Notices & Policies

Legal Notices and Policies
International Due Diligence Association

Legal Policies

The following are terms of a legal agreement between you and the International Due Diligence Association (formerly Association of Due Diligence Professionals) and its Affiliates (collectively the Association). By accessing, browsing and/or using this Website (“Website”), you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree, to be bound by these terms and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. export and re-export control laws and regulations. The Association makes no representation that materials in the Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use this Website.

Terms of Use and Legal Restrictions

The content of this Website, including but not limited to the text and images herein and their arrangement, are Copyright (c) by the International Due Diligence Association and its Affiliates, All Rights Reserved.

The Association hereby authorizes you to copy and display the content herein, but for your personal, non-commercial use only. Any copy you make must include this copyright notice. If attribution to the Association is included, limited quotations from the content are hereby permitted. You may not copy or display for redistribution to third parties for commercial purposes any portion of the content without the prior written permission of the Association. You also may not, without the Association’ permission, “mirror” any material contained on this Website on any other server.

The Association’s trademarks may be used publicly with permission only from The Association. Fair use of the Association’s trademarks in advertising and promotion of the Association products requires proper acknowledgement.

All other brands and names are the property of their respective owners.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark, copyright (except as expressly provided above), or proprietary rights of the Association or of any third party.

The Association makes no representations about the suitability of the content of this Website for any purpose. All content is provided “as is” without any warranty of any kind. The Association hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to the content, including but not limited to all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. In no event shall the Association be liable for any special, indirect, exemplary, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever, including but not limited to loss of use, data, or profits, without regard to the form of any action, including but not limited to contract, negligence, or other tortious actions, arising out of or in connection with the use, copying, or display of the content.

In no event will the Association its suppliers, or other third parties mentioned at this Website be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, those resulting from lost profits, lost data or business interruption) arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of use of this Website, any websites linked to this Website, or the materials or information or services contained at any or all such sites, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages. If your use of the materials, information or services from this Website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, you assume all costs thereof. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

Applicable Laws. This Website is administered by the Association from its offices within the United States. The Association makes no representation that materials or services at this Website are appropriate or available for use outside the United States, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use or export or re-export the materials or services at this Website or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations including without limitation U.S. export laws and regulations. If you choose to access this Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

User Submissions. Other than personally identifiable information, which is covered elsewhere herein, or member-specific proprietary information, any material, information or other communication you transmit or post to this Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary (Submissions). The Association will have no obligations with respect to the Submissions. The Association and/or its designees will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use the Submissions, including all data, images, sounds, text, and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes.

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Website any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other material that would violate any law.

Although the Association believes the content to be accurate, complete, and current, the Association makes no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or currency of the content. It is your responsibility to verify any information before relying on it. The content of this Website may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. From time to time changes are made to the content herein. The Association may make changes in the products and/or the services described herein at any time.

Any opinions expressed herein are solely those of the creators of the material and are not the opinions of the Association, or its affiliates, or of the management of those entities.

This Website contains a variety of proprietary notices and copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed.

Information on this Website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.

Information may be changed or updated without notice.

The Association may also make improvements and/or changes in the products and/or the products, services and/or programs described on this Website at any time without notice.

If you breach any of these terms, your authorization to use this Website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials. The Association also reserves the right to terminate your authorization to use any services at the Website and to delete any one or more of your related accounts, with or without cause, immediately and at any time.

The Association accepts neither responsibility for keeping any part of an unsolicited proposal confidential, nor obligation to return unsolicited proposals to the applicant. All materials, confidential or otherwise, submitted to the Association will be retained or destroyed at the Association’s discretion, and will not be returned unless prior arrangements are made, including expenses for returning such materials.

The Association makes no representations whatsoever about any other Website which you may access through this one. When you access a non-Association Website, even one that may contain an Association logo, please understand that it is independent from the Association. and that the Association has no control over the content on that Website. In addition, a link to a non-Association Website does not mean that the Association endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such Website. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature. In no event will the Association be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages for any use of this website, or on any other hyper linked website, including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data on your information handling system or otherwise, even if we are expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.Invoices and statements are rendered to once or twice each calendar month, solely at the discretion of the International Due Diligence Association, for fees, expenses and other charges for the period. Standard payment terms are: “Due Immediately On Invoice”. Any other arrangements must be agreed to in advance.

Terms and Policies

Membership dues, examination fees, course fees, book fees and standards, best practices and guidelines fees are non-refundable.Expense receipts are provided only for travel expenses, or for single expense items above $500. Any other arrangements must be agreed to in advance.

Detailed billing must be arranged in advance, preferably at the original contract date. Detailed invoice billing will be provided only on request, and administrative charges will typically be incurred.

Interest and administrative charges may be made on all accounts past due. Invoices are past due 15 calendar days after the issue date of the invoices. The Association reserves the right to charge interest and administrative charges. The International Due Diligence Association reserves the right to charge up to the maximum rates permissible by law for any account past due. Any other arrangements must be agreed to in advance. Collection activities may result in the maximum rates permissible by law, and all collection costs will be applied to accounts sent for collection. For all Services Contracts, an interest charge of fifteen percent (15.00%), and an administrative charge of two hundred fifty US dollars, (USD250.00) per month, will be applied for all Services Contracts accounts past due.