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As between you and us, you own all content and information you post or share using the Site (referred to as “User Content”), such as posting or sharing comments, photos, and videos.
You give Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (together referred to “Human Rights Campaign”) permission to use your User Content as follows: you grant to Human Rights Campaign a license to reproduce, display, perform, distribute, and otherwise use your User Content in connection with the Site and for other Human Rights Campaign marketing purposes, including without limitation in Human Rights Campaign catalogs, email and other customer communications, store materials and other marketing, as well as in member communications, calls to action, fundraising or other public awareness and advocacy activities. We may also display advertisements in connection with your User Content or on pages where your User Content may be viewed by you or others, and we may use your User Content to advertise and promote Human Rights Campaign or the Site. Additionally, we may include your User Content on products and items we sell on our Site. Our license to your User Content is non-exclusive, meaning you may use the User Content for your own purposes or let others use your User Content for their purposes. Our license to your User Content is fully-paid and royalty free, meaning we do not owe you anything else in connection with our use of your User Content. We may exercise our rights anywhere in the world. Finally, our license is perpetual, meaning that our license lasts for an indefinite period of time. However, if at any time you wish us to revoke your consent and request we take down your image, we will take steps to remove User Content within a reasonable period of time upon notice and request by the User. To request removal of your User Content, please contact us at [email protected].
• You own any and all rights to your User Content or, alternatively, you have the right to give Human Rights Campaign the rights described above;
• Your User Content does not infringe the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, publicity rights, or any other legal rights of any third party or parties.
We may refuse to accept or transmit User Content for any reason. We may remove User Content from the Site for any reason.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials appearing on this site, hrc.org (the “Site”) infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send the Human Rights Campaign (“HRC,” “we,” “us,” “our”) a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. In addition, if you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the notice requirements of the DMCA, your notice may not be valid. One place to find more information is the U.S. Copyright Office Web site, currently located at https://www.loc.gov/copyright.
In accordance with the DMCA, HRC has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement in accordance with the DMCA. Any written Notification of Claimed infringement should comply with Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(3)(A) and should be provided in writing to our designated agent as follows:
Please note: If you materially misrepresent that online material, product, or activity is infringing your copyrights, you may be liable for damages (including court costs and attorneys’ fees) and could be subject to criminal prosecution for perjury. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice.
In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, we shall, in appropriate circumstances, terminate access, in our sole discretion, of any user that we find to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights of others. We may also, in our sole discretion, limit or fully terminate access to the Site of any registered user infringing the intellectual property rights of others, regardless of whether such registered user is a repeat offender or not.
User Content generated from public posts on third-party social networking websites, plug-ins and/or applications does not necessarily indicate or constitute the social networking websites’ endorsement of HRC or HRC Shop products.
The Human Rights Campaign is concerned about the privacy and safety of children. If you are under the age of 13, you are not permitted to submit any personal information to the Human Rights Campaign. We will never knowingly request personally identifiable information online from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable permission of a parent or guardian. The Site and our other marketing channels are for a general audience and are not targeted to or intended for use by children. If a parent, guardian or anyone else becomes aware of personal information we have collected from an individual under the age of 13 without the permission of a parent or guardian, please contact us at (202) 772-3884 or [email protected].
While the HRC site may be accessible internationally, the Site and its contents are intended for use by United States residents only. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as a promotion or solicitation for any User Content outside the United States or that is not authorized by the laws and regulations of the jurisdiction in which you are located. If you consent to HRC’s use of your User Content, you represent that you are a United States resident or are otherwise able to grant the rights herein under applicable local law.
If any controversy, allegation, or claim arises out of or relates to the Site, the Content, User Content, or this User Content Agreement then you and HRC agree that the dispute is governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. Any action or proceeding relating to any dispute may only be instituted in state or federal court in the District of Columbia. Accordingly, you and HRC consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts for such matters.