Agreement Between User and www.consortium.org
Welcome to www.consortium.org. The www.consortium.org website (the “website”) is comprised of a website operated by the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area (“The Consortium”). The Consortium is a nonprofit site that focuses on higher education. This website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”). Your use of www.consortium.org constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully and keep a copy of them for your reference.
Visiting www.consortium.org or sending emails to the Consortium constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the website, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Children under Thirteen
The Consortium does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use www.consortium.org only with permission of a parent or guardian.
Links to Third Party Sites
The Consortium’s website may contain links to other websites (“linked sites”). Please note that the linked sites are not under the control of the Consortium nor is the Consortium responsible for the contents of any linked site, including without limitation any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to a linked site. The Consortium is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Consortium of the site or any association with its operators.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property
All content included as part of the website, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the website except links to linked sites, is the property of the Consortium or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the website. The Consortium content is not for resale. Your use of the website does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use. You will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of the Consortium and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of the Consortium or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
The website is controlled, operated and administered by the Consortium from our offices within the United States of America (United States). If you access the website from a location outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Consortium content accessed through www.consortium.org in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Consortium, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the website, your violation of any terms of this agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. The Consortium reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with the Consortium in asserting any available defenses.
The information, software, products, and services included in or available through the website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area may make improvements and/or changes in the website at any time.
The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all such information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind. The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area and/or its suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services and related graphics, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.
The Consortium reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the District of Columbia and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in the District of Columbia in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the website. Use of the website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and the Consortium as a result of this agreement or use of the website. The Consortium’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of the Consortium’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by the Consortium with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and the Consortium with respect to the website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and the Consortium with respect to the website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form in English.
Changes to Terms
The Consortium reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which www.consortium.org is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. The Consortium encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
The Consortium welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:
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