ABET TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”) apply to those who access and/or interact with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (“ABET”) website located at www.abet.org and all subpages/subdomains (collectively, the “Site”). Through the Site, users may register and establish accounts. As used in these Terms, the term “Platform” means the Site and any mobile applications that we make available and any services available thereunder; the terms “ABET,” “we,” “us,” and “our” mean ABET, with offices at 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; and the terms “you” and “your” mean the individual who accesses the Site and/or the Platform. If you object to all or any portion of these Terms, you must notify us as specified in the Contact Us section below, and you may no longer use the Platform.
ABET owns the Platform and ABET, or its content providers, own and/or retain the rights to all content, webpages, source code, materials, data, information, text, screens, services, design, layout, screen interfaces, “look and feel”, logo or graphic images appearing therein, and the operation of the Platform (collectively, “Materials”), which are protected by various intellectual property laws, including, but not limited to, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and service marks. Nothing in these Terms transfers any rights in the Materials to you or any third party and you acknowledge and agree that you do no not acquire any ownership rights by downloading or viewing any Materials. All ABET generated content in the Materials is copy written by ABET and may not be used without ABET’s prior written consent. ABET assumes no responsibility for the conduct of third parties, including persons or entities with which you communicate using the Platform. Many of the services available through the Platform enable you to submit content. You — not ABET — are entirely responsible for any content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Platform. We may remove and refuse to display content that violates these Terms or applicable laws, rules, or regulations, but that does not mean that we will monitor the Platform or review or screen any content.
Use of Platform; Limitations
You represent and warrant that you are permitted to use the Platform under applicable law. If you are using the Platform on behalf of a company, business or other entity, you represent and warrant that you have the legal authority to accept these Terms on behalf of that entity, in which case that entity accepts these Terms, and “you” means that entity. If you are accessing an account(s) on behalf of the account owner (e.g., as an administrator, consultant, analyst, etc.) through the Platform, these Terms apply to your activities on behalf of the account owner. You must follow any guidelines or policies associated with the Platform. You must not misuse or interfere with the Platform or try to access them using a method other than the interface and the instructions that we provide. Unless otherwise expressly stated, you may not access or reuse the Platform, or any portion thereof, for any commercial purpose. As a condition of your use of the Platform, you acknowledge and agree that you will not use the Platform for any purpose that is unlawful or otherwise prohibited by these Terms. You will not use the Platform in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Platform or any related service provider server, or the network(s) connected to the Platform or any related service provider server, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Platform. You agree not to use the Platform to: obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to the Services or to ABET’s servers, systems, network, or data; impersonate any person or entity or forge or manipulate headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Platform; or make available viruses or any other computer code, files, programs or content designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the Platform or impact other users. ABET prohibits sending unsolicited emails or messages using the Platform. You may not in connection with the Platform engage in any commercial activity or use any automated software, code, programming routines, applications, or similar means to create multiple/repeat requests or any other high-volume activity without ABET’s prior written consent.
A link to a linked website (“Linked Site”) on the Site or otherwise accessible through the Platform does not mean that ABET endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, functioning or use of such Linked Site, and you enter any such Linked Site at your own risk. You agree that ABET has no control over or liability for information on any Linked Site. You should be aware that Linked Sites may contain rules and regulations, privacy provisions, confidentiality provisions, and other provisions that are different from the provisions provided through the Platform. ABET is not responsible for such provisions, and expressly disclaims any and all liability related to such provisions. ABET prohibits unauthorized hypertext links to the Site, or the framing of the Site.
Account Information; Access to Your Account
You may need an account to use some services available through the Platform. You must ensure that your account information (the information you provided when you registered for or subscribed to a service available through the Platform) remains current, complete, accurate, and truthful. All ABET accounts are non-transferable, and any rights to them terminate upon the account holder’s death. You are responsible for all activity that happens on or through your account. To protect your account, keep your password confidential. Do not reuse your account password with other services. If you forget your password and otherwise cannot validate your authority to access your account, you acknowledge and agree that your account may be inaccessible to you and that all data associated with the account may not be retrievable.
Minimum Age to Access/Use Platform
You must be at least 16 years old to access and use the Platform. If you are under the age of 16, you may not register for an account or otherwise use or access the Platform.
Unless otherwise expressly stated, ABET does not promise to provide you with any support for the Platform. If ABET does provide you with support, it is at ABET’s sole discretion and does not mean that we will continue to provide you with support in the future.
Copyright or Other Intellectual Property Infringement Claims
ABET respects the intellectual property of others, and we expect our users to do the same. ABET may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable, terminate and/or take other appropriate steps relating to the accounts of users who may be infringers on the rights of others.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE AND UNDERSTAND THAT ABET WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR: ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, TREBLE OR OTHER MULTIPLES OF DAMAGES, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM. ABET IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUES, LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, DIMINUTION IN VALUE, INCLUDING ANY ALLEGED LOSS OR DIMINUTION IN VALUE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER LOSSES (COLLECTIVELY, “LOSSES”) ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE PLATFORM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSSES RESULTING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH: THE DELETION OF, ALTERATION OF, MIS-DELIVERY OF, OR FAILURE TO STORE DATA MAINTAINED OR TRANSMITTED BY OR THROUGH THE PLATFORM; THE LIMITING, SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT; YOUR DOWNLOADING OR SHARING OF INFORMATION, INCLUDING PERSONAL INFORMATION, VIA THE SERVICES; THE UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO YOUR ACCOUNT OR ANY DATA MAINTAINED OR TRANSMITTED BY THE SERVICES; LINKS PROVIDED BY THE SERVICES OR THIRD PARTIES TO EXTERNAL SITES OR RESOURCES; YOUR DEALINGS WITH OR PARTICIPATION IN PROMOTIONS OF ADVERTISERS FOUND ON OR THROUGH THE PLATFORM; OR ANY GOODS OR SERVICES SOLD BY SUCH ADVERTISERS. ABET WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR PROBLEMS CAUSED BY OTHERS, THE WRONGFUL OR UNLAWFUL ACTIONS OF THIRD PARTIES, OR AN ACT OF GOD. THE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS IN THESE TERMS WILL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT ABET HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSSES.
You (and any company, business, or other entity you act on behalf of in accessing the Platform) agree to indemnify and hold ABET harmless from and against any and all losses, costs, expenses, and liabilities whatsoever related to and/or arising out of your violation of these Terms.
Terminating Access to the Platform
We are constantly innovating, changing and improving the Platform. We may, without notice, add or remove functionalities or features, create new limits to the Platform, or temporarily or permanently suspend or stop a service within the Platform. You can stop using the Platform at any time. We may temporarily or permanently suspend or terminate your account or impose limits on or restrict your access to parts or all of the services available through the Platform at any time, without notice and for any reason, including, but not limited to, violation of these Terms; court order or other legal process; or inactivity.
Third Party Beneficiaries and Conflicts
These Terms control the relationship between ABET and you. They do not create any third party beneficiary rights. If there is a conflict or inconsistency between these Terms and the additional terms associated with a particular service, the additional terms will control solely for that conflict or inconsistency.
Waiver and Severability of Terms
The failure of ABET to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision (or part of a provision) of these Terms is found to be invalid, ABET and you nevertheless agree to give effect to the intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms remain in full force and effect.
ABET may freely assign its rights and obligations under these Terms and all of the policies and other documents incorporated or referenced herein (including all rights, licenses and obligations under it or them), in whole or in part and without notice, for any reason, including for internal restructuring, without notice to you. You may not assign your rights or obligations without our prior written consent.
Governing Law and International Use
The Platform only is directed to persons in the continental United States, Hawaii and Alaska, however, it may be accessed from many different places around the world. By accessing the Platform, you agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Maryland, without regard to any conflicts of laws principles that would apply the law of another jurisdiction, and including the Maryland Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, will apply to all matters relating to the use of the Platform. You further agree that exclusive jurisdiction for all disputes, claims or controversies relating to use of the Platform shall be only in a federal or state court with competent jurisdiction in the State of Maryland. You irrevocably consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction by such courts in any such dispute, claim or controversy and irrevocably waive any objection on the ground of venue or the convenience of the forum. Any judgment entered in any such dispute, claim or controversy may be enforced in other jurisdictions in any manner provided by law. Those who choose to access the Platform from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
ABET may provide you with notices, including service announcements and notices regarding changes to these Terms, by, but not limited to, email, regular mail, text message or SMS, MMS, push notification or in-app message, postings on the Platform, telephone, or other reasonable means now known or hereafter developed. You consent to receive these notices by any and all of the foregoing means.
Updates to Terms
We may revise these Terms from time to time by posting an updated version on the Platform. If we make a change that we believe materially reduces your rights or increases your responsibilities, we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified in your account) or by means of a notice within the Platform prior to the change becoming effective. We may provide notice of changes in other circumstances as well. We encourage you to periodically review the Platform for the latest version of these Terms. You can object to updates to these Terms within thirty (30) days after the revision date, but you will no longer be able to use the Platform if you do not agree to the most current version of these Terms. Your continued use of the Platform is subject to the most current effective version of these Terms.
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