COSI Web Use Policy
COSI is committed to protecting the online privacy of visitors to our website. This Policy applies only to the websites and online services provided by COSI. This Policy does not cover any interaction you may have with COSI by telephone, postal mail, or other offline communications. The purpose of this Policy is to inform you about the types of information we gather about you when you visit our websites, how we may use that information, and how we disclose it to third parties.
Use of Materials Posted on this Site
COSI's digital assets are protected by copyright and trademark laws, and are the property of COSI. Digital assets are defined as content from different media (e.g., photographs, video, text, audio, web pages, etc.) preserved in digital form.
Unless otherwise stated, you may print or download COSI digital assets for informational, educational, and other noncommercial purposes provided you include COSI Columbus as a reference as owner of the resource; for digital or live link environments, a link to www.cosi.org must be included.
The user may not reproduce, record, publish, modify, or distribute any COSI digital assets for commercial purposes without prior written consent from COSI. High resolution versions are available for most of the items included in the COSI Press Room. Requests for commercial use of digital assets or questions as to whether a specific use is permissible or requires written consent, and requests by the media for use of any image should be sent to our PR Manager.
Some examples of permitted use of COSI digital assets not requiring prior written permission: a handout including a COSI activity for an educational workshop a link from your web site to a specific COSI digital asset as part of a resource packet that you create for your students
Some examples of restricted use requiring prior written permission: a publication containing reproductions of COSI activities or images to be sold or provided in exchange for a fee use of COSI images to promote a commercial program, product, event, or activity, such as a science exhibition not produced by COSI
COSI welcomes links to our website with certain restrictions. Permission to create a link to the website is not required. We do however reserve the right to request removal of a link from any web page we believe does not further COSI's mission. You may NOT enclose pages from COSI's web site within a frame set on your site.
Our web site may provide links and pointers to internet web sites maintained by others. COSI is not responsible for the availability of any other website to which our website links, nor does COSI endorse or take responsibility for the content, advertising, products, or other materials made available through any other web site. Under no circumstances shall COSI be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any content, goods, or services available on any other web site.
The trademarks COSI, Camp-In®, kidspace®, and Science2GO! TM are registered trademarks of COSI.
Violations of system or network security are prohibited and may result in criminal and/or civil liability. COSI will investigate incidents involving such violations and may involve and cooperate with law enforcement if a criminal violation is suspected.
THE SERVICES AND MATERIALS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. NEITHER COSI NOR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS WARRANT THAT ANY FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN OUR WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT OUR WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
NEITHER COSI NOR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN OUR WEBSITE IN TERMS OF ITS CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT COSI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATED COMPANIES OR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, WILL COSI OR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE MATERIALS ON THE SITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
COSI controls and operates its website from our offices in the United States of America. We do not represent that materials on the website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access our website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
Choice of Law
If any disputes arise regarding your use of our website, such disputes shall be resolved according to the laws of the State of Ohio, and the federal or state courts of the City and County shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all claims. If any of these terms and conditions are found unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be considered severable from the remaining terms and conditions and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
By using this website, you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions of use. COSI reserves the right to modify these terms at any time. You should check these terms and conditions periodically for changes. By using this website after we post any changes to these terms and conditions, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them. If at any time you choose not to accept these terms and conditions of use, please do not use this website.
All content on this website is subject to change without notice. COSI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of this website with or without notice. COSI may change, suspend, or discontinue all or any aspect of the website at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or content (including interactive areas or online exhibits) without prior notice or liability.