Get the facts & discover tips on how to avoid texting while driving.
Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field. (2009, VTTI)
Reaching for a phone, dialing, texting and other uses of portable devices increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times. (2009, VTTI)
11% of all drivers under 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. (2012, NHTSA)
Not everyone should text and walk. No one should text and drive.
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Not everyone should text and walk. No one should text and drive.
Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field. (2009, VTTI)
Engaging in visual-manual subtasks (such as reaching for a phone, dialing and texting) associated with the use of hand-held phones and other portable devices increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times. (2009, VTTI)
11% of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. (2012, NHTSA)
49% of drivers with cell phones under the age of 35 send or read text messages while driving. (2011, Harris Poll)
60% of drivers use cell phones while driving. (2011, Harris Poll)
57% of drivers rate themselves as better than the average driver. (2011, Harris Poll)
42% of young adult drivers are very/somewhat confident that they can safely text while driving. (2012, Ad Council)
68% of teens and young adults disagreed that it is easy to text while driving and still pay attention to the road. (2012, Ad Council)
80% of teens and young adults indicated concern about the issue of texting while driving. (2012, Ad Council)
49% of adults say they have been passengers in a car when the driver was sending or reading text messages on their cell phone. (2010, Pew Research Center)
44% of adults say they have been passengers of drivers who used the cell phone in a way that put themselves or others in danger. (2010, Pew Research Center)
36% of teens say they have been involved in a near-crash because of their own or someone else's distracted driving. (2010, Pew Research Center)
78% of teens and young adults say they have read an SMS message while driving. (2012, Ad Council)
71% of teens and young people say they have composed/sent SMS messages while driving. (2012, Ad Council)
As of December 2012, 171.3 billion text messages were sent in the US (includes PR, the Territories and Guam) every month. (CTIA)
In 2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver, compared to 3267 in 2010. An additional 387000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, compared to 416,000 injured in 2010. (NHTSA)
You're 3x more likely to crash if you text while driving. (VTTI)
HOW WILL YOU STOP TEXTING & DRIVING?
Out of sight, out of mind.
- When you're in the car, put your phone where you can't get it. A place where you won't even be tempted to look for it. No phone. No texting.
Silence is golden.
- Turn those notifications off. The less you hear your phone, the less tempted you'll be to respond while you're driving.
Find your app.
- An app can help you stop texting and driving. Download your fave and forget about it in the car.
Hang up or pay up
once is all it takes....
Get a voice control app for your iphone
personally i dont text and drive or even talk and drive,if my phone goes off i wait till im in a place where i can safely pull off and check it and i dont mean the side of the road i will find a store or any business and do what i need to do,but i have also been harrassed by cops for being suspicious.even though i have nothing to hide i feel like im being punished for doing the right thing.so that said i think cops should leave you alone if its clear your on the phone as its much safer than texting and driving,just my opinion
Texting whilst driving will lead to receiving an unpleasant text that may chang your mood and eventually lead to accident.
I have a video on texting while driving...How do I subsmit it ? Professor6000@aol.com
driving safe only driving not other work
dont drive inTEXTocated!
make a passenger do it for you
Drivers caught texting should have to pay heavy fines -- none of this $20-50 stuff. Three fines (each a higher amount), three strikes. After that, revoke their license for a set period of time.
Download Free Safe Text app drive safe and earn rewards!! Drive smart.
put your phone in the trunk of the car...
Pass a law, with very strict penalties for texting while driving. Not just expensive fines, but impounding the vehicle!
repeat the name of the website 50 times...it should sink in....
Phoneguard offers a very good product to stop texting and driving, I use it on my phone and my kids' phone's.
use common technology the car won't start unless the phone is clipped into a device away from the driver
There should be a devise in the automobile that disables the texting feature when the car is in motion or for that matter, the texting feature on a phone should only operable when there is no motion. This would prevent texters from walking into traffic.
texing can wait it is not an emergency nothing is more important that life
make a law that says driving and texting will be the equivelent of drinking and driving.........that will end it real quick
disenable texting if a vehicle is in motion - all phones have a GPS so it knows when it is moving.
When getting in the vehicle, just power it down til you get to your destination. No message is worth dying for.
I honestly think what it is gonna have to come down to is the car industry is gonna have to make cars that say if the car is moving at a certain speed that if the driver was to attempt to talk or text that the sensor in the car wouls scramble it that you could not make a call out of recieve any calls .The only number that would be permitted is 911 .Just a thought .I hope that something id done very soon ,it is out of control and too many people are dying .
leave your phone on vibrate or leave it at home
When you're driving, and you are in a situation where you can't ignore the phone, as soon as possible get your car out to the safe place from the street very carefully, and make sure that you are not at the way of another people.
If possible, pull car over to answer text.
Turn phone off
As Part Of My Text/ Email And Voice Mail Signatures, I Use 'REMEMBER; PLEASE DONT TEXT AND DRIVE!'
Power down. Shut off you cell phone. You wont need it while you are driving.
I have added an anti-text app to my smartphone called "Phoneguard" which locks my phone as soon as my vehicle exceeds 10 mph. I beleive it's a great solution to a societal behaviour issue of texting and driving.
hide your phone in the glovebox and lock the glovebox that way you are not able to reach it
PUT YOUR PHONE ON THE BACK SEAT
If police officers, utility workers,etc continue to use a cellphone in public view... How do we expect to cease this terrible habit. I was taught at an early age the importance of driving responsibility, isnt it time for drivers ed,etc to be used again.
There is actually this type of ring you can buy for your thumb, so if you ever go to text there is a reminder on the ring saying "txtingkills" and maybe you will second guess your desision
Have an app that you can turn on when you get in the car. When you receive a text or call, an automatic reply will be sent to say "Driving, get back to you when I can." Same concept as when someone is out of office.
A "2 Hands on the Wheel" campaign would help stop texting and lots of other foolish things people do while driving. Of course it couldn't be legislated because there are standard shift cars. But it might make people think about their driving habits.
I only have one solution. Dont text and dont answer a call. Its your decison if you pick up the phone or not and its your decision to put yourself at risk and others to.
Leave your phone at home
put your phone in your purse
Turn your phone completely off.
your life is more important than a text
turn your phone to vibrate or it off so you can't hear it.
put your cell phone out of reach or give it to a passenger
I have a suggestion. Get a slogan, like "buckle up." I actually don't know what the slogan would be, but it would result in people taking the cell out of their pockets and out of their purses and putting it in the back seat of the car before they get into the car. Something like "put it in the back." That way, they won't be tempted to answer a text or answer the phone and if they want to do so, they'd have to stop the car and get out.
next stop is soon enough to return a text.
Disable in cars!
Don't text and drive, not worth it...
The only thing I do know is that when We compromise the law, we ultimately lose. There is Law that mandates in some states No Texting While Driving. How many more lives need to be lost before that Law is mandated in every state in the US.. Grandmother in Texas
Make cell phones illegal in cars nationwide with stiff penalties $500 fine and confiscate phone.
Adding a feature in all vehicles that render using a cell phone impossible while the car is in use.
Turn your phone off, and keep them off. Unless its a real emergency should phones be used.
Write, phone, even text (while NOT driving) your local or state politicos repeatedly stating you want a law against texting while driving!
STOP AND TALK...
Can you drive with your eyes closed? Texting and driving is the same thing.
Tell the people you are talking to to text you later. If they care about you, they will not get mad.
If everyone would turn there phones off when they get into the car then it would not tempt them to text. And would save lives maybe there own
Less Distractions = Less Accidents
We could just shut our cell phones off so that we do not get any calls or texts when we are driving on the road, therefore, preventing car accidents that happen from texting and driving. We would be saving thousands of millions of lives just by shuttiing off our cell phones to prevent any distraction while on the road. Recent reports say that a person texting while driving is more likely to crash than that of a drunk driver.
Just an idea to get teens on board and spreading the word. Create "designated texter" shirt that would be cute for both girls and guys to wear.
www.everyonetexts.com free app to prevent wrecks
make a large fine for texting and driving
Save your self pull over if u have to txt or call someone
Put ur phone in you glove compartment so u cant reach it. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) have it on silent or vibrate
I put my phone on my i tunes with my favorite songs before I start to drive then I leave the phone alone because I do not want to leave my songs
wow i never knew how bad texting and driving could be well im 13 so i kinda wouldent
bumper stickers and magnets to get the word out through safe drivers
Get off your phone while driving
My solution is to never start.!
turn it off when you buckle up
Pull over your car if you have to reply to a text.
i think we need to start a patition and send it to the government. THey need to knwo that so many peopel are getting hurt or killed from texting an driving.
Give your cell phone to another when driving.
Turn it off
do what i do and put your phone somewhere out of reach where u cant see it or hear it dont think about it
Leave phone in purse or other out-of-sight or out-of-reach place when driving. The phone is for emergencies, but has become a past-time and addiction. It takes a bit of self-discipline and putting life and well-being ahead of the desire to be in constant contact. THINK!
we need a group of teenagers going all around the state of west virgina and other states and go to all the schools and maybe us as teens talking to other teens maybe they willl listen
All vehicles should have a device installed that disables the use of texting features on cell phones. It should be activated once you step into the car!
Before you start driving text the person who is texting you and tell them that you cannot text while driving and to please not text you ubtil you text and tell them you have parked and can now text
install a phone block under hood, so text/ phone can be monitored r switch off. cannot be used,while driving.... for teen agers mostly!
have all vehicles equipped with a device that automatically disables all cell phones if the vehicle is on drive.
Simple. Have the cell phone makers activate a GPS unit in ALL phones. Much like your car NAV units, when the GPS in the phone senses the phone moving faster than 10 MPH it SHUTS OFF THE PHONE!. Simple.
Gps technology should be associated with phone texting functions that prohibit the phone texting while in motion. This would be no different than the current restriction to the people that have built in navigation in their vehicles. Some functions will not work if the vehicle is in motion
Turn you phone off while driving.
Mandatory motion detection in the cell phone that will disable the texting and emailing options. This would force people to pay attention to the road or even walking.
If the text is that important, wait until you can safely pull over to the side of the road or when you are at a red light to safely text. Then continue to drive after you have finished.
pull over on the side of the road or pull in to a gas station to check your phone
Have a friend text for you! if your friends in the car let them worry about your phone.
I just cancelled my texting package period. It was a little hard at first, but back use to it after a couple of weeks. Now its great, real human voices again... :) and less of a headache.
I have a DTF...designated texting friend
We can put our phones in silent in a car so the rings or vibrations dont distract the driver.
tell siri what to type
There is an application for Android called WiseText developed by Wise Bytes that allows interactive texting using voice only. No distractions. There is also a link to a demo of its usage on YouTube from the Wise Bytes website.
Put your phone in the backseat and leave it there.
Anyone with a child old enough to drive or ride around with friends should really support this page!!!
it safer to turn ur phone to vi.brate and if it rings first pull over before u answer
Ooops! Text-driving is dangerous! So stay clear of it.
i dont text at all
Fines, take away license and huge fine if caught under these circumstances due to texting and driving. All of our lives are at risk due to this habit.....
keep it at home. if it is at home it cant be used...
crazy idea.. No one realizes really how bad texting is,, what if a pilot of a large airplane was texting and instead of landing on the runway he was landing on a highway that looks simular.. texting is bad all the way when your operating anything, heavy equipment, cranes and more, not just driving..Its a major distraction to what your doing..
Use blue tooth talk to text app
have a freind who's in the car next to you tell you what the message is and what they could text for you. so you are not destracted from the road.
turn your phone completely off
Just put your phone away while you are driving, until you get where you are going. Just put it away.
make every call you need to make befre you get on the road.
Ignore the messages Don,t look to any message while driving a car.
Put your phone in the glove compartment every time you are driving so you will not be tempted to text, but your phone is still available if you need it.
I had an idea for an app on smart phones; use the accelerometer in a smartphone to determine that if the phone is traveling at more then 10mph to go to airplane mode or delay the buzz and sound of the text until the phone has reached the required speed. this could save many people from driving head on into open traffic.
My new years resolution, stop the text while driving! It is just as good as all the health ones out there!
I put my phone behind my back, almost under my butt. I also put it on silent. Also theres only oneeasy way to get to it.... when you get out.
I will keep my phone out of reach but if i know i am gettig an important text or call will pull over before I answer
90% of the people that text could have a accident than the ones that dont BE SMART TEXT LATER DRIVE KNOW
If cell phones had the choice before txting of either
God after seeing that commercial I am locking it in the driver console!
- Dont txt , be smart
pull over to take call/text bsck...or ignore the call.
Turn phone off while driving!
Eliminate the text feature when the phones gps senses speed in excess of 5 mph.
Use phoneguard it can help save lives
Have someone else text for you if you are driving.
Use bluetooth or voice guide.
put your phone in your purse.
Turn your phone off that will help you prevent hearing anything that work in your phone.
just dont text its not worth it.
Since most phones are able to use GPS and or cell tower signals to calculate speed. Phones should be set up to disable functions when phone is traveling faster than say 5mph.
I silence my cell phone and put it in my brief case making it out of sight and out of mind!
i think that if there was a phone setting that when you get into your car, you could set it as
i will leave my phone in my purse. So im not tempted to use it!
Of course by now many states have laws against such distracted driving and I am fundamentally ok with compliance if not draconian. Other
I am learning because I was in my city driving and for not looking on the road I got into a wreck and I hope people learn from me and others who been involved in wrecks
Software can be installed for your phone where all you have to do is speak what you want to text and the message will be sent for you.
get somebody to do it for you..
put yo phone in yos trunk
phoneguard and justin bieber with alex brown foundation
u could have some one type it for u or hide it were u cnat see it! :)
Tell some else in the car to text for you
If you have to text stop the car in a place that you can stop,not in a place where you cant.
Designate Driver has become common lingo. In my car, it is a designated texter. And if I am alone, I will just ignore my phone. It is the perfect space to have time to think
make your friend in the passenger seat text for you!
stop the texts. stop the wrecks.
I will not text friends when I know they are driving
Turn your phoe off while driving , simple as that . Nobody needs to die because you have to text your boyfriend. If the text is that important, the sender can simply call you, and every phone has a speaker phone these days, so use that speaker phone, NOT the keyboard.
Take a pledge to stop texting for a single day.
I will use bluetooth
Guardar el teléfono en mi bolso con la ropa del gimnasio.
Guardar el teléfono en la guantera.
Esperar a que llegue a mi destino para ver si tengo mensajes en el teléfono.
Desactivar el sonido del teléfono antes de entrar al vehículo.
Guardar el teléfono en la cartera.
Estacionar el vehículo para enviar el mensaje.
I will lock my phone in the trunk.
I will wait until I get there to check my phone.
I will report a texting driver to the police.
I will silence my phone before I get in the car.
I will keep my phone out of reach.
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¿CÓMO DEJAR DE ENVIAR MENSAJES DE TEXTO MIENTRAS MANEJA?
Si no lo ve, se olvidará de él.
- Cuando vaya a manejar, coloque el teléfono donde no pueda verlo ni oírlo. Colóquelo en un sitio donde ni siquiera sienta la tentación de buscarlo. Sin teléfono a la vista, no habrá mensajes de texto.
Disfrute el silencio.
- Desactive las notificaciones de mensajes de texto. Mientras menos escuche sonar el teléfono, menos tentado estará de responderlos mientras maneja.
Busque su aplicación.
- Hay numerosas aplicaciones disponibles diseñadas para ayudarlo a evitar enviar mensajes de texto mientras maneja. Encuéntrelas escribiendo frases como “texting and driving phone app” (aplicación para envío de mensajes de texto mientras maneja) o “app prevent texting while driving” (aplicación para evitar mensajes de texto mientras maneja).
DATOS ACERCA DE LOS MENSAJES
DE TEXTO Y LA CONDUCCIÓN
El promedio de tiempo que un conductor deja de mirar la carretera cuando envía mensajes de texto es de 5 segundos. Ese lapso de tiempo de 5 segundos corresponde al tiempo que se gasta recorrer la distancia de una cancha de fútbol americano a 55 millas por hora. (2009, VTTI)
Un conductor que envía mensajes de texto tiene un 23% más de probabilidad de terminar en un accidente que uno que no lo hace. (2009, VTTI)
De los casos de personas muertas en accidentes relacionados con falta de atención a la carretera, 995 estuvieron relacionados con el uso del teléfono celular (18% de las muertes en accidentes vinculados a falta de atención a la carretera). (2009, NHTSA)
El uso del celular cuando se maneja, ya sea con o sin manos libres, retarda las reacciones del conductor como si estuviera conduciendo con una concentración de alcohol en la sangre de .08% (por encima del límite legal en algunos estados). (2009, Universidad de Utah)
El 20% de los accidentes con personas lesionadas en el 2009 estuvo relacionado con la falta de atención a la carretera. (2009, NHTSA).
En el 2009, perdieron la vida 5,474 personas en las autopistas de los Estados Unidos, y un estimado de 448,000 personas más resultaron lesionadas en accidentes vehiculares vinculados a la falta de atención a la carretera. (2009, FARS y GES)
Las personas menores de 20 años son el grupo de edad con la mayor proporción de conductores que no prestan atención a la carretera. El 16% de los conductores menores de 20 años involucrados en accidentes fatales estaba distraído mientras manejaba. (2009, NHTSA)
Los conductores que manejan con teléfonos celulares u otros dispositivos electrónicos en la mano son más propensos a tener accidentes lo suficientemente serios como para sufrir lesiones. (2005, Instituto de Seguros para la Protección en las Autopistas)
El 49% de los conductores menores de 35 años que usa teléfonos celulares envía o lee mensajes de texto mientras maneja. (2011, Encuesta Harris)
El 60% de los conductores usa teléfonos celulares mientras maneja. (2011, Encuesta Harris)
El 57% de los conductores considera que maneja mejor que los conductores en general. (2011, Encuesta Harris)
Una encuesta por Internet en la que participaron 1,999 adolescentes de 16 a 19 años, reveló que el 84% está consciente de que manejar sin prestar atención a la carretera incrementa el riesgo de accidente. Sin embargo, el 86% lo hace. (2010, AAA y Seventeen Magazine)
El 34% de los adolescentes afirma que simplemente estaba acostumbrado a manejar y a hacer otras cosas al mismo tiempo. (2010, AAA y Seventeen Magazine)
El 32% de los adolescentes no piensa que le pueda ocurrir algo malo. (2010, AAA y Seventeen Magazine)
El 22% de los adolescentes afirma que hacerlo reduce la monotonía al manejar. (2010, AAA y Seventeen Magazine)
El 21% de los adolescentes afirma que está acostumbrado a mantenerse conectado todo el tiempo a otras personas. (2010, AAA y Seventeen Magazine)
El 35% de los adolescentes no cree que pueda lesionarse a causa de un accidente. (2010, AAA y Seventeen Magazine)
El 20% de los adolescentes que comparte vehículos ha enviado mensajes de texto mientras maneja, en comparación con el 35% que tiene vehículo propio. (2010, AAA y Seventeen Magazine)
23 es la cifra promedio de mensajes enviados por mes declarado por los adolescentes que envían mensajes de texto mientras manejan. (2010, AAA y Seventeen Magazine)
El 77% de los jóvenes adultos que maneja está bastante o de alguna manera confiado en que puede enviar sin problemas mensajes de texto mientras maneja. (Ad Council, 2011)
El 55% de los jóvenes adultos que maneja está de acuerdo en que es fácil enviar mensajes de texto y prestar atención a la carretera al mismo tiempo. (Ad Council, 2011)
El 85% de los encuestados que envían mensajes de texto mientras manejan está de acuerdo en que es un problema, y el 89% reconoce que ese tipo de conducta reduce el tiempo de reacción. (Ad Council, 2011)
La capacidad intelectual usada mientras se maneja se reduce en un 40% cuando un conductor escucha música o una conversación. (2008, Estudio del Centro de Diagnóstico Cerebral Cognitivo de Carnegie Mellon University)
El 49% de los adultos afirma que ha viajado como pasajero en un vehículo mientras el conductor enviaba o leía mensajes de texto en su teléfono celular. (2010, Centro Pew de Investigaciones)
El 44% de los adultos afirma que ha viajado como pasajero en un vehículo cuyo conductor usaba el teléfono celular de forma tal que tanto él como los demás corrían peligro. (2010, Centro Pew de Investigaciones)
El 36% de los adolescentes afirma haber estado a punto de tener un accidente por culpa de la falta de atención propia o ajena a la carretera. (2010, Centro Pew de Investigaciones)
Si bien más del 90% de los conductores adolescentes asegura que no manejan después de haber consumido bebidas alcohólicas, nueve de cada diez afirman que han visto a pasajeros que distraen la atención del conductor o a conductores que usan teléfonos celulares. (2006, Encuesta Nacional a Conductores Adolescentes).
La falta de atención a la carretera es la causa principal de muertes de adolescentes en los Estados Unidos. Los índices de accidentes relacionados con el consumo de alcohol en los adolescentes han disminuido. Sin embargo, los correspondientes a accidentes fatales de adolescentes no han cambiado, porque cada vez más personas manejan sin prestar atención a la carretera. (2007, Estudio de Children's Hospital of Philadelphia y State Farm Insurance y Estudio de NHTSA).
Aproximadamente el 50% de los conductores con edades entre 16 y 24 años afirma que ha enviado mensajes de texto mientras maneja, en comparación con el 22% de los conductores de 35 a 44. (2009, Fundación AAA de Seguridad del Tránsito)
En un estudio realizado durante más de 18 meses, los alumnos universitarios participantes usaron un sofisticado simulador de conducción vehicular, con el cual demostraron un riesgo ocho veces mayor de accidentes cuando enviaron mensajes de texto en comparación a cuando no lo hicieron. (2009, Estudio de la Universidad de Utah)
Guardaré el teléfono en la cartera o bolso del gimnasio.
Pondré el teléfono en silencio antes de entrar al vehículo.
Esperaré hasta llegar a mi destino para ver si tengo mensajes en el teléfono.
Guardaré el teléfono en la guantera.
Pediré a alguien más que escriba y envíe los mensajes por mí.
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When you see the word use or using we mean any time you, directly or indirectly, with or without the help of any device, attempt to or actually do access, interact, display, view, browse, print or copy, transmit, receive or exchange data, messages, content or you otherwise communicate with us or anyone else, including another user, advertiser or any person, firm or business you may encounter. We will also consider you to be using our Website if you utilize, benefit, take advantage of or interact with any feature, function, service, activity, promotion or content in, on or available through any of our Websites, for any purpose, or if you try to do any of these things.
You may only use our Content and Content of other users for your own personal use and you have no right to transfer, assign or use the Content for any other purpose or allow or enable anyone else to do so. Personal use means nothing commercial or even charitable, whether or not money or other compensation or consideration is involved and whether or not it is for your benefit or for someone else. This also means you are not allowed to use, display, reproduce, perform, adapt, translate, modify, create derivative works, publish, distribute, disseminate and/or broadcast Content that is not yours without our express prior written consent. You may not alter, delete or conceal copyright or other notices, even if we let you download, display, print or share the Content with others. Unauthorized or prohibited use of Content may subject you to civil liability, criminal prosecution, or both under federal, state and local laws.
In order to use this website, you must live in the United States and be at least 13 years old to use the Services associated with this Website. If you are at least 13 years old, but you are not yet considered an adult where you live (generally age 18) you can only use the services on this site if you get consent from your parent or legal guardian (parent). If you are under 13 you may not register or use our Services at all.
Shared Content is Licensed
Under these Additional Terms we are granting you a limited, revocable, non-transferable, non-sub licensable, royalty free, non-exclusive license, solely for your own personal, non-commercial purposes, to use and display our Shared Content on your web page (Site). You don't own our Shared Content and the license and right to use our Shared Content does not transfer or modify our ownership or any other interests we may have in the Shared Content. The license does not include any right to use or display our name or any of our trademarks or service marks or other Content without our express permission. When you use our Shared Content, you are also agreeing to use and display all upgrades, enhancements, new or updated release versions, modifications, updates and revisions of the Shared Content, including its associated software and code (Updates).
Shared Content may be used only with those technology platforms from which a functional link is made available. You may not display the Shared Content in a manner that does not permit successful linking or redirection to or the delivery of the applicable Website, web page or Content within our Website. You may not insert any intermediate or splash page or any material between our Shared Content link and Website.
You acknowledge and agree we may use data capture, syndication analysis and other similar tools to track, extract, compile, aggregate and analyze any data or information resulting from the use and/or display of our Shared Content and applicable Content.
Permitted and Prohibited Use of Shared Content
violence, hatred or offensive speech, conduct or behavior, discrimination or exploitation of or against any person or groups of persons;
illegal or, in our sole determination and judgment, is inappropriate or inconsistent our image, goodwill and/or brand names and reputation;
any misleading, pornographic, defamatory, illegal or otherwise actionable content;
or any actual or potential threat to health, safety or security of persons or property.
You represent that you are either a registered not-for-profit corporation in the United States or that you are not, in any manner, directly or indirectly involved in the commercial sale of goods or services.
You understand that Shared Content may have specific expirations date and after such time it shall no longer be available for any use.
Discontinuing Shared Content
No Fees; No Alterations
You may not, directly or indirectly, charge a fee, require compensation or other consideration for accessing our Shared Content or our Content or in any way attempt to commercialize or commercially exploit our Shared Content, whether by resale, redistribution, syndication or otherwise.
You may not modify, alter, change, edit, supplement, reformat, transform or create derivative works, compilations, summaries or extractions of our Shared Content available through the use of our Shared Content, including, without limitation, links embedded in Shared Content.
No Representations, Warranties or Liability
Shared Content is made available as is and as available with absolutely no representations or warranties of any kind. WE DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHERWISE ARISING FROM OR ASSOCIATED WITH OUR SHARED CONTENT, OR THESE ADDITIONAL TERMS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONTAMINATION OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY ANY MALICIOUS OR UNAUTHORIZED CODE. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY HEREUNDER IS TO REMOVE THE SHARED CONTENT (AND ASSOCIATED CODE) FROM YOUR SITE.
We should also point out that no communications, especially those over the Internet and using the facilities of the World Wide Web, including our Websites, can be guaranteed to be secure, and at the risk of repetition, you should assume any Personal Information you share, whether by Posting or otherwise, may be seen and read (and possibly used) by others who you do not know and you do not intend to have it or use it.
violate any laws, regulations, judicial or governmental order, treaties or our rights or the rights of any other person, firm or enterprise;
engage in conduct which is or could be considered libelous, defamatory, indecent, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit or sexually suggestive in a manner we or others might find inappropriate, racially, culturally or ethnically offensive, harmful, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, objectionable, discriminatory or abusive;
impersonate any other person, firm or enterprise or any of our or their employees and agents;
use our Websites for Posting or otherwise using malicious or unauthorized code, (e.g., viruses, time bombs, cancel bots, worms, Trojan horses, spyware) or other potentially harmful Content, or in any way interrupt, damage, interfere with, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or communication equipment, including our Website;
modify, disrupt, impair, alter or interfere with the use, features, functions, operation or maintenance of our Websites, Posts or any other rights or use and enjoyment of our Websites by any other person, firm or enterprise;
collect, obtain, compile, gather, transmit, reproduce, delete, revise, view or display any material or information, whether personally identifiable or not, submitted, provided or made available by or concerning any other person, firm or enterprise;
engage in any activity or fail to report any activity involving SPAM, junk e-mail, chain letters, duplicative or unsolicited messages, or so-called spamming and phishing or other similar schemes;
or use our Websites or any Content, including Posts, for commercial or business purposes, including advertising, marketing, selling or offering goods or services, whether or not for financial benefit or other form of compensation or consideration or by linking with any other website or web pages.
NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), all notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent ONLY to our Designated Agent.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS SOLELY FOR NOTIFYING US THAT YOUR COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL MAY HAVE BEEN INFRINGED. DO NOT SEND ANY INQUIRIES UNRELATED TO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT (e.g., REQUESTS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR CUSTOMER SERVICE, REPORTS OF E-MAIL ABUSE) TO THE CONTACT LISTED BELOW. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE IF SENT TO THAT CONTACT.
WE CAUTION YOU THAT UNDER FEDERAL LAW, IF YOU KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENT THAT ONLINE MATERIAL IS INFRINGING, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO HEAVY CIVIL PENALTIES. THESE INCLUDE MONETARY DAMAGES, COURT COSTS, AND ATTORNEYS' FEES INCURRED BY US, BY ANY COPYRIGHT OWNER, OR BY ANY COPYRIGHT OWNER'S LICENSEE THAT IS INJURED AS A RESULT OF OUR RELYING UPON YOUR MISREPRESENTATION. YOU MAY ALSO BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR PERJURY.
Written notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent:
Service Provider(s): The Advertising Council?Name of Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement: Barbara Shimaitis?Full Address of Designated Agent to Which Notification Should be Sent: 815 Second Ave., New York, NY 10017?Telephone Number of Designated Agent: 212-922-1500?Facsimile Number of Designated Agent: 212-922-1676?Email Address of Designated Agent: firstname.lastname@example.org
Under Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(3)(A), the Notification of Claimed Infringement must include the following:
An electronic or physical signature of the owner or of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
Identification of the copyrighted work (or works) that you claim has been infringed;
A description of the material that you claim is infringing, and the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists (for example, the URL of the page of the website where it is lawfully posted; the name, edition and pages of a book from which an excerpt was copied, etc.);
A clear description of where the infringing material is located on our Website, including as applicable its URL, so that we can locate the material;
Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.