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SUN-CONNECT Service Agreement


1. Introduction.

(A) Governing Terms. 

This website, including the features and services available from the site, (collectively “SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org” or “Site”) is an interactive on-line service provided by Stiftung Solarenergie - Solar Energy Foundation and edited by Harald Schützeichel (“THE EDITOR”). These Terms of Service, along with any additional terms and conditions that are referenced herein or that are presented elsewhere on the Site in relation to a specific service or feature (collectively “Terms of Service”), set forth the terms and conditions that apply to your use of SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org. By using SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org, you agree to comply with all of the terms and conditions hereof. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, you should not access or use SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org.

 

(B) Changes to Terms of Service. 

THE EDITOR may modify the Terms of Service, or any part thereof, or add or remove terms at any time, and such modifications, additions or deletions will be effective immediately upon posting. Your use of SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org after such posting shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by you of such modifications, additions or deletions.

 

(C) Changes to Site. 

THE EDITOR may change or discontinue any aspect, service or feature of SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org at any time, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use

 

(D) Newsletter Subscription. 

You may be given the opportunity to subscribe via an online subscription form to the SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org Newsletter that may allow you to receive information from THE EDITOR. By subscribing you represent and warrant that all information that you provide on the form is current, complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. You agree to maintain and promptly update your subscription information on the Site so that it remains current, complete and accurate.

 

(E) Equipment. 

You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all connectivity, computer software, hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org and all charges related to the same.



2. Community Guidelines & User Content

If you submit any User Content or participate in an Interactive Area in connection with SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org, you agree to abide by the following rules of conduct:

  • You agree not to post or otherwise transmit any User Content that violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, including any statements which may defame, harass, stalk or threaten others;

  • You agree not to post or otherwise transmit any User Content that is offensive to the online community, including blatant expressions of bigotry, racism, abusiveness, vulgarity or profanity. 
    You agree not to post or otherwise transmit any material that contains or advocates pornography, pedophilia, incest, bestiality, or that is otherwise obscene. 

  • You agree not to post or otherwise transmit any User Content that violates any law or engage in activity that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to a civil liability;

  • You agree not to post or otherwise transmit any User Content that advocates or provides instruction on illegal activity or discuss illegal activities with the intent to commit them;

  • You agree not to post or otherwise transmit, without THE EDITOR's express prior approval, User Content which contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services; 

  • You agree not to post or otherwise transmit User Content that does not generally pertain to the designated topic or theme of any Interactive Area;  

  • You agree not to impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, any THE EDITOR employee, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;

  • You agree not to interfere with any other user's right to privacy, including by harvesting or collecting personally-identifiable information about SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org users or posting private information about a third party; 

  • You agree not to post or otherwise transmit any User Content, software or other materials which contain a virus or other harmful or disruptive component; 

  • You agree not to interfere with or disrupt SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org or the servers or networks connected to the Site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site; 

  • You agree not to post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation; 

  • You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purpose, any portion of SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org, use of SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org, or access to SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org; 

  • You agree not to post, or otherwise transmit any User Content protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of such copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other proprietary right. The burden of determining that any User Content is not protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other proprietary right rests with you. You shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, rights of publicity or other proprietary rights or any other harm resulting from such a submission. Any person determined by THE EDITOR, in its sole discretion, to have violated the intellectual property or other rights of others shall be barred from submitting or posting any further material on SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org;

 

Any conduct that in THE EDITOR’s sole discretion restricts or inhibits anyone else from using or enjoying SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org will not be permitted. THE EDITOR is not responsible for User Content submitted in connection with SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org or posted in comments sections, chat rooms, on bulletin boards or on other Interactive Areas by users of SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org.

 

3. Copyright Ownership.

SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, and the entire contents of SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org are copyrighted as a collective work under the Swiss copyright laws. THE EDITOR owns copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. You 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. You may download copyrighted material for your personal 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 THE EDITOR 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. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.

 

4. Third Party Content.

THE EDITOR is a distributor (and not a publisher) of content supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers or users of SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of THE EDITOR. Neither THE EDITOR nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. (Refer to Section 6 below for the complete provisions governing limitation of liabilities and disclaimers of warranty.)

 

In many instances, the content available through SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org represents the opinions and judgments of the respective user or information provider not under contract with THE EDITOR. THE EDITOR neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org by any third party. Under no circumstances will THE EDITOR be liable for any loss or damage caused by your use or reliance on information obtained through SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org. THE EDITOR is not responsible for any actions or inaction on your part based on the information that is presented on SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org. Please seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice or other content.

 

5. Advertisements and Promotions

THE EDITOR may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Site. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than THE EDITOR, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. THE EDITOR is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of third-party advertisers on the Site.

 

6. Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability.

(A) YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.ORG IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NEITHER THE EDITOR, ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, ITS OTHER AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.ORG WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.ORG, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE, OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.ORG.

 

(B) SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.ORG, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE, IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.

 

(C) SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.ORG MAY OFFER HEALTH, FITNESS, NUTRITIONAL AND OTHER SUCH INFORMATION, BUT SUCH INFORMATION IS DESIGNED FOR EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.ORG DOES NOT AND IS NOT INTENDED TO CONVEY MEDICAL ADVICE AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THIS INFORMATION AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, NOR DOES IT REPLACE, PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. THE EDITOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACTIONS OR INACTION ON A USER'S PART BASED ON THE INFORMATION THAT IS PRESENTED IN SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.ORG.

 

(D) NEITHER THE EDITOR, ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, ITS OTHER AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS ARE LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

 

(E) IN NO EVENT WILL THE EDITOR, ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, ITS OTHER AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.ORG OR THE SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.ORG SOFTWARE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.ORG.

 

(F) IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS SET FORTH ABOVE NEITHER, THE EDITOR, ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, ITS OTHER AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, LICENSORS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS BE LIABLE REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OR DURATION, FOR ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER DEFECTS IN, OR UNTIMELINESS OR UNAUTHENTICITY OF, THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.ORG, OR FOR ANY DELAY OR INTERRUPTION IN THE TRANSMISSION THEREOF TO YOU, OR FOR ANY CLAIMS OR LOSSES ARISING THEREFROM OR OCCASIONED THEREBY. NONE OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS OR LOSSES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. NEITHER THE EDITOR, ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, ITS OTHER AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, LICENSORS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE TIMELINESS, SEQUENCE, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS INFORMATION. ADDITIONALLY, THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE INFORMATION.

 

(G) THE EDITOR disclaims any and all liability of any kind for any unauthorized access to or use of your personally identifiable information. By accessing SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org, you acknowledge and agree to THE EDITOR’s disclaimer of any such liability. If you do not agree, you should not access or use SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org.

 

7. Indemnification.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless THE EDITOR, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the use of SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org by you or your Account.

 

8. Termination.

THE EDITOR may terminate or suspend these Terms of Service at any time without notice to You. Without limiting the foregoing, THE EDITOR shall have the right to immediately terminate your Subscription in the event of any conduct by you which THE EDITOR, in its sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by you of these Terms of Service. The provisions of Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 shall survive termination of these Terms of Service.

 

9. Trademarks.

THE EDITOR, its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates, own all rights to their logos and trademarks used in connection with the Site. All other logos and trademarks appearing on SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org are the property of their respective owners.

 

10. Miscellaneous.

These Terms of Service and any operating rules for SUN-CONNECT-NEWS.org established by THE EDITOR constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. The provisions of these Terms of Service are for the benefit of THE EDITOR, its parent, subsidiaries, other affiliates and its third party content providers and licensors and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly or on its own behalf. These Terms of Service shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.

 

11. Copyrights.

THE EDITOR respects the rights of all copyright holders and in this regard, THE EDITOR has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users and subscription holders who infringe the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please inform THE EDITOR immediately.

 

For any questions or requests, web posting, reprint, transcript or licensing requests for THE EDITOR material, please contact mail@remove-this.sun-connect.org.



These Terms of Service were last updated on March 6, 2012.


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