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Last modified on Feb 20, 2022

Welcome to www.fusia.net, the official website owned, operated, and maintained by FUSIA Communications, Inc.

FUSIA is a leading provider of immersive learning experiences and programs that help global growth-minded young individuals to cultivate their leadership potential, embrace diverse perspectives, and make a positive impact in their communities and beyond. We are also a program sponsor of the United States Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program BridgeUSA in the J-1 intern visa category, offering a range of programs aimed at cultivating the next generation of globally minded young men and women.

All programs and services offered by FUSIA are exclusively available for application and administration through our website at www.fusia.net.

By accessing our website, services, and programs offered through our website, users are subject to our Terms of Use (www.fusia.net/terms), and Privacy Policy (www.fusia.net/privacy).

Our website’s resources (documents, orientation, and compliance) section contains further details on the terms that users should be aware of when applying, getting involved, and/or participating in FUSIA’s programs or services. All individuals or entities associated with our programs and services - partners, applicants, current and past participants, third-party agents/associates, host organizations, etc. - should carefully review these terms and provide consent through the signing of a PDF document, as applicable.

Your ongoing use of our website implies acceptance of the associated terms and indicates your commitment to adhering to them. If you cannot agree to these terms, we ask that you do not utilize our website or any of our programs or services made available through our website.

1 Definitions

When we use the term “our website”, we are referring to www.fusia.net. Furthermore, when we refer to “using our website” or similar phrases, we are referring to a broad range of activities that can be carried out on www.fusia.net.

These activities may include, but are not limited to, accessing information, uploading or downloading files, navigating the site, registering for an account, applying for program participation, submitting or updating information or submitted files, logging into or using secured online portals, and participating in programs or services offered through our website.

The terms “we” and “FUSIA” and “you” and “user(s)” used in this Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and any web content or downloadable files on our website are interchangeable and synonymous.

“We” refers to FUSIA Communications, Inc., the owner of www.fusia.net and the provider of services and programs offered through our website, as well as directors, officers, employees, consultants, volunteers, vendors, licensors, and suppliers of FUSIA, while “you” or “user(s)” refers to robots, entities, or individuals who as access our website and/or use its associated features, information, services, and programs provided on www.fusia.net.

who, may or may not be associated with our programs or services,

2 Language

The content on our website is primarily in English. While we may present content on our website in languages other than English, in the event of any ambiguity or uncertainty, the English version of the content shall prevail.

Furthermore, for users who are applicants or participants in our programs and need to involve individuals (such as parents or funding sponsors) who do not speak English in their decision-making process, it is their responsibility to translate the contents for them and ensure that they are fully informed and understand the implications of their decision.

3 Age restrictions

Our website, its contents, and all programs and services offered through it are intended for individuals who are 18 years of age or older and possess the necessary skills to navigate the website, as well as proficiency in the English language to understand its contents.

Individuals between the ages of 13 and 18 may use our website with proper guidance from an adult who is 18 years or older and who speaks English.

Minors under the age of 13 are not permitted to access or use our website. If you are under 13, please discontinue your use of our website immediately.

4 Signatures

Certain sections of our website or documents provided on our website may require users to acknowledge their acceptance of additional terms and conditions. This can be done by clicking a button to confirm their consent or by signing or endorsing a PDF document. Before signing, regardless of the method used to acknowledge acceptance, signers should:

(1) Have read, understood, and accepted the associated terms and conditions without any external pressure;

(2) Be 18 years of age or older (if signers are between the ages of 13 and 18, they must have an accompanying signer who is 18 years of age or older and is an immediate family member or legal guardian to sign next to them);

(3) Agree to be legally bound by the associated terms and conditions and bear any consequences if they fail to comply, and

(4) Possess the necessary language proficiency and comprehension skills to read and understand the terms and conditions before signing (if signers have limited English proficiency, they must seek necessary assistance from a professional to ensure they can comprehend the contents of the agreement without difficulty).

In case of any conflict between these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and any other agreement, the latter will prevail. In the case of a conflict between click-through and signed/endorsed agreements, the signed/endorsed agreement will take precedence.

Signing or endorsing can be done digitally unless otherwise specified. To digitally sign or endorse, users can use electronic signature methods such as secure digital signature software or an app that meets legal requirements for electronic signatures. Typing a name is not an acceptable signature.

5 Privacy policy

By using our website, you agree that we may collect, use, and disclose information that you provide as described in our Privacy Policy, at www.fusia.net/privacy.

6 Copyright ownership

The content available on our website encompasses various forms of written pieces, such as articles, reports, whitepapers, and more, in addition to downloadable PDFs, photos, videos, and programming scripts, that are property of FUSIA and is protected by copyright laws.

By accessing our website or participating in our programs or services, users agree not to reproduce, distribute, modify, or create derivative works of our content without the prior written consent of FUSIA. However, users may use a limited amount of our copyrighted content for non-commercial, personal, or educational purposes, or for purposes associated with participating in programs or services offered by FUSIA.

Any unauthorized use of our copyrighted content may result in legal action by FUSIA.

7 Limitations of information and advice

The content available on our website, as well as any advice or information provided by FUSIA’s officers, employees, agents, attorneys, or representatives, is intended solely for general information purposes only and are not to be construed as legal advice unless explicitly stated.

Users who act on any information provided through our website or advice received from us do so at their own risk, taking full responsibility for their decisions and any negative consequences resulting from them. To avoid any adverse outcomes, users should always conduct additional research or seek professional advice before making any decisions.

8 Users contributed contents

We value and appreciate the contributions made by our users, such as comments, text, testimonials, articles, communications, photos/images, audio, or videos (collectively known as “user-contributed content”). Such content is typically provided by program participants, partners, and hosts through our website.

By submitting user-contributed content to us, users acknowledge that their content may be posted and/or shared on our website and media channels or associated parties, such as the Department of State, for program promotion, experience sharing, or educational purposes. We do not sell content to third parties for commercial purposes.

Users also grant us a non-exclusive license to display, reproduce, transmit, and modify the content, subject to our privacy policy.

They confirm that they have obtained the necessary consent from any individuals depicted in photos to feature the content and warrant that the content does not infringe on any third-party intellectual property rights.

9 Prohibited activities

When users access our website, www.fusia.net, they agree to comply with our Terms of Use and to use or access our website solely for lawful purposes. To that end, users must refrain from engaging in a range of activities, including but not limited to using or accessing our website without proper authorization from FUSIA or allowing third-party access to our website.

Furthermore, users must not reproduce, distribute, transmit, display, publish, broadcast, circulate, or disseminate any web content or downloadable files without express written consent from FUSIA. They may not copy, transmit, photograph, reproduce, translate, modify, display, perform, distribute (for compensation or otherwise), reduce to any electronic medium or machine-readable form, license, alter, frame, or store any part of our website for subsequent use or otherwise used.

Users may not clone, transfer, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, create any derivative works, or incorporate into any information retrieval system or electronic or mechanical device any section or technology on our website. Moreover, they must not impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent their identity in any way or knowingly provide us with false or misleading information when completing our online forms or using our information system.

Users are also prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of our website, sending or otherwise transmitting to or through our website any unlawful, infringing, harmful, inappropriate, or otherwise objectionable material, materials of any kind that harm or delay our website or information system, and any unsolicited advertising, solicitation, or promotional materials.

Finally, users must not launch or use any automated system, including without limitation “robots,” “spiders,” or “offline readers,” that access our website in a manner that sends more request messages to our servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce.

Registered users of our website are subject to additional terms, which can be found on our website under the relevant section.

10 External links to third-party websites

Our website, email texts, and electronic messages may contain links or references to external websites, resources, services, or features provided to users for informational purposes and convenience only. If users click on any external links, they will be directed to another website.

Regarding external links to third-party websites,

(1) Please read the privacy practices and terms of use of the external website before accessing them and contact them directly if you have any questions;

(2) We do not make any representations, warranties, or other commitments or endorsements whatsoever about any external websites or third-party resources that may be referenced, accessible from, or linked to our website;

(3) We do not guarantee that third-party websites are free of viruses or other harmful components. It is the users' responsibility to take precautions to protect themselves from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other potentially destructive programs, as well as to protect their personal information;

(4) Users are responsible for any interruption of services, malfunctions, or security breaches involving third-party websites;

(5) We have no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, reliability, legality, privacy practices, or suitability of any third-party websites, including any related services, content, software applications, and other technologies, and

(6) We do not warrant that third-party websites are free of any claims of copyright, trademark, or other infringement of rights.

11 Website access and security

We take every measure to ensure the continuous and secure access of our website and associated features. However, there may be times when access is unavailable, delayed, limited, or slowed due to events beyond our control, such as technical difficulties and cyber-attacks.

If such events happen, we appreciate users notifying us so that we can take immediate and appropriate action. If events cause a delay in user submissions, users may contact us to extend the deadline.

In all cases, users agree not to hold FUSIA accountable for any damages incurred, including financial or identity loss, as a result of such events.

12 Using information and advice

The information on our website and advice from FUSIA’s representatives is for general informational purposes only and supplements our services and programs. Unless explicitly stated, the information should not be considered legal advice.

By using our website or receiving advice, users acknowledge their agreement to conduct further research or seek professional counsel before taking any action, their responsibility for any decisions they make, and their agreement not to hold FUSIA’s representatives financially liable for any negative outcomes.

13 User responsibilities

Our website is designed for competent users who can navigate, read, comprehend information and use features independently. We offer support by answering inquiries, reminding of deadlines, and providing guidance when possible, but this is supplemental and not a replacement for user responsibility. For program participants, compliance with instructions and meeting deadlines is crucial. In case of inconsistencies or omissions in our responses, website content and signed documents take precedence unless otherwise specified.

We want to make it clear that our website and information provided through it may contain inaccuracies, errors, or omissions, and we cannot endorse or warrant the information presented. We cannot guarantee its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness, and we are not responsible for any negative outcomes resulting from users relying on this information. Users should verify the information themselves and approach us for clarification or to report any errors.

We may make changes to our website and the information presented through it without notice, including changes to the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, web features, materials, content, services, and program terms. Users are responsible for staying informed of any changes or modifications and verifying the accuracy and completeness of the information provided. Any dated information is accurate only as of its publication date, and we have no obligation to update or amend such information. We recommend that users regularly check our website for updates or changes and approach us with any questions or concerns.

14 Disclaimers

FUSIA is not responsible for any damages of any kind arising out of the use, reference to, or reliance on our website and services provided through it, including any implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of third-party rights, freedom from viruses or other harmful code, or fitness for any particular purpose, and expressly disclaims all liability for such damages.

We shall not be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any type whatsoever related to or arising from the use of our website or any portion thereof, regardless of whether we have been apprised of the likelihood of such damages occurring and regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, warranty, tort (including negligence), strict liability, or any other legal theories.

We make no representations about the suitability of the information and material contained on our website for any purpose.

We shall not be liable for any delay, difficulty in use, inaccuracy of information, computer viruses, malicious code, or other defect on our website or for the incompatibility between our website and files and the user’s browser or other site-accessing program. We are not responsible for any loss, property damage, or bodily injury in connection with access to, use of, or inability to use or access our website.

15 Terms for registered users

To access secured areas, apply to our programs or services, or use certain features on our website, users must create an account and log in using their credentials. This will allow them to complete online forms and securely upload/download files. Generally, there are two primary types of registered users: applicants/participants and designated supervisors of hosts. By creating an account, users acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions:

(1) Users must be at least 18 years old. If the user is not 18 years old, they can still register for an account and use the features under the supervision of an English-speaking individual who is 18 or above.

(2) We may collect, verify, handle, and store their data, in accordance with our privacy policy.

(3) Users agree to provide true, accurate, current, authorized, and complete information about themselves and not to impersonate another person or entity or create false account information.

(4) Users must keep their login credentials confidential and inform us promptly if they suspect or discover that their registration information has become known to someone else.

(5) Users warrant that they shall abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations with respect to their use of our website, and not interfere with the use and enjoyment of our website by other users, or with our operation and management of our website.

(6) Users shall immediately notify us and update their login credentials if they believe someone else may have gained access to their username and password for any reason, such as theft or inadvertent disclosure.

(7) Users agree to promptly update their registration data to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If there is a change to any of their personal information or registration data, they shall notify us within 72 hours of the change, and complete the amendment process within 72 hours of reporting it to us.

(8) Users acknowledge that their account is not permanent, and for past participants, the account will typically remain active for up to a year. After that period, users must contact their respective FUSIA officers to access previous files.

(9) Users acknowledge that their host (where applicable for some programs) and university (if we have a collaborative relationship with them) may have access to their accounts and information contained therein. Host accounts are managed by staff designated to supervise FUSIA-sponsored participants. These supervisors acknowledge that respective participants and their school, if applicable, may have access to certain areas of their host accounts. For more information about our privacy practices, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

(10) Users acknowledge that it is their responsibility to read and follow instructions for any actions they take on our website.

(11) Users give us the right to contact them through the contact methods they have provided to us.

By accepting these terms and conditions, users agree to be bound by them and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

16 Indemnification

To the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree to release, defend, and hold FUSIA, its affiliates and each of their directors, officers, employees, consultants, volunteers, vendors, licensors, and suppliers (collectively, “FUSIA parties”), harmless from and against all claims, actions, suits, or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs, fines, and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) incurred by any

In no event shall FUSIA parties be liable for any indirect, extraordinary, exemplary, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages, however arising, whether for breach or in tort, even if the FUSIA parties have been previously advised of the possibility of such damage.

You agree to cooperate fully with us in the defense of any claim that is the subject of your obligations hereunder.

In no event shall our maximum aggregate liability to you ever exceed the total amount minus any third-party or out of pocket costs, paid by you for our services.

17 Exclusions permitted by law

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or conditions or the limitation or exclusion of liability for loss or damage caused by negligence, breach of contract/implied terms, or incidental or consequential damages so in such jurisdictions, our liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

18 Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and all matters related to your use of our website or services provided through our website shall be governed by applicable federal law and the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflict of laws principles.

Any case, controversy, suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, in connection with, or related to these Terms of Use shall be brought before the state and federal courts located in New York.

Your personal information may be subject to disclosure under the laws of the US or other countries to which it is transferred and may be accessible to law enforcement or national security authorities of those jurisdictions.

Any references or links to commercial products or services on this website, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name, do not constitute an endorsement by any Judicial Branch Entity. In general, we do not allow placement of links on this website to commercial entities (e.g., .com).

19 Contact us

If you have any inquiries about reproducing, distributing, or using the contents or downloadable materials on our website, or if you have complaints or objections about improperly credited or unauthorized content, or if you suspect that any user-contributed content violates your proprietary rights, or if you have concerns about any unauthorized use of your login credentials or any other security breach, please contact us www.fusia.net/contact with your contact information and a link to the relevant material.

FUSIA Communications, Inc.
2387 Bell Blvd Ste 5
Bay Terrace NY 11360