2. Other Sites Have Other Policies. For your convenience, the MassCEC’s Web site contains hypertext or other links to external Internet sites that are not provided or maintained by the MassCEC. Please note that the MassCEC cannot guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of these external sites. In addition, the inclusion of links to non-governmental sites is not intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites. In particular, please note that the MassCEC uses various social media tools. Although some of the social media sites or identities might appear to be part of this site, many are hosted by third party providers. Please review our Social Media Policy for more information on the terms that apply for those sites.
3. Public Record and Copyright. All of the material posted on the MassCEC's Web sites and accessible to the public without use of an authenticating and authorizing mechanism (such as a "PIN" or password) is public record. Most of the public records posted on MassCEC’s Websites can be copied and used for any purpose. However, some of the public records posted on the MassCEC's Web sites are also copyrighted material. With respect to material copyrighted by the MassCEC, including the design, layout, and other features of the MassCEC’s Web site, the MassCEC forbids any copying or use other than "fair use" under the Copyright Act. "Fair use" includes activities such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, research, and other related activities. In addition, please be advised that the MassCEC makes use of materials (including, but not limited to, photographs) in which third parties hold the copyright, which also cannot be copied or used for use other than "fair use" without permission of the copyright owner. If you want to make use other than "fair use" of any copyrighted information on this Web site, you must seek permission directly from the copyright owner. The only part of this Web site to which the copyright rules stated above do not apply is on social media pages that receive comment. Content on these pages is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Content includes all materials posted by the MassCEC. In addition, visitors to these pages agree to grant a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to the rest of the world for their submissions to this site under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. A copy of this license is available online at http://creativecommons.org/licenses. MassCEC respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask users of our Web site to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, we have adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, users, subscribers, or account holders on our Web site who are deemed to be repeat infringers. We may also, at our sole discretion, limit access to our Web site and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
Notice and Procedure for Notifying Designated Agent of Claims of Copyright Infringement
If you believe that any material on this Web site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, or that any link on this Web site directs users to another Web site that contains material that infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below. Notifications of claimed copyright infringement must be sent to the MassCEC’s Designated Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement. Our Designated Agent may be reached by emailing Catherine Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. No warranty, endorsement or liability. The MassCEC makes no warranty that the materials contained within the MassCEC’s Web site are free from copyright claims, or other restrictions or limitations on free use or display. The MassCEC disclaims any liability for the improper or incorrect use of information obtained from the MassCEC.
With respect to the MassCEC’s social media pages or identities, which are identified on the MassCEC’s Social Media Policy, any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other nongovernmental organizations or individuals that remain on the site are provided solely for the information of individuals using the social media pages. These references are not intended to reflect the opinion of the MassCEC or its employees concerning the significance, priority, or importance to be given the referenced entity, product, service, or organization. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying MassCEC’s endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.
The MassCEC does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by individuals on the Web site is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. The MassCEC may not be able to verify, does not warrant or guarantee, and assumes no liability for anything posted by any other person. The views expressed on the Web site by non-state commentators do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Massachusetts the MassCEC.
5. No waiver; Laws, Regulations and Policies Take Precedence. The content published on this Web site is subordinate to, and is not to be interpreted as an amendment to or waiver of, the Federal and State laws, regulations and policies applicable to the matters addressed in the site’s content.