Scope of Use
Please note that these Terms apply only to the Foundation’s Site and not to any website or portion of a website operated by the Boston Arts Academy (the “Academy”) itself.
We reserve the right to modify the Site and the rules and regulations governing its use at any time, including, without limitation, these Terms. Modifications will be posted on the Site and the “Last Updated” date at the top of this webpage will be revised. You understand and agree that if you use the Site after the date on which the Terms have changed, we will treat your subsequent use as acceptance of the updated Terms. We may make changes in any services described in the Site at any time without prior notice to you.
Restrictions on Use
You will not use the Site for any use other than the business purpose for which it was intended. You will not, and will not permit any third party to, take any of the following actions with respect to the Site or the server hosting the Site nor will you use our Site to upload, post, email, distribute, transmit, link, solicit or otherwise make available any content or use the Site in any manner that: (i) uploads or transmits any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes”, or any other form of solicitation, commercial or otherwise; (ii) decompiles, uses reverse engineering, disassembles, derives the source code of or decrypts the Site or server hosting the Site; (iii) manipulates or otherwise displays the Site by using framing, mirroring or similar navigational technology or directly links to any portion of the Site other than the main homepage (i.e. deep-linking) located at [www.bostonartsacademy.org/foundation]; (iv) uses any robot, spider, scraper or other automatic or manual means to access the Site or copies any content or information on the Site; (v) removes, obscures, or alters any proprietary notices (including any notice of copyright or trademark) of us or our affiliates, partners, suppliers or our licensors; (vi) modifies, adapts, improves, enhances or makes any derivative work from the Site; (vii) disables, overburdens, impairs or otherwise interferes with or interrupts the Site or any hardware, software, system or network connected with the Site; (viii) probes, scans, or tests the vulnerability of or breach the authentication measures of the Site or any related networks or systems; (ix) interferes with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site; (x) infringes the copyright, trademark or any proprietary rights or discloses a trade secret or confidential information in violation of a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement; (xi) compiles, uses, downloads or otherwise copies the Site or any user information or any portion thereof, or transmits, provides or otherwise distributes (whether or not for a fee) the Site or such information to any third party; (xii) is fraudulent, malicious or unlawful, unauthorized or contains defamatory or illegal information, images, materials or descriptions; (xiii) promotes or provides instructions for illegal activities; (xiv) encourages any conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or that gives rise to civil liability; (xv) disseminates viruses or other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware; (xvi) attempts to gain unauthorized access to any other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any server or systems through hacking, password mining or any other means; or (xvii) accesses systems, data or information that we do not intend to be made accessible to you. Use of the Site is limited to persons eighteen (18) years of age or older.
Registration, Access & Security
If you use any of our services or provide us any information through the Site, such as your name, social security number, previous work experience, education background, birth date, age, bank account information, credit card information, federal employment identification number, citizenship status, address, zip code, phone number, contact details, email address, and/or your password (collectively, your “Account Data”) for any accounts associated with you (your “Account(s)”), you agree to provide true, accurate, current, complete and up-to-date information. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, non-current or incomplete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, non-current or incomplete, then we have the right to terminate or refuse any and all current or future access or use of the Site (or any portion thereof). We reserve the right to take any action that we deem necessary to ensure the security of the Site and your Account, including without limitation changing your password, terminating your Account, or requesting additional information to authorize transactions on your Account. You are solely responsible for keeping your Account Data and any security questions and responses associated with your Account confidential. Anyone with knowledge of or access to your Account Data or the security questions and responses associated with your Account can use that information to gain access to your Account. You are solely liable for any claims, damages, losses, costs or other liabilities resulting from or caused by any failure to keep your Account Data and the security questions and responses confidential, whether such failure occurs with or without your knowledge or consent. You will immediately notify us of any suspected or actual unauthorized access to or use of your Account Data or any other breach of your Account security.
You are responsible for providing and maintaining, at your own risk, option and expense, any hardware, software and communication lines required to access and use the Site, and we reserve the right to change the access configuration of the Site at any time without prior notice.
THE SITE AND ALL MATERIALS ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS-IS,” “AS-AVAILABLE” BASIS AND WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY OR RELIABILITY OF THE SITE OR ANY SERVICES, PRODUCTS, INFORMATION, OPINIONS, AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY INFORMATION YOU OBTAIN FROM THE SITE BEFORE RELYING ON IT. USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, COMPLETELY SECURE, VIRUS-FREE, OR ERROR-FREE. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THE SECTION “LIMITATION OF LIABILITY” BELOW, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE SHALL BE TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.
All trademarks, service marks and logos that are used or displayed on the Sites are owned by us or our licensors. You must obtain our written permission prior to using any trademark or service mark of ours. Unauthorized use of any trademarks, service marks or logos used on the Site may be a violation of state, national and international trademark laws. Additionally, our custom icons, graphics, logos and scripting on the Site may be covered by trademark, trade dress, copyright or other proprietary right law, and may not be copied, modified or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission.
Reviews, Comments and Other Content
If you post or submit any reviews, comments, photos, statements, ideas, questions or other content, or any names or user names associated with any of the foregoing, to the Site or to us (collectively, the “Content”), you acknowledge and agree that all such Content will comply with these Terms (including, without limitation, the Section entitled “Restrictions on Use” above) and you may not use any fake e-mail address or impersonate any other person or entity or otherwise mislead as to the origin of the Content. Unless we indicate otherwise, you grant us an irrevocable, perpetual, fully paid up, royalty-free, enterprise wide, worldwide license to copy, modify, sell, create derivative works from, or otherwise use the Content on any media and in any form for our business purposes. You represent and warrant that all Content that you submit or post complies with any applicable guidelines or rules of the United States Federal Trade Commission, including but not limited to FTC 16 CFR Part 255, regarding truth-in advertising and disclosure requirements. You represent and warrant that all Content you submit to the Site or us is accurate, truthful and non-deceptive and that all Content has evidence to back up the claims made.
Violation of Rules and Regulations; Disclosure of Information
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us and our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, contractors, partners and licensors harmless from and against any and all suits, actions, losses, claims, proceedings, demands, expenses, damages, settlements, judgments, injuries, liabilities, obligations, risks, and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, due to, relating to, or arising out of: (i) your use of the Site; (ii) your violation of these Terms; (iii) any Content you provide; (iv) your negligence, fraud, or willful misconduct; (v) your Account; and/or (vi) your violation of any law or regulation or any rights of another. We reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter which you are required to indemnify against, and you agree to cooperate in our defense of such matter. This indemnification will survive any termination of these Terms.
Limitation of Liability
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY MATERIALS, SERVICES AND/OR PRODUCTS WE HAVE PROVIDED TO YOU ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE PURCHASED OR PROVIDED ANY CONSIDERATION FOR SUCH, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH AN INVESTIGATION BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES REGARDING YOUR OR ANY OTHER PARTY’S USE OF THE SITES; (B) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS; (C) ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR OR ANY OTHER USER’S COMPUTER, MOBILE DEVICE, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT OR TECHNOLOGY; (D) RELIANCE BY ANY PARTY ON ANY CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH USE OF THE SITE; OR (E) WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE SITE, OR RELATED INFORMATION OR PROGRAMS, THAT ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH: (1) MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS IN, OR DELAYS IN TRANSMISSION OF, INFORMATION TO OR FROM YOU; (2) INTERRUPTIONS IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONNECTIONS TO THE SITE; OR (3) VIRUSES.
OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FROM ALL CAUSES OF ACTION AND UNDER ALL THEORIES WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID FOR THE USE OF THE SITE, IF ANY, AND IF YOU HAVE PAID NO AMOUNT, THEN FIFTY UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($50.00). YOU ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE VIEWED OR USED THE SITE WITH A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF THE LIMITATION OF OUR LIABILITY IN THESE TERMS.
BY ACCESSING THE SITE, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, THE BENEFITS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA, AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “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.”
Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusions of liability for certain types of damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you to the extent prohibited by law. In such cases, our liability will be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
Third Party Services and Sites
We may engage certain affiliates, subcontractors, or other third parties to provide all or part of the Site to you, including payment processing services, and you hereby acknowledge and agree that such third-party involvement is acceptable. These third-party services may have their own associated terms of services and license agreements that you will agree to when you use these third-party services. You agree that any interaction with these third parties will be governed by the terms of service between you and each individual third party and that the Foundation shall not be held liable for any issues that may arise in connection with your use of these third party services, regardless of any real or potential involvement of the Foundation in the provisioning of those services.
Any links we provide to other Internet sites are provided solely as a convenience to you, and access to any other Internet sites linked to the Site is at your own risk. We are under no obligation to maintain any link on the Site and we may remove a link at any time in our sole discretion for any reason whatsoever. We will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damages or losses caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on such content, products, services or other materials available on or through any such website or for any action you may take as a result of linking to any such website.
No Fiduciary Relationship
Except to the extent set forth in a separate agreement between you and us, there is no fiduciary relationship between you and us. These Terms do not create any relationship of principal and agent, partnership, joint venture, or employer and employee, between you and us. You may not enter into any contract on our behalf or bind us in any way.
Right to Monitor
Electronic Communications and Notice
When you visit the Site or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically and you consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail at the address we have on file for you (if any), sending you messages through the mobile application we provide, or by posting notices on the 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. You further agree that any notices provided by us electronically are deemed to be given and received on the date we transmit any such electronic communication as described in these Terms.
All notices required or permitted under these Terms to us will be in writing and sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, or by reputable oversight courier, or by hand delivery, provided that we may provide written notice to you through electronic communications as described in the paragraph immediately above. The notice address for the Foundation is 5 Temple Place, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02111. Any notice sent in the manner sent forth above shall be deemed sufficiently given for all purposes hereunder (i) in the case of certified mail, on the second business day after deposited in the U.S. mail, and (ii) in the case of overnight courier or hand delivery, upon delivery. We may change our notice address by giving written notice to you by the means specified in this Section.
Use Outside of the United States; Choice of Law; and Venue
The Site is operated by us from our offices within the United States of America. We make no representation that the information in the Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to the Site from territories where the contents of the Site may be illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations do so, on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. By using the Site, regardless of where you live or are located in the world, you consent to these Terms and any claims relating to the information, services or products made available through the Site will be governed by the laws of the State of Massachusetts, U.S.A., excluding the application of its conflicts of law rules. You agree that venue for all actions, relating in any manner to these Terms, will be in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
Time Limit on Claims Against Us
You agree that any claim you may have arising out of or related to your use of the Site or your relationship with us must be filed within one (1) year after such claim arose; otherwise, your claim is permanently barred.
Severability and Waiver
If any provision of these Terms will be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Our failure to enforce the strict performance of any provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provisions of these Terms.
We may assign these Terms or any part of them without restriction or condition. You may not assign or otherwise transfer these Term or your rights under these Terms without our prior written consent and any assignment in violation of this prohibition will be null and void.
You agree that any violation, or threatened violation, by you of these Terms constitutes an unlawful and unfair business practice that will cause us irreparable and unquantifiable harm. You also agree that monetary damages would be inadequate for such harm and consent to our obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that we deem necessary or appropriate. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies we may have at law or in equity.