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TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE:

Welcome to Greenroofs.com, an online service provider, also referred to as “we,” “our,” “Company,” and “Website.”  We hope you will enjoy becoming part of our Greenroofs community and participate fully in the many services we offer to you.  By using our Website, you agree to these terms and conditions. Your continued use of Greenroofs.com means that you accept any new or modified terms and conditions, so please check back here from time to time.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & COPYRIGHT NOTICE:

All of the content on this Website is the property of Greenroofs.com or our content providers and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.  By "content" we mean any information, mode of expression, or other materials and services found on Greenroofs.com. This includes social media outlets, blog posts, software, our writings, graphics, and any and all other features found on the website.  This copyright does not apply to linked information - see individual website for details - nor to authors other than Linda S. Velazquez - you must contact guest writers and editors individually for their copyright policies.

© - Permission is granted to use information directly resident in this Website written by Linda S. Velazquez and that submitted under “Greenroofs.com Exclusive Features” for academic, research and non-commercial purposes, provided that the original author is credited and that any material copied remains intact and includes the following notice: "Copyright 1999-2012 Greenroofs.com.  All rights reserved."  As a courtesy, please inform us at linda@greenroofs.com if you intend to use any material, along with a copy containing the quotation or reprint.

Any other copying, distribution, storing, or transmission of any kind, or any sort of commercial use of our content is prohibited without our prior written permission.  Areas of information that do not contain an author's name have been written by Linda S. Velazquez.  As with fair research reporting, please credit the original author for other information, including those which are abstracted, reviewed, or summarized.  Every effort has been taken to credit and reference authors within the body of the specific information site, following the reference and located in parentheses ( ).  More detailed information regarding references is located within the Annotated Bibliography section of the Website.

 

DMCA COPYRIGHT NOTICE:

Greenroofs.com is an online service provider as defined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Section 512 of the DMCA protects online service providers (OSPs) from liability for information posted or transmitted by subscribers if they quickly remove or disable access to material identified in a copyright holder's complaint. We provide legal copyright owners with the ability to publish on the internet various media content utilizing our services. We take copyright violation very seriously and will vigorously protect the rights of legal copyright owners. If you are the copyright owner of content which appears on the Greenroofs.com website and you did not authorize the use of the content, you must notify us in writing in order for us to identify the allegedly infringing content and take action.

We will be unable to take any action if you do not provide us with the required information. Your written notice must include the following:

  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the owner which expressly claims an exclusive right that is allegedly being infringed.

  • Specific identification of the copyrighted work which you are alleging to have been infringed. If you are alleging infringement of multiple copyrighted works with a single notification you must submit a representative list which specifically identifies each of the works that you allege are being infringed.

  • Specific identification of the location and description of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity with enough detailed information to permit Greenroofs.com to locate the material. You should include the specific URL or URLs of the webpages where the allegedly infringing material is located.

  • Information reasonably sufficient to allow Greenroofs.com to contact the complaining party which may include a name, address, telephone number and electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.

  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.

  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Written notice should be sent to our designated agent as follows:

DMCA AGENT
Name: Aramis M. Velazquez
Email: copyright@greenroofs.com

Please also note that under applicable law, 17 U.S.C. 512(f), any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

 

DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT:

Any information obtained from the Greenroofs.com Website about a specific commercial product, process, or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement by Greenroofs.com and/or the Website owners. The views and opinions expressed in any referenced article, news story, or document do not necessarily state or reflect those of Greenroofs.com.

Please Note: Greenroofs.com does not endorse any sites beyond our website; we offer these links for your additional research. Following these links will open a new browser window.  See Information Quality below.

 

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY:

In adherence to the Greenroofs.com Company Goal, which is to inform, promote and inspire the earth friendly technology of organic greenroof architecture through the interchange of ideas, projects, news, travel, research & market studies; and to our Company Mission, which is to facilitate information as “The Greenroof Industry Resource Portal,” Greenroofs.com serves an important role as the information database and clearinghouse for the greenroof movement worldwide.  The Website is intended to serve as a resource for architects, landscape architects, builders, designers, developers, government officials, planners, building owners, researchers, students, and the public at large. Our objective is to make it as easy as possible to locate greenroof information, products and services, including advertising from environmentally preferable and friendly building products and services. “Environmentally friendly” definition criteria can be subjective in nature, and we have relied on the good faith of the suppliers and manufacturers, etc., to be honest in their product assessment.

We present content and technology “as is,” without warranties of any kind and we do not assume any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information from this server or the links to servers on this Website.  We recommend consultation with licensed professionals before commencing greenroof construction of any kind.

Information Quality:

Throughout our Website, we offer links to websites managed by other individuals, agencies, companies and entities.  These links are being provided as an information resource and service.  Greenroofs.com does not sponsor these other sites and cannot ensure the quality of the information provided therein.

Greenroofs.com does not make any representation, warranty, express or implied, including warranties of title, merchantability, capability, or fitness for a particular purpose of any product listed or described, and assumes no responsibility as to the accuracy or usefulness of the products or services contained with the Website, nor do we warrant that the statements or other information contained herein comply with applicable laws or regulations.  Greenroofs.com advises all users of the Website to obtain complete current product information and specifications directly from each manufacturer.

Greenroofs.com shall have no liability to any party for damages resulting from the use, application, or adaptation of the products or information contained within the Website, whether such damages be direct or indirect, or in the nature of lost profits or consequential damages.

All third party products, services and/or opinions contained in the Website are offered exclusively by said third party individuals and advertisers and do not necessarily reflect support or endorsement by Greenroofs.com or its employees.  Neither Greenroofs.com nor its affiliates make any representations or warranties with respect to these offers and all claims for injury and damages related to such products, services, views and/or opinions are the sole responsibility of the individual or advertiser.

Advertiser Press Releases:

Advertisers are responsible for the content and accuracy of all news copy and other information submitted to Greenroofs.com. Because of the volume of information and copy submitted to Greenroofs.com, Greenroofs.com cannot be responsible for verifying facts contained in submitted materials. All submitted materials must follow Greenroofs.com's editorial guidelines for submissions which can be found on Greenroofs.com's web site and are subject to change at any time at Greenroofs.com's sole discretion.

Greenroofs.com reserves the right to reject or edit submitted materials, provided that substantive edits to the submitted materials will not be done without your consent; and to remove any press release from its web site, pull any press release from distribution or deny approval to any press release. Greenroofs.com can only remove submitted materials from its network, and Greenroofs.com makes no representation or warranty regarding the removal of submitted materials from sites outside of the Greenroofs.com network.

Greenroofs.com does not warrant specific placement of any news release nor pick up by third parties of any news release on its wire, but will deliver a news release via online distribution methods to make such content available to be repurposed by third parties who discover the content at various internet locations, both intended and unintended.

 

BLOG & SOCIAL MEDIA DISCUSSION POLICY & CONDUCT:

By using our Website, you agree that Greenroofs.com has an unlimited license to republish anything you post on our site.  We will only republish your posts in context and will credit you (under your user name) as author.  We will not republish your posts for advertising purposes without your permission.

Greenroofs.com encourages active and open debate of differing points of view. Accordingly, you agree to use Greenroofs.com for lawful purposes only, and you may not:

  • Post or transmit any content that is abusive, vulgar, obscene, hateful, fraudulent, threatening, harassing, defamatory, or which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person;

  • Post or transmit any material that you don't have the right to transmit under law (such as copyright, trade secret or securities) or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as nondisclosure agreements);

  • Post, transmit, or link to sexually explicit material;

  • Impersonate any person, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

  • Post or transmit any advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation including chain letters and pyramid schemes;

  • Intentionally violate any other applicable law or regulation while accessing and using our site;

  • Post or transmit any file that contains viruses, corrupted files, "Trojan Horses," or any other contaminating or destructive features that may damage someone else's computer.

Greenroofs.com may at any time, without prior notice and at our sole discretion, remove any posting for violating any of the above provisions.  You agree to indemnify Greenroofs.com and hold us harmless from any actions, claims, proceedings, or liabilities arising out of your violation of these terms and conditions.  You are responsible for all statements made and acts that occur through the use of your user name (email address) and password.

Contribute, play nicely, and have fun!

 

SECURITY POLICY:

Greenroofs.com provides a high level of security to its users and our Website has industry standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.   While there is no such thing as "perfect security" on the Internet, we will take all reasonable steps to insure the safety of a member's proprietary information.

Please send direct comments and inquiries to:
Linda S. Velazquez, Publisher
3449 Lakewind Way
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Phone: 770.772.7334
Toll Free: 888.477.1326
linda@greenroofs.com

 


 

 

 

 

 

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