Terms and Conditions of Use

Please read this Terms of Use Agreement before accessing this website

Effective Date: April 1, 2012

This Agreement sets forth the Terms and Conditions of Use of The Sierra Club Foundation (TSCF) website. By using TSCF’s website you (the "Visitor") agree to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this agreement, you should immediately cease all usage of this website. We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update the terms and conditions of this agreement without prior notice. Modifications shall become effective immediately upon being posted on the website. Your continued use of TSCF’s website after amendments are posted constitutes an acknowledgement and acceptance of the Agreement and its modifications. Except as provided in this paragraph, this Agreement may not be amended.

1. Description of Service

The Sierra Club Foundation is providing Visitor with information pertaining to the services provided by and activities of The Sierra Club Foundation.

2. Limitation of Liability

ALL CONTENT ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES. YOUR USE AND BROWSING OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CONTENT COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR OTHER ERRORS. ALL CONTENT ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION DOES NOT WARRANT THAT USE OF THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THE WEBSITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE. THE SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY INFORMATION BEFORE RELYING ON IT.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY 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 POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THIS SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. IN THE EVENT THAT YOU HAVE ANY DISPUTE WITH ONE OR MORE OTHER USERS OF THIS SITE, YOU RELEASE THE SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS, FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, OBLIGATIONS, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, COSTS OR DEBT, AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ATTORNEY'S FEES), KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED AND UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED AND UNDISCLOSED, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH SUCH DISPUTES.

THE FOREGOING WARRANTY DISCLAINER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION AND WILL SURVIVE THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS AND YOUR USE OF THIS SITE.

3. Indemnification

Visitor agrees to indemnify and hold The Sierra Club Foundation, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of Visitor's use of the Service, the violation of this Agreement, or infringement by Visitor, or other user of the Service using Visitor's computer, of any intellectual property or any other right of any person or entity.

4. Modifications and Interruption to Service

The Sierra Club Foundation reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service with or without notice to the Visitor. TSCF shall not be liable to Visitor or any third party should TSCF exercise its right to modify or discontinue the Service. Visitor acknowledges and accepts that TSCF does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our website and operation of our website may be interfered with or adversely affected by numerous factors or circumstances outside of our control.

5. Third-Party Sites

Our website may include links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by online merchants and other third parties. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, any third-party site. You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those third-party sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such sites. Your use of those third-party sites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of each site, and we are not responsible therein. We encourage all Visitors to review said privacy policies of third-parties' sites.

6. Governing Jurisdiction of the Courts of California

Our website is operated and provided in the State of California. As such, we are subject to the laws of the State California, and such laws will govern this Terms and Conditions of Use, without giving effect to any choice of law rules. We make no representation that our website or other services are appropriate, legal or available for use in other locations. Accordingly, if you choose to access our site you agree to do so subject to the internal laws of the State of California.

7. Compliance with Laws

Visitor assumes all knowledge of applicable laws and is responsible for compliance with any such laws. Visitor may not use the Service in any way that violates applicable local, state, federal, or international laws, regulations or other government requirements. Visitor further agrees not to transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation.

8. Copyright and Trademark Information

All content included or available on this site, including site design, text, graphics, interfaces, and the selection and arrangements thereof is ©2012 The Sierra Club Foundation, with all rights reserved, or is the property of TSCF and/or third parties protected by intellectual property rights. You are hereby authorized to view, download, print and distribute individual pages from this Site subject to the following conditions:

  • The copyrighted materials on this Site may be used for informational or educational purposes only.
  • Except as specifically authorized by TSCF, the copyrighted materials on this Site may only be used for non-commercial, personal, informational or educational purposes.
  • Any copy or distribution of the copyrighted materials on this Site, or portion thereof, must include this copyright notice, and all other copyright and other proprietary notice contained on the materials.
  • Use, duplication or disclosure by the United States Government is subject to the restrictions set forth in DFARS 252.227-7013 (c)(1)(ii) and FAR 52.227-19. Export of any information herein may be restricted and may require export licenses under applicable federal statutes.

Any use of materials on the website, including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, or replication, any form of data extraction or data mining, or other commercial exploitation of any kind, without prior written permission of an authorized officer of The Sierra Club Foundation is strictly prohibited. Visitors agree that they will not use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained therein without prior written permission of an authorized officer of The Sierra Club Foundation.

The Sierra Club Foundation and http://www.sierraclubfoundation.org and http://www.tscf.org are proprietary marks of TSCF. TSCF's trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not provided by the TSCF, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits TSCF.

Sierra Club ® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. © 2012 Sierra Club
The Sierra Club Seal is a registered copyright, service mark, and trademark of the Sierra Club.

All other trademarks displayed on TSCF's website are the trademarks of their respective owners, and constitute neither an endorsement nor a recommendation of those organizations. In addition, such use of trademarks or links to the web sites of third-party organizations is not intended to imply, directly or indirectly, that those organizations endorse or have any affiliation with TSCF.

9. Privacy

This website is owned and operated by The Sierra Club Foundation. Our intention is to inform and educate visitors about our work as a public charity, fiscal sponsor, grantmaker, community resource, and philanthropic partner to individual and institutional donors. TSCF is committed to honoring the privacy of visitors to our website and to protecting online information. TSCF’s Privacy Policy outlined in a separate section of this website and by this reference is incorporated into these Terms and Conditions for use of this site.

 

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