Terms & Conditions

WELCOME and HELLO to our website. We have posted these terms and conditions in order to comply with a number of legal requirements that govern the operation of an Internet website. The contract contains sections on matters such as copyright protection, intellectual property rights, and data presentation, collection, and use. (a)These terms and conditions apply to your use of this website (the "Site") as well as to all other Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) websites and services (the "Services"); (b) all software created and/or provided by Digital Strategy Institute (DSI), as well as any other Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) website (the "Software"); (c) all web pages, data, text, pictures, photographs, illustrations, graphics, audio and video files as well as documents including articles, marketing materials, press releases and other information and content available on or through this Site or any Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) website.

The objective of Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) is to assist organizations in changing their workplaces for the better. Please spend some time on our Site if you are interested in assisting businesses in creating outstanding workplaces. Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) editorial mission is to provide a neutral platform for exchange of information, experience and knowledge about various aspects of cyber security. We believe that by making the right information available at the right time we will make our Internet space more secure. Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) is not just a news site; we provide articles written with accurate information and research, plus the opinion. Therefore those reading our content should not treat Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) as a news site, but as a knowledge base. We believe that if you read the information on the Site, subscribe to the ideas discussed, and can put them into action in your workplace, the world will be a better place. If you have any questions about how materials on this Site are utilized, please continue reading; we hope that all of your queries will be addressed. If you have any more questions after reading, please contact us using the "CONTACT US" option on the Site. We hope that by reading this material, you will be inspired to act!

 

By surfing and utilizing this Website, you acknowledge that you have read and accept these Terms & Conditions, as well as the terms of services of each website on which it links. If you do not agree to any of these Terms & Conditions, you should not use this Site.

We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy at any time. We will make those modifications readily available, but we recommend that you review these Terms & Conditions on a regular basis while browsing the Site.

You expressly agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, the Privacy Policy, and your continued use of this Site indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions, as well as your acceptance of the Privacy Policy.

If you have any concerns with any of these Terms and Conditions, you should immediately stop using the Site.

 

Other Terms

 

Additional rules, guidelines, and/or other terms and conditions may apply to your access and/or use of certain areas of this Site, which may be updated from time to time (“Other Terms”). Please review our Online User Conduct Guidelines to see how Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) handles User Content, for example, if you transmit or post any content, including text, graphics, software, music, sound recordings, photographs, videos, messages , comments , feedback , data , information , or other materials (collectively referred to as "User Content"). This Site also includes links to social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Before posting any User Contribution, we recommend that you read the privacy policies and other terms and conditions of these websites. Please read the following Terms and Conditions carefully, as they contain important information regarding your rights and obligations. If there is a contradiction or inconsistency between these Terms & Conditions and the Other Terms, the latter terms shall take precedence.

User-Generated Content From You

 

(1) If you post or transmit any User Content on or to the Site, you represent and warranty to Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) that you have obtained all required licenses, consents, waivers, releases, authorizations and/or permissions to do so.

(2) You grant to Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) an irrevocable, worldwide, nonexclusive, perpetual, fully sub-licensable, royalty-free right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from , distribute , transmit , publicly perform , and publicly display such Content (in whole or in part) and

(3) You agree that any User Content you submit may be dealt with in a non-confidential manner by Digital Strategy Institute (DSI). For additional information about User Content and how it is handled, see the Online User Conduct Guidelines.

 

Use Of The Website

 

Some areas of the Site may be off limits to visitors who don't have passwords. You agree not to reveal any password(s) or other access information for the Site. You agree that you will be responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password(s) and any other Site access information, and that you will be held liable for any actions taken as a result of using your password(s) and/or other Site access information. You also agree to notify Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) as soon as you discover any unauthorized use of your password(s) or other Site access information.

 

You agree that you will not access, use, or exploit the Site in any manner that might damage, disable, or cause an undue burden on the Site or its host, servers, network, systems, or other users. You agree not to tamper with, attack, disrupt, or attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site (including through the use of any Services), its servers or systems; that you will not distribute any virus or worm; that you will not solicit other users on the Site; and that you will not send unsolicited email to other people using the website. You also agree that you will not access data that is not intended for your use, attempt to log in to a server or account that you are not authorized to access, or investigate the security of any system or network related in any way to the Site without permission.


 

Software

 

You agree that, unless otherwise agreed in writing, (1) your use of the Software is for personal and/or noncommercial purposes only; (2) you shall not tamper with, alter, or modify the Software; (3) You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or seek to access the source code of the Software. (4) You shall not attempt to circumvent or disable the Software's primary purpose; and (5) You shall not copy, license, assign, distribute, transmit or otherwise use the Software without the express written consent of Digital Strategy Institute (DSI).

 

Services

 

Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) has the right to alter, suspend, or terminate any Services available on or through the Site at any time. Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) makes no guarantee that any Services are accessible to you and/or in your area, and a reference to Services on the Site does not imply they will be accessible.

 

Copyright And Permissions

 

Please feel free to browse the Site. In general, and unless otherwise posted, you may review and print copies of material from the Site, provided that the material (1) is used only for non-commercial purposes, and (2) retains, without alteration, all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices displayed on the material as posted on the Site.

 

It is a violation of this section for you to make or distribute copies of material on the Site for personal gain. The Site's content (including all software, HTML code, and other code) should not be reverse-engineered, decompiled, disassembled, stored in a retrieval system, transcribed, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo-reproduction, recordation, or otherwise), redistributed or resold without the prior written permission of Digital Strategy Institute (DSI).

 

All of the content on the Site, except as otherwise stated is:

Copyright © 2023 Digital Strategy Institute (DSI). All rights reserved.

Users who willfully and/or repeatedly infringe Digital Strategy Institute (DSI)'s policies are terminated.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding obtaining permission to use material from the Site.

 

Trademarks

The trademarks and service marks (the "Mark(s)" ) seen on the Site identify Digital Strategy Institute (DSI)'s services and goods and inform the public as to their origin. It is against the law to misuse any Mark in any form, including but not limited to your use of Marks in the following ways:

In a way that is sure to cause perplexity;

To identify your products or services;

You are not permitted to use a confusingly similar name as part of your name, trademarks or service marks, or otherwise try to pass off your own brand names or service marks.

We have found instances where companies have used our names or logos without seeking permission from us.

In a manner that disparages or defrauds the owner of the Marks.

You agree not to use or display the Marks in any manner without prior written consent from Digital Strategy Institute (DSI). To seek permission, please contact us immediately. We will evaluate your request and respond as soon as possible.

Disclaimers And Limitation Of Liabilities And Warranties

 

There may be mistakes on the Site, such as technical inaccuracies, typos, or outdated information. Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) makes no warranties about the accuracy, trustworthiness, completeness, or timeliness of the information available on this site. At the bottom of each page, Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) reserves the right to make modifications to the Site at any time. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING ANY SOFTWARE AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY ARISE FROM THE USE OF, ACCESS TO, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, SITE IN/OR SERVICES. (Because some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.) Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) DOES NOT GUARANTEE, EXPRESSLY OR IMPLIED, THAT THE SOFTWARE, MATERIALS, AND/OR SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM THE SITE ARE MERCHANTABLE OR FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ALL OF WHICH ARE BEING OFFERED "AS IS." We do not promise that Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) will be able to assist you with all of your concerns. Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES OR INJURIES TO YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY AS A RESULT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING THE SITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY SOFTWARE OR Materials from the website.

 

Indemnification

 

You shall indemnify and hold Digital Strategy Institute (DSI), its affiliates, employees, and agents harmless from and against any and all liability, losses, claims, demands, disputes, damages, and costs of any kind (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees) resulting from or in any way connected with your use of the Site. This includes any Software or Services that you may receive through the Site, as well as any Content you submit through the Site. This also applies if you breach any of the terms and conditions or the privacy policy.

Intellectual Property Limitation Of Liability

 

Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) believes in respecting the intellectual property of others, and we ask that you do the same while visiting our Site. If you believe your work has been used in a manner that is considered copyright infringement, please provide the following information in the form of a written notification (pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) to the designated Copyright Agent of Digital Strategy Institute (DSI):

Identifying the copyrighted work(s) that you believe has been infringed;

We ask for the following information so that we can identify where the material that you claim to be infringing is located on our site: 

It must also include a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the contested material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

The notice must also include a declaration that the information in the notification is correct, and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Your telephone number, address, and e-mail address; and

Your  electronic or physical signature.

The designated agent of Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) for claims alleging copyright infringement on this Site may be contacted as follows:

Address: Designated Agent for Intellectual Property

Lucy Hale, Director - Operations

Furthermore, if you believe your trademarks or service marks have been infringed, or that your image has been used without your consent, please notify the Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) designated agent.

Dispute Resolution

 

All actions based on any violation of these Terms and Conditions shall be brought in the federal or local courts of San Francisco, California, United States, as appropriate, and with whose jurisdiction you consent. If the court discovers a breach, it has the authority to issue an injunction and impose fines as well as attorneys' fees and other remedies.

Applicable Laws And Jurisdictional Issues

 

The Site is governed by the laws of the United States, specifically including but not limited to copyright and trademark regulations, as well as the legislation of the State of California governing contracts entered into and to be fulfilled entirely there. You agree to the courts of California's jurisdiction and to receiving service of process by mail if you access and use the Site. You hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses that may otherwise be available.

Compliance With Laws

You agree not to use the Site, Software, or Services in violation of these Terms & Conditions or that is illegal. You also agree not to access, download, utilize, or export the Site or Software or Services provided on or through the Site in violation of any applicable laws, rules, or regulations. By submitting your personal information, you agree to adhere to all export rules and limitations of any United States or foreign agency or authority, as well as not to offer the Site, Software, or Services accessible through the Site in violation of any such restrictions, laws, rules, or regulations.

Force Majeure

 

Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) shall not be held responsible for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations in the event that such performance is prevented by acts of God or government regulation, war, conflict, blockades, strikes, lockouts, or any other cause beyond Digital Strategy Institute (DSI)'s reasonable control. If a force majeure condition arises, Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) must promptly notify you. This clause does not absolve Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) of its obligation to perform, but only suspends it until as soon as possible after the force majeure condition has passed away.

Headings

For the purpose of convenience, each of these Terms & Conditions has headings. These headings are merely for reference and should be ignored in the interpretation or construction of any of these terms and conditions.

No Assignment

You may not transfer or delegate your rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of Digital Strategy Institute (DSI).

Invalidity Of Provisions

In the event that any part of these Terms and Conditions is found to be illegal, the unenforceable portion shall be construed as nearly as possible to reflect the original purpose while the rest of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

No Waiver

 

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) be liable for any cost or damage resulting from any failure on its part to insist upon strict performance of any provision of these Terms and Conditions.

Changes To The Terms & Conditions

Except as otherwise provided in these Terms & Conditions, no modification or amendment of these Terms & Conditions shall be made except by a new posting on the Site, and no information or advice received from the Site or its representatives is deemed to constitute an amendment, waiver, or change to these Terms & Conditions unless such an amendment, waiver, or change in writing from an authorized representative or officer of Digital Strategy Institute (DSI).

Complete Understanding

 

The following Terms and Conditions are the entire agreement between Digital Strategy Institute (DSI) and you regarding the Site.