Terms and Conditions
Access to the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) Web Site ("Site") is provided to you subject to the following terms and conditions which may be updated by MRA from time to time ("Terms and Conditions"). In addition, use of certain areas of the Site is subject to additional conditions or rules applicable to such areas and those conditions or rules are hereby incorporated by reference. The Terms and Conditions are a legally enforceable agreement with the respect to your use of the Site, subject to MRA's right to make modifications at any time as described below. By using this Site, you accept and agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions, you should not use this Site.
Purpose of Site
MRA maintains this Site as a source of information about the metal roofing industry for those who may choose to access this Site ("users").
Right to Change or Modify Terms
MRA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, at any time, to change the Terms and Conditions. You should review this agreement periodically for any changes to the Terms and Conditions which shall be effective upon posting. By using the Site after changes to the Terms and Conditions have been posted, you agree to accept the changes and abide by them whether or not you have reviewed them.
You can browse the Site or you may choose to register to take advantage of additional services, such as the Find a Contractor or Ask the Experts features. If you register on the Site, you agree to provide current, complete and accurate registration information. MRA reserves the right to suspend or terminate your use of the Site and/or any feature of the Site, in the event that you provide any information that is inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or MRA has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is inaccurate, not current or incomplete.
The Site may contain bulletin boards, discussion groups, chat rooms, or other message, third party content or communication facilities (collectively, "Forums"). You agree to use the Forums only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Forum. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Forum, you shall not do any of the following:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
- Publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information.
- Upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
- Upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
- Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded.
- Falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
Use of Site Content
The Site contains information, text, graphics, software, and other content (the "Site Content"). The Site Content is protected under the copyright laws of the United States and of other countries. Unless indicated otherwise on the Site Content, you must contact us for permission for any reproduction, modification, or distribution of such Site Content. Some Site Content may have been submitted by third parties, and may be subject to more specific restrictions, as indicated on such Site Content.
MRA does not claim ownership of content you submit or make available ("Contributed Content") for inclusion in the Site, its services and Forums. However, with respect to original Contributed Content for inclusion in the Site, its services and Forums, you grant MRA a perpetual, royalty-free, world-wide license to use, distribute, reproduce, make derivative works, edit, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such Contributed Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such Contributed Content into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed. If you contribute content that does not constitute your original work of authorship as defined under US Copyright Law, but a third party holds the copyright and other proprietary rights to such content, you represent and warrant to MRA that your work does not infringe on any third party's copyright or other proprietary rights and that you have secured all necessary permissions and licenses prior to contributing such content to the Site, its services and Forums.
All Forums are public and not private communications. Chats, postings, conferences, e-mails and other communications by other users are not endorsed by the MRA and such communications shall not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by MRA. MRA reserves the right for any reason to remove without notice any Contributed Content.
If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on the Site without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please advise us at once.
Trademarks and Logos
Metal Roofing Alliance, MRA®, the MRA logo, Investment Grade Roofing® and Investment Grade Roofing® Quality Contractor are trademarks of MRA. MRA trademarks may not be used or associated with any product, event or link without the prior consent of MRA. Requests for permission to use MRA's trademarks should be addressed to [email protected].
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE SITE CONTENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE". MRA DOES NOT WARRANT THE AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE NOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR CURRENCY OF THE SITE CONTENT OR ANY MATERIAL PROVIDED THROUGH THE FIND A CONTRACTOR PROGRAM, ASK THE EXPERTS OR OTHER FORUMS, AND DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OPERATES ERROR-FREE, NOR THAT DEFECTS, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THE SITE IS COMPLETELY SECURE. MRA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED, EXPRESS OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES AS TO NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, OR THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, TITLE, LATENT DEFECTS, UNINTERRUPTED SERVICE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL MRA BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS, OPPORTUNITIES OR INFORMATION OR FOR EXPENSES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING ITS SERVICES, FORUMS OR CONTENT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE CLAIM IS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EVEN IF MRA IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES.
MRA does not endorse or recommend commercial products, processes or services. The Site may contain links to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of MRA, and MRA is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. The appearance on the Site of the name or logo of another entity, or the appearance of a link to another entity's site, does not indicate endorsement or referral by MRA of the other entity or its products and services, and the MRA expressly disclaims any such endorsement or referral.
Find a Contractor and Quality Contractor Programs
MRA's Find a Contractor program and Quality Contractor program (collectively, the "Programs") are intended to serve only as an informational resource for MRA website users. The Find a Contractor program provides users with a tool to locate metal roofing contractors near their home. The Quality Contractor program provides users with a tool to identify metal roofing contractors that have agreed to meet certain standards and requirements relating to their services, installation and business practices. A list of the standards and requirements for membership in the Quality Contractor program may be found elsewhere on this website. Contractors are solely responsible for their performance and delivery of services and for meeting applicable Program(s) requirements. MRA exercises no control or direction over metal roofing contractors and does not endorse, warrant, guarantee or assume any responsibility for the products, services or performance of any of the contractors listed in the Programs. MRA urges you to exercise care in selecting any contractor or material supplier, including checking contractor references and looking at installations completed by contractors in your area. Links to other web sites may be provided as part of the Programs. The links are maintained by the respective companies or entities, and they are solely responsible for their content. MRA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THE PROGRAMS AND LINKS FROM THE PROGRAMS AND THE SERVICES RELATED THERETO, INCLUDING CLAIMS BASED ON THE ROOFING MATERIALS SUPPLIED OR WORK PERFORMED BY THE METAL ROOFING CONTRACTORS, MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS LISTED ON AND SELECTED UNDER THE PROGRAMS, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE CLAIM IS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY AND EVEN IF MRA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. MRA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU FROM MRA PERSONNEL OR THROUGH THE MRA WEB SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY BY MRA WHATSOEVER. BY USING THE PROGRAMS, YOU AGREE TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND CAUSES OF ACTION (COLLECTIVELY, "CLAIMS") AGAINST MRA, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND REPRESENTATIVES, AND HOLD THEM HARMLESS, FROM ANY DAMAGES, LIABILITIES, JUDGEMENTS, LOSSES OR CLAIMS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THE PROGRAMS AND LINKS FROM THE PROGRAMS AND THE SERVICES RELATED THERETO, INCLUDING CLAIMS BASED ON THE ROOFING MATERIALS SUPPLIED OR WORK PERFORMED BY THE METAL ROOFING CONTRACTORS, MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS LISTED UNDER THE PROGRAMS.
Ask the Experts
The "Ask the Experts" feature is a forum ("Forum") for exchanging information concerning residential metal roofing, including general material and metal roofing and metal roofing installation questions. Answers provided by contributors are based on the limited information posted and, therefore, may not provide a complete or accurate answer under all of the relevant facts and circumstances. The views and opinions of persons expressed in the Forum do not necessarily state or reflect those of MRA or its members, and they may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. MRA AND ITS CONTRIBUTORS TO THE "ASK THE EXPERT" FORUM DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THE FORUM, INFORMATION PROVIDED UNDER THE FORUM AND LINKS FROM THE FORUM AND THE SERVICES RELATED THERETO,REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE CLAIM IS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY AND EVEN IF MRA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. MRA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU FROM MRA PERSONNEL OR THROUGH THE FORUM OR THE MRA WEB SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY BY MRA WHATSOEVER. BY USING THE FORUM, YOU AGREE TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND CAUSES OF ACTION (COLLECTIVELY, "CLAIMS") AGAINST MRA, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND REPRESENTATIVES AND CONTRBUTING MEMBERS TO THE FORUM, AND HOLD THEM HARMLESS, FROM ANY DAMAGES LIABILITIES, JUDGEMENTS, OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE FORUM.
No Technical Advice
The content of this Site including the "Ask the Expert" feature is for information only. MRA urges you to consult with a qualified architect, engineer or other professional for specific answers to your questions based on a full disclosure and understanding of all of the relevant circumstances. MRA does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information on this Site.
Governing Law; Choice of Jurisdiction
This agreement and the Terms and Conditions will be interpreted and enforced in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America. You agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the District of Columbia.
Automatic Renewal (for Member Contractors)
FOR MRA MEMBER CONTRACTORS: YOU HAVE THE OPTION OF PAYING YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES UNDER MRA'S AUTOMATIC RENEWAL PROGRAM. BY OPTING-IN TO AUTOMATIC RENEWAL, YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CHARGED TO YOUR CREDIT CARD ANNUALLY ON YOUR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL DATE. YOU WILL BE CHARGED AT THE RATES THEN IN EFFECT FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP LEVEL, WHICH CURRENTLY ARE: $0 FOR THE BRONZE LEVEL OF MEMBERSHIP, $1,000 FOR THE SILVER LEVEL OF MEMBERSHIP AND $2,500 FOR THE GOLD LEVEL OF MEMBERSHIP. MRA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE DUES STRUCTURE AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON AND YOU WILL BE CHARGED THE APPLICABLE MEMBERSHIP FEE AT THE TIME OF RENEWAL. IF THE DUES STRUCTURE CHANGES, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL PRIOR TO THE RENEWAL DATE.
ONCE SELECTED, AUTOMATIC RENEWAL WILL CONTINUE AS LONG AS YOU ARE AN MRA MEMBER, UNLESS YOU NOTFIY MRA TO DISCONTINUE THE AUTOMATIC RENEWAL OPTION. YOU MAY DISCONTINUE THE AUTOMATIC RENEWAL OPTION AT ANY TIME BY CONTACTING AN MRA MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTLY AT 410-534-6900 OR BY LOGGING INTO YOUR ACCOUNT HERE AND CHECKING THE "NO" OPTION UNDER AUTOMATIC RENEWAL. IF YOU DISCONTINUE AUTOMATIC RENEWAL, YOU WILL STILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY YOUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES BY THE RENEWAL DATE IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN YOUR MRA MEMBERSHIP. PLEASE NOTE THAT MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.
The automatic renewal option is only available for payments by credit card.