General Website Terms and Conditions
This page states the Terms and Conditions (the "General Terms" or the "Agreement") under which any User ("User") may use the Heartland Emergency Apparatus Technician Association (HEAT hereafter) Web Site located at heatevt.com (the "Web Site"). Please read this page carefully. By accessing and using the Web Site, User accepts and agrees to be bound, without modification, limitation or qualification, by these Terms. If User does not accept any of the Terms stated here, User must not use the Web Site. The right to access and use the Web Site is not transferable to any person or entity. HEAT may, at its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting. Users are bound by any such modification or revision and should therefore visit the Terms and Conditions Page (http://heatevt.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45&Itemid=47) periodically to review the Terms.
YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO ALL TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND NOTICES CONTAINED HEREIN OR OTHERWISE POSTED ON THE WEB SITE.
Section 1. Changes
HEAT reserves the right at any time and from time to time, to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Web Site and any and all features and sections contained therein, with notice to registered users provided via posting to the Website or email, and immediately in the event of technical difficulties. HEAT shall not be liable to any User or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance.
Section 2. IP Rights and Ownership
The contents of the Web Site, such as text, graphics, images, audio, video and other material, as well as the underlying html source code of the Web Site ("Material") are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws, and are owned or controlled by HEAT or by third parties that have allowed the before mentioned Material to be used on the Web Site. Furthermore some Material falls under General Public License (GNU) www.gnu.org and is used in accordance with this license. Unauthorized use of the Material may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. User must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Material on any copy User makes of the Material. User may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the Material, in whole or in part or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Material in any way for any public or commercial purpose. User may download HEAT's copyrighted material for User's personal use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of the Material will be permitted without the express permission of HEAT and the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of the Material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. User acknowledges that it does not acquire any ownership rights by downloading the Material. The trademarks, logos and service marks (the "Marks") displayed on the Web Site are owned by HEAT or third parties. User is prohibited from using those Marks without the express, written permission of HEAT or such third party. If User would like information about obtaining HEAT's permission to use the Material on Your website, e-mail . HEAT and all related logos, whether or not registered, are trademarks belonging to HEAT. All rights reserved. All other trademarks appearing on the Web Site are the property of their respective owners.
Section 3. Links
HEAT, [or any Member] may provide links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to User and not as an endorsement by HEAT of the contents on such third-party Web sites. HEAT is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites. HEAT exercises no control whatsoever over such other websites and web-based resources, does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party Web sites and is not responsible or liable for the availability thereof or the content, advertising, products or other materials contained thereon. HEAT shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss incurred or suffered by any user in connection therewith. Users acknowledge their use of these third party websites is at their sole risk.
Section 4. Representations and Warranties - Liability Disclaimers
User represents, warrants and covenants that (a) they will use the Web Site for lawful purposes only (b) no materials of any kind submitted through their account which (i) violate or infringe in any way upon the rights of others, (ii) are unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, vulgar, obscene or profane in the sole discretion of HEAT, (iii) encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law, or (iv) contains any advertising or solicitation with respect to products or services (without the express prior written approval of HEAT). The Material may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. HEAT makes no representations warranties or endorsements with regard to the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the Material or about the results to be obtained from using the Web Site and the Material. Advice received via this Web site should not be relied upon for personal, legal or financial decisions and User should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to their situation.
USER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF THE WEB SITE IS AT USER'S SOLE RISK. NEITHER HEAT, ITS AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT THE WEB SITE WILL RUN UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE WEB SITE. THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS TROJAN BACK DOOR LOGIC BOMB OR ANY OTHER FORM OF MALICIOUS CODE, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. USER SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HEAT IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH USER.
Section 5. Disclaimers of Certain Damages
Section 6. Indemnity
User agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless HEAT, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from any use of the Web Site and any Material contained therein by User or through User's account, or by User's breach of the terms of this Agreement. HEAT shall provide notice to User promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist User, at User's expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding. HEAT reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by User.
Section 7. User Information
Section 8. General
All legal issues arising from or related to the use of the Web Site shall be construed in accordance with and determined by the laws of the State of Kansas applicable to contracts entered into and performed within the State of Kansas, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. By using the Web Site, User agrees that the exclusive forum for any claims or causes of action arising out of User's use of the Web Site shall be either any state court for or within the Counties of Sedgwick, Johnson, Douglas or Shawnee Counties in the State of Kansas; or in the residing County and State of the current HEAT Board President. User hereby irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any objection which User may now or hereafter have to the laying of the venue of any such proceeding brought in such a court and any claim that any such proceeding brought in such a court has been brought in an inconvenient forum. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between User and HEAT with respect to the use of Web Site. Any changes to this Agreement must be made in writing, signed by an authorized representative of HEAT. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.
This page states the Terms and Conditions (the "Specific Terms" or the "Agreement") under which any User ("You") may use the HEAT Web Site located at heatevt.com (the "Web Site"). Please read this page carefully. By accessing and using the Web Site, User accepts and agrees to be bound, without modification, limitation or qualification, by both the General Terms & Conditions for use of the HEAT site, and these additional Member Terms. If User does not accept any of the Terms stated here, he/she must not use the Web Site. The right to access and use the Web Site is not transferable to any person or entity. Heartland Emergency Apparatus Technicians Association ("HEAT") may, at its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting. Users are bound by any such modification or revision and should therefore visit the Terms & Conditions page (http://heatevt.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45&Itemid=47) periodically to review the Terms. Each User is responsible for all use of his/her information and is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his/her password. These Specific Terms and Conditions incorporate the General Terms of Conditions of the HEAT site by reference. Each User hereby understands that he/she is bound by all General and Specific terms and conditions which may be implemented by HEAT from time to time. YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO ALL TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND NOTICES CONTAINED HEREIN OR OTHERWISE POSTED ON THE WEB SITE.
Section 1 Submissions
All information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or any other materials whatsoever (collectively, "User Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such User Content originated. This means that the User, and not HEAT, is entirely responsible for all User Content that he or she uploads, posts, emails or otherwise transmits via the Web Site. No User shall transmit User Content or otherwise conduct or participate in any activities on the Web Site which, in the opinion of HEAT's Board or the Website Team, are prohibited by law in applicable jurisdictions, including, without limitation, material or activities which (1) infringe any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret or other proprietary right of any party (the "Rights"), unless User is the owner of the rights or has the express written permission of the owner to post or transmit such material to the Web Site; (2) infringe on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; (3) is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, embarrassing or otherwise objectionable to another User or any other person or entity; (4) is sexually-explicit; (5) is an advertisement or solicitation of business or advocates an unsolicited or unrelated position or opinion; (6) represents any form of "chain letters" or pyramid scheme; (7) impersonates another person or entity; (8) intentionally or unintentionally violates any applicable local, state, national or international law while using or accessing the Web Site or the Materials; or (9) contains a virus, trojan, back door, logic bomb or any other form of malicious code. User hereby waives all copyright, moral rights and any other right to any User Content which he/she submits, and grants to HEAT a royalty-free perpetual irrevocable non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify adapt, publish, translate perform, display and distribute such User Content, in whole or in part, worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereinafter developed for the full term of any copyright in such User Content, and to sub-license such rights through multiple tiers of sub-licensees. User also hereby grant all other Users the right to copy, download and store his/her User Content for User's personal use. HEAT does not control User Content. HEAT has the right but not the obligation to monitor submissions by Users, and reserves the right to modify, move or remove any User Content at any time and for any reason in its sole discretion, as well as the right to terminate User access to the Website for any reason in its sole discretion including, without limitation, foul language, attempted commercial use of the Web Site, threats, discriminatory, racist or abusive language, or any behavior which is deemed objectionable by HEAT. Users are responsible for their own communications and are solely responsible for the consequences of posting any User Content. HEAT does not screen communications in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by Users. If notified by a User about communications that allegedly do not conform to any term of this Agreement, HEAT may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the communication. HEAT has no liability or responsibility to Users for performance or non-performance of such activities. HEAT reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict Users access to the Web Site for violating this Agreement or the law. HEAT also reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in HEAT's sole discretion.
HEAT DOES NOT ENDORSE, SUPPORT, REPRESENT OR GUARANTEE THE TRUTHFULNESS, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY USER CONTENT OR ENDORSE ANY OPINIONS EXPRESSED BY USERS. EACH USER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT ANY RELIANCE ON USER CONTENT POSTED BY OTHER USERS WILL BE AT HIS/HER SOLE RISK.
Section 2. Registration
To gain a greater level of access, User must be authorized by HEAT and then once authorized, the User will select a login and password. Each User is expressly prohibited from using another User's ID without such person's authorization. Failure to comply with the foregoing shall constitute a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of that User's authorization. Each User shall be solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their password.
Each User shall notify HEAT of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of his/her account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of his/her confidential information.
Section 3. Communication
HEAT reserves the right to send User's electronic mail for the purpose of informing Members of changes or additions to the Web Site, this Agreement and any other service provided by HEAT.
Approved by HEAT Board June 9, 2011