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International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
Website and Intellectual Property Terms of Use

The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) appreciates your help in raising awareness about missing and exploited children. ICMEC’s protection of its intellectual property is essential to successfully accomplishing its mission. The following Terms of Use govern ICMEC’s intellectual property.

Terms of Use for ICMEC Trademarks and Service Marks
Terms of Use and Linking Agreement for ICMEC Banners
Terms of Use and Linking Agreement for ICMEC Hypertext Link
Reprint Policy for ICMEC Publications
Terms of Use for ICMEC’s Posters

Terms of Use for ICMEC Trademarks and Service Marks
ICMEC does not allow the use of its name, logo, or other marks (whether registered or not) without its express written consent in the form of a License Agreement signed by authorized ICMEC staff members.

Questions about and requests for use of ICMEC’s name, logo, or other marks in connection with fundraising efforts and product or program promotion should be directed to:
Office of the Executive Vice President
International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 625
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
United States of America
Phone: +1 703 837 6313
Fax: +1 703 549 4504

News agencies and all others may direct requests to ICMEC’s Communications Department.

Terms of Use and Linking Agreement for ICMEC Banners
ICMEC appreciates your use of its banners to promote ICMEC’s mission, and to help find missing children. You may use ICMEC banners on your website as long as you comply with the following terms and conditions:

  • Do not modify any ICMEC banner in any way.
  • Actively link any ICMEC banner you post on your website to http://www.icmec.org.
  • Do not use any ICMEC banner in any context that may place any missing child in a false light.
  • Do not use any ICMEC banner for any commercial or sponsorship purpose.
  • Do not use any ICMEC banner in any way that may create the impression ICMEC benefits from the sale of your goods or services.
  • Do not use any ICMEC banner in any way that may create an impression of endorsement by ICMEC of any individual, entity, product, goods, services, program, event, or website.
  • Do not use any ICMEC banner in any way that may create an impression of affiliation, sponsorship, or partnership between ICMEC and you.
  • Do not use any ICMEC banner in any context that may tarnish ICMEC’s name or reputation.
  • Do not use any ICMEC banner on any website that includes pornography or any content ICMEC finds in its absolute and sole discretion to be lewd, obscene, vulgar, harassing, defamatory, offensive, or objectionable.
  • Agree to immediately remove ICMEC’s banner(s) from your website if instructed to do so by ICMEC.
  • All goodwill and improved reputation relating to any ICMEC marks generated by your use of such ICMEC marks will inure to the benefit of ICMEC. Nothing herein is intended to give you any rights in any ICMEC marks.
  • The laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall govern this agreement.
  • You acknowledge ICMEC may periodically update this agreement and you are responsible for checking www.icmec.org to learn of any changes.

Questions about linking to ICMEC’s website should be directed to:
Internet Administrator
International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 625
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
United States of America
Phone: +1 703 837 6313
Fax: +1 703 549 4504

Terms of Use and Linking Agreement for ICMEC Hypertext Link
ICMEC appreciates your use of the Hypertext Link to promote ICMEC’s mission, and to help find missing children. You may use the Hypertext Link in a list on “Useful Sites” and other similarly titled pages and/or within text on your website as long as you comply with the following terms and conditions:

  • Do not use the Hypertext Link in any context that may place any missing child in a false light.
  • Do not use the Hypertext Link for any commercial or sponsorship purpose.
  • Do not use the Hypertext Link in any way that may create the impression ICMEC benefits from the sale of your goods or services.
  • Do not use the Hypertext Link in any way that may create an impression of endorsement by ICMEC of any individual, entity, product, goods, services, program, event, or website.
  • Do not use the Hypertext Link in any way that may create an impression of affiliation, sponsorship, or partnership between ICMEC and you.
  • Do not use the Hypertext Link in any context that may tarnish ICMEC’s name or reputation.
  • Do not use the Hypertext Link on any website that includes pornography or any content ICMEC finds in its absolute and sole discretion to be lewd, obscene, vulgar, harassing, defamatory, offensive, or objectionable.
  • You agree to immediately remove the Hypertext Link from your website if instructed to do so by ICMEC.
  • All goodwill and improved reputation relating to any ICMEC marks generated by your use of such ICMEC marks will inure to the benefit of ICMEC. Nothing herein is intended to give you any rights in any ICMEC marks.
  • The laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall govern this agreement.
  • You acknowledge ICMEC may periodically update this agreement and you are responsible for checking www.icmec.org to learn of any changes.

Questions about linking to ICMEC’s website should be directed to:
Internet Administrator
International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 625
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
United States of America
Phone: +1 703 837 6313
Fax: +1 703 549 4504

Reprint Policy for ICMEC Publications
All ICMEC publications are copyrighted materials. Any individual, organization, or entity wishing to use ICMEC’s copyrighted materials (ICMEC Materials) may do so when the

  • ICMEC Materials are to be used unaltered and in their entirety for educational, noncommercial purposes. Under no circumstances are ICMEC Materials to be used for fundraising purposes.
  • ICMEC Materials will not be used in any way that may create an impression of sponsorship or endorsement by ICMEC of any individual, entity, product, service, program, or event.
  • ICMEC Materials will not be used in any way that may create an impression of any type of partnership or affiliated relationship between ICMEC and you.
  • ICMEC is clearly noted as the source of the information.
  • Intended use will not conflict with ICMEC’s standards for child safety.
  • You will immediately discontinue use of the ICMEC Materials if requested to do so by ICMEC.
  • The laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall govern this Reprint Policy.
  • You acknowledge ICMEC may periodically update the Reprint Policy and you are responsible for checking www.icmec.org to learn of any changes.
  • When meeting the criteria noted above, you may add a line of text to the reprint stating, “Provided courtesy of” and insert your name and/or logo.

If you have space constraints and wish to reprint only an unaltered excerpt from any ICMEC publication, you must submit a request to do so along with a proof of the proposed reprint, including the surrounding text and imaging (ICMEC may request more information), to:
Office of the Executive Vice President
International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 625
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
United States of America
Phone: +1 703 837 6313
Fax: +1 703 549 4504

ICMEC must ensure the integrity of its publications, including ensuring the essence of a publication is not lost in any reprinted excerpt. ICMEC retains the absolute and sole discretion to deny any request. If ICMEC chooses to allow the reprint of an excerpt, you must follow all other terms and conditions above.

Questions about this policy should be directed to:
Office of the Executive Vice President
International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 625
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
United States of America
Phone: +1 703 837 6313
Fax: +1 703 549 4504

Terms of Use for ICMEC’s Posters
ICMEC appreciates your using ICMEC’s posters to help find missing children. You may print and display the posters in their original format so long as your use complies with and you agree to the following terms and conditions.

  • You will not modify the posters in any way, including but not limited to adding or deleting text.
  • When you receive notification that a child has been found or at anytime ICMEC requests, you will immediately remove and destroy the posters.
  • You will not use the posters for any purpose other than to help find missing children. Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances are the posters to be used for fundraising purposes.
  • You will not use the posters in any way that may create the impression ICMEC benefits from the sale of your goods or services.
  • You will not use the posters in any way that may create an impression of endorsement by ICMEC of any individual, entity, product, good, service, program, event, or website.
  • You will not use the posters in any way that may create an impression of any type of sponsorship, partnership or affiliated relationship between ICMEC and you.
  • All goodwill and improved reputation relating to any ICMEC marks generated by your use of such ICMEC marks will inure to the benefit of ICMEC. The laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall govern this agreement.
  • You acknowledge ICMEC may periodically update this agreement and you are responsible for checking www.icmec.org to learn of any changes.

Questions about ICMEC's posters should be forwarded to:
Communications Department
International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 625
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
United States of America
Phone: +1 703 837 6313
Fax: +1 703 549 4504

 
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