By visiting the websites of the Nationalities Council of Indiana, you agree to our visitor agreement.
Please read this visitor agreement. By using this service, you accept its terms. The Web is an evolving medium; we may change the terms of this agreement from time to time. By continuing to use the service after we post any such changes, you accept this agreement, as modified.
The material that appears on this website (including all subsidiary pages) is for informational purposes only. Despite our efforts to provide useful and accurate information, errors may appear from time to time. Before you act on information you've found on our site, you should confirm any facts that are important to your decision. The Nationalities Council of Indiana is not responsible for, and cannot guarantee the performance of, goods and services provided by our advertisers or others to whose sites we link. A link to another Web site does not constitute an endorsement of that site (nor of any product, service or other material offered on that site) by the NCI or its member organizations or partners.
The NCI expects that you will not use its site or links to violate anyone's copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights.
You agree not to use the site or links to advertise or to solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind, without our express written approval.
The Internet allows people throughout the world to share valuable information, ideas, and creative works. To ensure continued open access to such materials, we all need to protect the rights of those who share their creations with us.
Although NCI intends its site to be freely accessible, we don't intend to give up our rights, or anyone else's rights, to the materials appearing anywhere on the site. The materials available through the site are the property of NCI, its members, sponsors, partners or licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. You are free to display and print for your personal, non-commercial use information you receive through this site. For example, teachers have our permission to reproduce materials from the site for classroom use. Our member organizations may copy and distribute materials from this site to their membership.
But you may not otherwise reproduce any of the materials without the prior written consent of the owner. You may not distribute copies of materials found on this site in any form (including by email or other electronic means), without prior written permission from the owner. Of course, you're free to encourage others to access the information themselves on the site and to tell them how to find it. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on the site should be sent to the webmaster at the Nationalities Council of Indiana, Inc., PO Box 1623, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1623.
We welcome -- and encourage -- links to our site. You are free to establish a hypertext link to http://nationalitiescouncil.org so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by NCI.
No Framing. Without the prior written permission of NCI, you may not frame any of the content of the site, or incorporate into another Web site or other service any intellectual property of NCI, or any of their members, partners, sponsors or licensors. Requests for permission to frame our content may be sent to the webmaster of NCI.
We don't want anyone to be confused as to which materials and services are provided by NCI and which aren't. You may not use any trademark or service mark appearing on the site without the prior written consent of the owner of the mark.
The Nationalities Council logo, International Festival logo, "indyinternational.info", "nationalitiescouncil.org" and "indyinternationalfestival.org" are servicemarks of the Nationalities Council of Indiana.
Some of the material on the site, including the International Festival pages, is provided by artists, performing artists, news organizations and text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither these materials nor any portion of these materials may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use, or for use by our member organizations. NCI will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors, or omissions in these materials or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part of these materials or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY
We cannot guarantee that our users will always find everything to their liking. Please read this Disclaimer carefully before using the site.
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF POSSIBLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS AND UNCERTAINTIES OF ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INACCURACIES, OR OTHER PROBLEMS WITH SUCH INFORMATION. IF YOU RELY ON THIS SITE OR ANY MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED FROM OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE.
THIS SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU *AS IS,* *WITH ALL FAULTS,* AND *AS AVAILABLE.* NCI, ITS MEMBERS, SPONSORS, PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS CANNOT AND DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE. NOR DO THEY GUARANTEE THAT THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE, OR CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE, OR THAT THE SITE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL NCI OR ITS MEMBERS, SPONSORS, PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF USE OF THE SITE OR ITS LINKS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF NCI, ITS MEMBERS, SPONSORS, PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.) YOU AGREE THAT THE LIABILITY OF NCI, ITS MEMBERS, PARTNERS, SPONSORS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO THE SITE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO THE NCI FOR THE USE OF THE SITE.
NCI is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization. Our members do their best to ensure that information we post to this site is both timely and accurate. But the news changes over time and reports that were accurate when posted quickly become, well, old news. You might want to check the "last updated" information at the bottom of each page to determine how recently it was posted.
By using the site, you agree to abide by the terms of this visitor agreement. We hope you enjoy using our site, and we welcome suggestions for improvements.
Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else.
The information gathered by the NCI falls into two categories: (1) information voluntarily supplied by visitors to our websites when they initiate transactions, and (2) tracking information gathered as visitors navigate through our sites. Third party providers featured on or linked to by our websites, such as vendors of products and services offered through our sites, may be gathering the same kinds of information.
At this point we do not employ "cookies," but may do so in the future to help make our site more responsive to the needs of our visitors.
When that happens, we will invoke a standard feature of browser software, called a "cookie," to assign each visitor a unique, random number, a sort of user ID, if you will, that resides on your computer. The cookie doesn't actually identify the visitor, just the computer that a visitor uses to access our site. Unless you voluntarily identify yourself (through filling out a form, for example), we won't know who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply. A cookie can't read unrelated data off your hard drive.
Our advertisers and the third parties that provide products or services through our sites may also assign their own cookies to your browser, a process that we don't control.
Our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer's connection to the Internet, including your IP address, when you visit our sites. (Your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data - such as the web pages you view.) Your IP address does not identify you personally to us. We use this information to deliver our web pages to you upon request, to tailor our sites to the interests of our users, and to measure traffic within our sites.
All information gathered on the NCI website will be encrypted for storage. However, as effective as encryption technology is, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won't be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
Of course, our use of information gathered while the current policy is in effect will always be consistent with the current policy, even if we change that policy later.
SPECIAL THANKS to iFest.org and the Houston International Foundation for most of the items in this terms of service notice! Be sure to visit that International Festival when traveling to Texas!
(created 16 July 2003)