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SOPHE Website Terms of Use

LEGAL STATEMENTS
This website is owned and operated by the Society for Public Health Education (“SOPHE”).  By registering for access to any portion of this website or by using any portion of this website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Please review our other policies, such as our privacy policy and our return policy, which are posted on this website. These policies also govern your use of this website.  If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, do not proceed any further and do not use this website.

We recommend printing a copy of this page for your reference.  We also recommend referring back to this document regularly, as we may make changes and post them to this website.  Access to or use of the website after the posting of such changes will be deemed consent to such changes.
Terms and Conditions of Use
SOPHE has the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the website, including, without limitation, the content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use of the website.  Use of this website is solely at SOPHE’s discretion, and SOPHE reserves the right to prohibit anyone from accessing, browsing, supplying information to, downloading information from, or conducting business on this website.  

The website contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, without limitation, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound.  The contents of the website are copyrighted under the United States copyright laws and international treaties (“Information”). You are not granted any rights in or to this website or any Information, other than the limited right described in  these terms and conditions and any policies and procedures that SOPHE may adopt and make available on this website from time to time, including the Privacy Policy below.

The Information may be supplied by SOPHE or third parties and users of the website.  Any opinions, advice, statements, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of SOPHE. In many instances, the content available through the website represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider or user.  SOPHE neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the website by anyone other than authorized SOPHE spokespersons acting in their official capacities.

You agree (i) to comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding your use of this website and the Information, (ii) not to retransmit, publicly display, sell or use the Information provided other than solely for your internal business purposes, (iii) not to alter or remove any of the Information or any consent or other proprietary notice or legend on any of the Information, (iv) not to post or transmit through the website any material that violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law, (v) not to post or transmit through the website any material which contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services without SOPHE’s express prior approval, (vi) not to use the website to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation; and (vii) to accept responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, restricting access to your computer, and all activities that occur under your account or password.   Any conduct by you that in SOPHE’s discretion restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the website will not be permitted.

Business associates or customers providing or using Information that is made available on this website are solely responsible for the accuracy and content of the Information supplied or used and agree not to supply any Information that infringes the intellectual property rights of any other party or that is misleading, fraudulent, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harassing, injurious to minors, pornographic, obscene or illegal.  
If you provide Information to SOPHE for posting on the website, you (i) grant to SOPHE and its successors and assigns a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works of, display, and broadcast that Information; and (ii) authorize specified third parties to use, reproduce, distribute, download, create derivative works of and print such Information for their own internal business purposes.  You agree that SOPHE shall be free to use any ideas, concepts or techniques contained in your Information for any and all proper purposes.

While it may monitor, remove or delete transmissions to this website, SOPHE is under no obligation to monitor, remove or delete any transmissions. SOPHE exercises no editorial review and assumes no responsibility for misleading, fraudulent, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harassing, pornographic, obscene or illegal Information supplied to this website; provided, however, that SOPHE may take any action with respect to any Information that SOPHE deems in its sole discretion is necessary or appropriate, including the deletion of any such Information. You agree to promptly report any suspicious or unauthorized use of this website to SOPHE. SOPHE reserves the right to monitor any and all activity on this website and SOPHE may notify the proper law enforcement officials if any suspicious activity is detected.

This website may provide links to other Internet sites.  Such links are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by, endorsed or otherwise affiliated with this website or with the products and services of SOPHE.  SOPHE is not responsible for the availability of such other sites and is not responsible or liable for any content, products or other materials available on such other sites. Further, SOPHE reserves the right to terminate any link at any time.  SOPHE does not author, edit, or monitor these unofficial pages or links.  You acknowledge and agree that SOPHE shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any information, goods or services available on or through any such website.  If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this website, you do this entirely at your own risk.

YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY OF THE INFORMATION IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS SITE AND THE INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS” AND “AS-AVAILABLE.”  SOPHE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE AND THE INFORMATION, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTION, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, TIMELINESS, UNINTERRUPTED USE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

YOU HAVE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR VERIFYING THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY AND TIMELINESS OF ALL INFORMATION AND SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE. SOPHE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE INFORMATION, SERVICES OR MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE BY ITS MEMBERS OR OTHERS. SOPHE MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT USING THIS SITE, ANY OF THE SERVICES OR THE INFORMATION WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. SOPHE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEB SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE. LINKING TO OTHER WEB SITES FROM THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

YOU IRREVOCABLY RELEASE SOPHE FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, LIABILITY OR EXPENSE THAT YOU MAY SUFFER OR INCUR AS A RESULT OF OR ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL SOPHE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE, ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, ANY SERVICE OR ANY INFORMATION, BREACH OR FAILURE OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, MISREPRESENTATION, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY IN TORT OR OTHERWISE.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold SOPHE harmless from and against any damage, loss, liability or expense (including reasonable attorney’s fee) that SOPHE may suffer or incur as a result of any claim attributable to or based upon your use of this website or any of the Information. If for any reason you are not satisfied with this website or the Information, your sole remedy is to cease using this website or the Information.

Nothing in these terms and conditions will be construed to make SOPHE or its business associates, customers or you an agent, employee, joint venture, partner, franchisee-franchisor or legal representative of any of the others. None of us will either have or represent itself to have any authority to bind another to any obligation.

If any provision of these terms and conditions is held to be unenforceable, this holding will not affect the validity of the other provisions. SOPHE controls and operates this website from our offices in Washington, DC.  These terms and conditions, and your use of the website, will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Washington, DC, U.S.A, excluding its conflicts-of-law rules. Any controversy or dispute will be submitted to the state or federal courts in and for Washington, DC. You hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of Washington, DC, acknowledge that venue is proper in any state or Federal court in the Washington, DC, and waive any objection that may exist, now or in the future, with respect to any of the foregoing.  These terms and conditions constitute the complete and exclusive statement of the terms, conditions and representations of the agreement between us with respect to this website and the Information and supersedes all other agreements with respect to the subject matter hereof.

SOPHE may change these terms and conditions from time to time and at any time, without actual notice to you.  In the event of a change, SOPHE will post the revised version to our web website.  Any access to or use of the website after such an update will be deemed consent to such update.  You are therefore encouraged to refer back to this page regularly.  These terms and conditions may not be otherwise amended without the written consent of SOPHE.  

The foregoing provisions are for the benefit of SOPHE and its third party content providers and licensors and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly or on its own behalf.

Privacy Policy
Please review our Privacy Policy to understand our privacy practices.  

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