We may need to change the Policy from time to time in order to address new issues and to reflect changes on the Sites or in the law. We reserve the right to revise or make any changes to the Policy, and your continual use of the Sites subsequent to any changes to this Policy will mean that you accept such changes. Therefore, please bookmark this page and review it periodically to assure the familiarity with the most current version of the Policy. We will post all changes to the Policy here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and if, when, and how we will disclose that information. You can tell that the Policy has been updated by checking the last revised date posted on the top of this page. IF due to such changes, you decide that you want to delete any of your personal information from our database, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BY USING THE SITES, YOU CONSENT TO YOUR USING ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US OR THAT WE COLLECT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS POLICY AND ITS TERMS, DO NOT USE THE SITES.
By submitting your vote on this Site, you are providing us with your personal information, including without limitation, your email address and any personal information contained therein. By submitting your vote on this Site, you are agreeing to provide us with your personal information and data, which we may use in the future for purposes other than collecting votes for the Russian American of The Year Award.
The information we collect from Site visitors is the information you voluntarily provide on certain occasions, including but not limited to, the nomination and voting information necessary to process the “Russian-American Person of the Year” Award. The information you provide may include your name, title, address, telephone number, and email address.
In addition, if you contact us, we may keep a record of your correspondence, including any information contained therein.
You may decline to provide any personal information, but please realize that you thereby may be unable to nominate or vote for persons in connection with the “Russian-American Person of the Year” Award.
The information that you provide to use is used for our business purposes and the purpose for which you provide it, including but not limited to, nominating candidates for and voting for nominees for the “Russian-American Person of the Year” Award, and any responses to your requests or your correspondence.
We will not disclose any personal information to third parties, except (i) to parties who perform services for us; (ii) when we believe that such disclosure is required by law; (iii) to enforce this Policy or the Terms; (iv) to protect our rights, property, or security, and those of our Site users or the public; (v) to respond to an emergency; or, (vi) as otherwise stated in this Policy. In addition, we may disclose information to certain third parties if you have requested or authorized the disclosure of such information.
Information to third parties is limited to the information needed to perform their functions. We are not responsible for third party use of information that is not in compliance with this Policy.
Voluntary Posting of Information. You should be aware that any information provided or content posted by you to the Sites may be read, collected, or used by other visitors of the Sites. We are not responsible for the third-party use of any information provided in such a manner. By posting information to the Sites, you consent to our use or disclosure of any content that you submit.
Transfer of Information to Third Parties upon a Sale or Change of Control. We retain the right to transfer or assign all information pursuant to a merger, purchase, or other transaction relating to us or our assets if the assignee or purchaser agrees to abide by the terms of this Policy.
Security. We take reasonable precautions to protect the information you provide to us. There is no such thing as “perfect security” on the internet, and we cannot guarantee the security of your information. We are not responsible for the loss, misuse, or alternation of information you provide to us over the internet. In addition, because internet communication is unsecure, it is also possible that the information you supply to us or your access of any information via the Sites will be intercepted during transmission. We are not liable for any breach of our systems or interception of our transmission, and we hereby fully disclaim, to the fullest extent provided under law, any liability associated with any claim relating to a breach of security, data or information.
Links to Third-Party Sites. The Sites may contain links to websites owned and operated by other parties. We are not responsible for and have no control over the privacy policies of those sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those sites prior to providing them with any information.
Children Under the Age of 13. The Sites are not intended for use by anyone under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect information from anyone under 13 years of age without the consent of a parent or guardian.
Compliance with Laws. We reserve the right to disclose any information to comply with any law, regulation, decree, judgment order, subpoena, or any other governmental order (“Order”) without any obligation to contest or verify the accuracy of such Order.
Applicable Law. This Policy will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to any use of the Sites be filed only in the state or federal courts located in New York County, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes or litigating any such action.
Last revised: July 31, 2014
Your use of our Sites constitutes your acceptance of these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, do not use this website.
Content on our Sites
Our Sites may include a combination of content that we, our users and other third parties create (collectively, the “Content”). All of the Content available through the Sites including, but not limited to, written content, photographs, graphics, images, illustrations, marks, logos, sound or video clips, and Flash animation, is trademarked or copyright protected. You may not use, store, display, modify, reproduce, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, or in any way exploit any of the materials or content on the Sites in whole or in part. If you wish to request permission to use any of the Content ono the Sites, please contact us at email@example.com.
Posting and Transmitting Content
You re solely responsible for all materials, whether publically posted or privately transmitted that you upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available on the Sites (“Your Content”). The following list contains examples of and not a limitation of prohibited Content:
- Copyrighted material and trademarks that are used without the express permission of the owner;
- Advertisements, promotions, solicitations or offers to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose;
- Content in which you impersonate another person or entity;
- Content that, in our sole opinion, is pornographic, sexually explicit or obscene;
- Content that, in our sole opinion, exploits children or minors;
- Content that we have reason to believe was posted for malevolent purposes, including libel, slander, defamation or harassment;
- Content that we, in our sole opinion, determine is offensive to the Site community, including, but not limited to, blatant expressions of bigotry, prejudice racism, hatred or profanity;
- Content that could be construed as electioneering, political advocacy or participation in political campaign activity, including but not limited to providing information about a specific political candidate and/or a candidate’s position on specific issues;
- Content promoting or providing instructional information about illegal or illicit activities; or,
- Content that transmits or contains viruses, corrupted files, or any similar element.
We may from time to time, examine the Content on the Sites. We have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any Content that may, in our sole discretion, violate these Terms or that is otherwise objectionable. You understand that by using the Sites, you may be exposed to Content that you personally find offensive or objectionable. Your use of the Sites constitutes your acknowledgement that you bear all risks associated with using that Content.
We are not responsible for the loss, deletion, failure to store, misdelivery, or untimely delivery of any Content submitted or transmitted through the Sites.
You may not use the Sites in any manner that interferes with our normal operations or with the use and enjoyment of another user. You may access the Sites and the Content only through the interfaces provided by us. You agree to use the Sites and the services only for their intended lawful purpose and in accordance with applicable laws.
Grant of License
You certify that you own all intellectual property rights in Your Content. When you post or transmit Your Content on or through the Sites you grant us a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive, sublicensable license to use, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, transfer, transmit, distribute, and publish Your Content and subsequent versions of Your Content for the purposes of (i) displaying Your Content on the Sites; (ii) distributing Your Content, either electronically or via other media, to users seeking to download or otherwise acquire it, and/or (iii) storing Your Content in a remote-database accessible by-end-users, for a charge. The license shall apply to the distribution and the storage of Your Content in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed.
Conduct on Our Sites
Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that you will not use our Sites to take any of the following actions:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights of others;
- Publish post, upload, email, distribute, or disseminate (collectively, “Transmit”) any in appropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, or unlawful content;
- Transmit files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage or adversely affect the operation of another person’s computer, the Sites, any software or hardware, or telecommunications equipment;
- Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial or other purposes;
- Transmit surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, spam, unsolicited advertising or promotional materials, or chain letters;
- Download any file that you know or reasonably should know cannot be legally obtained in such a manner;
- Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or propriety designations or labels of the origin or the source of software of other material;
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any public area within the Sites;
- Collect or store personal information about other end users;
- Interfere with or disrupt the Sites, servers or networks;
- Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an employee or representative of Universal Awards LLC, the World Forum of Russian Speaking Jewry or any of its affiliates, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- Forge headers or manipulate identifiers or other data in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Sites or to manipulate your presence on the Sites;
- Take any action that imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
- Engage in any illegal activities.
If you choose a username that, in our sole discretion, is obscene, indecent, abusive, or that might otherwise subject us to public disparagement or scorn, we reserve the right, without prior notice to you, to automatically change your username, delete your posts from the Sites, deny you access to the Sites, or employ any combination of these options.
Unauthorized access to the Sites is a breach of these Terms and a violation of the law. You agree not to access the Sites by any means other than through the interface that is provided by us for use in accessing the Sites. You agree not to use any automated means, including, without limitation, agents, robots, scripts, or spiders, to access, monitor, or copy any part of the Sites, except those automated means that we have approved in advance and in writing.
Use of the Sites is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in these Terms shall limit our right to comply with governmental, court, and law-enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Sites.
We have the right, but not the obligation, to take any of the following actions, in our sole discretion, at any time, for any reason, and without giving you any prior notice:
- Change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of our Services;
- Refuse, move, or remove any content;
- Refuse to register any user name that may be offensive;
- Establish general practices, policies, term and conditions, and services concerning or relating to our Sites.
You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for taking any of these actions.
Content posted on the Sites should be considered as opinion only and should not be taken as a substitute for, without limitation, legal, medical or other professional advice from a qualified service provider. We make no representations or warranties concerning any action taken by any person in reliance on the information provided through the Sites. We will not be liable for any damages that may result, including but not limited to, direct, indirect, consequential, special or other damages or economic loss, illness, injury or death.
Third-Party Sites, Products, and Services
The Sites may, at our discretion, provide access and contain links to third-party internet sites and services. We do not monitor or review the content of the third-party sites. Inclusion of these links on the Sites does not constitute our endorsement of the materials on those third-party sites and does not signify any association with the owners or operators of those third-party sites and services. Your use of such third-party sites and services is subject to the terms and conditions set by the third-party site or service in question. We have no control over these third parties, and we are not responsible for their activities.
We do not sell, resell, or license any of the products or the services related to any such third-party sites, and we disclaim any responsibility for our liability related to them. Your correspondence or related activities with third parties, including payment transactions and goods-delivery transactions, remain solely between you and that third party. You agree that we will not be responsible for or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any of your transactions with third parties. Any questions, complaints, or claims related to any third-party product or services should be directed to the appropriate vendor.
Links to Our Sites
You may not create a link to any page of the Sites without our prior written consent. If you do create a link to a page of the Sites you do so at our own risk and the exclusions and limitations set out in these Terms will apply to your use of the Sites by linking to it.
We disclaim any responsibility for the deletion, failure to store, misdelivery, or the untimely delivery of any information or material. We disclaim any responsibility for any harm resulting from downloading or accessing any information or material on the internet using search results from our Sites. We disclaim any responsibility for any service outages that are caused by our maintenance on the servers or the technology that underlies the Sites, failures of our service providers (including telecommunications, hosting, and power providers), computer viruses, natural disasters or other destruction or damage of our facilities, acts of nature, war, civil disturbance, or any other cause beyond our reasonable control.
WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITES WILL BE UNNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. IN ADDITION, WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE CONTENT ON THE SITES. THE SITES AND THE CONTENT ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. ANY MATERIAL THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN THROUGH THE SITES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY POTENTIAL DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR DOWNLOAD OR ANY SUCH MATERIAL. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES THAT (i) THE SITES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FORM THE USE OF THE SITES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL THAT YOU PURCHASE OR OBTAIN THROUGH THE SITES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, OR (v) ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED. WE MAKE NO WARRANTEIS OF ANY KIND,S EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSES, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITES, ANY CONTENT, OR ANY OF OUR SERICES, TOOLS, PRODUCTS, OR PROPERTIES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGEE THAT YOU WILL ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISKS AS TO THE QUALITY AND THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SITES AND THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ITS CONTENT. IN ADDITION, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, INTEGRITY, OR QUALITY OF THE CONENT ON THE SITES, AND YOU MAY NOT RELY ON ANY OF THIS CONTENT. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY POSTINGS BY USERS ON THE SITES.
WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTIAL, SPECIAL OR CONSQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILTY TO USE THE SITES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBLITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITAITON OF LIABLITY FOR INCIDENTIAL OR CONSQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIALBITY AND THAT OF OUR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
By using the Sites, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold Universal Awards LLC, the World Forum of Russian Speaking Jewry and its “Russian-American Person of the Year” Award, all if their officers, directors, employees, agents, information providers, and licensors (collectively, the “Organization”) harmless from and against any and all liability, loss, costs, and expenses, including, but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by the Organization in connection with any claim, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, violation of rights of publicity and/or privacy, copyright infringement, or trademark infringement arising out of:
- Your use of the Sites;
- Any use or alleged use or your accounts or passwords by any person, whether or not authorized by you;
- The content, the quality, or the performance of content that you submit to the Sites;
- Your connection to the Sites;
- Your violation of these Terms; or,
- Your violation of the rights of other persons or entities.
You also agree to take sole responsibility for any royalties, fees or other monies owed to any person due to any content you post or transmit through the Sites or due to the services we provide.
We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.