Last Modified: August 10, 2023
Accessing A-SCEND and Account Security
We have the right to disable, suspend or modify A-SCEND, and any service or material we provide through A-SCEND platform, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of A-SCEND is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some or all of A-SCEND or to users.
You are responsible for both:
- Making all arrangements necessary for You to have access to A-SCEND; and
If You choose, or are provided with, a username, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, You must treat such information as confidential, and You must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that Your account is personal to You and agree not to provide any other person with access to A-SCEND or portions of it using Your username, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of Your username or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that You exit from Your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing Your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record Your password or other personal information.
Grant of license
A-LIGN Compliance provides You with access to and owns all intellectual property related to A-SCEND. A-LIGN shall have no obligation to retain the data uploaded by You to A-SCEND beyond the expiration of the performance period for a specific engagement.
You are responsible for not providing Your username and password to any third party and shall not permit any third party to access or use A-SCEND or use it on behalf of any third party.
It is your responsibility to implement appropriate IT security safeguards and checkpoints for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output. A-LIGN Compliance will make reasonable efforts to protect the privacy of users, but no guarantee can be made that unauthorized third parties will not access the information contained on A-SCEND.
You acknowledge that A-LIGN Compliance may disclose any and all content on A-SCEND to the extent required to do so by applicable laws, legal process or regulatory authority or pursuant to professional obligations. Technical factors such as bandwidth, network configurations, and computer settings can affect A-SCEND’s speed and accessibility.
A-LIGN Compliance does not guarantee the continuous, uninterrupted, or error-free operability of A-SCEND, or compatibility with your computer browser or any other part of its computing systems.
You acknowledge that access to A-SCEND may be suspended, limited, denied or disabled at any time and that content uploaded or posted on A-SCEND may not be recoverable. You are solely responsible for all use of A-SCEND and of the content uploaded or posted on A-SCEND.
Data Submitted to A-SCEND
Processing of Personal Data
You agree that when using A-SCEND or submitting any materials, content or information to A-SCEND, You will not:
b) copy, translate, modify, adapt or create derivative works from A-SCEND or its content;
c) create Internet “links” to A-SCEND or any of its content, or “frame” or “mirror” A-SCEND or any of its content on any other server or wireless or Internet-based device;
d) attempt to discover or gain access to the source code for A-SCEND or reverse engineer, modify, decrypt, extract, disassemble or decompile the software it employs (except to the extent that You are permitted to do so under applicable law in circumstances under which A-LIGN Compliance is not lawfully entitled to restrict or prevent the same, provided A-LIGN Compliance is given prompt advance notice of Your intention to do so);
e) attempt to interfere with the proper working of A-SCEND and, in particular, must not attempt to circumvent security, license control or other protection mechanisms, or tamper with, hack into or otherwise disrupt A-SCEND or any associated website, computer system, server, router or any other internet-connected device;
f) rent, lease, lend, pledge, or directly or indirectly transfer or distribute A-SCEND or any of its content to any third party,
g) obscure, modify, amend or remove any copyright notice, trade mark or other proprietary marking or notice on, or visible during the operation or use of, A-SCEND or any of its content;
h) use A-SCEND to upload, store, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that infringes any intellectual property rights or data protection, privacy or other rights of any other person, is defamatory or in breach of any contractual duty or any obligation of confidence, or that does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
i) access data not intended for You or log onto an account that You are not authorized to use; or
j) use A- SCEND or any of its content in a manner that is inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
Intellectual Property Rights
A-SCEND and its entire contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof) are owned by A-LIGN Compliance, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit A-SCEND or any of the material on A-SCEND.
Third Party Content, Services and Websites
A-SCEND may enable You to link to, transfer Your content to, or otherwise access third parties’ websites, platforms, content, products, services or information (“Third Party Services”). We do not control and are not responsible for such Third Party Services. You acknowledge that we shall have no responsibility or liability for the content or legality of any Third-Party Services or for the practices of the respective third-party sponsors, advertisers and publishers. You are solely responsible for complying with the terms of access and use of Third Party Services. If You transfer or cause the transfer of Your content from A-SCEND to a Third Party Service or other location, that transfer constitutes a distribution by You and not by us.
You may, from time to time, provide suggestions, comments, feedback or other input (“Feedback”) with respect to A-SCEND. For all Feedback, You hereby grant to A-LIGN Compliance and its affiliates a worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable and fully sublicensable license, without additional consideration to You or any third party, to reproduce, distribute, perform and display (publicly or otherwise), create derivative works of, adapt, modify and otherwise use, analyze and exploit such Feedback, in any format or media now known or hereafter developed, and for any purpose.
Third Party Advertising
Information About You and Your Visits to A-SCEND
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT A-LIGN COMPLIANCE CANNOT ASSUME MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY IN THE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT OR IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICIES, PROCEDURES, OR INTERNAL CONTROLS AND THAT A-SCEND IS NOT INTENDED TO BE COMPREHENSIVE FOR ALL ORGANIZATIONS AND IS NOT DESIGNED TO BE THE SYSTEM OF RECORD FOR AUDIT ENGAGEMENTS.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING A MEANS EXTERNAL TO A-SCEND FOR ANY RECONSTRUCTION OF ANY LOST OR UNRECOVERABLE DATA. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR RECOVERING OR PROVIDING TO YOU ANY CONTENT UPLOADED OR POSTED ON A-SCEND.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF A-SCEND, ITS CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH A-SCEND OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.
YOUR USE OF A-SCEND, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH A-SCEND OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. A-SCEND, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH A-SCEND ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER A-LIGN COMPLIANCE NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH A-LIGN COMPLIANCE MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, INTEROPERABILITY, COMPATIBILITY OR AVAILABILITY OF A-SCEND, ITS CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH A-SCEND OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER A-LIGN COMPLIANCE NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH A-LIGN COMPLIANCE REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT A-SCEND, ITS CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH A-SCEND OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT (I) WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, (II) WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR (III) WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, A-LIGN COMPLIANCE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Termination of use
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