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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. IT IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT AND CONTAINS BINDING OBLIGATIONS. BY REGISTERING FOR THE SERVICE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS.
The Service is comprised of (i) the Seventh Generation website, currently located at www.seventhgeneration.com (and/or any successor or additional website(s) owned or operated by or for Seventh Generation); (ii) the Seventh Generation Trial site at try.seventhgeneration.com; and/or (iii) any other technology and/or services that Seventh Generation provides its users. The Service enables you to make content available to other users of the Service and to access content made available by other users of the Service. "User Material" is any material you provide through the use of the Service, including but not limited to, music, animation, text, software, scripts, graphics, images (photos, drawings, etc.), audio, video, interactive features and comments (e.g. to bulletin boards, chats, discussion groups, feedback areas, newsgroups or e-mail). You are solely responsible for any User Material that you upload and publish to the Service, including complying with these Terms. In order to upload any User Material to the Service, you must have “accepted” these Terms, and you must have an active, authorized account with Seventh Generation. You may only upload and publish User Material on the Service to which you have sufficient rights and licenses to permit the distribution of your User Material via the Service.
You retain all of your rights in your User Material. You shall be solely responsible for your own User Material and the consequences of posting or publishing it on the Service. In connection with User Material that you make available on the Service, you expressly represent and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Seventh Generation to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Material to enable inclusion and use of the User Material as part of the Service and in the manner contemplated by these Terms. By submitting, posting, uploading, emailing or otherwise providing User Material to Seventh Generation, you hereby grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) Seventh Generation a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, publish, perform and transmit the User Material in connection with the Service and Seventh Generation (and its successors) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You warrant that all moral rights to the User Material you submit have been waived. You also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your User Material through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Material as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under these Terms.
Seventh Generation does not guarantee that any User Material will be made available on the Service, whether continuously or at all. Seventh Generation shall have no obligation to monitor any User Material and Video Material and Publisher Material. However, Seventh Generation and its agents reserve the right to monitor any User Material from time to time for any lawful purpose. Seventh Generation may, without notice to you, remove or block any User Material from the Service, including disabling access to such User Material that you have downloaded through the Service.
You acknowledge and agree that Seventh Generation has limited practical ability to control or monitor possible infringement of your intellectual property rights by other parties and that Seventh Generation assumes no responsibility for controlling or monitoring such intellectual property rights and shall have no liability for such possible infringement. In addition, Seventh Generation is not responsible for enforcing your intellectual property rights, including filing suit or taking other legal action against infringers.
Registration is not required to view most User Material provided as part of the Service. However, you are required to register if you wish to post a comment or upload a photo, participate in the Community, purchase products at the Gift Shop, participate in our Loyalty programs, or enter any contests that we may sponsor from time to time.
Content on the Seventh Generation Network
Content on Seventh Generation is meant for all audiences. You understand that you will be exposed to User Material from a variety of publishers and that Seventh Generation is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Material. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Material that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Seventh Generation with respect thereto, and agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Seventh Generation, its parent corporation, its subsidiaries, its licensors, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the Service.
You acknowledge and agree that your opinions are your own and disagreement is often at the heart of a productive debate. The views expressed through the Service reflect those of the individual contributors and not necessarily those of Seventh Generation.
Seventh Generation grants you permission to use the Service subject to all of the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms.
As a condition of use, you agree not to use the Service for any purpose that is unlawful. You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations, including, without limitation, all intellectual property laws (such as, U.S. copyright laws). Any unauthorized use of the Service is expressly prohibited.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to (a) take any action or (b) upload, download, post, submit or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any User Material using any communications service or other service available on or through the Service, that: (i.) infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other right of any other person or entity; or (ii) is threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, offensive, profane, pornographic or obscene, or promotes hate or incites violence; or (iii) misrepresents the source or identity of any content; or (iv) constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail ("spamming") or a chain letter, a pyramid scheme or any other similar solicitation; or (v) contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data or other information of Seventh Generation or any third party; or (vi) impersonates, or falsely indicates an affiliation with, any person or entity, including, without limitation, any employee or representative of Seventh Generation; or (vii) constitutes an offer, for sale or otherwise, of any firearms, explosives, weapons, tobacco products, controlled substances, pharmaceuticals, counterfeit or stolen articles, registered or unregistered securities or any items that would cause Seventh Generation to violate any applicable law or regulation.
Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose, in Seventh Generation' sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Seventh Generation' infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service; (iii) bypass any measures Seventh Generation may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service, other accounts, or computer systems or networks connected to the Service; or (iv) interfere with any other users enjoyment of the Service, including, without limitation, accessing an account of a Seventh Generation user that is not yours.
You may not (and may not permit others to), directly or indirectly, modify, translate, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any part of the Service or any content available through the Seventh Generation website (except to the limited extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction), or copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any or the rights that you receive hereunder. In addition, you may not remove any proprietary notices or labels.
You shall not launch or otherwise use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Service in a manner which sends more request messages to the Seventh Generation server in any given period of time than a typical human would normally produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser to read, view and submit materials. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we grant the operators of search engines permission to use robots to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly-available searchable indexes of the materials, but not caches or archives of the materials, provided that we reserve the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases.
You shall not harvest or collect information from the Service, including, without limitation, information about other users of the Service. The use of any information learned through the Service or while in the Seventh Generation website is limited to the express purposes set forth in these Terms; all other uses are strictly prohibited.
Unless expressly authorized, you shall not frame or otherwise display any portion of the Seventh Generation.com website or any of its contents. No hyperlinks to any password protected web pages on the Seventh Generation.com website are allowed. Hyperlinks to non-restricted pages are allowed, subject to review and termination by Seventh Generation in our sole discretion.
Participation in Competitions
Each Seventh Generation Competition has its own rules and regulations. Please consult those when submitting materials in response to any Seventh Generation Competition.
The content accessible through the Service, except User Material, including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like (collectively, the "Seventh Generation Content") and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (the "Marks"), are owned by or licensed to Seventh Generation, and subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. Except as set forth in these Terms, the Seventh Generation Content, Marks, User Material is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever except as set forth in these Terms or without the prior written consent of the respective owners. Seventh Generation reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Service and the Seventh Generation Content. If you download or print a copy of the Seventh Generation Content, User Material, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in or on such content and material. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Service or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Seventh Generation Content, User Material.
Seventh Generation respects the rights of copyright holders. We have established a copyright policy which is incorporated herein by reference.
Seventh Generation may terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. You may terminate your use of the Service at any time, provided that all provisions of these Terms, which by their nature should survive termination, shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
THE SERVICE, SEVENTH GENERATION CONTENT AND MARKS ARE PROVIDED BY SEVENTH GENERATION "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE". SEVENTH GENERATION MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE SERVICE OR ITS CONTENT OR MARKS, AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SEVENTH GENERATION DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SERVICE AND ITS CONTENTS, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF CONTENT, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THE AVAILABILITY OR QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICE (EXCEPT AS MAY BE SET FORTH IN ANY LICENSE OR OTHER AGREEMENT RELATED TO THOSE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES). YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. FURTHER, SEVENTH GENERATION DOES NOT ENDORSE, GUARANTEE OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY ANY THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR INCLUDED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND SEVENTH GENERATION WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY THIRD PARTY WITH RESPECT THERETO.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL SEVENTH GENERATION OR ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, PARTNERS OR LICENSORS OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND/OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY LOST PROFITS OR REVENUE, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM OR OTHERWISE) ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, OR ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES DISTRIBUTED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SEVENTH GENERATION CONTENT AND SEVENTH GENERATION MARKS), WHETHER AS A RESULT OF ERRORS, OMISSIONS, LOSS OF DATA, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, INTERRUPTIONS OR DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY OTHER CAUSE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF SEVENTH GENERATION OR ITS SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SEVENTH GENERATION ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR: ANY ERRORS, MISTAKES OR INACCURACIES IN OR OF ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING ANY USER MATERIAL OR VIDEO MATERIAL AND PUBLISHER MATERIAL; PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES; ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SEVENTH GENERATION SERVERS AND/OR ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN; ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SEVENTH GENERATION WEBSITE; ANY VIRUSES, BUGS, TROJAN HORSES, WORMS OR OTHER MALICIOUS CODE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SEVENTH GENERATION WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY; AND/OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING ANY USER MATERIAL OR VIDEO MATERIAL AND PUBLISHER MATERIAL, POSTED, EMAILED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS RESTRICT THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OR DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Seventh Generation and its affiliates, subsidiaries and distribution partners and their respective officers, directors, employees and/or agents (collectively, "Seventh Generation Indemnitees") from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Service; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms; (iii) your violation, alleged or actual, of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; (iv) any claim that any of User Material you upload and publish on the Service caused damage to a third party; or (v) your gross negligence or willful malfeasance (collectively, "Claims"). You are solely responsible for defending any such Claims, and for payment of losses, costs, damages or expenses resulting from the foregoing to both a third party and to the Seventh Generation Indemnitees. Seventh Generation shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to select its own legal counsel to defend the Seventh Generation Indemnitees from any Claims (but by doing so shall not waive your indemnity obligations), and you shall be solely responsible for the payment of all reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by the Seventh Generation Indemnitees in connection therewith. You shall not, without the prior express written approval of Seventh Generation, settle, dispose or enter into any proposed settlement or resolution of any Claim (whether having been finally adjudicated or otherwise) brought against you, if such settlement or resolution results in any obligation or liability for any Seventh Generation Indemnitee. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms and your use of the Service. Although Seventh Generation will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of Seventh Generation or others due to such unauthorized use.
Acceptance. If you do not accept all of the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms, you may not access or use the Service.
Ability to Accept. The Service is only available to users who are over the age of 18, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able to and competent to enter into and abide by the terms, conditions, obligations, representations and warranties set forth in these Terms. If you are under 13 years of age, you may not register for or use the Service unless we have your parents’ consent.
Modification. Seventh Generation shall have the right to modify these Terms at any time, which modification shall be effective immediately following Seventh Generation's posting of such change on its website. We recommend that you check the Seventh Generation website regularly for any such changes. Your use of the Service following such posting shall be deemed to constitute your acceptance of such modification.
Enforceability and Waiver. If any provision of these Terms is found illegal or unenforceable, it will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the legality and enforceability of the other provisions of these Terms will not be affected. No delay or failure by Seventh Generation to exercise or enforce any of its rights under these Terms will act as a waiver of such rights.
Links to Third Party Websites. As a convenience for its users, Seventh Generation may provide links on this website to other websites owned by third parties. Unless otherwise stated, Seventh Generation does not endorse or control these third parties and takes no responsibility for them or their websites.
Export and International Use. The Service is controlled and offered by Seventh Generation from its facilities in the United States of America. Seventh Generation makes no representations that the Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Service from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.
Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Venue. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Vermont, without regard to or application of choice of law rules or principles. You agree that: the Service shall be deemed to be solely based in the State of Vermont; the Seventh Generation website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Seventh Generation, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than the State of Vermont; and ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SERVICE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. The prevailing party in any litigation will be entitled, in addition to any other relief granted to it, to recover reasonable attorney’s fees, expenses and costs incurred in connection with the litigation.