CSEA Terms of Use

These Terms of Use describe the nature of this Website and the terms on which you may use it. BY USING THIS WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE.

The Civil Service Employees Association, Inc., Local 1000, AFSCME, AFL-CIO (“CSEA”) reserves the right, in our sole discretion, to change, add or remove any portion of these Terms of Use at any time by posting new Terms of Use on this Website. Please review these Terms of Use each time you use this Website. Your use following posted changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use or any changes, please do not use this Website.

1. OWNERSHIP
This Website is owned by CSEA, Inc. All materials contained in this Website (the “Materials”) are either owned by or licensed to us and are protected by intellectual property and other laws. We retain all proprietary rights to the Materials. This Website is copyrighted. All rights are reserved. Except as expressly authorized by us, any use, copy, reproduction, display, performance, modification or retransmission of the Materials is strictly prohibited. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may download the Materials for your personal non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all proprietary and other notices.

2. INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE
This Website provides information about CSEA and may include data regarding our services, information pertaining to (among other things) our members, information about the labor movement, legislative campaigns, and third party resources and services that may be of interest to users of this Website.

3. SERVICES
This Website provides access to a number of professional and other services offered by CSEA and third parties that may be available to members, including reference and educational information. This Website does not, directly or indirectly, provide advice or guidance with respect to such services, including, but not limited to, financial services including mortgage and real estate matters, insurance and pension plan benefits, or legal issues. This Website makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality or reliability of any services provided by third parties to you that may be accessed through use of this Website. We are not an insurance company, nor do we make any decisions with regard to insurance policy coverage criteria, specific insurance policy terms and conditions, or premiums or other payment obligations in connection with any insurance policy, plan or program or any pension plan benefit for which you may apply through the use of this Website. All such determinations shall be made solely by the applicable insurer or plan administrator. Commentary and other information contained on this Website are intended to be for general academic and illustrative purposes and are not intended to guide the decisions of any individuals.

4. MODIFICATIONS TO THIS WEBSITE
We may at our sole discretion change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this Website at any time, including the availability of any Website feature, database or content. We may also impose limits on certain features and services, or restrict users’ access to parts or the entire CSEA Website without notice or liability.

5. PRIVACY
You may be asked to provide certain information to CSEA while using this Website. Our use of this information will be governed by our Privacy Policy.

6. INTERNET USE
You should be aware of the general risks of transmitting information over the Internet. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your requirements for accuracy of data input and output, backing up of data, and protection from “viruses,” “worms,” “trojan horses” or other malicious or damaging computer software or actions.

7. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
The following activities are not permitted on this Website and constitute a material breach of these Terms of Use:

(a) Using this Website for any purpose in violation of local, state, federal or international laws;
(b) Collecting information about others without their written consent;
(c) Engaging in any conduct that aids or supports, or is intended to aid or support, a competing labor organization;
(d) Using this Website for any purpose in violation of the CSEA Constitution and By-laws;
(e) Engaging in any other conduct that is contrary to the purpose of this Website or, as determined by CSEA, in our sole discretion, that exposes CSEA or any other person or entity related to CSEA and/or this Website to any liability or detriment.

8. NO ENDORSEMENT
We do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, content or other information displayed, distributed or otherwise accessible on or through this Website. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum or information shall be at your sole risk. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of this Website.

9. HYPERTEXT LINKS AND REFERENCES
CSEA may provide links to other websites, for your convenience. However, we do not review, endorse, approve or exercise any control over the content of such websites. We make no claim or representation regarding and accept no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of websites accessible by link from this Website, or websites linking to this Website. The use of any such website is at the user’s risk, and is subject to the Terms of Use applicable to such website.

10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
We make no warranty of any kind concerning the functioning of this Website, or the information contained on this Website or any other websites linked to it in any way. We assume no liability for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon information or services obtained through use of this Website. Operation of this Website and any information on this Website is provided “as is,” and to the fullest extent permissible by law, all warranties, express or implied, including fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability and non-infringement of intellectual property rights, are disclaimed. Without any limitation of the forgoing, we do not warrant that the functions contained in this Website or any materials or content contained therein will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Website or the service that makes it available is free of viruses or other harmful components. As some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties, some of the above may not apply to you.

11. LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, OR CLAIM, OR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RESULTING FROM OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION, FUNCTIONS OR SERVICES ON THIS WEBSITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Since some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, some of the above may not apply to you.

12. INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold CSEA harmless from any claims, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), losses, expenses, settlements and judgments, arising from or related to your violation of these Terms of Use, your violation of the rights of or dispute with any person or entity, or your use of this Website.

13. COPYRIGHT INFRINGMENT
All content on this site is protected by U.S. Copyright and may not be copied without the express permission of CSEA, Inc., which reserves all rights. It is the Website user’s obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing material found on this site. Re-use of any of the content on this site for any purpose other than your own personal and non-commercial use is strictly prohibited. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content in whole or in part. The materials from this site are available for personal information and non-commercial use only.

14. JURISDICTION
You agree that disputes concerning these Terms of Use, CSEA’s Privacy Policy, or the use of this Website shall be resolved by binding arbitration in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). Any such claim or controversy shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in New York, NY and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The laws of the State of New York shall govern said arbitration proceeding, without reference to that state’s choice-of-law rules. Each party to said arbitration proceeding shall be solely and exclusively responsible for the payment of its own attorneys’ fees.

15. TERMINATION
These Terms of Use constitute a binding agreement between you and CSEA until terminated by you or CSEA, which CSEA may do at any time, without notice, in our sole discretion. If you become dissatisfied with this Website in any way, your only recourse is to discontinue use of this Website.

16. GENERAL PROVISIONS
If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect. The failure by either you or CSEA to exercise or enforce any rights or provisions of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. You agree that any dispute arising out of or related to this Website or these Terms of Use must commence within one (1) year after the dispute arose; otherwise such dispute is permanently barred. These Terms of Use comprise the entire agreement between you and CSEA and supersede all prior agreements between the parties, regarding the subject matter contained herein. All provisions of these Terms of Use regarding representations and warranties, indemnification, disclaimers and limitations on liability shall survive any termination of these Terms of Use.