Terms of Service

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These terms and conditions govern your use of this web site; by using this web site, you accept these terms and conditions in full and without reservation. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this web site.

You must be at least 18 [eighteen] years of age to use this web site. By using this web site and by agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age.

License to use web site

Unless otherwise stated, www.nvfc.org and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights published on this web site and materials used on www.nvfc.org. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages, files or other content from the web site for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • republish material from this web site in neither print nor digital media or documents (including republication on another web site);
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the web site;
  • show any material from the web site in public;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this web site for a commercial purpose;
  • edit or otherwise modify any material on the web site;
  • redistribute material from this web site – except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution; or
  • republish or reproduce any part of this web site through the use of iframes or screenscrapers.

Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your organization.

Acceptable use

You must not use this web site in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the web site or impairment of the availability or accessibility of www.nvfc.org or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this web site to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities on or in relation to this web site without www.nvfc.org’s express written consent.

This includes:

  • scraping
  • data mining
  • data extraction
  • data harvesting
  • ‘framing’ (iframes)
  • article ‘Spinning’

You must not use this web site or any part of it to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use this web site for any purposes related to marketing without the express written consent of www.nvfc.org.

Restricted access

Access to certain areas of this web site is restricted. www.nvfc.org reserves the right to restrict access to certain areas of this web site, or at our discretion, this entire web site. www.nvfc.org may change or modify this policy without notice.

If www.nvfc.org provides you with a User/Member ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this web site or other content or services, you must ensure that the User/Member ID and password are kept confidential. You alone are responsible for your password and User/Member ID security.

www.nvfc.org may disable your User/Member ID and password www.nvfc.org’s sole discretion without notice or explanation.

User/Member content

In these terms and conditions, your “User/Member” content means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this web site, for whatever purpose.

You grant to www.nvfc.org a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your User/Member content in any existing or future media. You also grant www.nvfc.org the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your User/Member content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or www.nvfc.org or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any User/Member content to the web site that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

www.nvfc.org reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this web site, or stored on the servers of www.nvfc.org, or hosted or published upon this web site.

www.nvfc.org’s rights under these terms and conditions in relation to User/Member content, www.nvfc.org does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this web site.

NVFC Store

All sales made through the NVFC store are final. No refunds will be given.

No warranties

This web site is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. www.nvfc.org makes no representations or warranties in relation to this web site or the information and materials provided on this web site.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, www.nvfc.org does not warrant that:

  • this web site will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  • the information on this web site is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Nothing on this web site constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. If you require advice in relation to any legal, financial or medical matter you should consult an appropriate professional.

Limitations of liability

www.nvfc.org will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this web site:

  • to the extent that the web site is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;
  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if www.nvfc.org has been expressly advised of the potential loss.


Nothing in this web site disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this web site disclaimer will exclude or limit the liability of the NVFC in respect of any:

  • death or personal injury caused by the negligence of www.nvfc.org or its agents, employees or shareholders/owners;
  • fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of www.nvfc.org; or
  • matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for www.nvfc.org to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.


By using this web site, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this web site disclaimer are reasonable. If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this web site.

Other parties

You accept that, as a limited liability entity, www.nvfc.org has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its officers and employees. You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against www.nvfc.org’s officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the web site.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this web site disclaimer will protect www.nvfc.org’s officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as www.nvfc.org.

Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of this web site disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this web site disclaimer.


You hereby indemnify www.nvfc.org and undertake to keep www.nvfc.org indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by www.nvfc.org to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of www.nvfc.org’s legal advisers) incurred or suffered by www.nvfc.org arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to www.nvfc.org’s other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, www.nvfc.org may take such action as www.nvfc.org deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the web site, prohibiting you from accessing the web site, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the web site, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the web site and/or bringing court proceedings against you.


www.nvfc.org may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this web site from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this web site. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.


www.nvfc.org may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with www.nvfc.org’s rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.
You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.


If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions, together with www.nvfc.org’s Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and www.nvfc.org in relation to your use of this web site, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this web site.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Maryland, USA, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Maryland, USA.

www.nvfc.org’s details

The full name of www.nvfc.org is National Volunteer Fire Council.





You can contact www.nvfc.org by email at nvfcoffice@nvfc.org.