Portland Society for Calligraphy

Terms of Use for using our website

approved and last updated on June 3, 2024

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to portlandsocietyforcalligraphy.org, owned and operated by Portland Society for Calligraphy. By accessing portlandsocietyforcalligraphy.org, you agree to the following Terms of Use. These Terms of Use constitute a legally binding agreement made between you (“you”) andPortland Society for Calligraphy (“we,” “us,” or “our”) concerning your access to and use of the portlandsocietyforcalligraphy.org website (“Site”)

You agree that by accessing the Site, you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by all of these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with all of these Terms of Use, then you are expressly prohibited from using the Site and you must discontinue use immediately.

Changes to these Terms of Use may be posted on the Site from time to time are hereby expressly incorporated herein by reference. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to make changes or modifications to these Terms of Use at any time and for any reason.

We will alert you to any changes by updating the “Last updated” date at the top of this page, and you waive any right to receive specific notice of each such change.

The information provided on the Site is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject us to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. Accordingly, those persons who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are solely responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

USE BY MINORS

Our services and membership are available to persons 16 years of age and above. No programs, services, or offerings are intended for children under the age of 16.

CORRECTIONS

There may be information on the Site that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to the Site, including descriptions, pricing, availability, and various other information. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update the information on the Site at any time, without giving you prior notice.

Nothing in these Terms of Use will be construed to obligate us to maintain and support the Site or to supply any corrections, updates, or releases in connection therewith.

MODIFICATIONS AND INTERRUPTIONS

We reserve the right to change, modify, or remove the contents of the Site at any time or for any reason at our sole discretion without notice. However, we have no obligation to update any information on our Site. We also reserve the right to modify or discontinue all or part of the Site without notice at any time.

We will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, price change, suspension, or discontinuance of the Site.

We cannot guarantee the Site will be available at all times. We or our Site host may experience hardware, software, or other problems or need to perform maintenance related to the Site, resulting in interruptions, delays, or errors.

We reserve the right to change, revise, update, suspend, discontinue, or otherwise modify the Site at any time or for any reason without notice to you. You agree that we have no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, or inconvenience caused by your inability to access or use the Site during any downtime or discontinuance of the Site.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Unless otherwise indicated, the Site is our proprietary property and all source code, databases (if any), functionality, software, website designs, audio, video, text, photographs, and graphics on the Site (collectively, the “Content”) and the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained therein (the “Marks”) are owned or controlled by us or licensed to us, and are protected by copyright and trademark laws and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws of the United States, foreign jurisdictions, and international conventions.

The Content and the Marks are provided on the Site “AS IS” for your information and personal use only. Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, no part of the Site and no Content or Marks may be copied, reproduced, aggregated, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted, distributed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose whatsoever, without our express prior written permission.

USER REPRESENTATIONS

By using the Site, you represent and warrant that:

  1. all membership registration information you submit will be true, accurate, current, and complete;
  2. you are 16 years old or above;
  3. you will promptly notify us when such registration information changes;
  4. you will not access the Site through automated or non-human means, whether through a bot, script, or otherwise;
  5. you will not use the Site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose;
  6. your use of the Site will not violate any applicable law or regulation.

If you provide us with any false information, we have the right to terminate your membership in Portland Society for Calligraphy and prohibit your access to members’ only sections of the Site.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

 

USER REGISTRATION

You are required to become a member of Portland Society for Calligraphy in order to access the members only section of the website or to register for some of our workshops and services. You agree to keep any logins and passwords confidential and be responsible for all use of such logins and passwords. We reserve the right to change logins and passwords at any time at our discretion.

USER DATA

You agree to the collection, transfer, storage, and use of your personal information by us on servers located in the United States.

You agree that we shall have no liability to you for any loss, theft, or corruption of any such data, and you hereby waive any right of action against us arising from any such loss, theft, or corruption.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS, TRANSACTIONS, AND SIGNATURES

Visiting the Site, sending us emails, and completing online forms constitute electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications, and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing.

YOU HEREBY AGREE TO THE USE OF ELECTRONIC CONTRACTS, ORDERS, AND OTHER RECORDS, AND TO ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF NOTICES, POLICIES, AND RECORDS OF TRANSACTIONS INITIATED OR COMPLETED BY US OR VIA THE SITE.

You hereby waive any rights or requirements under any statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances, or other laws in any jurisdiction which require an original signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, or to payments or the granting of credits by any means other than electronic means.

PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

You may not access or use the Site for any purpose other than that for which we make the Site available. The Site may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved in writing by us.

As a user of the Site, you agree not to:

  1. systematically retrieve data or other content from the Site to create or compile, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without written permission from us.
  2. make any unauthorized use of the Site, including collecting logins, email addresses of members, by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email, or creating fictitious memberships by automated means or under false pretenses.
  3. use the Site to advertise or offer to sell goods and services without our permission.
  4. circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security features of the Site, including features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on access or use of the Site and/or the Content contained therein.
  5. engage in unauthorized inlining, framing, or deep linking to the Site.
  6. trick, defraud, or mislead us or members, especially in any attempt to learn sensitive information such as logins and passwords;
  7. engage in any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to send comments or messages, or using any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
  8. interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on or slowing of the Site or the networks or services connected to the Site.
  9. attempt to access restricted areas of the Site by using a member’s login or password, if you are not a member.
  10. attempt to bypass any measures of the Site designed to restrict access to any portion of the Site.
  11. delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notice from any Content.
  12. upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) viruses, Trojan horses, or other material that interferes with any users’ uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the Site or modifies, impairs, disrupts, alters, or interferes with the use, features, functions, operation, or maintenance of the Site.
  13. upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism, including without limitation, clear graphics interchange formats (“gifs”), 1×1 pixels, web bugs, cookies, or other similar devices (spyware, passive collection mechanisms, or pcms).
  14. except as may be the result of standard search engine or internet browser usage, use, launch, develop, or distribute any automated system, including without limitation, any spider, robot, cheat utility, scraper, or offline reader that accesses the Site, or using or launching any unauthorized script or other software.

USER GENERATED CONTRIBUTIONS

Portland Society for Calligraphy may invite you to contribute to the Site content, and may provide you with the opportunity to create, submit, post, display, publish, or broadcast content and materials to us for use on the Site, including but not limited to text, writings, video, audio, photographs, graphics, art, or personal information or other material (“Contributions”).

Contributions may be viewable by other users of the Site. Any Contributions you provide may be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. When you create or make available any Contributions, you thereby represent and warrant that:

  1. the creation, distribution, transmission, or public display and the accessing, downloading, or copying of your Contributions do not and will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or moral rights of any third party.
  2. you are the creator and owner of or have the licenses, rights, consents, releases, and permissions to use and to authorize us, the Site, and other users of the Site to use your Contributions in any manner contemplated by the Site and these Terms of Use.
  3. your Contributions are not false, inaccurate, or misleading.
  4. your Contributions do not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party.
  5. your Contributions do not otherwise violate, or link to material that violates, any provision of these Terms of Use, or any applicable law or regulation.

Any use of the Site in violation of the foregoing violates these Terms of Use and may result in, among other things, termination of your membership in Portland Society for Calligraphy and ability to use the Site.

You are solely responsible for your Contributions to the Site and you expressly agree to exonerate us from any and all responsibility and to refrain from any legal action against us regarding your Contributions.

We have the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, (1) to edit, redact, or otherwise change any Contributions; (2) to place your Contribution in an appropriate locations on the Site; and (3) to pre-screen, decline, or delete any Contributions at any time and for any reason.

THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND CONTENT

The Site may contain links to other websites (“Third-Party Websites”) as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, applications, software, and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties (“Third-Party Content”).

Such Third-Party Websites and Third-Party Content are not investigated, monitored, or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by us, and we are not responsible for any Third-Party Content.

Our inclusion of, linking to, or permitting the use or installation of any Third-Party Websites or any Third-Party Content does not imply our approval or endorsement. If you decide to leave the Site and access the Third-Party Websites or to use or install any Third-Party Content, you do so at your own risk, and you should be aware these Terms of Use no longer govern.

You agree and acknowledge that we do not endorse the products or services offered on Third-Party Websites and you shall hold us harmless from any harm caused by your purchase of such products or services.

SITE MANAGEMENT

We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to:

  1. monitor the Site for violations of these Terms of Use;
  2. take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates the law or these Terms of Use, including, reporting such user to law enforcement authorities;
  3. otherwise manage the Site in a manner designed to protect our rights and property and to facilitate the proper functioning of the Site.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

By using the Site, you agree to be bound by our Privacy Policy and Notice, which is incorporated into these Terms of Use. Please be advised the Site is hosted in the United States of America.

If you access the Site from the European Union, Asia, or any other region of the world with laws or other requirements governing personal data collection, use, or disclosure that differ from applicable laws in the United States, then through your continued use of the Site, you are transferring your data to the United States, and you expressly consent to have your data transferred to and processed in the United States.

DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (DMCA) NOTICE AND POLICY

If you believe that any material available on or through the Site infringes upon any copyright you own or control, please immediately notify our Designated Copyright Agent using the contact information provided below.

A copy of your Notification will be sent to the person who posted or stored the material addressed in the Notification.

All Notifications must meet the requirements of DMCA, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3).

If you believe your own copyrighted material has been removed from the Site as a result of a mistake or misidentification, you may submit a written counter notification to us and our Designated Copyright Agent using the contact information provided below.

To be an effective Counter Notification under the DMCA, your Counter Notification must meet the requirements of DMCA, 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3).

If you send us a valid, written Counter Notification meeting the requirements described above, we will restore your removed or disabled Contribution, unless we first receive notice from the party filing the Notification informing us that such party has filed a court action to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity related to the Contribution in question.

Designated Copyright Agent

Rachel Bancroft

admin@portlandsocietyforcalligraphy.org

TERM AND TERMINATION

These Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Site. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THESE TERMS OF USE, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION AND WITHOUT NOTICE OR LIABILITY, DENY ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE (INCLUDING BLOCKING CERTAIN IP ADDRESSES), TO ANY PERSON FOR ANY REASON OR FOR NO REASON, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FOR BREACH OF ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR COVENANT CONTAINED IN THESE TERMS OF USE OR OF ANY APPLICABLE LAW OR REGULATION. WE MAY LIMIT YOUR USE OR PARTICIPATION IN THE SITE OR TERMINATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP TO PORTLAND SOCIETY FOR CALLIGRAPHY, ANY CONTENT OR CONTRIBUTION THAT YOU MADE AT ANY TIME, WITHOUT WARNING, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION.

If we terminate your membership for any reason, you are prohibited from registering and creating a new membership for your own use under your name, or a fake or borrowed name.

In addition to terminating your membership and removing your content or Contribution, we reserve the right to take appropriate action, including without limitation pursuing legal action.

GOVERNING LAW

These Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Oregon applicable to agreements made and to be entirely performed within the State of Oregon, without regard to its conflict of law principles.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Any legal action of whatever nature brought by either you or us shall be commenced or prosecuted in the state and federal courts located in Multnomah County, Oregon and the Parties hereby consent to, and waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens with respect to venue and jurisdiction.

Application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act (UCITA) are excluded from these Terms of Use.

DISCLAIMER

THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN AS-IS AND AS-AVAILABLE BASIS. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND OUR SERVICES WILL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE SITE AND WE WILL ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (1) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT AND MATERIALS, (2) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE, (3) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (4) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SITE, (5) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (6) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT AND MATERIALS OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SITE. WE DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SITE, OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE, AND WE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY THIRD-PARTY.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT, LOST REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO US FOR ANY SERVICES PRIOR TO ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from and against any loss, damage, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, made by any third party due to or arising out of: (1) your Contributions; (2) use of the Site; (3) breach of these Terms of Use; (4) any breach of your representations and warranties set forth in these Terms of Use; or (5) your violation of the rights of a third party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate, at your expense, with our defense of such claims. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action, or proceeding which is subject to this indemnification upon becoming aware of it.

CALIFORNIA USERS AND RESIDENTS

If any complaint by you is not satisfactorily resolved by us, you can contact the California Department of Consumer Affairs at https://www.dca.ca.gov/webapps/gencomplaint.php

MISCELLANEOUS

These Terms of Use operate to the fullest extent permissible by law. We may assign any or all of our rights and obligations to others at any time. We shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, delay, or failure to act caused by any cause beyond our reasonable control.

If any provision or part of a provision herein is determined to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from these Terms of Use.

CONTACT US

In order to resolve a complaint regarding the Site or to receive further information regarding use of the Site, please contact us at:

Portland Society for Calligraphy

admin@portlandsocietyforcalligraphy.org

 

This policy was reviewed by Jim Boness of Intellequity Legal Services, LLC