International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children Website and Intellectual Property Terms of Use

Please carefully read the Website and Intellectual Property Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”) of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (“ICMEC”) before using ICMEC’s websites (the “Websites”).

By using the Websites you agree to be bound by the Terms of Use.

If you do not agree with the Terms of Use, do not use the Websites.

The Terms of Use apply exclusively to your access to and use of the Websites, including, but not limited to, www.icmec.org and www.globalmissingkids.org.

The Terms of Use forms a binding agreement between you and ICMEC. You also agree to be bound by any additional terms that may be posted regarding individuals sections of the Websites.

By using the Websites, you agree that (1) all information you submit, if any, is both truthful and accurate; and (2) your use of the Websites does not violate any applicable law or regulation.

Please review ICMEC’s Privacy Policy, which also apply to your use of the Websites.

ICMEC reserves the right to modify the Terms of Use, or any other policies/terms/conditions, relating to the Websites, at any time and in its sole discretion. Modifications will be effective immediately upon posting on the Websites. Your continued use of the Websites after the posting of modifications to the Terms of Use will constitute your acceptance of such revisions. You should review the Terms of Use, and any other applicable policies/terms/conditions, from time to time to understand the terms and conditions that govern your use of the Websites. If you do not agree to the revised Terms of Use, you must stop using the Websites.

Use of Content from the Websites
Unless otherwise indicated, ICMEC or its partners own all content on the Websites, including, without limitation, all copyrights, trademarks, service marks, designs, texts, graphics, layout, logos, pictures, audio/video clips, information or data (collectively, “Content”). All Content owned by ICMEC is protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark and other intellectual-property laws.

Unless otherwise identified as a Permissible Use (see below), no Content can be used commercially, resold, redistributed, reproduced, displayed, republished, digitized, translated, modified, publicly displayed, publicly performed or used for other than its intended purpose. Additionally, you must refrain from any: (1) derivative use of Content; (2) use of data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; or (3) framing, inline linking or mirroring any portion of the Websites.

Nothing in the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy should be construed as conferring in any way any license or right to any of ICMEC’s intellectual-property rights. ICMEC may terminate your access to the Websites at any time for any reason. You agree that ICMEC shall not be liable to you or any third party for terminating your access to the Websites. Your obligations under the Terms of Use, which are intended to survive termination (such as indemnification), shall survive termination of your access to the Websites.

Trademarks

ICMEC does not allow the use of its name, logo, or other marks (whether registered or not) without its express written consent in the form of a License Agreement signed by authorized ICMEC staff members.

Questions about and requests for use of ICMEC’s name, logo or other marks in connection with fundraising efforts and product or program promotion should be directed to:

Office of the President & CEO
International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
2318 Mill Road, Suite 1010
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
United States of America
Phone: +1 703 837 6313
Fax: +1 703 549 4504

News agencies and all others may direct requests to ICMEC’s Communications Department.

Permissible Use of ICMEC Banners, Links and Posters
ICMEC encourages your use of ICMEC banners, posters of missing children and links to the Websites (“Permissible Uses”) to promote its mission.

You may engage in the following activities relating to Permissible Uses provided your use complies with and you agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • You will not modify Content in any way unless specifically authorized in writing by ICMEC.
  • You will not delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other intellectual-property or proprietary notices contained in Content.
  • You will not use Content: (1) for any commercial, fundraising or sponsorship purpose; (2) in any way that may create the impression ICMEC benefits from the sale of your goods or services; or (3) in any way that may create an impression of endorsement, affiliation, partnership, or sponsorship by ICMEC of any individual, entity, product, goods, services, program, event or website.
  • You will not use Content in any way that may tarnish ICMEC’s name or reputation, including, without limitation, any use that ICMEC in its sole discretion determines to be lewd, obscene, vulgar, harassing, defamatory, offensive, objectionable, or inconsistent with ICMEC’s mission.
  • You agree to immediately remove, destroy or refrain from using Content if instructed to do so by ICMEC.

Reprint Policy for ICMEC Publications

All ICMEC publications are copyrighted materials. Any individual, organization, or entity wishing to use ICMEC’s copyrighted materials (ICMEC Materials) may do so when the

  • ICMEC Materials are to be used unaltered and in their entirety for educational, noncommercial purposes. Under no circumstances are ICMEC Materials to be used for fundraising purposes.
  • ICMEC Materials will not be used in any way that may create an impression of sponsorship or endorsement by ICMEC of any individual, entity, product, service, program, or event.
  • ICMEC Materials will not be used in any way that may create an impression of any type of partnership or affiliated relationship between ICMEC and you.
  • ICMEC is clearly noted as the source of the information.
  • Intended use will not conflict with ICMEC’s standards for child safety.
  • You will immediately discontinue use of the ICMEC Materials if requested to do so by ICMEC.
  • The laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall govern this Reprint Policy.
  • You acknowledge ICMEC may periodically update the Reprint Policy and you are responsible for checkingwww.icmec.org to learn of any changes.
  • When meeting the criteria noted above, you may add a line of text to the reprint stating, “Provided courtesy of” and insert your name and/or logo.

If you have space constraints and wish to reprint only an unaltered excerpt from any ICMEC publication, you must submit a request to do so along with a proof of the proposed reprint, including the surrounding text and imaging (ICMEC may request more information), to:

Office of the President & CEO
International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
2318 Mill Road, Suite 1010
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
United States of America
Phone: +1 703 837 6313
Fax: +1 703 549 4504

ICMEC must ensure the integrity of its publications, including ensuring the essence of a publication is not lost in any reprinted excerpt. ICMEC retains the absolute and sole discretion to deny any request. If ICMEC chooses to allow the reprint of an excerpt, you must follow all other terms and conditions above.

External Links
The Websites may contain hypertext links to other sites on the Internet (“External Links”). External Links are included to refer you to other possibly relevant resources and are provided for informational purposes only. Your use of External Links is at your own risk and is subject to the terms and conditions of the owner of such External Links.

The appearance of External Links does not constitute an endorsement by ICMEC or its partners, nor does ICMEC exercise any editorial control over the information that may be found at External Links.

ICMEC is not responsible for the privacy practices, content, quality, or accuracy of any material and information accessed through External Links.

ICMEC is not responsible for any information contained on External Links, nor is it liable for any inaccurate, defamatory, offensive, or illegal materials found on other Internet sites. You are responsible for evaluating the content, quality and accuracy of material and information obtained through External Links.

Feedback and Materials
Questions, comments, suggestions, materials or other communications regarding the Websites or any ICMEC programs (collectively, the “Feedback”) sent to ICMEC via any medium, including, but not limited to, e-mail, fax or regular mail, shall be deemed non-confidential and become the sole property of ICMEC.

You hereby assign all rights in the Feedback to ICMEC. ICMEC shall have no obligations of any kind relating to the Feedback. Without limiting the foregoing, ICMEC shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, exhibit, display, transform, create derivative works from, and distribute the Feedback to others without limitation, acknowledgment or compensation to you. You expressly waive any moral rights you may have in the Feedback.

Disclaimers; Limitation of Liability
All content on the Websites is provided on an “as is” basis, without express or implied warranty of any kind, including, but not limited, to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. ICMEC makes no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any content available through the Websites and makes no representations or warranties that use of the Websites will be uninterrupted or error-free.

In no event shall ICMEC be liable to you or any third party for any losses, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or special damages, arising out of or in any way connected with access to or use of the Websites or an inability to access or use the Websites, even if ICMEC has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Indemnity
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless ICMEC, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, and agents from and against any claims, damages, costs, actions, demands, liabilities, settlements, and expenses (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees) arising out of or related to your access to or use of the Websites or your inability to access or use the Websites.

Termination; Modification or Removal of Content
Notwithstanding any Terms of Use, ICMEC reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to discontinue the Websites or any services offered through the Websites and to terminate your access to the Websites at any time without notice. In addition, ICMEC reserves the right to delete, edit or modify any and all Content contained on the Websites and any services offered through the Websites at any time without notice.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction
The Terms of Use and your use of the Websites are governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without resort to conflict of law provisions. You irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the State and Federal courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia over any action or proceeding relating to the Terms of Use.

Miscellaneous
The Terms of Use set forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and ICMEC with respect to the subject matter hereof. If any provision of the Terms of Use is deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then such provision is deemed severed from the Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. No waiver of any Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition. ICMEC reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of the Terms of Use. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Questions
If you have questions regarding the Terms and Use, please contact ICMEC at:

Office of the President & CEO
International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
2318 Mill Road, Suite 1010
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
United States of America
Phone: +1 703 837 6313
Fax: +1 703 549 4504