The website at [http://www.northernforest.org] (the “website”) is owned by The Northern Forest Center Inc. (the Center), and contains information by or about the Center, its programs, the region, partners and related information. Accessing the website, in any manner, whether automated or otherwise, constitutes use of the website and your agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. By using the website, the user (You) agree to use the website in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, and any additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of the website or to products and services available on or through the website.
We reserve the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time, in which case the revised Terms and Conditions will appear on the website. Continued use of the website after we post any such changes will constitute your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions, as modified. If you do not agree with the Terms and Conditions, please do not use this website.
The term website includes, but is not limited to our E-mail newsletters, social media channels, our events, jobs, archives, online content and online discussion forums. The Center does not control, and is not responsible for any third-party site to which the website links.
The materials contained on the website are provided by the Center as a service to you for your use on an "as is, as available" basis. You acknowledge that you are using the website at your own risk. The Center assumes no responsibility for error or omissions in these materials. The Center makes no commitment to update the information contained herein. The Center makes no, and expressly disclaims any and all, representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the website, including without limitation the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of text, graphics, links, products and services, and other items accessed from or via the website, or that the website will be uninterrupted, error-free, or free of viruses or other harmful components. No advice or information given by the Center or any other party on the website shall create any warranty or liability.
The Center does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in terms of their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, or otherwise. Under no circumstances shall the Center or any of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advisors or their respective partners, officers, directors, employees, or agents be held liable for any damages, whether direct, incidental, indirect, special, or consequential, and including, without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, arising from or in connection with your use, reliance on, or performance of the information on the website. The Center’s website may periodically be unavailable. The Center shall have no liability for the unavailability of the website or for any loss of data or transactions caused by planned or unplanned system outages, or any outages of webhost providers or the Internet infrastructure and network external to the website.
Some materials published on the website are protected by copyright laws, and may not be reproduced, republished, distributed, transmitted, resold, displayed, broadcast, or otherwise exploited in any manner without the express written permission of either the Center or, in the case of content licensed by the Center from third parties, the entity that owns the copyright. You may download freely accessible material from this website for your personal and noncommercial use only, without altering or removing any trademark, copyright, or other notice from such material. If you wish to use copyrighted material from the website, please contact the Center.
User Generated Content
You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, video, messages, or other materials posted or transmitted in a Northern Forest Center forum, including social media channels, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated. This means that you, and not the Center, are entirely and solely responsible for all content that you access, upload, download, post, or otherwise transmit via the Web site. The Center cannot review 100% of the content posted by users and is not responsible for such content. The Center shall have the right, but not the obligation, to delete, move, or edit any content that violates this agreement or is otherwise objectionable as determined by the Center in its sole discretion and without notice.
If you upload, post, or otherwise transmit content to a Northern Forest forum, or social media channel, you acknowledge that any such submissions may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by the Center in any medium now existing or hereinafter invented, and for any purpose, including commercial uses. You agree to indemnify the Center and its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective partners, officers, directors, employees, and agents, against, and to hold each of them harmless from, any and all claims and liabilities (including attorney's fees) that may arise from your social media submissions, from your unauthorized use of material obtained from the website, from your breach of these Terms and Conditions, and from any such acts arising through your use of this website.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns and troubleshooting purposes, our web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times/open mail, URL requested, and referral URL. This information is used only by the Center and third parties contracted to assist the Center with delivery of online services. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above without your explicit permission.
Links to this website
If you create a link to a page of this website you do so at your own risk and the exclusions and limitations set out above will apply to your use of this website by linking to it.
Links from this website
We link to other websites and resources that we believe will be useful to our website users. We are not responsible for missing pages or other link failures, nor for any of the content linked to, which is subject to change and beyond our control and ability to monitor. Opinions expressed or material appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us and the Center should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or material. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or content of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site & to read the privacy statements of these sites. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. The Center will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.
You agree that any claim, action, or proceeding arising out of these Terms and Conditions, or your use of the website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Hampshire applicable to contracts to be wholly performed therein, and any action based on or alleging a breach of this Agreement must be brought in a state or federal court in New Hampshire. In addition, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts.
The Center generally collects personally identifiable information such as a name, postal address, E-mail address, telephone number, or other information with your specific knowledge and consent.
How does is information supplied by me used? Occasionally, visitors to our website may be asked to supply certain personally identifying information, which is then retained by the Center. For example, we ask you for certain information if you choose to subscribe to our E-mail newsletters or make a donation. If you choose to give us personally identifying information at such time, such information will be retained by us and used only to provide you with products or services you have requested, or with additional information from the Center about the Center and its work. Moreover, we will not sell or rent any personally identifying information obtained through the site to any other company or organization.
From time to time, the personally identifying information that you provide to us may be shared with our suppliers or service providers who assist us in maintaining and managing our E-newsletters, mailings and other activities. Such suppliers or service providers may use your personally identifying information only in the course of providing services to the Center; they may not use such information for other purposes.
While your individual information is protected as discussed above, the Center reserves the right to use such individual information to create aggregated, anonymous data about users in order to develop statistics about activity on and visitors to the website. In addition, the Center may disclose personal information if we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the website; or (4) protect the personal safety, property, or rights of our users or the public.
How is my credit card information used when I donate? When you make a donation, credit card information is transmitted to third-party credit card processors and card issuers that must use your information to safely and securely process your donation – no credit card information is retained at the Center.