You acknowledge and agree that, from time to time, this site or any features or services hereunder may be inaccessible or inoperable, without liability to us, due to (a) equipment malfunctions, (b) periodic maintenance or repairs, (c) site upgrades, or (d) causes beyond our control, including network outages. You represent and warrant to NCSHA that you are over eighteen (18) years of age and that you will provide accurate and complete information to NCSHA when requested hereunder.
1. LIMITED LICENSE
All information, text, materials, data, publications, images, and designs, including but not limited to Submissions (collectively, “Content“), posted on this site is the copyrighted property of NCSHA or of its licensors or licensees. All trademarks, service marks, trade names, and trade dress are proprietary to us and/or our licensors or licensees. We may change this site and add or delete Content at any time and in any manner in our discretion.
You may copy any Content or other materials published by NCSHA on this website solely for use within your organization (or if you are an NCSHA Member, your members’ and associate members’ organizations) in support of NCSHA’s goals and purposes. No other use of the Content on this site is authorized without the prior written consent of NCSHA. Any and all downloads or other copies of our Content shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices thereon in the same form as on the original and you may not modify, create derivative works of, or use our Content in a way that may infer or imply any endorsement by NCSHA.
Except as specified above, nothing herein is intended to nor shall be deemed to confer upon you, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or other right, title, or interest in or to any Content including but not limited to any patent, trademark, copyright, or other property interest of NCSHA. ALL RIGHTS ARE RESERVED FOR AND ON BEHALF OF NCSHA.
For clarification purposes, NCSHA does not make any claim of copyright as to any part of an original work prepared by a U.S. or state government officer or employee as part of that person’s official duties. Copyright infringement is a violation of federal law and is subject to criminal and civil penalties.
The trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively, “Marks“) displayed on this website are the property of NCSHA, its Members, or third parties. NCSHA and NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STATE HOUSING AGENCIES are registered service marks of NCSHA. You are not permitted to use these Marks without the prior written consent of NCSHA or any third-party owner of a Mark. NCSHA and the NCSHA logo are trademarks of NCSHA and the benefit of all uses thereof shall accrue solely to NCSHA.
As used herein, the word “Submission” means any text, message, idea, concept, suggestion, comment, image, photograph, drawing, video, sound recording, or criticism and any person’s name, likeness, user name, profile, action, performance, or biographical information and any other materials that you may submit, post, upload, embed, display, communicate, or distribute on or through this site.
You agree that any Submissions you make are not made in confidence or trust and that no confidential or fiduciary relationship is thereby created between you and us and that you have no expectation of any review, compensation, or consideration in exchange for a Submission. NO IMPLIED CONTRACT SHALL EXIST RELATING TO OUR USE, HANDLING, OR RETENTION OF ANY SUBMISSIONS.
We may exploit, disclose, post, disseminate, and/or discard any Submissions you may make to us without liability to you or to any other person for any exploitation, disclosure, posting, transfer, or rejection of any Submissions.
You hereby grant to us and to our Members, agents, representatives, and transferees a perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable worldwide license under all copyrights, trademarks, patents, privacy, and other intellectual property rights to use, copy, transmit, display, distribute, modify, perform, and otherwise exploit any Submissions, in whole or in part, in any and all formats and channels now known or hereafter devised for any and all purposes without prior notice to you, with or without attribution, and without any payment to you or to any other person or entity (the “Submissions License“).
To the extent we solicit a Submission through functions of this site, including any Public Forums (as defined in Section 5 below) requiring the use of our copyrighted works, we hereby grant you a non-exclusive license to create a derivative work using our copyrighted works if but only if you assign all rights in and to any work you may create and transmit to us.
4. PUBLIC FORUMS AND COMMUNITY MESSAGES
This site contains one or more areas or features that permit you to transmit and distribute Submissions for viewing by other users, including message boards, community spaces, blogs, and/or community email functions. You acknowledge that these forums and features are for public and not private communications and that you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any Submissions to any of these forums. We do not offer or extend any assurance or expectation of security or privacy with regard to any information you may disclose through any of these media and all such disclosures are at your sole risk.
You are also solely responsible for any and all Submissions that you post, attach, or distribute on or through this site or in any such public forum and you acknowledge and agree that we have no duty to monitor or regulate any such forums, postings, or communications.
NCSHA is not responsible for and does not endorse any opinions, advice, or recommendations posted or sent by users in any public forum and we disclaim any and all liability in connection therewith. We may refuse to post, deliver, permit, remove, modify, use, or take any action with respect to any Submissions you may submit, post, communicate, or distribute.
5. ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
By using this Site, you agree to conform to the following Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP“). Accordingly, you agree not to post, transmit, or distribute any Submission or to take any other action that:
(a) Uploads, posts, emails, transmits, or post links to any content, images, or functionality that:
- is unlawful, harmful, threatening, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or objectionable
- promotes illegal activity or contains false or misleading information
- exploits the images or discloses personal information of children under age 18
- contains software viruses, worms, trojan horses, time bombs, trap doors, or any other computer code or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any hardware or software
- you do not have a right to access or transmit, including confidential information
- infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights
- contains or links to any unsolicited advertising, promotions, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of unauthorized solicitation
(b) Collects or stores personally identifying information about others for unauthorized purposes.
(c) Impersonates any person or entity or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your relationship with a person or entity or employs misleading information or email addresses.
(d) Interferes with or disrupts the servers or networks connected to the site.
(e) Decompiles, disassembles, modifies, adapts, reverse engineers, creates derivative works from, distributes, or provides third-party access to any Content on or accessible through the site.
7. LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES
This website may contain links to third-party sites. Access to any other site linked to this site is at your own risk and NCSHA is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, statements, or materials made on any site to which we may link. NCSHA provides these links merely as a convenience, and the inclusion of such links does not mean or imply that we endorse or recommend the products or services accessed through a linked site or any representation or warranty by us as to the accuracy or completeness of any information or materials contained on or accessed through such linked sites or the policies applicable thereto. Any information you provide to or which is collected by such sites will be subject to the policies of their operators. You should review those policies carefully as we are not responsible for the actions or policies of any linked sites or the operators thereof.
Although NCSHA always strives to provide accurate information on this site, it assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained in or accessed through this site or the results of any use you may make of it. We may change the products, services, events, or activities accessible on or through this site at any time without notice. Any reference to non-NCSHA products or services, including those of any NCSHA Members, is for information purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation thereof or a grant of any rights with regard thereto.
You are responsible for the security, confidentiality, and integrity of all messages, data, and Submissions that you receive or transmit from or to us. You are also responsible for any authorized or unauthorized access to your account by any person and for the confidentiality of your password and any and all uses or charges incurred from the use of your password.
ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR ANY WARRANTY ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR PRACTICE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR THAT ANY SERVERS THAT HOST THIS SITE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMLESS COMPONENTS. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND ANY SERVICES HEREUNDER ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; SOLE REMEDY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL NCSHA BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THIS SITE OR TO ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR ACTIVITIES PURCHASED, SUBSCRIBED TO, OR PARTICIPATED IN HEREUNDER. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND LOSSES RELATING TO THIS SITE SHALL BE FOR YOU TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE HEREUNDER.
11. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIMS
NCSHA has adopted and implemented a policy governing any claim that Content found on or through this site infringes the copyright or other right or interest of any person. This policy incorporates the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA“), 17 U.S.C.A. § 512 and can be found on the home page under the link entitled “Designated Agent Notice.” The Designated Agent is the NCSHA staff member who is designated to receive and process any copyright infringement claims relating to this site.
12. GOVERNING LAW; JURISDICTION; ATTORNEYS’ FEES
14. WAIVER; SEVERABILITY
Any delay or failure by NCSHA in exercising or enforcing any right or remedy hereunder shall not constitute or be deemed a waiver of such right or remedy or any future exercise of the same or similar right or remedy. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalid portion shall be severed and all other terms and conditions hereof shall remain in full force and effect.
Last Update: December 1, 2009