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Terms of Use

The George Balanchine Foundation provides this website (Balanchine.org) as a platform to support our mission to preserve and extend the contributions of George Balanchine to dance and dance education. By accessing the Balanchine.org website, you agree to the Terms of Use (“Terms”) that represent our current policies. These Terms may be updated at any time, which revisions are effective immediately upon their posting on the website. If you do not wish to comply with these Terms, please do not access the website and refrain from further use. We may revoke your right to access to the website at any time if these Terms are expressly violated.

Use Restrictions

All content on the George Balanchine Foundation website, unless otherwise noted, is protected by copyright laws and the George Balanchine Foundation reserves all rights. Information on the Balanchine.org website is for personal and noncommercial use and may not be copied, distributed, displayed or modified without express permission. Unauthorized downloading, publication or exploitation of content for commercial use is not permitted. These Terms of Use do not grant rights or licenses on content held by any third party, and the George Balanchine Foundation does not have the authority to grant rights or licenses on their behalf.

This website is to only be used for lawful purposes. Please ensure that your usage of the website is in accordance with any local, state and federal laws. You are not permitted to disrupt, alter or interfere with the website, its associated software, hardware and servers, or others users on the website.

Links

This website contains hyperlinks to other websites that are not operated, owned, or provided by the George Balanchine Foundation. When clicking on any hyperlink, you acknowledge that we are not responsible or liable for any damage or loss caused by or allegedly caused by your use of any external site.

You are permitted to link your website to any page on our website providing that you do not cast this site or any websites that are affiliated with this site in a false or misleading light. Additionally, any links must not violate any laws, infringe on rights of others or violate their privacy, or contain defamatory, abusive, threatening or hateful language.

Intellectual Property

George Balanchine, his works and likeness are registered trademarks owned by the George Balanchine Trust. All permissions for use of the trademarks on George Balanchine may be requested through the George Balanchine Trust at Balanchine.com. Other trademarks and content are the property of the George Balanchine Foundation or their respective owners and may not be used without express permission. The text, images and audio-visual content on this site are protected under US and foreign copyright law. You may not reproduce, download, publish, or transmit copyrighted content on this website without express permission. Requests can be sent to [email protected]

Disclaimer

THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION PROVIDES THE SITE “AS IS.” YOU AGREE TO USE THIS WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WE DO NOT GUARANTEE TO MAINTAIN ERROR-FREE, CONTINUOUS, PROMPT, OR SECURE SERVICE. THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION MAKES REASONABLE AND ONGOING EFFORTS TO REVISE AND UPDATE THE WEBSITE, BUT ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INACCURACIES OR LOSSES. WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY VIRUSES OR DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER OR PROPERTY THAT ARISE FROM YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE.

Indemnity

BY USING THE WEBSITE IN ANY WAY, YOU WARRANT THAT YOUR USE WILL BE CONSISTENT WITH THESE TERMS. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION AND ITS DIRECTORS AND CONTRACT EMPLOYEES HARMLESS FROM ALL CLAIMS, CAUSES, COSTS, EXPENSES, FEES, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, JUDGEMENTS, LIABILITIES, LOSSES AND DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE BALANCHINE.ORG WEBSITE.

Limitation of Liability

THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION, ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AFFILIATES SHALL IN NO EVENT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, DIRECT, INDIRECT, COMPENSATORY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL, THAT ARISE FROM YOUR USE ON THIS SITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Choice of Law

These Terms of Use and any amendments or revisions will be governed by and construed in accordance with New York State law without regard to principles of conflict of laws. Except as otherwise stated explicitly in these Terms, any case, suit, controversy, action or proceeding arising out of, related to, or in connection with the use of this website may only be brought in the state or federal courts located in New York County, New York State. By accepting this policy, you are agreeing to submit to the jurisdiction of such courts for any claims arising out of your use of this website.

Last Update: May 22, 2022