Terms & Conditions

USE OF C-SPAN VIDEO AND STILL IMAGES ON C-SPAN WEBSITES

February 2014

  1. Your Acceptance

    By using this website you signify your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to any of these terms, you may not use the website or any of its Content. "Content" means any video or still image appearing on a C SPAN website (including video and images in the public domain) copyrighted by or licensed to C SPAN.

    Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to these Terms and Conditions, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version of them located at http://www.c-span.org/about/termsAndConditions C-SPAN may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms and Conditions and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

  2. General use of The Video - Permissions and Restrictions

    C-SPAN hereby grants you permission to access and use the Content as set forth in these Terms and Conditions, provided that you agree not to alter or modify any part of the Content (including, without limitation, the "C SPAN" brand) or any of its related technologies, except that you may use the tools we provide to create and post video clips. You agree not to use the Content for any commercial use without the prior written authorization of C-SPAN. Prohibited commercial uses include (but are not limited to) any of the following actions taken without C-SPAN's express approval. You may not:

    • sell access to the Content on another website;
    • use the Content for the primary purpose of gaining advertising or subscription revenue, or soliciting donations;
    • sell advertising on any third-party website targeted to the content of specific C SPAN Content;

    Any use of the Content (or other C-SPAN resources available on the website) by you that C-SPAN, in its sole discretion, determines competes with or may displace the market for the C-SPAN Networks (including, C-SPAN, C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN 3, C SPAN Radio, the website www.c-span.org and the sites associated with it ) or for the Content in general, is strictly prohibited.

    The following uses are permitted:

    • using the Content on an ad-enabled blog or website, provided the primary purpose of using the Content is not to gain advertising revenue or to compete with C-SPAN; and
    • any use that C-SPAN expressly authorizes in writing.

    In your use of the Content you otherwise agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions and all applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.

    C-SPAN reserves the right to discontinue any feature of the Content at any time, or to discontinue the Content.

  3. Warranty Disclosure

    YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, C-SPAN, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTENT AND YOUR USE THEREOF. C-SPAN MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR CONTENT, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR CONTENT, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR CONTENT BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY OTHER CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE CONTENT. C-SPAN DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE CONTENT OR ANY HYPERLINKED Content OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND C-SPAN WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.

  4. Limitation of Liability

    IN NO EVENT SHALL C-SPAN, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR Content, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR CONTENT, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR CONTENT BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE

    YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT C-SPAN SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

    The Content is controlled and offered by C-SPAN from its facilities in the United States of America. C-SPAN makes no representations that the Content is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Content from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

  5. Indemnity

    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless C-SPAN, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Content; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; or (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the Content.

  6. Ability to Accept Terms of Service

    You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service.

  7. Assignment

    These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by C-SPAN without restriction.

  8. General

    You agree that: (i) the Content shall be deemed solely based in the District of Columbia; and (ii) the C-SPAN website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over C-SPAN, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than the District of Columbia. These Terms of Service shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the District of Columbia, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and C-SPAN that arises in whole or in part from the Content shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in the District of Columbia. These Terms of Service and any other legal notices published by C-SPAN on its websites shall constitute the entire agreement between you and C-SPAN concerning the Content. If any provision of these Terms of Service is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this these Terms of Service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and C-SPAN's failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. C-SPAN reserves the right to amend these Terms of Service at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms of Service for any changes. Your use of the Content following any amendment of these Terms of Service will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. YOU AND C-SPAN AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE C-SPAN CONTENT MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.