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Terms of Use

The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) Web site contains both public areas and password protected private areas for members and for leaders of state/territory/tribal breastfeeding coalitions. Members of the general public are welcome to view material in the public areas subject to these Terms and Conditions ("Terms"), which we may amend from time to time. To view materials in the private areas, you must obtain authorization and a password from USBC.

Permission to Use Web Site
The material on our Web site is owned by USBC and its licensors, and is protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by copyright and other laws. Subject to your full compliance with these Terms, USBC authorizes you to view, copy, and print material on the Web site but only for your own lawful personal or internal business purposes.

The information and features included in the Web site have been compiled from a variety of sources and are subject to change at any time without notice. This Web site and all information it contains are provided "AS IS." By using this Web site, you assume the risk that the information on this Web site may be incomplete, inaccurate, out of date, or may not meet your needs and requirements.

Restrictions on Use of Web Site
Because your permission is limited to personal or internal business uses, you may not distribute or transmit information or other material from www.usbreastfeeding.org (whether in printed or electronic format) to others outside your household or company. For example, you may not use material from www.usbreastfeeding.org to create marketing materials, directories, or mailing lists. You may not commercially exploit information or other materials you obtain from www.usbreastfeeding.org such as by resale or by granting others access to such materials on a time-sharing or other basis.

In addition, certain portions of www.usbreastfeeding.org contain information which is considered confidential and proprietary to USBC. This information is not available to the general public and is contained in the password protected private areas of www.usbreastfeeding.org. Any attempted unauthorized access of this information is prohibited and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible under the law.

If you are granted permission to access password protected private areas of www.usbreastfeeding.org, you agree as a condition of such access to keep the information contained there confidential and not to use or disclose such information except as expressly authorized by USBC.

Rules of Conduct
As a user of www.usbreastfeeding.org, you must abide by our policy statements, as posted on the Web site. USBC may amend these policies from time to time. Your ability to use www.usbreastfeeding.org is contingent upon your acceptance of these policies.

USBC does not actively monitor www.usbreastfeeding.org for inappropriate postings and does not undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to USBC’s attention, USBC reserves the right to take all appropriate actions.

USBC reserves the rights to monitor, suspend or terminate access for any user who does not abide by these guidelines.

Participants in all areas of www.usbreastfeeding.org should behave in a professional manner. Postings should impart a professional tone that is not argumentative or demeaning to other www.usbreastfeeding.org users. Postings should clearly seek to foster the ideals of education, collaboration, and advoacy that are integral to the mission of the USBC.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, anti-competitive or illegal materials. USBC does not condone and will not be responsible for any such materials or resulting liability, including anti-trust liability. You agree not to use any obscene or offensive language or to place on www.usbreastfeeding.org any material that is libelous, abusive, or hateful; constitutes junk mail or unauthorized advertising; invades anyone’s privacy; or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national, or international law or regulation. You agree to use www.usbreastfeeding.org only for lawful purposes. You agree not to encourage unlawful behavior.

Never engage in any form of activity contrary to the purposes of USBC.
Never engage in sales activity, including direct or indirect solicitation, or conduct any other activity contrary to the purposes of USBC. The term “sales activity” is defined as the proposal, negotiation, or acceptance of terms and/or conditions associated with the use, rental, lease, purchase, or return of information technology strategies, architectures, products, or services.

Always login to password protected private areas with your personal username and password to ensure that all postings contain the accurate name and e-mail address of the participant.

Use material on www.usbreastfeeding.org for personal or internal business uses only. You agree not to, in any way, make commercial or other unauthorized use, by publication, re-transmission, distribution, or otherwise, of material obtained through www.usbreastfeeding.org, except as permitted by the Copyright Act or other law.

You will not violate our intellectual property rights or the rights of others; delete any copyright, patent, or trademark notice from materials you obtain from www.usbreastfeeding.org; enter password protected private areas without authorization; or link another Web site to www.usbreastfeeding.org without USBC's prior written approval.

Violation of these Terms will result in the immediate revocation of access to the password protected private areas of www.usbreastfeeding.org and/or revocation of membership in USBC or the Friends of USBC and may result in liability for damages.

Free Use of Content Posted to www.usbreastfeeding.org
By posting any content to www.usbreastfeeding.org ("Postings") you grant USBC and its members the perpetual, royalty free, transferable right, under any patent or copyright that you may own, to use, modify, copy, produce, sell, distribute, and transmit the Postings throughout the world and for any purpose. You retain all other rights in your Postings.

You represent and warrant to USBC and its members that the exercise of the foregoing licensed rights by it or them will not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party and that you have legal right, power, and authority to upload to www.usbreastfeeding.org the Postings that you submit.

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 we host infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that we remove the material or block access to it. If you believe in good faith that someone has wrongly filed a notice of copyright infringement against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see the U.S. Copyright Office for details. Notices and counter-notices should be sent to:

Executive Director
United States Breastfeeding Committee
2025 M Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036

Rights Reserved
USBC reserves all rights not specifically granted to you under the section titled "Permission to Use Web Site" above.

Materials on www.usbreastfeeding.org are provided to you by license only. USBC and its licensors own and continue to own all copies of such materials however made.

USBC may alter, suspend, or discontinue www.usbreastfeeding.org at any time for any reason without notice or cause. The site may be temporarily unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment.

USBC may deny or terminate the permission granted under these Terms at any time for any reason by giving you notice, and upon such notice, you agree to return or destroy all copies of materials which you obtained or derived from USBC's Web site.

Access to www.usbreastfeeding.org is monitored. The requesting URLs, the machine originating the request, and the time of the request are logged for access statistics and security purposes. Use of www.usbreastfeeding.org constitutes consent to such monitoring.

USBC Not Responsible for User Postings
You hereby release USBC from any liability to you based on any defamatory, infringing, or otherwise unlawful or illegal material posted on the USBC Web site by other parties. You acknowledge that USBC is not responsible for accuracy or content of the opinions and information posted by other users on the USBC Web site.

Disclaimers
Reference to any product, process, publication, service, or offering of any third party by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement or recommendation by USBC.

USBC is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information posted by users or other third parties to www.usbreastfeeding.org, and views and opinions of users of www.usbreastfeeding.org do not necessarily state or reflect those of USBC. Users are responsible for seeking the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the information, opinion, advice, or content available at www.usbreastfeeding.org.

The Internet is inherently unreliable and subject to breaches of security. USBC is not responsible for the performance of any portion of the Internet including other World Wide Web sites to which www.usbreastfeeding.org may be linked or from which www.usbreastfeeding.org may be accessed.

USBC may link its site to other Web sites that may be maintained by third parties. These other sites are not under USBC's control and USBC is not responsible for the contents of such sites. USBC provides these links as a convenience to you and the inclusion of a link in the USBC Web site does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by USBC of the products or services offered or promoted at the linked site.

USBC's Web site and all information it contains are provided "AS IS." USBC makes no representation or warranty whatsoever regarding the completeness, accuracy, currency, or adequacy of, or the suitability, functionality, availability, or operation of www.usbreastfeeding.org or the information it contains.

USBC SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEB SITE AND THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE, SERVICES, AND OTHER MATERIALS CONTAINED, FEATURED, OR OFFERED ON THE WEB SITE.

IN NO EVENT WILL USBC BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE, OR SERVICES CONTAINED, FEATURED, OR OFFERED ON THIS WEB SITE, EVEN IF USBC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF SUCH DAMAGES.


General Provisions
By using www.usbreastfeeding.org, you agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend USBC from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense, including but not limited to attorneys' fees, resulting directly or indirectly from a claim by a third party that is based on your use of this Web site in violation of these Terms, including any misrepresentation or breach of warranty by you.

Trademarks contained in www.usbreastfeeding.org are the property of their respective owners.

These Terms shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, without regard to its conflicts of law principles.

Nothing in these Terms shall be interpreted as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right under any patent, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property right of USBC or any third party, except as expressly granted herein.