• Affiliated Services, LLC Terms of Use

     

AFFILIATED SERVICES, LLC WEBSITE TERMS and CONDITIONS of USE

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. BY USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE.

In the event of a conflict between these Terms and the terms of any written agreement between Affiliated and you or your employer, the written agreement shall control, except that any information or documents that you upload, post, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish on or to the Site shall not be treated as confidential information unless transmitted to a portion of the Site expressly designated for that purpose.

Please review these Terms regularly, as they may change at any time. By using the Site after a change in the Terms, you agree to follow and be bound by the Terms as changed.

Affiliated has the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Website, including, without limitation, the content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use of the Website, or restrict your access to certain Site features. These Terms of Use apply to all users of the Website, including visitors, advertisers, and AAOA members.

Intellectual Property.

Unless otherwise noted, you should assume that everything you see, hear, or otherwise receive from or on the Site (the "Content") is copyright, trademark, trade dress or other intellectual property owned or licensed by Affiliated Services, LLC ("Affiliated") and protected under U.S. and international laws and treaties. Content includes, without limitation, software, images, graphics, artwork, photographs, trademarks, logos, text, documents, media, video, audio, sounds, the Site as a whole, and the selection, coordination and arrangement of Content.

Trademarks, Marks, Service Marks.

All page headers, custom graphics and button icons are service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress of Affiliated. All other trademarks appearing on the Website are the property of their respective owners. Unauthorized use of any trademark, service mark, or logo appearing on the Website may be a violation of federal and/or state trademark laws.

Equipment.

You shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware, and other equipment needed for access to and use of the Website and all charges related thereto.

Security.

We use industry-standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of all information, regardless of whether it identifies you or not. Our security includes use of firewalls, secure socket layers, and encryption. Your password (when available) is a component of our security system. As such, it is your responsibility to protect it. Do not share your password with any third parties.

E-mail Policy.

At various points in the Website, we provide visitors the opportunity to contact us via e-mail. E-mail messages are not encrypted. You acknowledge and agree that by providing Affiliated with any personal or confidential user information through the e-mail function, you consent to the transmission of such personal or confidential user information through the public Internet, and understand that there are risks that this information could be viewed by other parties. You agree to adhere to procedures that we may establish to enhance the safety and confidentiality of transmissions of personal data over the Internet.

Your Use of the Site.

You may use or download Content for the purposes expressly stated for that Content on the Site, or for your personal noncommercial purposes, provided you keep unchanged all copyright and other notices with the Content. No other use, modification, reproduction, display or distribution of any Content is permitted.

You agree to make only lawful use of the Site, and to use the Site only in compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations and any contract you or your employer may have made with Affiliated, including these Terms. You agree to make no use of the Site that violates anyone else's rights, including copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of privacy, right of publicity or other rights.

You agree not to upload, post, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish on or to the Site any materials that contain a software virus or other harmful component. You agree not to publish to the publicly available areas of the Site any materials that contain advertising or commercial material of any kind, except as expressly invited by Affiliated. You agree not to publish to the publicly available areas of the Site any materials that are false, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise unlawful. Affiliated is not responsible or liable for the conduct of any person using the Site.

Violations of Rules and Regulations.

We reserve the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of the rules and regulations set forth herein, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to this Website.

Restrictions on Use.

Access to the Website, other than to portions open to the public, is controlled by individual passwords. Individuals may not share their passwords with anyone else or permit their passwords to be used to provide anyone else with access to non-public portions of the Website.

Links.

The links in this web site will let you leave our web site. The linked sites may not be under our control, and the content available on the Internet sites linked to this web site may not necessarily reflect our opinion. We are providing these links to other Internet sites as a convenience to you, and access to any other Internet sites linked to this web site is at your own risk. The inclusion of any link does not imply that we recommend or endorse the linked site, or make any representations as to the veracity or reliability of the information or services provided in the linked site.

You may not link to any pages other than the Affiliated home page. You may not create links to the Site that portray Affiliated in a false or misleading light. You may not use any "framing" or similar techniques to enclose any portion of the Site.

User Comments and Submissions.

To submit comments regarding our Site or services, please contact us at webmaster@aaoamerica.org. However, if you are dissatisfied with the Site, any Content, or any of the Terms, your sole and exclusive remedy is to stop using the Site.

Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability.

You use this site at your own risk to the fullest extent allowed by law, Affiliated makes no representations or warranties of any kind in connection with the site. Affiliated provides this site, all content and all information and services offered on or through the site, "AS IS." Affiliated disclaims all express and implied warranties, including but not limited to accuracy, completeness, implied warranty of merchantability, quiet enjoyment, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

Affiliated will not be liable for any loss , injury or damage related to your use of or inability to use the site, including without limitation direct, indirect, special, compensatory or consequential damages, lost profits or loss of or damage to property, even if Affiliated has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Applicable Law and Dispute Resolution.

The Terms will be construed according to the laws of the State of Washington, U.S.A., without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. Any dispute arising under or relating to the Terms, the Content, the use of the Site, or any services obtained using this Site, shall be resolved by a court of competent jurisdiction located in King County, Washington. Your use of the Site constitutes your consent to submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in Washington. In the event of a dispute hereunder, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its costs and expenses incurred, including reasonable attorneys' fees.

APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, IN WHICH EVENT THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT BE APPLICABLE. IN NO EVENT SHALL AFFILIATED'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING ITS OWN NEGLIGENCE) OR UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY (INCLUDING STRICT LIABILITY) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING AND/OR USING THIS WEB SITE.

Indemnification.

You agree to assume full responsibility for any use of any information, goods or services offered on or through the Site. You understand and agree that Affiliated will not be responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage arising from the use of any information, goods or services on the Site.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Affiliated and its officers, directors, owners, agents, employees, affiliates, licensees and licensors from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, damages, costs liabilities, losses and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use of the Site or your violation of any of the Terms of Use or any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation.

Termination.

Your failure to comply with the Terms automatically revokes your authorization to use the Site and any Software, and terminates any and all rights granted to you under the Terms. Your obligations to Affiliated will continue upon termination of your rights under the Terms, including restrictions regarding the Content, disclaimers, indemnification obligations and liability limitations under the Terms. Upon termination of your rights, you must promptly destroy all Content downloaded or obtained from this Site, as well as all copies of any Content.

Miscellaneous.

If a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of the Terms to be void or unenforceable, that provision or portion will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible to implement the intent of the Terms, and the remainder of the Terms will remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of the Terms shall be effective unless in writing and signed by both parties. No waiver of any past or present right arising from any breach or failure to perform shall be deemed to be a waiver of any future right arising under the Terms. The Terms are the entire agreement between you and Affiliated relating to the Site. Any other agreement between you and Affiliated regarding the subject matter of the Terms is superseded and has no force or effect. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.