CODE OF CONDUCT
1. Application of and Acceptance of this Agreement
1.1 For purposes of this Agreement, a “User” is any person who accesses the Site for whatever purpose, regardless of whether said User has registered with Procurement Leaders as a registered User or whether said User is a Member of Procurement Leaders. A User includes the person using this Site and any legal entity which may be represented by such person under actual or apparent authority.
1.2 A User may be suspended in accordance with the CMA should a User fail to comply with the terms agreed in the CMA or violates this Agreement.
2.1 Your participation in Procurement Leaders is based upon the assumption that all information you provide regarding yourself is truthful and accurate. Misleading or false information constitutes a sufficient reason for suspending or terminating your User access.
2.2 You may not use a pseudonym or alias. Falsely misrepresenting your identity, including the use of pseudonym or alias, or your profile information will cause the suspension or termination of your User access.
2.3 As part of the registration process you will be given or create a username and password to allow you to access the site. You alone are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. You are also accountable for all activities regarding your username, with or without your knowledge or permission. You agree to immediately notify Procurement Leaders of any unauthorised use of your username or password or any other breach of security. If you know or suspect that someone else knows your password you should notify us by contacting the membership team at email@example.com immediately. If you knowingly provide your log-on information to another person, your usage may be suspended temporarily or terminated.
3. Materials provided or posted on the Site
3.1 Procurement Leaders does not claim ownership of the materials, in any format including, but not limited to, text, images, photographs, audio, or video, that you provide (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Services or its associated services for review by the general public, or by the members of any public or private community, (each a “Submission” and collectively “Submissions”).
3.2 However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting (“Posting”) your Submission you are, subject to the privacy provisions provided herein, automatically granting Procurement Leaders, its affiliated companies and sublicense’s, permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their businesses (including, without limitation, all Procurement Leader’s Services), including, without limitation, the transferable, non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable right and license to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; to publish your name in connection with your Submission; and the right to sublicense such rights to any supplier of the Services.
3.3 No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Procurement Leaders is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and Procurement Leaders may remove any Submission at any time in its sole discretion.
3.4 By Posting a Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this Agreement including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions, or that you have a license to such rights, or that such rights are covered by fair use.
3.5 In any event, you agree to indemnify and hold Procurement Leaders, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you make available, submit, post to or transmit through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation this Agreement, or your violation of any rights of another party.
3.6 The Site may provide, or third parties may provide, links or other means to obtain access to information from other persons, World Wide Web sites or resources. Because Procurement Leaders has no control over such persons, sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Procurement Leaders is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Procurement Leaders shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
4. Dealings with professionals, advertisers
4.1 Given the business-oriented character and vocation of Procurement Leaders you acknowledge and agree that your correspondence or business dealings with professionals of any kind or field of specialty, including but not limited to, transfer of information, counselling of any kind, transmission of references, as well as your participation in promotions of advertisers, found on or through the Site, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such professional or advertiser. You agree that Procurement Leaders shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such professionals or advertisers on the Service.
4.2 You further agree that you and the other party – whether a User of Procurement Leaders or not – engaged in any transaction or deal through Procurement Leaders, are solely responsible for all interactions with each other, for arranging for payment, customer service and the exchange and fulfilment of the goods or services purchased, and for the results of the transaction and for all applicable taxes. Procurement Leaders is in no way responsible for any failure to pay any amounts due or to deliver any merchandise as promised or to provide any kind of services as agreed upon, or for any other aspect of the transaction.
4.3 You also acknowledge and agree that Procurement Leaders does not guarantee in any case, the execution or outcome of any agreement whatsoever between Procurement Leader’s Users or User and any third party, or the quality of any services provided or promised, nor does it caution credentials or specifics posted by any User and pertaining to (but not limited at) professional activity, academic curriculum etc.
4.4 Parties should exercise caution in providing contact information or personal information to the other party and in making personal contact with the other party. Procurement Leaders is not responsible for the actions of any of its Users, and this Service is provided AT YOUR OWN RISK.
5. Procurement Leader’s Intellectual Proprietary Rights
5.1 You acknowledge and agree that the Service, the Site, and any necessary software used in connection with the Service (“Software”) contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Users may only use the Site and Service in accordance with the Member CMA.
6.1 You may terminate your User access to Procurement Leaders at any time without cause, penalty or explanation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. After you terminate your use, any personal data previously collected shall be maintained in accordance with the CMA.
7. If you participate in Collaborate these additional terms will apply.
7.1 In using Collaborate you warrant that you have the appropriate authority and consent to do so and that any materials, data and information you upload or disclosure in using Collaborate you do so on that basis and solely at your risk and discretion.
7.3 The objective of Collaborate is to provide a platform for the free exchange of ideas and information. Users are encouraged to engage constructively and with respect to other Users. We expect all Users to act ethically and in good faith in their use of Collaborate having regard for the views and information supplied and exchanged by other Users. We reserve the right at all times to withdraw this service from any User if in our sole discretion such approach is not adopted.
7.4 Collaborate provides Users with the option to create a private forum (invite only). This option is available to you entirely at your discretion. We do not vet any User of Collaborate. The invite only forum is self-governing and you must determine in your sole discretion whether or not to invite any User to your forum.
7.5 If you seek to rely on any information or advice given by another User then you do so at your own risk.
7.6 No information uploaded to Collaborate will be made available by us to any third party.