Terms of Use

The Public Diplomacy Council (hereafter PDC or Council) provides web services to its users subject to the following conditions. If you visit this site, you accept these conditions.


Privacy Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs your visit to the PDC website, to understand our practices.


Copyright All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of the Council or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of the Council unless otherwise noted and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of the Council or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.


Logo and trademarks The Council's logo and/or name and other branding trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not the Council, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits the Council. All other trademarks not owned by the Council that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by the Council.


License and Site Access The Council grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of the Council. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of a third-party; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.

This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of the Council. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of the Council without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing the Council name or trademarks without the express written consent of the Council. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by the Council. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create hyperlinks to the home page or other pages of the PDC so long as any links do not portray the Council, its members, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. You may not use any of the Council logos or other proprietary graphics or trademarks as part of the link without express written permission.


Reader Comments

Readers of this website are invited to comment on the articles posted to the home page, which represent the opinions of the writers, not the Public Diplomacy Council.  Comments are reviewed to screen spam, information unrelated to the article, and obscenity or profanity.  All opinions about the articles are solicited and welcomed; the Council's intent is to create an open forum on public diplomacy.

Links to Third Party Sites Some links posted on this site will take readers out of the Council's site. These linked sites are not under the control of the Council and the Council is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The Council is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. The Council is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Council of the site.


Your Member Account If you are a member of the PDC, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.


Unsolicited E-mail Policy The presence of email addresses on this site is not an invitation for unsolicited commercial email. The use of spiders, robots, and other technologies to collect email addresses from this site is prohibited. Senders of email are expected to abide by all applicable state and federal laws.


Copyright Complaints The Council respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact the Council immediately.


Risk of Loss All items purchased from the Council are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier.


Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability This site is provided by the Council on an "as is" and "as available" basis. The Council makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials, or products included on this site. You expressly agree that your use of this site is at your sole risk.

To the full extent permissible by applicable law, the Council disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The Council does not warrant that this site, its servers, or email sent from the Council are free of viruses or other harmful components. The Council will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.


Applicable Law By visiting www.publicdiplomacycouncil.org you agree that the laws of the District of Columbia, U.S.A., without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and the Council.


Site Policies, Modification, and Severability Please review our Privacy Policy posted on this site. This policy also governs your visit to the Council’s website. We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Terms of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

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