Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

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Privacy Policy and Terms of Use 2017-11-08T22:57:42+00:00

NAAP places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy and terms of use was created in order to demonstrate NAAP’s firm commitment to the privacy of our members and website users. This policy explains what types of information is collected by our website www.naaponline.org, and how this information is used.

Acceptance of Terms

You acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these terms of use and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation U.S. export and re-export technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside. You further agree to comply with all local laws, regulations and rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. You represent you have the legal authority to accept these terms of use on behalf of yourself or any party you represent. If you do not agree to these terms of use, do not use this site in any manner.

Description of Site

“SITE” encompasses NAAP’s website and all of its content and policies, any modifications, updates, enhancements, revisions, new features, and/or the addition of any new web properties, including any social media properties. NAAP reserves the right to make any SITE changes at any time and without prior notice.

Voluntary Submission of Information

NAAP members that register for www.naaponline.org and individuals that sign up to receive NAAP communications voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and e-mail address). We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future if you do not wish to receive our messages.

If personally identifiable information is voluntarily provided, for example, by sending an e-mail or by filling out a form and submitting it through the site, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with the information and services that you request. All uses of that information are described on the web page containing the form.

Submitting voluntary information constitutes your consent to the use of the information for the stated purpose. When you click the “Submit” button on any of the web forms found on the site, you are indicating your voluntary consent for us to use of the information you submit for the purpose stated.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the site, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store information concerning your visit:

  • The Internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourshcool.edu” if you connect from a university’s domain);
  • Your IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever your are surfing the Web) from which you access the site;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access the site;
  • The date and time you access the site;
  • The pages you visit within the site; and
  • If you linked to our Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.

IP Addresses

NAAP uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer www.naaponline.org, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.

Cookies

Cookies are used to personalize and enhance the interactivity of www.naaponline.org and to make sure you have the best possible experience online. A cookie is a very small text file that is placed on your hard drive. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you. You can opt-out of our use of cookies by disabling cookies on your browser.

How Your Information May Be Used

We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; to process your membership application; etc. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all communications from us. We may also use your information to track visitor of our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.

Use of NAAP Logo

The NAAP logo is used to identify our organization, products, and activities. Use of the NAAP logo, or the logo of any NAAP Chapters is prohibited without written permission. Only NAAP can grant authorization for use of the logo. For written permission please contact us. At the time permission is granted, NAAP will provide you with our requirements as to color, typeface, size, etc. for reproduction of the logo.

Data/Email Privacy

NAAP does not provide, sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization.

External Links

www.naaponline.org includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the www.naaponline.org domain, and NAAP is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.

Modifications

We may amend this privacy policy and terms of use from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy policy and terms of use at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

Site Ownership

The SITE, including all text, logos or graphic images appearing therein, and any and all intellectual property rights associated with this SITE and its contents are the sole property of NAAP, its affiliates or third parties. The content is protected by copyright and other laws in both the United States and other countries. Elements of the SITE are also protected by trade dress, trade secret, unfair competition, and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. All graphics, icons, and other items that appear on the SITE are trademarks, service marks, trade dress and/or copyrighted works (“Intellectual Property”) of NAAP, its affiliates or other entities that have granted NAAP the right and license to use such Intellectual Property and may not be used or interfered with in any manner without the express written consent of NAAP. Except as expressly provided herein, NAAP does not grant you an express or implied right to NAAP’s or any third party’s Intellectual Property. The information on the SITE is intended to provide corporate, product, or service information only and may not be used for any other purposes.

Site Use Restrictions

THE UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, DISPLAYING OR OTHER USE OF ANY CONTENT FROM THIS SITE IS A VIOLATION OF LAW.

The SITE is for your personal and non-commercial use only. You will not (i) post on or transmit to the SITE any defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic, profane, threatening, or unlawful materials or any materials that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, whether under statute, common law or equitable principles, or otherwise violate any law; (ii) copy, reproduce, modify, lease, loan, sell, create derivative works from, upload, transmit, or distribute the intellectual property of the SITE in any way without NAAP’s or the appropriate third party’s prior written permission or (iii) use the SITE in any manner that violates any applicable laws, regulations, orders, or other restrictions.

Trademarks and Service Marks

There may be a number of proprietary logos, service marks, trademarks, slogans and product designations found on this SITE, including but not limited to: The NAAP name and seal. Other trademarks displayed on this SITE through links to other sites are the property of the respective trademark owners. By making these marks available on this SITE, NAAP does not confer upon you any of NAAP’s or any third party’s intellectual property rights. No NAAP trademark may be used as a hyperlink without NAAP’s prior written permission.

Copyright Trademark Notices

All content of NAAP’s site is: Copyright © 2010 The Network of Arab-American Professionals. All Rights Reserved.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold NAAP harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your use of the SITE.

Links to Third Party Websites Are Not Endorsements

This SITE may provide links to other third-party World Wide Web sites or resources. NAAP makes no representations or warranties whatsoever about any other website which you may access through this SITE. Because NAAP has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that NAAP is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. It is your responsibility to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature. References on this SITE to any names, marks, products or services of any third parties or hypertext links to third party sites or information are provided solely as a convenience to you, and do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of, or affiliation with the third party or its products and services. NAAP shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such third-party content, products or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Notices and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

NAAP will investigate notices of copyright infringement and take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(2) (“DMCA”). Pursuant to the DMCA, written notification of claimed copyright infringement must be submitted to the following Designated Agent for NAAP in accordance with the DMCA: NAAP, Attention DMCA Designated Agent, NAAP National Headquarters, P.O. Box 2008, NY, NY 10159.

Email/Feedback Property of NAAP

You may choose to use email to communicate with NAAP. If you choose to email NAAP, know that the Internet is not secure or private, unauthorized people may be able to intercept and read the mail you send to NAAP or mail NAAP sends to you. Since email can be used to spread viruses, you should install and maintain virus protection software on your PC. To the extent permitted by applicable law, any comments or materials (collectively “Feedback”) sent to NAAP including but not limited to questions, submissions, suggestions, ideas, postings, comments or the like shall become the property of NAAP upon receipt. NAAP shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such Feedback and shall be free to modify, copy, perform, publish, transmit, reproduce, use, exhibit, disclose, display, transform, copyright, create derivative works, distribute the Feedback to others and otherwise exploit the Feedback without limitation. Further, NAAP shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such Feedback for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products incorporating such information.

Limitation of Liability

NAAP WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, ITS CONTENT OR LINKS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS OR OTHER DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RELATED TO ERRORS, OMISSION, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, LINE FAILURE, AND ALL OTHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHETHER UNDER THESE TERMS OF USE, STATUTE, REGULATION, COMMON LAW PRECEDENT OR DOCTRINE, EVEN IF NAAP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR WAS NEGLIGENT. IN JURISDICTIONS THAT PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, NAAP’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, NAAP’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, ITS CONTENT OR LINKS, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO ACCESS THIS SITE.

THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING TEXT, IMAGES, AND LINKS, AND THE INFORMATION ON ANY WEBSITES, WHETHER AFFILIATED OR UNAFFILIATED WITH NAAP, WHICH YOU MAY VISIT THROUGH THE SITE, IS PROVIDED “AS IS” BY NAAP AS A CONVENIENCE TO ALL USERS, WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES (I) OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; (II) OF INFORMATIONAL CONTENT OR ACCURACY; (III) OF NON-INFRINGEMENT; (IV) OF QUIET ENJOYMENT; (V) OF TITLE; (VI) THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (VII) THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS IN THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED; (VIII) THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR (IX) THAT THE SITE IS COMPATIBLE WITH ANY PARTICULAR HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE PLATFORM. EFFORTS BY NAAP TO MODIFY THE SITE SHALL NOT BE DEEMED A WAIVER OF THESE LIMITATIONS.

Use of Communication Services

The NAAP SITE may in the future contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

NAAP has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, NAAP reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. NAAP reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.

NAAP 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 NAAP’s sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or other people in any Communication Service. NAAP does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, NAAP specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your submission to NAAP, you are granting NAAP, its affiliated companies and necessary sub licensees permission to use your submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your submission; and to publish your name in connection with your submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your submission, as provided herein. NAAP is under no obligation to post or use any submission you may provide and may remove any submission at any time in NAAP’s sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the submissions.

Message Boards

NAAP does not monitor message boards hosted on its SITE. The content of message boards is the sole responsibility of the person supplying the content, and NAAP assumes no liability related to the content of such boards. All messages posted on NAAP message boards are non-confidential and will be treated as such.

Termination

NAAP reserves the right to terminate at any time, at its sole discretion, the SITE and/or your use of the SITE.

Unlawful or Prohibited Use

Possible evidence of use of this SITE for illegal purposes will be provided to law enforcement authorities. Please report any violations of these Terms of Use to NAAP.

Privacy Policy Changes

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time at its sole discretion and without notice to you. All Privacy Policy changes are effective immediately. Your continued use of the Site following any Privacy Policy changes will mean you accept those changes.

Governing Law

These Terms of Use are entered into and granted in the State of New York and shall be governed by and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of New York, United States of America, excluding any law or conflicts or law principle that would apply the law of another jurisdiction. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in connection with these Terms of Use shall be filed only in the federal or state court with competent jurisdiction located in New York. You consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction by such courts in any such action. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Service Contact

For any questions or inquiries please feel free to contact us.

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