Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting the Robert R. McCormick Foundation (McCormick Foundation) website and reviewing our Terms of Use Policy. The McCormick Foundation does not collect personal information about visitors to our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. The McCormick Foundation does not sell, exchange or release your personal information to parties outside of the Foundation without your consent. Once we obtain your consent, we consider it valid until revoked by you.

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Terms of Use

Carefully read the terms and conditions of the McCormick Foundation website before you use any images, data, text or other materials on this site. By using any materials on this website, you are consenting to be bound by this agreement. If you do not accept all of the terms of this agreement, you are not authorized to use any materials on this site.

1. Ownership of the Site.
This website and all materials on it are the property of the McCormick Foundation unless otherwise noted. This agreement gives you no ownership rights to any materials on this site.

2. Copyright Laws.
This website and all materials on it are protected under United States copyright laws, which give creators of original works of authorship the exclusive right to use their works for a limited period of time. With certain exceptions, copyrighted materials may not be used or copied without the permission of the copyright holder. This agreement describes the permitted usage of materials on this site.

3. License to Use.
You are licensed by the McCormick Foundation to use materials on this website for non-commercial purposes only. You may copy these materials, as long as, the copies contain all copyright and trademark notices. This license is non-exclusive, and you may not transfer it.

4. Prohibited Uses.
Any commercial use of the materials on this website is strictly prohibited--electronically or in print--without the express written permission of the McCormick Foundation. You may not sell, assign, sublicense or otherwise transfer these materials, copy them, publish them for personal gain, or remove any copyright or trademark notice, without the express written permission of the McCormick Foundation.

5. No Warranty.
All materials on this website are made available to you on an as-is basis. The McCormick Foundation makes no warranty, express or implied, as to these materials, their title, accuracy, non-infringement of third party rights.

6. Limitation of Liability.
Under no circumstances shall the McCormick Foundation be liable for any direct, incidental, special, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this website. If you are dissatisfied with any materials in this site or these terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using or visiting this site.

7. Links to Other Sites.
This site contains links to other sites. These links do not mean that the McCormick Foundation endorses these sites, nor is the Foundation responsible for their contents or use.

8. Submissions.
Any suggestions, creative ideas, inventions or other materials which you submit to this website shall become the property of the McCormick Foundation. The Foundation may disclose or use any such submissions for any purpose without your consent or compensation therefor.

9. Trademarks.
McCormick Foundation is a trademark of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and may not be used for any purpose without the express written permission of the Foundation.

10. Questions and Requests for Permission to Use.
Any questions regarding the terms of this agreement or requests for permission to use materials on this site for any commercial or personal purpose should be directed to: pzepeda@mccormickfoundation.org.

11. Social Media / Websites.
We also reserve the right to refuse posting or delete comments that violate any of these guidelines:

  • The McCormick Foundation doesn't allow obscene or discriminatory comments for submissions; nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame any person, group or organization.
  • The McCormick Foundation doesn't allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity or could be considered spam.
  • Users assume all personal responsibility for documents and any personal information provided on any McCormick Foundation social media or websites.
  • Do not use the McCormick Foundations sites to promote, endorse or oppose any product, cause, political party or candidate.
  • Third party content contained on the McCormick Foundation websites does not express the views of the Foundations.

12. Updates And Effective Date
If we update these Terms of Use, your continued use of this Site (following the posting of the revised Term of Use) means that you accept and agree to the terms of the revised Terms of Use.  These Terms of Use are effective as of October 31, 2011.

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