1. Acceptance of Terms
By visiting the Website HCIC.net, viewing, accessing or otherwise using any of the services or information created, collected, compiled or submitted to HCIC.net, you agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions of Service. If you do not want to be bound by our Terms your only option is not to visit, view or otherwise use the services of HCIC.net. You understand, agree and acknowledge that these Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you and HCIC.net and that your use of HCIC.net shall indicate your conclusive acceptance of this agreement.
2. Provision of Services
You agree and acknowledge that HCIC.net is entitled to modify, improve or discontinue any of its services at its sole discretion and without notice to you even if it may result in you being prevented from accessing any information contained in it. Furthermore, you agree and acknowledge that HCIC.net is entitled to provide services to you through subsidiaries or affiliated entities.
3. Proprietary Rights
You acknowledge and agree that HCIC.net may contain proprietary and confidential information including trademarks, service marks and patents protected by intellectual property laws and international intellectual property treaties. HCIC.net authorizes you to view and make a single copy of portions of its content for offline, personal, non-commercial use. Our content may not be sold, reproduced, or distributed without our written permission. Any third-party trademarks, service marks and logos are the property of their respective owners. Any further rights not specifically granted herein are reserved.
4. Submitted Content
When you submit content to HCIC.net you simultaneously grant HCIC.net an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty free license to publish, display, modify, distribute and syndicate your content worldwide. You confirm and warrant that you have the required authority to grant the above license to HCIC.net.
5. Termination of Agreement
The Terms of this agreement will continue to apply in perpetuity until terminated by either party without notice at any time for any reason. Terms that are to continue in perpetuity shall be unaffected by the termination of this agreement.
6. Disclaimer of Warranties
You understand and agree that your use of HCIC.net is entirely at your own risk and that our services are provided "As Is" and "As Available." HCIC.net does not make any express or implied warranties, endorsements or representations whatsoever as to the operation of the HCIC.net website, information, content, materials, or products. This shall include, but not be limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement, and warranties that access to or use of the service will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects in the service will be corrected.
7. Limitation of Liability
You understand and agree that HCIC.net and any of its subsidiaries or affiliates shall in no event be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or exemplary damages. This shall include, but not be limited to damages for loss of profits, business interruption, business reputation or goodwill, loss of programs or information or other intangible loss arising out of the use of or the inability to use the service, or information, or any permanent or temporary cessation of such service or access to information, or the deletion or corruption of any content or information, or the failure to store any content or information. The above limitation shall apply whether or not HCIC.net has been advised of or should have been aware of the possibility of such damages. In jurisdictions where the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages is not allowed the liability of HCIC.net is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.
8. External Content
HCIC.net may include hyperlinks to third-party content, advertising or Websites. You acknowledge and agree that HCIC.net is not responsible for and does not endorse any advertising, products or resource available from such resources or Websites.
You expressly understand and agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the country, state, province or territory determined solely by HCIC.net to resolve any legal matter arising from this agreement or related to your use of HCIC.net. If the court of law having jurisdiction, rules that any provision of the agreement is invalid, then that provision will be removed from the Terms and the remaining Terms will continue to be valid.
10. Entire Agreement
You understand and agree that the above Terms constitute the entire general agreement between you and HCIC.net. You may be subject to additional Terms and conditions when you use, purchase or access other services, affiliate services or third-party content or material.
11. Changes to the Terms
HCIC.net reserves the right to modify these Terms from time to time at our sole discretion and without any notice. Changes to our Terms become effective on the date they are posted and your continued use of HCIC.net after any changes to Terms will signify your agreement to be bound by them.
HCIC.net has a strong commitment to providing excellent service to all of our customers and visitors of this Web site, including respecting your concerns about privacy. We are committed to protecting your online privacy.
In general, you can visit www.hcic.net without revealing any personal information. You may, however, be asked to provide personal information to gain access to some of our content or services. This information helps ensure that your needs are met.
This site is intended for adults age 18 and over.
We collect and log the IP address (an identifiable number associated with your computer) of all visitors to www.hcic.net Web sites. This allows us to gather aggregate information about how our site is being used. To maintain anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information. We will use IP address information, however, as needed to enforce our legal rights or when required to do so by law enforcement agencies.
Email communication that you send to us via the email links on our site may be shared with other staff who is most able to address your inquiry. We make every effort to respond in a timely fashion once communications are received.
Because email does not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communication, please do not use email if you wish to keep your communication private. Instead, please call 770-407-7670 with your request.
Opting-In for Email Information
When you opt-in to receive further information from HCIC, we will use that information to send you future occasional informational updates.
If you have a complaint or problem, or if you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may contact us. Please indicate your reason for contacting us.
Code of Conduct:
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately.
Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at conference venues and conference-related social events.