Use & Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Cartoon Art Museum website, www.cartoonart.org (the “Site”). Access to and use of the Site is provided subject to the following terms and conditions.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY AS YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SITE CONSTITUTES AGREEMENT TO ALL TERMS, CONDITIONS AND NOTICES CONTAINED OR REFERENCED HEREIN.

Terms and Conditions of Use

By using this Site, you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions of use. The Cartoon Art Museum reserves the right to modify these terms at any time. You should check these terms and conditions periodically for changes. By using this Site after we post any changes to these terms and conditions, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them. If at any time you choose not to accept these terms and conditions of use, please do not use this Site.

All content on this Site is subject to change without notice. The Cartoon Art Museum reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of this Site with or without notice. The Cartoon Art Museum may change, suspend or discontinue all or any aspect of the Site at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or content (including the Interactive Areas), without prior notice or liability.

Scope of Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions apply to your use of all of the sites and services owned or operated by the Cartoon Art Museum. These terms and conditions do not apply to your use of those sites to which the Site links.

Use of Materials Posted on this Site

The Cartoon Art Museum’s digital assets are protected by copyright and trademark laws. Digital assets are defined as content from different media (e.g., photographs, video, text, audio, Web pages, etc.) preserved in digital form.

You may not reproduce, record, publish, modify or distribute any Cartoon Art Museum digital assets without prior written consent from the Cartoon Art Museum.

Some examples of restricted use, requiring prior written permission:


  • a publication containing reproductions of Cartoon Art Museum activities or images, to be sold or provided in exchange for a fee

  • use of Cartoon Art Museum images to promote a commercial program, product, event or activity, such as a science exhibition not produced by the Cartoon Art Museum

  • serving Cartoon Art Museum pages on your web site However, notwithstanding the foregoing, you may post a link from your web site to a specific Cartoon Art Museum digital asset


Rules of Conduct

You shall not post on this Site any Content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, harassing or threatening, contains viruses or other contaminating or destructive features, violates the rights of others, such as content which infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or violates any right of privacy or publicity, or otherwise violates any applicable law.

You may not post on this Site any links to any external site. This Site may not be used by you for any commercial purpose, to distribute any advertising or solicitation of funds or goods and services or to solicit users to join competitive online services.

Links

The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes links to the Site. Permission to create a link to the Site is not required. However, we do reserve the right to request removal of a link from any Web page we believe does not further the Cartoon Art Museum’s mission. You may NOT enclose pages from the Site within a frame set on your site.

The Site may provide links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by others. The Cartoon Art Museum is not responsible for the availability of any other site to which this Site links. Nor does the Cartoon Art Museum endorse or take responsibility for the content, advertising, products or other materials made available through any other site. Under no circumstances shall the Cartoon Art Museum be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any content, goods or services available on any other site.

Trademarks

CARTOON ART MUSEUM is a common law trademark of The Cartoon Art Museum.

Submissions

The Cartoon Art Museum is committed to complying with U.S. law and responding to claims of intellectual property infringement. The Cartoon Art Museum will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged intellectual property infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c) (“DMCA”), and other applicable laws.

Notifications of claimed intellectual property infringement should be sent to The Cartoon Art Museum’s Designated Agent:

By Mail: The Cartoon Art Museum
Attention: Copyright Agent
P.O. Box 566
San Francisco, CA 94104-0566
Phone: 415-227-8666
Facsimile: (415) 243-8666
Email: office@cartoonart.org

For your complaint to be valid, you must provide all of the following information when providing notice of the claimed intellectual property infringement:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the intellectual property rights owner;

  2. Identification of the intellectual property rights claimed to have been infringed;

  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of the infringing activity, and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, as well as information reasonably sufficient to permit The Cartoon Art Museum to locate the material;

  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit The Cartoon Art Museum to contact the intellectual property rights owner, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic 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 intellectual property rights owner, its agent, or law; and

  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the intellectual property rights owner.


The Cartoon Art Museum is not responsible for material appearing on any message board, chat room, or similar interactive service appearing on the Site, except for material signed by an identified representative of the Cartoon Art Museum. The Cartoon Art Museum is not responsible for screening material posted by users for libel, obscenity, invasion of privacy, copyright or trademark infringement, accuracy, or for any other reason. We do, however, retain the right to modify or remove messages or other material that we, in our sole discretion, consider infringing, offensive, abusive, defamatory, obscene, stale, or otherwise unacceptable. We also reserve the right to edit materials for any other reason. Whether or not we modify or remove such material, users remain solely responsible for the content of their own messages or postings.

By submitting content to the Site, you give (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) The Cartoon Art Museum the nonexclusive right to use this content, (including but not limited to your questions, comments, and postings, in their original or edited form), in television programs, books, articles, commentaries, or in any other medium now known or later developed. You are not entitled to any compensation for such use.

Any messages sent to The Cartoon Art Museum will be treated as nonproprietary and non-confidential and will become the property of The Cartoon Art Museum where it may or may not be used for any purpose.

Security

Violations of system or network security are prohibited and may result in criminal and/or civil liability. The Cartoon Art Museum may investigate incidents involving such violations and may involve and cooperate with law enforcement if a criminal violation is suspected. Complaints regarding suspected illegal use or network security should be sent to office@cartoonart.org.

Disclaimers

THE SERVICES AND MATERIALS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

NEITHER THE CARTOON ART MUSEUM NOR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS WARRANT THAT ANY FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

NEITHER THE CARTOON ART MUSEUM NOR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THE SITE IN TERMS OF ITS CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT THE CARTOON ART MUSEUM OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATED COMPANIES OR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE CARTOON ART MUSEUM OR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES, WHETHER ARISING FROM TORT OR CONTRACT, INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, LOST PROFITS, COST OF COVER, OR OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS ON THE SITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS CONDITIONED ON THIS ALLOCATION OF RISK.

Jurisdictional Issues

We control and operate this Site from our offices in the United States of America. We do not represent that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Choice Of Law

If any disputes arise regarding your use of this Site, such disputes shall be resolved according to the laws of the State of California, without reference to its choice of law provisions, and the federal or state courts of the City and County of San Francisco shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all claims. If any of these terms and conditions are found unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be considered severable from the remaining terms and conditions, and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.