Terms and Conditions

Alabama Women in Business

Website Terms and Conditions of Use

(Effective June 1, 2011)

Please read these terms and conditions of use carefully.

Access to and use of www.alwib.org (“Site”), its website and webpages as they exist at any time are subject to the following terms and conditions of use (“Terms and conditions”) and all applicable laws.  By accessing, using, or borrowing the Site, you (“you,” “user,” and “users”) agree to be bound by and you accept these Terms and Conditions, without limitation or qualification, and all terms, policies, guidelines, or other notices incorporated by reference, whether or not you are an AWIB member.  If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, do not use or access this Site. By using this Site, you represent and warrant that you are over the age of 19 and are lawfully able to accept these Terms and Conditions.

Ownership of the Site and Site Contract

This Site is owned by AWIB.  Unless otherwise indicated, all of the content or information featured, contained, or displayed on this Site (“Site Content”), and trademarks and logos are the proprietary property of and owned and controlled by AWIB and are legally protected, without limitation, under U.S. federal and state laws.  All elements of the Site, including the Site Content, are protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress, and other laws relating to the protection of intellectual property.

Use of This Site and Site Content

You may access and use this Site and some of the Site Content solely for your personal, noncommercial use.  User may download or print a single copy of any article or text solely for personal, noncommercial use, unless specifically prohibited, provided the User does not remove any trademark, copyright, or other notice from such Site Content.  No other use is permitted by User without the prior written permission of AWIB, unless otherwise set forth below.

Unless particular materials are specifically restricted AWIB grants its members (“Members”) only a nonexclusive license to reproduce and distribute certain articles, photographs, text, public service announcements, and graphics posted on this Site.

Some of the copyrights and other proprietary rights in the photographs posted or contained on this Site may also be owned by individuals and entities other than, and in addition to, AWIB.  You are responsible for obtaining permission for use of such photographs from the copyright owner.  AWIB is not responsible for any claim, loss, or damage arising from any use of these photographs.

Other than as specifically described above, all Users are prohibited from:

  • Downloading, copying, reproducing, distributing, displaying, republishing, retransmitting, reposting, archiving, selling, or otherwise using the Site Content or the Site without prior written authorization from AWIB;
  • All commercial uses of this Site and the Site Content;
  • Using the Site or the Site Content other than for its intended purpose; and
  • Manipulating or framing any trademark or logo of AWIB, the Site Content, or any portion of the Site.

Any User wishing to use any of the Site Content for publication or commercial use must request and receive prior written permission from AWIB, which is in the sole discretion of AWIB.  Any unauthorized use of Site Content, including commercial publication or exploitation, may violate copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other laws and applicable communications regulations or laws.  You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, those relating to the Internet, privacy, e-mail, and date when using this Site.

Trademarks

The trademarks, service marks, and logos, including, but not limited to, AWIB and ALWIB, are the registered and common law trademarks of AWIB.  AWIB Marks may not be copied or used, in whole or in part, by Users without the prior written permission of AWIB, unless you are a member and use the Marks according to AWIB guidelines, as provided herein.  Any commercial use of the Marks must be officially licensed by AWIB.

Privacy Policy

AWIB is committed to protecting your privacy.  Please see our Privacy Policy.  You are responsible for maintain the confidentiality to any passwords you use in conjunction with this Site.

Linking Policy

AWIB welcomes members to link to this Site.  Any other individuals or entities interested in linking to this Site must obtain the express written permission of AWIB.  Links may resolve to the home page, alwib.org, or to specific pages within this Site; and additionally:

  • Links must lead to whole pages within the Site.  Direct linking to partial pages or individual files (i.e., images, multimedia files, etc.) is not permitted.
  •  Endorsement by or affiliation with AWIB
  • AWIB reserves the right to withdraw permission for any link and to change this linking policy at any time.

Third- party websites and content

This Site may contain links to third-party websites, including social networking websites in which AWIB maintains a profile (“Linked Site” or “Linked Sites”), as well as articles, photos, text, graphics, sounds, music, video, etc., belonging to third parties.  AWIB makes no claim or representations regarding and accepts no responsibility directly or indirectly for the quality, content, nature, or reliability of Linked Sites or websites linking to the Site.  The Linked Sites are not under the control of AWIB, and AWIB has not reviewed the Linked Sites and is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, the privacy practices of the Linked Sites, regardless of whether or not Linked Sites are affiliated with AWIB.  AWIB is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation or endorsement by AWIB of any site or any information contained therein, or any association with its operators.  You should review any terms and policies of any site to which you navigate away from this Site; and your participation in and postings on any user forums of any Linked Site must comply with the terms and policies of any such Linked Site.  Your participation in any promotions, correspondence, or dealings, including business dealings, with any third party found on or through the Site, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and the third party and at your own risk.  AWIB shall not be responsible or liable for any part of any such dealings or promotions, including any loss, damage, or other matters of any sort.

User Forums and User-generated content

This Site may include discussion forums, blogs, bulletin boards, message boards, other interactive areas or services, or other areas or services in which you post content, messages, comments, materials, etc. (collectively, “User Forums”).  The information and opinions expressed in the User Forums are not those of AWIB, and AWIB makes no representations or warranties regarding such posted material. You are entirely responsible for your use of any User Forums and use the User Forums at your own risk.  Users should be aware that the Site’s User Forums and use the User Forums at your own risk.    To protect your safety and privacy, please consider that when you voluntarily disclose personal information on User Forums, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited communications.  By placing, submitting, displaying, transmitting, and/or posting material or content on the Site, including, but not limited to, test, messages, comments, date, music, audio, photographs, images, graphics, animations, designs, ideas, video, sound recordings, other audio-visual content, code, or other material on or through the Site (collectively, “User Content”), you represent and warrant that: (1) you own all of the rights to User Content that you post or otherwise have all necessary rights to post such User Content and grant AWIB the right to use such User Content; (2) User Content does not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark, privacy, or other personal or proprietary rights; (3)User Content will not cause injury to any person or entity; and (4) use and posting of User Content does not violate these Terms and Conditions.  “Post” and “posting” mean to upload, post, transmit, share, store, link or otherwise make available on or through the Site.  The term “User Content” also includes, without limitation, and refers to all of the information you submit or we may receive related to your submission.

Each time you post or upload User Content, you confirm your acceptance of and agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.  You are solely responsible for User Content that you post or provide on the Site and on third-party social networking Web sites in which AWIB maintains a profile.  By posting any content on the Site and User Forums, you automatically agree to indemnify AWIB and against any and all third-party claims, demands, liabilities, costs, or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from your breach of these Terms and Conditions and these posting restrictions.

If required to register for use of User Forums, you agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as required on the Site, to maintain and update such information, and to be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account.

You shall NOT submit, upload, or post to the Site or User Forums any User Content that:

  • Violates the law or anyone’s rights, including infringing the intellectual property rights, copyright, or trademarks rights, or other proprietary rights of any person or entity;
  • Contains copyrighted music or images, which you do not own or have permission to use generally or on this Site;
  • Libels, defames, or invades privacy rights of any third party or is unlawful;
  • Contains images or sound recordings of identifiable persons;
  •  Contains the name, trademark, trade name, service mark or trademark, or voice, likeness, or image of any person, firm, or enterprise for which you do not have the right to grant AWIB the right to use;
  • Contains vulgar, profane, hateful, discriminatory language or expressions, or is obscene, pornographic, abusive, harmful, harassing, threatening, or otherwise objectionable in the sole judgment of AWIB;
  • Violates or breaches any portion of these Terms and Conditions;
  • Falsifies or deletes author attributions, legal notices, or other proprietary designations;
  • Violates or encourages the violation of any municipal, state, federal, or international law, ordinance, rule, or regulation or the rights of any party;
  • Advocates illegal activity;
  •  Contains viruses, corrupted files, or other materials that may cause damage to another’s computer;
  • Would be degrading or bring discredit to AWIB or its members, or subject any of them to public ridicule;
  • Advertises or otherwise solicits funds, or promotes or offers for sale or trade any goods or services, except in areas of the Site specifically designated;
  • Interferes with any third party’s use of this Site;
  • Is or contains political campaigning, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or solicitations;
  •  Is inaccurate, false, misleading, or fraudulent;
  • Contains any contact information or private information of any third party; and/or
  •  Uses or attempts to use a third-party’s account or password.

You agree not to use this Site or User Forums to:

  •  Collect contact information of other Users of the Site by electronic or other means for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, sending unsolicited e-mails or other unsolicited communications;
  • Impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age, or your affiliation with AWIB or any other person or entity;
  • Solicit personal information from anyone including those under 19, or solicit passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes;
  • Upload or transmit viruses or other harmful files, materials, or code; and/or
  • Interfere with or otherwise harm or violate the security of the Site, or any services, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers, or networks connected to or accessible through the Site or Linked Sites.

You automatically grant to AWIB a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, nonexclusive, and sublicensable right to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt, publish, reformat, display, perform, broadcast, transmit, exhibit, excerpt, translate, host, cache, index, archive, store, create derivative works from, and otherwise exploit all or portions of the User Content you post, upload, incorporate, or make available on this Site or User Forums in any form, format, medium, or technology now known or later developed for any purpose, including advertising and promotion without accounting, notification, credit, or other obligation to you, and the right to license and sublicense and authorize others to exercise any of the rights granted hereunder to AWIB, in AWIB’s sole discretion.  You grant AWIB the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any User Content you provide or otherwise submit to AWIB for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, commercial purposes and developing manufacturing and marketing commercial products using such information.  You will not be entitled to any compensation for any of the rights you grant in and to User Content or in this paragraph.  You authorize AWIB to use your name, likeness, and any other information in connection with use of the User Content you provide.  You agree that AWIB may use or disclose information about you or your use of this Site, including User Content, to comply with laws and requests by governmental or regulatory agencies, to protect and/or defend AWIB’s rights or property, or to protect the safety of AWIB, its membership, or the public.

AWIB takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content posted, stored, or uploaded by Users or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, including on any third-party social networking websites in which AWIB maintains a profile, nor is AWIB responsible or liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, obscenity, or pornography that exists on the Site, or this party social networking websites in which AWIB maintains a profile, or that User may encounter.  AWIB may or may not, but is not obligated to, prescreen, review, monitor, or edit User Content and shall have the right to delete, move, remove, block, or refuse (without notice) any User Content in its sole discretion for any reason without notice, including User Content that in the sole judgment of AWIB violates these Terms and Conditions, is objectionable, offensive, illegal, or may violate the rights or safety of others.  AWIB does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of User Content.  AWIB does not endorse or support any opinions expressed in any User Content or on any third-party social networking websites, in which AWIB maintains a profile and makes no claim that User Forums or User Content is appropriate for any particular purpose or audience.  All User Content is the sole responsibility of the person who provided it.

Any use of the User Forums or the Site in violation of the foregoing violates these Terms and Conditions and may result, among other actions, in termination or suspension of your rights to use the User Forums and/or the Site.  Any decision as to whether User Content violates these Terms and Conditions or AWIB’s posting rules will be made in AWIB’s sole discretion.

AWIB Mobile Services

This Site and some of the features and services available on this Site may be available via your mobile phone, including, but without limitation, the ability to browse Site and upload content from Site or to Site via your mobile phone.  AWIB does not charge for these Mobile Services; however, your mobile carrier’s fees will apply.  By using the Mobile Services, you agree that AWIB may communicate with you through text message or other electronic means via your mobile phone/device and that certain information about your usage of Mobile Services may be communicated to AWIB.

Transactions and e-commerce

During your visit to the Site, you may elect to engage in a transaction involving the payment for activities or membership.  Credit card transactions are often handled by a third-party processing agent, bank, or institution.  AWIB cannot and does not take responsibility for the success or security of transactions undertaken or processed by third parties.

USE AND BROWSING OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.  ALL CONTENT AND MATERIALS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.  AWIB MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING AWIB.ORG, THE CONTENT, ADVERTISING, INFORMATION PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE, AND/OR THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILTIY, AVAILABILITY, TIMLINESS, LACK OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE AND/OR THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THIS SITE OR SUCH CONTENT OR SERVICE.  AWIB HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS SITE, INCLUDING ALL STATUTORY, EXPRESS, AND IMPLIED WARRANTIEIS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILTIY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

This Site contains facts, views, opinions, statements, and recommendations of third-party individuals and organizations, and AWIB does not represent or endorse the accuracy, timeliness, or reliability or any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed on or thought the Site.  Any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, or information is at your sole risk. AWIB is not responsible or liable in any manner for User Content or third-party content, materials, websites, or applications of third-party individuals and organizations (collectively, “Third-Party Materials”) posted on this Site or in connection with this Site, whether posted or caused by Users of the Site, AWIB third parties, or any equipment or programming associated with or used in the Site or the service.  AWIB is not responsible for the content, accuracy, availability, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, recommendations, privacy practices, or other policies applicable to such third-party materials, and AWIB cannot and does not guarantee that third-party materials will comply with the restrictions, conditions, or obligations that AWIB requires.  If you use or access Third-Party Materials, you do so at your own risk.

IN NO EVENT SHALL AWIB BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR YOUR USE OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE EQUIPMENT OR ACCESS DATA, YOUR LOSS OF DATA, LOST OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF INCOME, LOSS OF CONTRIBUTIONS OR PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, OR STRICT LIABILTIY LAW, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SITE, THE SITE CONTENT, OR THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS, WITH ANY DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE EVEN IF AWIB OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.  SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILTIY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. THEREFORE, THE ABOVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THIS SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS GOVERNING ITS USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless AWIB, including its directors, officers, committees, agents, assigns, third-party information providers, and representatives (“AWIB Indemnities”) from and against all claims (including, claims of patent, trademark, and copyright infringement), demands actions, damages, losses, costs, liabilities, expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and other legal expenses), awards, fines, and judgments asserted against or recovered from AWIB indemnities resulting from any breach or violation of these Terms and Conditions or any representation or warranty contained herein, arising out of or related to any User Content that you post, store, or otherwise transmit on or through the Site, your use of Site, your use of or conduct on the Site or liability to use the Site, your unauthorized use of Site Content, or your violation of any rights or another.

Copyright complaints

AWIB reserves the right to remove or disable access to User Content, and terminate the accounts of Users, in AWIB’s sole discretion, who infringe AWIB or third-party intellectual property rights.  If you believe that any User Content appearing on this Site infringed your rights, please notify a board member officer at www.ALWIB.org.

Change in the Terms and Conditions

AWIB may change, add, or remove portions or these Terms and Conditions at any time and will post such changes on the Site.  It is your responsibility to review these Terms and Conditions prior to each use of the Site and by continuing to use this Site, you agree to any changes in the Terms and Conditions, including, but not limited to, the provisions regarding liability, and all other provisions for which survival is equitable or appropriate.

Discontinuation of service

AWIB may change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Site at any time, including the availability of Site Content.  AWIB may also restrict your access to parts of or the entire Site without notice or liability.  AWIB reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate and/or block your use of the Site.  In the event of termination of your use of the Site for any reason, you agree that the following provisions of these Terms and Conditions will survive: limitations on your use of Site Content, copyright complaints, the license(s) you have granted to AWIB, warrantied, disclaimers, indemnification, and limitation of liability.

General

The section titles used in these Terms and Conditions are for convenience and do not have any legal contractual effect.  The Site’s Privacy Policy is incorporated herein by reference.  These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and constructed by and under the laws of the State of Alabama, without regard to its conflict of laws.  You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state courts sitting in Jefferson County, Alabama, to resolve any disputes arising under these Terms and Conditions.

These Terms and Conditions contain the complete agreement between you and AWIB with respect to your use of the Site, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous agreements or understandings, whether oral or written.  You shall have no rights in or to AWIB’s proprietary property made available to you to use or access the Site.  You may not sublicense, assign, or transfer any license granted to you by AWIB, and any attempt to sublicense, assign or transfer shall be null and void.  Any failure or delay of AWIB to enforce or exercise any provision of or its rights under these Terms and Conditions or related right shall not be deemed a waiver of those right or provisions or a breach of these Terms and Conditions by AWIB.  If any part of these Terms and Conditions shall be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the remaining provisions of the Terms and Conditions will remain in full force and effect. These Terms and Conditions may not be modified by you, in writing or otherwise, unless agreed to in a written document signed by AWIB.

Contact Us

For general questions, please contact us at 205-278-9781 or [email protected].

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