Terms of use

Last updated on September 8, 2006

General

These terms of use ("Terms of Use") are for the American Dental Education Association ("ADEA") website located at www.adea.org (the "Website"). By using this Website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms of Use. A number of products and services available through the Website may have their own terms and conditions and in such cases, the terms associated with the product or service shall also apply. In the event that any of the terms and conditions contained herein conflict with the terms governing a particular product or service, the terms governing the product or service shall control.

Scope of Use

ADEA invites you to view, use, and download portions of the Website for your informational, non-commercial use; provided that you leave all the copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices intact. Except as expressly described in this paragraph, you may not modify, reproduce, perform, or display (a) the content of the Website; (b) the design or layout of this Website, or individual sections of the design or layout of the Website; or (c) ADEA trademarks, service marks or logos without ADEA’s prior written permission.

It is a violation of these Terms of Use for you to: (a) use the Website for illegal purposes, in violation of any application laws and regulations or in violation of the rules of any ADEA service providers, (b) copy, sell, resell or exploit for commercial purposes, any portion of the Website, except as expressly permitted by ADEA; or (c) decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover the source code or trade secrets of the Website or of any software provided by ADEA or its licensors to use this Website.

License

By transmitting content to the Website, you grant ADEA a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable license to use, reproduce, cache, store, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, distribute, prepare derivative works based on and transmit such content for any purpose related to the Website or ADEA’s business purposes, and waive any moral rights and publicity rights in such content.

Products & Services

Any description or reference to non-ADEA products or services in the Website is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of such products or services by ADEA.

No Warranties

THE WEBSITE AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH IT (COLLECTIVELY, THE "MATERIALS") ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, DATA ACCURACY, AND QUIET ENJOYMENT. ADEA MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY MATERIALS 2

AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY OF THE MATERIALS BEFORE RELYING ON THEM. ADEA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, COMPLETELY SECURE OR FREE OF VIRUSES.

IDs; Passwords; Security

User IDs and passwords are confidential and proprietary. It is a violation of these Terms of Use for you to share your password or ID, or to use your ID and password for unauthorized purposes. You are solely responsible for any unauthorized use of your ID and password. Submissions over the Internet may not be secure and nothing posted on the Website is confidential. Please consider this fact before e-mailing or submitting any personal or confidential information.

Limitation of Liability

YOUR USE OF THE MATERIALS IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ADEA SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE MATERIALS, EVEN IF ADEA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold ADEA and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, partners, and employees, harmless from any claim, action, demand, loss or damages (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or related to your use of the Website, the content you post or transmit on the Website, any violation of these Terms of Use by you, or any violation of any rights of any person by you.

Proprietary Rights

The Website contains trademarks of ADEA and its third party licensors. Unauthorized use of any ADEA trademarks, service marks, or logos may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws. ADEA and/or its licensors own all intellectual property rights in the Website, except as otherwise expressly indicated. The Website is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

Violations; Termination of Usage

ADEA may terminate or suspend your access to the Website immediately without notice, for conduct that ADEA believes is in violation of these Terms of Use or is harmful to the interests of ADEA or a third party. ADEA reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms of Use.

Links

Links or recommendations of links to other websites, products, or services does not imply endorsement by ADEA. The linked websites, products and services are not under the control of ADEA, and ADEA disclaims all liability with regard to your access to such links. The links or recommendations of links are provided as a convenience to users, and access is at your own risk. 3

Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and ADEA you must adhere to ADEA’s linking policy as follows: (i) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with ADEA’s names and trademarks; (ii) the link must "point" to the URL www.adea.org and not to other web pages within the Website (unless you receive permission from ADEA to do so); (iii) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with ADEA; (iv) when selected by a user, the link must display the Website on full-screen and not within a "frame" on the linking web site; and (v) ADEA reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and in its sole discretion.

Compliance with Laws

Each user shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding the use of the Website, and posting and retrieval of information.

Privacy

See our Privacy Policy at for information regarding the collection and use of your information.

Modifications

ADEA may update or modify these Terms of Use at any time. When we modify these Terms of Use, we will incorporate the modifications into this document and will revise the "last updated" date at the top of this web page. Modifications to these Terms of Use will automatically be effective two (2) days after they are initially posted on the Website. Please check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of this Website following the posting of changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Miscellaneous

The laws of the District of Columbia shall govern these Terms of Use, without reference to its choice of law rules. The Website is operated by ADEA from the United States of America. ADEA makes no representation that the information in the Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to the Website from territories where the content may be illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. ADEA’s failure to enforce the strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Use will not constitute a waiver of ADEA’s right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provisions of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between ADEA and you with respect to the Website. You may not assign or otherwise transfer any rights or obligations you may have under these Terms of Use.

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