1. Acceptance of Terms
2. Use of the Website
a. Informational Purposes: The Website is intended for informational purposes only. It does not constitute professional advice, and the content provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for specific legal, financial, medical, or other professional advice. Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Inc. (“the Organization”) shall not be responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the content.
c. Membership Application: The Website may provide an option for users to apply for membership with the Organization. The application process is subject to the Organization’s membership criteria and approval process, and submission of an application does not guarantee membership.
3. Intellectual Property
a. Ownership: The Website and all of its contents, including but not limited to text, graphics, images, logos, and software, are the property of the Organization or its licensors and are protected by intellectual property laws. You may not reproduce, distribute, modify, or create derivative works of any part of the Website without the Organization’s prior written consent.
b. Trademarks: All trademarks, service marks, and logos displayed on the Website are the property of the Organization. Use of these trademarks without the Organization’s express written consent is strictly prohibited.
4. User Conduct
a. Lawful Use: You agree to use the Website only for lawful purposes and in a manner consistent with all applicable laws and regulations. You shall not engage in any conduct that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website’s functionality or interfere with the use and enjoyment of the Website by others.
b. Prohibited Content: You may not post, transmit, or link to any content on the Website that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, offensive, or otherwise objectionable. The Organization reserves the right to remove any such content without notice.
5. Disclaimer of Warranties
The Website and its content are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, express or implied. The Organization disclaims all warranties, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. The Organization does not warrant that the Website will be error-free, secure, or uninterrupted.
6. Limitation of Liability
The Organization shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the use, inability to use, or reliance on the Website or its content, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
7. Links to Third-Party Websites
The Website may contain links to third-party websites for your convenience. The Organization does not endorse or control the content of these linked websites and is not responsible for their accuracy, legality, or any other aspect. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Organization, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents from any and all claims, liabilities, expenses, and damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of or in connection with your use of the Website or any violation of these Terms.
10. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of California (United States). Any legal action or proceeding arising out of or related to these Terms or the Website shall be brought exclusively in the courts of San Francisco, California, and you consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts.
11. Entire Agreement
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and the Organization regarding the use of the Website and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations, and understandings.
If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms, please contact us by email.
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