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Welcome to the CRC Web Site. The website located at www.crcao.org and www.crcao.com (the “Web Site”) is owned and operated by Coordinating Research Council, Inc. (“CRC”). The Web Site is made available to you conditioned on your acceptance of these Web Site terms of use (“Terms of Use”) and our Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”). By accessing, viewing or using the Web Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy. You should carefully read these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy before using the Web Site. If you do not agree to be bound by the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, do not use the Web Site.

CRC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change or update these Terms of Use. Your continued use of the Web Site after any changes signifies that you accept all changes. You should periodically review these Terms of Use to check for changes that may affect your use of the Web Site and your rights and obligations under these Terms of Use.

These Terms of Use were last updated in January 24, 2008.

User Eligibility. This Web Site is available worldwide and may be operated from various locations both within and outside the United States of America (“USA”). Access to and use of the Web Site, including functionality and features available on the Web Site and products and services available through the Web Site, however, may be inappropriate, prohibited or restricted in certain countries outside the USA. CRC makes no warranty or representation that the Web Site is appropriate or available for access or use outside of the USA. If you access or use the Web Site from outside the USA, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for complying with the laws and regulations of the territory from which you access and use the Web Site.

This is a general audience Web Site and users of all ages are welcome to browse the Web Site. However, if you are under the age of 13, you should not provide any information about yourself on or through the Web Site, including your name, address, email address, phone number or other personally identifiable information.

Privacy and Submissions. Any personal information you provide or submit to CRC on or through the Web Site will be used by CRC in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy. You acknowledge that any communication, information or material you submit on or through the Web Site, such as questions, comments, ideas, feedback, requests, unsolicited proposals, materials, suggestions or the like (collectively “Submissions”) will not be treated as confidential or proprietary to you and will become CRC's property, and may be used by CRC, in its sole discretion, for any purpose, without notice to you and without any further consent by you. CRC will be under no obligation whatsoever to use, respond to, or pay any compensation with respect to any Submission. The act of providing any Submission constitutes an assignment to CRC of all worldwide right, title and interest, including copyright and other intellectual property rights, in the Submission. By providing any Submission to CRC, you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to that Submission, including, without limitation, all the rights and authorization necessary for you to provide that Submission and for CRC to use, copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, transfer, distribute, perform, publish, license or sell that Submission.

When you provide Submissions to the Web Site, you agree to: (i) provide accurate and truthful information and (ii) update that information from time to time as necessary to keep that information current and accurate.

Legal Notices and Additional CRC Policies. Use of the Web Site and its content is further subject to the Legal Notices (the “Legal Notices”) and other terms and policies of CRC posted on the Web Site, which are hereby incorporated into these Terms of Use by this reference. The Web Site and its content are owned by CRC, its members or other third parties. The rights in the Web Site and its content are retained by the owner and are protected by copyright and other applicable law.

License to Access CRC Web Site. CRC grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use the Web Site in strict accordance with these Terms of Use and the terms provided in the Legal Notices. CRC grants you a limited right to access and make informational, personal and non-commercial use of the Web Site and its content in accordance with these Terms of Use and the terms of the Legal Notices. Except for this limited license, CRC does not convey to you any right or interest in the Web Site, its content or any information available on or through the Web Site.

Restrictions on Use. The rights provided by CRC to access and use the Web Site do not include any right to copy, sell or use the Web Site or its content for commercial use or to prepare any derivative works of the Web Site or its content, without the prior express written permission of CRC. The Web Site, or any portion of it, may not be reverse-engineered, modified, reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold or otherwise exploited for any purpose, without the prior express written permission of CRC. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing CRC’s name or trademarks without the prior express written permission of CRC. You are further prohibited from using the Web Site or any of its content: (i) to advertise or sell any products or services; (ii) for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use; (iii) in any manner which could damage or disparage CRC or its members; (iv) in any manner that could disable, overburden, or impair the Web Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Web Site; or (v) to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Web Site. Tampering with the Web Site, misrepresenting your identity as a user or conducting any fraudulent activities on the Web Site are strictly prohibited.

Prohibited Submissions. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any infringing, unlawful, threatening, defamatory, libelous, obscene or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. In addition to any remedies that CRC may have at law or in equity, if CRC reasonably determines that you have violated or are likely to violate the foregoing prohibitions, CRC may take any action it reasonably deems necessary. CRC will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order or subpoena requesting or directing CRC to disclose the identity of anyone using the Web Site in an unauthorized manner or submitting or posting prohibited materials.

Monitoring. CRC shall have the right, but no obligation, to monitor content of the Web Site provided by third parties to determine compliance with the Terms of Use, any other operating rules established by CRC for this Web Site or compliance with any law, regulation, or authorized government request.

Linking to Third Party Sites. The Web Site may contain information regarding products and services offered by and hypertext links to sites owned or operated by parties other than CRC (“Linked Sites”). Links to third-party sites are provided for your convenience only. CRC is not responsible for examining or evaluating, and does not warrant the content or the security of, those sites. CRC does not endorse the content, or any products or services available, on those sites. When you access a Linked Site from this Web Site, you do so at your own risk. Any concerns regarding any product or service offered by a Linked Site should be directed to the operator of that specific site and not to CRC.

Disclaimer of Warranties. THE WEB SITE AND ALL CONTENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND CRC, ITS MEMBERS AND LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL SUCH REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THE INFORMATION ON THE WEB SITE IS FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ADVICE.

CRC DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT: (I) THAT THE INFORMATION OR FEATURES PROVIDED ON THE WEB SITE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT; (II) THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; OR (III) THAT ANY DEFECTS IN THE WEB SITE WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THE WEB SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE WEB SITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. CRC DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON THE WEB SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, USEFULNESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND IN EACH CASE, THOSE REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES ARE DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

CRC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUSPEND OR WITHDRAW THE ENTIRE WEB SITE, OR ANY PART OF THE WEB SITE, AT ANY TIME, WITHOUT NOTICE, WITHOUT INCURRING ANY LIABILITY.

Limitation of Liability. YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. NEITHER CRC, ANY OF ITS MEMBERS, NOR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS OR AGENTS NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING THE WEB SITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENT WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR ANYWAY IN CONNECTION WITH, THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE, THE MATERIALS OR CONTENT ON THE WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY VIRUSES OR THE INCORRECTNESS OR INCOMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT ON THE WEB SITE (WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR STRICT LIABILITY) EVEN IF CRC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless CRC, its members, and their respective employees, directors, officers, and agents from and against any and all claims, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees and related expenses, arising from or related to any unauthorized use by you of the Web Site or any of its content, your provision of any Submission, any breach by you of these Terms of Use and any claim that you have violated a user's privacy rights by collecting or using information about users of the Web Site.

Export Control. Software and other materials from the Web Site may be subject to United States Export Administration laws and regulations. The United States Export Administration laws prohibit the export of certain technical data and software to certain territories. No software or content from the Web Site may be downloaded or exported (a) into any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (b) anyone on the United States Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. CRC does not authorize the downloading or exportation of any content, software or technical data from the Web Site to any jurisdiction prohibited by the United States Export Administration laws or regulations.

Electronic Communications. When you visit the Web Site or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We may communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on the Web Site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Termination/Access Restriction. CRC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or refuse access to any or all of the Web Site and the related services at any time, without notice and for any reason.

Governing Law and Disputes. CRC controls and operates this Web Site from the state of Georgia. These Terms of Use and your use of the Web Site are governed by the laws of the state of Georgia, without regard to conflicts of law principles. By accessing, viewing or using this Web Site or any of its content, you consent to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts of the State of Georgia for any dispute arising in connection with this Web Site or its content.

General. If any part of these Terms of Use is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, then the remainder shall continue in effect. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and CRC as a result of these Terms of Use or your access, viewing or use of the Web Site. Unless otherwise specified herein, these Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and CRC with respect to the Web Site.