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This website contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of charitable efforts, human rights, social welfare and environmental issues for nonprofit educational purposes. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. 

In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have an interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:

(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
(2) the nature of the copyrighted work;
(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

Regarding items (3) & (4) above, The Charity Vault only displays the article text in the News section for a maximum of 48 hours, afterwards the headline link points to the original news source. Articles are archived with the summary link pointing to the original source.

If for any reason an owner of a copyrighted work does not want the text displayed for the minimum time limit, please Contact Copyright Services to have the article removed.


Notice for Claims of Intellectual Property Violations and Agent for Notice

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide The Charity Vault's Copyright Agent with the following information:

1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
2. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on The Charity Vault website, with enough detail that we may find it on the website;
4. your address, telephone number, and email address;
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, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.

The Charity Vault's Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached by Contacting Copyright Services 

Please note that, due to security concerns, attachments cannot be accepted. Any notification of infringement submitted electronically with an attachment will not be received or processed.


User Copyright Policy

The Charity Vault contains copyrighted material use of this content for any purpose other than viewing on The Charity Vault website is strictly prohibited. Users may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Reading online, downloading or other use of this information signifies acceptance of these conditions; and use of this site may occur on these conditions only.


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The Charity Vault respects the intellectual property of others. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law. We may at our sole discretion limit access to our web site and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others.




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