Terms & Conditions

TERMS OF USE


ACCEPTANCE

By using The LeadingAge Georgia (“LeadingAgeGA”) Website or any products and services accessed through the LeadingAge Georgia Website (collectively the “LeadingAge Georgia Network”), you agree to be bound by, and to comply with, these Terms of Use and any other posted guidelines or rules applicable to any individual LeadingAge Georgia Network website, product or service. All such guidelines and rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms of Use.


CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS ON USE

Your permission to access and use the LeadingAge Georgia Network is conditioned on your compliance with these Terms of Use. You acknowledge and agree that LeadingAge Georgia may terminate your access to the LeadingAge Georgia Network should you fail to comply with these Terms of Use or any other guidelines and rules published by LeadingAge Georgia. LeadingAge Georgia reserves the right to terminate your access to the LeadingAge Georgia Network for any reason or for no reason at all, in LeadingAge Georgia's sole discretion, without prior notice.


REGISTRATION AND PRIVACY

Portions of the LeadingAge Georgia Network require you to register and provide certain data. In consideration of LeadingAge Georgia’s permission to use and access such portions of the LeadingAge Georgia Network, you represent and warrant that: (a) the information you provide is true, accurate, current, and complete (apart from optional items) as required by various LeadingAge Georgia Network registration forms ("Registration Data") and (b) you will maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or LeadingAge Georgia has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, LeadingAge Georgia has the right to suspend or terminate your current or future use of the LeadingAge Georgia Network.


All LeadingAge Georgia Network registrations become the exclusive property of LeadingAge Georgia, its affiliates, and subsidiaries. LeadingAge Georgia reserves the right to use and reuse all registration and other personally identifiable user information subject to the LeadingAge Georgia Network Privacy Policy.


ACCOUNT SECURITY

Upon registering at some LeadingAge Georgia Network sites, you will receive a password and LeadingAge Georgia Network userid. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your userid. You agree to (a) immediately notify LeadingAge Georgia of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) securely close your account at the end of each session. The LeadingAge Georgia Network is not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these requirements.


USER AND THIRD PARTY CONTENT

You acknowledge and agree that LeadingAge Georgia is not responsible for any information, code, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, files, or other materials ("Content"), that are posted, published or transmitted using the LeadingAge Georgia Network. LeadingAge Georgia does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such user or third-party Content. LeadingAge Georgia is not liable for any user or third-party Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any such Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any such Content transmitted via the LeadingAge Georgia Network. LeadingAge Georgia is not obligated to pre-screen user or third-party Content posted or published on the LeadingAge Georgia Network although LeadingAge Georgia reserves the right to do so. LeadingAge Georgia reserves the right to monitor some, all, or no areas of the LeadingAge Georgia Network for adherence to theseTerms of Use or any other rules or guidelines posted by LeadingAge Georgia.


You acknowledge and agree that LeadingAge Georgia has the right (but not the obligation), in its sole discretion, to remove, block access to, or refuse to publish any Content that is available via the LeadingAge Georgia Network at any time, for any reason, or for no reason at all, with or without notice. LeadingAge Georgia may also terminate access to the LeadingAge Georgia Network, or any portion thereof, for violating these Terms of Use. You acknowledge and agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. You expressly acknowledge and agree that LeadingAge Georgia may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Terms of Use; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of LeadingAge Georgia, its users and the public.


PROHIBITED CONDUCT

You agree that you will not use the LeadingAge Georgia Network to:

  1. disclose to any third party who is not a director, officer, or employee of your facility any facility-specific or plan-specific information accessed through any LeadingAge Georgia Network product or service, other than information about your own facility;
  2. undertake or accomplish any unlawful purpose. This includes, but is not limited to, posting, storing, transmitting or disseminating information, data or material which is libelous, obscene, unlawful, threatening, defamatory, or which infringes the intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or which in any way constitutes or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, federal or international law, order or regulation;
  3. post, store, send, transmit, or disseminate any information or material which a reasonable person could deem to be objectionable, offensive, indecent, pornographic, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, distressing, vulgar, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or otherwise inappropriate, regardless of whether this material or its dissemination is unlawful;
  4. attempt to circumvent the user authentication or security of any host, network, or account. This includes, but is not limited to, accessing data not intended for you, logging into or making use of a server or account you are not expressly authorized to access, or probing the security of other hosts, networks, or accounts;
  5. use or distribute tools designed or used for compromising security, such as password guessing programs, decoders, password gatherers, analyzers, cracking tools, packet sniffers, encryption circumvention devices, or Trojan Horse programs;
  6. upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, create derivative works of, or distribute in any way information, software or other material obtained through the LeadingAge Georgia Network or otherwise that is protected by copyright or other proprietary right, without obtaining permission of the owner. This prohibition shall include, without limitation, the following forms of software piracy:
  7. making available copyrighted software or other Content that has had the copyright protection removed;
  8. making available serial numbers for software that can be used to illegally validate or register software;
  9. making available tools that have no substantial use other than for "cracking" software or illegally accessing copyrighted Content;
  10. making available any software files for which the user does not own the copyright or have the legal right to distribute.
  11. restrict, inhibit, or otherwise interfere with the ability of any other person, regardless of intent, purpose or knowledge, to use or enjoy the LeadingAge Georgia Network, including, without limitation, posting or transmitting any information or software which contains a worm, virus, or other harmful feature, or generating levels of traffic sufficient to impede others' ability to send or retrieve information;
  12. restrict, inhibit, interfere with, or otherwise disrupt or cause a performance degradation, regardless of intent, purpose or knowledge, to the LeadingAge Georgia Network or any LeadingAge Georgia host, server or service, or otherwise cause a performance degradation to any LeadingAge Georgia facilities;
  13. transmit unsolicited bulk or commercial messages or "spam." This includes, but is not limited to, unsolicited advertising, promotional materials or other solicitation material, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, chain mail, informational announcements, charity requests, and petitions for signatures;
  14. send numerous copies of the same or substantially similar messages, empty messages, or messages which contain no substantive content, or send very large messages or files to a recipient that disrupts a server, account, or forum;
  15. initiate, perpetuate, or in any way participate in any pyramid or other illegal soliciting scheme;
  16. participate in the collection or attempted collection of e-mail addresses, screen names, or personal information of others, withouth their consent, or participate in the use of software (including "spyware") designed to facilitate this activity;
  17. impersonate any person or entity, engage in sender address falsification, forge anyone else's digital or manual signature, or perform any other similar fraudulent activity;
  18. interfere with computer networking or telecommunications service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, denial of service attacks, flooding of a network, overloading a service, improper seizing and abuse of operator privileges and attempts to "crash" a host;
  19. use automated means to download data from any LeadingAge Georgia Network database;
  20. modify, publish, transmit, transfer or sell, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, link, display or in any way exploit any Content from any LeadingAge Georgia database ;
  21. upload, publish, email, otherwise transmit, or post links to any material that is false, misleading, or designed to manipulate any equity, security, or market;
  22. disobey any LeadingAge Georgia employee or representative or interfere with any action by any LeadingAge Georgia employee or representative to redress any violation of these Terms of Use;
  23. access the LeadingAge Georgia Network after your account or access has been terminated by LeadingAge Georgia; or
  24. decompile, disassemble, modify, translate, adapt, reverse engineer, create derivative works from, or sublicense any software deployed in connection with the LeadingAge Georgia Network.

LICENSE TO USER CONTENT

With respect to any Content you post or publish using the LeadingAge Georgia Network, you grant LeadingAge Georgia a world-wide, royalty free, perpetual, license to use, copy, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, create derivative works of, and distribute such Content. Such license shall apply with respect to any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.


DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF DAMAGES

LEADINGAGE GEORGIA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE LEADINGAGE GEORGIA NETWORK WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SITE AND ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MATERIAL. THE LEADINGAGE GEORGIA NETWORK AND ALL MATERIALS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE LEADINGAGE GEORGIA NETWORK ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE LAW, LEADINGAGE GEORGIA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. In no event shall LeadingAge Georgia be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, supplemental, or punitive damages resulting from the use of or inability to use information or materials available on the LeadingAge Georgia Network. LeadingAge Georgia’s entire liability, if any, shall not exceed the amount, if any, you have paid to LeadingAge Georgia for access to or use of the LeadingAge Georgia Network.


THIRD-PARTY CONTENT

The LeadingAge Georgia Network provides access to certain live "links" to other Internet addresses. Except where otherwise indicated, these external Internet addresses contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by individuals or entities independent of LeadingAge Georgia. LeadingAge Georgia does not endorse, approve, certify, or control these external Internet addresses, and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of information located at the addresses. Access to external Internet addresses and use of any information obtained from these addresses is voluntary and at your own risk. Reference in the external Internet addresses to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, distributor, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favorable opinion of any product, process, or service by LeadingAge Georgia.


THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Certain Content available through the LeadingAge Georgia Network may be owned by third parties and protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property laws. LeadingAge Georgia does not have the right to authorize you to reproduce, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, or create derivative works from any files containing such third-party Content. Where Content is provided from sites outside the LeadingAge Georgia Network, all of the Content contained on such sites is owned by entities other than LeadingAge Georgia. If you intend to make use of any third-party Content accessed through the LeadingAge Georgia Network for any purpose, you must contact the owner of the Content for permission to use it.


NO LICENSE

Except as expressly provided, nothing in these Terms of Use, or within the LeadingAge Georgia Network shall be construed as conferring any license under any of LeadingAge Georgia's or any third party's intellectual property rights.


PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

The LeadingAge Georgia Network makes available certain information provided by third parties related to various professional fields such as medicine, law, and accounting. The LeadingAge Georgia Network does not give advice in any such fields and does not endorse the information provided in this manner.


INDEMNITY AND RELEASE

By using the LeadingAge Georgia Network, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless LeadingAge Georgia and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, and employees from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, costs and expenses, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees, that may arise from your use of the LeadingAge Georgia Network or your breach of these Terms of Use. LeadingAge Georgia will provide notice to you of any such action or claim, and reserves the right to participate in the investigation, settlement and defense of any such action or claim.


LIMITATION OF ACTIONS

You acknowledge and agree that, regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action you may have arising out of, or relating to, your use of the LeadingAge Georgia Network must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arises, or forever be barred.


ARBITRATION, GOVERNING LAW AND FORUM FOR DISPUTES

These Terms of Use shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, without giving effect to its principles of conflicts of laws. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or any user's use of the LeadingAge Georgia Network shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated with any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in Atlanta, Georgia, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any state or federal court in Georgia having jurisdiction thereof. Except as set forth above, the state and federal courts of Georgia shall be the exclusive forum and venue to resolve disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or use of the LeadingAge Georgia Network. By using the LeadingAge Georgia Network you agree that the venue of any litigation arising out of or related to your use of the LeadingAge Georgia Network shall be in the state and federal courts of Georgia.


CHANGES IN TERMS OF USE

LeadingAge Georgia reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time. Your continued use of the LeadingAge Georgia Network constitutes your agreement to comply with such modifications. You should periodically review these Terms of Use to ensure you are familiar with them.


MERGER

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersede any other agreement, proposals and communications, written or oral, between LeadingAge Georgia and you with respect to the subject matter hereof; except that any other Terms of Use located on any individual LeadingAge Georgia Network web site or in connection with any individual products and services are incorporated herein by reference to the extent they do not conflict with these Terms of Use. To the extent that any other Terms of Use or terms of service conflict with these Terms of Use, those other provisions shall control with respect to the use of the particular web site and any products or services available on or through the web site or the respective product or service at which those other provisions may be found.


NON-WAIVER AND SEVERABILITY

LeadingAge Georgia's failure to exercise any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If a court of competent jurisdiction holds any provision of these Terms of Use to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and agree that the other provisions of these Terms of Use remain in full force and effect.


RELATIONSHIP OF PARTIES

You acknowledge and agree that you and LeadingAge Georgia are independent contractors, and nothing herein shall be construed to create a partnership, joint venture, agency, or employment relationship. Neither party has authority to enter into agreements of any kind on behalf of the other and neither party shall be considered the agent of the other.


SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS

Without in any way limiting the prohibition on your resale, assignment, sublicensing, or other transfer of rights or obligations, these Terms of Use shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective heirs, successors, and assigns.


TERMINATION; SURVIVAL

These Terms of Use shall continue in effect for as long as you use the LeadingAge Georgia Network, unless specifically terminated earlier by LeadingAge Georgia. All provisions of these Terms of Use which impose obligations continuing in their nature shall survive termination of these Terms of Use.


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