Terms and Conditions
All membership fees are recorded as fully earned and non-refundable upon payment.
PCMI has no further obligation to members than to admit them to the association and permit them to represent themselves as members. As such, the full and complete benefit of membership is rendered immediately upon receipt of payment.
Membership fees are not prorated or refunded.
Publications payments are not refundable.
Refunds will be processed for cancellations received one month in advance of the conference start date, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after the one month- cut off date or for no-shows.
Substitutions may be made at any time. If you are unable to attend but someone else from your organization can come in your place, please notify us in writing via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by to fax to 508-232-6005, or via mail to:
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11 Robert Toner Blvd., #234
North Attleboro, MA 02763
What personal information does PCMI gather?
The information we learn from customers helps us personalize and continuously improve your experience at PCMI. Here are the types of information we gather.
Information you give us: We receive and store any information you enter on our web site or give us in any other way. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, improving our products, product offerings and website, and communicating with you.
Automatic information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many web sites, we use “cookies,” and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses PCMI.
What’s up with cookies?
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that PCMI transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to allow our systems to recognize your browser and to provide personalized logins and to store items in your shopping cart between visits.
The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to enjoy a convenient and enriched shopping experience so we recommend that you leave them turned on.
Does PCMI share the information it receives?
PCMI is not in the business of selling its information to others. We share customer information only as described below:
Agents: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include processing credit card payments. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
Protection of PCMI and others: We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of PCMI our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this privacy notice.
How secure is information about me?
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
We reveal only the last five digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
PCMI does not sell products for purchase by children. We sell children’s products for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may use PCMI only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
You provide such information when you search, buy or communicate with customer service. For example, you provide information when you place an order through PCMI; provide information in Your Account (and you might have more than one if you have used more than one e-mail address when shopping with us); communicate with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your name, address, and phone numbers; credit card information; people to whom purchases have been shipped, including addresses and phone number; and product preferences.
Welcome to PCMI. PCMI provides services to you subject to the following conditions. If you visit or shop at PCMI, you accept these conditions. Please read them carefully.
In order to understand our practices, please review our Privacy Notice. It governs your visit to PCMI.
When you visit PCMI or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of PCMI or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of PCMI and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of PCMI or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.
PCMI and other marks indicated on our site are registered trademarks of PCMI, Inc. in the United States and other countries. PCMI’s trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not PCMI’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits PCMI. All other trademarks not owned by PCMI that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by PCMI.
License and site access
PCMI grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of PCMI. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of PCMI. 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 PCMI without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing PCMI’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of PCMI. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by PCMI. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of PCMI so long as the link does not portray PCMI and its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any PCMI logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. PCMI does sell products for children, but it sells them to adults, who can purchase with a credit card. If you are under 18, you may use PCMI only with involvement of a parent or guardian. PCMI reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.
Comments, communications and other content
Visitors may submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable content. If you do submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant PCMI a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant PCMI the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify PCMI for all claims resulting from content you supply. PCMI has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. PCMI takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.
Risk of loss
All items purchased from PCMI are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier. For all product descriptions PCMI attempts to be as accurate as possible. However, PCMI does not warrant that product descriptions or other content of this site is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If a product offered by PCMI itself is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it in unused condition.
Disclaimer of warranties and limitation of liability
This site is provided by PCMI an “as is” and “as available” basis. PCMI makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials, or products included on this site. You expressly agree that your use of this site is at your sole risk.
To the full extent permissible by applicable law, PCMI disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. PCMI does not warrant that this site, its servers, or e-mail sent from PCMI are free of viruses or other harmful components. PCMI will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.
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 might have additional rights.
By visiting PCMI, you agree that the laws of the state of Colorado, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and PCMI.
Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to PCMI or to products you purchase through PCMI shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Denver, Colorado, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate PCMI’s intellectual property rights, PCMI may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of Colorado, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under this agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.
Site policies, modification and severability
We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.