(As of August 2014)
Changes to this Agreement
Consent to Communications
If you choose to provide personal details on the Site, you understand and agree that NEEP may send you e-mail communications or data regarding your use of the Site, violations of such use, and/or promotional information and materials regarding NEEP. To the extent such communication concerns an offer or solicitation by NEEP, it will provide opt-out instructions. NEEP reserves the right to communicate by e-mail or otherwise, with you or your representative.
You agree that you will not use the Site in any way that violates applicable federal, state, local or international law, or for any unlawful purpose. You will not post on the Site any materials that are inappropriate or violate the intellectual property rights of others.
You hereby represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights in and to all content and information you provide. By posting content you agree to grant an irrevocable, royalty-free license to NEEP to use, display, publish, exhibit, distribute, reproduce, share and provide public access to such content. You expressly agree that NEEP may alter, edit or modify the content if in NEEP’s sole discretion such changes would enhance or be beneficial to the Site. You agree to waive all rights of privacy, publicity, and defamation in and relating to the posted content.
NEEP reserves the right to terminate your access to and use of the Site if, in its sole discretion, your conduct violates any of the following prohibitions:
1. You may not attempt to harm, disrupt, or otherwise engage in activity that diminishes, the Site or NEEP’s computer systems and network.
2. You may not attempt to interfere with any other person’s or organization’s use of the Site.
3. You may not misrepresent your identity or impersonate any person.
4. You may not attempt to gain access to any account, computers or networks related to the Site without authorization.
5. You may not use the Site to submit any material protected by intellectual property laws unless you own or control the rights to such material or have received all necessary consents.
6. You may not attempt to modify, translate, adapt, edit, copy, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software used or provided by NEEP in connection with the Site.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
NEEP expressly prohibits the use of the Site for the illegal transmission of copyrighted material, and will respond if notified by content owners to prevent copyrighted material from being transmitted via the Site. In addition, NEEP may disable individual accounts if these accounts are found to be illegally transferring copyrighted material.
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide NEEP the written information specified below:
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
- A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located;
- Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
- A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
For these purposes, NEEP’s IT Manager can be reached at email@example.com or the address noted on the Site.
NEEP is the exclusive owner (licensee) of all right, title and interest in the Content on its Site, “Content” means all trademarks, service marks, designs, texts, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, methods, inventions, sound files, articles, newsletters, reports, interactive applications, and compilations of material.
All transactions using the Site are between you and NEEP only. Although the Site links to third party web sites, NEEP is separate, independent and unrelated to any of these third parties, and has no involvement in, or responsibility for, any content on such web sites.
You expressly understand and agree that you use the Site at your sole risk and that the Site is provided "As Is" and “As Available.” NEEP does not represent or warrant that your use of the Site will (i) meet your requirements, or (ii) be uninterrupted, timely secure or free from error.
Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Site is done at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or other device or loss of data that results from the download of any such material. By using the Site you indicate your agreement that you will not hold NEEP accountable for any technical errors, including loss of files.
The Site is provided for informational purposes only, and NEEP makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information presented, that it is free from errors or omissions, or that it is exhaustive. NEEP expressly disclaims all warranties, including but not limited to, warranties as to the information’s quality, accuracy, completeness, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from computer virus, or non-infringement of proprietary rights.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of certain warranties or conditions, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.
Limitation of Liability
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, NEEP, its officers, directors, employees, members and affiliates, to, from and against all claims, losses, expenses, liabilities, damages, obligations and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from (i) your use of the Site, (ii) any violation of this Agreement by you, or (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property or privacy right.
All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity
Assignment. NEEP may assign this Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to you. You may not assign this Agreement, or any part of it, to any other party. Any attempt by you to do so is void.
This policy describes the way Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (“NEEP”) collects, stores, uses and protects your personal information on its web site (the “Site”). You, and any party for whom you may be acting as agent, accept this policy when you use the Site. NEEP may amend this policy at any time and without direct notification by posting a revised version on the Site. This policy is effective upon publication.
When you access the Site, NEEP’s analytics package may place small data files called "cookies" on your computer. These cookies are designed to allow NEEP to provide you an optimal experience on the Site. These cookies are nonessential to the working of the Site, and you may block them from being placed on your machine without any loss of Site functionality. Our web server also collects anonymous information that we use to help diagnose problems with our server and to track web traffic on our site.
When you use the Site, NEEP collects information about devices you use to access the Site (such as hardware, operating system and device identifiers), log information such as search queries, internet protocol address, browser type, internet addresses that linked to our Site, date & time stamps, and your activities on our Site. We also collect any information you give us, such as your name, email address, mailing address, or telephone number. We may also ask you to voluntarily share information as part of an online survey.
Protection of Information
NEEP stores and processes your personal information on its computers and protects it by maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable US federal and state regulations. NEEP uses computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, limits physical access to its offices and files, and permits access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities.
Use of Information
NEEP’s primary purpose in collecting information is tracking web usage, improving the Site, and protecting the Site and its users. NEEP may also use the information to communicate with you or your representative regarding your use of the Site, violations of such use, and/or promotional information and materials regarding NEEP. Communications between you and NEEP regarding data submitted by you to the Site will not be shared with any other party without express written (or emailed) consent.
NEEP will not sell or share your personal information with any third party without your consent. NEEP may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to comply with legal obligations. Further, we will share information if the need arises to protect the rights, property or safety of NEEP, NEEP employees, users or the public.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact our IT Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.