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This agreement was last updated on June 19th, 2009.

The following terms and conditions govern your use of this web site, and any content made available from or through this web site. We may change the Terms and Conditions from time to time, at any time without notice to you, by posting such changes on the Web Site.


BY USING THE WEB SITE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS APPLIED TO YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE.


If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you may not access or otherwise use the web site.


Conditions for using the site

You will access and use the site solely for your own personal use.

You will not use the site in any illegal manner or for any illegal purpose, in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the site, or in any manner inconsistent with these terms and conditions;

You will not defeat or interfere with any security feature of the site, or attempt to do so;

You will not alter or modify any content or component of the site, other than content you have submitted to or posted on the site;

You will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell, or exploit, for any commercial purpose, any content, component, or feature of the site without the prior written permission of Ecosystems Ltd, except individual copies for personal use

You will not use any automated system, software, or device to generate and send unsolicited communications to or through the Site; 

You will not collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including without limitation account names or email addresses, from the site, nor use the communication systems provided by the Site for purposes of sending any commercial solicitation;

You will not upload, post, transmit, share, or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code designed to interfere with the functionality of or obtain any non-public information from any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

You will not harass or intimidate any other user of the site.

Ecosystems Ltd has the right to remove any comments or content added by an individual user that is fraudulent, unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, libellous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit or indecent, (iii) constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, national or international law.

COPYRIGHT

Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other proprietary and intellectual property rights in all material published on www.theecologist.org are owned by Ecosystems Ltd or its licensors. You are permitted to print or download extracts from this material for your personal use only. No part of the web site or any material appearing thereon may be used for any commercial or public use. No part of the web site or any material appearing thereon may be reproduced on any other web site, or distributed or disseminated in any form, either electronic or non-electronic, or included in any retrieval system without the prior written consent of Ecosystems Ltd. Any request for permission to reproduce or otherwise make use of material from the web site may be sent to ecosystems@theecologist.org.

The trademarks, logos, service marks and trade names (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on the web site or on content available through the web site may not be used in connection with products and/or services that are not related to, associated with, or sponsored by their rights holders that are likely to cause customer confusion, or in any manner that disparages or discredits their rights holders.

USER INFORMATION

By using www.theecologist.org, you are agreeing that Ecosystems Ltd may store the information you provided as part of the registration process and provide aggregate statistical information about www.theecologist.org subscribers to potential advertisers on the web site or in any ad hoc  publications published by the Ecosystems Ltd. Ecosystems Ltd will ask you to opt in before any of your details will be used by a carefully selected third party.

All notices and other communications between the parties shall be made by Ecosystems Ltd or their Agent Esco Ltd to you at the email address you provided in your registration form. You are responsible for notifying either of the above listed if there is a change to your email address or any of the other information you have provided to us in your registration form.

You are responsible for all use of the web site made using your username and password, whether or not such use is made by you or by someone else using your username and password. You are responsible for protecting and securing your username and password from unauthorized use. If you believe there has been unauthorised use of your username or password, you should notify Ecosystems Ltd or Esco Ltd immediately at theecologist@escosubs.co.uk.

Ecosystems Ltd reserves the right to charge a fee for access to any material appearing on the web site. Notice of such fees will be provided when you visit the web site and attempt to access any material for which a fee is charged. You will not be able to access this information unless you subscribe to the web site.

Your Subscription Agreement may be terminated at any time by either Ecosystems Ltd or yourself by sending notice of such termination to the other party. Upon termination of this Agreement, you will no longer be an authorized user of the web site, and you will be offered a pro rata refund. To cancel your subscription you must email theecologist@escosubs.co.uk and allow up to 28 days for the processing of your cancellation.

Unless specifically requested, we do not solicit nor do we wish to receive any confidential, secret or proprietary information or other material from you through the web site, by email or in any other way. By submitting or sending any information, creative works, demos, ideas, suggestions, concepts, methods, systems, designs, plans, techniques or other materials to us at editorial@theecologist.org, you agree:

  1. That the Submitted Materials are original to you, that no other party has any rights thereto.
  2. That Ecosystems Ltd is not responsible for maintaining any submitted material that you provide us, and we may delete or destroy and such submitted material at any time.

 

www.theecologist.org encourages registered users to post comments and from time to time become involved in forums on the site. When posting a comment or joining in a forum you agree:

  1. Not to post anything which may restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the web site or the web site's services.
  2. Nothing you post is fraudulent, unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, libellous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit or indecent.
  3. Nothing you post constitutes or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, national or international law.
  4. Nothing you post violates, plagiarizes or infringes the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade secret, confidentiality, contract, patent, rights of privacy or publicity or any other proprietary right.
  5. You further agree not to impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, including anyone from Ecosystems ltd.
  6. You will not offer to buy or sell any product or service on or through your comments submitted to our forums. You alone are responsible for the content and consequences of any of your activities.

You may link to www.theecologist.org in its entirety, whereas you cannot link to an individual image nor can you include www.theecologist.org within a “framed environment”.

We reserve all of our rights under the law to insist that any link to the web site be discontinued, and to revoke your right to link to the web site from any other web site at any time upon written notice to you.


GENERAL:

Ecosystems Ltd does not give any warranty or other assurance as to the operation, quality or functionality of the web site or its fitness for any particular purpose. Access to the web site at any time may be interrupted, restricted or delayed for reasons beyond Ecosystems Ltd’s control.

Ecosystems Ltd does not give any warranty or other assurance with respect to any of the material appearing on the web site, its accuracy, completeness, timeliness or fitness for any particular purpose. To the full extent permissible at law, Ecosystems Ltd disclaims all responsibility for any claims, damages or losses (including, without limitation, financial loss, damages for business loss, loss of profits or other consequential losses) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use the web site or any material appearing on the web site, or from any action taken as a result of using the site or any such material. The views expressed in any letter published on the site are not necessarily the views of Ecosystems Ltd and Ecosystems Ltd disclaims all responsibility for the content of any letter published.

Ecosystems Ltd shall not be liable for the contents of any banner advertisement or any other form of advertising or the contents of any web site to which any banner advertisement or other form of advertising provides a hyperlink. Advertisers and third parties providing banner advertisements, advertising in any form and/or links to other web sites shall be solely responsible for ensuring that such advertising material and such other web sites comply with all relevant laws and regulations. To the full extent permissible, Ecosystems Ltd disclaims all responsibility for any error, omission or inaccuracy in such material or its failure to comply with the relevant laws or regulations.

Trademarks, logos, etc. are registered trade marks of Ecosystems Ltd. You are not permitted to use or reproduce or allow any other party to use or reproduce these trade marks for any reason whatsoever.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Ecosystems Ltd its affiliates' directors, officers, employees and agents harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising in any way from your use of the web site, your placement or transmission of any message, content, information, software or other materials through the web site, or your breach or violation of the law or of these Terms and Conditions. Ecosystems Ltd reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defence   and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with Ecosystems Ltd defence of such claim.

This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, understandings, negotiations and discussions, whether oral or written, of the parties and there are no warranties, representations or other agreements between the parties in connection with the subject matter of this Agreement except as specifically set forth herein.


 

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