Terms & Conditions
This page states the Terms and Conditions under which you, the Web Site visitor ("You") may use this Web Site, which is owned by APCO Worldwide Inc. ("APCO").
Please read this page carefully. By using this Web Site, You agree to be bound by all of the Terms and Conditions set forth below. If You do not accept these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this Web Site. APCO may, in its sole discretion, revise these Terms and Conditions at any time; therefore, You should visit this page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions.
Use of Site Material
The contents of this Web Site, such as text, graphics, image and other content (the "Site Material") are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. APCO authorizes You to view and download a single copy of the Site Material for your personal use. Unauthorized use of the Site Material violates copyright, trademark, and other laws. You agree to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Site Material on any copy You make of such material. You may not sell or modify our Site Material or reproduce, display, distribute, or otherwise use the Site Material in any way for any public or commercial purpose. Use of the Site Material on any other web site or in a networked environment is prohibited.
The names, marks and logos appearing included in the Site Material are, unless otherwise noted, trademarks owned by or licensed to APCO or an affiliated company. The use of these marks, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, is prohibited. From time to time, APCO makes fair use in this Web Site of trademarks owned and used by third parties. Any such marks are clearly noted, and APCO makes no claim to ownership of those marks.
APCO welcomes Your comments on our Web Site and services. However, You acknowledge that if You send us creative suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, inventions or other information, (collectively, the "Information"), the Information shall be deemed, and shall remain APCO's property. By submission of any Information to us, You assign to us and we shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to such Information of every kind and nature throughout the universe and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Information for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the information.
As a user of this Web site, You are responsible for own Your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. Therefore, do not do any of the following things: transmit to us material that is copyrighted, unless You are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; send material that reveals trade secrets, unless You own them or have the permission of the owner; send material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; send material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity; send sexually-explicit image; send advertisements or solicitations of business; send chain letters or pyramid schemes; or impersonate another person.
APCO reserves the right to expel users and prevent their further access to this Web Site for violating these terms or the law and reserves the right to remove any communications from this Site. The violation of any of the terms and conditions set forth on this Legal Terms and Conditions page shall result in the immediate revocation of your license to use the Site Material and obligates You to immediately destroy any copies of the Site Material in your possession.
Limitation of Liability
Although APCO strives for accuracy in all elements of the Site Material, it may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Additionally, while users of this Site are bound by these Terms and Conditions not to submit false material, APCO cannot be responsible for the violation of these terms by users, or for the reliance by users upon false or misleading material submitted by other users. APCO makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the material on this Web Site or about the results to be obtained from using the Web Site. You use the Web Site and its material at your own risk.
APCO DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEB SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE WEB SITE AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MATERIAL. IF YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE OR THE SITE'S MATERIAL RESULTS IN ANY COSTS OR EXPENSES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, APCO SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS OR EXPENSES.
THIS WEB SITE AND ITS MATERIAL ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. APCO, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES RIGHTS, AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ALTHOUGH APCO STRIVES TO PROVIDE THOROUGH AND ACCURATE MATERIALS ON ITS SITE, WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIAL, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.
Disclaimer of Consequential Damages
IN NO EVENT SHALL APCO, ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THE SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE MATERIAL ON THIS WEB SITE OR SITES LINKED TO THIS WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT APCO IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
This Web Site contains links to web sites owned by third parties. These links are provided solely as a convenience to You and are not an endorsement by APCO of the contents on those other sites. APCO is not responsible for the content of any linked sites and makes no representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such sites. If You decide to visit any third-party sites using links from this Web Site, You do so at your own risk.
By using this Web Site, You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless APCO, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal and accounting fees) that APCO may become obligated to pay arising or resulting from your use of the Site Material or your breach of these Terms and Conditions. APCO reserves the right to assume or participate, at your expense, in the investigation, settlement and defense of any such action or claim.
We respect your privacy interests and operate this Site by these principles. We have taken reasonable steps to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personally identifiable information that you may provide.
Voluntary Submission of Information
You may use the site without disclosing personally identifiable information, and we will not obtain such information about you unless you choose to submit it to us. Any information you submit will be used to create a better experience for visitors to our site and for internal marketing purposes; it will not be provided to third parties. Submission of information authorizes such internal use by APCO and its employees.
Please note we use "cookies," which are small files stored on your computer's hard drive that are used to track certain information. These cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. For example, cookies usually allow your browser to remember which pages you have visited and help us to know how much traffic our pages receive. This process does not reveal any personal information about the person viewing the page unless the person has previously given such information. If you find cookies objectionable, please consult your browser's documentation for information on how to block or erase cookies.
In addition, the APCO web server collects and saves the information customarily logged by World Wide Web server software. Our logs contain the following information for each request: date, time, originating IP address and domain name, object requested and completion status of the request. We use these logs to help improve our service by evaluating the level of demand for our site and the types of errors that occur. These logs may be kept for an indefinite length of time, used at any time and in any way necessary to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on our servers.
Use of Collected Information
Any information we gather, whether submitted voluntarily or collected automatically, will be used for our internal purposes only. It is APCO's policy not to disclose or to sell any information to third parties. Notwithstanding this policy, APCO retains the right to disclose collected information if required to do so by law or if acting on a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or property or to respond to an emergency situation.
Review, Update and Deletion of Collected Information
If you are concerned about the information you have provided to us or would like to review, update, or delete this information, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make reasonable efforts to comply with your requests.
This site takes reasonable precautions to protect our users' information. Our web and database servers operate in a locked facility; data is stored in a secure database behind a firewall. Please note, however, that electronic transmissions via the Internet are not necessarily secure from interception, and APCO does not guarantee the security or confidentiality of transmissions. APCO reserves the right to update or otherwise alter its security practices if and when it seems appropriate to do so. As with our Terms and Conditions, you should check our security provisions each time you visit our site to identify and understand any changes made since your previous visit.
Notification of Changes
This Web Site originates from Washington, D.C., U.S.A. APCO does not claim that the Site Materials on this Web Site are appropriate or may be used outside of the United States. Access to the Site Materials may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If You access the Web Site from outside of the United States, You do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts situated in the Commonwealth of Virginia with respect to any dispute, disagreement, or cause of action related to or involving this Web Site. If any provision is found to be invalid by any court having 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. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Except as expressly provided elsewhere in our Web Site, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between You and APCO with respect to your use of this Web Site.
Last updated: May 20, 2009