Last Updated: September 8, 2020
You understand and agree that the Sites are semi-public and provided to you on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis. We disclaim all responsibility and liability for the availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Sites. The opinions expressed on the Sites are not necessarily the opinions of us and may or may not be totally accurate. We also reserve the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Sites with or without notice at any time and without any liability to you.
Please note the arbitration provision set forth below, which may require you to arbitrate any claims you may have against Aura on an individual basis. EXCEPT WHERE AND TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW, WHICH MAY INCLUDE THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE, AND YOU WAIVE, THE RIGHT FOR A JUDGE OR JURY TO DECIDE
YOUR CLAIMS, AND THAT YOU MAY NOT PROCEED IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY.
1. Intellectual Property Ownership
The Sites contain copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including comments, articles, information, catalogs, brochures, data, text, software, photos, logos, video and graphics (“Content”). All Content and intellectual property rights in such Content are the sole property of Aura and its licensors.
Additionally, the names, trademarks, service marks, and logos of Aura belong exclusively to Aura and are protected from reproduction, imitation, dilution or confusing or misleading uses under national and international trademark and copyright laws. All other trademarks, service marks, and logos (including third-party product names) are the property of their respective owners. The use or misuse of these trademarks is expressly prohibited, and nothing stated or implied on these Sites confers on you any license or right under any patent or trademark of Aura or any third party.
2. Use of Aura Content
You may only use the Sites and the Content offered on the Sites only for INTERNAL OR PERSONAL purposes, and not for any commercial purposes. Aura authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on the Sites solely for your internal or personal use so long as you do not remove the copyright and other proprietary rights notices that were contained in the Content. You may not use the Sites to sell a product or service; however, you may use them to obtain information about potentially engaging in business with us.
You may not copy, modify, distribute, upload, publish, transmit, display, reproduce, transfer, post, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit the Content of the Sites or any portion of such Content without prior written consent of Aura. You may not use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools on the Content, frame any portion of the Sites or Content, or reproduce, reprint, copy, store, publicly display, broadcast, transmit, modify, translate, port, publish, sublicense, assign, transfer, sell, loan, or otherwise distribute the Content without our prior written consent. You may not circumvent any mechanisms included in the Content for preventing the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of the Content. You are responsible for all activities that may arise or occur to your system or your network during your visit to any Site.
3. Contributor Disclosure
Certain contributors on the Sites are compensated to provide content on topics of interest to the Sites’ users. Contributions that contain endorsements of Aura products or services and are made by individuals with material connections to Aura will be identified as such. While such contributors may receive compensation, the content is editorial and based on their opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics, services, or products. The views and opinions expressed within Aura blogs belong purely to the authors. Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.
4. User Submissions, Forums and Public Areas
Certain places within the Sites, such as forums, blog pages or other public areas, may allow users to post comments or communications that are publicly accessible and non-confidential. The content and communications posted within these areas is largely controlled by our users. Aura, or the party hosting such a public area, has no control over such content and cannot guarantee the accuracy or reliability of any such content or communications. Thus, the responsibility for what is posted on these pages of the Sites lies with each user — you alone are responsible for material you post.
Neither Aura nor any third-party host of such a public area claims ownership of any of the information or material that you transmit, distribute, post, communicate, or store on, to, or through the Sites. Therefore, by submitting any such material or communication to the Sites, you warrant that you own or otherwise control all the rights to any content or communications submitted by you to the Sites and that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that infringes upon or violates any rights of any party. By submitting communications or content to any part of the Sites, you agree that such submission is non-confidential and is not otherwise protected by any other law, including privacy, publicity, copyright or trademark law.
5. License Grant
If you submit information to any forms on the Sites, you will provide complete, accurate and current information. You may not impersonate any person or entity, misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, or misrepresent the origin of any content you submit to us through the Sites.
If you make any submission to or communications on the Sites, you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted Aura, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, unlimited, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content material in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. Aura may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses.
6. Rules for Posting Questions and Comments in Forums and Public Areas
- Posts that contain your full name(s), or any other confidential identifiable information of yourself or others;
- Using a public area for any purpose in violation of local, state, federal, or international laws;
- Posting material that infringes on the rights of others, including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, publicity or privacy rights;
- Posting material that is unlawful, obscene,derogatory, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by Aura in its sole discretion;
- Posting advertisements, solicitations or spam links to other websites or individuals, without prior written permission from Aura;
- Posting chain letters or pyramid schemes;
- Impersonating another business, person or entity, including Aura, its related entities, employees and agents;
- Registering under more than one name and/or e-mail address;
- Distributing viruses or other harmful computer code;
- Harvesting or otherwise collecting information about others, including email addresses, without their consent;
- Allowing any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments;
- Posting any communications that victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age or disability;
- Engaging in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the public area or the Sites, or which, in the judgment of Aura, exposes Aura or any of its customers, partners or suppliers to any liability or detriment of any type; and/or
- After receiving a warning, continuing to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or posting comments that are not related to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free-form).
Notwithstanding this right of ours, users shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages. You acknowledge and agree that neither us nor any of our affiliates shall assume or have any liability for any action or inaction by us with respect to any conduct by users within the Sites or any communication or posting on the Sites.
7. Use of RSS and Comment Feeds
Aura grants you a non-transferable, non-sublicensable, royalty free non-exclusive license to display on your website or in your newsreader platform the headlines, active links, and other information or materials that you specifically select to receive via the Feeds. The Feeds are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights in and to these Feeds, including the content and technology, are reserved to Aura and/or Intersections LLC.
The Feeds may be used only with those platforms and newsreaders from which a functional link is made available that, when accessed, takes the viewer directly to the display of the full article on one of the Sites. You understand and agree that the Feeds that are provided may include footers to assure proper attribution for the content.
By using the Feeds, you agree not to:
- Display the Feeds in a manner that does not permit successful linking to or direction to our Sites;
- Insert any intermediate page or other content between the link displayed on your website and the landing page for the content on our Sites;
- Edit, modify, alter, or create derivative works of the text, content or links supplied by us;
- Use any robot, spider, other device or manual process to monitor or copy any content from the Feeds;
- Sell, retransmit, or commercially exploit the Feeds, headlines or content in any manner except as expressly permitted by us in writing;
- Incorporate advertising into the Feeds as displayed on your site; or Use the Feeds for any unlawful purpose or in violation of the rights of others.
By using the Feeds, you also agree not to use the Feeds on the following categories of websites:
- Sites that incite hatred whether based on race, religion, gender, sexuality, or otherwise;
- Sites that promote, encourage or facilitate violence;
- Sites that discriminate against any specific social group;
- Sites that promote, facilitate, or encourage illegal activity; or
- Sites which are misleading, pornographic, defamatory or that contain illegal or otherwise actionable content under applicable law.
- Record the dialogue in public areas on the Sites.
- Terminate a user’s access to any portions or pages of the Sites.
- Monitor, edit, or disclose any communication made on or through the Sites.
Aura reserves the right to take any other action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of our guests, visitors, or the public.
9. Disclaimer of Warranties
EXCEPT WHERE AND TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW, THE SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”. AURA MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITES, OR ANY WEBSITE OR THAT MAY BE ACCESSIBLE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY THROUGH THE SITES, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. AURA DISCLAIMS IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT THE SITES ARE MERCHANTABLE, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, ACCURATE, TIMELY, FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NEED, OR NON-INFRINGING. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY AURA OR A REPRESENTATIVE SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY. AURA MAY MAKE CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY OF THE SITES AT ANY TIME, WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE TO YOU.
When using the Sites, information will be transmitted over a medium which is beyond the control and jurisdiction of Aura, its partners, advertisers, and sponsors. Accordingly, Aura assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Sites. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SITES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THEY ARE ERROR-FREE, RELIABLE, WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITES (EITHER DIRECTLY OR THROUGH THIRD-PARTY NETWORKS) AT ALL TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING.
FURTHER, AURA DOES NOT ENDORSE AND MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, INFORMATION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT ON THE SITES. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITES. PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF PROFESSIONALS, AS APPROPRIATE, REGARDING THE EVALUATION OF ANY SPECIFIC INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT ON THE SITES.
10. Indemnity and Limitation of Liability
Except where and to the extent prohibited by law, in no event shall Aura, its partners, sponsors, advertisers, agents or licensors, or any third parties mentioned on the Sites be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental, consequential or other indirect damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the Sites, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not Aura is advised of the possibility of such damages. Except where and to the extent prohibited by law, Aura is not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Sites or public areas.
Registration as a user or subscriber with the Sites may require both a user name and a password, and certain portions of the Sites may require use of multiple one time or persistent passwords. You should consider your usernames and passwords as confidential information. Anyone with knowledge of both your user name and password can gain access to the restricted portions of the Sites and to your account. You must keep your user name and password confidential. You shall immediately notify us if you become aware of any loss or theft of your password or any unauthorized use of your user name and password. WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE OBLIGATIONS. We reserve the right to delete or change a user name or password at any time and for any reason.
13. Children and Teens
The Sites are not intended for use by children. By submitting information to the Sites, you warrant that you are above the age of majority.
14. Links to External Sites
The Sites may contain links to third party websites or resources. Aura does not control these other websites and resources and is not responsible for their availability, content, or delivery of services. Aura makes no representations whatsoever about such other websites or resources. The inclusion of any link to a website does not imply endorsement by Aura of that website or its entities, products or services. All warranties, conditions, or other terms, express or implied, as to any such linked website, including, without limitation, as to the accuracy, ownership, validity, or legality of any content of a linked website, are hereby excluded. It is your sole responsibility to take any precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of items such as viruses, worms, trojan horses, and other items of a malicious nature.
15. Procedure for Making a Claim of Copyright Infringement
We respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the Sites in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow the instructions below on how to contact us to report possible copyright infringement.
Please email [email protected] and provide the following information:
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Sites;
- your address, telephone number, and email 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 the copyright owner’s behalf.
16. Choice of Law
17. Agreement to Arbitrate
18. Amendment and Termination
19. Contact Us
P.O. Box 222455
Chantilly, VA 20153-2455