Trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property
Intellectual property is protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents, international treaties, or other proprietary rights and laws of the United States and other applicable countries. You agree to abide by, and adhere to, all applicable proprietary rights and laws, as well as any additional trademark or copyright notices or restrictions contained in these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions grant you no right, title, or interest in Nationwide's intellectual property and create no relationship between you and Nationwide. You may address all inquiries concerning use of Nationwide's intellectual property to: Nationwide - Office of the Chief Legal Officer, Intellectual Property Legal Team, One Nationwide Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215-2220 (email address: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nationwide, the Nationwide N & Eagle logo, On Your Side, and other names, graphics, slogans, logos, sounds, trade dress, and other source identifiers ("Marks") displayed on the Site are the property of Nationwide. Nationwide’s Marks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Nationwide's: in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers: or in any manner that disparages or discredits Nationwide, or suggests a sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement by Nationwide unless first approved in writing.
All Content included in or made available through the Site, such as, text, graphics, logos, sound recordings, data compilations, software and images, are exclusive property (except as otherwise expressly stated) of Nationwide and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
You are prohibited from modifying, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, publishing, selling, licensing, creating derivative works, or using any Content available on or through the Site for commercial or public purposes, without the prior written permission of Nationwide.
Designated agent (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)
Nationwide respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work is protected by a United States copyright and has been copied in a way that infringes upon your copyright, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing our Copyright Agent, with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, including a URL (if applicable). If multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, please provide a representative list of such works on that site.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed (or access to which is to be disabled). Please provide information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number and email address
- A statement that you 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
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate (under penalty of perjury) and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that’s allegedly infringed
Please direct copyright infringement notifications to:
Marketing and Intellectual Property Legal Team
1-32-305, One Nationwide Plaza
Columbus, OH 43215-2220
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of these requirements, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
If you believe that your content that was removed, or to which access was disabled, from the Site is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the material in your content, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:
- Your physical or electronic signature
- Identification of the content that has been removed (or to which access has been disabled) and the location where the content appeared before it was removed or disabled
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or a misidentification of the content
- Your name, address, telephone number and email address
- A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in Columbus, Ohio
- A statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement
If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, Nationwide may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing them that we may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member, or user, the removed content may be replaced (or access to it restored) in 10 to 14 business days. Replacing or restoring content is at Nationwide’s sole discretion and could take longer than 14 business days.
License and reproduction
Original materials of Nationwide posted on the Site are protected by intellectual property laws. You are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable and revocable right to access, and make personal and non-commercial use. You are also granted a limited and revocable license to print copies of the Content, but solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Except as expressly provided above, all rights are reserved. Any commercial or public use of the Site or any of its Content is strictly prohibited without written permission from Nationwide.
Except as expressly provided above, no portion of the Site, its Contents, or any copyright, trademark, service mark, trade name, or any other proprietary information of Nationwide (collectively, the "Intellectual Property") displayed on the Site or on any of the Content may be reproduced, altered, removed, transmitted, published, or distributed (whether electronically, mechanically, by photocopy, recording, or otherwise), without prior written permission from Nationwide. Use of any Nationwide trademarks as metatags on any third-party website is strictly prohibited. You may not co-brand the Site or display the Site in frames (or any of the Content through inline links) without prior written permission from Nationwide. "Co-brand" means your display of any of the Intellectual Property (or your taking of other means of attribution or identification of Nationwide) in such a manner reasonably likely to give a third party the impression that you or such third party has the right to display, publish, or distribute the Site or any of its Content. You agree to cooperate with Nationwide in causing any unauthorized co-branding, framing, or linking to immediately cease.