Terms & Conditions

Reviewed 1 July 2022

Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors Inc, (APSCA) provide materials contained at our site on the World Wide Web (the Site) as a service to our members and visitors.  APSCA requires that all visitors to the Site adhere to the following Terms and Conditions. By accessing the Site and any of its pages, you indicate your acknowledgement and acceptance of the Terms and Conditions set forth below without limitation or qualification. APSCA may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting, which revisions will be binding upon all visitors to the Site. You should therefore visit this posting to review these Terms and Conditions from time to time as you visit the Site. For purposes of these Terms and Conditions references to APSCA include its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and volunteers.

Our Privacy and Data Security Policies let you know how we use your information and the Cookie Statement sets out the cookies we use and the information they collect.

Laws and Regulations
Unauthorized use of this system is prohibited, and violators can be prosecuted under federal and state laws. The Site is controlled APSCA, incorporated in the District of Columbia, the United States of America. As such, U.S. federal laws and the laws of the District of Columbia will govern these Terms and Conditions, excluding any conflicts or rules of law that may direct the application of the law of another state. You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the District of Columbia , and/or the United States District Court for the District of Columbia , for any litigation arising out of or relating to the use of Sites, waive any objection to the venue of any such litigation in the District of Columbia  courts and agree not to plead or claim in any District of Columbia court that such litigation brought therein has been brought in an inconvenient forum.  

Opening Account/Password Policy
Your use of certain portions of the Site may require you to become a registered user and enter a password. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you agree to be solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of your respective password, as well as for any communications entered through the Site using your password. You agree to provide APSCA with accurate, complete, and updated information.
Refund Policy
You can cancel your membership with APSCA at any time, however the cancellation will become effective at the end of the membership period which will be the calendar year for which you have paid.  If you elect to discontinue your membership mid-year, you will not receive a refund for the unused period.  We do not provide credit or prorated fees for mid-year cancellations.  You will continue to have access to your membership until the end of the calendar year. 

Copyright and Trademark Information
The information contained at the Site, including but not limited to text and images herein (other than certain images licensed from third parties) and their arrangement, are copyright ©2018 by APSCA. All rights reserved.

APSCA and its logo are trademarks of APSCA. All other trademarks are property of APSCA unless otherwise designated or clearly implied herein as belonging to third parties. Nothing contained at the Site shall be construed as granting by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark, copyright (except as expressly stated above) or proprietary rights of APSCA or of any third party.

You are authorized by APSCA to copy, transmit or display any information registered or owned by APSCA on any page of the Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that any such copy, transmission or display includes any copyright, trademark or service mark attribution as it appears on such page. The information and materials contained at the Site may not otherwise be copied, transmitted, displayed, distributed, downloaded, licensed, modified, published, posted, reproduced, used, sold, transmitted, used to create a derivative work or otherwise used for commercial or public purposes without APSCA’s prior written consent.

The Site, including this page, may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed. Certain images and information at the Site are the copyright or trademark of third parties and any use is subject to the terms and conditions of such third parties. 

Limitation of Liabilities and Disclaimer
Information on the site is provided “as is” without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied.

APSCA expressly disclaims all such representations and warranties, either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of title, noninfringement, or implied warranties or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, APSCA does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these materials.  Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.  APSCA may make changes to this site at any time without notice.  While APSCA strives to keep the information on this site accurate and current,APSCA cannot guarantee the accuracy, completness or timeliness of the information.

The information contained at the Site may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. APSCA from time to time amends, changes, adds, deletes, updates or alters the information contained at this Site without notice. APSCA assumes no liability for any errors or omissions in the information contained at the Site and expressly disclaims any responsibility to update the information contained at the Site.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event shall APSCA be liable for any punitive, special, direct, direct, indirect, exemplary or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever, including but not limited to loss of use, data or profits, without regard to the form of any action, including but not limited to contract and tort actions (including libel), arising out of or i connection with the use, copying or display of, or the interaction or any other form of communication with, the site and the information contained at the site (including via computer viruses or any other form of software).  Because some jurisdictions prohibit the exclusion or limitation or liability for consequential or incidential or incidental damages, in such jurisdctions,m our liavbility is limited to the greate extent permitted by law.

APSCA Member Firms & Auditors will be solely responsible and liable for the provision of or failure to provide their stated services, benefits, or products. APSCA does not legally endorse or guarantee products or services provided by APSCA Member Firms or APSCA Member Auditors.

Links to Other Internet Web Sites
Some of the Web sites listed as links herein are not under the control of APSCA, but rather are exclusively controlled by third parties. Accordingly, APSCA makes no representations whatsoever concerning such Web sites. Although APSCA may provide a link to a third party, such a link is not an authorization, endorsement, sponsorship or affiliation by APSCA with respect to such Web site, its owners or its providers. APSCA is providing these links only as a convenience to you. APSCA has not tested any information, products or software found on such Web sites and therefore cannot make any representations whatsoever with respect thereto. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature. Once you link to another website, you should read that website’s privacy policy before disclosing any personal information.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event will ASPCA be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages for any use of any hyperlinked web site, including without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or programs or other data on your information handling system or otherwise, even if we are expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.

Content Provided By You
To the extent that you are permitted to upload content or to communicate with or through the Site, you agree that you will not provide any content, nor transmit any material to or through the Site, that is defamatory, libellous, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, anticompetitive, or otherwise violative of any applicable law; that is protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner; that would infringe upon the trademark rights of the owners of such marks without the permission of such owners; or that contains confidential information or any information that would infringe upon the proprietary, privacy or personal rights of others. By providing any content or transmitting any material to or through the Site, you warrant and represent that such content and your transmission thereof does not violate any applicable law or the rights of any other person or entity.  Any ideas, suggestions, information, know-how, material, or content received through this Site will be deemed to include a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, nonexclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, license, sublicense, adapt, distribute, display, publicly perform, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit and otherwise exploit such ideas, suggestions, information, know-how, material, or content.  Any disclosure of content will be on an anonymised basis unless consent is granted for sharing or such basis for disclosure is otherwise covered in APSCA’s Privacy Policy.  APSCA may refuse to post, or may remove at any time, any content received through this Site for any reason

Violations of Terms and Conditions
APSCA reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms and Conditions, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to the Site. 

To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless APSCA and any affiliates and all of their employees, agents, directors, officers, volunteers, successors, and assigns, from and against any and all claims, proceedings, damages, injuries, liabilities, losses, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses), relating to or arising from your use of the Site or services provided through the Site, any violation by you of these Terms and Conditions, or any other matter for which you are responsible under law. 

Waiver and Severability
The failure of APSCA to exercise or enforce any right or provision in these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable and enforced to the fullest extent of the law and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining provisions herein. 

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