Date of Last Revision: August 28, 2012.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEB SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS WEB SITE.
These terms and conditions of use ("Site Terms") apply solely to your access to, and use of, the StudentsFirst Member Toolkit site operated by StudentsFirst ("StudentsFirst") and located at www.StudentsFirst.org (the "Site"). These Site Terms do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with StudentsFirst, or its subsidiaries or affiliates, for products, services or otherwise.
StudentsFirst reserves the right to change or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in the Site Terms or any policy or guideline of the Site, at any time and in its sole discretion. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting of the revisions on the Site, and you waive any right you may have to receive specific notice of such changes or modifications. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of changes or modifications will confirm your acceptance of such changes or modifications. Therefore, you should frequently review the Site Terms and applicable policies from time-to-time to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Site. If you do not agree to the amended terms, you must stop using the Site.
If you have any question regarding the use of the Site, please refer first to the Help Section or the Frequently Asked Questions. All other questions or comments about the Site or its contents should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Terms of Sale
All Sales from the Site are governed by StudentsFirst's Terms of Sale. Please refer to our Terms of Sale for the terms, conditions and policies applicable to your purchase of products from StudentsFirst. By ordering products through the Site, you agree to be bound by and accept the Terms of Sale. The Terms of Sale are subject to change without prior notice at any time, in StudentsFirst's sole discretion so you should review the Terms of Sale each time you make a purchase.
3. Copyright and Limited License
Unless otherwise indicated in the Site, the Site and all content and other materials on the Site, including, without limitation, the StudentsFirst logo, and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, the "Site Materials") are the proprietary property of StudentsFirst or its licensors or users and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
You are granted a limited, non-sublicensable license to access and use the Site for your informational, non-commercial and personal use only such license is subject to these Site Terms and does not include: (a) any resale or commercial use of the Site or the Site Materials therein; (b) the collection and use of any product listings, pictures or descriptions; (c) the distribution, public performance or public display of any Site Materials; (d) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Site and the Site Materials, or any portion thereof; (e) use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (f) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Site, the Site Materials or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Site; or (g) any use of the Site or the Site Materials other than for its intended purpose. Any use of the Site or the Site Materials other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of StudentsFirst, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Site Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time.
4. Repeat Infringer Policy
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable law, StudentsFirst has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at StudentsFirst's sole discretion, subscribers or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. StudentsFirst may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Site and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
5. Copyright Complaints
If you believe that anything on the Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below.
Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement: Angelia Dickens
Full Address of Designated Agent to Which Notification Should be Sent: 825 K Street, 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Telephone Number of Designated Agent: (916) 287-9204
Facsimile Number of Designated Agent: (916) 842-3939
E-Mail Address of Designated Agent: email@example.com
Please see 17 U.S.C. Â§512(c)(3) for the requirements of a proper notification. You should note that if you knowingly misrepresent in your notification that the material or activity is infringing, you will be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys' fees, incurred by us or the alleged infringer as the result of our relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing.
STUDENTSFIRST MEMBER TOOLKIT, STUDENTSFIRST, the StudentsFirst Member Toolkit and StudentsFirst logos and any other product or service name or slogan contained in the Site are trademarks of StudentsFirst and its suppliers or licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of StudentsFirst or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use any metatags or any other "hidden text" utilizing "StudentsFirst" or any other name, trademark or product or service name of StudentsFirst without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of StudentsFirst and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by us.
You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a text hyperlink to the Site for noncommercial purposes, provided such link does not portray StudentsFirst or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner and provided further that the linking site does not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use a StudentsFirst logo or other proprietary graphic of StudentsFirst to link to this Site without the express written permission of StudentsFirst. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any StudentsFirst trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at the Site, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on the Site without StudentsFirst's express written consent. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright or proprietary right of StudentsFirst or any third party.
StudentsFirst makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party Web sites accessible by hyperlink from the Site, or Web sites linking to the Site. Such sites are not under the control of StudentsFirst and StudentsFirst is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. StudentsFirst provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by StudentsFirst of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Site, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.
8. Third Party Content
StudentsFirst may provide third party content on the Site and may provide links to Web pages and content of third parties (collectively the "Third Party Content") as a service to those interested in this information. StudentsFirst does not control, endorse or adopt any Third Party Content and makes no representation or warranties of any kind regarding the Third Party Content, including without limitation regarding its accuracy or completeness. You acknowledge and agree that StudentsFirst is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Third Party Content and undertakes no responsibility to update or review any Third Party Content. Users use such Third Party Content contained therein at their own risk.
9. Advertisements and Promotions; Third-Party Products and Services
StudentsFirst may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Site or may otherwise provide information about or links to third-party products or services on the Site. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and such third party. StudentsFirst is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or promotions or as the result of the presence of such non-StudentsFirst advertisers or third party information on the Site.
You acknowledge and agree that any personal stories you submit to StudentsFirst and any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials or other content or information regarding the Site, StudentsFirst, educational issues or StudentsFirst's products or services that are provided by you through the Site or in the form of email or other submissions to StudentsFirst (collectively the "Submissions") are non-confidential and non-proprietary to you. StudentsFirst shall be entitled to the unrestricted use, exploitation, disclosure and dissemination of these Submission for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
11. User Content and Interactive Services or Areas
The Site may include interactive areas or services ("Interactive Areas") in or through which you or other users create, post, transmit or store any content, messages, materials, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, video, graphics, applications, code, Submissions or other items or materials ("User Content"). You are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk.
You agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Site any of the following:
User Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, rude, hateful, discourteous, fraudulent, deceptive or otherwise objectionable;
User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and reproduce such User Content;
User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising or solicitations;
Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and
User Content that, in the sole judgment of StudentsFirst, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Site, or which may expose StudentsFirst or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
StudentsFirst takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content created, posted, stored, uploaded or transmitted by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is StudentsFirst liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. Your use of Interactive Areas and the Site is at your own risk. Enforcement of the user content or conduct rules set forth in these Site Terms is solely at StudentsFirst's discretion, and failure to enforce such rules in some instances does not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce such rules in other instances. In addition, these rules do not create any private right of action on the part of any third party or any reasonable expectation that the Site will not contain any content that is prohibited by such rules. As a provider of interactive services, StudentsFirst is not liable for any statements, representations or User Content provided by its users on or through the Site.
Although StudentsFirst has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the User Content posted on the Site, StudentsFirst reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen, edit or refuse to post any User Content at any time and for any reason without notice, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Site at your sole cost and expense. Any use of the Site in violation of the foregoing violates these Site Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Site.
If you post User Content to the Site, unless we indicate otherwise, you grant StudentsFirst and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content throughout the world in any manner or media in connection with the Site, StudentsFirst and any other purposes related in any manner to the mission of StudentsFirst. You grant StudentsFirst and its affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that (a) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content that you post or you otherwise have the right to post such User Content to the Site; (b) the User Content is accurate and not misleading; and (c) use and posting of the User Content you supply does not violate these Site Terms and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.
12. Registration Data; Account Security
In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted when creating any account on the Site ("Registration Data"); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to StudentsFirst, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to StudentsFirst.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless StudentsFirst, its independent contractors, service providers and consultants, and their respective directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or related to any User Content you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Site or your use of the Site, including without limitation any actual or threatened suit, demand or claim made against StudentsFirst and/or its independent contractors, service providers, employees, directors or consultants, arising out of or relating to your User Content, your conduct, your violation of these Site Terms or your violation of the rights of any third party.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED TO THE CONTRARY IN A WRITING BY STUDENTSFIRST, THE SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN AND ANY SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH (THE "SERVICES") ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. STUDENTSFIRST DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE SITE AND THE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN. STUDENTSFIRST DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT MATERIALS IN THE SITE OR THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE.
STUDENTSFIRST IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS RELATING TO PRICING, TEXT OR PHOTOGRAPHY. WHILE STUDENTSFIRST ATTEMPTS TO MAKE YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SITE AND THE SERVICES SAFE, STUDENTSFIRST CANNOT AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD.
StudentsFirst reserves the right to change any and all content contained in the Site and any Services offered through the Site at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by StudentsFirst.
15. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL STUDENTSFIRST, ITS DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE CONTENT OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM STUDENTSFIRST, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO STUDENTSFIRST'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF STUDENTSFIRST, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO STUDENTSFIRST FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE.
16. Applicable Law and Venue
These Site Terms and your use of the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, applicable to agreements made and to be entirely performed within the District of Columbia, without resort to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Site Terms shall be filed only in the state and federal courts located in the District of Columbia and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these Site Terms.
Notwithstanding any of these Site Terms, StudentsFirst reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Site, and to block or prevent future your access to and use of the Site.
If any provision of these Site Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Site Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
19. Questions & Contact Information
Questions or comments about the Site may be directed to StudentsFirst at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.