Terms of Use

Please read these Terms of Service and Conditions of Use carefully before using this site. BY USING THE SITE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS APPLIED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you may not access or otherwise use the Site.

Services Available on Site

SustainableHomes.com may make certain services available to individuals who register to transact business on the site (“Subscribers”), website visitors who register to use this site and leave reviews (“Registered Users”), article writers (“Authors”) and general website visitors to the Site (“Visitors”) (Subscribers, Registered Users, Authors and Visitors are collectively referred to as “Users”). For example, Users may be able to register to receive a print publication or an e-mail newsletter, leave reviews, participate in forums or moderated discussions with other Users, post comments on a bulletin board, contact listing owner, post and respond to classified ads, or enter a sweepstakes, fill out questionnaires or use promotions offered on this site (collectively, “Services”, and with the Site, the “Site”). Users may also access articles and perform research.

SustainableHomes.com may make certain forums available on the Site that allows Users the opportunity to participate in moderated discussions and to post information on blog articles and bulletin boards (collectively, “Forums”). Users who participate in these Forums are solely responsible for the information and other content they post on and through these Forums and should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g., name, e-mail address, telephone number) on or through these Forums, that such information is generally accessible to and may be collected and used by other Users and may result in unsolicited online and offline messages from such viewers. Users are encouraged to exercise discretion when providing personal information about themselves in and through Forums.

Internet Access

You acknowledge and agree that in connection with your use of the Site you must: (a) provide for your own access to the World Wide Web and pay any service fees associated with such access, and (b) provide all equipment necessary for you to make such access and connection to the World Wide Web, including a computer, software, a modem and a means of connecting to or accessing the Internet. SustainableHomes.com shall not be responsible for any malfunctions, errors, crashes or other adverse events that may occur from your use of the Site.

Medical Advice Disclaimer

The content of the Site, including without limitation, text, copy, audio, video, photographs, illustrations, graphics and other visuals, is for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or recommendations of any kind. You should always seek the advice of your qualified heath care professionals with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your individual needs and any medical conditions. None of Time Inc. or its content or service providers recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions or other information that may be included on the Web Site. Reliance on any information appearing on the Web Site, whether provided by SustainableHomes.com, its content provides, visitors to the Site or others, is solely at your own risk.

Eligibility

To access or use the Site, you must be 18 years or older and have the requisite power and authority to enter into these Terms of Use. You may not access or use the Site if you are a competitor of ours or if we have previously banned you from the Site or closed your account.

Proprietary Rights

As between you and SustainableHomes.com (including our affiliates), we are the owner and/or authorized user of any trademark, and/or service mark appearing on the Site, and are the copyright owner or licensee of the content and/or information on the Site, unless otherwise indicated. Except as otherwise provided herein, use of the Site does not grant to you a license to any content, features, materials or listing classifications you may access on the Site. Any commercial use of the Site is strictly prohibited, except as allowed herein or otherwise approved by us. You may not download or save a copy of any of the content or screens except as otherwise provided in these Terms and Conditions, for any purpose. You may, however, print one (1) copy of the information on the Site solely for your personal use or records. If you make other use of the Site, except as otherwise provided above, you may violate copyright and other laws of the United States, other countries, as well as applicable state laws and may be subject to liability for such unauthorized use. We do not grant any license or other authorization to any user of our trademarks, service marks, other
copyrightable material or any other intellectual property, by including them on the Site. You also agree and acknowledge that any ideas, concepts, methods, systems, designs, plans, techniques or other similar materials that you submit or otherwise communicate to the Site, may be used by us in any manner.

User Information

In the course of your use of the Site, you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself to us (“User Information”). SustainableHomes.com information collection and use policies with respect to such User Information are set forth in the Site Privacy Policy. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the accuracy and content of the User Information.

Submitted Content

Any information or material that you submit or send to SustainableHomes.com or otherwise make available on or through the Site (“Your Content”) will be deemed not to be confidential or secret. By submitting or otherwise making Your Content available on the Site, you:

Agree and acknowledge that Your Content will not be treated as confidential or proprietary.

You alone are responsible for Your Content, and once published, it cannot always be withdrawn. You assume all risks associated with Your Content, including anyone’s reliance on its quality, accuracy, or reliability, or any disclosure by you of information in Your Content that makes you personally identifiable. You represent that you own, or have the necessary permissions to use and authorize the use of Your Content as described herein. You may not imply that Your Content is in any way sponsored or endorsed by Yelp.

Represent and warrant that Your Content:

Is original to you and that no other party has any rights to the material;

Does not contain any content that is unlawful, threatening, harassing, profane, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals), invasive of another person’s privacy, or hateful; exploits or otherwise harms minors; or violates or advocates the violation of any law or regulation.

Does not contain a virus or other harmful component;

Does not contain, unless the specific Service allows, any advertising of any kind, or false, defamatory, or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact; and

Does not violate any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right.

Grant SustainableHomes.com the royalty-free, unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display Your Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You also warrant that any “moral rights” in Your Content have been waived.

No Endorsement

SustainableHomes.com does not represent or warrant the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any material posted by others on or through the Site, nor does SustainableHomes.com endorse any opinions expressed by Users or others, such as responses provided in the “Profile” sections of the Site. Users acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by others will be at their own risk. Any content placed on any discussion area by Users are the views of the User posting the statement, and do not represent the views of SustainableHomes.com.

Listing Fees and Refund Policy

SustainableHomes.com charges a subscription fee to post your business in the Sustainable Homes Business Directory for Featured Listings, Category Pages, Profile Pages, Events Listings and other paid options here.

The subscription fee is an access fee permitting your company contact information to be posted in a designated area. If you are a paid advertiser (Subscriber) on SustainableHomes.com you may cancel your paid subscription at any time and may request a full refund within the first 7 days of your subscription. Once you are featured on SustainableHomes.com there are no refunds given after the first 7 days. Each Subscriber will have access to their own dedicated dashboard to update or edit your listing at anytime, plus you have to option to claim a free listing to test the value of this Service before upgrading to the paid listing so there’s really no reason for a refund. Every business receives exactly what we offer 100% guaranteed. We offer outstanding customer service to our Subscribers so please feel free to contact us 24/7.

Each party posting Content to the Service is responsible for said Content and for compliance with the Terms of Use. All fees paid will be non-refundable in the event that Content is removed from the Service for violating the Terms of Use.

SustainableHomes.com reserves the right to increase or decrease the subscription or renewal fees that advertisers (Subscribers) pay for participation in the directory. Any subscription fee increases, if any, are imposed upon renewal of a advertiser’s subscription. Fee changes will only take place after having notified in writing all affected advertisers 30 days prior to the effective date of the change.

Every effort is made to protect your payment related information. We utilize Stripe.com and Paypal.com secure payment systems as our payment gateways so we never handle your credit card information.

Unsolicited Materials

Unless specifically requested, SustainableHomes.com does not solicit nor does it wish to receive any confidential, secret or proprietary information or other material from you through the Site, any of its services, by e-mail, or in any other way.

User Conduct

You warrant and agree that, while using the Site, you shall not:

Upload post or transmit to or distribute or otherwise publish through the Site any material that violates any provision of these Terms and Conditions;

Restrict or inhibit any other User from using and enjoying the Site;

Violate or Terms of Use by writing a fake or defamatory review, trading reviews with other businesses, or compensating someone or being compensated to write or remove a review;

Constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability;

Impersonate, or misrepresent your affiliation with any other person or entity;

Upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute or in any way exploit any information or other material obtained through the Site for commercial purposes (other than as expressly permitted by the provider of such information or other material);

Engage in spamming or flooding or send bulk emails, surveys, or other mass messaging, whether commercial in nature or not; engage in keyword spamming, or otherwise attempt to manipulate the Site’s search results or any third party website; or

Attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems through the Site.

Except as otherwise expressly permitted herein, you may not upload, post, publish, reproduce, transmit or distribute in any way any component of the Site itself or derivative works with respect thereto, as the Site is copyrighted as a collective work under U.S. copyright laws.

We have no obligation to monitor any content on or through the Site and we assume no obligation. We are under no obligation to enforce the Terms on your behalf against another user. While we encourage you to let us know if you believe another user has violated the Terms, we reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate action at our sole discretion. You acknowledge and agree, however, that we do retain the right to monitor the Site and to disclose any information as necessary or appropriate to satisfy any law, regulation or other governmental request, to operate the Site properly, or to protect ourselves or our Users. We will not intentionally monitor or disclose any private electronic mail message unless required by law. We reserve the right to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that, in our sole discretion, are unacceptable, undesirable, inappropriate or in violation of these Terms and Conditions. We may also suspend or terminate any User’s use of the Site at any time in our sole discretion.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold SustainableHomes.com, its directors, officers, employees, agents and affiliates harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising in any way from your use of the Site or the placement or transmission of Your Material on or through the Site by you.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONTENT, FUNCTIONS AND MATERIALS THEREON, IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY FOR INFORMATION, DATA, DATA PROCESSING SERVICES, OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS, ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, USEFULNESS, OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, AND ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SustainableHomes.com DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR THE FUNCTIONS, FEATURES OR CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. SustainableHomes.com MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE WILL MEET USERS’ REQUIREMENTS. NO ADVICE, RESULTS OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM SustainableHomes.com OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT OR FUNCTION THEREON, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL SustainableHomes.com OR ANY OF ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, OR CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR THE CONTENT, MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS RELATED THERETO, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE, OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS OR LOST SALES, EVEN IF SustainableHomes.com OR SUCH INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN USERS. IN NO EVENT SHALL SustainableHomes.com BE LIABLE FOR OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, EXCHANGED OR RECEIVED BY OR ON BEHALF OF ANY USER OR OTHER PERSON ON OR THROUGH THE SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF SustainableHomes.com TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, ANY FEE YOU MAY PAY TO SustainableHomes.com FOR YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE.

Links to Other Sites

You acknowledge and agree that we have no responsibility for the accuracy or availability of information provided by Web sites to which you may link from the Site (“Linked Sites”). Links to Linked Sites are provided as a convenience to you, and do not constitute an endorsement by or association with SustainableHomes.com of such sites or the content, products, advertising or other materials presented on such sites. SustainableHomes.com does not author, edit, or monitor these Linked Sites. You acknowledge and agree that SustainableHomes.com is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on such Linked Sites.

RSS Feeds

SustainableHomes.com offers various parts of the Service in RSS format so that users can embed individual feeds into a personal website or blog, or view postings through third party software news aggregators. SustainableHomes.com permits you to display, excerpt from, and link to the RSS feeds on your personal website or personal web blog, provided that:

Your use of the RSS feed is for personal, non-commercial purposes only;

Each title is correctly linked back to the original post on the Service and redirects the user to the post when the user clicks on it;

You provide, adjacent to the RSS feed, proper attribution to ‘SustainableHomes.com’ as the source;

Your use or display does not suggest that SustainableHomes.com promotes or endorses any third party causes, ideas, web sites, products or services;

You do not redistribute the RSS feed; and

Your use does not overburden SustainableHomes.com systems. We reserves all rights in the content of the RSS feeds and may terminate any RSS feed at any time.

Do Your Research

SustainableHomes.com is a business directory of companies that offer products and services in the renewable energy, natural building, and permaculture industries. We expect and encourage users to do their own research in verifying the accuracy of information submitted by Subscribers and other Users of the Site and on Linked Sites; hiring licensed contractors when required by law; getting multiple quotes and always asking for local references. Additionally, never pay more than a 10% deposit prior to start of a project and withholding final payment until the work is completed to your satisfaction. Familiarize yourself with your local laws governing the work to be performed and acquire building permits when required.

Applicable Laws

We control and operate this Site from our offices in the United States of America. We do not represent that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Miscellaneous

The Terms and Conditions and the relationship between you and SustainableHomes.com shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and SustainableHomes.com agree that any cause of action that may arise under this Agreement shall be commenced and be heard in the appropriate court in the State of California, County of Los Angeles. You and SustainableHomes.com each agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within Los Angeles County in the State of California the failure of SustainableHomes.com to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms and Conditions is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms and Conditions remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Services or the Terms and Conditions must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Modifications to the Site and the Services

We may change these Terms and Conditions from time to time and at any time without notice to you, by posting such changes on the Site. SustainableHomes.com has the right, but is not obligated, to strictly enforce the Terms of Use through self-help, community moderation, active investigation, litigation and prosecution. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these terms and conditions at any time.We reserve the right, for any reason, in our sole discretion, to terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site, including, but not limited to, content, features or hours of availability. By using the Site following any modifications to the Terms and Conditions, you agree to be bound by any such modifications to the Terms and Conditions. We may also impose limits on certain features of the Site or restrict your access to part or the entire Site without notice or penalty.

If you have any questions regarding the terms of use of SustainableHomes.com then contact us 24/7.

Last Updated: September 15th, 2015

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