USERS OF THE WEB SITE
YOUR REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
OWNERSHIP AND RIGHTS IN CONTENT
What We Own in Connection with the Web Site
The content on the Web Site, including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like and the Trademarks (defined below) contained therein ("CRDF Content"), are owned by or licensed to CRDF Global, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. GIST distinctive logo and other CRDF Global graphics, logos, designs, scripts, page headers, screen icons and service names are service marks, trademarks or trade dress (collectively "Trademarks") of CRDF Global in the United States and/or other countries. CRDF Global may not be used, including as part of Trademarks or domain names, in connection with any other product or service or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of CRDF Global.
What You May Own in Connection with Your Use of the Web Site
Uses You Can Make of the Web Site and Our Content
We hereby grant you a limited, revocable, license (or sublicense, as applicable) to reproduce display, perform, and modify (excluding any software code) CRDF Global content, content licensed by CRDF Global from third parties, and User Content of other Users, solely for your personal, non-commercial use in connection with using the Web Site or for research, teaching, private study, and activism. Such use may neither state nor imply any formal or official relationship between you and CRDF Global, its supporters or partners, without their prior written permission.
You must obtain written permission in advance if you wish to reproduce any CRDF Global Content for any reason not specified in the immediately preceding paragraph. You can request this permission by contacting Eric Dyson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include a complete description of CRDF Global Content requested, such as the URL of the web page that contains it, a description of the sections or paragraphs that are requested to be used, and, where applicable, the title and date of CRDF Global Content; a description of the intended audience; a description of the manner of distribution; the length, retail price, and approximate size of first printing or circulation that will include the CRDF Global Content; a description of the geographic scope of the distribution and the length of time for which rights are being requested, a reply fax number and phone number. We grant only non-exclusive licenses.
USER CODE OF CONDUCT
You agree not to use the Web Site in violation of the following Code of Conduct: 1. Use the Web Site in any unlawful manner or in any manner that could damage, disable or impair the Web Site or performance of the Web Site; 2. Use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Web Site; 3. Harvest or collect e-mail addresses or other contact information of other Users from the Web Site by electronic or other means for any purpose; 4. Upload, transmit, post, share, store or otherwise make available any content that we deem to be actually or potentially harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, pornographic, obscene, fraudulent, hateful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; 5. Upload, transmit, post, share, store or otherwise make available any videos other than those of a personal nature that: (i) are taken by you with permission from those appearing in the video, or (ii) are original works of art or animation created by you; 6. Impersonate any person, firm or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person, firm or entity; 7. Upload, transmit, post, share or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, junk mail, "spam," chain letters, "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation; 8. Sign-up or register for more than one User account; 9. Upload, transmit, post, share, store or otherwise make publicly available on the Web Site any private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers; 10. Solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes; 11. Upload, transmit, post, share or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or malicious code, or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; 12. Intimidate, harass or annoy any other User; 13. Upload, transmit, post, share, store or otherwise make available content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for any violent or criminal act, violate the rights of any person, firm or entity, or that might otherwise create liability for CRDF Global, or violate any local, state, national or international law; 14. Use or attempt to use any other person's account, service or system without authorization from CRDF Global, or create a false identity on the Web Site. 15. Upload, transmit, post, share, store or otherwise make available content that, in the sole judgment of CRDF Global, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Web Site, or which may expose CRDF Global or its Users to any harm or liability of any type.
INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS
SECURITY AND YOUR OBLIGATIONS REGARDING YOUR PASSWORD
Although we will take reasonable and customarymeasures to protect your information and User Content, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Hardware or software failures, unauthorized use, hacking, unlawful conduct, actions of third parties, and other factors may lead to a security breach. We cannot control the actions of other Users or third parties. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that the User Content you post on the Web Site or information that you provide to us will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for the unauthorized circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Web Site. When you sign-up to become a member, you will also be asked to choose a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree not to use the account, username, or password of another User at any time or to disclose your password to anyone else. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account.
OUR COPYRIGHT POLICY
You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. We reserve the right to terminate the account privileges of any User who infringes the copyright rights of others.
LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES
The Web Site may contain links to other web sites. These sites are unrelated to CRDF Global and the CRDF Global has no control over them or their content. Inclusion of any linked web site on the Web Site does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked web site by CRDF Global and vice versa. If you access these third party web sites, you do so at your own risk.
THE WEB SITE AND SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS" AND AS AVAILABLE AND CRDF Global EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE AND DO NOT PROMISE (i) ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM USE OF THE WEB SITE, PARTICIPATION IN ANY ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE USE OF THE WEB SITE, OR THE SERVICES; OR (ii)THAT THE MATERIALS ON THE SITE SHALL BE ERROR-FREE, OR FREE OF ALL VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
The Web Site may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. We are not responsible for any technical malfunctions, conduct of any Users (whether online or offline), third party materials of any kind appearing on the Web Site, or incorrect or inaccurate materials Posted on the Web Site, whether caused by Users of the Web Site or by any of the equipment, communications, viruses, network failure or programming associated with or utilized by CRDF Global. We do not endorse any User Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with User Content.
You shall be solely responsible for your own User Content and the consequences of Posting it on the Web Site.
Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by CRDF Global.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CRDF GLOBAL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, RESULTING FROM USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES, FROM ANY CONTENT POSTED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, PARTICIPATION IN ANY ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE USE OF THE WEB SITE, OR FROM THE CONDUCT OF ANY USERS OF THE WEB SITE.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL CRDF GLOBAL AND ITS STAFF BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY (i) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES IN CONTENT, (ii) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE OF ANY NATURE RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEB SITE, (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (iv) INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEB SITE, (v) BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEB SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, (vi) PARTICIPATION IN ANY ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE USE OF THE WEB SITE AND/OR (vii) ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER CRDF Global IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
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Last Modified: June 13, 2011