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resell, lease, transfer, lend, timeshare, syndicate or commercially use the Site Materials or the Services;
decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise attempt to derive any source code from the Site Materials or the Services;
distribute, publicly perform or publicly display the Site Materials or the Services;
modify, adapt, translate, or create any derivative works of the Site Materials or the Services or any portion thereof;
use any data mining, crawlers, spiders, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods;
download, index or in any non-transitory manner store or cache any portion of the Site Materials or the Services or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted thereon;
remove, deface, obscure, or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices affixed to or provided in connection with the Site Materials or the Services;
create or attempt to create a substitute or similar service or product through the use of or access to the Site Materials or the Services or any proprietary information related thereto; or
use the Site Materials or the Services other than for its intended purpose.
The Academy may make Apps available to access its Sites via a mobile device. To use the Apps, you must have a compatible mobile device. The Academy does not warrant that the Apps will be compatible with your mobile device. The Academy hereby grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use an object code copy of the App for one registered account on one mobile device owned or leased solely by you for your personal use. You may not: (i) modify, disassemble, decompile or reverse engineer the Apps, except to the extent that such restriction is expressly prohibited by law; (ii) rent, lease, loan, resell, sublicense, distribute or otherwise transfer the Apps to any third party or use the App to provide time sharing or similar services for any third party; (iii) make any copies of the Apps; (iv) remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Apps, features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content accessible through the Apps, or features that enforce limitations on use of the Apps; or (v) delete the copyright and other proprietary rights notices on the Apps. You acknowledge that the Academy may from time to time issue upgraded versions of the Apps and may automatically electronically upgrade the version of the App that you are using on your mobile device. You consent to such automatic upgrading on your mobile device and agree that these Terms will apply to all such upgrades. The foregoing license grant is not a sale of the Apps or any copy thereof, and the Academy and its third party licensors or suppliers retain all right, title, and interest in and to the Apps (and any copy of the Apps). Standard carrier data charges may apply to your use of the Apps.
The following additional terms and conditions apply with respect to any Apps that the Academy provides to you designed for use on an Apple iOS-powered mobile device (an “iOS App”):
You acknowledge that these Terms are between you and the Academy only and not with Apple, Inc. (“Apple”).
Your use of the Academy’s iOS App must comply with Apple’s then-current App Store Terms of Service.
The Academy, and not Apple, is solely responsible for our iOS App and the Services and Site Materials available thereon. You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation to provide maintenance and support services with respect to our iOS App. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to our iOS App.
You represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
You agree to comply with all applicable third party terms of agreement when using our iOS App (e.g., you must not be in violation of your wireless data service terms of agreement when using the iOS App).
The following additional terms and conditions apply with respect to any Apps that the Academy provides to you designed for use on an Android-powered mobile device (an “Android App”):
Your use of the Academy’s Android App must comply with Google’s then-current Android Market Terms of Service.
Repeat Infringer Policy
If you believe that any material on any of the Services infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you or your designee, acting as a "Complaining Party", may send a notification of such claimed infringement to our Designated Agent as set forth below:
Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement:
Sharde Hoff, J.D., Associate General Counsel/Chief Privacy Counsel
Full Address of Designated Agent to Which Notification Should be Sent:
20203 Goshen Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879; Mail Stop: 249
Telephone Number of Designated Agent: 240-241-7100
E-Mail Address of Designated Agent: email@example.com
To be effective, a notification of claimed infringement must be a written communication provided to the Designated Agent and include substantially the following:
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single Site or App are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that Site or App.
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
Information reasonably sufficient to permit our or our designee's contact with the Complaining Party, such as a current, valid address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the Complaining Party may be contacted.
A statement that the Complaining Party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the Complaining Party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Upon receipt of such notification, the Academy or the Designated Agent will remove or disable access to such material and give notice of a claim of copyright infringement to the user or subscriber who authored the claimed infringing content by means of any one or more of the following methods at the Academy's sole option: a general notice on the Services, electronic mail to the content provider's email address in our records, or by written communication sent by first-class mail to such user's postal address in our records.
A provider of content subject to a claim of infringement may make a counter notification. To file a counter notification with us, please provide the Designated Agent a written communication containing the following:
A physical or electronic signature.
Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your postal address is located, and that you will accept service of process from the Complaining Party who submitted the infringement notification or his, her or its principal or agent.
Upon receipt of such counter notification, the Academy will promptly provide the Complaining Party that provided the notice of claimed infringement with a copy of the counter notification, and inform the Complaining Party or entity that the Academy will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in 10 business days. The Academy will replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it between 10 and 14 business days following receipt of the counter notice, unless our Designated Agent first receives notice from or on behalf of the copyright owner that such person or entity has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the subscriber from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on our Service(s).
All logos and any other product or service name or slogan contained in the Services are trademarks of the Academy, or their suppliers or licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the express prior written permission of the Academy or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing "The IME Academy™" or any other name, trademark or product or service name of the Academy without our express prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Services, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of the Academy and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our express prior written permission. All other trademarks, service marks, logos, and product names published on the Services are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by the Academy.
You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a text hyperlink to publicly available Services for noncommercial purposes, provided such link does not portray the Academy or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner or light, and provided further that the linking site does not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is, in the Academy's sole opinion, offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use the Academy logo or other proprietary graphic of the Academy to link to the Services without the express prior written permission of the Academy. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Academy trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at the Services, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on the Services without the Academy's express prior written permission. Except as expressly stated above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, usage, custom, estoppel or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright or proprietary right of the Academy or any third party.
Third Party Content and Applications
In addition to official pages on the Services containing the content of the Academy in support of the Academy's mission or related administrative business, our Services may include third party content on the Services and may provide links to web sites and content of third parties (collectively the "Third Party Content") as a service to those interested in this information, including content and views of various individuals such as employees, students, faculty, alumni or members of the public. The views expressed in such Third Party Content should not be construed as representing the views of the Academy. In addition, the Services may include certain applications, features, programs and services provided by third parties (the "Third Party Applications"). The Academy does not monitor Third Party Content or Third Party Applications and can make no guarantee as to the accuracy or completeness of such Third Party Content or Third Party Applications. The Academy is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Third Party Content or Third Party Applications, or for any loss, liability, harm or damages of any sort incurred as the result of your use thereof or access thereto, and makes no representations or warranties in connection with any Third Party Content or Third Party Applications, which at all times and in each instance is provided "as is." Third Party Applications may be subject to additional terms and conditions or agreements between you and the provider of such Third Party Applications as may be provided to you in connection therewith, and you agree to fully comply with all such additional terms, conditions and agreements. Users use such Third Party Content and Third Party Applications at their own risk.
Third Party Products, Services, Advertisements and Promotions
The Academy may provide information about or links to third party products or services on the Services or may run third party advertisements or promotions on the Services. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and such third party. The Academy is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or promotions or as the result of the presence of such non-Academy advertisers or third party information on the Services.
User Content and Conduct
The Services may include public or restricted access discussion forums, or other interactive areas or services ("Interactive Areas"), including chat rooms or message boards, online hosting or storage services, mobile applications, tablet applications, or other areas or services in which you or other users create, post or store any content, messages, materials, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, video, graphics, code or other items or materials on the Services ("User Content"). Interactive Areas are provided "as is". You are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk.
If you post User Content, you agree that your User Content will be accessible and viewed by others. You agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Services any of the following:
User Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law, including, without limitation, the regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or any rules of a securities exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ;
User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party;
User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
Any unauthorized commercial use such as, but not limited to, engaging in unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising, or solicitations, hyperlinking off of the Services, or collecting names and emails addresses for the purpose of sending unsolicited emails;
Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and
User Content that, in the sole judgment of the Academy, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Services, or which may expose the Academy or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
This list of prohibitions provides examples and is not complete or exclusive.
By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and reproduce such User Content.
You further agree not to access or attempt to access any Interactive Areas which you are not authorized to access or to provide or facilitate access to any nonpublic Interactive Area by any unauthorized user.
you own and control all of the rights to the User Content that you post or you otherwise have the right to post such User Content to the Services and license such User Content to the Academy and its affiliates as herein provided;
the User Content is accurate and not misleading; and
Representations; Registration Data; Account Security
In consideration of your use of any of the Services, you represent you are at least eighteen years of age. In consideration of your use of any of the Services, you agree to:
provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Services ("Registration Data");
maintain and be solely responsible for the security of your password and identification;
maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to the Academy, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and
accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to the Academy.
Submissions Relating to Site(s) or Services
You acknowledge and agree that, except for User Content submitted in an Interactive Area, any materials, including but not limited to questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials, images or other information regarding the Services or the Academy provided by you by participating in surveys hosted by the Academy, or any third party vendors, on the Services or other sites, in the form of email, or any other submissions to the Academy, or any postings on the Services, are non-confidential and shall be the sole property of the Academy, and that upon submission of such materials to the Academy, you thereby assign without additional consideration all right, title or interest you may hold in such materials to the Academy. The Academy shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these materials for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
Any software and all underlying information and technology downloaded or viewed in connection with the Services (collectively the "Software or Technical Data") by you may be subject to U.S. export controls, including the Export Administration Act (50 U.S.C. Appx. §§ 2401 et seq.) and the Export Administration Regulations (50 C.F.R. Parts 730-774) and may be subject to export or import regulations in other countries. You are solely responsible for complying with all trade regulations and laws, both foreign and domestic, in your use and viewing of the Site Materials and the Services, including without limitation, the Software or Technical Data. Except as authorized by law, you agree and warrant not to export or re-export the Software or Technical Data to any county, or to any person, entity, or end-user subject to U.S. export controls, including without limitation persons or entities listed on the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Export Administration's Denied Parties List and the U.S. Department of Treasury's Specially Designated Nationals. You further represent and warrant that no U.S. federal agency has suspended, revoked, or denied your export privileges.
Financial Material Disclosure
The Services, and any documents issued by the Academy and available through the Services, may contain statements which constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Those statements can be identified by the use of words such as "believe," "expect," "plan," "may," "will," "should," "anticipate" or similar statements or the negative of these words. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements made as to future operations, costs, capital expenditures, cash flow, improvements in infrastructure, distribution and replenishment systems and operating efficiencies, sales and earnings estimates or trends and expansion plans and projections. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations. Known and unknown internal and external risks and uncertainties may cause the actual results to be materially different from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements. The Academy does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date the statements were made.
Press Releases. The information contained within press releases issued by the Academy should not be deemed accurate or current except as of the date the release is posted. The Academy does not have the intention of updating, and specifically disclaims any duty to update, the information in the press releases. To the extent any information therein is forward-looking, it is intended to fit within the safe harbor for forward-looking statements and is subject to material risk.
Third Party Financial Information. The Academy may provide links to third party web sites or services that contain financial or investment information about the Academy. As with all third party web sites, Third Party Content and Third Party Applications, access to such web sites and the information contained therein is provided as a convenience. The Academy does not monitor or have control over the content of third parties' statements or web sites. Accordingly, the Academy does not endorse, confirm or adopt these web sites or any information contained therein, including, without limitation, analyst's reports and stock quotes in any way relating to the Academy, any third party or otherwise. The Academy does not make any representations or warranties whatsoever regarding the accuracy or completeness of the content, information, or opinions of third party web sites or other third party information that is identified on the Services. Users visit these web sites and use the information contained therein at their own risk.
Any comments, questions, ideas, suggestions, or similar materials that you submit to us related to the Services (collectively, “Feedback”) through any communication whatsoever (e.g., call, fax, email) will be treated as both non-confidential and non-proprietary. Except as prohibited by applicable law, you hereby assign all right, title, and interest in, and we are free to use, without any attribution or compensation to you, any ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, or other intellectual property and proprietary rights contained in the Feedback, whether or not patentable, for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, having manufactured, licensing, marketing, and selling, directly or indirectly, products and services using such Feedback. Where the foregoing assignment is prohibited by law, you hereby grant us an exclusive, transferable, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid up license (including the right to sublicense) to use and exploit all Feedback as we may determine in our sole discretion. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you understand and agree that we are not obligated to use, display, reproduce, or distribute any such ideas, know-how, concepts, or techniques contained in the Feedback, and you have no right to compel such use, display, reproduction, or distribution.
THE SERVICES AND ALL CONTENT FEATURES MADE AVAILABLE ON, CONTAINED IN, OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
THE ACADEMY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS IN THE SERVICES. THE ACADEMY DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT AND MATERIALS ON THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE. THE ACADEMY DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITES OR THEIR HOST SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE ACADEMY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS RELATING TO PRICING, TEXT OR IMAGERY. WHILE THE ACADEMY ATTEMPTS TO MAKE YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SERVICES SAFE, THE ACADEMY CANNOT AND DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITES OR THE SERVICES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD.
The Academy reserves the right to change or delete any and all Site Materials or User Content contained in or offered through the Services at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise, does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by the Academy.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE ACADEMY, ITS SHAREHOLDERS, OR ITS/THEIR DIRECTORS, AFFILIATES, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE), EQUITY OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, OR THE USER CONTENT, SITE MATERIALS, OR OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE THEREON, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE ACADEMY, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE ACADEMY'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE ACADEMY, ITS SHAREHOLDERS, OR ITS/THEIR DIRECTORS, AFFILIATES, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, OR THE USER CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE THEREON, EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO THE ACADEMY FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES. IF YOU ARE A STUDENT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT NO PORTION OF YOUR TUITION SHALL BE CONSIDERED COMPENSATION PAID FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THOSE SERVICES ACCESSIBLE TO STUDENTS AS PART OF THEIR PROGRAM OR COURSE OF STUDY. HOWEVER, IF YOU PAY ELECTRONIC MATERIALS FEES TO THE ACADEMY, A PORTION OF SUCH FEES MAY BE CONSIDERED COMPENSATION FOR YOUR USE OF SUCH SERVICES.
Applicable Law and Venue
California Consumer Notice
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users are entitled to the following consumer rights notice: The Services are provided by The IME Academy, 20203 Goshen Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 240.224.7100. California residents may reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by post at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834 or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210 or Hearing Impaired at TDD (800) 326-2297 or TDD (916) 322-1700.
Questions & Contact Information
Should you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail:
The IME Academy™
Ethics, Compliance, and Data Privacy
20203 Goshen Road, #249
Gaithersburg, MD 20879