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SARTA Terms of Use and Service Agreement

Acceptance of Terms

Please read the following Terms of Use and Service Agreement, including the included Privacy Policy (collectively the “Terms of Service”) carefully before using this web site “www.sarta.org” (the “Website”).  Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (“SARTA,” “We” or “Us”) welcomes you. SARTA provides its services to you subject to these Terms of Service and by your use of this Website you accept all of the terms and conditions described in these Terms of Service.  The Privacy Policy is set out below and also forms part of (and is incorporated into) these Terms of Service. By using this Website, visiting the Website, or purchasing at www.sarta.org, you accept all the Terms of Service.  If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, you must exit immediately and should not use this Website.

Description of Services

SARTA, through its web property at “www.sarta.org”, provides you with a variety of resources, including, without limitation, news and information on the technology sector in the greater Sacramento region, entrepreneurial training and education, networking events, and the ability to communicate electronically with SARTA and others available on or through the Website (the “Services”).

Changes to Terms of Service

We reserve the right to update the Terms of Service at any time without notice to you and reserve all rights that are not expressly granted to you in these Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time by clicking on the “Terms of Service” link and the “Privacy Policy” link, each of which is located at the bottom of the initial web page at the Website.  Your continued use of the Website following any such changes will constitute your acceptance of any such changes.  Accordingly, you should visit this page from time to time to review the then-current terms because they are binding on you.  Certain provisions of these terms may be superseded or supplemented by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at this site. If any changes to these Terms of Service are not acceptable to you, your sole remedy is to cease accessing, browsing and otherwise using the Website.

Use of Site; Intellectual Property

You should assume that all contents of this Website are protected by copyright, both individually and as a collective work or compilation, by trademark and patent laws, and by other applicable laws unless otherwise expressly noted. All materials displayed on, or contained within, the Website, including, without limitation, design, text, editorial materials, informational text, photographs, illustrations, artwork and other graphic materials, and names, logos, trademarks and service marks (collectively, the “Materials”), are the property of SARTA or its licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark and all other applicable intellectual property laws. The SARTA name, designs and related marks contained within the Materials are trademarks of SARTA. Names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of SARTA or of other companies or persons and your use of this Website constitutes your agreement that you have no rights to use any such trademarks without the prior written consent of SARTA. You may not use materials on this web site in a manner that is inconsistent with these Terms of Service. You may freely view and use this web site and download material solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided that you retain all copyright notices and other proprietary notices contained in the original downloaded materials or any copies of the materials.  However, you may not otherwise use, modify, display, copy, download, distribute, reproduce, retransmit or create derivative works from, the materials at this site or that you download from this site, without the prior written consent of SARTA. Without limiting this restriction, SARTA's trademarks and trade dress specifically may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not SARTA's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion or in any manner that disparages or discredits SARTA.  You acknowledge and agree that the Website and the Materials are the property of SARTA and its respective service providers, suppliers or licensors, and that you will not acquire any rights or licenses in any trademarks, patents, copyrights or other intellectual property on the Website or in the Materials.

Nothing in this web site creates, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right under any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of SARTA or of any third party.  Any unauthorized use of any Materials at this site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws, is a breach of these Terms of Services, and results in termination of your authorization to use this Website, and upon a breach, you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials.

As a condition of your use of this Website, you represent to SARTA that you will not use this Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Service.  You may not use this Website in any manner that could damage, disable or impair this Website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Website.  You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any Materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Website.

SARTA does not claim ownership of any materials or information that you may provide to Us via this Website (including questions or other communications) or post, upload or submit to Us.  However, by posting, uploading, or providing your submission, you are granting SARTA and its affiliates and licensees permission to use your submission in connection with SARTA’s operations, including, without limitation, the rights to copy, distribute, transmit, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your submission. By providing your submission, you represent and warrant to Us that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your submission, including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide the submissions.

Links to Third Party Sites

We may provide certain links to other web sites.  When you click on these links, you leave SARTA’s Website.  The links are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by, affiliated with or controlled by SARTA unless expressly specified.  You access any such links at your own risk.  SARTA makes no representations or warranties about the content of these links, or about the Terms of use or privacy policies that may apply to such other sites.  The inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement by SARTA of the linked web site.

Right to Remove Content

SARTA reserves the right at any-time to remove any material posted on the Website at its sole discretion and for any reason, with or without cause.

Internet Abuse

You are prohibited from engaging in any form of Internet abuse, including but not limited to: (a) distributing, publishing, or sending any kind of unsolicited or unwelcome email to any number of network users (commonly referred to as "junk mail" or "spam"), including, without limitation, mass promotions, unauthorized or unsolicited commercial advertising, and informational announcements, anywhere on the Internet; (b) posting a single article or substantially similar articles to an excessive number of newsgroups or mailing lists; (c) repeated or deliberate posting of articles that are off-topic according to the charter of the newsgroup or mail list where such articles are posted; (d) posting commercial advertising in a conference or newsgroup, unless it is specifically permitted to be posted within that group; or (e) violating the CAN-SPAM Act.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL SARTA, ITS EMPLOYEES, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING THIS WEBSITE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATED TO, YOUR ACCESS, USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE, OF THIS WEBSITE, ANY WEB SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE, OR THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION CONTAINED AT ANY OR ALL SUCH SITES, OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  IF YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF EQUIPMENT OR DATA, YOU ASSUME ALL COSTS THEREOF.  APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  IN THE EVENT OF ANY PROBLEM WITH THIS WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO CEASE USING THIS WEBSITE.

Applicable Laws

The Website is administered by SARTA from its offices, and may be operated from servers, located in the State of California.  These Terms of Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.  All users of this web site expressly consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts located in Sacramento, California, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles of any other state or country.

Indemnification

As a condition of use of this Website, you, the user, agree to indemnify SARTA, our affiliates, and officers, directors, employees and agents, and our content providers (together, “indemnified parties”), from and against any and all liabilities, losses, damages and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out or relating to your use of this Website, including, without limitation, any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by you of these Terms or Service or unauthorized use by you of this Website.  You agree to cooperate as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim.  We reserve the right, at our expense, to assume the defense and control of any claim with respect to which an indemnified party may be entitled to indemnification hereunder.

General

The agreement reflected in these Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and SARTA and governs your use of this Website.  This agreement supersedes any previous agreements or provisions between SARTA and you concerning use of this Website.  Our failure to exercise or enforce any provision of these Terms of Service does not constitute a waiver of such provision.  No waiver shall be enforceable unless it is in writing and signed by the party against whom enforcement is sought.  In the event that any provision of the Terms shall, in whole or in part, be determined to be invalid, unenforceable or void for any reason, such determination shall affect only the portion of such provision determined to be invalid, unenforceable or void, and shall not affect in any way the remainder of such provision or any other provision of the Terms. SARTA's failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.

Copyright and Trademark Notices

All contents of the Website are: Copyright 2011 Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance.  All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy

To protect your privacy, SARTA is providing this notice explaining the online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.  SARTA is committed to protecting your privacy. You can navigate this site without giving any personal information about yourself.  Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.  When you use our site and/or place a ticket order with Us, your personal information and credit card information are safe. Please read on for more details about our privacy policy. 

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the SARTA Website.  Information may be collected in several ways, some of which are described below.

What information do We collect?

When you order tickets, We need to know your name, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card number, and expiration date. This allows Us to process your order and notify you of your order status.  Except as noted below, this information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.

On some pages, you may send messages to SARTA via email.  The personal information collected when you send an email to Us is your name and your email address.  We may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender and preferences.  Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by SARTA, including your IP address, browser type, domain names, and access times, and referring web site addresses.  If collected, this information may be used by SARTA for the operation of the Website and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Website.

This Website is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13.  We do not collect personally identifiable data from any person We know to be under the age of 13.

This Website may contain links to other web sites.  Our privacy policies and procedures do not apply to those web sites, use of which will be governed by the privacy policies applicable to those sites.  You should contact those web sites directly for information on their data collection and distribution policies.  SARTA reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time by revising this policy or posting a new privacy policy on our Website.

Finally, subject to the exceptions mentioned below, SARTA will not use your personally identifiable information provided to Us online for purposes other than those you requested without also providing you an opportunity to agree or otherwise limit such unrelated purposes.

Except as described above, SARTA will not otherwise use or disclose any of your personally identifiable information, except to the extent reasonably necessary: (i) to correct technical problems and malfunctions and to technically process your information; (ii) to protect the security and integrity of the Website; (iii) to protect SARTA’s rights and property and the rights and property of others; (iv) to take precautions against liability; (v) to the extent required by law or to respond to judicial process; or (vii) to the extent permitted under other provisions of law, to provide information to law enforcement agencies or for an investigation on a matter related to public safety, as applicable.

 Do We disclose the information We collect to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.  The term "outside parties" does not include SARTA.  It also does not include Website hosting partners and other parties who assist Us in operating our Website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when We believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our Website policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.

How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided?

To modify your e-mail subscriptions, please let Us know by modifying your preferences by choosing update subscription preferences at the bottom of each email or unsubscribe from receiving future emails, We include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Questions or comments?

Feel free to contact Us any time and one of the SARTA staff members will respond to you.

 

Refund Policy

Refunds apply only if specifically designated. Our return policies vary depending on the type of item or service. We do not provide refunds with respect to Membership purchases. SARTA generally provides refunds for event tickets 10 days prior to the event or earlier.  A written request must be submitted 10 days prior to the event date and are subject to a $25 administration fee, unless otherwise stated. 

Contact Us

916.231.0770 - Phone
916.231.0776 - Fax

information@sarta.org