Last Updated on May 2016.

Welcome to the IWEC Foundation Website

These Terms of Use (henceforth these “Terms” or “Terms of Use”) are a legal contract between You and the IWEC Foundation (henceforth “we” or “IWEC” or “the IWEC Foundation”) and govern Your use of this Website (henceforth “the Site” or “the Website”), including all the text, data, information, graphics, logos, photographs, and more (all of which we refer to as “Materials” or “Content”) that IWEC may make available to You, as well as any services we may provide through this Website.

Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions
Please make sure to read these Terms carefully before browsing the Website. Usage of this Website indicates that You acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be legally bound by these Terms. If You do not accept these Terms, You may not use this Website. You agree to use the content and Site only for lawful purposes. You are prohibited from any use of the Content or Site that would constitute an illegal offense, give rise to liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation.

Restrictions on Use of Materials
You acknowledge that this Site contains content that is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, patents, or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media, and technologies existing now and hereinafter developed. You also acknowledge that the content is and shall remain the property of IWEC or any other party (each a “Contributor”) who has been involved in the preparation or publication of the content. You shall at no time assert any claims of ownership over any content by reason of Your use of or any right to use this Site and shall not grant or create or suffer to exist any lien or other security interest arising therefrom. You agree to comply with all copyright and trademark laws and You shall not encumber any interest in, or assert any rights to the content. You may not modify, transmit, participate in the sale or transfer of, or create derivative works based on any content, in whole or in part. You may print copies of the content; provided that these copies are made only for personal, non-commercial use and that You maintain any notices contained in the content, or maintained by the Contributor, such as all copyright notices, trademark legends, or other proprietary rights notices. You shall not store electronically any significant portion of any content. IWEC authorizes You to view and use the Content on this Site solely for Your personal, noncommercial use. The use of the content on any other Site, including by linking or framing, or in any networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited without IWEC’s written approval.

Request for Permission to Use Content
For permission to use content from this website or from a newsletter authored and distributed by The IWEC Foundation, request written permission and provide full attribution. Permission, without exception, need to be requested by contacting Nancy Ploeger at np@iwecawards.com. Attribution for website and/or newsletter content should be given as follows: “Reprinted with permission from the IWEC Foundation.”

No Framing
All elements of this Site are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other state and federal laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part by any means, including but not limited to, the use of framing or mirrors. None of the Content for our Site may be retransmitted without the express written consent of The IWEC Foundation.

Trademarked Content
The IWEC Foundation and associated logos are trademarks owned by the IWEC Foundation. Page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts are copyrights, trademarks or trade dress of the IWEC Foundation. You may not use any of these copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, or trade names without express permission of The IWEC Foundation. The IWEC Foundation will retain ownership of its intellectual property rights and you may not obtain any rights therein by virtue of this Policy or otherwise.

Links to Other Sites
The Website may contain links to third-party websites and resources. Such outbound URLS are provided solely as a convenience to You and do not constitute an endorsement by IWEC. IWEC makes no representations or warranties regarding the correctness, accuracy, performance or quality of any content, software, service or application found at any linked Site. IWEC is not responsible for the availability of the linked sites or the content or activities of such sites. If You decide to access linked sites, You do so at Your own risk.

Disclaimer of Warranty
This Website and its content are provided “as is” and “with all faults” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. IWEC makes no representations or warranties in relation to this Website or the information and materials provided on this Website. Nothing on this Website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, legal advice of any kind. This Website may be out of date and IWEC makes no commitment whatsoever to update it.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, IWEC does not warrant that:

  • This Website will be constantly available, or available at all;
  • The information on this Website is reliable, complete, true, accurate or non-misleading;
  • This Website is free of problems;
  • This Website does meet Your requirements;
  • This Website will be timely, secure and uninterrupted.

No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by You through this Website or from IWEC shall create any warranty. IWEC disclaims all equitable indemnities.

Your sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with this Site is to stop using the Site.

Limitations of Liability
IWEC makes no representation about the results to be obtained from using this Website. To the extend permitted by law, in no event shall IWEC be liable to You or anyone else for any incidentals, including but not limited to:

  • Any loss of use, data, goodwill, or profits, whether or not foreseeable; and
  • Any special, incidental, indirect, consequential, or punitive damages whatsoever (even if we have been advised of the possibility of these damages), including those resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, whether or not foreseeable, based on any theory of liability, including breach of contract or warranty, negligence or other tortious action, or arising from any other claim arising out of or in connection with Your use of or access to the Services or Software.

Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for negligence, consequential or incidental damages, in such jurisdictions IWEC’s liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by the law.

Use of Personally Identifiable Information
IWEC practices and policies with respect to the collection and use of personally identifiable information is governed according to our Privacy Policy.

Copyright Complaints
The designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is:

The IWEC Foundation
Board of Directors
54 W. 40th St., Suite 1117
New York, NY 10018
United States

Termination
We or You may terminate Your use of this Website at any time. Your use of this Site will automatically terminate in the event You breach any of these Terms. Unless we otherwise agree with You in writing, we may terminate, suspend, or modify Your registration with, or access to, all or part of this Website, without notice, at any time and for any reason. You may discontinue Your access to and use of this Website at any time. In the event of an automatic termination for breach, You must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials (and any copies thereof).

User Must Comply with Applicable Laws
This Site is based in New York, NY, United States. You are prohibited from any use of the content or Site that would constitute an illegal offense, give rise to liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation. IWEC makes no claims concerning whether the content may be accessed, downloaded or be appropriate for use outside of the United States. If You access this Site from outside of the United States, You are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of Your specific jurisdiction.

Miscellaneous
In the event that any portion of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalid or unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with the applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect. The paragraph headings herein are provided only for reference and shall have no effect on the construction or interpretation of these Terms. IWEC’s failure to enforce Your strict performance of any provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of its right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of these Terms. Neither the course of conduct between parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of these Terms.

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless IWEC from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) that such parties may incur as a result of or arising from Your (or anyone using Your account’s) violation of these Terms.

Governing Law
These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York as applied to agreements made, entered into, and performed entirely in New York by New York residents, notwithstanding Your actual place of residence or business. The Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act shall not apply to these Terms. All lawsuits arising from or relating to these Terms or Your use of this Website shall be brought in the Federal or State courts located in New York County, New York, and You hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of such courts for such purpose.

Modification of These Terms of Use
IWEC, in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to amend or change these Terms at any time by posting the updated Terms on this Site. Please review it periodically. If You object to any such changes, Your sole recourse shall be to cease using this Site. Continued use of the Website following any such changes shall indicate Your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

Contact
We value your feedback. Please address any comments, questions or complaints regarding these Terms to:

The IWEC Foundation
Nancy Ploeger
54 W. 40th St., Suite 1117
New York, NY 10018
United States
np@iwecawards.com