Acceptable Use Policy

BIOBASED AND RENEWABLE PRODUCTS ADVOCACY GROUP
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. YOUR USE AND INTERACTION WITH BRAG'S WEBSITE INDICATE THAT YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT USE THIS SITE.

Use of Site
User Submissions, Site Security and Conduct
System and Network Security
Intellectual Property Rights
Notification of Claims of Infringement
Endorsement
Disclaimer of Warranty
Indemnity
Limitation of Liability
Consequences of Violation of Terms
Jurisdiction
Amendment

Use of Site
The interactive features provided at and through this website (Site) are operated by the BIOBASED AND RENEWABLE PRODUCTS ADVOCACY GROUP (BRAG or we, our, or us). BRAG maintains this Site for you to post information and/or upload or download documents (collectively, Materials) for your educational use. If you breach any of the Terms in this Acceptable Use Policy (Terms), your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates.

User Submissions, Site Security and Conduct
Any Material you upload or post to this Site will be accessible to all users of the Site (Users). Without any separate confidentiality agreement between and among the Users, you should not have any expectations of privacy or confidentiality regarding any Materials that you upload or post. BRAG has incorporated all reasonable and commercially available measures to protect the Site from unauthorized access. Any unauthorized commercial use of the Site or its Materials is expressly prohibited. You agree to comply with all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations and are solely responsible for all acts or omissions that occur under your user ID or password, including the content of the Materials you post on the Site. You must protect the confidentiality of your password(s), and you should change your password(s) periodically. You are also responsible for the acts or omissions of any individual to whom you grant access-either intentionally or unintentionally-by sharing your user ID or password. Further, by way of example and not as a limitation, you agree not to:

  • use the Site in connection with chain letters, junk e-mail, SPAM or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise);
  • use the Site for any spoofing or phishing activities that would harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent;
  • create a false identity or forged e-mail address or header, or otherwise attempt to mislead others as to the identity of the sender or the origin of the message;
  • upload or post unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature;
  • upload or post any material that may infringe the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties, including trademark, copyright or right of publicity;
  • upload or post any material that contains viruses, trojan horses, worms, trap doors, back doors, easter eggs, time bombs, cancelbots, or any other harmful or deleterious programs;
  • violate any U.S. law regarding the transmission of technical data or software exported from the United States;
  • interfere with or disrupt networks connected to the Site or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks;
  • attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Site, through password mining or any other means; or
  • interfere with another User's use and enjoyment of the Site.

System and Network Security
Violations of system or network security are prohibited, and may result in criminal and civil liability. BRAG will investigate incidents involving such violations and may involve and will cooperate with law enforcement if a criminal violation is suspected. You must take reasonable security precautions when accessing the Internet and participating in interac. You are solely responsible for any breaches of security affecting the servers under your control.

Intellectual Property Rights
BRAG -owned content, the look and feel of the Site and User Materials displayed on or through the Site are protected by intellectual property laws. Any reproduction, modification, creation of derivative works from or redistribution of the Site, its content or the Materials posted on the Site is prohibited without the express written consent of BRAG. You further agree not to reproduce, duplicate or copy Materials without the express written consent of the owner(s) of such Materials, and agree to abide by any and all copyright notices displayed on the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any aspect of the Site.

BRAG does not undertake to examine or review messages or Materials which are accessible through, pass through, or reside on the Site. If BRAG is informed of an alleged copyright or trademark infringement on the Site, BRAG will attempt to notify the affected Subscriber(s) of those allegations and secure a response. BRAG may, at its sole discretion, remove on a temporary or permanent basis Materials that BRAG believes may create, constitute, or contribute to copyright or trademark infringements. You agree not to assert any claims against BRAG for any such removal.

Notification of Claims of Infringement
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please notify BRAG's agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement at: abuse@braginfo.org.

Please provide the following information:

  • Identify the material on the Site that you claim is infringing in sufficient detail so that BRAG can find it;
  • Include the specific statement that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use you have identified is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • Include the specific statement in which you declare, under penalty of perjury, that (a) the information you have provided is accurate, and (b) that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or that you are authorized to act on behalf of that owner;
  • Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; and
  • Your physical or electronic signature.

BRAG will remove the infringing posting(s) according to the procedures outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Endorsement
You acknowledge that the opinions and recommendations contained in this Site are not necessarily those of BRAG or endorsed by BRAG. BRAG may provide links on the Site to other websites which are not under the control of BRAG. In general, any website which has an address (or URL) which does not contain "braginfo.org" is such a website. These links are BRAG provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by BRAG of the organization or individual operating the website or a warranty of any type regarding the website or the information on the website.

Disclaimer of Warranty
BRAG MAKES NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, RELIABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY WARRANTY THAT ITS WEB PAGES, OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS, AND SUCH WARRANTIES ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. BRAG MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, REGARDING THE SITE, OR ANY SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE. NO ORAL ADVICE OR INFORMATION GIVEN BY BRAG OR ITS EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY.

Indemnity
You agree to indemnify and hold BRAG, its officers, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, agents, service providers, suppliers and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees and court costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of Materials you submit, post or make available on the Site, your violation of the Terms, or your violation of any rights of another person or entity.

Limitation of Liability
You agree that use of the Site is at your own risk. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL BRAG BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (EVEN IF BRAG HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM ANY ASPECT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF THE SITE, FROM INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, MODIFICATION, ALTERATION, OR TERMINATION OF THE SITE. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF OTHER SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH THE BRAG SITE OR ANY LINKS ON THE SITE, AS WELL AS BY REASON OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR ANY LINKS ON THE SITE. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In some jurisdictions, limitations of liability are not permitted and some of the foregoing limitations may not apply to you.

Consequences of Violation of Terms
BRAG may without notice to you, suspend your access to the Site or remove any Materials transmitted via the Site if it discovers facts that lead it to reasonably believe the Site is being used in violation of its Terms. You must cooperate with BRAG's reasonable investigation of any suspected violation of these Terms. BRAG will attempt to contact you prior to suspension, however, prior notification is not assured.

Jurisdiction
This Site (excluding linked sites) is controlled by B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C., which is headquartered in the District of Columbia, United States of America. It can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of the District of Columbia, by accessing this Site both you and BRAG agree that the statutes and laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters arising from or relating to use of this Site. You and BRAG also agree and submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia with respect to such matters. BRAG makes no representation that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Amendment
The Internet is still evolving, and the ways in which the Internet may be abused are also still evolving. Therefore, we may from time to time amend this AUP in accordance with such use and abuse. Revised Terms are binding on you as soon as they are posted. If you do not wish to continue subscribing to braginfo.org under any revised Terms, inform opt-out@braginfo.org at once, and your account will be closed.


 
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