Terms of Use

Thanks for visiting the Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI) website. These Terms of Use (Terms), set forth the terms and conditions for your use of TDI’s websites, tdiforaccess.org, tdiconf.com, and tdibluebook.com (Websites).

Please read these Terms carefully.  By using the Websites, you agree to be bound by and comply with the Terms, which may be updated from time to time without notice to you.  TDI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these Terms at any time by posting an updated version of the Terms on TDI’s Websites. Any modifications to these Terms are effective as soon as they are posted, so please review these Terms periodically.  By using the Websites after we have posted changes, you agree to the updated Terms. If you do not consent to these Terms, please do not use the Websites.

 

Privacy Policy

Please carefully review our Privacy Policy, which forms a part of these Terms.  Our Privacy Policy describes how we may collect information during your visit our Websites and how we may use, share, and store that information.

 

Website Content

All of the content featured or displayed on the Websites (Content) is protected by copyright law and owned by TDI, its licensors and/or its Content providers.

You may reproduce the Content only for personal non-commercial use. Otherwise, you may not reproduce any Content without prior written authorization from the TDI. To request such permission, please contact [email protected]

 

Trademarks

TDI, The Blue Book, and all other trademarks, service marks, or any other indicia of source used on the Websites (Our Trademarks) are owned by TDI or its licensors. You may not use Our Trademarks without prior written authorization from us or our licensors, as applicable.  Additionally, you may not use Our Trademarks (A) in connection with any product or service that does not belong to us; (B) in any manner that is likely to cause confusion about whether we are the source, sponsor, or endorser of a product, service, or activity; or (C) in any manner that may damage our reputation.

 

Links to Third-Party Websites

The Websites may contain links to websites controlled by third parties (“Third-Party Websites”).  We are not responsible for Third-Party Websites or their content, activities, or privacy practices.  Any information you share or actions you take on Third-Party Websites are governed by those websites’ terms of use and privacy statements, which you should review carefully to learn about their practices.  The inclusion of links on our Websites does not imply our endorsement of Third-Party Websites, their content, or any associated organization or activity.  We make no representation or warranty whatsoever about the nature of Third-Party Websites and if you decide to access any other websites linked to or from our Websites, you do so entirely at your own risk.

 

Frames; Metatags; Links to the Websites

Unless you obtain our prior written consent in each case, you may not: (A) frame any Content on any other website; or (B) use metatags or any other “hidden text” that incorporates Our Trademarks, marks confusingly similar to Our Trademarks, or our name.

 

Disclaimers

THE WEBSITES AND ALL CONTENT, AND LINKS AVAILABLE THROUGH IT, ARE AVAILABLE “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.”  WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITES OR ANY CONTENT, AND LINKS AVAILABLE THROUGH IT, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.  THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, AND INACCURACIES IN CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE.  WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR WEBSITES OR CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES.  WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE WEBSITES OR CONTENT.  IF YOU RELY ON THE WEBSITES AND ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH IT, YOU DO SO ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITES AND ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION THAT IS AVAILABLE THROUGH IT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE (EVEN IF THAT PURPOSE HAS BEEN DISCLOSED).

ALTHOUGH WE INTEND TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, WORMS, “TROJAN HORSES,” OR OTHER MALICIOUS CODE TO OUR WEBSITES, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITES OR CONTENT THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITES, ARE FREE FROM SUCH DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES.  WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES.

 

Limitation of Liability

TDI AND ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND AFFILIATES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER BASED ON LOSS OR INJURY BECAUSE OF ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, OR INACCURACIES IN THE WEBSITES OR ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH IT INCLUDING LOSS OR INJURY THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR BREACH OF ANY PROVISION OF THESE TERMS.

 

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL TDI OR ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR LOSS OF DATA) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITES, ITS CONTENT, OR THESE TERMS, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), CONTRACT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY.  OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITES OR CONTENT IS LIMITED TO $25.  SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR THESE KINDS OF DAMAGES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend (only if requested) TDI and its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives and affiliates against all liabilities, losses, damages, and costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) that the indemnified parties may incur based on claims arising out of your use of the Websites or violation of these Terms.  We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which we are entitled to indemnification.  You agree to provide us with cooperation we may reasonably request.

 

Termination

We reserve the right to terminate the Websites or these Terms at any time without notice, for any reason.  The “Disclaimers,” “Limitation of Liability,” “Indemnification,” and “General” sections of these Terms (along with any other provision that by its terms contemplates survival) survive any termination of these Terms.

 

General

These Terms (which includes the Privacy Policy) are the complete agreement between you and TDI regarding your use of the Websites and is governed by applicable federal laws and the laws of Maryland applicable to agreements made and completely performed there.  You irrevocably agree to bring any claim or dispute relating to your use of the Website and these Terms exclusively in the state and federal courts located in Maryland to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of those courts, and to waive any jurisdictional, venue, inconvenient forum, or other objections to those courts.  Section titles and headings are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.  The failure of TDI to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.  If a court of competent jurisdiction determines that any provision of these Terms is unenforceable for any reason, then that provision will be deleted and the remaining provisions will be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

Questions

Please email [email protected] with any questions you may have about these Terms.

This document was last updated on June 10, 2021.