WEBSITE AND SERVICES TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Effective Date: August 14, 2023
Last Updated: September 12, 2023
THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISION AND WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY BEFORE AGREEING.
This Website is owned by AITEC, LLC (hereinafter “AITEC,” “we” or “us”). We provide this website (https://www.aitec.org), and related websites and subdomains, including without limitation https://connect.aitec.org (collectively, the “Website”), product and the services, functionality data, information, tools, updates and similar materials delivered or provided by us (the “Services”) subject to your agreement to and compliance with the terms and conditions, as updated from time to time, as set forth in this Terms of Service Agreement (the “Agreement”).
This Agreement sets forth the legally binding terms and conditions governing your use of the Services, and the use of the Services by any entity on whose behalf you sign up. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you may not use the Services.
The following additional terms are incorporated into this Agreement as if fully set forth herein:
Complaint Policy (including Privacy and Trademark);
The materials appearing on the Services, including but not limited to summaries, descriptions, publications and any other such materials, are not intended to and DO NOT constitute legal, medical, financial, investment, business or professional advice of any kind. Those accessing the materials appearing on the Services should not act upon them without first seeking relevant professional counsel, as these materials are general in nature, and may not apply to particular circumstances. The materials should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a professional adviser.
We are not a tax, legal or financial or investment adviser. We are not a broker or a dealer. We are not a valuation service, and we neither provide nor produce any financial information. Although users may produce or provide financial information to other users, we are not responsible for any such information. No agency is created hereby between you and us. We are not a fiduciary and have no duty of care or loyalty to you. We make no assurances of the accuracy of any information on the Services, we do not investigate the potential conflicts of interest of any user or third-party, the veracity of any information provided by a user or third-party, or the basis for any information, opinions or advice offered by any user or third-party. We do not make recommendations or endorse any action with respect to users, third-parties or any information contained on the Services.
You agree that we are not responsible for any decisions that you may make.
The Services are provided for educational and entertainment purposes only.
The Services may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies, including relating to price, dates, geographic locations and other details relating to the Services and may not be complete or current. We reserve the right to correct any such errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.
Certain data displayed by the Services relies on the receipt of underlying data from third-party sources. Such data sources may not be real time or accurate, which may result in delays or inaccuracies in the displayed information.
Although we have the right to review, edit, remove or modify information from or on the Services, we may not screen this material or control the sources of this information, and we do not guarantee the accuracy, suitability, completeness, currency, quality, adequacy or applicability of any such information.
Circular 230 Disclosure: Pursuant to U.S. Treasury Department Regulations, we are required to advise you that, unless otherwise expressly indicated, any federal tax advice contained on the Services, including attachments and enclosures, is not intended or written to be used, and may not be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any tax-related matters addressed herein.
As long as you are in compliance with the conditions of this Agreement and all incorporated documents, we hereby grant you during the Term (as defined herein) a limited, revocable, non-assignable, non-transferrable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive license to access and use the Services and the materials thereon that are intended to be displayed publicly. No rights not explicitly listed herein are granted.
You agree that (i) except in your normal use of the Website or Services, you will not copy or distribute any part of the Website or Services in any medium without our prior written authorization; (ii) you will not alter or modify any part of the Website or Services other than as is necessary to use the Website or Services for their intended purposes; and (iii) you will otherwise comply with this Agreement.
To register an account or use the Services, you must be over the age of 18 and either (i) over the age of digital consent or the age of majority in your jurisdiction, or (ii)if you are between the age of 18 and the age of digital consent or age of majority (as applicable) in your jurisdiction, your legal guardian must review and agree to this Agreement (in which case, “you” as used in this Agreement, refers to the user of the Service or such user’ legal guardian, as applicable). By using the Services, you represent that you meet this minimum age requirement and have otherwise complied with the foregoing.
Some parts or all of the Services may not be available to the general public, and we may impose additional eligibility rules, and terms and conditions, on such portions of the Services from time to time. We reserve the right to amend or eliminate these eligibility requirements at any time.
You are not eligible to use the Services if doing so would violate any U.S. law or regulation, including but not limited to export controls or restrictions.
Payments and Fees
We may use a third-party payment processor (the “Payment Processor”) to charge you through an online account for any fees due for use of the Services. The processing of payments will be subject to the terms, conditions and privacy policies of the Payment Processor in addition to this Agreement. We are not responsible for error by the Payment Processor.
You agree to pay us, through the Payment Processor, all charges for purchases made by you, and you authorize us, through the Payment Processor, to charge your chosen payment provider (your “Payment Method”), including without limitation your bank account, credit card number, credit card verification or other security code, the expiration date of your credit card, and your address. You represent and warrant that you have the legal right to use any credit card(s) or other payment means used to initiate any transaction. We will automatically charge your Payment Method when payments are due, as more fully identified on the Services.
Additionally, Sponsors (as defined herein) may request Third Party Events (as defined herein) and related Services. Sponsors will be required to pay fees associated with such Third Party Events. Sponsors will be charged in the amounts and at the times identified on the Services. For avoidance of doubt, such Services are not a Membership (as defined below) and shall not entitle Sponsors to access Subscription Services.
Your account will be considered delinquent if payment in full is not successful when a charge is initiated. Unless specified in an invoice, amounts due are exclusive of all applicable taxes, levies, or duties, and you will be responsible for payment of all such amounts. If you believe that any specific charge under this Agreement is incorrect, in order to obtain a credit, you must contact us in writing within 30 days of invoice date setting forth the nature and amount of the requested correction; otherwise invoices are final.
In addition to other applicable remedies, we reserve the right to suspend and/or terminate your access to the Service and/or terminate this Agreement if your Payment Method is declined or fails and Customer’s account therefore is delinquent. Charges to delinquent accounts are subject to interest of 1.5% per month on any outstanding balance, or the maximum permitted by law, whichever is less, plus all expenses of collection, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs.
All payments are subject to the Refund Policies described in this Agreement.
We may provide certain Services on an ongoing membership and subscription basis (“Membership”), and if you use one of these Services, the following terms apply. When you sign up for a Membership, you will be granted access to the Services for the length of time identified when you sign up. You will be charged in the amounts and at the times identified in the Membership you select. We reserve the right to change the applicable Membership fees or charges and to institute new fees and charges at the end of the current Membership term, upon thirty (30) days prior notice to you, which may be sent by email.
If you purchase a Membership, it may result in recurring charges to your Payment Method, and you agree that we may charge such amounts until such a time as your Membership expires, is terminated or you cancel the Membership, depending on the Membership type. WE MAY SUBMIT PERIODIC CHARGES WITHOUT FURTHER AUTHORIZATION FROM YOU, UNTIL YOU PROVIDE PRIOR NOTICE (RECEIPT OF WHICH IS CONFIRMED BY US) THAT YOU HAVE TERMINATED THIS AUTHORIZATION OR WISH TO CHANGE YOUR PAYMENT METHOD. SUCH NOTICE WILL NOT AFFECT CHARGES SUBMITTED BEFORE WE COULD REASONABLY ACT.
For any Membership Services or products, you agree that your license to the Service is not a service, repair or maintenance license to real or personal property.
If you wish to cancel your Membership, you may do so at any time through your account.
Rules of Conduct
Your use of the Services is conditioned on your compliance with the terms of this Agreement, including but not limited to these rules of conduct.
You agree that you will not violate any applicable law or regulation in connection with your use of the Services.
You agree not to distribute, upload, make available or otherwise publish through the Services any suggestions, information, ideas, comments, causes, promotions, documents, questions, notes, plans, drawings, proposals, or materials similar thereto (“Submissions”) or graphics, text, information, links, profiles, audio, photos, software, music, sounds, video, comments, messages or tags, or similar materials (“Content”) that:
is unlawful or encourages another to engage in anything unlawful;
contains a virus or any other similar programs or software which may damage the operation of our or another’s computer;
violates the rights of any party or infringes upon the patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of privacy or publicity or other intellectual property right of any party;
is false, inaccurate, fraudulent or misleading; or,
is libelous, defamatory, obscene, inappropriate, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusing, harassing, threatening or bullying.
You must keep your username and password and any other information needed to login to the Services, if applicable, confidential and secure. We are not responsible for any unauthorized access to your account or profile by others.
You further agree that you will not do any of the following:
modify, adapt, translate, copy, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Services;
interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Services, including restricting or inhibiting any other person from using the Services by means of hacking or defacing;
transmit to or make available in connection with the Services any denial of service attack, virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful code or activity;
attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network of the Services or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
harvest or collect the email address, other contact information or other Personal Data of other users of the Services;
scrape or collect content from the Services via automated or large group means;
submit, post or make available false, incomplete or misleading information to the Services, or otherwise provide such information to us;
register for more than one user account;
impersonate any other person or business;
offer anything of value to winners of any game, challenge, or sweepstakes relating to the platform other than in accordance with this Agreement;
disrespect, threaten, or harass others;
publish spammy content;
promote your own products and/or services; or,
use vulgarity or distaste in posts, comments, or usernames.
You are not licensed to access any portion of the Services that is not public, and you may not attempt to override any security measures in place on the Services.
Notwithstanding the foregoing rules of conduct, our unlimited right to terminate your access to the Service shall not be limited to violations of these rules of conduct.
Content Submitted or Made Available to Us
Content Shared Through the Services
You understand that by sharing information on the Services, and requesting information to be sent through the Services, you may be revealing information about yourself and/or your business that you may include and that may be generated by the Services. You understand and acknowledge that you are fully aware and responsible for the impact of sharing such materials, and you agree that we shall not be held responsible, and we shall be released and held harmless by you from any liability or damages arising out of or relating to such conduct.
In addition, although we reserve the right to review, remove or edit any Submissions or Content, we may not routinely screen, monitor, or review Submissions and Content on the Website or Services, including representation made by third parties and other users on the Website and/or Service. YOU AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH INFORMATION. YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY SUCH INFORMATION IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Links to Third Party Websites
Our Intellectual Property
Our graphics, logos, names, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are our trademarks, trade names and/or trade dress. The “look” and “feel” of the Services (including color combinations, button shapes, layout, design and all other graphical elements) are protected by U.S. copyright and trademark law. All product names, names of services, trademarks and service marks (collectively, “Marks”) are our property or the property of their respective owners, as indicated. You may not use the Marks or copyrights for any purpose whatsoever other than as permitted by this Agreement. You acknowledge that the software used to provide the Services, and all enhancements, updates, upgrades, corrections and modifications to the software, all copyrights, patents, trade secrets, or trademarks or other intellectual property rights protecting or pertaining to any aspect of the software (or any enhancements, corrections or modifications) and any and all documentation therefor, are and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of us and/or our licensors, as the case may be. This Agreement does not convey title or ownership to you, but instead gives you only the limited rights set forth herein.
Passwords and Accounts
You are responsible for controlling the access to and use of your account. Always make sure that your password is kept confidential. You understand and agree that we may assume that instructions from an individual associated with your account are authoritative and should be acted upon by us.
We are not responsible for any unauthorized access to your account or profile, and any ramifications of such access, and is not required to take action to disable any account. You agree that you will not bring an action against us arising out of or related to any claimed unauthorized access using your account credentials.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if we believe that there has been an unauthorized access to your account, we may take reasonable efforts with reasonable speed, to disable or lock your account, or otherwise address your situation. In the event that you would like to report a breach, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the term “Account Breach Notice” in the subject line.
Enforcement and Termination
The “Term” of this Agreement will be until terminated as provided herein. We reserve the right to deny all or some portion of the Services to any user, in our sole discretion, at any time. We may terminate this Agreement at any time, upon notice to you.
You may terminate this Agreement at any time by deleting your account through the functionality of the Services.
Without limiting the foregoing or assuming additional legal obligations, we have a policy of terminating repeat violators of the Copyright Act, in accordance with applicable law. All grants of any rights from you to us related to Content, Submissions, or other materials, including but not limited to copyright licenses, shall survive any termination of this Agreement. Further, your representations, defense and indemnification obligations survive any termination of this Agreement.
Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
BY USING THE SERVICES YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE PROVIDE THE SERVICES “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. WE AND OUR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES AND SUPPLIERS (“BUSINESS PARTNERS”), SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, ACCURACY, SUITABILITY, APPLICABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, PERFORMANCE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION (ORAL OR WRITTEN) OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES AT THE TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING; THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE SERVICES ARE FREE OF INACCURACIES, MISREPRESENTATIONS BY USERS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR OUR AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR BUSINESS PARTNERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELATED PARTIES”) BE LIABLE TO YOU BASED ON OR RELATED TO THE SERVICES OR THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF WE AND/OR RELATED PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, IN THE EVENT THAT A COURT SHALL FIND THAT THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE, THEN YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATED COMPANIES, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS, SHAREHOLDERS, OR DIRECTORS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR (1) ANY DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE GREATER OF (A) $100.00 OR (B) THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO US IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING ANY CLAIM, NOR (2) ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSS OF USE, LOST REVENUE, LOST PROFITS OR DATA TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES. THIS LIMITATION SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE BASIS OF YOUR CLAIM OR WHETHER OR NOT THE LIMITED REMEDIES PROVIDED HEREIN FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
Some states may not permit certain disclaimers and limitations, and any such disclaimers or limitations are void where prohibited.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us and our suppliers, subsidiaries, licensors, and licensees, and each of their officers, directors, shareholders, members, employees and agents harmless from all allegations, judgments, awards, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees, expert witness fees, and costs of litigation arising out of or based on (a) Submissions or Content you submit, post to or transmit through the Services (b) your use of the Services or participation in a Sponsored Event, (c) your violation of the Agreement, and (d) any conduct, activity or action which is unlawful or illegal under any state, federal or common law, or is violative of the rights of any individual or entity, engaged in, caused by, or facilitated in any way through the use of Services.
Disputes, governing law and jurisdiction
You agree that any claim or dispute arising out of or relating in any way to your use of the Services or any service provided by us, will be resolved solely and exclusively by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this Agreement. The laws of the State of New York shall govern this Agreement, and shall be used in any arbitration proceeding.
There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive and declaratory relief or statutory damages), and must follow the terms of this Agreement as a court would.
To begin an arbitration proceeding you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to the following address: AITEC, LLC, 459 Columbus Ave., Unit #1017, New York, NY 10024.
Arbitration under this Agreement will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules then in effect. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA's rules.
You and we agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, both you and we agree that parties have each waived any right to a jury trial. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you agree that we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property or other proprietary rights.
To the extent arbitration does not apply, you agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to the Services, or to us, may only be brought by you in a state or federal court located in New York, NY. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY OBJECTION TO THIS VENUE AS INCONVENIENT OR INAPPROPRIATE, AND AGREE TO EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN NEW YORK.
Policies for Children
The Services are not directed to individuals under the age of 13, nor do they contain information which would be potentially harmful to minors. In the event that we discover that a child under the age of 13 has provided personally identifiable information to us, we will make efforts to delete the child’s information in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Please see the Federal Trade Commission’s website (www.ftc.gov) for more information.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230 (d), as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections are commercially available to assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. More information on the availability of such software can be found through publicly available sources. You may wish to contact your internet service provider for more information.
Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is found for any reason to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision will be given its maximum enforceable effect, or shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provision.
Revisions. This Agreement may only be revised in a writing signed by us or posted by us to the Services. In the event that we update this Agreement and you are made aware of the update, your continued use of the Services after the update shall constitute an agreement to the updated terms.
No Partnership. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of this Agreement or your use of the Services.
Assignment. We may assign our rights under this Agreement, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent. You may not assign the Agreement without our prior written consent. Any unauthorized assignment shall be null and void.
No Waiver. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall in no way be construed to be a present or future waiver of such provision, nor in any way affect the right of any party to enforce each and every such provision thereafter. The express waiver by us of any provision, condition or requirement of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any future obligation to comply with such provision, condition or requirement.
Notices. All notices given by you or required under this Agreement shall be in writing and addressed to: AITEC, LLC, 459 Columbus Ave., Unit #1017, New York, NY 10024.
Equitable Remedies. You hereby agree that we would be irreparably damaged if the terms of this Agreement were not specifically enforced, and therefore you agree that we shall be entitled, without bond, other security, or proof of damages, to appropriate equitable remedies with respect to breaches of this Agreement, in addition to such other remedies as we may otherwise have available to us under applicable laws.
Entire Agreement. This Agreement, including the documents expressly incorporated by reference, constitutes the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the Services, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications, whether electronic, oral or written.
Effective Date: August 14, 2023
Last Updated: September 12, 2023
We collect two types of information about and from persons who use the Services: PII and Anonymous Information. Under the CCPA we are a “Business”. We collect information from you on the Service, and we are responsible for protection of your information.
“Personal Information” is information that is personally identifiable to you, such as your name, address, email address or phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing. Anything you publicly post or that is available publicly will not be considered Personal Information, and will be outside the restrictions of this policy.
“Anonymous Information” means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information. We may create Anonymous Information from (i) automatically gathered information or (ii) Personal Information by excluding information (such as name) that may make the information personally identifiable to you.
Personal Information Collected
We collect certain Personal Information about you or about those you identify, which may be supplied when you interact with the Services, complete a registration form, survey, make a purchase, when you request services or otherwise when you submit such information. The information collected may include one or more of the following:
Information from your activities on the Services
The Service may permit you to log in through a third-party gateway, such as Facebook or Twitter. If you do so, we may collect additional information about you from those sources.
The Service may use a third-party gateway to collect and process credit card information, but that information is not shared with us other than our right to hold that information in connection with a change in vendors for this service.
Anonymous Information is collected about you when you use the Services, including but not limited to enrollment history, the type of device you used and its operating system, the pages accessed most frequently, how pages are used, search terms entered, and similar data. Automatically Tracking Internet Protocol (IP) addresses is one method of automatically collecting information about your activities online and information volunteered by you. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your device whenever you surf the internet. Further, the Services may utilize web beacons, pixel tags, cookies, third-party cookies, embedded links, and other commonly used information-gathering tools. Some of these tools may provide information directly to third party service associates.
Although it may be possible to turn off the collection of cookies through your device, that may interfere with your use of the Services.
We need to collect your personal information so that we can respond to your requests for information and demonstrations or to be added to our emailing lists, and to process your requests for access to and payment for our Services. We also collect aggregate information to help us better design the Website. We collect log information for monitoring purposes to help us to diagnose problems with our servers, administer the Website, calculate usage levels, and otherwise provide services to you.
Use of Information
Internal Use of Information by Us
We accept and gather Personal Information and Anonymous Information in an effort to provide the Services to you. We may also use this information to help us develop and improve our Services, create and/or maintain your account, fulfill your requests, send materials to you, inform you about our offers and those of others, tailor our Services to meet your interests, and for other purposes permitted by law.
We may use Anonymous Information or non-personal information for any business purpose.
Sharing Collected Information
In general, we will not share your personal information except for the purposes for which you provided it, as you direct, or with your consent. For example, a host and internet service provider may have access to this information.
On a confidential basis, we may also share Personal Information, non-Personal Information, and Anonymous Information with third parties with whom we contract to carry out internal site operations, or as otherwise needed to provide the Services, e.g. for marketing and analytics, when marketing our Products and Services, for the purposes of those third parties and for other purposes permitted by law. The use of information by third parties will be governed by their own policies, and may be broader than the uses outlined in this Policy.
Further, we may disclose collected information, including PII, non-Personal Information and Anonymous Information, to the extent we believe it necessary to comply with the law, such as in response to a subpoena or court order, to defend a legal claim or establish or protect our legal rights or otherwise as permitted by applicable law. We may disclose any information in our possession in the event that we believe it necessary or appropriate to prevent criminal activity, personal injury, property damage or bodily harm.
We may also share your PII, non-Personal Information, and Anonymous Information with third parties who are involved in the hosting, sponsoring, planning, and/or administration of events in which you may participate through our Services (“Third Party Partners”). Such third-party events can be conventions, conferences, contests and/or sweepstakes (“Third Party Sponsored Events”), or generic and/or non-competitive in nature (“Third Party Hosted Events”, and together with the Third Party Sponsored Events, the “Third Party Events”). If you participate in any Third Party Event, we may disclose your information to the relevant Third Party Partner(s). The use of information by Third Party Partners will be governed by their own policies, and may be broader than the uses outlined in this Policy. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any Third Party Partner.
Additionally, we may transfer your information to a successor in interest, which may include but may not be limited to a third-party in the event of an acquisition, sale, asset sale, merger or bankruptcy. The policies applicable to your information thereafter may be determined by the transferee.
To enhance your online experience with us, our web pages may presently or in the future use “cookies.” Cookies are text files that our web server may place on your hard disk to store your preferences. We may use session, persistent, first party and third-party cookies. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other PII unless you choose to provide this information to us. Once you choose to provide PII, however, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.
We or our service providers may also use “pixel tags,” “web beacons,” “clear GIFs” embedded links, and other commonly used information-gathering tools in connection with some Website pages and HTML-formatted email messages for such purposes as compiling aggregate statistics about Website usage and response rates. A pixel tag is an electronic image (often a single pixel), that is ordinarily not visible to website visitors, and may be associated with cookies on visitors’ hard drives. Pixel tags allow us and our service providers to count users who have visited certain pages of the Website, to deliver customized services, and to help determine the effectiveness of our Website and Services. When used in HTML-formatted email messages, pixel tags can inform the sender of the email whether and when the email has been opened.
As you use the Internet, you leave a trail of electronic information at each website you visit. This information, which is sometimes referred to as “clickstream data”, can be collected and stored by a website’s server. Clickstream data can reveal the type of computer and browsing software you use and the address of the website from which you linked to the Website. We may use clickstream data as a form of non-personally identifiable information to determine how much time visitors spend on each page of our Website, how visitors navigate through the Website, and how we may tailor our web pages to better meet the needs of visitors. We will only use this information to improve our Website.
Access and Control of Your Information
After registering for an account on the Website, you may log-in to the account and edit your personal information in your profile. For instructions on how you can further access your personal information that we have collected, or how to correct errors in such information, please send an e-mail to email@example.com. We will also promptly stop using your information and remove it from our servers and database at any time upon your e-mail request. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access, making corrections or removing your information.
Storage and Protection of Your Information
After receiving your PII, we will store it on our Website systems for future use. We have physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in place to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage solution can ever be completely secure. As a result, although we take industry-standard steps to protect your information (e.g., strong encryption), we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or receive from us or that we store on our or our service providers’ systems.
Regardless of where our servers are located, your personal data may be processed by us in the United States, where data protection and privacy regulations may or may not be to the same level of protection as in other parts of the world. By visiting the Website and using the Services, you unequivocally and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing in the united states of any information collected or obtained by us through voluntary submissions, and that U.S. Law governs any such collection and processing.
E-Mail and Electronic Newsletters
We may offer electronic newsletters and e-mails concerning available opportunities, as well as new products and services, or may provide materials as a service to our users. Users may receive newsletters and e-mails concerning promotions and marketing of ours or of our business partners, after registering with the Services or after engaging with us in person or through our agents. If you have received a message from us, and you no longer wish to receive such materials, you may opt-out by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each electronic newsletter and e-mail.
Please note that you may be required to separately opt out of any e-mails sent by our business associates.
Children and Privacy
We do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under the age of 13 years old, and we comply with all applicable privacy laws including the CCPA, USA Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and associated Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) rules for collecting personal information from minors. Please see the FTC’s website (https://www.ftc.gov). If you have concerns about this Website or its Services, wish to find out if your child has accessed our Services, or wish to remove your child’s personal information from our servers, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Website will not knowingly accept personal information from anyone under 13 years old in violation of applicable laws, without consent of a parent or guardian. In the event that we discover that a child under the age of 13 has provided PII to us, we will make efforts to delete the child’s information in accordance with the COPPA. If you believe that your child under 13 has gained access to our Website without your permission, please contact us at email@example.com.
Do Not Track
At present, the Services do not specifically respond to browser do-not-track signals.
California Privacy Rights
The CCPA applies to our practices with respect to Personal Information of California residents. Under the CCPA, Consumers have certain rights regarding their Personal Information.
California Consumers have the right to request that we disclose personal information we have collected about them in the previous 12 months including, but not limited to, the categories of information collected by us, the source(s) of such information by category, and the purpose for collecting such information. This right may not be exercised more than twice in a 12 month period.
In the previous 12 months, we have collected the following categories of personal information about Consumers:
Identifiers, such as your name, mailing address, social security number, unique personal identifiers, account names, and similar information;
Personal Information Under the California Consumer Records Law (Cal. Civ. Code §1798.80) (“CCRLPI”);
Internet/Network Activity, which can include browsing history, cookies, search history and a Consumer’s interaction with a website;
Geolocation Data, such as GPS data;
Professional and employment information; and
Inferences drawn from any other category of personal information.
As a California Consumer, you also have the right to request that we tell you which of your Personal Information we have disclosed for a business purpose, or sold, in the previous 12 months, if any. In the past 12 months, we have disclosed Personal Information falling under the following categories of personal information: Identifiers; CCRLPI; Internet/Network Activity; and Professional and employment information.
You also have the right to request the deletion of Personal Information that we have collected from you at any time. However, we may not be required to comply such request under several circumstances including, but not limited to, when the data is necessary for the underlying transaction, to comply with applicable law, to detect security incidents, to debug glitches, and for our internal purposes.
In the event that you exercise one of your rights under the CCPA, you will not be discriminated by AITEC in any way, whether it is through the denial of goods/services, providing you a different level of goods/services, or charging (or suggesting that we will charge) you different prices for the goods/services unless such change in price is reasonably related to the value you receive from your personal information.
How do you exercise your rights under the CCPA?
You may submit requests to exercise your rights under the CCPA by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, please include “Request for Privacy Information” in the subject line. You can also submit requests by calling us toll-free at 1-800-316-8967.
We will acknowledge receipt of your request within 10 days of receiving it, and use best efforts to respond within 45 days of receipt of your request, but in no event will our response come more than 90 days after your request. If we are unable to provide our response within the first 45 days following your request, we shall notify you as soon as we become aware of the possible delay and provide an explanation of why additional time is needed to respond.
Before we respond to any CCPA based requests relating to your personal information, we may take steps to reasonably verify the identity of the person making the request to make sure it is you, or your authorized agent (in either case, the “Requestor”). We do this to avoid disclosing your information to third parties and bad actors, not to inconvenience you in any way. For purposes of verifying identity, we will ask the Requestor to confirm at least two pieces of information that we have in our files. If an agent is acting on behalf of the Consumer, we will also need to verify the agent’s identity and their authority to act on the Consumer’s behalf. As the sensitivity of the information being requested increases, we will ask the Requestor to provide more information to verify their identity and/or authority to make the request. If the identity of the Requestor cannot be reasonably verified, either as the Consumer or their agent, then in order to protect that Consumer, we may not disclose or delete the personal information that is the subject of the request.