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Legal Notices for the DAAS Website


1.1. This website is owned by the Dominica Academy of Arts & Sciences. While the Academy may collaborate with other organisations and parties of like interest, it is an independent entity.


2.1. Access to and use of this website is provided by the Board of Directors of the Dominica Academy of Arts & Sciences on the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms, then please do not use the website. Your use of this website will mean that you accept these terms and the privacy statement included on this website. We may change these terms and/or the privacy statement at any time and your continued use after any such changes are made, indicate your agreement to those varied terms.

3. Your use of the website

3.1. You may only use this website for lawful purposes. You must not do anything which may infringe the rights of a third party, or restrict or prevent the use of the website by a third party. For example, you must not: engage in conduct which is unlawful or which may harass, distress or inconvenience any person; transmit obscene or offensive content; or do anything which may disrupt the normal flow of dialogue within this website.

4. Copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights

4.1. Unless otherwise indicated, we or our licensors own the copyright and any other intellectual property rights (excluding third party trade marks and trade names) in this website and all information, data and other materials on it. Where it is owned by a third party, certain restrictions may apply that you have to comply with. Where these apply, they will be indicated on the relevant part of this website.

5. Your use of data on this website

5.1. You may use data on these Terms and Conditions and on further condition that:

5.1.1. The data is not used for commercial purposes;
5.1.2. You may copy and retain data solely for scholarly, educational or research purposes;
5.1.3. You may not publish our data, except for small extracts provided for illustrative purposes and duly acknowledged;
5.1.4. You acknowledge the source of the data by the words "With the permission of the Board of Directors of the Dominica Academy of Arts & Sciences" in a position which is reasonably prominent in view of your use of the data;

5.2. Any other use of data or any other content from this website may only be made with our prior written agreement.

6. Exclusion of warranties

6.1. While every effort has been taken to ensure that the information on this website (including in the databases) is reliable and complete, this website and all information, data and other materials on it, is provided only on an "as is" and "as available" basis.

6.2. We do not accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions in any data or any other material on or accessed through this website. We exclude all warranties (whether express or implied) in respect of such data and other material (including as to satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security or accuracy).

6.3. Where you download software and/or data from this website you do so at your own risk.

6.4. We give no warranty that this website, functions in the data and other material on this website or the technology that provides this website will be uninterrupted and/or free from bugs, viruses or errors.

7. Exclusion of our liability to you

7.1. To the fullest extent that we may do so by law, we exclude our liability and that of our agents, employees or sub-contractors, for any loss, damage, claim, cost or expense however it may arise, whether from an inability to use this website, use of any materials on or from this website or otherwise in connection with this website.

7.2. We do not exclude our liability for damages resulting from our fraud or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence.

7.3. In no circumstances will we, our agents, employees or sub-contractors be liable to you for any business interruption or loss of use, data, profits, contracts or goodwill or any anticipated savings.

8. Links to other websites

8.1. We do not accept any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of the information found on websites linked to this website, or for sites linked to those other websites.

9. When other specific terms apply

9.1. Additional Terms and Conditions relating to use of specific databases or portions of the website may be specified in the relevant database or web pages. If there is a conflict between the Terms and Conditions set out in this web page, and specific Terms and Conditions which appear elsewhere on this website, the latter will take priority.

10. If these terms are unenforceable

10.1. If any of these terms are determined by a court to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these terms will still apply, but the provision which was held to be invalid, illegal or otherwise unenforceable will no longer have effect.

11. The law governing these terms

11.1. These terms will be governed by the laws of the United States of America. Any disputes under these terms shall be dealt with exclusively by the courts of Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States of America.


12.1. This is a statement of our current use of your data. It is not intended to form a binding contract and may be changed at any time by the Board of Directors of the Dominica Academy of Arts &b Sciences.

13. Your personal data:

13.1. If we need to, we may collect personal information such as your name, title, home or business address, e-mail address, telephone or fax number. If we do, it is likely to be only for a limited number of reasons, for example, when ordering publications, sending CV's, subscribing to our mailing lists or using our databases.

13.2. Our policy is not to ask for sensitive personal data - that is, data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinion; religious or other similar beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; sexual orientation; criminal records. We recommend that you do not provide such information to us. If you choose to do so for any reason, this will mean that you have given (and we accept) your explicit consent for us to use that information for the reasons described in this policy, or as explained at the time you provide the information.

13.3. To help us improve our services, if you send us personal information which identifies you via e-mail, we may keep your email, your e-mail address and "screen" name. We may also collect information that is available from your browser.

14. Use of your data

14.1. We will not, without your permission, give any of your data to any third parties.