Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 8:27 AM
From: Dubensky, Ann
To: Mackenzie Andersen
Dee Schneidman is essentially claiming that all NECD is collecting are names and addresses. If that is the case,then for what reason does one have to agree to such a long list of terms merely to list one's name and address in a data base? At the point I came across the data base, I was already listed in many online directories and had never once been required to sign a terms of agreement, let alone one with such statements as this one.
Either Dee has never read the Terms of Agreement herself or she is intentionally underplaying the claims to ownership over content that it makes. Paragraph 7 grants NEFA the right to "deep link" to any of the sites listed in the database while specifically stating that that right is not mutual. The only page the user can link to is the Culture Count Home Page. Since I did not add my name to the directory and did not agree to such terms I did not forfeit my right to link to their online terms of agreement, which I would have forfeited by adding my name and address to their directory.
7. Linking and Framing. You agree not to bypass or attempt to bypass the home page of Our site and “deep link” to any other page in Our website, or frame Our content within another website or copy, or use it in another medium without Our express written permission. You hereby give Us the right, however, to create a deep link to certain pages on Your website for the purpose of offering access to content that We, in Our sole discretion, determine to be appropriate for the CultureCount™ site.