Terms and Conditions
By accessing NWCOA.COM, NWCOA.ORG or NWCOA.INFO (hereafter “websites”), you are agreeing to these the following Terms and Conditions of Use.
1. The parties to this Agreement (the “Agreement”) are You, (the “User”), and National Wildlife Control Operators Association, Inc. (the “Company”). As used in this Agreement, the terms “we” and “us” are used interchangeably to refer to the Company and the Websites; the term “You” and “Your” is used to refer to You, the User.
1.1 By accessing the materials at Websites and for other good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is acknowledged by You and the Company, You hereby agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
1.2 Subject to Your acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, The Company agrees to grant you a limited personal non-transferable right to access the contents of NWCOA.COM and/or NWCOA.INFO.
1.3 This Agreement is subject to change by the Company at any time and changes shall become effective upon notice to USERS by posting at or via hyperlink to the Websites. You may not alter, delete, add or change or edit any of these terms and conditions, and any such attempted alteration shall be void and of no effect.
2. User Verification
ALL MATERIALS, INCLUDING MESSAGES, AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS, CONTAINED AT THE WEBSITES ARE INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION EXCLUSIVELY TO NWCOA MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING.
3. User’s Code Of Conduct
You agree, warrant and covenant to use the Websites in accordance with the following Code of Conduct and You agree and acknowledge that in our sole discretion we may, but are under no obligation to reject or delete any materials posted or uploaded by You which violates any of the following provisions, and/or to terminate Your right to use or access the Websites for violating these provisions:
3.1 You will not use the Websites to engage in any form of illegal conduct, harassment or offensive behavior, including but not limited to the posting or uploading of communications or any graphic, video or audio content to the Websites which contain libelous, slanderous, abusive or defamatory statements, or racist, obscene or offensive language.
3.2 You will not use the Websites to infringe the privacy rights, property rights, or other civil rights of any person;
3.3 You will not post messages or use the Websites in any way which (i) violates, plagiarizes or infringes upon the rights of any third party, including but not limited to any copyright or trademark law, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights, or (ii) is fraudulent or otherwise unlawful or violates any law.
4. Grant Of Limited License With Reservations
You acknowledge and agree that all materials contained at the Websites are proprietary and constitute valuable copyright, trademark and other intellectual property owned by the Company or others who have licensed or authorized use of such materials to the Company. You acknowledge and agree that as such You may only access, view, download, receive and otherwise use the materials available at the Websites only as authorized by the Company.
4.1 You acknowledge that You understand that the Company does not authorize access to any part of the Websites in any manner contrary to the express provisions of this Agreement.
4.2 You further represent and warrant to the Company that Your agreement to these terms and conditions constitutes an agreement that You shall not access, or attempt to access, any materials available at the Websites in a manner not expressly authorized by the Company. You agree and warrant that You shall at no time access, view, download, receive or otherwise use, or cause or enable others to access, view, download, receive or otherwise use materials, directly or indirectly in places which the Company does not authorize such access, viewing, downloading, receipt or other use.
4.3 You hereby acknowledge that You understand that the Company does not authorize the accessing, viewing, downloading, duplication, receiving, transmission, broadcasting or other use of the materials contained on the Websites to or by any person, INCLUDING YOU, who is located in any of the areas designated as PROHIBITED AREAS below.
4.4 You further acknowledge that You understand and agree that any and all unauthorized access, viewing, downloading, receipt, duplication or other use of materials from the Websites in violation of the terms and conditions set forth herein, in which You are directly or indirectly involved, shall constitute intentional infringement(s) of the Company’s and potentially others’ intellectual property rights and other rights in such materials and shall further constitute a violation of Company’s trademark and other rights, including, but not limited to, rights of privacy.
5. Indemnification For Unauthorized Use Of Proprietary Materials
You agree to be personally liable and fully indemnify the Company and its successors and assigns for any and all damages directly, indirectly and/or consequentially resulting from any attempted or actual unauthorized downloading or other duplication of materials from the Websites by You alone, or with, or under the authority of, any other person(s), including, without limitation, any governmental agency(ies), wherein such damages include, without limitation, all direct and consequential damages directly or indirectly resulting from unauthorized downloading of materials from the Websites including, but not limited to, damages resulting from loss of revenue, loss of property, fines, attorney’s fees and costs, including, without limitation, damages resulting from prosecution and/or governmentally imposed seizure(s), forfeiture(s), and/or injunction(s).
6. Limited Grant Of License
Subject to all the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Company hereby grants You a limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use view photos, text, hyperlinks, interlinks, search engines, and other software (“Materials”) associated with authorized use of the Websites which Company provides during the period in which You are a current User in good standing. You may use the Materials only in accordance with these terms and conditions of Use. You may not remove any propriety notices from Materials at any time. You may make no use of Materials not expressly authorized herein or by prior express written authorization from Company. Prohibited uses, include, without limitation: (1) permitting other individuals to directly or indirectly use the Materials; (2) modifying, translating, reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling the Materials (except to the extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction); (3) making copies or creating derivative works based on the Materials except as provided herein; (4) renting, leasing, or transferring any rights in the Materials; (5) removing any proprietary notices, including copyright and trademark notices, or labels on the Materials; and (6) making any other use of the Materials not specifically authorized by the Company. This license does not grant You any rights to any software enhancements or updates of any kind. For the purpose of this paragraph, a “User in good standing” is a User who has not violated any of the Terms and Conditions of Use of this websites.
7. Company’s Proprietary Rights To Content
Except for public domain material or material otherwise licensed to or authorized for use by Company for electronic dissemination, all Materials displayed at or otherwise available through the Websites are proprietary, and, may not be copied, redistributed, or downloaded, in whole or in part, without the prior written authorization of Company. All editions of the Websites, and all Materials and other matter used directly or indirectly in, at, by, through and/or with the Websites are protected by the copyright laws of the United States, international copyright treaties and other laws and regulations. All rights are reserved. All intellectual property and other rights in and to the Materials and other matter at the Websites shall at all times remain in Company, its parent(s), subsidiary(ies), licensee(s) and assign(s). All intellectual property and other rights in and to any intellectual property content accessed through the Materials is the property of the applicable content owner, which may be the Company, its parent(s), subsidiary or subsidiaries, licensee(s) and assign(s), or others, and may be protected by applicable copyright and/or other laws. The limited and non-exclusive license granted to You herein grants to You no rights to use such content except as set forth herein. This license will immediately terminate automatically if You fail to comply with the limitations described herein, breach any other provision of this Agreement, cease, for any reason, to be a User in good standing, or are notified of its termination by the Company or its authorized agent(s). You agree that upon such termination, You will immediately destroy all copies of the Materials in Your possession. For the purpose of this paragraph, a “User in good standing” is a User who has not violated any of the Terms and Conditions of Use of this websites.
8. Inappropriate Use Of Chat Or Public Areas Use Of Proprietary Materials
If the Websites enables Users to share information with other Users through the use of Chat rooms, Public Areas or other means of communication among Users, You agree and warrant that You shall not submit, publish, or display on the Websites any material which is infringing, defamatory, libelous or otherwise unlawful, or any material deemed obscene, lewd, excessively violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable. You further agree to indemnify the Company and its representatives for any claims or suits arising from Your use of this Websites in violation of this agreement and warranty.
9. Private Use Of Materials
All materials included at the Websites are for the private use by authorized Users only. No other uses are intended by the Company and any other use is strictly prohibited by the Company and will constitute a violation of its limited license and authorization of use.
10. Disclosure And Other Communication
We reserve the right to send electronic mail to You, for the purpose of informing You of changes or additions to the Websites, or of any of our related products and services. We reserve the right to disclose information about Your usage of the Websites and demographics in forms that do not reveal Your personal identity. We do not collect, sell, trade, or give away any personal information in any way. Our site may set cookies on your computer to facilitate your navigation while on our site. These cookies are never used for any other purpose. Our sites may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices, content or lawfulness of the linking sites.
11. Your Consent To Receive Email Communications From Us
You hereby grant us the right, from time to time, at our discretion to send You commercial, advertising or informational emails at Your email address. You acknowledge that we may rely upon Your viewing of the Websites as Your permission to us to send You such emails. Furthermore, You grant us the right to continue to send You such emails until You specifically notify us that You wish us to stop sending You said emails.
12. Liability Of Users For Information They Post
The Company may in its discretion provide a service that enables authorized Users to communicate with or otherwise share information with other Users or persons who offer to provide any kind of service to Users, or to post information at, in or on the Websites. If the Company provides such service and if You make use of the service, You agree that You will not post, submit, publish, display, disseminate, or otherwise communicate any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, threatening, offensive, fraudulent or illegal material or any material which would violate or infringe the copyright, trademark, rights of publicity, privacy rights or other rights of any person. You acknowledge that transmission of such material or any material that violates any federal, state, or local law in the United States or anywhere else in the world, is strictly prohibited by the Company and You further agree that any transmission of such material by You shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement entitling Company, without notice and without any liability for damages or reimbursement to You, to immediately terminate Your rights to access to the Websites.
12.1 You acknowledge and agree that You, and not the Company, shall be solely responsible and liable for all damages, liability or other consequences, foreseen or unforeseen, of all information which You submit, publish, display, disseminate or otherwise communicate through the Websites even if a claim for damages or liability should arise after termination of service.
12.2 If the Company provides any such service described herein, You agree that all messages and other communications by You shall be deemed to be readily accessible to all other Users who are authorized to access the Websites and agree that all such messages and other communications shall not be deemed to be private or secure. Regardless of whether the Company provides any type of service described herein, You agree that You have hereby been informed and noticed that any and all messages and other communications which You submit to Company directly or through the Websites can be read by the operators and/or other agents of Company, whether or not they are the intended recipient(s).
13. Notices To Company Or Users
Notices from the websites to authorized Users may be given by means of electronic messages or by general posting on the Websites. Communications from You to the Company may be made by electronic messages or conventional mail, unless otherwise specified in the Agreement.
13.1 All questions, complaints, and notices to Company by means of electronic mail must be sent to Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org .
14. Entire Agreement
This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the authorized User and Company regarding use of the Websites, and all materials directly and indirectly related thereto. This Agreement supersedes all prior written and oral understandings, writings, and representations and may only be amended upon notice by Company.
14.1 You acknowledge and agree that the terms and conditions of this Agreement are subject to change by Company at any time and shall be effective after notice to Users by posting at or via hyperlink to the Websites.
15. Venue And Jurisdiction
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of Indiana and the United States as applied to agreements between Indiana state residents entered into and to be performed within the State of Indiana, except as governed by Federal law. The application of the United Nations Convention of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. In case of any litigation regarding this Agreement, You agree that the venue for such litigation shall be, depending on the subject matter of the dispute, either in the Indiana State Courts or the Federal District Court whose venue includes Indianapolis, Indiana. You hereby consent and stipulate to the jurisdiction of said State and/or Federal District Court.
16. Unenforceability Of Provisions
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, the provisions of this Agreement shall survive its termination.