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DirectorsForum.com is an online information and communications service provided by Corporate Directors Forum (“Provider”) subject to your agreement with all of the terms and conditions offered below.
Read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Service. By accessing or using the Service, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions below, which are intended to be fully effective and binding upon the Provider and users. The Provider may modify this Agreement at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting the modified Agreement. You agree to review the Agreement periodically to be aware of such modifications and your accessing or using of the Service constitutes your acceptance of the Agreement as it appears at the time of your access or use.
The right to use DirectorsForum.com is personal and not transferable to any other person or entity. You are responsible for use of the service under your screen or password and for protection of your password once created.
You understand that the Provider cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Service will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. Each Member is responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy his or her particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Service for the reconstruction of any lost data. The Provider does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Service.
THE PROVIDER DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NONINFRINGEMENT, OR THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THE SERVICE, ANY MERCHANDISE, INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY SPECIFIED, THE PROVIDER DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR CORRECTNESS, TIMELINESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY OPINIONS, ADVICE, SERVICES, MERCHANDISE OR OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY. IN NO EVENT WILL THE PROVIDER BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN RELIANCE UPON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE.
You agree to use DirectorsForum.com for lawful purposes only. You may not post or transmit through DirectorsForum.com any material which 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, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law, or which, without DirectorsForum.com’s express prior approval, contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services. Any conduct by you that in our discretion restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Service will not be permitted. You shall not use DirectorsForum.com to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation, including, but not limited to, the solicitation of users to become subscribers of other on-line information services competitive with DirectorsForum.com.
DirectorsForum.com contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express permission of the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made.
You shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on DirectorsForum.com any material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right and the burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright rests with you. You shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission. By submitting material to any public area of DirectorsForum.com, you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such material has expressly granted DirectorsForum.com the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material. You also permit any other user to access, view, store or reproduce the material for that user’s personal use. You hereby grant DirectorsForum.com the right to edit, copy, publish and distribute any material made available by you.
Potential users in any jurisdiction in the world, the common, statutory, regulatory, or codified law of which would void this Agreement in whole or in any essential part (the essential parts being at least, but not only, the exclusive venue and exclusive remedy provisions, and warranty disclaimer), or which makes accessing the Service illegal, are unauthorized to use the Service, and do so entirely at their own risk.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE PROVIDER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR ANY OTHER MONETARY OR OTHER DAMAGES, FEES, FINES, PENALTIES, OR LIABILITIES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THIS SERVICE, OR SITES ACCESSED THROUGH THIS SERVICE, AND/OR CONTENT OR INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREIN. A USER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SERVICE IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICE.
DirectorsForum.com shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of the Service, including chat rooms and forums, to determine compliance with this Agreement and any operating rules established and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request. The Provider shall have the right in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on DirectorsForum.com. Without limiting the foregoing, the Provider shall have the right to remove any material that the Provider, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Corporate Directors Forum, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of the use of DirectorsForum.com.
VERSION 2 – FROM 2014
Terms and Conditions of Use
These Notices and Terms create a legal agreement between you (“You”) and CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM (“CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM”) that governs: (1) the information of CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM (the “Information”) made available through this website; (2) the nature of the relationship between You and CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM; (3) certain other matters of professional responsibility; (4) CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM’s use of Your information gathered by it through this website; and (5) Your use of this website, related systems, and the Information (collectively, the “CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM Site”). By accessing any portion of the CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM Site, You are indicating that You have read and understood, and that You assent to be bound by, these Notices and Terms, which may be amended from time to time by CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM pursuant to the terms herein. If You do not agree to these Notices and Terms, You are not permitted to access the CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM Site.
1. NO LEGAL ADVICE
The Information is made available for general informational purposes only, and is not intended to constitute specific legal advice or to be a substitute for advice from qualified counsel. Without limiting the foregoing, the Information may not reflect recent developments in the law, may not be complete, and may not be accurate in or applicable to Your jurisdiction. Because the Information is general in nature and may not pertain to Your specific circumstances, You should not act or refrain from acting based on any Information without first obtaining advice from professional counsel qualified in the applicable subject matter and jurisdictions.
2. NO ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP
CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM has a policy of entering into consultant-client relationships with its clients only in accordance with certain procedures which include executing an engagement letter and addressing professional responsibility conflicts as required by Federal law and the laws governing the State of California. You agree that Your access of the CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM Site or receipt of the Information, or Your transmission of electronic mail to addresses on the CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM Site, does not create an attorney-client relationship between You and CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM
3. OTHER MATTERS OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
3.1 No Advertising or Solicitation. The CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM Site is not intended to be an advertisement or solicitation, but may be deemed an ADVERTISEMENT in certain jurisdictions.
3.1 Sensitive Communications. You agree that electronic mail sent by You to CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM will not be treated as confidential; provided, however, that if You are an existing client of CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM and You send an electronic mail to CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM pertaining to a matter in which CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM then represents You, such electronic mail may be entitled to be treated as confidential or privileged. Notwithstanding the foregoing, You acknowledge that electronic mail and the Internet are generally insecure media of communication, and CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any electronic mail sent to or received by it or any information submitted by You to CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM through the CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM Site.
3.2 No Warranty of Results. The Information may contain descriptions of matters in which CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM successfully represented its clients. The results of these matters were dependent on their specific circumstances, and are in no way intended to be predictive of future results, even in similar circumstances, or offer any type of guarantee or assurance of outcome. Information pertaining to CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM clients may not reflect the opinions such clients.
4.1 Prohibited Uses. You will not use the CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM Site in violation of any applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, You will not use the CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM Site in connection with (a) the infringement of intellectual property rights including CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM’s rights in its marks and its articles and alerts; (b) the unauthorized transmission of unsolicited commercial electronic mail; (c) the transmission of defamatory materials; or (d) fraud. You will not violate, attempt to violate, or knowingly facilitate the violation of the security (including access control or authentication systems) or integrity of the CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM Site.
4.2 Copyright in Information. The CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM Site including the Information is protected by United States and international copyright laws. All rights are reserved. Subject to the terms of these Notices and Terms, CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM grants to You a limited, nonexclusive, personal license to access, view, download and print the Information solely for noncommercial and informational purposes. You may not modify the Information in any way and You may not remove or obscure any copyright or permission notices provided on or in connection with the Information. CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM does not grant to You any rights in its marks. You are free to hyperlink to any page in the publicly available pages of the CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM Site; provided, however, that You agree to remove any such hyperlink upon CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM’s written request.
4.3 Electronic Mail. Subject to Section 5.1, You may send electronic mail to those addresses made available on the CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM Site for the purposes of requesting alerts or other news notification services, submitting voluntary survey responses, responding to or making inquiries regarding CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM events, requesting information regarding CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM or other services offered by CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM, and inquiring about employment opportunities. You agree to cease sending electronic mail to any CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM address upon CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM’s request.
4.4 No Warranties. THE CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS.” YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE LAW AND RULES OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION, CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM DISCLAIMS ALL CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, ACCURACY OF INFORMATIONAL CONTENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OPERATION.
4.5 Disclaimer of Liability. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE LAW AND RULES OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION, CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR INCOME, LOST BUSINESS, OR LOST DATA, OR FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM SITE.
4.6 Third Party Information. CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM may hyperlink to or otherwise make third party information available on the CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM Site. This is done solely for the purposes of convenience. CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM does not endorse or approve of any such third party information or such third parties.
4.7 Miscellaneous. You agree that any dispute arising out of or in connection with the CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM Site or these Notices and Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of California, without reference to conflict of laws principles that would require the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction, and You submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in San Diego County, California. In the event that You gain access to information not intended to be accessed by You, You agree that You will immediately notify CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM and lawfully destroy all copies of such information in Your possession. CORPORATE DIRECTORS FORUM may be contacted at