Read important legal information regarding the KnowledgePlex® website, including the DataPlace component (hereafter collectively referred to as "KnowledgePlex®", "KnowledgePlex® website", or simply the "website" or "site").
Your use of the KnowledgePlex® website is subject to the conditions and qualifications described below, unless otherwise stated. By using the KnowledgePlex®, you agree to accept such conditions and qualifications.
No Warranties: Limitation of Liability
This website includes information, data, metadata, data displays, documents, and materials (collectively, the "Contents") that are subject to change without notice. DataPlace expressly disclaims any obligation to keep Contents up to date or free of errors, omissions, or viruses, or to maintain uninterrupted access to this website. This website (including all Contents) is provided "AS IS." Users of this website should understand that all Contents have been electronically converted from the media from which originals were produced, or in the case of data, metadata, and data displays, may have been processed, manipulated, and/or combined after extraction from the original third-party sources. DataPlace has not tested or verified the accuracy or completeness of the conversion process or data extraction, processing, manipulation, or combination.
DataPlace assumes no responsibility for misuse of, or errors or omissions in, any Content, including Content that is referenced by or linked (by hypertext links) to third-party website. DataPlace makes no representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever for the Contents or third-party website or for any products or services mentioned or offered in the Contents or in third-party website.
DataPlace disclaims any express or implied warranties related to the use of this website (including all Contents and third-party website), including, without limitation, merchantability, suitability, non-infringement, or fitness for any particular purpose. DataPlace further disclaims any express or implied warranties for any derived products or analyses based on the data, metadata, or data displays, or liability for any misuse of the Content provided.
DataPlace shall not be liable for any errors, omission, or misuse or for any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to the use of this website (including all Contents), including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, whether under a contract, tort, or any other theory of liability, even if DataPlace is aware of the possibility of such errors, omission, or misuse or damages.
Modifications and Applicable Law
DataPlace operates this site from its offices within the United States of America. DataPlace makes no representation that Contents in the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to Contents from jurisdictions where illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable laws of their jurisdictions. The conditions and qualifications contained herein will be construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
DataPlace reserves the right to make changes to the website and legal terms and conditions at any time with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party. You should review the website and these terms on a regular basis for any updates or changes. Your continued use of the website shall be deemed your acceptance of these terms and conditions and any changes hereto.
Any disputes or controversies arising out of the use of this website shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia and shall be brought exclusively in a District of Columbia federal or state court.
Reservation of Rights
All Contents (including, without limitation, the graphics, icons, and overall appearance of the KnowledgePlex® website, the Contributions, and the Contents) are the property of DataPlace. Subject to the rights of certain third parties, DataPlace does not waive any of its proprietary rights therein, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights. This website and the Contents are intended only for the individual, non-commercial use of website users. No user of this website may resell, republish, license, print, download, copy, retransmit, or display (by use of an shtml "frame" or otherwise) any portion of this website or the Contents without the prior written consent of DataPlace, except that reasonable copying or printing of the Contents for individual, non-commercial use is permissible where permitted by law. The availability of any Contents through this website shall under no circumstance constitute a transfer of any copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights of DataPlace to any website user or any third party. This website and the Contents are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws, both as individual works and as a compilation. You may not delete any copyright or similar notice from any Contents you obtain from this website.
KnowledgePlex® welcomes links; if you want to link to the KnowledgePlex® website, you may do so, provided you agree to the Link Conditions described below. By establishing a link to a KnowledgePlex® website, you will be deemed to have agreed to these Link Conditions.
If you link to the KnowledgePlex® website, DataPlace grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free license to use DataPlace and KnowledgePlex® service marks and Internet icons, if available, (the "Licensed Marks") solely for the purpose of serving as a link from your website to DataPlace website. Except for the limited license to use the Licensed Marks granted in this paragraph, you may not use any of DataPlace's trademarks or service marks (the "Marks") for any reason without DataPlace's prior written permission.
You acknowledge that all rights to the Marks, the content appearing on the website, and the look and feel of the website belong to DataPlace and/or its third-party licensors. You will not at any time directly or indirectly contest or infringe these rights.
If you link to the KnowledgePlex® website, your website:
Should not create frames around the KnowledgePlex® website or use other techniques that alter its visual presentation, except as provided below.
Should not imply that DataPlace or KnowledgePlex® is endorsing you or your products or services.
Should not imply an affiliation between your company and DataPlace without the prior written consent of DataPlace.
Should not misrepresent your relationship with DataPlace or present false or misleading impressions about DataPlace's activities, publications, programs, or services.
Should not contain materials that may be interpreted as distasteful or offensive and should be appropriate for all age groups.
DataPlace shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your website.
DataPlace may at any time, in its sole discretion, immediately terminate your license to use the Licensed Marks and your right to link to the website, with or without cause. If DataPlace exercises this right, you will immediately remove all links to DataPlace's website and cease using the Licensed Marks.
DataPlace may amend these Link Conditions at any time. You agree to abide by these Link Conditions and other legal terms and conditions on the website, as amended from time to time. All terms and conditions related to the use of DataPlace's website will be construed according to the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
Registered Service Mark
The KnowledgePlex® logo is a registered service mark. It should not be reversed or otherwise altered. Any use of this mark should be accompanied by the symbol "®" to indicate that the mark is a federally registered service mark.
To promote affordable housing and community development, DataPlace often works in conjunction with nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, and businesses. However, in describing these relationships, the corporation's use of the terms "partner," "partnering," or the like is not intended to create, nor will it be construed to create, a partnership, joint venture, principal/agent, or other legal relationship, unless otherwise expressly stated by DataPlace..
All users of the website must be at least 18 years old. DataPlace and this website do not direct information to minors and do not intend to collect personal information from minors.
A "Contribution" is any written submission, material, modification, suggestion, innovation, improvement, or other contribution of any kind related to the KnowledgePlex® website, its operation and/or functionality, and the Contents that are made, provided, offered, submitted, delivered or contributed by any "User" of this website. A User submits a Contribution on the following terms: (a) with a representation to DataPlace that, to the User's knowledge at the time of submission, the submission to DataPlace and the use of the Contribution, or any portion thereof, by DataPlace or other Users under these terms and conditions will not infringe or violate any intellectual property rights of any third party; and (b) with a full, complete and irrevocable waiver of any intellectual, moral and/or confidentiality rights in and to any Contribution. For each Contribution made by a User, that User: (a) grants to DataPlace a nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up, worldwide license to make, have made, use, distribute, sell, offer for sale, import, modify, reproduce, publish, publicly perform, display and make derivative works of any and all Contributions or any parts thereof for the purposes of developing, distributing (via any medium), licensing, promoting, and maintaining the KnowledgePlex® website and the Contents; (b) irrevocably assigns, conveys and otherwise transfers to DataPlace, its successors and assigns, all right, title and interest under copyright law in any jointly owned or collective work copyrights resulting from the submission of any Contribution to DataPlace in perpetuity, and all claims and causes of action with respect thereto, together with the right to use and modify the KnowledgePlex® website and the Contents in any manner that DataPlace in its sole discretion may determine, and further irrevocably waives any and all claims that User may now or hereafter have to such rights, claims and causes of action and to so-called "moral rights" with respect to any Contributions that are incorporated into the KnowledgePlex® website and the Contents; and (c) agrees to execute any documentation reasonably requested by DataPlace to assist it in establishing or maintaining its rights under these terms and conditions or the foregoing assignment.
KnowledgePlex® welcomes uploading and posting information to the website; if you want to upload or post information, you may do so, provided you agree to the Upload Conditions described below. By uploading information to the website, you will be deemed to have agreed to the Upload Conditions.
If you upload or post information to the website, you agree not to use the website to:
Upload or post information that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, or indecent, including, but not limited to, information that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or violate any local, state, national or international law.
Upload or post information containing harassing or offensive language, sexual references, sexual nicknames, or racial slurs.
Upload or post information that violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including information that is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or which is protected by copyright, trademark, or other propriety rights, without first obtaining permission from the owner or right holder.
Upload or post information or software which contains a virus or other harmful component, including worms or Trojan horses.
Upload or post information that you do not have a right to upload or post under any law or regulation or under contractual or fiduciary relationships.
Upload or post information that would encourage or result in the solicitation of others to support, oppose, or contribute money for fundraising, lobbying or campaigning activities.
Upload or post information that is false or misleading.
Impersonate any person or entity or falsely represent your professional or personal identity.
Chat Room Conditions
KnowledgePlex® welcomes transmitting and posting information through message boards and chat rooms; if you want to post or transmit information on message boards or in a chat room, you may do so, provided you agree to the Chat Room Conditions described below. By transmitting or posting information, you will be deemed to have agreed to the Chat Room Conditions.
If you transmit or post information to the website through a message board or chat room, you agree not to use the website to:
Transmit or post information that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, or indecent, including, but not limited to, information that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or violate any local, state, national or international law.
Transmit or post information containing harassing or offensive language, sexual references, sexual nicknames, or racial slurs.
Engage in disruptive activity, including the excessive use of scripts, sound waves, or scrolling (repeating the same message over and over).
Transmit or post information that violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including information that is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or which is protected by copyright, trademark, or other propriety rights, without first obtaining permission from the owner or right holder.
Transmit or post information or software which contains a virus or other harmful component, including worms or Trojan horses.
Transmit or post information that you do not have a right to transmit or post under any law or regulation or under contractual or fiduciary relationships.
Transmit or post information that would encourage or result in the solicitation of others to support, oppose, or contribute money for fundraising, lobbying or campaigning activities.
Impersonate any person or entity or falsely represent your professional or personal identity.
Transmit or post information that is false or misleading.
DataPlace does not claim ownership of information provided by you on the website. You represent that you are legally authorized to upload, post, and transmit information on the website.
By posting, uploading, or transmitting information on the website, you grant to DataPlace a non-exclusive and royalty-free license to use, distribute, reproduce, translate, modify, adapt, display, and create derivative works from such information and/or incorporate such information in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.
Viruses, Worms and Use of Files
DataPlace cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from this website are free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that has contaminating or destructive properties. DataPlace does not make any express or implied warranties, representations, or endorsements, including but not limited to, warranties of title, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to files available for downloading from this website. DataPlace shall not be liable to you or any person for any decision made or action taken by you or any other person in reliance on results obtained from use of files or information downloaded from this website.
DataPlace may at any time, in its sole discretion, immediately terminate your license and right to view, upload, post, or transmit information to this website, with or without cause. If DataPlace exercises this right, DataPlace is authorized to retain and use any existing information that you uploaded, posted, or transmitted to or on the website.
If you, at any time, terminate your account or use of the website for any reason, DataPlace is authorized to retain and use any existing information that you uploaded, posted, or transmitted to or on the website.