Last Updated: 2/6/2017
We may revise or otherwise change or update this Agreement. Please check the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Agreement was last revised. Changes will become effective immediately after they are posted. A current version of this Agreement showing the effective date is always available at this location. We encourage you to periodically review this Agreement to see if there have been any changes that may affect you. If you do not agree to this Agreement as modified, then you must discontinue your use of the Sites. Your continued use of the Sites will signify your continued agreement to this Agreement as it may be revised from time to time.
While using the Sites, you are required to comply with all applicable statutes, orders, regulations, rules, and other laws. You may not use the Sites for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose, and you may not take any action to interfere with the Sites or any other user’s use of the Sites. In addition, we expect users of the Sites to respect the rights and dignity of others. By way of example and not of limitation, you may not (and you expressly agree that you will not) do any of the following, which violate this Agreement:
- Post, upload, share, transmit, distribute, facilitate distribution of or otherwise make available to or through the Sites any unlawful, infringing, harmful, harassing, defamatory, threatening, intimidating, fraudulent, tortious, vulgar or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including unauthorized or unsolicited advertising;
- Reproduce, duplicate or copy any portion of a Site, except as authorized by this Agreement;
- Sell, resell or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes any portion of, the use of or access to a Site without our prior written consent;
- Impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with a Site, or express or imply that we endorse any statement you make;
- Post or otherwise transmit messages that may tend to restrain trade, or encourage or facilitate an agreement on: prices, discounts, terms or conditions of sale; allocation of markets or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of business relationships or suppliers;
- Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice from a Site or materials originating from a Site;
- Violate or attempt to violate the security of a Site;
- Disseminate on a Site any viruses, worms, spyware, adware or other malicious computer code, file or program that is harmful, invasive or may or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of, or monitor the use of, any hardware, software or equipment;
- Use any data mining, bots, spiders, automated tools or similar data gathering and extraction methods, directly or indirectly, on a Site or to collect any information from a Site or any other user of a Site; or
- Assist or permit any persons in violating this Agreement or applicable statutes, orders, regulations, rules, and other laws governing the use of the Sites.
All content (“Content”) available through the Sites is protected by copyrights, trademarks or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as set forth herein or otherwise agreed in writing by the DTA or other rights owner(s), the use of any Content available on the Sites is strictly prohibited.
You may use Content purposely made available by us for public use, provided that you (a) keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices, (b) use such Content pursuant to any associated licenses, (c) do not copy or post such Content on any networked computer or broadcast it in any media, (d) make no modifications to the Content, and (e) do not make any additional representations or warranties relating to the Content on behalf of the DTA.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
You are responsible for any Content you transmit through our Sites. You agree, represent and warrant that any Content you transmit through our Sites or to us is truthful, accurate, not misleading and offered in good faith, and that you have the right to transmit such Content. You shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on or through the Sites any Content protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right of any third party without the express written permission of the owner of such right(s) or the authority to do so. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission.
We do not want you to, and you should not, send any confidential or proprietary Content to us unless specifically requested by us. Please note that any unsolicited Content sent to us will be deemed not to be confidential or proprietary.
By submitting Content, other than personally identifiable information, you grant to us (or warrant that the owner of such Content has expressly granted to us) a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and unrestricted right and license (a) to use, reproduce, display, modify, adapt, publish, translate, transmit, distribute or otherwise make available to others such Content (in whole or in part and for any purpose) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed; (b) to exercise all copyright, trademark, publicity, privacy and other proprietary rights with regard to such Content; and (c) to use your name, likeness and/or other biographical information in any and all media and/or communications. You also agree that we free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send to us for any purpose.
Certain portions of our Sites are accessible only to users who have registered with the Site and obtained login credentials (“Secure Users”). If you are a Secure User, you agree to accurately maintain and update any information about yourself and your account that you have provided to us.
You further agree that you are responsible for all activities that occur under your Secure User account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login credentials and you agree not to share your login credentials with any unauthorized parties. You also agree to notify us promptly of any unauthorized use of your login credentials or any other breach of security that you become aware of involving or relating to a Site by contacting us as soon as possible.
We reserve the right to take any and all action we deem necessary or reasonable to maintain the security of the Sites and your account, including without limitation, terminating your account, changing your password or requesting information to authorize transactions on your account.
We explicitly disclaim liability for any and all losses and damages arising from your failure to comply with this section.
We may host message boards, chat rooms, blogs, and other interactive forums or services (each, a “Forum”) on the Sites. Forums are intended to serve as discussion centers. Any user failing to comply with this Agreement may be expelled from and refused continued access to Forums in the future. You understand that our staff, our outside contributors, or other users connected with the DTA may participate in Forums or other aspects of the Sites and may employ anonymous user names when doing so. You acknowledge and agree that Forums are public spaces and that your participation in such Forums creates no expectation of privacy. Further, you acknowledge that any personal information you communicate in Forums may be seen and used by others. We are not responsible for information that you or others choose to communicate in Forums, or for your actions or the actions of other users. We or our designated agents may remove or alter any information or content posted or otherwise disclosed in any Forum at any time for any reason. IF YOU CHOOSE TO MAKE ANY OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE OR OTHER INFORMATION PUBLICLY AVAILABLE IN A FORUM OR OTHERWISE ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
You acknowledge and agree that we reserve the right (but have no obligation) to do one or all of the following, at our sole discretion: (a) evaluate Content before allowing it to be posted on a Site or any Forum; (b) monitor Content; (c) alter, remove, reject, or refuse to post or allow to be posted, without notice to you, any Content, for any reason or for no reason whatsoever; provided, however, that we shall have no obligation or liability to you for failure to do so or for doing so in any particular manner; and/or (d) disclose any Content, and the circumstances surrounding its transmission, to any third party in order to operate a Site; to protect DTA and the Sites’ users and visitors; to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests; to enforce this Agreement; or for any other reason or purpose.
We may make improvements and/or changes to a Site, add new features, or terminate a Site at any time without notice. We also: (a) reserve the right (but have no obligation) to change the Content or other offerings on a Site, at any time and from time to time without any notice or liability to you or any other person; and (b) do not warrant that information on the Sites is accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusions and disclaimers of certain implied warranties, so some of the provisions of this section may not apply to you.
Any information, statements, opinions or other Content provided by third parties and made available on our Sites are those of the respective author(s) and not the DTA. We do not guarantee the validity, accuracy, truthfulness, completeness, reliability or usefulness of any information, statement, opinion or other Content on our Sites other than from an authorized DTA representative acting in his or her official capacity. Under no circumstance will we be liable for any loss or damage caused, directly or indirectly, by your reliance on any such third-party Content.
We may provide on a Site, solely as a convenience to users, links to websites operated by third parties. If you use these links, you will leave our Site. If you decide to visit any linked website, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. We do not make any warranty or representation regarding, or endorse or otherwise sponsor, any linked websites or the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon. Links do not imply that the DTA is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked website is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of the DTA.
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND RESOURCES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, DATA, ADVERTISING, PRODUCTS OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH SUCH WEBSITES AND RESOURCES, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE APPLICABLE TO SUCH WEBSITES AND RESOURCES.
If you believe that any Content on a Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may send a written notification, containing the information required under 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3), to our Designated Copyright Agent as set forth below.
Designated Copyright Agent: Amy Moorman
If any user of a Site is deemed to be a repeat copyright infringer, we will terminate such user’s license to use the Sites.
The Sites and this Agreement are in effect until terminated by us. In addition to any right or remedy that may be available to us under applicable law, we may suspend, limit or terminate all or a portion of your access to the Sites or any of their features at any time with or without notice and with or without cause, including without limitation, if we believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement. The provisions of this Agreement concerning authorized use, intellectual property rights, disclaimer of warranty, limitation of liability, and indemnity, as well as any other provisions that by their nature should survive, shall survive any such termination.
You agree that if your use of a Site is terminated pursuant to this Agreement, you will not attempt to use the Site under any name, real or assumed. You further agree that if you violate this restriction after your use of a Site is terminated, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from any and all liability that we may incur therefor. We reserve the right to have all violators prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
If you are under the age of 13, please do not use or access the Sites. It is not our intention to collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age, and we will not knowingly do so. If we are made aware that we have collected any personal information from children under the age of 13, and are asked to delete such information from our databases, we will promptly do so.
WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OF, OR OTHERWISE RESPECTING THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE SITES OR ANY OTHER WEBSITES LINKED TO OR FROM THE SITES. DOWNLOADING OR OTHERWISE OBTAINING ANY CONTENT THROUGH THE SITES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CONTENT OF THE SITES IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ON AN "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
WE AND EACH OF OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND CONTRACTORS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "RELEASEES") WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE A SITE, A SITE’S CONTENT, OR LINKS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RELATED TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUSES OR LINE FAILURES. RELEASEES SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACTS, OMISSIONS OR CONDUCT OF ANY USER OR OTHER THIRD PARTY.
RELEASEES WILL ALSO NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF THEY have BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONs MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
IF ANY PORTION OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS FOUND TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE RELEASEES SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and all of our directors, officers, employees, agents and contractors harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees) or other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (a) your breach of any provision of this Agreement; (b) your activities in connection with a Site; or (c) unsolicited information you provide to us through a Site.
In the event a court having jurisdiction finds any portion of this Agreement unenforceable, that portion shall not be effective and the remainder of the Agreement shall remain effective.
No waiver, express or implied, by either party of any breach of or default under this Agreement will constitute a continuing waiver of such breach or default or be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.
Each Site is controlled, operated and administered by us (or our licensees or agents) from our offices within the United States of America and is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITES OR ANY PART THEREOF ARE APPROPRIATE OR AVAILABLE FOR USE IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES. Those who choose to access the Sites do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local statutes, orders, regulations, rules, and other laws.
If you have questions about this Agreement, or if you have technical questions about the operation of the Sites, please contact us here.