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TERMS OF USE

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING OR ACCESSING ANY PAGES IN THIS WEBSITE. By using or accessing this website you signify your acknowledgment and assent to the terms and conditions of use set forth below. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this website. GMO Science can revise these terms of use at any time by updating this posting, and your use after such change signifies your acceptance of the changed terms. Please check these terms of use periodically for changes.

This website is owned and operated by GMO Science (collectively “GMO Science,” “we,” or “us”). Questions concerning this website or its operation should be directed to the contact points set forth at the end of these terms of use.

GMO Science grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download it (other than page caching and printing out pages for personal use) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with the express written consent of GMO Science. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any derivative use of this site or its contents; or any downloading or copying of content for the commercial benefit of another entity. You may not use any automated device, computer program, tool, algorithm, bot or similar process to mine or systematically scrape or extract data from this website. Except as otherwise specifically provided elsewhere on this website, redistribution, retransmission, republication or commercial exploitation of the contents of this website are expressly prohibited without the written consent of GMO Science and any copyright owner from whom we have obtained a license. You may not mirror or archive any part of this site or any material contained on this site on any server or computer without GMO Science’s written permission.

CONTENTS AND HYPERLINKS
This website contains hyperlinks to third party websites which are the sole responsibility of such independent third parties, and use thereof is solely at your own risk. GMO Science has no control over the content or policies of such third party websites, and we are not responsible for (and under no circumstances shall be liable for) the contents, accuracy or reliability of any websites hyperlinked to this website. Those who choose to access information from this website (including any information obtained through any hyperlink) are solely responsible for the compliance of such information with any applicable law.

USER CONTENT, COMMENTS AND ENDORSEMENTS
GMO Science is pleased to hear from its users, however we do not accept or consider any creative ideas, suggestions or other materials unless we have specifically requested them. Anything you disclose or offer to us or in connection with this website (“Disclosures”), including e-mails to GMO Science or postings on interactive portions of this website, shall be freely usable by GMO Services for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to publishing, developing, distributing and marketing content or services using such information. Any Disclosure is PROVIDED ON A NON-CONFIDENTIAL BASIS with no obligation on our part to keep such information secret. If you provide your name or other biographical information in connection with your Disclosure, such information will be considered part of your Disclosure and usable as provided in this Section, including by publicly identifying you as the source of the Disclosure. By uploading or otherwise providing any Disclosure to this website or GMO Science, you hereby grant GMO Science and its sublicensees, the unlimited, irrevocable, perpetual right to reuse, redistribute, modify and create derivative works from such Disclosure for any purpose and in any media without compensation, and you warrant that all “moral rights” in uploaded materials have been waived. You further grant us and our sublicensees the right in our discretion to use any name or biographical information that you submit in connection with your content. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise possess sufficient rights to your Disclosures for use as contemplated in these terms of use; that the content is accurate; and that use of the content you supply does not violate these terms of use and will not cause injury to any person or entity. You hereby RELEASE GMO Science from any liability under any legal theory in connection with the use, modification, sale, or disclosure of any Disclosure, and you hereby agree to indemnify us for all claims resulting from content you supply.

NO LOBBYING OR CANDIDATE CAMPAIGN INTERVENTION
GMO Science is classified for federal tax purposes as a publicly supported charity that is subject to restrictions on certain activities. In addition, GMO Science operates and maintains, or may operate and maintain, this site in part with grant funding that is subject to certain restrictions on the use of grant funds. Consequently, except as specifically provided below, this site may not be used to conduct any activities defined for federal tax purposes to constitute lobbying, candidate campaign intervention, or a voter registration drive, and you are prohibited from using the site for any such purposes. GMO Science reserves the right to monitor any material you post to the site; to remove from the site any material that GMO Science determines, in its sole discretion, may or does violate this prohibition; and to take such steps as it deems prudent, in its sole discretion, to prevent the posting of any such material, including but not necessarily limited to blocking your ability to post content to any or all portion(s) of the Sites.

Notwithstanding the foregoing limitations, GMO Science, in its sole discretion, may choose to conduct or permit you to conduct limited activities defined for federal tax purposes to constitute lobbying or a voter registration drive on this site.

INTERACTIVE AREAS AND CODE OF ACCEPTABLE CONDUCT
GMO Science does not ordinarily, but reserves the right in its sole discretion, to filter, censor, edit or regulate information and content provided by third parties in connection with this website, including any such information provided in comments or other interactive areas, and we neither endorse nor are responsible for (and under no circumstances shall be liable for) the contents, accuracy or reliability of such information and content.

When participating in interactive portions of this website, you represent that you have proper right and authorization to provide any information or content you supply and agree to abide by the following code of acceptable conduct:

  1. You will not upload or otherwise provide infringing, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, abusive, illegal or otherwise improper content.
  2. You will not upload viruses or harmful components.
  3. You will not use the website to further any illegal purpose or to violate the rights of any party.
  4. You will not upload or otherwise provide content with a commercial purpose or attempt to solicit funds or advertise goods and services.

GMO Science will assist law-enforcement officials investigating illegal activity or violations of these terms of use.

COPYRIGHT CLAIMS – DIGITAL MILLENIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
It is the policy of GMO Science to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. In addition, GMO Science will promptly terminate without notice the accounts of users that are determined by GMO Science to be “repeat infringers.” A repeat infringer is a user who has been notified by GMO Science of infringing activity violations more than twice and/or who has had User Content removed from any of the Sites more than twice.

Copyright owners who believe that any content on the Site and/or Services infringes upon their copyrights are encouraged to submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Said notification should be sent to the Designated Copyright Agent (as identified, below) for GMO Science and include the following in writing:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works on the applicable site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works on the applicable site
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit GMO Science to locate the material
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit GMO Science to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (for example, “I am under the good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted content that is identified herein is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”); and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed (for example, “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner, of the copyright(s) that is allegedly infringed by the aforementioned content.”)

A copyright owner acknowledges that if he or she fails to comply with all of the requirements of this section, his or her DMCA notice may not be valid. Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES
GMO Science makes no representations or warranties that this website is free of defects, viruses or other harmful components. We will not be responsible for any damages or loss that may result from the hacking or infiltration of this website or GMO Science’s computer systems. The pages on this website may contain technical inaccuracies, outdated information and typographical errors. YOU HAVE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADEQUATE PROTECTION AND BACKUP OF DATA AND/OR EQUIPMENT USED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE AND YOU AGREE TO HOLD GMO SCIENCE HARMLESS FROM, AND YOU COVENANT NOT TO SUE US FOR, ANY CLAIMS BASED ON USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING CLAIMS FOR LOST DATA, WORK DELAYS OR LOST PROFITS RESULTING FROM USE OF MATERIALS OR CONTENT FROM THIS WEBSITE. Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. If you require advice in relation to any legal, financial or medical matter you should consult an appropriate professional.

EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING BY US, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THIS WEBSITE AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” GMO SCIENCE DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR MERCHANTABILITY, NOR DOES IT IN ANY WAY GUARANTEE THE QUALITY, DATA CONTENT, ARTISTIC WORTH, OR LEGALITY OF INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT ARE MADE AVAILABLE OR OBTAINED BY WAY OF THIS WEBSITE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. SOME JURISIDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL GMO SCIENCE OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS ARISING FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF GMO SCIENCE TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE OR, IF APPLICABLE, IN PURCHASING PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. SOME JURISIDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

JURISDICTION AND CHOICE OF LAW
GMO Science controls and manages this website from the state of California. Unless otherwise stated, materials and content on this website are presented solely for promoting products and services in the United States of America. Information published on this website may contain references to products, programs and services that are not announced or available in your country or region. We make no representation that such information, products, programs or services referenced on this website are legal, available or appropriate in your country or region.

These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.

Any dispute or claim relating in any way to these terms of use, this website, or any content, products or services sold or distributed by or through this website, will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this Agreement. We each agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial. We also both agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights. You and GMO Science irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in California in connection with any litigation. You and GMO Science waive any objection based on lack of personal jurisdiction, place of residence, improper venue or forum non conveniens in any such action.

TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS
Nothing on this website shall be construed as conferring any license under any intellectual property right, including any right in the nature of trademark or copyright, of GMO Science or any third party, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise. All brands and names are the property of their respective owners.
SEVERABILITY
If any provision of these terms of use shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the remaining terms of use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
PRIVACY
Please see our Privacy Policy for information regarding the collection and use of personal information from this website.

Despite any representations concerning privacy, GMO Science reserves the right to disclose without notice to you any information in its possession if required to do so by law or upon a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with the law, to protect or defend our rights or property, or to respond to an emergency situation. Specific areas or pages of this website may include additional or different terms relating to the use of personal information collected from such areas or pages.
GENERAL
You must be at least 18 years of age to use this website. You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations with respect to your use of this website.

If you breach these terms of use in any way, GMO Science may suspend your access to the website, prohibit you from accessing the website, block computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contact your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bring court proceedings against you.

These terms of use represent the entire understanding relating to the use of this website and prevail over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional communications.

Any unauthorized access, modification or change of any information, or any interference with the availability of or access to this website is strictly prohibited. GMO Science reserves all legal rights and remedies available to it and this disclaimer shall in no way be deemed a limitation or waiver of any other rights GMO Science may have.

Specific areas or pages of this website may include additional or different terms relating to the use of this website or the rights or obligations of you or GMO Science. In the event of a conflict between such terms and these terms of use, such specific terms shall control.

Unless otherwise indicated, all material on this site © Copyright 2015 GMO Science. All rights reserved.

CONTACT INFORMATION/DESIGNATED COPYRIGHT AGENT:
Trust for Conservation Innovation/GMO Science
405 14th Street, Suite 164
Oakland, CA 94612
Attn: Laura Deaton

Fax Number: 1-415-423-3418
Voice Number: 1-415-423-3418
Laura [at] t4ci.org