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Acceptable use of this website
We require you to follow several simple rules when accessing or using the Website. You must not:
a. use the Website in violation of any law, rule or regulation;
b. interfere with or disrupt the Website or any of our computer systems, servers, networks, databases, software, hardware or equipment used by or for the Website;
c. interfere with the use or enjoyment of the Website by others;
d. disseminate any unlawful or objectionable material on the Website;
e. introduce code which is disruptive or harmful to the Website, us or others; and
f. attempt to gain unauthorized access to our computer systems, servers, networks, databases, software, hardware or equipment, including to: user-restricted areas of the Website; logins and passwords of others; or personal information and personal accounts of others.
Accessing the Website from locations where its content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Website from other locations do so at their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
Online services and transactions
For certainty, the official symbols of the CIQS may not be reproduced, whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes, without our prior written authorization.
Intellectual property rights in links to other websites and social media platforms (collectively, the “Other Websites”) or in user contributed content are not held by the CIQS, unless we tell you otherwise. You must obtain the prior consent of the relevant intellectual property right holder before using or reproducing in any way such user submitted content.
User contributed content
The Website allows you and others to submit content to the Website. If you choose to submit content, please be civil and respectful. You must not:
1. mislead us or anyone else as to your identity or the origin of the submitted content, or falsely claim to represent a person, organization or entity;
2. post or transmit any message, content or link to content that:
a. you either do not own or do not have the necessary rights to post or transmit;
b. is in violation of any law, rule or regulation or any third party right, or promotes illegal activity or conduct that would contravene any law, rule or regulation or third party right;
c. is abusive, hateful, homophobic, discriminatory, malicious, aggressive, threatening, violent, sexist, harassing, inflammatory, indecent, tortious, defamatory, knowingly false, misleading, deceptive, vulgar, obscene, offensive, scandalous, sexually explicit, profane, offensive or otherwise objectionable;
d. incites hatred, racism, bigotry or physical harm of any kind;
e. is unsolicited or unauthorized, such as unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional material, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letter," "pyramid scheme," or any other form of solicitation (commercial or otherwise);
f. is in breach of any confidence;
g. includes personal data or information about others; or
h. can result in us being liable to anyone else under any intellectual property rights law.
While we may moderate certain interactive portions of the Website, we are not required to, nor should you expect that we will, take action in response to any content posted on the Website. The views expressed by others represent their own views and are not endorsed or approved by us, nor do we endorse or approve any events or other activities posted by a user.
Links to Other Websites
You may see links on the Website to Other Websites a. We have included such links because they may be of interest to you. Unless otherwise indicated, Other Websites that link to this Website are controlled and maintained by third parties, and are not associated with us or endorsed by us. Accordingly, we do not endorse or recommend their content to you and we do not represent or warrant that the link will still work when you click on it or that the service or content contained in the link is useful, appropriate, virus-free or reliable. Therefore, your use of Other Websites and your dealings with their owners or operators is at your own risk.
Disclaimer of warranty / Limitation of liability
We cannot make the Website as current, informative and interactive as possible without the important legal disclaimers of warranty and liability set out below. Make sure you don’t skip this section!
Use of the Website and its contents is at your own risk. The Website and all of its content are provided "As Is". You must not rely on any content published on or linked to the Website without first making your own enquiries to verify it is accurate, current and complete. We do not make, and expressly disclaim to the fullest extent permitted by law, any representations, warranties, covenants and conditions, express or implied, arising out of operation of law, course of performance, course of dealing, usage of trade or otherwise, including any express or implied warranties and conditions of: merchantability; merchantable quality; fitness for a particular purpose; non-infringement; safety; quality; freedom from defects or that defects will be corrected; uninterrupted, virus-free or error-free use of the Website; or accuracy, currency, reliability, completeness or appropriateness relating to the content of the Website.
Limitation of liability
Under no circumstances will the CIQS, the members of the Executive Board of the CIQS, and the CIQS employees, agents and independent contractors have any responsibility or liability for any loss or damage whatsoever (including without limitation direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive, exemplary or other damages, and including, without limitation, any loss of profit, costs, expenses, harm to business, business interruption, reputation, loss of information or programs or data, loss of savings, loss of revenue, loss of goodwill, loss of tangible or intangible property, legal fees and expenses, wasted management or office time or damages of any kind whatsoever), whether based in contract, tort, negligence or any other legal basis, arising out of or in connection with this Website, any linked Other Website (including without limitation any damages suffered as a result of the use, inability to use, failure of, or any omissions or inaccuracies in, the Website, any linked Other Website, or any of the services or content of the foregoing), even if the CIQS has been specifically advised of the possibility of such damage or loss, or if such damage or loss was foreseeable.
Created: December 4, 2015