Clermont County Public Library (CCPL) encourages patrons to become involved in interactive portions of our website, by participating in online discussions and, in some cases, uploading content. Before you participate in these activities, however, we ask that you keep the following in mind:
1. Patrons who provide content to CCPL for its website are granting CCPL a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable license to use such material. In most cases, CCPL will only use this material on its website, but CCPL reserves the right to also use this material in other ways, such as in promotional materials created about the Library and on third-party websites on which the Library promotes its services, collections and/or activities. In each instance, you agree that CCPL may use your content for these purposes without making any payments to you. If you are not willing to grant CCPL these rights, please do not contribute content to our site.
2. Please make sure that any content you contribute does not infringe on the rights of any third party. For example, if you upload a drawing or a photo, please make sure that you are the creator of the artwork/photo. Do not contribute content to which you don’t own the rights.
3. Please also remember to exercise good judgment when contributing written material or other content. In the CCPL blogs, for example, the Library prohibits comments that are offensive or objectionable to others, that use inappropriate language, or that are off-topic. We do reserve the right to edit or delete user comments/content in a manner consistent with our mission and policies. We also ask that you do not insert your own or a third party’s advertising, branding or other promotional content into any of your comments/content.
4. CCPL is not responsible for any of the patron-generated comments/content that appear on our websites.
All materials on the CCPL Websites are provided “as is” without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and/or non-infringement. The Library assumes no responsibility for damage to your computer or other property resulting from your use of the CCPL Websites. You understand and agree that any downloading or obtaining of material or data through the CCPL Websites is done at your own risk. In addition, we disclaim any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, reliability, and legality of materials found on the CCPL Websites.
IN NO EVENT SHALL CCPL OR ANY OF CCPL’S TRUSTEES, EMPLOYEES OR AFFILIATED ENTITIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM, OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO, THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE CCPL WEBSITES OR THE CONTENT, MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS RELATED THERETO.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold CCPL and its Trustees, officers, employees and agents harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising in any way from or relating to your use of the CCPL Websites, your placement or transmission of any message, content, information, software or other materials through the CCPL Websites, or your breach or violation of the law or of these Terms and Conditions. CCPL reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with CCPL’s defense of such claim.
By using the CCPL Websites, you agree to receive electronic communications from CCPL, whether addressed to the e-mail address associated with your Library account or posted on the CCPL Websites. You acknowledge and agree that any communication via e-mail or by postings on the CCPL Websites satisfies any legal requirement that such communications be made in writing.