If you have any questions regarding the use of the Website please email them to Support@PikosInstitute.com.
1. BECOMING A MEMBER AND REGISTRATION.
Without limiting any of the foregoing, you are responsible for ensuring that the email address you submit to the Site as part of your registration and during the course of your membership is valid and that the services, software or systems you use to access your email do not block or filter communication from Pikos Institute. Please note that your work email may be subject to additional limitations placed on its use by your employer. We ask that you use your personal email address when registering as a member. If you choose to register with your work email, or use an email System that interferes with the delivery of Pikos Institute communications, we may not be able to provide you with certain Services.
C. Your Password. During the registration process you will choose a specific user ID. We will also ask you to create a password. Because any activities that occur under your user ID or password are your responsibility it is important for you to keep your user ID and password secure. Notify us immediately if you believe that someone has used your registration or password without your authorization.
2. MEMBER CONDUCT.
A. Community Guidelines. The Website contains a Forum section that enables members of the community to communicate and share information. When you use the Forum section of the Website, you may have the opportunity to disclose, post, or otherwise upload to publicly accessible portions of the Website, or share with other members, information and other content. While we may provide you with these tools and opportunities, we also wish to remind you that you should choose carefully which information you post on the Website and that you provide to other members.
The following Community Guidelines apply to and govern your use of the Communication Tools:
- Do contribute responsibly in the Forums;
- Do treat others in the community with respect;
- Do let us know if you come across Content that you find offensive, possibly unlawful, or that you believe otherwise violates these Community Guidelines;
- Don't post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable;
- Don't Provide any Content that encourages a criminal offense or violates the rights of any party;
- Don't impersonate anyone else or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- Don't violate any applicable local, state, national and international law or regulation;
- Don't harass others;
- Don't try to gain unauthorized access to the Website, other members' accounts, or computers connected to the Website;
B. Monitoring and Enforcement. We actively monitor the Forums; however we are not obligated to do so. Because community standards vary and individuals sometimes choose not to comply with our policies and practices, in the process of using our Website, you may be exposed to Content that you find offensive or objectionable. You can contact us directly at Support@PikosInstitute.com to let us know of Content that you find objectionable. We will investigate the complaints that come to our attention. If we choose to investigate the complaint, we will take any action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the Content or terminating memberships. However, because situations and interpretations vary, we also reserve the right not to take any action. In such cases, we may not remove Content that you believe is objectionable or offensive. -Please remember that you can always choose to refrain from using any part of the Website that exposes you to something that you are uncomfortable with. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to any Content.
3. SUBMITTING OR POSTING CONTENT.
When you participate in the Pikos Institute community you are granting Pikos Institute certain rights to use the Content you submit or post through the Website. By submitting Content you grant us a royalty-free, worldwide, non-terminable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, edit, market, publish, store, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote such Content (in whole or in part) in any medium now known or hereafter devised, for editorial, commercial, promotional and all other purposes including, without limitation, the right to publish your name in connection with your Content; and the right to sublicense any or all of these rights. You acknowledge that Pikos Institute owns all right, title, and interest in any compilation, collective work or other derivative work created using or incorporating the Content. Please remember that you are ultimately responsible for all Content that you provide and you warrant and represent that: (i) the Content does not and will not infringe on any copyright or any other third party right nor violate any applicable law or regulation; and (ii) you have the right to grant any and all necessary rights and licenses provided in this Section 3, including without limitation, all necessary copyright and other related rights to the Content, free and clear of all claims and encumbrances without violating the rights of any person or entity, including any right to privacy or publicity. No compensation will be paid for the use of your Content.
4. PIKOS INSTITUTE PROPERTY RIGHTS.
The Website (and all of the material that it contains) is owned by Pikos Institute, or its third party licensors and is protected by intellectual property and other laws throughout the world. Nothing found on the Website maybe copied, reproduced, republished, distributed, sold, licensed, transferred or modified without the express written permission of Pikos Institute. In addition, the trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on the website are the property of Pikos Institute or its licensors. If you are aware of material on the Website that infringes copyright, please contact us through the Copyright Infringement Policy process, which is described below.
5. AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES.
Pikos Institute does not provide you with access to the Internet or the equipment necessary to access the Internet or the Website or Services. You are responsible for the fees charged by other parties to obtain access to our Website and Services (by way of example only, Internet service provider or airtime charges) and for providing the equipment necessary to access the Website and Services. From time to time Pikos Institute may modify, suspend or discontinue any of the Services offered on our Website without notice to you. Pikos Institute shall not be liable to you for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of Services. Pikos Institute may establish certain policies and practices concerning use of the Services, including without limitation the number of days that any items will be retained on our systems. Pikos Institute has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure of any Content maintained by our Services. We reserve the right to change our practices and policies at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without notice to you.
6. THIRD-PARTY OFFERS.
We may allow other companies to offer you products and services, including offers through our Website. Whether or not you decide to participate in such an offer is up to you. Your participation in any of these offers, including payment and delivery of related goods or services and the terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such offers, is solely between you and the third-party company. You agree that Pikos Institute shall not be liable for any costs or damages you may incur resulting from your decision to enter such transactions.
7. LINKING TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE.
While our Website may have links to the websites of other companies and parties, Pikos Institute has no control over those websites. Pikos Institute is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from those websites.
10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
OUR WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH IT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND"AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. PIKOS INSTITUTE DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, AND YOU WAIVE, ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS AND CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE ARE NOT WARRANTED TO BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE, AND PIKOS INSTITUTE MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, CURRENT OR RELIABLE OR THAT THE QUALITY ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. PIKOS INSTITUTE DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DELETION, FAILURE TO STORE, MISDELIVERY, OR UNTIMELY DELIVERY OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK OF LOSS AND DAMAGE DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE COST OF REPAIRS OR CORRECTIONS TO YOUR HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, AND AS A CONSEQUENCE SOME OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
11. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY.
YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR SOLE RISK. PIKOS INSTITUTE AND ITS RESPECTIVE OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSORS, AND AGENTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOSSES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES), WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, WHICH YOU MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF CLASSMATES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AND AS A CONSEQUENCE SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
12. CHOICE OF LAW & VENUE.
13. MISCELLANEOUS TERMS.
Pikos Institute is committed to protecting the privacy of our members' personal information. The purpose of this policy is to inform you of Pikos Institute's practices in relation to the personal information that you provide to us when using registering for our services or our Site ('Your Information'), including:
- Collection and Use of Your Information
- Sharing Your Information
- Security of Your Information
- Changing or Correcting Your Information
- A Note About International Users
COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
During the process of registering on the Site, you may be required to provide certain personal information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and password. Please keep in mind that, although your personal information will not be viewable by other members, once you are registered, your name will be displayed on the Site and you will no longer be anonymous to us. Once you have created your user name and password they will become non-transferable. Each password is unique to each authorized user and is non-transferable. Users will log into PikosInstitute.com using only their authorized user name and password.
2. Participation in Surveys
From time-to-time, we may request information from our users via surveys. When you participate in one of our surveys, we may request contact information (such as your name and e-mail address). Pikos Institute may conduct surveys in order to target advertising and content and to better understand members’ needs and opinions. Pikos Institute may share, in aggregate form, information it collects from these surveys with its advertisers, partners, affiliates and the general public, but will not share survey information containing personally identifiable information with any third party without prior consent. Participation in our surveys is completely voluntary, such that you have the choice of whether or not you disclose the requested information. However, we encourage our members to participate in these surveys as they provide us with important information that helps us to improve our services or services that may be offered on PikosInstitute.com or by our affiliates or third-party advertisers.
3. Using the Pikos Institute Forum
Information submitted to Forum is displayed publicly, so please exercise care in choosing what information you wish to disclose. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with the Forum section of the site.
4. When You or Third Parties Contact Us If you contact Pikos Institute by phone, email or letter, we may keep a record of such correspondence. Thus, if you report any issue with the site, we may retain such information in a file. Moreover, if you contact us through our feedback area, we require your name and email address in order to send you a response.
SHARING PERSONAL INFORMATION
2. Third Party Advertising
The advertisements that appear on the Site are generally delivered through internal software operated by Pikos Institute. Pikos Institute has no control over the content or privacy policies of sites other than PikosInstitute.com, and therefore we encourage you to review such content and policies prior to submitting any personal information to them. We do share certain aggregate information, such as demographic information and the number of times that our members have viewed an advertisement, with our third party advertisers. This information is not linked with any personally identifiable information, and we do not provide any such information to third party advertisers.
3. Service Providers
We may use a third party to provide specific services on our behalf, including sending e-mails to our members, conducting member surveys, processing transactions or performing statistical analysis of our services. In these cases, we may provide certain personal information, such as your name and e-mail address and other financial information necessary for the service to be provided. However, these third parties are required to maintain the confidentiality of this information and are prohibited from retaining, sharing, storing or using this information for any other purposes.
4. Affiliates and Business Transitions
5. Legal Matters; Protection of Rights, Property and Interests; Safety
We may, without your consent, access and disclose Your Information, any communications sent or received by you, and any other information that we may have about you or your account: as may be permitted or required by law, regulation, rule or court order; pursuant to requests from governmental, regulatory or administrative agencies or law enforcement authorities; or to prevent, investigate, identify persons or organizations potentially involved in, or take any action regarding suspected fraud, violations of our Terms of Service, or activity that appears to us to be illegal or may expose us to legal liability. Additionally, we may disclose Your Information in situations that we believe to be emergencies involving potential threats to the physical safety or any person or property if we believe that Your Information in any way relates to that threat.
CHANGING, CORRECTING OR REMOVING YOUR INFORMATION
Pikos Institute provides you with ways in which you can update Your Information. To make changes to Your Information, please login to the site and go to your account area. Here you may change such information as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, password and payment information. If at any time you wish to have your membership deleted from the site for any reason, send an email to info@PikosInstitute.com. Upon removal of membership, we may retain your information for a period of time in our internal databases and systems.
THE SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
You may be required to use a password to access certain pages on the site where certain types of your information can be changed or deleted. Therefore, it is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and/or emails which we may send you and to your computer. You take full responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. While we have implemented safeguards, you should be aware that Internet security technology changes rapidly. We are not able to guarantee that the safeguards we employ today can protect Your Information from future threats. You should be aware that regardless of our efforts, factors beyond our control may result in the disclosure of Your Information. Accordingly, we are not in a position to guarantee that Your Information will be secure under all circumstances.
A NOTE ABOUT INTERNATIONAL USERS
Pikos Institute may make changes to this policy from time to time if our information practices are modified or changed. We will notify you of any significant changes in the way we treat Your Information by sending a notice to the primary e-mail address specified in your account or by placing a prominent notice on the site for a period of not less than thirty (30) days prior to the change. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information regarding our policies.