8. Other Policies and Conditions

8. Other Policies and Conditions


A. Media Sales  

In order to raise funds and for the convenience of Members, CCTV sells recordable media. CCTV does not guarantee that media is sold at a competitive rate, nor is CCTV responsible for defective media. 

B. Copies of Programs   

Members are permitted to use the dub station to make 1 copy of their program for personal use at no charge. CCTV will make additional copies for a fee, or Members may rent the dub station for additional time. Please consult the Rate Card or Duplicating Form for charges.

C. Member Contact Information 

Provided the Member gives permission, email addresses and phone numbers of CCTV Members will be made available to other Members for the purpose of networking, productions, and other CCTV business.

Members are encouraged to use CCTV’s social media to contact others.

CCTV is not liable for any unauthorized release of names.

D. Public File  

CCTV will make available to the public, by appointment during normal business hours, program logs, cablecast request forms, and election-related requests for the previous year. Membership applications, addresses, or donor information will not be made available to the public.

E. Volunteers   

CCTV relies heavily on the services of volunteers. CCTV Members are encouraged to volunteer during and after their training/certification in order to further develop their skills and to help CCTV serve the community. Members wishing to volunteer in lieu of payment for classes or equipment may do so at a rate of $10 per hour. 

In order to be eligible for discounts on classes or membership, Members must have signed up in advance for a volunteer credit at the time they requested the discount. Volunteer time must be accrued before it can be ‘spent.’ The volunteer hours will be forfeited if a Member does not attend the class for which they were applied, unless they have canceled by 10AM on the day of the class (See Section Four ~ Training, Workshops and Certification p. 16).

F. Misrepresentation 

Members of CCTV must not use CCTV’s logo without prior permission, or misrepresent themselves as employees of CCTV or as having the right to speak for CCTV. Such action may result in a temporary or permanent suspension of Membership and privileges.

G. Facility Rules 

Members are expected to clean up after themselves each time they use the facility. 

Eating and drinking are allowed only in the training room, green room, and in the front reception area. 

No smoking or vaping. By Cambridge ordinance, there is no smoking allowed anywhere within CCTV. 

Animals are not allowed in the building with the exception of support animals or as part of a production.

Props. CCTV provides some props and supplies for sets. Members may store props on the premises for no more than 48 hours. 

Copier/printer. Members may not use CCTV's office copier/printer. A printer for Member use is available in the computer lab. Members are required to pay for prints.

CCTV’s office supplies, furniture, etc. may not be used for sets and may not be used without permission of the staff.

H. Right to Refuse  

CCTV staff reserves the right to refuse the use of its facilities to any individual who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs or who interferes with the orderly conduct of business.

I. Indemnification    

Users of the facilities shall indemnify CCTV, the cable operator, and the City of Cambridge and its employees against any and all liability arising from any use of facilities and resources or from breach of the Members Policies. 

J. Viewer Feedback

Viewers may comment about a program online at programming@cctvcambridge.org.

K. Alcohol on the Premises

Alcohol may only be consumed at CCTV with the advance permission of the Executive Director. The person requesting permission shall request it in writing no less than 48 hours prior to the intended use. The request shall include the number of people, the amount and type of alcohol to be consumed, whether or not minors will be present, and at what point in the production alcohol will be consumed. Permission is given at the sole discretion of CCTV staff.

L. Interpretation  

When the implementation of these policies and procedures are subject to interpretation, decisions shall be at the discretion of the Executive Director or designee.

M. Denial of Services

CCTV has the right to deny membership, access, and other services to any individual or group who has exhibited disruptive behavior at  CCTV or any other public access center or organization.

N. Amendments  

Amendments to the policies may be generated by the staff, Board of Directors, or proposed to the staff and then submitted to the Board for consideration. The Board of Directors will approve amendments. Members will be notified of any changes via email, the website, and in the facility. All significant proposed changes will be made available to Members for a 2-week comment period. CCTV cannot guarantee to grandfather any policies.