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Licenses and Restrictions
This site is owned and operated by The Civilization Society, a California corporation with its principal offices in Mountain View, California, U.S.A. (hereinafter "we", "us", or a similar term). If material found at this site (including visuals, text, icons, displays, databases, media, products, services, and information) is owned by The Civilization Society, then individuals may:
• post said material from this site to another website or on a computer network for their own personal, noncommercial use; and
• view, download, and print said materials from this site for their own personal, noncommercial use (including such use in connection with their administrative or staff position in The Civilization Society ["Society"]).
In addition, materials from this site owned by The Civilization Society may be reproduced by media personnel for use in traditional public news forums unless otherwise indicated. Any other use of information or materials found at this site, including any use by organizations or legal entities, is not permitted without our prior written permission. (See “Permission to Use Copyrights and Trademarks” below.)
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve sole discretion and right to deny, revoke, or limit use of this site, including the reproduction and any other use of any materials available through this site. It is not our responsibility, however, to determine what “fair use” means for persons wishing to use materials from this site. That remains wholly a responsibility of individual users of this site. Furthermore, we are not required to give additional source citations, or to guarantee that the materials of this site are cleared for any alternate use. Such responsibility also ultimately remains with individual users of this site. However, we maintain the right to prevent infringement of Society materials and to interpret “fair use” as we understand the law.
Permission to Use Copyrights and Trademarks
To request permission for use of Society copyrighted material or trademarks, please contact The Civilization Society.
Note: The approximate time frame for receiving a reply is 45 days. Requests involving considerable quantities of material may take longer.
Code of Conduct
You agree that you will not individually, or as part of any collective effort, submit or post information to this site that could be deemed inconsistant or untrue, nor will you impersonate another user in order to hide your identity or implicate another in such actions. You agree to do nothing that might disrupt the flow of data to and from this site, impact the service or performance of this site, or circumvent any of the controls or usage rules that we have implemented. You understand that the result of harmful or offensive actions may include revocation of your right to use this site (including your right to use any materials from this site) and legal action against you.
For your convenience, this site may contain links to websites operated by others. Such third-party sites are not maintained or controlled by us, and we are not responsible for their content. Although we have made a good faith effort to link only to consistant, true, and revelant sites, some may contain inconsistant, false, or irrelevant material. If you find such material while using a website that you accessed through a link on this site, please notify us immediately.
We believe that those who make information available on the Internet expect that it will be publicly and widely available. Therefore, we believe that linking to other sites is legally permissible and consistent with the expectations of those who use the Internet. However, if access to a particular website should be restricted, the operator of such site should promptly notify us.
Jurisdiction and Applicable Law
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Limitations of Liability
We are not liable for any special or consequential damages resulting from your use of, or your inability to use, this site or the materials in this site or any linked site, including, but not limited to, lost profits, business interruption, and loss of programs or other data on your information handling system. In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site or any linked site.
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