Terms & Conditions
We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions under which the Site is offered for any reason. The most current version of the terms and conditions will supersede all previous versions. We encourage you to periodically review the terms and conditions to stay informed of our updates.
1. AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND NETWORKAFTERWORK.COM.
Our website consists of several different web pages operated by Network After Work, Inc. When you use networkafterwork.com (the “Site”), you are entering into a legal agreement and agree to comply with all the terms and conditions set forth herein. These terms and conditions apply to networkafterwork.com and NAW and dictate how the site is to be used. networkafterwork.com is an E-commerce Site. Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms and conditions.
2. MEMBER OBLIGATIONS.
By using the Site, all members agree that they are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their account and password and for restricting access to their computer. Members also agree to accept responsibility for all communications and other activities that occur under their account or password. Members will not assign or otherwise transfer their account to any other person or entity. Members will not create more than one account. Members agree that NAW is not responsible for any third party access to their account resulting from theft or misappropriation of the account.
Members that purchase any of our memberships agree to pay all applicable fees and taxes. Failure to pay all applicable fees and taxes may result in the termination of your membership.
By using the Site, you agree to allow other members to contact you through the Site.
By using the Site, users acknowledge they are over the age of thirteen (13).
NAW and our associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content solely at our discretion.
3. STANDARDS OF CONDUCT.
NAW has certain standards of conduct which govern the behavior of members both on the Site and at our events. NAW is committed to providing an environment free any form of unlawful harassment or discrimination. By using the Site or attending one of our events, you agree to follow our Standards of Conduct. The following standards are not comprehensive. They also do not limit our rights to impose discipline for any other conduct we deem inappropriate.
When using the Site or attending a NAW event, you agree to not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; falsify yourself or your company; provide misleading, false and/or dishonest information to other members; intentionally, recklessly, or negligently misuse, damage, steal or vandalize property that belongs to NAW, a third party, or the public; be in possession or control of illegal drugs, weapons, explosives, or other dangerous or unauthorized materials; engage in threatening or violent behavior; use vulgar or abusive language; engage in disorderly conduct that may endanger others or damage property; engage in unprofessional conduct or improper conduct for the workplace; engage in sexual or other illegal harassment or discrimination (online or at events); dress in a manner that depicts or alludes to obscenity, violence, or sex, advertises illegal substances, or conveys unsuitable slogans; engage in gambling, betting and lotteries; solicit members, conduct surveys, contests, or pyramid schemes; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose; violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular event; harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; violate any applicable laws or regulations.
Conduct that violates our standards will not be tolerated. If you violate any of these standards you will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of your access to networkafterwork.com and NAW events. Should a customer, vendor, or other person with whom NAW does business engages in such conduct, we will take swift corrective action.
While NAW is under no obligation to monitor our events, we reserve the right to review conduct of members and to dismiss members from an event solely at our discretion. We reserve the right to terminate your access to any or all of our events at any time without notice and for any reason.
NAW reserves the right to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, at our sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself at any event. NAW does not control or endorse the information received at any event and, therefore, we specifically disclaim any liability with regard to the events and any actions resulting from your participation in events. Managers and hosts are not authorized NAW spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of NAW.
4. COMMUNICATIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS.
The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, personal web pages, and/or various communities designed to facilitate communication with other members, the public at large, or with a specific group. By using the Site, you agree to post, send, and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the subject or group to which you are posting.
NAW strictly prohibits spamming other members. Spamming is defined as sending the same message indiscriminately to a large number of recipients. If a member is reported two (2) number of times they will receive a warning. If the spamming continues, the member will be suspended from accessing the Site or any of our events for one (1) month. If the member does not cease spamming after the month long suspension, their membership will be terminated.
While NAW is under no obligation to monitor our members’ communications, we reserve the right to review any communications posted to the Site and to remove any materials at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to terminate your ability to communicate with any or all of our members at any time without notice at our sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children when using any of the various communications tools offered on the Site. NAW does not control, endorse the content, messages, or information shared between members and, therefore, we specifically disclaim any liability with regard to member to member communications and any actions resulting from your communications with other members.
Materials uploaded to the Site may be subjected to limitations on usage, reproduction, and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you upload the materials.
5. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES AND SERVICES.
This Site may contain links to other websites. These websites are not under the control of NAW and we are not responsible for their contents. This includes without limitation any link contained in a third party website, or any changes or updates to a third party website. We provide these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by NAW or any affiliation with the third party website’s operators.
Certain services made available via the Site are delivered by third party websites and organizations. By using any product, service, or functionality originating from the networkafterwork.com domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that we may share such information and data with any third party with whom we have a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service, or functionality on behalf of the Site’s users and customers. If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.
6. UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE/INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Members are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferrable, revocable license to access and use the Site strictly in accordance with these terms and conditions. As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms and conditions. You may not use the Site in any way that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.
All content included as part of this Site, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of NAW or our suppliers and protected by all applicable copyright and intellectual property laws and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and comply with all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends, or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes to that content.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. Our content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of NAW and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to our intellectual property or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
7. MEMBER GENERATED CONTENT.
NAW does not, and will not, claim ownership of any content posted, uploaded, input, or submitted to the Site by members. However, by posting, uploading, inputting, or submitting content to the Site, you are granting NAW and certain third party companies affiliated with us permission to use member generated content in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, and reformat member generated content; and to publish your name in connection with any content generated by you.
NAW will not provide any compensation with respect to the use of member generated content. We are under no obligation to post or use any member generated content provided and may remove any member generated content at any time at our sole discretion. By posting, uploading, inputting, or submitting your content you are effectively stating that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to any content generated by you as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to post, upload, input, or submit your content.
8. CONSENT AND RELEASE FOR USE OF LIKENESS.
Any member that registers for one of our events grants NAW, our agents, employees, licensees, and successors in interest (the “Released Parties”) all ownership rights and the right to copyright, use, and publish any photographed likeness of you. The image may be copyrighted, used, and/or published individually or in conjunction with other photography or video works, and in any medium (including without limitation, print publications, public broadcast, CD-ROM format) and for any lawful purpose (including without limitation, trade, exhibition, illustration, promotion, publicity, advertising, and electronic publication).
Members waive any right to inspect or approve our use of any images containing your likeness, or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in connection with the use and/or publication of any images containing your likeness. You release NAW from any and all claims of libel, slander, invasion of property, infringement of copyright or right of publicity, or any other claim related to an images containing your likeness. This release includes without limitation any claim related to blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, digital alteration, use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, or use of a fictitious name, that may occur or be produced in the processing or publication of any images containing your likeness.
9. TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION.
NAW reserves the right to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice and solely at our discretion. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Illinois and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, this section.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and NAW as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. NAW’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of NAW’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by NAW with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and NAW with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and NAW with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
10. LIABILITY DISCLAIMER.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. NETWORK AFTER WORK, INC. AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.
NETWORK AFTER WORK, INC. AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. NETWORK AFTER WORK, INC. AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
11. CLASS ACTION WAIVER.
Any arbitration under these Terms and Conditions will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class/representative/collective actions are not permitted. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT A PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN EACH’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PUTATIVE CLASS, COLLECTIVE AND/ OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, SUCH AS IN THE FORM OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST THE OTHER. Further, unless both you and Employer agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
12. INTERNATIONAL USERS.
NAW and this Site are controlled, operated and administered from our offices within the USA. If you access the Site or any of the services offered by NAW from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the NAW Content accessed through networkafterwork.com in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless NAW, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. NAW reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with NAW in asserting any available defenses.
We welcome your questions or comments regarding these terms and conditions:
Network After Work, Inc.
220 N Green St.,
Chicago, IL 60607
Effective as of: January 1st, 2020