Terms of Use

Legal Restrictions and Terms of Use Applicable to this Site. Use of this Site Signifies your Agreement to the Terms of Use.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.

By using this site, you signify your consent to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use the site.

The following legal restrictions and terms of use apply to ThinkingInstitute.org and any other site owned and/or operated by or on behalf of ThinkingInstitute.org or any of its subsidiaries, that states that it is governed by these Terms of Use and/or links to these Terms of Use (the sites and entities collectively referred to herein as “ThinkingInstitute.org”).

USE OF MATERIALS

This site is owned and operated by ThinkingInstitute.org and/or, in the case of certain features, its third party service providers, and unless otherwise indicated the contents of ThinkingInstitute.org are the property of ThinkingInstitute.org and are protected, without limitation, pursuant to world-wide copyright and trademark laws. No material from ThinkingInstitute.org may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of ThinkingInstitute.org’s copyright, trademark, and trade secret rights and others’ proprietary rights. For purposes of this Agreement, the use of any such material on any other web site or networked computer environment is prohibited.

In the event you download software from the site, the software including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software and data accompanying the Software (together, the “Software”) are licensed to you by ThinkingInstitute.org. ThinkingInstitute.org does not transfer title to the Software to you. As between you and ThinkingInstitute.org, ThinkingInstitute.org retains full and complete right, title, and interest in and to the Software and all intellectual property rights therein. You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse-engineer or disassemble the Software.

You hereby grant ThinkingInstitute.org and its agents and licensees a worldwide, royalty-free, fully-paid, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, including without limitation the right to copy, publish, perform, display and distribute and/or adapt, any material you upload to, distribute through or post on ThinkingInstitute.org, including without limitation via message boards, chat rooms and/or blogs or any other features on ThinkingInstitute.org, in whole or in part, alone or in combination with other material, in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised.

USER CONDUCT

Derogatory, harmful or unlawful conduct is not permitted on ThinkingInstitute.org. Users are not permitted to upload to, distribute through, or otherwise publish through ThinkingInstitute.org any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal or otherwise objectionable that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. Unauthorized commercial messages and/or public announcements are not allowed on ThinkingInstitute.org. Unauthorized collection and/or use of email addresses via ThinkingInstitute.org is also not allowed.

Please be aware that generally, information you post on, upload to or distribute through a message board, chat room, blog or any similar feature will be accessible by other users of ThinkingInstitute.org. Please be sure that any such information is information that you are comfortable sharing with the public.

Users are solely responsible for the content of their messages including without limitation the content of message board postings and/or comments made in chat rooms and/or any other features on ThinkingInstitute.org. ThinkingInstitute.org is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any information posted, uploaded or transmitted by users of ThinkingInstitute.org including without limitation the content of message board postings and/or comments made in chat rooms and/or any other features on ThinkingInstitute.org. You acknowledge that ThinkingInstitute.org may or may not pre-screen and/or monitor content posted on ThinkingInstitute.org, and that ThinkingInstitute.org shall have the right to remove, edit, move or close, in whole or in part, any thread or posting in any chat room and/or similar feature on ThinkingInstitute.org at any time for any reason, in ThinkingInstitute.org’s sole discretion.

You hereby agree to comply with all laws that apply or may apply to your use of or activities on ThinkingInstitute.org and any rules for conduct on ThinkingInstitute.org or use of specific features and/or services offered thereon that may be posted on ThinkingInstitute.org, whether in these terms of use or otherwise, from time to time.

NO PERSONAL ADVICE

Any informational materials provided on ThinkingInstitute.org, including without limitation the opinions and/or recommendations of any authors and/or moderators, are not intended to substitute for any professional educational, medical, legal, psychiatric, employment or other advice. Without limitation of the Disclaimer paragraphs set forth below, ThinkingInstitute.org makes no representations or warranties regarding, and expressly disclaims any and all liability concerning, any action by any person following the information offered or provided within or through ThinkingInstitute.org. If you have concerns or a situation in which you require professional advice, then you should consult with an appropriately qualified professional in the relevant field.

THIRD PARTIES

Your correspondence and dealings with third parties including without limitation job seekers, employers and/or advertisers that you encounter via ThinkingInstitute.org are solely between you and such entity. You agree that ThinkingInstitute.org shall not be responsible or liable for any dispute, loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of any such dealings. In addition, you acknowledge that ThinkingInstitute.org does not endorse, verify, or make any representations regarding any third party advertisements, products or services and does not confirm that each user of ThinkingInstitute.org is who the user claims to be. It is your sole responsibility to research and verify the legitimacy of any organization, individual or prospective employer advertising on ThinkingInstitute.org, and you are solely responsible for your decision to submit personal information to any third party, whether in connection with potential employment or otherwise.

CHANGES TO SITE

ThinkingInstitute.org may add, change, discontinue, remove or suspend any portion of ThinkingInstitute.org at any time, without notice.

TERMINATION

This Agreement is effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by destroying all materials obtained from ThinkingInstitute.org and all related documentation and all copies and installments thereof whether made under the terms of this Agreement or otherwise. This Agreement will terminate immediately without notice from ThinkingInstitute.org, if in ThinkingInstitute.org’s sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement, if you are a repeat infringer of any third party’s rights, or if you engage in conduct that is illegal, tortious or that interferes with the technological operation of this site. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from ThinkingInstitute.org and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of this Agreement or otherwise.

DISCLAIMER

ThinkingInstitute.org MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO ThinkingInstitute.org OR ITS CONTENTS, WHICH ARE PROVIDED FOR USE “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” ThinkingInstitute.org DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO ThinkingInstitute.org AND ANY WEB SITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED. ThinkingInstitute.org DOES NOT WARRANT THE FUNCTIONS, INFORMATION OR LINKS CONTAINED ON ThinkingInstitute.org OR THAT ITS CONTENTS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT ThinkingInstitute.org, OR ITS CONTENTS, ARE FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE OPERATION OF ThinkingInstitute.org OR ITS CONTENTS, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, CANCELBOTS OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ThinkingInstitute.org DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON ThinkingInstitute.org IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT ThinkingInstitute.org) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL ThinkingInstitute.org BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS ON ThinkingInstitute.org, EVEN IF ThinkingInstitute.org OR A ThinkingInstitute.org AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL ThinkingInstitute.org’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, OR NOT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING ThinkingInstitute.org.

YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY ACCESSING ThinkingInstitute.org AND AGREEING TO THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, THE BENEFITS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA, AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY WORLD-WIDE, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”

INDEMNIFICATION

By using ThinkingInstitute.org, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless ThinkingInstitute.org from and against any actual or alleged claims, demands, causes of action, judgments, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ and other legal fees and costs) arising out of or relating to: (1) your violation of these terms of use or any law, rule or regulation; (2) a claim that is based on your use of any content on ThinkingInstitute.org; or (3) any material uploaded by you or through your computer to ThinkingInstitute.org or otherwise sent by you to ThinkingInstitute.org. You will cooperate as fully and reasonably as required by ThinkingInstitute.org in the defense of any claim. ThinkingInstitute.org reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you will not in any event settle any claim without the prior written consent of ThinkingInstitute.org.

JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES

ThinkingInstitute.org is controlled and operated by the ThinkingInstitute.org. ThinkingInstitute.org makes no representation that materials on ThinkingInstitute.org are appropriate or available for use in all countries. Those who choose to access ThinkingInstitute.org from their location do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

PERMISSION FOR REPRINTS

All material on ThinkingInstitute.org without limitation, is protected by U.S. and foreign copyright and trademark laws. Under no circumstances may we give permission to reprint any material on ThinkingInstitute.org (outside of personal, non-commercial use).

PERMISSION FOR WEB LINKING

If you link to ThinkingInstitute.org, you may only link to the home page, and the link must be in plain text, unless otherwise approved in writing by ThinkingInstitute.org. Any such link must not damage, dilute or tarnish the goodwill associated with ThinkingInstitute.org and/or any ThinkingInstitute.org intellectual property, nor may the link create the false appearance that your web site or organization is sponsored, endorsed by, affiliated or associated with ThinkingInstitute.org, and you may not “frame” ThinkingInstitute.org. You may not link to ThinkingInstitute.org from any web site that is unlawful, abusive, indecent or obscene, that promotes violence or illegal acts or that is otherwise inappropriate in ThinkingInstitute.org’s sole discretion. ThinkingInstitute.org reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate any link from any web site.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIM NOTICE AND PROCEDURE

Notification of a copyright infringement claim must be submitted to us.. please contact the person who referred you to this site.

The notification must include:

– A signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
– Identification of each alleged infringing copyrighted work or works;
– Identification of the allegedly infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to enable us to locate such material;
– Information reasonably sufficient to enable us to contact the party complaining of an alleged infringement (e.g. an address, telephone number, and email address);
– A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the allegedly infringing material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
– A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
– ThinkingInstitute.org reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or delete portions of these terms of use at any time. The current terms of use may be viewed at https://www.ThinkingInstitute.org/terms-of-use along with the date of most recent update.