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PBS Club

PBS Club (the"Club") is a service provided by Public Broadcasting Service (“PBS”, “we” or “us”) that provides participants with mobile text messages about services and products of PBS, including PBS programs, mobile services and applications.

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PBS Club Terms and Conditions

    How to Participate; Services Provided
    Text PBSINFO to 80800 and click the link you will receive to sign up for Club. After you have registered, we will send you up to six messages per month, each containing an update or alert about PBS and its programs, products and services. The message content will normally be a text message, but might be an image file, depending on your carrier, handset, and message capabilities.

    Participant Requirements
    You must have a wireless device capable of two-way messaging, be using a participating wireless carrier, and be a wireless service subscriber with text messaging service. Not all cellular phone providers carry the necessary service to participate. Check your phone capabilities for specific text messaging instructions.

    Participant Opt-Out or Help
    You may opt out of the Club and receiving messages at any time. To opt out of future messages, text STOP to 80800 or reply STOP to any text message, email 24@velti.com or call 1-800-555-4833.

    Costs
    There is no cost for this service from the station, but some carriers do charge a small fee to send or receive a text message. You are responsible for all charges, if any, incurred in connection with the receipt of Club messages. Your wireless carrier will charge you the standard text messaging rates and data fees for each message you send to or receive from us, including applicable taxes, in accordance with the terms of your cellular subscription plan. Other carrier-specific rates may apply, depending on your individual wireless pricing plan. Consult your wireless service provider regarding its pricing plans.

    Participating Wireless Carriers
    The current participating wireless carriers are Alltel, AT&T, Boost, Cellular One, Nextel, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and Virgin Mobile USA ("Participating Wireless Carriers"). Participating Wireless Carriers are not guaranteed and are subject to change at any time without notice.

    Participation and Service Not Guaranteed
    Club participation and service is offered on an "as-is" basis, may not be available in all areas at all times, and may not continue to work in the event of product, software, coverage or other changes made by your wireless carrier.

    Releases
    By participating in the Club, you agree to release and hold harmless PBS and its officers, directors, employees, agents, and member stations from any and all losses, damages, claims, demands, debts liabilities, fines, penalties and expenses (including costs and reasonable attorneys' fees) whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death arising from or in connection with the Club, and for any claims based on violation of law or infringement or violation of any rights of any person or entity, including, without limitation, violation of publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. PBS is not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical or other errors in associated promotional materials in connection with the Club.

    No Warranties
    PBS makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied with respect to participation in the Club. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, ALL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE RELEASED PARTIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSES AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

    PBS is not responsible for technical, hardware, software, electronic, network, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, errors in transmission, traffic congestion, lost or unavailable network connections, telephone connections, wireless phone connections, web site, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed transmissions which may limit or restrict your ability to send a message, including any injury or damage to your or any other person's wireless device relating to or resulting from participating in the Club.

    Termination or Changes to the Club or these Terms and Conditions
    PBS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend the Club or these Terms and Conditions at any time, for any reason, and without notice. We will notify you of changes to the Club or these Terms and Conditions by posting the revised Terms and Conditions on this page: http://www.pbs.org/aboutsite/terms_clubpbs.html. You should check the date of the Terms and Conditions appearing at the beginning of the Terms and Conditions and review any changes since the last version. Revised Terms and Conditions will be effective when posted.

    How to Contact Us
    If you have any questions about the Club or these Terms and Conditions, you may write to us at mobile@pbs.org

    Privacy and Information Provided to Us
    Your privacy rights and the information provided to us through the Club will be governed by our Privacy Policy, which can be accessed using the following internet address: http://www.pbs.org/aboutsite/aboutsite_privacy.html

    Governing Law
    You agree that the Club and these Terms and Conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with, and all matters relating to or arising under the Club or these Terms and Conditions will be governed by, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia excluding its conflicts of law rules.

    Arbitration
    The parties agree that all disputes relating to the Club and these Terms and Conditions shall be resolved by binding arbitration before a single independent arbitrator chosen by the parties pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules ("Rules") of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") and conducted under those Rules. Any arbitration proceedings shall be held in Washington, DC. Any arbitration award shall be final and binding on the parties and shall not be subject to appeal. Judgment on the award may be entered by any court having jurisdiction. The parties specifically consent to and accept the jurisdiction of the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for the purposes of such enforcement.

    Miscellaneous
    These Terms and Conditions are binding on and for the benefit of you and your successors. We may assign these Terms and Conditions, but you may not assign any of your rights or delegate any of your duties under these Terms and Conditions or under the Club without our prior written consent. Except as otherwise set forth in these Terms and Conditions, neither you nor we will lose any of our rights under these Terms and Conditions, even if you or we do not enforce a right or delay in enforcing a right. Neither party will be liable for any damages arising from acts of God or events outside of that party's reasonable control. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be unenforceable, the rest of these Terms and Conditions will remain in full force and effect

    Entire Agreement
    These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and us and supersede all prior agreements and representations, whether express or implied, written or oral, with respect to the Club. Neither you nor any of our employees or agents is authorized to change or add to these Terms and Conditions or any other documents relating to the Club or these Terms and Conditions in any way, and any purported change or addition, whether oral or written, is void.

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