Code of Conduct
The FBA, and its employees, strive to be an ever supportive network for the members within our community. This includes all of our brokers, consultants, franchisors and industry associates. The FBA will continue to develop their network and resource center for the benefit of all its members and will consistently strive to be the best broker resource in the industry.
Members are expected to treat all others with respect and honesty. All members should conduct business in an ethical way, as to always be proud of this Association and their membership.
Each individual should endeavor to be a positive and contributing member of the FBA. Members are expected to use the tools and resources to the best of their ability and to continually improve themselves as a member, as well as their interactions within the community and the industry as a whole.
When issues arise, the FBA will seek to resolve them in an unbiased and fair means for all. As an association we will focus on building partnerships and effective collaboration. We will seek to understand all parties involved in the award process, by always asking and never assuming. We will always keep the client’s best interest in mind.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USING THE www.FranchiseBrokersAssociation.com WEBSITE
You agree that you are only authorized to visit, view and to retain a copy of pages of this Site for your own personal use, and that you shall not duplicate, download, publish, modify or otherwise distribute the material on this Site for any purpose other than personal use while a member of the Franchise Brokers Association, Inc. and those expressly authorized by us. The content and software on this Site is the property of Franchise Brokers Association, Inc. and/or its suppliers and is protected by U.S. copyright laws.
Access and Interference
You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained thereon or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior expressed written permission. You agree that you will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site. You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure. You agree that you will not copy, reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works, or publicly display any content (except for your own personal, non-commercial use) from the Site without our prior expressed written permission.
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We do not promise that the Site will be error-free, uninterrupted, nor that it will provide specific results from use of the Site or any Content. The Site and its Content are delivered on an “as-is” and “as-available” basis. We cannot ensure that files you download from the Site will be free of viruses or contamination or destructive features. We disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including also any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of the Site, including without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, and punitive and consequential damages.
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Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted, in no event will we be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including, without limitation, lost profits, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Under no circumstances shall we or any other party involved in creating, producing, contributing to or distributing the Site be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of or inability to use the Site, including but not limited to reliance by you on any information obtained from the Site or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or email, errors, defects, viruses, delays in operation or transmission, or any failure of performance, whether or not resulting from acts of God, communications failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to our records, programs, or services. You hereby acknowledge that this paragraph shall apply to all content, products, and services available through us or the Site.
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Franchise Brokers Association reserves the right to refuse or revoke membership to any individual who is not in compliance with the FBA’s Code of Conducts, Trainings, Best Business Practices, Terms & Conditions, or otherwise deemed necessary by the Association.
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Since we do not control transmissions over the Internet, via commercial Internet service providers, and/or the security of your personal computer, we cannot guarantee 100% secure transmission via the Internet. Use of the Internet is at your own risk. Also, it is important that you take steps to protect yourself against unauthorized access to your computer, your password, your personal information and your identity.
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Questions, Comments or Concerns
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