Terms of Use

Before using the Eco-City Alexandria Blog (using includes: reading, commenting on, downloading, copying, reproducing, altering materials of any kind, subscribing to, and linking to), please read the Eco-City Alexandria Blog Terms of Use. Using this blog indicates that you accept these terms of use. If you do not accept these terms of use, please do not use this Blog.

 

Introduction. This agreement (“Agreement”) between You and the Eco-City Studio (“the Administrator” and “the Author(s)”) and the Environmental Policy Commission (“the Author(s)”) consists of these Eco-City Alexandria Blog (the “the Blog”) Terms of Use (“Terms”). “You”, “Reader” or “Commenter” means any entity identified by its comments, e-mail, registration information or IP address. If You use this Blog on behalf of your employer, organization or company, they shall also be bound by the terms of this Agreement.

 

Blog content. All the contents of the Blog, EXCEPT FOR COMMENTS, constitute the opinion of the Author(s), and the Author(s) alone; they do not represent the views and opinions of the Author(s)’ employers, supervisors, nor do they represent the view of organizations, businesses or institutions the Author(s) is a part of. This Blog is entirely written in English. The content of this Blog is not intended to cause harm, but if You have any concerns about the contents of this Blog, please contact the Blog administrator (ecocityalexandria@gmail.com). Disagreeing with the content of the Blog does not constitute sufficient ground for You to ask the Author(s) to remove or modify any parts of this Blog.

 

Comment policy. The Author(s) is not responsible for the content of any comments made by the Commenter(s). The Author(s) is also not responsible for knowing whether the content of Your comment is breaking the law in other countries or jurisdictions. This Blog is a venue for discussion; therefore, the Author(s) will not delete critical comments, or comments portraying a different opinion from the Author(s)’s own. However, the Author(s) reserves the right to edit, delete, or not publish a comment if this is deemed to be potentially illegal (this includes, but it is not limited to comments containing hateful, libelous, and defamatory content). All comments on this Blog have to be written in English. Please do not endanger Yourself or break the law when you comment. Comments intending to advertise and/or off-topic (”SPAM“) will be deleted. The Author(s) also reserves the right to block Commenter(s) who have previously published offensive comments, illegal content, or SPAM.

 

Privacy. When You leave a comment, the Author(s) is automatically notified and receives IP, WHOIS, and e-mail information pertaining to the Commenter. This information is not stored by the Author(s) for other purposes than to moderate comments. This information is not being sold or used for other purposes. If you have concerns with the way this information is used, please contact the Author(s) directly to arrange for complete removal of this information. Removal of all personal information will result in the removal of any content the Commenter might have contributed to this Blog, including comments. This Blog is hosted in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Be aware that laws regarding personal information and privacy may differ from Your location.

 

Copyright policy. All the text, images and other content being part of this Blog is property of the Author(s), unless noted otherwise. All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owners. You are not allowed to reproduce, sell, and modify any part of this Blog. You are welcome to link to this blog, and to discuss its contents in a respectful manner. When You quote or link to this Blog, please include the Blog’s name in your link. You are not authorized to use this content for personal profit. UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, MODIFICATION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING OR DUPLICATING OF ANY OF THE MATERIAL IS PROHIBITED. Whenever copyrighted material is mentioned or use, the Author(s) is doing so according to fair dealing practices. Use of material from this Blog according to fair dealing practices requires proper acknowledgment. Simply linking back to the Blog is not considered proper acknowledgment; please provide a link including the Author’s name, the name of the page you are linking, and a permanent link (”Permalink“) to that page.

 

Forbidden actions. You are not authorized to (i) use this Blog to advertise for products of any kind and for other Blogs, (ii) to infringe the Copyright policy and Comment policy of this Blog, (iii) to attack this Blog using malicious software and/or use this Blog for data mining (iv) to commit any illegal actions while using the Blog, or against this Blog, (v) to restrict access to this Blog, (vi) to impede the normal functioning of this Blog and (vii) to menace the Author(s) with, or cause physical or financial harm to, the Author(s) of this Blog.

 

No Guarantee. The Author(s) makes no guarantee regarding the validity of the content of the Blog. In addition, the Author(s) does not guarantee that the Blog will be accessible at all times or during any down time (i) caused by outages to any public Internet backbones, networks or servers, (ii) caused by any failures of Your equipment, systems or local access services, (iii) for previously scheduled maintenance or (iv) relating to events beyond the Author(s)’s control such as strikes, riots, fires, floods, explosions, war, terrorism, governmental action, labor conditions, natural and/or man-made disasters, or interruptions in Internet services to an area where the Author(s) or Your servers are located. Although the Author(s) will try to moderate comments quickly, the Author(s) makes no guarantee to the Commenter that its comments or trackbacks will be displayed promptly, without modifications, or that they will be displayed at all, as all comments will be published to the discretion of the Author(s).

 

No Warranty or Condition; Links. The Author(s) makes NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. If you choose to access the Blog, you do so AT YOUR OWN RISK. To the extent links and external content are based on or displayed in connection with the Blog, THE AUTHOR(S) SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE DISPLAY OF SUCH LINKS AND SEARCH RESULTS, whether this external content is breaking the law in this or other jurisdictions. YOU AGREE TO USE THE BLOG AT YOUR OWN RISK, and that You will not consider the Blog’s content to be a suitable substitute for professional advice.

 

Changes to the Terms. The Blog Administrator and Author(s) reserve the right to change these Terms at any time. You will only be notified by the Blog through posts or syndicated content (RSS), NOT IN PERSON. It is Your responsibility to make sure that you agree with the new Terms, whenever changes have been announced. Changes to the Terms will be effective 48 hours after the notice has been posted on the Blog. If You do not agree with the Terms, DO NOT USE THIS BLOG.

 

[Note: Eco-City Alexandria Blog’s Terms of Use was adapted from Giovanna Di Sauro’s Blog post “Writing a Blog Disclaimer, Part 2”, http://gdisauro.com/2008/05/writing-blog-disclaimer-2/.]

 

 

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