Program Dates

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Media Scholars Program

  • Registration OpensNov 14
  • Qualifying RoundNov 14 - Feb 11
  • Case CompetitionFeb 25 - Mar 27
  • Media Scholars WeekJun 7-12
  • Networking ReceptionJun 11

Media Fellows Program

  • Application DueNov 12, 2014

WASHINGTON MEDIA SCHOLARS FOUNDATION WEB SITE DISCLAIMER and PRIVACY POLICY

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

Information surety. While the Washington Media Scholars Foundation (WMSF)
works hard to ensure that the information and materials provided on this Internet web site are accurate and complete, it is possible that the information may change prior to this site being updated, and/or that errors or omissions may occur. We welcome your suggestions on how to improve this web site and correct errors.

Please use the information on this web site based on your own evaluation and analysis of any risks. It is your responsibility to ensure that the information you use is accurate and appropriate to your use. WMSF assumes no responsibility for consequences resulting from the use of the information included on this Internet site or from the use of information obtained at linked Internet addresses.

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Links to other Internet sites. WMSF may provide links from its web pages to external web sites because these sites provide information that may interest the people who visit mediascholars.org. These links are provided as a convenience only. WMSF does not endorse, approve, certify, or control these external sites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, privacy or correct sequencing of information located at such addresses. Use of any information obtained from such external addresses is voluntary, and reliance on it should be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy and timeliness.

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Liability. Because WMSF does not know how you are using information found on our web site, WMSF does not make any express or implied warranties about the information contained in this web site for your particular use. WMSF disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on information found on its web sites to the full extent provided by state and federal law.

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IN NO EVENT SHALL WMSF BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEB SITE. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF WMSF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. BECAUSE SOME JURISCTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WMSF’S LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy (this “Policy”) is designed to help you understand generally how mediascholars.org collects personally identifying information about you and how it uses and discloses that personal information. Mediascholars.org is a web site of the Washington Media Scholars Foundation.

Personal Information
The only personal information we collect on mediascholars.org is information that you provide. “Personal information,” as used in this Policy, means information that is directly associated with a particular person, such as name, address, telephone number and email address. We may request personal information in order to provide various types of services or information to you. For example, personal information may be requested in connection with your affirmative request to receive email or other communications from us, a contribution made to the Washington Media Scholars Foundation, or a purchase of tickets to our networking reception.

Our general policy is to not make personal information provided online available to anyone other than our designated staff, except in the limited circumstances described in this Policy. We will not rent or sell your personal information to third parties. Third parties providing services to us may have limited access to your personal information. Access to your personal information by these service providers is limited to the information reasonably necessary in order for them to perform their limited function for us. We require these service providers to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner consistent with this Policy, and to not use or disclose your personal information for any purpose other than providing the service to us.

We may release personal information to third parties to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order. Additionally, we may disclose personal information where we believe doing so is reasonably necessary to investigate or prevent harm, fraud, abuse or illegal conduct, or to protect the safety and security of visitors to mediascholars.org.

The security of your personal information is important to us. We maintain a variety of physical, electronic and administrative safeguards to protect personal information you provide to us. For example, we have adopted commercially reasonable tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to our systems. We use a secured/encrypted server for online credit card contributions on mediascholars.org.

Public Information
Any information you post on blogs or other public areas of mediascholars.org will be disclosed to the public by virtue of your posting and thus is not governed by this Policy. We do not control the use and disclosure of this information. Information that you post to a public area or communicate through a public area of mediascholars.org may be used by third parties to contact you or to communicate this information to others, including in other public areas of other web sites. Please do not post any information, including personal information, in a public area of mediascholars.org that you do not want disclosed to the general public. When you provide comments to us, we treat your name, city, state, and any comments you provide as public information.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We automatically collect certain types of non-personally identifiable information from your use of mediascholars.org. For example, we log IP addresses, which are the locations of computers on the Internet, and collect information about the aggregate number of visits to each page within mediascholars.org. We use this non-personally identifiable information to track the popularity of certain pages and to diagnose and resolve any problems with the web site.

Cookies
We make use of “cookies,” which are small files sent to your computer’s hard drive, to personalize and customize your interaction with mediascholars.org. The information collected by cookies helps us generate content responsive to your interests and also allows us to collect statistics about how many people visit mediascholars.org and for what purpose. Our cookies do not contain any personal information about you, and we do not use them to collect or request any personal information. You may be able to modify your Internet browser settings to refuse cookies. Disabling cookies may limit our ability to customize mediascholars.org for you and to deliver a better user experience to you.

Children
The safety and privacy of children online is important to us. We request that children under 18 not submit their information on mediascholars.org.

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Should you wish to opt-out of communications from mediascholars.org, an unsubscribe link is included in every email. If the link is not working properly or you wish to communicate your desire to opt-out immediately, send an email with “Unsubscribe” in the subject to help[at]mediascholars.org, or write to us at:
Washington Media Scholars Program
815 Slaters Lane, Suite 201
Alexandria, VA 22314

Changes to this Policy. The Washington Media Scholars Foundation reserves the right to change these TERMS AND CONDITIONS of USE at any time, but will alert you that changes have been made by indicating the date they were last updated. We encourage you to review our terms of use whenever you use this web site.

Contact us about this Policy. Questions, comments, requests, or concerns related to this privacy notice maybe emailed to WMSF at Kara.Watt[at]mediascholars.org or at:

Washington Media Scholars Foundation
815 Slaters Lane, Suite 201
Alexandria, VA 22314

Fundraising, Choice of Law and Jurisdiction. The Washington Media Scholars Foundation is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a nonprofit corporation and operates this web site from its offices within the Commonwealth of Virginia. WMSF is registered with the Virginia Attorney General Officer to raise funds as a charitable and educational organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. By voluntarily using this site, you the user agree that all solicitation and donation activity associated with WMSF takes place within, and is governed by the laws of, the Commonwealth of Virginia.

In addition, the contents of this web site are governed by the laws of the State of Virginia, and any claims arising directly or indirectly out of any materials contained on this site are subject to the laws of the State of Virginia.

Severability and Integration. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and WMSF with respect to this web site and supercedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and WMSF with respect to this site. If any part of these TERMS OF USE is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

Last Updated: September 4, 2013