In order to establish a hyperlink to AOA’s Web site, (the website of the American Optometric Association) you must accept and acknowledge the following terms and conditions:
You acknowledge and agree that (i) AOA’s trademarks and name, including, but not limited to, the registered "AOA Logo" AOA’s Web site and its contents are and shall remain the sole property of AOA; (ii) nothing in this Agreement shall give you any right of ownership of the AOA Logo, trademarks or AOA’s Web site; (iii) you shall not now, nor in the future, contest the validity of the AOA Logo, (iv) you shall not take any action that would impair the value or good will associated with AOA Logo or AOA’s image or reputation; v) and you shall not use the AOA Logo in any way except those specified in the AOA guidelines for use of members (download attached PDF guideline file here.)
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, AOA grants you a non-exclusive, limited license to use the AOA Logo on your Web site solely for the purpose of providing a hyperlink to AOA’s Web site. You may not use the AOA Logo for any other purpose whatsoever including the promotion, advertising or publicity of your Web site. Any link you establish must transfer the user directly to AOA’s Web site to enable viewing of the site as posted by AOA without the imposition of any frames, browser windows or third-party content.
You shall not state or imply in any way that AOA has endorsed you or your products, service or Web site. AOA reserves the right to terminate this Agreement with or without cause at any time. If AOA terminates this Agreement, you shall remove any and all links to the AOA Web site within twenty-four hours of receipt of notice from AOA.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the AOA, its trustees, officers, employees and agents from and against any claims, demands, damages, causes of action, loss or judgments arising from your breach of this agreement or your hyperlink to AOA’s Web site.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF AOA’s MATERIALS, LOGO AND WEB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. AOA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ITS SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, AOA PROVIDES THIS ACCESS "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. AOA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED, TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL AOA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFIT, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR OTHER LOSS ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM THIS AGREEMENT OR THE USE OF ANY OF THE MATERIALS OR LOGO OR OTHER AOA TRADEMARKS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR ACCESS TO ANY OF THE SERVICES DESCRIBED IN THIS AGREEMENT EVEN IF AOA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE NEGLIGENCE OF AOA AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS FOUND IN CONTRACTS, NEGLIGENCE, TORT OR ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY.
Any notice required to be given hereunder shall be via electronic mail and shall be duly given on the date that appears on the electronic mail that was sent to the other party.
This Agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with substantive laws of the State of Missouri.
By applying to establish a link to the AOA web site, you hereby represent that you have the authority to enter into this agreement.
Click here to apply to establish a hyperlink to the AOA web site.