Terms and Conditions of Use

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Your use of the ContextualScience.org website is subject to the terms and conditions below. By registering a user account and using this website, you show your agreement to these terms. If you do not accept these terms, please do not register a user account or use this website. ACBS reserves the right to update this policy without prior notice in order to comply with applicable laws and regulations or to improve the experience of our users.

Site Ownership and Purpose

ContextualScience.org is owned and operated by the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of functional contextual cognitive and behavioral science and practice so as to alleviate human suffering and advance human well being.

This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to provide educational information that is related to ACT, RFT, and contextual/behavioral psychology in general. We believe this constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit online. (For more information see: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml). If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond "fair use," you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. If you are the owner of copyrighted material contained on this site and believe it is not being used in accordance with the fair use provision of the US Copyright Law, please contact the webmaster about having it removed.

Children

Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Conduct and Prohibited Uses

You are responsible for, and assume all liability associated with, any material you make available or transmit through ContextualScience.org, whether through web pages, blogs, chat rooms, messages boards or other forums, including liability for claims of infringement, libel and slander. You may not post, transmit through or otherwise make available on or through this website any material that violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, that is unlawful, defamatory, obscene, abusive, profane, vulgar, sexually explicit, racist, threatening, hateful or otherwise objectionable or that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law. Although ACBS does not and cannot review all content posted on or transmitted through this website, it shall be under no obligation to permit any material posted or transmitted to remain on the site, and may remove from, or refuse to display on the site any material that ACBS, in the exercise of its sole discretion, believe violates this agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, you also agree not to transmit, distribute, post, communicate or store information or other material on, to or through this website that:

  • is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, slanderous or embarrassing to any other person or entity or in violation of applicable law as determined by ACBS in its sole discretion;
  • infringes upon any intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
  • is sexually explicit;
  • constitutes advertisements or solicitations of business, surveys, contests, chain letters or pyramid schemes; or
  • contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data, or information.

You further agree not to:

  • use any incomplete, false, or inaccurate biographical information or other information for purposes of registering as a user of this website;
  • delete or revise any material or other information of any other user of the website;
  • harvest, collect, or send information about others, including email addresses, without their consent;
  • take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the website's infrastructure;
  • use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this website or any activity being conducted on this site;
  • use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent, or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars, or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the website to harvest or otherwise collect information from the website to be used for any commercial purpose;
  • allow any other person or entity to use your username or password for posting or viewing content or comments or for sending or receiving materials
  • modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, upload, post, license, frame in another website, use on any other website, create derivative works of, transfer, sell, and/or exploit for commercial use, any content, images, information, products or services provided through or obtained from the website, including by email or other electronic means, without the prior written consent of website owner
  • circumvent any technological measures or features of the website that are intended to or effectively control access to the content, or any other protected content or information included on the website

ACBS may investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations. ACBS reserves the right (but does not have the obligation) to review postings on this website, to remove any postings, and to terminate your ability to post to this website at any time without notice, in its sole discretion. ACBS also reserves the right to disclose any information necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part.

Disclaimer of Warranties

You understand and expressly agree to the following:

(a) your use of and reliance upon any and all content and services, including with respect to any products or services, contained in or provided through the website is at your sole risk. Such content and services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Website owner makes no express or implied representations, warranties, or guarantees with respect to the appropriateness, accuracy, sufficiency, correctness, veracity, value, completeness, availability, or timeliness of the data, methods, or content contained in or provided through the website. Website owner does not warrant the functions contained in the website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the server that makes the content available will be free of viruses or other harmful components. Website owner expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

(b) in no event will website owner be liable to you, any user of the website or your website, or any third party for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the content contained in or provided through the website. Any content you download or otherwise obtain through the use of the website, or any linked website, is at your own risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your equipment, software, your website, loss of data, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of personal records, the reliance upon or use of data, content, opinions or other materials appearing on the website or a linked website, or other personal loss that results from the download or use of any material on the website or a linked website.

(c) to the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event shall website owner be liable to you, or any user of the website or your website, or to any third party for any loss, expense, or damage, of any nature, including consequential, incidental, special or punitive damages, and including lost profits or lost revenue, caused directly or indirectly by the use or reliance upon content or services obtained by or provided through the website, or for any error or omission, or otherwise in any way connected with use of the website, whether based on contract, tort, including negligence, or otherwise, even if website owner has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will ACBS or its affiliates, or any party involved in creating, producing, or delivering this website, or any website linked to this one, be liable in any manner whatsoever for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special, or punitive damages arising out of your access, use or inability to use this website or any site linked to this one, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure. In no event shall ACBS or its affiliates or any third party be liable to your or any other person for consequential, incidental, special, exemplary, punitive, or indirect damages arising under or in any way related to the service, including any part thereof, or any other content (including lost profits, loss of business or data, business interruption, trading losses, and damages that result from inaccuracy of the information or inconvenience, delay, or, loss of the use of the website) even if ACBS or any third party has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses. ACBS reserves the right to alter the content of this website in any way, at any time, for any reason, without prior notification, and will not be liable in any way for possible consequences of such changes. These limitations apply whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if ACBS has been advised of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, ACBS's liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law. In no event shall ACBS's total liability to you for all damages, losses, or causes of action arising under this agreement exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00).

Indemnification

Upon a request by ACBS, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless ACBS and its respective affiliates, directors, officers, agents, or other partners and employees from and against all liabilities, claims and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post, or transmit through this website, your use of the website, your violation of this Agreement, or your violation of any rights of another.

Links to Other Websites

The website may contain links to other websites (“Linked Websites”). The Linked Websites are provided for your convenience and information only and, as such, you access them at your own risk. You agree and acknowledge that the website owner is not responsible for, and does not endorse, the content of or anything that may be delivered to you or your computer as a result of accessing any Linked Websites, whether or not website owner is affiliated with the owners of such Linked Websites. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Website Owner is not responsible and shall have no liability for any viruses or other illicit code that may be downloaded through a link found on the website, or by accessing a Linked Website.

Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that the trademarks of Website Owner (the “Marks”), the website, the Content, the goods and services, and the content and look and feel of the website, to the extent protectable, are proprietary, original works of authorship of website owner, or licensors of website owner, protected under United States and worldwide copyright, trademark, and trade secret laws of general applicability. You further acknowledge and agree that all right, title and interest in and to the Marks, the website, the goods and services, the content, and look and feel of the website are and shall remain with website owner or its licensors. You agree not to contest or infringe these rights, directly or indirectly, at any time. Without the prior written consent of website owner, your modification of the content, use of the content on any other website or networked computer environment, or use of the content for any purpose other than personal, non-commercial use, violates the copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights of website owner or its licensors, and is prohibited. Except as expressly provided under this Agreement, you may not use on any website, including Your website, or on any other materials, the Marks, or any other trademarks or copyrighted materials appearing on the website, including without limitation any logos, without the express prior written consent of the owner of the mark or copyright.

Miscellaneous

1.2 These Terms of Use and all other terms and conditions related to the use of the website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Nevada, United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. By use of the website or creating a Link, you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in the federal and state courts located in the county and state of the principal place of business or primary residence of the website owner, United States of America, for all disputes arising out of or related to the use of the Website, any information contained on or provided through the Website, and the creation and maintenance of a Link, and you waive all defenses to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.

1.3 If any provisions of these Terms of Use shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then such provision shall be deemed severed from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

1.4 These Terms of Use supersede any prior agreements or understandings between you and the Website Owner not incorporated into these Terms of Use. In the event of any inconsistency between these Terms of Use and any future posted Terms of Use, the last posted Terms of Use shall control.

1.5 There are no third party beneficiaries of these Terms and Conditions.

 

Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is important to us. Because we gather certain types of information from visitors and registered users of our site, we feel you should be fully aware of the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it. ACBS reserves the right to update this policy without prior notice in order to comply with applicable laws and regulations.

Why we collect personal information
ContextualScience.org uses any information voluntarily provided by our users to promote an open scientific community and to encourage the contribution and sharing of relevant knowledge, content, and resources. This information is not used for any commercial purposes. ContextualScience.org also tracks user traffic patterns through our site. For visitors, this data is not correlated with individual users. For registered users of the site, this data (including number of site contributions and comments posted, as reported in the "Hall of Fame") may be correlated with individual users.

How we collect personal information
We collect information about you in several ways. Certain information, such as the type of browser, device, and operating system you are using, is automatically collected by your web browser. Additional information is collected when users register for the site. The website also uses “cookies” technology to collect and store certain information (see below).

Information we collect
Some information is required to create an account on our website, such as your name, email address, password, and address. We do not require other information to become a member.

How we use the information
We use the information to provide individuals with services that are expected by virtue of being member of the organization. For example, member usernames and passwords allow access to member only sections of the website. This includes access to videos and other materials, the ability to join Chapters or Special Interest Groups (SIGs), access to the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, the ability to receive communications from and post on the listserv, and discounted rates for events. We use your contact information to keep you updated on ACBS events, send you the newsletter, remind you of when your membership is about to lapse, and to respond to queries you may have. We also share your contact information with specific chapters or SIGs that you have explicitly expressed an interest so that they may reach out to you. In addition, we use the information we collect to promote the safety and security of our users and our services. For example, we may use the information to authenticate users, facilitate secure payments, protect against fraud and abuse, respond to a legal request or claim, conduct audits, and enforce our terms and policies. We also collect and hold information to comply with legal or regulatory requirements.

When we disclose personal information
Your username and any additional information you voluntarily provide about yourself during the registration process will be publicly available to all registered users of the site on the Membership Directory page. Your email address will not be publicly available, but you will have the option to allow visitors and users of the site to contact you via a web-based form that does not reveal your email address. Your email address or other personal information will never be sold or released to any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors, or partners. The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), is the owner of this site. ACBS or its chapters may email you about the association and professional matters relevant to it, but will not use your personal information for any commercial purposes separate from the organization. At times we may be required by law or legal process to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we believe that disclosure is necessary for the public interest.
If you post a page or comment on ContextualScience.org your account username will be visible on that page or comment for the general public. If you post content to a ContextualScience.org mailing listserv, your username and message will be visible to ContextualScience.org members on the website, and your username and email address may be visible to others receiving the mailing listserv message.

Access to your personal information
You always have access to the information we have about you. To review and update your personal contact information at any time, simply click on the "my account" link on the upper right side of the screen, when logged in. ContextualScience.org does not store credit card information. You may place a request for the information that we have about you using this form or email us via the “Contact Us” link at the top of the screen and tell us that you would like your entire account and history removed from ContextualScience.org.

Deletion of your personal information
You have the right to have your information and accounts erased from ContextualScience.org. To have your information completely removed from ContextualScience.org you may use this form or email us via the “Contact Us” link at the top of the screen and tell us that you would like your entire account and history removed from ContextualScience.org.

Cookies Policy

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies.
Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the website, your choices regarding cookies, why we sometimes need to store these cookies and further information about cookies. ACBS reserves the right to update this policy without prior notice in order to comply with applicable laws and regulations.

What are cookies
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the website or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the website more useful to you. Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies.
The cookie itself does not contain personal information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. We use cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above) and to allow registered users the option of being automatically "logged in" to the website on future visits. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site.

How ACBS uses cookies
We use cookies for the following purposes: to verify member identity, to enable certain functions of the website, to provide access to member-only content, to provide analytics, and to store your preferences.
We use both session and persistent cookies on the website. We use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

Account related cookies
If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.
Login related cookies
We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.
Site preferences cookies
In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.  

Third Party Cookies
In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.
• This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit. You may opt out of making your site activity available to Google Analytics using this link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en . You also can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: (click here https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB).

What are your choices regarding cookies
If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please use the links below or visit the help pages of your web browser.

• Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
• Chrome:https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
• IE: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer
• Opera: https://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/privacy/
• Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=en_GB
• Edge: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Where can your find more information about cookies
You can learn more about cookies at the following third-party websites:
• AllAboutCookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/