Terms and Conditions
OhioAsianBusiness.org Terms of Service
Terms and Conditions
Welcome to OhioAsianBusiness.org (the “Website”) that is owned, operated and controlled by Asian Business Association of Ohio (collectively “OhioAsianBusiness.org”, “we,” “our”, or “us”). OhioAsianBusiness.org is an interactive website that promotes greater access to business information by allowing a forum for the various stakeholders to interact. The terms “you”, “your”, and “yours” refer to anyone accessing, viewing, browsing, visiting or using the Website including the users seeking general information, or professionals providing such information on the Website.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS (THESE “Terms”) CONSTITUTE A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT WHICH GOVERN YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE. BY ACCESSING, VIEWING, BROWSING, VISITING OR USING THIS WEBSITE OR ANY FEATURE OR SERVICE OFFERED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOND, WITHOUT LIMITATION OR QUALIFICATION, BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT ANY OF THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE. WE MAY, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION, MODIFY OR REVISE THESE TERMS AT ANY TIME BY UPDATING THIS POSTING. YOU ARE BOND BY ANY SUCH MODIFICATION OR REVISION AND SHOULD THEREFORE VISIT THIS PAGE PERIODICALLY TO REVIEW THESE TERMS. IF ANY MODIFICATION IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOUR SOLE REMEDY AND RECOURSE IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THIS WEBSITE.
You are not required to register in order to access the Website. However, in the future, if you are directed to use certain features or services offered through this Website, you may have to register and create a unique, password-protected account (“Account”). Once this is implemented, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current, and complete information as prompted by the registration form; and (b) maintain and update such information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete at all times. We reserve the right to delete your Account without warning if you are found to have misrepresented any of the registration information submitted. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and e-mail address. You agree to (a) immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account, or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You will be solely responsible for safeguarding your password and also for any actions under your password and Account, whether authorized by you or not.
Subject to these Terms, we authorize you to view and download the information and other materials at or through this Website only for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that we retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials or any copies of the materials. Additional terms and conditions may apply to your use of certain premium services offered through this Website including advertising, exclusive listing services offered to our Associate Members (as defined below). Please review all such terms and conditions before you use any of our services.
You represent and warrant that the content you provide us, post or publish on the Website including, without limitation, your profile, Free Questions (as defined below), answers to free questions, articles, opinions and updates and Your Feedback (as defined below) (collectively, “Your Content”) (i) does not and will not, directly or indirectly, violate, infringe or breach any duty towards or rights of any person or entity, including without limitation any copyright, trademark, service mark, trade secret, other intellectual property, publicity or privacy right; (ii) does not contain any material that is sexual, pornographic, erotic, obscene, indecent or profane in its use of sexual language or description or depictions of sexual acts; (iii) is not false, inaccurate, fraudulent, misleading, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous, libelous, abusive, violent, threatening, profane, vulgar or obscene; (iv) does not harass others, promote bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any individual or group, promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or age, or otherwise interfere with another party’s use of the Website; (v) does not promote illegal or harmful activities or substances or provide instructional information about activities such as making or buying illegal weapons or substances; (vi) is not illegal, unlawful or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state or country where, as applicable, your submissions are created, displayed or accessed; (vii) does not contain any adware, malware, spyware, computer programming routines, software or viruses that are intended to damage, interfere with or in any way limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, intercept or expropriate any system data or personal information, permit unauthorized access to the Service or any part thereof or disable, damage or erase any portion of the content or advertisements processed or stored therein; and (viii) does not constitute unsolicited bulk email, junk mail, spam or chain letters. We will not be liable for any use or disclosures of any of Your Content.
Additionally, Associate Members shall be solely responsible to ensure that any information or advertisements they post on the Website (including without limitation their profiles, educational background), and any communications they have with Website users fully comply with any laws and all applicable rules of professional conduct, including those concerning the unauthorized practice of law and those regulating the form, manner or content of communications with clients, advertising, or other matters.
You hereby grant OhioAsianBusiness.org a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive, sub-licensable and transferable right and license to use, reproduce, store, host, index, cache, distribute (through multiple tiers and websites), publicly perform, publicly display, (each of the foregoing in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed), modify and adapt including without limitation the right to adapt for streaming, downloading, broadcasting, distribution, publicly displaying, publicly performing (each of the foregoing in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed), create derivative works from, and exercise all aforesaid rights with respect to such derivative works, and otherwise exploit in any manner, Your Content or any part thereof. You hereby expressly waive any and all so-called moral rights you may have in Your Content. Subject to the licenses you are granting hereunder, you retain all right, title and interest, including without limitation all worldwide intellectual property rights, in and to Your Content. We shall not acquire any right, title or interest in or to Your Content, except as provided herein. THE ABOVE LICENSES ARE PERPETUAL AND IRREVOCABLE AND SHALL SURVIVE EVEN AFTER YOU HAVE DISCONTINUED USING THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, FOR ANY REASON OR TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT.
As part of the Website, we may provide bulletin boards, blogs, instant messaging, wikis and the like for posting user feedback, comments or other inputs, including but not limited to, with respect to the Website (“Your Feedback”). You understand and acknowledge that, subject and pursuant to the licenses set forth hereunder, we may display Your Feedback on the Website and use it for other marketing and business activities. In addition, we may, in our sole discretion, decide not to use Your Feedback, delete it from the Website, and even edit Your Feedback for both content and format. You hereby expressly waive any and all so-called moral rights you may have in Your Feedback.
Free Questions and Answers
This Website allows users to post a question free of cost (“Free Question”) to professionals of Asian Business Association of Ohio generally. By submitting a Free Question or answering a Free Question, you understand and agree that your question or answer will become part of our database. Without limiting the license granted to use Your Content, you agree that, as to all Free Questions and any answers, without any compensation to you (other than allowing you to use the Website), we will have the unrestricted right to use, reproduce, edit, modify, sell, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the submitted content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in the content.
After a Free Question is answered, the Free Question and its answer may be posted to the publicly accessible areas of the Website. The contents of these Free Questions and their answers are visible to all users of the Website and to professionals of Asian Business Association of Ohio (“ABAOhio”). Thus, Free Questions and answers to them are neither confidential nor privileged in any way. Although the content of the Free Questions and their answers are visible, the names and identifying information of the user who submitted the Free Question will not be visible to other users of the Website. However, you must understand and hereby acknowledge that, because the Free Questions and answers are publicly accessible, you will lose some privacy by posting Free Questions or their corresponding answers.
Not An Endorsement
You acknowledge and agree that professionals of ABAOhio who participate or advertise through the Website (the ABAOhio Professionals”) are not affiliated with, employed by or agents of OhioAsianBusiness.org . We require ABAOhio Professionals to provide basic information about themselves to us (for example, information about the jurisdictions in which they are licensed, information about areas in which they practice and consider themselves competent and knowledgeable), and although we rely upon and pass on this information to users for their use, we do not separately verify this information and make no representations as to the qualifications of any ABAOhio Professional. No listing of any ABAOhio Professionals on the Website, and no information of any kind or answers provided by any ABAOhio Professionals, constitutes an endorsement, recommendation or referral of any ABAOhio Professionals by us. You must investigate or perform your own due diligence concerning ABAOhio Professionals and their qualifications. You acknowledge and agree that the verification feature on the Website is not a guarantee and is merely based on the information provided to us by the ABAOhio Professionals.
We are neither a publisher nor a distributor of any content of any kind posted on this Website by its users including the ABAOhio Professionals (“User Content”). We have not reviewed, and cannot review, User Content, and cannot therefore be responsible for that content, its use or effects. By operating this Website, we do not represent or imply that we endorse any User Content, or that we believe such User Content to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. The views expressed therein are those of the posting users and ABAOhio Professionals and do not necessarily reflect our views. We assume no responsibility for the posts or the information contained therein, nor do we make any claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, suitability, competence or completeness of any of the information or advice in the posts. Use the advice and information provided AT YOUR OWN RISK.
This Website may contain User Content that is wrong, incorrect, offensive, indecent or otherwise objectionable, that violates the laws, as well as content that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the proprietary rights, of third parties. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we retain the right, in our sole discretion, but not the obligation, to monitor and/or delete any User Content (a) that we believe to be in violation of these Terms, (b) about which we have received complaints, or (c) which we find to be objectionable for any reason, with or without notice to you. In addition, we have no control over, and shall have no legal liability for, any damages resulting from the use, including republication, or misuse, by any third party, of User Content. Additionally, some of the photos on this site are of models and do not depict actual individuals.
OhioAsianBusiness.org, its associates, advisors, and/or ABAOhio Professionals do not function as attorneys or accountant and do not attempt to interpret law and do not provide or offer legal advice, accounting services or financial service. OhioAsianBusiness.org, its associates and affiliates strongly recommend that interested parties, before making any decision or taking any action which might affect their personal finances, existing business or personal circumstances, consult with a qualified attorney, accountant and/or financial advisor.
OhioAsianBusiness.org hereby disclaim any responsibility for any actions taken as a result of any information displayed on this Website or supplied as a result of your registration on this Website. OhioAsianBusiness.org has not audited, verified or otherwise confirmed the information contained herein or supplied by third parties, makes no representations, express or implied, as to the truthfulness, accuracy or completeness of said information, and as a result, shall not be liable to any person(s) or legal entity(ies) directly or indirectly, howsoever, whatsoever for false, misleading or inaccurate information obtained from this Website, obtained directly from ABAOhio Professionals introduced to you by your registration on this Website or any entity or natural person associated with it.
Content and License Terms
(a) Type of Content Provided. You shall provide OhioAsianBusiness.org with text and images about and describing you and your firm and the names and photographs of professionals of your firm (“Biographical Information”) and copies of all trademarks and service marks of your firm (“Marks”) in the format that you wish to have displayed on OhioAsianBusiness.org . OhioAsianBusiness.org may provide questions to you and you may provide answers (“Answers”) to such questions. Answers provided by you must have been answered by professionals who agreed these terms and must identify the specific person providing the Answer.
(b) License Grants. You hereby grants to OhioAsianBusiness.org a perpetual, sub-licensable, irrevocable, world-wide, royalty free, non-exclusive license (the “License”) to:
(i) create derivative works, modifications and re-formatted versions of Biographical Information (collectively “Modifications”);
(ii) reproduce and distribute the Biographical Information, Modifications, Marks and the names and likenesses of you as needed to publicly display the Biographical Information, Modifications, Marks and the names and likenesses of you on the Website in or for any device, medium and format now existing or created in the future, in connection with the advertising, publicizing and marketing of you on OhioAsianBusiness.org;
(c) Sublicensing. You permit OhioAsianBusiness.org to sublicense License rights to any third parties for purposes of third parties assisting or providing services to OhioAsianBusiness.org related to the Website.
(d) Ownership. OhioAsianBusiness.org owns all rights in Modifications subject to your ownership rights in Biographical Information. OhioAsianBusiness.org will own all rights in Answers and you assign and agree to assign all of its right, title and interest, if any, in Modifications and Answers to OhioAsianBusiness.org. You will execute all documents and take all steps reasonably necessary to give effect to the ownership provisions contained in this Agreement.
(e) Rights of Publicity Waiver and Use of Name and Likeness With Answers. You irrevocably permit, authorize and license OhioAsianBusiness.org and their licensees, advertising agencies, promotion agencies and other third parties who are providing services for OhioAsianBusiness.org related to the Website to display, broadcast and use professional’s names and likenesses (both as provided as part of Biographical Information and as may be created as part of Modifications) on the Website and when displaying, reproducing and distributing Answers. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you irrevocably waive all legal and equitable rights relating to all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, suits, damages and expenses, including but not limited to claims for copyright or trademark infringement, infringement of moral rights, defamation, invasion of rights of privacy and rights of publicity related to display of their name and likeness on OhioAsianBusiness.org and in conjunction with Answers.
OhioAsianBusiness.org provides the technological foundations or forum where the public can access both business information and ABAOhio Professionals. OhioAsianBusiness.org provides the conduit for business information; however, we are not involved in the correspondence or conversation between the ABAOhio Professionals and you. OhioAsianBusiness.org does not provide legal service, accounting service, or financial service, does not provide research or advice pertaining to any law, and is not engaged in the practice of law or finance. We do not monitor, verify, or filter any of the responses from the ABAOhio Professionals, nor can we guarantee the quality, accuracy or completeness of any ABAOhio Professional’s. OhioAsianBusiness.org is neither a ABAOhio Professionals referral service nor engaged in making any recommendations about whether you should use a particular ABAOhio Professional’s or not. You hereby acknowledge the above facts and unconditionally and irrevocably remise, release, and forever discharge OhioAsianBusiness.org, of and from all, and all manner of, actions, causes of action, suits, proceedings, debts, dues, contracts, judgments, damages, claims, and demands whatsoever in law or equity, which you ever had, now have, or shall, or may have for or by reason of any matter, cause, or thing whatsoever arising out of the use of the Website or the relationship between you and any ABAOhio Professional introduced to you through this Website.
If you are a California resident, you hereby waive the provisions of section 1542 of the California Civil Code, which states: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
No Attorney-Client or Financial Advisor-Client Relationship
You understand and agree that use of the Website does not in any way create or establish an attorney-client privilege or attorney-client relationship between you and any ABAOhio Professionals. You should recognize that the information provided on the Website (including past questions and answers and articles posted on the site) is provided for your general information. These materials should not be relied on as legal advice and reading and reviewing them is not a substitute for direct consultation with a professional about a specific business situation.
Without limiting the foregoing, you understand and agree that submitting a Free Question or receiving an answer to a Free Question does not in any way create or establish an attorney-client relationship between you and any ABAOhio Professionals, or between you and us. The information and answers provided in response to Free Questions is intended to be generic information, not legal advice, and is based upon the very limited information provided by you in a Free Question. Specific legal or financial advice can only be given with full knowledge of all of the facts and circumstances of your situation. Under no circumstances should the information obtained on this site be used to make decisions about the quality of service provided by an ABAOhio Professional or about the proper course of a business matter.
No Attorney-Client or Financial Advisor-Client Privilege
Because no attorney-client or financial advisor-client relationship is created through the use of the Website, or by submitting a Free Question or receiving an answer to a Free Question, no attorney-client or financial advisor-client confidentiality is formed between you and any ABAOhio Professionals, or between you and us. ABAOhio Professionals do not know the names of, or any other information about, the users whose Free Questions they answer except for the information provided in the Free Question itself.
Representing Adverse Parties
Because no attorney-client or financial advisor-client relationship is created through the use of the Website, or by submitting a Free Question or receiving an answer to a Free Question, an ABAOhio Professional who answers your Free Question on the Website does not forfeit the right to represent adverse parties should you take your case to court.
Consent to Receive E-mails
While using OhioAsianBusiness.org, if at any time you submit your information indicating via checkbox that you would like information via email including special announcements, then you agree to receive future information including announcements or special promotions via email from OhioAsianBusiness.org or any of its affiliates, successors and assigns.
You acknowledge and agree that the Website and the services offered through the Website use and contain proprietary and confidential technology and information owned by or licensed to OhioAsianBusiness.org, and protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws and international treaties. The content displayed on, or through, the Website, including without limitation all information, data, text, software, graphics, messages, tags, or other materials whether posted by us or our users including ABAOhio Professionals (collectively “Website Content”) is copyrighted by us or our licensors under United States and international copyright laws. Other than with respect to your submissions, and as expressly set forth in these Terms, the Website Content displayed on, or through, this Website may not be copied, modified, reproduced, republished, posted, transmitted, sold, offered for sale, or redistributed in any way without our prior written permission. OhioAsianBusiness.org and other marks and logos displayed on the Website, constitute trademarks, trade names, or service marks (“Marks”) of OhioAsianBusiness.org or other entities. You are not authorized to use any such Marks. Ownership of all such Marks and the goodwill associated there with remains with OhioAsianBusiness.org or those other entities.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless OhioAsianBusiness.org, its affiliates, independent contractors, service providers and consultants, and each of their respective directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to any content you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Website or your use of or inability to use the Website, including without limitation any actual or threatened suit, demand or claim arising out of or relating to the your content, your conduct, your violation of these Terms or your violation of the rights of any third party.
Disclaimer of Warranties
ALL WEBSITE CONTENT INCLUDING ANY INFORMATION AND OTHER MATERIALS OFFERED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY WEBSITE CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS DONE SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, ACCURACY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, SEQUENCE, QUALITY, ACCURACY, CONTENT, COMPLETENESS, LEGALITY, RELIABILITY, OPERABILITY OR AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION, CONTENT AND OTHER MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE. THIS WEBSITE MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WE DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DELETION, FAILURE TO STORE, MISDELIVERY, OR UNTIMELY DELIVERY OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL IN RESPECT OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE USE THEREOF. IF YOU ARE IN A STATE THAT DOES NOT ALLOW A DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER OR A PORTION OF IT MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ABAOHIO PROFESSIONALS PROFILE INFORMATION, LEGAL INFORMATION, YOUR CONTENT, YOUR FEEDBACK AND/OR USER CONTENT.
Limitation of Liability
OHIOASIANBUSINESS.ORG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, THE WEBSITE CONTENT, ANY FACTS OR OPINIONS APPEARING ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE, OR ANY THIRD PARTY COMMUNICATIONS. OHIOASIANBUSINESS.ORG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ABAOHIO PROFESSIONALS’ FEES) IN ANY WAY DUE TO, RESULTING FROM, OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE, THE CONTENT OR ANY THIRD PARTY COMMUNICATIONS. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
We respect the rights of copyright owners to control the uses of their intellectual property, and require our users to do the same. You are responsible for complying with all copyright laws while using this Website. You agree that you will not use this Website to infringe the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others in any way, including but not limited to, copying or distributing copyrighted works. We shall: (i) block access to, or remove material that it believes in good faith infringes copyright of a third party; and (ii) remove and discontinue service to repeat infringers. Without limiting the foregoing, your use of this Website is subject to the terms of this copyright policy.
Copyright owners or any agents thereof who believe that any Website Content infringes upon their copyrights may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our officers with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
Information reasonably sufficient to permit our officers to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail; A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Such written notice should be sent to our designated agent as follows: OhioAsianBusiness.org Attn: DMCA Complaints, 26943 Westwood Road, Westlake OH 44145.
Conversely, if you allow Third-Party Websites to authenticate to or connect with your Account, those Third-Party Websites may be able to access any information you provide in your Account. If you allow such Third-Party Website access to your Account, OhioAsianBusiness.org shall not be responsible for the subsequent use of your information by the Third-Party Websites.
Our offerings may include features or functionalities provided by third parties. We may generate phone numbers through third-party providers visible to users of the Website that enable users to contact ABAOhio Professionals (“Third-Party Phone Numbers”). These Third-Party Phone Numbers pass calls through to phone numbers provided by ABAOhio Professionals and generate phone log information, including a date/time stamp and origination identification of calls made to ABAOhio Professionals (“Phone File Information”). ABAOhio Professionals hereby acknowledge and agree that all third-party features and functionalities, including, Third Party Phone Numbers are owned by third-party providers and licensed to OhioAsianBusiness.org and that all Phone File Information is and shall remain the exclusive property of OhioAsianBusiness.org.
Dos and Don’ts
As a condition to access the Website, you agree to strictly observe the following DOs and DON’Ts:
A. Do undertake the following:
- Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, securities laws, intellectual property laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements;
- Provide accurate information to us and update it as necessary;
- Use the Website in a professional manner.
B. Don’t undertake the following:
- Act dishonestly or unprofessionally by engaging in unprofessional behavior by posting inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content to the Website;
- Duplicate, license, sublicense, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell, rebrand, or otherwise transfer information found on OhioAsianBusiness.org (excluding content posted by you) except as permitted in this Agreement or as expressly authorized by OhioAsianBusiness.org;
- Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any underlying intellectual property used in connection with the Website, or any part thereof;
- Unless you are an ABAOhio Professionals, include information in your profile or elsewhere, except in designated fields, that reveals your identity or sensitive personal information such as an email address, phone number or address or is confidential in nature;
- Utilize information, content or any data you view on and/or obtain from OhioAsianBusiness.org to provide any service that is competitive, in OhioAsianBusiness.org’s sole discretion, with OhioAsianBusiness.org;
- Imply or state, directly or indirectly, that you are affiliated with or endorsed by OhioAsianBusiness.org unless you have entered into a written agreement with OhioAsianBusiness.org;
- Adapt, modify or create derivative works based on the Website or technology underlying the Website, or other User Content;
- Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to OhioAsianBusiness.org or any information therein, or the equivalent, in whole or part;
- Deep-link to the Website for any purpose, (i.e. including a link to a web page other than the Website’s home page) unless expressly authorized in writing by OhioAsianBusiness.org;
- Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to access, “scrape,” “crawl” or “spider” any web pages or other services contained in the Website;
- Use bots or other automated methods to add or download contacts, send or redirect messages or other permitted activities other than through OhioAsianBusiness.org -sanctioned tools such as its application programming interfaces or its own services or integrations with other, partner services;
- Access, via automated or manual means or processes, OhioAsianBusiness.org for purposes of monitoring its availability, performance or functionality or for any competitive purpose;
- Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Website;
- Attempt to or actually access the Website by any means other than through the interfaces provided by OhioAsianBusiness.org;
- Attempt to or actually override any security component included in or underlying the Website;
- Engage in any action that directly or indirectly interferes with the proper working of or places an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, including but not limited to unsolicited communications to other users or OhioAsianBusiness.org personnel, attempts to gain unauthorized access, or transmission or activation of computer viruses;
- Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Website, including those of both OhioAsianBusiness.org and any of its licensors;
- Remove, cover or otherwise obscure any form of advertisement included on the Website;
- Harass, abuse or harm another person, including sending unwelcomed communications to others using the Website;
- Collect, use or transfer any information, including but not limited to, personally identifiable information obtained from OhioAsianBusiness.org except as expressly permitted in these Terms or as the owner of such information may expressly permit;
- Interfere with or disrupt the Website, including but not limited to any servers or networks connected to OhioAsianBusiness.org;
- Invite people you do not know to join your network; or
- Use or attempt to use another’s account without authorization from the OhioAsianBusiness.org, or create a false identity on the Website.]
You agree that any dispute or controversy arising out of these Terms & Conditions or your use of the Website shall be settled by arbitration to be held in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in accordance with the rules then in effect of the American Arbitration Association, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate our intellectual property rights, we may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the State of Ohio, USA and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. The arbitrator may grant injunctions or other relief in such dispute or controversy. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final, conclusive and binding. Judgment may be entered on the arbitrator’s decision in any court having jurisdiction. Arbitration costs and reasonable documented ABAOhio Professionals’ costs of both parties shall be borne by the losing party.
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, excluding its conflicts of laws principles. The failure to require performance of any provision shall not affect our right to require performance at any time thereafter, nor shall a waiver of any breach or default of the Agreement constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach or default or a waiver of the provision itself. If any portion of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, such portion will be modified to reflect the parties’ intention and only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable, and the remaining provisions of the Agreement will remain in full force and effect. These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between you and us regarding this subject matter, and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous agreements or understandings, written and oral provided, however, that these Terms do not alter in any way terms and conditions of any other agreement you may have with us regarding other services, third-party content and/or third-party software or services.
IRS Circular 230 Disclosure
Pursuant to U.S. Treasury Circular 230, we are required to advise you that any federal tax advice contained in any communication on the Website is not intended to constitute a Covered Opinion and it is not intended or written to be used and cannot be used for the purpose of (1) avoiding tax-related penalties; or (2) promoting, marketing, or recommending to another party any tax-related matters addressed herein.
OhioAsianBusiness.org, February 8, 2013. All rights reserved.