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By clicking \u201cI accept,\u201d indicating acceptance electronically, or by accessing or using any part of the Service, you acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and agree to it. If you do not agree with any of the terms of this Agreement, you may not use the Service."]]],[1,"h3",[[0,[],0,"1. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"The ACD Online Service provides an interactive, internet-based platform that lets users create, edit, store, upload, download, share, and sign contracts and other legal forms for their design or construction projects, using the templates and forms accessible through the Service. For more information regarding AIA\u2019s ACD Online Service, please review the summary and description located at "],[0,[2],1,"https:\/\/www.aiacontracts.org"],[0,[],0,"."]]],[1,"h3",[[0,[],0,"2. ACD ONLINE SERVICE LICENSE GRANT"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"The ACD Online Service, and all associated proprietary and intellectual property rights (including trademarks, service marks, and trade names), are owned by AIA. AIA reserves the right to change or modify the Service, including any components and specifications thereof, in its sole discretion."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"AIA provides you and your Authorized Users with a revocable, limited, non-exclusive, and nontransferable license to use and enjoy the benefit of the ACD Online Service for purposes of creating, editing, storing, uploading, downloading, sharing, and signing contracts and other legal forms using your Client Information, in the manner permitted by this Agreement. \u201cAuthorized Users\u201d are your individual (and current) employees, contractors, or agents who are permitted by you to access the Service either directly through a named account or by invitation to the Share for Review feature, and who have agreed to abide by this Agreement. The license granted will specify whether you have received a single-user license or a license to authorize use by a particular number of Authorized Users. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1,0],2,"Project Manuals"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"AIA permits you and your Authorized Users to include finalized AIA Contract Documents in project manuals only in the form and format produced by the AIA Contract Documents Online Service with any Additions and Deletions Report and accompanying D401\u2122-2003 Certificate of Document\u2019s Authenticity. Except for the forms* noted below, finalized documents contain a watermark of a partial AIA logo on each page."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"AIA permits you and your Authorized Users to include partially completed \u201cDRAFT\u201d AIA Contract Documents in project manuals only in the PDF format produced by the AIA Contract Documents Online Service when the document, except for the forms* noted below, contains \u201cDRAFT\u201d in the header and on the right side of each page. 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Further, for the avoidance of doubt, the AIA\u2019s generation of Aggregated Data is an automated process through the ACD Online Service software, and the at no point during the generation of Aggregated Data process will AIA staff or agents read, review, or otherwise directly access such data."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"AIA will not provide any personally identifiable data you input into the ACD Online Service to third parties for any purpose."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Notwithstanding, in the event the AIA is requested or required, by subpoena, oral deposition, interrogatories, request for production of documents, administrative order or otherwise, to disclose any Client Information, the AIA shall provide you notice of any such request so that you may seek, at your expense, an appropriate protective order. 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COPYRIGHT; DESIGNATED AGENT FOR NOTIFICATION OF CLAIMS OF INFRINGEMENT"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"AIA respects the intellectual property of others and asks you to do the same. Consistent with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA), we will respond to a notice of alleged infringement if the claim complies with the law, includes all of the requirements set forth below, and is properly reported to our Designated Agent. We will document all notices of alleged infringement upon which we decide to take action. If you believe that your copyright has been infringed through another\u2019s use of the ACD Online Service, please send to our Designated Agent a written notice of your claim, signed by a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest that is allegedly infringed, and with the following information:"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\u2022 A description, in reasonable detail (including any applicable URL address), of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\u2022 A description, in reasonable detail, of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site controlled by AIA;"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\u2022 Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\u2022 A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\u2022 A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your written notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner\u0027s behalf."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\u2022 Our Designated Agent: The American Institute of Architects, Attention: Office of General Counsel, 1735 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Upon receipt of a properly reported and signed notice, we will take whatever action we deem appropriate in our sole discretion. We reserve the right to remove, or disable access to material on the Service alleged to be infringing and\/or to suspend or terminate your right to access and use the Service. If AIA suspends or terminates your access to the Service, AIA will make a good-faith attempt (as warranted) to contact the person or entity who posted the content so that they may make counter notification pursuant to applicable laws."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Pursuant to the DMCA, counter notifications may be sent to the AIA\u2019s Designated Agent. 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To the extent permitted by law, (i) any claim you might have against AIA arising out of performance under this Agreement must be brought within two (2) years of the first occurrence of the underlying cause of the claim, or such claim or cause of action is barred; and (ii) you agree to waive any right to a jury trial in connection with any action or litigation arising out of or related to this Agreement and that You and AIA each has the right to seek attorneys\u2019 fees in any proceeding. You also acknowledge and agree that any applicable state law implementation of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (including any available remedies or laws) shall not apply to this Agreement."]]],[1,"h3",[[0,[],0,"18. TERM AND TERMINATION"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"This Agreement and your right to use the ACD Online Service will take effect at the moment you click \u0022I accept,\u0022 or access or use the ACD Online Service. This Agreement and your right to access and use the ACD Online Service will terminate automatically if you click \u0022Reject\u201d. You may also terminate this license at any time by ceasing to use the ACD Online Service and providing AIA notice of the termination through your account. Termination is limited to the license AIA grants to you, and any the survival clauses stated in this Paragraph."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"We reserve the right to terminate this license, or suspend or terminate your access to the ACD Online Service at any time, with or without notice, if we determine that you have violated this Agreement, including, without limitation, by providing any false, inaccurate, untrue, or incomplete information; by exceeding the scope of the license; by engaging in activities that compromise the security of the Service; or by failing to pay in a timely manner any applicable fees, charges, or costs. The provisions in this Agreement concerning ownership of intellectual property, feedback, confidentiality, warranties and disclaimers of warranty, limitations of liability, indemnification, termination, governing law, and the miscellaneous terms will survive the termination or expiration of this license for any reason. Termination is limited to the license AIA grants to you, and any the survival clauses stated in this Paragraph."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Notwithstanding the Termination provisions of this Paragraph, the following Paragraphs shall survive termination: 3; 4-7; 13-17; 19-20."]]],[1,"h3",[[0,[],0,"19. NOTICES"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"You agree to send any notice you are required to send to AIA to the following designated address: "],[0,[6],1,"docstechsupport@aia.org"],[0,[],0,". AIA will and may provide any notice hereunder (effective upon submission) to the email address you provide to AIA as a part of registering to use the ACD Online Service. It is your responsibility to update and maintain current notice information. In addition, you agree that AIA may also communicate with you through the email address you provide and, for changes applicable generally to all users, through the posting of notice to and through the ACD Online Service."]]],[1,"h3",[[0,[],0,"20. MISCELLANEOUS"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"a) You and AIA agree that this Agreement is for the benefit of you, AIA, and any licensors of AIA. Accordingly, this Agreement is personal to you, and may not be assigned to any other person or entity without AIA\u2019s prior written consent."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"b) This Agreement does not create any third-party rights."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"c) AIA\u2019s failure to enforce a provision of this Agreement is not a waiver by AIA of its right to do so later."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"d) A printed version of this Agreement and of any related notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"e) If any provision (or part thereof) in this Agreement is later determined to be unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction for any reason, such determination will not affect the remaining provisions (or parts thereof)."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"f) You and AIA are independent contractors. No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and AIA as result of this Agreement or your use of the ACD Online Service. You have no right to bind AIA without its prior written permission."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"g) The headings in this Agreement are inserted for convenience only, and should not be construed to limit or modify the scope of any provision of this Agreement."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"h) This Agreement represents the entire agreement between you and AIA regarding its subject matter, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals between you and AIA with respect to the ACD Online Service."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"i) Unless otherwise agreed to by AIA, AIA reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of this Agreement and under which the ACD Online Service is extended to you by providing you in writing or electronically a copy of such revised terms and conditions (or notice thereof). Following such provision or notice, your continued use of the ACD Online Service will be conclusively deemed acceptance of any change to this Agreement or the ACD Online Service."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Last Update May 8, 2020"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE FOREGOING AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. PLEASE MANIFEST YOUR ASSENT TO THIS AGREEMENT BY CLICKING ON THE APPROPRIATE LINK."]]],[1,"p",[]]]}
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