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Privacy Policy

 

The Edison Foundation only gathers information on Web site visitors to track access to and usage of our Web Site.

 

The Edison Foundation does not sell or share personal customer information gathered on our Web Site with any other organization.

 

Terms and Conditions of Use

 

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1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS: The Terms and Conditions of Use ("Agreement") containing the terms, conditions, notices and agreements below (collectively, "Terms") govern your use of the Web Site. In the event of any conflict between any one or more provisions in the Terms and in any other document or agreement between The Edison Foundation and you related to a specific product or service offered on or through the Service, the provision in the Terms shall govern.

 

The Web Site is offered to you conditioned solely upon your acceptance of the Terms without modification or reservation. Any and all rights not expressly granted in the Terms are expressly reserved by The Edison Foundation. PLEASE READ THE TERMS VERY CAREFULLY! Your use of the Web Site means you agree to all of the Terms and agree to them without modification or reservation.

 

2. DEFINITIONS: There are several words that are used in this Agreement that have a specific meaning in the Agreement. The words defined in this section shall have the following meanings in this Agreement, unless to do so would be contrary to the clear intent of the Agreement:

 

A. "Advertisers": Means any person, corporation, or any other entity in whatever form that places an advertisement(s) on The Edison Foundation Web Site.

 

B. "Content" or "CONTENT": Means any message, information, data, text, software, images or other materials that you post or transmit on The Edison Foundation Web Site.

 

C. "Information" or "INFORMATION": Means the editorial content and graphics on The Edison Foundation Web Site, as well as the computer programs used to generate the pages on The Edison Foundation Web Site.

 

D. "Terms": Means the terms, conditions, and notices in the Agreement.

 

E. "you", "your" and "user": Means all individuals and/or entities in whatever form accessing or using the Web Site for any reason.

 

3. TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT PROTECTIONS: The Edison Foundation is the owner of all intellectual property rights (including copyrights, service marks, and trademarks) in, on, and to The Edison Foundation Web Site. Material published by The Edison Foundation on The Edison Foundation Web Site may contain other proprietary notices or describe products, services, processes or technologies owned by The Edison Foundation or third parties. Nothing in the Terms or through the use of the Web Site shall be construed as granting you a license to use such material under any copyright, service mark, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right of The Edison Foundation or any third party, except as expressly set forth and granted in the Terms.

 

It is strictly prohibited to delete or alter any copyright, service mark, trademark, or other proprietary notices on or from The Edison Foundation Web Site. You must retain all copyright, service mark, trademark, and other proprietary notices contained on The Edison Foundation Web Site on any copy you make of the Information.

 

The Edison Foundation name and logo are trademarks and/or service marks of The Edison Foundation. All related service names, design marks and slogans are the trademarks or service marks of The Edison Foundation, as are the "look" and "feel" of The Edison Foundation Web Site (including color combinations, layout, design and all other graphical elements). All other service marks and trademarks contained on The Edison Foundation Web Site are the property of their respective owners.

 

All Information on The Edison Foundation Web Site, as well as the computer programs used to generate pages, and The Edison Foundation Web Site are protected by any and all U.S. and international copyright, service mark, and trademark treaties, laws, regulations, and rules and may not be copied or used without the express written permission of The Edison Foundation, which reserves all rights. Re-use of any of the Information for any purpose is strictly prohibited without The Edison Foundation's prior written permission. Please contact info@EdisonFoundation.net to request permission.

 

4. LIMITED LICENSE AND USE: You are granted a non-exclusive, non-assignable and non-transferable license to use the Web Site only under the Terms. You are authorized to view and download a single copy of the Information solely for your personal, noncommercial use.

 

This license is not a sale of any of the respective intellectual property owner's rights. The Web Site may be used only by you and you may not rent, lease, lend, sub-license, or transfer the Web Site or any data residing on it or any of your rights under the Terms to anyone else. Except as otherwise expressly provided, you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, use, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any Information or Content contained in the Edison Foundation Web Site. You may not develop or derive for commercial sale any data in machine-readable or other form that incorporates or uses any substantial part of the Edison Foundation Web Site. You may not transfer to or store any data residing or exchanged using the Web Site in any electronic network for use by more than one user unless you obtain prior written permission from The Edison Foundation. Please contact info@EdisonFoundation.net to request permission.

 

5. USER RESPONSIBILITIES: The Web Site may be used only for lawful purposes. As one of the conditions of your use of the Web Site, you represent, warrant and agree that you shall not use (or plan, encourage or help others to use) the Web Site for any purpose or in any manner that is prohibited by the Terms, or by applicable laws, regulations, rules or ordinances, including any export controls. Any and all information posted on The Edison Foundation Web Site by you, including all Advertisers, must comply with all applicable international, national, state, and local laws, regulations, rules, and ordinances. It is your responsibility to ensure that your use of the Web Site complies with the Terms and to request prior written permission from The Edison Foundation for any uses not permitted or expressly specified in the Terms. Please contact info@EdisonFoundation.net to request permission.

 

You understand that all Content whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. You, not The Edison Foundation, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available using the Web Site.

 

The Edison Foundation accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on The Edison Foundation Web Site by others. You acknowledge that the security mechanisms of the Web Site have inherent limitations, and you are solely responsible for determining if the use of the Web Site sufficiently meets your needs.

 

6. SPECIFIC PROHIBITED USES: While using the Service, you shall not do any of the following:

 

A. Post or transmit any incomplete, false, or inaccurate information.

 

B. Impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity in whatever form.

 

C. Send unsolicited e-mail, telephone calls, mailings or other material to anyone identified on the Web Site.

 

D. Post or transmit any Content that you do not have a right to reproduce, display or transmit under any law, regulation, or rule, or under any contractual or fiduciary relationships.

 

E. Use the Web Site's communications features in a manner that adversely affects the availability of its resources to other users (for example, continuous posting of repetitive or duplicative text).

 

F. Transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, harmful to minors in any way, or that may invade the right of privacy or publicity of any other person or entity in whatever form.

 

G. Upload or transmit any Content that infringes any patent, copyright, service mark, trade secret, trademark, or other proprietary rights.

 

H. Delete any attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels that you upload to any portion of the Service.

 

I. Delete or revise any material posted by any other person or entity in whatever form.

 

J. Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes", or any other form of solicitation, such as opinions or notices, commercial or otherwise.

 

K. Post or transmit any Content that contains a virus or corrupted data.

 

L. Use any device, software, or routine to interfere with the proper operation of the Web Site or any activity being conducted on the Web Site.

 

M. Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software comprising, creating, or in any way making up a part of the Web Site.

 

N. Violate any applicable international, national, state, or local law, regulation, rule, ordinance, or treaty.

 

7. LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES: The Edison Foundation Web Site contains hyperlinks or other connections to web sites owned and/or operated by parties other than The Edison Foundation. You understand, acknowledge, and agree that The Edison Foundation does not control these web sites and is not responsible, nor shall be liable (directly or indirectly) for them, including, but not limited to, their availability, their content or any viruses they may contain. The inclusion of any hyperlinks or connections to web sites operated by parties other than The Edison Foundation does not in any way directly or indirectly imply any endorsement of the material on them or any association with their owners or operators.

 

8. ACCURACY OF MATERIAL: You understand and acknowledge that material and software published on The Edison Foundation Web Site, including hyperlinks, may include inaccuracies, typographical errors and/or out-of-date material. You understand, acknowledge, and agree that The Edison Foundation is not responsible for, nor shall it be liable (directly or indirectly) for any inaccuracies, typographical errors and/or out-of-date material. Further, you also understand and acknowledge that material and software on The Edison Foundation Web Site may be changed or revised from time to time without notice.

 

9. BUSINESS PRACTICES: You understand and agree that The Edison Foundation is not responsible or liable in any way (directly or indirectly) for the Content posted by or on behalf of any Advertiser or any Advertiser's business practices (or any of the material posted or downloaded by any of them onto The Edison Foundation Web Site). Nothing on The Edison Foundation Web Site shall be directly or indirectly deemed to be an endorsement, representation, or warranty regarding any Advertiser, or other third party, whether in connection to its web site or otherwise.

 

You understand and agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any Content or in response to any advertisement, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of the Content or any advertisement.

 

10. WEB SECURITY RULES: Users are prohibited from directly or indirectly violating or attempting to violate the security of The Edison Foundation Web Site, including, without limitation:

 

A. Accessing data not intended for the user or logging into a server or account which such user is not authorized to access,

 

B. Attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization,

 

C. Attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, using any means, including overloading, "flooding", "mailbombing" or "crashing",

 

D. Sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions or advertising of any products or services, or

 

E. Forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail sent from within or to the Web Site.

 

Violations of the Web Site or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. The Edison Foundation will investigate occurrences that may involve violations of the use of the Web Site and may contact and/or cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users or any other person or persons who are involved in any violations of the use of the Web Site.

 

11. RIGHTS IN CONTENT GRANTED BY YOU: By submitting (or uploading) Content onto The Edison Foundation Web Site, you warrant and represent that (a) you own the copyright with respect to the Content or have received permission to submit the Content from the copyright owner(s), and (b) all of your so-called "moral rights" in the Content have been waived; and

 

You automatically grant to The Edison Foundation, the royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, transferable right and license to use, transmit, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, print, distribute, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display in whole or in part the Content worldwide or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, without restriction or compensation.

 

If the license is limited or restricted in any way or manner, you, the posting party, shall have the sole obligation and responsibility to clearly and completely disclose the limitations or restrictions on use.

 

12. INDEMNIFICATION: You agree to indemnify and hold The Edison Foundation harmless from and against all claims, losses, damages, injuries, awards, and liability - together with the costs, expenses, and reasonable attorneys' fees in connection therewith - resulting from, arising out of, or in any way connected to your use of The Edison Foundation Web Site, your violation of the Terms or your responsibilities, your breach or misrepresentation of any of your warranties or representations, or your violation of any rights of any person.

 

13. MONITORING: The Edison Foundation is under no obligation to monitor the Content or any other material residing on or transmitted using the Web Site. However, you agree that The Edison Foundation may at any time and from time to time monitor the Content to:

 

A. comply with any applicable law, regulation, rule, or other government requests in its sole determination,

 

B. operate The Edison Foundation Web Site or to protect The Edison Foundation and any users and Advertisers, in The Edison Foundation's sole determination and/or

 

C. for any other purposes as The Edison Foundation may deem reasonably necessary or appropriate in its sole determination.

 

14. INFORMATION PRIVACY: The Edison Foundation does not guarantee that any personal information posted or transmitted will be prevented from being viewed or used by any particular person.

 

15. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES: YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. THE EDISON FOUNDATION EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

 

THE EDISON FOUNDATION MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (a) THE WEB SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (b) THE WEB SITE, THE CONTENT, THE INFORMATION SPECIFICALLY AND/OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, CURRENT, COMPLETE, USEFUL,OR ERROR-FREE, (c) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (d) THE QUALITY OF ANY INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEB SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, AND/OR SPECIFICATIONS, (e) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED, AND (f) MATERIAL ACCESSIBLE FROM THE EDISON FOUNDATION WEB SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR MECHANISMS.

 

ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEB SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

 

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE EDISON FOUNDATION OR THROUGH OR FROM THE WEB SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.

 

YOU SHALL HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO RECOURSE AGAINST THE EDISON FOUNDATION AS THE PROVIDER OR HOST OF, OR ANY IN OTHER CAPACITY RELATED TO, THE WEB SITE FOR ANY ALLEGED OR ACTUAL INFRINGEMENT OF ANY PROPRIETARY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE IN ANYTHING YOU POST ON THE EDISON FOUNDATION WEB SITE OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON.

 

THE EDISON FOUNDATION ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE OPINIONS AND INFORMATION POSTED ON THE WEB SITE BY OTHERS.

 

YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR ANY OF THE FOREGOING IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICE.

 

16. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE EDISON FOUNDATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF THE EDISON FOUNDATION HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO: (a) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE (OR ANY HYPERLINKS), OR ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WHETHER THE CONTENT IS ERROR-FREE, ACCURATE AND/OR CURRENT; (b) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE WEB SITE; (c) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (d) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEB SITE; OR (e) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO EITHER THE WEB SITE SPECIFICALLY OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.

 

17. EXCLUSIONS FROM LIABILITY LIMITATIONS: SOME JURSIDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. THEREFORE, SOME OF THE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 16 AND 17 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. FURTHER, IF ANY EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS ARE HELD INAPPLICABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE EDISON FOUNDATION 'S MAXIMUM LIABILITY FOR ANY TYPE OF DAMAGES TO ANY ONE PERSON SHALL BE LIMITED TO U.S. $100.00.

 

18. COMPLIANCE AND COOPERATION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT: You understand and agree that The Edison Foundation shall comply with and/or otherwise cooperate with international, national, state or local law enforcement officials or authorities relating to your use of the Web Site or material provided by you using the Web Site.

 

You acknowledge and agree that The Edison Foundation may preserve the Content and may also disclose the Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the Terms; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property or personal safety of The Edison Foundation, its users or any person.

 

19. ENTIRE AGREEMENT: The Terms represent the entire agreement between us, and our respective heirs, successors and assigns, and supersede any and all prior understandings, statements, or representations, whether electronic, oral or written, regarding the Web Site or the Content or Information on The Edison Foundation Web Site. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

 

20. MODIFICATIONS OF THE TERMS: The Edison Foundation shall have the right to modify any one or more of the Terms at any time and from time to time without prior notice. The Terms on The Edison Foundation Web Site are the current applicable provisions that govern your use of the Web Site. By using the Web Site, you have agreed to and accepted all of the Terms without modification or reservation.

 

21. TERMINATION: The Edison Foundation shall have the right to terminate your use of the Web Site for any reason at any time without prior notice.

 

22. WAIVER: A waiver of any obligation or right under the Agreement shall not be effective unless in writing executed by the party against whom it is being enforced, and shall not be construed as a waiver of any other obligation or right under the Agreement.

 

23. ENFORCEMENT: The Terms shall be governed by federal law and the laws of the District of Columbia. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any action or dispute in the local and federal courts located in the District of Columbia, United States of America.

 

24. EQUITABLE RELIEF: You acknowledge that monetary damages may not be a sufficient remedy for the breach of the Agreement and that The Edison Foundation shall be entitled without waiving any other rights or remedies, to such injunctive or equitable relief, as may be deemed proper by a court of competent jurisdiction. You hereby agree that in the event of a breach or threatened breach of the Agreement by you, it will not be necessary to prove monetary damages and irreparable harm will be presumed.

 

25. PROHIBITION ON USE: The use of The Edison Foundation Web Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all of the Terms. The Edison Foundation makes no claims or representations that The Edison Foundation Web Site may be lawfully viewed or downloaded outside of the United States of America. Access to the Information may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access The Edison Foundation Web Site from outside of the United States of America, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws, regulations, rules and any other requirements (in whatever form) of your jurisdiction.

 

26. SEVERABILITY: The Terms in the Agreement are severable and shall be construed to the extent of their enforceability in light of the parties' mutual intent if deemed at all unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction.

 

27. SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS: You agree that your heirs, successors and assigns shall be bound by the Terms in the Agreement.
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