Terms and Conditions
Use of the POAM.net website and posting of messages is subject to the conditions and qualifications specified herein. By use of the POAM.net website and posting of messages, you agree to accept such conditions and qualifications.
No Warranties: Limitation of Liability
This website includes information, data, documents and materials (collectively, the “contents”) that are subject to change without notice. POAM, Inc., expressly disclaims any obligation regarding errors, omissions or viruses; or to maintain uninterrupted access to this website. This website (including all contents) is provided “as is.” POAM, Inc. further assumes no responsibility for any content that is referenced by or linked to third party websites.
Modifications and Applicable Law
POAM, Inc. operates this site from its offices within the State of Michigan, USA. POAM, Inc. makes no representation that the contents in this site are appropriate or available for use in other states or locations. Those who choose to access this site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable laws of their jurisdictions. The conditions and qualifications contained herein will be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan.
POAM, Inc. reserves the right to make changes to the website and legal terms and conditions at any time. The user should review the website and these terms on a regular basis for any updates or changes. Continued use of this website shall be deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions and any changes thereto.
Any disputes or controversies arising out of the use of this website shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan, USA. Any dispute or controversy arising out of the use of this website shall be filed with the American Arbitration Association and be processed as an arbitration claim.
Reservation of Rights
All contents (including, without limitation, the graphics, icons and overall appearance of the POAM.net website, the contributions, and the contents) are the property of POAM, Inc. POAM, Inc. does not waive any of its proprietary rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, and any other intellectual property rights. This website and the contents are intended only for the individual, non-commercial use of website users. No user of this website may re-sell, re-publish or license any portion of this website or the contents without the prior written consent of POAM, Inc., except that reasonable copying or printing of the contents for individual, non-commercial use is permissible where permitted by law. The availability of any content through this website shall under no circumstance constitute a transfer of any copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights of POAM, Inc., to any website user or any third party. This website and the contents are protected by the U.S. and International copyright laws, both as individual works and as a compilation. You may not delete any copyright or similar notice from any contents you obtain from this website.
POAM, Inc. welcomes links; however, POAM, Inc. must grant prior approval for establishing of a link to POAM.net. By establishing a link to POAM.net, you will be deemed to have agreed to these link conditions:
A. You may not use POAM, Inc.’s trademarks for any reason without POAM, Inc.’s written permission, except for the limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use POAM, Inc. and the POAM service mark and internet icons, if available, solely for the purpose of serving as a link from your website to the POAM, Inc. website.
B. You acknowledge that all the rights to the marks, the content appearing on the website, and the look and feel of the website belong to POAM, Inc. and/or its third party licensors. You will not at any time directly or indirectly contest or infringe these rights.
C. If you link to the POAM.net website, your website:
- Should not create frames around the POAM.net website or use other techniques that alter its visual presentation.
- Should not imply that POAM, Inc. is endorsing you or your products or services.
- Should not imply an affiliation between your company and POAM, Inc. without the prior written consent of POAM, Inc.
- Should not misrepresent your relationship with POAM, Inc. or present false or misleading impressions about POAM, Inc.’s activities, publications, programs or services.
- Should not contain materials that may be interpreted as distasteful or offensive and should be appropriate for all age groups.
D. POAM, Inc. shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your website.
E. POAM, Inc. may at any time, in its sole discretion, immediately terminate your license to use the POAM, Inc. name and POAM service mark as referenced herein, and may terminate your right to link to the website, with or without cause. If POAM, Inc. exercises its right, you will immediately remove all links to POAM, Inc.’s website and cease using the service marks.
F. POAM, Inc. may amend these link conditions at any time. You agree to abide by these link conditions and other legal terms and conditions on the website, as amended from time to time. All terms and conditions related to the use of the POAM.net website will be construed according to the laws of the State of Michigan, U.S.A.
Uploading (Including Message Board Submissions and Contributions)
POAM, Inc. allows uploading and posting information to the website. If you want to upload or post information, you do so by agreement to the conditions described below. By providing information on the website, you will have deemed to have agreed to the conditions. If you upload or post information, including messages, you agree not to use the website to:
A. Upload or post information or messages that are unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, or indecent, including, but not limited to, information that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or violate any local, state, national or international law.
B. Upload or post information or messages containing harassing or offensive language, sexual references, sexual nicknames or racial slurs.
C. Upload or post information or messages that violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including information that is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or which is protected by copyright, trademark, or other property rights, without first obtaining permission from the owner or right-holder.
D. Upload or post information or messages or software which contains a virus or other harmful component, including worms or Trojan horses.
E. Upload or post information or messages that you do not have a right to upload or post under any law or regulation or under contractual or fiduciary relationships.
F. Upload or post information or messages that will encourage or result in the solicitation of others to support, post or contribute money for fundraising, lobbying or campaigning activities, unless express written consent is provided by POAM, Inc.
G. Upload or post information or messages that are false or misleading.
H. Impersonate any person or entity or falsely represent your professional or personal identity.
Contributions and License
POAM, Inc. does not claim ownership of the information provided by you on the website. You represent you are legally authorized to upload, post and transmit information, including messages, on the website. By posting, uploading or transmitting information, including messages, on the website, you grant to POAM, Inc. a non-exclusive and royalty-free license to use, distribute, reproduce, translate, modify, adapt, display, and create derivative works from such information and/or incorporate such information and other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.
Viruses, Worms, and Use of Files
POAM, Inc. cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from this website are free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that has contaminating and destructive properties. POAM, Inc. does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements, including but not limited to, warranties of title, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to files available for downloading from this website. POAM, Inc. shall not be liable to you or any person for any decision made or action taken by you or any other person in reliance on results obtained from the use of files or information downloaded from this website.
POAM, Inc. may at any time, in its sole discretion, immediately terminate your license and right to view, upload, post, or transmit information, including messages, to this website, with or without cause. If POAM, Inc. exercises this right, POAM, Inc. is authorized to retain and use any existing information that you uploaded, posted or transmitted, including messages to or on the website.
Administrator and/or Moderator Authority
POAM, Inc. shall, in its discretion, designate a website Administrator and/or Moderator to review the content of any upload, post or transmission of information, including messages, prior to its appearance on the website. The POAM Administrator and/or Moderator are expressly authorized to refuse, without notice, any upload, post or transmission of information, including messages, for reasons which the Administrator and/or Moderator, in their sole discretion, determine are in violation of the terms and conditions of use of the POAM.net website. The Administrator and/or Moderator are authorized to delete, amend, modify or take other action deemed necessary in regard to any upload, post or transmission of information, including messages, which contravene the terms and conditions of use or qualifications herein.