AFC Terms of Service
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy (AFC) reserves the right to block access from a particular internet address.
ABOUT THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE. The Content (as defined below) available on this Website is intended to be a general information resource and is provided solely on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. You are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein. You should not construe Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy’s publication of the Content on this Website as a warranty or guarantee of the quality or availability of any goods or services.
ELIGIBILITY. By using this Website, you represent and warrant that (a) all registration and other information you submit, if any, is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of any information you provide; (c) you will not submit any personal information if you are under 13 years of age; and (d) your use of this Website does not violate any applicable law or regulation.
USE OF MATERIALS ON THIS SITE. The content on this Website includes, but is not limited to, text, graphics, images, photographs, illustrations, maps, trademarks, tradenames, service marks, logos, information obtained from Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy’s licensors, and other materials (“Content”). Title to the Content on this Website remains with Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy. Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy invites you to view and use a single copy of the materials obtained from this Website for your personal, non-commercial use. Except as expressly permitted on this Website, you agree not to license, distribute, create derivative works from, transfer, sell or re-sell any information, Content, or services obtained from this Website. No graphics, photographs or other visual elements obtained through this Website may be used, copied, or distributed separate from the accompanying text without the prior express written consent of the original owner or Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy. You are not permitted to use the materials on this Website except as expressly set forth herein. You may not under any circumstances attempt to deface, shut down or otherwise damage this Website. You may not, without Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy’s written permission, “mirror” any Content contained in this Website or any other server.
POSTINGS. The BLOG functionality (e.g. Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy Blog) provides the opportunity to share knowledge and post other helpful or meaningful information. By submitting content or information of any type (a “Posting”) to the functionality, or by otherwise using the functionality to transmit or display a Posting, you automatically grant Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, perform, and display such content or information (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate into other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content or information. You also acknowledge that such submissions are non-confidential for all purposes. Moreover, you agree that by using the BLOG functionality you will not post or transmit any of the following materials:
- Anything that interferes with or disrupts the BLOG or the operation thereof,
- Statements about candidates for political office,
- Statements or material that defames, harasses, abuses, stalks, threatens, or in any way infringes on the rights of others,
- Unauthorized copyrighted materials or any other material that infringes on the intellectual property rights, trade secrets, or privacy of another,
- Statements or material that violates other contractual or fiduciary rights, duties, or agreements,
- Statements or material that encourages criminal conduct or that would give rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any law or regulation in any jurisdiction,
- Statements or material that contains vulgar, obscene, profane, or otherwise objectionable language or images that typically would not be considered socially or professionally responsible or appropriate in person,
- Statements or material that impersonates any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, including employees and representatives of Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy,
- Anything that violates the privacy or publicity rights of any other person,
- Statements or material that are off-topic, irrelevant, or inappropriate,
- Statements or material that constitute junk mail, spam, or unauthorized advertising or promotional materials, and
- Files that contain malicious code, viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer, network, or this Website.
As the BLOG functionality is generally public, the user experience is enhanced when you follow these guidelines. Please also use netiquette. Please be succinct and stay on topic. Please remember to respect others and their opinions. Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy encourages open and sincere communication, but urges all users to remember that the BLOG functionality is intended to be a resource for all.
ENFORCING SECURITY. The BLOG functionality is owned by Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy. Please be aware that you have no reasonable expectation of privacy while using the BLOG functionality. Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from the BLOG functionality over the Internet or other global communication network and Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy is not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Internet, the accuracy of the information contained, or for the consequences of any reliance on such information. You must make your own determination as to these issues.
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy may obtain access to, block, disclose, and review electronic transmissions and communications made through the BLOG functionality at any time. Actual or attempted unauthorized use of the BLOG functionality may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution, including, without limitation, punishment under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986. Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy also reserves the right to view, monitor, and document activity on the BLOG functionality without notice or permission from you. Any information obtained by monitoring, reviewing, or documenting is subject to review by law enforcement organizations in connection with investigation or prosecution of possible criminal activity on the BLOG functionality. Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy will also comply with all court orders involving requests for such information. In addition to the foregoing, Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy reserves the right at any time, and without notice, to modify, suspend, terminate, or interrupt operation of or access to the BLOG functionality, or any portion of functionality, for any reason.
LINKS TO THIS SITE AND USE OF MARKS. The Website may contain links to websites operated by other parties. Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy provides these links to other websites as a convenience, and use of these sites is at your own risk. The linked sites are not owned or operated by or under the control of Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy, and Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy is not responsible for the content available on the other sites. Such links do not imply Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy’s endorsement of information or material on any other site and Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy disclaims all liability with regard to your access to and use of such linked Websites.
LINKS TO ARROYOS & FOOTHILLS CONSERVANCY WEBSITES. Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy, you must adhere to Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy’s linking policy as follows: (i) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy’s names and trademarks, (ii) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, endorsed by, or otherwise associated with Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy, (iii) when selected by a user, the link must display this Website on full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linking Website, and (iv) Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and in its sole discretion. Use or misrepresentation of any of Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy’s logos, designs, images, photographs, slogans, trademarks or service marks in conjunction with the external links is not permitted.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES. Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy, in its sole discretion, or other end users through the use of BLOG functionality may provide links to other sites on the World Wide Web for your convenience in locating related information, products, and services. These sites have not necessarily been reviewed by Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy and are maintained by third parties over which Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy exercises no control. Use of these sites is at your own risk. Accordingly, Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, the materials, the accuracy of the information, and/or quality of the products or services provided by, available through, or advertised on these third party web sites and Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy disclaims all liability with regard to your access to and use of such linked websites. Moreover, these links do not imply an endorsement by Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy with respect to any third party, any information or material on any other site, any candidate for political office identified in a third party site or any web site or the products or services provided by any third party.
TRADEMARKS. Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy, Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy Logos, arroyosfoothills.org, and all other names of Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy programs referenced herein are registered or common law trademarks of Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy in the United States. Unauthorized use of any Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state law.
DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. ALL CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. ARROYOS & FOOTHILLS CONSERVANCY MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY INFORMATION BEFORE RELYING ON IT. USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
ARROYOS & FOOTHILLS CONSERVANCY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THE WEBSITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ARROYOS & FOOTHILLS CONSERVANCY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND FURTHER DISCLAIMS ALL LOSSES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF ARROYOS & FOOTHILLS CONSERVANCY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
INDEMNITY. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, due to or arising out of your use of this Website and/or breach of this Agreement.
NOTICE FOR CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. If you are a copyright owner or agent thereof and believe that Content posted on this Website by an Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy user infringes upon your copyright, please submit notice, pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) to our Copyright Agent with the following information: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright; (b) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (c) the URL of the location on this Website containing the material that you claim is infringing; (d) your address, telephone number, and email address; (e) 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; and (f) 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. You can notify us by mail at: Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy, ATTN: COPYRIGHT, Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy, P. O. Box 1, Pasadena, CA 91102, USA, by phone at 1-626-796-0782, or by email at [email protected].
LOCATION. The Website is operated by Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy from its offices in the United States. Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy makes no representation that the Content of this Website is available or appropriate for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this Website from locations outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
CHILDREN. The Website is not directed toward children under 13 years of age nor does Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy.
USER CONTENT. By submitting a Posting or providing any content on or through this Website, you hereby grant to Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive, limited license to reproduce, use, adapt, modify, publish, translate, publicly perform, publicly display, distribute and create derivative works from such content in any form, and Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy may sublicense all or part of its rights under this license or assign them to third parties. You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the content posted by you on or through this Website or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section, and (ii) the posting of your content on or through this Website does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person. Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy may delete any content for any reason, including content that, in Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy’s sole judgment, is offensive, illegal or violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any person. Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy has the right, but does not assume the responsibility, for monitoring this Website for inappropriate content. You are solely responsible for the content of any Postings that you post on or through this Website.
SUBMISSIONS. It has been the long-standing policy of Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy not to accept or consider creative ideas, suggestions, or materials, including, but not limited to, notes, drawings, concepts, comments, questions or answers, techniques, know-how, or other information (hereinafter “Submissions”) other than those specifically requested, such as BLOG. The intent of this policy is to avoid the possibility of future misunderstandings when projects developed by Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy’s professional staff might seem to others to be similar to their own creative work. All Submissions, including unsolicited submissions and those made at the request of Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy, such as BLOG, will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary, and will be subject to the license granted in the preceding paragraph. Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submissions.
CHOICE OF LAW/FORUM. All claims arising out of this Agreement or relating to this Website will be governed by the laws of the State of California, USA, excluding the application of its conflicts of law rules. Any legal action or proceeding arising out of this Agreement or relating to this Website shall be brought exclusively in a state or federal court in or for Los Angeles County, California, USA.
VIOLATIONS AND ADDITIONAL POLICIES. Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of this Agreement, including without limitation the right to block access from a particular Internet address.