Privacy and Terms of Use

This web site ("Site") is owned and provided by ScamAwareness.org.  By using this Site, you agree to the following Terms of Use.  These terms also set forth the important information which you need to know about how we collect and use personal information from web site visitors. Please review this information often, as it may change at any time, without notice.

Collection of Information

The type and amount of information we receive about you depends entirely on how you use our site. For instance, you may read and download information provided on the site without providing any personal information at all. Our web server will collect your domain name (for example, www.aol.com) and means of entry to our web site (for example, via a particular search engine), the date, time and duration of each visit and the site pages visited. This information is collected and used for informational purposes only. We use this information to measure site usage and to make the site more beneficial to our visitors.

Personal information including name, location, e-mail address, company affiliation, telephone number, etc. is provided on a voluntary basis only. We use this information to respond to inquiries and requests for further information. We will not share or sell the personal information you provide us to a third party at any time.  ScamAwareness.org takes reasonable precautions to keep all information obtained from our online visitors secure against unauthorized access.

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that web sites commonly write to the site visitor's hard drive when a site is visited. A cookie file contains information that can identify a return visitor each time he or she visits our site. The data is encrypted for added security. Our web site may use cookies as a way to measure activity and traffic patterns on the site in order to continually improve the visitor's experience. Cookies also provide visitors the convenience of not having to log in a password more than once our site, thereby saving the visitor time while on our site.

A browser can be set to warn the users before accepting cookies. Users can choose to refuse cookies by turning them off in the browser. Users do not need to have cookies turned on to visit our web site, but will need them to use certain customizable features on the site that we may launch in the future.

Children and Privacy

The ScamAwareness.org does not knowingly collect information from or about children age 13 and under.

Restrictions on Use

You are authorized to view, copy and print the materials appearing on this Site ("Content"), subject to the following:

  1. The Content may be used for internal informational and non-commercial purposes only.
  2. You may not copy, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost or otherwise display the Content for public or commercial purposes, without the express written consent of ScamAwareness.org authorizing use for such purpose(s).
  3. Any copy of the Content or any portion thereof must include the copyright notice below.
  4. You may not use this Site or any related services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use.
  5. You may not use any device, software or action, including but not limited to, bots, spiders, viruses, worms or time bombs, designed to damage or otherwise interfere with this Site or to intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information contained at this Site.
  6. You will not use this Site or any related services for chain letters, junk mail, spamming or to engage in illegal activities.
  7. You agree that you will not use this Site to violate any laws, or conduct any other activity that gives rise to liability or otherwise harms the goodwill associated with the trademarks or service marks contained on this Site.
  8. ScamAwareness.org may immediately terminate any or all of your rights to use this Site at any time for any reason.

Intellectual Property Rights

This Site is © 2016 ScamAwareness.org All Rights Reserved.

The trademarks, service marks, text, images and other information and materials contained on this Site are the property of, or are licensed to, ScamAwareness.org and may not be used without permission from ScamAwareness.org.

All communication, postings, and uploads to this Site become the exclusive property of ScamAwareness.org. You may not reproduce, reverse engineer, disassemble, modify or create derivative works from this Site.  You may not remove any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property or proprietary notice or legend contained on this Site or the Content.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN ERRORS OR INACCURACIES, AND IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS," FOR YOUR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

IN NO EVENT WILL SCAMAWARENESS.ORG BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING SPECIFICALLY ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR LOSS OF DATA, EVEN IF SCAMAWARENESS.ORG IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

ScamAwareness.org may make changes or improvements to the Content displayed on this Site, or to any products or services described herein, at any time, without notice.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless ScamAwareness.org, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants and agents from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including without limitation attorneys fees) arising from: (i) your use of this Site and any of the related services; (ii) your violation of these Terms of Use; and/or (iii) intentional wrongdoing of any kind.  ScamAwareness.org reserves the right, at our expense, to participate in the defense or settlement process.  ScamAwareness.org further reserves the right to report any wrongdoing that we become aware of to any government agency.

Links

Our site contains links to other Internet web sites, and ScamAwareness.org is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any linked sites. The disclaimer of warranties above also applies to any linked web site.

Choice of Law and Enforcement

ScamAwareness.org controls and operates this Site from Dallas, Texas, United States of America and makes no representation that this Site is appropriate or available for use from other locations.  If you use this Site from other locations, you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.  This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Texas, United States of America, notwithstanding its conflicts of law principles.  All disputes or claims arising out of use of this Site will be resolved in the state or federal courts located in Dallas, Texas.

Changes to Policy

If ScamAwareness.org decides to change its privacy policies and practices, we will post those changes to our Privacy Policy on our web site in advance of the changes taking effect, so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will continue to be able to use information in accordance with the Privacy Policy under which the information was collected.

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Questions

Any questions regarding this statement should be directed to our site coordinator at info@scamawareness.org.

These Terms of Use were last updated June 29, 2016.