Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Welcome to defensecommunities.org. By using our site, you are agree to comply with and be bound by the following terms of use. Please review the following terms carefully.

Acceptance of Terms

The services that the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) provides to you are subject to the following Terms of Use. ADC reserves the right to update the Terms of Use at any time without notice to you. The most current version of the Terms of Use can be reviewed by clicking on the “Terms of Use” hypertext link located at the bottom of our web pages.


The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to this site are protected under applicable copyright, trademark and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights. The copying, redistribution, use, or publication of any such matters or any part of this site by unauthorized users, except where noted, is strictly prohibited. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content or other materials viewed through this site. Accredited educational institutions, such as K-12, universities, private/public colleges, and state community colleges, may download and reproduce documents for distribution in the classroom. Some of the content on this site is the copyrighted work of third parties.

Limited License; Permitted Uses

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license

  • to access and use defensecommunities.org strictly in accordance with the Terms of Use;
  • to use this site solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes; and
  • to print out discrete information from defensecommunities.org solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes and provided that you maintain all copyright and other policies contained therein.

No print out or electronic version of any part of this site or its contents may be used by you in any litigation or arbitration matter whatsoever under any circumstances.

Restrictions and Prohibitions on Use

Your license for access and use of defensecommunities.org and any information, materials, or documents therein are subject to the following restrictions and prohibitions on use. You may not:

  • copy, print (except where noted), republish, display, distribute, transmit, sell, rent, lease, loan or otherwise make available in any form or by any means all or any portion of defensecommunities.org or any content and materials retrieved therefrom;
  • use defensecommunities.org or any materials obtained from it to develop, of as a component of, any information, storage and retrieval system, database, information base, or similar resource (in any media now existing or hereafter developed), that is offered for commercial distribution of any kind, including through sale, license, lease, rental, subscription, or any other commercial distribution mechanism;
  • create compilations or derivative works of any content and materials from defensecommunities.org;
  • use any content and materials from defensecommunities.org in any manner that may infringe any copyright, intellectual property right, proprietary right, or property right of use or any third parties;
  • remove, change or obscure any copyright notice or other proprietary notice or terms of use contained on defensecommunities.org;
  • remove, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any defensecommunities.org software or use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine defensecommunities.org’s architecture;
  • use any automatic or manual process to harvest information from defensecommunities.org;
  • use defensecommunities.org for the purpose of gathering information for or transmitting (1) unsolicited commercial email; (2) email that makes use of headers, invalid or nonexistent domain names, or other means of deceptive addressing; and (3) unsolicited telephone calls or facsimile transmissions; and
  • use defensecommunities.org in a manner that violates any state or federal law regulating email, facsimile transmissions or telephone solicitations.

Linking to the Site

You may provide links to defensecommunities.org, provided (a) that you do not remove or obscure, by framing or otherwise, advertisements or notices on this site, (b) your site does not engage in illegal or pornographic activities, and (c) you discontinue providing links to defensecommunities.org immediately upon request by us.


This site may contain advertising and sponsorships. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on defensecommunities.org is accurate and complies with applicable laws. We are not responsible for the illegality or any error, inaccuracy or problem in the advertiser’s or sponsor’s materials.

Registration, Member Accounts, and Security

Certain sections of or offerings from ADC or defensecommunities.org may require you to register. If registration is requested, you agree to provide us with accurate, complete registration information. Each registration is for your personal use only and not on behalf of any other person or entity. We do not permit (a) any other person using the registered sections under your name; or (b) access through a single name being made available to multiple users on a network. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify ADC immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. ADC will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by ADC or another party due to someone else using your account or password.


Your right to use defensecommunities.org is not transferable or assignable. Any password or right given to you to obtain information or documents is not transferable or assignable.

Errors, Corrections, and Changes

We do not represent or warrant that defensecommunities.org will be error-free. We may make changes to the features, functionality, or content of defensecommunities.org at any time. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to edit or delete any documents, information, or other content appearing on this site.

Third Party Content

Third party content may appear on defensecommunities.org or may be accessible via links from this site. We are not responsible for and assume no liability for any mistakes, misstatements of law, defamation, omissions, falsehood, obscenity, pornography or profanity in the statements, opinions, representations or any other form of content on third party sites. You understand that the information and opinions in the third party content represent solely the thoughts of the author and is neither endorsed by nor does it necessarily reflect our belief.

Unlawful Activity

You will not use the content or materials of defensecommunities.org for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use. You may not use this Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any ADC server, or the network(s) connected to any ADC server, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of defensecommunities.org. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to any ADC server or to any service it offers, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the defensecommunities.org.

We reserve the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of these Terms of Use and to take any action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profile, email addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, third party suppliers of information and documents, attorneys, advertisers, product and service providers, and affiliates harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, related to your violation of these Terms of Use or use of defensecommunities.org.

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