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You agree and continue to agree to use our web site in a manner consistent with all applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the policies and guidelines outlined below. We strive to provide the best user experience possible by ensuring that our site fosters interaction in a safe and respectful manner. Please note that our site is not intended for the use of minors under the age of 18 unless the usage is accompanied by the consent of the applicable parent or guardian of the user.
We do not control the information posted on our bulletin board, chat rooms and other public areas (herein called Public Areas) and do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content. By using Public Areas you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable You agree that you bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of such content. Under no circumstances will Sigma or any of its subsidiaries be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, or otherwise transmitted via Public Areas.
Certain behaviors will not be tolerated on our site, and by continuing to use our site, you are agreeing that you will not post any of the following material in our Public Areas:
• Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation.
• Material that is untrue or that defames, abuses, harasses, or threatens others.
• Statements that are bigoted, hateful, mean spirited, or ethnically, or racially offensive.
• Material that advocates illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them.
• Unauthorized copyrighted material, including, but not limited to, text, sound or graphic files.
• Material that contains vulgar, obscene, pornographic, or indecent language or images.
We do not pre-screen content in our Public Areas. Any posted content solely represents the views of the user who posted it and does not represent the views of, validation by, or endorsement of Sigma or any of its subsidiaries. Sigma shall have the right, but not the obligation, in our sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that violates the above terms or is otherwise objectionable. Any user who posts objectionable material on our site will be responsible for all of our damages, direct or indirect, arising from such posting. In addition, depending on the nature and extent of the violation, we may, at our sole discretion terminate such user’s account.
Password and Security
You have an important role to play in protecting the security of your data, and here are two important responsibilities:
If you choose to complete a profile, you must determine a password to be accompanied with your email address to complete the registration process. It Is important to protect your ID number and password, and you are fully responsible for all activities performed and for access to your personal data that is obtained via your ID and password. You must ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and user ID. Sigma presumes that any use of your ID and password is by you. If you believe your ID and password have been compromised, you are to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password, user ID, or any other breach of security by calling 1.888.634.7575 (US/Canada toll-free) or contacting Member Services. Upon being notified, Sigma will initiate a process to investigate your claim.
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License to Use Our Site
We grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable and non-transferable license to use and display the contents of and services on our site. Unauthorized copying or duplication of the contents in any manner including software that has been modified, merged or included on the site, or the written materials associated therewith is expressly forbidden. You acknowledge that you may not sublicense, transfer, sell or assign this license or the services received thereunder. Any attempt to sublicense, transfer, sell or assign this license is void.
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Reviews, Comments, Communications, and Other Content
Users may post reviews, comments, and other content and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, so long as the content meets our Rules of Conduct and does not consist of or contain software viruses, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of SPAM. You may not use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any statement or other content. Sigma reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content. If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant Sigma and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant Sigma and its affiliates and sub licensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Sigma or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. Sigma takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any other third party.
Posting of Copyrighted or Objectionable Materials
Any posting of the following material is strictly prohibited:
1. Unauthorized copies of or links to any unauthorized use of copyrighted photographs, drawings, graphics, text or other writings, computer programs or other software, recordings or designs; files containing advertisements or solicitations aimed at persuading other members to use certain goods or services; any material or links to material of a sexually explicit nature, including photographs and text.
2. Copyrighted material, including without limitation text, photographs, sound, video and music, may not be placed on the site without the express permission of the author or owner of the copyright on the material. You acknowledge that only the owner or someone authorized by the owner to post the material may do so. The downloading of copyrighted material is allowed by you but only for your own personal use. You may not copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any copyrighted material. The burden of determining that any information, software or any other content on the site is not protected by copyright rests with you. You acknowledge that we and third-party content providers remain the owners of the posted materials, and that you do not acquire any of those ownership rights by downloading or posting copyrighted materials. If you have questions about permissions issues, please contact Member Services.
The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing hereby authorizes you to copy documents published on the web by Sigma solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that each copy of these documents which you make shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained herein. Nothing herein should be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right under any Sigma patent or trademark or the trademark of any third party. Except as expressly provided above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any Sigma copyright.
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Sigma respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide Sigma’s Copyright Agent the following information:
• An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest,
• A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed,
A description of where the material you claim is infringing is located on the site,
• Your address, telephone number, and email address,
• A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law,
• A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.
Sigma Copyright Agent can be reached as follows:
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Attention: Chief Communications Officer
550 W. North Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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We may give notice to you by means of a general notice on the site or via electronic mail to your email address on record. You may give notice to us, and such notice shall be deemed given when received by us, at any time by any of the following:
• Member Services
• Letter delivered by first class postage prepaid mail to the following address:
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Attention: Constituent Service Center
550 W. North Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Upon our request, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold Sigma harmless from any dispute which may arise from your breach of the terms of this agreement. You agree to hold Sigma and our affiliates, employees, contractors, officers, directors, co-branders, partners and content providers harmless from any and all claims and expenses, including attorney's fees and court costs, related to your violation of this agreement, including the rules of conduct, or any information, software, files, messages or other content placed on our site by you. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. In that event, you shall have no further obligation to provide indemnification to us in that matter.
We may terminate your account or access rights to the site at any time, without notice, for conduct that we believe violates this agreement or other policies or guidelines that we have posted on our site.
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Last updated 5/18/18