1. Your Acceptance
By using and/or visiting the Website you signify your agreement to:
The Website electronically publish news and information that may include facts, views, opinions and recommendations of individuals and organizations deemed of interest to Users. SEGS does not review, monitor, verify or guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of or otherwise endorse information provided by any organization or individual, give advice or advocate the purchase or sale of any product or service not directly offered by SEGS or its affiliates.
The Website may include unmoderated forums containing the personal opinions and other expressions of the persons who post entries on a wide range of topics. The text and other materials on this Website are the opinion of the specific author and are not statements of advice, opinion, or information of SEGS.
The Website may contain links to third-party websites that are not owned by, affiliated with or controlled by SEGS. SEGS has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites not directly affiliated with SEGS. In addition, the Website will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any non-affiliated third-party site. By using the Website, you expressly release SEGS from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.
SEGS may earn a commission for the endorsement, recommendation, testimonial, and/or link to any products or services from this website.
3. Your Account
ADDITIONAL USER RESTRICTIONS
If you are under 18, you may purchase products or services or register for an event only through a parent or guardian. If you are under 13, you may not create an account on the Website or access features that require you to have an account.
4. Rules for Online Conduct
You agree to use the Website in accordance with all applicable laws. You agree that you will use all of the services or information provided on the Website in accordance with the rules of conduct set forth below. This includes interactions with other users by email, web post, postal mail, or phone.
- Posting content that defames or threatens others
- Posting statements that are bigoted, hateful or racially offensive
- Posting content that infringes another’s intellectual property, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks or trade secrets. When quoting copyrighted material, please adhere to the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Fair Use Guidelines
- Posting material that contains obscene language or images
- Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation
- Scraping student information for the purposes of creating mailing lists
Statements or postings which violate the above terms will be deleted from the Website upon discovery. Copyrighted material, including without limitation software, graphics, text, photographs, sound, video and musical recordings, may not be placed on the Website without the express permission of the owner of the copyright of the material, or other legal entitlement to use the material. Any person posting material protected by copyright for the benefit of any third-party represents and warrants consent or permission has been obtained to post such materials. Although SEGS does not screen or monitor content posted by users to the Website, SEGS reserves the right to remove content that violates the above rules of which it becomes aware.
You may not attempt to use or distribute tools designed for compromising security or take any action to compromise the security of this site. Examples of these tools include but are not limited to password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools. You may not “flood” or disrupt the Website through any means or process.
You agree that you will not access or attempt to access any other user’s account, or misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using the Website.
5. Online Communication Services
Communication services provided through the Website, such as discussion boards, are a part of the Websites designed for communication between Users. SEGS will not monitor these communications, but reserves the right to take action against any User who defames or harasses another User through any of the services offered through the Website, if it comes to SEGS’s attention.
6. Disclaimer of Warranty / Limitation of Liability
SEGS does not warrant that the Websitewill operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner or that the Website are free of viruses or other harmful components. Use of information obtained from or through these Website is at your own risk.
SEGS makes no representation regarding your ability to transmit and receive information from or through the Website and you agree and acknowledge that your ability to access the Website may be impaired. SEGS disclaims any and all liability resulting from or related to such events.
7. Choice of Law/Forum Selection
If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your SEGS User account, you agree to notify SEGS by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Termination of Service
User may terminate this Agreement by cancelling his or her account. To do this, the user must contact SEGS through phone or mail as listed above.
SEGS may terminate your account or access rights to the Website at any time, without notice, for conduct that SEGS believes violates this Agreement or other policies or guidelines that SEGS has posted. SEGS may terminate your account or your access rights to the Websites for online conduct that SEGS believes is harmful to other Users, to SEGS’s business, or to other information providers.
The logo, name and all graphics on the Website or their affiliates are trademarks of SEGS or its affiliates. Use, reproduction, copying or redistribution of trademarks without the written permission of SEGS or its affiliates is prohibited. All other trademarks or service marks appearing on the Website are the marks of their respective owners.
12. Copyright License & Complaints
Owner of posted materials grants SEGS a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to reproduce and distribute any content posted on the Website.
SEGS respects the intellectual property rights of others and complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). If you believe your copyright has been violated on the Website, please provide the following information to the contact information listed under the notice section of this document.
- The name, address, and physical or electronic signature of the complaining party
- Identification of the infringing materials and their Internet location, or if the service provider is an “information location tool” such as a search engine, the reference or link to the infringing materials
- Sufficient information to identify the copyrighted works
- A statement by the copyright holder of a good faith belief that there is no legal basis for the use complained of
- A statement of the accuracy of the notice and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on the behalf of the copyright holder
13. Contact Information
Southeastern Geological Society (SEGS)