Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

Veterans Coming Home Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Introduction; Consent to Terms

Please read these Terms of Use before using VeteransComingHome.org.  Veterans Coming Home® (“VCH”) maintains this website (the “Site”), as well as its applications and services. By accessing or using the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy, please exit the site and do not use the VCH Services or any of their features.

These Terms of Use may be revised, amended, or supplemented by VCH without notice at any time and for any reason. Please check these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy frequently for updates. Any modifications, additions or deletions to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy shall be effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of the website following the posting of updated Terms of Use or an updated Privacy Policy will mean that you agree to those changes.

Copyrights

The contents of the VCH Services are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The contents of the VCH Services are owned by or licensed to Wisconsin Public Television, the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. In the case of User Materials (as defined in the “User Materials” section below), the contents are licensed to VCH by the user. You may not reproduce, distribute, republish, upload, transmit, display, prepare derivative works of, publicly perform, sell, transfer, assign, license or use for commercial purposes any copyrighted material on the VCH Services without the prior written consent of VCH, except as provided below. You may download Material from this site for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep in tact all copyright trademark and other proprietary notices.  Modification of the Material or use of the Material for any other purpose is a violation of VCH’s or other parties’ copyright and other proprietary rights.

Images

Images of people or places displayed on the Site are either the property of, or used with permission by, VCH.  The use of these images is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms of Use or specific permission is provided elsewhere on this Site. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

Trademarks

Veterans Coming Home®, Wisconsin Public Television,  WPT, member station names, logos and program names are service marks and trade names of VCH or its partner stations. All rights are reserved by the respective owners. The use of misuse of these trademarks or any materials, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited and nothing stated or implied on this website confers on you a license or right under any patent, copyright or trademark of VCH or any third party.

User Materials

Portions of this Site provide users an opportunity to submit, post, display, transmit and/or exchange information, ideas, opinions, creative works or other information to Veterans Coming Home or other users (“User Materials”).  User Materials do not reflect the views of VCH and VCH should not be seen as endorsing any User Material in any way.  VCH shall not be liable for any User Material in violation of these Terms of Use.

We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit User Materials at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so. If we elect to screen User Materials, there may be a delay in the posting of such content to allow for a review process. If we have questions about your User Materials, we have the right, but not the duty, to contact you for further information, including, for example, to verify that you own the copyright or otherwise have the rights to post the User Materials.

By posting on VCH’s story collection form you expressly grant VCH and its affiliates and assignees a non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, perform, display and distribute any such User Material in perpetuity without providing credit or payment to you.

Links to Third Party Sites and Services

The VCH website contains links to Internet sites, applications and services maintained by third parties, over which VCH has no control. VCH does not endorse the content, operators, products or services of such sites, and VCH is not responsible or liable for the content, operators, availability, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such sites.

Representations; Indemnity

You represent and warrant that (a) if you submit any User Materials or personally-identifying information on or through the VCH website, you are at least 18 years of age, (b) you have obtained all clearances, releases, licenses and rights to any User Materials you submit on or through the VCH website, and (c) the User Material is not abusive, illegal, defamatory, libelous, indecent, obscene, offensive, profane, inflammatory, pornographic or threatening in any way.

You agree that you will indemnify and hold harmless VCH, its partner stations, and Content Providers and their respective directors, officers, employees, members, and licensees from any and all claims, liabilities, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from (1) your breach of any of the above representations and warranties, (2) your use of the VCH Services, (3) the User Materials you have submitted on or through the VCH website, or (4) VCH’s publication, distribution or use of such User Materials, or the authorized publication, distribution or use of your User Materials by VCH partner stations, licensees, and users.

Termination

VCH reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate or restrict your use of the Site, without notice, for any reason, and without liability to you or any third party.  You may terminate you use of, or your account on, the Site at any time.  However, you agree that you will remain personally liable for any orders that you place or charges that you incur to termination.

Disclaimer

The VCH services and any content, materials, users materials, features or products available or sold on or through the VCH services are available on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.  VCH does not warrant that the VCH services will be uninterrupted or error-free.   Nor does VCH make any warranties as to the results that may be obtained from use of the VCH service or endorse, recommend, or make any warranties as to the content, information, materials, user materials, features, services, products, opinions, or statement available on or through the VCH service or through links on the VCH services, use of the VCH services is entirely at your own risk.

Content on the VCH services is not intended to substitute for professional advice of any kind.  In particular, nothing contained in the VCH services is or should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding personal health or medical conditions.  Never disregard or avoid professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the VCH services.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will VCH, its directors, officers, employees, members or third party program producers and content providers be liable (a) for any indirect, consequential, special, incidental or punitive damages, arising out of the use or inability to use the VCH services, (b) relating to any content or products available on or through the VCH services, or (c) in connection with any third party content or materials (including user materials) or the defamatory, infringing, offensive or illegal conduct of any third party.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notices

VCH respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement by any content or material on the VCH website, please provide the following information in writing to VCH’s Copyright Agent (see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3) for further detail):

  • a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright.
  • a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
  • a description of the material that you claim to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
  • information so that we can contact you, such as address, telephone number and e-mail address.
  • a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of a copyright that is allegedly infringed.

VCH’s Copyright Agent can be reached as follows:

DMCA Complaints
821 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 265-2302
Email: comments@wpt.org

Applicable Law & Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed under Wisconsin law, without regard to its choice of law rules, and, where applicable, the laws of the United States. To the extent permissible by law, any disputes under these Terms of Use or relating to the VCH Services shall be litigated in the local or Federal courts located , and you hereby consent to personal jurisdiction and venue, in the state of Wisconsin. A modification or waiver of a part of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver or modification of any other portion of the Terms of Use. If for any reason any provision of these Terms of Use is found unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the remainder of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

Privacy

We will not collect personally identifiable information from you, other than what you supply to us on a voluntary basis. To make use of certain features on our web sites, you may need to register and provide some information as part of the registration process. The information you supply helps us offer you more personalized features, tailoring our site to your interests and making it more useful to you.

All Web servers automatically collect and log limited information about your computer’s connection to the Internet when you visit our sites. The information allows us to make our web site more useful to our visitors. We do NOT record your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, credit card number, or any other personally-identifying information. Rather, we log some or all of the following information:

  • The IP or Internet Protocol Address of the machine you used to access our web site.
  • The date and time you visited.
  • The pages or files you viewed or downloaded from our site.
  • The browser used.
  • The operating system used by your computer.
  • The screen resolution you used to view our pages.
  • The amount of time you spent viewing or listening to our streaming media files.

This data DOES NOT contain any personally identifiable information. We use the data for analyzing Web site traffic and making improvements for visitors to our Web sites.