AdRespect Advertising Education Program Corp. ("AdRespect") is an educational, not-for-profit corporation.
Terms and Conditions of Use
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE CAREFULLY. By using this site, you agree to these terms and conditions of use. We reserve the right to modify them at any time, and 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.
The AdRespect site is written for all audiences and is intended especially for business professionals. It deals only with public advertising for all ages, but a very small number of advertisements include nudity or sexual references due to varying regional, national and international tastes. Some parents or guardians may not consider all such content on the site appropriate for their children, and may want to review the archive first. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT ALL CHILDREN ASK FOR THEIR PARENTS' PERMISSION BEFORE VIEWING THIS SITE.
We will never intentionally disclose any personal identification information about you as an individual user (such as, for example, your full name, street address, telephone number, credit card number or e-mail address) to any third party without having received your permission. We may request personal identification information from you in connection with AdRespect activities, services or resources we make available on our site or other official activities. In all of these cases, we will collect personal identification information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us.
If you do provide us with personal information, we may use it to conduct the activities described above. If you identify yourself to us by sending us an e-mail with questions or comments, we may use your personal information to respond to your questions or comments. We may file your comments for future reference, or we may discard the information after we have reviewed it. By providing us with personal information, you give us your permission to send you e-mails to inform you of changes to our site or other information we think might be of interest to the users of our sites.
The following exceptions to these policies are: We will release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order. We will also release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of the security of AdRespect's web site, or a physical threat to you or others.
Please note that personal comments you volunteer to us for publication, such as your opinions and sexuality (but NOT contact or billing information such as address, e-mail, telephone, or credit card data), may be collected and re-published by third party search engines. Although we protect our users' private data, we cannot guarantee the security of information you post about yourself, and it is difficult to remove on other sites. You disclose such information at your own risk.
Restrictions on Use of Materials
The contents of this site are protected by copyright and trademark laws, and are the property of AdRespect and various other owners. Unless we say otherwise, you may access the materials located within the AdRespect's site only for your personal use. This means you may download one copy of posted materials on a single computer for personal, noncommercial home use only, so long as you neither change nor delete any author attribution, trademark, legend, copyright or other legal notice. When you download copyrighted material you do not obtain any ownership rights in that material. To submit a permission request, please visit the Feedback page.
You may not modify, copy, publish, display, transmit, adapt or in any way exploit the content of AdRespect's site. Only if you obtain prior written consent from us, and from all other entities with an interest in the relevant intellectual property, may you publish, display or commercially exploit any material from the AdRespect site. If permission is granted by us and by all other entities with an interest in the relevant intellectual property, you may not change or delete any author attribution, trademark, legend, copyright or other legal notice.
You must abide by all additional copyright or other notices or other restrictions contained in AdRespect's site.
We welcome comments about AdRespect's site and all ads in the archive. All comments, quotations or references, from or about individuals included on this site, are not to be construed as indicative of that person's sexual orientation, conduct or personality.
All comments submitted to the site by visitors are reviewed by editors. Differences of opinion are encouraged, but AdRespect editors reserve the right to occasionally refuse to post comments at their discretion.
Visitors should be certain of their comments and name information provided before submitting them to be published, as AdRespect.org is quickly catalogued by Internet search engines such as Google, making all postings perpetually searchable and changes to material on search engines is difficult. AdRespect accepts no responsibility for indexed page listings on third-party web sites, such as the Google search engine.
Except when submitted according to this agreement, we will not review or consider any unsolicited creative submissions. This policy is intended to avoid the possibility of future misunderstandings in the event that projects developed by our staff might seem to others to be similar to their own creative work. Accordingly, we must ask that you not send us any original creative ideas, suggestions or materials.
If, despite our request, you send us any creative idea, suggestion or material ("Submission"), it shall become our property, though through prearrangement things can also be returned. No Submission, including the identification of the submitter, will be subject to any obligation of confidence by us, and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submission or identification. We will exclusively own all known or later-existing rights to the Submission worldwide, and will be entitled to the unrestricted use of the Submission for any purpose, without compensation to the provider of the Submission. You may not transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component.
By submitting a comment to AdRespect, you grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) AdRespect the worldwide, perpetual, nonexclusive right to use your questions and comments in their original or edited form, on our site, in books, articles, commentaries, videos, or in any other medium now known or later developed. You also warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content you have submitted and that the use of such content by AdRespect will not infringe the rights of any third party. Additionally, you warrant that any "moral rights" in submitted materials have been waived. You are not entitled to any compensation for such use.
Submissions of Advertisements
We welcome and appreciate submissions of LGBT-themed advertisements. However, you may not send us any material that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, invades a person's privacy, violates any intellectual property rights, or that would otherwise violate any law.
By submitting an advertisement, you grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) AdRespect the worldwide, perpetual, nonexclusive right to reproduce, use, distribute, modify, publish, display, transmit, and adapt the advertisement in its original or edited form, on AdRespect's site, in books, articles, commentaries, videos or in any other medium now known or later developed. You also warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content you have submitted and that the public posting and use of such content by AdRespect will not infringe the rights of any third party. Additionally, you warrant that any "moral rights" in posted materials have been waived. You are not entitled to any compensation for such use.
We take great care with submissions provided to us and original material can be returned if it is prearranged with us, but we accept no liability for returned originals if they become lost or damaged. Review of materials offers no guarantee of their use on the web site or in the project.
Submission of Ad Comments and Forum Posts
All ad comments and forum posts from site visitors are considered letters to the editor that may be published. Differing points of view are encouraged, but submissions must always remain respectful in language and tone. Comments should be focused on the topic or advertisement at hand and are not an opportunity to attack or insult other people or previous postings, nor are they for general rants, religious/moral views, or solicitations. The editor reserves rights to refuse publication of any comments, as well as to post them in any order. Modifications to existing posts are not allowed, but exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Scope of Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions apply to your use of all of the sites and services owned or operated by AdRespect Advertising Education Program Corp. ("AdRespect") and any other site that we have owned or operated, do own and operate or may own or operate in the future. These terms and conditions do not apply to your use of unaffiliated sites to which AdRespect only links.
These terms and conditions apply only to the AdRespect website, and not to the sites of any other companies or organizations, including those to which any of the AdRespect's site may link. We are not responsible for the availability of any other site to which AdRespect links. We do not endorse or take responsibility for the contents, advertising, products or other materials made available through any other site. Under no circumstances will we 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. You should direct any concerns to that site's administrator or webmaster.
Other sites may link to any pages of the AdRespect site only through a plain-text link. Permission must be granted by us for any other type of link, including deep-linking, to AdRespect's site. To submit a request, please visit the Feedback page. AdRespect reserves the right, however, to rescind any permission granted by us to link through a plain-text link or any other type of link, and to require termination of any such link to any of AdRespect's website, at our discretion at any time.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and require that the people who use AdRespect's site do the same.
THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
NEITHER AdRespect NOR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS WARRANT THAT ANY FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE COMMERCIAL CLOSET SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE AdRespect SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
NEITHER AdRespect NOR ANY OF ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS OR MATERIALS IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT AdRespect 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.
We do not endorse, warrant or guarantee any products or services (if any) offered on the AdRespect site. We are not a party to, and do not monitor, any transaction between users and third party providers of products or services.
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, WILL COMMERCIAL CLOSET OR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS ON THE AdRespect SITE, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES (IF ANY) PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THE COMMERCIAL CLOSET SITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU BY COMMERCIAL CLOSET ASSOCIATION OR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO AdRespect, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING AdRespect'S SITE.
No Personal Advice
The information contained in or made available through the AdRespect site cannot replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals in any field, including, but not limited to, financial, medical, or legal matters. AdRespect will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary or other damages that may result, including but not limited to economic loss, injury, illness or death.
AdRespect is committed to respect for individuals and embraces diversity as part of its mission as it seeks to promote understanding and inclusion throughout our society. The organization is open to all who are interested in promoting its mission and encourages and welcomes people on its board membership, staff, and volunteers from all walks of life without discrimination based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin/descent, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, physical stature or disability, age, HIV/AIDS status, height, weight, or status as a special disabled veteran or other veteran covered by the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974.
AdRespect controls and operates this site from 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.
Photographs, images, video and comments, quotations or references, from or about individuals included on this site, are not to be construed as indicative of that person's sexual orientation, conduct or personality.
These terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to these terms will be filed only in the state or federal courts located in New York County, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. 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. This is the entire agreement between you and AdRespect relating to the subject matter it contains. This agreement may be modified only by our posting of changes to these terms and conditions, or by a document signed by both parties.
(Last modified March 2013.)