Terms and Conditions
1. Mississippi Public Broadcasting Diversity Statement
Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) believes that diversity is about learning from others who are not the same, and that differences such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies can enhance the work we do in public media. We believe that as a diverse and inclusive organization, recognizing the unique and multiple perspectives of our employees, we can better fulfill our mission to serve the diverse population of the State of Mississippi. As a public media institution, our message is enhanced by our diverse workforce where everyone is empowered to make a difference.
To build and sustain a diverse workforce, MPB strives to attract, develop and retain the best talent from a variety of experiences and backgrounds and to provide a culture of inclusion where all individuals feel respected, are treated fairly, and have the opportunity to excel. Our work environment encourages learning from others to capture the advantage of unique perspectives
Equal Opportunity Employer
MPB’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in its employment policies: MPB provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post, edit or use the content of the Site for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video, without MPB's written permission.
All videocassettes, DVDs and similar products sold on the Site are for home and/or educational use (where no admission fee is charged) in a non-public performance and may not be duplicated or put online in any media. Footage you purchase from MPB may only be used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable license agreement.
All trademarks, service marks and trade names of MPB used in the Site are registered or unregistered trademarks of MPB, or are used with permission given to MPB alone, and may not be used without MPB's prior written permission.
5. Electronic Communication
By using this Site, you agree to receive electronic communications from MPB. You agree that any notice, agreement, disclosure or other communication that MPB sends you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.
6. Responsibility for Comments
You are responsible for the content of any material you post on the Site. Although MPB may, from time to time, monitor or review discussions, chats, Comments, transmissions, bulletin boards and the like on the Site, MPB is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such Postings nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any Posting by you.
By Commenting on MPB's Site or social media services you expressly grant MPB and it's affiliates and assignees the right to reproduce, adapt, perform, display and distribute any such Comment in any form worldwide, in perpetuity without providing credit or payment to you.
7. Public Disclosure of Postings
When posting material to the Site, be certain your Comment does not compromise your personal safety. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online, for example, via message boards or chat, that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. MPB cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online; you make such disclosures at your own risk. You acknowledge that anything you comment or post to the Site is routed through MPB's servers and the Internet and that you, therefore, have no expectation of privacy with regard to any such submission. You acknowledge that the Comments are for public and not private communications.
8. Compliance with Law
You agree not to post any materials that: (i) violate any copyright, trademark or other property right; (ii) interfere with any other person's use of the Site; (iii) interfere with the privacy of any other user; (iv) contain false or misleading statements of fact or descriptions of the origin of the material or the communication; (v) are abusive, illegal, defamatory, libelous, indecent, obscene, offensive, profane, inflammatory, pornographic or threatening in any way; (vi) advertise any service or product; or (vii) encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law.
MPB will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authority or court order requesting or directing MPB to disclose the identity of anyone posting the information or materials set forth above.
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Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d) as amended, MPB hereby notifies you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at the GetNetWise website (http://www.getnetwise.org), an online resource for families aimed to deliver information and tools helpful to guiding children to a safe internet experience. (GetNetWise is not controlled, operated or endorsed by MPB and MPB is not responsible for such site or the content on the site).
MPB reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate or restrict your use of the Site, without notice, for any reason, and without liability to you or any third party. You may terminate your use of, or your account on, the Site at any time.
11. Disclaimer of Warranties & Limitation of Liability
All information provided on the MPB website is believed to be correct. However, no liability is assumed for errors in substance or form of any of the materials published on this website. Electronic versions of documents appearing on this site do not display the text of these documents exactly as the printed versions.
Mississippi Public Broadcasting provides the information contained in this website as a service to the Internet community. Mississippi Public Broadcasting tries to provide quality information, but makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this website.
In addition, Mississippi Public Broadcasting is not liable for information on sites that are linked to the Mississippi Public Broadcasting website. Further, Mississippi Public Broadcasting is not responsible for any content contained on sites that are linked to the Mississippi Public Broadcasting website.
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12. Links to Third Party Sites
MPB has not reviewed all of the sites linked to the Site and is not responsible for the content of any off-Site pages or any other sites linked to the Site. Your viewing any other off-Site pages or other sites is at your own risk.
13. Waiver & Indemnification
YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND/OR LIABILITY AGAINST MPB ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE. YOU ALSO AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS MPB FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR LIABILITY, INCLUDING COSTS AND ATTORNEYS FEES, ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF, OR ANY POSTINGS BY YOU, ON THE SITE OR YOUR FAILURE TO ABIDE BY APPLICABLE LAW.
14. Copyright Infringement
The Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c) (a part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act), allows for a service provider to designate an agent to receive notifications of a claimed copyright infringement. The MPB Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:
Deputy Executive Director, Contracts and Support Services
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
All claims of infringement or defamatory activity must be in writing and must contain the following information:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of (1) the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed, or (2) the person defamed.
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit MPB to locate the material.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit MPB to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and/or electronic mail address.
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright or other proprietary right owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
15. Federal Communications Commission
MPB public files are located at 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211 and are open for public inspection during regular business hours. MPB’s Television online public files are located at the links below:
For questions, concerns or help related to accessing MPB’s FCC online public files, please call 601-432-6565 and ask for the Deputy Executive Director for Support Services. Or, you can write to MPB at ATTN: Deputy Executive Director Support Services; 3825 Ridgewood Road; Jackson, MS 39211 or contact us online.
16. Applicable Law & Jurisdiction
Your use of this Site shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of Mississippi, U.S.A. without regards to choice of law provisions. Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and legal proceedings directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this Site (including but not limited to the purchase of products on this Site) shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Mississippi.