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Terms and conditions
Terms of Service
These Terms of Service apply to those who use or publish content at BetterGrids.org, a website owned and operated by the BetterGrids Foundation, Inc. These terms apply with equal force to those using the web interface or any application programming interface.
Use of BetterGrids.org
By using BetterGrids.org, you enter into a binding agreement to accept the Terms of Service described herein. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, please refrain from using our website.
You must be at least 18 years of age to use website; by using our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 18 years of age.
You may view pages from our website in a browser, download pages from our website for caching in a browser or printing, or download materials from our website subject to the license agreement of each material. Any other use is prohibited, and we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
Publishing to BetterGrids.org
By publishing content to BetterGrids.org, you represent that any submission you make to the BetterGrids.org website is your original work, and/or that you have the right to grant the rights contained in this license. You also represent that your submission does NOT, to the best of your knowledge, contain any proprietary, protected, security sensitive information, and/or Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) as defined by FERC. (https://www.ferc.gov/legal/maj-ord-reg/land-docs/ceii-rule.asp)
By agreeing this license, you (the author(s) or copyright owner) grants to BetterGrids.org the non-exclusive right to reproduce, translate (as defined below), and/or distribute your submission (including the abstract) worldwide in print and electronic format and in any medium, including but not limited to audio or video.
You agree that BetterGrids.org may, without changing the content, translate the submission to any medium or format for the purpose of preservation. You also agree that BetterGrids.org may keep more than one copy of this submission for purposes of security, back-up and preservation.
If the submission contains material for which you do not hold copyright, you represent that you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant BetterGrids.org the rights required by this license, and that such third-party owned material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text or content of the submission.
Privacy at BetterGrids.org
BetterGrids.org respects the privacy of our users and submitters.
We work to protect all personally identifiable information we collect.
We collect a minimum of information, including –
Your name, organization, and basic contact information
Your IP address
Any activity on the website
Any models you may submit
Any ratings or comments you provide
Any collection notifications you may register
Any help, service requests, or feedback you may initiate
Browser authentications, sessions, and cookies
Receipt acknowledgements of BetterGrids.org emails or newsletters
We only use this information to operate BetterGrids.org, improve our services, communicate with our users, promote related BetterGrids activities, and provide technical support.
We will clearly identify your name(s) as the author(s) or owner(s) of any submission or comments, and will not make any alteration, other than as allowed by this license, to your submission or comments.
We do not –
Collect or cross-correlate this information from any other party.
Sell or share this information with any other party.
Track individual behavior or sell ads based on this behavior.
Transfer this information to any other countries.
We reserve the right to share any information upon authorized requests from government authorities or where required by law.
If you are concerned about our policy, or the accuracy of personally identifiable information maintained by BetterGrids.org, or wish to review, access, amend or correct this information, or would like your personally identifiable information removed from BetterGrids.org records or otherwise deactivated, please contact us at help@BetterGrids.org. We reserve the right to review requests on a case by case basis.
Disclaimer at BetterGrids.org
We will not be liable for damages or losses arising from your use or inability to use the Service (applications, software, products, data, and services) provided by BetterGrids Foundation. Please read this section carefully; it limits our obligations to you.You understand and agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for any loss of profits, use, goodwill, or data, or for any incidental, indirect, special, consequential or exemplary damages, however arising, that result from
You understand and agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for any loss of profits, use, goodwill, or data, or for any incidental, indirect, special, consequential or exemplary damages, however arising, that result from
the use, disclosure, or display of data;
your use of inability to use the Service;
any modification, suspension of discontinuance of the Service;
the Service generally or the software or systems that make the Service available;
unauthorized access to or alterations of your transmissions or data;
statements or conduct of any third party of the Service;
any other user interactions that you input or receive through your use of the Service; or
any other matter relating to the Service.
Our liability is limited whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damages.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE THE SERVICE, YOUR ACT OF USING THE SERVICE SIGNIFIES THAT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE (A) THAT YOU ARE USING THE SERVICE SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK; (B) THAT YOU ASSUME ALL LIABILITY IN REGARD TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE; (C) THAT THE BETTERGRIDS FOUNDATION DOES NOT MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND ABOUT THE DATA INTEGRITY OF THE SERVICE; AND (D) THAT BETTERGRIDS FOUNDATION SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER EITHER TO YOU OR TO ANY PERSON IN ANY WAY RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.