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Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions for Use INTERNET SOCIETY Websites

Last Modified: 01/12/2020

This website is owned by The Internet Society, 11710 Plaza America Drive, Suite 400, Reston, Virginia 20190. These TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR USE (“Terms and Conditions”) are made between The Internet Society (“INTERNET SOCIETY”) and any person (“User”) who uses or visits this website (each an “INTERNET SOCIETY Website”). For purposes of clarity, these Terms and Conditions apply to the following INTERNET SOCIETY Websites, among others: https://www.internetsociety.org/, https://insights.internetsociety.org/.

BY USING AND/OR VISITING AN INTERNET SOCIETY WEBSITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE INTERNET SOCIETY WEBSITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR CONSENT AND AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE INTERNET SOCIETY WEBSITE. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE MAY REQUIRE YOU TO REGISTER TO PERFORM CERTAIN FUNCTIONS AND ACCESS CERTAIN AREAS OF THE INTERNET SOCIETY WEBSITE.

1. Ability to Accept Terms and Conditions

1.1.  You affirm that you are either 18 years of age or older, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms and Conditions, and to abide by and comply with these Terms and Conditions.

1.2.  You affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the INTERNET SOCIETY Website is not intended for children under 13.

1.3.  If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the INTERNET SOCIETY Website.

2. Website Access and Use

2.1.  INTERNET SOCIETY hereby grants you permission to use the INTERNET SOCIETY Website as set forth herein, provided that:

2.1.1.  Your use of the INTERNET SOCIETY Website is in accordance withINTERNET SOCIETY’s “Sharing Our Content” Policy,https://www.internetsociety.org/sharing-our-content/;

2.1.2.  You may only copy or distribute content on the INTERNET SOCIETY Websitein accordance with INTERNET SOCIETY’s “Sharing Our Content” Policy,https://www.internetsociety.org/sharing-our-content/;

2.1.3.  You will not alter or modify any part of the INTERNET SOCIETY Website;and

2.1.4.  You agree that the information provided on the INTERNET SOCIETY Websiteis provided for convenience or information only.

2.2.  We may use “cookie” and/or “web beacon” technology to provide features for theINTERNET SOCIETY Website. While all browsers are different, you may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. However, you may have to enable cookies in order to use and access the INTERNET SOCIETY Website.

2.3.  You agree not to (i) use or launch any automated system, including without limitation,“robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” and any other similar or analogous system and (ii) not to effect fraudulent or untrue request messages to INTERNET SOCIETY’s servers or to engage third persons to effect fraudulent or untrue request messages to INTERNET SOCIETY’s servers.

2.4.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, INTERNET SOCIETY grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not to create caches or archives of such materials. INTERNET SOCIETY reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases.

3. Links To and From the INTERNET SOCIETY Website

3.1.  The INTERNET SOCIETY Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by INTERNET SOCIETY, and such links should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any company, content or products to which the INTERNET SOCIETY Website links. INTERNET SOCIETY has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites.

3.2.  INTERNET SOCIETY disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, to any such linked sites, including but not limited to any terms as to the accuracy, ownership, validity or legality of any content of a linked website. By using the INTERNET SOCIETY Website, you expressly relieve INTERNET SOCIETY from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.

3.3.  INTERNET SOCIETY permits you to link to the INTERNET SOCIETY Website as detailed in INTERNET SOCIETY’s “Sharing Our Content” Policy, https://www.internetsociety.org/sharing-our-content/. “Deep links” to sub webpages are prohibited.

4. Intellectual Property Rights

4.1.  The INTERNET SOCIETY trademarks, service marks and logos on the INTERNET SOCIETY Website are owned by or licensed to INTERNET SOCIETY, its affiliates or associates, and are subject to copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights under applicable laws.

4.2.  The INTERNET SOCIETY Website may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for purposes not expressly authorized herein without the prior written consent of INTERNET SOCIETY .

4.3.  You agree to not engage in any use, copying, or distribution of any content available from or through the INTERNET SOCIETY Website, other than as expressly permitted herein or as otherwise identified on the INTERNET SOCIETY Website (e.g., certain content may be made available for reuse and redistribution under certain terms identified on the INTERNET SOCIETY Website).

4.4.  If you download or print a copy of content from the INTERNET SOCIETY Website for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein.

4.5.  You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the INTERNET SOCIETY Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or the INTERNET SOCIETY Website.

4.6.  INTERNET SOCIETY reserves all rights not expressly granted herein.

5. Warranty Disclaimer

5.1.  You agree that your use of the INTERNET SOCIETY Website shall be at your sole risk.

5.2.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, INTERNET SOCIETY, its officers, directors, employees, and agents disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the INTERNET SOCIETY Website and your use thereof.

5.3.  The INTERNET SOCIETY Website is provided AS IS and INTERNET SOCIETY makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of any content made available to you via the INTERNET SOCIETY Website and assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the INTERNET SOCIETY Website, (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the INTERNET SOCIETY Website, (v) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through the INTERNET SOCIETY Website, (vi) any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the INTERNET SOCIETY Website, and/or (vii) the results of your use of any content made available to you via the INTERNET SOCIETY Website.

5.4.  INTERNET SOCIETY does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party through the INTERNET SOCIETY Website, and INTERNET SOCIETY will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, you should use your best judgment and exercise caution where appropriate.

5.5.  Federal law, some states, provinces, and other jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain implied warranties, so some or all of the above may not apply to you. These Terms and Conditions give you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The exclusions and limitations hereunder will not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

6. Limitation of Liability

6.1. IN NO EVENT SHALL INTERNET SOCIETY, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM (I) YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE INTERNET SOCIETY WEBSITE, (II) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (III) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE INTERNET SOCIETY WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE INTERNET SOCIETY WEBSITE, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY INTERNET SOCIETY WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT INTERNET SOCIETY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FEDERAL LAW, SOME STATES, PROVINCES, AND OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION. THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS HEREUNDER WILL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

7. Indemnity

7.1. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless INTERNET SOCIETY, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your violation of any term of these Terms and Conditions; (ii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iii) your use of any content made available to you via the INTERNET SOCIETY Website. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive termination of these Terms and Conditions and your use of the INTERNET SOCIETY Website.

8. Termination

8.1.  INTERNET SOCIETY reserves the right to discontinue, modify, and alter any and all aspects of the INTERNET SOCIETY Website at any time and without notice.

8.2.  INTERNET SOCIETY reserves the right to immediately terminate your access to the INTERNET SOCIETY Website if INTERNET SOCIETY determines that you are in breach of the Terms and Conditions.

9. General Terms

9.1.  You agree that: (i) the INTERNET SOCIETY Website shall be deemed solely based in the Commonwealth of Virginia; (ii) the INTERNET SOCIETY Website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over INTERNET SOCIETY, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than the Commonwealth of Virginia, and (iii) by accepting the Terms and Conditions you are submitting yourself to the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA for any issues related to the Terms and Conditions and/or your use of the INTERNET SOCIETY Website and/or your transactions with INTERNET SOCIETY.

9.2.  These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and INTERNET SOCIETY that arises in whole or in part from the INTERNET SOCIETY Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. These Terms and Conditions, together with any other legal notices published by INTERNET SOCIETY on the INTERNET SOCIETY Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and INTERNET SOCIETY concerning the INTERNET SOCIETY Website.

9.3.  If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect.

9.4.  No waiver of any term of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and INTERNET SOCIETY’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

9.5.  INTERNET SOCIETY reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms and Conditions for any changes. When INTERNET SOCIETY updates the Terms and Conditions, INTERNET SOCIETY will update the “Last Modified” date at the top of this page. Your use of the INTERNET SOCIETY Website following any amendment of these Terms and Conditions will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms.

9.6.  To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, you and INTERNET SOCIETY agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the INTERNET SOCIETY Website must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently time barred.