Site Terms and Conditions
This page states the Terms and Conditions for Use ("Terms") which apply to use of www.mbcea.org (“the Site”) and the MBCEA mobile app ("App"). The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (“MBCEA”) created and maintains the Site and App as an on-line management portal, a guide for association services and member engagement, and an educational resource for members. Use of the Site and App is voluntary and is subject to these Terms, which are accepted upon entry on or into any public or private portion of the Site and App. Acceptance occurs as soon as you enter the Site or App; so if you do not accept the Terms stated here as a user of the Site or App (“User”), do not use the Site or App, any of its related sites, or any of the services or materials provided in the Site or App. By using the Site or App, you agree as the user to be bound by these Terms, including the Privacy Statement outlined below.
Eligibility User must be 18 years of age or older unless the age of majority as defined in User’s applicable jurisdiction is different. In the case where the age of majority is different than 18 years of age, the older age of majority shall apply. User represents and warrants to MBCEA that User has reached the applicable age of majority and that User has the right, authority, and capacity to agree to and abide by these Terms by accessing the Site or the App. User also represents and warrants to MBCEA that User will use mbcea.org or the App in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations. MBCEA and its agents are not liable for any User making a false representation regarding their eligibility to use the Site or App, using the site or app without reaching the age of majority, or otherwise violating this policy.
Use of Site and App Content MBCEA authorizes the User to view and access the content available on or from the Site or App solely for User’s personal use. The contents of the Site and App, as well as links or web sites under MBCEA’s control (MBCEA uses mbcea.org, its App, and other Web sites, which will collectively be referred to as "MBCEA Content"), whether partial or otherwise, are protected under both United States and foreign copyright, trademark, and other laws. MBCEA Content includes, but is not limited to, text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software, and other content on the Site or App. All MBCEA Content is the property of MBCEA or its content suppliers or clients; and User is not licensed to use any MBCEA Content under these Terms or otherwise.
User agrees that he or she will not use the MBCEA Content for any prohibited, unlawful, or other improper purpose; and User further agrees that he or she will not use the MBCEA Content for any purpose than the use for which it was intended unless specifically permitted herein or by written agreement with MBCEA. Unless specifically authorized by MBCEA in a separate writing, the use of MBCEA Content on any other website, digital medium, publication, or otherwise (including in a networked computer environment) is prohibited.
Ownership Rights MBCEA and its licensors own all rights, title, and interest, including without limitation all intellectual property rights in the MBCEA Content, Products, and Services which are part or originate out of the Site or App. These intellectual property rights apply on a worldwide basis; and all intellectual property rights to all derivative work or enhancements of that work are covered by these ownership rights. By entering into this agreement and/or by using the Site or App, User will not acquire any intellectual property or similar rights in the MBCEA Contents, Products, or Services other than a limited right to use those MBCEA Contents, Products, or Services for User’s personal educational benefit. These Terms do not create any licensing rights in or for User.
Site Restrictions User may not use the Site, the App, or any MBCEA Content, Products, or Services to transmit, communicate, post, distribute, store, or destroy data, content, or other material in a prohibited or unlawful manner, including without limitation: (a) in violation of any applicable law or regulation; (b) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity, or other personal rights of others; (c) that is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive, or hateful; and/or (d) in a manner that would may be construed as discussions relating to market allocations, selling price, distribution area, or otherwise in violation of anti-trust laws. User also agrees that he or she will not use the Site, the App, or any MBCEA Contents, Products, or Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or App or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site or App. User may not attempt to or actually obtain, use, or access any materials or information through any means not intentionally made publicly available or provided for through the Site or App. Furthermore, Users are required to maintain proper professional standards when using the Site or App to communicate with other members or the general public. Foul language, disrespectful communication, attempts to mislead others, or other similarly inapporpriate conduct shall be ground for immediate removal from MBCEA and a corresponding withdrawal of access to the Site, the App, and MBCEA Contents, Products, or Services.
Advertisers If User participates as an advertiser, User is solely responsible for all advertising content transmitted or submitted to MBCEA for use on the Site or App, whether directly to MBCEA or through the MBCEA Advertiser Program. This responsibility applies whether created by User or for User. Content to which this applies, includes, but is not limited to: (i) artwork, written content, images, photos, graphics, video, music, animation, data, text, information, URLs, hypertext links, scripts, and the content and material included in such components; and (ii) websites and content linked to or proximately reachable from such advertising content (collectively, "Ads"). Prior to providing any Ads and/or participating as an advertiser, User may be required to read and accept additional written terms and conditions governing any submission of Ads for use on the Site or App (the "Advertiser Agreement"). MBCEA disclaims all liability relating to User’s Ads; and User agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold MBCEA harmless for all claims, lawsuits, damages, losses or other possible liabilities to which MBCEA, any of its affiliated organizations, or any of its agents may be exposed as a result of User’s Ads.
By submitting Ads or Content for use on any part of the Site or App, whether accessible to the public or only MBCEA members, User grants to MBCEA and its affiliates an irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right (including moral rights), and worldwide license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, and/or communicate said Ads or Content to the public. This includes performing, displaying, and distributing such Ads or Content (in whole or in part), as well as to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate such Content into other works (in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed) for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of those rights.
No Representations and Warranties by MBCEA MBCEA does not represent, warrant, or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of MBCEA Content, including Advertiser Content or posts/information provided by third parties to MBCEA for publication. MBCEA does not represent that materials on the Site or App are appropriate for use in all jurisdictions or locations. Similarly, MBCEA does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that MBCEA Content, including Advertiser Content, complies with relevant laws, regulations, and other rules. Users who choose to access the Site or App do so on their own initiative and are responsible to verify the accuracy of the MBCEA Content and for compliance with Site and App Terms, industry standards, and applicable laws, regulations, and other restrictions.
Copyright Agent MBCEA respects the intellectual property rights of others. As part of this, MBCEA requires that Users on the Site or App do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or otherwise violates intellectual property protections, please forward the following information to MBCEA as designated pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(2):
- Your address, telephone number, and email address;
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- A description of where the alleged infringing material is located;
- 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;
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; 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 the copyright owner's behalf.
Submit the information, via certified mail, return receipt requested, with an emailed copy to:
Attn: Sasha Demyan
PO Box 3429
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Limitation of MBCEA’s Liability The Site and App are provided by MBCEA as an online management portal, a guide for association services and member engagement, and an educational resource for members and the general public. MBCEA may take any action, at its sole discretion, with respect to the Site, App or the MBCEA Content that it deems necessary or appropriate. This right includes, but is not limited to the right to remove content that MBCEA believes is inappropriate, unlawful, inaccurate, violates these Terms, or could create liability for MBCEA or any of its affiliated organizations. MBCEA may also remove content, at its sole discretion, that it believes may or does damage the brand or public image of MBCEA or any of its affiliated organizations or which could cause MBCEA to lose the services of its ISPs or other suppliers for any reason. While MBCEA reserves the right to remove content or material from the Site or App at any time, MBCEA does not assume any obligation to do so and disclaims any liability for electing to take any such action.
IN NO EVENT SHALL MBCEA, ITS AFFILIATES OR ANY OF THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS (COLLECTIVELY, "MBCEA ") BE LIABLE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, BY WAY OF STATUTE, OR OTHERWISE FOR ANY LIABILITY OR DAMAGES RESULTING OR ARISING FROM USE OF THE SITE, THE APP, OR ANY MBCEA CONTENT, PRODUCTS, ADS, OR SERVICES PROVIDED ON THE SITE, THE APP, OR BY MBCEA OTHERWISE. USER WAIVES AND RELEASES ALL CLAIMS AND LIABILITY AGAINST MBCEA OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS. AS PART OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, USER SHALL DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD MBCEA AND ITS AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS OR DAMAGES, INCLUDING DEFENSE COSTS, BY THIRD PARTIES IN RELATION TO OR ARISING FROM USE OF THE SITE, THE APP, OR ANY MBCEA CONTENT, PRODUCTS, ADS, OR SERVICES PROVIDED ON THE SITE, THE APP, OR BY MBCEA OTHERWISE. THE WAIVER, RELEASE, DEFENSE, INDEMNIFICATION, AND HOLD HARMLESS OBLIGATIONS OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS INCLUDE ANY ECONOMIC LOSSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, DIRECT DAMAGES, INDIRECT DAMAGES, SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES).
MBCEA Content on the Site or App may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. MBCEA makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any MBCEA Content on the Site or in the App; and MBCEA makes no guarantee and or promise that specific goals or results will be achieved from use of MBCEA Content, including any Ads. User assumes the risk of any use of MBCEA Content.
Disclaimer of Warranties THE SITE AND APP, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL ADS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, CONTENT, FUNCTIONS, AND MATERIALS, IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. MBCEA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, WHETHER BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW, OR OTHERWISE, AS TO THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, OR USEFULNESS OF THE ADS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, CONTENT, FUNCTIONS, AND MATERIALS PROVIDED. SIMILARLY, MBCEA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE DATA OR DATA PROCESSING SERVICES, SECURITY, ACCESSIBILITY (INCLUDING UPTIME OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS), OR TIMELINESS OF THE SITE, APP AND/OR SITE OR APP CONTENT. ALL WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AS WELL AS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING, TRADE USAGE, OR OTHERWISE ARE DISCLAIMED. MBCEA ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGES TO OR VIRUSES, MALWARE, COOKIES, OR OTHER HARMFUL SOFTWARE THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF (1) YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING IN THE SITE OR APP OR (2) YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO, AUDIO, OR SOFTWARE FROM THE SITE OR APP. USER WAIVES AND RELEASES MBCEA AND ITS AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS OF ALL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY USE OF THE SITE OR APP. IF USER IS DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE OR APP, USER’S SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE OR APP.
Links to Content and Other Sites MBCEA and its affiliated organizations may add links to third party websites and content on the Site and/or the App. These links are provided solely as a convenience to the User. They are not an endorsement by MBCEA or any of its affiliated organizations of the contents on such third-party websites. Similarly, all limitations of liability, disclaimers, and defense and indemnity obligations outlined in these Terms apply to use of linked third party websites. MBCEA makes no representations or warranties regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party websites. User’s accessing linked third-party websites do so at their own risk.
Similarly, MBCEA and its affiliated organizations have created and link to social media sites. This data and information includes, but is not limited to, testimonials. These links are provided solely as a convenience to the User. They are not an endorsement by MBCEA or any of its affiliated organizations of the contents on such social media platforms. Similarly, all limitations of liability, disclaimers, and defense and indemnity obligations outlined in these Terms apply to use of those social media platforms. MBCEA makes no representations or warranties regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such social media platforms. User’s accessing linked third-party social media platforms do so at their own risk.
Indemnity User agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless MBCEA, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents, from and against any and all claims, actions lawsuits, demands, and/or damages, including without limitation legal, accounting, and other professional service and expert fees, that arise out or, result from, or relate to (i) posting or use of any Ads, MBCEA Content, Product, Service, or other material posted on the Site or the App, whether provided by MBCEA, a User, or otherwise, or (ii) User’s breach of these Terms. MBCEA shall provide notice to User of any such claim, suit, or proceeding within a reasonable time of learning about it.
Disputes In the event a dispute arises between User, MBCEA, and/or any third party, the dispute shall be submitted and settled in private arbitration or by a court of competent jurisdiction as outlined in these Terms at the sole discretion of the MBCEA. If the matter is submitted to arbitration, it shall be submitted to the American Arbitration Commercial Litigation Program for selection of a single arbitrator and administration of the case. All fees for the private arbitration shall be shared equally between the parties. The arbitration shall take place in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and both the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence shall apply. Any decision rendered by the arbitrator shall be final and binding. In the event the matter is brought in court, User agrees that any action that may arise under the Terms or in relation to the Site shall be commenced and heard in state or federal court of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. User agrees and submits, by using the Site, to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Miscellaneous These Terms and the relationship between MBCEA and User shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without regard to any conflict of law provisions. The failure of MBCEA to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver, in whole or in part, of any provision of these Terms by MBCEA must be made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of MBCEA with specific reference made to the Terms and the provision to be waived. Headings used in these Terms are for convenience only and are not to be relied upon. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision; and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. These Terms will inure to the benefit of, and are intended to be enforceable by, MBCEA’s agents, affiliated organizations, successors, assigns and licensees.