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Website Copyright Policy

Text and image files, audio and video clips, and other content on this website are the property of CISters and are protected by intellectual property laws. Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the content on this website may also be owned by individuals and entities other than, and in addition to, CISters.

CISters expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this website, except for the purposes of fair use as defined in the copyright law, and as described below.

Fair Use Is Permitted

Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for non-commercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting. Unless otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print text files from this website for such uses may do so without the express permission of CIS’ters, provided that they comply with the following conditions:

  1. The content may only be used for personal, educational or non-commercial purposes;
  2. Users must cite the author and source of the content as they would material from any printed work;
  3. The citation must include all copyright information and other information associated with the content and URL for the CISters website;
  4. None of the content may be altered or modified;
  5. Users must comply with all other terms or restrictions which may be applicable to the individual file or text;
  6. Image files are excluded from this fair use policy.

Warranty

By downloading, printing, or otherwise using text files from this website, users agree and warrant that they will limit their use of such files to fair use and will comply with all other terms and conditions of this license, and will not violate the rights of CISters or any other person or entity.

CISters does not warrant that use of the text, images and content displayed on the website will not infringe the rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with CISters.

Commercial Use Is Restricted

Unauthorized commercial publication or exploitation of text, images or content of this website is specifically prohibited. Anyone wishing to use any of these files or images for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than fair use as defined by law, must request and receive prior written permission from CIS’ters.

Permission for such use is granted on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of CISters. A usage fee may be assessed depending on the type and nature of the proposed use.