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Terms & Conditions


Updated December 8, 2023


These Terms of Use (“Terms”) govern your access to, and use of, the websites (each, a “Site” or “Website”), mobile applications, the mobile text program, third party messaging platforms, and online services or programs (collectively, the “Services”) operated by or on behalf of Organize the Midwest / State Power Training & Capacity Hub (“OTM”) and on which these Terms appear. These Terms are a legal and binding agreement between you and OTM. Your use of the Services indicates your acceptance of these terms. Do not use the Services if you do not agree to be bound by these Terms.


OTM strives to ensure that the information contained on the Services is accurate and reliable. However, OTM and the Services are not infallible, and errors may sometimes occur. Therefore, to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to the applicable law, OTM makes no representations about the reliability of the features of the Services, OTM Content (defined below), Submitted Content (defined below), or any other Service feature. You acknowledge that any reliance on such material and/or systems will be at your own risk. OTM is not responsible for the information, data, text, or other materials that may appear in Submitted Content or may otherwise be submitted by users. Opinions expressed in Submitted Content do not necessarily reflect the opinions of OTM, and OTM does not endorse, and has no control over, Submitted Content. Submitted Content is not necessarily reviewed by OTM prior to posting and OTM makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the Submitted Content or to the accuracy and reliability of the Submitted Content. OTM makes no representations regarding the amount of time that any OTM Content or Submitted Content will be preserved.


The Services are provided on an “as is, as available” basis without any representation or warranty, express or implied, of any kind. To the fullest extent permitted by law, OTM hereby disclaims all warranties of any kind or nature, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, accuracy, non-infringement, and fitness for any particular purpose. OTM disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions, and conduct of any third-party service providers, partners, sponsors, licensors, licensees, and the like (“Providers”) in connection with or related to your use of the Services and materials, programs, and features made available therein.


In no event shall OTM or any of OTM’s Providers be liable to any person for damages of any kind under any legal theory, including, but not limited to, any direct, indirect, special, consequential, punitive, or other damages (lost profits, business interruption, or loss of information, programs, or data) resulting from your use or inability to use the Services, even if OTM has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Because some states do not permit the exclusion or limitation of certain damages, in such jurisdictions, liability is limited to the fullest extent permitted by such state law.




You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless OTM, its affiliates, its providers, and its officers, directors, employees, attorneys, and agents from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), and expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from: (1) your breach of these Terms; and/or (2) your activities in connection with the Services and/or materials, programs, and features made available therein.




The Services may give you the ability to contact OTM by electronic mail, for example, to sign up for services such as e-mail notifications and newsletters about OTM’s trainings or to register for a particular event. The information that you provide to OTM through the Services is governed by OTM’s Privacy Policy.




The Services contain many valuable trademarks owned and used by OTM throughout the world. These trademarks are used to distinguish OTM’s quality products and services. The text, graphics, and html code contained on this Website and throughout the Services are the exclusive property of OTM (“OTM Content”). OTM Content is protected from reproduction and simulation under national and international laws and, except where otherwise noted, is not to be copied, distributed, displayed, reproduced, or transmitted in any form, by any means, without the prior express written consent of OTM.




Certain areas of the Services enable you to submit remarks, ideas, images, photos, suggestions, graphics, and/or other materials and content (“Submitted Content”). You acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever material you submit, and you, not OTM, have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright. By posting, displaying, publishing, or otherwise submitting Submitted Content on or through the Services, you understand and acknowledge that any materials, ideas, or other communications you transmit will not be treated as confidential or proprietary. Furthermore, such Submitted Content will forever be the property of OTM and OTM is entitled to use the Submitted Content for any commercial or other purpose whatsoever without compensation to you.




To purchase trainings, merchandise, or other items through the Services, you must provide valid payment card and billing information. Such information will be collected by OTM. Your information will be collected and used in accordance with OTM’s Privacy Policy. When you purchase items through the Services, prices will be made clear during the order process. You agree to pay the price that is stated at the time of your order, as well as any applicable taxes. You also agree to have your payment card billed for the total amount displayed at check out. By purchasing items through the Services, you represent and warrant to OTM that you are capable of entering into a contract under the applicable law.




OTM hereby grants you permission to use the Services as set forth in these Terms, provided that: (i) your use of the Services as permitted is solely for your personal, noncommercial use; (ii) you will not copy or distribute any part of the Services in any medium without OTM’s prior written authorization; (iii) you will not alter or modify any part of the Services other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the Services for their intended purpose; and (iv) you will otherwise comply with these Terms.


In order to access some features of the Services, you will have to create an account. You may never use another’s account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. Although OTM will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of OTM or others due to such unauthorized use.




The Services may link to sites not maintained by or related to OTM. Hypertext links are provided as a service to users and are not necessarily sponsored by or affiliated with the Services or OTM. OTM has not necessarily reviewed the sites hyperlinked to or from the Services and is not responsible for the content of any other site. These links are to be accessed at the user’s own risk. OTM makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness, or accuracy of these links or the sites hyperlinked to or from the Services. Furthermore, OTM does not implicitly endorse third-party sites hyperlinked to or from this Website.




You agree that OTM may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, block and/or terminate your access to the Services if OTM determines that you have violated these Terms or other agreements or guidelines that may be associated therewith. You also agree that any violation, or threatened violation, by you of these Terms constitutes an unlawful and unfair business practice and will cause irreparable and unquantifiable harm to OTM. You also agree that monetary damages would be inadequate for such harm and consent to OTM’s obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that OTM deems necessary or appropriate. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies that OTM may have at law or in equity.


If OTM takes legal action against you as a result of your violation of these Terms, OTM shall be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of such action, in addition to any other relief granted to OTM. You agree that OTM shall not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your access to the Services, mobile app, programs, and/or services as a result of any violation of these Terms.




These Terms are governed by United States law and are subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Terms, or the rights and obligations of you or OTM in connection with your use of the Services or your Submitted Content, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof.




You agree that any claim or dispute at law or equity that has arisen or may arise relating in any way to or arising out of these Terms will be resolved in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Dispute Resolution section. PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS AND WILL HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL IMPACT ON HOW CLAIMS YOU AND WE HAVE AGAINST EACH OTHER ARE RESOLVED.


You agree that if ever and whenever you have a disagreement with OTM arising out of, connected to, or in any way related to these Terms, you shall send a written notice to OTM (hereinafter the “Demand”). You agree that the requirements of this Dispute Resolution section shall apply even to disagreements that may have arisen before you accepted these Terms. You shall send the Demand to the following address (the “Notice Address”): Legal Department, OTM, PO Box 1170, Youngstown OH 44105. You agree that you shall not take any legal action, including filing a lawsuit or demanding arbitration, until 20 business days after OTM’s receipt of the Demand. If the disagreement stated in the Demand is not resolved to your satisfaction within 20 business days after OTM’s receipt of said Demand, and you proceed with legal action, you agree that you shall file a demand for arbitration with the American Arbitration Association (the “Arbitrator”). This arbitration provision limits the ability of you and OTM to litigate claims in court and you and OTM each agree to waive your respective rights to a jury trial or a state or federal judge. There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive and declaratory relief or statutory damages) and must follow and interpret these Terms as a court of competent jurisdiction would follow and interpret these Terms. You agree that you shall not file any lawsuit against OTM in any state or federal court. You agree that if you do sue in state or federal court, and OTM brings a successful motion to compel arbitration, you shall pay all fees and costs incurred by OTM in court, including reasonable attorney’s fees. For any such filing of a demand for arbitration, you must affect proper service under the rules of the Arbitrator and notice to the Notice Address may not be sufficient. If, for any reason, the American Arbitration Association is unable to conduct the arbitration, you may file your case with any national arbitration company. The Arbitrator shall apply the AAA Consumer-Related Disputes Supplementary Procedure effective September 15, 2005 (as may be amended) and as modified by the agreement to arbitrate in this Dispute Resolution section. You agree that the Arbitrator shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute you have with OTM. The Federal Arbitration Act allows for the enforcement of arbitration agreements and governs the interpretation and enforcement of the agreement to arbitrate.


You agree that you shall not file a class action or collective action against OTM, and that you shall not participate in a class action or collective action against OTM. You agree that you shall not join your claims to those of any other person. Notwithstanding any other provision in these Terms, if this class action waiver is invalidated by a court of competent jurisdiction, the agreement to arbitrate is null and void, as though it were never entered into, and any arbitration dispute at that time will be dismissed without prejudice and may be refiled in a court. Under no circumstances do you or OTM agree to class or collective procedures in arbitration or the joinder of claims in arbitration. OTM agrees that we shall submit all disputes with you to arbitration before the Arbitrator.




These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and OTM and govern your use of the Services and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals whether electronic, oral or written, between you and OTM with respect to the Services. Both you and OTM acknowledge and agree that no partnership is formed and neither you nor OTM has the power or the authority to obligate or bind the other.


The failure of OTM to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the parties nevertheless agree that the court shall give effect to the parties’ original intentions as reflected in the provision, and all other provisions of this Terms shall remain in full force and effect.


The failure of OTM to comply with these Terms because of an act of God, war, fire, riot, terrorism, earthquake, actions of federal, state, or local governmental authorities, or for any other reason beyond the reasonable control of OTM shall not be deemed a breach of this agreement. If OTM fails to act with respect to your breach or anyone else’s breach on any occasion, OTM is not waiving its right to act with respect to future or similar breaches.


The headings in these Terms are for your convenience and reference. These headings do not limit or affect this agreement.


If any provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.




These Terms constitute a binding agreement between you and OTM and are accepted by you upon your use of the Services. This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and OTM regarding the use of the Services and the features therein and supersedes and replaces any prior agreements between you and OTM regarding the use of the Services. By using the Services, you represent that you are capable of entering into a binding agreement, and that you agree to be bound by these Terms.

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