Terms and Conditions

General

Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc. (“VSA”) created and maintains this Internet site (“the Site”) for communication and information purposes. This Site provides information of specific interest to VSA clients. Your access to and use of this Site is subject to the following Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Statement (“Terms”), to include any modifications issued by VSA to these Terms and all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, you will not be allowed to use this Site.

Changes in Terms; Termination

VSA reserves the right at any time and without prior notice to revise the terms and provisions of these Terms or to impose new terms and conditions with respect to access to or use of this Site. Such revisions and additions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by any means, including but not limited to posting the revised or additional terms and conditions on the Site. Any access or use of this Site by you after notice of revisions or additions to these Terms shall constitute and be deemed to be your agreement to such revisions or additions.

VSA shall also have the right to terminate this Site or any products or services offered through the Site, or any individual’s right to access or use any portion of or service offered through the Site, at any time and without prior notice.

Site Content

The information and materials posted on this Site may contain errors, omissions, or typographical errors or may be out of date. VSA may change, update, or delete any posted information or materials at any time and without prior notice. The information and materials posted on this Site are provided for informational purposes only and are not binding on VSA in any way except to the extent they are specifically indicated to be so.

Linked Third Party Sites

Links to other Internet sites operated by third parties do not constitute sponsorship, endorsement or approval by VSA of the content, policies, or practices of such linked sites. Linked sites are not operated, controlled, or maintained by VSA, and VSA is not responsible for the availability, content, policies or practices of linked sites. Links to other sites are provided for your convenience only, and you access them at your own risk.

Disclaimer of Warranty

VSA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever concerning this Site or any linked site or its content, including the availability of any site or the information and materials on it or the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of that information and materials. VSA also does not warrant or represent that your access to or use of any site will be uninterrupted or free of errors or omissions, that defects will be corrected, or that the site is free of computer viruses or other harmful components.  Without limiting the foregoing, EVERYTHING ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.

LIMITATION ON LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL VSA BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR IN TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF ACCESS TO OR USE OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE OR ITS CONTENTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON COMPUTER SYSTEMS OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF VSA IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Trademarks and Copyrights

Unless otherwise noted, the trademarks, logos, and service marks used on the Site are owned by VSA or by third parties that have licensed their use to VSA. You may view and download these marks for informational purposes only as permitted by applicable copyright laws and must retain intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Other use of these marks, except as specifically permitted in these Terms or the Site content or a writing signed by VSA, is strictly prohibited.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless VSA, VSA officers and its employees or related entities and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims, losses, damages, liabilities, and costs (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs) arising out of or relating to your breach of these Terms or your access to or use of this Site. The foregoing indemnification obligation shall survive termination of these Terms and the Site and any product or service provided to you arising out of or relating to your use of the Site.

Privacy Statement

VSA respects the privacy of personally identifiable information about visitors to this Site such as names or e-mail addresses and will collect such information about you only when you knowingly and voluntarily submit it.  VSA does not sell or rent personally identifiable information about visitors to the Site to third parties.  VSA will not use personally identifiable information about visitors to the Site for the purpose of broadcasting unsolicited e-mail newsletters or bulletins and will transmit such information only to individuals that specifically request it. VSA also will not authorize use of personally identifiable information about visitors to the Site for the purpose of broadcasting unsolicited e-mail newsletters or bulletins.

VSA may use personally identifiable information about visitors to the Site in aggregate form to make the Site better and more responsive to the interests of such visitors. VSA may also collect certain non-personal information about visitors to the Site, including but not limited to the identity of their Internet browsers, the types of operating systems they use, their locations, and the domain names of their Internet service providers. Such non-personal information may be used for purposes including but not limited to improving the content of the Site.

VSA is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of VSA clients, operators of linked sites, or other third parties.

Third party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites on the internet. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website.

“Cookies” are small amounts of data that are stored on your computer. They find their way to your browser via a Web server. They flag information about your activity on our Web site. This information helps us improve our site and make it friendlier and easier to use. We never use cookies to save your confidential information.

We contract with a third-party service providers to place our advertising on other websites. These providers may collect information from us about your visits to our website. They may also use this information to tailor banner advertisements.  Our trusted third party service provider will keep this data anonymous and will not share any personally identifiable information with any other third parties.

Users may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page. (Alternatively you can opt out of a third party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page.)

Miscellaneous

These Terms constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter.  No waiver by VSA of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.  If any provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other provisions of the Terms.

VSA shall not be liable for any nonperformance or delay in performance caused by any act beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts or omissions of third parties, equipment failure, war, strikes, lock-outs, fire, flood, or any other Act of God, any law, regulation, ordinance, or other act or order of any court, government, or governmental agency, or delays, unavailability, errors, or other failures of the Internet or other data networks.

Access to or use of this Site shall not be construed as VSA’s purposeful availment of the privilege or benefits of doing business in any state or legal jurisdiction other than Washington, District of Columbia. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Washington, District of Columbia, without regard to its conflicts or choice of laws principles.  In any matter connected with the Site or these Terms, the parties hereto consent exclusively to personal jurisdiction in the United States District Court of Washington, District of Columbia, or, if that court lacks subject matter jurisdiction, in the courts of Washington, District of Columbia.