Terms & Conditions
Ownership of Site Material
Unless otherwise explicitly specified, all materials that are included in or are otherwise a part of the Sites (including past, present and future versions of the Site), including, without limitation: graphics; layout; text; instructions; images; audio; videos; designs; artwork; information; data and logos; any and all copyrightable material (including source and object code); the “look and feel” of the Sites; assembly and arrangement of the Sites; and all other materials related to the Sites (collectively, the “Materials”) are owned, controlled or licensed by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation (“Tzu Chi”, “us” or “we”).
The Materials may not be copied, reproduced, downloaded or distributed in any way, in whole or in part, without the prior written authorization of Tzu Chi, unless and except as is expressly provided in these Terms. Any other use of the Materials or Tzu Chi Marks without the prior written authorization of Tzu Chi is strictly prohibited.
To seek the written authorization of Tzu Chi for reproductions of Materials, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LICENSE TO USE MATERIALS ON OUR SITES
You may visit our Sites without further permission from Tzu Chi and Tzu Chi grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-commercial, revocable and non-transferable license to use, download, view and play the Materials. This license is subject to your full compliance with these Terms. When you download or use Materials, you agree to and you must: (a) keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices; (b) make no modifications to the Materials; and (c) not allow or assist any third party (whether or not for your benefit) to copy or adapt any object code associated with the Sites or reverse engineer, modify or attempt to discover any code associated with the Sites. You also agree that you will not, including by use any robot, scraper, or other data mining technology or process, frame, mask, extract data from, copy or distribute the Materials (except as may be a result of standard search engine or Internet browser usage or as expressly authorized by Tzu Chi).
Except as expressly set forth elsewhere in these Terms, nothing in these Terms will be interpreted to grant you, any right or license to enter into sublicenses or redistribution agreements with respect to any portion of the Materials or to otherwise rent, sell, lease, loan, transfer, assign, broadcast, upload to any computer or wireless device, sublicense, distribute or allow access to the Materials. You agree that you will not charge any person or entity to view, listen, play or otherwise access any Materials, or disseminate any Materials in any manner to the public (for free or for a fee).
REPORTING COPYRIGHT AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY VIOLATIONS
You may not use the Sites for any purpose or in any manner that infringes the rights of any third party. Tzu Chi encourages you to report any content on the Sites that you believe infringes your rights. Only the intellectual property rights owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the owner can report potentially infringing content. If you have a good faith belief that content on the Sites infringe your copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights, please follow the procedures set forth below.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”), Tzu Chi has a designated agent for receiving notices of copyright infringement and Tzu Chi follows the notice and take down procedures of the DMCA. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Tzu Chi’s copyright agent the following information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the DMCA, 17 U.S.C. 512: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (d) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
If you believe that any content on the Sites violate your rights other than copyrights, please provide Tzu Chi with at least the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (c) an explanation of what rights you own/have and why you believe the content infringes your rights sufficient for us to evaluate your complaint; and (d) accurate contact information for you.
Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement must be sent to email@example.com.
Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Tzu Chi of claims that your copyrighted material or other intellectual property has been infringed.
We have a policy of terminating the accounts of users who (in our reasonable discretion) are repeat infringers.
It is often difficult to determine if your intellectual property rights have been violated or if the 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 your content along with that of the alleged infringer pending resolution of the matter.
Tzu Chi will provide you with notice if your materials have been removed based on a third party complaint of alleged infringement of the third party’s intellectual property rights.