Terms of Use

The rifm.org website is owned and operated by RIFM. By accessing and using rifm.org, you agree to the following terms and conditions of use. Please read them carefully. RIFM may revise these terms and conditions from time to time, and if you use the site after changes are posted, it means that you have agreed to the terms and conditions as changed.

Use of Materials on this Site
RIFM maintains this site for your information, education, and communication. All materials on our site, including but not limited to artwork, photographs, graphics, audio clips, video clips, text and trademarks, are the sole property of RIFM or its licensors. The exclusive rights to all materials on this site are protected by U.S. and international laws of copyright, trademark and unfair competition.

Unless particular materials are specifically restricted as noted on the web page, it is RIFM's policy to allow limited reproduction and distribution of the materials posted on our site as follows: You may copy, reproduce and distribute content from this site provided that: (1) the particular article or section is reproduced in its entirety in its original form; you may not edit or otherwise change the substance of the content, or change or delete any copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices; (2) all copies include a statement that the material was reproduced from rifm.org with permission of RIFM; (3) all copies include the following notice "Copyright ©2001 RIFM. All Rights Reserved."; (4) the copies are distributed only for educational or scientific purposes; and (5) the copies are distributed at no charge, or at most, at actual cost. Provided you comply with all of these conditions, RIFM grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the materials on our site.

Other than as specifically described above, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, prepare derivative works based on, republish, transmit, repost or otherwise use the content of our site, without prior written authorization from RIFM. To request such permission, contact RIFM. In no event may RIFM trademarks, symbols, artwork or other visual or audio elements be reproduced separately from the textual content associated with them on the site.

Security
This site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. However, your confidential use of this site cannot be guaranteed by RIFM. RIFM shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as the result of a breach of confidentiality with respect to information you transmitted to the site.

Posted Materials
The information and opinions expressed in materials posted by visitors on the chat areas, bulletin boards, lists or other venues that may from time to time be connected with our site (collectively, "forums") are not necessarily those of RIFM or its affiliates and RIFM makes no representations or warranties regarding such posted materials.

Users should be aware that our forums are public, not private communications. When you voluntarily disclose personal information on our forums, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other people.

You shall not submit, upload or post to our forums any content which (1) libels, defames, invades privacy, or is obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening; (2) infringes any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity, including but not limited to, violating anyone's copyrights or trademarks; (3) falsifies or deletes author attributions, legal notices or other proprietary designations; (4) violates any law; (5) advocates illegal activity; (6) contains viruses, corrupted files, or other materials that may cause damage to another's computer, or (7) advertises or otherwise solicits funds or sales of goods or services. By posting any content on our forums, you automatically agree to indemnify RIFM from and against any and all third party claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from your breach of these posting restrictions.

By posting any content on our forums, you automatically grant to RIFM a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable and unrestricted worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and distribute the posted content or incorporate the posted content into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed for any purpose, including advertising and promotion, and you automatically waive all "moral rights" with respect to the posted content.

Outside Links
RIFM has not reviewed all of the sites linked to this site and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to this site, whether or not they are affiliated with RIFM. Such linked sites are for your convenience only and you access them at your own risk. RIFM makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or functioning of any such link. That another web site is linked to our site does not constitute endorsement by RIFM of the owner of the other site, the content of its site, or its products or services.

Limitations on RIFM's Liability
The materials on this site are provided solely for educational and promotional purposes. Your use and browsing of this site is at your own risk. The materials could include technical or factual inaccuracies or other errors. They are provided to you "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. RIFM does not warrant that the functions contained in rifm.org materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that our site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. RIFM does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials on our site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not RIFM) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction.

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall RIFM be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or inability to use, the materials on our site, even if RIFM or a RIFM-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 may not apply to you. In no event shall RIFM's total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action, including but not limited to negligence, arising out of our in connection with your use of this site, exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site.

General Provisions
This site is operated under the supervision of RIFM from its offices within the state of New York. If you choose to access our site from other locations, you do so at your own initiative and you are responsible for complying with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You may not download or otherwise export or re-export software from our site in violation of United States export controls.

These terms shall be governed by and construed according to the laws of the state of New York, as they are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within New York. Any claim or cause of action arising out of or relating to these terms shall be barred unless such claim or cause of action is brought within one year after it arises; any such claim or cause of action shall be brought only in the state or federal courts in New York, New York, and you consent to jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating such actions.

Whenever possible, each provision of these terms shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision is deemed prohibited or invalid under applicable law, such provision shall be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity without invalidating the remainder of such provision or the remaining provisions of these terms.

RIFM reserves the right to remove for any reason posted materials from our forums, and the right to deny in its sole discretion any user access to our site or our forums, without notice.

This is the entire agreement between us relating to your use of this site. These terms may not be modified by you, in writing or otherwise, unless agreed to in a written document signed by RIFM.