Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”) apply to the use of housingaccreditation.org, including the accreditation portal, (the “AHAB Site”). As used in these Terms of Use, “you,” “your,” “user” means any person, company, or other legal entity that uses or accesses the AHAB Site.

By clicking on the Agree button below, and by using the AHAB Site and any services accessible from the AHAB Site, you agree to the Terms of Use. The Affordable Housing Accreditation Board (“AHAB”) may change these Terms of Use from time to time. By continuing use of the AHAB Site, you accept and agree to be bound by all changes.

ACCEPTABLE USE OF THE AHAB SITE

AHAB provides to you a personal, revocable, limited, non-exclusive, and non-transferable license to use the AHAB Site conditioned on your continued compliance with these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use permit you to use and access for noncommercial, personal, or internal business purposes only the AHAB Site (i) on a single laptop, mobile device, or personal computer (not functioning as a server) and (ii) from the Internet or through an on-line network (so long as such access occurs through a single laptop, mobile device, or personal computer (not functioning as a server)). You may also load information from the AHAB Site into your laptop’s, mobile device’s, or personal computer’s temporary memory (RAM) and print and download materials and information from the AHAB Site solely for your noncommercial, personal, or internal business use, provided that all hard copies contain all legends, notices, and identification markers associated with authenticating documents or identifying proprietary rights. If any content is made available for user redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your place of work / organization. AHAB reserves the right to restrict your use of the AHAB Site at any time, which may include terminating your permission to make personal copies of material from the AHAB Site.

Actual or attempted unauthorized use of the AHAB Site may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution, including, without limitation, punishment under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 under U.S. federal law. AHAB reserves the right to view, monitor, and record activity on the AHAB Site without notice or permission from you, including, without limitation, by archiving notices or communications sent by you through the AHAB Site. Any information obtained by monitoring, reviewing, or recording is subject to review by law enforcement organizations in connection with investigation or prosecution of possible criminal or unlawful activity on the AHAB Site as well as to disclosures required by or under applicable law or related government agency actions. AHAB will also comply with all court orders involving requests for such information. In addition to the foregoing, AHAB reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to modify, suspend, terminate, or interrupt operation of or access to the AHAB Site, or any portion of the AHAB Site, in order to protect the AHAB Site, AHAB, or AHAB’s business.

Your right to use the AHAB Site will take effect at the moment you install, access, or use the AHAB Site and is effective until terminated as set forth below.  Your right to access and use the AHAB Site will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with these Terms of Use. Termination will be effective without notice. Upon termination, you agree to destroy all copies of any aspect of the AHAB Site in your possession.

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

These Terms of Use provide only a limited license to access and use the AHAB Site. Accordingly, you expressly acknowledge and agree that AHAB transfers no ownership or intellectual property interest to or title in the AHAB Site to you or anyone else. All text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, sounds, artwork, computer code (including html code), programs, software, products, information, and documentation as well as the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, “look and feel,” and arrangement of any content contained on or available through the AHAB Site, unless otherwise indicated, are owned, controlled, and licensed by AHAB and its successors and assigns and are protected by law including, but not limited to, United States copyright, trade secret, patent, and trademark law, as well as other applicable state, national, and international laws and regulations. Except as expressly provided herein, AHAB does not grant any express or implied right to you or any other person under any intellectual or proprietary rights. Accordingly, your unauthorized use of the AHAB Site may violate intellectual property or other proprietary rights laws as well as other laws, regulations, and statutes.

Unless otherwise noted, the AHAB Site is Copyright © 2018 Affordable Housing Accreditation Board. All rights reserved. AHAB also owns a copyright in the contents of the AHAB Site as collective work and/or compilation and in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of the content of the AHAB Site. Any downloadable or printable programs, directories, databases, information, or materials available through the AHAB Site and all copyrights, trade secrets, and know-how related thereto, unless otherwise indicated, are owned by AHAB. AFFORDABLE HOUSING ACCREDITATION BOARD, and all other names, logos, and icons identifying AHAB and its programs, products, and services are proprietary trademarks of AHAB, and any use of such marks, including, without limitation, as domain names, without the express written permission of AHAB is strictly prohibited. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.

Except as expressly permitted by the Terms of Use, you may not modify, translate, decompile, create derivative work(s) of, copy, distribute, disassemble, broadcast, transmit, publish, remove, or alter any legends, notices, or markers, license, sublicense, transfer, sell, mirror, frame, exploit, rent, lease, private label, grant a security interest in, or otherwise use in any manner not expressly permitted herein the AHAB Site.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

The information contained in the AHAB Site, including but not limited to the accreditation standards, appeals processes, accreditation decisions, and other materials related to accreditation, is provided as a service to those seeking information about accreditation from AHAB and the Internet community, and does not constitute professional advice. AHAB presents the AHAB Site with a good-faith representation that the information it contains is generally reliable. However, in spite of our efforts, the information in the AHAB Site may become out of date over time, and may contain inaccuracies, technical inaccuracies, and/or typographical errors, and the information may be changed periodically. Accordingly, AHAB makes no claims, promises or guarantees regarding the accuracy, completeness, and adequacy of any information contained in the AHAB Site. The AHAB Site and all information and materials contained thereon are provided to you on an “AS IS” basis.

AHAB DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES EXPRESSED, STATUTORY, OR IMPLIED WITH RESPECT TO THE AHAB SITE OR THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREON, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

AHAB FURTHER DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, AND GUARANTEES, EXPRESSED, STATUTORY, OR IMPLIED WITH RESPECT TO THE ACCREDITATION MATERIALS AND ALL RELATED ITEMS AVAILABLE ON THE AHAB SITE AND BY REQUEST FROM AHAB, AS WELL AS WITH RESPECT TO THOSE ENTITIES ACCREDITED BY AHAB AND THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE ACCREDITED ENTITIES, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH ENTITIES ARE LISTED ON THE AHAB SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND DAMAGES

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, AHAB HEREBY DISCLAIMS, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL AHAB OR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING OR PRODUCING THE AHAB SITE BE LIABLE FOR, ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOSS RELATED TO THE USE OF THE AHAB SITE OR ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREON, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, EVEN IF AHAB HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FURTHERMORE, AHAB SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR PROPERTY OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF THE AHAB SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, AND LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR ELECTRONIC DATA.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, save, and hold AHAB and its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, and agents harmless from any claims, actions, suits, orders, enforcement actions, losses, damages, or liabilities, including but not limited to legal fees, costs, and expenses, arising out of your use or misuse of the AHAB Site, any violation by you of these Terms of Use, or any breach of the representations, warranties, and covenants made by you in connection with your use of the AHAB Site. AHAB reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify AHAB, and you agree to cooperate with AHAB’s defense of these claims. AHAB will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action, or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.

IDEA SUBMISSION / USE OF INFORMATION

AHAB does not accept unsolicited ideas for marketing, advertising, research, business operations, and the like. Should you ignore this policy and submit an idea to AHAB, you agree that the idea becomes and remains the sole and exclusive property of AHAB without further liability or compensation to you. By submitting such idea, you warrant that AHAB may publish such information, use it as part of its operations, and use its concepts without liability or compensation to you.

If you respond to AHAB with any information, including but not limited to feedback, data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, such information shall not be deemed confidential. All such submissions shall be deemed the property of AHAB, and your submission of information shall constitute an assignment to AHAB of all worldwide rights, titles, and interests in such information. AHAB will not be liable for any use or disclosure of such information. AHAB will not have any obligation to keep such information confidential and will be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute the information to others without limitation. AHAB will be free to use any ideas, concept, know-how, or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever.

THIRD-PARTY SITES, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES; LINKS

For the convenience of visitors to the AHAB Site, the AHAB Site may include links or references to other external websites or services (“Reference Sites”). Links to Reference Sites may lead to resources located on servers maintained by third parties over whom AHAB has no control. AHAB is not responsible for third-party content or the consequences of your use of the Reference Sites. AHAB does not endorse any such Reference Sites or the information, materials, products, or services contained on or accessible through Reference Sites. While AHAB attempts to provide links only to third-party websites that comply with all applicable laws and regulations and AHAB standards, you acknowledge that the content on these third-party websites is subject to change without notice or control by AHAB. You agree and acknowledge that access and use of Reference Sites, including the information, materials, products, and services on or available through Reference Sites, is solely at your own risk.  AHAB disclaims any and all responsibility and accepts no liability for any information or opinion contained in any such Reference Sites. AHAB makes no warranties, express, statutory, or implied, with respect to the Reference Sites. You acknowledge and agree that AHAB shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any information, materials, products, or services contained on or accessible through Reference Sites.

AHAB claims no ownership in, nor any affiliation with, any third-party trademarks appearing in the AHAB Site. Such third-party trademarks are used only to identify the products and services of their respective owners, and no sponsorship or endorsement on the part of AHAB should be inferred from the use of these marks.

APPLICABLE LAW

You agree that the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania govern any and all use of the AHAB Site, without regard to rules relating to conflict of laws, including with regard to any dispute arising out of your use of the AHAB Site or material from the AHAB Site. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or breach hereof, or otherwise relating to the AHAB Site (with the exception of injunctive relief sought by AHAB for any violation of AHAB’s proprietary rights), shall be settled by binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its then-current rules at your expense.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION FOR INTERNATIONAL USE

Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical and personal data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

INJUNCTIVE RELIEF

You acknowledge that any breach, threatened or actual, of these Terms of Use will cause irreparable injury to AHAB, such injury would not be quantifiable in monetary damages, and AHAB would not have an adequate remedy at law. You therefore agree that AHAB shall be entitled, in addition to other available remedies, to seek and be awarded an injunction or other appropriate equitable relief from a court of competent jurisdiction restraining any breach, threatened or actual, of your obligations under any provision of these Terms of Use. Accordingly, you hereby waive any requirement that AHAB post any bond or other security in the event any injunctive or equitable relief is sought by or awarded to AHAB to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use.  No delay or omission by AHAB in exercising any right or remedy available to AHAB under these Terms of Use shall impair any such right or remedy or constitute a waiver of such right or remedy in the event of a subsequent breach, threatened or actual, of these Terms of Use.

SEVERED PROVISIONS AND ENTIRE AGREEMENT

If any provision of these Terms of Use is unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severed from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between the users of the AHAB Site and AHAB relating to the subject matter.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE; TERMINATION

AHAB reserves the right to modify the Terms of Use at any time upon posting. By continuing to access the AHAB Site after any changes are posted, you are signifying your acceptance of the revised terms and conditions, regardless of whether you have reviewed them. Please visit this page regularly to review the then-current Terms of Use to which you are bound.

AHAB reserves the right to limit, suspend, or terminate your access to and use of the AHAB Site at any time without notice.  Nevertheless, any provision of these Terms of Use intended to survive any termination of your right to access and use the AHAB Site, including, without limitation, the disclaimers, limitations on liability, and proprietary rights provisions herein related to AHAB’s ownership rights, will survive the termination of these Terms of Use for any reason.

as of January 1, 2019

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