International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Terms of Use

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) maintains this Web site (www.rescue.org) in order to provide you with information about our work and to enable you to interact with us online. Access to and use of the IRC’s Web site, linking to the IRC’s Web site as well as downloading IRC materials and content is subject to the below terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use. If you do not accept the Terms of Use in its entirety, you may not access or use the IRC’s Web site, link to the IRC’s Web site, or download any IRC materials or content from the IRC’s Web site. Please note that the IRC reserves the right to alter or amend this Terms of Use at any time for any reason and without notice. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for keeping yourself apprised of any such changes.

YOUR USE OF THE IRC’S WEB SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THIS TERMS OF USE AND ANY OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT MAY BE OUTLINED ELSEWHERE ON THE IRC’S WEB SITE.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TRADEMARK OWNERSHIP

You acknowledge and agree that the IRC is the sole owner of the IRC’s name, logo, and other IRC registered trademarks and service marks (“IRC’s Marks”) as well as the IRC’s materials and content found on the IRC’s Web site. 

LIMITED LICENSE

If you are interested in linking to the IRC’s Web site or using or downloading the IRC’s materials and content and are over 18, please read through this Terms of Use and notify the IRC by sending an e-mail to webmaster@rescue.org. In your e-mail, include your name, your organization name, contact information as well as the URL of your Web site that will be linking to the IRC.

By linking to the IRC’s Web site or downloading the IRC’s material and content, you hereby agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below:

USE

You understand that you may not use the IRC’s logo (left) as a link, but you may link to the IRC using one of the IRC approved banners and links provided you act in full compliance with the terms and conditions of this Terms of Use.   Specifically, you acknowledge that you may not use the IRC’s logo on any external Web sites or social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook or YouTube.

You acknowledge and agree that you may only use IRC approved banners and links and/or IRC materials or content for education purposes and raising awareness about the IRC.

You acknowledge and agree that your use of any IRC approved banners and links and/or IRC materials or content bearing the IRC’s Marks may not be combined with any other graphic elements; nor may they be altered in any manner including size, proportions, font, design, arrangement, colors or elements; nor may they be animated, morphed or otherwise distorted in perspective or appearance.

You acknowledge and agree that you may not exploit the IRC’s materials or content and/or IRC approved banners and links.

You agree that you will not use the IRC’s materials and content and/or IRC’s banners and links for purposes that violate the laws of any state, country or other jurisdiction, including without limitation all laws relating to copyright and trademark.

You acknowledge and agree that you may not misrepresent your relationship with the IRC.

Your use of the IRC’s material and content and/or IRC approved banners and links may not indicate or create an impression that the IRC endorses, approves, sponsors or is affiliated with your products, goods, services or Web site.

Your use of the IRC’s material and content and/or IRC approved banners or links may not indicate or create an impression that the IRC will benefit from the sale of any good or service.

Your use of the IRC’s material and content and/or IRC approved banners or links may not be used in any manner likely to confuse, mislead, or deceive the public, or be adverse to the best interests of the IRC.

You acknowledge and agree that you are prohibited from using the IRC’s material and content and/or IRC approved banners or links in any way that the IRC finds, in its sole discretion, to be objectionable or which includes obscene, violent intolerant, tasteless, denigrating or sexually oriented content or materials. Specifically, the IRC’s approved banners and links may not appear on any pages of any Web sites that include content or advertising for alcoholic beverages, tobacco, pornography, religious material, partisan material, political material or firearms.

TERMINATION

The IRC may revoke your right to use the IRC’s materials and content and/or the IRC’s banners and links at anytime with or without cause. Upon receipt of notice of termination, you shall immediately cease any all further use of the IRC’s materials and content and/or the IRC’s approved banners and links.  The IRC has the right to seek appropriate legal action to terminate any uses of the IRC’s materials and content and/or the IRC’s banners and links in the event that the IRC determines that your use does not conform to any terms and conditions of this Terms of Use or as provided elsewhere on the Web site; infringes any intellectual property right or other right of the IRC or a third party, adversely affects the IRC’s image, reputation or services or programs, violates any applicable law, regulation or ordinance, and/or is a prohibited activity.

CHOICE OF LAW; JURISDICTION

This Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to conflict of law provisions of your actual state or country of residence. Any claims, legal proceeding or litigation arising in connection herewith shall be brought solely in New York County, State of New York, and you consent to the jurisdiction of such courts.

REMEDIES

Please be aware that violation of the IRC’s copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights may subject you to civil and criminal penalties.

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the IRC for any harm arising out of your wrongful and/or improper use of the IRC’s Web site, IRC’s materials and content, and/or the IRC’s approved banners and links.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

THE IRC MAKES NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR STATEMENTS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE MATERIALS AND CONTENTS ON ITS WEB SITE, INCLUDING ITS MARKS, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE BE IMPLIED BY LAW.  USE OF THE IRC’S MATERIALS AND CONTENT AND/OR IRC APPROVED BANNERS AND LINKS IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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