The services offered by thefirstgreen.org (“thefirstgreen.org” or “we”) include the thefirstgreen.org web site, and any other features, content, or information offered in connection with the FIRST GREEN web site.
By using the FIRST GREEN services, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether you are a “Visitor” (which means that you simply browse the FIRST GREEN web site), are a nonmember registered user “Site Registered Nonmember” (which means that you have registered with gcsaa.org but are not a member) or you are a “Site Registered Member” (which means that you have registered with gcsaa.org and are a member). The term “User” refers to a visitor, site registered nonmember or a site registered member. You are only authorized to use the FIRST GREEN services (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and to this agreement. Please read this agreement carefully and save it. If you do not agree with it, you should leave the FIRST GREEN web site and discontinue use of the FIRST GREEN services immediately. If you wish to become a site registered user, communicate with other users and make use of the FIRST GREEN services, you must read this agreement and indicate your acceptance during the registration process.
Use of communications forums
To the extent these sites contain forums, chat rooms, or other message or communication facilities, the user agrees to use such forums only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular forum.
You agree to NOT post anything that
- is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
- harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
- exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
- contains nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult web site;
- promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
- promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
- involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, “spimming,” or “spamming”;
- contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
- furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
- solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users;
- involves commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes;
- includes a photograph of another person that you have posted without that person’s consent.
Term and termination
This agreement will take effect at the time you begin using this site (thereby indicating acceptance of these terms and conditions). We reserve the right at any time and for any reason to deny you access to the site or any portion thereof, and to terminate this agreement. Termination will be effective without notice unless otherwise provided.
Third-party information and web sites
Certain information from third parties or independent information providers may be made available on or through links from this site for your convenience in locating related information and services. Such information is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis and is maintained by third parties over which we exercise no control. We make no representation about, nor do we guarantee or endorse the reliability of the information. Likewise, we do not endorse, oppose or edit any opinion or analysis expressed by any third-party information provider.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND IN CONNECTION WITH ANY THIRD‑PARTY SITE OR ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH ANY THIRD‑PARTY SITE.
Advertisers on this site
We, in sole discretion, may post advertisements of third parties on the site. Your correspondence or any other dealings with advertisers found on this site are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that we shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on this site. Moreover, we shall not be responsible or liable for the statements or conduct of any third party on this site. You shall not knowingly or intentionally interfere with the display of such advertisements.
As a condition of use of these sites, you, the end user, agree to indemnify FIRST GREEN, and its directors, officers, employees, agents and suppliers from and against any and all liabilities, expenses (including attorneys’ fees) and damages arising out of claims resulting from your use of these sites, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by you of these terms and conditions.
If you become a site registered user of thefirstgreen.org, you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password, and agree you will not sell, transfer or assign your site registered user rights. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for restricting access to your computer so that others may not access thefirstgreen.org using your name in whole or in part.
Copyrights and Copyright Agent
thefirstgreen.org contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, and the entire contents of thefirstgreen.org are copyrighted as a collective work under the United States copyright laws. FIRST GREEN owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. Subscriber may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part. The site registered user may download copyrighted material for the user’s personal or chapter’s use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express permission of FIRST GREEN and the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. The site registered user acknowledges that it does not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.
To obtain a copyright release contact:
By USPS or Courier:
Attn: Communications & Media
1421 Research Park Drive
Lawrence, KS 66049
By e-mail: Communications & Media
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE, OUR SUBSIDIARY AND PARENT COMPANIES OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, INCLUDING ITS MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, OR THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR SUBSIDIARY AND PARENT COMPANIES OR AFFILIATES IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.) YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, ANY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ON THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THE SITE’S TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.