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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE, AS WELL AS OUR PRIVACY POLICY. All users of the web site(s) (the "site") of the Council on International Education Exchange ("CIEE") agree that access to, and use of, the site are subject to the following terms and conditions and other applicable law. These terms and conditions include the CIEE PRIVACY POLICY as well as all terms and conditions referenced in these terms and conditions that govern your application and participation in a CIEE exchange program. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site.

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Term; Termination

These terms and conditions are applicable to you upon your accessing the site and/or completing the application process. These terms and conditions, or any part of them, may be modified or terminated by CIEE without notice at any time, for any reason. Upon termination you shall cease all use of the site. The provisions relating to Copyright, Trademarks, Indemnification, Limitation of Liability, and Miscellaneous, shall in all events survive any termination of these terms and conditions.

Notice

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Use of Site

Harassment in any manner or form on the site, including via e-mail, chat, or by use of obscene or abusive language, is strictly forbidden. Impersonation of others, including a CIEE or other licensed employee, host, or representative, as well as other members or visitors on the site is prohibited. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the site any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable which may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or which may otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. You may not upload commercial content on the site or use the site to solicit others to join or become members of any other commercial online service or other organization. Use of the site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose is strictly prohibited. CIEE may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be infringers.

You understand and agree that CIEE cannot be responsible for the content posted on the site by users and that your use of the site is at your own risk. CIEE is under no circumstances liable in any way for any content posted on the site or for any damages of any kind incurred as the result of the use of any content posted or otherwise made available on the site by users.

User Generated Content

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Participation Disclaimer

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Indemnification

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Limitation of Liability

CIEE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE OR THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE, EVEN IF CIEE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Privacy

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You acknowledge and agree that CIEE may preserve content and may also disclose content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these terms and conditions; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of CIEE, CIEE site users, and the public.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the site, including your content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

Third-Party Links

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Exchange Programs

Exchange programs are subject to the terms and conditions set forth on the pages specific to each program elsewhere on this site.

Miscellaneous

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