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By using this website, you signify your agreement to these terms of use.  If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this website.  We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms at any time.  Please check these terms periodically for changes.  Your continued use of this website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. 

Restrictions on Use of Materials

All materials contained in this website are the copyrighted property of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, or its affiliated companies and/or third-party licensors.  All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, or its affiliates.  No material from this website or any Internet site owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by us or our affiliates may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, noncommercial use only, provided that (i) you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices, (ii) you make no modifications to the materials, (iii) you do not use the materials in a manner that suggests an association with any of our products, services, or brands, and (iv) you do not download quantities of materials to a database that can be used to avoid future downloads from this website.  For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other website or computer environment is prohibited.

In the event you download software from this website, the software, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, the 'Software') are licensed to you by us or third-party licensors for your personal, noncommercial use only.  We do not transfer title to the Software to you.  You own the medium on which the Software is recorded, but we (or third-party licensors) retain full and complete title to the Software and all intellectual property rights therein.  You may not redistribute, sell, de-compile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Software to a human-readable form.

Content Linked to the  Website

Please exercise discretion while browsing the Internet using our website.  You should be aware that when you are on our website, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control.  There are links to other sites from our web pages that take you outside of our website.  For example, if you click on a search result, the click may take you off the website.  This includes links from partners and other content providers.  These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, solicit personal information, or contain information that you may find inappropriate or offensive.

We make no representations concerning the content of sites listed in any of our directories.  Consequently, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, relevancy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in sites listed in our search results or otherwise linked to our website.

Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online for example, via message boards or chat, that information can be collected and used by people you don't know.  While the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online; you make such disclosures at your own risk.


The materials in this website are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied.  To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.  We do not warrant that the functions contained in the materials on this website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that our website or the servers that make such materials available are free of viruses or other harmful components.  We do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials on our website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.  You assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction.  Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

We explicitly disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy, content, or availability of information found on sites that link to or from our website.  We cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services that you purchase from a third-party site that links to or from our website or third-party content on our sites.  We do not endorse any of the merchandise, nor have we taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of, any of the information contained in such third-party sites or content.  We do not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) you might be requested to give any third-party, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites and third-party content.  We strongly encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties. 

The content of this website represents a free service offered by us.  Because the Web changes constantly, no search engine technology can possibly have all accessible sites at any given time.  Thus, we explicitly disclaim any responsibility for the content or availability of information contained in our directories.

Privacy Policy

Should any user of Information on this server provide the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh with information, including but not limited to, feedback data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, plans, ideas or the like, such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential, and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh assumes no obligation to protect such information from disclosure.  The submission of such information to the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh shall in no way prevent the purchase, manufacture or use of similar products, services, plans and ideas by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for any purpose whatever, and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose or distribute the information to others without restriction.  Any personal data that you provide will be treated as set forth below.

At the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, we are committed to protecting the privacy of the users of our site.  All data collected is protected against unauthorized access. The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh shall have the right to use all data generated in connection with the site in any manner and to publish such data.  By using the site and providing the data, the user consents to the collection and use of the data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  In the event that the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh changes its privacy policy, the changes will be posted on this page.

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through this website.  Please note that any information or material sent to the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh through any link provided on this website will be deemed NOT to be confidential.  By thus sending the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh any information or material, you irrevocably grant the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh an unrestricted, worldwide license to use, distribute, display, reproduce, perform, modify, and transmit those materials or information, and you also agree that the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send us for any purpose.  If you want to have your confidential or proprietary information considered by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh you will need to first sign a Non-confidentiality Agreement before the information will be viewed by a representative of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh disclaims responsibility for the privacy policies and customer information practices of third-party Internet sites linked to our website.


You are entirely responsible for all activities that occur under your use of our website.  You hereby indemnify, defend, and hold us and our affiliates and our officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors, and licensees (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from and against any and all liabilities and costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees') incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of this Agreement or claims arising from your use of our website.  You shall use your best efforts to cooperate with us in the defense of any claim.  We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. 

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, our website or materials or functions on any such site, even if we have 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.  In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort [including, but not limited to, negligence], or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing our website. 

Jurisdictional Issues

Unless otherwise specified, the materials in our website are presented solely for the purpose of promoting the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh available in the United States and its territories, possessions, and protectorates.  The website is operated from the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh U.S. offices in Pittsburgh, PA.  We make no representation that materials on our website are appropriate or available for use in any particular location.  Those who choose to access our website do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.  Software from this site is further subject to United States export controls.  No software from this site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders.  By downloading or using the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list. 


These terms are effective until terminated by either party.  You may terminate these terms at any time by discontinuing use of our website and destroying all materials obtained from any and all such sites and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise.  Your access to our website may be terminated immediately without notice from us if in our sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these terms.  Upon termination, you must cease use of our website and destroy all materials obtained from such site and all copies thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise.

General Provisions

These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.  You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. 

If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. 

This is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties.


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