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1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Welcome to the Peace X Peace website and the Peace X Peace Community. Peace x Peace provides these service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service (“TOS”), which may be updated by Peace X Peace from time to time without notice to you. You can review the current version of the TOS at any time on the Peace X Peace website. network. Any modification is effective immediately upon posting on the Web Site. PLEASE NOTE: Your use of this Web Site constitutes your acceptance of these Terms of Use.

2. PROPRIETARY WEB SITE
The Peace X Peace Web Site is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws and treaties. The Web Site contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information of Peace X Peace and others which may include, but shall not be limited to text, data, photos, audio, video, graphics, images, music, sound and software (“Proprietary Material”). You are hereby granted a non-exclusive license to access this Proprietary Material. You are also granted a limited license to make copies of Proprietary Material available on this Web Site, but only for your personal use. Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, all other rights are reserved to Peace X Peace. Except as provided above, you may not reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt, create derivative works of, display or in any way exploit the Proprietary Material available on this Web Site, in whole or in part, without the advance written consent of Peace X Peace. Commercial use of any of the Proprietary Material is strictly prohibited. Use of any of the trademarks on this Web Site as metatags on other web sites is also strictly prohibited. You may not display this Web Site in frames, or any of the Proprietary Material via links, without our express written permission, which may be requested by contacting us.

3. COMMUNICATIONS
You agree to employ Peace X Peace Circle Principles in all forms of communication to or through this Web Site (individually or collectively, “Communications”). These principles include 1) communicate honestly and thoughtfully, 2) listen actively without judgment, 3) invite silence when in doubt, 4) affirm one another, 5) offer experience, not advice, 6) share leadership and resources, 7) build consensus, and 8 ) maintain confidentiality. You agree to show respect for religious and cultural differences and sensitivity to familial and/or governmental pressures that may affect the communications of another.
You agree not to post on this Web Site any Communications that (a) violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights (including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and patents), rights of privacy or publicity, moral rights or any other proprietary right of any third party, (b) are unlawful, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, sexually explicit, profane, threatening, promote racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual, or are otherwise offensive or objectionable, (c) contain a virus or any other harmful component, (d) falsely state or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity or contain false or misleading statements of fact, (e) contain any advertising or material of a commercial nature or (f) violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation (individually and collectively, “Prohibited Communications”). You also agree not to engage in Prohibited Communications in the course of recorded interviews, live conference calls or other oral, electronic or written communications made possible through or using information obtained via this Web Site.
Peace X Peace reserves the right at all times to decline to post and to edit, remove, or restrict access to Communications from you that we regard in our sole discretion as objectionable or in violation of these Terms of Use.
By uploading files of any kind, posting messages, inputting data or engaging in any other form of communication to or through this Web Site you represent and warrant that you are the owner of such Communications or have all rights necessary to upload, post, transmit and otherwise use them for your intended purpose. You grant Peace X Peace an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, unrestricted, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, sub-license, modify, edit, adapt, translate, create derivative works of, include in a collective work, publicly perform or display, transmit, broadcast or otherwise exploit all or any portion of your Communications, in any and all media now known or later developed. You waive all rights to any claim against the Peace X Peace for any actual or alleged infringement of any proprietary rights, rights of privacy or publicity, moral rights and rights of attribution in connection with the Communications.
If you submit an essay for inclusion in our blogs, you understand that we may (or may not) publish and sell a collection of such stories, may or may not include your story in such a collection, and may or may not donate the proceeds, if any, from the sale of such collection.

4. MATERIAL POSTED BY THIRD-PARTIES
Peace X Peace does not represent, endorse or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any opinion, statement or material displayed or distributed through this Web Site by a third party. You understand that by using this Web Site you may be exposed to material you find offensive or objectionable, and in this respect your use of the Web Site and your reliance upon any third party opinion, statement or material displayed or distributed through this Web Site is at your own risk. Peace X Peace shall have no responsibility for the conduct, on-line or off-line, of any visitor to or Member of the Peace X Peace Web Site. Peace X Peace reserves the right but has no obligation to monitor Communications from visitors to or Members of this Web Site, or take any action to restrict access to material displayed or distributed through this Web Site by a third party that violates these Terms of Use.

5. DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
Peace X Peace expects its users to respect the intellectual property rights of others. We may remove material that appears in our sole discretion to infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others and/or we may terminate the access rights of users who infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe a work protected by a U.S. copyright you own has been posted on this Web Site without authorization, you may notify the Peace X Peace copyright agent, and provide the following information:

* (a) A physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner
* (b) Identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed
* (c) A detailed description of the material you claim is infringing, together with information sufficient to enable us to locate it, including the URL where the infringing material appears,
* (d) Your address, telephone number and e-mail address
* (e) A statement by you that you believe in good faith belief that the copyrighted material identified is being used in a manner that is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law
* (f) A statement by you that the above information is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright allegedly infringed. The Peace X Peace copyright agent can be reached at: Patricia Smith Melton, Founder and Board Chair Peace X Peace, Incorporated 1776 I Street NW, 9th Floor Washington, DC 20006 E-mail: patricia@peacexpeace.org

* 6. PRIVACY STATEMENT For information about our data protection practices, please read the Peace X Peace Privacy Policy at http://www.peacexpeace.org/. You agree to the use of your data in accordance with the Peace X Peace Privacy Policy.

7. E-MAIL
Peace X Peace has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of or failure to post or store any Communications from you. You may not use our domain name as a pseudonymous return e-mail address for any communications that you transmit from another location or through another service. You may not pretend to be someone else – or spoof their identity – when using this Web Site or any of the services or resources available here. You may not transmit to this Web Site e-mail that includes false or misleading information in the return address or in the subject line.

8. SERVICES
Certain features of the Peace X Peace Web Site require registration. The Peace X Peace Community (http://peacexpeacecommunity.ning.com) operates on the Ning platform (http://www.ning.com) subject to Ning’s Terms of Service. It provides its members with a variety of features, including but not limited to: video and photo sharing, access to a community blog, discussion forum, messaging, chat, and notifications of publications. Peace X Peace reserves the right to alter the types of features that the Peace X Peace Community provides at any time with no notice to network members. You agree that Peace X Peace may suspend or terminate your access to this website if you violate any of either these Terms of Use or the Ning Terms of Use.

9. LINKS
This Web Site may contain links to web sites owned and operated by parties other than Peace X Peace. Peace X Peace has no control over such third party web sites, is not responsible for their contents and makes no representations about any material available at such sites. Our inclusion of links to such web sites is for your information only and does not imply sponsorship, affiliation or endorsement of the linked site or any material found there. Once you link to another web site, you are subject to the terms of use of that web site.

10. TERMINATION
Peace X Peace may terminate your right to access this Web Site at any time in its sole discretion, with or without cause, and without notice to you.

11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
This website is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to (A) any warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or reliability of any material provided by or through this website, (B) and warranty that your use of this website will be uninterrupted, secure, or error-free, and (C) any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, or non-infringement. The entire risk as to the accuracy, completeness, currency,or reliability of any material provided by or through this website rests with you, and you are solely responsible for any or all damage to or loss of property or personal injury or death that may result from the use of such material.

12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
PEACE X PEACE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF PEACE X PEACE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), ARISING OUT OF: (A) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE, (B) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT, WHETHER ON-LINE OR OFF-LINE, OF ANY VISITOR TO OR MEMBER OF THIS WEB SITE, OR (C) ANY OTHER CONDUCT, ACT OR OMISSION OCCURRING AT THIS WEB SITE. 13. INDEMNITY You agree, at your expense, to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Peace X Peace, its directors, officers, employees and agents from any claim, demand, cause of action, debt or liability (including costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees) that arises out of material you access, download, submit, post, transmit or make available through this Web Site, your use of this Web Site, your violation of these Terms of Use, or your violation of any rights of another.

14. INTERACTIONS WITH OTHERS
You are solely responsible for your interactions, both on-line and off-line, with other visitors to or Members of the Peace X Peace Web Site, and with persons you meet through such visitors or Members. You understand and acknowledge that Peace X Peace does not screen its Members, inquire into their backgrounds or attempt to verify the information they provide. In all interactions, whether on-line or off-line, with other visitors to or Members of the Peace X Peace Web Site and with persons you meet through such visitors or Members, you agree to take all precautions necessary to protect yourself, your property and your personal and financial information. IN NO EVENT SHALL PEACE X PEACE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE PEACE X PEACE WEB SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF PROPERTY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, BODILY INJURY OR DEATH RESULTING FROM YOUR COMMUNICATIONS OR OTHER CONTACT, WHETHER ON-LINE OR OFF-LINE, WITH VISITORS TO OR MEMBERS OF THE PEACE X PEACE WEB SITE, OR PERSONS YOU MEET THROUGH SUCH VISITORS OR MEMBERS.

15. ELIGIBILITY
Use of the Peace X Peace Web Site is void where prohibited. You represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with Peace X Peace and are not barred from using this Web Site by the laws of the United States or the country in which you reside.

16. GENERAL
These Terms of Use, together with the Peace X Peace Privacy Policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and Peace X Peace and govern your use of this Web Site, superseding any prior or contemporaneous representations or agreements. All rights not otherwise expressly granted to you by these Terms of Use are reserved to Peace X Peace. All disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or our operation of this Web Site shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and of the United States without regard to conflict of law principles. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Virginia, provided that Peace X Peace shall be entitled to apply for injunctive relief in any jurisdiction. The failure of Peace X Peace to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the parties agree that the court should give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in such provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of this Web Site or the Terms of Use must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in these Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.