Welcome to the Maryland Photography Alliance website ("Site"). This site is presented to you by
the Maryland Photography Alliance. The Maryland Photography Alliance maintains this Site to provide
general information to our visitors. All use of this Site is subject to the following terms
Certain Features Subject to Other Terms. Some of the features offered through this
Copyright. This Site, including all text, images, software and other content contained
herein, is the property of the Maryland Photography Alliance or its suppliers and is protected by
United States and international copyright laws. The compilation and arrangement of all
content on this Site is the exclusive property of the Maryland Photography Alliance and is
protected by United States and international copyright laws. All rights reserved.
Trademarks. All of the Maryland Photography Alliance's marks, graphics, logos, designs and
trade names used and displayed on this Site are service marks or trademarks of the
Maryland Photography Alliance and are the sole and exclusive property of the Maryland Photography Alliance.
The "look and feel" of this Site constitutes proprietary trade dress of the Maryland Photography Alliance. All
other trademarks not owned by the Maryland Photography Alliance that appear on this Site are the property of their respective owners. You may not use any such marks for any purpose whatsoever without the express
prior written permission of the owner.
Use of Site; Restrictions. You may view and print material displayed on this Site
subject to the following conditions: (a) the materials may be used solely for your own,
personal information and not for commercial use; and (b) you must retain without
modification all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices affixed to or
contained in the materials you print and all copies thereof. You may not copy or
otherwise use this Site or any portion hereof, except as expressly provided above. You
may not republish, frame, or otherwise exploit, modify, alter, reverse engineer or
prepare derivative works from this Site or any portion hereof, except with the express
prior written permission of the Maryland Photography Alliance. Use of data mining, robots and
similar data gathering and extraction tools is expressly prohibited. Links to this Site may
not be made to any page other than the home page of this site (i.e., no deep linking)
without the express prior written permission of the Maryland Photography Alliance. Nothing
contained in this Site shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or
otherwise any license or right under any copyright, patent, trademark or other
proprietary interest of the Maryland Photography Alliance or any third party. Any rights not
expressly granted herein are reserved.
Registration. In order to access certain features of this Site you may be required to
register and obtain a unique username and password. In connection with any such
registration, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information
about yourself as prompted by the registration form; and (b) maintain and promptly
update such information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide
any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, the Maryland Photography Alliance
has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all
current and future use of this Site or any portion hereof.
You are solely responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your username and
password and for any charges, costs, expenses, damages, liabilities and losses you or
the Maryland Photography Alliance may incur or suffer as a result of your failure to do so.
Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your
username and password and for ensuring that use of your account complies fully with
your account, you must ensure that you "log out" from your account at the end of each
session. You further agree to immediately notify the Maryland Photography Alliance of any
unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. You may not use
anyone else's account, at any time, without the permission of the account holder.
No Rendering of Advice. The information contained in or made available through this
Site is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as
rendering professional advice of any kind. Your use of this Site does not give rise to a
client, advisory, fiduciary or professional services relationship between you and the
Maryland Photography Alliance.
Accuracy of Information. While the Maryland Photography Alliance uses reasonable efforts to
furnish accurate and up-to-date information, the Maryland Photography Alliance does not warrant
that any information contained in or made available through this Site (including, without
limitation, any information provided directly by representatives of the Creative Photography
Society or periodically through our other communications) is accurate, complete, reliable,
current or error-free. The Maryland Photography Alliance assumes no liability or responsibility for
any errors or omissions in the content of this Site or such other materials or communications.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitations of Liability. THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY
THE MARYLAND PHOTOGRAPHY ALLIANCE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS.
USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULL EXTENT
PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE MARYLAND PHOTOGRAPHY ALLIANCE AND ITS
AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE
MARYLAND PHOTOGRAPHY ALLIANCE AND ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS MAKE NO
REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND AS TO THE OPERATION
OR AVAILABILITY OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS,
PRODUCTS OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS
SITE. THE MARYLAND PHOTOGRAPHY ALLIANCE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE
WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE, OR THAT THIS SITE IS FREE OF
VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
THE MARYLAND PHOTOGRAPHY ALLIANCE AND ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS WILL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR IN
CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
(INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, DATA OR
USE), EVEN IF SUCH PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS
OF THE FORM OF ACTION AND WHETHER IN CONTRACT, BREACH OF
WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED
REMEDY. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF
THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
Links to Third Party Websites. For your convenience, this Site may provide
hyperlinks to websites and servers maintained by third parties. The Maryland Photography Alliance
does not control, evaluate, endorse or guarantee content found in such
sites. The Maryland Photography Alliance does not assume any responsibility or liability for the
actions, products, services or content of such sites or the parties that operate them.
You should carefully review their privacy statements and conditions of use. Your use of
such sites is entirely at your own risk.
Feedback and Other Submissions. All comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas and
similar submissions furnished to the Maryland Photography Alliance in connection with your use
of this Site shall be deemed assigned to and shall remain the property of the Maryland Photography Alliance.
No such submissions shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on
the part of the Maryland Photography Alliance, and the Maryland Photography Alliance shall be entitled to
unrestricted use and disclosure of such submissions throughout the world for any
purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without any obligation to compensate
you for such use or disclosure. You represent that you have the lawful right to furnish
such submissions to the Maryland Photography Alliance and agree that you will not submit any
information unless you are legally entitled to do so.
Termination or Suspension of Access; Modifications to Site. The Maryland Photography Alliance
reserves the right to terminate, suspend or otherwise restrict your access to
this Site, or any portion hereof, with or without notice at any time for any reason
inappropriate or unlawful behavior on your part. In addition, the Maryland Photography Alliance
reserves the right to modify or discontinue this Site or any portion hereof at any time
with or without notice. The Maryland Photography Alliance shall not be liable to you or any third
party for any such termination, suspension, restriction, modification or discontinuance.
Dispute Resolution. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms
of Use or the breach hereof, or otherwise arising out of or relating to your use of the Site
shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association, and
judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having
jurisdiction thereof. The arbitration shall be decided by one (1) arbitrator, who shall be
an attorney having experience and familiarity with information technology disputes.
The language of the arbitration shall be English. The place of the arbitration shall be
Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The arbitrator may award to the prevailing party, if any, as
determined by the arbitrator, its costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees. Except
as may be required by law, neither a party nor an arbitrator may disclose the existence,
content, or results of any arbitration hereunder without the prior written consent of both
parties. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration hereunder shall
whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise. Each party hereby waives
its right to a trial by jury for any disputes between the parties.
Maryland Photography Alliance, at its sole option, from bringing proceedings before the courts of
any competent jurisdiction, for interim or conservatory measures, including but not limited
to a temporary restraining order, temporary injunction, permanent injunction and/or order
of specific performance, to enforce its intellectual property and propriety rights. Each
party hereby irrevocably (i) submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state
courts of the State of Maryland, (ii) waives any objection which it may have at any time to
the laying of venue of any proceedings brought in such courts, and (iii) waives any claim
that such proceedings have been brought in an inconvenient forum.
Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Maryland Photography Alliance,
its affiliates and suppliers, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees
and agents, from any claim or demand (including but not limited to reasonable
attorneys’ fees) made by any third party due to or arising out of or in connection with
any materials you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Site, your use of
parties retained by the Maryland Photography Alliance to provide or maintain any portion of the
Site, including but not limited to any third party content providers.
Applicable Laws; Exclusive Jurisdiction. The Maryland Photography Alliance controls this
Site from Glen Burnie, Maryland, USA. The Maryland Photography Alliance makes no
representation that this Site or any content on or accessed through this Site is
appropriate or available for use in other jurisdictions. You are responsible for
compliance with all local laws and regulations, as applicable. Use of this Site and any
dispute arising therefrom shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, USA,
without regard to principles of conflict of laws. The parties hereby agree to waive and
opt-out of any application of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act
(UCITA), or any version thereof, adopted by any State in any form. SUBJECT TO THE
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURES SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY LEGAL ACTION
OR YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THIS SITE SHALL BE INSTITUTED ONLY IN A
STATE OR FEDERAL COURT LOCATED IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND, AND YOU
EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURTS.
Modifications. The Maryland Photography Alliance reserves the right to modify these Terms of
Use at any time upon posting. By continuing to use this Site after any changes are
posted, you acknowledge your acceptance of the revised terms and conditions. Please
visit this page regularly to review the then-current terms and conditions to which you are
bound, which shall be effective as of the date set forth in the then-current terms and
Consent to Electronic Delivery of Notices. To the extent the Maryland Photography Alliance is
required to provide you with any notices, agreements or other information regarding the
Site, you agree that the Maryland Photography Alliance may deliver such information
electronically, including without limitation posting notices on the home page of the Site.
To withdraw your consent to receive notices electronically, you must give notice to the
Maryland Photography Alliance and discontinue your use of the Site.
by the Maryland Photography Alliance from time to time, constitute the entire agreement between
you and the Maryland Photography Alliance with respect to your access to and use of the Site
and supersede any prior agreements, whether written or oral, between you and the
Maryland Photography Alliance with respect to the subject matter hereof. Notwithstanding the
policies that may apply when you use certain features made available through this Site.
unenforceable under applicable law, that determination will not affect the rest of these
extent necessary to make them valid and enforceable. The failure of the Creative Photography
constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Regardless of any statute or law to the
contrary, any claim or cause of action against the Maryland Photography Alliance arising out of or
after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in
Minors. This Site is not intended for use by or availability to minors. IF YOU ARE NOT
LEGALLY AN ADULT UNDER THE LAW WHERE YOU LIVE OR IF YOU ARE UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE, YOU MAY
NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS SITE.
Contact Information. If you have any questions regarding this Site, please contact the
Maryland Photography Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org.