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This Policy applies to the Association of Professional Design Firms’ Web site located at http://www.apdf.org (the “Site”) and all associated products and services available on the Site (the “Association of Professional Design Firms Services”). This Policy does not apply to the practices of companies the Association of Professional Design Firms does not own or control or to people the Association of Professional Design Firms does not employ, manage or subcontract with. As used in this Policy, “we,” “us,” “our” or “Association of Professional Design Firms” refers to the Association of Professional Design Firms, a non-profit organization, owner and operator of the Site, and any of its subsidiaries and affiliates.
The Association of Professional Design Firms may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, including your e-mail address for purposes such as correspondence. If you choose to give us personal information via the Internet that we or our business partners may need —to correspond with you—that information will not be used for any other purposes other than communicating with you. Like many other commercial sites, our Site(s) may utilize a standard technology called a "cookie" to collect information about how our Site is used. Cookies were designed to help a Web site recognize a user's browser as a previous visitor and thus save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the site. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from a hard drive, pass on a computer virus or capture an e-mail address.
In general, we do not share personal identifying information with any third party without your permission. However, we may disclose your personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies or protect anyone's rights, property or safety. Further, we may also share your personal information with other business entities, should we plan to merge with, or be acquired by, that business entity. Should such a combination occur, we will require that the new combined entity follow this Policy with respect to your personal information. If your personal information will be used contrary to this Policy, you will receive prior notice.
At any time while accessing our Site(s), any user while online may "opt-out" of further e-mail contact from us. You will still be allowed access to our Site.
Permission is granted to electronically copy and print the portions of this Web site to hardcopy for the sole purpose of research. Any other reproduction, transmission, performance, display or editing of these materials by any means mechanical or electronic without the express written permission of the Association of Professional Design Firms is strictly prohibited. Users wishing to obtain permission to reprint or reproduce any materials appearing on our site may contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Association of Professional Design Firms and the associated logos are the property of the Association of Professional Design Firms. All other trademarks, product names and company names or logos cited herein are the property of their respective owners. All materials on our Site, including, but not limited to, text, software, scripts, graphics, images, illustrations, photographs, audio clips, video clips and the like (the "Materials") and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (“Marks”) are owned by or licensed by the Association of Professional Design Firms and subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. You may not reproduce, perform, create derivative works from, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute in any way whatsoever any Materials from our Site or any other Web site owned or operated by the Association of Professional Design Firms without our prior written permission. Permission is granted to electronically copy and print the portions of this Web site to hardcopy for the sole purpose of research and making a purchasing decision, provided all copyright and other notices contained in the Materials are left intact. Any modification of the Materials, or any portion thereof, or use of the Materials for any other purpose constitutes an infringement of the Association of Professional Design Firms’ copyrights and other proprietary rights. Use of these Materials on any other Web site or other networked computer environment is prohibited without prior written permission from the Association of Professional Design Firms.
The Association of Professional Design Firms takes every reasonable precaution to protect our users’ information. When you submit personal information via our Site, your information is protected both online and off-line. We have physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you. However, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and the Association of Professional Design Firms will not be intercepted by others and that information stored on our servers will be free from unauthorized access. While we have taken reasonable precautions to protect this information, you should always use discretion in what information you send to us and not expect that such information will be absolutely free from intrusion. In particular, you should be aware that information you may post on any the Association of Professional Design Firms’ bulletin board or blog will be viewable by the Association of Professional Design Firms visitors and users. If you have any questions about the security of our service, please contact us.
The Association of Professional Design Firms is a general audience Web site geared to businesses, consumers and professionals, and in accordance with federal law, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, you are not permitted to use any of the features of our Site that require the collection of any personally identifiable information.
By using this Web site and/or posting Materials, you agree to indemnify the Company, its officers, directors, employees, agents, distributors and affiliates for any and all claims, damages, losses and causes of action arising out of your breach or alleged breach of this agreement.
THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL DESIGN FIRMS IS PROVIDING THIS WEB SITE AND ITS CONTENTS ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, AND MAKES NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL DESIGN FIRMS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE DATA CONTAINED IN THIS WEB SITE. THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL DESIGNS FIRMS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, MALFUNCTIONS, LOSS OF DATA OR DEFECTS RESULTING FROM OR RELATED TO THE USE OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS WEB SITE.
THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL DESIGN FIRMS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSS OF PROFITS ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THIS WEB SITE OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN, EVEN IF THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL DESIGN FIRMS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES
This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, as it is applied to agreements entered into and performed within that State. Any action brought to enforce this agreement or matters related to the site shall be brought in either the State or Federal Courts of the United States. If any provision of this agreement is deemed void, unlawful or otherwise unenforceable for any reason, that provision shall be severed from this agreement and the remaining provisions of this agreement shall remain in force. This contains the entire agreement between you and the Company concerning your use of the site, and the agreement shall not be modified, except in writing, signed by both parties.
As of January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to email@example.com or mail us at the below address:
Each APDF event has its own registration fee refund policy noted under "Register for this event." Any publications purchased by members or nonmembers will not be refunded after purchase has been sent. For questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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