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    By using and/or visiting this Website (collectively, including all content and functionality available through the http://climaterealityproject.org domain name, the “Website”), you signify your agreement to (1) these terms and conditions (the “Terms of Use”), and (2) the privacy policy, found at http://climaterealityproject.org/privacy-policy/ and incorporated here by reference (“Privacy Policy”). If you do not agree to any of these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, please do not use the Website.
    • Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to these Terms of Use, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version on the Website. We may, in our sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Use and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

    2. The Climate Reality Project Website
    • These Terms of Use apply to all users of the Website, including users who are also contributors of video content, information, and other materials or services on the Website.
    • The Website is owned by The Alliance for Climate Protection d/b/a The Climate Reality Project (the “we,” “our,” or “us”).
    • The Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by us. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, we will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Website, you expressly relieve us from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.
    • Accordingly, we encourage you to be aware when you leave the Website and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website that you visit.
    • We have the right but not the obligation to block links from or to the Website at any time.

    3. General Use of the Website—Permissions and Restrictions
    The Climate Reality Project hereby grants you permission to access and use the Website as set forth in these Terms of Use, provided that:
    • You agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Website, including but not limited to User Submissions (defined below), without our prior written authorization.
    • You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Website.
    • You agree not to access User Submissions (defined below) or Website Content (defined below) through any technology or means other than through the Website itself, or other explicitly authorized means we may designate.
    • You agree not to use the Website for any commercial or non-commercial use without the prior written authorization of The Climate Reality Project.
    • In your use of the Website, you will otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use and all applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.
    • We reserve the right to discontinue any aspect of the Website at any time.

    4. Your Use of Content on the Website
    In addition to the general restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of content on the Website:
    • The content on the Website, except all User Submissions (as defined below), including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like (“Content”) and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (“Marks”), are owned by or licensed to The Climate Reality Project, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. The Climate Reality Project reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the Content.
    • You may access User Submissions for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Website. You shall not copy or download any User Submission.
    • User Submissions are made available to you for your information and personal use solely as intended through the normal functionality of the Website. User Submissions are made available “as is”, and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, downloaded, or otherwise exploited in any manner not intended by the normal functionality of the Website or otherwise as prohibited under this Agreement.
    • You may access Content, User Submissions and other content only as permitted under this Agreement. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Content and the Website.
    • You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of User Submissions of third parties obtained through the Website for any commercial purposes.
    • You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Website or the Content therein.
    • You understand that when using the Website, you will be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources, and that we are not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against The Climate Reality Project with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold The Climate Reality Project, its directors, officers, employees, agents, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the site.

    Additionally you understand that when using the website or making a User Submission we track your use of the Website for our “Progress Pulse.” No personal information is shared through Progress Pulse. Viewers of Progress Pulse will be able to see aggregate information about how many actions have been completed on the Website. Some actions that may be tracked include, but are not limited to, videos viewed, blogs read, petitions signed, and content liked or shared on social media. Please see the Privacy Policy for more information. 

    5. Your User Submissions and Conduct
    • As a user you may submit video content (“User Videos”) and textual and photo content (“User Comments”). User Videos and User Comments are collectively referred to as “User Submissions.” You understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, we do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions.
    • You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize us to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms of Use.
    • For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions. However, by submitting User Submissions to us, you hereby grant The Climate Reality Project a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the Website and our (and our successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the Website a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Website, and to use such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Website and under these Terms of Use. The above licenses granted by you in User Submissions terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your User Submission from the Website. You understand and agree, however, that we may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of User Submissions that have been removed or deleted. The above licenses granted by you in User Submissions are perpetual and irrevocable.
    • In connection with User Submissions, you further agree that you will not submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant us all of the license rights granted herein.
    • You further agree that you will not, in connection with User Submissions, submit material that is contrary to the following guidelines, which may be updated from time to time, or contrary to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations:
    o We are a non-partisan organization. Do not post videos or comments that include partisan content.
    o Do not post videos or comments that include political electoral content. We seek to provide a forum to discuss policy – not to advance the interests of any particular political party or candidate for office.
    o Do not post videos or comments that include pornographic or sexually explicit content.
    o Do not post videos or comments that include showing graphic or gratuitous violence.
    o Only upload videos or comments that you made or that you are authorized to use. This means don’t upload videos or comments you didn’t make, or use content in your videos or comments that someone else owns the copyright to, such as music tracks, snippets of copyrighted programs, or videos made by other users, without necessary authorizations.
    o Do not post videos or comments that include hate speech (speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity).
    o Do not post videos or comments intended to solicit business or promote any products for use or sale.

    o Do not post videos or comments that contain private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;

    o Do not post videos or comments that contain viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and

    • We do not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. We do not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on the Website, and we will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. Although Climate Reality Project has no obligation to do so, we reserve the right in our sole discretion to remove Content and User Submissions without prior notice.

    6. Claims of Copyright Infringement
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under United States copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by us infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright/ for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Website should be sent:

    if by mail to:
    Attn: General Counsel

    The Climate Reality Project
    P.O. Box 50803
    Washington DC  20091

    if by e-mail to:
    copyright@climatereality.com

    7. Warranty Disclaimer
    YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS WEBSITE’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR 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 WEBSITE, (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 WEBSITE, (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 THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, E-MAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE WEBSITE.

    8. Limitation of Liability
    IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT, 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 WEBSITE, (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 WEBSITE, (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, E-MAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE 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.
    YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE 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.
    The Website is controlled and offered by us from our facilities in the United States of America. We make no representations that the Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

    9. Indemnity
    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless The Climate Reality Project, 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) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Website; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Use; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Use and your use of the Website.

    10. Ability to Accept Terms of Use
    You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Use, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Use. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Website is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Website.

    11. Assignment
    These Terms of Use, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by us without restriction.

    12. General
    You agree that: (i) the Website shall be deemed solely based in the District of Columbia; and (ii) the Website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over us, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than the District of Columbia. These Terms of Use shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the District of Columbia, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and us that arises in whole or in part from your use of the Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in the District of Columbia. These Terms of Use, together with the Privacy Policy at http://climaterealityproject.org/privacy-policy/ and any other legal notices published by use on the Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us concerning the Website. If any provision of these Terms of Use is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and our failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. We reserve the right to amend these Terms of Use at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use for any changes. Your use of the Website following any amendment of these Terms of Use will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. YOU AND US AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE WEBSITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

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