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The following terms and conditions govern Fairfield County Bar Association (FCBA) Membership and the benefits available thereunder (the “FCBA Membership”). ALL PERSONS SUBSCRIBING TO THE FCBA MEMBERSHIP ARE URGED TO READ THE MEMBERSHIP TERMS & CONDITIONS CAREFULLY AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS TO CONTACT A FCBA OFFICER. This membership terms & conditions (the “Membership Terms & Conditions,” or “Agreement”) is made between Fairfield County Bar Association, an Ohio non-profit organization and the person registering for membership or otherwise specified on the FCBA membership.  (“you” or the “Member”).

  1. Description of FCBA Services. Each Member is entitled to receive certain legal education benefits related to the practice of law in Ohio and other products and services offered by participating vendors (“Benefits”).
  2. All Benefits, including, without limitation, a then current listing of participating vendors, are accessible online at http://www.fairfieldcountybar.org (the “Benefits Website”). To access Benefits or information related to Benefits or the FCBA Service from the Benefits Website, a Member will be required to be a member in good standing and enter his or her FCBA registered email address and password.
  3. Discounts and other Benefits available to Members are based upon negotiated group discounts from participating vendor’s usual and customary fees, or on national or regional fees for such services.
  4. All Benefits are subject to discontinuation, change, modification, improvement or substitution without notice and FCBA makes no representations or warranties with respect to, and accepts no responsibility or liability for, out of date or erroneous information related thereto.
  5. FCBA has negotiated with the providers of Benefits in an attempt to acquire the best possible products, services and discounts for its members.
  6. The membership fee for the FCBA Service is $60.00 for a regular membership (subject to certain additional requirements as proscribed by FCBA), which are non-refundable and payable for the Member’s annual subscription to the FCBA Service.
  7. Membership Term; Renewals. A Member shall be entitled to all of the Benefits available to Members of the FCBA Service for the ensuing twelve-month period under the annual plan, commencing on the date of acceptance of the Member’s application for enrollment for each twelve-month period thereafter (the “Membership Term”). FCBA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time, with or without notice to any Member, or to cancel this Agreement or the FCBA Service.
  8. Electronic Disclosure and Consent. Your submission of an electronic application shall constitute your consent to receive any and all disclosures, notices and other communications including any notice that may be legally required to be provided to you regarding this Agreement, in electronic form. FCBA will provide all future disclosures and notices by sending an alert to the electronic mail address that you have provided.
  9. In order for you to access and retain this information, your system must meet the following requirements: (1) A PC or Macintosh compatible computer or other Internet-ready device, (2) Internet Access, (3) An Internet browser such as Internet Explorer 4.0 or above, or another such equivalent Internet browser. In order for you to print or download disclosures you must have a printer connection from your PC or sufficient hard-drive space available to save the disclosures. Your submission of an online application shall constitute your acknowledgement that you have access to the software and hardware necessary to receive via electronic means these disclosures and notice of any changes to the software and hardware requirements.
  10. It is your responsibility to maintain accurate contact information in your member profile and contact FCBA immediately if your electronic or US postal mail address changes and you are unwilling or unable to update the information online. You can contact FCBA to inform FCBA of such changes through the website.
  11. All membership information in your member profile is subject to review, change and amendment by FCBA officers and staff.
  12. FCBA Service Fee; Renewal Fees. The current FCBA Service membership fee (the “Service Fee”) will NOT be automatically billed to Member’s designated credit card account or other authorized billing source (e.g., debit card) on an annual recurring basis as authorized upon enrollment. Members must renew their membership each and every year. There is no automatic renewal of membership.
  13. Disclaimer of Liability. Vendors. FCBA shall have no liability in regard to any services provided, or to be provided, by any non-affiliated third-party sponsor, affiliate or vendor (“Vendor”). All Vendors are independent contractors and not employees, partners or joint venture partners with FCBA. FCBA shall have no liability in regard to any Benefits provided, or to be provided, by any Vendor. You agree that claims with regard to services shall be made against the Vendor providing or performing such services and not FCBA. Although FCBA upon request by the member, will endeavor to intervene in conjunction with a member experiencing a problem or discrepancy with a Vendor, in the event any product or service purchased by a Member is canceled, modified, defective, or otherwise unsatisfactory to the Member, the Member will look solely to the provider, seller, merchant or manufacturer of the product or service for any repair, exchange, refund or satisfaction of claim. Member understands and acknowledges that FCBA cannot force vendors to provide any product, service or promotion and that Vendors are free to run their businesses as they see fit and begin/halt such efforts at their own discretion.
  14. FCBA Member Representation and Obligations. In return for the discounts and benefits available under the FCBA Service, each Member acknowledges such Member’s obligations to FCBA as follows: (a) you have read the “Membership Terms & Conditions” carefully, and understand the provisions of the FCBA Service and the billing method for the payment of the annual Service Fee; (b) You may cancel your membership in the FCBA Service at any time prior to the conclusion of the then current Membership Term and will not be entitled to a refund of the pro rata unused portion of the Service Fee, (c) the benefits of membership in the FCBA Service are not assignable without the express written consent of FCBA and you will use your membership only for personal, non commercial use or for the benefit of your immediate family. For purposes of this Agreement, “Immediate Family” shall be limited to the Member, and his or her spouse and children residing in the same house. You agree not to share any proprietary information supplied you by the FCBA including but not limited to coupon codes, discounts, incentives, and the like to any third-party, individual, entity or institution. A violation of this provision will result in your forfeiture of membership in the FCBA Service, potential legal action from FCBA and its Members and/or potential legal action from the Vendor; and (e) FCBA assumes no responsibility for the payment of or contribution to any use or sales tax on Benefits that may be imposed by any state or federal taxing authority and such taxes, to the extent imposed, shall remain the sole responsibility of the Member or the direct provider of the Benefits, as the case may be.
  15. Governing Law. This Agreement, and the respective rights and obligations of the parties hereunder, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Ohio. Nothing herein stated shall deprive you of the benefits of your state’s consumer protection laws.
  16. Disclaimer of Warranties. FCBA is not a merchant, manufacturer, or direct provider for many of the Benefits made available to Members. ACCORDINGLY AND UNLESS A VENDOR HAS AGREED OTHERWISE, ALL PRODUCTS, SERVICES, ADVICE, MERCHANDISE AND INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE ABOVE, NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTY IS GIVEN REGARDING THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR QUALITY OF ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, DATA, SERVICE, ADVICE, SERVICE, PRODUCT OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED OR AVAILABLE TO, OR PURCHASED BY MEMBERS THROUGH THE BENEFITS WEBSITE OR OTHERWISE THROUGH HIS OR HER MEMBERSHIP IN THE FCBA SERVICE.
  17. General Release. Each Member, for himself/herself, and on behalf of any person who uses the Benefits available through the FCBA Service (“Membership Beneficiary”), hereby forever releases, acquits and discharges FCBA from any and all liabilities, claims, demands, actions and causes of action that such Member or such Member’s legal representatives may have by reason of any monetary damage or personal injury sustained as a result of or during the use of any and all Benefits available through the FCBA Service. The sole recourse available to a Member, Membership Beneficiary or their legal representatives shall be the cancellation of the Membership.
  18. Receipt of Mail.  FCBA cannot guarantee that it receives any mail that Member claims to have sent.  Member should, at Member’s own expense, send any notices to FCBA in a form to ensure to Member that their communication arrived at FCBA, which form may include but not be limited to FedEx, UPS, USPS Return Receipt Requested and USPS Certified Mail.
  19. Entire Agreement. The foregoing Membership Terms & Conditions contain the entire terms and agreements in connection with Member’s participation in the FCBA Service and no representations, inducements, promises or agreement, or otherwise, between FCBA and the Member not included herein, shall be of any force or effect. If any of the foregoing terms or provisions shall be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining terms and provisions hereof shall not be affected thereby.
  20. Binding Effect. The foregoing Membership Terms & Conditions shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of FCBA and the Member as well as their respective successors and permitted assigns.

 

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