Terms of Use

This Web site is owned and operated by Seattle IT Pro User Group (SITPUG) and/or SITPUG’s subsidiary, affiliate or related company (throughout these Terms of Use “SITPUG” refers collectively to SITPUG, and its subsidiaries, affiliates and related companies) (the “Site”). SITPUG maintains the Site as a service to its visitors, subject to the following terms and conditions concerning the use of the Site (“Terms of Use”). When you use the Site, you accept the Terms of Use; if you do not agree to the Terms of Use you may not use the Site. SITPUG reserves the right to modify content on the Site and these Terms of Use periodically without prior notice. The most current version of the Terms of Use can be reviewed by looking at the “Last update” date at the end of this page.

Description of Services
Through its network of Web properties, SITPUG may provide you with access to a variety of resources, including links to technical articles, download areas, tips and tricks, technical discussion forums, blogs, developer tools, specials, promotions, and product information (collectively “Services”). The Services, including any updates, enhancements, new features, and/or the addition of any new Web services, are subject to the Terms of Use.

Use of Content on the Site
Unless otherwise specified, the Services are for your personal and non-commercial use. You may view, download, and print contents from the Site subject to the following conditions: (a) the content may be used solely for personal information purposes; and (b) the content may not be modified or altered in any way. You may not republish, distribute, prepare derivative works, or otherwise use the content other than as explicitly permitted herein. You may not remove the copyright notice from any document or image.No text, script, logo, graphic, sound, video or image from this Web site may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by SITPUG. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of SITPUG without the express written consent of SITPUG. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing SITPUG’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of SITPUG. You may not use any SITPUG logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.You do not acquire any ownership rights to any content on the Site. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by SITPUG.

Registration & Membership
SITPUG currently offers free membership to the public. Membership requires registration. Only registered members are allowed to attend meetings. You agree to provide accurate contact information during registration and to update the information immediately if it ever changes. You agree to have your membership revoked immediately if the information you provide is inaccurate, outdated, or you violate any section of the Terms of Use. You further agree that SITPUG reserves the right to refuse membership and/or attendance at SITPUG meetings to any individual for any reason, including violation of the Terms of Use or behaving in a manner that is inappropriate, abusive, vulgar, threatening, or offensive to any of the SITPUG organizers, sponsors or members. By registering you agree that you have read SITPUG’s Privacy Policy. You also agree to have your e-mail address added to SITPUG’s mailing list and to receive promotional e-mails from SITPUG’s sponsors.

Member Account, Password, and Security
If any of the Services requires you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration/subscription form. You may be assigned a password and a username (account ID). You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account ID. Furthermore, you are responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify SITPUG immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. SITPUG will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. You may be held liable for losses incurred by SITPUG or another party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use another person’s account at any time. You may not give your account and password to anyone else.

Drawings
SITPUG may hold drawings to giveaway or raffle off items of interest to its members. Items may include, but are not limited to, software, hardware, vouchers, coupons, discounts, and specials. You agree to have your full name and image posted on SITPUG’s Web site if you are a winner. By taking part in the drawings and attending SITPUG meetings and sponsored events, you give permission to SITPUG to use your name, voice, image, and videos for marketing purposes on social networking Web sites, television, radio, print and other media as necessary. You also agree that you have read the Drawing Rules.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the Services, you will not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any SITPUG server, or the network(s) connected to any SITPUG server, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of any Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any SITPUG server or to any of the Services, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Services. The use of SITPUG content on any other Web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. You shall not copy or adapt the HTML code that SITPUG creates to generate any Web site content or the pages making up the Site. It is also protected by SITPUG’s copyright.

You will not violate or attempt to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation, (a) attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization, (b) attempt to crash, flood, mailbom, spam, or overload, (c) send unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services, or (d) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or other posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. SITPUG will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting individuals who are involved in such violations.

Reviews, Comments, Communications, and Other Content
You may submit comments and provide other content so long as the content is not obscene, illegal, threatening, or defamatory and so long as the content does not invade the privacy or infringe the intellectual property of a third party. Further, such content may not contain software viruses, spyware, adware, popups, mass mailings, chain letters, or any form of “spam.” You may not use a false e-mail address or other personal information, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of the information.By submitting information, you grant SITPUG a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to reproduce, use, modify, publish, adapt, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. By submitting information, you also represent and warrant that that the content is accurate; you own or have permission to use the content that you submit; and that use of the content will not cause injury to any person or entity.

You may provide us feedback on articles or other content posted on the Site. By submitting feedback, you agree that your full name and location (such as city and/or country) may be posted on the Site. If you do not wish to have your name posted, please state it clearly in your feedback that you wish to remain anonymous. Your feedback may be edited for quality, grammar, or appropriateness.

We appreciate hearing from our members and welcome your comments regarding the Site. However, please be advised that our policy does not permit us to accept or consider creative ideas or suggestions, other than those which we have specifically requested. If, despite our request, you send us creative suggestions, ideas, drawings, concepts, or other information (collectively the “Submission”), the Submission shall become the property of SITPUG. None of the Submission shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on our part and we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submission. SITPUG shall own exclusively all now known or later discovered rights to the Submission and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submission for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you or any other person who submitted the Submission.

Blogs
If there are any blogs (a.k.a. Weblogs) available on the Site they are offered as a service to the technical community to share knowledge with others and to generate useful discussions among our readers. SITPUG or the blog author(s) shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may result from any information posted in the blogs. The blogs postings on the Site are not guaranteed to be error-free or to meet your requirements and should not be treated as such. SITPUG or the author(s) of the blogs will not be responsible for the security, privacy, and management of any information that you provide as comments or feedback in response to the blog postings. Your comments may be edited for quality, grammar, or appropriateness. The blogs may contain hyperlinks to other Web sites, which are subject to the terms in the section Third-Party Web Sites and Information below.

Your Contact Information
You understand that it’s your responsibility to ensure that SITPUG has your most recent contact information on file, such as your current working email and phone number. If you are using anti-spamming software on your servers, or junk mail filters on your email client, you are responsible for adding the appropriate aliases from SITPUG domain to your email program’s address book, whitelist, approved senders list or use other such methods to ensure that you don’t miss important messages from SITPUG, such as account logon information and other important notices. If you decide to update your email address on file with SITPUG, you will send the update request from the original email used to subscribe to SITPUG. Any requests from non-original email aliases will be considered fraud and the requests refused.

Copyright Information
The Site and the content within the Site are the property of SITPUG, its affiliates, or its agents and are protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions. The compilation, organization and display of the content on and in connection with this Site are the exclusive property of SITPUG. SITPUG reserves all rights in the Site and its content not specifically granted in any agreements with SITPUG or in the Terms of Use.

Copyright Complaints
SITPUG respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

Trademark Information
SITPUG marks, graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts noted on the Site are SITPUG’s service marks, trademarks and trade dress and are the sole and exclusive property of SITPUG. SITPUG’s service marks, trademarks and trade dress may not be used in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among members, in any manner that disparages or discredits SITPUG and in connection with any service or product that is not sponsored, endorsed or produced by SITPUG. All other trademarks not owned by SITPUG or its subsidiaries that appear on this Web site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by SITPUG or its subsidiaries.

Third-Party Web Sites and Information
The Site may provide hyperlinks to third-party Web sites or access to third-party content. SITPUG does not control, endorse, or guarantee content found on such sites or products and services sold at other sites. You agree that SITPUG is not responsible for any content, associated links, resources, products, or services associated with a third-party site. You further agree that SITPUG shall not be liable for any loss or damage of any sort associated with your use of third-party content, or your placement of orders and services. Links and access to these sites are provided for your convenience only.

SITPUG may offer Specials and Promotions from vendors and sponsors. You agree that you will use or order third-party services and products (hardware/software) at your own risk and will not hold SITPUG liable for any loss, damage, defect, or placement of incorrect order. SITPUG will not be responsible for warranty, support, delivery, quality, or application of products ordered through third-party vendors. Specials and Promotions may be discontinued at any time without notice.

Disclaimer
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY STATED IN AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND SITPUG, ALL CONTENT, SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE PROVIDED ON THIS WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN. SITPUG AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, AND RELATED BUSINESSES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SITPUG DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT ITS SERVICES ARE ERROR-FREE, THAT THEY WILL OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, OR THAT THEY WILL CONTINUE INDEFINITELY. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE APPROPRIATENESS OF THE SITE, ITS CONTENT, AND THE CONTENTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY SITPUG ON THE SITE FOR YOUR INTENDED APPLICATION AND USE. SITPUG DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE, ITS CONTENT, OR THE SERVICES IT OFFERS ON THE SITE MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. SUBJECT TO THE TERMS OF ANY AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND SITPUG, SITPUG, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, RELATED BUSINESSES, AND SUPPLIERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, EVEN IF SITPUG, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, AND RELATED BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

Indemnity
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless SITPUG, it’s affiliates, organizers, authors, attorneys, and agents (“Indemnities”) against all claims, expenses, liabilities, losses, costs, and damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, that the Indemnities may incur (i) in connection with your use of the Site or any hyperlinked Web site or (ii) resulting from content you supply.

Applicable Laws
All matters relating to your access to and use of the Site shall be governed by U.S. federal law or the laws of the States of where the specific Web site you are viewing is hosted without regard to its conflict of law principles. Any legal action or proceeding relating to your access to or use of the Site shall be instituted in a state or federal court in the jurisdiction in which the specific Web site you are viewing is hosted.

If there is a determination that any provision of these Terms of Use is invalid or unenforceable, that determination will not affect the rest of the Terms of Use and the Terms of Use shall be deemed amended to the minimum extent necessary to make them valid and enforceable.

Contact Information
If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use, please contact us.

Last update: May 19, 2017