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Terms

In Social Business World (“SBW”) you are virtually free to create, free to transform the World you live in. Some rules are in order to make your impact as great as possible:

1 ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

These Terms and Conditions of Service (“Terms and Conditions”) govern your use of this website and the services provided through this site (the “Services”). You should carefully read these Terms and Conditions before using the site or the Services. By using the site or the Services, you agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions. This is a legally binding agreement. If you do not agree with the Terms and Conditions, you should not use the site or the Services.

We may change these Terms and Conditions from time to time. These Terms and Conditions were last updated on January 1st, 2011.

2 USE OF MATERIALS AND SERVICES ON THIS SITE

SBW maintains this site for your personal information, education and communication. Please feel free to browse our site. All materials on our site, are the sole property of SBW or its licensors.

It is in keeping with SBW’s mission to encourage public discourse and action regarding social business, and positivef and sustainable global change. Accordingly, unless particular materials are specifically restricted as noted on the web page, it is SBW's policy to allow limited reproduction and distribution of the materials posted on our site as follows: You may copy and distribute content from this site provided that: (1) the particular article or section is reproduced in its entirety in its original form; you may not edit or otherwise change the substance of the content, or change or delete any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices; (2) all copies include a statement that the material was reproduced from SBW with permission of SBW; (3) the copies are distributed only for the non-commercial educational or public policy purposes; and (4) the copies are distributed at no charge, or at most, at actual cost. Provided you comply with all of these conditions, SBW grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use, copy and distribute the materials on the site.

Other than as specifically described above, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, prepare derivative works based on, republish, transmit, repost or otherwise use the content of our site without prior written authorization from SBW. To request such permission, contact contact@socialbusinessworld.org. In no event may SBW trademarks, graphics, artwork or other visual or audio elements be reproduced separately from the textual content associated with them on the site.

3 PRIVACY AND SECURITY

SBW believes in protecting your privacy. Our site has security measures in place intended to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Please review our current Privacy Policy, which also governs your use of this site, to understand our practices.

Electronic mail is not necessarily secure and you are cautioned that any messages you send to us by email are outside this website and our control. Please do not send sensitive, confidential information to us by email.

4 SERVICES

You understand that the Services may only be used for lawful purposes. You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the Services. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all information you access or obtain through the Services. You hereby agree to release SBW from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with any such disputes or use of the site or the Services. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ASSUME ALL RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF ANY AND ALL CONTENT.

INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE OR SATISFACTORY FOR YOUR USE, AND YOU SHOULD VERIFY ALL INFORMATION BEFORE RELYING ON IT. ANY DECISIONS MADE BASED ON INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SITE, INCLUDING INFORMATION RECEIVED THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, ARE YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY.

5 DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THE USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. SBW EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE AND SERVICES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. SBW MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, CURRENT, ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED BY USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE. YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO ANY DEFECT IN OR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR SERVICES IS TO CEASE TO USE THE SITE OR SERVICES. YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE AND COUNTRY TO COUNTRY.

6 EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

You agree that SBW shall have no liability for the deletion or failure to store or display any messages and other communications or other content submitted for posting, maintained on the site or transmitted using the site or Services.

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SBW SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA LOSS, OR OTHER LOSSES (EVEN IF SBW HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR SERVICES, (ii) ANY LINK PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, (iii) YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY OF THE SERVICES; (iv) THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, TERMINATION OF ANY SERVICES HEREUNDER, (v) THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MISDELIVERY OR FAILURE TO POST OR STORE ANY INFORMATION, OR (vi) ANY MATTER OTHERWISE RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES.

7 CONDUCT ON THE SITE

You are responsible for all content that you transmit using the site or Services. Likewise, you are responsible for respecting SBW's and third parties' rights with respect to content that appears on the site and not to download, email or otherwise transmit such content in violation of SBW’s and third parties' rights. You agree not to use the site or Services to:

  • Transmit any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property right, privacy right or publicity right of any person or entity.
  • Transmit any content that is illegal, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, pornographic, sexually explicit, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive.
  • Impersonate another person or entity, including without limitation, a representative of SBW or its officers, directors, employees or agents, falsely represent or misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity, or manipulate identifiers that would disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the site or Services.
  • Use the site or Services for any purpose or in any manner that violates any local, state, or federal law or regulation or the law or regulation of any foreign government.
  • Directly or indirectly, intentionally disrupt or interfere with the site or Services in any manner that may materially adversely affect SBW, you or any third party.
  • Transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other code, files or programs designed or known to disable, interrupt, or limit the functionality of any computer hardware, computer software, or telecommunications equipment or facilities.
  • Submit, upload, post, email or otherwise transmit without authorization any material that contains personal or private information concerning any third party person or entity, including without limitation, phone number(s) or addresses, credit/debit cards, calling cards, account numbers, social security numbers, passwords or other similar information.
  • Use any kind of automated tool, including but not limited to scripts, bots and other software, to try to collect information from the site or to break into any of its servers.

8 NO RESALE OF SERVICES

You agree to use the Services solely to accommodate your own needs and not to offer the Services to any third party. You may not use or exploit any portion of the site or Services to provide any commercial services to third parties.

9 OWNERSHIP OF CONTENT

You understand and agree that your use of the site and Services entitles SBW to use, monitor and preserve copies of all information and content and to disclose such information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure will promote compliance with legal process, enforcement of the Terms and Conditions, assistance in responding to claims that content violates the rights of third parties, protection of the personal safety of any person, or protection of the property rights of SBW or any other person or entity.

10 LINKS

The site or the Services may include links to other websites. You acknowledge and agree that such links are provided for your convenience and do not reflect any endorsement by SBW with respect to the provider of such linked site or the quality, reliability or any other characteristic or feature of such linked site and that SBW is not responsible in any manner (including without limitation with respect to any loss or injury you suffer) for any matter associated with the linked site. In addition, you should be aware that your use of any linked site is subject to the terms and conditions and privacy policies applicable to that site. SBW MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY LINKED SITE: YOUR USE OF ANY LINKED SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

We generally do not object to links made from third party sites to our site. Links to our site should use our legal name but not any of our trademarks. Without our consent, links may not be presented in any way that suggests we have a relationship or affiliation with a third party's site or that we endorse, sponsor, or recommend the third party site, any content contained in the site or any goods or services offered through the third party site. You may not link to this site if we notify you in writing to remove links to this site.

11 INDEMNITY

You agree to hold harmless and indemnify SBW and its affiliates, officers, directors and employees from and against any and all third party claims, demands, proceedings and any losses, liabilities, damages, costs, payments and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, costs and expenses arising out of, directly or indirectly, your use of the site or Services including, without limitation (a) any content provided by you and (b) any use of the site or Services that violates applicable law or the terms and Conditions.

12 COPYRIGHT CLAIMS

To file a notice claiming that your copyrighted work has been infringed, you must send a written communication by email at contact@socialbusinessworld.org. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that material or activity is infringing your copyrights.

Please provide us with the following information:

  1. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  2. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our website, with enough detail that we may find it on the website;
  3. Your address, telephone number, and email address;
  4. Include the following statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law."
  5. Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."

13 NOTICE OF CHANGES

SBW may change the Terms and Conditions as necessary. If such a change is made, SBW will post the revised Terms and Conditions on the site. SBW reserves the right to add to or change the Services offered or to cease offering any or all of the Services at any time. You understand and agree that SBW may from time to time establish and revise practices and limitations concerning your use of the site and Services.

14 MISCELLANEOUS

The Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and SBW, and it governs your use of the site and Services. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use software or third party content or services available through the site or Services. If any provision of the Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. The failure of SBW to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or condition. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the site, Services or the Terms and Conditions must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose.