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Terms and Conditions for Use of this Website

General Agreement

Welcome to the Green Science Policy website. The Terms and Conditions for use of this website constitute a legally binding Agreement.  Please read these carefully.  By accessing, browsing and using this website, you agree to comply with and be bound by all of the terms and conditions of use, limitations of liability and disclaimers contained herein.

  • The content of this website is for your general information and use only.  It is subject to change without notice.  
  • This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences, as described in our Privacy Policy.
  • All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to, Green Science Policy Institute are acknowledged on the website.
  • This website includes links to other websites that may be of interest to our visitors. However, these links do not signify that we endorse the linked websites. We assume no responsibility for the content or the security of the linked websites.
  • Green Science Policy Institute provides data and links to articles and information supplied by third parties. Therefore, none of the information on this website is guaranteed to be complete, accurate, or timely.
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website are subject to the laws of the State of California.  You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in San Francisco, California, United States, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this website. Use of this website is not authorized in any jurisdiction that does not give full force and effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, disclaimers and limitations of liability. 

Disclaimers

General

The information contained in this website is for informational and educational purposes only. While we endeavor to keep the information current and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. It is your responsibility to ensure that any services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

GREEN SCIENCE POLICY INSTITUTE AND ITS THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, DATA, TOOLS OR SERVICES CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, DATA, TOOLS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. GREEN SCIENCE POLICY INSTITUTE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THE INFORMATION, DATA, TOOLS AND SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT. GREEN SCIENCE POLICY INSTITUTE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION, DATA, TOOLS AND SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF ALL VIRUSES, SPYWARE OR OTHER MALWARE AND OTHER HARMFUL MATERIALS.

Website Reliability and Accuracy of Information

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Green Science Policy Institute takes no responsibility, and disclaims any liability, for the website's being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues or other conditions. Moreover, while this site uses industry-standard security technology, we make no warranty that the site will always be free of computer viruses, spyware or any other malware. Therefore, Green Science Policy Institute makes no warranty that this site will be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis.  In no event will Green Science Policy Institute, its principals, officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents or partners be liable for any loss or damages whatsoever, including indirect, special, incidental or consequential loss or damages, arising from or in connection with the use of (or inability to use) this website.

Green Science Policy Institute may make modifications to this website, and the information, data, tools and services contained herein at any time. However, periodic updates to this site are not guaranteed.  Also, this website may cease publication at any time, though this is not likely to occur without advance notice. 

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances shall Green Science Policy Institute, its principals, officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents or its third-party providers be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special or consequential damages (including without limitation, attorneys' fees), whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort, or under any other theory of liability, that result from the use of, or the inability to use, any materials available on this website. If you are dissatisfied with any information, data, tools or services provided by the Green Science Policy Institute, or with any of the terms and conditions contained in this website, your only remedy is to discontinue using this website. If Green Science Policy Institute, its principals, officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents or any of its third-party providers is found liable in connection with a claim arising out of or related to the use of, or inability to use, any information, data, tools or services on this website, their aggregate liability in such an event shall not exceed the amount of any fees paid by you for use of the website during the month in which the event(s) giving rise to the liability occurred. Your right to monetary damages in such amount shall be in lieu of all other remedies to which you may otherwise be entitled from Green Science Policy Institute, its principals, officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents or its third-party providers. 

Unauthorized Use of Materials

Green Science Policy Institute does not warrant or represent that your use of content accessed through the Green Science Policy website will not infringe the rights of third parties.

We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. If you believe that your copyright, trademark or other property rights have been infringed by content posted on the Green Science Policy website, you should notify our Designated Agent (identified below) immediately. The notification must, at a minimum:

  • Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon.
  • Identify the content that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon.
  • Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you (email address and telephone number preferred).
  • Provide information, if possible, sufficient to permit us to notify the owner/administrator of the allegedly infringing webpage or other content (email address preferred).
  • Include a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • Include a statement that you swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that has been allegedly infringed.
  • Sign the notification.
  • Send the written communication to the following address:
    Designated Agent for Claimed Infringement: Seth Rojello Fernández
    Address: P.O. Box 9127 Berkeley, California, 94709  Email: [email protected]

You acknowledge and agree that upon our receipt of a notice of a claim of copyright infringement, we may immediately remove the identified content from the Green Science Policy website without liability to you or any other party and that the claims of the complaining party and the party that originally posted the materials will be referred to the United States Copyright Office for adjudication according to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

 

 

Guidelines for Use of the Green Science Policy

You agree to use materials posted on or available through the Green Science Policy website only for lawful purposes, and not to violate the rights of third parties. You further agree not to use these materials in any manner to harass, abuse, stalk, threaten, defame or otherwise infringe or violate the rights of any third party, and you acknowledge and agree that we are not in any way responsible for any such use by you, nor for any harassing, threatening, defamatory, offensive or illegal messages or transmissions that you may receive as a result of using Green Science Policy or any materials posted on or available through it. Any unacceptable use may result in immediate termination of your access to Green Science Policy in the future.

You may not interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of Green Science Policy, any portion or content thereof, or related systems or networks, or use them in any way that degrades their reliability, speed or operation, or their underlying hardware or software. In addition, you may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to Green Science Policy or to related systems or networks, and may not modify, translate, adapt, merge, disassemble, decompile, reverse compile or reverse engineer, or otherwise interfere with or damage any part of the website or server infrastructure. You agree not to sell, resell, reproduce, duplicate, copy or use for any commercial purposes any portion of the information you access or obtain from or through Green Science Policy.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Green Science Policy Institute, its principals, officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, partners, licensors, third-party providers and affiliates harmless from and against all liabilities, claims, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, attorney’s fees, that arise from your use, inability to use, or misuse of Green Science Policy Institute or your violation of these Terms & Conditions, any applicable laws, rules or regulations. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you agree to cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.

International Use

Although Green Science Policy may be accessible worldwide, it is based in the United States and operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations of the United States. We make no representation that the content or materials available through Green Science Policy are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States; accessing them from countries or territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access Green Science Policy from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with applicable national and local laws regarding online conduct and content, as well as export laws and regulations of the United States.

 

Termination of Use

You acknowledge and agree that we may, in our sole discretion, limit, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of Green Science Policy Institute, without notice to you, and for any reason, including violation of these Terms & Conditions. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity may be grounds for terminating our relationship with you and may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities.

Upon termination or suspension, regardless of the reasons therefore, your right to access and use Green Science Policy ceases immediately, and you acknowledge and agree that we may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information in your account and/or bar any further access to such information and Green Science Policy. We shall not be liable to you or any third party for any claims or damages arising out of any termination or suspension or any other actions taken by us in connection with such termination or suspension.

Modification of Terms and Conditions

Green Science Policy Institute reserves the right to revise this Agreement at any time by modifying the Terms & Conditions herein, including, but not limited to, adding or increasing charges and fees for use of this website. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms & Conditions. While we will attempt to provide our users with timely notification of any modifications and revisions to this Agreement by posting on this website or by electronic mail, any such modifications and revisions to this Agreement shall be effective immediately regardless of whether you receive such notice. Continued access and use of the Green Science Policy website following any such modifications or revisions shall constitute your acceptance of such changes. 

Feedback and Contact Information

We welcome any feedback, comments and suggestions for improvement of Green Science Policy. Subject to our Privacy Policy, any communications, submissions of any ideas, suggestions, documents, material and/or feedback that you transmit to us, whether by email, post, or other means, will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. While you retain all rights in such communications or material, you hereby grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and worldwide right and license to copy, reproduce, distribute, display, publish, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise use, and commercially or non-commercially exploit in any manner such communications or material for any purpose regardless of the form or medium in which it is used.

Severability and Entire Agreement

If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, including, but not limited to, the disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that closely embodies the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in effect. 

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Green Science Policy Institute with respect to the use of Green Science Policy and its contents, and the Agreement supersedes and takes precedence over all other communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and Green Science Policy Institute or its principals, officers, directors, employees, agents, partners, affiliates or third-party providers with respect to this website. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. 

Revised June 5, 2019