Terms Of Use

National Insulation Association

POLICY AND PROCEDURES

 

TITLE: Terms of Use                                                 SECTION:  Administration A-14                  

DATE:  November 2011                                             SUPERSEDES: 

National Insulation Association Copyright Policy and General Terms of Use for Website

The National Insulation Association (NIA) logo and all NIA photos and literature (including all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights therein) are the exclusive property of NIA. Use of the NIA logo and the NIA member logo is restricted to current NIA members only, and both print quality and web quality logos can be obtained from the Members Access section. Under no circumstances is permission granted for use of NIA images, text, web pages, or PDF files for other than personal use. Users are encouraged to distribute NIA website information by linking to the desired page from their website or sharing NIA website hyperlinks in other ways (such as via email)

Registered Trademarks

National Insulation Association, the NIA logo, and Insulation Outlook are all federally registered trademarks. Any use requires permission from NIA and must had the registration symbol ® upon first use. NIA’s tag lines are trademarked with the ™ symbol and may not be used or replicated. This includes “The Voice of Insulation Industry” and “The Power of Insulation” which are tied to NIA and may not be used by any other organization.

Copyrights

NIA grants permission to users to visit the NIA website. NIA does not grant the right to resell or redistribute any information, documents, images or material from the NIA website or to compile or create derivative works from material on the NIA website. Use of material on the NIA website is subject to the terms and conditions outlined below.

All material published on the NIA website is protected by copyright and owned or controlled by NIA or the party credited as the provider of the content, software or other material.

Users may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display or in any way exploit any of the content, software, material or services, in whole or in part, other than the sharing of hyperlinks to the NIA website as described earlier in this document.

Articles originally published in Insulation Outlook magazine or NIA News are restricted from publication on any website not directly controlled by NIA and should not be copied for any purpose other than personal non-commercial use. Please link to the appropriate article on the NIA website and feel free to distribute the URL for these articles. Anyone wishing to possess a copy of an NIA article should contact the Publications Department to order reprints. Articles are offered on the NIA website for educational purposes only and any attempt to manipulate these articles will be considered a violation of copyright. Articles were believed accurate as of the publication date, and NIA does not accept responsibility for material which has since become obsolete or inaccurate.

Hyperlink Policy

NIA does not endorse websites that link to any of NIA’s websites. NIA will not be held liable for the content of any site to or from which its sites are hyperlinked. NIA encourages anyone interested in mechanical insulation to link to http://www.insulation.org but discourages sites that are concerned only with the residential sector of the insulation market, as this does not coincide with NIA’s mission. NIA provides members with NIA logos they may opt to use for the purpose of linking from their websites; please visit the members only section of the site for more details. Special exemptions to this policy can only be granted by the Executive Vice President/CEO.

Minimum Requirements for Hyperlink from NIA

In order to establish a hyperlink from the NIA website you must at least fulfill the following criteria:

  1. Insulation companies that are members of NIA will automatically receive a hyperlink in the Membership Directory. If yours is not current, please contact the Membership Department to update your information. Insulation companies that are not members of NIA must become a member in order to have a website link added from the NIA website. All other requirements that follow are applicable to hyperlinks from the NIA website to sites other than insulation companies (other associations, for example). [2]
  2. Your site audience should at least partially consist of industrial sector professionals and not be entirely focused on the residential industry because NIA does not represent the residential insulation market.
  3. Your site must be professional in nature and may NOT include offensive, obscene and/or libelous material or any other material that may lead to civil or criminal liability and cannot be directly linked to any other sites that may include offensive, obscene and/or libelous material or any other material that may lead to civil or criminal liability.
  4. You must commit to hyperlink back to the NIA website from your site within 10 business days.
  5. If your company or organization does not have a direct relationship with NIA, your hyperlink may have to be approved by the Website Committee and/or the Technical Information Committee prior to publication on the NIA website.

Application for Hyperlink from NIA

Email niainfo@insulation.org and please include:

  1. The URL of your website and the name of the company or organization that owns and manages it
  2. A contact name, email address, and phone number for the site administrator
  3. A brief explanation of your site’s mission and audience, and why you feel a linking relationship would be mutually beneficial

Access and availability of service and links

The NIA website may contain links and references to third-party websites. These are provided for the convenience and interest of users and, on the part of NIA, this implies neither responsibility for, nor approval of, information contained in these websites. NIA makes no warranty, either express or implied, as to the accuracy, availability or content of information, text, graphics which are not under the ‘insulation.org’ domain. NIA has not tested any software located on other sites and does not make any representation as to the quality, safety, reliability or suitability of such software.

General Terms of Use

Access to, and use of, the NIA website constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions of this policy. The NIA website is provided as a convenience to you and to our members for informational purposes only.

As a user of the NIA website, you are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the NIA website in accordance with this policy. You may use the NIA web site for your own personal non-commercial use and not for republication, distribution, assignment, sublicense, sale, preparation of derivative works or other use.

THE INFORMATION FROM OR THROUGH THE NIA WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE DISCLAIMER OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE INFORMATION MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. NIA HAS NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR YOUR USE OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE NIA WEBSITE. IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT AS A LIMITATION THEREOF, NEITHER NIA NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING THE NIA WEBSITE SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF USERS’ ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE NIA WEBSITE. ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY VIRUSES CONTAINED WITHIN AN ELECTRONIC FILE CONTAINING A FORM OR DOCUMENT IS DISCLAIMED. NIA’S MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO A USER UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL BE EQUAL TO THE PURCHASE PRICE SUCH USER PAID TO US, IF ANY, FOR ANY GOODS, SERVICES OR INFORMATION.

NIA does not guarantee the accuracy of information provided by external sources and accepts no responsibility or liability for any consequences arising from the use of such data. Though NIA uses commercially accepted technical standards to control the NIA website, material on the NIA website may inadvertently include technical inaccuracies or other errors. We would be grateful if users could notify us of any errors or inaccuracies they may find. Please note that users browse and use the NIA website at their own risk. NIA does not warrant that the functional aspects of the NIA website will be uninterrupted or error free or that the NIA website, or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses of other harmful components despite our efforts to prevent such occurrences. NIA may change material on the NIA website without prior notice.

Purchase Policies and Terms

 Products and Services

  • NIA Member Return/Cancellation Policy

If, for any reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you may return the item(s) to NIA within 60 days of receipt of your shipment for a full product refund minus the cost of shipping and handling provided that the item(s) are returned in same condition as shipped. Certain items cannot be returned. These items include software, damaged items, products that have missing parts, Contren (formerly Wheels of Learning), the Membership Directory & Resource Guide, Profitable Contracting, and the Insulation Materials Specification Guide. We cannot offer refunds on items returned to the NIA office after 60 days. We will be more than happy to offer an exchange of products, if you are dissatisfied.

  • Non-NIA Member Return/Cancellation Policy

If, for any reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you may return the item(s) to NIA within 30 days of receipt of your shipment for a full product refund minus the cost of shipping and handling provided that the item(s) are returned in same condition as shipped. Certain items cannot be returned. These items include software, damaged items, products that have missing parts, Contren (formerly Wheels of Learning), the Membership Directory & Resource Guide, Profitable Contracting, and the Insulation Materials Specification Guide. We cannot offer refunds on items returned to the NIA office after 30 days. We will be more than happy to offer an exchange of products, if you are dissatisfied.

NIA Membership Dues Refund Policy

All NIA membership dues payments are final and are non-refundable.

Foundation Pledge Refund Policy

All Foundation pledge payments are final and are non-refundable.

Event Registration Refund Policy

All refund requests MUST be made in writing. Disbursement of refunds is outlined in the NIA Convention registration fee refund policy (this includes Golf Tournament fee refund policy) and the Committee Days registration fee refund policy which are printed on hard-copy registration forms and are listed on the Convention and Committee Days webpages.

Additional Terms

NIA offers its online store for all your product and service needs. You may purchase products online securely with real-time credit card processing. To order, please visit www.insulation.org/products. NIA Members must login to receive special discounted rates. Please contact membership@insulation.org if you have forgotten your login information.

NIA, its members, and/or its agents make no guarantee as to—and assume no responsibility for—the correctness, sufficiency, or completeness of the products offered on this website. Further, they do not endorse any products, sources, systems, or procedures that may be referenced or identified in these materials.

[1] Reference to the “NIA website” refers to www.insulation.org, www.insulatemetalbuildings.org, www.insulationoutlook.com, and any other domain name owned by NIA.

[2] Reference to the “NIA website” refers to www.insulation.org, www.insulatemetalbuildings.org, www.insulationoutlook.com, and any other domain name owned by NIA.

LOGO USE POLICY— MEMBERS

Corporate members are encouraged to use the “Proud Member of NIA”
logo or, if applicable, the “Contributor to Foundation” logo. However, NIA
members must adhere to the following rules:

1. The company name National Insulation Association and its logo are
federally registered trademarks of NIA. The ® symbol must be used with the words NIA
or any of its logos on first reference.

2. NIA Members should not use any version of the NIA logo, the
Foundation logo, or the Insulation Outlook logo without written
permission from the National Insulation Association.

3. NIA Members may only use the “Proud Member of NIA” and
“Contributor to Foundation” logos according to these terms. Members
must use the current and proper logo.

4. Permission to use the “Proud Member of NIA” logo is extended only
during the year that the corporate membership is valid. Permission to
use this logo is automatically withdrawn if your corporate membership
is not renewed for an additional year. Permission to use the
“Contributor to Foundation” logo is extended only during the year that
the company’s Foundation contribution applies. Permission to use
this logo is automatically withdrawn if a contribution has not been
made during the current calendar year.

5. Once a company no longer has permission to use the “Proud
Member of NIA” or “Contributor to Foundation” logo, all the
company’s uncirculated materials bearing the logo should be
destroyed. NIA bears no financial obligation for the destruction or
replacement of materials.

6. The corporate member’s company name and logo (if applicable) must
also appear, in the same size or larger, on the same page that
includes the “Proud Member of NIA” and/or “Contributor to
Foundation” logos.

7. The logo may not be used to endorse companies that are not
members of NIA or any products. Non-members of NIA may not use
any of NIA’s logos without specific written permission from NIA.

8. The typeface and graphic elements of the logo may not be retypeset,
altered, or modified in any way. Members cannot create other logos
using any part of the National Insulation Association’s name, logo, or
graphic elements.

9. When a logo is reduced or enlarged, it should be treated as one unit.
Resize all elements proportionately. Do not reduce the logo “Proud
Member of NIA” logo below 0.7725 W x 0.6336 H inches in size. Do
not reduce the “Contributor to Foundation” logo below 0.5189 W x
0.9214 H inches in size.

10. The words “Proud Member of NIA” and “Contributor to
Foundation” are part of their respective logos and must be included.

11. All elements of the logo typeface and graphics must be clearly
legible and recognizable in print or digitally.

12. The logo colors of the “Proud Member of NIA” are Pantone®
2935 and Pantone® 355 (or the four-color equivalent), which is a
bright blue and green on a white background. It can also be 100%
black on a light background or 100% white on a dark background.
The three logo colors of the “Contributor of Foundation” logo are
Pantone® 690 (purple), with Pantone® 7455 (blue), Pantone® 143
(yellow).

Thank you for adhering to these rules. Misuse of the logo may result in
penalties, including loss of your corporate membership in the National
Insulation Association and possible legal action. To report a trademark
violation or to ask for a review of materials, please contact
niainfo@insulation.org.

LOGO USE POLICY—Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser

Certified Insulation Energy Appraisers are encouraged to use the proper
NIA member or non-member version of the “Certified Insulation Energy
Appraisers” logo. However, use must adhere to the following rules:

1. Both the words “Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser” and the related
logos are trademarks of NIA. The ™ symbol must be used on first
reference to the words “Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser” and/or
its logo.

2. Permission to use the “Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser” logo is
only granted after successful completion of the Insulation Energy
Appraiser Program and exam. Permission is extended only during the
time that the certification is valid. Permission to use this logo is
automatically withdrawn if the certification lapses. NIA Members may
only use the “Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser—National
Insulation Association Member” logo. Non-members may only use the
“Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser—National Insulation
Association” logo.

3. NIA Members should not use any version of the NIA logo, the
Foundation logo, or the Insulation Outlook logo without written
permission from the National Insulation Association. NIA Members
may only use the “Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser—National
Insulation Association Member” logo, “Member of NIA” and
“Contributor to Foundation” logos according to the following terms.
NIA Members must use the current and proper logo.

4. Once an individual and/or a company no longer has permission to
use the “Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser” logos, all the
individual’s or company’s uncirculated materials bearing the logo
should be destroyed. NIA bears no financial obligation for the
destruction or replacement of materials.

5. The corporate member’s company name and logo (if applicable) must
also appear, in the same size or larger, on the same page that
includes the “Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser” logo.

6. The logos may not be used to endorse companies or individuals that
are not Certified Insulation Energy Appraisers. The logos also may
not be used to endorse any products. Non-members of NIA may not
use the member logo.

7. The typeface and graphic elements of the logo may not be retypeset,
altered, or modified in any way. Members cannot create other logos
using any part of the words “Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser,”
“National Insulation Association,” the respective logos, or any of their
graphic elements.

8. When a logo is reduced or enlarged, it should be treated as one unit.
Resize all elements proportionately. Do not reduce either logo below
0.7196 x 0.7196 inches in size.

9. All elements of the logo typeface and graphics must be clearly legible
and recognizable in print or digitally.

10. The color of the “Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser” logos is
Pantone® 3425 C (or the four-color equivalent), which is a medium
green on a white background. It can also be 100% black on a light
background or 100% white on a dark background.

Thank you for adhering to these rules. Misuse of the logo may result in
penalties, including loss of your corporate membership in the National
Insulation Association, loss of your certification, and possible legal action.
To report a trademark violation or to ask for a review of materials, please
contact niainfo@insulation.org.

LOGO USE POLICY—NIA Certified Faced Insulation

National Insulation Association’s Metal Building Insulation Laminators who
have met the requirements of the NAIMA 202-96 standard, the Certified
Faced Insulation Standard, and the NAHB Research Center’s certification
program are encouraged to use the proper version of the NIA Certified
Faced Insulation logo. However, logo use must adhere to the following
rules:

1. “NIA Certified Faced Insulation” is registered with the United States
Patent and Trademark Office. The ® symbol must be used on first
reference to the words “NIA Certified Faced Insulation”. The related
logo is a trademark of NIA. The ™ symbol must be used on first
reference to the logo.

2. Permission to use the “NIA Certified Faced Insulation” logo is only
granted after successful completion of the requirements listed above.
Only Members of the National Insulation Association have permission
to use this logo. Members must use the current and proper logo.

3. Members should not use any version of the NIA logo, the Foundation
logo, or the Insulation Outlook logo without written permission from
the National Insulation Association. NIA Members may only use the
“Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser—National Insulation
Association Member” logo, “Member of NIA,” and “Contributor to
Foundation” logos according to the terms listed for each.

4. Permission is extended only during the time that the certification is
valid. Permission to use this logo is automatically withdrawn if the
certification lapses.

5. Once a company no longer has permission to use the “NIA Certified
Faced Insulation” logos, all the company’s uncirculated materials
bearing the logo should be destroyed. NIA bears no financial
obligation for the destruction or replacement of materials.

6. The corporate member’s company name and logo (if applicable) must
also appear, in the same size or larger, on the same page that
includes the “NIA Certified Faced Insulation” logo.

7. The logos may not be used to endorse companies or products that do
not meet these requirements.

8. The typeface and graphic elements of the logo may not be retypeset,
altered, or modified in any way. Members cannot create other logos
using any part of the words “NIA Certified Faced Insulation,” “National
Insulation Association,” the respective logos, or any of their graphic
elements.

9. When a logo is reduced or enlarged, it should be treated as one unit.
Resize all elements proportionately. Do not reduce the logo below
0.7991 W x 0.4376 H inches in size.

10. All elements of the logo typeface and graphics must be clearly
legible and recognizable in print or digitally.

11. The logo color is Pantone® 357 (or the four-color equivalent),
which is a medium green on a white background. It can also be 100%
black on a light background or 100% white on a dark background.

Thank you for adhering to these rules. Misuse of the logo may result in
penalties, including loss of your corporate membership in the National
Insulation Association and possible legal action. To report a trademark
violation or to ask for a review of materials, please contact
niainfo@insulation.org.