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Terms & Conditions

Acceptance of Terms

By accessing this website (the “Site”), including all information, documents, communications, files, text, graphics, software, and products available through the Site (collectively, the “Materials”), you are agreeing in good faith to the following terms. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not access or use the site. If you breach any of the terms of this Agreement, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates, and any Materials downloaded or printed from the Site in violation of the Terms of Use must be immediately destroyed.

BMI may modify this agreement at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified agreement on the site. You agree to review the agreement periodically to be aware of such modifications and your continued access or use of the site shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified agreement.

Use of Materials

This Site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide specific commercial, financial, investment, accounting, tax, or legal advice. It is provided to you solely for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for purposes of resale, distribution, public display or performance or any other uses by you in any form or manner whatsoever. Unless otherwise indicated on this website, you may not display, download, archive, reformat and print a single copy of any information on this website for such personal use. Some of the Materials on this Site are subject to specific restrictions with respect to use. You expressly agree that you will comply with any and all such restrictions

Intellectual Property

The Materials and Services on this Site are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other intellectual property laws, and any unauthorized use of the Materials or may violate such laws. You agree to use the Materials in compliance with all applicable laws, governmental regulations and guidelines, including without limit, all copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You understand that the ownership of the materials is retained by the originators of those materials and that this agreement does not constitute the originators waiver of any rights. The originators are the beneficiaries of, and may independently enforce, this agreement. Except as expressly provided herein, neither BMI nor the originators grant any express or implied rights to use the Materials.

Warranties and Disclaimers

You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the site. BMI is providing access to these materials and related information “as is” and does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever with regard to the materials or related information. This site could include technical or other mistakes, inaccuracies or typographical errors. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all opinions, advice, services, merchandise and other information provided through the site generally. You expressly understand and agree that BMI disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, or operability or availability of information or material in the site. BMI further disclaims any responsibility or liability for any harm resulting from downloading or accessing any information or material through the products and services, including, without limitation, for harm caused by viruses or similar contamination or destructive features and BMI shall not be liable for any cost or damage arising either directly or indirectly from your use of the site.


You agree to indemnify and hold BMI, and its officers, agents and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site, your connection to the Site, your violation of the Terms of Use, or your violation of any rights of another person or entity.


The Terms of Use and the other rules, guidelines, licenses and disclaimers posted on the Site constitute the entire agreement between BMI and you with respect to your use of the Site. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Terms of Use, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties as reflected by that provision, and the remainder of the Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect. Any failure by BMI on Foundation to enforce or exercise any provision of the Terms of Use or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. The section titles used in the Terms of Use are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect.

Privacy Policy

BMI has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to the privacy of BMI members and website users. The following paragraphs describe BMI’s information gathering and dissemination practices. The privacy statement may change at any time; any changes will be posted on this page. Should you have additional questions, comments or concerns please contact:

BMI – Customer Service

713 Del Paso Road, Suite C

Sacramento, CA 95834


Phone: 916-333-5208

The following topics describe how BMI uses information voluntarily submitted by its members and other visitors to this site,

Email Privacy

Your email address will only be used within the BMI.

BMI does not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization.

If you do not wish to receive email correspondence, please email you request to or call the BMI’s Service Center at 916-333-5208.

Use of IP addresses and Cookies

A unique number called an IP address identifies every computer on the Internet. Each time you connect to the Internet your machine is assigned an IP address. An IP address is a number that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the Internet. BMI uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer the BMI website.

“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The BMI uses cookies to maintain user session identity, and, in some non-member areas, to store your username and password locally for ease of access. Site/Membership Registration Forms

BMI’s website registration forms require users to give us contact information (such as name and email address), method of payment, and demographic information. BMI may use customer contact information from the registration forms to send the user information about BMI. The customer’s contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Information regarding method of payment is collected for member enrollment, registration and to process orders for products and services.

External Links contains links to other external websites that do not fall under the domain. BMI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external websites. If you choose to follow such links to external websites, you do so at your own risk.

E-Commerce for Conference Registration/Publications Sales/Foundation News & Commentary Subscriptions

BMI uses an order form for customers to request information, products and services. BMI collects visitor’s contact information (such as email address) and method of payment. Contact information from the order form is used to process orders and to send information about BMI. User payment information that is collected is used to check the users’ qualifications and bill the user for products and services. This information is transmitted via a secure email.


BMI online surveys ask respondents for contact information (such as email address) and demographic information (such as zip code and age). BMI also may use contact data from its surveys to send information about the services offered by BMI.

Public Forums

This site may make chat rooms, forums, email lists and message boards available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Although BMI tries to protect your personal information when you are using these public forums, BMI cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to BMI in the course of using any one or more of these areas, and you do so at your own risk.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under BMI’s control.

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