Last updated on August 30, 2022
Scope of Use
ADEA invites you to view, use, and download portions of the Website for your informational, non-commercial use; provided that you do not remove or obscure any copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices. Except as expressly described in this paragraph, you may not modify, reproduce, prepare derivative works based on, perform, or display (a) any content of the Website; (b) the design or layout of the Website, or individual sections of the design or layout of the Website; or (c) ADEA trademarks, service marks, or logos without ADEA's prior written permission.
User Submitted Content
Certain features of the Website enable you to post, store, transmit, and/or submit information, materials, comments, photos/images, and other content (collectively, “Submissions”). By posting, storing, transmitting, and/or submitting any Submission, you grant ADEA a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable license to use, reproduce, cache, store, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, distribute, prepare derivative works based on, and transmit the Submission (in whole or in part) for any purpose related to the Website or ADEA's business purposes, without additional approval or consideration, and you waive any moral rights and publicity rights in or to the Submission.
You acknowledge that you are fully responsible for any Submission you make and for the legality, reliability, appropriateness, and originality thereof.
Without limiting the foregoing, you represent that (a) your Submissions are true, accurate, and complete to the best of your knowledge and belief; (b) you have all requisite rights to, and are authorized to include, all content contained in your Submissions; and (c) your Submissions do not contain any content that (i) infringes upon, misappropriates, or violates another person’s copyrights, privacy or publicity rights, or other intellectual property rights; (ii) is unlawful, threatening, hateful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, profane, or otherwise objectionable or offensive (as determined by ADEA); (iii) is false, misleading, fraudulent, or inaccurate or includes gross exaggerations or unsubstantiated claims; (iv) could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law; or (v) includes a virus, worm, Trojan horse, malware, adware, or other harmful or disruptive device or component.
ADEA may refuse to post, or may remove at any time, any Submission for any reason.
ADEA has no liability for the deletion of, or failure to store, any Submissions. You are responsible for backing-up and keeping copies of your Submissions.
Third Party Products, Services, and Content
Any description or reference to non-ADEA products or services on the Website is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of such products or services by ADEA.
Some content on the Website is provided by third parties. Opinions in such content are the opinions of the third party who provided such content. ADEA does not endorse the third party content provider or make any guarantees with respect to the accuracy or reliability of the information and data in such content.
Other Terms and Conditions
Some products and services available through the Website may have their own terms and conditions (“Other Terms and Conditions”) and, in such cases, the Other Terms and Conditions shall also apply with respect to the product or service. In the event that any of the terms and conditions contained herein conflict with Other Terms and Conditions, the Other Terms and Conditions shall control solely with respect to the particular product or service.
THE WEBSITE AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH IT (COLLECTIVELY, THE "MATERIALS") ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, DATA ACCURACY, AND QUIET ENJOYMENT. ADEA MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING MATERIALS BEFORE RELYING ON THEM. ADEA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE (OR ANY PORTION THEREOF) WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, SECURE, OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR THAT DEFECTS OR INACCURACIES IN THE WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS WILL BE CORRECTED.
IDs; Passwords; Security
Submissions over the Internet may not be secure and nothing posted on the Website is confidential. Please consider this fact before e-mailing or submitting any personal or confidential information on or through the Website.
Limitation of Liability
YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE MATERIALS IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ADEA SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE WEBSITE AND/OR THE MATERIALS, EVEN IF ADEA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for certain damages. In such jurisdictions, ADEA’s liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.
Trademarks; Other Proprietary Rights
The Website and the Materials contain trademarks of ADEA and its third party licensors. Unauthorized use of any of ADEA’s or its licensors’ trademarks may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.
ADEA and/or its licensors own all intellectual property rights in the Website and the Materials, except as otherwise expressly indicated. The Website and the Materials are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
Monitoring; Violations; Termination of Usage
ADEA has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor Submissions and use of the Website.
Discontinuation of your use of the Website and the Materials is your sole right and remedy for any dissatisfaction with the Website or any Materials.
The Website and the Materials may include links to third party websites. Links do not imply endorsement by ADEA. The linked websites are not under the control of ADEA; ADEA is not responsible for the content on, or privacy practices of, linked websites; and ADEA disclaims all liability with regard to your access to linked websites. Links are provided as a convenience to users and access is at your own risk.
Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and ADEA, you must adhere to ADEA's linking policy as follows: (i) the appearance, position, and other attributes of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with ADEA's names and trademarks; (ii) the appearance, position, and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with ADEA; (iii) when selected by a user, the link must display the Website full-screen and not within a "frame" on the linking web site; and (iv) ADEA reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and in its sole discretion, in which case you must immediately remove the link.
Compliance with Laws
You shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding the use of the Website and the Materials and the posting and retrieval of information on or through the Website.
This policy is intended to implement the procedures described in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c), for the reporting of alleged copyright infringement. If you are a copyright owner, authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements on the Website by providing a Notice of Alleged Infringement (as described below) and delivering it to ADEA’s Designated Copyright Agent (as identified below).
To be effective, your Notice of Alleged Infringement must comply with the requirements of the DMCA and include the following information:
- Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed or, if there are multiple copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed, provide a representative list of such works.
- Identify the material on the Website that you claim is infringing and provide information reasonably sufficient to enable ADEA to locate such material, including, at a minimum, the URL where such material may be found.
- Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.
- Provide information reasonably sufficient to enable ADEA to contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number, and, if available, email address).
- Include a statement that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use).
- Include a statement that the information in the notice is accurate and that, under penalty of perjury, you are the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of, the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.
ADEA’s Designated Copyright Agent:
American Dental Education Association
Attn: Carolyn Vincent
655 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
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