Terms and Conditions
Trademarks and Copyrights
The Equitable Origin name and logo and all other trademarks, service marks, or trade dress on this Website that reference Equitable Origin products and services are owned by Equitable Origin LLC. All other trademarks on the Website are the property of the respective trademark owners and are used on the Website with the permission of the owners. All designs, web pages, and source code included in the Website are copyrighted or licensed by Equitable Origin and are protected by United States and international copyright laws. Material from the Website, including Content (as defined below), may not be copied, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way without the prior written consent of Equitable Origin. Unauthorized use of any material on the Website or any Equitable Origin or third-party trademarks is prohibited by law.
Submissions and Communications
This Website may make message boards, blogs, forums, personalized pages, chat rooms and other features available to its users, and we welcome you to make use of any such features. Please remember, however, that any information, photos or videos that are disclosed in public areas on the Website become public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information or images. You may use an alias when posting personal information on any feature provided by this Website.
You agree that you will not upload or transmit any remarks, comments, postings, submittals, suggestions, messages, ideas, photographs, graphics, images, photos, video, sound, information, data, text, files, links, software, or other materials ("User Content") that:
i. you know is false or misleading;
ii. infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party;
iii. is patently offensive or promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
iv. is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory, or libelous;
v. exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
vi. contains nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;
vii. solicits personal information from anyone under 13;
viii. provides any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs, or email addresses;
ix. involves the transmission of "junk mail," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, "spimming," or "spamming;
x. contains restricted or password-only access pages or hidden pages or images;
xi. furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities;
xii. solicits passwords or personally identifiable information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users of this Website;
xiii. involves commercial activities and/or sales without the prior written consent of Equitable Origin, such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes; or
xiv. includes a photograph of another person that you have posted without that person's consent.
You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for whatever User Content you submit, and you, not Equitable Origin, shall have full responsibility for the User Content, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and non-interference with third-party rights. Equitable Origin shall have the right, but not the responsibility, to refuse to post, remove, or edit all or any portion of any User Content. As a user of the Website, you will represent yourself accurately and truthfully at all times.
The EO100™ Standard
Other Content Available on the Website
Equitable Origin grants you permission to use any other documents or materials (except the EO100™ Standard), such as FAQs, blog entries, datasheets, articles, photographs, and press releases, that it owns and may make available on the Website (collectively, the “Equitable Origin Content” and together with all User Content, the “Content”), provided that: (a) you do not modify the Equitable Origin Content; (b) your use of the Equitable Origin Content is for informational, personal, and non-commercial purposes only and the Equitable Origin Content will not be posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media; and (c) you will retain copyright notices and other proprietary notices on every copy you make. Equitable Origin may revoke this permission at any time and, if it does so, you agree to stop using the Equitable Origin Content immediately. Use for any purpose other than as provided in clause (b), above, is expressly prohibited by law.
Equitable Origin may also have patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property rights covering the Equitable Origin Content, and Equitable Origin and its licensors retain all right, title, and interest in and to such intellectual property rights. Except as expressly provided above or in a written agreement between you and Equitable Origin, the furnishing of the Equitable Origin Content does not grant you any license, express or implied, to any such patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property of Equitable Origin.
The Website may include links to other websites that are not owned or operated by Equitable Origin and may also include information and material that relate to products and services provided by third party service providers. You acknowledge that Equitable Origin is not responsible for the operation of, or content located on or through, any third-party website. The inclusion of a link to such website does not imply endorsement by Equitable Origin. Viewing of any website linked to the Website is at your own risk.
Equitable Origin does not market itself to children. If you are under 18, you may use the Website only with involvement of a parent or guardian.
The Website, including all Content on the Website, is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Use of the Website is at your own risk. The Website is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, Equitable Origin, its subsidiaries, and its licensors do not warrant that the Content is accurate, reliable, complete, or correct; that the Website will meet your requirements; that the Website will be available at any particular time or location, uninterrupted or secure; that any defects or errors will be corrected; or that the Website is free of viruses or other harmful components. Any Content downloaded or accessed through the Website is downloaded or accessed at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from such download or access.
Limitation of Liability
Equitable Origin will not be liable for any damages or injury, including but not limited to, special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, caused by the Website or any Content on the Website or any use of or inability to use the Website, including, but not limited to, any error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, failure of performance, or computer virus, even if an authorized representative of Equitable Origin has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Equitable Origin will not be liable for any damages or injury, including but not limited to, special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, that may result from linking to any third-party website.
Exclusions and Limitations
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to certain users.
Equitable Origin may, in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, at any time terminate your access to the Website and any password you may have in connection with the Website and remove your personal information and User Content from the Website.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Equitable Origin regarding your use of the Website and supersedes all prior agreements or communications. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement. No waiver shall be effective against us unless we make it in writing, and no such waiver shall be construed as a waiver in any other or subsequent instance. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware applicable to contracts entered into and performed exclusively in the State of Delaware. Any court of competent jurisdiction sitting within New Castle County, Delaware, will have exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any dispute arising out of or relating to the Website or this Agreement, and you hereby waive any argument that any such court does not have jurisdiction over you or such dispute or that venue is not appropriate or convenient.
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