Terms & Conditions

 

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using this site. By using this site, you signify your agreement with these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with any of the below Terms of Use, do not use this site.

The content available through this Website, including all information, articles, reports, databases, graphics, interfaces, Webpages, text, files, product names, company names, trademarks, logos and tradenames contained herein (the “Content”), is the sole property ofThe Hawaii Fire Chiefs Association (the ” Association “) or its licensors and is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Except as otherwise explicitly agreed in writing, Content posted on and/or linked to from this Website may be downloaded, displayed, reformatted and printed for your personal, noncommercial use only. Content owned by the Association’s licensors, including without limitation any images posted herein, may be subject to additional restrictions. You agree not to reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, or broadcast the Content in any form, by any means, in any media now known or hereafter created, or to circulate the Content to anyone, including but not limited to others in the same company or organization, or to create derivative works based upon such Content, without the Association’s express prior written consent.

The information contained on this Website and any linked resource is intended to provide general information and does not constitute professional advice. The information and materials posted on this Website are not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or up-to-date and theAssociation does not necessarily endorse information found on any Website which is linked to or from this Website and is not acting as a publisher or disseminator of the material contained on those other sites and does not seek to monitor or control such sites. The mention of another party or its product or service on this Website should not be construed as an endorsement of that party or its product or service. You are solely responsible for the retrieval and use of the Content.

You should apply your own judgment in making any use of any Content, including, without limitation, the use of the information as the basis for any conclusions. You should not act or rely on any of the Content without seeking advice of a qualified professional advisor as may be applicable.

THE CONTENT POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND THEASSOCIATION MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, REGARDING THIS CONTENT. THE COMPANY DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY OR TIMELINESS OF THIS INFORMATION. YOUR USE OF THIS CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK OF LOSS RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS CONTENT. THE ASSOCIATION WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER IN AN ACTION BASED UPON A STATUTE, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, RELATING TO THE USE OF THIS CONTENT, OR RESULTING FROM LOSSES OR DAMAGES CAUSED TO YOU BY VIRUSES, DATA CORRUPTION, FAILED MESSAGES, TRANSMISSION ERRORS OR PROBLEMS; LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES, THE INTERNET BACKBONE, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

The Association cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any transaction or email transmission from or via this Website. Any personal information which is monitored, gathered, collected or stored by the Association or provided to the Association by you shall be governed by and subject to the Association Privacy Policy.

You agree at all times to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Association , its agents, suppliers, affiliates and their respective directors and employees against all actions, proceedings, costs, claims, damages, demands, liabilities and expenses whatsoever (including legal and other fees and disbursements) sustained, incurred or paid by theAssociation directly or indirectly in respect of: (i) any information or other content You provide on or through this Website or which is sent to the Association by email or other correspondence; or (ii) your use or misuse of the Content or this Website, including without limitation infringement claim.

 

 

Privacy Statement
 

The Hawaii Fire Chiefs Association (HFCA) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the HFCA Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the HFCA website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

 

Collection of your Personal Information
 

HFCA collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. HFCA also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by HFCA . This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by HFCA for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through The Hawaii Fire Chiefs Association public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: The Hawaii Fire Chiefs Association does not read any of your private online communications.

HFCA encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from HFCA so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. HFCA is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the HFCA and the HFCA family of Web sites.

 

Use of your Personal Information
 

HFCA collects and uses your personal information to operate the HFCA Web site and deliver the services you have requested. HFCA also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from HFCA and its affiliates. HFCA may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

HFCA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. HFCA may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, HFCA may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to HFCA , and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

HFCA does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

HFCA keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within HFCA , in order to determine what The Hawaii Fire Chiefs Association services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within HFCA to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

HFCA Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on HFCA or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of HFCA ; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Hawaii Fire Chiefs Association , or the public.

 

Use of Cookies
 

The The Hawaii Fire Chiefs Association Web site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize The Hawaii Fire Chiefs Association Chiefs pages, or register with The Hawaii Fire Chiefs Association site or services, a cookie helps to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same HFCA Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the HFCA services or Web sites you visit.

 

Security of your Personal Information
 

The Hawaii Fire Chiefs Association secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. HFCA secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

 

Changes to this Statement
 

HFCA will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. HFCA encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of howHFCA is protecting your information.

 

Contact Information
 

HFCA welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that HFCA has not adhered to this Statement, please contact HFCA at hawaiifirechiefs.org . We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.