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Terms of use

Welcome to Y-Press’s Web site.

Y-Press, a youth news organization, is a nonprofit corporation, whose mission is to develop integrity, discipline and leadership in young people through youth-driven journalism. In this program, young people give voice to youth in the local community and around the world. Its work is produced by young people ages 10 to 18.

Use of this Web site, and information distributed in conjunction with this Web site is offered to you on your acceptance of these terms of use, our Privacy Policy and other notices posted on the Web site. Your use of this Web site or of any content presented in any and all areas of the Web site indicates your acknowledgment and agreement to these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and other notices posted on this website. Y-Press suggests you print a copy of each of these documents for your records.

Y-Press shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, add or remove any terms or conditions of these Terms of Use without notice or liability to you. Any changes to these Terms of Use shall be effectively immediately following the posting of such changes on this Web site. The most recent version of these Terms of Use may always be found posted on the Web site.

You agree to review these Terms of Use from time to time and agree that any subsequent use by you of this Web site following changes to these Terms of Use shall constitute your acceptance of all such changes. These Terms of Use were last modified on December 1, 2007.

The contents of Y-Press’s Web site are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. You may not reproduce, distribute, transmit, display, prepare derivative works, or perform any copyrighted material on the Y-Press Web site without the prior written consent of Y-Press, with some exceptions. You may copy and print a limited amount of content, and you may download Y-Press Podcast content, for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you include all copyright and other notices contained in the content and that you do not modify the content. Any other use of Y-Press content requires prior written permission from Y-Press. For permission requests, contact Y-Press at

Y-Press’s program name – Y-Press, Y?— are service marks of either Y-Press, Inc. or the producers of the articles and programs. All rights reserved. You may not use any Y-Press service marks, logos or graphics without Y-Press’s prior written consent, except that you may use the Y-Press-provided logo in a RSS Feed in connection with the personal, noncommercial use of Y-Press’s

Links to Y-Press’s Web site
While Y-Press encourages and permits links to content from Y-Press’s Web site, it is a nonprofit organization committed to high journalistic ethics and standards. The link should not suggest that Y-Press promotes or endorses any third party’s causes, ideas, Web sites, products or services, or use Y-Press content for inappropriate commercial purposes. Y-Press reserves the right to withdraw link permission.

Links to third party sites
Y-Press does not endorse the content, operators, products or services of such sites, and is not responsible or liable for the content, operators, availability, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such sites. RSS

Y-Press podcasts
Y-Press provides podcasts consisting of selected audio content from Y-Press; the audio file may be downloaded and played from a user’s computer or transferred to a portable listening device. Y-Press podcasts are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights in and to the Y-Press podcasts are reserved to Y-Press. Y-Press podcasts are available for personal, noncommercial use only. You may download, copy and/or transfer to a portable listening device the podcasts for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you do not modify the content.

Use of the service
If you submit comments, essays, e-mails or other information via, you must follow a few simple rules:

1. You may not post or submit anonymously or under a false name or a false e-mail address.

2. While we do not seek to limit expression of ideas, certain materials and language will not be tolerated. This site is accessible to young people and as such you may not post, upload or transmit any material or links to material that is libelous, defamatory, false, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent, abusive, threatening, harassing, discriminatory, in violation of the law or that constitutes hate speech.

3. You may only post materials for which you hold the copyright or other permission to distribute electronically.

4. The site is for non-commercial purposes. You cannot distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods and services.

5. You may not post, upload or transmit any software or other material which contains a virus or other harmful code or device.

6. You are solely responsible for any content posted. Y-Press reserves the right to review every comment and determine its appropriateness.

7. Y-Press is not responsible or liable for any materials posted. Y-Press cannot verify the accuracy of statements that users place on the Y-Press comments and does not guarantee that any material has been posted is in compliance with these terms of use.

8. When submitting your comments, you agree to abide by these rules. You acknowledge that Y-Press has the right to delete, edit or move material that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of these Terms of Use, or which it otherwise, considers to be objectionable.

Representations; indemnity
You understand and agree that you are personally responsible for your behavior on the site. You understand and agree that any material you post does not and will not violate any of these terms of use, and that your use complies with these terms of use. You agree that you will indemnify and hold harmless Y-Press and its directors, officers, employees and youth volunteers and content providers from any and all claims, liabilities, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, arising from your breach of any of the above.


In no event will Y-Press, its directors, officers, employees or youth content providers, be liable for any indirect, consequential, special incidental or punitive damages, arising out of use or inability to use the service. If you are dissatisfied with the site, the service, the content or with the terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinuing using the site.

Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidential damages, some of the ablove limitations may not apply to you. In such states, Y-Press's liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law, but shall, in no event, exceed one hundred dollars ($100).

General provisions

a). Entire agreement/no waiver -- These terms of use constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.

b). Correction of errors and inaccuracies -- The content may contain typographical errors or other errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. Y-Press therefore reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update the content at any time without prior notice. Y-Press does not, however, guarantee that any errors, inaccuracies or omissions will be corrected.

c). Enforcement/choice of law/choice of venue -- If any part of this agreement is determined by a court of compentent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, it will not have an impact on any other provision in this agreement, all of which will remain in full force and effect. Any and all disputs relating to this agreement, Y-Press's privacy policy, your use of the site, or the content are governed by, and will be interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the State of Indiana, without regard to any conflict of laws provisions.