CIVIC ALLIANCE FOR A SOUND ECONOMY WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Date of Last Revision: April 27, 2011
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEB SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS WEB SITE.
These terms and conditions of use (“Site Terms”) apply solely to your access to, and use of, the Web site of Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy ("CASE”), located at www.casecampaigns.com (the "Site"). These Site Terms do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with CASE or The Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce ("Seattle Chamber"), or their respective subsidiaries or affiliates. If you are using the Site on behalf of any entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Site Terms on such entity's behalf, and that such entity agrees to indemnify you and CASE and Seattle Chamber for violations of these Terms.
CASE reserves the right to change or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in the Site Terms or any policy or guideline of the Site, at any time and in its sole discretion. Any changes or modification will be effective immediately upon posting of the revisions on the Site, and you waive any right you may have to receive specific notice of such changes or modifications. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of changes or modifications will confirm your acceptance of such changes or modifications. Therefore, you should frequently review the Site Terms and applicable policies from time-to-time to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Site. If you do not agree to the amended terms, you must stop using the Site.
If you have any question regarding the use of the Site, please refer first to the Help Section or the Frequently Asked Questions. All other questions or comments about the Site or its contents should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Copyright and Limited License
Unless otherwise indicated in the Site, the Site and all content and other materials on the Site, including, without limitation, the CASE name and logo, and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, content, software, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, the "Site Materials") are the proprietary property of CASE or its licensors or users and are protected by U.S. and international trademark and copyright laws.
You are granted a limited, non-sublicensable license to access and use the Site and electronically copy (except where prohibited without a license), and print to hard copy portions of the Site Materials for your informational, non-commercial and personal use only. Such license is subject to these Site Terms and does not include: (a) any resale or commercial use of the Site or the Site Materials therein; (b) the collection and use of any listings of or information regarding CASE members, directors, employees, agents or donors; (c) the distribution, public performance or public display of any Site Materials; (d) modifying or otherwise making any
derivative uses of the Site and the Site Materials, or any portion thereof; (e) use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (f) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Site, the Site Materials or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Site; or (g) any use of the Site or the Site Materials other than for its intended purpose. Any use of the Site or the Site Materials other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of CASE, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications
regulations and statutes Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Site Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time.
3. Repeat Infringer Policy
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable law, CASE has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at CASE's sole discretion, subscribers or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. CASE may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Site and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of CASE or others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
4. Copyright Complaints
If you believe that anything on the Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below.
Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement: George Allen
Full Address of Designated Agent to Which Notification Should Be Sent:
Civil Alliance for a Sound Economy
1301 5th Avenue, Suite 2500
Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone Number of Designated Agent: 206-389-7268
Facsimile Number of Designated Agent: 206-903-3425
E-Mail Address of Designated Agent: email@example.com
Please see 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3) for the requirements of a proper notification. You should note that if you knowingly misrepresent in your notification that the material or activity is infringing, you will be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys' fees, incurred by us or the alleged infringer as the result of our relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing.
CIVIL ALLIANCE FOR A SOUND ECONOMY, CASE, the CASE logos and any other product or service name or slogan contained in the Site are trademarks of CASE and its suppliers or licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of CASE or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use any metatags, key words, ad words, or any other "hidden text" utilizing "Civil Alliance of a Sound Economy," "CASE," "The Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce" or any variation thereof, including without limitation "Seattle Chamber," or any other name, trademark or product or service name of CASE or Seattle Chamber without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of CASE and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by us.
You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a text hyperlink to the Site for noncommercial purposes, provided such link does not portray CASE or any of its activities, products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner and provided further that the linking site does not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use a CASE logo or other proprietary graphic of CASE or Seattle Chamber to link to this Site without the express written permission of CASE. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any CASE or Seattle Chamber trademark, logo or
other proprietary information, including the images found at the Site, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on the Site without CASE's express written consent. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright or proprietary right of CASE or any third party.
Neither CASE nor Seattle Chamber makes any claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party Web sites accessible by hyperlink from the Site, or Web sites linking to the Site. Such sites are not under the control of CASE or Seattle Chamber and neither CASE nor Seattle Chamber is responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. CASE provides these links to you only as a convenience,
and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by CASE or Seattle Chamber of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Site, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.
7. Third Party Content
CASE may provide third party content on the Site and may provide links to Web pages, content, materials and information of third parties (collectively the "Third Party Content") as well as information regarding third party events ("Third Party Events") as a service to those interested in this information. Neither CASE nor Seattle Chamber controls, endorses or adopts any Third Party Content or any Third Party Events or makes any representation or warranties of any kind regarding the Third Party Content or Third Party Events, including without limitation regarding the accuracy or completeness of the Third Party Content or the activities or information at or about Third Party Events. You acknowledge and agree that neither CASE nor Seattle Chamber is responsible or liable in any manner for any Third Party Content or any Third Party Event and
undertakes any responsibility to update or review any Third Party Content or review the activities or information at or about any Third Party Event. Users use such Third Party Content contained therein and participate in and attend such Third Party Events at their own risk.
8. Advertisements and Promotions; Third-Party Products and Services; Political Candidate Information and Links
CASE may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Site or may otherwise provide information about or links to third-party products, services or events on the Site. CASE may also provide information regarding political candidates and events on the Site and/or link to such candidates and events sites. Your business or other dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, such third parties, candidates and events, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and such party. Neither CASE nor Seattle Chamber is responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or promotions or as the result of the presence of such non-CASE advertisers or third party, candidate or event
information or links on the Site.
You acknowledge and agree that any materials, including but not limited to questions, comments, opinions, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials or other information, regarding the Site, information on the Site, CASE, CASE's activities, products or services, Seattle Chamber, Seattle Chamber's activities, products or services, or political candidates or events, whether or not referenced on the Site, that are provided by you in the form of email or other submissions to CASE, or any postings on the Site, are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of CASE. CASE shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these materials for any purpose, commercial, political or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
10. User Content and Interactive Services or Areas
The Site may include interactive areas or services (“Interactive Areas”), such as forums, chat rooms or message boards, online hosting or storage services, or other areas or services in which you or other users create, post or store any content, messages, materials, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, video, graphics, applications, code or other items or materials on the Site ("User Content"). You are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. By using any Interactive Areas, you agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Site any of the following:
a. User Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
b. User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law, including, without limitation, the regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or any rules of a securities exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ;
c. User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and reproduce such User Content;
d. User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
e. Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising or solicitations;
f. Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
g. Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and
h. User Content that, in the sole judgment of CASE, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Site, or which may expose CASE or its members, donors, Web site users or any other party, including with out limitation Seattle Chamber, to any harm or liability of any type.
Neither CASE nor Seattle Chamber takes any responsibility or assumes any liability for any User Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is CASE or Seattle Chamber liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. Your use of Interactive Areas is at your own risk. Enforcement of the user content or conduct rules set forth in these Site Terms is solely at CASE's discretion, and failure to enforce such rules in some instances does not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce such rules in other instances.
In addition, these rules do not create any private right of action on the part of any third party or any reasonable expectation that the Site will not contain any content that is prohibited by such rules. As a provider of interactive services, neither CASE nor Seattle Chamber is liable for any statements, representations or User Content provided by its users in any public forum, personal home page or other Interactive Area. Although neither CASE nor Seattle Chamber has any obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the Content posted in any Interactive Area, CASE reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Content posted or stored on the Site at any time and for any reason without notice, and you are
solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Site at your sole cost and expense.. Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Site in violation of the foregoing violates these Site Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Site.
If you post User Content to the Site, unless we indicate otherwise, you grant CASE, Seattle Chamber and their respective affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content throughout the world in any media, including without limitation on or in connection with the Site. You grant CASE, Seattle Chamber and their respective affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that (a) you
own and control all of the rights to the User Content that you post or you otherwise have the right to post such User Content to the Site; (b) the User Content is accurate and not misleading; and (c) use and posting of the User Content you supply does not violate these Site Terms and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.
11. Registration Data; Account Security
In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site ("Registration Data"); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to CASE, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to CASE.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Seattle Chamber and CASE and their respective members, independent contractors, service providers and consultants, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or related to any User Content you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Site or your use of the Interactive Areas, including without limitation any actual or threatened suit, demand or claim
made against Seattle Chamber, CASE and/or their respective members, independent contractors, service providers and consultants, directors, employees and agents, arising out of or relating to the User Content, your conduct, your violation of these Site Terms or your violation of the rights of any third party.
CASE, SEATTLE CHAMBER, THE SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN AND THE SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH (THE "SERVICES") ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. BOTH
CASE AND SEATTLE CHAMBER, INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY, DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE SITE AND THE SERVICES, INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN. NEITHER CASE NOR SEATTLE CHAMBER REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR CONTENT IN THE SITE OR THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE. NEITHER CASE NOR SEATTLE CHAMBER REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE SITE OR ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
NEITHER CASE NOR SEATTLE CHAMBER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION RELATING TO PRICING, TEXT, LINKS, VIDEOS, POSTINGS, PHOTOGRAPHY, DATES OR LOCATIONS. WHILE CASE ATTEMPTS TO MAKE YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SITE AND THE SERVICES SAFE, NEITHER CASE NOR SEATTLE CHAMBER CAN OR DO REPRESENT OR
WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD.
CASE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ANY AND ALL CONTENT, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THE SITE AND ANY SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. REFERENCE TO ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, EVENTS, PROCESSES OR OTHER INFORMATION, BY TRADE NAME, TRADEMARK, MANUFACTURER, SUPPLIER OR OTHERWISE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION THEREOF, OR ANY AFFILIATION THEREWITH, BY CASE OR SEATTLE CHAMBER.
14. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL CASE OR SEATTLE CHAMBER OR THEIR RESPECTIVE MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF
DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE CONTENT, INFORMATION OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM
RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH CASE, SEATTLE CHAMBER OR THE SITE, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO CASE'S OR SEATTLE CHAMBER'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF CASE AND SEATTLE CHAMBERS, INDIVIDUALLY OR COLLECTIVELY, INCLUDING THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR THE SERVICES OR TO THESE SITE TERMS EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO CASE OR SEATTLE CHAMBER FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE.
15. Applicable Law and Venue
These Site Terms and your use of the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, applicable to agreements made and to be entirely performed within the State of Washington, without resort to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Site Terms shall be filed only in the state and federal courts located in King County, Washington and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these Site Terms.
Notwithstanding any of these Site Terms, CASE reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Site, and to block or prevent your future access to and use of the Site.
If any provision of these Site Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Site Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
18. Questions & Contact Information
Questions or comments about the Site may be directed to CASE at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling us at 206-389-7268.