Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
The following National Association of Black Accountants (“NABA, Inc.”) Terms and Conditions apply to all use of NABA, Inc. websites located at www.NABAInc.org, NABA Now (https://nabainc.connectedcommunity.org/home) NABA Chapter Websites (https://community.nabainc.org/(chapter name)), additional websites or domains that we may adopt (the “website”). These Terms and Conditions state the rules and agreement that govern use of the websites, other Products and the information, and materials contained therein.
Our Mission and Services
NABA, Inc. is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for black professionals in the accounting, finance and related business professions.
The mission of NABA, Inc. is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors. The Association shall unite through membership accountants, finance and business-related professionals and students who have similar interests and ideals, are committed to professional and academic excellence, possess a sense of professional and civic responsibility, and are concerned with enhancing opportunities for minorities in the accounting, finance and business-related professions. The goals of the Association include, but are not limited to, the following:
- To promote and develop the professional skills of our members.
- To encourage and assist minority students entering the accounting profession.
- To provide opportunities for members to fulfill their civic responsibilities.
- To promote public confidence in our members and the services they provide.
- To encourage cordial relations among members and cooperative relationships with other professionals.
- To represent the interests of current and prospective minority accounting professionals.
- To ensure long-term financial stability and provide adequate resources to implement chapter, regional, and national programs. Connect you with people and organizations you care about:
We help you find and connect with people, groups, businesses, organizations, and others that matter to you across the “NABA, Inc.” Products and Services you use. We use the data we have to make suggestions for you and others - for example, groups to join, events to attend, Content to read, view, interact with, and people you may want to become connected to. Stronger ties make for better communities, and we believe our services are most useful when people are connected to people, groups, and organizations they care about.
We engage in research and collaborate with others to improve our Products and Services. One way we do this is by analyzing the data we have and understanding how people use our Products and Services.
Provide consistent and seamless experiences across NABA, Inc.’s Products and Services:
- National (NABA, Inc.org)
- Professional Chapters (https://community.nabainc.org)
- Community (https://nabainc.connectedcommunity.org/home)
- Subscriptions (Spectrum)
- Digital Content may include but is not limited to webcasts, online articles, ebooks, newsletters
Privacy and Copyright Protection
Ownership, License, Use
Unless otherwise stated, the Site and its contents are owned and operated by NABA, INC.. NABA, INC. owns all rights in the names NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK ACCOUNTANTS, and various other NABA, Inc. trade names, trademarks, and service marks and reserves all rights to such property. The website(s), and all materials appearing on it, are protected by copyright and may not be used without our prior written permission. Other trademarks or copyrighted materials appearing on the website(s) are the property of their respective owners and may not be used without permission.
You may access and use the materials and information on our website(s) as they appear there for your own personal use, educational advancement, or professional development. Any materials that you download for your own use must maintain all copyright or other notices. Except as NABA, Inc. expressly permits, any redistribution, retransmission, commercial exploitation, linking, or other uses are strictly prohibited. For permission to reuse articles from NABA, Inc. publications in other published works, please visit copyright.com.
You shall not copy or edit the materials or integrate them into any other media. You shall not claim ownership or authorship, or otherwise use the materials except as we expressly permit. You shall not hack into our website(s) or text messages, or otherwise gain unauthorized access to or make improper use of our content or website(s).
No Representations or Warranties
NABA, Inc. strives to ensure that the information contained in our website(s) and Products are accurate and reliable. We provide you access to the information and materials on the Site and other Products on an “AS IS” basis without any representations or warranties. NABA, INC. EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. We reserve the right to amend or withdraw our information, materials, and services provided on or through the website(s) or Products at any time without notice. We will not be liable or responsible for any damages or injuries caused by use of the website or other Products (such as viruses, omissions, or misstatements). No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us or through or from the website(s) or Products shall create any warranty not expressly stated herein. We are not responsible or liable for any interruption or discontinuation of the website(s), Products or our subscriptions. We also have the right to terminate your access to all or part of our website(s), Products or our subscriptions without notice. While we offer a wide variety of useful information, materials, and services, we make no promises about the content, your ability to secure a position, or advance in your career. By using the website(s), Products and other methods of communication, you confirm that you have not relied on any of their respective content.
Exclusion of Liability
By using the website(s) or other Products, you expressly understand and agree that NABA, Inc. shall not be liable for any damages, including direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages or lost profits, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses that are in any way related to the distribution, use, or inability to use the information or materials on the website(s) or the actions of third parties on or through the website(s), even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. In all events, our total liability is limited to the amount, if any, that you actually paid us for accessing the website(s).
NABA, Inc., its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, successors, or heirs (the “Protected Entities”) shall in no event be liable for any claims, damages, or related expenses or liabilities, including but not limited to indirect, incidental, consequential, special, general, exemplary, or punitive damages arising from, or directly or indirectly related to, (a) the use of, or the inability to use, the website(s), materials, and functions related thereto, your provision of information via the website(s), lost business, or lost sales, even if such protected entity has been advised of the possibility of such damages; (b) the purchase and/or use of any products, services, discounts, or deals obtained through the Site; (c) the activities of the issuer of any card by which you access the website(s); or (d) any misprints or inaccuracies that may be found to exist on the website(s).
You are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction wherever you are located, and you agree that you will not access or use the website(s), its information, or materials in violation of such laws. You are solely responsible for the confidentiality and protection of any access tools, user name, and password by which you utilize the website(s). You must notify us immediately if you believe your user name and/or password has been compromised.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold NABA, Inc., its members, and affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees arising in any way from your use of the website(s); the unauthorized use of your member name and/or password; your placement or transmission of any message, content, information, software, or other materials available on or through the website(s); or your breach or violation of the law or of these Terms and Conditions. NABA, Inc. reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with NABA, Inc.’s defense of such claim.
Linking to the Site
Other Internet websites may freely provide hypertext or "Hot Links" to the website(s), including “deep” links (i.e., links other than to the home page of the website(s)), provided that they are not “framed,” surrounded, or obfuscated by other non-NABA, Inc. content, materials, or branding that is inconsistent with the mission of the NABA, Inc. (as judged by the NABA, Inc. in its sole discretion). We reserve the right to require that any link to the website(s) be discontinued and to revoke your right to link to the website(s) from any other website at any time upon written notice to you.
We may revise these terms at any time without notice. By continuing to access and use this site or our text messages, you consent to these policies. Your obligations may not be sublicensed or assigned without our prior permission. These policies constitute the entire agreement between us governing your access and use of our site and text messages and all such information and material. If any provision of these policies is unenforceable, it shall be modified to provide NABA, Inc. with the greatest protection possible. Your obligations to respect our intellectual property (trademarks, copyrights, websites, and text message content) continue even after you stop using the site or our materials. These policies are governed by the laws of Maryland, and any dispute between us shall be brought in the state or federal courts located in Prince George’s County, MD. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of those courts. If you have violated or threatened to violate these policies, we may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief against you; this is in addition to any claims for damages that we may have. You agree to pay all our costs of enforcement, including reasonable attorney fees.
NABA, Inc. may terminate, change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the website(s) at any time. NABA, Inc. may restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to the website(s) if we believe you are in breach of these Terms and Conditions or applicable law, or for any other reason without notice or liability.
Terms Governing International Use
We control and operate the website(s) from our offices in the United States of America. We do not represent that materials on the website(s) are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access the website(s) from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Any information collected through the website(s) will be transferred to and processed within the United States of America.
Governing Law, Miscellaneous
These Terms and Conditions and the relationship between you and NABA, Inc. shall be governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Maryland, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and NABA, Inc. agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the Prince George’s County of Maryland. All parties to these Terms and Conditions waive their respective rights to a trial by jury. The failure of NABA, Inc. to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions 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 these Terms and Conditions remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the website(s) or these Terms and Conditions must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.