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Terms of Use

1. Your Acceptance
BY USING AND/OR VISITING THIS WEBSITE (collectively, including all Content available through the embassyofjamaica.org and jamaicanembassy.org domain names, the "Embassy Website", "Embassy of Jamaica Website", or "Website"), YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ASSENT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (the "Terms of Service"). If you do not agree to any of these terms, then please do not use the Embassy Website.

2. Embassy of Jamaica Website
These Terms of Service apply to all users of the Embassy Website, including users who are also contributors of information, and other materials or services on the Website. The Embassy Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by the Embassy of Jamaica. The Embassy of Jamaica has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, the Embassy of Jamaica will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Website, you expressly relieve the Embassy of Jamaica from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website. Accordingly, we encourage you to be aware when you leave the Embassy Website and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website that you visit.

3. Website Access
A. The Embassy of Jamaica hereby grants you permission to use the Website as set forth in these Terms of Service, provided that:
(i) you will not copy or distribute any part of the Website in any medium without the Embassy of Jamaica's prior written authorization;
(ii) you will not alter or modify any part of the Website other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the Website for its intended purpose; and
(iii) you will otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service.

B. In order to access some features of the Website, you will have to create an account. You may never use another's account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify the Embassy of Jamaica immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. Although the Embassy of Jamaica will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of the Embassy of Jamaica or others due to such unauthorized use.

C. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," "offline readers," etc., that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the Embassy of Jamaica servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a convention on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Embassy of Jamaica grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. The Embassy of Jamaica reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Website.

4. User Submissions
A. You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that:
(i) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize the Embassy of Jamaica to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms of Service; and
(ii) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the User Submission to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms of Service. For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions. However, by submitting the User Submissions to the Embassy of Jamaica, you hereby grant the Embassy of Jamaica a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the Embassy Website and the Embassy of Jamaica's (and its successor's) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Embassy of Jamaica Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the Embassy of Jamaica Website a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Website, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Website and under these Terms of Service. The foregoing license granted by you terminates once you remove or delete a User Submission from the Embassy Website.

B. In connection with User Submissions, you further agree that you will not:
(i) submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant the Embassy of Jamaica all of the license rights granted herein;
(ii) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage the Embassy of Jamaica or any third party;
(iii) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate;
(iv) post advertisements or solicitations of business:
(v) impersonate another person. The Embassy of Jamaica does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and the Embassy of Jamaica expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. The Embassy of Jamaica does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Website, and the Embassy of Jamaica will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another's intellectual property rights. The Embassy of Jamaica reserves the right to remove Content and User Submissions without prior notice. The Embassy of Jamaica will also terminate a User's access to its Website, if they are determined to be a repeat infringer. A repeat infringer is a User who has been notified of infringing activity more than twice and/or has had a User Submission removed from the Website more than twice. The Embassy of Jamaica also reserves the right to decide whether Content or a User Submission is appropriate and complies with these Terms of Service for violations other than copyright infringement and violations of intellectual property law, such as, but not limited to, pornography, obscene or defamatory material, or excessive length. The Embassy of Jamaica may remove such User Submissions and/or terminate a User's access for uploading such material in violation of these Terms of Service at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion.

C. You understand that when using the Embassy Website, you will be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources, and that the Embassy of Jamaica is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You futher understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against the Embassy of Jamaica with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold the Embassy of Jamaica, its Owners/Operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the site.

D. The Embassy of Jamaica permits you to link to materials on the Website for personal, non-commercial purposes only.

5. Warranty Disclaimer
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE Embassy of Jamaica WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, the Embassy of Jamaica, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. The Embassy of Jamaica MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY
(I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT,
(II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE,
(III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE,
(IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR
(V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE Embassy of Jamaica WEBSITE. The Embassy of Jamaica DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE Embassy of Jamaica WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND the Embassy of Jamaica WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.

6. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL the Embassy of Jamaica, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY
(I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT,
(II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE,
(III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN,
(IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE,
(IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR
(V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE Embassy of Jamaica WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT the Embassy of Jamaica SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. The Website is controlled and offered by the Embassy of Jamaica from its facilities in Washington, DC, United States. The Embassy of Jamaica makes no representations that the Embassy Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Embassy of Jamaica Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

7. Indemnity
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Embassy of Jamaica, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Embassy Website; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the Embassy Website.

8. Ability to Accept Terms of Service
You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Embassy of Jamaica Website is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Embassy of Jamaica Website, there are lots of other great web sites for you. Talk to your parents about what sites are appropriate for you.

9. Assignment
These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by the Embassy of Jamaica without restriction.

Privacy Policy

For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. The Embassy of Jamaica Website uses software programs to create summary statistics for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest or identifying system performance or problem areas. The following is the type of information collected about your visit to the web site: the name of the Internet domain from which you access the Embassy of Jamaica Website (for example, "aol.com" if you are connecting from America Online) and the date and time you access our site. If you choose to provide us with personal information in an email message, we use it only to respond to your email.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the Embassy of Jamaica uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the full extent of the law. Except for the above purposes, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

Information you provide
When you join the Mailing List of the Embassy of Jamaica, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an address).

The Embassy of Jamaica only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of the Embassy of Jamaica in the following limited circumstances:

  • We have your consent.
  • We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of the Embassy of Jamaica, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who searched for a particular term, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.

Disclaimers

The information content and design/organization of the Website launched on December 15, 2006 at http://www.embassyofjamaica.org and "http://www.jamaicanembassy.org" are maintained by the Embassy of Jamaica, Washington, DC.
Please direct comments about our Website to our feedback page.
Please direct technical questions about our Website to our Webmaster.

Some bureaus/offices maintain servers separately from the site maintained by the Embassy of Jamaica Website. For sites not listed, please visit our contact us page; or fill out our General Inquiries form; your message will be forwarded to the appropriate office or bureau.

Links to External Websites
Links to websites outside the Embassy of Jamaica or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names within the Embassy of Jamaica Website are for the convenience of the user. Such use does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by the Embassy of Jamaica of any private sector website, product, or service.

Accuracy
Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, with the thousands of documents available, often uploaded within short deadlines, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. With respect to documents and information on the current Embassy website, neither the Embassy of Jamaica, nor their employees and contractors make any warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to documents available from the Embassy Website. Additionally, the Embassy of Jamaica assumes no legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein and do not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.

Search Disclaimer

This search is based upon locating specified words in the electronic text of documents. However, in many cases, this is dependent upon the conversion of the text in paper documents to electronic text through optical character recognition (OCR). Because of age and condition of some paper documents, the OCR may not recognize certain characters and words correctly. Please keep this in mind when using full text search, as these inaccuracies may decrease your chance of finding all relevant documents for your search criteria.

Computer Fraud and Abuse

Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this Website are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the full extent of the law.

Cookies

When you visit the Embassy of Jamaica Website, we send one or more cookies - a small file containing a string of characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service by storing user visits. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some Embassy of Jamaica Website features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

Viewing our Site

Our site can be viewed using older Internet Explorer versions, but to view the complete functionality of our site we suggest that users choose the latest version of Internet Explorer. For similar reasons, we suggest that users choose Mozilla's Firefox to get total utility from our site.

We must stress that the site is visible using other browsers, but in order to utilize the Cascading Style Sheets, keyboard navigation and alternative text, users must view our site using either of the above browsers. Users can download these browsers by following the links below.

Browsers
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox

For viewing PDF Documents get
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Keyboard Navigation

If you are visiting this site with one of the browsers listed above, then it is possible to navigate the site using only your keyboard (eg. without a mouse). These are the keys that you will need to navigate the site using only your keyboard:

< Tab > Moves to the next link
< Shift > + < Tab > Moves to the previous link
< Enter > Activates the link
< Down Arrow > Scrolls down the page
< Up Arrow > Scrolls up the page

 

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