UrbisNetwork.com, its creators, its sponsors, and its partners, all respect your right to privacy and your concerns for quality information when you visit our web site. Here are some things you should know about how we protect your privacy and consider content.

E-mail

When you send us e-mail we won't keep or share your e-mail address with anyone outside of UrbisNetwork.com staff. We'll only use your e-mail address to respond to your requests for information. If you sign up for our emailing list and our quarterly newsletter, we will maintain your name on the list and provide you with pertinent information about UrbisNetwork.com. We won't share your e-mail address with anyone.

Information Collection

When you browse, read pages or download information on our website, we automatically gather and store certain technical information about your visit. This information never identifies who you are. It is only used to help us make the site more useful for you. With this data we learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We never track or record information about individuals and their visits. The information we collect and store about your visit is listed below:

Currently, the UrbisNetwork.com site does not use "cookies," which are small amounts of text stored on your computer. We may use "session cookies" at a future unspecified time, which means that we only store the cookie on your computer for the duration of a specific visit. After you turn off your computer or close your web browser, the cookie is erased. The cookie is used to track the specific pages users visit on our site. This information is used to understand how people are using our site and to improve the organization, quality, and content of the information provided. We will never, under any circumstances, associate this data with a specific user, and we do not maintain any specific data that would make this possible. Even in the event that you choose to provide us with personal information in order to contact us, request information, or for any other reason, we cannot and will not associate your personal information with the information about how you use the website.

Site Security

When you submit personal information using our web site—for example, if you sign up for our quarterly newsletter—we make sure that people outside of the UrbisNetwork.com staff cannot access your personal information.

We monitor visits to the web site to identify any attempt to tamper with it.  We would only try to identify you personally when required to do so by a law enforcement investigation. Any information we collect for those investigations is destroyed according to federal guidelines.

Tampering with our web site is against the law. If anyone tries to tamper with it, they may be punished under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Links to Other Sites

Our web site has links to many other web sites. When you go to another site, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of that site. UrbisNetwork.com, its creators, its sponsors, and its partners cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided there.

Endorsements

Linking to a web site does not constitute an official endorsement by UrbisNetwork.com, its creators, its sponsors, or its partners, of the sponsors of the site or the products presented on the site.

Terms of Use

Your use of our Internet sites or any of the products or services offered on those sites (collectively, the "Services") is subject to these Terms of Use (these "Terms"). We may modify these Terms at any time without notice to you by posting revised Terms on our sites. Your use of our sites constitutes your binding acceptance of these Terms, including any modifications that we make.

Some of the Services may be subject to additional posted conditions. Your use of those Services is subject to those conditions, which are incorporated into these Terms by reference. In the event of an inconsistency between these Terms and any additional posted conditions, the provisions of the additional conditions shall control.

We have the right, but not the obligation, to take any of the following actions in our sole discretion at any time and for any reason without giving you any prior notice:

You understand and agree that our Services may include communications such as service announcements and administrative messages from us or from our partners and that these communications are considered part of the Services. You will not be able to opt out of receiving these messages. You also understand that our Services may include advertisements.

Content

Our site contains content that we create as well as content provided by third parties. This content includes, among other things, research papers, editorials, and guides and tools. It also includes information about products and services offered by parties other than UrbisNetwork.com creators, sponsors, and partners. We do not guarantee the accuracy, the integrity, or the quality of the content on our sites, and you may not rely on any of this content. Without limitation, we are not responsible for postings by users in the Speaker’s Corner.

You may be exposed to content that you find offensive, indecent, or objectionable or that is inaccurate, and you bear all risks associated with using that content. We have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content that may, in our sole discretion, violate these Terms or that is otherwise objectionable. Please contact us if you see something of this nature, and we try in good faith to remove it.

Copyright

Our sites include a combination of content that we create, that our partners create, and that our users create. All materials published on our sites, including, but not limited to, written content, photographs, graphics, images, illustrations, marks, logos, sound or video clips, and Flash animation, are protected by our copyrights or trademarks or those of our partners. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, or in any way exploit any of the materials or content on our sites in whole or in part. If you would like to request permission to use any of the content on our sites, please contact us.

You are solely responsible for all materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available on our sites ("Your Content"). You certify that you own all intellectual property rights in Your Content. You hereby grant us, our affiliates, and our partners a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive, sub licensable license to use, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, transfer, transmit, distribute, and publish Your Content and subsequent versions of Your Content for the purposes of (i) displaying Your Content on our sites, (ii) distributing Your Content, either electronically or via other media, to users seeking to download or otherwise acquire it, and/or (iii) storing Your Content in a remote database accessible by end users, for a charge. This license shall apply to the distribution and the storage of Your Content in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed.

Conduct

If we request registration information from you, you will provide us with true, accurate, current, and complete information. You will promptly update your registration to keep it accurate, current, and complete.  You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your passwords or accounts or any other breach of security. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may result if you fail to comply with these requirements.

Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that you will not use our sites to take any of the following actions:

You agree to use our Speakers’ Corner and newsletters only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to that particular Forum.  If you choose a name that, in our sole discretion, is obscene, indecent, abusive or that might otherwise subject us to public disparagement or scorn, we reserve the right, without prior notice to you, to automatically change your name, delete your posts from our sites, deny you access to our sites, or any combination of these options.

Unauthorized access to our sites is a breach of these Terms and a violation of the law. You agree not to access our sites by any means other than through the interface that is provided by this site’s creators, sponsors, or partners for use in accessing our sites. You agree not to use any automated means, including, without limitation, agents, robots, scripts, or spiders, to access, monitor, or copy any part of our sites, except those automated means that we have approved in advance and in writing.  Use of our sites is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in these Terms shall limit our right to comply with governmental, court, and law-enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of our sites.

Indemnification

You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold UrbisNetwork.com, its creators, its sponsors, and its partners  and all of their officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, information providers, affiliates, partners, and licensors (collectively, the "UrbisNetwork.com Parties") harmless from and against any and all liability, losses, costs, and expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred by any Party in connection with any claim, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, violation of rights of publicity and/or privacy, copyright infringement, or trademark infringement.  We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.

Additional Disclaimers

We disclaim any responsibility for the deletion, the failure to store, the miss delivery, or the untimely delivery of any information or material. We disclaim any responsibility for any harm resulting from downloading or accessing any information or material on the Internet using search results from our sites. We disclaim any responsibility for any service outages that are caused by our maintenance on the servers or the technology that underlies our sites, failures of our service providers (including telecommunications, hosting, and power providers), computer viruses, natural disasters or other destruction or damage of our facilities, acts of nature, war, civil disturbance, or any other cause beyond our reasonable control.