Terms of Use

Citizens for Responsible Solar Terms of Use

1.1 Introduction: Citizens for Responsible Solar  501(c)(4) (“Citizens for Responsible Solar,” “we,” “us,” “our”) provides its services (described below) to you through its website located at citizensforresponsiblesolar.org (the “Site”) and related services (collectively, such services, including any new features and applications, and the Site, the “Service(s)”), subject to the following Terms of Use (the “Terms of Use”). The Site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein the Terms of Use.

1.2 Modifications to Terms of Use: Your continued use of the Site, acceptance of, and compliance with these Terms of Use and conditions following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of these changes. From time to time, we may make changes, modifications, deletions or additions to the Site or these Terms of Use. When changes are made to the site, we will post them here. Your compliance with these Terms of Use is a condition to your use of the Site. If you do not agree to be bound by the Terms of Use, please promptly exit this Site.

1.3 Privacy: Citizens for Responsible Solar, we respect the privacy of our users. For details please see our Privacy Policy. By using the Service, you consent to our collection and use of personal data as outlined therein.

2. Access and Use of the Service

2.1 Use Description: The information contained on the Citizens for Responsible Solar website (including without limitation, text, copy, audio, video, photographs, illustrations, graphics and other visuals) is for general informational and educational purposes. The decision to use content on the Citizens for Responsible Solar website is the responsibility of the reader. While Citizens for Responsible Solar believes the information on its website is accurate, we encourage the reader to conduct their own research, as much information is subject to interpretation, and information may be updated, as new research, findings, materials, reports and studies become publicly available. 

2.2 Your Registration Obligations: Your use of the Site is subject to Citizens for Responsible Solar’s privacy policy. Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs the Site and informs of our data collection practices and policies, including how we collect and handle your personal information and  financial information.

2.3 Member Account, Password and Security: You may not use another person’s account and you may not provide another person with the username and password to access your account. You are fully responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account and it is your responsibility to ensure that your password remains confidential and secure. You agree to (a) immediately notify Citizens for Responsible Solar of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session when accessing the Site. Citizens for Responsible Solar will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.

3. Intellectual Property Rights

3.1 No Unlawful or Prohibited Use of Intellectual Property: You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use citizensforresponsiblesolar.org strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to Citizens for Responsible Solar that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site. 

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content and, in particular, you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices on any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Citizens for Responsible Solar. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Citizens for Responsible Solar or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms. 

3.2 Links to Third-Party Sites/Third-Party Services: Citizensforresponsiblesolar.org may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Citizens for Responsible Solar and Citizens for Responsible Solar is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including, without limitation, any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Citizens for Responsible Solar is providing these links to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Citizens for Responsible Solar of the Linked Site or any association with its operators. 

Certain services made available via citizensforresponsiblesolar.org are delivered by third-party sites and organizations. By using any product, service, or functionality originating from the citizensforresponsiblesolar.org domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that Citizens for Responsible Solar may share such information and data with any third-party with whom Citizens for Responsible Solar has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service, or functionality on behalf of citizensforresponsiblesolar.org users and customers. 

Any dealings you have with third parties found while using the Site are between you and the third party, and you agree that Citizens for Responsible Solar is not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against any such third party.

3.3 Use of Communication Services

The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. 

By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others, including Citizen for Responsible Solar; publish, post, upload, distribute, or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information; upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents; upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages; conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters; download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner; falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded; restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services; violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service; harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; violate any applicable laws or regulations. 

Citizens for Responsible Solar has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Citizens for Responsible Solar reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Citizens for Responsible Solar reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever. 

  

Citizens for Responsible Solar reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, subpoenas, or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Citizens for Responsible Solar’s sole discretion. 

 

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Citizens for Responsible Solar does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Citizens for Responsible Solar specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Citizens for Responsible Solar spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Citizens for Responsible Solar.

  

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you upload the materials. 

 

3.4 Materials provided to Citizens for Responsible Solar or Posted on the Site

Citizens for Responsible Solar does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to citizensforresponsiblesolar.org (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Citizens for Responsible Solar Site or our associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Citizens for Responsible Solar and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

 

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Citizens for Responsible Solar is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission that is used at any time at Citizens for Responsible Solar’s sole discretion. 

 

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing, or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own, or otherwise control, all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions. 

 

4. Social Networking Services

You may enable or log in to the Service via various online third-party services, such as social media and social networking services like Facebook or Twitter (“Social Networking Services”). By logging in or directly integrating these Social Networking Services into the Service, we make your online experiences richer and more personalized. To take advantage of this feature and capabilities, we may ask you to authenticate, register for or log into Social Networking Services on the websites of their respective providers. As part of such integration, the Social Networking Services will provide us with access to certain information that you have provided to such Social Networking Services, and we will use, store and disclose such information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

However, please remember that the manner in which Social Networking Services use, store and disclose your information is governed solely by the policies of such third parties, and Citizens for Responsible Solar shall have no liability or responsibility for the privacy practices or other actions of any third-party site or service that may be enabled within the Service.

In addition, Citizens for Responsible Solar is not responsible for the accuracy, availability or reliability of any information, content, goods, data, opinions, advice or statements made available in connection with Social Networking Services. As such, Citizens for Responsible Solar is not liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Social Networking Services. Citizens for Responsible Solar enables these features merely as a convenience and the integration or inclusion of such features does not imply an endorsement or recommendation.

5. International Users

The Service is controlled, operated and administered by Citizens for Responsible Solar within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Citizens for Responsible Solar accessed through citizensforresponsiblesolar.org in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations. 

6. Indemnity and Release

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Citizens for Responsible Solar, its officers, directors, employees, agents and associated third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities, and expenses (including attorney's fees) relating to, or arising out of, your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Citizens for Responsible Solar reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Citizens for Responsible Solar in asserting any available defenses. 

7. Disclaimer of Warranties

Your use of the service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, citizens for responsible solar expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express, implied or statutory, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.

Citizens for responsible solar makes no warranty that (i) the service will meet your requirements, (ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable, or (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations.

8. Limitation of Liability

The information, software, and services included in or available through the site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Citizens for Responsible Solar may make improvements and/or changes to the site at any time.

Citizens for Responsible Solar makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, services and related graphics contained on the site for any purpose. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all such information and related graphics are provided "as is" without warranty or condition of any kind. Citizens for Responsible Solar hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to this information and related graphics, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. 

 

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Citizens for Responsible Solar and/or its suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the site, with the delay or inability to use the site or related services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through the site, or otherwise arising out of the use of the site, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if Citizens for Responsible Solar or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the site, or with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site. 

9. Termination

You agree that Citizens for Responsible Solar, in its sole discretion, may suspend or terminate your account (or any part thereof) or use of the Site and remove and discard any content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if Citizens for Responsible Solar  believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Use. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of your use of Service, may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Citizens for Responsible Solar may also in its sole discretion, and at any time, discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this Terms of Use may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Citizens for Responsible Solar may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Service. Further, you agree that Citizens for Responsible Solar will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Service.

10. Changes to Terms

Citizens for Responsible Solar reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which citizensforresponsiblesolar.org is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. Citizens for Responsible Solar encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates. 

12. For any Questions or Suggestions

Please contact us at info@citizensforresponsiblesolar.com to report any violations of these Terms of Service or to pose any questions regarding this Terms of Service or the Service.

Last Updated:  October 15th, 2020

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