Last modified: AUGUST 01, 2022
Acceptance of Terms and Privacy Policies; Eligibility
Scope of Use
Software in the Online Services
User Representations and Warranties
You represent, warrant, and promise that: (a) you will provide true, accurate, current, and complete information when required; and (b) you will comply with all applicable laws in connection with your use of the Online Services.
The Online Services contain information, data, text, software, music, sound, images, photographs, graphics, video, messages, advertising, links to websites, and other information and materials of any kind and nature (collectively, “Services Content”) provided by CIPE and/or its licensors and other third parties (collectively, “Content Suppliers”). SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, CIPE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN ANY WAY FOR ANY SERVICES CONTENT AND/OR FOR ANY DAMAGE, INJURY, CLAIM, COST, DESTRUCTION, OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY SUCH SERVICES CONTENT. SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, CIPE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SUCH SERVICES CONTENT.
As between CIPE and you, all right, title and interest in and to the Online Services and any Services Content (including any intellectual property rights contained in any of the aforementioned) is and will remain the sole property of CIPE and/or its licensors and third party Content Suppliers.
Information, News, and Press Releases
The Online Services may contain information, news, and/or press releases about CIPE or others, including cross-references to others’ products or services. We disclaim any duty or obligation to update any such information, news, or press releases, and your reliance on information contained in these materials is at your own risk.
Moreover, any opinions, advice, statements, comments, services, offers or other information expressed or made available by third parties, including users or others, are those of the respective author(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect the views, findings, or opinions of CIPE. Any description or reference to products, services or programs not directly provided by CIPE is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of such products, services or programs.
Third-Party Sites and Linking
CIPE is not responsible for, does not endorse, and hereby disclaims any and all content, advice, or services found, learned, available, or provided on such Third-Party Sites. We reserve the right to terminate a link to a Third-Party Site at any time.
Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and CIPE, you must adhere to CIPE’s linking policy as follows: (a) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with CIPE’s name or any CIPE trademark or service mark; (b) the appearance, position, and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with CIPE, and (iii) when selected by a user, the link must display the Online Services on full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linking site.
User Content and Interactive Features
By transmitting User Content on or through the Online Services, and subject to any other applicable policies, you grant CIPE a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, assignable, sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, store, modify, display, distribute, prepare derivative works based on, and transmit such User Content in connection with the Online Services and CIPE’s business, and you waive any and all moral rights and publicity rights in such User Content. You agree that this license includes the right for other users of the Online Services or Interactive Features to access and use your User Content, subject to our terms and conditions regarding such use and the right for CIPE to allow its third party business partners to use your User Content.
Rules of Conduct
use the Online Services for illegal purposes, in violation of any applicable laws or regulations;
copy, sell, resell, or exploit for commercial purposes any portion of the Online Services;
use any robot, spider, scraper or other automatic or manual process to monitor, data mine, or copy any Online Services, except as expressly permitted by CIPE;
intentionally manipulate identifiers, use another’s identification or password without authorization, or otherwise engage in any activities intended to impersonate or hide a user’s identity or contact information;
interfere with any other party’s authorized use and enjoyment of the Online Services;
transmit or distribute viruses or other malicious code;
collect user names and contact information and/or send unsolicited commercial communications (spam);
take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionally large load on the Online Services’ infrastructure or interferes with the proper working of the Online Services;
post content or take any action using the Online Services that infringes or otherwise violates any applicable law, rule or regulation, and/or violates or infringes upon any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, privacy right, publicity right, confidentiality right, contract right, or any other right of any third party in any way, including, without limitation, selling, purchasing, or otherwise disseminating, without the third party’s prior written consent, a third party’s content to any website for commercial purposes;
attempt to decompile, decipher or reverse engineer any of the software used by us as part of the Online Services;
post or transmit any advertising or promotional materials or solicit users to use particular goods or services, except as otherwise expressly permitted by CIPE;
transmit or distribute any User Content that is unlawful, deceptive, false, stolen, threatening, abusive, harassing, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, racially or ethnically objectionable, or in violation of the personal privacy rights of another; or
assist or permit any persons in engaging in any of the activities described above.
CIPE reserves the right (but has no obligation) to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in its sole discretion, violates this Section, including without limitation, reporting a user to (and cooperating with) law enforcement authorities and/or terminating or suspending a user’s right to access the Online Services
Violations; Termination of Usage
All trademarks, service marks and logos on the Online Services are the property of their respective owners. Unauthorized use of any CIPE (or of any third party) trademark, service mark, or logo may violate CIPE’s or a third party’s legal rights. You must obtain our written permission prior to using any trademark or service mark of CIPE.
CIPE and its licensors own all intellectual property rights in the Online Services, including designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, content, software, and other files, and their selection and arrangement (collectively, the “Materials”), except for certain third party content on the Online Services and as otherwise expressly indicated or as otherwise required. The Online Services and all Materials therein are protected by United States and international copyright laws. Any unauthorized use of the Materials may violate copyright laws, laws of privacy and publicity, and other laws and regulations. In exercising any permitted use of the Materials, you agree to leave all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices intact.
Sponsors and Partners
As a result of your use of the Online Services, you may communicate with, receive communications from, be re-directed to, interact with, or participate in or use the services or obtain goods and services of or from, third parties, such as our sponsors or promotional partners (collectively, the “Sponsors and Partners“). All such communications, interaction and participation are strictly and solely between you and such Sponsors and Partners and, to the fullest extent permissible by law, we are not responsible or liable to you in any way in connection with these activities or transactions.
Information for California Residents
California users of the Online Services are entitled to the following information pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1789.3: For any questions or complaints about CIPE or the Online Services, including requests for additional information about the Online Services, please contact us via e-mail at email@example.com and/or via written correspondence sent to 1211 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. Visit, Your California Privacy Rights, https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa for more information about exercising your rights as a California Consumer under the CCPA.
If you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Online Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you should notify CIPE in accordance with the following procedures, as CIPE will process notices of alleged copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA):
Our designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement can be reached here: firstname.lastname@example.org. Pursuant to the DMCA requirements, please send CIPE’s copyright agent at the foregoing email address a written notification of the claimed infringement with all of the following information: (a) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; (b) identification of the claimed infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material on the Online Services (providing the URL(s) of the claimed infringing material satisfies this requirement); (c) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address; (d) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (e) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and (f) your physical or electronic signature.
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements listed above, your notice may not be valid. Upon receipt of a Notification of Copyright Infringement containing the required information as described in (a) – (f) above, we reserve the right to (i) notify the user, if known, of the alleged infringement, and (ii) remove or disable access to the material that is alleged to be infringing, if hosted on or through the Online Services. In submitting a claim, you understand, accept and agree that your identity and claim may be communicated to the alleged infringer. CIPE reserves the right to terminate the access of users based on receiving one more Notices of Copyright Infringement.
Title 17 USC §512(c)(3) provides civil damage penalties, including costs and attorney fees, against any person who knowingly and materially misrepresents certain information in a notification of infringement under Title 17 USC §512(c)(3).
DMCA Counterclaim Procedure. If we remove or disable access to your material and you believe that a copyright holder has accused you in error, you may file a DMCA Counterclaim with our designated copyright agent. You must provide us with the following information: (i) a physical or electronic signature of the user; (2) identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled; (3) a statement under penalty of perjury that the user has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; (4) the user’s name, address and telephone number, and (5) a statement that the user consents to the jurisdiction of the federal district court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the user’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and (6) that the user will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person.
Upon receipt of a DMCA Counterclaim, we will provide the complaining party with a copy of the DMCA Counterclaim. When we receive a Counterclaim that meets the requirements of the DMCA, we will process the Counterclaim in accordance with the requirements of the DMCA.
THE ONLINE SERVICES, INTERACTIVE FEATURES, AND THE MATERIALS (INCLUDING ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT (INCLUDING USER CONTENT), PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE ONLINE SERVICES) ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, DATA ACCURACY, AND QUIET ENJOYMENT. CIPE MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE ONLINE SERVICES. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY CIPE SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY AND ALL OF THE MATERIALS BEFORE RELYING ON THEM. CIPE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE ONLINE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, COMPLETELY SECURE, OR FREE FROM VIRUSES.
Limitation of Liability
YOUR USE OF THE ONLINE SERVICES, INTERACTIVE FEATURES AND THE MATERIALS IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. CIPE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE ONLINE SERVICES, INTERACTIVE FEATURES AND THE MATERIALS, EVEN IF CIPE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL CIPE’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE), EXCEED $500.00.
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, CIPE’s liability will be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
Choice of Law/Venue
This Agreement will be governed by, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to its conflict of law principles. If there is any dispute about or involving the Online Services and/or this Agreement, you may bring an action to resolve such dispute only in either the state or Federal courts located in the District of Columbia. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located in the District of Columbia, USA for the purpose of litigating all such claims.
Conflicts with Other Terms
Compliance with Laws
Information available through the Online Services (and Interactive Features) is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any non-U.S. military personnel or entity in any foreign jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation. CIPE makes no representation that the information available through the Online Services is appropriate or available for use in other non-U.S. locations, and access to the Online Services from any such locations where the content of the Online Services offered herein may be illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Online Services from other non-U.S. locations do so on their own initiative and risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches CIPE’s intent as expressed in the original provision and the remainder of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect. CIPE may assign this Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to you. You may not assign this Agreement (in whole or in part), by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written approval of CIPE in each instance, and any such attempted assignment will be null and void. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto, their successors, and permitted assigns. The failure of CIPE to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. This Agreement (including whatever documents the CIPE has specifically referenced herein as applicable) sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between CIPE and you with respect to the Online Services.
The section titles in the Agreement are solely used for the convenience of the parties and have no legal or contractual significance. Each party is an independent contractor and not an agent or representative of any other party. This Agreement will not be interpreted or construed to create an association, joint venture or partnership between the parties, or to impose any partnership obligation or liability upon any party. Neither party will have any right or authority to create any obligation or make any representation or warranty in the name or on behalf of the other party. The parties acknowledge and agree that this Agreement may be entered into electronically, and without the necessity of written signatures. A printed version of this Agreement and any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED ABOVE.