WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Access to and use of the Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc. ("Association") World Wide Website (www.floods.org) is provided subject to the following terms and conditions.
The Association and its employees shall not be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the data and information described or contained herein. The Association and its employees shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement or substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this system, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence or under any other cause of action.
The data and information contained in the Association's website may have been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable. No expressed or implied warranty is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information, unless otherwise indicated. This disclaimer applies to any and all uses of the data and information. The Association provides this information on an "as is" basis. All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses and non-infringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed. Changes may be periodically made to the information contained herein. If you have obtained information from any of the Association's web pages from a source other than the Association's pages, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution. Data can quickly become out-dated. It is recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of any data associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use. If you find any errors or omissions, we encourage you to report them to the Association.
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The Association is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that the Association is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from the Association's web pages on the World Wide Web to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from the Association. These links are provided for information only. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. The Association's website contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites and resources. Since the Association's website is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to the site's administrator or webmaster.
Given the mercurial nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restricted access the next, and the location of items may change as menus, homepages, and files are reorganized. The user expressly agrees that use of the Association's website is at the user's sole risk. The Association does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The documents and related graphics published on this server could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The Association may change the information at any time.
Construction and interpretation of the disclaimers above and resolution of disputes thereof are governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin. The laws of the state of Wisconsin, U.S.A., shall apply to all uses of this data and this system. By use of this system and any data contained therein, the user agrees that use shall conform to all applicable laws and regulations and user shall not violate the rights of any third parties.
Any and all access to or use of the Association's World Wide Website constitutes an understanding of and implied consent to the terms and conditions contained herein.
CONFERENCE CANCELLATION POLICY:
If your plans change and you cannot attend, written notice must be provided to the ASFPM office. Avoid the cancellation service charge by sending a substitute from your organization, or choose to credit your paid registration fee to next year's conference! Otherwise, cancellations postmarked up to the early bird deadline as shown on the conference brochure will be assessed a $75 service charge. No refunds will be made after the final deadline as shown on the conference brochure. All registrations received by ASFPM are subject to the cancellation policy, regardless of payment status. "No shows" will be charged the full amount. No refunds can be made for unused events (workshops, tours, etc.) This policy applies to all affiliated pre- and post-conference activities.
CERTIFICATION ACKNOWLEDGMENT & DISCLAIMER
I have read and agree to abide by the foregoing rules and procedures of the Association of State Certified Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Certified Floodplain Manager Program (CFM® Program) as adopted by the Certification Board of Regents (CBOR). I also agree to complete all application requirements, provide necessary documentation, and take all exams as may be required for the processing of my application. I understand that award of certification will be based upon achieving a satisfactory grade. Upon my award of the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®) designation, I agree to be bound by the conditions of renewal as contained in the CFM® Program Charter. I further understand that the fee submitted with this application is 50% refundable if I cancel from taking the exam with at least two weeks' notice and that the materials submitted for consideration become the property of ASFPM. I understand the schedule of fees and the additional criteria to keep my certification current.
I agree to hold the ASFPM and its members, officers, agents, and examiners free from any damage or claim for damage or complaint by reason of any action taken in connection with this application, the attendant exams, the grades with respect to any exam, the failure of the ASFPM to register me as a CFM® and any other aspect of the CFM® Program. I hereby grant permission to ASFPM and the CBOR to seek any information or references it deems fit in securing my credentials pertinent to this application.
I further agree that if registered as a CFM®, upon the revocation, suspension, or cancellation of my certification by action of the CBOR, I shall return my Certificate, and any other items issued as part of the CFM® Program to the ASFPM Executive Office.
The information which I have provided in this application is truthful. I understand that providing false information of any kind may result in the voiding of this application and failure for me to be registered as a CFM®, or the possible revocation of my certification.
I understand that all information provided as part of this application will remain strictly confidential to ASFPM unless authorized by me in writing to release the information to a requesting party.
I hereby attest that the information provided is factual and that I have carefully read and fully understand all conditions, code of ethics, rules, and procedures of CFM® Program and do hereby agree to conform to all of the same conditions, rules, and procedures.
CERTIFICATION PROGRAM REFUND OF EXAM FEES:
When an applicant cancels from a scheduled exam, with at least two weeks' notice to the ASFPM Executive Office, he/she will receive a 50% refund. No refund will be given if the cancellation occurs with less than two weeks notice. An exam may be rescheduled within 1 year.
CERTIFICATION PROGRAM REFUND of EXAM RETAKE FEES:
Retake exam fee only applies within 12 months of initial exam or at the next national conference, whichever is later. Otherwise applicant must re-submit original application and original fees. When an applicant cancels from a scheduled exam, with at least two weeks' notice to the ASFPM Executive Office, he/she will receive a 50% refund. No refund will be given if the cancellation occurs with less than two weeks notice. Rescheduling to a future exam site and date is acceptable with no penalty within one year.
MEMBERSHIP DUES, PUBLICATIONS, AND OTHER FEES:
Membership dues, publication orders, and other fees are nonrefundable. Dues paid by an organization may be transferred to another person within the organization; however, all other memberships are nontransferable.