad Cities PBS strives to provide users with the highest-quality related resources on all of its sites, we cannot and do not ensure the quality or accuracy of websites and content to which we link.
6. External Links.
WQPT–Quad Cities PBS provides links to other websites for informational purposes only, and in some instances for the convenience of our users. WQPT–Quad Cities PBS is not responsible for the content in other sites, and links from the WQPT–Quad Cities PBS website to other sites are not intended, nor do they imply endorsement of them by WQPT–Quad Cities PBS. WQPT–Quad Cities PBS encourages users to carefully select the websites that you (and your family) use.
7. Disclaimer of Warranties.
THE WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS WEBSITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS NOR ITS AFFILIATES WARRANT THAT ANY INFORMATION IS COMPLETE OR ACCURATE, THAT THE WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS WEBSITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY INFORMATION IS FREE OF ROGUE PROGRAMMING.
8. Limitation of Damages.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS, WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS AND WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY REPRESENTATIVES AND/OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS WEBSITES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION USE OF OR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS WEBSITES, INTERRUPTIONS, ERRORS, DEFECTS, MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, DELETIONS OF FILES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, NONDELIVERY OF INFORMATION, DISCLOSURE OF COMMUNICATIONS, OR ANY OTHER FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE.
9. Release and Indemnity.
YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND/OR LIABILITY AGAINST WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS AND WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS WEBSITES. YOU ALSO AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS, WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS, INCLUDING WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS AND WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY AGENTS/REPRESENTATIVES OR AFFILIATES, FROM AND AGAINST, ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR LIABILITY, INCLUDING COSTS AND ATTORNEYS FEES, ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS WEBSITES OR FAILURE TO ABIDE BY APPLICABLE LAW.
10. E-commerce Modifications and Technical Errors.
WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS AND WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALTER THE CONTENT OF THE WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS ONLINE ECOMMERCE AT ANY TIME. WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS AND/OR WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ELECTRONIC ERRORS OR OMMISSIONS WHILE TRANSMITTING INFORMATION TO OUR SERVER(S) AND ANY OTHER TECHNICAL ERRORS FAILING TO ACCEPT AND/OR PROCESS YOUR DONATION, PURCHASE REQUEST OR OTHER PURCHASE REQUEST. WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS MAKES ALL REASONABLE EFFORTS TO VERIFY INFORMATION AND RESOLVE QUESTIONS THAT MAY ARISE WHILE PROCESSING YOUR CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR ORDER.
11. Electronic Communications with WQPT–Quad Cities PBS.
WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS AND WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ISSUES OR FAILURE OF TRANSMISSION OF E-MAIL CORRESPONDANCE TO OUR SERVERS FROM ANY COMPUTER. FURTHERMORE, YOU HEREBY AGREE, RELEASE AND WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND/OR LIABILITY AGAINST WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS ARISING FROM ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS (E-MAIL AND OTHER METHODS) BETWEEN YOU AND WQPT–QUAD CITIES PBS.
These rules and terms may be modified by WQPT–Quad Cities PBS from time to time and such modifications will be binding on you when placed online.
14. Acceptance of Terms and Conditions.
By using this site, you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions herein. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use the site. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of wqpt.org following the posting of any changes to these terms shall mean that you have accepted those changes.