Welcome to PDFA! By using our website and/or using the services that are provided, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions unconditionally extend and apply to all related applications, internet service, or website extensions. If you are not in agreement with all of these Terms and Conditions, you are prohibited from using this Website, and you may discontinue use immediately. PDFA recommends that you save or print a copy of these Terms and Conditions for future reference.
Agreement to Terms and Conditions
PDFA Terms And Conditions (these “Terms” or these “Terms and Conditions”) contained in this Agreement shall govern your use of this Website and all its content (collectively referred to herein as this “Website”). These Terms outline the rules and regulations guiding the use of PDFA located at https://www.pdfa.com. All materials/information/documents/services or all other entities (collectively referred to as content) that appear on the PDFA shall be administered subject to these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions apply in full force and effect to your use of this Website, and the use of this Website constitutes an express agreement with all the terms and conditions contained herein in full. Do not continue to use this Website if you have any objection to any of the Terms and Conditions stated on this page.
The following definitions apply to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement, Disclaimer Notice and all Agreements: “User”, “Visitor,” “Client,” “Customer,” “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person(s) that use this Website. “PDFA”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Website/Company. “Party,” “Parties,” or “Us,” refers to both you and us. All terms refer to all considerations of PDFA necessary to undertake support to you for the express purpose of meeting your User needs in respect of our services, under and subject to, prevailing law of the state or country in which PDFA operates (New York, USA). Any use of these definitions or other glossary in the singular, plural, capitalization, and/or pronoun are interchangeable but refer to the same.
Intellectual Property Rights
Other than the content you own and opted to include on this Website, under these Terms, PDFA and/or its licensors own and reserve all intellectual property rights of this Website. You are granted a limited license, subject to the restrictions entailed in these Terms and Conditions, for purposes of viewing this Website’s content.
The content of this Website is not intended for use or distribution to any person or entity in any jurisdiction, geographical location, or country/state where such use or distribution will be contrary to the laws and regulations or subject PDFA to any form of registration, claims, demands, costs, liabilities, damages, or expenses.
The Website is intended for users who are at least 18 years of age. If you are under the age of 18, you cannot use or register to use this Website or its services without parental permission or consent. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you have the necessary legal capacity to comply and be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
You may use this Website as permitted by these Terms and Conditions and may not use this Website for any purpose other than for which PDFA makes the Website and its services available.
Unless otherwise stated, PDFA and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all content on PDFA. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may access any Website content from PDFA for your personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.
PDFA hereby restricts you from all of the following:
Republishing any PDFA content in any media;
Reproducing, duplicating, or copying any PDFA content;
Selling, renting, sublicensing, and/or otherwise commercializing any PDFA content;
Publicly performing and/or displaying any PDFA content;
Using this Website in a manner that is, or maybe, damaging and/or impacts user access to this Website;
Using this Website contrary to the relevant rules, laws, and regulations of your country of residence, or in a manner that causes, or may cause, harm to the Website, or any person or business entity;
Conducting data mining or any other similar activity concerning this Website, or while using this Website; and
Using this Website to engage in any form of business advertising or marketing.
Specific areas of this Website may be restricted from user access, and PDFA may further extend such restriction to the entire Website, at any time, and in its sole discretion. Any user identification, security key, or password you may have on this Website are confidential, and you are responsible for maintaining such information confidentiality.
Linking and Hyperlinking Rights
We reserve the right to file requests that you remove all links or any particular link created by you that redirect to our Website, and you approve to immediately remove such links to our Website upon request. We may amend the terms and conditions of these linking rights at any time. By continuously linking to our Website, you agree to be bound to and follow the terms of this linking policy.
Feel free to contact us if you find any link on our Website that is offensive, and we may consider requests to remove such links. Still, we are not obligated to do so or respond to you directly or immediately.
Hyperlinking to our Content
Organizations such as search engines, government agencies, news organizations, and online directories may link to our Website without prior written approval. We may review other link requests from popular consumer and/or information specialists, charity organizations, internet portals, educational institutions, trade associations, and dot.com community sites. Any interested organization must inform and contact us for further information regarding our linking policy. However, such linking does not imply endorsement, sponsorship, partnership, or approval by us of any kind.
No use of our logo or other design intellectual property will be allowed for linking, except a trademark license agreement.
Link to third-party content
This Website may contain links to websites or applications operated by third parties. Please know that we do not control any such third-party websites or applications or the third party operator. PDFA is not responsible for and does not endorse any third-party websites or applications or their availability or content.
PDFA accepts no responsibility for adverts contained within the Website. You agree that you do so at your own risk when you purchase any goods and/or services from any such third party. The advertiser, and not us, remains responsible for such goods and/or services, and if you have any questions or complaints about them, you should contact the advertiser
In these Website Standard Terms and Conditions, “User Content” shall mean any audio, video, text, images, or other material or content you choose to display on this Website. Concerning user content, by displaying it, you grant PDFA a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute it on any media.
User Content must be your own and must not be infringing on any third party’s rights. PDFA reserves the right to remove any of your content from this Website at any time, without notice.
PDFA is permitted to monitor your activities on the Website and remove any user content considered inappropriate, offensive, contrary to applicable laws and regulations, or causes a breach of these Terms and Conditions.
You warrant and represent that:
You are entitled to upload/input/publicize content on our Website and have the necessary legal capacity, license or consent to do so;
Your content does not infringe any intellectual property right, including without limitation to copyright, patent, or trademark of any third party;
Your content is true, accurate, current, complete, and relate to you and not a third party;
Your content does not contain any libelous, defamatory, offensive, immoral, or otherwise illegal material which is an invasion of privacy; and
The content will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.
You now grant PDFA a non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others approved by us to use, reproduce and edit any of your content in any form, format, or media.
By using this Website and its services, you may provide us with certain personal information. By using PDFA or its services, you authorize us to use your information in any country or state that we operate in. We reserve the right to use such information to improve your user experience and facilitate mailing and traffic, and market analytics.
By accessing this Website, specific information about the User, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, site navigation, user software, and the surfing time, along with other similar information, will be stored on PDFA servers. Information about their identities, such as name, address, contact details, billing information, and other information stored on this Website, will strictly be used only for statistical purposes and will not be published for general access. PDFA, however, assumes no responsibility for the security of this information.
Disclaimers/Warranties/Limitation of Liabilities
PDFA Website is provided “as is,” with all liabilities, and PDFA makes no express or implied undertakings, representations, or warranties, of any kind related to this Website or the content contained on this Website.
PDFA does not make any endorsements, warranties, or representations about the accuracy, reliability, expertise, or completeness of any such content. You agree that reliance on any such content shall be at the User’s risk. The PDFA periodically changes, adds, modifies, improves, or updates this Website’s consent with or without prior notice. Under no circumstance shall PDFA be liable for any loss, damage, injury, liability, or expense incurred or suffered from the use of this Website, including, without limitation, any fault, error, omission, commission, delay, failure, interruption, deletion, alteration, disruption, cessation or incursion concerning such use by us, our affiliates or any third party. Under no circumstance shall PDFA or any of its partners and affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, accidental, or special damages, even if PDFA has been advised against the risk or possibility of such damages. The User agrees that PDFA will not be liable for any conduct or behavior of the User arising from the use of this Website. As a result, the use of this Website and all or any of its content is at the User’s sole risk.
In no event shall PDFA, nor any of its officers, directors, employees, and affiliates, be liable for any loss, injury, or damage arising out of your use of this Website, whether, under contract, tort, or otherwise, and PDFA, including its officers, directors, employees, and affiliates shall not be liable for any indirect, consequential or special liability arising out of your use of this Website.
As a condition for the use of this Website, the User agrees to indemnify PDFA and its affiliates to the fullest extent, from and against all actions, claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs, demands, and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of the User’s use of this Website, including without limitation, any claim related to the breach of any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions. If dissatisfied with any or all of the content on this Website or any or all of its Terms and Conditions, the User may discontinue using this Website.
The provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect while you use the PDFA or its services. Users may terminate their use by following the instructions for terminating user accounts in your account settings or by contacting us at [email protected].
We reserve the right and sole discretion to, and without notice or liability, deny access to and use of the Website (including blocking specific IP addresses) to any user for any reason including but not limited to breach of any representation, warranty, or Agreement in these Terms or any applicable law or regulation.
We also reserve the right, if, in our sole discretion, we determine that your use of the Website or its services is in breach of these Terms and Conditions or of any applicable law or regulation, to terminate your use of the Website and its services or delete your account and any or all of your content, without warning or prior notice. Suppose we terminate or suspend your account for any reason set out under this section. In that case, you are prohibited from registering and creating a new account under your name, or a false identity, or the expression of a third party. In addition to terminating or suspending your account, PDFA reserves the right to take appropriate legal action(s), including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.
All correspondence made under this Agreement shall be in English.
Governing Law & Jurisdiction
The Terms and Conditions of this Website will be governed by and construed under the laws of the country or state in which PDFA operates. You hereby unconditionally submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in New York, USA for the resolution of any disputes.
Suppose any of Term or Condition is proven to be unenforceable or void under any applicable law. In that case, such shall not render the entirety of these Terms and Conditions unenforceable or invalid. As a result, any such provision shall be deleted without affecting the remaining provisions herein. The provisions of these Terms and Conditions that are unlawful, void, or unenforceable are deemed severable from these Terms and Conditions and do not affect any remaining provisions’ validity and enforceability.
Variation of Terms
PDFA reserves the right to revise these Terms at any time as it sees fit. By using PDFA, you are expected to review such Terms regularly to ensure you comprehend all the Terms and Conditions regarding the use of this Website.
PDFA reserves the right to assign, transfer, and subcontract its rights and/or obligations under this Agreement without any prior notification or consent required. Users shall not be permitted to assign, transfer, or subcontract any of your rights and/or obligations under these Terms. Furthermore, a person who is not a party to these Terms and Conditions shall have no right to enforce any provision contained therein.
Preservation of Immunities
Nothing herein shall constitute a limitation upon the privileges and immunities of PDFA, which are specifically reserved.
Our failure to exercise any or all of these Terms and Conditions’ provisions at any point in time shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision.
These Terms and Conditions, including any legal notices and disclaimers on this Website, constitute the entire Agreement between PDFA and you concerning your use of this Website. Ultimately, this Agreement supersedes all prior agreements and understandings concerning the same.
To resolve any complaint or clarification regarding the use of this Website or its services or receive information concerning that, please contact us at [email protected].
Unless otherwise stated, this Policy describes and governs the information collection, use, and sharing practices of PDFA with respect to your use of our website (https://www.pdfa.com) and the services (“Services”) we provide and/or host on our servers.
PDFA has designed this policy to be consistent with the following principles:
Privacy policies should be human readable and easy to find.
Data collection, storage, and processing should be simplified as much as possible to enhance security, ensure consistency, and make the practices easy for users to understand.
Data practices should meet the reasonable expectations of users.
Information We Collect
We collect information in multiple ways, including when you provide information directly to us; when we passively collect information from you, such as from your browser or device; and from third parties.
Information You Provide Directly to Us
We will collect any information you provide to us. We may collect information from you in a variety of ways, such as when you: (a) create an online account, (b) make a donation or purchase, (c) contact us or provide feedback, (d) subscribe to our newsletter, or (e) subscribe to our newsletter. This information may include but is not limited to your name, email address, phone number, mailing address, payment information and your geographic location.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Information that Is Automatically Collected
We may automatically collect certain information about the computer or devices (including mobile devices or tablets) you use to access the Services. As described further below, we may collect and analyze (a) device information such as IP addresses, location information (by country and city), unique device identifiers, IMEI and TCP/IP address, browser types, browser language, operating system, mobile device carrier information, and (b) information related to the ways in which you interact with the Services, such as referring and exit web pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages and content viewed and the order of those pages, statistical information about the use of the Services, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used the Services, the frequency of your use of the Services, error logs, and other similar information. As described further below, we may use third-party analytics providers and technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting this information.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
We also collect data about your use of the Services through the use of Internet server logs and online tracking technologies, like cookies and/or tracking pixels. A web server log is a file where website activity is stored. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer when you visit a website, that enables us to: (a) recognize your computer; (b) store your preferences and settings; (c) understand the web pages of the Services you have visited and the referral sites that have led you to our Services; (d) enhance your user experience by delivering content specific to your inferred interests; (e) perform searches and analytics; and (f) assist with security administrative functions. Tracking pixels (sometimes referred to as web beacons or clear GIFs) are tiny electronic tags with a unique identifier embedded in websites, online ads and/or email, and that are designed to provide usage information like ad impressions or clicks, measure popularity of the Services and associated advertising, and to access user cookies. We may also use tracking technologies in our license buttons and/or icons that you can embed on other sites/services to track the website addresses where they are embedded, gauge user interaction with them, and determine the number of unique viewers of them. If you receive email from us (such as the CC newsletter, campaign updates, or other ongoing email communications from CC), we may use certain analytics tools, such as clear GIFs, to capture data such as whether you open our message, click on any links or banners our email contains, or otherwise interact with what we send. This data allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our communications and marketing campaigns. As we adopt additional technologies, we may also gather additional information through other methods.
Please note that you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies, you may not have access to certain features or offerings of the Services.
Information from Third Parties
We may also collect information from third parties, including public sources, social media platforms, and marketing and market research firms. Depending on the source, this information collected from third parties could include name, contact information, demographic information, information about an individual’s employer, information to verify identity or trustworthiness, and information for other fraud or safety protection purposes.
How We Use Your Information
We may use the information we collect from and about you to:
Fulfill the purposes for which you provided it.
Provide and improve the Services, including to develop new features or services, take steps to secure the Services, and for technical and customer support.
Fundraise, accept donations, or process transactions.
Send you information about your interaction or transactions with us, account alerts, or other communications, such as newsletters to which you have subscribed.
Process and respond to your inquiries or to request your feedback.
Conduct analytics, research, and reporting, including to synthesize and derive insights from your use of our Services.
Comply with the law and protect the safety, rights, property, or security of PDFA, the Services, our users, and the general public; and
We may aggregate and/or de-identify information collected through the Services. We may use de-identified and/or aggregated data for any purpose, including without limitation for research and marketing purposes.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
When We Disclose Your Information
We may disclose and/or share your information under the following circumstances:
We may disclose your information with third parties who perform services on our behalf, including without limitation, event management, marketing, customer support, data storage, data analysis and processing, and legal services.
Legal Compliance and Protection of Creative Commons and Others.
As we continue to develop our business, we may engage in certain business transactions, such as the transfer or sale of our assets. In such transactions, (including in contemplation of such transactions, e.g., due diligence) your information may be disclosed. If any of our assets are sold or transferred to a third party, customer information (including your email address) would likely be one of the transferred business assets.
We may disclose your information with current or future affiliated companies.
We may disclose your information to any third parties based on your consent to do so.
We may disclose de-identified and/or aggregated data for any purpose to third parties, including advertisers, promotional partners, and/or others.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data
The laws in some jurisdictions require companies to tell you about the legal ground they rely on to use or disclose information that can be directly linked to or used to identify you. To the extent those laws apply, our legal grounds for processing such information are as follows:
To Honor Our Contractual Commitments to You.
Much of our processing of information is to meet our contractual obligations to provide services to our users.
In many cases, we handle information on the ground that it furthers our legitimate interests in ways that are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the affected individuals, these include:
Marketing, advertising, and fundraising
Protecting our users, personnel, and property
Managing user accounts
Organizing and running events and programs
Analyzing and improving our business
Managing legal issues
We may also process information for the same legitimate interests of our users and business partners.
We may need to use and disclose information in certain ways to comply with our legal obligations.
Where required by law, and in some other cases where legally permissible, we handle information on the basis of consent. Where we handle your information on the basis of consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent; in accordance with applicable law.
We may use third-party web analytics services (such as Google Analytics) on our Services to collect and analyze the information discussed above, and to engage in auditing, research, or reporting. The information (including your IP address) collected by various analytics technologies described in the “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies” section above will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers, who use the information to evaluate your use of the Services, including by noting the third-party website from which you arrive to our Site, analyzing usage trends, assisting with fraud prevention, and providing certain features to you. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the official Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Your Choices and Data Subject Rights
You have various rights with respect to the collection and use of your information through the Services. Those choices are as follows:
You may unsubscribe from our marketing emails at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each newsletter or by emailing [email protected] with your request.
If you have registered for an account with us through our Services, you can update your account information or adjust your email communications preferences by logging into your account and updating your settings.
EU Data Subject Rights
Individuals in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and other jurisdictions have certain legal rights (subject to applicable exceptions and limitations) to obtain confirmation of whether we hold certain information about them, to access such information, and to obtain its correction or deletion in appropriate circumstances. You may have the right to object to our handling of your information, restrict our processing of your information, and to withdraw any consent you have provided. To exercise these rights, please email us at [email protected] with the nature of your request. You also have the right to go directly to the relevant supervisory or legal authority, but we encourage you to contact us so that we may resolve your concerns directly as best and as promptly as we can.
As described above in the “When We Disclose Your Information” section, we may share your information with trusted service providers or business partners in countries other than your country of residence in accordance with applicable law. This means that some of your information may be processed in countries that may not offer the same level of protection as the privacy laws of your jurisdiction. By providing us with your information, you acknowledge any such transfer, storage or use.
We have implemented technical, physical, and organizational security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and/or alteration of your information. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the information that we collect and store. However, we cannot and do not guarantee that these measures will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use, or disclose your information since despite our efforts, no Internet and/or other electronic transmissions can be completely secure.
The Services are intended for users over the age of 18 and are not directed at children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have collected personal information (as defined by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) from children under the age of 13, or personal data (as defined by the EU GDPR) from children under the age of 16, we will take reasonable steps to delete it as soon as practicable.
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