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OCB programs (Radio and TV Marti) and Martinoticias.com are intended for audiences in Cuba. Martinoticias.com also functions to make program materials available to U.S. requestors after their dissemination abroad. Domestic American broadcasters utilizing similar trade names and call letters are not affiliated with BBG, OCB, or with Martinoticias.com.
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: The content appearing on Martinoticias.com is intended for your personal, noncommercial use only. You may download the downloadable content items appearing on Martinoticias.com for your personal use only. You may display, excerpt from, or link to the content on Martinoticias.com provided that the link redirects the user to Martinoticias.com when the user clicks on it and provided that linking does not suggest that OCB or Radio or TV Marti promotes or endorses any causes, ideas, websites, products, or services.
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Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit OCB to locate the material;
Information reasonably sufficient to permit OCB to contact you, the complaining party;
A statement that you, the complaining party, have a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
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OCB’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on or regarding OCB’s site can be reached by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or writing to:
Office of Cuba Broadcasting Copyright Agent
330 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, D.C. 20237
United States of America
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If You Send Us Personal Information
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The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
The date and time you access our site;
The pages you visit;
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If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an e-mail to us, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through our website, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get the information you have requested, and to contact you in the event of a development related to your message. We do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or give this information to any private organizations. Nor do we collect information for commercial marketing.
We would share your e-mail with another federal government agency only if your inquiry related to that agency or if we were required to do so by law. In addition, we would release documents, including e-mails, if required to do so by a congressional or judicial subpoena.
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You may only submit materials to Martinoticias.com for which you have the copyright or other necessary rights and permission to distribute electronically. You may not violate, plagiarize, or infringe on the rights of third parties, including copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, privacy, personal, publicity, moral or proprietary rights. You agree and represent that you own or have all necessary rights and permissions to use, distribute, and authorize OCB to use and distribute any materials you submit.
You retain any copyright or other ownership rights you possess in any User-Submitted Materials that you submit on or through Martinoticias.com. However, by submitting any User-Submitted Materials on or through Martinoticias.com, you hereby grant OCB a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid up, worldwide, transferable license to use, copy, sublicense, modify, transmit, publicly perform, display, create derivative works of, host, index, cache, tag, encode, and/or adapt your User-Submitted Materials in any and all media formats or channels, whether now known or hereafter devised.
additional user-submitted material Rules Specific to Posting Comments
OCB will make every effort to review and post comments within 48 hours, although OCB is under no obligation to post comments within any deadline or to post the comments at all. OCB encourages thoughtful discussion and will not censor comments based on ideology or political points of view. OCB will not edit comments - we will either post them or refuse to post them. All comments must follow these rules:
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Martinoticias.com handle errors in the following way: If the error is a simple typo that doesn't change facts or understanding of the story, we consider it a minor change and simply correct it without further mention. If the error is substantive or one of fact, we change it, add an asterisk *, then a note at the bottom saying when it was corrected and what was wrong originally. On a breaking news story, we may overwrite the text of an article several times as the story develops. Due to the urgency of the news and time constraints, we will not mention the exact changes in each version - we expect understanding that it is a story that is still developing.