Terms of Use

Welcome to Independence Public Media of Philadelphia (IPM). IPM a non-profit entity whose mission is to provide educational media opportunities and related services to underserved audiences. IPM provides learning opportunities through its services broadcast services on channel 35 in Philadelphia, PA.

When you access IPM, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions, as well as all applicable lawsand by our Privacy Policy. In other words, your use of the IPM Site and its related services constitutes a binding legal agreement between you and IPM.

If you do not wish to enter into this agreement, then do not use the IPM site.

Information Provided by You

All information provided by you to IPM will be accurate, true, up-to-date, and complete.

If you provide information that is inaccurate, untrue, out of date, or incomplete, IPM may suspend your service, terminate your account, and/or refuse any further use of the IPM site.

Registration and Passwords

For certain IPM services, you will be required to create a user name, a password, and an account.

You are responsible for all activities that occur under your user name, password, and account. Your password must be kept confidential; do not provide it to any third party.

If you believe that your account or password has been compromised in any way, it is your responsibility to notify IPM immediately.

IPM is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage resulting from your failure to notify IPM regarding the misuse of any aspect of your account.

Copyright and other Intellectual Property Protections

All of the content IPM, including, but not limited to, software, photos, videos, film clips, music, graphics and text (“Content”), whether owned by IPM or by third parties, is protected by United States copyright law, by and/or by similar laws of other jurisdictions.  Additionally, without limitation, IPM owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such of the IPM Content. Third-party content providers, including those who submit original works and programs to IPM, own the copyright in such works that is original to them. “IPM”, the “IPM logo”, as well as other marks that may appear on the Site (“Marks”), are the service and trademarks of IPM. Other trademarks, service marks and logos on the IPM website are the property of third parties who are clearly identified. You may not use these materials in any way without the direct written permission of the holder of such intellectual property rights.

In addition, elements of the Site are protected by trade dress and other federal and state intellectual property laws and may not be copied, reproduced, downloaded or distributed in any way, in whole or in part, without the express written permission of IPM.

Covenants Pertaining to Intellectual Property Rights

You agree that you will not record, copy, use, transmit, modify, store, distribute, show in public or in private, or create any derivative works from any of the Content you find through your use of, and access to, IPM, without the direct written permission of IPM or the intellectual property rights holder. You further agree that you will not record or otherwise capture any of the video streams available through IPM, nor will you store any of the video files distributed by IPM on your computer, or any other storage device. Additionally, you agree that you will not distribute any such files to any other computer or video playback system. Making unauthorized copies of any Content can lead to the termination of your right to use IPM, the termination of your account, and may subject you to legal action by IPM or by prosecuting entities and/or by third party owners of such intellectual property rights.  If a Content owner takes legal action against IPM because of your unauthorized use of IPM Content, you agree (to the extent permitted by applicable law) to hold harmless, defend and indemnify IPM, its subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, employees, officers, directors, agents and suppliers against any liability, claims, or demands, including the costs of attorneys IPM employs to defend against the action.

Web Site Links and Other Technologies

The IPM Site contains links to other web pages and other web sites, many of which operate outside of IPM control. You acknowledge that IPM is not responsible, in any way, for your use of these sites or for the content contained thereon.

You may link your website to IPM provided that you adhere to IPM content policies (link to IPM content policies) on your website. If IPM requests that you remove such link, you agree to do so.

You may not use bots, spiders, or similar technologies to overload the site, or to inspect or affect its internal operations. You may not attempt to circumvent any copyright/content protection or security for the Site.

Reliability of Service

Some aspects of the Content distributed by IPM are reliant upon a continuous, successful broadband connection directly to the computer used to access IPM. Any issues related to broadband service must be addressed to your internet service provider. IPM is not responsible for any service issues related to internet connectivity.

IPM internet service is reliant upon successful installation and use by you of third party video players such as the Flash Video Player. Any issues related to the successful operation of this software must be addressed to the respective company or entity that provides such software and services. IPM is not responsible for any playback issues related to the availability, installation or operation of software provided by any third party.

Nothing in these provisions supersedes any terms of any end-user license for software used in connection with IPM including, but not limited to, end-user licenses related to web browsers, or other software. If you are using a third party’s media player software to view the services, the use of such software will be governed by the licensing agreement accompanying such software. Any personal information you provide to such third party in connection with your use of their software is governed by that third party’s privacy policy and terms of use.

Abuse or Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights

IPM respects the intellectual property rights of others. IPM has made every reasonable effort to secure appropriate clearances for intellectual property that it provides and distributes on IPM and expects those submitting content to IPM to do the same.

If you believe that a copyright, trademark, or any form of intellectual property right, whether such right belongs to you or to others, has been abused or infringed, please contact us immediately at Independence Public Media, 441 North 5th St. Philadelphia PA 19123 (feedback@mindtv.org) and include the following:

1. A description of the abuse or infringement
2. Your name, address, telephone number, and email address

Emails from IPM

From time to time, IPM will send emails to subscribers with regard to IPM operations. You agree to receive and to read these emails. In addition, from time to time, IPM will send emails to subscribers regarding specific programs and/or marketing promotions. You may choose not to receive these programming, marketing and promotion emails by sending an email to: feedback@mindtv.org.

Service

While IPM makes reasonable efforts to ensure that IPM will be available at all times, IPM does not guarantee, represent or warrant that such services will be uninterrupted or error-free, and does not guarantee that users will be able to access or use all the features, programs, and/or channels at all times.

IPM (including, without limitation, any of the content which appears on IPM or its associated channels) is provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, or statutory.

Subject to any specific license agreements for various software features, programs and channels, IPM may change, suspend or discontinue any (or all) aspects of the service at any time in its sole discretion, including the availability of any channels or programs or segments or other content. From time to time, IPM, in its sole discretion, also may impose limits on the use of, or access to, certain features or portions of the service, or restrict your access to any part or all of these elements, without notice or liability.

Suitability for Specific Purposes and Disclaimer of Warranties

You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the IPM services are at your sole risk. IPM services are provided “as is” and “as available” for your use. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, IPM disclaims all warranties, statutory, express or implied including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement and title. IPM does not warrant that it will meet your requirements, that your access or operation of IPM or any content accessible through IPM will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the IPM site or the other sites associated or affiliated with IPM (or any servers that make such materials available) are free of viruses or other harmful components. IPM does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of IPM in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise, or that the use of IPM will not adversely affect your or any other person’s use of the computer(s) on which IPM is downloaded or installed or the network of which such computer(s) are a part.

No oral or written information or advice given to you by IPM, or an authorized representative of IPM, shall create a warranty of any kind. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of express or implied warranties by IPM, so certain of the above exclusions may not apply to you and you also may have other legal rights which vary from state to state and jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

Any material otherwise obtained through the use of the site is done at your own discretion and risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

Under no circumstances will IPM be liable in any way for any material including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any material posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Site. If you find any material on the Site objectionable, do not use the Site.

Unacceptable Uses of IPM

Violations by you of IPM system and network security are prohibited, and may result in criminal and civil liability. IPM will investigate incidents involving such violations and will report any suspected criminal activity to, and cooperate with, law enforcement agencies. Examples of system and network security violations include, but are not limited to:

  • Unauthorized access to, or use of, data, systems or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without the express authorization of the owner of the system or network and IPM.
  • Unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on any network or system without the express authorization of the owner of the system or network;
  • Interference with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, mail bombing, flooding, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks;
  • Falsifying your user identity or providing other false information to IPM in connection with your use of the service; or providing invalid, inaccurate, non-current and/or incomplete or misleading registration information;
  • Taking any other action to disrupt the normal use of IPM or the internet by other users;
  • Recording or storing video stream files, and/or distributing such files;
  • Disclosing your password to others for any reason, including (but not limited to) enabling access to IPM;
  • Violating the rights of others;
  • Use of software that allows your account to stay logged on while you are not actively using the account or watching programs.

Indemnification and Limitation of Liability

By using IPM, you agree (to the extent permitted by applicable law) to waive any claims you may have against IPM. You irrevocably agree to defend, indemnify and hold IPM, its parent, affiliates or subsidiaries, their sponsors, contractors, advertisers, vendors or other partners, any of their successors, assigns or licensees, or any of their respective officers, directors, agents, employees (collectively ” Released Parties”) harmless from and against any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party, arising out of or in connection with, Submitted Materials and their posting on the Site, your use of the Site, your connection to the Site, your violation of these Terms of Use or your violation of any rights of another party.

You further agree to defend, indemnify and hold IPM and the Released Parties harmless from and against any claim relating to action taken by IPM as part of its investigation of any suspected violation of this Agreement. This means that you cannot sue IPM or recover any damages whatsoever from IPM as a result of IPM investigation of you or IPM conclusion that a violation of this Agreement has occurred.

You expressly understand and agree that under no circumstances will IPM or the Released Parties be responsible or liable to you or any other person or entity for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive or other damages including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses arising out of or relating in any way to the Site, the use or the inability to use the Site, unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, the materials available on the Site, statements or conduct of any third party on, or in connection with, the Site or any other matter relating to the site information contained within the Site, even if any of these parties have been advised of the possibility of any damages.

Your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with the Site and/or Site-related materials is to stop using the Site.

Equipment

You agree to be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of the Site, and you shall be responsible for all charges related thereto.

COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act)

In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we are a general audience site and do not intend to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) from children under 13 years of age, unless we believe such collection to be permitted by law.

IPM targets an audience that is over the age of 18 and some content may not be appropriate for all ages. Parental supervision is recommended.

If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 and believe that he or she has disclosed PII to us, please contact us at privacy@MiNDtv.org Upon request, the parent or guardian of a child under age 13 may review and request the deletion of such child’s PII, as well as refuse to permit the further collection or use of such PII.

Limitations and Restrictions on Distribution Territories

The information provided on the Site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject IPM to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country.

This Site is controlled and operated by IPM from its offices within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. and IPM makes no representation that materials in or on the Site, or which are accessible through the Site, are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and risk and are responsible for compliance with local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Your use of, or access to, the Site from a state other than the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, shall not shall not confer upon IPM the benefits or privilege of doing business in any state other than the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Software related to, or made available by, this Site may be subject to United States export controls. Thus, no software from this Site may be downloaded, exported or re-exported (a) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, North Korea, Iran, Syria or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By downloading any software related to this Site, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control, or a national or resident of, any such country or on any such list. The parties hereto specifically disclaim application of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

Choice of Law and Forum Selection

These Terms of Use and the relationship between you and IPM shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the USA, as they are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within Pennsylvania, without regard to its principles of conflicts of law. Any claim or dispute between you and IPM that arises in whole or in part from your use of the IPM Site shall be submitted to binding arbitration, conducted pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Severability

If any provision of these Terms of Use are found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then such provision shall be deemed severable from the remainder, which will remain in force; the parties agree that any court interpreting these Terms of Use should endeavor to give the fullest possible effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the offending provision and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Waiver

Any delay or failure on the part of IPM to exercise or enforce any rights under these Terms of Use to which it may be entitled shall not, in any event, be construed as a waiver of the right and privilege to do so at any subsequent time. You irrevocably agree that you waive any and all rights to injunctive or other equitable relief.

Statute of Limitations

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claims arising out of or related to, use of the Site or these Terms of Use must be delivered to IPM no later than one (1) year after such claim arose or it will be forever barred.

Entire Agreement; Modification and Termination

IPM reserves the exclusive right to modify, withdraw, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, at any time and from time to time any materials, information or content available on the Site and any functionality or features in or on the Site, including the cessation of all activities associated with the Site, with or without notice. You agree that IPM shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site.

IPM may, in its sole discretion, terminate your use of the Site for any reason including, without limitation, if IPM believes that you: (1) have breached these Terms of Use; (2) infringed the intellectual property right of IPM or a third party; (3) provided any information that IPM is unable to verify or authenticate; (4) uploaded or transmitted unauthorized or infringing Submitted Materials to the Site; or (5) violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Use. You agree that any termination of your access to the Site may be implemented without prior notice to you.

Changes to This Agreement

IPM reserves the right to change or modify these Terms of Use at any time in its sole discretion. These Terms of Use shall be modified in writing and shall be posted on this Site by IPM. Any change or modification made by IPM will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site and your continued use of the Site means that you have agreed to accept any changes or modifications made by IPM. You should therefore periodically visit this page to review the most recent Terms of Use.

Last Revised: January 7th, 2018