Terms & Conditions of Acceptable Use
Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement
Welcome to the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE) website (Site). CBDCE requires that all users adhere to the following rules:
Respect Other Visitors to this Site
Feel free to express yourself, but do not do anything to injure or harm others. Users are expected to exercise both common sense and courtesy in the messages they transmit from this Site. Defamatory, obscene, and other offensive communications are not acceptable forms of communication over this Site and could lead to liability for those engaging in such improper communication.
Do not use the CBDCE’s Site to conduct activities that may be illegal. The CBDCE’s Site may not be used to encourage anything to do with illegal drugs, gambling, pornography, prostitution, child pornography, robbery, spreading computer viruses, cracking into private computer forums, software infringement, trafficking in credit card codes, or other crimes.
Do not use the CBDCE’s Site to defame or disparage any individual or entity.
Do not use the CBDCE’s Site to communicate with competitors about prices or terms of service or otherwise communicate in a way that may provide the basis for an inference that users agreed to take any action relating to prices, services, production, allocation of markets or any other matter having a market effect. Be sensitive to other matters that may raise particular antitrust concern including codes of ethics, fees, billing practices, product standardization or certification.
Do not upload or distribute files subject to trademark, copyright, or other proprietary rights except with the express consent of the owner of the rights.
Respect the security of this Site. Do not attempt to gain access to areas private to CDCESs, CBDCE or its customers.
This Site may not be used in a manner that violates CBDCE’s bylaws or any of its other policies, procedures, rules or regulations.
Information posted on this Site will not be treated as confidential. In fact, since this Site's communications may be downloaded without the knowledge of the sender(s), users should use care when posting or sending communications.
The entire contents and design of the Site, including all trademarks, logos, trade names, documents, databases, graphic representations, and other information, are the property of CBDCE, or are used by CBDCE with permission, and are protected under U.S. and international copyright and trademark laws, whether or not a notice of copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights appears on the screen displaying the information. Except as otherwise provided herein, users of the Site may save and use information contained on the Site only for personal or other non-commercial, educational purposes. No other use, including, without limitation, reproduction, retransmission, or editing, of Site information may be made without the prior written permission of CBDCE, which may be requested by contacting CBDCE at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall CBDCE or its officers, directors, members, staff, or agents be liable for any damages of any kind, including, without limitation, any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages, whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages, and on any theory of liability whatsoever, arising out of, or in connection with, the use or performance of the Site or any content appearing on the Site.
CBDCE makes no warranty, guaranty, or representation regarding the accuracy, content, completeness, reliability, operability, or legality of information contained within the Site, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and non-infringement of proprietary rights. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented within the Site are for general information only. Unless specifically stated otherwise, CBDCE does not endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, product, process, service, or organization presented or mentioned on the Site, and information from the Site should not be referenced in any way to imply such endorsement or approval. Moreover, CBDCE makes no warranty that the Site, or the server that makes it available, is free from viruses, worms, or other elements or codes that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. CBDCE expressly disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or other damages arising out of any individual’s use of, reference to, reliance on, or inability to use the Site or the information presented on the Site. In any jurisdiction that does not permit such a disclaimer of liability, CBDCE’s liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by applicable law.
Links or pointers connecting the Site with other Internet sites are provided as a courtesy only and do not imply, directly or indirectly, the endorsement, sponsorship, or approval by CBDCE of the linked site, the organization or individual operating the linked site, or any product, service, individual, or organization referenced in the linked site. In general, any website that has an address (or URL) that does not contain “CBDCE.org” is a linked site. The content of any linked site does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards, or policies of CBDCE. Linked sites are not under the control of CBDCE, and CBDCE is not responsible for the content of any linked site, any links contained within a linked site, any changes or updates to such sites, or the compliance with applicable laws of such linked sites.
Choice of Law and Forum
This Agreement is entered into and performed in the State of Illinois, United States of America, and is governed by the laws of Illinois, exclusive of its choice of law or conflict of laws provisions. In any claim or action directly or indirectly arising under this Agreement or related to the Site, each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the state courts located in Cook County, Illinois, or the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, whichever has jurisdiction, and each party waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such court.