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I. Terms of use: || TOP || Carnaval.com links to information placed by third parties located on the world wide web and internet.. As such the publishers of Carnaval.com have no control over such sites and information. Carnaval.com cannot be held responsible for the nature or the content of the web sites
Carnaval.com makes no guaranties as to such sites and information, including
- the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of any such sites and information,  
 -whether Carnaval.com links may locate unintended and objectionable content.
In no event shall carnaval.com be liable for any damages resulting from loss of use or failure to provide services.

II. Link Policy:
|| TOP || Carnaval.com is a web directory or link guide which seeks to provide a value added surfing experience for our audience by critically evaluating web site pages made available to the world wide audience.
In general we do not:
1) ask permission before linking or making a directional icon graphical to a third party web site
2) make any guarantee to maintain a link in return for a return link. 
In general we will:
1) remove a link to a web site if requested by a representative of the site owner
2) consider adding a link to a commercial web site in our marketplace section for:
a) return link b) future unspecified consideration c) market leadership in a market segment
3) consider adding a link in the editorial section which includes many links to purely commercial web sites for a referral fee. The user can generally determine if this arrangement exists by examining the URL for extra ordinary address code
4) allow third party web sites to add links to their web site in the forum or aForum.com section. Continuation of the link or this policy is solely at the discretion of carnaval.com
Forum or aForum.com is an evolving community with volunteer  moderators who may not adhere to these policies. In addition several organizations are represented who may elect to not allow certain content at their sole discretion. Forum also has a use policy which is addition to this one.
Official Web Sites: We maintain a policy of  favoring and highlighting official web sites ahead of third party web sites. Official web sites generally are maintained by the producer of the event and often represent a community based Board of Directors. We attempt to have links to every official Carnival web site in existence. Other carnival oriented web sites are of special interest to us if they maintain a somewhat comprehensive links page or other pages focusing on their festival (as opposed to their group's participation) and/or the region where it takes place. 

III. Disclaimer: || TOP || Carnaval.com  is provided to you "as is" and free of charge. Carnaval.com uses its best efforts to maintain Carnaval.com, but is not responsible for the results of any defects that may be found to exist in Carnaval.com, or any lost profits or other consequential damages that may result from such defects.
You should not assume that Carnaval.com is error-free or that it will be suitable for the particular purpose that you have in mind when using it. We accept  no responsibility for typos or inaccuracies. Before transacting business with any business or individual mentioned on this site we recommend that you conduct your own verification of their reliability. We make every effort to supply accurate and up to date information from our advertisers.
 


IV. Copyright || TOP || :(©)1996-2007 Carnaval.com
No part of this web site may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system without the written permission of Carnaval.com with the exception of the carnaval logo or other parts used only as directional icons or to illustrate a communication regarding the site.
 

 Major exception: Many images have been acquired with a creative commons copyright which allows reuse by others under various restrictions. We make extensive use of creative commons content from wikipedia.org content and images from flikr.com (purchased by yahoo.com in 2006) We contribute a portion of our revenue to wikpedia.org, creative commons and electronic freedom foundatin and look forward to growing a stronger relationship over time with their community.
Our Use:

In accordance with the Carnaval.com Terms and Conditions, we will remove from the Carnaval.com Community images posted at our image server [http://www.sfmission.com/cgi-bin/gallery/imageFolio.cgi] or elsewhere that violate our Terms and Conditions, such as pornography or images that infringe copyrights, publicity rights, privacy rights or other intellectual property rights.

To report a Carnaval.com Community posting which violates our Terms and Conditions and which you want removed, please send an email notice to the Carnaval.com Copyright Agent at [email protected]

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide the Carnaval.com’ Copyright Agent with a notice containing the following information:

  1. Your name, address, telephone number and email address.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  3. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  4. Identification of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site (i.e., the complete URL of each image you believe violates our Terms and Conditions)
  5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
  6. A statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and a statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.

For violations that do not pertain to the infringement of intellectual property rights, please provide:

  1. Your name, address, telephone number and email address.
  2. The complete URL of each image you believe violates our Terms and Conditions.

We investigate reported violations and take appropriate action within 3 business days after receipt of infringement notices.

Pursuant to 17USC§512(c)(2), our designated agent to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringements is: Copyright Agent, 3236 21st Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. email: [email protected]

 

A portion of the proceeds of revenue earned by the carnaval.com and sfmission.com family of websites is donated to the following web institutions:

The Wikimedia Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing free knowledge to every person in the world. Meeting this goal through the maintenance, development and distribution of free content, Wikimedia relies on public donations to run its wiki-based projects.
Wikimedia provides computing and network resources to create and distribute many reference works including Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikinews, Wikisource and the
Wikimedia Commons

eff.org/

EFF is a nonprofit group of passionate people — lawyers, technologists, volunteers, and visionaries — working to protect your digital rights

licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. They have built upon the "all rights reserved" concept of traditional copyright to offer a voluntary "some rights reserved" approach.

 
 
 
 

 

V. Disclosure || TOP || Carnaval.com is owned by C.M.Collins & Associates Inc. , a State of California Corporation and is based in the Mission district of the City of San Francisco, State of California, United States of America. President Chris M. Collins  is a board member of several organizations involved in the promotion of Carnaval-San Francisco which takes place at the end of May on Memorial day weekend Sunday.
Mr. Collins participates in Carnaval for fun as a hobby and has never come close to covering the out-of-pocket costs of his Carnival participation much less breaking  even (non-profit status) or making a profit in a related industry. Mr. Collins will eventually place Carnaval.com in a trust if he can devise a way to make it viable as a non-profit and be able to cover its costs of operation.


 
VI : Privacy Policy Here at Carnaval.com we are firm believers in the protection of our users' privacy. The following is our statement on privacy.

Carnaval.com does not require nor release any information that can identify a specific user. Users can place specific information about themselves on our chat and discussion areas (www.aforum.com) that the public can view. It is up to the users as to what they wish to place in these areas, Carnaval.com may edit or remove these entries as they see fit, improper language and overall Web Server content size is our criteria in these actions.

Carnaval.com has never used emails or shared emails to send unsolicted or promotional emails. We hope to develop popular community tools which promote interaction between within and between Carnaval communities that may result in a change but anything would have an easy opt-out.  

 Carnaval.com will not disclose any data to entities outside of Carnaval.com from users selecting this.

This policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond Carnaval.com's control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.

Other:
We consider our use to be non-commercial as we do not charge for use of our site and operate as a free service supporting several non-profit organizations. These organizations are the Mission Neighborhood Centers Inc., Mission Merchants Association and Federation of European Carnival Cities.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

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