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    Our Privacy Policy and End User Agreement


    Privacy Policy

    THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET respects the privacy of our users. We have created this policy in order to demonstrate our privacy commitment to our users By coming to the THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET site, you are agreeing to and accepting this Privacy Policy as well as the terms and conditions or other end user agreement for that site.

    We will not distribute information that identifies you individually or reveals your identity ("Identifying Information") unless you give your prior approval in response to a request made by THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET . or unless distribution of this information is permitted under this Privacy Policy. Your electronic approval will qualify as your consent for this purpose. We will not make Identifying Information available publicly without the prior written or electronic consent of the individual identified unless (a) the information is already publicly available; (b) required by law, court order, or as requested by other government or law enforcement authority; or (c) the information is posted by the user to an on-line bulletin board, chat room, news groups, or other public forum. We may collect and use information about you and your use of the THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites, including Identifying Information, for our own internal purposes such as, for example, analyzing usage of the THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites in order to improve them. We may use and/or distribute information about you and your use of the THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites in forms that do not identify you individually or reveal your identity.

    Advertisements, promotional offers, promotional emails, "free gifts," and links, for example, on the THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites or sent via email or other means from THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET may ask for Identifying Information from you. If you provide this information, your Identifying Information may be provided (either directly from you or by THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET.) to the advertiser or web site or company making the offer or providing the gift. You may opt-out regarding how Identifying Information collected from you may be used or distributed when provided to THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET at a THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET site by either following the applicable instructions and links on the site, in the email or other document, or by sending an email to the THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET site Webmaster at webmaster@the-environment.net or as otherwise posted on the THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites. To ensure that your opt-out email is effective, you must include the words "opt-out" and "Identifying Information" in the subject field of such email. Of course, if you make a purchase by credit card or otherwise provide your credit card information, the relevant data will be transmitted to THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET.' vendor providing such payment processing service. Similarly, if you are using a co-branded site of THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET and at least one other third party (indicated by the inclusion of another party's name or product/service name either in the URL or site or by the inclusion of a third party's(ies') logos or trademarks in the site), your Identifying Information may be used and/or distributed by THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET pursuant to this Privacy Policy and by the other party(ies) pursuant to this Policy and/or their applicable policy(ies).

    THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET may send users, via email or other means, information relating to THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites and/or information on specials, new products and/or promotions from our marketing partners/colleagues. The information described in these messages is intended to be of high interest or value to our users. To choose not to receive such messages, a user can simply click or go to a URL link located in every email or other message containing this kind of information, which will remove the user from future mailings. Or, for certain sites a user may edit his/her personal account information, which contains an option on receiving special offers, at any time by clicking the appropriate link on the applicable THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET site. In the course of our business, THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET might buy or sell sites or assets. In these kinds of transactions, customer information (such as Identifying Information) is usually one of the transferred business assets. In the event that THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET ,its parent, subsidiaries, or affiliates is acquired, merged, or otherwise combined with another party, customer information (such as Identifying Information) will be one of the transferred assets.

    THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET may use other companies and persons to perform certain functions for us. These functions might include, for example, processing credit card payments, providing customer service, and sending email. These other companies and persons may have access to customer information (such as
    Identifying Information) that's needed to perform their functions, but they are not authorized to use it for any other purposes. In addition, we may share information with other affiliated companies and joint ventures, for example, but we ask those companies to honor the standards of this Privacy Policy.
    In order to provide our users with a more complete understanding of how the THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites collect and use information from our users, we have provided the following information:

    Internet Protocol (IP) Address: The THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites log IP addresses for systems administration, diagnostic, and site tracking purposes, and to report aggregate information to advertisers. The THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites do not link IP addresses to information identifying users individually.

    Cookies: The THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites use files called "cookies" to store usernames, passwords, and other user preferences so that users don't have to re-enter this information each time they use a particular THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET site. You should be aware that advertisers serving ads on the THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites may use their own cookies.

    Information Collection and Opt-Out: The THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites' registration forms may ask users to enter contact information (like their email address), general information (like their city, state), and demographic information (like their zip code, age, or income level). The forms also require unique identifiers (username and password) so that
    users can be verified when they access the THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites. The contact information primarily is used to send users daily emails and other information they have requested and other information as stated in this Privacy Policy. Users may opt out of receiving future email updates by clicking on or going
    to the applicable link in any email or other document and following the instructions. The demographic information is used among other things, to tailor users' experiences at the THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites, distribute and show you content that we think you might be interested in, and display site content according to your preferences.

    In addition, advertisers or web sites that have links on the THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites may collect personally identifiable information about you. The privacy and information practices of those advertisers or web sites linked to the THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites are not covered by this Privacy Policy.

    Changes to this Privacy Policy: This Privacy Policy is subject to modification from time to time. You may be notified: (1) in an email sent to the email address you have provided to THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET through the THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites, or (2) THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET.' posting of a notice for at least 30 days on this web site or the applicable THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET site that the THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites Privacy Policy has been changed. Should you wish to opt-out of such modifications to the Privacy Policy, you may do so by either following the applicable instructions and links on the site or email or sending an email to the THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET sites Web Master at the email address below, making sure to include the words "opt-out" and "modification" in the subject field.

    If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact:
    THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET Site Web Master/Privacy
    THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET Inc
    12345 Duckling Drive
    Aliso Viejo, CA 92350-5486 USA
    bob@the-environment.net

    Updated: May 21, 2002

     
    End User Agreement

    1. Agreement and General Terms of Use

    1.1 This End User Agreement constitutes the agreement between THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET Inc. ("THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET and you as a user who accesses or establishes a connection ("user," "you," or "your") to the THE-ENVIRONMENT.COM service ("Service"), which is owned and controlled by THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET.

    1.2 You agree to abide by all of the provisions in this Agreement in order to remain an authorized user of the Service, and your use of the Service constitutes your agreement to abide by these provisions. You are solely responsible for your use of the Service, for all use of the Service made by others using your user name and password, and for ensuring that such use complies fully with the provisions of this Agreement.

    1.3 THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change any or all of the provisions of this Agreement at any time. THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET will notify users of any changes by posting them on the Service or through other reasonable means of providing notice. Any changes to this Agreement will be effective immediately upon notice to you. Your use of the Service after notice of changes to this Agreement have been made will be deemed your acceptance of the changes.

    1.4 THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change, limit, or discontinue any aspect, content, or feature of the Service, as well as any aspect pertaining to the use of the Service. THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict the use of the Service as well as suspend or revoke your rights to use the Service based on THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET.' belief that your use of the Service violates that permitted by this Agreement or applicable law.

    1.5 If you do not agree to the provisions of this Agreement or are not satisfied with the Service, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue your use of the Service.

    2. User Activities and Information on the Service

    2.1 You will use the Service and any content, material, or information found on the Service solely for lawful, non-commercial purposes. You shall not upload to, distribute to, or otherwise disseminate through the Service any material or information of any kind that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise violates any law or infringes or violates any rights of any other person or entity, or contains a solicitation of funds, advertising, or a solicitation for goods or services.

    2.2 You warrant that any material or information that you make available through the Service, including, for example, postings to chat areas and forums, is solely your original work, or that you have all necessary rights to make the material or information of any other person or entity available on the Service. You will be solely responsible for the content of any material or information that you make available through the Service. You will also be liable for any damage resulting from making any material or information available through the Service.

    2.3 By making any material or information available through the Service, you automatically grant to THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute and sublicense any such material or information (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate it in other works regardless of form, media, or technology. By making any material or information available through the Service, you also grant to users other than yourself the right and license to access, view, store, or reproduce your material and information for that user's personal use.

    2.4 THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET has no obligation to, and does not and cannot, review every item of material or information that you and users other than yourself made available through the Service, and THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET is not responsible for any content of this material or information. However, THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET reserves the right to delete, move, or edit any material or information that it deems, in its sole discretion, unacceptable, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise in violation of any law or that infringes or violates any rights of any other person or entity. Further, THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET reserves the right at all times to disclose any material or information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, or governmental request.

    2.5 THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET reserves the right to collect, use, and distribute demographic data about you and your use of the Service in forms that do not identify you individually or reveal your identity.

    3.1 All content provided by THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET on the Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other applicable intellectual property and proprietary rights laws and is owned, controlled, and/or licensed by THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET.. The Service is protected by copyright, patent, trademark, and other applicable intellectual property and proprietary rights laws and is owned, controlled, and/or licensed by THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET. THE-ENCYCLOPEDIA.NET is a registered U.S. trademark of THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks appearing on the Service are the property of their respective owners.

    3.2 You may search, retrieve, display, download, and print content from the Service solely for your personal, internal use, and shall make no other use of the content without the express written permission of THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET and the copyright owner (or its authorized agent) of such content. You will not modify, publish, distribute, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Service. Further, you will not engage in any systematic downloading or other activity directed towards any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Service that would create any electronic data base or archive containing such content. However, assuming your compliance with the terms of this Agreement, you may on an occasional, infrequent basis distribute in paper form or through electronic mail single copies of individual works of content contained in the Service in connection with the uses permitted by this Agreement, such as topics which would benefit a lecturer during an academic presentation. You will not make any changes to any content that you are permitted to download under this Agreement, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You also will not "frame" any of the content on the Service or the Service itself without the express written permission of THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET and the copyright owner or its authorized agent. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any downloaded content. Your further agree that all rights in the Service and any of the content found on the Service not granted to you under this Agreement are expressly reserved to THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET and/or its licensors.

    3.3 Certain content found on the Service may be subject to additional terms and conditions as specified in Section 11 below.

    4. User Activities and Privacy of User Information on the Service

    4.1 You will use the Service and any content, material, or information found on the Service solely for lawful purposes.You shall not upload to, distribute to, or otherwise disseminate through the Service any material or information of any kind that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise violates any law or infringes or violates any rights of any other person or entity, or contains a solicitation of funds, advertising, or a solicitation for goods or services.

    4.2 You warrant that any material or information that you make available through the Service, including, for example, postings to chat areas and forums, is solely your original work, or that you have all necessary rights to make the material or information of any other person or entity available on the Service. You will be solely responsible for the content of any material or information that you make available through the Service. You will also be liable for any damage resulting from your making any material or information available through the Service.

    4.3 By making any material or information available through the Service, for example, in postings to chat areas and forums, you automatically grant to THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute and sublicense any such material or information (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate it in other works regardless of form, media, or technology. By making any material or information available through the Service, you also grant to users other than yourself the right and license to access, view, store, or reproduce your material and information for that user's personal, internal use.

    4.4 THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET has no obligation to, and does not and cannot, review every item of material or information that you and users other than yourself make available through the Service, and THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET is not responsible for any content of this material or information. However, THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET reserves the right to delete, move, or edit any material or information that it deems, in its sole discretion, unacceptable, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise in violation of any law or that infringes or violates any rights of any other person or entity. Further, THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET reserves the right at all times to disclose any material or information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, or governmental request.

    4.5 THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET reserves the right to collect and use data about you and your use of the Service for purposes such as, for example, performing statistical analyses to assist us in improving the Service. THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET further reserves the right to distribute such data in forms that do not identify you individually or reveal your identity. THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET may also distribute such data in forms that identify you individually or reveal your identity, but only if you expressly give your consent to such distribution in response to a request made by THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET., or as otherwise provided in the THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET privacy policy, which is incorporated herein by reference. Please familiarize yourself with the privacy policy by clicking on "Privacy Policy" (or another similar link) at the bottom of the Service's home page.

    5. Disclaimer of Warranties & Limitation of Liability

    5.1 You expressly agree that use of the Service is at your sole risk. Neither THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET nor any of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, agents, distributors, third party content providers, or licensors warrant that the Service will be uninterrupted or error free or that they will be free of viruses or other harmful components nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service, or as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or contents of any content, information, material, postings, or posting responses found on the Service, any merchandise or services provided through the Service, or any links to other sites or services made available on the Service.

    5.2 The Service, all content, material, information, postings, or posting responses found on the Service are provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

    5.3 Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET (or any of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, agents, distributors, third party content providers, or licensors), be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, any content, information, material, postings, or posting responses on the Service, OR the Service itself. These limitations apply regardless of whether the party liable or allegedly liable was advised, had other reason to know, or in fact knew of the possibility of such damages. You specifically acknowledge and agree that THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET (and any of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, agents, distributors, third party content providers, or licensors), is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user, including you. in no event shall the total liability of THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET (or any of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, agents, distributors, third party content providers, or licensors) to you exceed the amount paid by you to THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET during the twelve (12) months prior to any claim of injury or damage.

    6. Indemnification

    To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you will defend, indemnify and hold harmless THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET (and any of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, agents, distributors, third party content providers, or licensors) from and against all claims, liability, and expenses, including attorneys' fees and legal fees and costs, arising out of your use of the Service or your breach of any provision of this Agreement. THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET reserves the right, in its sole discretion and at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. You will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim.

    7. Fees and Payments

    THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET reserves the right, in its sole discretion, at any time to charge fees for access to and use of the Service, or any portions of the Service. If THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET elects to charge fees, it will post notice on the Service of all provisions pertaining to fees and payments.

    8. Notices between Us

    You will contact us by sending electronic mail to bob@the-environment.net. We will contact you by sending electronic mail to the address you provide to us, or by posting a notice on the Service.

    9. Termination

    THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET may terminate this Agreement and your use of the Service, or discontinue the Service, at any time. THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET shall have the right immediately upon notice to you to terminate your use of the Service in the event of any conduct by you which THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET., in its sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by you of this Agreement or violation of applicable law.

    10. Law Governing Performance and Disputes

    This Agreement, your performance under it, and any disputes arising under it shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the United States of America and the State of California, without giving effect to their conflict of laws principles. You expressly consent to the exclusive forum, jurisdiction, and venue of the Courts of the State of California and the United States District Court for Orange County, California in any and all actions, disputes, or controversies relating to this Agreement.

    11. General Terms

    This Agreement and any rules posted on the Service by THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET constitute the complete and exclusive and final expression of the agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. No waiver by either THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET or you of any breach or default under this Agreement shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. This Agreement shall be binding to the benefit of THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET and its successors, trustees, and permitted assigns. THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET may assign this Agreement, or any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement, with or without notice to you. Any such assignment by THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET does not relieve you of your obligations under this Agreement.

    12. Content-Specific Notices

    All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws. Copyrights and trademarks of companies linked to this site belong to the individual companies.

    Information on this site is deemed reliable, however, it is the responsibility of the User to verify the accuracy and validity of specific information, and THE-ENVIRONMENT.NET is not responsible for any repercussions resulting from usage of faulty information.

    Updated June 7, 2002

     

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