Terms & Conditions of Use

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions of use ("Terms of Use") set forth the legally binding terms for your use of bookshelf.americanpayroll.org. By using this website ("Website") you are indicating that you agree to and understand these Terms of Use and have read and understand our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy, please do not use this Website and exit now.

Throughout these Terms of Use, the words "we," "us," "our," and "APA" refer to APA and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, and consultants collectively.

We may revise these Terms of Use at any time without prior notice by updating this page. Such revisions will be effective upon posting to this page. Please check these Terms of Use periodically for any changes. Your continued use of this Website following the posting of any revisions to these Terms of Use will mean you accept those changes. We reserve the right to alter, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Website, including your access to it. Unless explicitly stated, any new features will be subject to these Terms of Use.

Copyright, Trademark, and Other Intellectual Property

Protection

Except as otherwise indicated, this Website and its entire contents (including, but not limited to, the text, photographs, information, software, graphics, images, sound, and animation) are owned or licensed by us and are protected by domestic and international copyright, trademark, patent, and other intellectual property laws. We hereby give you permission to download and print materials from this Website for the sole purposes of viewing and reading the materials for your own use. Any other copying, distribution, retransmission, or modification of information or materials on this Website, whether in electronic or other form, without our express prior written permission is strictly prohibited. You further agree that you will not disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, or otherwise modify the material on this Website or the Website software. Any unauthorized or prohibited use may subject the offender to civil liability and criminal prosecution under applicable laws.

Customers are expected to report suspected violations of intellectual property rights. No person who reports a suspected violation, who acts in good faith, will suffer adverse consequences for making the report. APA’s Legal Department is responsible for investigating and resolving all reported complaints and allegations concerning intellectual property violations. Reports may be made by email to: IP@americanpayroll.org. All reports will be promptly investigated, and appropriate corrective action will be taken if warranted by the investigation. Corrective actions may include the cancellation of a customer’s subscription to the APA Bookshelf, without a refund.

Notice

All trademarks, servicemarks, and trade names are proprietary to us or other respective owners that have granted us the right and license to use their marks.

Indemnification

By accessing our Website, you agree to indemnify us and any parent, subsidiary, or affiliated entities, our directors, officers, employees, agents, and consultants, and the directors, officers, employees, agents, and consultants of any parent, subsidiary, or affiliated entities and hold them harmless from any and all claims and expenses, including attorney’s fees, arising from your use of our Website or your violation of any term of these Terms of Use.

Disclaimer

The materials and services on our Website are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that the functions contained in the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Website or the server(s) that make it available or any advertised or hyperlinked site are free of viruses or other harmful components or that our Website, server(s), or advertised or hyperlinked sites will be accessible at all times. We do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of our Website or any information contained therein with respect to correctness, accuracy, reliability, graphics, links, or otherwise. You assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction to any equipment you use to access this Website. To the extent that applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, the above exclusions may not apply to you.

Documents, information, graphics, and other materials appearing at our Website may include technical inaccuracies, miscalculations, typographical errors, and out-of-date information and use of such documents, information, graphics, or other materials is at your own risk.

Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, APA, and its parent, subsidiaries, or affiliates, and our and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, and consultants shall not be liable for any damages (including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages), whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of data or other damage to any other intangible property, even if APA has been advised of the possibility of such damages, resulting from: (i) the use or inability to use this Website, (ii) the disclosure of, unauthorized access to or alteration of any transmission or data, (iii) the statements or conduct of any third party, or (iv) any other matter relating to APA.

Links to Other Websites and Services

To the extent that our Website contains links to other websites and outside services and resources, we do not control the availability and content of those websites, services, or resources, nor do we necessarily review or endorse materials available at or through such other websites. Viewing other websites or utilizing outside services and resources is done at your own risk. Accordingly, we encourage you to be aware when you leave our Website and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each third-party website that you visit. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage 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 website or resource.

Other Restrictions on Conduct

You must provide true and accurate information to our Website. You are prohibited from misrepresenting your information or tampering with our Website.

You agree not to disrupt, modify or interfere with the functioning of our Website or any services provided on or through it. You further agree not to disrupt, modify, or interfere with in any way any software, hardware, or servers associated with our Website, and you agree not to impede or interfere with others’ use of our Website. You also agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on, or associated with, our Website or services provided on or through it.

Use of this Website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give full effect to the provisions of these Terms of Use.

Severability and Enforceability

If any provision or portion of these Terms of Use is held illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, in whole or in part, it shall be modified to the minimum extent necessary to correct any deficiencies or replaced with a provision that is as close as is legally permissible to the provision found invalid or unenforceable and shall not affect the legality, validity, or enforceability of any other provisions or portions of these Terms of Use.

Termination/Exclusion

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to revoke any and all privileges associated with accessing and/or using our Website, and to take any other action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to terminating or suspending your use of the Website, for no reason or any reason whatsoever, including improper use of this Website or failure to comply with these Terms of Use.

General

We may assign, novate, or subcontract any or all of our rights and obligations under these Terms of Use at any time.

You acknowledge and agree that any questions, feedback, comments, suggestions, ideas or other information provided by you to APA shall become the sole property of us, with no obligation of confidentiality. APA shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without any acknowledgement of or compensation to you.