Terms of Use and Policies

 

Your use of Environmental Research Advocates' ("ERA Science") web site at www.erascience.org and any ERA Science affiliated web site featuring these Terms of Use ("Web Site"), including the content and other materials (including without limitation all trademarks, service marks, designs, texts, graphics, pictures, information, data sets, software, methods, inventions, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof) available on or through these Web Sites (together, the "Materials"), is governed by these Terms of Use (these "Terms"). By accessing and continuing to use this Web Site, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Terms, which constitute a legal agreement ("Agreement") between you and ERA Science.

Amendments to these Terms will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted. Your continued use of this Web Site following the posting of any amendment, modification or change shall constitute your acceptance thereof.

If you have any questions regarding the Terms please contact the ERA Science at info@erascience.org.

1. Use of Materials

a.    Proprietary Materials

Unless indicated otherwise on this Web Site, the Materials contained on this Web Site are the property of ERA Science, its licensors, collaborating organization or users and are protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.

b.    Request for Permission

Unless indicated otherwise below, on the Materials, or separate terms applicable to certain Materials, we ask that you contact us at info@erascience.org for permission for any reproduction, modification, distribution, public display or performance of such Materials.

c.     Downloadable Materials

Materials (with the exception of Data Sets) made available for public download on this Web Site may be used, reproduced and distributed only for non-revenue generating purposes, in accordance with these Terms, provided you do not modify the Materials and that you retain all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices contained in the Materials intact. In addition, you agree that such permission does not include the public performance or public display of any Materials or making any derivative uses of the Materials. The permission granted herein is revocable at any time, with or without cause.

d.    Downloadable Data Sets; Online Data Access

Data sets made available for public download or access on this Web Site are owned by the data set creator/owner identified in the metadata of each respective data set. Unless indicated otherwise in separate data use terms and conditions, such data sets may be reproduced, distributed, or used to produce and distribute derivative works, provided, however, that (i) the data sets are appropriately attributed to the data set creator/owner as indicated in the metadata, (ii) the user informs the data set creator/owner via email at the email address indicated in the meta data about any use of the data sets in a publication or derived work, (iii) any digital object identifier (“DOI”) included in the data set remains intact, (iv) any modification of the original data set is clearly marked as a modification, (v) works substantially derived from the data sets may be reproduced, distributed, or used to produce and distribute derivative works under terms not less restrictive than these data use terms described in 1 (d), and (vi) any distribution of data sets includes the following disclaimer of warranty: "These data sets are provided "as is" and without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied, whether of title, of accuracy, of non-infringement, of the absence of errors, of fitness for purpose, or otherwise."

e.    Unauthorized Use

Any unauthorized use of the Materials may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity and other applicable laws and could result in criminal or civil penalties.

2. Interactive Areas

This Web Site may include blogs, user generated content or other interactive areas or services ("Interactive Areas"), in which you or other users create, post or store any content, messages, materials, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, video, graphics, code or other items or materials on the Web Site ("User Materials"). You are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. By using any Interactive Areas, you agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Web Site any of the following:

  1. User Materials that are unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
  2. User Materials that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any User Materials, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to reproduce, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such User Materials;
  3. User Materials that impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  4. User Materials that, in ERA Science's sole judgment, may jeopardize or affect ERA Science's tax exempt status, including but not limited to content on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office, and content that contains propaganda or that otherwise attempts to influence legislation;
  5. Promotions, advertising or solicitations;
  6. Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
  7. Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and
  8. User Materials that, in the sole judgment of ERA Science, are objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Site, or which may expose ERA Science or its users to any harm or liability of any type.

ERA Science is not liable for any statements, representations or User Materials in any Interactive Area. Although ERA Science has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the User Materials posted in any Interactive Area, ERA Science reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Materials posted or stored on the Site at any time and for any reason without notice. Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Web Site in violation of the foregoing violates these Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Web Site.

ERA Science does not claim ownership of User Materials. Unless we indicate otherwise, you grant ERA Science a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Materials on or in connection with the Web Site and other ERA Science promotional materials. You grant ERA Science the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such User Materials. You represent and warrant that (a) you own and control all of the rights to the User Materials that you post or you otherwise have the right to post such User Materials to the Web Site; (b) the User Materials are accurate and not misleading; and (c) use and posting of the User Materials you supply does not violate these Terms and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.

3. Copyright Complaints

ERA Science respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe in good faith that content you own has been copied and made accessible in a manner that violates your intellectual property rights, please provide ERA Science’s Copyright Agent the following information:

  1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  2. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
  4. your address, telephone number, and email address;
  5. 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;
  6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.

ERA Science's Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

By mail:
Terry D. Avchen
Environmental Research Advocates
10250 Constellation Boulevard, 19th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067

By phone: (310) 556-7880
By email: tavchen@erascience.org

 

4. Trademarks

The ERA Science logo and name "Conservation International Foundation" and any other product or service name or slogan contained in this Web Site are trade/service marks of ERA Science, its licensors, or other respective owners, and may not be used without the prior written permission of ERA Science or the respective owners.

5. Links

Any links to www.erascience.org or any affiliated ERA Science Web Site may not suggest or imply ERA Science's endorsement or approval of any product, position, entity, or individual, or portray ERA Science in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner, and the linking site may not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable.

This Web Site contains links to third party Web Sites ("Linked Web Sites") not under the control of ERA Science and ERA Science is not responsible for their content or links contained in such Linked Web Sites. ERA Science does not intend links on this Web Site to be referrals or endorsements of the linked Web Site providers, or their products or services, and are provided for convenience only. Your use of the Linked Web Sites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of the providers of such Linked Web Sites.

6. Privacy

Please refer to our Privacy Policy for information on how ERA Science collects, uses and discloses personally identifiable information from its users.

7. Service Deactivation

You agree that ERA Science has the right, but not the obligation, to take any of the following actions in ERA Science’s sole discretion at any time and for any reason without giving you any prior notice: refuse, move, or remove any content that is available on or through this Web Site; to discontinue the Web Site or any services offered through the Web Site at any time without notice; and to establish general practices and limits concerning use of the this Web Site. We may take any of the above actions for any legitimate business reason, as determined by ERA Science in its sole discretion, including, but not be limited to, (a) breaches or violations of the Terms or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you, (d) discontinuance or material modification to this Web Site (or any part thereof), and (e) unexpected technical or security issues or problems. You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for taking any of these actions.

8. Disclaimer of Warranties

YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE, ITS SERVICES AND MATERIALS ON THIS WEB SITE (JOINTLY "SERVICES") IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND ALL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. ERA Science DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEB SITE, THE MATERIALS OR THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE WEB SITE OR ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD. ERA Science IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. REFERENCE TO ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, PROGRAMS 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 ERA Science. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY THE LAW, ERA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS AND OTHER TERMS EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

9. Disclaimer of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL ERA Science, ITS LICENSORS, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF INCOME, LOSS OF ACTUAL OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF CONTRACTS, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF, DAMAGE TO OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE, THE SERVICES, THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CASED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM ERA Science, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE.

10. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold ERA Science, and its affiliates, service providers, licensors, and their respective its officers, directors, employees, and agents (the "Indemnified Parties") harmless against any claim for damages, losses or any costs, including attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use of this Web Site or the Materials, any User Content you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through this Web Site, or your use of or inability to use this Web Site.

11. Entire Agreement

These Terms represent the entire agreement between you and ERA Science with respect to their subject matter. No action of ERA Science, other than an express written waiver, may be construed as a waiver of any part of this agreement, and no employee of ERA Science is authorized to waive it orally.

12. Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to the conflict of law principles thereof. Any dispute relating to this Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in the District of Columbia, and the parties agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of these courts.