The following Terms & Conditions govern the use of the Open Society Institute and Soros foundations network website ("OSI's website" or "this site"). By visiting OSI's website, you specifically and automatically agree to abide by these Terms & Conditions. OSI reserves the right to modify these Terms & Conditions at any time. Your continued use of this site following the posting of any changes to these Terms & Conditions shall mean that you have accepted the changes in their entirety.
Use of Materials on this Site
In keeping with OSI's goals and mission, many of the materials posted on our website, except for those that contain a copyright notice for a third party other than OSI, are licensed to the public through the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial-No Derivatives license. This license allows users to download the materials from this website (that are not specifically restricted) and to share them as long as: 1.the particular article, section or video is reproduced in its entirety in its original form and is not edited or modified in any way; 2. all copies include attribution to the original author (if noted) and the Open Society Institute and contain a link back to www.soros.org as the original source of the work; and 3. the copies are distributed only for noncommercial educational or public policy purposes and are distributed at no charge.
Other than as specifically described in the preceding paragraph, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, republish, transmit, repost, or otherwise use the content on our website without prior written permission from the Open Society Institute. To request such permission, please contact us. The name “Open Society Institute,” the swirl logo, and all related indicia are the trademarked properties of the Open Society Institute, and in no event may they be reproduced separately from the textual content associated with them on this website.
OSI works to maintain the privacy of any personally identifiable information (name, mailing address, email address, etc.) that may be collected though our websites. Please note, however, that, though the OSI website has security measures in place, OSI does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that personal information will be protected against unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or alterations. Similarly, OSI disclaims liability for personal information submitted through the OSI website. Users are hereby advised that they submit such personal information at their own risk.
OSI’s website includes temporary and permanent links to other websites. OSI hereby disclaims responsibility for the privacy and security practices of non-OSI websites, specifically including those maintained by PayPal and by individual Soros Foundations, or for the nature of the content contained therein. Links to non-OSI websites do not constitute endorsement of those websites by OSI.
Blogs, Discussion Boards, and Online Forums
The information and opinions expressed in materials posted by visitors on blogs, discussion boards, lists, or other similar venues of the OSI website (“Forums”) are not necessarily those of OSI or its affiliates. OSI makes no representations or warranties regarding such posted materials and does not monitor, control, or accept liability for any information posted to the Forums.
OSI’s forums are public, not private communications. Therefore, any personal information you voluntarily disclose can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages. OSI specifically disclaims responsibility for such third parties’s usage of any information posted to the Forums.
By entering this website or participating in or posting to any Forum, you represent and warrant to OSI the following: That, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which you acknowledge by your entry to this website or your participation in or posting to any Forum, you shall not submit, upload or post to any Forum any text, graphic material, or other information or data (singly or collectively, “content”) that (1) libels, defames, invades privacy, or is obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening; (2) infringes any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity, including, but not limited to, infringement of copyrights or trademarks; (3) falsifies or deletes author attributions, legal notices, or other proprietary designations; (4) violates any law; (5) contains viruses, corrupted files, or other materials that may cause damage to another's computer; (6) advertises or otherwise solicits funds or sales of goods or services, or (7) contains “lobbying” or ”electioneering” materials within the meaning of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. By posting any content on our forums, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Open Society Institute and its current and former trustees, officers, staff, consultants, and agents, if any, from and against any and all third party claims, demands, fines, penalties, damages, liabilities, costs, fees,,expenses, or amounts, of any kind or nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, attorneys' fees, arising or resulting from or in connection with your breach of the foregoing representations and warranties to OSI.
Release and Indemnity
For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which you acknowledge by your entry to this website or participation in or posting to any Forum, you hereby agree to release and waive any and all claims and/or liability against the Open Society Institute, and its current and former trustees, officers, staff, consultants, and agents, if any, arising from or in connection with your use of OSI's website. You also agree to indemnify and hold harmless OSI, and its current and former trustees, officers, staff, consultants, and agents, if any, from and against any and all actual or potential costs, fees, damages, assessments, penalties, sums, or amounts of any kind or nature whatsoever, including, without limitation,attoneys’ fees, arising from or in connection with your use of OSI's website or failure to abide by applicable law.
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