Terms and Conditions
Effective Date December 11, 2017
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
By using the Site, you agree to the terms of this Agreement and to any additional rules and guidelines that we post on the Site.
2. ABILITY TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT
By using the Site, you affirm that you are of legal age to enter into this Agreement or, if you are not, that you have obtained parental or guardian consent to enter into this Agreement.
We may modify this Agreement from time to time. We may notify you of such changes by any reasonable means, including by posting the revised version of this Agreement on the Site, or by providing links to such notices. Your use of the Site following changes to this Agreement will constitute your acceptance of these changes.
4. OUR SERVICES
The Site provides general information about us and the cloud computing industry, including without limitation information such as updates, articles, event details, videos, photos, text, data, and other similar content, event registration, subscription management, research tools, and links to third-party websites (the "Services").
By creating an Account on our service, you agree to subscribe to newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information we may send. However, you may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.
The Service is billed on a subscription basis ("Subscription(s)"). Billing cycles are set on a annual basis. You may cancel your Subscription renewal either through your online account management page or by contacting Cloud Security Alliance customer support team.
Cloud Security Alliance, in its sole discretion and at any time, may modify the Subscription fees for the Subscriptions. Any Subscription fee change will become effective at the end of the then-current Billing Cycle.
Cloud Security Alliance will provide you with a reasonable prior notice of any change in Subscription fees to give you an opportunity to terminate your Subscription before such change becomes effective.
Your continued use of the Service after the Subscription fee change comes into effect constitutes your agreement to pay the modified Subscription fee amount.
Certain refund requests for Subscriptions may be considered by Cloud Security Alliance on a case-by-case basis and granted in sole discretion of Cloud Security Alliance.
6. ACCURACY OF INFORMATION
We attempt to ensure that information on this Site is complete, accurate, and current. However, we make no representation that it is. Despite our efforts, it may occasionally be inaccurate, incomplete, or out of date.
7. OUR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
CSA and its licensors and suppliers own the information, materials, articles, videos, photos, text, data, and other content that are made available through the Site ("Content"). Such Content may be protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other proprietary rights and laws.
Except as expressly authorized in advance by CSA, you may not reproduce, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works that are based on, all or any part of the Site or any information or materials made available through the Site.
CSA's trademarks and service marks include Cloud Security Alliance and Cloud Security Alliance CCSK, and any associated logos. All trademarks and service marks on the Site that CSA does not own are the property of their respective owners.
You may not use our trademarks and service marks in connection with any product or service that is not ours, or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting any license or right to use any trademarks or service marks without express prior written consent of the owner.
The Site provides links to other web sites and online resources. We are not responsible for and do not endorse such external sites or resources.
Other sites may link to the Site with or without our authorization, and we may block any links to or from the Site.
Your use of third party websites and resources that are linked to our Site is at your own risk.
10. RULES OF CONDUCT
While using the Site, you will comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. In addition, we expect all users of the Site to respect the rights and dignity of others. Your use of the Site is conditioned on your compliance with the rules of conduct set forth in this section; your failure to comply with these rules may result in termination of your access to the Site.
You agree that you will not, without our express prior written consent:
- Use the Site for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose.
- Use the Site to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or violate the privacy rights or rights of publicity, or other rights of others, or collect personally identifiable information about other users of the Site.
- Interfere with the operation of the Site or the servers or networks used to make the Site available; or violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks.
- Transmit any virus, worm, Trojan horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware, or other computer code, file, or program that is harmful or invasive or may damage or hijack the operation of, or monitor the use of, any hardware, software, or equipment.
- Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, or gather Site content or reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site.
- Restrict or inhibit any other person from using the Site (including without limitation by hacking or defacing any portion of the Site).
- Reproduce, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Site.
- Modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any portion of the Site.
- Remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notice from the Site or Content originating from the Site.
- Frame or mirror any part of the Site without our express prior written consent.
- Create a database by systematically downloading and storing Site content.
- Impersonate any person or entity, falsely state your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with the Site; or express or imply that we endorse any statement that you make.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we grant the operators of public online search engines limited permission to use search retrieval applications to reproduce materials from the Site solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of such materials solely in connection with each operator's public online search service. We reserve the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific instances.
11. DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES
THE SITE AND ALL SERVICES AND CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. CSA DISCLAIMS ALL STATUTORY OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, SERVICES, AND CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING THE REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON INFRINGEMENT, AND TITLE.
WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT ANY SPECIFIC SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE, WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE SITE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY CONTENT THAT IS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE.
12. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
CSA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, THE SERVICES OR THE CONTENT, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, OR LOSS OF SECURITY OF INFORMATION THAT YOU HAVE PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE, OR THE UNAUTHORIZED INTERCEPTION OF ANY SUCH INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTIES, EVEN IF ADVISED IN ADVANCE OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES.
CSA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR FROM ANY CONTENT POSTED ON THE SITE OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE IS TO STOP USING IT.
OUR MAXIMUM LIABILITY FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE SHALL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT, IF ANY, THAT YOU PAID TO US TO ACCESS AND USE THE SITE.
IT IS POSSIBLE THAT APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW FOR LIMITATIONS ON CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS OF CERTAIN DAMAGES; SOLELY TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH LAW APPLIES TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
IF APPLICABLE LAW PROHIBITS THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF A PARTY'S LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY SUCH PARTY'S NEGLIGENCE, FRAUD, OR ANY OTHER MATTER, THEN SUCH PARTY'S LIABILITY WILL NOT BE LIMITED OR EXCLUDED TO THE EXTENT OF SUCH PROHIBITION UNDER SUCH APPLICABLE LAW.
When you create an account with us, you guarantee that you are of legal age, and that the information you provide us is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Inaccurate, incomplete, or obsolete information may result in the immediate termination of your account on the Service.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, including but not limited to the restriction of access to your computer and/or account. You agree to accept responsibility for any and all activities or actions that occur under your account and/or password, whether your password is with our Service or a third-party service. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trademark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you, without appropriate authorization. You may not use as a username any name that is offensive, vulgar or obscene.
While we try to maintain the security of the Site, we do not guarantee that the Site will be secure or that any use of the Site will be uninterrupted. Additionally, third parties may make unauthorized alterations to the Site. If you become aware of any unauthorized alterations to the Site by third parties, please contact us at [email protected] with a description of the materials at issue and the URL or location of such materials.
Except to the extent prohibited under applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold CSA and its affiliates harmless from and against all claims, losses, costs, and expenses (including attorneys' fees) arising out of (1) your use of, or activities in connection with, the Site or (2) any violation of this Agreement by you.
16. TERMINATION; DISCONTINUATION
This Agreement is effective until terminated by consent of both parties.
CSA may terminate your access to or use of the Site at any time and for any reason.
CSA may modify or discontinue all or part of the Site; refuse to provide any user with access to the Site; or charge to use parts of the Site, at any time, and for any reason.
The Site is operated from the United States, and is not intended to subject CSA us to non-US. jurisdiction or laws.
The Site may not be appropriate or available for use in some jurisdictions outside of the United States. If you access the Site, you do so at your own risk, and you are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations. We may limit access to the Site to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.
18. GOVERNING LAW; DISPUTE RESOLUTION
This Agreement and any claim or dispute arising in connection with your use of the Site is governed by the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., without regard to its principles of conflicts of law. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in San Francisco, U.S.A., and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections thereto.
19. INFORMATION OR COMPLAINTS
If you have a question or complaint regarding the Site, please feel free to contact us via email at [email protected].
This Agreement does not create any partnership, joint venture, employer-employee, agency, or franchisor-franchisee relationship between you and CSA.
If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable, it will not affect the validity and enforceability of any other provision.
You may not assign, transfer, or sublicense any or all of your rights or obligations under this Agreement without our express prior written consent.
No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder will be deemed a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.
Notices to you may be made via posting to the Site, by email, or by regular mail, in our discretion.
A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings that are based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
We will not be responsible for failure to fulfill any obligation due to causes beyond our control.
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