Welcome to International Alumni Association (“IAA”), and thank you for visiting our site. We encourage all visitors and members to please carefully review the following TERMS AND CONDITIONS before using this website or any associated Services. Your use of this site or the Services described below indicates your acceptance of these terms.
Our TERMS AND CONDITIONS apply to all activity occurring on our website (www.thealumniassociation.com) including all pages on the www.thealumniassociation.com domain, any related domains, third-party domains hosting intellectual property, blogs, social networking properties, member databases, and internal or e-mail submissions, regardless of whether they are specifically referenced herein (“the Services”).
By using the Services, you warrant that (a) you are competent to understand and abide by the terms; (b) you have read and understand the terms; (c) you agree that the terms are valid; (d) you have entered into a legal agreement with International Alumni Association, Inc.; and (e) you agree to abide by the terms during your use of the Services. If you disagree with any of the terms set forth below, you should not use the Services and you should immediately contact IAA’s customer service department. Please be aware that IAA may amend the terms and conditions from time to time, with all changes posted here. Your continued use of the Services further warrants that you accept any amendments IAA may make.
Statement of Non-Affiliation
IAA Membership Benefits
IAA is one of the world's leading third party alumni associations dedicated to furthering the advancement and professional development of our membership. The IAA provides a suite of services to its members, including but not limited to; providing a unique online networking tool for professional college graduates to connect with fellow alumni and other professionals, functioning as a 3rd party endorsement and/or accreditation of our members, personal branding service that emphasize online visibility, professionally written biographical profiles for member use on our website or their social media profiles, increased online exposure through a personal webpage on the IAA website, recognition of achievements (of certain members) who have excelled in their field or profession, as well as representing a member's alma mater through our proprietary university database and network.As detailed below, IAA offers a large selection of products and services, with each program tailored specifically to the diverse needs of our members:
Complimentary Basic Membership – Limited Benefits / Non-Interactive: A basic membership with IAA is free of charge. The Basic Membership entitles the member to a basic listing within the IAA's member network which is searchable by other members of IAA, and visitors to the IAA website. A Basic Membership is not interactive, and Basic Members do not have access to the member network. Furthermore, the Basic Membership does not permit the member to actively use the services beyond what is described in other levels of membership.
Paid Membership – Enhanced Benefits: Experience has shown that IAA members reap benefits in proportion to the degree of commitment and active participation they give to their membership. To maximize our members’ opportunities, IAA has developed tiers of Services which maximize member participation. Enhanced Benefits include: access to the online network, managed networking service, professionally written biographical profile, personalized public web page on the IAA website, and much more, which are offered to paid members at several different membership tiers.
IAA Membership & Renewals
All paid IAA memberships are for the agreed upon term commencing from the date of registration. Your IAA membership will not automatically renew at the end of the term. Beginning approximately thirty days (30) prior to the end of your membership term, you will receive a personal phone call from an IAA staff member along with multiple notification emails reminding you that your membership is set to expire, along with instructions on how to renew your membership.
Upon registration and payment, the IAA automatically sends you a welcome email containing your login information, as well as, a link to these Terms & Conditions which you are required to read and accept and acknowledge prior to immediately benefitting from the IAA services that you have signed up for. IAA systems track and log your acknowledgment of the Terms & Conditions, and maintains a record of your access to the services.
Immediately upon your registration, acknowledgement and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions, IAA will automatically complete your initial membership profile in our network so you will start receiving the benefits of your membership without delay. At the same time, IAA automatically enrolls you in the ancillary benefits through our business partners and pays for your enrollment up-front. IAA membership sales are final, as is discussed below.
If enrolling by phone and paying by credit card, your verbal authorization to charge your credit card will be recorded and kept on file, and our Compliance Team reviews each recording to confirm that authorization was given. In the rare event that authorization was not clearly recorded, IAA will contact you to explain and receive a clear confirmation.
All Membership Sales Final
IAA delivers its services to you immediately upon your subscribing to our service. At that time, IAA pays to enroll you in its third-party programs, to complete and manage your profile, and for each of your tier-specific benefits. As your membership coordinator explains during your phone interview, all of IAA's annual membership sales are final and fully-consummated at the time of your annual subscription and you agree that IAA may collect all outstanding dues by charging the credit card provided at the time of original sale. There are no refunds of your annual membership fee, or other paid for services.
Use of Member Network
IAA expressly reserves the right to use all information members provide in association with their basic or advanced profiles, including name, geographic data, professional data, and other information, keeping in mind that we are very judicious with the use of our members’ information and make every effort to identify opportunities that are beneficial to our members.
Use of Services and Proprietary Information
The Services and all information provided within the Services are the intellectual property of IAA and are proprietary to IAA (“Proprietary Information”). As such, all Members of this website, the Services or Proprietary Information agree that the Proprietary Information is protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark and/or other intellectual property laws, and that the unauthorized use, copying or appropriation of the Proprietary Information may subject the user to civil and/or criminal liability and/or termination of your membership privileges.
IAA makes its Proprietary Information available only to members, for the express purpose of furthering IAA's mission. The provision of Proprietary Information constitutes a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license, granted only for this purpose and no other. Members acknowledge that the Services are subject to change according to the needs of IAA's members, as determined solely by IAA and without specific notice to Members. Members and users further acknowledge that circumstances may arise in which the Services are found to contain errors or other deficiencies, but that IAA shall have no liability to Members and users in the event such circumstances arise. In addition, Members and users agree that interruptions may periodically occur, and that IAA shall have no liability to Members and users for such interruptions. Specifically, Members and users agree that they have assumed these risks in exchange for the benefits IAA provides through its Services and other offline opportunities.
Members and users may not engage in any of the following conduct with respect to any of IAA’s Proprietary Information, including Proprietary Information found or hosted on third-party sites, social media platforms, etc. All such conduct is forbidden, and Members and users agree that the following types of conduct may give rise to civil and/or criminal liability, and/or termination of your membership privileges:
Members and users specifically acknowledge that the Services and Proprietary Information may contain IAA’s copyrighted material as well as its trade/service marks, and further acknowledge that nothing in these Terms & Conditions, or any other aspect of membership, confers any ownership interest in IAA’s copyrighted material or marks. Members and users acknowledge that ownership of IAA Proprietary Information, copyrighted materials and marks are exclusively IAA’s. Members and users agree that they have no interest in any intellectual property belonging to third-parties but licensed to IAA’s use in association with the Services or Proprietary Information. Any attempt to alter, remove, copy or otherwise misappropriate any such intellectual property shall be deemed a material breach, subjecting the user to forfeiture of membership as well as civil and/or criminal liability, and/or termination of membership privileges.
If, in IAA’s sole discretion, a user or Member is found to be in breach of these terms, IAA reserves the right to terminate the offending user’s license(s) as well as their membership status. IAA expressly reserves all other rights and remedies that may be available in the event of such a breach.
Confidentiality of Proprietary Information
Members and users agree that all Proprietary Information is confidential and that the sole ownership of such information rests with IAA and shall not be transmitted in any manner without the express, written authorization of IAA. Members and users further agree that all Proprietary Information is trade secret-protected, in that it is independently valuable, not generally known within the industry outside of IAA and its limited licensees to whom it is provided solely in furtherance of IAA’s mission, provides IAA with a competitive advantage in the marketplace, kept secret and subject to reasonable safeguards within the IAA organization and released only to those with a need to know or in accordance with a limited license, and not subject to reverse-engineering or independent discovery or duplication without substantial expertise or by improper means.
Further, Members and users agree that their uses of the Proprietary Information under the limited license granted herein shall be solely in furtherance of the Mission. Members and users acknowledge that any other use of Proprietary Information, including but not limited to unauthorized copying, editing or publication to third-parties, constitutes misappropriation which may subject the offending user to civil and/or criminal liability as well as the remedies set forth above.
Finally, Members and users acknowledge that Proprietary Information shall not be used in any circumstances detrimental to or competitive with IAA, and that any such misuse may subject the offending user to civil and/or criminal liability as well as the remedies set forth above.
If, in IAA’s sole discretion, a user is found to be in breach of these terms, IAA reserves the right to terminate this license as well as the offending user’s membership status. IAA expressly reserves all other rights and remedies available in the event of such a breach.
Members and users agree that the IAA membership experience may be devalued by or users who violate these Terms & Conditions to the detriment of the IAA user community. To maintain the ongoing high quality of our community, Members and users agree to the following acceptable uses of the Services and Proprietary Information:
If, in IAA’s sole discretion, a user is to be in breach of these terms, IAA reserves the right to terminate this license as well as the offending user’s membership status. IAA expressly reserves all other rights and remedies available in the event of such a breach.
Limitation of Liability / Legal Conditions
Members and users agree that the Services and Proprietary Information are made available as-is, with all faults and without any express or implied warranties of any type. Members and users further agree that IAA is a service provider as that term is understood under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. As such, Members and users understand that IAA is immune from tort liability with respect to, inter alia, liability for false, misleading, or defamatory information or content that may be contained within the website provided, that was posted or provided by third-parties.
Members and users expressly waive any and all warranty claims, and IAA expressly disclaims all warranties, including:
Members and users agree to indemnify and hold harmless IAA from any losses, damages, claims, demands or obligations arising out of Members’ breach of these Terms & Conditions. Members and users agree to bear sole responsibility for such breach and to remunerate IAA for any expense or burden whatsoever associated with such breach, including the payment of reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. Members and users are 100% responsible for the content that they post to IAA’s website. Accordingly, the Member and user agree and hereby holds IAA harmless and agrees to indemnify IAA from any damages, suits, actions, or liabilities that arise out of the Members and users postings with respect to any cause of action whatsoever, including but not limited to, defamatory remarks or publications, trademark or copyright infringement, or infringement of any intellectual property right. IAA’s maximum liability and Members’ sole remedy for any cause whatsoever shall be limited to the amount of a user’s membership dues. IAA shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever associated with Members’ membership or use of the Services or Proprietary Information or any interruption of same. Should any term of Members’ agreement with IAA be found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unconscionable or otherwise invalid or unenforceable, all other terms shall continue in full force and effect.
Choice of Law / Arbitration
Members and users agree that all disputes shall be governed by the law of New York State, without regard to any other principles, including conflicts of law, comity of nations or any United Nations convention, except that Members and users agree that “misappropriation” as defined in the Uniform Trade Secrets Act shall govern with respect to controversies or actions sounding misappropriation of trade secrets and/or the use of IAA Proprietary Information. Only those disputes arising out of IAA membership or IAA’s delivery of Service and/or Products to its Members or users shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the rules of the U.S. Arbitration Act, as administered by the American Arbitration Association. Members and users agree that any arbitration should be held within the City of New York, New York, before a panel of three neutral arbitrators. Further, Members and users agree that any arbitration award in favor of Members and/or users under these Terms & Conditions shall not include any consequential, exemplary, special or punitive damages. Members and users agree that the result of any such arbitration shall remain confidential and subject to the entry of a suitable non-disclosure order. Any other suits or chooses in action, not specifically referenced above as being arbitrated, must be venued and/or commenced in the New York State Supreme Court, New York County (Manhattan). Nothing contained in this paragraph shall limit or otherwise prohibit IAA from invoking the jurisdiction of the New York Sate Supreme Court to obtain any form of injunctive or equitable relief.