NUCLEAR MATTERS ENERGY WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

Effective Date:  12/15/2017

Nuclear Matters is a national coalition that works to inform the public and policymakers about the clear benefits of nuclear energy. The coalition supports solutions that properly value nuclear energy as a reliable, affordable, safe and carbon-free electricity resource that is essential to America’s energy future.

These Terms of Use govern use and access to our website(s) and the products and services we provide through our website(s), electronic publications and notifications, applications, print publications as well as text, images, audio or audiovisual materials available on our website(s) (collectively “Nuclear Matters Services”) .  

By using and accessing the Nuclear Matters Services, you agree to our Terms of Use.  As long as you comply with these Terms of Use, Nuclear Matters grants you a personal, limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use its website(s) as provided herein.

OWNERSHIP OF CONTENT

Nuclear Matters develops and publishes a variety of materials and/or content regarding nuclear energy.  Nuclear Matters owns legal rights in those materials or content, including but not limited to copyright and trademark rights, and/or has permission to publish those materials and content.

We respect the legal rights of others and request that you respect ours as well. Therefore, before posting or distributing any of our materials or content, please confirm that such actions are legal and do not violate Nuclear Matters’ or anyone else’s legal rights.

You agree that you will not use  or website(s) or content or materials from our website(s) in any manner that suggests an unauthorized affiliation or association with Nuclear Matters and that you will not copy, reproduce, edit or adapt, publish, redistribute, circulate, post, display or transfer our content through any medium (i.e. print or electronic) without obtaining permission first.  If you would like permission to reproduce or distribute our content, please contact us as follows: copyrightagent@nei.org.

WEBSITE(S) USE AND RESTRICTIONS

By accessing and using Nuclear Matters’ website(s), you agree not to violate these Terms of Use and that you will not use the website(s) or the content or materials available through our website(s) in any manner that is unlawful or harmful to others or objectionable to Nuclear Matters.

Further you agree that you WILL NOT

  • use any technology that could jeopardize the security of our website(s) or the contents or materials on our website(s) or Nuclear Matters brands or intellectual property included but not limited robot, scraper, crawler or any other automated devices or processes;
  • use our website(s) for commercial or political activities that are not sponsored or approved by Nuclear Matters;
  • attempt to alter the way our website(s) operate or the content or materials on our website(s);
  • reverse engineer, decompile, reverse assemble or modify our website(s) or our website code or its software or the content or materials on our websites;
  • use framing techniques or technology to capture content from our website(s);
  • remove proprietary markings or notices or trademark, copyright or other intellectual property notices from content on website(s) or the materials available through any of Nuclear Matters’ services;
  • copy, reproduce, edit or adapt, publish, redistribute, circulate, post, display, transfer or create derivative works from, broadcast, transmit, publicly perform or otherwise use or exploit our content or materials through any medium (i.e. print or electronic)  for any purpose without obtaining permission.

USER ACCOUNTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

To access some information and services on and through our website(s) you must be a Nuclear Matters member or register for an account through our online interface.  You agree that you will provide accurate registration information in setting up any account and will not use your account for an unlawful or harmful purpose.

By creating an account, you agree that you are responsible for the account and all activities that occur through your account.  If you become aware that your account has been hacked, you agree to promptly notify Nuclear Matters of the unauthorized access to and/or use of your account, user name or password.

Nuclear Matters reserves the right to terminate, suspend, or deny access to any user account at its sole discretion.

USER GENERATED CONTENT

Any content, including but not limited to text, images, audio, audio-visual material or links to such material (collectively “Content”) that you provide in connection with the use of our Services (i.e. blog posts, uploads, comments) must comply with these Terms of Use and any applicable laws.  You represent that you own the rights to any Content that you post or submit through our Services, so please make sure that you own the Content or have the right to distribute it before posting or submitting it to us. 

Nuclear Matters reserves the right at its sole discretion to review and pull any Content that it believes is unlawful or inappropriate for any reason.  You may not use our services to impersonate any individual or entity or to transmit or publish false, misleading, deceptive or inaccurate information. 

By submitting or posting any Content, you grant Nuclear Matters a worldwide, royalty free license to use or sublicense, copy, reproduce, edit or adapt, publish, redistribute, post or display your Content in all media and formats without compensation or notice (unless you are subject to more specific terms of a separate agreement or the terms governing a particular submission or posting.  Please remember that any Content you submit or post may become publicly accessible and that you may not be able to edit or remove Content once it has been submitted. 

Further, by accessing and using our Services, you agree that you are solely responsible for your Content. Your Content agree that you will not include or post any Content with or linked to any viruses, spyware or any other malicious technologies or coding that be harmful to our or any other website(s), applications, programs or devices.

We reserve the right to remove any Content that may infringe the rights of others without prior notice and without incurring any liability to you. We will respond to notices of alleged infringement or violations of legal rights as long as such notices meet the requirements as described in these Terms of Use.

INTERACTION WITH OTHER USERS

Nuclear Matters is not responsible or liable for any user’s conduct.  We reserve the right to monitor user activity at our sole discretion.  Nuclear Matters’ decisions with respect to user conduct/activity/disputes are FINAL. 

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT POLICIES

  1. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy

If you believe that any content posted on Nuclear Matters’ websites violates your copyrights, constitutes copyright infringement or violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), please report the content by contacting our designated copyright agent:

Nuclear Matters

Attention: Copyright Agent

1201 F Street, NW, Suite 1100

Washington D.C. 20004

Email:  copyrightagent@nei.org

Your notice should include the following items:

  • Your name and physical address
  • Your email address or phone number
  • Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  • A description of the material that you claim is infringing and the location of that material on Nuclear Matters’ website(s) (such as a link to or copy of the allegedly infringing material)
  • A brief explanation of why the content violates your copyright rights
  • A statement that you have a good faith believe that use/distribution of the infringing work was not authorized by the copyright owner or its agent(s)
  • A statement that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are authorized to submit the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.
  • The notice should include a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or one of its authorized agents who can act on behalf of the copyright owner.
  1. TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT POLICY

If you believe that content posted on any Nuclear Matters website infringes your trademark rights, please send a notice to the Copyright Agent identified above. Please include the following information:  (1) your name and contact information; (2) a trademark registration number or identification your trademark; (3 ) a description of the trademark or usage that you claim is infringing and the location of that material on Nuclear Matters’ website(s) (such as a link to or copy of the allegedly infringing material); (4) a brief explanation of why your trademark rights have been violated; (5) a statement that you have a  good faith believe that use of the mark was not authorized by the legitimate owner or its authorized agent; (6) a statement that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are authorized to submit the complaint on behalf of the trademark owner; and (7) a physical or electronic signature of the trademark owner or one of its authorized agents who can act on behalf of the trademark owner.

  1. Any copyright or trademark notice will be reviewed and appropriate actions taken, including possible removal of the content and/or notice to the posters of the material. Further if Nuclear Matters becomes aware that any user repeatedly violates the copyrights/intellectual property/legal rights of others, it will take appropriate steps including the termination in appropriate circumstances of the user’s access to our Services.

TERMS OF PURCHASE

You may purchase products from Nuclear Matters’ website(s) by sending an order form to our web orders department at weborders@nei.org

To purchase products you must send us a check, money order or valid credit card number to pay for your order. When you provide us with credit card information for an order, you are granting us or our credit card processor the authority to charge your credit card for the total amount of your purchase including any applicable charges such as taxes or shipping and handling.

If you find an error or discrepancy with our or our credit card processor’s handling of a specific transaction for the purchase of Nuclear Matters products, please contact us as soon as possible but no later than 60 days after receiving the relevant statement of account from your bank or credit card service provider. 

PLEASE NOTE that submission of an order does not mean we have accepted your order.  We reserve the right to decline your order for any reason.  In such instances your form of payment will be returned and/or your credit card will not be charged.

LINKING TO AN NUCLEAR MATTERS WEBSITE

You may create links to an Nuclear Matters website as long as the links are not used in a manner that (1) suggests an affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement relationship between yourself, any services you are providing or the website page where the link appears; (2)  is unlawful;  or (3) disparages Nuclear Matters or its Services. 

THIRD PARTY LINKS AND SERVICES

Nuclear Matters is not responsible for the content or services of any third party websites or services. Links are provided for your convenience and information. Please review the terms of use and privacy policies of the individual websites for information on their services and policies. 

DISCLAIMERS, LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

NUCLEAR MATTERS’ WEBSITE(S), PRODUCTS, SERVICES, APPLICATIONS, CONTENT AND INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED BY NUCLEAR MATTERS ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY, UNLESS WRITTEN INFORMATION LISTED OR PROVIDED WITH SPECIFIC PRODUCTS OR SERVICES STATES OTHERWISE, OR THE SPECIFIC GOODS OR SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO WARRANTIES UNDER THE LAWS OF THE USER’S STATE.

NUCLEAR MATTERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT ARISE FROM YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE(S), PRODUCTS, APPLICATIONS OR SERVICES OR ANY OF THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, TEXT, IMAGES, DOCUMENTS OR MATERIALS THAT ARE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR WEBSITE(S) OR SERVICES.

Nuclear Matters is located in the United States. If you access our website(s) from a foreign country or jurisdiction or outside of the United States you are responsible for complying with whatever laws or regulation govern such access.

INTERPRETATION AND SEVERABILITY

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the District of Columbia.  If any provision of these Terms of Use is found unlawful, invalid, or unenforceable by a competent jurisdiction, all other provisions will remain in full force and effect). 

ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS

Nuclear Matters reserves the right to assign or grant its rights and obligations under these Terms of Service, in whole or in part, to any party without prior notice. You agree, however, that your responsibilities as defined by these Terms of Use may not be delegated without prior permission from an authorized agent of Nuclear Matters.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Nuclear Matters, its employees, subsidiaries, agents, affiliates and successors and assigns (collectively “Nuclear Matters Representatives”) from and against all claims and costs stemming from any third party claims relating to or arising from your use of any Nuclear Matters website and/or any of the information, products, text, images, documents or materials that are made available through any Nuclear Matters website. 

You further agree to cooperate with the Nuclear Matters Representatives /or its authorized agents in defense of any claims that may arise from your use of from your use of our website(s), products, services and any of the information, products, text, images, documents or materials that are made available through its services. 

AMENDMENTS TO THE TERMS OF USE

Nuclear Matters reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time by posting the amended terms on its website(s).  By accessing or using any Nuclear Matters website after the Effective Date of the amended Terms of Use, you accept the modified Terms of Use.  You should review the Terms of Use regularly to determine if there have been any changes.

CONTACT US

If you have questions regarding these Terms of Use please contact copyrightagent@nei.org or send written comments to:

Copyright Agent, Nuclear Matters

1201 F St., NW, Suite 1100,

Washington, DC 20004-1218