The following terms and conditions shall govern the information, materials, and services to customers provided by the Rockville Institute (the "Institute") from this web site (the "Site").

The Institute is a nonprofit corporation intended to advance the social sciences through research and the dissemination of research findings to the public. The Institute has created this Site to provide information about our institute and services.

By using this Site, you acknowledge that you understand these Terms & Conditions and that you accept them and agree to be legally bound by them. You should not use this Site if you have any objections to any of these Terms & Conditions.

The Institute may revise these Terms & Conditions over time as new features are added to the Site or as Internet law and standards evolve. We will post those changes prominently, but we recommend that you read these Terms & Conditions each time you visit the Site.

  • Privacy

    The Institute respects the privacy of every individual who visits our Site. Please read our Privacy Policy.

  • Disclaimers and Limitation of Liabilities and Warranties

    THE INSTITUTE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM VISITING THE SITE. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THE INSTITUTE MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED FROM THE SITE.

  • Intellectual Property - Limitation of Liability

    The Institute respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask visitors to the Site to do the same. If you believe that your work has been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, the following information in the form of a written notification (pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) must be provided to the Institute's designated Copyright Agent:

    1. Identification of the copyrighted work(s) that you claim has been infringed;
    2. Identification of where the material that you claim to be infringing is located on the Site;
    3. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the disputed material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
    4. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner of an exclusive copyright that is allegedly infringed or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf;
    5. Your address, telephone number, and email address; and
    6. Your physical or electronic signature.

    The Institute's designated agent for notification of claims of copyright infringement on the Site is David A. Reesman, Esq., who can be reached as follows:

    The Rockville Institute
    1650 Research Boulevard
    Rockville, MD 20850
    Telephone: (301) 251-1500
    Fax: (301) 610-4820
    Email: davidreesman@westat.com

    Similarly, if you believe that any of your trademarks or service marks have been infringed, please notify the Institute's designated agent.

  • Copyright and Permissions

    You may make single copies of material displayed on the Site for your own personal and noncommercial use, provided all copies include the copyright and other notices displayed with the materials on the Site.

    You may not download, transmit, copy, or otherwise make available any material from the Site, including any text or images, for public or commercial use, without the Institute's prior written permission; you also may not distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, publish, license, modify, rewrite, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any material contained on the Institute Site without our prior written permission.

    None of the material contained on the Site (including all software, HTML code, and other code) may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo-reproduction, recordation, or otherwise), resold, or redistributed without the prior written permission of the Institute.

    Except as otherwise noted, all content of the the Institute Site is:

    Copyright © 2006 The Rockville Institute
    ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

    The Institute has adopted a policy of terminating services to users who willfully and/or repeatedly infringe. You may not remove or alter any of the Institute's copyright management information, including without limitation the title, the author's name, and/or the copyright notice. Any such removal or alteration would be in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 17 U.S.C. § 1202(b).

    For further information regarding permission to use material or data, please contact us.

  • Trademarks

    You agree not to display or otherwise use any of the registered or unregistered trademarks, service marks, or logos (collectively the "Trademarks") of the Institute or others, including the marks and logos that are displayed on this Site, in any manner without prior written permission. Nothing contained in this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without the written permission of the Institute or such third party that may own the particular Trademark displayed on the Site. Your use of the Trademarks displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, except as provided in these Terms & Conditions, is expressly prohibited.

  • Applicable Laws and Jurisdictional Issues

    This Site shall be governed by the laws of the United States, including copyright and trademark laws, and the laws of the State of Maryland without giving effect to any conflicts of laws or choice of laws principles. You consent to the jurisdiction of the federal and state courts presiding in the State of Maryland and you agree to accept service of process by mail. You hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses that might otherwise be available.

  • Headings

    The headings of each of these Terms & Conditions are for convenience of reference only. Such headings shall be ignored in the interpretation or construction of any of these Terms & Conditions.

  • No Assignment

    You may not assign your rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Institute.

  • Invalidity of Provisions

    In the event that any portion of these Terms & Conditions is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intention and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

  • No Waiver

    The Institute's failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms & Conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

  • Complete Understanding

    These Terms & Conditions constitute the entire understanding between the Institute and you with respect to ordering products or services from the Site.

    BY USING THE SITE YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ASSENT TO THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS AND ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATIONS. AS A CONDITION OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, YOU WARRANT THAT YOU WILL NOT USE THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE THAT IS UNLAWFUL.

    For more information about the Institute or if you have any questions about our Terms & Conditions, please contact us.

    We'll be happy to answer your questions or hear your concerns.

    Last Updated: June 15, 2006

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