Description of Service
FRBA currently provides users access to resources, including, but not limited to, online tools, user login portal, and various communication tools (the “Service”). FRBA assumes no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization data or settings. All such risks shall be borne by you.
Data Protection and Privacy
Change and Access to the Website
FRBA reserves the right to review, improve, amend, or change the Website or the Service at our discretion and without notice. FRBA will not be liable if, for any reason, all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
To access some of the resources the Website offers, User may be asked to provide certain registration details and information. Those who register are responsible for the security and confidentiality of their own user ID, password, and other related information. You acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to the Website using your information. You agree to notify us of any unauthorized access to the Website or related breach of security.
Intellectual Property Rights and Infringement
FRBA Intellectual Property Rights
The Website and its entire contents, features, and functionality (including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, and audio clips, as well as the design, selection, and arrangement thereof) are owned by the First Responder Benefit Association and may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, sublicensed, altered, stored for subsequent use, or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner without FRBA’s prior written consent, except that the user may make such temporary copies in a single computer’s RAM and hard drive cache as are necessary to browse the website. The contents of the Website are further protected under United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
First Responder Benefit Association, the First Responder Benefit Association logo, and other marks are registered service marks of First Responder Benefit Association.
The mark, First Responder Benefit Association, is a registered trademark of the First Responder Benefit Association.
User must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.
User Submission and Content
By submitting Content to any part of the Website or via the Service where such Content is viewable to the public, User agrees that such submissions are non-confidential and non-proprietary for all purposes. By providing any such submission, any material will be deemed and remain the property of FRBA. You represent and warrant that the owner of such Content has expressly granted FRBA a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, display, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and create derivative works from Content in any media or medium, form, or forum known of hereafter developed.
Intellectual Property Infringement
Content available on the Website or through the Service may include material provided by or received from third parties. FRBA does not permit the use of content on its websites that infringes on the intellectual property, trademarks or copyrights of others and will remove any such content if properly notified of such violation in accordance with the procedure set forth below.
To notify FRBA of alleged intellectual property, copyright or trademark infringement on any FRBA affiliated website, send a written communication to the designated agent for such claims at the following address:
First Responder Benefit Association
221 Pelham Road, Ste 200
Greenville, SC 29615
In your notice, please provide ALL of the following information (as required by 17 U.S.C. §512 (c)(3)):
i. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
ii. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
iii. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
iv. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
v. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
vi. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Upon receiving the above information, FRBA will promptly investigate and take appropriate action, then notify you of the undertaken action at the provided contact address.
FRBA permits and encourages hyperlinks and text links to material on the Website provided User does so in a way that is fair, legal, and does not damage or take advantage of the reputation of FRBA. The Website may provide certain social media features that enable you to link from your own site to certain resources on the Website, send e-mails or other communications with certain content found on the Website, or allow limited portions of information to be displayed on your own or on certain third-party websites. Any linking must conform with certain practices, including, but not limited to:
FRBA reserves, in its sole discretion, the right to revoke its consent for linked material at any time and without notice.
FRBA is not responsible for the information or materials contained on a host site to which the Website is linked. Linking to the Website is intended to be for convenience of reference only and is not intended to be used as an endorsement by FRBA of either the organization or individual hosting the website, nor as a warranty of any type regarding the hosting website or its contents.
User understands that all information, data, text, photographs, graphics, messages, or other materials (“Content”) present on the Website and publicly viewable is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. FRBA does not bear any risk or liabilities for such Content that you personally upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise affiliate with the Service. Content must, in its entirety, comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and international laws and regulations. You agree that any Content submitted through the Service or on the Website does not:
Social Media Sites
FRBA social media channels, including but not limited to, FRBA’s Facebook pages, FRBA’s Twitter accounts, FRBA’s Instagram account, FRBA’s YouTube channel, FRBA’s LinkedIn Page, and FRBA’s mobile app are social media locations for community members to connect to and learn about the First Responder Benefit Association through information, press releases, and pictures and video concerning FRBA initiatives and programs. Through these social media accounts, FRBA hopes to be able to spread this information in a convenient way and foster open and respectful dialogues.
FRBA reserves all rights relating to the company’s social media channels, including, but not limited to:
FRBA does not warrant that the information on these social media channels is complete, reliable, useful, or otherwise accurate. Further, FRBA does not create nor control any opinions or statements expressed by others within its social media channels, including those that Follow, Like, re-Tweet, re-post, or otherwise share FRBA content therein, nor does any similar action undertaken by FRBA concerning another user’s content constitute an endorsement of that user.
Monitoring, Enforcement, and Termination of Content
FRBA, however, cannot guarantee it reviews all material before it is posted on the Website or through the Service, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding any transmissions, communications, or material provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.
General Practices Regarding Use and Storage
User acknowledges that FRBA may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Website and the Service, including limiting the number of days e-mail messages and other uploaded content is retained by the website, the maximum number of e-mails received by an account, the maximum disk space allotted on servers for an account, and the maximum duration for which an account can be accessed. You acknowledge that FRBA has no responsibility or liability concerning the deletion or failure to store any messages maintained or transmitted by the Website servers. You acknowledge FRBA has the right to deactivate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time.
User acknowledges that the opinions and recommendations contained in the Website are not necessarily those of FRBA or likewise endorsed by FRBA. All statements and opinions expressed in these materials, as well as all articles and responses to questions and other content, save content expressly provided by FRBA, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials.
The Website may provide links to other sites which are not under the control of FRBA. These links are provided for convenience and reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by FRBA. We are not responsible or liable to you or any other third party for the content, usefulness, or accuracy of any material provided by a third party. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk.
Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
Disclaimer of Warranties
THE WEBSITE, AND ALL DATA, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, CONTENT, USER CONTENT, REFERENCE SITES, SERVICES, OR APPLICATIONS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” OR “AS AVAILABLE,” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. NEITHER CA NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH CA WARRANTS ANY MATERIAL ON THE WEBSITE WITH RESPECT TO COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY. FURTHERMORE, NEITHER CA NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH CA REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT WILL BE AVAILABLE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS AND EXPECTATIONS.
FRBA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY AFFECT YOUR COMPUTER OR ASSOCIATED COMPUTER EQUIPMENT DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR OF ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED OR DOWNLOADED BY USING THE WEBSITE, OR ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING AND IMPLEMENTING SUFFICIENT SAFEGUARDS TO SATISFY YOUR OWN PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTI-VIRUS PROTECTION AND DATA RECOVERY.
FRBA HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, RELIABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR A PURPOSE, OR ANY WARRANTY THAT THE WEBSITE, OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE, IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS, AND SUCH WARRANTIES ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL FRBA, NOR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR VOLUNTEERS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES (INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES), OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR ACCESS OF, USE OF, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THIS WEBSITE OR OTHER WEBSITES TO WHICH IT LINKS (INCLUDING THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS). THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS VIEWED OR DOWNLOADED FROM THIS WEBSITE OR ANOTHER LINKED WEBSITE THAT APPEAR TO YOU OR ARE CONSTRUED BY YOU TO BE OBSCENE, OFFENSIVE, DEFAMATORY, OR INFRINGING ON YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. IN NO EVENT WILL CA OR THIRD PARTIES THAT CONTRIBUTE INFORMATION TO THE WEBSITE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE OF SUCH INFORMATION, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF OR ARE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE DAMAGES.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
To obtain information about opting-out of targeted advertising, you may contact one of the following industry groups:
Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”): http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
Network Advertising Institute (“NAI”): http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (“EDAA”): http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ and http://www.edaa.eu/
Please note that when using the ad industry opt-out tools above, such opting-out only applies to members of that specific industry group and only those members will no longer deliver targeted content or ads to you. It does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content or ads on our sites or other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the website that you are viewing. Also, if your browsers are configured to block cookies when you visit this opt-out page, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different computer or change web browsers, your opt-out may no longer be effective.
The Website (excluding linked sites) is controlled by FRBA, which is headquartered in the State of South Carolina, United States of America. It can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places may have laws that differ from those of South Carolina, by accessing this website both you and FRBA agree that the statutes and laws of the State of South Carolina, without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters arising from or relating to the use of this website. You and First Responder Benefit Association also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the Court of Common Pleas for Greenville County, South Carolina, and the United States District Court and Division in and for Greenville County, South Carolina. FRBA makes no representation that materials on the website are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
Consent to Electronic Communications
By using the Website or the Service, User agrees to receive electronic communications from us regarding your use of the Website or Service and that any notices, agreements, or other communications that we send to you will satisfy any legal requirements, including that communications must be in writing.
Waiver and Severability
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