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Terms of Use

Welcome to the Workforce Institute website (the “Website”) Terms of Use. Through the Website, you have access to content and information such as articles, papers and communication forums (collectively “Content”). Through your use of the Website, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions concerning your access to and use of the Website and the Content (“Terms of Use”), and our Privacy Policy. The Workforce Institute, its sponsors (including, but not limited to, Kronos Incorporated) and/or its affiliated companies (“WFI”) may revise the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy at any time without notice to you.

1. Use of Website Documents

You may download, view, copy and print documents that WFI publishes on the Website (“Documents”) such as articles, commentary, blogs, press releases, studies and white papers, subject to the following: (a) the Documents may be used for personal, informational, non-commercial purposes only; and (b) the Documents may not be modified, edited or altered in any way. Except where your use constitutes “fair use” under copyright law, you may not otherwise use, download, upload, copy, print, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, post, transmit or distribute any Documents or other Content from the Website in whole or in part without the express written authorization of WFI.

2. Use of Forums and Public Communication

“Forum” means a discussion group, chat area, bulletin board, blog, wiki, or other service in connection with which you can upload, email, post, publish or otherwise transmit or communicate through a Forum any Content that: (a) is false or misleading; (b) is defamatory; (c) is harassing or invades another’s privacy, or promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual; (d) is obscene; (e) infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to intellectual property rights; (f) constitutes unsolicited bulk e-mail, “junk mail,” “spam” or chain letters; or (g) violates any applicable laws or regulations.
Forums shall be used for noncommercial purposes only. You shall not upload, email, post, publish, distribute or otherwise transmit any Content containing a solicitation of funds, promotion, advertising, solicitation for goods or services, or other commercial material. You agree not to solicit other users of the Website to use or join any commercial online or offline service or other organization. Except where expressly authorized by WFI, you agree not to collect or store personal data about other users.
By uploading, emailing, posting, publishing or otherwise transmitting Content to any Forum or submitting any Content, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) WFI a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, nonexclusive, fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, transmit and distribute such Content in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed. Further, you warrant that so-called moral rights in the Content have been waived. WFI has no obligation to monitor Forums or participate in Forums. However, WFI reserves the right to review Forum Content and remove any Content at its sole discretion.

3. Passwords and Security

Access to and use of password protected or secure areas of the Website is restricted to authorized users. You must not share your password(s), account information, or access to the Website. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of password(s) and account information, and you are responsible for all activities that occur under your password(s) or account(s) or as a result of your access to the Website. You agree to notify WFI immediately of any unauthorized use of your password(s) or account(s).
WFI is concerned about the protection of personal information we have collected from you and has taken reasonable steps to prevent unauthorized access to that information. For more information, please see the Privacy Policy.

4. No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

You agree not to use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use. You may not access or use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any WFI accounts, computer systems or networks. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any parts of the Website or any WFI accounts, computer systems or networks. You may not interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website or any WFI accounts, computer systems or networks. You may not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Website or any WFI accounts, computer systems or networks without WFI’s express written permission.

5. Termination of Use

You agree that WFI may, in its sole discretion, at any time terminate your access to the Website, including but not limited to, Forums, and any account(s) you may have in connection with the Website. Access to and activity on the Website may be monitored by WFI.
6. Third Party Web Websites, Content, Products and Services
The Website may provide links to other websites and access to Content from third parties, including users, affiliates and sponsors of the Website. You agree that WFI is not responsible for the availability of, and Content provided on, third party Web sites. You should refer to the policies posted by other Web sites regarding privacy and other topics before you use them. You agree that WFI is not responsible for third party Content accessible through the Website, including opinions, advice, statements and advertisements, and understand that you bear all risks associated with the use of such Content. If you choose to purchase any products or services from a third party, your relationship is directly with the third party. You agree that WFI is not responsible for: (a) the quality of third party products or services; and (b) fulfilling any of the terms of your agreement with the seller, including delivery of products or services and warranty obligations related to purchased products or services. You agree that WFI is not responsible for any loss or damage of any sort you may incur from dealing with any third party.

7. Disclaimer

EXCEPT WHERE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED OTHERWISE, THE WEBSITE, AND ALL CONTENT, DOCUMENTS, MATERIALS, AND INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WFI EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WFI MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT: (A) THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (B) THE SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS; (C) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT, DOCUMENTS, MATERIALS, OR INFORMATION OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT, DOCUMENTS, MATERIALS, OR INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
ANY CONTENT, DOCUMENTS, MATERIALS, OR INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. WFI SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF CONTENT, DOCUMENTS, MATERIALS, OR INFORMATION.
WFI RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES OR UPDATES TO THE WEBSITE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

8. Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL WFI BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA OR USE, INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT, ARISING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT, DOCUMENTS, MATERIALS, OR INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE.

9. Exclusions and Limitations

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OR EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE DISCLAIMER, EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN LIABILITIES. TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY ARE HELD TO BE LEGALLY INVALID, DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THESE TERMS OF USE, INCLUDING THOSE SET FORTH IN SECTIONS 7 AND 8, DO NOT APPLY.

10. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless WFI, its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, due to or arising out of your access to or use of the Website or Content on the Website, your uploading, emailing, posting, publishing or otherwise transmitting Content to any Forum or submitting any Content to WFI, your violation of the Terms of Use or any additional rules, guidelines or terms of use posted for a specific area of the Website, or your violation of any rights of another.

11. Privacy Policy

WFI is concerned about your privacy and has developed a policy to address privacy concerns. For more information, please see the Privacy Policy.

12. Note About Children

Minors are not eligible to use the Website, and we ask that they do not submit any personal information to us.

13. Export Restrictions/Legal Compliance

You may not access, download, use or export the Website, or the Content provided on the Website, in violation of U.S. export laws or regulations, or in violation of any other applicable laws or regulations. You agree to comply with all export laws and restrictions and regulations of any United States or foreign agency or authority, and not to directly or indirectly provide or otherwise make available the Content, Documents, material or information of WFI in violation of any such restrictions, laws or regulations, or without all necessary approvals.

14. Applicable Laws

All matters relating to your access to, and use of, the Website shall be governed by U.S. federal law or the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Any legal action or proceeding relating to your access to, or use of, the Website shall be instituted in a state or federal court in Boston, Massachusetts. You and WFI agree to submit to the jurisdiction of, and agree that venue is proper in, these courts in any such legal action or proceeding.

15. Copyright/Trademark Information

Copyright © 2007, Kronos Incorporated. All rights reserved.
Workforce Institute is a trademark, and Kronos is a registered trademark, of Kronos Incorporated and/or a related company. Other names appearing on the Website may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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