1. BINDING EFFECT

This is a binding agreement. By using the Internet site located at www.IsmailiChamber.org (the “Site”) or any services provided in connection with the Site (the “Service”), you agree to abide by these Terms of Use, as they may be amended by the American Ismaili Chamber of Commerce (“ISMAILI CHAMBER” or “Organization”) from time to time in its sole discretion. Organization will post a notice on the Site any time these Terms of Use have been changed or otherwise updated. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use periodically, and if at any time you find these Terms of Use unacceptable, you must immediately leave the Site and cease all use of the Service and the Site. YOU AGREE THAT BY USING THE SERVICE YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND THAT YOU ARE LEGALLY ABLE TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT.

2. PRIVACY POLICY

Organization respects your privacy and permits you to control the treatment of your personal information. A complete statement of Organization’s current privacy policy can be found by clicking here. Organization’s privacy policy is expressly incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

When you are required to open an account to use or access the Site or Service, you must complete the registration process by providing the complete and accurate information requested on the registration form. You will also be asked to provide a user name and password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You may not use the account, username, or password of someone else at any time. You agree to notify Organization immediately on any unauthorized use of your account, user name, or password. Organization shall not be liable for any loss that you incur as a result of someone else using your password, either with or without your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by Organization, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives due to someone else’s use of your account or password.
 

3. USE OF SOFTWARE AND DATA

Organization may make certain software and data available to you from the Site. If you download software from the Site, the software, including all files and images contained in or generated by the software, and Organizational data (collectively, “Software”) are deemed to be licensed to you by Organization, for your personal, noncommercial, home use only. Importantly, and Pursuant to CIRCULAR 230, Organization informs you that any U.S. tax advice contained in the Software was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein. Software may contain projections, estimates, recommendations, and/or forward-looking statements that are beyond ISMAILI CHAMBER’s control. YOU SHOULD NOT CONSTRUE THE CONTENTS OF THE SOFTWARE AND/OR SITE AS LEGAL, TAX, AND/OR INVESTMENT ADVICE, AND YOU AGREE THAT NO JOINT VENTURE, PARTNERSHIP, EMPLOYMENT, AND/OR AGENCY RELATIONSHIP EXISTS BETWEEN YOU AND ISMAILI CHAMBERISMAILI CHAMBER DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR USE OF SOFTWARE AND/OR DATA CONTAINED IN, OR LINKING TO/FROM, THIS SITE AND BY AGREEING TO THE TERMS CONTAINED HEREIN, YOU KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVE ALL CLAIMS AGAINST ISMAILI CHAMBER AND ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, VOLUNTEERS, AND REPRESENTATIVES. Organization does not transfer either the title or the intellectual property rights to the Software, and Organization retains full and complete title to the Software as well as all intellectual property rights therein. You may not sell, redistribute, or reproduce the Software, nor may you decompile, reverse-engineer, disassemble, or otherwise convert the Software to a human-perceivable form. All trademarks and logos are owned by Organization or its licensors and you may not copy or use them in any manner.

4. USER CONTENT

You grant Organization a license to use the materials you post to the Site or Service. By posting, downloading, displaying, performing, transmitting, or otherwise distributing information or other content (“User Content”) to the Site or Service, you are granting Organization, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives a license to use User Content in connection with the operation of the activities of Organization, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives, including without limitation, a right to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, and reformat User Content. You will not be compensated for any User Content. You agree that Organization may publish or otherwise disclose your name in connection with your User Content. By posting User Content on the Site or Service, you warrant and represent that you own the rights to the User Content or are otherwise authorized to post, distribute, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute User Content.

5. COMPLIANCE WITH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS

When accessing the Site or using the Service, you agree to obey the law and to respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the Service and the Site is at all times governed by and subject to laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property. You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any information or content (collectively, “Content”) in violation of any third party’s copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. You agree to abide by laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property, and you shall be solely responsible for any violations of any relevant laws and for any infringements of third party rights caused by any Content you provide or transmit, or that is provided or transmitted using your User ID. The burden of proving that any Content does not violate any laws or third party rights rests solely with you.

6. INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT

You shall not make the following types of Content available. You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any Content that (a) is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening; (b) advocates or encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or foreign law or regulation; or (c) advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services. Organization reserves the right to terminate your receipt, transmission, or other distribution of any such material using the Service, and, if applicable, to delete any such material from its servers. Organization intends to cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials or agencies in the investigation of any violation of these Terms of Use or of any applicable laws.

7. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Organization has in place certain legally mandated procedures regarding allegations of copyright infringement occurring on the Site or with the Service. Organization has adopted a policy that provides for the immediate suspension and/or termination of any Site or Service user who is found to have infringed on the rights of Organization or of a third party, or otherwise violated any intellectual property laws or regulations. Organization’s policy is to investigate any allegations of copyright infringement brought to its attention. If you have evidence, know, or have a good faith belief that your rights or the rights of a third party have been violated and you want Organization to delete, edit, or disable the material in question, you must provide Organization with all of the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringed or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Organization to locate the material; (d) information reasonably sufficient to permit Organization to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted; (e) a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. For this notification to be effective, you must provide it to Organization’s designated agent at:

Hanif G. Juma
Executive Director
(email) hgjuma@ismailichamber.org
 

8. ALLEGED VIOLATIONS

Organization reserves the sole and exclusive right to terminate your use of the Service and/or the Site. To ensure that Organization provides a high quality experience for you and for other users of the Site and the Service, you agree that Organization or its representatives may access your account and records on a case-by-case basis to investigate complaints or allegations of abuse, infringement of third party rights, or other unauthorized uses of the Site or the Service. Organization does not intend to disclose the existence or occurrence of such an investigation unless required by law, but Organization reserves the right to terminate your account or your access to the Site immediately, with or without notice to you, and without liability to you, if Organization believes that you have violated any of the Terms of Use, furnished Organization with false or misleading information, or interfered with use of the Site or the Service by others.

9. NO WARRANTIES

ORGANIZATION HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES. ORGANIZATION IS MAKING THE SITE AVAILABLE “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. YOU ASSUME THE RISK OF ANY AND ALL DAMAGE OR LOSS FROM USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, SERVICE, CONTENT, DATA, AND/OR INFORMATION. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ORGANIZATION EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. ORGANIZATION DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE SERVICE, CONTENT, DATA, AND/OR INFORMATION WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.

10. LIMITED LIABILITY

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL ISMAILI CHAMBER AND AND/OR ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, VOLUNTEERS, AND REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE WEB SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.

11. AFFILIATED SITES

Organization has no control over, and no liability for any third party websites or materials. Organization works with a number of partners and affiliates whose Internet sites may be linked with the Site. Because neither Organization nor the Site has control over the content and performance of these partner and affiliate sites, Organization makes no guarantees about the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of the information provided by such sites, and Organization assumes no responsibility for unintended, objectionable, inaccurate, misleading, or unlawful content that may reside on those sites. Similarly, from time to time in connection with your use of the Site, you may have access to content items (including, but not limited to, websites) that are owned by third parties. You acknowledge and agree that Organization makes no guarantees about, and assumes no responsibility for, the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of this third party content, and that, unless expressly provided otherwise, these Terms of Use shall govern your use of any and all third party content.

12. PROHIBITED USES

Organization imposes certain restrictions on your permissible use of the Site and the Service. You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate any security features of the Site or Service, including, without limitation, (a) accessing content or data not intended for you, or logging onto a server or account that you are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Service, the Site, or any associated system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) interfering or attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus to the Site or Service, overloading,“flooding,” “spamming,” “mail bombing,” or “crashing;” (d) using the Site or Service to send unsolicited e-mail, including, without limitation, promotions, or advertisements for products or services; (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or in any posting using the Service; or (f) attempting to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the source code used by Organization in providing the Site or Service. Any violation of system or network security may subject you to civil and/or criminal liability.

13. INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify Organization for certain of your acts and omissions. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Organization, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives from any and all third party claims, losses, liability, damages, and/or costs (including reasonable attorney fees and costs) arising from your access to or use of the Site, your violation of these Terms of Use, or your infringement, or infringement by any other user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. Organization will notify you promptly of any such claim, loss, liability, or demand, and will provide you with reasonable assistance, at your expense, in defending any such claim, loss, liability, damage, or cost.

14. COPYRIGHT

All contents of Site or Service are: Copyright © 2012 American Ismaili Chamber of Commerce, 12550 Reed Road, Suit 100, Sugar Land, TX 77478. All rights reserved.

15. GOVERNING LAW

These Terms of Use shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Texas, without reference to their rules regarding conflicts of law. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts in Ft. Bend County, Texas in all disputes arising out of or related to the use of the Site or Service.

16. SEVERABILITY; WAIVER

If, for whatever reason, a court of competent jurisdiction finds any term or condition in these Terms of Use to be unenforceable, all other terms and conditions will remain unaffected and in full force and effect. No waiver of any breach of any provision of these Terms of Use shall constitute a waiver of any prior, concurrent, or subsequent breach of the same or any other provisions hereof, and no waiver shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the waiving party.

17. NO LICENSE

Nothing contained on the Site should be understood as granting you a license to use any of the trademarks, service marks, or logos owned by Organization or by any third party.

18. TEXAS USE ONLY

The Site is controlled and operated by Organization from its offices in the State of Texas. Organization makes no representation that any of the materials or the services to which you have been given access are available or appropriate for use in other locations. Your use of or access to the Site should not be construed as Organization’s purposefully availing itself of the benefits or privilege of doing business in any state or jurisdiction other than Texas.

19. MODIFICATIONS

Organization may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, (a) revise these Terms of Use; (b) modify the Site and/or the Service; and (c) discontinue the Site and/or Service at any time. Organization shall post any revision to these Terms of Use to the Site, and the revision shall be effective immediately on such posting. You agree to review these Terms of Use and other online policies posted on the Site periodically to be aware of any revisions. You agree that, by continuing to use or access the Site following notice of any revision, you shall abide by any such revision.

20. USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

20.1. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

20.2 Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.

20.3 Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.

20.4 Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.

20.5 Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.

20.6 Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.

20.7 Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.

20.8 Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.

20.9 Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.

20.10 Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.

20.11 Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.

20.12 Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

21. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

BY USING THE SERVICE OR ACCESSING THE SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS OF USE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM.