Terms and Conditions of Use
Please read the following terms and conditions of use carefully before using this website.
Access to and use of the national website www.aiga.org, (the “Site”), is each subject to the following terms and conditions, and all applicable laws. Please review these Terms and Conditions of Use regularly, as they are subject to modification, alteration, or update at any time and at the sole discretion of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (“AIGA, the professional association for design”). If you do not agree to any term or condition, do not access the Site.
BY ACCESSING AND USING THE SITE, YOU ("User") AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH HEREIN (the "Agreement"). If User is accessing and using the Site on behalf of any group or entity, User warrants that it has all necessary authority to enter into this Agreement.
- License and site access
- Copyright and trademarks
- Reviews, comments, communications and other content
- Limitations and restrictions on membership and competitions
- Limitation and restrictions on Design Jobs
- Disclaimer of warranties and limitation of liability
- Applicable law
- Notice and procedure for copyright infringement complaints
- Site policies, modification and severability
- Our address
AIGA values your interest and involvement in this organization and the time you spend on our Site. In our online communication as in all other AIGA programs, we are committed to informing you of how we use any information you share with us, and giving you choices about sharing it.
This statement notifies you of:
- Why AIGA collects member and customer information
- Activities and programs offered on the AIGA website that require you to submit personally identifiable information
- What personally identifiable information may be collected, and how it is used
- What aggregate information is collected, and how it is used
- How cookies are used on the site
- The organization that collects and owns the information, and with whom the information may be shared
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information
- Security procedures protecting the loss, misuse or alteration of information under AIGA control
- Procedures for notifying you of any changes to this policy
Why AIGA collects member and customer information
When you become a member of AIGA or get involved in AIGA activities on this Site or elsewhere, AIGA responds to your interest by offering to keep you informed about AIGA events and programs. While print AIGA communications are a benefit of membership, email announcements are available to members and nonmembers.
You have the choice of whether or not to give us your information or receive AIGA email announcements. If you choose to subscribe to these announcements, you have our commitment that they will be topical, timely and relevant to your professional and cultural interests. Furthermore, AIGA will never sell or rent your information to another party, or use it in any way other than that described in this statement. AIGA will prosecute any parties who illegally attempt to mine member data from the Site.
If you are a member and you have supplied your email address, you will automatically receive AIGA email announcements, along with AIGA print communications and up to two mailings a year from each of AIGA's national sponsors, of whom there are up to six. If you would prefer not to receive the email announcements, you can always opt out of receiving them by visiting my.aiga.org my.aiga.org to update your Email Subscriptions.
If you are a nonmember, you can use many of the features of the Site without supplying any personal information to AIGA. If you would like to stay informed about AIGA programs and activities, you can provide your name and email address, and opt in to receiving AIGA email announcements. If at any time you wish to stop receiving these emails, you can opt out by visiting my.aiga.org my.aiga.org to update your Email Subscriptions.
Website features requiring the submission of personal information
Submission of personal information to the Site is entirely voluntary, except in the case of members, for whom current names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses must be on file. Most areas of the Site may be used without supplying any personally identifiable information.
The following Site features do require users to supply personal information:
When you join AIGA, we request your name, address, phone number, email address, job title, school or company name, chapter affiliation and up to two attributes you use to describe yourself. The information you have supplied is used to get an accurate picture of our membership as a whole and to provide you with the full benefits of membership, including publications, mailings and discounted registration for AIGA events. After joining, you can update any of your information on the web at any time.
From time to time we request information from users of the Site via surveys. Participation in surveys is completely voluntary. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and email address), demographic information (such as zip code and age level), and professional information (such as skills, areas of expertise and subjects of interest). This information will not be released under any circumstances in a manner that will identify the respondent. Personally identifiable information is requested only for internal purposes (for example, to avoid asking for the same information more than once). Survey information will be used for monitoring or improving the use of and satisfaction with this Site.
AIGA Design Jobs
Design Jobs is AIGA's online job search and recruitment center for the design community.
Employers: If you wish to post available jobs on Design Jobs, we ask for information about the job you are offering, such as the job title, type of position, your company's city and state, required skills and areas of practice, and a job description. This information is available to other Design Jobs users, so that potential employees may assess the opportunity. We also request company contact information such as your contact name, company name, address, and email. To protect your privacy, we give you the choice of revealing your contact information to other users, or posting your job anonymously. In either case, your contact information is collected for purposes of authentication and so that AIGA may contact you in the event that your Design Jobs account is being misused.
Registration for AIGA activities
If you wish to register for an AIGA conference or other event, we ask for contact information such as your name, school or company name, job title, telephone number, and email address, and financial information including your credit card number and expiration date. Contact information is used to send you important messages regarding the activity or event for which you registered. Financial information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders.
Subscribe to AIGA email announcements
If you wish to receive timely information about select AIGA programs and events, you may subscribe to AIGA email announcements. Announcement subjects include upcoming conferences, exhibitions, publications and new programs and services.
AIGA is the sole owner of the information collected on all areas of this Site. AIGA will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from those disclosed in this statement.
If you wish to correct, update or remove your personally identifiable information from our database, or if you no longer wish to receive communications from us, you have several ways of getting in touch with us.
If you are a member, you can update your information at any time by accessing your profile at my.aiga.org.
If you are a nonmember, or you would like assistance using the member directory, you may contact us; call us at 212 807 1990, or send us regular mail at 233 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10279.
If you receive communications from AIGA and you wish to stop receiving them, opt-out mechanisms and instructions exist. You may opt out by replying to any email we send you with the word “unsubscribe” in the subject line. You may also contact us; call us at 212 807 1990; or send us regular mail at 233 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10279.
AIGA takes every precaution to protect Site users’ information. All of our users’ personally identifiable information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers' information is protected. Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
This Site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that AIGA is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statement of any website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Site.
Notification of changes
License and site access
AIGA grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of the Site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with the express written consent of AIGA. This license does not include any collection, resale or commercial use of the Site or its contents; any derivative use of the Site or its contents; any downloading or copying of information for the benefit of another party; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. The Site or any portion of the Site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express written consent of AIGA. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of AIGA without the express written consent of AIGA. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing AIGA’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of AIGA. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by AIGA.
In the event that you would like to hyperlink to the Site, you must first contact AIGA and request permission. Notwithstanding, if you are granted a right to create a hyperlink to the Site, you may do so as long as the link does not portray AIGA, or its affiliates, products, or services, in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use AIGA’s logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.
AIGA makes no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, that access to and use of the Site or the server, which makes it available will be uninterrupted, error-free, or free of computer viruses or other harmful components.
Copyright and trademarks
All media (downloaded or samples), software, text, images, graphics, user interfaces, music, videos, photographs, trademarks, logos, artwork and other content on the Site (collectively, "Content"), including, but not limited to, the design, selection, arrangement, and coordination of such content on the Site, is owned or licensed by or to AIGA, and is protected by copyright, trade dress, trademark laws and/or various other intellectual property rights laws both domestic and foreign. Except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions of Use, no part of the Site and no content from the Site and/or AIGA events may be reproduced, recorded, retransmitted, sold, rented, broadcast, distributed, published, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, altered to make new works, performed, digitized, compiled, translated or transmitted in any way to any other computer, website or other medium or for any commercial purpose, without AIGA’s prior express written consent.
Except as expressly provided herein, you are not granted any rights or license to patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trade dress, rights of publicity or trademarks with respect to any of the Content, and AIGA reserves all rights not expressly granted hereunder. All trademarks and service marks of AIGA are the exclusive property of the AIGA, and access and/or use to the Site do not grant any rights thereto. All rights are expressly reserved.
Reviews, comments, communications and other content
Site visitors may send communications; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, provided that the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties, or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam”. You may not use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the content’s origin.
If you submit material for, but not limited to, competitions, you grant AIGA nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such material throughout the world in any media for non-commercial, promotional purposes, unless we indicate otherwise. You grant AIGA and sub-licensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such material, if we choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the material that you submit; that the content of the material is accurate; that use of the material that you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify AIGA for all claims resulting from material that you submit.
At times, AIGA may provide links to websites hosted by other parties (“Third Party Sites”), or such Third Party Sites may have links to the Site. Third party content, messages and services may appear on the Site or may be accessible through links from the Site. AIGA is not responsible, and assumes no liability, for any mistakes, misstatements of law, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehood or obscenity in the statements, opinions, representations or any other form of content contained in any third party content appearing on or accessible from the Site. You acknowledge that the information and opinions in the third party content are neither endorsed or controlled by, nor reflect the beliefs of AIGA.
AIGA Design Archives
The images provided and descriptions of the selections and credits published by AIGA on the website designarchives.aiga.org are the result of information provided by the submitting party. AIGA is not responsible for errors, omissions, missing information or credits. The copy submitted may have been edited for length or style. AIGA assumes no responsibility for errors or misspellings arising by way of editing or production.
The images provided and descriptions of selections and credits published by AIGA on the website aiga.org are the result of information provided by the submitting party. AIGA is not responsible for errors, omissions, missing information or credits.The copy submitted may have been edited for length or style. AIGA assumes no responsibility for errors or misspellings arising by way of editing or production.
Limitations and restrictions on membership and competitions
The information on the Site is designed for informational and entertainment purposes only. You acknowledge that under no circumstances is AIGA, its agents, affiliates or partners, providing legal advice or representation, and that nothing on the Site is intended as a substitute for professional advice. Further, you acknowledge that under no circumstances does AIGA represent that membership guarantees, or in any way influences, your ability to secure employment through Design Jobs, AIGA’s online job search and recruitment center for the design community.
All fees related to membership, competition entry or event registrations must be paid for in USD ($). Only credit card payments via the Site will be accepted. AIGA accepts VISA, MasterCard and American Express. Unless expressly set forth on the Site, AIGA does not accept any other payment form. If AIGA offers or accepts any other form of payment, you hereby agree to all restrictions, terms and conditions associated with such additional form of payment. Your card issuer agreement governs your use of your designated card, and you must refer to that agreement and not these Terms and Conditions of Use to determine your rights and liabilities as a cardholder. YOU, AND NOT AIGA, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING ANY UNAUTHORIZED AMOUNTS BILLED TO YOUR CREDIT CARD BY A THIRD PARTY. You agree to pay all fees and charges incurred in connection with your orders (including any applicable taxes) at the rates in effect when the charges were incurred. Unless you notify AIGA of any discrepancies within fourteen (14) days after they first appear on your credit card statement, you agree that they will be deemed accepted by you for all purposes. If AIGA does not receive payment from your credit card issuer or its agent, you agree to pay all amounts due upon demand by AIGA or its agents. You are responsible for paying any governmental taxes imposed on your purchases, including, but not limited to, sales, use or value-added taxes.
Limitation and restrictions on Design Jobs
Site visitors may access Design Jobs, AIGA’s online job search and recruitment center for the design community. The information associated with any job listings on the Site is the sole responsibility of the employer who lists the jobs. You agree that AIGA shall not be responsible for false or misleading information that may be posted on the Site, specifically, on Design Jobs. AIGA uses commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that all job listings are accurate and current, but AIGA cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that the information on any of the job listings posted on the Site, or any other information posted on Design Jobs, is accurate or timely. All responsibility for the job listings is the sole and exclusive responsibility of the employer who lists the job.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless AIGA and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, service providers, other end users, distributors, licensors, officers, directors, representatives and employees from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party arising out of or related to your violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use, or your violation of any law, regulation or third-party right, including any violation of any copyrights or trademarks rights held by a third party.
Disclaimer of warranties and limitation of liability
AIGA, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, service providers, other end users, distributors, licensors, officers, directors, representatives and employees do not make any warranties or guarantees about the reliability, completeness, and accuracy of the information contained on the Site. The Site or its content may be changed without notice. Use of the Site is strictly at your own risk. AIGA its employees and any other person associated with the Site, will not be liable for any losses or damages associated with the use of the Site.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, AIGA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. AIGA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE; INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SITE; THEIR SERVERS; OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SENT TO AIGA ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. AIGA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR GOODS INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
AIGA operates the Site from New York, New York, in the United States of America. AIGA makes no representations that the activities or merchandise advertised on the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. By visiting the Site, you agree that the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its principles of conflict of laws or those of any other jurisdiction, will govern these Terms and Conditions of Use, your business relationship with AIGA and any dispute of any sort that may arise between you and AIGA.
AIGA’s performance under these Terms and Conditions of Use are subject to interruption and delay due to causes beyond its reasonable control, such as acts of God, acts of any government, war or other hostility, civil disorder, the elements, fire, explosion, power failure, equipment failure, industrial or labor dispute, inability to obtain necessary supplies and any other event, or series of events that prevent or delay performance.
Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to the Site or to orders made through the Site shall be adjudicated in any state or federal court in New York County, New York, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
AIGA reserves the right to modify this Agreement at any time and at its sole discretion. Updated versions of the Terms and Conditions of Use will appear on this Site and become the effective Agreement immediately upon publication. User is responsible for regularly reviewing the Terms and Conditions of Use. Continued use of the Site by User after any such modification of this Agreement constitutes User's assent to such modifications.
Notice and procedure for copyright infringement complaints
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide AIGA’s copyright agent the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying AIGA that your copyrighted material has been infringed.
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
- A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site, including the product ID number, if applicable;
- Your address, telephone number, and email address;
- 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;
- 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.
AIGA’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on its Site can be reached as follows:
c/o The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA, the professional association for design)
233 Broadway, 17th floor
New York, New York 10279
By email: Copyright Agent
Site policies, modification and severability
We reserve the right to make changes to the Site, policies, and these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these terms or conditions shall be deemed invalid, void or for any reason unenforceable, that term or condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining term or condition.
The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA, the professional association for design)
233 Broadway, Suite 1740
New York, New York, USA, 10279
+1 (212) 807 1990