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Terms-of-use agreement

Welcome to dsi-institute.org, a service of Dynamic Solutions Institute for Applied Knowledge, Inc ("DSI"). Please read these terms of use. By using this website, you accept all the terms and conditions below. We may change these terms of use from time to time, therefore, by continuing to use the service after such changes are made, you accept the terms of use in effect at the time of use. We may change, restrict access to, suspend, or discontinue operation of this service, or any portion of this service, at any time, without prior notice.

DSI respects the privacy of our clients. Please read our privacy policy for full details.

1.  Accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of the site

The material that appears on DSI's site is for informational purposes only. Despite our efforts to provide useful and accurate information, errors may appear from time to time. Before you act on information you've found on our site, you should confirm any facts that are important to your decision. We are not responsible if information we make available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk. This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information may not be current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on the site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to the site.

If you believe that any material on this website is inaccurate, we encourage you to contact us along with an explanation of the error.

2.  Ownership and permissions

All materials contained on this site—including but not limited to, software, interfaces, files, graphics, text, and data found on the site—are protected by American and Canadian copyright law and may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published, or broadcast, in part or full, without the prior written permission of DSI. Furthermore, any trademark, copyright, or other notice from copies of the content may not be removed or altered.

The names, trademarks, service marks, and logos of DSI appearing on this site may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise to indicate DSI’s sponsorship of, or affiliation with, any product or service, without the prior written permission of DSI. You may not use any of the material from this website to create another website or part of another website without the prior written permission of DSI.

DSI grants you a revocable license to display and electronically copy, download, and print hard copy versions of the material contained on the site for your personal and non-commercial use, provided you do not modify or delete any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice that appears on the material you copy, download, or print. All other rights are reserved.

Contact us to request permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on our website.

3.  Materials you submit

This section applies to any materials you submit to or through this website, including without limitation, any comment you post to the site and any question you submit. You acknowledge that you are responsible for any submission you make, including the legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright of any such material. You represent, warrant, and agree that you own all rights to the content you post, or that you otherwise control sufficient rights to grant the rights you grant by these terms of use; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; that you will not upload to, distribute or otherwise publish through this site any content that (i) is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, infringing on intellectual property rights, abusive, illegal or otherwise objectionable, (ii) may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law, or (iii) may contain software viruses, political campaigning, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam". If you submit any video content through this site, you further represent, warrant and agree that you have the written consent or permission of each identifiable individual in such content to use their name and likeness and grant the rights you grant in these terms of use. You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any content. You may not upload commercial content onto the site. We reserve the right (but are under no obligation) to remove or edit any content you provide.

If you do submit material—and unless we indicate otherwise—you grant DSI and its affiliates a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, display and perform such content throughout the world in any media now known or hereafter invented. You grant DSI and its affiliates the right to use the name you submit in connection with such content, if they so choose. You will retain any ownership rights you may have in the materials you submit, subject to the licenses granted to DSI in these terms of use. You also understand and agree that users of this site who may access the content you submit are granted a non-exclusive license to access, use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform your content.

Waiver: By submitting content to this site, you waive, and agree not to bring at any time, any claims of any type whatsoever against DSI or its affiliates, or their officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, or suppliers in any way arising from, or relating to, the submitted content, including without limitation, any claims asserting: (a) infringement of rights of publicity or misappropriation of likeness or image; (b) invasion of privacy; (c) false light (such as any allegedly false or misleading portrayal of you); (d) infliction of emotional distress (whether intentional or negligent); (e) breach of contract; (f) copyright or trademark infringement; (g) defamation; (h) fraud; or (i) false designation of origin.

4.  Intellectual property rights of others

If you believe your work has been copied or used in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us with a description of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed; the location of this work on this site; a physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the alleged infringed copyrighted work; your contact information (e-mail, telephone, physical address); 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; 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 behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

5.  Limitation of liability

The express warranties in these terms are in lieu of all other warranties, conditions, terms, representations and obligations of the parties to these terms. DSI will not be liable to you or any other person for any damages (direct, indirect, general, special, consequential, or otherwise), expenses, loss of profits, loss of earning, loss of business opportunities, loss of data or other loss, arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with the provision, use or failure of the site, and/or the content, whether negligent or otherwise, and which would otherwise give rise to a cause of action in contract, tort, or any other doctrine of law.

6.  Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless, DSI and its affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, and suppliers, from and against, any and all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs, arising or resulting from any violation of these terms of use. If you cause a technical disruption of the site or the systems transmitting the site to you or others, you agree to be responsible for any and all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs, arising, or resulting from, that disruption.

7.  Links

DSI may provide, as a convenience to you, links to websites operated by other entities and persons, but makes no representations whatsoever about any other website which you may access through this one. Any link to a non-DSI website does not imply that DSI endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use of such website. If you do access these sites, you do so at your own risk. DSI makes no warranty or representation regarding, and does not sponsor or endorse, any linked websites or the information or materials appearing thereon or any of products and services described thereon. Furthermore, links do not imply that DSI is affiliated or associated with the purveyors or owners of the linked site, or that any linked site is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright of DSI.

8.  Jurisdiction

Governing law and jurisdiction: These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan and the federal laws of the United States applicable therein. You hereby expressly consent to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Michigan for any legal proceeding arising out of or relating to your use of the site or these terms.

9.  Miscellaneous

If any provision of this agreement is determined to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the agreement shall remain in place. These terms of use constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and DSI with respect to use of the website and the contents thereof, superseding all prior or contemporaneous communications. A printed version of these terms of use shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based on, or relating to, use of the website to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

Last updated: 2015 January 30