Terms & Conditions

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE, AS WELL AS OUR PRIVACY NOTICE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR OUR PRIVACY NOTICE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE.

The Council on International Educational Exchange (“CIEE”) offers access to and use of our website – www.ciee.org (the “Site”) – subject to and conditional upon your compliance with these terms and conditions of use (the “Terms”).

By accessing or using the Site, you accept and agree that your access to and use of the Site are subject to these Terms, which include by reference our PRIVACY NOTICE and any additional terms and conditions regarding such access and use contained in any other agreement between you and CIEE (including agreements governing participation in our exchange programs).

Please also check these Terms periodically for updates, as we may revise and update them from time to time in our sole discretion, and your accessing or using our Site after such changes occur shall be deemed to be acceptance of those changes.

OWNERSHIP OF THE SITE AND CONTENT

This Site and all of its contents, features, and functionalities, including but not limited to all images, displays, information, text, audio, video, and software, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof (the “Content”), are owned by CIEE, its licensors or other providers of such Content, and are protected by applicable copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. No right, title, or interest in or to the Site or the Content is transferred to you, and all rights in the Site and Content not expressly granted herein are reserved by CIEE. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names of CIEE used on this Site are trademarks or registered trademarks of CIEE.

PROHIBITED AND PERMITTED USES OF THE SITE AND CONTENT

You may not use the Site or Content except as permitted in these Terms. You may use the Site and Content for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not reproduce, distribute, modify, creative derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store or transmit the Site or Content, except that (a) your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials, (b) you may store files that are automatically cached by your browser for display enhancement purposes, and (c) you may print or download one copy of a reasonable number of webpages of the Site for your own personal, non-commercial use in connection with your application to or participation in a CIEE exchange program, not for further reproduction, publication or distribution, and provided that you may not (i) modify such copies, (ii) delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from such copies, (iii) copy or use any photographs, illustrations, video or audio sequences or graphics contained on the Site separately from the accompanying text, or (iv) use any mechanized or other systematic process for harvesting information from the Site. Use of the Site in any unauthorized, illegal, abusive, harassing, threatening or otherwise objectionable manner is strictly forbidden.

TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION OF ACCESS AND USE

CIEE may revoke any of the rights granted by these Terms and terminate or suspend your access to and use of the Site, in our sole discretion, without notice. Upon termination or suspension, you shall immediately cease all use of the Site and Content. The sections of these Terms titled Ownership of the Site and Content, Indemnification, Limitation of Liability, and Miscellaneous shall in all events survive any termination of these Terms.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER

THIS SITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, CIEE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. CIEE DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE SITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. CIEE DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTEES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, USEFULNESS, TIMELINESS OR RELIABILITY OF THE CONTENT. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS ON WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

USER-GENERATED CONTENT

CIEE may permit you and other users of the Site to post content on the Site.

With respect to content you post to or make available for inclusion on the Site, you grant CIEE a permanent world-wide, royalty free, and non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform, and publicly display such content on the Site or in any other medium for any purpose.

With respect to content other users post to or make available for inclusion on the Site, you understand and agree that CIEE is not responsible for such content or under any obligation to review such content before it becomes available on the Site, and that your use of such content is at your own risk.

CIEE reserves the right to block or remove user-generated content that we determine to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right, or (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to CIEE in its sole discretion.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless CIEE, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers from and against all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms, any content you post to or make available on the Site, or any activity (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the Site using your account.

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 CONTENT, EVEN IF CIEE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

PRIVACY

Our collection and use of your personal data is subject to our PRIVACY NOTICE. For more information, see our PRIVACY NOTICE.

LINKS TO AND FROM OUR SITE

In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, CIEE may link to sites operated by third parties. However, even if the third party is affiliated with CIEE, CIEE has no control over these linked sites or their privacy and data collection practices. These linked sites are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk. Nonetheless, CIEE seeks to protect the integrity of its website and the links placed upon it and therefore requests any feedback (contact@ciee.org) on not only our Site, but for sites it links to as well (including if a specific link does not work).

You may link to pages within the site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, and provided that you do not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part without our express written consent. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission in our sole discretion.

MISCELLANEOUS

Your use of this Site shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of Maine, U.S.A., without regard to choice of law provisions. You agree that jurisdiction over and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this Site (including but not limited to applying to or participating in a CIEE exchange program) shall be in the state or federal courts located in Maine. CIEE’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and CIEE with regard to your use of this Site. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any of these Terms. CIEE may assign its rights and duties under these Terms to any party at any time without notice to you.