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Except for governmental and public domain content, all rights, title and interest in and to website and its content and to related trademarks, trade names, copyrights, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to, TheDCOffice, Inc., The DC Office®  and the logo, are owned by TheDCOffice, Inc. or its suppliers, and they are protected by copyright laws, trademark laws, trade secret laws and international treaty provisions. Except for governmental and public domain content, all rights, title and interest in and to website, its content and their parts and components regardless of their level of integration or separability remain under TheDCOffice, Inc.'s ownership, including:

  • the contents of the website;
  • structure and layout of website;
  • the graphic design of website;
  • software used on website;
  • documents that may be downloaded from website;
  • email alerts incorporating content from website.

Unless otherwise authorized in writing by TheDCOffice, Inc., or covered by the terms of the License granted to individual subscribers to who accept the terms of the Subscription Agreement, it is prohibited for any one personally or through others to reproduce, create derivative works from, perform, publish, transmit, distribute, sell or otherwise access, use, or exploit website or its content in violation of TheDCOffice, Inc.'s intellectual property rights; to store any content in any electronic storage and retrieval system; to distribute any content to any person unauthorized to use or receive the content; to distribute, rent, sublicense, lease, transfer or assign the content; to decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reverse-engineer website or its content; to alter, translate, modify, or adapt website and its content; to create derivative works, make use of ‘scraping,’ ‘framing’ or other means of redirecting website or its content, or disguising or defacing its origin; or to copy and redistribute (internally or externally) any tables of contents, highlights, indices, or other finding aids from website or its content.

It is prohibited to place or install any portion of the content on any electronic media, including, but not limited to, wired or wireless networks, local or wide area networks, timeshifting or timesharing services, multiple processing units on more than one computer, multiple site arrangements, service or software rental bureaus, list servers, online services, electronic bulletin boards or forums, internet or intranet sites, or any server designed to disseminate data to others. website and its content are proprietary in nature and include proprietary trade secrets of TheDCOffice, Inc. Unauthorized disclosure, copying, transfer or use of website or its content may cause TheDCOffice, Inc. immediate, irreparable harm that cannot be adequately compensated by monetary damages. TheDCOffice, Inc. reserves the right to enforce any breach of the provisions of the protection of TheDCOffice, Inc.'s intellectual property rights through equitable relief including injunctive relief, in addition to any other available remedies, such as punitive damages. In addition, TheDCOffice, Inc. may refer to government investigative and enforcement agencies, both in the United States and abroad, any apparent interference with website or its content.

There are no restrictions on the use of governmental material contained in website beyond what may be applied by the originating agencies.