TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Welcome to The National Center for Sustainable Development. The www.ncsdusa.org website (the “Site”) is comprised of various web pages operated by The National Center for Sustainable Development (“NCSD”). NCSD content is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”). Your use of www.ncsdusa.org constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.
Visiting www.ncsdusa.org or sending emails to NCSD constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. NCSD does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use www.ncsdusa.org only with permission of a parent or guardian.
Links to third party sites/Third party services
NCSD may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of NCSD and NCSD 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. NCSD is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by NCSD of the site or any association with its operators.
Certain services made available via www.ncsdusa.org are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the www.ncsdusa.org domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that NCSD may share such information and data with any third party with whom NCSD has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of www.ncsdusa.org users and customers.
No unlawful or Prohibited use/Intellectual Property
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. NCSD content is not for resale. 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 in 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 NCSD and the copyright owner. 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 NCSD or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by NCSD from our offices 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 NCSD Content accessed through www.ncsdusa.org in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless NCSD, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ 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. NCSD 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 NCSD in asserting any available defenses.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.
THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
NCSD reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Washington and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Washington in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and NCSD as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. NCSD’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of NCSD’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by NCSD with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and NCSD with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and NCSD with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
Changes to Terms
NCSD reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which www.ncsdusa.org is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. NCSD encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
NCSD welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:
The National Center for Sustainable Development
1701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone number: 202-302-4759
Effective as of July 1st, 2020