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This page states the "Terms and Conditions" under which you may use www.water-experts-network.org ("the Web Site"). Please read this page carefully. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions stated here, do not use this web site and services. By using this web site, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by the terms of these Terms and Conditions. WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions, because they are binding on you. The terms "You" and "User" as used herein refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing this web site for any reason.

Copyright

WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. authorizes you to view and download a single copy of the material on the Web Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use.

The contents of this Web Site, such as text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software and other "Material", are protected under copyright, trademark and other laws. All Material is the property of WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd.. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all content on this Web Site is the exclusive property of WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. and protected by copyright laws. Unauthorized use of the Material may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You must retain all copyright, trademark, service-mark and other proprietary notices contained in the original Material on any copy you make of the Material. You may not sell or modify the Material or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Material in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use of the Material on any other web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.

You shall not copy or adapt the HTML code that WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. creates to generate its pages. It is also protected by WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd.’s copyright.

General Rules

Users may not use the Web Site in order to transmit, distribute, store or destroy material:

  • in violation of any applicable law or regulation;
  • in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others, or;
  • that is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful.

Security Rules

Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Web Site, including, without limitation:

  • accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which the user is not authorized to access;
  • attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
  • attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Web Site, overloading, "flooding", "spamming", "mailbombing" or "crashing";
  • sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services, or;
  • forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroups posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

Specific Prohibited Uses

The Web Site may be used only for lawful purposes by freelancers seeking an assignment and organisations seeking freelancers. WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. specifically prohibits any use of the Web Site, and all users agree not to use the Web Site, for any of the following:

  • Posting any incomplete, false or inaccurate biographical information or information which is not your own accurate résumé.
  • Posting any franchise, pyramid scheme, "club membership", distributorship or sales representative agency arrangement or other business opportunity which requires an up front or periodic payment, pays commissions only (no significant salary), requires recruitment of other members, sub-distributors or subagents.
  • Deleting or revising any material posted by any other freelancer or organisation.
  • Using any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this Web Site or any activity being conducted on this site.
  • Taking any action which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on this Web Site’s infrastructure.
  • If you have a username and password allowing access to a nonpublic area of this Web Site, disclosing to or sharing your password with any third parties or using your password for any unauthorized purpose.
  • Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, using or attempting to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search this Web Site other than the search agents available from WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. on this Web Site and other than generally available third party web browsers (e.g., Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Explorer).
  • Attempting to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Web Site.

Privacy

When you register for the Web Site, you will be asked to provide WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. with certain information including, without limitation, a valid e-mail address (your "Information"). In addition to the terms and conditions that may be set forth in any privacy policy on this Web Site, you understand and agree that WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. may disclose to third parties, on an anonymous basis, certain aggregate information contained in your registration application. WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. will not disclose to any third party your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number without your prior consent, except to the extent necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws or in legal proceedings where such information is relevant. WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. reserves the right to offer third party services and products to you based on the preferences that you identify in your registration and at any time thereafter; such offers may be made by WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. or by third parties. Please see the WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. privacy statement for further details regarding your Information.

User Submissions

As a user, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. You must not, and by using this Web Site you agree not to, do the following things:

  • post material that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it;
  • post material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner;
  • post material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
  • post material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity;
  • post a sexually-explicit image or statement;
  • post advertisements or solicitations of business,
  • post chain letters or pyramid schemes;
  • impersonate another person or;
  • post material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.

WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of communications posted by users or endorse any opinions expressed by users. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by other users will be at your own risk.

WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. acts as a passive conduct for the online distribution and publication of user-submitted information and has no obligation to screen communications or information in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by users. If notified by a user of communications which allegedly do not conform to these Terms and Conditions, WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the communication. WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. has no liability or responsibility to users for performance or nonperformance of such activities. WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. reserves the right to expel users and prevent their further access to the Web Site for violating the Terms and Conditions or the law and the right to remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive. WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. may take any action with respect to user-submitted information that it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion if it believes it may create liability for WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd..

By submitting content to any public or nonpublic area of the Web Site, you grant WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. the loyalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers), non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content. You also warrant that the holder of any rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. You also permit any subscriber to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for personal use. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on the Web Site retains any and all rights that may exist in such content.

Registration

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of your registration, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. of any unauthorized use of your username, password and/or registration.

WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd.’s Liability

This Web Site acts as a venue for organisations to post assignments and freelancers to post résumés and does not screen or censor the listings offered. WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. is not involved in the actual transaction between organisations and freelancers. As a result, WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. has no control over the quality, safety or legality of the assignments or résumés posted, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of organisations to offer assignments to freelancers or the ability of freelancers to fill the assignment. In addition, note that there are risks, including but not limited to the risk of physical harm, of dealing with strangers, foreign nationals, underage persons or people acting under false pretenses. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom you come in contact through the Web Site.

Because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. cannot and does not confirm that each user is who they claim to be. Because we do not and cannot be involved in user-to-user dealings or control the behavior of participants on the Web Site in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential, direct and indirect) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

We are under no legal obligation to, and generally do not, control the information provided by other users which is made available through the Web Site. By its very nature, other people’s information may be offensive, harmful or inaccurate, and in some cases will be mislabeled or deceptively labeled. We expect that you will use caution and common sense when using this Web Site.

The Material may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the Web Site or the Material. The use of the Web Site and the Material is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to the Web Site and may be made at any time.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the form, content and accuracy of any résumé or material contained therein placed by you on the Web Site. Organisations are solely responsible for their postings on the Web Site.

WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. is not to be considered to be an employer with respect to your use of the Web Site and WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. shall not be responsible for any employment decisions, for whatever reason made, made by any entity posting assignment on the Web Site.

WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. does not warrant that the web site will operate error-free or that the web site and it’s server are free of computer viruses or other harmful mechanisms. If your use of the web site or the material results in the need for servicing or replacing equipment or data, WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. is not responsible for those costs.

The web site and material are provided on an "as is" basis without any warranties of any kind. WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd., to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, including the warranty of merchantability, fitness for particular purpose and non-infringement. WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. makes no warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the material, services, software, text, graphics and links.

Disclaimer of Consequential Damages

In no event shall WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the web site and the material, whether or not WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. is advised of the possibility of such damages.

Links to Other Sites

The Web Site contains links to third party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. of the contents on such third-party Web sites. WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party Web sites. If you decide to access linked third party Web sites, you do so at your own risk.

Resale or Commercial Use

You agree not to resell or assign your rights or obligations under these Term of Use. You also agree not to make any unauthorized commercial use of the Web Site.

Termination

WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to pursue all of its legal remedies, including but not limited to deletion of your postings from this Web Site and immediate termination of your registration with or ability to access the Web Site and/or any other service provided to you by WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd., upon any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or if WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. is unable to verify or authenticate any information you submit to the Web Site registration with or ability to access the Web Site.

Payment

All price quotations, unless otherwise stated in writing are subject to change without notice.

Billing occurs within the first days of each period and includes the next periods account activity. A written bill is sent to you at that time. You are responsible to pay any amount due, whether or not you receive the bill.

You are responsible for paying on time. Payments are due on the first day of the period. Late fees will apply, and your account may be suspended for nonpayment. If payment is not made timely, WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. at its option, may immediately terminate the contract. In addition, the customer shall be liable to WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. for all attorney's fees and other costs of collection. Interest will accrue on any past due amounts at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2%) percent per month, but not in excess of the lawful maximum. WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. shall have the right to hold the customer liable for all amounts due. All Charges for service are due when billed. If your payments are more than 30 days past due your Internet account is subject to suspension! If your account is 60 days past due it will go to collections. In no case will your account be reinstated without full payment of past due amounts plus any additional service charges and the next period payment. The period you are reinstated will count as a full period. You may cancel your account at any time. There are no partial period refunds. Under no circumstances will fees be refunded. If the customer is not able to meet our payment terms, please do not apply for services.

All fees are inclusive all applicable sales taxes and are nonrefundable.

Rates are set forth on our Internet site. WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. will provide 30 days notice of an increase in our base prices. The customer then has 10 days from the date of the effective increase to provide WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. with a written request to terminate service and incur no termination liability. Otherwise, the customer's existing service will be billed at the new base prices. The WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. customer will be responsible for all charges up to 30 days from the date the notice was received.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd., its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the Material or your breach of the terms of these Terms and Conditions. WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. 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.

Miscellaneous

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and WaterExpertsNetwork Ltd. with respect to the use of Web Site. No changes to these Terms and Conditions shall be made except by a revised posting on this page.

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