Terms Of Use

Updated December 1, 2007

Introduction; Consent to Terms
Welcome to the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) website. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using www.pecpa.org or any features of the site (collectively, the "Website" or the "Service").

By using the Service, you agree to be bound by these terms of use. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (“PEC”) reserves the right, at its discretion, to modify, add or delete portions of these terms at any time by posting updated terms of use on the Website. Please check these terms frequently for updates. Any modifications, additions or deletions to these terms become effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of updated terms of use will mean that you agree to those changes. These Terms of Use apply to all Website and Service materials and features unless otherwise indicated.

Copyrights
The contents of the Website are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. You may not reproduce, distribute, transmit, display, prepare derivative works, or perform any copyrighted material on the Website without the prior written consent of PEC. Copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices may not be removed.

Trademarks
“Conservation Through Cooperation”TM and the PEC logo are trademarks of PEC. All rights reserved. You may not use any PEC trademarks, service marks, logos or Website graphics without PEC's prior express written consent.

Links to Website
PEC encourages and permits links to this Website. However, no linking may (a) suggest that PEC promotes or endorses any third party's causes, ideas, Web sites, products or services, or (b) use PEC or the Website content for inappropriate commercial purposes. PEC expects that there will be frequent updates to the Website and suggests that linking be limited to the home page, www.pecpa.org. PEC reserves the right to withdraw permission for any link.

Links to Third Party Sites
The Website has provided links to Internet sites maintained by third parties, over which PEC has no control. PEC does not endorse the content, operators, products or services of these sites, and PEC is not responsible or liable for the content, operators, availability, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such sites. PEC shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, products or services available on or through such sites.

Disclaimer
THE SERVICE AND ANY PRODUCTS SOLD ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE AVAILABLE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PEC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. NOR DOES PEC MAKE ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SERVICE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE, PRODUCTS, OPINIONS, OR STATEMENTS AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THROUGH LINKS ON THE SERVICE. USE OF THIS SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN NO EVENT WILL PEC, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR MEMBERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE OR RELATING TO ANY PRODUCTS SOLD ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE. IN NO EVENT WILL PEC, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR MEMBERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF $100.

Intellectual Property
PEC respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the following information in writing:

1. a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright.
2. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
3. a description of the material that you claim to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
4. information so that we can contact you, such as address, telephone number and e-mail address.
5. a statement that you have 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.
6. a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of a copyright that is allegedly infringed.

PEC can be reached as follows:
Pennsylvania Environmental Council
800 N. 3rd St., Suite 304
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Phone: (717) 230-8044
Fax: (717) 230-8045

International Users
The Service is controlled and operated within the United States. PEC makes no representation that content, materials, or products available on or through the Service are appropriate or available for use outside of the United States. If you access the Service from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with applicable laws, including U.S. export laws and regulations.

Miscellaneous
These terms of use represent the entire understanding of the parties regarding the use of the Website and supersede any previous documents, correspondence, conversations, or other oral or written understanding related to these terms of use. These terms of use shall be governed by and construed under Pennsylvania law without regard to its choice of law rules, and, where applicable, the laws of the United States. To the extent permissible by law, any disputes under these terms of use or relating to the Service shall be litigated in the local or Federal courts located in, and you hereby consent to personal jurisdiction and venue in, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A modification or waiver of a part of these terms of use shall not constitute a waiver or modification of any other portion of the terms of use. If for any reason any provision of these terms of use is found unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the remainder of the terms of use will continue in full force and effect.