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Submission & Usage Policy

This policy explains how the "Share Your Story" feature of AETN's website collects and uses information submitted by site visitors. We recognize the value of personal privacy and copyright protection and wish to protect your information and copyright holders. This "Share Your Story" feature is maintained and hosted by AETN.

Policies governing your submission of content

You are responsible for the content of any information you submit to the "Share Your Story" feature of this website. The Information posted on this feature does not necessarily reflect the views of AETN and in no event shall AETN assume or have any responsibility or liability for any information posted to this feature or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from the use and/or appearance of such information on this feature.

By clicking the "Submit" button on any submission form in the "Share Your Story" features of this website, you affirm that your submission, including text, digital images and video, is original to you, that you hold all necessary rights to this work or have permission from the copyright holder, or the work is in the public domain, and that the submission does not defame or otherwise violate the rights, copyrights, trademarks, publicity, privacy, or reputation of any third party.

Under this agreement you will retain ownership of your submission. However, AETN hereby accepts a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such information in any and all media now known or hereinafter devised and to authorize others to exercise such rights. You further represent that you have all necessary rights in such posting.

You agree to indemnify and hold AETN harmless against any claims asserted by any third parties that allege your submission violates their rights, or from any breach by you of your promises in this agreement. You shall be responsible for any costs incurred by AETN for defense or settlement of third-party claims, including but not limited to AETN reasonable attorneys' fees.

You understand that submitting content does not guarantee that your work will be displayed on this website. The decision of which and how submission received through the AETN website will be used will be at the sole discretion of AETN. Stories and comments submitted and approved through the AETN website may be available for public viewing on the ValueAETN.org website.

Protecting your personal information

We collect personally-identifying information such as your name, location, and e-mail address on these pages only if you choose to provide that information to us. We ask you to provide this information when you submit a story via the "Share your story" tool, or make a comment on a story, or request to send a story to a friend. Please note, your name and location will be displayed on the AETN website. In addition, your name and location may be displayed in connection with any use of your submission by AETN or parties authorized by AETN. When submitting your name, you are advised to use a name that you want the public to see. E-mail addresses will only be used for administrative purposes by AETN. Your E-mail address will not be shared or sold to a third party without first receiving your permission.

We limit the use of personally-identifying information to the following activities: identifying the contributor of a story posted to this website, identifying the contributor of a comment about a story, and fulfilling your request to e-mail a story to a friend.

We also may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law or with legal process, (b) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the website, or (c) protect the personal safety or property of website users, the public or the Working Films and its employees. If you do not want your personally-identifying information to be collected or used for any of these purposes, you can simply 'opt out' according to the process described below.

Tracking and use of cookies

As you explore this feature, it is possible that several cookies will be set on your computer. A cookie is information a website puts on your computer's hard drive so that the site can remember your preferences or which pages you visited on that site. These web pages use the information from cookies to deliver relevant local resources, remember browser preferences, and improve your experiences on the site.

No personal information gathered in the "Share Your Story" feature will ever be stored in a cookie. AETN does not sell information collected by cookies nor use the information for commerce-related purposes.

Acceptance of the Submission & Usage Policy

By clicking the "Submit" button on any submission form in the "Share Your Story" feature, you signify your acceptance of the terms spelled out in this agreement. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this feature.

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. Any changes to this policy will be posted to this page as soon as reasonably possible, so please check this page periodically. Use of these pages constitutes consent to any policy then in effect.

Disclaimer of warranties

The "Share Your Story" feature IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER PBS NOR THE MEMBER STATIONS WARRANT THAT ANY INFORMATION IS COMPLETE OR ACCURATE, THAT THE AETN website OR PBS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY INFORMATION IS FREE OF ROGUE PROGRAMMING.

Limitation of damages

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL AETN BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE The "Share Your Story" feature, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION USE OF OR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON The "Share Your Story" feature, INTERRUPTIONS, ERRORS, DEFECTS, MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, DELETIONS OF FILES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, NONDELIVERY OF INFORMATION, DISCLOSURE OF COMMUNICATIONS, OR ANY OTHER FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE.

Release and indemnity

YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND/OR LIABILITY AGAINST AETN ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF The "Share Your Story" FEATURE. YOU ALSO AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS, AETN, FROM AND AGAINST, ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR LIABILITY, INCLUDING COSTS AND ATTORNEYS FEES, ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIS FEATURE OR FAILURE TO ABIDE BY APPLICABLE LAW.

Questions, corrections to personal data and opting-out

If you have any questions or comments concerning this Submission & Usage Policy; would like to change, update or delete your personal information; or would like to opt-out of any future communications, please contact AETN.

Thank you for your interest in this feature. We hope you enjoy the stories submitted from "people like you."


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