Learning & Development Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE (“TERMS”) BEFORE USING THE SERVICES. THEY ARE THE RULES AND REQUIREMENTS THAT APPLY TO THE SERVICES. DO NOT REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT, MAKE ANY PURCHASES, OR USE THE SERVICES IF YOU ARE NOT IN AGREEMENT WITH THESE TERMS.

1. INTRODUCTION

Welcome to ASME Learning & Development (the “Platform”), which is operated by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (“ASME,” “we” or “us”) located at www.asme.org (“Our Site”). By using the Platform and all of the services provided therein, including, without limitation, purchasing, enrolling, and participating in a course, whether by means of an online or web-based program or an in-person classroom-based program; registering for an account; or using any other websites and applications that link to these (collectively, the “Services”) you, as an authorized user, acknowledge that you have read and understand these Terms and agree to be bound by them. These Terms, our Privacy and Security Statement (linked below) and separate terms of service or sale documents available through other sections of Our Site or made available for in-person programs or courses may apply to your use of the Platform and the Services, or to a promotion, service or product offered via the Services (“Additional Terms”). Those Additional Terms are hereby incorporated in these Terms. To the extent there is a conflict between these Terms and any Additional Terms, the Additional Terms will control unless the Additional Terms expressly state otherwise.

These Terms and any Additional Terms govern your use of the Services. Please read these Terms carefully, because by using the Services, you agree to be legally bound by and comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms, you are not authorized to use the Services. The Services are accessible only to registered users who affirmatively agree to these Terms by checking the box marked “I have read and agree to the above Terms of Use” on the payment checkout page. If you do not wish to comply with these Terms or any Additional Terms, please do not check the above referenced box, in which case the payment process will be cancelled and you will not be permitted to access and use the Services. If you are an employer purchasing or enrolling in a course on behalf of your employee(s), you agree to be bound by these Terms and any Additional Terms.

2. PRIVACY AND SECURITY STATEMENT

Please review our Privacy and Security Statement, which is a part of these Terms and describes what information we collect when you use the Services, how we collect it, how we use it, and the steps we take to protect it.

3. PERSONS UNDER AGE 18

Only persons aged 18 years and older may use the Services. By continuing after consenting to these Terms, you represent that you are at least 18 years old.

4. CONTENT

All content on the Platform is owned by ASME or a third party and is protected by United States or international copyright laws. Except as explicitly permitted by these Terms, you may not copy, modify, creative derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform or display, or otherwise exploit any content on the Platform, or any computer code or programs, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent (or the consent of the author of that content, if applicable) in each case, which may be granted or withheld in our sole discretion. To request permission from ASME, please contact us at webmaster@asme.org. We may make audio and video files available for download through the Services. You may download these audio and video files, but you may use them solely for your personal use or research in connection with the Services and non-commercial activities. In addition, you may copy and distribute only a small portion of other copyrighted ASME works featured as part of the Services, but solely for your personal use or research in connection with non-commercial activities. If you download or print text, images, video or audio files, or any other content, you must include all trademark, copyright and other proprietary rights notices in the same form in which the notices appear on Our Site or in the files. You may not modify or alter the proprietary notices in any way. In addition, unless we indicate otherwise, you may not alter or modify any of the content that you download or print. You may not use any content in a manner that attributes a false or misleading statement to ASME or any third parties.

The content you post as a student belongs to ASME. When you post comments, questions, reviews, and when you submit to us ideas and suggestions for new features or improvements, we may use and share this content with anyone, distribute it, and promote it on any platform and in any media, and to make modifications or edits to it as we see fit.

5. CONDUCT ON THE PLATFORM

Your use of the Services must comply with applicable local or national laws or regulations of your country. You are solely responsible for the knowledge of and compliance with such laws and regulations that are applicable to you. You may not access the Services if you are from a territory where U.S. businesses are prohibited from engaging in business (such as Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria) or if you have been designated a Specially Designated National, Denied Person, or Denied Entity by the U.S. government.

When you use the Services, you acknowledge and agree to the following: You will not use the Services (i) for the benefit of third-party organizations, businesses, products, or services, (ii) to send chain letters, unsolicited advertising, or any other junk or bulk mail, (iii) to access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Platform, ASME’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of ASME’s service providers, (iv) disable, interfere with, or try to circumvent any of the features of the Services related to security or probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any of our systems, (v) copy, modify, create derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, or otherwise attempt to discover any source code of or content on the Platform or the Services, (vi) scrape, spider, use a robot, or use other automated means of any kind to access the Services, or (vii) to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information (such as sending email communications falsely appearing as ASME); (viii) in any manner that would disparage or otherwise negatively impact on the goodwill of ASME or its Services and other offerings; (ix) to harass, slander, defame, harm, abuse, insult, intimidate, or discriminate; (x) to submit false or misleading information; or (xi) interfere with, or disrupt, (or attempt to do so), the access of any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the platforms or services, or in any other manner interfering with or creating an undue burden on the Services. We reserve all rights and remedies available to us, including but not limited to the right to terminate your access to the Services, with or without notice.

In addition, you agree not impersonate or try to pass yourself off as any other person or entity. You will not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any information, files, code or other materials that are unlawful, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, or libelous, or that are threatening, abusive, or harassing on the basis of an individual's (or group's) religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic. You take sole responsibility for the content you post, which is non-confidential and any ideas, inventions, or know-how disclosed in them will be available to other users (though Our Site and the Platform may offer privacy controls with respect to certain user content, as described in the Privacy and Security Statement).
When you interact directly with a student or an instructor, you must be careful about the types of personal information that you share. We do not control what students and instructors do with the information they obtain from other users on the Platform. You should not share your email or other personal information about you for your safety. We are not liable for any interactions involved between instructors and students. We are not liable for disputes, claims, losses, injuries, or damage of any kind that might arise out of or relate to the conduct of instructors or students.

The Platform may permit you to submit requests in connection with your receipt of the Services. By way of example, such requests may include requests relating to dietary restrictions for meals provided in connection with in-person courses. ASME will attempt to accommodate reasonable requests submitted in advance through the Platform but has no obligation, and will have no liability, to honor or meet such requests. Accordingly, you may need to prepare alternative arrangements for such requests.

When you use the Services, you may find links to other websites that we don’t own or control. We are not responsible for the content or any other aspect of these third-party sites, including their collection of information about you. You should also read their terms and conditions and privacy policies.

6. YOUR OBLIGATIONS

In consideration of your use of the Services, you agree that to the extent you provide personal information to ASME it will be true, accurate, current, and complete and that you will update all personal information as necessary. You understand and agree that any account you create, including your username and password, are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password by you or by anyone else using your username and password, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to change your password immediately if you believe your password may have been compromised or used without authorization. You also agree to immediately inform us of any apparent breaches of security such as loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure or use of your username or password by contacting us at webmaster@asme.org. Until we are so notified you will remain liable for any unauthorized use of your account.

The use of company logos, trademarks, tradenames, advertisements, web addresses, contact information, pictures of celebrities or the unauthorized use of images owned by others is prohibited. Except for good faith and honest reviews of the Services, you agree not to post, disseminate, publish, or communicate any false or misleading information or information that is intended to disparage, defame, slander, or otherwise harm the reputation of ASME.

Certain portions of the Services provide for, grant access or work in conjunction with in-person classroom courses. Such in-person programs may be subject to other policies, protocols, rules, and conditions, which you are encouraged to read carefully. You may also be subject to third party policies when located at their facilities. You will be responsible for compliance with such additional policies, protocols, rules, and conditions as are provided to you by ASME in advance of or upon arrival at such in-person programs. Such policies, protocols, rules, and conditions may be subject to change from time to time.

You are generally responsible for providing any tools, equipment, and devices needed to access and use the Services. ASME may make available to you certain equipment, tools, and other materials for use in connection with the Services, including in-person classroom courses. You must only use such equipment, tools, and materials in accordance with their intended use and any policies and rules provided by ASME in connection with such items. You will be responsible and liable for any damage, liability, or loss arising from your use of such equipment, tools, or materials.

7. LICENSE

Subject to these Terms and any Additional Terms, we grant you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to use the Services. You may download content from the Services only for your personal, non-commercial use. All other uses are expressly prohibited. You may not reproduce, redistribute, transmit, assign, sell, broadcast, rent, share, lend, modify, adapt, edit, create derivative works of, sublicense, or otherwise transfer or use any courses or features of the Services unless you obtain ASME's written permission to otherwise use the content. Using the Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in the Services or the content you access. This license does not give you any right to resell any content, course, or feature of the Services in any manner (including by sharing account information with a purchaser or illegally downloading the course and sharing it on torrent sites). We reserve the right to revoke any license to access and use the Services at any point in time, with or without notice, in the event where we decide or are obligated to disable access to a course or feature of the Services due to legal or policy reasons.

8. EU USERS

If you are a user of the Services and reside in the European Union, you are entitled under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) to request removal of your personal data from our records. Pursuant to the GDPR, however, under limited circumstances we have the right to retain and archive your personal data for “legitimate interests,” including to protect your interests, the interests of another person, or the public interest. Therefore, if you obtain ASME accreditation or a certificate through any of our programs, we will maintain, for a minimum period of seven (7) years, your personal data including, without limitation, records to demonstrate that the accreditation or certification procedures were effectively fulfilled.

9. DISCLAIMERS

THE SERVICES AND ANY OF ITS FEATURES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE (AND OUR AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS, AND AGENTS) MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, SECURITY, LACK OF ERRORS, OR ACCURACY OF THE SERVICES OR THEIR CONTENT, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED), INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE (AND OUR AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS, AND AGENTS) MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT YOU WILL OBTAIN SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM USE OF THE SERVICES. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES (INCLUDING ANY CONTENT) IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE MAY DECIDE TO CEASE MAKING AVAILABLE CERTAIN FEATURES OF THE SERVICES AT ANY TIME AND FOR ANY REASON. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ASME OR ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS OR AGENTS BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES DUE TO SUCH INTERRUPTIONS OR LACK OF AVAILABILITY OF SUCH FEATURES. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DELAY OR FAILURE OF OUR PERFORMANCE OF ANY OF THE SERVICES CAUSED BY EVENTS BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AN ACT OF WAR, HOSTILITY, OR SABOTAGE; NATURAL DISASTER; ELECTRICAL, INTERNET, OR TELECOMMUNICATION OUTAGE; OR GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS.

10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THERE MAY BE RISKS INHERENT INTO USING THE SERVICES. YOU FULLY ACCEPT THESE RISKS AND YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL HAVE NO RECOURSE TO SEEK DAMAGES AGAINST EVEN IF YOU SUFFER LOSS OR DAMAGE FROM USING THE PLATFORM AND THE SERVICES. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE (AND OUR SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS, AND AGENTS) WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, PROFITS, OR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, OR PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH), WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, AND EVEN IF WE’VE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES IN ADVANCE. OUR LIABILITY (AND THE LIABILITY OF EACH OF OUR GROUP COMPANIES, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS, AND AGENTS) TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO TWENTY DOLLARS ($20.00) OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID US IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS BEFORE THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO YOUR CLAIMS, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.

11. INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless ASME and its officers, directors, suppliers, partners, and agents from an against any third-party claims, demands, losses, damages, or expenses (including reasonable attorney fees) arising from (a) the content you post or submit, (b) your use of the Services (c) your violation of these Terms or any Additional Terms, (d) your violation of any rights of a third party, or (e) personal injury or property damage resulting from your acts or omissions. Your indemnification obligation will survive the termination of these Terms and your use of the Services.

12. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of New York without reference to its choice or conflicts of law principles. You further consent to the personal jurisdiction of and exclusive venue in the federal and state courts located in and serving New York, New York as the legal forum for any such dispute.

13. LEGAL ACTIONS AND NOTICES

No action, regardless of form, arising out of or relating to this Agreement may be brought by either party more than one (1) year after the cause of action has accrued. Any notice or other communication to be given hereunder will be in writing and given by registered or certified mail return receipt requested, or email (by us to the email associated with your account or by you to webmaster@asme.org).

14. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN US

You and we agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, contractor, or agency relationship exists between us.

15. NO ASSIGNMENT

You may not assign or transfer these Terms (or the rights and licenses granted under them). If you are accessing the Services as an employee of a company, your account cannot be transferred to another employee. We may assign these Terms (or the rights and licenses granted under them) to another company or person without restriction. Nothing in these Terms confers any right, benefit, or remedy on any third-party person or entity. You agree that your account is non-transferable and that all rights to your account and other rights under these Terms terminate upon your death.

16. SEVERABILITY; WAIVER

If it turns out that a particular provision of these Terms is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms. If you do not comply with these Terms, and we do not take immediate action, this does not indicate that we relinquish any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).

17. MODIFICATIONS

From time to time, we may update these Terms to clarify our practices or to reflect new or different practices (such as when we add new features). ASME reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify and/or make changes to these Terms at any time. If we make any material change, we will notify you in a manner commensurate with the nature of the change. Modifications will become effective on the day they are posted unless stated otherwise. Your continued use of the Services after we have posted amended Terms constitutes your consent to the amended Terms. If you have questions about these Terms, please feel free to contact us by sending an email to webmaster@asme.org.

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