You understand that SCORE may not utilize resources to provide support to clients who have a business or want to start a business, outside of the United States and its territories.
You understand that when you submit a request to participate in mentoring, and when you participate in mentoring, you are signifying that you agree to the terms and conditions of our mentoring outlined as follows: You request business management mentoring from SCORE. You agree to cooperate should you be selected to participate in surveys designed to evaluate your business and provide services to you. You understand that any information disclosed by SCORE to the Small Business Administration (SBA), or SBA representatives will be held in confidence to the extent that it will only be disclosed to SBA representatives to review and process your application; the information submitted in your SBA application will not be disclosed to commercial entities. You agree to the disclosure of your information to SBA representatives to process your mentoring application if required by SCORE. By submitting an SBA application, you authorize SCORE, and if necessary, SBA, to furnish relevant information to the assigned management mentor(s). You further understand that all mentors have agreed not to: (1) recommend goods or services from sources in which they have an interest and (2) accept fees or commissions developing from this mentoring relationship. In consideration of the furnishing of management or technical assistance, you waive all claims against SCORE, SBA personnel, Small Business Development Centers and their host organizations, and other SBA resource mentors arising from this assistance.
You understand that our mentors are not providing advice pursuant to the authority of professional certifications or licenses that they may hold, and you will not treat information provided by our mentors as such. You further understand that you are not entering into a relationship with our mentors that entitles you to client privileges that may be associated with any professional certifications or licenses that our mentors may hold. You understand that we do not engage in the practice of law. This includes, but is not limited to, providing specific legal advice, representing an individual in litigation or any legal proceeding, or otherwise practicing law as defined by applicable state law. We do not engage in conduct that leads to the creation of any attorney-client relationship.
We are funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)). The support given by SBA to us through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement by SBA of any of our opinions, products, or services.
The support given by us to our various local chapters, whether in the form of funding or Webhosting of local chapter information on its website, does not constitute an express or implied endorsement by us of any of the opinions, products, or services offered by such local chapters.
USE OF SITE
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You should assume that everything on the Site, including, www.score.org is copyrighted unless otherwise noted. All graphics design elements on the Site are copyrighted. Use of the graphic design elements is forbidden without our expressed, written permission. We neither warrant nor represent that your use of the content displayed on this Site will not infringe the rights of third parties. Any product, service, content, program, or technology on this Site may be the subject of intellectual property rights such as, but not limited to, copyright, trademark, or patent rights. Any such right that is not expressly given herein is reserved by us. Additional copyrights for the mapping function, online mentoring function, and other technologies are below.
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The contents of our Site may be used for informational purposes only. Any other use of such contents, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, or performance of the contents without our prior written consent is expressly forbidden.
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You may not use, reproduce, modify, transmit, display, publish, sell, create derivative works, or distribute by any means, method, or process whatsoever, now known or hereafter developed, any content of this Site for commercial profit or gain. Nothing in these Terms or on the Site shall be construed as conferring any intellectual property or other proprietary rights to You. You agree to observe copyright and other applicable laws and may not use the content in any manner that infringes or violates the rights of any person or entity. We hold all rights to the content on this Site. However, you may download content displayed on the Site for personal, non-commercial use. You must maintain all copyright and other proprietary notices on downloaded and/or copied material. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, use, or reuse any of the content on the Site for any public or commercial purpose without our written consent or any third party we deem necessary. SCORE chapters may download, duplicate, and distribute proprietary Site content to clients, at SCORE-sponsored workshops and seminars. You may not distribute, modify, or transmit, use or reuse any of the content on the Site that is authored by a third party without our written consent or any third party we deem necessary.
As a condition of your use of the Site, you will not use the Site, or any contents or services, for any purpose that is unlawful in any applicable jurisdiction where our Site are being used or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices, and you agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth in the “User Conduct” section. You may not use the Site contents or services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any of our equipment or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site, or any contents or services. You may not attempt to gain access to any portion of the Site, or any of its contents or services, other than those for which you are authorized.
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While every effort is made to ensure that all content provided on the Site does not contain computer viruses and/or harmful materials, you should take reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses or otherwise protect your computer and you should ensure that you have a complete and current backup of the applicable items on your computer. We disclaim any liability for the need for services or replacing equipment or data resulting from your use of the Site. While every effort is made to ensure smooth and continuous operation, we do not warrant the Site will operate error free.
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
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- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest.
We take all reasonable steps to ensure that our Site is available 24 hours every day, 365 days per year. However, websites do sometimes encounter downtime due to server and other technical issues. Therefore, we will not be liable if this Site is unavailable at any time.
Our Site may be temporarily unavailable due to issues such as system failure, maintenance, or repair, or for reasons beyond our control. Where possible, we will try to give our users advance warning of maintenance issues but shall not be obliged to do so.
When using our Site, you shall not post or send to or from the Site:
- content for which you have not obtained all necessary consents;
- content that is discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, liable to incite racial hatred, in breach of confidentiality or privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience to others, which encourages or constitutes conduct that would be deemed a criminal offense, give rise to a civil liability, or otherwise is contrary to the law in any applicable jurisdiction where our Site is being used;
- content which is harmful in nature including, and without limitation, computer viruses, Trojan horses, corrupted data, or other potentially harmful software or data.
We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requiring us to disclose the identity or other details of any person posting materials to our Site in breach of this Section.
You shall not use our Site while distracted or preoccupied, such as when operating a motor vehicle. You should access our Site only with due regard for your own safety and the safety of others.
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If you would like to link to our Site, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, any page of our Site, and subject to the following conditions:
- you do not in any way imply that we are endorsing any services or products unless this has been specifically agreed with us;
- you do not misrepresent your relationship with us or present any false information about us;
- you do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and
- your website does not contain content that is offensive, controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person, or does not comply in any way with the law of the United States of America.
If you choose to link our website in breach of this Section, you shall fully indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered because of your actions.
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See section above “Mentoring” to view additional disclaimers regarding our mentoring services.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
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You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us, our officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities, and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from or alleged to result from, your use of and access to the Site or your violation of these Terms or your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any trademark, copyright or other proprietary or privacy right.
These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you.
We make no representations that the content or the Site are appropriate or may be used or downloaded outside the United States. Access to the Site and/or the content may not be legal in certain countries outside the United States. If you access the Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of the jurisdiction from which you access the Site.
Our Site is created and controlled in the State of Virginia, United States of America. The Site, and its contents, and any disputes arising therefrom shall be construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of Virginia, and applicable United States federal laws. Use of our Site constitutes agreement of the user to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located therein.
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ACCOMMODATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
SCORE services are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, and disability. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities if requested at least two weeks in advance.
To make a request or obtain more information, please contact us via the Contact Us page or by phone via the number listed at the bottom of this page.
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