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Terms of Use

Effective Date: This Terms of Use Agreement was last updated on January 5, 2012

This Terms of Use and Privacy Statement sets forth the standards of use of the Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association website. By using the Metfda.org website (the “site”) you (the “User”) agree to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this agreement, you should immediately cease all usage of this website. We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update the terms and conditions of this agreement without prior notice. Modifications shall become effective immediately upon being posted on the site. Your continued use of the Service after amendments are posted constitutes an acknowledgement and acceptance of the Agreement and its modifications. Except as provided in this paragraph, this Agreement may not be amended.

1. Description of Service
Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association is providing user with information on its member and consumer services. User must provide (1) all equipment necessary for their own Internet connection, including computer and modem and (2) provide for User’s access to the Internet, and (3) pay any fees relate with such connection.

2. Disclaimer of Warranties
The site is provided by Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association on an “as is” and on an “as available” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the use or the results of this website in terms of its correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association shall have no liability for any interruptions in the use of this Website. Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association disclaims all warranties with regard to the information provided, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, therefore the above-referenced exclusion is inapplicable.

3. Limitation of Liability
METROPOLITAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, AND IN PARTICULAR METROPOLITAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF REVENUE, OR LOSS OF USE, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN IT, WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, UNDER STATUTE, IN EQUITY, AT LAW, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF METROPOLITAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THEREFORE SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IS INAPPLICABLE.

4. Indemnification
User agrees to indemnify and hold Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of User’s use of the Service, the violation of this Agreement, or infringement by User of the Service using User’s computer, of any intellectual property or any other right of any person or entity.

5. Modifications and Interruption to Service
Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service with or without notice to the User. Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association shall not be liable to users or any third party should Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association exercise its right to modify or discontinue the Service. User acknowledges and accepts that Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our website and operation of our website may be interfered with or adversely affected by numerous factors or circumstances outside of our control.

6. Third-Party Sites
The site may include links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by online merchants and other third parties. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, any third-party site. You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those third-party sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such sites. Your use of those third-party sites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of each site, and we are not responsible therein. We encourage all users to review said privacy policies of third-parties’ sites.

7. Disclaimer Regarding Accuracy of Vendor Information
Product specifications and other information have either been provided by the Vendors or collected from publicly available sources. While Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association makes every effort to ensure that the information on this website is accurate, we can make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or reliability of any information provided on this website.

Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association makes no warranties or representations whatsoever with regard to any product provided or offered by any Vendor, and you acknowledge that any reliance on representations and warranties provided by any Vendor shall be at your own risk.

8. Governing Jurisdiction of the Courts of New York State
The site’s content is overseen and governed in the State of New York. As such, our content is subject to the laws of the State of New York, and such laws will govern this Terms of Use and Privacy, without giving effect to any choice of law rules. We make no representation that our website or other services are appropriate, legal or available for use in other locations. Accordingly, if you choose to access our site you agree to do so subject to the internal laws of the State of New York.

9. Compliance with Laws
User assumes all knowledge of applicable law and is responsible for compliance with any such laws. User may not use the Service in any way that violates applicable state, federal, or international laws, regulations or other government requirements. User further agrees not to transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation.

10. Copyright and Trademark Information
All content included or available on this site, including site design, text, graphics, interfaces, and the selection and arrangements thereof is ©2011 Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association, with all rights reserved, or is the property of Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association and/or third parties protected by intellectual property rights. Any use of materials on the website, including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, or replication, any form of data extraction or data mining, or other commercial exploitation of any kind, without prior written permission of an authorized officer of Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association is strictly prohibited. Users agree that they will not use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained therein without prior written permission of an authorized officer of Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association

Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association and Metfda.org are proprietary marks of Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association. Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association’s trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not provided by Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association

All other trademarks displayed on Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association’s website are the trademarks of their respective owners, and constitute neither an endorsement nor a recommendation of those Vendors. In addition, such use of trademarks or links to the web sites of Vendors is not intended to imply, directly or indirectly, that those Vendors endorse or have any affiliation with Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association.

11. Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement
Pursuant to Section 512(c) of the Copyright Revision Act, as enacted through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Metfda.org designates the following individual as its agent for receipt of notifications of claimed copyright infringement.

By Mail:
Copyrights Dept.
Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association
322 Eighth Avenue, Suite 202
New York, NY 10001-8001
Telephone: (800)-763-8332
Outside of NY: (212) 206-1014
Fax: (212)645-1147

By Email: info@metfda.org

12. Collection of Anonymous User Information
Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association reviews anonymous information in order to better understand User habits and behaviors on the site in aggregate. Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association uses this information with the intent to provide users with enhancements in navigation and content. Information that is collected and reviewed in aggregate includes, but is not limited to, users:

IP Address
Browser Type
Pages Visited
Referring Site
Date and Time Visited
User Agent
This information is used to understand or enable:
Traffic Patterns
Average User Session Length
Number of Visitors to the Site
Usage Trends
Areas of Improvement

13. Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association collects personally identifiable user data via forms on Metfda.org. These forms allow users to contact representatives of Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association, sign up for events, renew dues, and more. Information collected in the form is in no way shared with third parties, except in the case where the law requires us to do so. Information collected in forms is stored in the United States. If you are accessing the site from outside of the United States, users should be aware of that fact and are, therefore, doing so willingly. Information collected via forms is accessible by Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association staff members. Users who submit information via forms do so at their own risk. When collecting credit card information, all forms are secured during transmission by Secure Socket Layers. Credit card data is not maintained directly by the Association.

Additionally, access to member databases is limited to Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association staff and a third-party database vendor that provides member database services. The exception to this is the online member directory. Members of the General Public can search and find funeral home contact information in the Member Directory. This is provided as a service to the members to help consumers find funeral homes in their geographic area. Members who have logged into the site can view more information about member funeral homes. Members who wish to be removed from the online directory should contact the Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association Headquarters.

14. Protection of Children under the age of 13

Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under 13 and you believe that your child has provided information to us, please contact info@Metfda.org and that information will be deleted.

15. Other Terms
If any provision of this Terms of Use Agreement shall be unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason, the other provisions (and any partially-enforceable provision) shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and enforceable to the maximum possible extent. You agree that this Terms of Use Agreement and any other agreements referenced herein may be assigned by Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association in our sole discretion, to a third party in the event of a merger or acquisition. This Terms of Use Agreement shall apply in addition to, and shall not be superseded by, any other written agreement between us in relation to your participation as a user. User agrees that by accepting this Terms of Use Agreement, User is consenting to the use and disclosure of their personally identifiable information and other practices described in this Terms of Use statement.

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