The principles above are further specified in the following Terms. This agreement contains disclaimers and other provisions that limit our liability to you. If you do not agree to these Terms do not further access this Site. If you are under 13 years of age or the age of consent in your home country, then do not further access this Site. If you are under the age of 18 years of age, then do not further access this Site without the permission and supervision of your parents or legal guardians.
You will receive email messages (the “Notifications”) from the Site to the email address in your My Profile with the purpose of (i) informing you of your and other Entrant’s activities relating to Collaborations that you are following, (ii) sending you an email informing you of new Collaborations and other related matters, or (iii) sending you an email to connect you with Partners to facilitate mentoring and implementation opportunities. You can opt out of (i) in My Profile, (ii) by using the “unsubscribe” facility in the email, and (iii) by not checking the “I’D BE HAPPY TO CONNECT AND COLLABORATE WITH OTHER USERS AND PARTNERS” box on sign up or by emailing an unsubscribe request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are using the Site on behalf of an entity, you further represent and warrant that you are an authorized representative with the authority to bind such entity.
The Site is owned and operated by USBCA. The visual interfaces, graphics, design, compilation, information, computer code, products, software (including any downloadable software), services, and all other elements of the Site provided by USBCA (the “Materials”) are protected by copyright, trade dress, author’s rights, patent, and trademark laws, international conventions, and all other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights, and applicable laws. Except for any Contributions and content submitted by you and other Users and Entrants, all Materials contained on the Site are the copyrighted property of USBCA or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or Partners, or third–party licensors. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to USBCA or its affiliates or Partners and/or third party licensors.
Where USBCA have licensed elements of the Materials to another organization or individual for the purposes of this entity operating its own ‘branded’ website for Collaborations using the same community of Users you afford the same rights to this entity as you do to USBCA in these Terms.
USBCA grant you a non-exclusive, revocable right to use the Site for its intended purpose provided that you do not sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, or otherwise make unauthorized use of the Materials.
USBCA hereby grant you a limited license to use the Materials, features and services provided by USBCA and Partners on this Site, solely for your personal, non-commercial use, to submit any Contribution, Applause or other content, subject to these Terms. Nothing herein shall be construed as conferring in any manner, whether by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any title or ownership of, or exclusive use-rights to any intellectual property right.
Users are granted the use of User Contributions as stated in this Agreement, and the use of any content contained in the User Contributions will be entirely at your own risk, for which neither USBCA, nor Partners shall be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any content from the Contribution you wish to use or develop is suitable for your specific requirements.
While USBCA endeavour to ensure that this Site is available at all times, USBCA shall not be liable if, for any reason, this Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
The Site enables you to submit, post, and share information and content with USBCA, Partners and other Users and Entrants, as further described hereunder. You must be a registered User and an Entrant to submit any Contributions to the Site.
If you are a User and want to submit your Contribution to a Collaboration it must be in accordance with Collaboration guidelines outlined when you submit to the Collaboration and become an Entrant. You are able to update your Contribution at any time, but you are not able to edit or remove it.
USBCA do not want to receive through this Site any confidential or proprietary information or materials otherwise subject to use restrictions. You understand that all Contributions, as well as your username and User photo/image (if uploaded to My Profile and made visible to other Users), will be deemed public and not confidential.
It is not necessary to fulfill the purpose of the Site and/or a Collaboration for a User or Entrant to disclose personally identifiable information and USBCA advise against such disclosure. It is each User’s decision as to whether they add personal information to My Profile or upload a photograph of themselves and to opt to make these visible to other Users as part of My Profile.
Unless expressly authorised in Collaboration Rules or on the Site, you are prohibited from posting or transmitting any “sensitive” personally identifiable information over the Site, which may include, but not be limited to, any information about yourself or another person that may relate to health or medical conditions, social security numbers or national identifiers, credit card, bank account or other financial information, other information concerning trade union membership, sex life, political opinions, criminal charges or convictions, religious or philosophical beliefs, racial or ethnic origin, or other sensitive matters.
You are also prohibited from:
Your Contribution to USBCA on this Site is entirely voluntary, non-confidential and gratuitous. You grant to USBCA and its designees, such as Partners, unrestricted, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable, non-exclusive fully-paid up and royalty-free worldwide license to use any ideas, expression of ideas, Contributions or other materials you submit on this Site without restrictions of any kind and without any payment or other consideration of any kind, or permission or notification, to you or any third party.
The license shall include, without limitation, the irrevocable right to reproduce, prepare derivative works (e.g. a publication recording and celebrating a Collaboration), combine with other works, alter, translate, distribute copies, display, perform, license the Contribution or parts thereof, and all rights therein, in the name of USBCA, or its designees, such as Partners, throughout the universe in perpetuity in any and all media now or hereafter known.
In return for USBCA’s or a Partner’s review and consideration of your Contribution, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to the conditions listed hereunder, and further agree that these Terms shall apply, until such time as USBCA otherwise agree in writing, to any additional Contribution, update to Contributions or content previously or later submitted.
USBCA will use behavior analytics to drive site performance, including process, review, copy, report and/or distribute Analytic Quotient. “Analytic Quotient Information” as used in these Terms means data generated by the Software including but not limited to:
Where Analytic Quotient Information is disclosed to or accessed by any third party (except USBCA subcontractors including third party providers of tools who may have access), any personally identifiable information will be anonymised and aggregated.
The Site has the following means of communication to USBCA as administrator of the Site(s) and/or Collaboration:
‘Report this page’ or ‘Report this user’ or ‘report’ enables you to notify USBCA of offensive or damaging content, Contributions, postings or messages and allows USBCA to decide the course of action. USBCA have the right to remove material it considers offensive to Users and Entrants, and/or suspend a User’s registration.
Should three Users or Entrants report the same content, Contributions, postings or messages as offensive or damaging it is immediately “unpublished” from the Site and USBCA will contact the User and decide the course of action as above, including that the material is republished on the Site.
The materials and information on this Site may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. USBCA may make changes or improvements at any time without notice. The materials, information and services provided by USBCA or a Collaboration Host on this Site are provided “as is” without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, USBCA provide this Site on the basis that USBCA and Partners exclude all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill) which but for these Terms might have effect in relation to the Site.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, USBCA, Partners, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering the Site) and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of USBCA and Partners exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damage or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damage arising from or connected in any way to business interruption and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence, contract or otherwise) in connection with the Site in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use, or the results of use of the Site, any websites linked to the Site, or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that affect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of or browsing the Site, uploading your Contribution(s), or your downloading of any material from the Site or any website linked to the Site.
Nothing in these Terms shall exclude or limit USBCA or Partners’ liability for (i) fraud; willful misconduct or gross negligence; (ii) death or personal injury caused by its negligence; or (iii) any liability which cannot be excluded or limited by law.
USBCA and the USBCA logos are the trademarks of the United States Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Association. All other trademarks, service marks, domain names, logos and company names referred to on this Site are either trademarks, registered trademarks, service marks, domain names, logos, company names of or are otherwise the property of USBCA, or Partners or other participating parties. USBCA and Collaboration Hosts claim rights associated with unregistered trademarks, service marks, domain names, logos, and company names. Other product or company names referred to on this Site may be trademarks of the Partners or their respective owners, partners or participating parties. You may not use any trademark, service mark, domain name, logo, or company name of USBCA or Partners or any third party without permission from the owner of the applicable trademark, service mark, domain name, logo or company name.
It is USBCA’s policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. In addition, USBCA will promptly terminate without notice the accounts of users that are determined by USBCA to be “repeat infringers.” A repeat infringer is a user who has been notified by USBCA of infringing activity violations more than twice and/or who has had a user submission removed from an USBCA Site more than twice.
To file a copyright infringement notification with us, you will need to send a written communication that sets forth the items specified below (please consult your legal counsel or see Section 512(c)(3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to confirm these requirements):
To expedite our ability to process your request, such written notice should be sent to our designated copyright agent via email at email@example.com or via regular mail to the following address:
For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the USBCA Designated Copyright Agent. Any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support or other communications should be directed to USBCA through firstname.lastname@example.org. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
Please note that under Section 512(f) any person who materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees).
Please also note that the information provided in this legal notice may be forwarded to the person who provided the allegedly infringing content.
The process for counter-notifications is governed by Section 512(g) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
To file a counter notification with us, you will need to send a written communication that sets forth the items specified below (please consult your legal counsel or see Section 512(g) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to confirm these requirements):
Send the written communication to our designated copyright agent via email at email@example.com or via regular mail to the following address:
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material infringes the rights of others, we suggest you consult your legal counsel.
After we receive your counter-notification, we will forward it to the party who submitted the original claim of copyright infringement. Please note that when we forward the counter-notification, it includes your personal information. By submitting a counter-notification, you consent to having your information revealed in this way.
After we send out the counter-notification, the claimant must then notify us within 10 days that he or she has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on USBCA. If we receive such notification we will be unable to restore the material. If we do not receive such notification, we may reinstate the material.
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