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IRIS WEBSITE USER LEVEL SERVICE AGREEMENT (TERMS AND CONDITIONS)

Thank you for visiting the official website of the ACE Card – a project of Philippine-based THE INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND SCHOLARSHIP (The IRIS).

The ‘ACE Card Website’ herein referred to as “ACE Card Web” is owned and operated by The IRIS in the Philippines. It is provided as a service to Filipino researchers, teachers and students, and foreign entities that have an existing academic research or business or are enrolled in a Philippine University. By using the whole ACE Card Web or parts of it through accessing information, materials, data contained within ACE Card Web, the user hereby agrees to accept the following terms and conditions in this USLA.


Terms of Use

Intellectual Property Policy

All materials contained in the ACE Card Web, including but not limited to the web site design, news articles, directories, photographic images, and the IRIS, ACE Card, Micromax logos are protected by copyright laws. Unless otherwise specified, all contents in the ACE Card Web are copyrighted property of The IRIS of the Republic of the Philippines.

Disclaimer regarding Accuracy of Information and Usage of Data

Visitors, researchers and ACE Card users of the ACE Card Web are advised that information contained within the ACE Card Web is assumed to be accurate. However, errors can occur even with computer-generated information. The IRIS makes no representation regarding the completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of such information and data, or that such information and data will be error-free. Visitors are encouraged to review the official version of all documents on which they plan to rely on.

The contents of this ACE Card Web are provided for information purposes only. The IRIS does not accept any liability to any person for the direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use or misuse of any information provided in this ACE Card Web. The user shall have sole responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of the ACE Card Web’s contents.

If the information on The IRIS’ official printed documents differs from the information contained on the ACE Card Web, the information on ACE Card/The IRIS official printed documents will take precedence.

The information posted on the ACE Card Web may be quoted or reproduced in whole or in part provided that The IRIS is duly informed/credited. Users are restricted from reselling, redistributing, or creating derivative works for commercial purposes without the expressed or written consent of The IRIS. Although the ACE Card Web Team tries to ensure broken links do not exist, links to other Internet sites may have changed. If you encounter broken links, please report immediately to the website administrator for proper action.


Linkages with ACE Card Web

The ACE Card Web contains hyperlinks to external websites not controlled, maintained, or regulated by The IRIS/ Micromax. These links are provided for the user’s reference and convenience only. The IRIS is not responsible for the contents of those websites and shall not be liable for any damages or loss arising from access to those Websites. Use of the hyperlinks and access to such linked websites are entirely the user’s voluntary choice and responsibility. All the hyperlinked sites shown in the ACE Card Web have passed through a predetermined screening process before being allowed to be posted in the ACE Card Web.

Further, these external websites and their references to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, or otherwise, do not constitute or imply endorsement, association, recommendation, or favoring by the ACE Card Web and the IRIS.

Conversely, external Websites hyper linking to the ACE Card Web do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by The IRIS for these sites and their references to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, or otherwise. It is understood that when the user hyperlinks to an external site, she/he has left the ACE Card Web and is now subject to the privacy policy of the new site and the information collected or used on the said site.

In general, other websites may link to the ACE Card Web with prior acknowledgment and approval from The IRIS. The IRIS must be explicitly identified and duly credited as the source of information displayed.


Intrusion Detection and Security

For security purposes and constant availability of the ACE Card Web in the Internet, The IRIS and Micromax use special software programs for monitoring network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or cause damage to the ACE Card Web. These programs collect no information that would directly identify individuals, but they do collect information that could help identify someone attempting to tamper with this Website.

If you use this system or ACE Card Web, you should understand that all activities may be monitored and recorded. Anyone using this system or Site expressly consents to such monitoring. This serves as a WARNING that if such monitoring reveals possible evidence or information of criminal or suspicious activity, monitoring records may be provided to law enforcement officials without any prior oral or written notice to the suspected user.

Online Payments and Transactions

In the advent of online payments and related transactions, The IRIS shall safeguard the user’s personal information by using industry-standard data encryption technology designed to ensure the privacy of the user’s credit card information, name, institution affiliation, address, e-mail, and other information provided to the ACE Card Web. This is to provide the user with a secure online experience within the ACE Card Web.

Indemnity

As a condition of the ACE Card Web use, the user/anyone linking to it agrees to indemnify the The IRIS against any and all liability, expenses — including attorney’s fees and court costs — and damages arising out of claims, including, without limitation, any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach of the terms and conditions stated in this ULSA.


Jurisdiction

This ULSA is governed by the laws of the Republic of the Philippines. The user/anyone linking to the ACE Card Web consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this website. The user/s of the ACE Card Web/anyone linking to it in jurisdictions of the courts outside of the Republic of the Philippines consent to the jurisdiction of the courts in the Republic of the Philippines. Republic Act (RA) No. 8792, otherwise known as The Philippine Electronic Commerce Act of 2000, shall fully apply.


General Suggestions Comments and Questions

In the interest of improving the delivery of public service through the Web, The IRIS reserves the right to update or modify the ACE Card Web/its contents without prior notice. Users are advised to forward to the website administrator at info@theiriscard.com any questions, suggestions, or comments about this ULSA or on data privacy, as well as any complaints or notification of any copyrighted or patented materials relating to this ACE Card Web/anyone linking to it.