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LEGAL TERMS FOR WWW.FACIALESTHETICS.ORG
THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS LLC

I. General
Your access to and use of this site is subject to the following Legal Terms. Please read these Legal Terms carefully before accessing or using the site, so that you fully understand your rights and responsibilities. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR AGREEMENT WITH THESE LEGAL TERMS.

THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THESE LEGAL TERMS AT ANY TIME. IF WE DECIDE TO CHANGE THE LEGAL TERMS, WE WILL POST ANY CHANGES ON THIS WEB SITE. ANY SUCH CHANGES SHALL BE EFFECTIVE UPON POSTING ON THE WEB SITE. BY ACCESSING THE SITE FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF CHANGES TO THE LEGAL TERMS, YOU AGREE TO ALL SUCH CHANGES.

These Legal Terms are agreed to by and between you and American Academy of Facial Esthetics (“THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS”). In consideration of your use of and access to this web site, and the promises and obligations in these Legal Terms, and intending to be legally bound, you and THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS hereby agree to all of the terms and conditions of these Legal Terms. These Legal Terms describe the terms and conditions under which THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS welcomes you to this site. Please read the Legal Terms carefully so that you fully understand your rights and responsibilities.

II. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS Intellectual Property Rights
Copyright 2010 THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS LLC. All rights reserved.

All copyrightable text, audio, video, graphics, charts, photographs and icons, design, selection, and arrangement of content in any medium on this site is copyrighted by THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS, unless otherwise noted. The distinctive and original layout and presentation of this site also constitutes protectable trade dress under applicable federal law. In addition, many registered and unregistered marks may appear throughout this site and they are the sole property of THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS. This site may also contain references to third-party marks, which are the property of their respective owners. If you have any questions regarding a specific mark or any other THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS intellectual property, please contact THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS. Any unauthorized use of any of THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS’s marks, or of its copyrighted material or trade dress or any other intellectual property, is strictly prohibited, and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent that the law provides.

III. Use of This Site
Permission is granted to download this site’s content and to print a single hard copy for the user’s use only. You may not otherwise use, copy, modify, distribute, republish or transmit any of the content or materials of this site without the written permission of THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS.

You understand and expressly agree that use of this site is at your own risk, that any material or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the site or by virtue of interaction with other users is at your own discretion and risk, and that you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material or data, and for any other form of damage that may be incurred. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO USERS FOR ANY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM USE OF THE SITE, NOR IS THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS IN ANY WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF USERS, OR INFORMATION EXCHANGED ON THE SITE.

Although THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS endeavors to provide accurate information, this site is intended to be for general reference purposes only. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS makes no guarantees with respect to any information provided on the site.

IV. No Warranty
USER EXPRESSLY UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE (DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR OTHERWISE) RESULTING FROM ANY USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE, OR RESULTING FROM ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT OF THIS WEBSITE, REGARDLESS OF THE BASIS UPON WHICH LIABILITY IS CLAIMED, EVEN IF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE.

THIS LIMITATION IS SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ANY APPLICABLE LAW THAT MAY RESTRICT ITS SCOPE.

V. No Liability
In no event shall THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS or any of its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants or agents be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data, information, profits or business interruption, arising out of or in any way related to the use or performance of this web site or any linked site, to any information or products or anything else obtained through this site, or otherwise arising out of the use of this site, or to the inability to use the site, whether based in tort, contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS has been advised of the possibility of damages. Your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this web site.

VI. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS Indemnified
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants and agents from any and all losses, expenses, third-party claims, liability, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of the site or the violation of these Legal Terms, including without limitation, your infringement, or infringement by any other users of your account, of any intellectual property or other right or policy of any person or THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS.

VII. Privacy Policy
Please carefully review the Privacy Policy for this site, listed below. By your access or use of this site, you hereby agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, which are incorporated into these Legal Terms by reference.

VIII. Advertisements and Other Sites
THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS Web site may contain links to third party websites that are not under the control of THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS makes no representations whatsoever about any other web site to which User may have access through the THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS web site. When User accesses a third party web site, User does so at its own risk and acknowledges that THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials available from such third party sites. User also agrees that THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS shall not be liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of using any third party’s web site. Mention of third party companies and web sites on THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS Web site is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation.

IX. Agreement to Legal Terms; Changes
BY YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THIS SITE, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO THESE LEGAL TERMS. These Legal Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter contained in the Legal Terms and supersede and replace all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. Any waiver of any provision of these Legal Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS. These Legal Terms will inure to the benefit of THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS’s successors, assigns and licensees.

X. Interpretation and Disputes
These Legal Terms are governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Wisconsin, without regard to any conflict of law’s provisions. All disputes under this Agreement that cannot be resolved by the parties shall be submitted to arbitration in Dane County, Wisconsin under the rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association. Either party may invoke this paragraph after providing 30 days written notice to the other party. The dispute(s) arising under this Agreement shall be decided by a panel of three arbitrators with each party hereto selecting one arbitrator and the two selected arbitrators to choose the third arbitrator. An arbitrator sitting in any arbitration arising hereunder shall not have the authority or power to modify or alter any express condition or provision of this Agreement or to render any award which by its terms has the effect of altering or modifying any express condition or provisions hereof. All costs of arbitration shall be divided equally between the parties. Any award may be enforced by a court of law. User agrees that, regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arises or will be forever barred.

XI. Contacting Us
If you have any other questions or concerns regarding these Legal Terms, please contact us via e-mail.

THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is important to us at the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (“THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS”), and we are providing this Privacy Policy to explain our policy with respect to information collected about you. The phrase Personally Identifiable Information in this policy shall refer to information or a combination of information that you provide to us through the Internet that can be used to uniquely identify you. Our Privacy Policy is described in more detail below:

I. Collection and Use of Information by THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS
THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS may collect any content, record, or electronic communication of any kind, including Personally Identifiable Information, subject to applicable laws. This includes both information that you physically type into the computer keyboard, as well as other information collected, for example through Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and the use of cookies which may be placed on your computer when you access the site. You may set your browser to not accept cookies, or to warn you when a cookie is being placed on your computer. If you choose not to accept cookies, however, your ability to navigate this site may be hindered.

By registering to become a member of THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS, you expressly consent to THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS sharing your personal information with third parties including our agents, partners and members. You also consent to THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS contacting you with information we feel may be of interest to you. If you do not wish for THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS to share your information, please do not register to be an THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS member. Additionally, if you are a Chapter Contact, we will share your Chapter Contact information with the leaders of other Chapters to encourage networking. We also may distribute the Chapter Contact personal information lists at THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS Conferences and other THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS-related shows. By becoming a Chapter Contact, you expressly consent to this information distribution and may not opt-out of this sharing.

THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS maintains full rights to any information collected on this site, and may freely collect and use such information, unless otherwise prohibited by this Privacy Policy or applicable law.

II. Requests for Access to Your Information or Corrections to Errors or Changes in This Information
If you wish to have access to Personally Identifiable Information about you in our records, please contact us with your request at the mailing address or e-mail address located under the Contacting Us paragraph of the website. You may also request that we update Personally Identifiable Information about you, or request correction of any factual errors that you believe may exist regarding this information. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to accommodate such requests.

III. Chat Rooms and Privacy Practices of Third Party Sites; Advertisers, Vendors and Others
From time to time, we might offer chat rooms or posting boards. Keep in mind that if you choose to post information in any chat rooms, forum, discussion group, or on any posting boards, you may be revealing your personal information to the public. If you do not wish for your personal information to be disclosed to the public, you should not include any personal information in your postings, or you should refrain from using the chat rooms or posting boards. By using THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS chat rooms or posting boards, you acknowledge that THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS has no control over what third parties may do with that information. You also acknowledge and agree that THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS may disclose your personal information if THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS reasonably believes it is required to do so by law, to protect itself, or to protect another users.

This site may contain advertisements and links to other sites. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRIVACY POLICIES OR PRACTICES OF ANY ADVERTISERS OR LINKED SITES OR FOR THE PRIVACY POLICIES OR PRACTICES OF ANY OTHER THIRD PARTIES. To the extent that you disclose Personally Identifiable Information to any advertisers, linked sites or other third parties, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information you disclose to them, and we encourage you to review their privacy policies before disclosing Personally Identifiable Information to them.

IV. Children
This website is not directed toward children under thirteen years old, and THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS does not knowingly collect or use information from children under the age of thirteen through this site without first obtaining parental permission.

V. Agreement to Terms
BY YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION AS DISCUSSED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THIS PRIVACY POLICY AT ANY TIME. IF WE DECIDE TO CHANGE THE PRIVACY POLICY, WE WILL POST ANY CHANGES ON THIS WEBSITE. ANY SUCH CHANGES SHALL BE EFFECTIVE UPON POSTING ON THE WEBSITE. BY ACCESSING THE SITE FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU AGREE TO ALL SUCH CHANGES.

BY YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, YOU ALSO HEREBY AGREE TO THE FULL LEGAL TERMS OF THE SITE, WHICH ARE INCORPORATED INTO THIS PRIVACY POLICY BY REFERENCE. PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW THE FULL LEGAL TERMS OUTLINED ABOVE.

VI. Contacting us
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, or any requests for access to or changes to information about you, please e-mail THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS at info@facialesthetics.org.

GUIDELINES FOR ADVERTISING MEMBERSHIP IN THE AMERICAN AAFE OF FACIAL ESTHETICS (AAFE)

Announcing and Advertising Membership in the AAFE

All AAFE members in good standing will be allowed to announce and advertise their membership in the AAFE as governed by the following guidelines:

  1. A "member in good standing" is defined as a member who has signed and returned his/her membership application or dues renewal statement, confirming the member’s commitment to abide by the terms and conditions of the AAFE as well as AAFE policies and decisions of duly constituted boards and committees of the AAFE, as well as the AAFE’s Guidelines for Advertising Membership and whose membership dues are current.
  2. Those members who have announced and/or advertised their membership in the AAFE, but have not paid their yearly dues, will be so notified by the AAFE. If the member’s dues are not paid within 30 days of notification, the appropriate licensing body will be informed of that person’s fraudulent advertising. Likewise, if a non-member announces and/or advertises membership in the AAFE, both they and the appropriate licensing body will be informed regarding fraudulent advertising. The AAFE may, in its discretion, take legal or other action against persons infringing upon its trademarks and illegal use of its logo.
  3. All AAFE Members may use the AAFE logo and state that they are members in both announcements and advertising. Since the general public may not be familiar with the AAFE, it is recommended to spell out "American Academy of Facial Esthetics" although it is not required.
  4. Since membership in the American Academy of Facial Esthetics is open to all, membership in itself should not be used as a credential. Therefore, members may not use the letters "AAFE" alone after their names, e.g. "John Doe, DDS, AAFE." Members are encouraged to publicize their membership in the appropriate form, e.g. "John Doe, DDS, Member of the AAFE," or, better, "John Doe, DDS, Member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics."

Use of the AAFE Logo

Logos are available from the AAFE Office. The logos provided for use by the various classes of membership may not be altered in any way. Logos may only be used by members in good standing exactly as is with no alterations. All members in good standing are welcome to use the AAFE logo. Please note the following guidelines:

  1. Logos stating “Fellow,” “Master,” “General Member,” “Associate Member,” and “Accredited Member” are only for use by members who fall into those categories, as listed above.
  2. While use of the AAFE name and logo are permitted in conjunction with announcing membership, the advertisement should not imply that the AAFE is endorsing, sponsoring or recommending the practice or services offered. The AAFE’s name should not be set in a type size larger than that used for the member(s) name(s). The type size utilized should be similar as that used for announcement of membership in other associations such as the American Dental Association.
  3. Any misrepresentations or misleading statements are not permitted. If a member’s representation or statements are found to be misleading after 30 days from notification, the appropriate licensing body will be informed of that person’s fraudulent advertising. Likewise, if a non-member misrepresents themselves, both they and the appropriate licensing body will be informed regarding fraudulent advertising. The AAFE may, in its discretion, take legal or other action against persons infringing upon its trademarks.
  4. Questions regarding the appropriate use of the AAFE logo should be submitted to the AAFE Office for review.
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