Terms of Use For SLOVAKIA.ORG

SLOVAKIA.ORG is a publication dedicated to presenting objective and non-partisan information along with balanced commentary about Slovak politics, society, history, culture, and economy, primarily in the English language. SLOVAKIA.ORG's goals are purely to educate the public about the Slovak Republic in an accessible and evenhanded way.

SLOVAKIA.ORG is a not for profit venture (as indicated by the top-level domain ORG) solely dedicated to disseminating information about the Slovak Republic and related issues; it is a wholly private enterprise with neither governmental, non-governmental, political, nor commercial affiliations. We do not recommend, endorse, sponsor, or in any way support commercial products or services.

Terms of Use

Please read these Terms Of Use carefully before using this site. By using this site, you signify your agreement with these Terms Of Use. If you do not agree with any of the below Terms Of Use, do not use this site. SLOVAKIA.ORG reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update these Terms Of Use at any time and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates.

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TRADEMARKS, COPYRIGHTS AND RESTRICTIONS

SLOVAKIA.ORG and "The Guide to the Slovak Republic" are trademarks of SLOVAKIA.ORG All material on this site, including, but not limited to images, illustrations, audio clips, and video clips, is protected by copyrights which are owned and controlled by SLOVAKIA.ORG or by other parties that have licensed/granted their material to SLOVAKIA.ORG ("Copyrights"), considered to be part of the public domain, or used under the aegis of the "fair use" clause of international copyright law (See Educational Use below) or their respective copyright holders. Material from SLOVAKIA.ORG or any web site owned, operated, licensed or controlled by SLOVAKIA.ORG or it's affiliates may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of the copyrights and other proprietary rights. For purposes of this Terms of Use Agreement, the use of any such material on any other web site or networked computer environment is prohibited.

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EDUCATIONAL USE OF THIRD PARTY MATERIALS

Images, illustrations and all textual references not owned by SLOVAKIA.ORG are used under Section 27(2)(a) of the Copyright Act of Canada as per "any fair dealing with any work for the purposes of private study, research, criticism, review or newspaper summary."

Further, the United States of America Copyright Act, section 107 states "fair use" is a right that allows reproduction by any means for purposes such as teaching, scholarship or research. Minimum guidelines for photocopying, negotiated by representatives of the education, author and publisher sectors and approved by the U.S. Congress in 1981, make it clear that under the U.S. Copyright Act, teachers have a fair-use right to make:

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The creators of Slovakia.ORG would like to thank the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs, especially S. Polonsky and T. Kralik of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Canada, for supplying us with promotional materials, important facts, and statistical information. Further, information has been used from the CIA World Fact Book, U.S. Congress, United Nations, OECD, European Union, NATO and other international organizations. All reprinted articles are used under the auspices of the "fair use" clause, section 107, of the United States copyright law, and therein properly cited with source and hyperlink information.

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REPRESENTATION OF OPINION

The views expressed on this web site are solely those of SLOVAKIA.ORG, unless explicitly attributed to another author, and not those of the Slovak Republic, its ministries, departments, or any of its subjects. SLOVAKIA.ORG is a web based information site dedicated to presenting objective and non-partisan information about Slovak politics, economics, society, history and culture, in the English language. SLOVAKIA.ORG is a non-profit venture solely dedicated to disseminating information about the Slovak Republic and related issues; it is a wholly private enterprise with neither governmental nor commercial associations.

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PRIVACY

SLOVAKIA.ORG is very respectful about the privacy concerns of the visitors to its sites on the Internet. As a general policy, no personal information is automatically collected from visitors to its sites, nor is so-called "cookie" technology used by the sites created by SLOVAKIA.ORG. However, certain non-personal information of visitors is recorded by the standard operation of SLOVAKIA.ORG 's Internet servers. This information is primarily used to provide an enhanced online experience for the visitor. Information tracked includes the type of browser being used by the visitor (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system (e.g., Macintosh, Windows) in use by the visitor and the domain name of the visitor's Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink) . Uses of this information include internal review of the number of visitors to the sites but only in an aggregate and non-personally-identifiable form. E-mail addresses and other personally identifiable data about visitors to this site are known to SLOVAKIA.ORG only when voluntarily submitted.

Personally identifiable information that may be collected in connection with visitors voluntarily filling out forms or subscribing to newsletters is retained by SLOVAKIA.ORG and not sold or otherwise transferred outside the organization. This information is used to better understand visitors' use of our sites and to support transactions made on the sites.

However, this data in an aggregate form may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising or other uses. We sometimes also use e-mail addresses and other personally identifiable information to contact visitors who communicate with us. For example, we direct e-mail to visitors who provide us with their e-mail addresses for specific purposes such as receiving our e-mail newsletters.. Each e-mail newsletter always contains instruction on how to discontinue receipt of the newsletter.

To the extent that any of our sites accessible through SLOVAKIA.ORG has additional practices, these practices will be explained at that site.

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LINKED SITES

SLOVAKIA.ORG, whether or not affiliated with sites which may be linked to this site, is not responsible for their content ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are for your convenience only and you access them at your own risk.

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DISCLAIMER

The materials in SLOVAKIA.ORG's Web Sites are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, SLOVAKIA.ORG disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. SLOVAKIA.ORG does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that SLOVAKIA.ORG's Web Sites or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components. SLOVAKIA.ORG does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in SLOVAKIA.ORG's Web Sites in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not SLOVAKIA.ORG) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. The material that you read in SLOVAKIA.ORG's Web Sites is provided solely for entertainment and promotional purposes.

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Furthermore, neither SLOVAKIA.ORG nor its editors, authors, or any persons affiliated or related entities or its content providers are responsible or liable to any person or entity whatsoever (including, without limitation, persons who may use or rely on such data/materials or to whom such data/materials may be furnished) for any loss, damage (whether actual, consequential, punitive or otherwise), injury, claim, liability or other cause of any kind or character whatsoever based upon or resulting from any information or opinions provided in SLOVAKIA.ORG's Web Sites.

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SUBMISSIONS

Any notes, message/billboard postings, ideas, suggestions, concepts or other material submitted will become the property of SLOVAKIA.ORG. throughout the universe and SLOVAKIA.ORG shall be entitled to use the material for any type of use forever including in any media whether now known or hereafter devised. When you submit material to SLOVAKIA.ORG's Web Sites, you agree that SLOVAKIA.ORG has the right to publish the material for any type of use as outline above including promotional and advertising purposes.