Web Site Terms, Conditions of Use, Privacy and Purchase Policies

1. Terms

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

2. Use License

  1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association's web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
    1. modify or copy the materials;
    2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
    3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association's web site;
    4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
    5. transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.
  2. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

  1. The materials on Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association's web site are provided "as is". Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations

In no event shall Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association's Internet site, even if Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association or a Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Virginia without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.

9. Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

10. SECURITY POLICY FOR PAYMENT PROCESSING INFORMATION

Your payment and personal information is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer(SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information,including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.

11. REFUND POLICY

We offer a 15 day refund guarantee on credit card payments for membership into the Virginia Lakes and Watershed Association and payments for attendance to our annual conference.  Please complete the form located at http://vlwa.org/Contact.aspx and request a refund in the Comments field. A member of our staff will confirm to you in email if the refund was approved. All refunds will be provided as a credit to the credit card used at the time of purchase and should occur within ten (10) business days upon request of refund by our Contact form. 

12.  Service Policy

Please be assured that you will be considered a Member (if purchasing a Membership) and a Conference Attendee from the moment we have received authorization from our merchant services provided that your credit card purchase was approved.  After purchase, you will see an online Thank You confirming the purchase request was received by the website.  However, not until the merchant services of Virginia Lakes and Watershed Association confirms the transaction was approved, typically 24 hours, can you Membership or Conference Registration be considered valid.  We will contact you directly, by phone or email, should there be a problem.  We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.