Last updated: June 2016
Scope of Use
Rules of Conduct
(a) use the Website or any Materials for illegal purposes or in violation of any applicable laws or regulations;
(b) copy, sell, resell, or exploit for commercial purposes any portion of the Website or any Materials;
(c) remove, obscure, or otherwise alter any proprietary notices appearing on the Website or on any Materials, including copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property notices;
(d) use data from the Website or any Materials to send unsolicited commercial e-mails (SPAM);
(e) use any robot, spider, or other automatic or manual process to monitor, data mine, or copy any Website pages, content, or user information, except as expressly permitted by IYC;
(f) interfere with the proper working of the Website including, but not limited to, the transmission of any virus, back door, Trojan horse, denial of service attack or other limiting routine, instruction, or design;
(g) provide any information that is not true, accurate, current, and complete when submitting information or materials on the Website;
(h) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionally large load on the Website’s infrastructure; or
(i) assist or permit any persons in engaging in any of the activities described above.
Products and Services
Any description or reference to non-IYC products, programs, institutions or services on the Website is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an endorsement of such products, programs, institutions or services by IYC. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information expressed or made available by third parties, including users or others, are those of the respective author(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect the views, findings, or opinions of IYC.
All trademarks, service marks, and logos on the Website and in the Materials are the property of their respective owners. IYC owns various trademarks, service marks, and logos used on the Website and in the Materials, including without limitation, the IYC logo. Unauthorized use of any IYC (or of any third-party) trademark, service mark, or logo may violate IYC’s or a third party’s legal rights. You must obtain IYC’s written permission prior to using any trademark, service mark, or logo of IYC.
IYC and 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 United States and international copyright laws. Any unauthorized use of the Website or the Materials may violate copyright laws and other laws and regulations.
By transmitting content to IYC or the Website, you grant IYC a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty free, assignable, sublicensable license to use, reproduce, store, modify, display, distribute, prepare derivative works based on, and transmit such content for any purpose, and you waive any and all moral rights and publicity rights in such content.
Third-Party Sites and Linking
Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and IYC, you must adhere to IYC’s linking policy as follows:
(a) the appearance, position, and other attributes of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with IYC’s name or any IYC trademark, service mark, or logo;
(b) the link can not utilize any IYC trademark, service mark, or logo unless you’ve obtained the prior written approval of IYC;
(c) the appearance, position, and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, endorsed by, affiliated with, or associated with IYC;
(d) when selected by a user, the link must display the Website on full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linking Site; and
(e) IYC reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time in its sole discretion.
Violations; Termination of Usage
Your use of the Website confirms and acknowledges your agreement to be bound by and comply with any of IYC’s other polices and disclaimers governing the use of the Website that are posted on the Website or provided to you electronically or otherwise.
THE WEBSITE AND THE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS,” “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. IYC DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE CONFIDENTIALITY OR SECURITY OF ANY COMMUNICATION OR OTHER MATERIAL TRANSMITTED TO OR FROM THE WEBSITE OVER THE INTERNET. IYC SHALL NOT BE OBLIGATED TO CORRECT OR UPDATE THE WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR OMISSIONS, TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, OR OUT-OF-DATE INFORMATION WHICH MAY APPEAR ON THE WEBSITE OR IN THE MATERIALS. IYC MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY IYC SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY AND ALL OF THE MATERIALS BEFORE RELYING ON THEM. IYC MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, COMPLETELY SECURE, OR FREE FROM VIRUSES.
Limitation of Liability
YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE MATERIALS IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. IYC 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 YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE MATERIALS, EVEN IF IYC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusions of liability for certain types of damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you to the extent prohibited by law. In such cases, IYC’s liability will be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to your use of the Website must be filed by you within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.