Introduction

The Fort Monroe Authority (FMA) provides text, audio and video files, data, media, digital images, trademarks, and all other content (collectively, “Content”) on its websites for personal and educational use only. Any commercial use of Content from FMA websites is strictly prohibited. By accessing our Content you agree to the following terms and conditions, which FMA may change at any time. You should refer to these terms and conditions each time you intend to use Content from any FMA website. If you have questions about the terms and conditions, you may contact us at the address listed in the “Contact Us” section below.

FMA Websites

These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to all of our websites, which individually, shall be referred to as a “Site” and together will be referred to as the “Sites.” They include the following:

BY ACCESSING THE SITES, Users accept and agree to be bound and abide by THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS SITE. Users must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations while using the Sites.

Intellectual Property

All Content is owned by FMA or its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. FMA retains all rights, including copyrights, and the rights comprised in copyrights, in and to the Content. Copyright and other proprietary rights may be held by individuals or entities other than, or in addition to FMA, and when this is the case, ownership will be identified. Many of the trademarks, service marks, and logos (collectively, “Trademarks”) displayed on the Sites, including FORT MONROE and FREEDOM’S FORT and WHERE FREEDOM LIVES, are registered and/or unregistered marks owned by FMA. The Trademarks of third- parties may also be displayed on the Sites, and when this is the case, ownership will be identified. By displaying Trademarks on the Sites, FMA does not grant any implied license or right to use such Trademarks. The prior written permission of FMA or the third-party owner is required to use any Trademark displayed on the Sites. Any unauthorized use of the Trademarks or any other Content, except as authorized in these Terms and Conditions of Use, is strictly prohibited. If you breach any of the Terms and Conditions of Use, your right to use the Sites will immediately stop.

Authorized Use

By downloading, printing, or otherwise using Content, users agree to limit their use of such files to non-commercial personal, educational use or “fair use” under the law and to abide by any additional terms or restrictions applicable to the specific Content. Users agree further that they will not violate FMA’s or any other party’s proprietary rights in and to the Content and will cite the author and source of the Content as they would material from any printed work. Such citations must include “Fort Monroe Authority.” Users may not remove any credits or other attribution information, copyright or trademark notices, or other proprietary notices that have been placed on or near the Content. Downloading, printing, copying, distributing or otherwise using Content for commercial purposes, including commercial publication or personal financial gain, is expressly prohibited. Users may not modify Content on the Site. All rights not expressly granted herein by FMA are specifically and completely reserved. Users acknowledge that FMA makes no warranty regarding ownership or contact information of any third-party Content and that they must seek permission to use such Content from its owner(s).

Reservation of Rights

All rights not expressly granted herein by FMA are specifically and completely reserved.

Links to Third-Party Sites

FMA is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of off-site pages or other websites linked to or from the Sites (“Links”). FMA provides Links as a convenience for its users who acknowledge that they personally assume the risk of accessing such Links. FMA does not endorse or recognize any affiliation to third-parties by inclusion of Links on the Sites.

Prohibited Uses

You may use the Sites only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions of Use. You agree not to use the Sites: in any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries); to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use, or re-use any material that does not comply with the content standards set out in these Terms and Conditions of Use; and to engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Sites, or which, as determined by us, may harm FMA or users of the Sites, or expose them to liability.

Additionally, you agree not to: use the Sites in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Sites, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Sites; use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Sites for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Sites; use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Sites, or for any other purpose not expressly authorized in these Terms and Conditions of Use, without our prior written consent; use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Sites; introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful; attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Sites, the server on which the Sites is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Sites; attack the Sites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack; otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Sites.

Entire Agreement; Severance; Waiver

These Terms and Conditions of Use, any notices on the Sites, the Privacy Policy and any end-user license agreements, each of which is incorporated by reference, constitute the entire agreement regarding access to and use of the Site. If any provision of the Terms and Conditions of Use or the Privacy Policy is deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that provision will be severable from the remaining provisions and will not affect their validity and enforceability. FMA’s failure to enforce a provision on any occasion shall not be construed as a waiver of such provision.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions of Use and any amendments thereto shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving effect to Virginia’s conflicts of laws provisions. Any dispute arising out of, in connection with, or related to use of the Sites shall be brought in any federal or state court whose jurisdiction includes Fort Monroe, Virginia and users hereby waive any objection that they may have to personal jurisdiction in these courts.