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Terms & Conditions

Last Modified: December 23, 2020


By visiting (the “Website”), you are consenting to our Terms and Conditions.



The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Association of Wedding Professionals of Greater Washington, DC (AWP).  The term the “Site” refers to  The terms “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site.


AWP provides Association Membership Services for wedding creatives.  These services include but are not limited to:  membership registration, monthly meetings, special projects (ex:  styled shoot contest), awards show, educational content, networking opportunities, online membership website, private social media pages, and opportunities to be a thought leader via blog post submissions to our website and to our LinkedIn page.


Use of, including all materials presented herein and all online services provided by AWP, is subject to the following Terms and Conditions.  These Terms and Conditions apply to all site visitors, customers, and all other users of the site.  By using the Site or Service, you agree to these Terms and Conditions, without modification, and acknowledge reading them.


Use of the Site and Service

To access or use the Site, you must be 18 years of age or older and have the requisite power and authority to enter into these Terms and Conditions.  Children under the age of 18 are prohibited from using the Site.  Information provided on the Site and in the Service related to AWP Membership and other information are subject to change.  AWP makes no representation or warranty that the information provided, regardless of its source (the “Content”), is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.  AWP disclaims all liability for any inaccuracy, error, or incompleteness in the Content.


Account Creation

In order to use the Service, you may be required to provide information about yourself including your name, email address, username and password, and other personal information.  You agree that any registration information you give to AWP will always be accurate, correct, and up to date.  You must not impersonate someone else or provide account information or an email address other than your own.  Your account must not be used for any illegal or unauthorized purpose.  You must not, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction.


Lawful Purposes

You may use the Site and Service for lawful purposes only.  You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through the Site.  You agree to use the Site and to purchase services or products through the Site for legitimate, non-commercial purposes only.  You shall not post or transmit through the Site any material which violates or infringes the rights of others, or which is threatening, abusive, defamatory, libelous, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, or otherwise objectionable, contains injurious formulas, recipes, or instructions, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.


Refusal of Service

The Services offered are subject to our acceptance of your membership, order(s) or requests.  We reserve the right to refuse service to any order, person or entity, without the obligation to assign reason for doing so.  No order is deemed accepted by us until payment has been processed.  We may at any time change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Site or Service, subject to us fulfilling our previous responsibilities to you based on acceptance of your payment.


Order Confirmation

We will email you to confirm the placement of your membership and/or order and with details concerning product or service delivery.  In the event that there is an error in this email confirmation, it is your responsibility to inform us as soon as possible.


Refunds, Returns, and Cancellations

Monthly Meetings or Special Events

If you register, pay for, and are no longer able to attend an AWP monthly meeting or special event, you may request a voucher to be used for a future AWP program.  The voucher will be provided for the value of the program previously registered for and may only be applied to a similar program.  


The deadline to request a cancellation voucher is 72 hours prior to the original meeting/event date by 5pm EST via email to  No voucher requests will be honored after that time.  Given vouchers must be used within two (2) months of receipt or else the voucher will expire.  Expired vouchers will not be honored.


To redeem your voucher, please email and request your new meeting date.


If AWP cancels a meeting/event, one of two options will be instituted:

  1. meeting registrants will receive a voucher for a future AWP program based on the aforementioned guidelines; or

  2. the AWP Treasurer will issue a refund to all paid registrants with 72 hours of meeting/event cancellation.


The action taken will be determined by the AWP Board of Directors and will be communicated via email and/or newsletter to paid registrants.


Membership Fees and Special Projects

Due to the nature of the services provided, AWP annual membership fees and fees for special projects (ex:  styled shoot competitions) are non-refundable.  Because of this, we ask that you make a very calculated and conscious decision to participate in these activities prior to registering and submitting payment.


Digital Goods, Products, and Services

Due to the immediate delivery nature of digital goods, and products, no refunds will be issued.  AWP’s digital services are administered to you through services provided to you as a member.  AWP annual membership fees, fees for special projects (ex:  styled shoot competitions), and digital services are non-refundable.  Because of this, we ask that you make a very calculated and conscious decision to purchase these goods, products, and services prior to registering and submitting payment.


Physical Goods, Products, and Services

No refunds will be issued on physical goods, products, and services.  AWP’s physical services are administered to you through services provided to you as a member.  Because of this, we ask that you make a very calculated and conscious decision to purchase these goods, products, and services prior to registering and submitting payment.


Material You Submit to the Site

You shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on the Site any artwork, photos, or other materials (collectively “Materials”) protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right without the express written permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right, and the burden of determining that any Materials are not so protected rests entirely with you.  You shall be liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission.  For all Materials submitted by you to the Site, you automatically represent or warrant that you have the authority to use and distribute the Materials, and that the use or display of the Materials will not violate any laws, rules, regulations, or rights of third parties.


Intellectual Property Rights to Your Materials

We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you supply to AWP.  You retain copyright and any other rights you may rightfully hold in any content that you submit through the Site or Service.  Content you submit to AWP remains yours to the extent that you have any legal claims therein.  You agree to hold AWP harmless from and against all claims, liabilities, and expenses arising out of any potential or actual copyright or trademark misappropriation or infringement claimed against you.  By posting material on the Site, you grant us a worldwide, nonexclusive, irrevocable license to use the material for promotional, business development, and marketing purposes.


Our Intellectual Property

The Site and Service contain intellectual property owned by AWP, including trademarks, copyrights, proprietary information, and other intellectual property.  You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, distribute, display, reproduce or perform, or in any way exploit in any format whatsoever any of the Site or Service Content or intellectual property, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent.  We reserve the right to immediately remove you from the Service, without refund, if you are caught violating this intellectual property policy.


Changed Terms

We may, at any time, amend these Terms and Conditions.  Such amendments are effective immediately upon notice to you by us posting the new Terms and Conditions on this Site.  Any use of the Site or Service by you after being notified means you accept these amendments.  We reserve the right to update any portion of our Site and Service, including these Terms and Conditions, at any time.  We will post the most recent versions to the Site and list the effective dates on the pages of our Terms and Conditions.


Limitation of Liability

You agree that under no circumstances shall we be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive, exemplary, or any other damages arising out of your use of the site or service.  Additionally, AWP is not liable for damages in connection with (i) any failure of performance, error, omission, denial of service, attack, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, or line or system failure; (ii) loss of revenue, anticipated profits, business, savings, goodwill or data; and (iii) third-party theft of, destruction of, unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of your information or property, regardless of our negligence, gross negligence, failure of an essential purpose and whether such liability arises in negligence, contract, tort, or any other theory of legal liability.  The foregoing applies even if AWP has been advised of the possibility of or could have foreseen the damages.  In those states that do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for the damages, our liability is limited to the fullest possible extent permitted by law.  In no event shall AWP’s cumulative liability to you exceed the total purchase price of the service you have purchased from AWP, and if no purchase has been made by you AWP’s cumulative liability to you shall not exceed $100.


Third-party Resources

The Site and the Service contain links to third-party websites and resources.  You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for the availability, accuracy, content, or policies of third-party websites or resources.  Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by or affiliation with AWP.  You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.



You shall indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, settlements, liabilities, costs, charges, assessments, and expenses, as well as third-party claims and causes of action, including, without limitation, attorney’s fees, arising out of any breach by you of any of these Terms and Conditions, or any use by you of the Site or Service.  You shall provide us with such assistance, without charge, as we may request in connection with any such defense, including, without limitation, providing us with such information, documents, records, and reasonable access to you, as we deem necessary.  You shall not settle any third-party claim or waive any defense without our prior written consent.


Effect of Headings

The subject headings of the paragraphs and subparagraphs of this Agreement are included for convenience only and shall not affect the construction or interpretation of any of its provisions.


Entire Agreement Waiver

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and AWP pertaining to the Site and Service and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations, and understandings between us.  No waiver of any of the provisions of this Agreement by AWP shall be deemed, or shall constitute, a waiver of any other provision, whether or not similar, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver.  No waiver shall be binding unless executed in writing by AWP.



All notices, requests, demands, and other communications under this Agreement shall be in writing and properly addressed as follows:


The Association of Wedding Professionals of Greater Washington, DC (AWP)

ATTN:  AWP Board of Directors

PO Box 9963

Alexandria, VA  22304-0066


Governing Law, Venue, and Mediation

This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with, and governed by, the laws of the State of Virginia (USA) as applied to contracts that are executed and performed entirely in Virginia (USA).  The exclusive venue for any arbitration or court proceeding based on or arising out of this Agreement shall be the City of Alexandria, Virginia (USA). The parties agree to attempt to resolve any dispute, claim, or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement by mediation, which shall be conducted under the then current mediation procedures of the CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution or any other procedure upon which the parties may agree.  The parties further agree that their respective good faith participation in mediation is a condition precedent to pursuing any other available legal or equitable remedy, including litigation, arbitration, or other dispute resolution procedures.


Recovery of Litigation Expenses

If any legal action or any arbitration or other proceeding is brought for the enforcement of this Agreement, or because of an alleged dispute, breach, default, or misrepresentation in connection with any of the provisions of this Agreement, the successful or prevailing party or parties shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorney’s fees and other costs incurred in that action or proceeding, in addition to any other relief to which it or they may be entitled.



If any term, provision, covenant, or condition of this Agreement is held by an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, the rest of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired, or invalidated.



These Terms and Conditions bind and inure to the benefit of the parties’ successors and assigns.  These Terms and Conditions are not assignable, delegable, sublicensable, or otherwise transferable by you.  Any transfer, assignment, delegation, or sublicense by you is invalid.

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