Terms-of-Use Policy and Agreement

Policies governing your submission of content

You are responsible for the content of any information you submit to the Voices for the Lake project both through the web site and through the exhibit at ECHO.  The information posted on this feature does not necessarily reflect the views of ECHO and in no event shall ECHO assume or have any responsibility or liability for any information posted to this feature or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from the use and/or appearance of such information on this feature.

By clicking the “Submit” button on the Voices for the Lake web site or exhibit interface, you affirm that your submission is original to you, that you hold all necessary rights to this work or have permission from the copyright holder, or the work is in the public domain, and that the submission does not defame or otherwise violate the rights, copyrights, trademarks, publicity, privacy, or reputation of any third party.

Under this agreement you will retain ownership of your submission.  However, you hereby grant to ECHO and ECHO hereby accepts a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such information in any and all media now known or hereinafter devised and to authorize others to exercise such rights.  You further represent that you have all necessary rights in such posting.

You agree to indemnify and hold ECHO harmless against any claims asserted by any third parties that allege your submission violates their rights, or from any breach by you of your promises in this agreement.  You shall be responsible for any costs incurred by ECHO for defense or settlement of third-party claims, including but not limited to ECHO’s reasonable attorneys’ fees.

You understand that submitting content does not guarantee that your work will be displayed on this web site.  The decision of which and how submissions received through the Voices for the Lake web site and exhibit will be used will be at the sole discretion of ECHO.  

Protecting your personal information

ECHO collects personally-identifying information such as your name, zip code, and e-mail address on these pages only if you choose to provide that information.  ECHO asks you to provide this information when you submit information via the Voices for the Lake web site.  Please note, your name will be displayed on the ECHO web site and may be displayed in connection with any use of your submission by ECHO or parties authorized by ECHO.  When submitting your name, you are advised to use a name that you want the public to see.  

E-mail addresses will only be used for administrative purposes by ECHO, and your e-mail address will not be shared or sold to a third party without first receiving your permission.  However, ECHO may disclose personal information, including e-mail addresses, if required to do so by law or if ECHO determines that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law or with legal process, (b) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the web site, or (c) protect the personal safety or property of web site users, the public, and/or ECHO and its employees.  If you do not want your personally-identifying information to be collected or used for any of these purposes, you can simply ‘opt out’ according to the process described below.

Tracking and use of cookies

As you explore this feature, it is possible that several cookies will be set on your computer.  A cookie is information a web site puts on your computer’s hard drive so that the site can remember your preferences or which pages you visited on that site.  These web pages use the information from cookies to deliver relevant local resources, remember browser preferences, and improve your experiences on the site.

No personal information gathered in the Voices for the Lake web site or exhibit will be stored in a cookie.  ECHO does not sell information collected by cookies nor use the information for commerce-related purposes.

Links to other sites

The Voices for the Lake web site may contain links to other sites that may not follow the same policies as ECHO does.  These sites may use cookies, collect data, and use the data in ways that ECHO would not.  ECHO is not responsible for the practices or any information or materials on these other sites.

Acceptance of the Submission & Usage Policy

By clicking the “Submit” button on the Voices for the Lake web site or exhibit, you signify your acceptance of all terms spelled out in this Terms-of-Use Policy and Agreement.  If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this feature.

ECHO reserves the right to change this Terms-of-Use Policy and Agreement at any time.  Any changes to this Terms-of-Use Policy and Agreement will be posted to this page as soon as reasonably possible, so please check this page periodically.  Use of these pages constitutes consent to any policy and agreement in effect now or at anytime in the future.

Disclaimer of warranties

THE Voices for the Lake  WEB SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  ECHO DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY INFORMATION IS COMPLETE OR ACCURATE, THAT THE WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT ANY INFORMATION IS FREE OF ROGUE PROGRAMMING.

Limitation of damages

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL ECHO BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE Voices for the Lake  WEB SITE OR EXHIBIT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION USE OF OR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE Voices for the Lake  WEB SITE AND EXHIBIT, INTERRUPTIONS, ERRORS, DEFECTS, MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, DELETIONS OF FILES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, NONDELIVERY OF INFORMATION, DISCLOSURE OF COMMUNICATIONS, OR ANY OTHER FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE.

Release and indemnity

YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND/OR LIABILITY AGAINST ECHO ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE Voices for the Lake WEB SITE AND EXHIBIT.  YOU ALSO AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS ECHO FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR LIABILITY, INCLUDING COSTS AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES, ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIS FEATURE OR FAILURE TO ABIDE BY APPLICABLE LAW.

Questions, corrections to personal data and opting-out

If you have any questions or comments concerning this Terms-of-Use Policy and Agreement; would like to change, update or delete your personal information; or would like to opt-out of any future communications, please contact ECHO.

Thank you for your interest in ECHO’s Voices for the Lake project.