• TERMS OF USE

    Effective Date: December 5, 2013

    The following terms and conditions (collectively, the “Terms”) constitute an agreement for the use of the website www.navc.com (the “Website”). By accessing or otherwise using this Website, you agree to be bound contractually by these Terms and the Privacy Policy, incorporated herein by reference. Your affirmative act of using this Website and/or registering with the Website constitutes your electronic signature to these Terms and your consent to enter into agreements with us electronically.

    1. Parties. The parties to these Terms are you, and the owner and operator of this Website: EASTERN STATES VETERINARY ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation D/B/A THE NORTH AMERICAN VETERINARY COMMUNITY (“NAVC”). All references to “we”, “us”, or “this Website” shall be construed to mean NAVC.
    2. Modification of Terms. We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time, and without prior notice, by posting amended Terms that are always accessible through the “Terms of Use” link on this Website’s home page. Your continued use of this Website indicates your acceptance of the amended Terms. You should check these Terms through this link periodically for modifications. We may also, from time to time, issue additional guidelines and rules with respect to using our Website. We will notify you on the Website when we issue any such additional information. By using our Website, you agree that you will comply with any such additional guidelines and rules.
    3. License. NAVC grants you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to access and use the Website, only in connection with fostering professional development of the global veterinary healthcare community and related uses. You may not access or use this Website for purposes of resale. This license terminates automatically if you breach these Terms.
    4. Prohibited Activities. You do not have the right to modify this Website, its content, or any copyright or other proprietary notices. Unauthorized use of this Website or any content may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. You may not copy, distribute, transfer, or transmit this Website or its content in any form without NAVC’s prior written permission. Further, the following activities are also expressly prohibited without NAVC’s prior written permission: (i) any non-personal or commercial use of the Website, including without limitation, selling any information contained on this Website to third parties, compiling such information into a list for purposes of selling same, or sending e-mail communications to any parties listed on the Website with the intent of marketing, advertising, selling or distributing your products or services or the products or services of others; (ii) use of any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy this Website or any of its content; (iii) attempting to gain unauthorized access to any of our services, user accounts, computer systems or networks through hacking, password mining or other means; (iv) “mirroring” this Website or any content on any other server; (v) reverse engineering, attempting to derive source code from, or translating for commercial purposes any part of the Website; (vi) collection or use of information for a supplier of competitive or comparable products or services; (v) misusing the Website or the services we provide, creating fraudulent member accounts, or collecting or storing personal information about other users; (vi) any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on this Website or otherwise interferes with its functioning; and (vii) any other action that may reasonably and adversely jeopardize NAVC’s services or reputation.
    5. Membership.  Portions of this Website are viewable without registration or membership with NAVC, but the majority of our services and our Website is available only to registered members. By registering, you authorize us to use and disclose any information you provide to us, including any of your personal information, for purposes of allowing us to provide our services to you and as otherwise disclosed in our Privacy Policy. As part of the registration process, you will provide an email address and create a password for your account. This information should be kept private and you should not share this information with any other parties that you do not wish to have access to your account information. If you learn that your access information has been stolen, lost or otherwise compromised, you must notify us immediately.
    6. Posting To Public Areas of This Website. We will not treat information that you post to areas of this Website that are viewable by others (for example, to a forum or chat-room) as confidential or proprietary. By posting information to public areas of this Website, you agree that we may use that information without any restrictions. However, you shall be solely responsible for any such information, material or content, whether created by or for you, and the consequences of posting or publishing it on the Website. You may not post any infringing, threatening, defamatory, sexually graphic, inflammatory, profane, or other inappropriate material. We have no obligation to monitor posts to this Website; however, we reserve the right to review such posts and to remove any material that, in our sole judgment, is not appropriate.
    7. No Guaranty or Endorsement.  Unless expressly stated by us to the contrary in writing, we do not endorse, recommend or support any persons, entities, organizations, or companies (such as, for example, conference participants, sponsors, or partners) that we may list or mention on this Website.
    8. Monitoring. We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to monitor your access and use of this Website without notification to you. We may record or log your use in a manner as set out in our Privacy Policy.
    9. Ownership. The material and content provided on this Website is protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States copyright law and international treaties. The copyright in the content of this Website is owned by NAVC. Except for the limited rights granted above, all other rights are reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. You may not copy, modify, distribute, download, display, transfer, post, remove or attempt to do any of the foregoing with respect to any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property contained on this Website or on any other content associated with the services we provide.
    10. Access to Website.  We do not guarantee that you will be able to access or use the Website at times or locations of your choosing. We may perform updates or maintenance to the Website from time to time, and nothing herein shall in any way modify or limit our right to perform such maintenance and other services even if such services would temporarily restrict your access to the Website
    11. Links to This Website. NAVC grants you a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of this Website so long as the link does not portray NAVC or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or offensive matter. You may not use NAVC logo, NAVC trademark, or NAVC’s name or trademarks, or other proprietary graphic in the link without the prior written permission of NAVC.
    12. Links to Third Party Web Sites. NAVC does not review or control third party Web sites that link to or from this Website, is not responsible for their content, and does not represent that their content is accurate or appropriate. Your use of such third party web sites is on your own initiative and at your own risk and may be subject to the other sites’ terms of use.
    13. Participation In Promotions Of Advertisers. You may enter into correspondence with or participate in promotions of advertisers, if any, promoting their products, services or content on this Website (“Advertisers”). Any such correspondence or participation, including the delivery of and the payment for products, services or content, are solely between you and each Advertiser.
    14. USA Patriot Act Notice. The U.S. federal USA Patriot Act (“USA Patriot Act”) provides generally for the operator of a communication host and law enforcement to be able to monitor any content, upon request of the operator. We anticipate fully complying with all our obligations, and availing ourselves of all our rights, under the USA Patriot Act.
    15. Accuracy of Information and Disclaimer of Warranty. NAVC has made every effort to present the content on this Website accurately, but additions, deletions and changes may occur. Except as may be provided in any separate agreements originating from this Website, products, services, and/or content on this Website is provided “as is”, and neither NAVC nor its representatives make any representation or warranty with respect to such products, services, and/or content. EXCEPT AS MAY BE PROVIDED IN ANY SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT SIGNED BY THE PARTIES OR SEPARATE AGREEMENT ORIGINATING FROM THIS WEBSITE, NAVC AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO THIS SITE OR PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND/OR CONTENT ACQUIRED FROM THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, CORRECTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NAVC ALSO DOES NOT IN ANY WAY REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE, THAT LOSS OF DATA WILL NOT OCCUR, OR THAT THE WEBSITE IS FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES, CONTAMINANTS OR OTHER HARMFUL FILES.
    16. Limitation of Liability. Under no circumstances will NAVC or its affiliates have any liability with respect to any claims or damages (whether direct or indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive) as a result of your access or use of (or inability to access or use) this Website or its content, even if they have been advised of the possibility of such damages. You access and use this Website at your own risk. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU (OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIMING UNDER OR THROUGH YOU) FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE. THESE EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO ANY CLAIMS FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF WE KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN THOSE JURISDICTIONS THAT DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OUR LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
    17. Indemnification. You hereby release, indemnify and hold NAVC and its employees, directors, agents, and affiliates (collectively, the “NAVC Indemnified Parties”) harmless from, and agree that NAVC Indemnified Parties shall in no event be liable for, any claims, losses, damages or liabilities relating to (i) any inaccuracies, errors or omissions with respect to any information contained on the Website, (ii) any use or access of this Website or NAVC’s services whatsoever by you or any person utilizing your identifying or access information; (iii) the violation of these Terms or the Privacy Policy by you or any person utilizing your identifying or access information; (iv) your violation, alleged or actual, of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; (v) any claim that any material or content you uploaded or e-mailed to NAVC or published on the Website caused damage to a third party; or (vi) your gross negligence or willful malfeasance. This indemnification obligation does not apply with respect to any claims, losses, damages or liabilities resulting from our own gross negligence or intentional misconduct. This indemnification obligation is in addition to other obligations set forth elsewhere in these Terms.
    18. California Residents.  IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH SAYS “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR”.
    19. Jurisdiction And Venue. The courts of Alachua County in the State of Florida, USA and the nearest U.S. District Court to Alachua County in the State of Florida, USA shall be the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for all legal proceedings relating to these Terms.
    20. Controlling Law. These Terms shall be construed under the laws of the State of Florida, USA, excluding rules regarding conflicts of law.
    21. Entirety; Waiver. These Terms, including the Privacy Policy and any supplemental terms, policies, guidelines and rules that may be posted on the Website from time to time, embody the entire agreement between the parties concerning the matter dealt with herein and supersede all prior agreements or understandings as may relate to the subject matter hereof. No waiver of any of the provisions of these Terms shall be deemed to or shall constitute a waiver of any other provision hereof (whether or not similar).
    22. Assignment. You may not assign or transfer any of your interest in or rights or obligations under these Terms without our prior written consent. We may, however, assign or transfer any of our rights or obligations under these Terms to any third party without your prior consent.
    23. Intended For Use Only In The United States. This Website is controlled and operated by NAVC from its offices within the United States. NAVC does not represent that this Website is appropriate or available for use elsewhere; access to this Website from locations where its contents are illegal is not authorized. If you access this Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk.
    24. Force Majeure. We shall not be liable for damages for any delay or failure of delivery arising out of causes beyond their reasonable control and without their fault or negligence, including, but not limited to, Acts of God, acts of civil or military authority, fires, riots, wars, embargoes, Internet disruptions, hacker attacks, or communications failures.
    25. Authority, Eligibility. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, children under the age of 13 are prohibited from using this Website. Membership on this Website is null and void if prohibited by applicable law. By using the Website, you represent and warrant to us that you are at least 18 years of age, that you have the proper right, authority and capacity to enter into these Terms on your behalf or on behalf of another person, and that you will abide by the terms and conditions contained in these Terms.
    26. Privacy. Please review this Website’s Privacy Policy which also governs your visit to this Website.

    Copyright © 2013 EASTERN STATES VETERINARY ASSOCIATION, INC. All rights reserved.

     

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