nick jr. terms of use

This is the legal part of the show. It's just so everybody knows the rules for Nick Jr. on the Web.

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Be sure to get your parents to review and discuss these rules with you:

  • All the videos and games here are just for you to play with. You can't sell them, give them to anyone, or pretend you made them. You can't do anything EXCEPT play with them, unless you ask us first and we say it's OK. Kind of like playing with your big sister's toys, right?

Remember to ALWAYS check with your parents before you send anything to us. After all, they might want it to put on the fridge!
Of course, the folks in the legal office upstairs have their own special way of saying all that. Here's their version (also known as The Small Print):


PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE (the "Agreement") CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE (the "Site").

This Site at Nickjr.com is fully controlled and operated by Nickelodeon, a business unit of Viacom Media Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. ("VMN").

By accessing and using this Site, you are hereby agreeing to be legally bound by the Terms of Use of VMN. If you do not agree with all of the following Terms of Use, please do not use this Site. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these Terms of Use at any time. Such changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof. Please review the Terms of Use periodically. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes and/or modifications will constitute your acceptance of the revised Terms of Use.

If you do not agree with all of the following Terms of Use, please do not use this Site.

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OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

All Site software, design, text, images, photographs, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, artwork, graphic material and other copyrightable or otherwise legally protectable elements of the Site, and the selection, sequence, "look and feel" and arrangements thereof, and trademarks, service marks and trade names (individually and collectively, the "Material") are the property of VMN and/or its subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, licensors or other respective owners and are protected, without limitation, pursuant to U.S. and foreign copyright and trademark laws. Except as otherwise specifically noted on this Site or in connection with any particular Material, VMN hereby grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable and non-transferable license to use and display, for your noncommercial and personal use only, one copy of any Material and/or software that you may print or download from this Site, including, without limitation, any files, codes, audio or images incorporated in or generated by the software, provided that you maintain (without alteration) all copyright and other notices contained in such Material and software. You further agree that where specifically noted on this Site or in connection with any Material or software, you will use such Material or software, as the case may be, in accordance with such specific terms and instructions. You acknowledge and agree that you may not sublicense, sell, assign, lease or otherwise transfer this license or any Material and that no title to the Material has been or will be transferred to you from VMN or anyone else. You agree not to reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, frame, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, transmit, broadcast or circulate any Material to any third party (including, without limitation, the display and distribution of the Material via a third party website) without the express prior written consent of VMN. Use of VMN's and/or its licensors' Material is only permitted with their express written permission. You further agree that you will not disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise modify the Material. Use of spiders, robots and similar data gathering and extraction tools is expressly prohibited. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Any unauthorized or prohibited use may subject the offender to civil liability and criminal prosecution under applicable federal and state laws. We require users to respect our copyrights and other intellectual property rights.

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YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

You may use this Network only for lawful, non-commercial purposes. You may not engage in any conduct, that:

  1. Violates or infringes the rights of others, including without limitation patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, publicity or other proprietary rights;
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  3. Is unlawful or transmits any information or data that VMN deems in its sole discretion to be inappropriate for this Site;
  4. Contains any personally identifiable information, or other information which might be used to identify or locate a user;
  5. Contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of a computer or computer network;
  6. Otherwise interferes with the use or enjoyment of this Site by others;
  7. Encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or that gives rise to civil liability;
  8. Is intended to promote and/or generate revenue for any third party business activity; or
  9. Violates these Terms of Use or any guidelines or policies posted on this Site.

    VMN reserves the right to cooperate fully with any investigation of any person or persons who violate the Terms of Use. You may not use this Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair our servers or networks. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any services, user accounts, computer systems or networks, through hacking, password mining or any other means. We may take any legal and technical remedies to prevent the violation of this provision and to enforce these Terms of Use.
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CONTESTS, SWEEPSTAKES, ELECTRONIC POSTCARDS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

From time to time, VMN or its suppliers and advertisers may conduct promotions on or through the Site, including without limitation auctions, contests, sweepstakes and electronic postcards ("Promotions"). Each such Promotion will have additional terms, conditions and rules which will be posted or otherwise made available to you and, for purposes of each Promotion, will be deemed incorporated into and form a part of these Terms of Use (the "Rules"). If any conflict arises between these Terms of Use and the Rules, the Rules shall govern for purposes of your participation or involvement in the Promotion to which the Rules relate.
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DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THIS SITE AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED ON IT ARE DISTRIBUTED AND TRANSMITTED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. VMN DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE, OR THAT THIS SITE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. VMN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INFECTIONS OR CONTAMINATION OF YOUR SYSTEM, OR DELAYS, INACCURACIES, ERRORS, OR OMISSIONS ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR WITH RESPECT TO THE INFORMATION AND MATERIAL CONTAINED ON THIS SITE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS AND VALIDITY OF ANY MATERIAL RESTS WITH YOU. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, VMN, ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS TO THE SITE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THIS SITE WHETHER THE MATERIAL IS PROVIDED OR OTHERWISE SUPPLIED BY VMN OR ANY THIRD PARTY. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL VMN'S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE.

Some jurisdictions do not allow for the exclusion of certain warranties or certain limitations on damages and remedies. Accordingly, some of the exclusions and limitations described in these Terms of Use may not apply to you.

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DEALINGS WITH THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, third party service providers and advertisers found on or through this Site, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party service provider or advertiser, as the case may be. You agree that VMN shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such third party service providers and advertisers on this Site.
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THIRD PARTY HYPERLINKS

The appearance of external hyperlinks and/or postcards generated by third parties does not constitute endorsement by VMN, its subsidiaries and affiliates of the opinions or views expressed by these third party websites and VMN does not verify, endorse, or take responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or quality of the content contained at these sites. Furthermore, VMN is not responsible for the quality or delivery of the products or services offered, accessed, obtained by or advertised at such sites. As such, neither VMN nor its subsidiaries and affiliates will be responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information contained in these sites. Finally, VMN will under no circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or special loss or other damage, whether arising from negligence, breach of contract, defamation, infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights, caused by the exhibition, distribution or exploitation of any information or content contained within these third party hyperlinked sites. You hereby acknowledge that you access third party hyperlinks at your own risk.
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ADS AND MALWARE

We take great care and pride in creating this Site. We are always on the lookout for technical glitches that affect how the Site works. When we find them on our end, we will do our best to promptly fix them. Unfortunately, your home computer may cause some glitches that affect how you see our Site and that is beyond our control.

If you experience any unusual behavior, content or ads on the Site, it may be the result of Malware on your computer. Malware - short for MALicious softWARE - is a term used to broadly classify a form of software which is installed in a computer system with malicious intentions, usually without the owner's knowledge or permission. Malware includes computer viruses, key loggers, malicious active content, rogue programs and dialers, among others. While we continuously work closely with our partners to ensure that everything on the Site is working properly, sometimes Malware programs on your personal computer may interfere with your experience on our Site and on other sites that you visit.

We suggest that you take some of the following actions which may help to clean your computer and which could prevent future installations of Malware.
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Please note that we cannot be responsible for the effects of any third-party software including Malware on your computer system. Please make sure to carefully read the Help or Customer Support areas of any software download site. If you do discover any Malware on your system, we also suggest you speak with a qualified computer technician. If, after taking the above actions, you are still experiencing any problems, please feel free to Contact Us.
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INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, VMN, its affiliates, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, representatives, and third party providers to the Site from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms of Use by you, including but not limited to any breach or alleged breach of any of your representations, warranties or undertakings hereunder. VMN reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with VMN in asserting any available defenses.
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TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION OF ACCESS; MODIFICATION TO SITE

VMN reserves the right to terminate, suspend or otherwise restrict your use of and access to this Site, or any portion hereof, with or without notice at any time for any reason whatsoever, with or without cause, including, but not limited to, your violation of these Terms of Use or any inappropriate or unlawful behavior on your part. In addition, VMN reserves the right to modify or discontinue this Site or any portion hereof at any time with or without notice. The Site shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such termination, suspension, restriction, modification or discontinuance.
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PRIVACY POLICY

Certain information we may collect about you is subject to our Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference, for disclosures relating to our collection and use of such information.
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ELECTRONIC DELIVERY POLICY

By using this Site, you agree that we may provide to you required notices, agreements and other information concerning the Site electronically by posting on the home page of this Site or on the relevant web page.
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APPLICABLE LAW, VENUE, JURISDICTION

This Agreement and the relationship between you and VMN shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions. For any dispute arising under this Agreement, you agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in the State and County of New York. You further agree to accept service of process by mail, and hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses otherwise available. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the use of the Site or the Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
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MISCELLANEOUS

VMN operates and controls this Site from its offices at 1515 Broadway, New York, New York 10036, United States of America. This Site is intended exclusively for residents of the United States. We make no representation that content on this Site is appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States. If you choose to access this Site from a location outside the United States, you do so of your own initiative and you alone are responsible for compliance with local laws. Under no circumstances is VMN responsible for ensuring that the Site is in compliance with the local laws of jurisdictions outside the United States. No software from this Site may be downloaded, exported or re-exported in violation of any law including, without limitation, to countries that are subject to U.S. export restrictions.

These Terms of Use contain the entire understanding and supersede all prior understandings of the parties hereto relating to the subject matter hereof, and cannot be changed or terminated orally. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you also may be subject to additional or separate terms and conditions, rules or policies that may apply when you use certain features and services or purchase certain products that may be made available through this Site.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be illegal or unenforceable, these Terms of Use will be deemed curtailed to the extent necessary to make them legal and enforceable and will remain, as modified, in full force and effect.
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COPYRIGHT POLICY

We take protection of copyrights, both our own and others, very seriously. We therefore employ multiple measures to prevent copyright infringement over this Site and to promptly end any infringement that might occur. If you believe that the Site contains elements that infringe your copyrights in your work, please follow the procedures set forth in our Copyright Compliance Policy.
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These Terms of Use were last updated on June 10, 2015.