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Welcome to NYRCI.org. This site is provided as a service to our members and the public. Please review the following basic rules that govern your use of our Site (the "Agreement"). Please note that your use of our Site constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this Site. Although you may "bookmark" a particular portion of this Site and thereby bypass this Agreement, your use of this Site still binds you to the terms. Since New York Rug Cleaners Institute (NYRCI) may revise this Agreement at any time, you should visit this page periodically to review the terms of your use. NYRCI reserves the right to update or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. Your use of the NYRCI.org Web site following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the Terms and Conditions as changed.

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LINKED WEBSITES
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Further, we explicitly disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy, content, or availability of information found on sites that link to or from the Site from third parties not associated with us. We encourage discretion when browsing the Internet using our or anyone else's service. Because some sites employ automated search results or otherwise link you to sites containing information that may be deemed inappropriate or offensive, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in third-party sites, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites.

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GENERAL INFORMATION
These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between us (you and us) and govern the use of the Site. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Use remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Site or the Terms of Use must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

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COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by providing our copyright agent the following information: 1.an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; 2.a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, including the URL (i.e., web page address) of the location where the copyrighted work exists or a copy of the copyrighted work; 3.identification of the URL or other specific location on the Site where the material that you claim is infringing is located; 4.your address, telephone number, and email address; 5.a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; 6.a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

Claims of copyright infringement on the Site should be sent directly to NYRCI.

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This page was last updated on January 20, 2010.


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