Last updated: January 29, 2015
I. Acceptance of Terms
II. About the National Center for Transgender Equality; Purpose of TransEquality.org
The NCTE is a a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment. NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who saw the urgent need for a consistent voice in Washington DC for transgender people. As a tax-exempt organization, the NCTE is prohibited from supporting attempts to influence the outcome of any election for public office. Accordingly, with TransEquality.org, the NCTE seeks to provide policy resources and information about the NCTE policy work – not to advance the interests of any particular political party or candidate for office.
III. The National Center for Transgender Equality's Proprietary Rights and Re-Use Policy
You acknowledge and agree that the information and materials presented on or through TransEquality.org will remain the property of the NCTE and its licensors or providers, and are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other proprietary rights and related laws, rules and regulations. The materials produced by or for the Center (including photographs, graphics, video and audio content) are protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All individual articles, content, and other elements comprising this compilation and produced by or for the NCTE are also copyrighted works. You agree to abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in any materials produced by or for the NCTE. You may re-use individual articles and educational material provided on TransEquality.org for non-commercial purposes only, and only when clearly crediting such works to the National Center for Transgender Equality. No material on TransEquality.org may be re-published, distributed, or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission unless it is for academic or education use and full attribution is provided to the NCTE. For permission to re-print articles or excerpts in commercial works, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to and description of the material you wish to re-print, a ful description of the work in which you wish to re-print the NCTE's work, and your contact information.
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V. Claims of Copyright Infringement
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Attn: Communications Department
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VII. Jurisdictional Issues
TransEquality.org is controlled and operated by the Center from its principal office in the District of Columbia, U.S.A., and is not intended to subject the Center to the laws or jurisdiction of any other state, country or territory. Those who choose to access TransEquality.org do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are solely responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations.
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X. Limitation of Liability
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