Terms & Conditions

Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston: Disclaimer, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy

Legal Disclaimer
The materials, information, and links contained on the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston (“A&BC”) website are intended to provide general information. The information should not be utilized as a substitute for professional legal or accounting advice and A&BC makes no guarantee that the information is in all cases complete, accurate, or current. If advice or other expert assistance is needed, please consult a professional.

Transmission and receipt of materials provided by the A&BC website are not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. Furthermore, submitting an application for legal services or sending an email to an attorney at the A&BC office will not create an attorney-client relationship. Please note that even in instances where no attorney-client relationship exists, the A&BC maintains a strict policy of confidentiality. Any information provided to the A&BC will remain confidential pursuant to the A&BC’s privacy policy.

Privacy
Our privacy policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect and use your information. The A&BC is committed to protecting your privacy and will treat your information with the utmost respect. The A&BC collects two types of information, personal information that you choose to disclose to us, which includes any applications for legal services, and website information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our website. We use the information we collect in the day-to-day running of A&BC to better serve our clients, enhance our website, and make the site more useful to our users. We will not disclose the information we collect to third parties without your express consent. We will also not sell the information we collect to third parties or permit third parties to set and access cookies on your computer through our website. However, the A&BC may access, preserve and disclose any information knowingly or unknowingly provided by you in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: comply with legal process, enforce the terms and conditions herein, respond to your requests and questions, protect the rights, property or personal safety of the A&BC, its affiliates, officers, subsidiaries, agents and assigns and/or the public, or if required to do so by law.
 Any information sent to the A&BC by email or through the website is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis. Any information you send over the Internet, either through the A&BC website or via email is done so at your own risk.

Terms of Use

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, Inc. is made up of three programs: Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (“VLA”), Essential Training for the Arts (“ETA”), and Business on Board (“BOB”). VLA is a non-profit Massachusetts organization dedicated to providing artists and arts organizations with low cost legal and accounting services. ETA provides professional development training for individual artists and the personnel of arts organizations in Massachusetts and the surrounding region through webinars, seminars, and workshops. BOB provides professional development training and resources for businesses and professionals, focusing on corporate citizenship and board development services for arts organizations. The A&BC also sponsors a wide range of other programs for the Massachusetts Arts Community.

Acceptance of Terms
These terms and conditions along with any other terms and conditions that may appear on the Website set forth the terms and conditions under which you may use this site. BY ACCESSING THE AB&C WEBSITE, www.artsandbusinesscouncil.org, YOU AGREE TO ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREIN. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THEN YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS OR USE THIS WEBSITE. BY ACCESSING AND USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU ARE HEREBY AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY AND TO COMPLY WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREIN. The A&BC reserves the right to change the terms and conditions without notice at any time and in its sole discretion.

Service
The A&BC website currently provides users with a web portal which includes information on various legal, educational and accounting services. This site also enables users to register as either an artist member or a legal member. All new features, unless expressly stated otherwise, shall immediately become subject to these Terms and Conditions. The A&BC is not responsible or liable for the deletion or failure to store any messages or other communications or any content maintained or transmitted through the website.

User’s Obligations as a User
You agree to use this website SOLELY for your personal use for viewing the content on the website, and/or for applying or registering for services or as a volunteer. You agree to use this website in strict accordance with the terms and conditions herein contained. You agree that information you provide about yourself to the A&BC will be true, accurate, current, and complete information. You agree to update this information promptly, in the event it changes. You agree not to interfere or disrupt the web site or disobey the A&BC’s internal requirements, procedures or policies that may be connected to the website. You agree you will not attempt to access any secure portion of the website without express permission from the A&BC.

The website and the software it embodies may include security components that protect digital material. Use of these materials is subject to rules set by the A&BC. You agree that you will comply with all rules affecting protectable information set by the A&BC. You agree that you will not attempt to override or circumvent any of the rules protecting digital materials. Any unauthorized reproduction, publication, further distribution or public exhibition of the materials provided on the website in whole or in part is prohibited.

Indemnity
You agree that you will indemnify and hold the A&BC, its affiliates, officers, subsidiaries, agents and assigns harmless against all claims and demands including reasonable attorney’s fees resulting from your use of the website, your connection to the website, your violation of any of the terms and conditions set herein and/or your violations of any rights of a third party.
You agree, consent and hereby acknowledge that the A&BC may access, preserve and disclose any information knowingly or unknowingly provided by you in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: comply with legal process, enforce the terms and conditions herein, respond to your requests and questions, protect the rights, property or personal safety of the A&BC, its affiliates, officers, subsidiaries, agents and assigns and/or the public, or if required to do so by law.

Termination
The A&BC in its sole discretion, without notice, may terminate your use of the website and remove any content placed on the website by you, for any reason. The A&BC may also in its sole discretion, at any time, without notice, bar any further access to the website. The A&BC is not liable to you or any third party for any termination or bar of your access to the website.

Copyright and Trademark
This website is owned and operated by the Arts and Business Council or Greater Boston, Inc. all rights reserved, © 2011. All copyright in the text, graphics, icons, audio or visual clips, photographs or images, and software is owned or licensed by the A&BC, and is protected under the laws of the United States, international law and other intellectual property law. The A&BC grants you a personal, non-transferable, nonexclusive free license to access and use the information and materials provided on the website provided that your use is personal and noncommercial and complies with the Terms and Conditions herein. The A&BC logo, A&BC program logos, trademarks and service marks are all property of the A&BC. You agree not to display or use these marks without express permission from the A&BC. You may not frame any content on the website or use metatags or any other “hidden text” containing A&BC trademarks without the A&BC’s express permission. If you are interested in using any of the content contained on the A&BC website for any purpose other than your own personal use, please contact the A&BC at mail@artsandbusinesscouncil.org.

Links to the A&BC
You may link to the A&BC homepage from your own website as long as your website does not cast the A&BC in a false light or in any way damage the goodwill and reputation of the A&BC. You agree that you shall not, for any reason, link to any secured portions of the website. You further agree, that A&BC reserves the right, without reason, to demand you cease from linking to the A&BC homepage. You further agree that within three (3) days from receiving such notice, that you shall remove the link to the A&BC homepage from your website.

Proprietary Information
You acknowledge that this website may contain confidential information that is proprietary to the A&BC and is protected by applicable intellectual property laws. You further agree that you will not attempt to obtain such proprietary information without the express permission of the A&BC. This website is hosted by HostGator.com using open source software and complies with all public licenses required by HostGator. If you are interested in learning more about open source software or Hostgator.com, please contact Civic Actions, www.civicactions.com or visit http://www.hostgator.com.

Third Party Links
The website may provide links to other websites or resources. The A&BC has no control over such sites and resources, therefore, the A&BC is not responsible for the availability of any external sites or resources and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any for any content, advertising products or materials available on these external sites.
 Every website is governed by its own user and privacy policies. It is your responsibility to read and understand these policies and comply with them.
 The A&BC is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or allegedly caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any information, goods, services or content available on or through such sites or resources. The A&BC is not responsible or liable for the content’s accuracy, copyright, trademark, compliance or legality of material contained within such sites.

Disclaimer
You expressly agree and understand that your use of this website is AT YOUR OWN RISK. The A&BC expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and/or non-infringement.
 Any and all material downloaded from this website is downloaded AT YOUR OWN RISK, and at your own discretion. Any damage to your computer system or loss of data caused as a result of downloading is your sole responsibility.
 The A&BC makes no representation that the information contained within the website is suitable or appropriate for use outside the United States. Access to the content herein provided from areas and territories where they are illegal is prohibited.