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The following terms and conditions (the "Terms and Conditions") govern your use of the website (this "Site") of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Incorporated, a New York not-for-profit corporation (the "IEEE"), and any services contained within the Site. These Terms and Conditions include our Privacy Policy and supplemental terms and conditions ("Supplemental Terms") that will govern your use of specific IEEE services ("Additional Services"). 

By using or downloading any materials from this Site, you agree to these Terms and Conditions. In addition, you agree to the applicable Supplemental Terms by using or downloading materials from that Additional Service.

1. Copyrighted Information and Copyright Agent.
Please note that the pages on the Site may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed. 

Unless otherwise noted, all information, text, articles, data, images, Documents (as defined below), software or other materials (collectively hereinafter referred to as the "Materials") contained on any page within this Site are copyrighted by the IEEE, the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch, or a third party (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Copyright Holder"). Title to copyright in the Materials will at all times remain with the Copyright Holder. You may only use, download or copy the Materials contained in the Site in accordance with the Terms and Conditions. Any permitted copies of the Materials must retain the copyright notice, and any other proprietary notices contained in such Materials. Unless otherwise provided in the Terms and Conditions, you may not edit, modify or make use of the Materials without the express, prior written consent of the IEEE and the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch. You may not use any content contained in the Materials in any manner that may give a false or misleading impression or statement as to the IEEE, the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch, the Copyright Holder, or any other party referenced in the Materials. Nothing on this Site shall be construed as conferring any license under any Copyright Holder's intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. You agree to use the Site and the Materials and services and products on the Site or accessible via the Site only for lawful purposes. THE IEEE OR THE IEEE ALGONQUIN COLLEGE STUDENT BRANCH MAY REVOKE ANY OF THE FOREGOING RIGHTS, AS WELL AS ANY ACCESS AND USE AUTHORIZATIONS GRANTED TO USERS OF THE SITE AT ANY TIME.

Except as specifically provided in these Terms and Conditions (including any applicable Supplemental Terms), any reproduction, distribution, replication or retransmission of any information contained on this Site without the prior written consent of the IEEE and/or the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch is strictly prohibited.

The IEEE and the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch respects the rights of all copyright holders and in this regard, it has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users who infringe the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide IEEE's Copyright Agent the following information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512:

a. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

b. Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;

d. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;

e. A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

f. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

The IEEE's Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on or regarding the IEEE site can be reached as follows:

Copyright Agent 

Attn: Bill Hagen
445 Hoes Lane 
Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331 
Phone: +1 732 562 3966 
Fax: +1 732 562 1746 
Email: copyrights@ieee.org

The IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch's Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on or regarding the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch site can be reached as follows:

Attn: Tony Machado
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa , Ontario K2G 1V8
Phone: +1 613 727 4723 ext.5483
Fax: +1 613 727 7663
Email: ieee@algonquincollege.com

2. Notice With Regard to Documents on this Site.
Permission to display, copy and/or download any papers, articles or other works of authorship on this Site (the "Documents") is hereby granted, provided that (a) the copyright notice set forth on the Document and a statement that the Document is being reproduced under permission of the Copyright Holder both appear on such displayed, copied or downloaded Document, (b) use or reproduction of such Documents from this Site is for informational or personal use only, and (c) no modifications of any Documents are made. Any other use of the Documents is expressly prohibited. 

3. Online Privacy Policy.
Our online Privacy Policy ("About Your Security and Privacy") forms a part of these Terms and Conditions. Supplemental Terms also contain additional and different terms, including without limitation regarding the collection, use, and sharing of personal information provided in connection with the use of such services, which you should read carefully before using such services.

4. Disclaimers and Limitation on Liability.

(A) DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. THE CONTENTS OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE MATERIALS, ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," AND THE IEEE OR THE IEEE ALGONQUIN COLLEGE STUDENT BRANCH MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENTS. IEEE DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. 

(B) DISCLAIMER OF ACCURACY. THE IEEE AND THE IEEE ALGONQUIN COLLEGE STUDENT BRANCH DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THIS SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT. THIS SITE COULD CONTAIN TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR TECHNICAL INACCURACIES. THE IEEE AND THE IEEE ALGONQUIN COLLEGE STUDENT BRANCH RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADD TO, CHANGE OR DELETE ITS CONTENT OR ANY PART THEREOF WITHOUT NOTICE. ANY PRICE OR AVAILABILITY INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. ADDITIONALLY, THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES, WHICH INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE DOCUMENTS AND SOFTWARE. THE IEEE AND THE IEEE ALGONQUIN COLLEGE STUDENT BRANCH MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY REGARDING THE ACCURACY, TRUTH, QUALITY, SUITABILITY OR RELIABILITY OF SUCH INFORMATION. THE IEEE AND THE IEEE ALGONQUIN COLLEGE STUDENT BRANCH IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR INACCURACIES CONTAINED IN ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY SUCH THIRD PARTIES. 

(C) LIMITATION ON LIABILITY. NEITHER THE IEEE, THE IEEE ALGONQUIN COLLEGE STUDENT BRANCH, NOR ANY OF ITS MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES CONTAINED HEREIN, WHICH INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE MATERIALS, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INDIRECT, SPECIAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF DATA, INCOME, PROFIT OR GOODWILL, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES.

YOU HAVE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADEQUATE PROTECTION AND BACKUP OF DATA AND/OR EQUIPMENT USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE AND WILL NOT MAKE ANY CLAIM AGAINST THE IEEE OR THE IEEE ALGONQUIN COLLEGE STUDENT BRANCH FOR LOST DATA, RE-RUN TIME, INACCURATE OUTPUT, WORK DELAYS OR LOST PROFITS RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE MATERIALS. 

(D) LIMITATION ON LIABILITY OF COPYRIGHT HOLDERS. COPYRIGHT HOLDERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF DATA, INCOME, PROFIT OR GOODWILL OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF ANY USE OF THE MATERIALS OR PERFORMANCE OR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONTENTS THEREOF.

5. Links to Third Party Sites.
Any other web sites that are accessible via any link on this Site are not under the control of the IEEE or the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch. The IEEE and the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to the information contained in such sites. The IEEE and the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch provides the linked sites to you only as a convenience and the inclusions of any such link on the Site does not imply the IEEE or the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch's endorsement of the site, the organization operating such site, nor any products or services of that organization. Your linking to any off-site pages or other sites is entirely at your own risk. 

6. Export Restrictions.
You acknowledge and agree that the Materials are subject to the U.S. Export Administration Laws and Regulations along with International Laws. Diversion of such Materials contrary to U.S. law is prohibited. You agree that none of the Materials, nor any direct product therefrom, is being or will be acquired for, shipped, transferred, or re-exported, directly or indirectly, to proscribed or embargoed countries or their nationals, unless authorized by the U.S. Government or any international authority. Proscribed countries are set forth in the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. You agree to comply strictly with all U.S. export laws as well as International export laws and assume sole responsibility for obtaining licenses to export or re-export as may be required.

7. References to Products or Services.
Information published by the IEEE and/or the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch on the Site may contain references or cross references to IEEE and/or IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch products or services that are not announced or available in your country. Such references do not imply that the IEEE and/or the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch intend to announce such products or services in your country. Please contact IEEE Member Services or the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch for information regarding the products and services that may be available to you.

8. User Input.
Unless otherwise provided in the Terms and Conditions, any communication, material or feedback with regard to contents on this Site transmitted by a user of this Site via electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, or comments regarding the content of any Document or other information contained on the Site, such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and the IEEE as well as the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information to others without limitation. Further, the IEEE and the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever including, without limitation, publication on the Site, or other IEEE or IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch publications, and developing, manufacturing, and marketing products using such information. The IEEE and the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch shall have no obligation to compensate the contributor of such information in any manner.

9. Governing Law; Venue for any Proceedings.
Any action, proceeding, dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Site or these Terms and Conditions, or any IEEE or IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch products or IEEE/IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch services offered on or accessed via the Site, shall (i) be governed by New York State law and controlling U.S. federal law, or corresponding Canadian law, without application of any choice of law rules and (ii) be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York located in New York County or of the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York or corresponding Canadian law, and you hereby submit to the jurisdiction of said courts.

10. Complete Agreement; Changes to the Terms and Conditions.
These Terms and Conditions represent the entire understanding relating to the use of the Site and prevail over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional, communications. The IEEE and the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch shall have the right to revise and modify the Terms and Conditions at any time by posting the revised Terms and Conditions on the Site. Any use of the Site after such posting shall be deemed to constitute acceptance of the revised Terms and Conditions by the user.

11. Trademarks.
"IEEE", the IEEE logo, and other IEEE logos and titles are registered trademarks or service marks of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Incorporated. All other products, company names or other marks appearing on this Site are the trademarks of their respective owners. Nothing contained in the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on the Site without prior written permission of IEEE or other trademark owners.

12. Indemnification.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the IEEE and the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch, its officers, directors, employees, members, agents and affiliates from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your breach of the Terms and Conditions, including without limitation, the supplemental terms and conditions for e-RecruiterT. The IEEE and the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding. 

13. Supplemental Terms.

· e-RecruiterT Supplemental Terms and Conditions:

Terms for Job Seekers 
Terms for Employers

14. Termination.
IEEE or the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch may terminate this agreement at any time. Upon termination, you agree to cease all use of this Site. Without limiting the foregoing, the IEEE and/or the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch shall have the right to immediately terminate your access and use of the Site, or any portion of the Site, in the event of any conduct by you or through your account which the IEEE and/or the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch, in its sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by you of the Terms and Conditions. The provisions of Sections 4, 9, 12 and this Section 14 shall survive any termination of this agreement.

15. Questions.
Please email us at member-comments@ieee.org or ieee@algonquincollege.com with any questions you have about these Terms and Conditions, including our online Privacy Policy.

About your Security and Privacy

Privacy Policy

This security and privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") constitutes a part of the Terms & Conditions ("Terms and Conditions") of the IEEE and the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch Web Sites, which governs your use of this Site. The Terms and Conditions, including this Privacy Policy, may be amended by the IEEE and/or the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch at any time by posting the amended Terms and Conditions on this Site. The Terms and Conditions were last amended on 12 April 2004.

In addition to this Privacy Policy, certain IEEE and IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch services on or accessible from this Site have Supplemental Terms that will govern your use of such services. These also form a part of the Terms and Conditions and govern your use of such services.

Credit Card Transactions

For your protection, we have taken a number of steps to maximize the security of financial transactions that are accepted on the IEEE or IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch Web Site. Credit Card processing is accomplished using secure processing services. Your entry of credit card information is encrypted when transmitted in secure mode. If you are behind a firewall, the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) feature of your browser and the processing of the credit card may be blocked. In this case, you have the option of credit card processing without SSL by selecting the "Non-Secure" feature on the screen -- the choice is up to you. 

If for any reason, you still feel uncomfortable submitting your credit card over the Internet, you can mail your form to us.

Using Encryption

In certain transactions you are given the option of running in a secure (SSL) mode or unsecure mode. In cases where a firewall is causing a situation that cannot be corrected, the use of the unsecure mode is given. The unsecure mode is used by you at your own risk.

In addition, there are constantly changing restrictions in the use of encryption software and schemes that are used in various countries. The use of appropriate software and encryption options are your responsibility, and the IEEE and the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch assumes no risk or liability in ensuring your compliance to local law.

REGARDLESS OF THE PRECAUTIONS TAKEN BY YOU, THE IEEE, OR THE IEEE ALGONQUIN COLLEGE STUDENT BRANCH "PERFECT SECURITY" DOES NOT EXIST ON THE INTERNET. THE IEEE AND THE IEEE ALGONQUIN COLLEGE STUDENT BRANCH CANNOT ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO THIS SITE OR THE IEEE, AND YOU TRANSMIT SUCH INFORMATION AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Information We Collect From You, How We Use the Information and Opt-out Choices

There are a number of areas in the IEEE and IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch Web Sites where we may ask for and collect information about you, including personally identifiable information. Where we do, it is in order to serve you better, or is necessary to accomplish the service you are requesting. Examples include membership information (which may include name, address, email, telephone number and educational and professional experience information), security identifiers, shipping information, and product purchase information stored in online shopping carts.

Information provided to this Site is processed and stored on computers in various countries, including the United States.

Membership information is used both in the IEEE and IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch mailing lists (which also includes lists provided to technical and geographical units of the IEEE (for example, societies and sections)) and in the IEEE and IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch Membership Directories.

From time to time, to better serve our members and to supplement member dues, the IEEE and IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch mailing lists, in part or as a whole, is released to other engineering and carefully selected third party organizations to provide you with information on technical products and services related to your profession, or that we otherwise believe is useful to our members. In addition, the mailing lists may be used in connection with informing you about IEEE or IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch services, products, conferences, meetings and events. You may instruct us to not share information about you in the IEEE or IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch mailing lists with third parties by indicating this preference on your membership application when you join the IEEE or the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch, on your renewal form when you renew your membership, or by sending an email to us at mailingopt-out@ieee.org or ieee@algonquincollege.com and including your name and IEEE member number for identification purposes. Your choice to opt-out of third party mailings is effective until the next annual renewal date and you must select the mailing lists opt-out option on your renewal form to keep the opt-out in effect.

The IEEE and the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch Membership Directory, printed annually and available for sale to IEEE and IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch members and others, contains each member's, name, mailing address (home or business), IEEE grade progression, title (if applicable), company (if applicable), telephone number and email (if applicable). All members' names and member grades are always listed in the Directory. You may choose to limit the information listed in the next printing of the Directory to only your name and member grade by emailing us at directoryopt-out@ieee.org or ieee@algonquincollege.com and including your name and IEEE member number for identification purposes. This opt-out must also be renewed annually with your membership renewal to remain in effect.

Security identifiers are not disclosed to third parties or affiliated persons or entities. Shipping information (except membership information as noted above) and product purchase information stored in online shopping carts is not disclosed except in connection with the fulfillment and processing of your orders and requests

All IEEE Financial Advantage Program services, except for IEEE Travel Services, are provided by third parties and not by the IEEE. When you provide information about yourself in connection with these services and products, you are providing this information to third party service providers and not to the IEEE or the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch. The terms of those products and services and the use of all information provided by you to them in connection with such products and services are governed by the privacy policies and practices of such third party service providers. Information you provide to IEEE Travel Services is provided to travel carriers and service providers in order to fulfill your travel-related requests. Their use of that information is governed by their privacy policies, not the IEEE's or the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch's.

Use of "Cookies"

Cookies are implemented in various parts of the IEEE and IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch Site, such as the Electronic Catalog. In most instances, the use of Cookies is discretionary by you, and declining Cookies will usually result only in loss of certain conveniences such as session continuity and re-authentication during current or future sessions. Various types of Persistent and Per-Session (Transient) Cookies may be used with any one service, and their implementations, behaviors, and effects will vary. Most IEEE sites using Cookies have specific statements on their use as part of their Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQ") section. It is the policy of the IEEE that Cookies do not carry any of your personal information (name, email address, credit card, etc.) nor identification/password-type data that allows access to such personal information on IEEE servers. All personal, transaction, and security rights are housed on secure IEEE servers, and follow the policy described in the " Information We Collect From You and How We Use the Information " section above.

General IEEE Web Server Security

All of the IEEE Web servers throughout the main network are registered through Verisign as secure servers using industry-standard certificate techniques. This enables all communication between our servers to be verified when services are requested between our computers. 

All of the personal information collected from you on the Site, including names, addresses, are stored behind a "firewall," and defences have been erected to seek to enhance the protection of your information from outside attack by hackers and curious visitors.

Personal Protection of Your Access Rights and Authentication

There is a common registration process that allows you to receive your "IEEE Web Account." The registration involves the use of your membership number, a registration PIN number, and your subsequent choice of a unique user name and password. See the IEEE Web Account Site for more information on this service. 

The user name and password will be used to authenticate you when you enter privileged services that are offered by the IEEE. After authentication, the service being requested will be allowed based on your current status in the IEEE, Societies, or specific electronic services for which you have signed-up.

Links to Third Parties

This Site contains links to other sites. The IEEE and the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch is not responsible for the terms or privacy practices of such other sites and you should read their terms and privacy policy carefully before using them.

Legal Requests

The IEEE and the IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to enforce laws. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us, service or content providers we work with, or you to possible legal liability.

Questions

Please email us at member-comments@ieee.org or ieee@algonquincollege.com with any questions you have about our Privacy Policy or Terms and Conditions.

 


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