Terms & Conditions
Acceptance of these Terms & Conditions
The Stewardship Community Web Site at www.stewardshipcommunity.com (the “Web Site”) is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the Terms & Conditions contained herein. By accessing and using the Web Site or any content found on the Web Site, you agree to follow and be bound by these Terms & Conditions.
Modification of these Terms & Conditions
The Stewardship Community Web Site reserves the right to change these Terms & Conditions under which the Web Site is offered, including but not limited to those relating to your use of the Community Forum. Your use of the Web Site following any such change constitutes your acceptance to follow and be bound by these Terms & Conditions as changed. These Terms & Conditions were last updated on April 1, 2008.
Copyright and trademarks
All material contained on the Web Site, the design of the Web Site and any material disclosed, e-mailed or otherwise supplied to you in conjunction with the Web Site is copyrighted under applicable national and international copyright laws and treaties and, unless otherwise indicated, are copyright of the Stewardship Community Web Site and/or its suppliers or licensors. Except as otherwise stated, you may use, reproduce and distribute in any medium the copyrighted material appearing on the Web Site, except the design of the Web Site and all appearing trade marks, without written permission from the respective proprietor of such material, provided and as long as all such original material is properly cited and all copyrights respected and observed. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
No unlawful or prohibited use
As a condition of your use of the Web Site, you warrant that you will not use the Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms & Conditions. You agree not to use the Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Stewardship Community Web Site and/or its suppliers or affiliates or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Web Site. You agree not to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Web Site. Any use of the Web Site not specifically permitted either directly or by its nature and/or content is expressly prohibited without written permission from the Stewardship Community Web Site.
Links to third party sites
The Web Site may contain links to other web sites ("Linked Sites"), which are not under the control of the Stewardship Community Web Site and the Stewardship Community Web Site is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Sites, including without limitation any links contained in Linked Sites, or any changes or updates to Linked Sites. Stewardship Community Web Site is not responsible for web-castings or any other form of transmissions received from any Linked Sites. The Stewardship Community Web Site is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Stewardship Community Web Site of such Linked Sites or any association with its operators.
Use of the community forum and other communication services
The Web Site contains a Community Forum and may contain other public posting or communication facilities or forums designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with certain groups (collectively "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Community Forum and Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the Community Forum or to particular Communication Services. You agree that you are solely responsible for your own communications posted to the Community Forum and Communication Services and the consequences of posting such communications. THE STEWARDSHIP COMMUNITY WEB SITE DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE COMMUNITY FORUM OR ANY COMMUNICATION SERVICES COMMUNICATIONS ON OR ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE WEB SITE.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using the Community Forum or Communication Services, you will not:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
- 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 the Community Forum or such particular Communication Service specifically allows such messages or communication.
- Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
- Download any file posted by another user of the Community Forum or 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 Community Forum or any Communication Services.
- Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for the Community Forum or any particular Communication Service.
- Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
- Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
THE STEWARDSHIP COMMUNITY WEB SITE DOES NOT HAVE ANY CONTROL OVER THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS AND MESSAGES POSTED TO THE COMMUNITY FORUM OR COMMUNICATION SERVICES AND HAS NO RESPONSIBILITY OR OBLIGATION TO MONITOR THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR MESSAGES POSTED TO THE COMMUNITY FORUM OR COMMUNICATION SERVICES. The Stewardship Community Web Site cannot and does not, whatsoever, guarantee the accuracy, integrity, reliability or quality of any information, materials or messages posted to the Community Forum or Communication Services. Some users may breach these Terms & Conditions and post information, material and/or messages that may be misleading, untrue or offensive. You bear all risk associated with your use of the Community Forum or Communication Services and should not rely on any information, material or messages posted thereto in making, or refraining from making, any specific investment or other decisions. The Stewardship Community Web Site, however, reserves the right, which it may exercise at its sole discretion without any further notice, to review any information and materials posted to the Community Forum or Communication Services and to delete or remove any such information, materials or messages, regardless of whether such information, materials or messages violate these Terms & Conditions, applicable law and regulations or such otherwise general standards for particular content. THE STEWARDSHIP COMMUNITY WEB SITE HAS NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER TO USERS OR ANY OTHER PERSONS OR ENTITIES FOR PERFORMANCE OR NONPERFORMANCE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED ACTIVITIES.
Views of the Web Site managers, administrators or hosts posted to the Community Forum or Communication Services do not necessarily reflect those of the Stewardship Community Web Site or it suppliers.
The Stewardship Community Web Site reserves the right to terminate your access to the Community Forum or any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
The Stewardship Community Web Site reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, for the same purpose, in whole or in part, in the Stewardship Community Web Site's sole discretion.
You shall always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself, your family members or anyone else in the Community Forum or any Communication Services. The Stewardship Community Web Site does not control or endorse or is responsible for the content, messages or information whatsoever found in the Community Forum or any Communication Services and, therefore, specifically disclaims any liability with regard to, or as a result from, the Community Forum or Communication Services and any actions whatsoever resulting from your participation and use of the Community Forum or any Communication Services.
Materials uploaded to the Community Forum or Communication Services may be subject to limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination (including copyright). You are solely responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download materials to the Community Forum or Communication Services.
By submitting and posting information, material and/or message to the Community Forum or Communication Services you are granting the Stewardship Community Web Site, its suppliers and its licensees a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive and irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any posting by you, in whole or in part, and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or thereafter developed.
Materials provided or posted to the web site
The Stewardship Community Web Site and/or it suppliers do not claim ownership of the materials you provide (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload or submit to the Stewardship Community Web Site (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, providing or submitting your Submissions to the Stewardship Community Web Site you are granting the Stewardship Community Web Site, its suppliers, its affiliated companies and relevant sub-licensees, permission to use your Submissions in connection with the operation of the Web Site or associated services, including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submissions; and to publish your name in connection with your Submissions.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. The Stewardship Community Web Site is under no obligation to post or use any Submissions you may provide and may remove any Submissions at any time in its sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submissions you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights (including copy rights) to your Submissions as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload or submit the Submissions to the Stewardship Community Web Site.
The content, information, software, products and services included in or available through the Web Site may be incomplete or outdated and may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Stewardship Community Web Site and/or its suppliers may make improvements and/or changes in the Web Site at any time. Advice received via the Web Site should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation. The Stewardship Community Web Site and/or its suppliers make no warranty whatsoever that any content contained on the Web Site satisfied any applicable governmental law, regulation or requirement.
THE STEWARDSHIP COMMUNITY WEB SITE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT OR REGARDING THE USE, CORRECTNESS, SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, VALIDITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND/OR ACCURACY OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE WEB SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE WHATSOEVER. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL CONTENT, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ON THE WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. THE STEWARDSHIP COMMUNITY WEB SITE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ON THE WEB SITE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Disclaimer of liability
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE STEWARDSHIP COMMUNITY WEB SITE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, STORING OR DISTRIBUTING THE WEB SITE 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 WEB SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Stewardship Community Web Site, its members, managers, officers, directors, affiliated companies, employees, agents, licensors, supporters and suppliers harmless from and against any and all claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use of the Web Site, or any content, product or service offered through the Web Site (including the Community Forum), in a manner that violates or is alleged to violate these Terms & Conditions and/or applicable laws and regulations.
Term and termination
The Stewardship Community Web Site reserves the right, in it its discretion, to suspend, change, modify, add or remove portions of the content available on the Web Site at any time and to restrict the use and accessibility of the Web Site whenever.
The Stewardship Community Web Site furthermore reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Web Site and the related services (including the Community Forum) or any portion thereof at any time, with or without cause, without any notice.
Use of the Web Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms & Conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and the Stewardship Community Web Site as a result of these Terms & Conditions or use of the Web Site.
The Stewardship Community Web Site's performance of these Terms & Conditions is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained herein is in derogation of the Stewardship Community Web Site's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Web Site or information provided to or gathered by the Stewardship Community Web Site with respect to such use.
If any part of these Terms & Conditions 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 these Terms & Conditions shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified, these Terms & Conditions constitutes the entire terms and conditions with respect to the entire Web Site and the use of it and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, with respect to the Web Site.
A printed version of these Terms & Conditions and of any notice given in electronic form in relation thereto shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms & Conditions to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. These Terms & Conditions are drawn up in English only.