The Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region (ACC NCR) is committed to the protection of your personal information. We are also committed to allowing you to choose how ACC NCR discloses and uses your personal information. Please read this policy before visiting the website for the ACC National Capital Region Leadership Academy or before providing any personal information to ACC NCR through this site.
Collecting Personal Identifiable Information
You may visit this website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. ACC NCR does collect the IP addresses and domain names of visitors for site administration purposes, such as to analyze this data for trends and statistics. No personal information is obtained through an IP address, but the patterns of usage may be tracked and monitored. We may use statistical or aggregated non-personal information about our users to customize the website content to deliver a better experience to our users. Please see the section below on cookies for more information.
If you choose to apply to participate in the Leadership Academy, you will be asked to provide certain personal information which could include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Your name, address, phone and email contact information
- Your practice areas
- Law school name and graduation date
- Information about your employment such as employer name, title, address, the industry of your employer, and size of your legal department
Some countries consider some personal information particularly sensitive. ACC NCR collects such information only when voluntarily given by the individual for the purpose of applying to the Leadership Academy, and will share such information only with persons involved in administering the Academy program. Such information may include the following:
- Date of birth
- Jurisdictions in which you are licensed to practice law
- Ethnicity, nationality, gender and other demographic information
- Years of practice
Use of Personal Information
Unless otherwise stated, personal information provided by users will be used by ACC NCR for the following purposes:
- To administer the Leadership Academy application process and program;
- To provide you with products or services that you have requested;
- To communicate with you and to respond to questions that you have raised with us;
- To develop directories for participants in the Leadership Academy program;
- To process your payment for the Leadership Academy;
- To forward to you information concerning upcoming ACC NCR events;
- To prevent and detect fraud; and
- To protect and enforce our legal rights.
ACC NCR reserves the right to disclose and/or transfer personal information to a third party, if ACC NCR has reason to believe that disclosing personal information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other website users or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. Additionally, ACC NCR may disclose personal information in response to a subpoena, warrant or other court order, or when we believe in good faith that a law, regulation, subpoena, warrant or other court order requires it – or authorizes us to do so – or to respond to an emergency situation.
ACC NCR reserves the right to disclose and/or transfer personal information to a third party in the event of a proposed or actual purchase, sale (including a liquidation, realization, foreclosure or repossession), lease, merger, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, transfer, conveyance or financing of all or any portion of ACC NCR, or of any of the business of ACC NCR, in order for you to continue to receive the same products and services from the third party.
Further Disclosures of Personal Information
If you choose not to provide ACC NCR with your personal information, you may still visit most of the ACC NCR Leadership Academy website. However, you will be unable to apply for or participate in the Leadership Academy program.
Removing, Correcting or Updating Personal Information
If you change your mind on how ACC NCR discloses or uses your information, or wish to access, correct or update personal information (such as your address), we will endeavor to correct, update or remove the personal data you give us.
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Contacting ACC NCR with Questions, Concerns or Complaints
We will acknowledge receipt of any complaint within five business days and will endeavor to provide you with a written response within 30 days of receipt of your complaint. There may be instances where this is not possible due to the contents of the complaint. In such circumstances, we will respond to your complaint in a reasonable and practical time.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, ACC NCR will be happy to provide you with contact information for the appropriate authorities in your jurisdiction. Additionally, many jurisdictions allow for private rights of action.
THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ACC NCR EXCLUDES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE FUNCTIONS EMBODIED ON, OR IN THE MATERIALS OF, THIS WEBSITE ARE NOT WARRANTED TO BE UNINTERRUPTED OR WITHOUT ERROR. YOU, NOT ACC NCR, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION DUE TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE.
Except as specifically stated in this Policy, or elsewhere on this website, or as otherwise required by applicable law, neither ACC NCR nor its directors, employees, content providers, affiliates or other representatives will be liable for damages of any kind (including, without limitation, lost profits, direct, indirect, compensatory, consequential, exemplary, special, incidental or punitive damages) arising out of your use of, inability to use, or the performance of this website or its content, whether or not we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
ACC NCR uses reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy, correctness and reliability of the content, but we make no representations or warranties as to the content's accuracy, correctness or reliability.
Some US states and foreign countries do not permit the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for certain categories of damages. Therefore, some or all of the limitations above may not apply to you to the extent they are prohibited or superseded by state or national provisions.
This policy is effective as of 9 February 2017.
AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND ACC NCR
The Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region (ACC NCR) website for the Leadership Academy is composed of various web pages operated by ACC NCR. “ACC NCR Leadership Academy Website” shall be defined herein to include www.accncrleadershipacademy.com and all related web pages operated or hosted by ACC NCR (“Services”).
The ACC NCR Leadership Academy Website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions and notices contained herein. Your use of the ACC NCR Leadership Academy Website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions and notices.
ACC NCR reserves the right to disclose aggregated data, or information or statements we publish without attribution to any identifiable individual, or specific data or statements that you separately and specifically agree we can share with the larger public or media, without infringing upon the user's confidentiality.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The ACC NCR Leadership Academy Website may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites may not be not under the control of ACC NCR, and ACC NCR is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. ACC NCR is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. ACC NCR is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by ACC NCR of the site or any association with its operators.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
As a condition of your use of the ACC NCR Leadership Academy Website, you warrant to ACC NCR that you will not use the ACC NCR Leadership Academy Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions and notices. You may not use the ACC NCR Leadership Academy Website in any manner, which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the ACC NCR Leadership Academy Website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the ACC NCR Leadership Academy Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the ACC NCR Leadership Academy Website, including, but not limited to, data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
ACC NCR and its members need to be mindful of constraints of anti-trust or competition laws when engaging with each other at ACC NCR–hosted activities. ACC NCR-hosted programs, activities, events, or any other group gatherings (facilitated by technology or in person) are conducted for educational purposes, to provide a forum for the open discussion and free exchange of ideas even amongst companies that may otherwise compete in the marketplace. At any gatherings, members are reminded that it is their responsibility to avoid (and where they see others acting in such a manner, to discourage) any agreement or inappropriate conversations that could have anti-competitive effects or could constitute a restraint on trade. In discussing the pros and cons on a topic of discussion, members may express an opinion, but must avoid collective agreements on how any particular issue/matter should be handled. For more information on appropriate and inappropriate competitive behavior at ACC NCR meetings, please read ACC’s Competition Law Guidelines.
PASSWORDS AND ACCOUNT SECURITY
You agree and understand that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords associated with any account you use to access the Services. Accordingly, you agree that you will be solely responsible to ACC NCR for all activities that occur under your account. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or of your account, you agree to notify ACC NCR immediately at email@example.com. You agree to not share access to the ACC NCR Leadership Academy Website.
USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES
The ACC NCR Leadership Academy Website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, commentary services, communities, personal web pages, calendars, membership directory, and/or other message or communication facilities (collectively, “Communication Services”) designed to enable you to communicate with an individual, the public at large or with a group. You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. To use the Communication Services you represent and warrant that you are at least of 18 years of age.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:
- Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose;
- Solicit for any open jobs or positions, either temporary or permanent, or make any other type of solicitation ACC NCR deems to be inappropriate;
- Use Communication Services for political campaigning, recruiting votes, or soliciting support for legislative or other initiatives;
- Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters;
- Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner;
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
- Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information;
- Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents;
- Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer;
- Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;
- Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent;
- Interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Communication Services, any portion or contents thereof, or related systems or networks;
- Use the Communication Services in any way which degrades their reliability, speed or operation, or their underlying hardware or software;
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services;
- Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines, which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service;
- Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
ACC NCR has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. ACC NCR cannot verify the accuracy of statements that users make or place on or through the Communication Services, and does not guarantee that any User Materials have been submitted with the permission of the copyright or proprietary owner or are otherwise in compliance with these Terms.
However, ACC NCR reserves the right to:
- Review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove or edit any materials in its sole discretion, including those in violation of these Terms.
- Disclose your identity to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.
- Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the ACC NCR Leadership Academy Website.
- Change, terminate or suspend the Communication Services, any features of the Communication Services, and any content or materials contained in the Communication Services, in any way, at any time and for any reason or no reason. ACC NCR also has the right to require you to cease accessing any features, content or materials of the Communication Services.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. ACC NCR does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, ACC NCR specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. ACC NCR Members are not authorized ACC NCR spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of ACC NCR.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
MATERIALS PROVIDED TO ACC NCR OR POSTED TO THE ACC NCR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY WEBSITE
ACC NCR does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to ACC NCR (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to the ACC NCR Leadership Academy Website (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting ACC NCR and necessary sub-licensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; none of which will reveal your name in connection with your Submission unless you, the individual user, agree to permit such in a separate agreement with ACC NCR.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. ACC NCR is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in ACC NCR’s sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
ACC NCR reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, refuse to post, or remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, or to terminate your access to the ACC NCR Leadership Academy Website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE ACC NCR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. ACC NCR AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES TO THE ACC NCR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY WEBSITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE ACC NCR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY WEBSITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.
ACC NCR AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE ACC NCR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. ACC NCR AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Except as prohibited by law, you will hold ACC NCR and its officers, directors, employees and agents harmless for any indirect, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damage, however it arises (including attorneys' fees and all related costs and expenses of litigation and arbitration, or at trial or on appeal, if any, whether or not litigation or arbitration is instituted), whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, or arising out of or in connection with these Terms, including without limitation any claim for personal injury or property damage, arising from (i) your use of and access to the Services; (ii) your violation of any of these Terms; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that your content caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms and your use of the Services.
DIGITAL MILLENIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (DMCA) NOTICES
ACC NCR respects the intellectual property of others, and, particularly as to user generated content in comments, discussion boards or in other user contributed content, as applicable, we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide ACC NCR at firstname.lastname@example.org the following information:
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
- description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
- description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
- your address, telephone number and email address;
- statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
- statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
PRIVACY AND PERSONAL INFORMATION
When these Terms come to an end, all of the legal rights, obligations and liabilities that you and ACC NCR have benefited from, been subject to (or which have accrued over time whilst the Terms have been in force) or which are expressed to continue indefinitely, shall be unaffected by this cessation, and the provisions of this agreement shall continue to apply to such rights, obligations and liabilities indefinitely.
Some of the Services may be supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions. These advertisements may be targeted to the content of information stored on the Services, queries made through the Services or other information. The manner, mode and extent of advertising by ACC NCR on the Services are subject to change without specific notice to you.
All contents of the ACC NCR Leadership Academy Website are: Copyright 2017 by ACC NCR and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.
All ACC NCR trademarks are strictly owned by ACC NCR and/or the Association of Corporate Counsel, and nothing in these terms can be construed to transfer ownership rights or grant any permission, license or other rights to any ACC NCR trademark without written authorization from ACC NCR and ACC.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned within the ACC NCR Leadership Academy Website may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
GENERAL LEGAL TERMS
The Terms constitute the whole legal agreement between you and ACC NCR and govern your use of the Services (but excluding any services which ACC NCR may provide to you under a separate written agreement), and completely replace any prior agreements between you and ACC NCR in relation to the Services.
You acknowledge and agree that the form and nature of the Services, which ACC NCR provides, may change from time to time with or without prior notice to you.
As part of ACC NCR’s continuing innovation, you acknowledge and agree that ACC NCR may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Services (or any features within the Services) to you or to users generally at ACC NCR’s sole discretion, without prior notice to you. You may stop using the Services at any time. You do not need to specifically inform ACC NCR when you stop using the Services.
You acknowledge and agree that if ACC NCR disables access to your account, you may be prevented from accessing the Services, your account details or any files or other content, which is contained in your account.
Unless you have been specifically permitted to do so in a separate agreement with ACC NCR, you agree that you will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell the Services for any purpose, most especially including not sharing the data supplied by other ACC NCR members to law firms or other vendors who are not ACC NCR members, or other ACC NCR members who are not participating in the Leadership Academy. You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that ACC NCR has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any breach of your obligations under the Terms and for the consequences (including any loss or damage which ACC NCR may suffer) of any such breach.
You acknowledge and agree that while ACC NCR may not currently have set a fixed limit on the number of transmissions you may send, receive or store/manage through the Services, such fixed limits may be set by ACC NCR at any time, at ACC NCR’s discretion.
You agree that if ACC NCR does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy which is contained in the Terms (or which ACC NCR has the benefit of under any applicable law), this will not be taken to be a formal waiver of ACC NCR’s rights and that those rights or remedies will still be available to ACC NCR.
Unless ACC NCR has given you specific written permission to do so, you may not assign (or grant a sub-license of) your rights to use the Services, grant a security interest in or over your rights to use the Services, or otherwise transfer any part of your rights to use the Software. This means also that you shall not share your password or member access with non-members or members who are not participating in the Leadership Academy.
When these Terms come to an end, all of the legal rights, obligations and liabilities that you and ACC NCR have benefited from, been subject to (or which have accrued over time whilst the Terms have been in force), or which are expressed to continue indefinitely, shall be unaffected by this cessation, and the provisions of this agreement shall continue to apply to such rights, obligations and liabilities indefinitely.
If any disagreement or dispute arises regarding these Terms or any rights or obligations conveyed hereunder, the disagreement shall be resolved, whenever possible, by meeting and conferring. If such efforts are unsuccessful, either you or ACC NCR (collectively “Parties” or individually “Party”) shall seek a resolution via binding arbitration, to be conducted in the District of Columbia and in accordance with the then-prevailing rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any award conferred shall be enforceable in any court of suitable jurisdiction in the District of Columbia. The arbitration requirement does not apply to requests for injunctive relief.
Parties 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 Parties each waive any right to a jury trial. Parties both agree that either Party may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.
The Terms, and your relationship with ACC NCR under the Terms, shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, USA, without regard to conflict of laws provisions. You and ACC NCR agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the District of Columbia to resolve any legal matter arising from the Terms. Notwithstanding this, you agree that ACC NCR shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.
If any court of law, having the jurisdiction to decide on this matter, rules that any provision of these Terms is invalid, then that provision will be removed from the Terms without affecting the rest of the Terms, which will remain in full force and effect.
These Terms are effective as of 9 February 2017.