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post any defamatory, profane, threatening, commercial or illegal
as outlined above, all users must comply with APSA's Code of Conduct which can
be viewed on this website (see Code of Conduct).
You shall not post any
information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of
the copyright owner. By posting material, you represent and warrant that you
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permission from the copyright owner to post the material. In addition, by
posting such material the copyright owner grants APSA and APSA Connect
users the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute,
transmit, print, and use such information or other material.
You shall not post
messages which encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that
either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of any business,
or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages regarding
the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, fundraising, discounts, or terms or
conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market
shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories;
or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.
Compliance with Laws
participating in APSA Connect, you shall act in compliance with all
applicable rules and regulations of all regulatory bodies and with all laws,
ordinances, orders, rules and regulations of all local, state, federal and all
other jurisdictions having authority over the performance hereof. Comments,
information and documents posted on APSA Connect should comply with laws
regarding libel, slander, copyright and antitrust.
You acknowledge that APSA may monitor APSA Connect. You acknowledge and agree that APSA will terminate this User Agreement and your participation in APSA Connect if
you violate the terms of this User Agreement, the APSA Code of Conduct, or
other determination of APSA staff in furtherance of enforcing the scope of use
of APSA Connect. APSA shall provide you with written notice sent
via electronic mail prior to taking any such action in order to allow you a
reasonable period of time to correct postings that violate these terms.
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You agree that APSA will not be responsible to you
for any indirect, consequential, special or punitive damages or losses you
may incur in connection with our list serve or any of the data or other
materials transmitted through or residing on APSA CONNECT, even if APSA
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you agree to defend and indemnify APSA, its officers, directors, employees,
members, and agents and hold APSA, its officers, directors, employees,and
agents harmless from and against any and all claims, proceedings damages, injuries,
liabilities losses, costs and expenses (including attorneys fees) relating to
any acts or omissions by you or materials or information transmitted by you in
connection with APSA CONNECt leading wholly or partially to claims
against APSA, its officers, directors, employees, members, or agents or our
list serve by other users or third parties. The terms of this provision
shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.
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disputes arising out of this User Agreement and the APSA Code of
Conduct shall be governed by the laws of the District
of Columbia, United
States of America. You agree to consent
to the jurisdiction of, and any action concerning this Agreement shall be
handled through arbitration following the rules of commercial arbitration
defined by the American Arbitration Association, with arbitration taking place
at APSA offices or a place mutually agreed by the parties involved.
by APSA of any term or condition of this User Agreement or any breach shall not
constitute a waiver of any other term or condition or breach of this Agreement
or a waiver of such term, condition or breach at a subsequent time.
any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, illegal, or
unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining
provisions shall in no way be impaired or affected thereby.