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This page states the Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) under which you, the Web Site visitor ("You" or “Your” or “Yourself”) may use this Web site (“Our Site”), which is owned by the Green Building Alliance. (“GBA”) (“We” or “Us” or “Our”). By using this Web site, You agree to be bound by all of the Terms and Conditions set forth below. If You do not accept these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this Web site. We may, in Our sole discretion, revise these Terms and Conditions at any time; therefore, You should visit this page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions.
2. Use License
Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Green Building Alliance's web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Green Building Alliance at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.
The materials on Green Building Alliance's web site are provided "as is". Green Building Alliance makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Green Building Alliance does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
In no event shall Green Building Alliance or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Green Building Alliance's Internet site, even if Green Building Alliance or a Green Building Alliance authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.
5. Revisions and Errata
The materials appearing on Green Building Alliance's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Green Building Alliance does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Green Building Alliance may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Green Building Alliance does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.
Green Building Alliance has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Green Building Alliance of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.
This Web site contains links to Web sites owned by third parties (“Third Party Sites”). Should You utilize these links, You will leave Our Site. If You decide to visit any linked site, You do so at Your own risk and it is Your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. You also agree that We are not responsible or liable for any direct or indirect damage or loss caused, or alleged to be caused, by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, products or services.
8. Governing Law
Any claim relating to Green Building Alliance's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania without regard to its conflict of law provisions. General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.
9. Intellectual Property Rights
You hereby acknowledge that all rights, titles and interests, including but not limited to rights covered by the Intellectual Property Rights, in and to the site, and that You will not acquire any right, title, or interest in or to the site except as expressly set forth in this Agreement. You will not modify, adapt, translate, prepare derivative works from, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise attempt to derive source code from any of our services, software, or documentation, or create or attempt to create a substitute or similar service or product through use of or access to the Program or proprietary information related thereto.
Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed a Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. Detailed information can be found here: http://www.go-gba.org/privacypolicy
11. No Endorsement of Third Party Site Material
Our Site Content may include information, products or services provided by third parties on, linked to, or framed within, the Site ("Third Party Site Material"). Third Party Site Materials are the opinions and creations of the authors and/or owners identified in those materials. As such, We do not assume any responsibility or liability for any Third Party Site Material. Our publication of Third Party Site Material does not constitute Our endorsement, warranty or guarantee of any information, instruction, opinion, products or services contained within the Third Party Site Material.
12. Fees &Prices
Fees & Prices posted on this Web site are accurate only as of the date posted, and are subject to change. For up-to-date fee information, please contact email@example.com
13. Digital Millenium Copyright Act Notice
We respect the rights of copyright owners and expect You to comply with U.S. copyright law. We have procedures in place to protect the rights of copyright owners in the event of alleged infringement, in accordance with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). If You believe that Your copyright is being infringed by any material viewed on this Web Site, please send a notice, in accordance with the DMCA, to Our designated agent.
We reserve the right to expel users and prevent their further access to this Web site for violating these terms or the law and reserve the right to remove any communications from this Site.
14. Limited License
Permission is hereby granted to those wishing to use, reproduce, and/or display all or any portion of any LEED® Rating System appearing on the USGBC website in the form of a limited, royalty-free, nonexclusive, revocable license, so long as the user attributes the permission of and authorship and copyright to the U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. in any such use, reproduction, and/or display. To the extent that there are any questions concerning this limited license, or if greater use of any LEED Rating System is sought, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
15. Entire Agreement
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of Pennsylvania, without any reference to conflict-of-laws principles. The Agreement describes and encompasses the entire agreement between us and you, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to the Site, the contents and materials provided by or through the Site, and the subject matter of this Agreement.
Choice of Law; Jurisdiction; Forum. Any dispute, controversy or difference which may arise between the parties out of, in relation to or in connection with this Agreement is hereby irrevocably submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Pennsylvania, to the exclusion of any other courts without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions or your actual state or country of residence.