C-SPAN Video Library Terms of Service

C-SPAN Video Player Terms of Use

August 2008

    1. Your Acceptance

    1. By embedding the C-SPAN Embeddable Video Player (hereafter, the "Player") into a website, yours or somebody else's, you signify your agreement to these terms and conditions (the "Terms of Service") . If you do not agree to any of these terms, please do not use the Player.
    2. Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to these Terms of Service, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version of them located at www.c-span.org/videolibrary C-SPAN may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Service and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

    2. General Use of the Player - Permissions and Restrictions

    1. C-SPAN hereby grants you permission to access and use the Player as set forth in these Terms of Service, provided that you agree not to alter or modify any part of the Player (including, without limitation, its branding as originating from " C-SPAN") or any of its related technologies.
    2. You agree not to use the Player for any commercial use, without the prior written authorization of C-SPAN. Prohibited commercial uses include any of the following actions taken without C-SPAN's express approval:
      1. sale of access to the Player on another website;
      2. use of the Player for the primary purpose of gaining advertising or subscription revenue, or soliciting donations;
      3. the sale of advertising on any third-party website targeted to the content of specific C-SPAN Content. " C-SPAN Content" means any video content appearing on a C-SPAN website, including video content in the public domain, copyrighted by or licensed to C-SPAN;
      4. and any use of the Player that C-SPAN finds, in its sole discretion, uses C-SPAN Content or other C-SPAN resources in such a way as to compete with or displace the market for the C-SPAN Networks (i.e., C-SPAN, C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN 3) or for C-SPAN Content in general.
    3. Prohibited commercial uses do not include:
    4. using the Player to show C-SPAN Content on an ad-enabled blog or website, provided the primary purpose of using the Player and C-SPAN Content is not to gain advertising revenue or to compete with C-SPAN; any use that C-SPAN expressly authorizes in writing.
    5. If you use the Player on your website, you must retain the included link back to the C-SPAN Video Library. You may not remove the link. You may not remove that link and you may not modify, build upon, or block any portion of the Player in any other way.
    6. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," or "offline readers," that accesses the Player in a manner that sends more request messages to the C-SPAN servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, C-SPAN grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. C-SPAN reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information from the Player, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Player for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Player.
    7. In your use of the Player, you will otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service, and all applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.
    8. C-SPAN reserves the right to discontinue any feature of the Player at any time, or to discontinue the Player.

    3. Warranty Disclaimer

    1. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE PLAYER SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, C-SPAN, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE PLAYER AND YOUR USE THEREOF. C-SPAN MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR PLAYER, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR PLAYER, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR PLAYER BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE PLAYER. C-SPAN DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE PLAYER OR ANY HYPERLINKED PLAYER OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND C-SPAN WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.

    4. Limitation of Liability

    1. IN NO EVENT SHALL C-SPAN, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR PLAYER, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR PLAYER, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR PLAYER BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE PLAYER, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
    2. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT C-SPAN SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
    3. The Player is controlled and offered by C-SPAN from its facilities in the United States of America. C-SPAN makes no representations that the Player is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Player from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

    5. Indemnity

    1. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless C-SPAN, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Player; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; or (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right . This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the Player.

    6. Ability to Accept Terms of Service

    1. You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service.

    7. Assignment

    1. These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by C-SPAN without restriction.

    8. General

    1. You agree that: (i) the Player shall be deemed solely based in the District of Columbia; and (ii) the C-SPAN website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over C-SPAN, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than the District of Columbia. These Terms of Service shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the District of Columbia, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and C-SPAN that arises in whole or in part from the Player shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in the District of Columbia. These Terms of Service and any other legal notices published by C-SPAN on its websites, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and C-SPAN concerning the Player. If any provision of these Terms of Service is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this these Terms of Service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and C-SPAN's failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. C-SPAN reserves the right to amend these Terms of Service at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms of Service for any changes. Your use of the C-SPAN Player following any amendment of these Terms of Service will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. YOU AND C-SPAN AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE C-SPAN PLAYER MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.