This Privacy Statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to Heat Exchange Institute and www.heatexchange.org and does not apply to information we collect in any other fashion.
1. Collection of Information by Heat Exchange Institute and www.heatexchange.org
2. Our Use of Your Information
We use the information we gather on Heat Exchange Institute and www.heatexchange.org, whether personal, demographic, collective or technical, for the purpose of operating and improving Heat Exchange Institute and www.heatexchange.org, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services that we offer. We may use your contact information in order to send you email or other communications regarding updates at the Heat Exchange Institute and www.heatexchange.org. The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you. We additionally may employ Internet tracking and analytic tools such as Google Analytics to better understand and deliver a user experience. We also use the information that we gather for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our web site. Such information may also be used to gather demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider. We may link this information with your Personal Information.
3. Disclosure of Personal Information to Others
We do not disclose your personal information to third parties, or your combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of Heat Exchange Institute and www.heatexchange.org, except as follows; We disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf, including hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals may have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party. We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Heat Exchange Institute and www.heatexchange.org if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to (1) meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request; (2) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations (3) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues (4) Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Heat Exchange Institute and www.heatexchange.org, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
Heat Exchange Institute and www.heatexchange.org may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited those pages. Web beacons are not used to access your personally identifiable information; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about our Web site usage. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides. You may not decline web beacons, however, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.
5. Access to, Opt-Out and/or Modification of Your Information
Heat Exchange Institute and www.heatexchange.org may provide account holders limited access to or the ability to modify Your personal information. Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
If you are receiving newsletters, commercial emails or other communications from Heat Exchange Institute and www.heatexchange.org, but subsequently change your mind, you may opt-out by selecting an appropriate link in those email communications as indicated for the opt out or by sending an email email@example.com. We retain indefinitely all the information we gather about you in an effort to make your repeat use of the Heat Exchange Institute and www.heatexchange.org more efficient, practical, and relevant. To the extent that we utilize the Google Analytics tools available, you have options with respect to some of those tracking tools or features available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
6. Security of the Personal Information
We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. We restrict access to personal information to Heat Exchange Institute and www.heatexchange.org employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
Heat Exchange Institute and www.heatexchange.org is not intended for children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18.
8. Changes to Privacy Statement
9. Contact Information
Heat Exchange Institute and www.heatexchange.org operates under the control of Thomas Associates, a trade association management firm with its principal place of business at 1300 Sumner Avenue.
You must be 18 years of age or older, or the age of majority as that is defined in your jurisdiction, whichever is older, to visit or use www.heatexchange.org in any manner. By visiting www.heatexchange.org or accepting these Terms, You represent and warrant to www.heatexchange.org that You have reached the age of majority in your jurisdiction, and that You have the right, authority and capacity to agree to and abide by these Terms. You also represent and warrant to www.heatexchange.org that You will use www.heatexchange.org in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
2. Use of www.heatexchange.org Content.
www.heatexchange.org authorizes You to view and access a single copy of the content available on or from www.heatexchange.org solely for your personal use. The contents of www.heatexchange.org, and of all other Web sites under www.heatexchange.org's control, whether partial or otherwise (www.heatexchange.org and such other Web sites are sometimes collectively referred to as "Heat Exchange Institute Websites") such as text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software and other www.heatexchange.org content (collectively, "www.heatexchange.org Content"), are protected under both United States and foreign copyright, trademark and other laws. All www.heatexchange.org Content is the property of Thomas Associates, Inc. or its content suppliers or clients.
You further agree to in no other way misuse www.heatexchange.org Content that appears on this Site, other than those specifically permitted herein or by written agreement with www.heatexchange.org. Unless specifically permitted herein or in writing by www.heatexchange.org, the use of the www.heatexchange.org Content on any other Web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.
3. www.heatexchange.org's Ownership Rights.
www.heatexchange.org and its licensors own all right, title and interest, including without limitation all worldwide intellectual property rights in the www.heatexchange.org Products and Services, and all such rights to all derivative works or enhancements of, in and to, or relating to, the www.heatexchange.org Products and Services. By entering into this Agreement or by using www.heatexchange.org, You will not acquire any intellectual property or similar rights in the www.heatexchange.org Products or Services other than a limited right to use the Products or Services for Your personal benefit.
4. www.heatexchange.org Site Restrictions.
You may not use any www.heatexchange.org Site in order to transmit, post, distribute, store or destroy material, including without limitation, www.heatexchange.org Content, (a) in violation of any applicable law or regulation, (b) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others, or (c) that is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful.
You agree that you will not use the www.heatexchange.org site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the www.heatexchange.org site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the www.heatexchange.org site. You may not obtain, use or access, or attempt to obtain, use or access, any materials or information through any means not intentionally made publicly available or provided for through the www.heatexchange.org site.
If You Participate as an Advertiser, You are solely responsible for all advertising content You transmit or submit to www.heatexchange.org or through the www.heatexchange.org Advertiser Program, whether created by or for You, including but not limited to: (i) artwork, written content, images, photos, graphics, music, animation, data, text, information, URLs, hypertext links, scripts and the content and material included in such components; and (ii) websites and content proximately reachable from such advertising content (collectively, "Ads"). Prior to providing any Ads and Participating as a Advertiser, You may be required to read and accept additional written terms and conditions governing Your submission of Ads to www.heatexchange.org (the "Advertiser Agreement"). www.heatexchange.org disclaims all liability relating to Your Ads and You agree to indemnify www.heatexchange.org for all loses www.heatexchange.org incurs associated with the Ads.
By submitting Content for advertising to any public area of any www.heatexchange.org Site, You automatically grant to www.heatexchange.org and its affiliates an irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual, fully paid non-exclusive right (including moral rights) and worldwide license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, communicate to the public, perform, display, and distribute such Content (in whole or in part) and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works (in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content) such Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses thereof (through multiple tiers).
www.heatexchange.org does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of Advertiser Content.
6. Copyright Agent.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and require that the people who use the Site do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please forward the following information to www.heatexchange.org, designated as such pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(2), named below:
- Your address, telephone number, and email address;
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- A description of where the alleged infringing material is located;
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and
- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Attn: Copyright Agent, Heat Exchange Institute
Thomas Associates, Inc.
Attn: Craig Addington
1300 Sumner Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
7. www.heatexchange.org's Liability.
www.heatexchange.org acts as a venue for on-line association management services portal and guide. www.heatexchange.org may take any action with respect to Content that it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion if it believes that such Content could create liability for www.heatexchange.org, damage www.heatexchange.org's brand or public image, or cause www.heatexchange.org to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its ISPs or other suppliers. While www.heatexchange.org reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove Content or other material from www.heatexchange.org from time to time, www.heatexchange.org does not assume any obligation to do so and disclaims any liability for failing to take any such action.
The www.heatexchange.org Sites and the www.heatexchange.org Content may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. www.heatexchange.org makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any www.heatexchange.org Content. The use of all www.heatexchange.org Content is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to www.heatexchange.org Sites and may be made at any time. www.heatexchange.org cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of www.heatexchange.org or any www.heatexchange.org Site. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by You from www.heatexchange.org or through or from www.heatexchange.org or any other www.heatexchange.org Site shall create any warranty not expressly stated herein.
8. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL SERVICES, CONTENT, FUNCTIONS AND MATERIALS, IS PROVIDED "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW OR OTHERWISE, FOR INFORMATION, DATA, DATA PROCESSING SERVICES, UPTIME OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS, ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, USEFULNESS, OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, AND WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED. WE DO NOT WARRANT, REPRESENT OR COVENANT THAT THE WEB SITE OR THE SERVICES, CONTENT, FUNCTIONS OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE WEB SITE WILL MEET USERS' REQUIREMENTS. NO ADVICE, RESULTS OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. www.heatexchange.org ALSO ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING IN THE SITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO, AUDIO OR SOFTWARE FROM THE SITE. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
IN NO EVENT SHALL www.heatexchange.org, ITS AFFILIATES OR ANY OF THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "PROTECTED ENTITIES") BE LIABLE, WHETHER IN AN ACTION BASED ON A CONTRACT INDEMNIFICATION, OBLIGATION, TORT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NEGLIGENCE), COLLATERALLY OR ARISING FROM ANY STATUTORY DUTY, PRE-CONTRACT OR OTHER REPRESENTATIONS, OR OTHERWISE, HOWEVER ARISING, FOR ANY ECONOMIC LOSSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, CONTRACTS, BUSINESS, GOODWILL OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS) OR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM, OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO, THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR THE CONTENT, MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS RELATED THERETO, YOUR PROVISION OF INFORMATION VIA THE WEB SITE, LOST BUSINESS OR LOST SALES, EVEN IF SUCH PROTECTED ENTITY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
10. Local Standards.
We do not represent that materials on the www.heatexchange.org site are appropriate for use in all locations. Persons who choose to access the www.heatexchange.org site do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
11. Links to Content and Other Sites.
www.heatexchange.org and certain other www.heatexchange.org Sites contain links to third party Web sites and content. These links are provided solely as a convenience to You and not as an endorsement by www.heatexchange.org of the contents on such third-party Web sites. www.heatexchange.org is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party Web sites. If You decide to access linked third-party Web sites, You do so at your own risk.
www.heatexchange.org and certain other www.heatexchange.org Sites contain links to social media sites, including but not limited testimonials. These links are provided solely as a convenience to You and not as an endorsement by www.heatexchange.org of the content on such social media sites. www.heatexchange.org is not responsible for the content, accuracy of such content, or manner in which such content is provided to these third party social media sites. You specifically agree that the use of these social media sites in conjunction with www.heatexchange.org is at your own risk.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless www.heatexchange.org, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from (i) any Content or other material You provide to any www.heatexchange.org Site, or (ii) your breach of the terms of these Terms. www.heatexchange.org shall provide notice to You promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding.
The Terms of Service and the relationship between you and us shall be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any cause of action that may arise under the Terms of Service shall be commenced and be heard in the appropriate court in the State of Ohio, Cuyahoga County. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within Cuyahoga County in the State of Ohio. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of any provision of these Terms of Service by www.heatexchange.org must be made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of www.heatexchange.org specifically referencing these Terms of Service and the provision to be waived. Headings used in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and are not to be relied upon. If any provision of the Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Service remain in full force and effect. These Terms of Service will inure to the benefit of, and are intended to be enforceable by, www.heatexchange.org's successors, assigns and licensees.
14. Legal Disputes
If any dispute arises between You, another Advertiser and/or www.heatexchange.org or any combination thereof, as it relates to www.heatexchange.org and this Agreement, such dispute shall be submitted and settled in accordance with the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, in Cuyahoga County Ohio and the decision of a single English speaking arbitrator shall be final and binding.
These Terms constitute a binding agreement between You and www.heatexchange.org, and is accepted by You upon your use of the www.heatexchange.org Site.