Terms of Use

Updated June 17, 2013

See related: NPR Privacy Policy

Introduction; Consent to Terms

Please read these Terms of Use before using NPR.org, NPR's mobile sites and applications, any other NPR sites, applications or services, or any features of these sites, applications and services, including, but not limited to, the NPR Shop, Content Feeds, Podcasts, API Content, the NPR Media Player, widgets, NPR social networking features, forums and discussions (collectively, the "NPR Services"). By using the NPR Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy, please exit the NPR Services and do not use the NPR Services or any of their features. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to modify, add or delete portions of these terms at any time by posting updated Terms of Use and/or an updated Privacy Policy on the NPR Services. Please check these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy frequently for updates. Any modifications, additions or deletions to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy shall be effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of the NPR Services following the posting of updated Terms of Use or an updated Privacy Policy will mean that you agree to those changes.

Please note that these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy are separate and distinct from the terms of use and privacy policies governing the web sites, applications and services of NPR's member stations, and other web sites, applications and services that may link to or from the NPR Services.

Copyrights

The contents of the NPR Services are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The contents of the NPR Services are owned by or licensed to NPR or NPR's member stations and other producers or providers of programs or content to NPR ("Content Providers"). In the case of User Materials (as defined in the "User Materials" section below), the contents are licensed to NPR by the user. You may not reproduce, distribute, republish, upload, transmit, display, prepare derivative works of, publicly perform, sell, transfer, assign, license or use for commercial purposes any copyrighted material on the NPR Services without the prior written consent of NPR, except as provided below. All rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Use are reserved to NPR.

You may copy, download one copy on a single computer, and print a limited amount of content, for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that (a) you include without modification all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the content, (b) you do not modify the content, (c) you do not use the content in a manner that suggests NPR promotes or endorses your, or any third party's, causes, ideas, web sites, products or services, and (d) you do not use the content in any way that is unlawful or harmful to any other person or entity. In addition, you may use widgets and tools on the NPR Services that allow selected User Materials to appear on your personal, noncommercial web site, weblog or other application, subject to the conditions in the preceding sentence.

No quotes from any material on the NPR Services may be used in any media without attribution to NPR.

You may use the Content Feeds, API Content, Podcasts, NPR Media Player, and other features of the NPR Services only as expressly permitted in the relevant paragraphs below in these Terms of Use. Any other use of NPR content requires prior written permission from NPR. For permission requests, visit our permissions page.

Trademarks

National Public Radio®, NPR®, NPR program names, member station names, logos and program names, and Content Provider names, logos and program names, are service marks of National Public Radio, Inc., its member stations or the Content Providers. All rights are reserved by the respective owners. You may not use any NPR-provided service marks, logos or graphics, without NPR's prior written consent, except that you shall have the right, and obligation, to use any NPR, NPR member station or other Content Provider service mark or logo included in, or required to be used in connection with, API Content, Content Feeds, NPR's Media Player, or other functionalities of the NPR Services, subject to the requirements set forth in these Terms of Use for the use of the API Content, Content Feeds, NPR Media Player, or other functionalities of the NPR Services.

User Materials

Through social networking features, forums and discussions in the NPR Services, through the Contact Us page, and through other features of the NPR Services, users may post, upload, transmit and/or otherwise submit ("Submit") comments, messages, other text, photos, images, story ideas, essays, and other content and materials, and make recommendations, on or through the NPR Services ("User Materials"). You acknowledge that User Materials may be routed through our servers, the servers of one or more third parties on our behalf, and the Internet, and may be viewed by NPR staff and on the NPR Services by the general public. You acknowledge that the NPR Services, the NPR social networking features, forums and discussions, and other features of the NPR Services, are for public and not private communications.

We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit User Materials at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so. If we elect to screen User Materials, there may be a delay in the posting of such content to allow for a review process. If we have questions about your User Materials, we have the right, but not the duty, to contact you for further information, including, for example, to verify that you own the copyright or otherwise have the rights to post the User Materials.

You retain the copyright and other ownership rights in any User Materials that you submit on or through the NPR Services. However, by submitting User Materials on or through the NPR Services, you hereby grant NPR, NPR member stations, and other Content Providers, and their respective licensees, a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable license to use, copy, sublicense, modify, transmit, publicly perform, display, create derivative works of, host, index, cache, tag, encode, and/or adapt your User Materials in any and all media formats or channels, whether now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, the NPR Services, NPR member station web sites, applications and services, third party licensee web sites, applications and services, over the air (on radio or television), and other applications and services, without payment and without further consent or notice to you. You further grant NPR, its member stations, and their licensees the right to contact you in connection with your User Materials and to use your name, city and state and other information that you have provided in connection with the User Materials.

In addition, you grant each user of the NPR Services, NPR member stations' web sites, applications and services, and other Content Providers' web sites, applications and services, a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to access your User Materials on or through the NPR Services and NPR member stations' web sites, applications and services and other Content Providers' web sites, applications and services, to use your User Materials pursuant to these Terms of Use and the terms of use of the member stations, and as permitted by the functionality of the NPR Services and member station web sites, applications and services (such as through widgets and API Content distribution).

For any User Materials you Submit on or through the NPR Services, you agree to abide by the "Rules of Use for the Service" set forth below, the Community Discussion Rules (for User Materials Submitted through social networking features, forums or discussions, or in response to an NPR Blog), and these Terms of Use. You further agree to the representations and warranties, and indemnification obligations, set forth in the "Representations; Indemnity" section below.

Framing

NPR does not allow framing of the NPR Services.

Links to the NPR Services

NPR encourages and permits links to content on the NPR Services. However, NPR is an organization committed to the highest journalistic ethics and standards and to independent, noncommercial journalism, both in fact and in appearance. Therefore, the linking should not (a) suggest that NPR promotes or endorses any third party's causes, ideas, web sites, products or services, or (b) use NPR content for inappropriate commercial purposes or in any way that is unlawful or harmful to any other person or entity. We reserve the right to withdraw permission for any link.

Links to Third Party Sites and Services

The NPR Services contain links to Internet sites, applications and services maintained by third parties, over which NPR has no control. NPR does not endorse the content, operators, products or services of such sites, and NPR is not responsible or liable for the content, operators, availability, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such sites. NPR shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, products or services available on or through such sites.

In some cases, the NPR Services may include certain embedded tools provided and controlled by third parties and governed by the terms and policies of the third parties. You should only use these third party tools if you agree to their respective terms and policies.

The NPR Services include a tool that allows you to sign in using information from your account with a third party service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, OpenID, or LinkedIn. Please be aware that those third party services are unrelated to NPR, and that your use of the third party services is subject to the terms and policies of those services.

Content Feeds

NPR provides Really Simple Syndication (RSS) Feeds at www.npr.org/rss/, and provides or may provide other content feeds on or through the NPR Services, consisting of a selection of headlines, summaries or text blurbs, and links to full stories, which are delivered to users using Really Simple Syndication technology, other XML (eXtensible Markup Language) technology, or other syndication technology (collectively, the "Content Feeds"). The Content Feeds are available for personal, noncommercial use or for noncommercial use on the web site, weblog or similar application of a nonprofit corporation which is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and which is not a news, broadcast or multimedia organization ("501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation"). You may display, excerpt from, and link to the Content Feeds on your personal web site, blog, or similar application for personal, noncommercial purposes or on your 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation web site, weblog, or similar application for noncommercial purposes, provided that (a) the links redirect the user to the NPR Services when the user clicks on them, (b) you do not insert any intermediate page, splash page or other content between the links and the applicable NPR Services page, (c) the use or display does not suggest that NPR promotes or endorses any third party causes, ideas, web sites, products or services, (d) the fundamental meaning of the content contained in the Content Feeds, including the headlines and summaries, is not changed or distorted, and (e) you do not modify the stories or other content that are linked to by the Content Feeds. If you display an entire Content Feed on your personal or 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation web site, weblog or similar application, (a) you may not redistribute the Content Feed, and (b) you must provide attribution to NPR or the relevant Content Provider adjacent to the Content Feed, by including "NPR News Headlines" or "NPR" or the name of the relevant Content Provider in text adjacent to the Content Feed. Any other use of NPR's trademarks or service marks, the names or service marks of any Content Provider, or of the Content Feeds requires the prior written permission of NPR. For permission requests, please visit our permissions page. For use of the stories or other content that are linked to by the Content Feeds, please see the Copyrights section of these Terms of Use.

NPR may withdraw Content Feeds at any time. Upon the request of NPR, you shall promptly cease all use of, and remove from your web site(s) or other platforms, any Content Feeds identified by NPR.

API Content

NPR enables users to access certain content, including audio, text, images and other content on the NPR Services, NPR member station web sites, applications and services, and other Content Provider web sites, applications and services through an application programming interface (API), as described at www.npr.org/api. Content accessed through the API ("API Content") is available to registered users only for personal, non-commercial use, or for noncommercial online use by a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation.

If you have registered with NPR, you may use the API Content for personal, non-commercial use, or for noncommercial online use by a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation (which is not a news, broadcast or multimedia organization), provided that (a) your use is for non-promotional, internet-based purposes only, including desktop gadgets, blog posts, widgets, and applications, but excluding e-newsletters; (b) all links to API Content redirect the user to the NPR Services or the NPR member station or other Content Provider web sites when the user clicks on them. All audio must be streamed from the originating servers (through direct links that redirect the user to the NPR or NPR member station or other Content Provider web sites); (c) the date of all API Content is displayed with that content; (d) your use or display of API Content must not suggest that NPR, its member stations or any Content Provider promotes or endorses you or any third party or the causes, ideas, web sites, products or services of you or any third party; (e) you shall not modify any API content, headlines, links or metadata included in the API Content; (f) you shall not use the API Content in any way that changes or distorts the fundamental meaning of the content; (g) you may not archive, store or cache, or enable the archiving, storage, caching or downloading of, any audio API Content; (h) you may use only a limited amount of content from the API; you may not re-create the NPR Services, NPR member station web sites, or any Content Provider web sites, or any portion thereof; (i) you may not insert any intermediate page, splash page or other content between the links and the applicable API Content source's web page; (j) you must provide attribution for the content source (NPR, NPR member station, or other Content Provider), by including "NPR" or the name of the relevant API Content source in text in connection with the API Content, but not in the title of any publicly-available application, and provide a link back to the API Content source's web site; and (k) if you use API content in an application pursuant to these terms, and if you make that application available to the public, such as through an app store or app market, (i) you must not use "NPR," "National Public Radio," any program name, or any NPR logo or NPR-provided images in the title or name of, or logo or icon for, the application, (ii) the description of the application provided in the app store or app market may include a reference to "NPR," "National Public Radio," or any program name in a factual description of the content included in the app, provided that the description also notes that the application is not an official NPR application. Any other use of NPR's trademarks or service marks, the names or service marks of any API Content source, or of the API Content requires the prior written permission of NPR. For permission requests, please visit our permissions page.

NPR may withdraw API Content from the API at any time. Upon the request of NPR, you shall promptly cease all use of, and remove from your web site(s) or other platforms, any API Content identified by NPR. NPR reserves the right to include or apply sponsorship to any API Content and to track usage of the API Content.

Podcasts

NPR provides podcasts (the "Podcasts") consisting of selected audio content that is provided using an XML feed and associated audio file so that the audio file may be downloaded and played from a user's computer, mobile device or other portable listening device. Podcasts are available for personal, noncommercial use only. You may download, copy and/or transfer to a mobile or portable listening device the Podcasts for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you do not modify the content. You also may link to Podcasts from your web site, blog or similar application, as long as (a) the links redirect the user to the NPR Services when the user clicks on them, (b) you do not insert any intermediate page, splash page or other content between the links and the applicable portion of the NPR Services, (c) the linking does not suggest that NPR promotes or endorses any third party's causes, ideas, web sites, products or services, (d) you do not use NPR content for inappropriate commercial purposes, and (e) you provide attribution to NPR adjacent to the link.

NPR Mobile Services; High Data Usage Warning; Motor Vehicle Usage

NPR does not charge you for the use of its mobile sites, applications and services or any features of these sites, applications and services ("NPR Mobile Services"). Please check your wireless plan, however, because your carrier's per-minute, text messaging, and data or other charges may apply. You acknowledge that streaming media can result in high data usage and may lead to excess data charges. You consent to your downloading and use of the NPR Mobile Services notwithstanding the potentially high data usage. You must provide at your own expense the equipment and connections needed for you to use the NPR Mobile Services, and you agree that you are solely responsible for any costs you incur to access the NPR Mobile Services, including any excess data charges. You should keep in mind that the use of the NPR Mobile Services to send content to another person via e-mail or SMS (Short Message Service) or text message may result in wireless charges to both the sender and the receiver. You agree to obey all laws related to operation of the motor vehicle during use of the NPR Mobile Services.

Location Based Services

NPR collects geolocation data for purposes of offering visitors relevant content, including content from nearby Member stations. Geolocation data consists of general location information based on latitude and longitude, rounded to a few mile radius, or based on IP addresses. You consent to NPR's collection of this geolocation information.

NPR Media Player

NPR offers an audio and video player for accessing audio and video content on the NPR Services (the "NPR Media Player"). The NPR Media Player may be embedded or displayed on your personal web site, blog, or similar application for personal, noncommercial purposes, or on your 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation web site, blog, or similar application (if you are not a news organization) for noncommercial purposes, provided that (a) your use is for non-promotional, internet-based purposes only, including desktop gadgets, blog posts and widgets, but excluding e-newsletters; (b) all links redirect the user to the NPR Services when the user clicks on them, and all content is streamed from the originating NPR servers; (c) you shall not add to, delete or modify any audio, video, headlines, text, links, or other content contained in the NPR Media Player; (d) you shall not delete or modify the NPR logos contained in the NPR Media Player; (e) your use or display of the NPR Media Player must not suggest that NPR, its member stations or any Content Provider promotes or endorses you or any third party or the causes, ideas, web sites, products or services of you or any third party; (f) you shall not use the NPR Media Player in any way that changes or distorts the fundamental meaning of the content; and (g) you may not insert any intermediate page, splash page or other content between the links contained within the NPR Media Player and the NPR Services. Any other use of NPR's trademarks or service marks, the NPR Media Player, or of any content contained within the NPR Media Player requires the prior written permission of NPR. For permission requests, please visit our permissions page.

Rules for Use of the Service

By using the NPR Services, including by registering for the NPR Services, participating in NPR social networking features, forums and discussions, Submitting User Materials through the NPR Services, the Contact Us page or other means, using Content Feeds, API Content, or Podcasts, or by using any other features of the NPR Services, you agree to the following rules:

  1. You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to submit any User Materials or personally-identifying information on or through the NPR Services; create a public profile; participate in any online contests; and/or place an order on the NPR Shop. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you may browse the NPR Services or register for email newsletters or other features of the NPR Services with the consent of your parent(s) or guardian(s), so long as you do not submit any User Materials. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not send any information about yourself, including your name, address or email address. If we discover that we have collected any personally-identifying information from a child under the age of 13, we will remove that information from our database as soon as possible.
  2. You may not submit any User Materials anonymously or under a false name or a false e-mail address. You may not impersonate another user or provide any false information about yourself.
  3. You may not submit any User Materials or links to material that is libelous, defamatory, false, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent, abusive, threatening, harassing, discriminatory, in violation of the law, harmful to children, in violation of third party privacy rights, or that constitutes hate speech or a personal attack.
  4. You may only submit User Materials for which you have the copyright or other necessary rights and permission to distribute electronically. You may not violate, plagiarize, or infringe on the rights of third parties, including copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, privacy, personal, publicity, moral or proprietary rights. You promise and represent that you own or have all necessary rights and permissions to use, distribute and authorize NPR, NPR member stations, and users of the NPR Services (to the extent permitted by these Terms of Use) to use and distribute any User Materials.
  5. The NPR Services can only be used for personal, non-commercial purposes. You cannot submit any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising, promotion, solicitation for goods and services, or recruiting. You may not use the NPR Services for political campaigning, recruiting votes, or soliciting support for legislative or other initiatives.
  6. You may not submit any software or other material which contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful computer code, files, scripts, agents, programs or device. You may not use the NPR Services to distribute chain letters, mass mailings, "spam," or duplicative or unsolicited messages in violation of applicable laws, or to gather usernames and/or e-mail addresses for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or other communications to other users of the NPR Services.
  7. You may not interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the NPR Services, any portion or contents thereof, or related systems or networks, or use the NPR Services in any way which degrades their reliability, speed or operation, or their underlying hardware or software. In addition you may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the NPR Services or related systems or networks.
  8. By submitting any User Materials on or through the NPR Services, you hereby grant NPR, NPR member stations, and other Content Providers, their licensees, and users of these web sites, applications and services (to the extent permitted by the Terms of Use) the licenses to use those User Materials as set forth above in the "User Materials" section.
  9. You are solely responsible for any User Materials submitted using your account. NPR does not and cannot review all User Materials submitted by you or others and is not responsible for any User Materials submitted by you or others on or through the NPR Services. However, NPR has the right (but not the obligation) to review, screen, delete, edit and/or move any User Materials that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of the Rules for Use of the Service, the Community Discussion Rules (for User Materials Submitted through social networking features, forums or discussions), or these Terms of Use, or for any other reason, as determined in NPR's sole discretion.
  10. NPR is not responsible or liable for any User Materials Submitted by you or a third party, including any User Materials, on or through the NPR Services. NPR cannot verify the accuracy of statements that users make or place on or through the NPR Services, and does not guarantee that any User Materials have been submitted with the permission of the copyright or proprietary owner or are otherwise in compliance with the Rules for Use of the Service, the Community Discussion Rules (for User Materials Submitted through social networking features, forums or discussions ), or these Terms of Use.
  11. By using the NPR Services, you agree to abide by these rules. You acknowledge that NPR has the right (but not the obligation) to review, screen, delete, edit or move content or material that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of the Rules for Use of the Service, the Community Discussion Rules (for User Materials Submitted through social networking features, forums or discussions), or these Terms of Use, or for any other reason, in its sole discretion. You further acknowledge that NPR has the right to limit or terminate your, or any other person's, access to or registration in the NPR Services for any reason, in its sole discretion, including violation of the Rules for Use of the Service or these Terms of Use.
  12. You agree to comply with the Community Discussion Rules, as they may be updated from time to time by NPR.

Representations; Indemnity

You represent and warrant that (a) if you Submit any User Materials or personally-identifying information on or through the NPR Services, you are at least 18 years of age, (b) you have obtained all clearances, releases, licenses and rights to any User Materials you Submit on or through the NPR Services that may be necessary for their use as contemplated by the NPR Services and these Term of Use, (c) there are no encumbrances or restrictions on the User Materials or their use as contemplated by the NPR Services and these Terms of Use, (d) the User Materials, and their use by NPR, NPR member stations, their licensees, and users of the NPR Services and NPR member station web sites, applications and services (pursuant to these Terms of Use and the terms of use of member station sites) does not and will not defame any person or entity, or violate or infringe upon the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, privacy, reputation, creative or other rights of any person or entity or violate any Rules for Use of the Service, the Community Discussion Rules (for User Materials Submitted through social networking features, forums or discussions ), or these Terms of Use, and (e) your use of the NPR Services complies with these Terms of Use. You agree that you will indemnify and hold harmless NPR, its member stations, and Content Providers and their respective directors, officers, employees, members, and licensees from any and all claims, liabilities, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from (1) your breach of any of the above representations and warranties, (2) your use of the NPR Services, (3) the User Materials you have Submitted on or through the NPR Services, or (4) NPR's publication, distribution or use of such User Materials, or the authorized publication, distribution or use of your User Materials by NPR member stations, licensees, and users.

Disclaimer

THE NPR SERVICES AND ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, USER MATERIALS, FEATURES OR PRODUCTS AVAILABLE OR SOLD ON OR THROUGH THE NPR SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NPR DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE NPR SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. NOR DOES NPR MAKE ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE NPR SERVICES OR ENDORSE, RECOMMEND, OR MAKE ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, USER MATERIALS, FEATURES, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, OPINIONS, OR STATEMENTS AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE NPR SERVICES OR THROUGH LINKS ON THE NPR SERVICES. USE OF THE NPR SERVICES IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

CONTENT ON THE NPR SERVICES IS NOT INTENDED TO SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OF ANY KIND. IN PARTICULAR, NOTHING CONTAINED IN THE NPR SERVICES IS OR SHOULD BE CONSIDERED, OR USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH PROVIDER WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING PERSONAL HEALTH OR MEDICAL CONDITIONS. NEVER DISREGARD OR AVOID PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON THE NPR SERVICES.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT WILL NPR, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS OR THIRD PARTY PROGRAM PRODUCERS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE (A) FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE NPR SERVICES, (B) RELATING TO ANY CONTENT OR PRODUCTS AVAILABLE OR SOLD ON OR THROUGH THE NPR SERVICES, OR (C) IN CONNECTION WITH ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR MATERIALS (INCLUDING USER MATERIALS) OR THE DEFAMATORY, INFRINGING, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY. IN NO EVENT WILL NPR, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS OR CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF $100.

Right to Change NPR Services

NPR reserves the right to change, terminate or suspend the NPR Services, any features of the NPR Services (including, but not limited to, Content Feeds, API Content, Podcasts, and the NPR Media Player), and any content or materials contained in the NPR Services, in any way, at any time and for any reason or no reason. NPR also has the right to require you to cease accessing any features, content or materials of the NPR Services.

Online Shopping

In the event a product available on or through the NPR Shop is listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect information, NPR will have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product listed at the incorrect price. Your receipt of an electronic or other form of order confirmation does not signify NPR's acceptance of your order, nor does it constitute confirmation of NPR's offer to sell. NPR reserves the right at any time after receipt of your order to accept or decline your order for any reason. NPR may charge and withhold the applicable sales tax for orders. Otherwise, you are solely responsible for all sales taxes, or other taxes, on orders shipped to you.

Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notices; Copyright Agent

NPR respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement by any content or material on the NPR Services, please provide the following information in writing to NPR's Copyright Agent (see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3) for further detail):

  1. a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright.
  2. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
  3. a description of the material that you claim to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
  4. information so that we can contact you, such as address, telephone number and e-mail address.
  5. a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  6. a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of a copyright that is allegedly infringed.

If you believe that any content or materials you posted, uploaded or Submitted to the NPR Services, that were subsequently removed from the NPR Services, or to which access was disabled, were improperly removed or disabled, please provide the following Counter-Notification to NPR's Copyright Agent (see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(g) for further detail):

  1. your physical or electronic signature.
  2. a description of the materials that have been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
  3. a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
  4. your name, address and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.

NPR's Copyright Agent can be reached as follows:

Michelle Shanahan
Copyright Agent
National Public Radio
1111 N. Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 513-2040
Fax: (202) 513-3021
Email: ogcstaff@npr.org

Only DMCA notices should be sent to the Copyright Agent. For other comments or questions regarding the NPR Services, please contact NPR through our contact page.

International Users

The NPR Services are controlled and operated within the United States. NPR makes no representation that content, materials or products available on or through the NPR Services are appropriate or available for use outside of the United States. If you access the NPR Services from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with applicable laws, including local laws regarding online conduct and content and U.S. export laws and regulations.

Attributions & Third Party Notices

Certain third party content made available through the NPR Services may be subject to other terms. Where applicable, the following provisions may apply:

Associated Press ("AP"). For terms applicable specifically to AP content made available in the NPR Services, see the AP Notice.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use, together with the Privacy Policy and Community Discussion Rules, represent the entire understanding of the parties regarding the use of the NPR Services and supersede any previous documents, correspondence, conversations, or other oral or written understanding related to the use of the NPR Services. These Terms of Use are separate and distinct from the terms of use governing the web sites, applications and services of NPR's member stations, and the web sites, applications and services that may link to or from the NPR Services. These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed under District of Columbia law, without regard to its choice of law rules, and, where applicable, the laws of the United States. To the extent permissible by law, any disputes under these Terms of Use or relating to the NPR Services shall be litigated in the local or Federal courts located, and you hereby consent to personal jurisdiction and venue, in the District of Columbia. A modification or waiver of a part of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver or modification of any other portion of the Terms of Use. If for any reason any provision of these Terms of Use is found unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the remainder of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

Questions

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