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- Membership Eligibility.
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In certain circumstances, Fortune may invite individuals to become Members, or individuals may be invited by their employers, or other third-parties, to become a Member pursuant to an Enterprise Agreement, as set forth in Section 2. Membership is granted to each applicant in their individual capacity, and a Member’s account (an “Account”) is not intended to imply the Member’s representation of any commercial entity, corporation, or other business organization. Businesses or other legal entities may not use an Account for any purpose.
Access to certain areas or functionality of Fortune Connect may require you to provide certain of your information to, or access to your information by, other members of Fortune Connect (e.g., in order to be listed in the Fortune Connect directory you may be required to designate your Account as “public” within Fortune Connect).
- Enterprise Subscribers.
- Registered User Account, Password and Security.
After we have approved you for membership, as part of the registration or Account creation process, you will create login credentials by providing an email address and selecting a password; provided, log-in credentials will be sent to those Members whose Accounts are tied to an Enterprise Agreement and under certain other circumstances, which will require that said Member activate their Account through an activation password. You have to also give us certain registration information, all of which must be accurate and updated. You agree to provide true, accurate and complete information during the registration process and/or to promptly update your Account information with any changes as they occur. Only one person may use the username and password associated with an Account. You agree not to impersonate any person or company or use a name that you are not authorized to use. You must keep your login credentials strictly confidential; you may not allow anyone to use your registration; and you may not access the Web Site using any other person’s login credentials. We reserve the right to suspend and/or terminate your access at any time in our sole discretion. We shall not be responsible for losses incurred as the result of a user’s misuse of an email address, password or their registration. If you are under 21 years old, you are not authorized to use the Web Site Services.
As between you and others (including your employer), your Account belongs to you. However, if the Web Site Services were purchased by another party for you to use (e.g., an Account bought as part of an Enterprise Agreement by your employer), the party paying for such Web Site Service has the right to control access to and get reports on your use of the Web Site Services; however, they do not have rights in your Account.
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- User Information.
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- Automated Processing.
We use the information and data that you provide and that we have about Members to make recommendations for connections, content, and features that may be useful to you. For example, we use data and information about you to recommend classes or events to you. Keeping your Account profile accurate and up to date helps us to make these recommendations more accurate and relevant.
- Submitted Materials.
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- Prohibited User Conduct.
- Prohibited Use.
- Code of Conduct.
We strongly believe that a diversity of perspectives helps us become better leaders, and Fortune Connect is committed to providing a welcoming and harassment-free environment for participants of all races and ethnicities, gender and trans statuses, sexual orientations, physical abilities, physical appearances, and beliefs. Fortune Connect participants agree to the following Code of Conduct:
- Keep it within Fortune Connect – the content you find on Connect – from coursework to comments, should not be copied or shared outside of the platform/Web Site unless specifically labeled otherwise in the platform/Web Site as a takeaway that you may distribute outside the platform/Web Site;
- Be considerate and actively seek to acknowledge and respect the boundaries of everyone in the program;
- Support the program’s culture promoting the open sharing of ideas and perspectives;
- Keep conversations professional with no sharing of inappropriate personal information;
- Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech;
- Be truthful and abstain from providing information that is misleading or untrue;
- Honor the privacy and confidentiality of Members and their experiences. Participants cannot share the contact information of other participants without consent;
- Do not use the platform as an opportunity to solicit anyone for employment, donations, new business opportunities or selling goods or products; and
You can report any violation of this Code of Conduct by Navigating to any post > Clicking on the three dots in the top right corner > More > Report item.
Two reports on an item in the platform will result in the item being hidden until the platform hosts can determine whether it was a violation. Violation of this Code of Conduct may result in enforcement actions, including, but not limited to, removal of content and suspension or termination of membership with no refund.
- Right to Monitor and Editorial Control.
Under no circumstances will Fortune be liable in any way for any content or materials of any third parties (including Members), including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any content, or for any and all injury (including death), loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any such content. Any opinions, advice, statements, views, positions, services, offers expressed or made available on the Web Site are solely those of the respective authors or distributors, and do not necessarily reflect our opinions, views, or position. We do not endorse any particular products, services or treatments. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content. You expressly release Fortune from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website, service, or content.
- Events and Classes.
- Public Forums.
Fortune reserves the right to limit your use of the Web Site Services at any time for violation of the foregoing, including by limiting the number of your connections and your ability to contact other Members and by removing in whole or part your posts or other Submitted Materials.
- Private or Sensitive Information on Public Forums.
Your use of the Web Site Services (including, but not limited to attending events, classes, and/or comments submitted to a forum) may be recorded and stored in multiple places, both on our Web Site and elsewhere on the internet, which are likely to be accessible for a long time and you have no control over who will read them. You must therefore be careful and selective about the personal information that you disclose about yourself and others, and in particular, you should not disclose sensitive, embarrassing, proprietary, or confidential information to our public forums.
To the extent the Web Site Service or any portion thereof is made available for any fee, you will be required to select a payment plan and provide Fortune information regarding your credit card or other payment instrument acceptable to us. You represent and warrant to Fortune that such information is true, that you are authorized to use the payment instrument, and that you are 21 years old or older. You agree to pay to us the applicable fees and taxes associated with your Account. You also agree to the billing frequency stated at the time of your order. If payment is not received by us from your credit or debit card issuer or its agents, you agree to pay all amounts due upon demand by us. Certain products that you purchase and/or download on or through the Web Site may be subject to additional terms and conditions presented to you at the time of such purchase or download. Your membership may not include access to all areas of Fortune Connect, and you may have to pay additional fees for full access. These additional charges will be clearly stated. If you dispute any charges you must let Fortune know within sixty (60) days after the date that Fortune charges you. We reserve the right to change prices and fees at any time. Your continued use of the Web Site Service after the price change becomes effective constitutes your agreement to pay the changed amount when a charge is next imposed on you.
Automatic Renewal Program: Your initial Account membership fee will be established at the rate shown at time of order (which may be a free trial). If your Account membership was established under an automatic renewal program, after the initial membership period, we will automatically renew your membership for a new one-year term (or other applicable term) as described at the time you accepted the offer, charged to the payment mechanism you authorized at the time of your offer acceptance (which may be a credit or debit card, or third party payment device such as PayPal) until you tell us to stop. If your credit card expires or your payment method is otherwise invalid, your Account will not automatically be terminated. You will remain responsible for all charges. Each term we will send you a reminder notice with the rate for the next term and instructions on how to cancel and avoid further charges. We will notify you in advance if the regular rate of a product changes from what was stated at the time of your order. You will have the opportunity to accept the new price or cancel your Account from that point forward. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your Account for any reason, with or without notice and without further obligation.
Payments are nonrefundable and there are no refunds or credits for partially used periods. You may cancel an Account at any time, but if you cancel your Account before the end of the current period, we will not refund any fees already paid to us. At any time, and for any reason, we may provide a refund, discount, or other consideration to some or all of Members (“Credits”). The amount and form of such Credits, and the decision to provide them, are at our sole and absolute discretion. The provision of Credits in one instance does not entitle you to Credits in the future for similar instances, nor does it obligate us to provide Credits in the future, under any circumstance. If we do not accept you as a member our sole obligation and liability will be to refund your membership fee to the extent said fee has been paid by you to us.
For all Accounts, if we are not able to charge your authorized payment mechanism for your renewal, we may attempt to charge you again before the end of your current billing term, update your Account information using information obtained from third parties, such as your credit card company, or if such efforts are not successful, we may bill you directly using your contact and Account information. You agree to keep all of your contact and Account information current and accurate and notify us immediately if such information changes at any time. You authorize us to maintain your Account billing information to charge your Account as described above until you cancel.
- Third Party Web Sites.
You may be able to link from the Web Site to third-party web sites, and third-party web sites may link to the Web Site (collectively “Linked Sites”). You acknowledge and agree that we have no responsibility for the information, content, products, services, advertising, code, or other materials which may or may not be provided by or through Linked Sites, even if they are owned or run by our affiliates. Links to Linked Sites do not constitute our endorsement or sponsorship of such web sites or the information, content, products, services, advertising, code, or other materials presented on or through such web sites. The inclusion of any link to such sites on our Web Site does not imply our endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation of that site. Fortune disclaims any liability for links (1) from another web site to this Web Site, and (2) to another web site from this Web Site. Fortune cannot guarantee the standards of any web site to which links are provided on this Web Site, nor shall we be held responsible for the contents of such sites, or any subsequent links. We do not represent or warrant that the contents of any third-party web site are accurate, compliant with state or federal law, or compliant with copyright or other intellectual property laws. We are not responsible for any form of transmission received from any linked web site. Any reliance on the contents of a third-party web site is done at your own risk and you assume all responsibilities and consequences resulting from such reliance.
- Linking to the Web Site.
- Embedded Video Links.
- Social Networking and Other Third-Party Services.
You expressly release Fortune from any and all liability arising from your use of any Third-Party Services. Fortune is not responsible for the accuracy, availability, or reliability of any information, content, goods, data, opinions, advice, or statements made available in connection with Third-Party Services. As such, Fortune is not liable for any and all injury (including death) damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Third-Party Services.
- Mobile Services.
The Web Site Services may include certain services that are available via a mobile device, including (i) the ability to upload content to the Web Site Services via a mobile device, (ii) the ability to browse the Web Site Services and the Web Site from a mobile device and (iii) the ability to access certain features through an application downloaded and installed on a mobile device (collectively, the “Mobile Services”). To the extent you access the Web Site Services through a mobile device, your wireless service carrier’s standard charges, data rates and other fees may apply. In addition, downloading, installing, or using certain Mobile Services may be prohibited or restricted by your carrier, and not all Mobile Services may work with all carriers or devices. In using the Mobile Services, you may provide your telephone number.
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- Your address, telephone number, and email address;
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- Your name, address, telephone number, and email address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court located within New York and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, Fortune will send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in ten (10) business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, Member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in ten (10) to fourteen (14) business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at our sole discretion.
Repeat Infringer Policy: In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, Fortune has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Fortune’s sole discretion, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Fortune may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Web Site Services and/or terminate the Member status of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
Please Note: The Copyright Agent has no responsibility for and will not respond to usage/reprint permission requests or Member service inquiries.
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