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ASSOCIATION FOR PROFESSIONALS IN INFECTION CONTROL AND EPIDEMIOLOGY, INC. (“APIC”)
WEBSITE TERMS OF USE
These Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”) apply to the use of text.apic.org (the “APIC Site”). By registering for access to any portion of the APIC Site or by using any portion of the APIC Site and any services accessible from the APIC Site, you agree on behalf of yourself and on behalf of your employer (hereinafter “you” or “your” will be deemed to mean both you and your employer) to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”). Please review the additional policies posted on the APIC Site, including the Privacy Policy, Members Only Terms and Conditions, Infectious Disease Center Guidelines, Listserv Guidelines, and the APIC Text Online Institutional License Terms and Conditions, which also govern the use of the APIC Website (the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, Members Only Terms and Conditions, Infectious Disease Center Guidelines, Listserv Guidelines, and APIC Text Online Institutional License Terms and Conditions are collectively referred to as the “Site Policies”). If you do not agree to be bound by the terms of the Site Policies, do not proceed any further and do not use this APIC Site. APIC may change the Site Policies from time to time. By continuing use of the APIC Site, you accept and agree to be bound by all changes.

ACCEPTABLE USE OF THE APIC SITE
APIC provides to you a personal, revocable, limited, non-exclusive, and non-transferable license to use the APIC Site conditioned on your continued compliance with these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use permit you to use and access for noncommercial, personal or internal business purposes only the APIC Site (i) on a single laptop, mobile device, or personal computer (not functioning as a server) and (ii) from the Internet or through an on-line network (so long as such access occurs through a single laptop, mobile device, or personal computer (not functioning as a server)). You may also load information from the APIC Site into your laptop's, mobile device's, or personal computer's temporary memory (RAM) and print and download materials and information from the APIC Site solely for your noncommercial, personal or internal business use, provided that all hard copies contain all legends, notices, and identification markers associated with authenticating documents or identifying proprietary rights. If any content is made available for user redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your place of work / organization. APIC reserves the right to restrict your use of the APIC Site at any time, which may include terminating your permission to make personal copies of material from the APIC Site and limiting access to portions of the APIC Site.

Actual or attempted unauthorized use of the APIC Site may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution, including, without limitation, punishment under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 under U.S. federal law. APIC reserves the right to view, monitor, and record activity on the APIC Site without notice or permission from you, including, without limitation, by archiving notices or communications sent by you through the APIC Site. Any information obtained by monitoring, reviewing, or recording is subject to review by law enforcement organizations in connection with investigation or prosecution of possible criminal or unlawful activity on the APIC Site as well as to disclosures required by or under applicable law or related government agency actions. APIC will also comply with all court orders involving requests for such information. In addition to the foregoing, APIC reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to modify, suspend, terminate, or interrupt operation of or access to the APIC Site, or any portion of the APIC Site, in order to protect the APIC Site, APIC, or APIC’s business.

Your right to use the APIC Site will take effect at the moment you install, access, or use the APIC Site and is effective until terminated as set forth herein. Your right to access and use the APIC Site will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with these Terms of Use. Termination will be effective without notice. Upon termination, you must destroy all copies of any aspect of the APIC Site in your possession. Nevertheless, any provisions of these Terms of Use intended to survive any termination of your right to access and use the APIC Site, including, without limitation, the disclaimers, limitations on liability, and proprietary rights provisions herein related to APIC's ownership rights, will survive the termination of these Terms of Use for any reason.

APIC has the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the APIC Site, including, without limitation, the content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use of the APIC Site. Use of this APIC Site is solely at APIC’s discretion, and APIC reserves the right to prohibit anyone from accessing, browsing, supplying information to, downloading information from, or conducting business on the APIC Site if such individual violates the Terms of Use or the Site Policies.

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
These Terms of Use provide only a limited license to access and use the APIC Site. Accordingly, you expressly acknowledge and agree that APIC transfers no ownership or intellectual property interest to or title in the APIC Site to you or anyone else. All text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, sounds, artwork, computer code (including html code), programs, software, products, information, and documentation as well as the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, “look and feel,” and arrangement of any content contained on or available through the APIC Site, unless otherwise indicated, are owned, controlled, and licensed by APIC and its successors and assigns and are protected by law including, but not limited to, United States copyright, trade secret, patent, and trademark law, as well as other state, national, and international laws and regulations. Except as expressly provided herein, APIC does not grant any express or implied right to you or any other person under any intellectual or proprietary rights. Accordingly, your unauthorized use of the APIC Site may violate intellectual property or other proprietary rights laws as well as other laws, regulations, and statutes.

Unless otherwise noted, the APIC Site is Copyright © 2014 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. All rights reserved. APIC also owns copyright in the contents of the APIC Site as collective work and/or compilation and in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of the content of the APIC Site. Any downloadable or printable programs, directories, databases, information, or materials available through the APIC Site and all copyrights, trade secrets, and know-how related thereto, unless otherwise indicated, are owned by APIC. ASSOCIATION FOR PROFESSIONALS IN INFECTION CONTROL AND EPIDEMIOLOGY, INC., and all other names, logos, and icons identifying APIC and its programs, products, and services are proprietary trademarks of APIC, and any use of such marks, including, without limitation, as domain names, without the express written permission of APIC is strictly prohibited. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.

Except as expressly permitted by the Terms of Use, you may not modify, translate, decompile, create derivative work(s) of, copy, distribute, disassemble, broadcast, transmit, publish, remove or alter any legends, notices, or markers, license, sublicense, transfer, sell, mirror, frame, exploit, rent, lease, private label, grant a security interest in, or otherwise use in any manner not expressly permitted herein the APIC Site.

By providing information, materials, or other proprietary materials (collectively, “User Content”) to APIC for posting on the APIC Site or by transmitting or directly posting any User Content to the APIC Site, you represent and warrant that you own the copyright with respect to such User Content, that you have received permission from the copyright owner, and/or that the User Content is in the public domain and that posting the User Content to the APIC Site constitutes a fair use exception to the User Content’s copyright protection. You further warrant and represent that you otherwise have the full and unencumbered right to post such User Content and that such posting will not infringe any rights or interests of others. You hereby grant to APIC and its successors and assigns a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable license to (i) use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works of, display, and broadcast that User Content; (ii) authorize specified third parties to use, reproduce, distribute, download, create derivative works of and print such User Content for their own internal business purposes; and (iii) otherwise use such User Content in any manner consistent with the Site Policies. You agree that APIC shall be free to use any ideas, concepts or techniques contained in the User Content for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products incorporating such ideas, concepts or techniques.

You agree not to post any User Content or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. You further agree not to use any words, logos or other marks that would infringe upon the trademark, service mark, certification mark, or other intellectual property rights of the owners of such marks without the permission of such owners. You agree not to post any confidential information or any information that would infringe upon the proprietary, privacy or personal rights of others.

CONTENT ON APIC SITE
Information contained on the APIC Site may be supplied by APIC or third parties and users of the site. Any opinions, advice, statements, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of APIC. In many instances, the content available through the APIC Site represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider or user. APIC neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the APIC Site by anyone other than authorized APIC spokespersons acting in their official capacities.

The materials and information provided by APIC on the APIC Site, is provided as a service to those seeking information about infection prevention and health care from APIC and the internet community, and does not constitute professional advice. APIC presents the APIC Site with a good-faith representation that the information it contains which is provided by APIC is generally reliable. However, in spite of APIC’s efforts, the information in the APIC Site may become out of date over time, and may contain inaccuracies, technical inaccuracies and/or typographical errors, and the information may be changed periodically. Accordingly, APIC makes no claims, promises or guarantees regarding the accuracy, completeness and adequacy of any information contained in the APIC Site. The APIC Site and all information and materials contained thereon are provided to you on an “AS IS” basis.

THE APIC SITE IS NOT DESIGNED TO, AND DOES NOT, PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. All content and information provided in the APIC Site (the “APIC Site Information”) is for general informational purposes only. The APIC Site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The APIC Site and its services do not constitute the practice of any medical, nursing or other professional health care advice, diagnosis or treatment. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT, BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON THE APIC SITE. NEVER RELY ON INFORMATION ON THE APIC SITE IN PLACE OF SEEKING PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE.

APIC advises visitors to the APIC Site to always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions regarding personal health or medical conditions. Never disregard, avoid or delay in obtaining medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care provider because of something you read on the APIC Site. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem or condition, please contact a qualified health care professional immediately. If you are in the United States and are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911 or call for emergency medical help on the nearest telephone.

CONTENT SUBMISSION/ USE OF INFORMATION
You agree that you are solely responsible for the accuracy and content of any information or materials that you upload, post, transmit, or otherwise make available on the APIC Site, and you further agree not to upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available any information or material that infringes the intellectual property rights of any other party or that is misleading, fraudulent, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harassing, injurious to minors, pornographic, invasive of another’s privacy, obscene, illegal, or is otherwise reasonably likely to be perceived as objectionable and/or offensive by another user of the APIC Site.

APIC does not accept unsolicited ideas for marketing, advertising, research, business operations and the like. Should you ignore this policy and submit an idea to APIC, you agree that the idea becomes and remains the sole and exclusive property of APIC without further liability or compensation to you. By submitting such idea, you warrant that APIC may publish such information, use it as part of its operations, and use its concepts without liability or compensation to you.

If you respond to APIC with any information, including but not limited to feedback, data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, such information shall not be deemed confidential. All such submissions shall be deemed the property of APIC, and your submission of information shall constitute an assignment to APIC of all worldwide rights, titles, and interests in such information. APIC will not be liable for any use or disclosure of such information. APIC will not have any obligation to keep such information confidential and will be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information to others without limitation. APIC will be free to use any ideas, concept, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever.

THIRD PARTY SITES, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES; LINKS
For the convenience of visitors to the APIC Site, the APIC Site may include links or references to other external websites or services (“Reference Sites”). Links to Reference Sites may lead to resources located on servers maintained by third parties over whom APIC has no control. APIC is not responsible for third-party content or the consequences of your use of the Reference Sites. APIC does not endorse any such Reference Sites or the information, materials, products, or services contained on or accessible through Reference Sites. While APIC attempts to provide links only to third-party websites that comply with all applicable laws and regulations and APIC standards, please understand that the content on these third-party websites is subject to change without notice. Access and use of Reference Sites, including the information, materials, products, and services on or available through Reference Sites is solely at your own risk, and APIC therefore cannot be responsible for, and accepts no liability for, any information or opinion contained in any third-party website. APIC makes no warranties, express, statutory or implied, with respect to the Reference Sites. You acknowledge and agree that APIC shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any information, materials, products, or services contained on or accessible through Reference Sites.

APIC reserves the right to terminate links to Reference Sites at any time. APIC does not author, edit, or monitor these links. You acknowledge and agree that APIC shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any information, goods or services available on or through any such Reference Site. If you decide to access any of the Reference Sites, you do this entirely at your own risk.

APIC claims no ownership in, nor any affiliation with, any third-party trademarks appearing in the APIC Site. Such third-party trademarks are used only to identify the products and services of their respective owners, and no sponsorship or endorsement on the part of APIC should be inferred from the use of these marks.

APIC does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, physicians, clinics, or other information that may be mentioned or referenced on the APIC Site. Any advertisers who purchase banner advertising which appears on the APIC Site, or otherwise sponsor or support APIC and the APIC Site have no influence or control regarding the editorial content or presentation of the advertising or the materials included on the APIC Site, and the posting of advertisements is not to be taken as an implied or express endorsement of any products or services of the advertisers.

USER WARRANTY
You represent and warrant that you will (i) comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding your use of the APIC Site and the APIC Site Information, (ii) not retransmit, publicly display, sell or use the APIC Site Information other than solely for your internal business purposes, (iii) not alter or remove any of the APIC Site Information or any proprietary notice or legend on the APIC Site, (iv) not post or transmit through the APIC Site any material that violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law, (v) not post or transmit through the APIC Site any material which contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services without APIC’s express prior written approval, (vi) not to use the APIC Site to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation, or to solicit or conduct business, including the direct or indirect marketing of users’ products or services in any manner, and (vii) not to utilize the APIC Site in any manner that violates federal or state antitrust laws or other laws prohibiting anticompetitive practices, including posting information regarding specific prices or fees charged. Any conduct by you that in APIC’s discretion violates these warranties, or otherwise restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the APIC Site will not be permitted.

MONITORING OF SITE
While it may monitor, remove or delete transmissions to the APIC Site, APIC is under no obligation to monitor, remove or delete any APIC Site Information. APIC exercises no editorial review and assumes no responsibility for misleading, fraudulent, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harassing, pornographic, obscene or illegal content supplied to the APIC Site by APIC Site visitors or third parties; provided, however, that APIC may take any action with respect to any content that APIC deems in its sole discretion is necessary or appropriate, including the deletion of any such content. You agree to promptly report any suspicious or unauthorized use of the APIC Site to APIC. APIC reserves the right to monitor any and all activity on the APIC site and APIC may notify the proper law enforcement officials if any suspicious activity is detected.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
If you believe that your copyright in any material has been infringed by APIC or otherwise on the APIC Site, please provide our Agent for Notice, set forth below, with all of the following information (i) a description of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed, (ii) a description of the material that you claim is infringing, identified with sufficient detail for APIC to locate it on the site, (iii) your address, telephone number and e-mail address, (iv) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized, (v) a statement by you declaring under penalty of perjury that the above information is true and that you are the owner of the copyrighted interest or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf and (vi) a physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner’s interest. Contact information for our Agent for Notice is as follows:

Copyright Agent for Notice
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
1275 K Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005-4006

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOUR USE OF THE APIC SITE OR ANY OF THE APIC SITE INFORMATION IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE APIC SITE AND THE APIC SITE INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS” AND “AS-AVAILABLE.” THAT MEANS THAT THE APIC SITE INFORMATION IS INTENDED FOR GENERAL CONSUMER UNDERSTANDING AND EDUCATION. ANY ACCESS TO THE APIC SITE IS VOLUNTARY. APIC WILL REGARD ALL ACCESS AS VOLUNTARY AND AT THE SOLE RISK OF THE USER. APIC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY ADVICE, COURSE OF TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS THAT YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THE APIC SITE OR FROM YOUR PHYSICIAN WHO MAY ACCESS INFORMATION OR SERVICES THROUGH THE APIC SITE.

APIC HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE APIC SITE AND THE APIC SITE INFORMATION, WHETHER EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. APIC HEREBY FURTHER DISCLAIMS AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIMS RELATING TO ALLEGATIONS OF PERSONAL INJURY, WRONGFUL DEATH, AND ANY WARRANTIES OF COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, TIMELINESS, AND UNINTERRUPTED USE.

APIC MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE SATISFACTION OF GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRODUCTS WITH REGARD TO THE APIC SITE INFORMATION, INCLUDING ANY OF THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD OR ADVERTISED ON THE APIC SITE.

YOU HAVE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR VERIFYING THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY AND TIMELINESS OF ALL INFORMATION AND SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE ON THE APIC SITE. APIC MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE INFORMATION, SERVICES OR MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE BY ITS BUSINESS ASSOCIATES OR ITS CUSTOMERS. APIC MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT USING THE APIC SITE, ANY OF THE SERVICES OR THE APIC SITE INFORMATION WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. APIC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF REFERENCE SITES. LINKING TO OTHER WEB SITES FROM THE APIC SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

LIMITATION AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, APIC HEREBY DISCLAIMS, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL APIC OR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING OR PRODUCING THE APIC SITE BE LIABLE FOR, ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOSS RELATED TO THE USE OF THE APIC SITE OR ANY OF THE APIC SITE INFORMATION, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, EVEN IF APIC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FURTHERMORE, APIC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR PROPERTY OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF THE APIC SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, AND LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR ELECTRONIC DATA.

YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY RELEASE AND DISCHARGE APIC FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, LIABILITY OR EXPENSE THAT YOU MAY SUFFER OR INCUR AS A RESULT OF OR ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE APIC SITE OR THE APIC SITE INFORMATION. AS ANY ALLEGATION OF DAMAGES WOULD BE DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE TO DETERMINE YOU AGREE THAT THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF APIC FOR ACTUAL DAMAGES SHALL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO APIC DURING THE TWELVE MONTHS PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH ALLEGATIONS OF LIABILITY, OR IF NO AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN PAID BY YOU, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100). ANY CLAIMS ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE APIC SITE OR ANY APIC SITE INFORMATION MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR OF THE DATE OF THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH ACTION OCCURRED. REMEDIES UNDER THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE LIMITED TO THOSE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to indemnify, save, and hold APIC and its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, and agents harmless from and against any claim, damage, loss, liability or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fee) arising out of your use or misuse of the APIC Site, any violation by you of these Terms of Use or the Site Policies, or any breach of the representations, warranties, and covenants made by you in connection with your use of the APIC Site. APIC reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify APIC, and you agree to cooperate with APIC’s defense of these claims. APIC will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action, or proceeding upon becoming aware of it. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the APIC Site or the APIC Site Information, your sole remedy is to cease using the APIC Site or the APIC Site Information.

INJUNCTIVE RELIEF
You acknowledge that any breach, threatened or actual, of these Terms of Use will cause irreparable injury to APIC, such injury would not be quantifiable in monetary damages, and APIC would not have an adequate remedy at law. You therefore agree that APIC shall be entitled, in addition to other available remedies, to seek and be awarded an injunction or other appropriate equitable relief from a court of competent jurisdiction restraining any breach, threatened or actual, of your obligations under any provision of these Terms of Use. Accordingly, you hereby waive any requirement that APIC post any bond or other security in the event any injunctive or equitable relief is sought by or awarded to APIC to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use.

MISCELLANEOUS TERMS
Nothing in these Terms of Use will be construed to make APIC or its business associates, customers or you an agent, employee, joint venture, partner, franchisee-franchisor or legal representative of any of the others. No party will either have or represent itself to have any authority to bind another to any obligation.

If any provision of these terms and conditions is held to be unenforceable, this holding will not affect the validity of the other provisions. APIC controls and operates this site from our offices in Washington, D.C. These Terms of Use, and any use of the APIC Site, will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, U.S.A, excluding its conflicts-of-law rules. Any controversy or dispute or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or breach hereof, or otherwise relating to the APIC Site (with the exception of injunctive relief sought by APIC for any violation of APIC’s proprietary rights), shall be settled by binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its then-current rules.

Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical and personal data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

APIC makes no claims that the APIC Site Information is appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the APIC Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

These Terms of Use and the Site Policies constitute the complete and exclusive statement of the terms, conditions and representations of the agreement between you and APIC with respect to the APIC Site and supersedes all other agreements with respect to the subject matter hereof.

APIC may change these Terms of Use from time to time and at any time, without actual notice to you. In the event of a change, APIC will post the revised version to the APIC Site. Any access to or use of the APIC Site by you after such an update will be deemed your consent to such update. You are therefore encouraged to refer back to this page regularly. These Terms of Use may not be otherwise amended without the written consent of APIC.

The foregoing provisions are for the benefit of APIC, its subsidiaries, affiliates and its third party content providers and licensors and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly or on its own behalf.