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Habitat Exchange Terms of Use

Date of Last Revision:October 22, 2008

The Habitat Exchange web site consists of the material provided at www.habitatexchange.org  (the “Site”) by The University of British Columbia (“UBC”).  The purpose of the Site is to serve as a web resource for the dissemination and discussion of best practices, appropriate technologies, action plans and other tools relevant to the pursuit of ecologically sound and socially equitable urbanization.

By accessing or using the Site and the information available, you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.  UBC reserves the right to amend these Terms of Use at any time without notice.  If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, do not use or access the Site.

Reserved Rights and Permission to Use:

The content available on the Site, including designs, text, graphics, data, information, video, user comments, resources, and their selection and arrangement (the “Site Content”) are the property of UBC, its users, or licensors, with all rights reserved.  You are granted a limited license to access and use the Site and the Site Content and to download or print a copy of any portion of the Site Content, including any data, information, video, resources, for non-commercial educational or research purposes. 

User Content Posted on Site

You are solely responsible for the resources, comments and other content (“User Content”) that you upload, publish or display (“post”) on or through the Site.  You may only post on the Site User Content that you created or that you have permission to post.  You understand and agree that UBC may, but is not obligated to, review the Site and may remove without notice, any Site Content or User Content it is sole discretion, for any reason or for no reason.  By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to UBC an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferrable, fully-paid, worldwide license to use, copy, publicly display, excerpt and distribute such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses thereof.  

Copyright Complaints

UBC respects the intellectual property rights of others and we prohibit users from posting on the Site any materials that violate another party’s intellectual property rights.  If you believe that any Site Content infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may send a written notification of such infringement by clicking here.

No Advice or Warranties:

You shall be fully responsible for any consequences resulting from your use of the Site.

UBC does not guarantee the quality, accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the Site Content.  ALL SITE CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 

WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, UBC MAKES NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, CONDITION OR GUARANTEE REGARDING ANY RESOURCE, RESOURCE PROVIDER, OR OTHER SITES. UBC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY RESOURCE OR OTHER SITE OR ITS CONTENT. UBC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY RESOURCE PROVIDER OR ANY ACTS, OMISSIONS OR MISCONDUCT BY ANY RESOURCE PROVIDER OR ITS REPRESENTATIVES. 

Limitation of Liability:

In no event shall the authors, UBC, its employees, content providers or any other party who has contributed to the Site, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Site, or in reliance on the data, software or other information available on the Site. UBC is not responsible or liable in any manner for any User Content posted on the Site.  The Site is provided for non-commercial educational and research purposes only.  It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, whether medical, legal or otherwise. 

Indemnity:

You will indemnify, defend and hold UBC harmless from and against all liabilities, expenses and costs, including without limitation reasonable legal fees and expenses, incurred by UBC in connection with any claim or demand arising out of, related to, or connected with your use of the Site, your access to or use of resources, or any wrongful conduct by you.

No Endorsement:

The Site may contain links to other sites, resources and references to other project groups.  These links and references are provided as references to help you identify and locate other resources that may be of interest.  UBC does not control the content of nor maintain any type of editorial control over these other sites and thus does not assume responsibility for the quality, accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the information contained on these other sites. 

Trademarks

Certain words, phrases, names, designs or logos used on the Site may constitute trademarks, service marks, or trade names of UBC or other entities.  The display of any such marks or names on the Site does not imply that UBC or other entities have granted a license or authorization of any kind to use such marks or names. 

Choice of Law

The laws of the Province of British Columbia and the laws of Canada applicable therein shall govern as to the interpretation, validity and the effect of these Terms of Use, notwithstanding any conflict of law provisions of your domicile, residence or physical location.  You hereby consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of British Columbia in any action proceeding instituted under or related to your use of the Site. 

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