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WEB SITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

NOTICE TO USER: By using this Web site you agree to abide by all the terms and conditions of THIS LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU ("You") AND THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA (hereafter "PSA"). PSA reserves the right to alter, modify or update these terms of use at any time and You agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates.

OWNERSHIP OF THIS WEB SITE, CONTENT, AND USE OF THE WEB SITE

This Web site is owned and operated by PSA. All elements of the site, including the content and the general design are protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress and other US and international laws or treaties relating to intellectual property. All images, including photographic images and related text, captions or informational materials (collectively the "Images") are provided for viewing purposes only. PSA's Web site permits visitors to view and search for Images. You may not use the Images in any manner other than to browse and search the Images. You may not download or make any other use of any Image on this Web site. The PSA Journal and PSA Journal Media Kits (collectively the "PSA Journal Materials") may be downloaded from this Web site for personal use only. Any use of Images or PSA Journal Materials not expressly authorized by this Agreement may violate copyright, trademark, rights of publicity or privacy or other laws.

PASSWORD PROTECTION AND SECURITY

Portions of this Web site are password protected and available only to registered users ("Members"). Only Members who have received an authorized password from PSA and who are using their own unique password are permitted to access these portions of the Web site ("Members Only Portions"). A condition of accessing the Members Only Portions of the Web site is that You shall not divulge, upload, rent, sell, loan or exchange your password with any other person regardless of whether such person is another employee or subcontractor engaged by You or your employer or otherwise. If You become aware of any loss, theft or misuse of your password. You must inform PSA in writing immediately, by email, fax or letter, otherwise You may be liable for any loss or damage arising from such misuse. PSA reserves the right to terminate your access in the event of any misuse of your password.

CONTESTS, COMPETITIONS, AND PROMOTIONS

From time to time, PSA may conduct contests, competitions, or promotions on or through this Web site. Each contest, competition, or promotion may have additional terms and/or rules which will be posted or otherwise made available to You and, for purposes of each contest, competition, or promotion, will be deemed incorporated into and form a part of this Agreement.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The linked sites are not under PSA's control and PSA is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. PSA is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. You acknowledge that PSA provides the links to You only as a convenience and it does not endorse the linked sites or their use or contents.

GENERAL DISCLAIMERS

THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS." PSA MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDED BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUALITY OF IMAGE, ACCURACY OF CAPTIONS OR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY COMPUTER HARDWARE OR OTHER EQUIPMENT, OPERATING SYSTEM OR SOFTWARE PROGRAM. COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTIES THAT THE USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. THE USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS UNDER SOME STATE LAWS.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL PSA OR THE OWNER OF ANY CONTENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR FROM YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE CONTENT ON THIS SITE.

PRIVACY POLICY

COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION: PSA understands and respects your concern about the privacy of any information You supply while using PSA's Web site. When You visit this Web site, some information may be collected automatically as part of the site's operation such as your IP address and navigational information. PSA shall not use your personal information in any way other than in connection with the operation of the Web site, and shall keep this information confidential unless required to do otherwise by operation of applicable law. When You request to send a message to PSA, You may be prompted to enter your name and email address. PSA does not sell or rent information about its customers to third parties.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION: The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to help protect your personal information. For instance, when You enter sensitive information on our online membership form (such as a credit card number), PSA encrypts that information using secure socket layer (SSL) technology. No method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while PSA strives to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If a password is used to protect your account and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential.

USE OF COOKIES: When You visit this Web site, a text file called a cookie is placed in the browser directory of your computer's hard drive. A cookie is information that a Web site can store on your web browser and later retrieve. PSA stores no secure, private, or personal information in cookies. Cookies are not linked to You as an individual and cannot be used to track where You have been either before or after You visit this Web site. Most browsers allow You to modify your browser settings to decline cookies. If You elect to decline cookies, You may not be able to use certain features of this Web site that depend on cookies. You are free to delete cookies after your session, and your browser should contain instructions on how to do this.

MISCELLANEOUS

JURISDICTION AND ATTORNEY'S FEES: This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Oklahoma, without regard to any conflict of laws principles. Any legal action, suit or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be instituted in a court of competent subject matter jurisdiction in the federal or state courts of the State of Oklahoma, and You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such court and waive any right You might otherwise have to claim lack of personal jurisdiction or inconvenience of forum. If PSA is caused to present claims or suit as a result of any breach of the above terms set forth, it shall be made whole for such reasonable legal fees or costs by You.

NO WAIVER: No action of PSA, other than express written waiver, may be construed as a waiver of any provision of this Agreement. A delay on the part of PSA in the exercise of its rights or remedies will not operate as a waiver of such rights or remedies. A waiver of a right or remedy on any one occasion will not be construed as a bar to or waiver of those rights or remedies on any other occasion.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This Agreement contains all the terms of the Agreement between PSA and You. PSA reserves the right to alter, modify or update these terms of use at any time and You agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates. PSA encourage You to review this policy whenever you visit the Web site.

REFUND / RETURN POLICY: Refunds and returns are generally not accepted. If you have a question about a refund, please contact hq@psa-photo.org to inquire.

CONTACT INFORMATION

You can contact PSA by emailing HQ@psa-photo.org or by phone at 405-843-1437, or by mail at PSA Headquarters, 3000 United Founders Blvd., #103, Oklahoma City, OK 73112-3940. © 2010 Photographic Society of America. All rights reserved.