Terms of Use

The Terms of Use set forth the terms and conditions that apply to your use of usgbclouisiana.org, collectively referred to as the Web Site. By using the Web Site, you agree to comply with all of the terms of use set forth herein. The right to use the Web Site is personal to you and is not transferable to any other person or entity.

Payment Policy
All sales are final. USGBC Louisiana does not provide refunds unless we cancel an event. Contact the Chapter for extenuating circumstances. .

Copyrights and Trademarks

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that any material available on or through the Site infringes upon any copyright you own or control, please immediately notify us using the contact information provided below. A copy of your Notification will be sent to the person who posted or stored the material addressed in the Notification. Please be advised that pursuant to federal law you may be held liable for damages if you make material misrepresentations in a Notification. Thus, if you are not sure that material located on or linked to by the Site infringes your copyright, you should consider first contacting an attorney.

All Notifications should meet the requirements of DMCA 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3) and include the following information:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works on the Site are covered by the Notification, a representative list of such works on the Site;
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed 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 reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  5. A statement that the complaining party has 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; and
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed upon.

In some circumstances, in order to notify the subscriber, account holder or host who provided the allegedly infringing content to which usgbclouisiana.org has disabled access, usgbclouisiana.org may forward a copy of a valid Notice to the subscriber or account holder or may forward such copy (with personally identifiable information removed) to Chilling Effects (www.chillingeffects.org) for publication.

USGBC Louisiana’s Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached via the contact information provided herein. Please note that, due to security concerns, attachments cannot be accepted. Accordingly, any notification of infringement submitted electronically with an attachment will not be received or processed.

Notwithstanding the above, USGBC Louisiana asserts the following:

  1. All materials contained on the Web Site are copyright protected by USGBC LOUISIANA. All rights reserved.
  2. No person is authorized to use, copy or distribute any portion the Web Site including related graphics.
  3. USGBC LOUISIANA and other trademarks and/or service marks, including logos and designs, found on the Web Site are trademarks/service marks that identify USGBC LOUISIANA and the goods and/or services provided by USGBC LOUISIANA. Such marks may not be used under any circumstances without the prior written authorization of USGBC LOUISIANA.

Links to Third-Party Web Sites
USGBC LOUISIANA may provide hyperlinks to third-party web sites as a convenience to users of the Web Site. USGBC LOUISIANA does not control third-party web sites and is not responsible for the contents of any linked-to, third-party web sites or any hyperlink in a linked-to web site. USGBC LOUISIANA does not endorse, recommend or approve any third-party web site hyperlinked from the Web Site. USGBC LOUISIANA will have no liability to any entity for the content or use of the content available through such hyperlink.

Prohibited Activities

You may not access or use the Site for any purpose other than that for which we make the Site available. The Site may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by us.

As a user of the Site, you agree not to:

  1. Systematically retrieve data or other content from the Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without written permission from us.
  2. Make any unauthorized use of the Site, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email, or creating user accounts by automated means or under false pretenses.
  3. Use the Site to advertise or offer to sell goods and services.
  4. Circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Site, including features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on the use of the Site and/or the Content contained therein.
  5. Engage in unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site.
  6. Trick, defraud, or mislead us and other users, especially in any attempt to learn sensitive account information such as user passwords;
  7. Make improper use of our support services or submit false reports of abuse or misconduct.
  8. Engage in any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to send comments or messages, or using any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
  9. Interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Site or the networks or services connected to the Site.
  10. Use any information obtained from the Site in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person.
  11. Use the Site as part of any effort to compete with us or otherwise use the Site and/or the Content for any revenue-generating endeavor or commercial enterprise.
  12. Decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Site.
  13. Attempt to bypass any measures of the Site designed to prevent or restrict access to the Site, or any portion of the Site.
  14. Harass, annoy, intimidate, or threaten any of our employees or agents engaged in providing any portion of the Site to you.
  15. Delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notice from any Content.
  16. Copy or adapt the Site’s software, including but not limited to Flash, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, or other code.
  17. Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) viruses, Trojan horses, or other material, including excessive use of capital letters and spamming (continuous posting of repetitive text), that interferes with any party’s uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the Site or modifies, impairs, disrupts, alters, or interferes with the use, features, functions, operation, or maintenance of the Site.
  18. Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism, including without limitation, clear graphics interchange formats (“gifs”), 1×1 pixels, web bugs, cookies, or other similar devices (sometimes referred to as “spyware” or “passive collection mechanisms” or “pcms”).
  19. Disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site.
  20. Use the Site in a manner inconsistent with any applicable laws or regulations.

No Representations or Warranties; Limitations on Liability
USGBC LOUISIANA DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THE WEB SITE, THE MATERIALS, ANY PRODUCTS, INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEB SITE, OR ANY SITES LISTED THEREIN, AND THE WEB SITE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY COST OR DAMAGE ARISING EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY SUCH TRANSACTION. THE WEB SITE DO NOT WARRANT THAT IT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN IT WILL BE CORRECTED. THE WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" BASIS.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE WEB SITE OR ITS MEMBERS, MANAGERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND THE ASSIGNS OF SAME BE LIABLE FOR (1) ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR INFORMATION, AND THE LIKE) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE, THE MATERIALS OR ANY INFORMATION, OR TRANSACTIONS PROVIDED ON THE WEB SITE OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE WEB SITE, EVEN IF THE WEB SITE OR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR (2) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE WEB SITE, THE MATERIALS AND/OR LISTINGS OR INFORMATION DOWNLOADED THROUGH THE WEB SITE. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE WEB SITE' LIABILITY ARE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Submissions

You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback, or other information regarding the Site ("Submissions") provided by you to us are non-confidential and shall become our sole property. We shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any lawful purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.

You hereby waive all moral rights to any such Submissions, and you hereby warrant that any such Submissions are original with you or that you have the right to submit such Submissions. You agree there shall be no recourse against us for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your Submissions.

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Web Site and its members, managers, officers, employees, agents and the assigns of same, from and against any and all loss, costs, expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses, claims, damages and liabilities related to or associated with your use of the Web Site and any violation of this Terms of Use by you.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This Terms of Use constitutes a contract made under and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Louisiana.

Changes to These Terms of Use
USGBC LOUISIANA reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time by posting new Terms of Use at this location. In addition, we reserve the right, but not the obligation to:

  1. Monitor the Site for violations of these Terms of Use;
  2. Take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates the law or these Terms of Use, including without limitation, reporting such user to law enforcement authorities;
  3. In our sole discretion and without limitation, notice, or liability, to remove from the Site or otherwise disable all files and content that are excessive in size or are in any way burdensome to our systems;
  4. Otherwise manage the Site in a manner designed to protect our rights and property and to facilitate the proper functioning of the Site.

Last Update
This Terms of Use was last updated on May 2, 2019.

Contact Information
Questions or comments regarding the Web Site should be sent by email to or by mail to USGBC LOUISIANA, 504-252-0749, [email protected], PO Box 82572, Baton Rouge, LA 70884.