Green Guru Network Terms of Use

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Green Guru Network (www.greengurunetork.com) site is a service provided for the Green Guru Network community. This terms and conditions page describes the terms upon which you may access and use the Site. By using our Site, you affirm that you have read and accept all of the following terms and conditions and notices contained or referenced herein which may be updated by us from time to time without notice. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes.

GENERAL

You may not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of Green Guru Network or others. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of the Site or any other systems or networks connected to the Site by hacking or any other illegitimate means.

Additional terms and conditions may apply to specific portions of the Site, which terms are made a part of these Terms of Use by reference. You agree to abide by such other terms and conditions. If there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and the terms posted for or applicable to a specific portion of the Site, the latter terms shall control with respect to your use of that portion of the Site.

NEWSLETTER AGREEMENT

You agree to receive the Green Guru Network newsletter and updates. You can, at anytime, opt out from receiving the newsletter simply by replying to the "opt out" at the bottom of the email.

THIRD PARTY SITES

The Site may link you to other web sites on the Internet. These other web sites are not under the control of Green Guru Network, and you acknowledge that Green Guru Network is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites. The inclusion of such a link does not imply endorsement of the site by Green Guru Network or any association with its operators.

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

You acknowledge and agree that the content and materials available on the Site, including without limitation all text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, video media, artwork, design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, "look and feel" and the arrangement thereof, are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks or other proprietary rights and laws. You agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit, compile or create derivative works from such content or materials. Use of the content or materials for any purpose not expressly permitted in these Terms of Use is prohibited. If you have any questions about the license granted herein or if you would like to request additional rights, please write to (JENNY's idea of an address).

LINKING TO THE SITE

Generally, Green Guru Network is happy for you to have a text link from your web site to the Site. However, you may not frame or "mirror" the Site or incorporate pieces of it into a different web site or product and you may not link to the Site if you create or post any illegal, obscene or offensive content, or if the link in any way has a negative impact on our reputation.

SUBMISSIONS

By providing content for the Directory or a review, you grant Green Guru Network a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive and limited license to reproduce, edit, publish, translate, and distribute in any medium whatsoever. You represent and warrant that: (a) you are the author of such content or review and have the right to grant this license; and (b) the content or review does not infringe any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right of any other party.

RULES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Any person or company is welcome to submit their resource for inclusion in the Green Guru Network's Directory or to write a review of an experience with a company which is presented on the Green Guru Network Resources Directory. There are some basic rules that all who submit their resources and reviews must comply with to qualify for inclusion in the Directory. By submitting a resource or a review to the Green Guru Network Resources Directory, you agree to be bound by these rules.

Green Guru Network may offer different levels of participation and benefits related to the Directory. Green Guru Network has the right, in its sole discretion, to set and revise rules concerning what benefits are offered to each level of participants. Green Guru Network may modify these rules at any time without notice by posting revised rules on our site. Your continued use of the Green Guru Network Directory constitutes your agreement to be bound by the rules as modified.

All resources and reviews must be relevant to reducing energy use, carbon foot print, toxicity levels or support of services related to these goals.

Resource listings, home sites and reviews must not contain content of an adult or sexually explicit nature.

Resource listings, home sites and reviews must not contain content that is libelous, defamatory, fraudulent, misleading or that otherwise violates the legal rights of others (such as the right of privacy).

Resource listings, home sites and reviews must not promote or engage in illegal activities, including (without limitation) infringement of any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right of any other party.

You must not violate or attempt to violate the security of the Green Guru Network Resource home site links must be to the site that is most relevant to the resource.

You must not interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of our Directory, servers or networks.

You must not post, upload, email, link to, or otherwise transmit any content that contains any viruses, harmful code, or other computer software or program that may damage or adversely affect the functionality of the Green Guru Network Resources Directory or impair others' ability to use the Directory.

You must not use the Directory to send unsolicited emails (spamming).

Resource home site links must be to the site that is most relevant to the resource. Links must not result in redirection to an alternative URL.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE (THE "CONTENT") ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" FOR YOUR USE. THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NONINFRINGEMENT. GREEN GURU NETWORK DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THE SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE CONTENT IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR RISK. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, THESE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL GREEN GURU NETWORK BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF GREEN GURU NETWORK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, JUSTMEANS'S LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

USER CONTENT

Some of the Content displayed on the Site may be generated by users of the Site over whom Green Guru Network exercises no control ("User Content"), which Content you may find objectionable, inappropriate, or offensive. Green Guru Network disavows responsibility for User Content to the extent permitted by law, and has no obligation to screen User Content in advance. Green Guru Network may in its sole discretion remove or alter any User Content which it deems not to conform to these Terms of Use, or take any other actions with respect to User Content. The Company has no liability or responsibility to users for performance or nonperformance of such activities.

REGISTERED USER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY

On an optional basis, you may choose to register and create a personal account by providing personalized information. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the user ID and password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. Green Guru Network does not retain liability or responsibility for such use.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Green Guru Network and its affiliates and their respective employees, contractors, officers and directors from all liabilities, claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, that arise from your use or misuse of the Site. Green Guru Network reserves the right, at it own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with Green Guru Network in asserting any available defenses.

INTERNATIONAL USE

Green Guru Network makes no representation that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing them is prohibited in territories where viewing or downloading their content is in violation of local law. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the following information to Green Guru Network:

  • an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  • a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
  • your address, telephone number and email address;
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

Please send such notice to:

Green Guru Network
P. O. Box 573
Hastings on Hudson, New York 10706

CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, excluding its conflicts of law rules. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or your use of the Site shall be the state or federal courts located in the State of New York, and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action.

SEVERABILITY AND INTEGRATION

Unless otherwise specified herein, these Terms of Use, together with the Privacy Policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and Green Guru Network with respect to the Site and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether electronic, oral, or written) between you and Green Guru Network with respect to the Site. If any part of these Terms of Use is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

TERMINATION

Green Guru Network reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of the Site, with or without notice.